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Building at Pe‘ahi Farms

Pe’ahi Farms is a 16-lot agricultural subdivision ideally located on the northernmost tip of Maui’s North Shore. Infrastructure is in place for each of the lots. This includes underground utilities, private wells, and two-and-a-half miles of private paved roads. What does building a home at Pe‘ahi Farms entail? Here is a helpful overview.

Building

Maui County Code

For agricultural lots, county zoning allows for one main farm dwelling (i.e., a house) that is not larger than 10 percent of the total lot size. Additionally, buildings cannot be taller than 30 feet or built within 25 feet of the front and rear lot lines or within 15 feet of the side lot lines. A second “farm dwelling” (e.g., a cottage or ohana) with up to 1,000 square feet of living space is also allowed. Owners can also build approved agricultural buildings on their lot. Pe’ahi Farms has different setbacks than Maui county, so be sure to reference the association documents.

Pe‘ahi Farms’ Design Guidelines

There are guidelines that govern both the size and style of the homes built at Pe‘ahi Farms. Initially, the minimum dwelling size was set at 3,000 square feet, but Pe’ahi Farms has since amended its CC&Rs (Conditions, Covenants, and Restrictions) to allow for a minimum main dwelling size of 1,500 square feet. Additionally, owners can now build a cottage/ohana prior to building the main house. Pe‘ahi Farms’ design guidelines are flexible and emphasize tastefulness. For a complete list of the guidelines, please contact us.

peahi farms available land

Creating a Condominium Property Regime (CPR)

Pe’ahi Farms has no CPR restriction in its CC&Rs. In short, executing a CPR creates two separate lots. Allowing CPRs and giving owners the ability to build a cottage before the main house creates the option to sell the cottage to fund construction of the main dwelling. To learn more about the CPR process or Pe‘ahi Farms’ CC&Rs, please contact us.

Water

Pe‘ahi Farms has two 300-foot-deep wells, both of which feed into a 90,000-gallon tank that stores non-potable water for fire suppression and irrigation of the common areas. There is also a 16,000-gallon tank that stores potable water that has been filtered and is ready for consumption. The system features a stainless-steel Caterpillar generator for backup if the power goes out; it also has multiple filtering points and safety checkpoints. Pe‘ahi Farms’ water association fee is $250 per month. The fee covers 15,000 gallons of potable usage and 30,000 gallons of agricultural usage per month per lot. This is the initial amount allocated for each lot; if it is determined that more or less water is needed, then the water association/HOA can vote to adjust the amount. A portion of the monthly fee will go to a reserve fund to cover any needed maintenance of the system.

water storage tank at peahi farms

Power

Each of the 16 build-ready lots has utilities stubbed out at the lot entrance. This includes underground electricity.

The Farm

Pe‘ahi Farms’ 16 lots encircle dedicated agricultural space. Years ago, pineapples grew on these farmlands. Today, there is Mulato grass, a soil-building ground cover; the grass is currently being harvested and baled for local livestock. The long-term plan for the farmlands is to allow them to be used by local farmers who want to keep food and livestock on Maui, for Maui. Crops that have been considered include Samoan coconuts, lilikoi, dragonfruit, palms, ti, and dryland taro.

view from peahi farms maui looking toward the ocean

For more information about Pe‘ahi Farms or to schedule a tour, please contact:

Tim Stice
REALTOR(B), RB-21556
Phone: 808.268.8511
Email: TimStice@HawaiiLife.com
Josh Jerman
REALTOR (B), RB-19728
Phone: 808.283.2222
Email: Josh@HawaiiLife.com
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Rosendo Valenzuela

May 30, 2021

Looks good, however we’re concerned about the high wind factor? Certainly we would not buy on windward side. How’s the other side, like lot 12? Please call me 206 510 7391. Thanks for keeping our information private..

Patricia

September 15, 2022

I’m not sure how farmers would be able to afford the $1.45M price tag for a two acre lot. This is another McMansion scheme to take over viable farmland and turn a profit.

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