Buying on Maui’s North Shore – 908 Hoomalolo: Great Weather, Access, & Finishes

Few areas compare to Maui’s North Shore. The rugged coastline, beautiful vegetation, and ingrained sense of aloha really stand out to residents and visitors alike. This is why I call Haiku my home. Although Haiku seems like that small town that you pass through on your way to Hana, it is actually quite diverse. Our new listing in the gated community of Hoomalolo (MLS# 371564) has a mixture of weather, access, and finishes that make it an excellent option for your North Shore lifestyle.


908 Hoomalolo receives 87.54in of rain annually. Depending on your location, Haiku can range from 40″ to over 100″ annually (find out more with the UH Interactive Rainfall Map). Trade winds are another factor to be considered; Haiku is slightly above the state average of 14mph, coming in at 22mph. The trades are a necessity for comfortable living.

908 Hoomalolo utilizes the wind direction by facing the trades. In doing so, this increases ventilation and airflow. Extended eaves protect materials from constant exposure; this can be especially helpful on the windward portions. My favorite statistic is the 74 degree average temperature – you can literally live in board shorts and a t-shirt year round.

Windward extended eves


While driving on Maui it is easy to spot a Haiku resident. Being one of the more untouched “cities” means less developed roads, which in turn, means a muddy car. 908 Hoomalolo is paved from the garage through to the highway. Finished driveways are definitely one of the best upgrades you can do to your North Shore home. 908 Hoomalolo is 1.5 miles from the nearest highway, 2.3 miles to the trailhead of Peahi (Jaws), and 15.3 miles from the Kahului Airport. You truly have the feeling of being removed without the inconvenience.

Custom concrete driveway


Choosing the right materials for any home can be difficult, especially on an island with such diverse weather patterns. The owners of 908 Hoomalolo made educated decisions on what finishes they wanted.

As I mentioned, this home has extended eaves, which can limit the natural light inside the structure. To counteract this, the owners designed the home to have 9ft ceilings and 8ft doors, creating an open air feel. Additionally, they used durable materials such as teak floors, granite counters, and vinyl windows/sliders.

Teak floors, granite counters, and vinyl windows/sliders

With over an acre of CPR’d land, having room for lawn equipment and toys is a necessity. 908 features a 528sqft finished garage; that’s enough room for two cars and a riding lawn mower.

Want to Know More?

You can always start from square one. Buy a lot, go through a lengthy permit process, and spend endless hours pulling your hair out. However, I suggest that you give me a call and find out how you can purchase a beautifully done home in an amazing location. 908 is here waiting for you.

Tim Stice

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Mark Hellickson

September 10, 2010

The location, setting, grounds and house are a wonderful Hawaiian estate. It has a huge garage, beautifully planted grounds, new rock wall along the driveway as well as room to expand if so desired. The unobstructed sunset views out the huge backyard patio are beckoning an infinity edge pool. Come take a look and you will be convinced!

Kathy Awai, RS

September 10, 2010

Katie, as you already know, this location is fantastic! Close to all the best resorts and golf courses and just minutes from two of the best beaches on the gold coast; Mauna Kea and Hapuna, not to mention all the smaller beaches in between. Talk about convenience, with Waimea town just 20 minutes away, escape up the hill for a cool upcountry experience and then come back down to enjoy the ocean. Can’t beat the price for the area and no CCR’s are very appealing to a broad number of folks out there. Two thumbs up!


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