Surf’s Up! Puamana Spring 2019 Report

Puamana, Maui 2019 Action

Since my last report, the real estate market has been holding steady while the surf has been pumping! Puamana has been getting hit with fun South swells for weeks. A couple of days the surf was so big, it closed out with giant walls of white water from Puamana Pools all the way to Puamana Beach Park — fun days for body boarding!

Active Listings in Puamana

In the second quarter of 2019, 185-1 Pualei Drive sold for over a million! This is a 2 bedroom, 3 bath garden townhome that was upgraded in 2016 and sold for $1,095,000 on 5/9/2019.

There are currently only 5 active listings in Puamana with a median price of $937,000.

My double Puamana oceanfront listing, 136 Pualei drive #3 and 4, is the only oceanfront property available in Puamana, and is in the best location possible: 136 Pualei Drive 3 and 4 is an oceanfront, 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath, 2,400 square foot single-level property with a 440 square-foot covered lanai. Four parking spots, double the fun

24 Puamelia Place: a quiet one-bedroom, 2 bath with a secluded back lanai area and a peek of an ocean view.

71-1 Puapake Place: a 2 bedroom, 2 bath, corner condo went on the market on 11/16/18 and had a price drop to $937,000

10-3 Puapake Place: can’t believe this one is still available for $868,000 — a one bedroom with an upstairs loft on the canal – with a great view of the clubhouse from the kitchen

71-3 Puapake Place: a one bedroom, 2 bath listed on 12/7/18, a recently upgraded, near the main entrance

Contact me for details or to set up a visit of any of these properties. I live in Puamana and am ready to help!

Spring Ocean Report

The weather has been spectacular this Spring in Puamana, but the South Swells have brought the rocks back into our beach although the sand is starting to fill in, especially on the South side of the property.

Some days in Puamana, waves are small and better suited for cruising on a longboard.

…other days, you just gotta get a little crazy! South swell 2019 Puamana

Short board fun at Puamana Beach Park, Spring 2019…

For a map of Puamana, click here: Puamana Site Map (Click here for the Puamana Maui Map)

Other Puamana News

Roofs are getting replaced — exterior painting continues along the oceanfront homes at this point up to building 192.

Before You Come to Puamana…

Think about how we can make better choices! There is a ban on plastic bags and styrofoam on Maui. Let’s buy local products and protect our Aina. The number one thing everyone can do to help is to avoid single-use plastic water bottles or soda bottles. The tap water is fine to drink — it comes from the rainforest in the mountains right above Lahaina. Most condos will have a water filter on the refrigerator or one of those filtered water pitchers and re-usable water bottles at your disposal. Please be aware of this and avoid the packs of bottled plastic water and Gatorade at Costco… Contrary to what everyone wants you to believe, Maui does not have a plastic bottle recycling facility and the trash does not get shipped off the island so the bottles go straight into our landfill or possibly dumped in the ocean. We just don’t know. While you’re still reading: let’s avoid plastic trash bags, plastic straws, zip-lock baggies and plastic beach toys and plastic floaty-noodles.  All that stuff is probably already provided for you at your vacation rental. More about trying to buy locally.

Please avoid the spray sunscreen as now that junk is illegal on our island because it kills the reefs. Consider the creams – most of sunscreen creams for babies is fine and inexpensive.  If you need a super strong sunscreen and you have sensitive skin, consider the Shiseido brand – it’s a skin-colored, waterproof cream.

Thank you for reading. By Anna Severson, your resident real estate specialist — homeowner and full-time Puamana resident for the past 15 years

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