Makena EcoFriendly Luxury Plantation Style Estate

JUST SOLD!

Custom Plantation Style, Eco-Friendly Makena Estate. This beautifully handcrafted single story home is situated in a private gated community directly across from world famous Oneloa (Big Beach) Makena. Truly a fantastic family oriented paradise, completed in 2005. There are luxurious features throughout this custom built 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home, including a detached office, spacious 2 car garage, multiple pantries, walk in closets, storage, bonus rooms and large custom saline pool/spa and outdoor kitchen, BBQ area.

Unique features, materials, and eco-friendly design throughout including Photovoltaic panels, solar hot water heater, electric car changing station, Pine flooring, 20” vaulted ceilings, Granite, Travertine, Subzero, Wolf, and Bosch energy efficient appliances, stunning lanais and large tropical gardens. There is also space to build a 700 sqft Ohana.

Directly across from Big Beach, Makena
Minutes away from the world renowned Wailea/Makena Resort featuring golf, tennis, 5 star dinning, shopping, and more!

Offered at $3,995,000

Please call to schedule a showing today!

Play VisualTour

Addtional Photos








For more information Contact Meghan Clair Relator (s) EcoBroker at Coldwell Banker Island Properties Shops at Wailea. 808-463-8485 or MauiGreenRealEstate@Gmail.com
Co-listed with Damien Zanolini Realtor (S) Coldwell Banker Island Properties
Cell: 808 281-4669 or Damien@sellmaui.com

Just Reduced $125k!!! MAUI MEADOWS ESTATE $1,850,000

Panoramic View Maui Estate
Pool/Tennis Court/Gardens/Art Studio/ Koa Wood Kitchen


634 Laniolu Place, Maui Meadows
Offered at $1,850,000

Enjoy tranquil breezes, and spectacular unobstructed ocean views from this recently remodeled, exquisitely landscaped, and pristinely maintained 3Bedroom/3.5Bath home.

A peaceful and privately situated Hawaiiana style estate pearched atop Maui Meadows. Unique features throughout including 11ft deep swimming pool, spa, tennis court, Art studio, two offices, Solar Hot Water Heater, Koa Wood Kitchen, New Stainless Steal Energy Star Appliances, Aquarium, stainglass windows, New Roof in 2010, Fruit trees, Vegtable, Rose, and Walking gardens, Koi Pond Storage area, 2 car garage, sold partially furnished and more…

LINK TO MLS 356041

Play VisualTour

LINK TO VIRTUAL TOUR


634 Laniolu is one of only a handful of South Maui homes
that feature a Private Tennis Court!

This charming and well cared for home offers great opportunities for a family vacation compound or full time Maui residence. If the buyer wishes, there is an area downstairs able to be converted to an attached Ohana.

If you are in search of your own piece of paradise… look no further than this charming South Maui estate.

Easy To Show! Please call or email me to schedule a showing!
Brought to you by Coldwell Banker Island Properties-Shops at Wailea
Meghan Clair Realtor(S), EcoBroker

Wailea Elua Ocean Front Resort-Condos for Sale Now

LINK TO ALL WAILEA ELUA CONDOS FOR SALE

The Wailea Elua Village spans the entire length of Ulua Beach. Ulua Beach is known for its excellent snorkeling, especially in the calm morning hours, where one can view a colorful playground of goatfish, flounder, eels, octopi, Hawaiian green sea turtles, and the papio and ulua. A coral reef Naturalist from the Pacific Whale Foundation is on hand at Ulua Beach from 9:00am-noon Sundays-Thursdays to provide free information and material about the reef and frequently-spotted reef animals. In the afternoons and when the surf is up, it’s the most popular beach for the experienced local body surfers.

The Wailea Elua Village beachfront resort in Maui features beautifully appointed one-, two- and three-bedroom Maui rentals with spectacular ocean front or garden view condo suites on 24 acres of manicured lawns and gardens. Catering to an adult crowd where peace and relaxation are primary, there is easy access to the designer boutiques and upscale restaurants at the Shops at Wailea. A private entrance leads to Ulua Beach as well as the 1.5 mile Wailea Beach Walk, which wanders the coastline through stunning sandy beaches, points of interest, multi-million dollar seaside homes and the Maui beachfront rentals.

Meghan can represent you as a BUYERS AGENT on any of the above listed Condos.
FOR MORE INFORMAITON WAILEA, MAUI REAL ESTATE CONTACT:
Meghan Clair Realtor (s) EcoBroker with Coldwell Banker Island Properties

San Francisco based windfarm partner eyes Hana Ranch $55M

Wind farm partner eyes Hana Ranch July 11, 2012
By NANEA KALANI -The Maui News

The San Francisco-based investment firm co-developing a planned wind farm on Molokai says that it is interested in buying Hana Ranch in rural East Maui.

Bio-Logical Capital – which describes itself as a land investment, development and conservation company – said Tuesday that it is exploring the purchase of the 4,500-acre ranch that surrounds Hana town.

“As a company that is committed to making long-term investments in projects that heal land and communities through stewardship development, Bio-Logical Capital is interested in historic Hana Ranch as a place where it could realize these goals and continue the legacy of this remarkable ranch,” the company said in a statement provided to The Maui News.

Hana Ranch is listed for sale for $55 million by Island Sotheby’s International Realty. Owner Hana Ranch Partners originally put it on the market for $65 million in 2008.


San Francisco attorney Harrison Sheppard, a member of the executive committee of Hana Ranch Partners, said he had no comment on a potential sale to Bio-Logical.

“We are subject to a confidentiality agreement,” Sheppard said. In general, he said, the ranch is “looking for a buyer who has the money to buy the ranch at a price we can accept.”

Keiki-Pua Dancil, vice president for Bio-Logical Capital’s Hawaii operations, did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

The real estate listing for the property describes the ranch as having “nearly two miles of oceanfront property, located in one of the last places in Hawaii untouched by the stresses of urbanization and over-development. Evocative of yesterday’s Hawaii, Hana is famous for its scenic location and idyllic isolation, combined with a rural atmosphere and small town friendliness.”

The ranch’s landholdings include more than 3,800 acres mauka of the roadway that meanders through the town, and another 667 acres on the makai side. Most of the land is rolling pasturelands.

Media mogul Oprah Winfrey in 2002 bought about 105 acres in Hana from Hana Ranch Partners for $15.5 million. (Winfrey bought another 1,000 acres of Haleakala Ranch land in Upcountry in 2004.)

Hana Ranch, with about 1,200 head of cattle today, was founded in 1944 by Paul Fagan with 14,000 acres of land and a herd of cattle from Molokai. It has since changed hands several times.

Hana Ranch and Hotel Hana-Maui were bought in 1984 by Rosewood Corp. of Texas, which in turn sold the properties for $63 million to Keola Hana-Maui, made up of mostly Japanese investors.

Meridian Financial Resources bought the ranch and hotel in 2000 and split the entities up, selling the ranch in 2001 to Hana Ranch Partners for $24 million, and the hotel to Passport Resorts of California for $10.6 million.

Ohana Hotel Co. bought the hotel in 2009 and sold it the following year to Amstar Group of Denver, which has renamed the luxury resort Travassa Hana.

It’s unclear what Bio-Logical Capital would do with Hana Ranch.

The company’s website says that it “invests for the long term and integrates sustainable, land-based businesses with ecological restoration and conservation.” Under a “what we do” tab, the company lists: sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, water stewardship, real estate and eco-tourism.

Bio-Logical Capital and Pattern Energy, also based in San Francisco, last year formed the joint venture Molokai Renewables LLC to study the feasibility of developing a 200-megawatt wind farm on Molokai.

The company has said the controversial project could include roughly 70 large wind turbines sited on 11,000 acres of Molokai Ranch land.

An earlier attempt by First Wind to build a wind farm on Molokai fell through last year when the company failed to secure land rights for the project.

The Molokai project would be one-half of the state’s so-called Big Wind project that would join another 200-megawatt wind farm planned for Lanai. The farms would feed the energy to Oahu through undersea transmission cables.

This blog post is a reprint of the Maui News “Article Wind farm partner eyes Hana Ranch” printed July 11, 2012 LINK By NANEA KALANI

FOR MORE MAUI REAL ESTATE NEWS CONTACT MEGHAN CLAIR REALTOR (S), ECOBROKER OF COLDWELL BANKER ISLAND PROPERTIES SHOPS AT WAILEA

Oracle CEO, Larry Ellison buys 98% of Lanai

HONOLULU (AP) — Oracle Corp. CEO Larry Ellison is closing in on a purchase even lottery winners can only dream about — 98 percent of Hawaii’s pineapple island, Lanai.

Ellison hasn’t said what he plans to do with the vast majority of the island’s 141 square miles, but the sellers said he plans substantial investments that will create jobs and stimulate tourism to the island once owned in the 1920s by the founder of Dole Foods Co. Ellison’s involvement in the deal was publicly announced by Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie.

With nearly 50 miles of coastline, two resorts and zero traffic lights, Lanai boasts plenty of unspoiled charm. Tourism officials tout the luxury at its Four Seasons hotels and rugged rural areas that can only be reached by vehicles with four-wheel drive.

If all goes as planned, most of the island that is home to 3,200 residents and near Maui will be owned by Ellison — the world’s sixth-richest billionaire, according to Forbes.

The outspoken Silicon Valley software magnate is known to race sailboats and make occasional unusual purchases. He once, for example, bought a tennis tournament to keep it in the United States.

The land’s current owner, Castle & Cooke Inc., filed a transfer application Wednesday with the state’s public utilities commission, which regulates utilities on the island that serve its two resorts.


Lodge at Koele Four Seasons Resort
The sale price for the property was not immediately clear. Lawyers for the seller redacted a copy of the sale agreement signed May 2, saying it includes confidential information that would competitively hurt Ellison and the seller if disclosed. The Maui News previously reported the asking price was between $500 million and $600 million.

Self-made billionaire David Murdock, who owns Castle & Cooke, said he would keep his home on Lanai and the right to build a wind farm, a contentious project that would place windmills on as many as 20 square miles of the island and deliver power to Oahu through an undersea cable.

Murdock said in a statement that selling Lanai was not an impulsive decision, but he has been looking for a buyer who would have the right enthusiasm, commitment and respect for the island’s residents.

“I have learned in life that change is inevitable and can be quite positive when guided in the right direction,” Murdock said.

Ellison co-founded the Redwood City, Calif.-based business software company in 1977. Forbes ranks him as the third-richest American, with a net worth of $36 billion as of March.

Abercrombie said Ellison has had a longstanding interest in the island.

“We look forward to welcoming Mr. Ellison in the near future,” Abercrombie said. “His passion for nature, particularly the ocean, is well known specifically in the realm of America’s Cup sailing.”

Maui County Mayor Alan Arakawa wished Murdock well and said he looks forward to meeting Ellison.

The deal involves 88,000 acres of land, plus two resorts, two golf courses, a stable and various residential and commercial buildings, lawyers for Murdock told the utilities commission in its application.

Ellison plans to pay cash, and the deal should result in new jobs, economic stimulus and a reinvigorated local tourism industry, the application said.

“The buyer anticipates making substantial investments in Lanai and is looking forward to partnering with the people of Lanai to chart the island’s future,” Castle & Cooke lawyers said in the application.

Lanai is Hawaii’s smallest publicly accessible inhabited island, with some 3,200 residents. It is known as the “pineapple island” even though Murdock closed its pineapple operations to make way for luxury resort and home development. The majority of the island was once owned by James Dole of Dole Food Co. Inc., who bought it in 1922.

Murdock bought out fellow Castle & Cooke shareholders for nearly $700 million in 2000 and took the company private.

According to the Hawaii Tourism Authority, more than 26,000 people visited the island from January to April of this year, a 6 percent decline from the same period last year.

Four Seasons Manele Bay

The utilities commission is reviewing the prospective deal because it involves indirectly transferring public utilities Castle & Cooke owns on the island — a water company, a bus and shuttle service, and the island’s wastewater utility. Castle & Cooke asked for interim approval by June 26.

Hawaii law requires commission approval to transfer public utilities, and the commission will try to make its decision by that date, said Sean Mikell of the PUC’s research division, which is considering the application. The commission does not have jurisdiction over the sale of the island, aside from the transfer of public utilities.

J. Kalani English, a state senator who represents Lanai in Hawaii’s Legislature, said he’s hopeful the sale to Ellison will mean a return of agriculture to the island.

Before Murdock announced he would keep wind farm rights on the island, Kaye said he hoped Ellison wouldn’t pursue the project.

“Lanai is worth more than supplying power to Oahu,” Kaye said.

Seventh-generation Lanaian Sol Kahoohalahala said he hopes to see an end to high unemployment and more opportunities for economic development beyond tourism.

“I look at this as a potential opportunity for us to get the new owner to look at Lanai in terms of an island that needs to work at sustaining itself” he said. “Tourism cannot be the only economic engine on Lanai”

Kahoohalaha’s family managed to hold on to some Lanai land. The 2 percent Ellison isn’t buying is owned by the state, county and private residents.

___
THIS BLOG POST CONTAINS EXCERPTS FROM THE MAUI NEWS ARTICLES DATED June 20 2012 and BLOOMBURG BUSINESSWEEK NEWS LINK LINK 2
Articles by Oskar Garcia, Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Lisa Leff this report.

For more information on this purchase or other real estate opportunities in Hawaii, Please contact Meghan Clair Realtor (S) , EcoBroker of Coldwell Banker Island Properties-Shops at Wailea office.

Energy Pyramid: Guide to Energy Efficient Living

BENEFITS OF MORE ENERGY EFFICIENT HOMES ISLAND WIDE

Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency are presently the most powerful tools in our transition to a clean energy future. As depicted in the Energy Pyramid, renewable energy is an important piece of our energy future, but the largest opportunities are currently in energy conservation and efficiency.

Renewable energy and energy efficiency investments carry remarkable benefits including lower environmental impact, greater price stability, and greater energy security, when compared to investments in fossil fuel generation. In addition to those substantial benefits common to all clean energy solutions, Community Energy has several distinct advantages including:

*Greater economic benefit to local communities
*Increased local awareness and involvement in clean energy
*Communities are strengthened through their collaborative efforts


Maui’s Kaheawa Wind Farm provides 9% of Maui’s Energy


Solar Panel Fields

Learn More about Community Energy

Meghan Clair is a Realtor at Coldwell Banker Island Properties Shops at Wailea Office. She is pleased to represent you as a Buyers agent on any Maui Property! Please contact Meghan for more details.

Meghan Clair
Realtor (S), EcoBroker

Coldwell Banker Island Properties
MauiGreenRealEstate@Gmail.com
(808) 874-8668 office
(808) 463-8485 cell

Andaz Hotel Wailea-Maui’s Amazing New Oceanfront Resort


Construction has Begun on the New Andaz Hotel Wailea! Here is some insight into this unique chain of Luxury Resort Hotels soon to welcome visitors in beautiful and exclusive Wailea, Maui Hawaii!

It’s official! The cob-webbed Wailea Renaissance hotel on Maui is now slated to be a Hyatt-branded Andaz hotel after $90 million in renovations and two years. The property, which is currently owned by Starwood Capital, was previously scheduled to be a Baccarat Resort, before the downturn in economy forced a pull-out.

ANDAZ WAILEA, MAUI
The Andaz Wailea Resort and Residences will feature 255 rooms, 35 suites and six four-bedroom villas. Andaz Wailea will include an assortment of world-class amenities including:

•A three course meal specialty restaurant
•Several relaxing outdoor pools
•A 15,000 square-foot spa
•State-of-the-art fitness facility


Andaz Wailea Resort and Residences will be located along 600 feet of Mokapu Beach in one of the most sought after leisure and resort destinations in North America. The Wailea master plan includes a 1.2 mile-long oceanfront beach path connecting all of its world class beaches, a premier shopping center, distinguished restaurants and a 54-hole golf club and a tennis club.

“The opportunity to develop a world-class resort along one of Hawaii’s most desirable beaches is unique, and we are delighted to partner with Starwood Capital, a company with a long history of designing and building world-class hotel and resort properties,” said Hyatt Hotels Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer Mark S. Hoplamazian. “Andaz Wailea will be a great addition to Hyatt’s resort portfolio and an important new market for Andaz.”

MORE THAN A HOTEL
At Andaz, we’ve set the stage to indulge your creativity with a local venue illuminated by a kaleidoscope of culture embedded in our walls.

Each hotel features the most adventurous, globally influenced design, yet also inhabits the sights, sounds and tastes of its surrounding neighborhood. There’s a creative vibe of a city hot spot infused with a worldly sense of something bigger. And a pulse centered around what’s going on inside and outside its doors. With it comes the authentic, intimate feeling that you’re in a place quite unlike anywhere else in the world. Come share your passions with like-minded individuals. And experience a truly local point of view.


Blessing of ANDAZ, Wailea
PERSONALIZED SERVICES AT ANDAZ
DINNING AND ENTERTAINMENT AT ANDAZ
MEETINGS AND EVENTS AT ANDAZ
EMBRACING LOCAL CULTURE AT ANDAZ

Other Andaz Locations Worldwide:
USA
California
Andaz San Diego
Andaz West Hollywood
New York
Andaz 5th Avenue
Andaz Wall Street
England (United Kingdom)
Andaz Liverpool Street
People’s Republic of China
Andaz Shanghai

For more information on ANdAZ hotel Wailea or property for sale in the surrounding resorts contact Meghan Clair of Coldwell Banker-Wailea Shops Office. Meghan specializes in assisting Buyers find THE BEST South Maui Oceanfront and Luxury Investments.

She is pleased to represent you as a Buyer’s Agent on any unique Maui home or condo.

Meghan Clair
Realtor (S), EcoBroker
MauiGreenRealtor@Gmail.com
Coldwell Banker Island Properties-Shops at Wailea
(808) 463-8485 Direct Phone
(808) 874-8668 Office Phone

Excerpts for this Blog post obtained at www.bohawaii.com , www.justluxe.com, & www.andaz.hyatt.com and www.google.com/images

EcoBroker Meghan Clair on Home Hunters TV Hawaii

Home Hunter Tv Hawaii Website

The Home Hunter Hawaii TV Show is a half-hour weekly Real Estate/Home Services talk show. The program airs every Sunday morning at 11:00AM on ABC KITV Channel 4. We will preview state wide luxury properties for sale, new communities, home services, home furnishings and decor, interior/exterior design trends, property services, local builders, home financing, real estate market news, and much more.

Interested in MAUI REAL ESTATE???
Contact Maui EcoBroker Meghan Clair for a custom Homes search Island Wide

EcoBroker, Realtor(S) Meghan Clair of Coldwell Banker-Wailea Shops Office specializes in assisting Buyers find THE BEST Maui Oceanfront and Luxury Investments.


Meghan ClairRealtor (S), EcoBroker
MauiGreenRealtor@Gmail.com
(808) 463-8485 Direct Phone
(808) 874-8668 Office Phone
Coldwell Banker Island Properties-Shops at Wailea

Realtor Magazine says…Buyers Ready to Spend on Green


Here is a link to the Article in Realtor Magazine: LINK

“Energy efficiency is not on the wish list for home buyers in 2011—it is on the ‘must’ list,” writes Paul Cardis, CEO of Madison, Wis.–based AVID Ratings

Heating and cooling a home today is not cheap. But neither is purchasing a solar heating system, installing new double-pane windows, or replacing old appliances. For a long time, the high expense associated with “going green” has kept many home owners from embracing energy-efficient features…

But there are indications that more and more Americans are seriously considering green construction and adding new ­energy-­efficient upgrades—and determining that the cost is worth it.

“Expenditures on energy-efficient home improvements, which have been essentially flat over the last few years, will see a period of strong growth through 2014, reaching $50.2 billion in that year,” says the new Energy Efficient Homes report by Pike Research, a Boulder, Colo., market research and consulting firm focusing on clean technology.

Green Products Buyers Really Want
*High-efficiency insulation
*High-efficiency windows
*Double- and triple-glazed windows
*Tankless water heaters
*Water-conserving devices
*Products aimed at improving indoor air quality
*Renewable flooring products, such as bamboo and cork
Sources: American Institute of Architect’s Home Design Trends Survey

Maui’s EcoBroker, Meghan Clair of Coldwell Banker Island Properties is your Maui connection to all things GREEN for the home…whether you are interested in buying, selling, or just upgrading you home to be more energy efficient Meghan can help!


Meghan Clair
Realtor (S), EcoBroker
MauiGreenRealtor@Gmail.com
(808) 463-8485 Direct Phone
(808) 874-8668 Office Phone
Coldwell Banker Island Properties-Shops at Wailea

Maui Oceanfront Homes for Sale December 2010!

Have you always wondered what it would be like to own a private get away on the beach in Hawaii?

Do you come to Maui year after year, and each time say you are waiting for just the right time to buy in the Luxury Market?

Honestly if you wait any longer, you are going to miss the best deals…
The time is now!

LINK TO ALL OCEANFRONT MAUI PROPERTY UNDER $5MILLION
LINK TO ALL OCEANFRONT MAUI PROPERTY OVER $5MILLION

Recent Stats:

Number of Ocean front homes sold in Maui 2010
Total:14
Average List Price:$7,998,785
Average Sold Price:$6,581,000
List Prices ranged from $1,300,000-$27,500,000

Number of Ocean front homes sold in Maui 2009
Total:11
Average List Price:$6,638,181
Average Sale Price:$4,985,000
List Prices ranged from $1,850,000-$18,500,000

CONTACT ECOBROKER, REALTOR (S) MEGHAN CLAIR
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OCEANFRONT MAUI REAL ESTATE

Meghan Clair
Realtor (S), EcoBroker
MauiGreenRealtor@Gmail.com
(808) 463-8485 Direct Phone
(808) 874-8668 Office Phone