A haven in the island paradise of Hawaii, this is how visitors describe Hale Mahina (pronounced as Ha-lay Ma-hee-na). The name means “House of the Moon,” where luxury and comfort make it a piece of heaven on earth. This charming boutique condominium was built in 1981 and is nestled at 3875 Lower Honoapiilani Road, Lahaina.
When in Lahaina
Lahaina, formerly known as Lele (meaning “relentless sun”), is the largest census-designated in Maui County, Hawaii. As of the 2020 census, it has a population of 12,776 or a 9.16% increase from 11,704 in 2010. Every year, millions of Maui visitors love to stay in Lahaina because of its unique appeal, rich history, and best attractions.
Once the capital of the Kingdom of Hawaii from 1820-1845, Lahaina was a whaling village with a booming whale industry during the mid-1800s. Writer Herman Melville immortalized the great era in his novel Moby Dick, providing glimpses of how 400 ships with 1,500 sailors would visit and leave the port to sail across the world.
At present, Lahaina is one of the top destinations in West Maui. It has successfully evolved into a modern-day sanctuary while preserving the charm of the golden years. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places because of its unique history and culture that transcend time. Walking along the famous Lahaina Front Street gives a sense of ancient vibe that influenced the American Planning Association to rank it as one of the “Top 10 Greatest Streets.”
Don’t forget to visit the massive Banyan Tree which was planted on April 24, 1873, to honor the golden anniversary of the Protestant mission in the area. This over 60 feet high tree was considered the largest in the United States of America, with 16 major trunks stretching more than 200 feet or almost the entire city block. It is located in the Banyan Tree Park.
Other interesting spots to visit are the Lahaina Historic Trail, Hale Paahao or Lahaina Prison, Baldwin Home Museum, U.S. Seamen’s Hospital, and the Pioneer Inn. For a shopping spree, check out the Old Lahaina Center, Lahaina Gateway, and Lahaina Cannery Mall for amazing local crafts, trinkets, and artisans. The Lahaina Harbor is also a unique attraction with all types of vessels departing to various water activities and dinner cruises.
Why choose Hale Mahina?
Hale Mahina is one of the best oceanfront properties in Hawaii. Located in the western portion of Maui, this 4-story low-rise property will take you easily to the world-class golf courses and resorts of Kaanapali and Kapalua.
It is renowned for its luxury amenities, superb services, and strategic location that offers proximity to the beautiful ocean. No other newer properties can match these elements due to new, stricter regulations of the county. Units are individually owned and only a few owners choose to sell their properties, preferring to offer them as short-term leasehold units.
This beachfront Maui condo encapsulates the old Hawaii charm and modern island living. It is built on a private beach which is a few meters away from the ocean. It has beautifully-landscaped lush grounds with an oceanfront large pool and Jacuzzi. The secluded white sand resort offers uncrowded and unobstructed sightings of Maui sunsets all year round as well as two island views.
Living in this condo gives you the best whale-watching experience by just spending your moments in the lanai or outdoor pool. With just 30 steps to the sandy beach, you can swim, surf, stroll or bask under the sun anytime you want. Nearby is the world-renowned snorkeling spot that awaits adventurous people. It is also 10 minutes away from the iconic Lahaina Town, which has award-winning restaurants, an outlet mall, local shops, night bars, and art galleries. This historic place is buzzing with excitement as it serves as the central area of gastronomic experience, shopping, and entertainment.
Apartment B105, Hale Mahina
This beautifully designed low-rise condominium unit can be yours for $460,000. It is fully furnished with 1 bedroom and 1 bath, perfect for singles or couples who like the island vibe and lifestyle.
This 799 square foot property was remodeled in 2016 to enhance its unique split-level interior layout. It features a spacious living area and a roomy lanai for better convenience. It faces the ocean, so you get to enjoy your morning coffee or afternoon tea while relaxing on your private lanai. During the winter season, when more than 10,000 Humpback whales migrate to enjoy the warm, shallow Maui waters, you have the best sightings of the creatures’ fantastic aerial performances and thunderous splashes.
Smoking is prohibited on this property but it offers free parking for all the residents and guests. For your outdoor BBQ activities, be sure to bring your own charcoal. There is no central air conditioning, but the unit has ceiling fans. The living area has comfortable sofas, cable television, telephone, and dining set. There are sliding glass doors to access the private lanai. The kitchen area has all the essential appliances and lots of storage cabinets. The bedroom has a queen-size bed, side tables, and cabinets. The spacious bathroom features a shower area and a lavatory.
The relaxing pool and Jacuzzi area are only 10 steps away from your doorstep, allowing you to melt away the stress with soothing water whenever you need it. The Tropical Garden setting brings peace of mind, rejuvenating your tired body, mind, and spirit. If you previously enjoyed your staycation in this property, imagine how wonderful it will be when you own this piece of paradise home for long vacations.
Apt B105 is currently in the vacation rental program of Hale Mahina and very popular with tourists who love the best views of the ocean. Buying this property for your residential needs is the best decision you can make or you may continue renting it to earn when you are not yet planning to settle down in Hawaii. Rarely, this kind of ace unit becomes available, so act fast and contact your chosen real estate agent to help you through the process.