Just Under Contract

Just Under Contract

Fourteen vacation condos in South Maui and Wailea went under contract in April, with three cancellations likely resulting from news of the Minatoya list law. In all, 15 buyers cancelled their escrows after news of the law hit the media. In March, there were 9 new escrows. Demand for Maui vacation rentals, despite ongoing near-record prices, remains brisk. 

Here are highlights of the new escrows: 

Wailea Ekahi 45C, a 1-bedroom listed at $1,619,000, went into escrow shortly after its April 1 list date, but fell out on April 29, likely due to the uncertainty falling off the new legislation. 

MAUI KAMAOLE M-205 – LISTED AT $1,500,000 

A top South Maui performer (we manage 3 units at the property), Maui Kamaole is a low-density, low-level property that commands its own hillside across the street from the Kihei Boat Ramp and near Kamaole III Beach. M-205, a 2-bedroom unit on market for more than 90 days at $1,500,000, found a buyer. 


Located across from Kamaole I, Kamaole Beach Royale is tucked away off Kihei Road, and features great ocean views from oversized lanais. The four units we manage at this complex do extremely well, with 80%-plus occupancy, and are among our guest favorites.

This 1-bedroom unit went under contract approximately 60 days after list. Featuring stunning ocean views, the décor and remodel isn’t to everyone’s taste, and giving it a more mainstream look would make it a great rental.  

HO’OLEI I-4 – LISTED AT $5,950,000 

Last newsletter we discussed recent Ho’olei sales cresting the $6M mark, and unit I-4 – a 3/3.5 with 2619 square feet of living area, is the latest to approach that milestone price. Listed in mid-February, it went under contract in late April, off a list of $5,950,000. We manage 12-2, one of our most popular luxury rentals, which starts at $995 nightly.  

HALE HUI KAI 205 – LISTED AT $1,495,000 

Ten days after a $100,000 price reduction to $1,495,000, Hale Hui Kai 205 went under contract after one month on market. Hale Hui Kai is a lesser-known gem, a boutique vacation rental property located on the sand on Keawakapu Beach, one of Maui’s best and favorites. We manage three units at this complex, and all do extremely well.  

Kevin Spaise is a Maui Realtor specializing in Maui vacation rental investment real estate. Kevin is an expert in Kihei and Wailea real estate and has been a full time Realtor for 20 years, with more than $120M transacted. He owns Vacation Maui, a property management company with 70+ investment condos under management, and delights in providing real-time performance data to future investors. See KevinSpaise.com, or call him directly at (808) 344-0624.

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