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Maui Luxury Properties for Sale - what does it take?

Maui oceanfront properties for sale

Maui Luxury Properties for Sale

What makes a Maui luxury home so special that it's worth over $10,000,000?

Oceanfront:  Being on the water certainly adds to the appeal.  Beachfront and oceanfront homes are among the most expensive listings on Maui.  You know there are only so many of them, and the demand is high.  Of the 15 highest priced residences on Maui, 10 are situated right on the ocean, with excellent views.  If it's not oceanfront, then the rest of the property better make up for the fact, with large grounds, extreme privacy, or excessive square footage and features.

Views:  Ocean views, sandy beach views, outer island views, mountain views, fairway views.... you must have a view!  To be in this market, a big wide ocean view is imperative.  Even better is a view with no other homes, ensuring complete privacy.  The best homes will embrace the views from all rooms, including the bedrooms.  The only room you don't want to have a view would be your home theater, without any windows at all.infinity edge pool on Maui

A Pool:  It better be over the top, preferably infinity edged and heated.  A spa is a must too.  The variety of swimming pools here on Maui is amazing and almost surreal.  Do you want a 35 foot waterfall as a backdrop to your pool?  No problem.  How about a swim-up barbecue and bar?  Did you say you're looking for a glass floor with fish swimming beneath your feet - I know where that is!

Square Footage:  On Maui the most expensive homes go all the way up to 13,705 sf.  That's a whole lot of floor wax!  And speaking of floors, you can expect them to be made of exotic hardwoods, tumbled stone, travertine, marble and tile.  Generally though, a more modest 4,000-8,000 sf is normal, on 1-3 levels of living space.  How about an elevator?

Exclusivity:  Not all luxury Maui homes are in gated communities, but many of them are.  There's something reassuring about knowing the gates are closed and you're inside your private enclave.  It's important to keep the looky-loos out when you have so much to show off.  If you're really particular, don't settle for anything less than a gated entry with a security guard on duty at all hours.

gated community in Wailea Maui

What's for sale now on Maui?

There are currently 15 residential listings for sale priced over $10,000,000. and up to $65,000,000.  Lot size ranges from a quarter acre to 4,500 acres!  Some have detached cottages and maid's quarters.  All are unique and beautiful.  Let me know if you'd like more information on any of them.  What are you looking for?  Call me today!

Georgina M. Hunter R(S) e-Pro

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Comment balloon 3 commentsGeorgie Hunter R(S) 58089 • August 22 2009 09:30PM

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Georgina- Absolutely the best place on earth to live and spend millions of dollars on an ocean front estate home!

Posted by Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale (International Properties and Investments LLC) about 8 years ago

Hey Georgina, what a great post describing upscale properties in your part of the world! Hope you are doing well!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate) about 8 years ago

Katerina - I'm waiting for you to sell your book and come on over so we can go shopping for a home.

Russell - yes thanks, and likewise I hope you are too.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) about 8 years ago

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