Mark Twain once said, “I went to Maui to stay a week and remained five.” One visit to this ultra-private oceanfront compound perched along Maui’s famous North Shore, and you’ll most likely find yourself wanting to do the same. (Never leave).
Hale Makakehau, as the once-in-a-lifetime property has been named, takes its position in Spreckelsville near the new North Shore Bike Path and the recently improved Maui Country Club. If ocean views and private access to the North Shore’s world-class water sports are the estate’s first assets, then seclusion is its second asset thanks to its gated presence from the street. The property is comprised of two elegantly updated homes, including the 2019-remodeled main residence. The four-bedroom home has been thoughtfully designed to accommodate multiple generations of guests with open entertaining spaces, an updated chef’s kitchen and four bedrooms — all while retaining the classic plantation-style architectural character that is so beloved on the island. Breezy indoor/outdoor flow leads to view decks and a pool. The nostalgic feeling of old Hawaii takes you back to simpler times.
Beyond the home lies the real promise of prime North Shore living. Take the path to the northeast corner of the property for quick access to the ocean or head over to the sandy beach nearby. “Walking out to the front yard of Hale Makakehau is like being on the bow of a cruise ship,” describes listing agent Dano Sayles of Coldwell Banker Island Properties. “It’s one of the best perspectives you’ll find anywhere in the world, with ocean views perfectly framed by peaceful bays in both directions.” Unparalleled access to surfing, sailboarding, fishing, standup paddleboarding, or just about any ocean sport you can dream of awaits you at Hale Makakehau.