How important is an ocean view when buying a home on Maui?
As a Maui Realtor, I get to see a lot of homes and condos and take pictures. Why not share some of the views I see so potential buyers can get an idea of what they're getting?
When buying a Maui home, one of the important criteria is an ocean view. Some buyers absolutely have to have one, and even want to be oceanfront with an expansive view that includes outer islands. Others are satisfied with a peek-a-boo view, just a slice of the blue ocean in the distance.
Our MLS system doesn't really differentiate between prime ocean views versus partial ocean views (unlike renting a condo). Our system merely has ocean view or mountain/ocean view as our 2 options. This could be expanded, but where do you draw the line? Here's some classifications that I use:
- ocean view = any glimpse of the ocean
- bicoastal ocean view = you can see the north shore of Maui and the south shore at the same time
- sunset ocean view = self explanatory, applies to buildings where some units face north and have a nice ocean view, but no sunsets, and others face south
- sunrise ocean view = a bonus if you live in Wailuku, Hana, Haiku
- outer island views = this can include Lanai, Molokai, Molokini and Koohoolawe. If you can see all these islands, that's as good as it gets!
- Kauhale Makai, Kihei
- Hale Kamaole video, Kihei
- Menehune Shores, Kihei
- Kai Makani Beach Villas, Kihei
- Polo Beach Club, Wailea
- Wailea Fairway Villas video, Wailea
- Kai Malu pool, Wailea
- Wailea Ekolu, Wailea
- Palms at Wailea, Wailea
- Makena Resort video, Makena
- Makena Surf Resort video, Makena
- South Maui homes, Kihei