The views. The sunsets. The pristine picture of paradise. This is the promise of 9 Bay Drive, “the undisputed crown jewel of the world-famous Kapalua Resort,” as listing agents Roy and Betty Sakamoto of Coldwell Banker Island Properties say.
Set on 10 acres of oceanfront on historic Hawea Point and gated for maximum privacy, this legacy estate is unmatched in its oceanfront acreage, stature and views. “Nowhere else can you find oceanfront acreage of this size in the middle of a world-class resort with magnificent views of the neighboring islands of Lanai and Molokai,” proclaims the longtime Maui husband-and-wife real estate team. The estate’s greatest source of pride is its stunning location immediately adjacent to the Montage Kapalua Bay, which tops the list of best hotels in Hawaii according to U.S. News & World Report. The sunsets are nothing short of awe-inspiring and equally, the views as you catch unobstructed glimpses of wind-swept waves, swimmers and thrill-seekers who love to test their courage by cliff jumping at Hawea Point.
The home itself is an architectural masterpiece in its own right. Offering approximately 6,645 square feet of living space, the residence stands as a tribute to contemporary Hawaiian design with Zen-like flow and indoor/outdoor living space, five en suite bedrooms, a bonus bedroom plus two additional half bathrooms. A fantastic courtyard of over 12,000 square feet draws on the arrangement of traditional Hawaiian architecture. Remodeled in 2021, the home is teeming with modern appointments and updates, including 10G internet with ultra high-end technology, three commercial washers and dryers installed and included, a massive new pantry with three commercial freezers and two full kitchens.
Vital connection with the land and nature is achieved through the property’s masterful design. The immaculately landscaped grounds, surrounded by lush natural vegetation and fruit trees, enhance the sense of serenity and adds to the true meaning of living in Hawaiiana. A portion of the property is also protected through a conservation easement in favor of the Hawaii Island Land Trust as a sanctuary for the nesting and breeding for the Ua’u Kani (wedge-tailed shearwater) seabird.