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Private Paradise: Cottages at Mauna ‘Olu

If you’re looking for the hustle and bustle of busy city streets, people rushing to a from, high rises hovering above you, and something to do at each walkable corner, this is not the place for you. If you are looking for natural beauty, quiet and calm seclusion, a peaceful retreat, tranquil privacy, or to feel like you’ve been displaced from the rest of the world then you may have found your perfect location here in Makaha Valley.

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Model Home, Plan 3 Waikohola

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Plan 4 Kumuma’oma’o

Mauna ‘Olu Estates is located in the last Leeward Coast community of Makaha on O’ahu’s West Shore. It’s nestled in Makaha Valley, hugged by the Wai’anae Mountain Range on three sides. It’s built on an elevation providing extraordinary panoramic ocean views. A lush coconut tree lined entry leads you to the guarded gates of Mauna ‘Olu Estates.

Photo: Plan 5 Hinakokea

Plan 5 Hinakokea

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Future home sites

Mauna ‘Olu is currently home to multimillion-dollar, one-of-a-kind estates, but also located beyond these same guarded gates awaits “Cottages at Mauna ‘Olu.” Built by developer Stanford Carr, this community offers new construction condominium homes currently selling from the $700’s to just over $1 million. These Plantation and Craftsman-style, single-family homes range from about 1700 sf to just over 2400 sf. Selections include both single-story and two-story homes, and even an ADU option. There are 7 floor plans in total.

Mauna 'Olu Estates development site map

Built across 26 acres, the 118 lots that make up this beautiful community all share generous-sized lots, with the average being about 7000 sf. There are premium lots that are much larger in size or have placements and elevations that feature premium views.

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Model Home Plan 5 Hinakokea

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Model Home Plan 5 Hinakokea

Home Features

  • All kitchen appliances included
  • 2 car garage
  • 9 ft ceilings
  • Crushed glass stone counters
  • Solid wood cabinetry
  • Fujitsu AC
  • Recessed lighting
  • Covered lanai/patio
  • 6 ft vinyl fencing
  • Upgraded flooring and appliances are optional
  • Variations in floor plans are possible


Cottages at Mauna ‘Olu is a CPR community. Association fees range from $20-$62 per month depending on lot size. Maintenance fees are $215 per month. This fee includes future pool & rec center, exercise room, dining facility, common areas, street lights, 24 hour security gate, and internet.

Legally Zoned Resort

Whether looking for a primary residence, a second home, or an investment property Cottages at Mauna ‘Olu is fit for all of the above. The community is legally Resort zoned, therefore short-term rentals are permissible. If opting for a floor plan with an ADU, the property could be split between a primary and an investment, with the ability to rent out the ADU for either long-term or short-term use, or rent out both sections to capitalize on revenue. Tax rate chart below reflects current property tax rates for County of Honolulu. If not interested in utilizing the Resort zoning at all, simply file petition for the lower Residential tax rate to take effect for the following fiscal year. Deadline for filing all tax exemptions and/or petitions are always due by September 1st, for the next fiscal year.

Tax rates for fiscal year July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022

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Makaha Beach


Makaha Valley is as rich in Hawaiian history and culture, as it is in beauty. Once a fully operational Ahupua’a and home to Kane’aki Heiau, the valley is sacred.

Makaha is home to legendary Makaha Beach known for its amazing surf. Other popular beach spots such at Yokohama and Pokai Bay are just a few minutes down the road. Well-known hiking trails such as the Wai’anae Pink Pillbox and Ka’ena Point are also just a few minutes away. Enjoy a round of golf right next door at Makaha Valley Country Club. The Leeward Coast is equipped with casual eateries and small-town grocery stores.

About 16 miles or 25 minutes away is the city of Kapolei where one will find a larger variety of dining, shopping, and entertainment options such as Ka Makana Ali’i Mall, Cheesecake Factory, California Pizza Kitchen, Costco, Target, Walmart, Home Depot, Foodland, Safeway, Down to Earth, movie theaters, Wet ‘n’ Wild waterpark, and so much more. Kapolei is also home to Ko Olina which hosts more golfing, lagoons for swimming, and resort accommodations such as Disney’s Aulani, the Four Seasons, and the Marriott Beach Club.

If quiet seclusion, outdoor recreation, sun & sand, and slowing down the pace are what you’re looking for, then Makaha may be the place to grant you the lifestyle you desire. Know that just about a 25-minute drive away you can easily pop into all the modern conveniences.

More Information

The developer is projected to increase pricing 10% with each new phase release. Lots are selling at a record pace in this market. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. For more information on current and future phase releases and pricing please feel free to contact me! I would love to talk more about Mauna ‘Olu and to be your chosen real estate professional.

*I do not represent the developer and I am not an employee of Stanford Carr. Information subject to change by the developer.

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Robert William Raichle

August 12, 2021


Brian Ansorge

August 12, 2021

RE: Outside of House

Wow. Normally, I’m a “simpler is better” guy when it comes to painting and colors.

The fewer the colors, the easier to make “work.”

Some how, some way (gutters, trim, garage door, siding, roof, etc … EVERYTHING), this ALL came together and looks absolutely great.

Scrolled past pics of interior to get to comments … saw some cool stuff there, also.

Must. Go. Back.

And look.

Carry on.

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