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Wailea Ekahi – Beachfront Living Under $1M

Value at Wailea Ekahi Village

Strolling the sand of a world class beach just a short walk from your own living room. Swimming in an oceanfront pool after snorkeling with tropical fish and sea turtles in your own backyard. To buy real estate with this kind of lifestyle must cost millions of dollars, right? Fortunately, even in Wailea, Hawaii you can make this dream come true for under a million.

Wailea Ekahi is a tremendous value, with the current lowest price under 800K at Unit 45C. Built in 1976, Wailea Ekahi was the first condominium complex in Wailea. While certainly not new, the complex has been meticulously maintained with many individual units recently remodeled. But Wailea Ekahi sets itself apart from complexes like Wailea Palms and Wailea Ekolu. Why? You can walk from your condo to the sand without ever leaving the grounds.

While owning property in Wailea comes with many perks, beachfront living is rare to find. Wailea has some of the nicest beaches in the world. Unfortunately, with so many people wanting to enjoy the year-round beach weather, parking cannot always keep up with demand. You can avoid this hassle at Wailea Ekahi by simply grabbing your towel and walking to Keawakapu Beach.

What makes Keawakapu Beach so special

If you’re not familiar with Keawakapu beach, it’s breathtakingly beautiful, great for swimming, and nearly one mile long. You can have brunch at Sarento’s on the Beach, happy hour at 5 Palms Restaurant, rent a kayak or stand up paddle board from Surf Shack, or walk the beach and Wailea boardwalk without ever getting in your car. You can snorkel, swim, or sunbathe on the sand just steps from the oceanfront pool at Wailea Ekahi.

Keawakapu beach is lined with multi-million-dollar estates like this one at 3244 S. Kihei Rd. These properties are home to many celebrities, successful entrepreneurs and corporate leaders. Some have been converted to vacation homes renting for thousands of dollars per night, such as this one.

It’s rare to have such a nice beach in all of Hawaii stretching close to a mile long without high rise condos and hotels. There are plenty of activities to enjoy on Keawakapu, but also plenty of beach as to not feel crowded.

What’s the best buy under a million dollars at Wailea Ekahi right now?

At the time of this writing, there are 5 one-bedroom condos listed for sale under a million. Completely renovated in 2014, ground floor unit 40A would be my choice for under a million. Granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, split AC system, and just steps from one of Wailea Ekahi’s 4 swimming pools make 40A a great option.

If you wanted a view for this price range, you may be more interested in a 2nd floor unit. There is currently only one listed for under a million. With a view of Lanai, vaulted ceilings and a nicely renovated kitchen, unit 37D is another choice to keep in mind.

Summary

If you’re in the market for a vacation home on Maui and you are beach-minded, I encourage you to consider Wailea Ekahi. Hopefully, after reading this you’ll realize that a beachfront lifestyle is attainable. If you would like more information about Wailea Ekahi Village, give me a call or send me an e-mail. Aloha!

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