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Lahaina’s Luxury Beachfront Residence: Puunoa Beach Estates #103

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. Nothing.

rare (rer/) adjective
Definition – (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.
Synonyms- scarce, singular, unparalleled

There are types of rare?

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.

Unit #103

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.

Vacation Rental

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 StreetStart Me Up Sport Fishing, Warren & Annabelles Magic, Lanai FerryCool Cat CafeLahaina 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 West Maui in general, please feel free to contact me. I welcome the opportunity to give you information about my previous sales performance and marketing strategies. At Hawaii Life, we are connecting buyers and sellers from around the world.  – Thanks for reading! 

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About the Author

Jeff Onderko

West Maui Real Estate Broker, and ultra enthusiastic advocate of Maui's Lahaina, Kaanapali and Kapalua areas. I truly believe it's an honor & privilege to call Hawaii home. For 15 years now, West Maui is where I live, work and play. My team and I specialize in resort market home and condominium sales striving to deliver the highest level of professional service possible. With over 25 transactions in the past 24 months, a panache for extensive statistical research and 35+ West Maui real estate articles published since 2015, I'm relevant, information driven and responsive. I bring a passionate energy, an entrepreneurial understanding and a client-first approach to my real estate business. Prior to becoming a Realtor, I was an independent publisher, starting and operating Maui, Kauai and Hawaii Real Estate Weeklies, Maui Time Weekly (partner), and in 2005, I was a Mayors Small Business Award finalist. In 2009, after seeing the demand and living in an under serviced pet market, alongside my Mom, Susan we opened West Maui Pet Supply. I started my career after college as an account executive with Orlando Weekly ultimately becoming their Advertising Director. Then I moved on to Advertising Sales Manager at Orange County Weekly, in Southern California. I am native of Detroit, Michigan, but grew up in Florida splitting time between Miami, Orlando and Cocoa Beach, Fl. I was a scholarship soccer player at the University of Central Florida and graduated with a BA from their School of Communication. Always attracted to healthy lifestyle, adventure, great weather, water sports and the outdoors, I moved to Maui in the summer of 2002. When the Realtor hat comes off, I'm active in the community coaching U-14 Boys Soccer (AYSO - West Side Pride) and I still play in the West Maui open division. I'm involved along with other fellow Hawaii Life comrades volunteering regularly at the Ka Hale A Ke Ola Shelter in West Maui and I'm on the Board of the Hawaii Life Charitable Fund. Through the outlet of the WM Pet Supply, I was heavily involved with the Maui Humane Society & ASCPA getting animals adopted & spayed/neutered. When I have free time you'll find me surfing, golfing, at the gym, a regular at yoga class, hanging at home with my animals or working in the backyard on my organic micro-farm (aka: food garden). You can email them at JeffOnderko@HawaiiLife.com or via phone at (808) 280-4881.

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