Everyone knows that where the rainbow ends there is always a pot of gold… but has anyone ever actually found it? Well, today is your lucky day! After many years of searching, I’ve finally found the pot of gold and it is tucked away right here in Olowalu, Maui!
Snuggled in the slopes of the West Maui Mountains at the very top of the Olowalu Mauka neighborhood is a cozy sunshine-yellow cottage on beautifully landscaped grounds with quite possibly the best ocean views I’ve ever seen! In the foreground is the spectrum of turquoise blues of the Olowalu reef, one of the oldest and most pristine coral reefs in the Hawaiian Islands. Beyond that point, the azure seascape is truly endless, punctuated only by Maui’s three outer islands: Kahoolawe, Lanai, and Molokai. Have you ever caught a glimpse of the elusive green flash at sunset? The owners say that it’s a regular occurrence from this unique property.
Mango: More Valuable than Gold!
Life in the best lot of the quiet agricultural neighborhood is peaceful and simple. There are no neighbors above — the property is adjacent to the reservoir for the private water system. Right now in the summer months, a mature mango tree is sharing its bounty. Many folks in Hawaii — myself included — believe that good mangos are even more valuable than gold! Dragonfruit, lilikoi, papaya, kefir lime, and coconut palms also reside on the private 1.65 acre CPR property, accessible only by a solar-powered entry gate. Views are so clear from the cottage that you can wake up every morning with the sunrise coming up over the Haleakala Crater! Morning coffee is usually spent with the native Hawaiian nene geese who stop by for a quick visit. After a day in the gardens, the outdoor shower is a perfect spot to rinse off and still enjoy the epic views.
The detached 800 square foot barn structure is half high-ceilinged carport (need covered storage for a boat?) and half garage/storage. It has plenty of space for water toys like kayaks and paddle boards, yard equipment like the lawn tractor and sweeper included with the sale, and a vehicle or two for those rare days when you actually have to leave the property! And dogs live just as comfortably as people here. There is a large, shady fenced enclosure out back with a custom doghouse for your furry family members. Plenty of useable space left over to expand the orchard, enclose a small pasture, or add a pool — plans are included with the sale of the property.
The cottage itself lives larger than the 1000 square feet on record due to the screened-in porch that runs the length of the home. Supported by native ohia posts, the porch provides a comfortable retreat from the Lahaina sun. Paddle fans and sculptured concrete flooring help stay cool on a summer’s day, and the remote control window shades are a valuable afternoon perk! The rest of the home has seldom-used central air conditioning — the tall ceilings and large windows create great airflow by capturing the breezy trade winds. White wainscoting, bay windows, and built-in storage are sweet style elements that reflect the area’s sugar plantation era. Combined with fresh paint inside & out, new appliances, and updated tile work, the home is chock full of comfortable charm.
Olowalu Past & Present
On top of the precious reef system, the Olowalu ahupua’a — from the mountain to the ocean — is one of the most historically and culturally significant areas of Maui. Today there’s a welcoming campground, the general store from the 1930s, and a delightful sandwich and pie shop called Leoda’s at the bottom of the hill. There are some really incredible direct oceanfront properties on the market right now ranging in price from $4 – $10 million: Olowalu Makai listings. Well up the hill along a meandering paved road leading seemingly to nowhere is the quiet Olowalu Mauka neighborhood. With just fourteen 3-acre+ agricultural lots this hidden, low-density subdivision is the perfect spot to peacefully reflect on days gone by.
Where the Rainbow Ends
So now I’ve shared my secret with you — the pot of gold where the rainbow ends! A terrific lifestyle and tremendous value in Olowalu, Maui. For more information or to schedule a showing at 80 Kalai Place, please give me a call at 808-250-0840. I look forward to hearing from you and sharing this one-of-a-kind property! Aloha from Maui!