Hana Maui 10-Acre Estate with Custom Home & Cottage, Ocean & Mountain Views
This beautiful 10+ acre estate just before Hana Town with easy access and expansive ocean and mountain views is located at 130 Kalo Road.
The exceptionally private property consists of a 3 bedroom, 4 bath main home and a 2 bedroom, 1 bath cottage completely separate from each other and accessed via independent driveways. The custom plantation-style main home was built by Hana’s premier contractor and renovated by its architect owner. The home overlooks the Hana shoreline and the Pacific Ocean, as well as the palm nursery situated on the property. With 2400 sq ft of lanai living space, mostly marble-floored, this truly indoor-outdoor home is where you soak in the fresh Hana air and sounds of nature.
This two-story dwelling is light, bright, and airy with vaulted ceilings and numerous windows for the trade winds to pass through with ease. The upstairs consists of the master bedroom, large office, two bathrooms, library/study, kitchen, living, dining and covered lanai lounge areas. The lower level has two guest suites and private separate lanai space. The main home is accessed by a nearly quarter-mile gated concrete driveway with underground utilities through manicured landscaping. The adjacent driveway accesses the cottage, which has its own secluded yard and parking area. The property can operate “on” or “off” grid between an owned photovoltaic system and a water catchment system or the private water system water meter and grid power, offering the best of both worlds. The gardens produce bananas, cacao, heart of palm, coffee and many other spices, fruits, and flowers.
Hāna: A Slice of Heaven
Whoever coined the phrase “paradise on Earth” may have had Hāna in mind.
Often referred to as “Heavenly Hāna,” the remote East Maui community is one of the most beautiful spots on the planet. With a population of a little more than 1,200 and no traffic lights or 24-hour supermarkets, Hāna seems a world away from the hustle and bustle of urban life. Instead of freeways, shopping malls, and high-rises, there are cascading waterfalls, lush tropical greenery, cooling ocean breezes, and pristine white, black, and red sand beaches.
Considered one of the last unspoiled Hawaiian frontiers, Hāna is where old Hawai‘i lives on. Even so, local residents have access to all of the accoutrements of the modern age. Maui’s commercial hub is a scenic, approximately an hour and 45 minute drive away (along the serpentine Hāna Highway, colloquially known as the Road to Hāna) and Hana Airport offers daily commuter flights to Kahului Airport.
Here, there’s a mix of on- and off-grid homes. Frequent passing showers allow for rainwater harvesting, ample sunshine generates solar energy year-round, and the climate is so mild that neither central heating nor air conditioning is needed. And while it may be one the most isolated communities in the state, contemporary utilities—including cable television and reliably fast Internet—are available.
Hāna Town is home to a gas station, post office, bank branch, and two small grocery stores, Hāna Ranch Store and the historic Hasegawa General Store (the oldest family-run business on Maui), which carries everything from homemade banana bread to fishing gear. On Fridays, residents can stock up on locally grown produce at the Hāna Farmers Market; Hana Ranch ground beef is available on the last Friday of the month. There are also a number of farm stands and eateries, including Ka‘uiki Restaurant at the Hana-Maui Resort (formerly Travaasa Hana), Hāna Farms Restaurant, Braddah Hutts BBQ Grill, and Thai Food by Pranee, deemed by many as one of Maui’s culinary hidden gems.
And there are plenty of points of interest. Among them: Hāna Cultural Center & Museum, Kahanu Garden, Hāna Bay Beach Park, Wai‘ānapanapa State Park, the Pools of ‘Ohe‘o (better known as the Seven Sacred Pools), and Hāmoa Beach, which author James A. Michener once called the most beautiful beach in the South Pacific (and for good reason).
With its beauty, tranquility, rich cultural heritage, and small-town charm, it’s no wonder so many celebrities, including Oprah Winfrey, Kris Kristofferson, “Weird Al” Yankovic, and the late George Harrison, have called this place home over the years.
Maybe you will, too.