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Dynamite Wailea Value!

230 E. Panana

Discounted $500,000!  Seller wants it sold now!

Custom designed with every detail addressed. Highest of quality amenities including Sub Zero, Bosh and Viking appliances, 3 zoned air conditioning, natural landscaped yard with resort style swimming pool, heated spa, water feature, security & fire alarm smart home style systems, and so much more.  Contact the Hansen Ohana today!

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Shops At Wailea Parking Update

The South entrance is scheduled to reopen today Wednesday, April 8th after closing on April 2nd.  The North entrance will be exit only.  This is the roadway that leads to the Marriot.

The pre-paid parking system that has been proposed would be totally automated. Proposed parking fees are currently at:

  • Employees will pay $1.50 per exit
  • Tenants will pay $.50 per validation card
  • Minimum purchase amounts may vary per tenant.  Tenants do no have to participate.
  • Shoppers will be given a 30 minute grace period
  • Fee is $3 per half hour or $42 per day
  • The validation kiosks will be placed by the accesses from the Shops to the parking lot

We will keep you up to date on the parking at the Shops as it becomes available to us.

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Old World Charm

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240 W. Waiko Rd.

240 W. Waiko Rd.

Enjoy the magic of this Historic Stone Church inspires where old world charm has lovingly been enhanced with modern day living amenities. Respecting the magnificence this property offers with decades of history beginning in 1855, the owners went to great expense and care to maintain its historic significance featuring the cathedral ceilings and gorgeous arched windows.

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The living room and fully renovated kitchen open to a secluded lanai overlooking private gardens with a romantic flip-of-a-button gas fueled fireplace to enjoy. Upstairs a spacious master suite awaits you opening to a picturesque lanai looking out to breathtaking ocean and Haleakala views.

364452_12 364452_6The master bath has double sinks, shower, jetted tub and dressing area. There are two additional bedrooms and a full bath downstairs. A nicely constructed detached two bedroom cottage was added offering the option of additional income or caretaker/guest quarters. There’s also a two car garage.

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364452_24Tropical gardens surround this estate with a permanent green belt bordering one side. You will be amazed with every detail this property presents. History of building available upon request.

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3rd Annual Classic Car Show

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Lahaina 3rd Annual Classic Car Show

 

The 3rd Annual Classic Car Show is being held in Lahaina this Friday April 10th.  Approximately 65 classic cars will begin their parade down front street starting at 5:30 pm.  Campbell Park and Front Street will be closed to traffic.

Prizes including trophies and Cool Cat Cafe gift certificates will be awarded in three different categories, and a $500 cash prize will go to the “Best in Show” car.  Various performances will be happening throughout the night including Darren Lee from Maui Theater, the Benny Uyetake Band, and a silent auction in Campbell Park.

Friday night is also Art Night in Lahaina.  Shop the art galleries and meet some of the artists.  Art Maps are available for pick up at the Lahaina Courthouse in Banyan Tree Park.

It will be a great way to start off the weekend!  Information provided by Maui Now available here.

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The Road To Hana And Beyond

Hana is considered the last unspoiled Hawaiian frontier. A soulful respite from modern day stress. The journey to Hana is part of the reward, traveling through lush tropical jungle and with 600 curves and 54 bridges to cross, hundreds of waterfalls and secret spots, breathtaking vistas, remote peninsulas and scenic picnic spots, it’s best to take the journey at your own pace. There are several books, guided CDs and GPS apps available that take you through the journey. You may want to review some and see which one suits you best. Remember to start your journey early if you want to make the most of it.

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Hana

 

Setting out on the wonderful, winding Road to Hana, make sure you fill up on gas at the beginning of the journey. Pack some snacks and drinking water and prepare to expect the unexpected. Hana has a handful of restaurants and small convenience stores, but they close early and some close for holidays.

To begin your journey, you will want to head towards Paia Town on the North Shore of Maui. Here you will find an assortment of surf shops, boutique stores and restaurants. If you stay here a while, you may even fall in love with Paia’s small town charm.

Traveling East of Paia along Hana Highway, the journey to will take you past world famous Mama’s Fish House restaurant, a great option for dining upon returning from Hana, but reservations are a must! Just after Mama’s, you will pass Ho‘okipa Beach Park, home to the Aloha Classic Windsurfing Tournament. The lookout has an elevated parking lot that overlooks the bay, great for seasonal whale watching from the shoreline.

Heading past Ho‘okipa, you will be heading towards heavenly Hana, a few more curves in the road and the scenery will transform from rolling pastures into wild rainforests with an abundance of fruit trees, fragrant wild ginger and an assortment of fruit stands that offer delicious fruit smoothies, banana loafs and other snacks.

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Road To Hana

 

You will notice mile markers along the road. After mile marker 16, the Hana Highway mile markers reset to zero. Our first recommended stop along the journey is just past the next Mile Marker 2 ~ Twin Falls. Estimate 1-2 hours for this stop.

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Falls in Hana

 

There is a parking lot to the right of the highway that fronts the entrance to Twin Falls, an easily accessible set of waterfalls that requires minimal hiking. Depending on weather conditions, the paths may be a little muddy. Swimming is optional, so bring spare clothing and towels incase you do get wet. There is a small stand that sells juices and snacks in the earlier part of the day. There are several waterfalls and scenic hiking paths. The area is a popular hiking spot, so can become crowded, with difficulty finding parking. Budget time carefully here if you have a lot of other stops planned along your journey.

Just after Mile Marker 16 you will see a turn in the road to the left. Here you will find Keanae Peninsula. A great spot to stop and admire the sweeping landscape of lava fields and sea cliffs. There are public restrooms and a few small shops that sell fresh banana macadamia nut bread and other snacks and drinks.

Travel a little further towards Hana and as you pass the Half Mile after Mile Marker 19, you will reach the Upper Waikani (Three Bears) Waterfalls, a breathtaking trio of waterfalls which can be seen from the road. A great stop for a photo opportunity if parking is available.

Just before you arrive in Hana, you will see a sign and a left turn towards Wainapanapa state park. This is a great area to visit in Hana offering a variety of sights, hikes, camping, with caves, blowhole – black sand beach

Arriving in Hana Town, there are an array of local eats, we recommend the restaurant at Traavasa which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. While there, you may also want to check out the art gallery which showcases a wide array of Hawaii artists. There are some magnificent pieces that would appeal to any avid collector. Indulge in a Travaasa Spa treatment, sure to leave you feeling renewed and rested. Reservations a must: (888) 820-1043

If time permits, adventure awaits in Kipahulu. Located approximately 15 minutes beyond Hana, this sacred and special area is part of the Haleakala National Park. Explore the area with hikes and walks of varying difficulty. Be sure to read our Blog about exploring Kipahulu which includes info about Seven Sacred Pools, Oheo Gulch and more.

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Bridge in Hana

 

There is so much to do around East Maui. You may even want to stay a night or two to get the most of your journey. Keep in mind that the journey is the reward so expect the unexpected.

What better way to end your journey through Hana is with an unforgettable dinner. Driving back the scenic route towards Haiku and Paia, you may want to stop at Mama’s Fish House which is located at Kuau Cove (just outside of Paia). All their fish is caught daily and the menu even names the fisherman who caught it. The service is excellent and their dishes are some of the best on Maui. Reservations are recommended. (808) 579-8488.

Tips for taking the road to Hana
– leave early,
– bring hiking shoes and clothing
– bring towels and spare clothes incase it rains
– check weather to see if it’s raining
– fill your gas tank
– drive carefully and slowly and enjoy the journey
– stay overnight for an additional day of relaxation in heavenly Hana

ALOHA!