Privacy and exclusivity are the trademarks from this rare, 10-unit direct beachfront condominium residence located in West Maui on Lahaina's Baby Beach. Within the gated 1.24 acre boutique resort of Puunoa Beach Estates, expect a very low key, secluded atmosphere with polished tropical grounds, and inclusive luxury amenities situated within steps of the sand and water's edge.
More of a distinguished beachside residence than a condominium complex - plainly, boldly and factual put: there is nothing comparable to Puunoa Beach Estates in all of West Maui.
(of a thing) not found in large numbers and consequently of interest or value
(of an event, situation, or condition) not occurring very often
unusually good or remarkable.
- scarce, singular, unparalleled
There are types of rare?
1) Type 1: Does it actually exist?
I know it sounds strange but on an island surrounded by pristine water with world class beaches at high profile areas like Lahaina, Kaanapali and Kapalua, the amount of direct beachfront properties where the sand is within "feet" from the lanai so rare.
Off hand, other than a handful of residential homes in West Maui and very few units at Puamana, I'm nearly certain no others exist. Not Kapalua Ironwoods, not the Montage Residences Kapalua, not the Kaanapali Alii, and not Honua Kai - all of which dominate the $3M+ luxury condo market.
And to distinguish the term beach....beachfront is different than oceanfront in that an actual long flat stretch of beach that leads into the water is required (not an ocean's edge, sea wall or rocky coast). Where you can walk on it, run on it, sit on it, spend the day on it (whether high or low tide). Sand meets water.
2) Type 2: If it exists, is it available to me?
Here's the tricky part...if it does exist and while money can buy nearly everything, history says good luck getting your hands on a Puunoa Beach Estates property.
According to MLS records, only three unit's have traded hands since the original 10 units sold from the developer in 2000. And of those three, I can directly source two of those Buyers as existing PBE owners. It's easy to say that good information doesn't leave the neighborhood, you gotta know somebody.
While the ocean & beach bliss that sits just 25 feet from the lanai dominates the landscape , Unit #103 is a spacious 2-bedroom 1st floor, corner unit with modern design and classic KOA wood details throughout. And I mean throughout - doors, trim, ceiling design, bar top, kitchen & bathroom cabinets.
You'll also find an open floor plan, spacious bedrooms, interior cove lighting, granite and steel kitchen, wet bar, laundry room and garage. I mentioned rare. In all of West Maui only 2 other condos offer enclosed unit garages and in this case it's an additional 280 sq ft. On an island where space is limited and cost is a premium......where barren land in Kahului cost $60/ft and oceanfront is at $2000+/sq foot, the utility of a garage is exceptional . Sold furnished as shown, excluding selected artwork.
Puunoa Beach Estates permits short term vacation renting as per AOAO rules. Unit #103 is in a very busy vacation rental program with an approximate 2016 gross income of $175,000. For further details, future booking & property reviews, see VRBO #377643.
Outside the Gates
It's the Lahaina Life! While PBE sits on it own quiet seclusion at the end of a cul de sac on Baby Beach, leave the car in the garage and bike, walk, roll or paddle to your town destination (it's close!). Find dining, shopping, arts, entertainment, harbor, history, water sports & more. A few of my favorites are Choice Maui Health Bar, Maui Surf Clinics, Fleetwood's on Front Street, Start Me Up Sport Fishing, Warren & Annabelles Magic, Lanai Ferry, Cool Cat Cafe, Lahaina Grill & the Lahaina Yacht Club.
Want to Know More
If you are in the market for buying or selling Lahaina real estate, or have any questions about the Puunoa Beach Estates or
in general, please feel free to contact me. I welcome the opportunity to give you information about my previous sales performance and marketing strategies.
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