maui: It's the simple things in life-Moving to Maui. - 09/26/14 10:26 PM
It's the simple things in Life on Maui that count.
Morning surf with your friends.
I really enjoy shooting photos of things that make me feel good about life.
I love this photo of this island visitor really enjoying her vacation. It's important to take some time out and relax and enjoy the good things in your life.
These two friends are savoring the moment, a beautiful day on the water. So take a few moments and get out and enjoy your day, what ever brings you moments of happiness, its good for the soul and peace of mind.
Myself I love taking a break for a surf … (11 comments)

maui: Jazz, Big Surf, and Island Rain on Maui - 09/14/14 11:27 PM
I am sitting at my home in Haiku, listening to some much needed rain falling that is making my plants very happy.  Maui is buzzing with big surf that has arrived on the island, waves coming all the way from Tahiti. 
Saturday night was jazz night at the Spreckelsville Country Club with some good friends enjoying dinner, and music under the stars, it doesn’t get any better than this. These are the simple things in life that make island living so special. 
Sunday I took a drive to Lahaina side anxious to taste some of this strong swell that has arrived in the … (4 comments)

maui: Hurricane Iselle and Julio set to hit the Hawaiian Islands - 08/07/14 06:45 AM
 In Maui we are getting ready for a couple Hurricanes by the name of Iselle and Julio.  The State of Hawaii is under hurricane alert with Iselle looking to hit the Big Island tonight.

Iselle looks like its going to be more of a tropical storm with winds 50 mph and stronger, we will see.  People on Maui have been taking these storms seriously, filling up on gas, water, food and disaster supplies.  Costco has been packed with island locals and visitors getting ready for the unexpected.

 Here is a shot I took from my lanai, the rain … (3 comments)

maui: Houna Kai Resort Oceanfront Condos in Kaanapali Maui - 07/26/14 03:38 PM
Honua Kai Resort Kaanapali Maui
Honua Kai oceanfront Resort at world famous Kaanapali
Maui. Located on the oceanfront at Kaanapali Beach, with
over 40-acres of manicured landscaped oceanfront
property. There are three elaborate pools with water
features and slides. Wake up to the sounds of the gentle
tradewinds blowing through the palm trees. Enjoy sun
soaked days laying on the beach at Kaanapali.
There are two condominiums towers that render an
architecturally stunning Hawaiian contemporary design.
The Honua Kai Konea has 315 luxury units with all the
quality upgrades, and the Hoku Lani with 318 luxury
condominium units. Honua Kai really captured the
Hawaiian spirit capturing the serenity of the out doors
beauty, blending it … (0 comments)

maui: Buyers Guide to Oceanfront Condos in Wailea Resort - 07/17/14 09:26 AM
What can you say about Wailea Resort for a world class island destination.  Voted time and again by Conde' Nast Traveler magazine as #1 island destination.  As you enter Wailea, the first thing that welcomes you is the gentle tradewinds, and the manicured landscaping and golf courses.  Another thing that sets Wailea/Makena apart is the world-class hotels like the Four Season's Resort and The Grand Wailea Hotel and Spa.  Wailea also has some of the finest oceanfront condominiums in the State of Hawaii.
View all Wailea oceanfront condos for sale
One of many island favorite oceanfront condominiums is Wailea Elua Condominiums Wailea Maui. Wailea … (2 comments)

maui: Windsurfing on the the Island of Maui - 06/01/14 11:22 PM
 Welcome to the Island of Maui.  What makes Maui such a unique island destination is the variety of things you can do on Maui.  I have some quest staying with me that just got back from camping in Hana, and early tomorrow morning are heading up to the Haleakala Crater for the sunrise, which is an exceptional experience.  Maui has something for everyone.
Many windsurfers dream of coming to Maui to windsurf. The north shore of Maui is the center of the universe for windsurfing.  Learning to windsurf on beaches like Kanaha Beach is the perfect location for your first experience windsurfing. If … (5 comments)

maui: North Shore Haiku Maui - 05/29/14 08:00 PM
Haiku Maui located on the north shore of Maui. If your looking for a home in Haiku, Maui.  There are a number of fabulous Maui homes on the market. I just listed a Hawaiian design home with pool and a cottage on 2.65 acres of tropical living.                                                                                       .
Haiku Maui Homes
This is a very private and secluded Kamaina home, offering beautiful ocean views with tropical foliage. There is 1,915 sqft of living space in this three bedroom island home in Haiku with wrap around decks.
Buying homes in Haiku
Haiku Maui is with in minutes to great places to … (3 comments)

maui: Makena Surf Oceanfront Condos in Makena Maui - 05/26/14 07:10 AM

Oceanfront condos in Makena Surf Maui.  Makena Surf offers luxury oceanfront condos on some of the most beautiful pristine beaches in the world. Just about any unit in Makena Surf offers excellent ocean views.  What is really nice about this complex is it’s off the beat and path offering quiet oceanfront living with in a short drive to Wailea for shopping and dinning.
Makena Surf Maui
Makena Surf offers two pools and tennis courts through out the grounds.  I like the set up in this picture with the pool.  This is a great pool area to BBQ or just relax and catch … (4 comments)

maui: Olukai Stand Up Paddleboard Race Maui - 05/22/14 07:27 AM
Olukai Race on Maui's Northshore

The Olukai standup paddle board race on Maui is an annunal event.  It is a 8 mile race from Maliko Bay to Kanaha Maui, located by the airport in Kahului. The last couple years I was out of town, but this year with my wife and friends we decided to rise up for the challenge.  Most of the three hundred contestants are hard core paddlers. My friends and my wife Ivy decided to do it just for the fun of it.

This is Maliko Bay, when your outside with 300 hundred other serious paddlers … (2 comments)

maui: Living in Haiku Maui - 04/25/14 01:54 PM

                      Surfing on Maui's Northshore

Living in Haiku Maui offers an island lifestyle with gentle tradewinds and soft rain falling in the evening. Haiku is a magical place that draws people that dream about living in old Hawaii.  Haiku has been my home for over 35 years, while a lot of the island has changed over the years, Haiku still feels like it's stuck in the past.  I love the drive from Paia Town as you pass Hooikpa Beach, you can see windsurfing at the point, or just maybe the surf is good and head home and grab … (2 comments)

maui: Experience Maui! - 04/22/14 12:15 PM

I just recently returned from New Zealand with my wife, it was our 30th anniversary.  Needless to say, three weeks in New Zealand was beautiful. I was talking to this one Kiwi, he was telling me how he has traveled all over the world.  He also mention that in all his travels Maui is the only place that he would ever consider to move to other than living in New Zealand. 

 Maui draws people from all over the world.  One of my favorite things to do is to take a trip aboard the Trilogy Excursions.  The Trilogy sails … (5 comments)

maui: Sugar Cove Spreckelsville Maui - 04/17/14 02:01 PM

Living the Dream on Maui
Sugar Cove Oceanfront Condominium Maui

What is nice about Sugar Cove Condominium is the location on Maui's northshore.  This is the only beachfront condos on Maui's northshore. Windsurfers have loved this place for the easy beachfront access to the ocean.

Another bonus to living in Sugar Cove, is your just minutes to Kahului to catch a movie, or a trip to Costco.  Paia Maui is within minutes to enjoy many of Paia's fine restaurants, like Paia Fish market, or Flatbread just to name a few quality place to eat. There also is the … (2 comments)

maui: Saturday on Maui, Sun's out beautiful day in pardise! - 03/29/14 08:35 AM

Saturday morning in Maui.  We just went through a period of rain and lots of windy days.  Today the sun was out, my son gave me a call that the surf was really good. So after my morning coffee I headed down to Hookipa Beach Park for a morning surf. I love paddling out in the line up, always met with smiles and high five from friends that I been surfing with for over 40 years.  It's always nice to meet people from Europe and other parts of the world. So after three hours I headed home for some blueberry pancakes … (7 comments)

maui: Great Adventure's in New Zealand - 03/18/14 06:24 AM

Hiking in New Zealand has so much to offer. There are caves, beaches, and mountains with sheep spotting the country side. In a three week time we have driven all over the North Island. Yesterday was a seven hour drive though some spectacular country side. This photo was taken in the north at a place called Piha Beach. I came here to surf but it was stormy so we took this beautiful trail to a water fall. The area is surrounded with Tea Tree which they make the oil from and its floating in the streams and water falls.  Today we are in … (5 comments)

maui: Gardening Tips - 03/14/14 02:16 PM
Some of you may know that I am a backyard gardener. I have always enjoyed nature and spending my days under the sun, and knowing that my joy for planting produces organic veggies/fruits makes me even more happy! Living in Hawaii comes with many perks for the gardener, such as rain water, great temperatures, weather is never really severe and we don't have to deal with bunnies and other veggie intruders. As my plants begin to flourish, I start thinking about different ways to enhance my "green area". So here are a few of the ideas that I have used … (4 comments)

maui: Photos of New Zealand - 03/12/14 07:30 PM

Photos of New Zealand.  My wife and I were hiking in the hill region of Gisborne New Zealand today.  After a morning surf and breakfast we decide to take a nature hike.  Our nature hike was located in a arboretum established over 100 years ago.  It was a sunny day and as we were walking through the trails as we ran into wild turkeys and sheep along the hill side. New Zealand offers natural beauty every direction you turn or drive. If you have a chance visit New Zealand you will be amazed. If you have questions about Maui real estate, give me a call.

maui: Sunrise in Gisborne New Zealand - 03/12/14 09:39 AM

Gisborne New Zealand is known to be the first place on the planet that the sun rises from.  My wife and I took this picture this morning while enjoying a hot cup of coffee. Beauitful coast line with sheep meandering on the hillsides.

maui: Exploring The Aina One Hoof at a Time - 03/04/14 11:29 AM

Many visitors are flying to Hawaii to escape the cold, soak in the sun rays and relax. Most of your time will be spent lounging on the beach of course but when you're feeling a tad to pink and need a break from the sun, hop in your car and take a drive through the countryside. Better yet, why not throw on a pair of boots and explore Maui's country by horseback? Piiholo Ranch ( is the perfect place to go to see the island from a different point of view. This ranch is known for their fabulous horsemanship and well … (4 comments)

maui: Maui Clouds (Wordless Wednesday) - 02/26/14 06:20 PM

When I first moved to Maui in the early 70's, one thing that really captured my attention was clouds. There was puffed clouds, train clouds, mushroom clouds, rain clouds and storm clouds. I still am amazed by their beauty.  This cloud over shadowing the Island of Lanai is a Wordless Wednesday cloud. Looking for Maui real estate visit

maui: Kamaole Sands Condominium in Kihei Maui - 02/24/14 04:36 AM
Kamaole Sands has to be one of the most popular condos destination in Kihei Maui. One reason is its just across the street from one of Kihei’s most popular beaches Kamaole Beach III. Beautiful spot for a morning swim and evening sunsets.

Maui is experiencing a strong turn out with winter visitors.  Cold conditions in the mainland are always a factor for visiting snowbirds.  Maui will always be a strong destination and that is what drives our Maui real estate market.  Prices have adjusted since the market tanked a few years back. Buyers are taking advantage of the Maui real estate market, … (1 comments)

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Wailea, HI

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Aloha from the island of Maui. Life is good on Maui. Most people who have called Maui home will agree that it is a privilege to live on Maui. With this blog I hope I can share a little bit of the island's lifestyle and information on Maui real estate. Maui has been my home for 46 years, 24 years Maui Realtor, so let my experience work for you. I have extensive experience up-country, northshore Maui, Kaanapali, and Wailea Maui. I have worked on sales projects at Wailea Beach Villas, Papali Wailea, Wailea Fairway Villas and with Hoolei Wailea Sales Team. We have offices in Wailea and Wailea to better serve you. So give me a call 808-280-2208. I work island wide.




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