Beachfront

Who Else Wants to Live on a Sandy Beach on Maui?

Rarely do 1-bedroom condos come up for sale in Lahaina Shores; only a handful have sold over the past 10 years. These spacious condos offer a wonderful combination of almost 1,000 square feet of living space, plus large patios, on a beachfront location in town. For more about this area, which was once home to Hawaiian Royalty and a dreamy destination for Whalers, check out my previous blog.

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The shores of Lahaina, Maui with cane fields in the 1970s

Lahaina Shores Resort is back on the radar! It’s like living in a hotel on the beach with 24-hour front desk service.

Lahaina Shores 202

Lahaina Shores 202 (MLS# 372947) is now available for $545,000.  Watch the sunrise over the West Maui Mountains from the bedroom and living room.  Currently vacation rented and managed by the Maui resident owner. She rents through VRBO and other venues for an average of $225 a night, up to $325 during high seasons. This condo also can be rented on a month-to-month basis for $7,500 in the high season. Lahaina Shores 202 could also be a fantastic location for a retired couple; it’s at the center of Lahaina Town, walkable distance to all amenities, including healthcare, the senior center and public transportation.  The lobby is a gathering place for card games and socializing.

Your front yard

Your front yard at Lahaina Shores

The sandy beach out front with calm waters is attractive for those with young kids, or elderly folks. For the more adventurous, right next door is the surf spot called Break Wall…even more extreme people might paddle down to Shark Pit!

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Whaling ship  in the 1970s…Lahaina Harbor is within walking distance to Lahaina Shores

If new buyers of 202 wanted to rent through Classic Resorts at Lahaina Shores, the published rate on a 1-bedroom is $360. Keep in mind that Lahaina Shores is a Pooled Program.

The monthly association fees include electricity, which is great for Lahaina due to the high costs of electric and need for AC in the summer. Fees are based on square footage on each unit and projected in October for the following year. Basically, $900 as maintenance, $921 as reserves, $530 as utilities.

View from 202

View from the patio at 202 Lahaina Shores, February 2017

202 is located on the South side of the condo, which is generally considered the quiet side as it is away from the Luau and 505. A single-family home is currently being built on the property directly to the South of Lahaina Shores. This will be a temporary nuisance, but with the dust curtains already up, you get an idea of where the construction will be. You can still see the ocean from the patio of 202.  The pounding afternoon sunlight is blocked with the South-East orientation of this condo.  A favorite afternoon ritual at Lahaina Shores is gathering out front to watch the whales (in season) and sunsets and chat with the neighbors over a cool iced tea or Mai Tai.

Infrastructure work such as plumbing and recently renovated exterior, pool and lobby is finished and Lahaina Shores is looking great. Condos are in high demand!  Other great things about this resort beside the sandy beach out front with private entrance is the barbecue area, pool, jacuzzi, sauna, indoor storage, central air-conditioning and covered parking.  Guests have a card to privately enter and exit the 505 shopping center.

More Information

To visit this condo or for detailed rental income, please contact me at 808.280.1390.

Thanks to pops John Severson for the photos.

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