Puamana Maui

My Hot Take: A Small Condo in Puamana Is Better Than a Grand Estate on the Hillside

woman in bikini jumping on the beach

My number one hot take: carefree living in a small oceanfront condo is better than the complicated life in a huge estate with a media room and a 5-car garage up on the hillside… for instance in our oceanfront gated community of Puamana, Maui.

kids playing on rainbow floaty in the ocean

For one thing, when you live on the water, you get in the ocean every day! Grab a board or a rainbow floaty and head for the ocean as Puamana is located on a seasonal sandy beach in Lahaina, Maui. When you live up the hill, you have to put your boards in the car and look for a beach parking spot…

grass lawn at oceanfront puamana on maui

Living in a condo simplifies things. No worries about getting the palms trimmed, cleaning the pool or taking care of the gardens — Puamana has a maintenance team at your service.

chairs sat at puamana lanai looking out at the ocean

Unlike the estates up the hill, Puamana is permitted for vacation rentals and is a popular vacation destination. You can rent your place out for some extra income when you are not on the island; no special permit necessary. But we do have over 30% owner occupants here, so we don’t advise packing in the renters motel-style. Above: Front lanai of our Puamana clubhouse, left is the ocean pool and the gazebo. This is the spot for socializing or whale watching.

puamana clubhouse at sunet

If you are looking for a fancy estate, just walk over to our beloved historic clubhouse, which is the heart and soul of Puamana. Here you can work out in the oceanfront gym, celebrate birthdays or gather to have a pupu with the neighbors or exchange a book in the library. Up in your fancy gated estate, you will be lacking the social element.

panoramic photo of oceanfront pool at puamana

Puamana is a 30-acre, oceanfront, low-density, gated community with that old Hawaiiana vibe, located within easy biking distance to historic Lahaina town. Stroll or drive your golf cart around the property and play pickle ball or take a swim in one of the three pools, one oceanfront. Above: Puamana oceanfront pool, and clubhouse to the left.

oil painting of oceanview from puamana maui

With the mild climate and clear waters, you will see why Hawaiian royalty made Lahaina their home.

Puamana has inspired many artists and photographers!

hawaii life and anna severson are getting results in puamana

Maui’s real estate market continues to evolve! I’m here to help…

Puamana condos have many different configurations; owners have built lofts, pushed out walls, added balconies and created private garden sanctuaries. Contact me to tour these available properties!

map of puamana condos

For Puamana active listings, click here.

For general Maui real estate offerings, click here.

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