Sailing to Lanai, Leaping Whales, Beautiful Beaches

Setting sail for an adventure aboard the Trilogy Excursions with my wife Ivy and my daughter Meili.  We left the harbor and were welcome by leaping whales, rainbows and a beautiful sail to the island of Lanai.  Morning was offering stormy conditions and rain squalls which made it that much more fun. As we approached the island we waited off shore for the rain to clear, as we pulled into the harbor it was sunny and the wind died down. I always enjoy joining the crew aboard the Trilogy. Captain Brian and the crew treated us to first class service which is a Coon family tradition.  The Coon family is a 3rd generation of Trilogy family serving Maui.

We had a wonderful day on the island of Lanai. First off we hit the beach for some rays and a swim felt really good. Then it was off for a hike to the cliffs.  There are some beautiful bays as we climb down the cliffs to a secluded beach. As time is ticking by its time to catch up with the Trilogy crew and lunch before we head back to Maui. The Trilogy always puts on a fantastic lunch before leading out for some more whale watching and trip home.

 

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It was a great trip to Lanai and time to head home. I love living on Maui, it is an island but so diverse and many options and places to enjoy.

If you are looking to buy a home or condo in Maui,  I have years of experience in land development and Maui’s finest luxury resort properties. I have worked on sales teams at Wailea Beach Villas oceanfront condominiums, Ho’olei Villas and Papali Wailea luxury homes.  I have also worked on development projects in Sprecklesville & Haiku, and on the northshore of Maui.  

 

From my website nickensmaui.com you can search for real estate in Wailea, Kihei, Kaanapali, Upcountry to Kapalua Maui. I have represented buyers and sellers island wide, working out of our three Sotheby’s offices.  Island Sotheby’s International Realty has offices at The Shops of Wailea, Upcountry Makawao and Napili Plaza to best serve your real estate needs.  So give me a call, love to help you with all your Maui real estate needs.

Steven Nickens R(S) GRI ABR

Island Sotheby’s Int’l Realty

Wailea, Maui, Hi 96753

Cell: 808-280-2208

Email: nickens@maui.net

Website: nickensmaui.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Windsurfing at Hooikpa Maui

Windsurfing at Hookipa Maui. This last week the surf was hugh on Maui. Jaws is known around the world for giant waves. Guys like Ian Walsh and Shane Dorian were riding 40 ft waves which is pretty crazy. Honolua Bay was closing out the bay with big surf.  So the day after the waves came down to where they are ride able.  I was working at my home office and got the call from my wife that Hookipa Beach was going off.  Waves were still big and the wind was blowing hard enough. So I headed down to Hookipa in the afternoon and video the action.  I surf at Hookipa but my windsurfing skills are not up to big surf at Hookipa. But the guys out  windsurfing were having a great time.

I hope you enjoy the video of the windsurf action. If your looking for a home or condo on Maui, give me a call. My day job is a Realtor on Maui.  Maui’s been my home for 41 years and 19 years Maui Realtor. You can sign up for email updates for all new homes and condos on Maui.  Check out my website nickensmaui.com it covers the island from Wailea, Upcountry Maui to Kapalua Maui.  We also have offices in Wailea, Makawao and Napili Maui to better serve you.

For now Aloha and see you in the surf,

 

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Steven Nickens R(S) GRI ABR

Island Sotheby’s Int’l Realty

Wailea, Makawao and Napili

Cell: 808-280-2208

Email: nickens@maui.net

Website: nickensmaui.com

 

luxury and Style Kula Plantation Home in Maui

I love this luxurious home in Kula Maui.  It’s located in a very private neighborhood with expansive views of the north and south shores.  If your looking at buying a home in Kula Maui that offers elegance and meticulous attention paid to every detail. Then your going to love this private Kula estate.

The landscape lends it’s self to a island sanctuary with many exotic plants and manicured grounds.  The entrance invites you to days of old Hawaiian plantation life and from the front porch you are over looking Maui from the slopes of Haleakala.

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I really like the kitchen with white plantation cabinets and granite counter tops. This is a chef’s kitchen for enjoying the joy of cooking with friends and family  So if you have more questions about this impeccable residence in Kula Maui, give me a call.

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Kula Maui

You can also sign up to receive email updates on all new luxury homes in Upcountry Maui to Haiku on Maui’s northshore.  There are a number of options if you want to live in Maui.  Discover homes in Wailea Maui, search homes from my website.  We are just getting ready to re-open our new office in The Shops at Wailea so come by for a visit.

Buying homes in Kapalua Maui

Buying homes in Kapalua Maui

If you happen to be looking at buying a home in Kaanapali or Kapalua we also have an office in Napili Plaza so give me a call. If your thinking about selling your home on Maui?  Visit why list with Island Sotheby’s and discover the advantage of listing your home  with an international real estate firm.

 

My name is Steven Nickens, Maui’s been my home for 41 years, 19 years Maui realtor. If you have any questions about Maui real estate please give me a call.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Steven Nickens R(S) GRI ABR

Island Sotheby’s Int’l Realty

Wailea, Makawao and Napili

Cell: 808-280-2208

Email: nickens@maui.net

Website: nickensmaui.com

 

 

 

Maui Northshore Homes on Maui

Maui’s northshore offers a variety of homes in places like Paia Maui.  Many people love the northshore for it’s lifestyle.  Winter is an exciting time on the northshore with winter surf and the beauty of Maui’s northshore.  If your thinking of buying a home in Spreckelsville you will find a variety of homes from oceanfront homes to golf course homes for sale. Currently there is a beautiful home that recently came on the market right on the water. You can windsurf from your front yard. Here is a list of luxury homes for sale in Spreckelsville Maui

 

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Here is some footage of the JP Aloha Classic windsurfing contest that was just held in Oct 2013.

 

Paia Town is one of the coolest places to visit on Maui.  People from all over the island come to Paia for good food, shopping and places like Mana’s Fishhouse. You will also find surf shops with board rentals and natural foods at Mana Foods an island favorite. I love the laid back lifestyle on Maui’s northshore. If your looking at buying a home in the country Haiku Maui is a beautiful place to live.  Haiku is where I call home.   I love the tropical setting and lush vegetation everything grows. There are some amazing homes in Haiku for sale from small plantation homes to large estate homes.

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You can search homes in Haiku that are currently on the market from my website.  If your looking for homes on Maui for sale, you can sign up for email updates on all new homes island wide. We have Island Sotheby’s offices in Makawao, Wailea and Napili Plaza to better serve you.  If your thinking about selling your home on Maui? Visit why list with Sotheby’s and experience the difference of working with an international real estate firm.

My name is Steven Nickens, Maui’s been my home for 41 years, 19 years Maui realtor. If you have any questions about Maui real estate please give me a call.

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Steven Nickens R(S) GRI ABR

Island Sotheby’s Int’l Realty

Offices in Makawao, Wailea and Napili

Cell: 808-280-2208

Website nickensmaui.com

Email: nickens@maui.net

 

Jp Aloha Classic Windsurfing Tournament

It’s been a exciting week at Hookipa Maui.  It’s good to see windsurfing competition return to one of the best windsurfing spots in the world, Hookipa Beach Maui. The PWA windsurfing association pulled off a great event.  Being a rookie windsurfer of only three years it was a treat to watch world class windsurfers men and women tearing it up in the surf.  Conditions were perfect with good wind and waves. The over all winner of the JP Aloha Classic was Maui’s Levi Siver with 2nd place going to Bernd Roediger.  Other top Maui finishers included Maui rippers Josh Angulo, Robby Swift, Kevin Pritchard and Graham Ezzy all top notch Maui sailors.

I shot some footage of day three which was just amazing conditions.  If you ever have a chance come down and watch the action it is world class.  Our winter season is just heating up.

On the north shore of Oahu the HIC surfing competition is going on at Sunset beach.  We have a couple Maui surfers making it through the early rounds Ian Walsh tearing it up with some amazing power surfing and Ian Gentil talented young surfer from Hookipa. Moving into November the Triple Crown of Surfing will soon be getting under way with three events on Oahu’s northshore.  The last event at Pipeline will be the deciding factor for the title for WCT world champion between Kelly Slater and Mick Fanning.

So lots happening in Hawaii, get out and enjoy the surf and be safe.  If your looking at buying a home in Maui give me a call. Maui been my home for 41 years, I love to surf and windsurf on Maui’s northshore so let me know if you have any questions that I can help you with.

Aloha,

 

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Steven Nickens R(S) GRI ABR

Island Sotheby’s Int’l Realty

Wailea, Makawao and Napili offices

Website: nickensmaui.com

Cell: 808-280-2208

Email: nickens@maui.net

Aloha Classic Windsurfing Event Maui

Well the Aloha Classic got under way yesterday with excellent conditions at Hookipa Beach Park on Maui.  Hookipa Beach is known around the world for great surf and the windsurfing capital of the world. The best windsurfers in the world are gathering for a twelve day event.  The first day they completed round one, with a couple of Maui local rippers advancing to round three.  Matt Pritchard and Levi Shiver where a couple round one winners to advance to round three.  Monday the surf is expected to get waves in the overhead range and hopefully the winds will come through for some exciting actions as the best windsurfers in the world battle it out for top honors.

With the light winds the surf has been really fun, love getting out early for a morning surf at Hookipa.  So I hope you enjoy the footage I shot.  I will be trying to shoot some more action as the wind and surf picks up.

If you happen to be looking for a home  or condo on Maui? I work with Island Sotheby’s Int’l Realty.  Maui has been my home for over 41 years where I love to surf and windsurf.  If your looking for surf and windsurfing rentals Hi-Tech Maui is a great place to rent equipment or for lessons.  They have a staff of ex-pro windsurfers and waterman to help you with all your needs in the surf.

If your looking for state of the art windsurfing gear? Goya is the name for state of the art sailboards and windsurfing sails, you will find them in the cannery in Haiku.  Ask for Francisco Goya,or Pascal both super nice guys that will help you find the right equipment to keep you ripping in the surf.

So hope you enjoy the contest at the Aloha Classic. Give me a call if you have any questions about Maui real estate.

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Steven Nickens R(S) GRI ABR

Island Sotheby’s Int’l Realty

Wailea, Makawao & Napili

Cell: 808-280-2208

Email:  nickens@maui.net

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Taken By Wonder at Maui Arts and Cultural Center

This weekend we were looking for something to do so we took our granddaughter to the art exhibit at Maui Arts and Cultural Center. They were featuring a young artist Wes Bruce and his unique blend of recycled materials from old building, junk from garages all over Maui. What this artist created was a maze or fort made out of pallets and old junk.  Each room had a theme like the goat room, the picture room, then there was climbing rooms for the kids.

 

 

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What was great about this exhibit it was hands on and fun for the whole family. There was also a room for kids to create art out of left over junk, I even gave it a go.

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You can see in the photo that Wes Bruce used old lumber, photos and just about anything that might have been laying around someone’s home and dump pile.

 

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All in all it was a great day at Maui Arts and Cultural Center. Taken by Wonder is running till Nov 2nd, a great event for a date or just bring the family.  There is something for everyone at this exhibit. My granddaughter Makenna and I had a great time.  My wife is an artist so she just loved the exhibit.

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The Maui Arts & Cultural Center features great artist and concerts so a trip to the MACC is a must when visiting Maui. You can go online to see all events at the MACC.

 

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If your looking at buying a home on Maui, give me a call. I have lived on Maui for 41 years and 19 years a Maui Realtor. I work with Island Sotheby’s Int’l Realty and work island wide. From my website you can search all condos and homes for sale on Maui. You can also sign up to receive email updates on all new homes on the market.

So if your on Maui make sure to visit the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. If your looking at selling or buying on Maui give me a call.

Steven Nickens R(S) GRI ABR

Islands Sotheby’s Int’l Realty

Wailea, Makawao and Napili

Cell: 808-280-2208

Email: nickens@maui.net

 

 

The Great Kula Pumpkin Patch

I was up in Kula showing property this last week and keep driving by The Great Kula Pumpkin Patch.  There was tons of people taking in the great pumpkins.  The kids were just having a blast. Actually I never seen so many pumpkins in my life. So I happen to have my camera with me and recorded the great pumpkin event.

 

So if you happen to have any questions about buying homes in Kula Maui, give me a call.  You can also sign up to receive email updates on all Kula homes on the market.  If you thinking about selling your home on Maui?  Visit why list with Sotheby’s and experience the difference with working with an international real estate firm.

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Steven Nickens R(S) GRI ABR

Island Sotheby’s Int’l Realty

Offices in Wailea, Makawao and Napili

Cell: 808-280-2208

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Email nickens@maui.net
 

Luxury Kula Estate Home For Sale (video)

Kula homes for sale in Upcountry Maui.

I really love this Upcountry Kula home located on 2.70 acres of oceanview real estate.

 

This luxurious residence in Upcountry Kula is probably the finest quality Kula home currently on the market. The owner is a contractor and nothing was spared in building this architecturally custom home.  The floors have a water heating system for the winter nights to keep everything cozy.  The walls were framed with 2×6 studs so that the insulation was more effective.  The stone work through out the homes was completed with Italian marble and granite, the bathrooms are a work of art.  selling homes in kula maui
I really like the design of this residence in kula.  it was designed to reflect the extraordinary landscape of rolling hills and sweeping views.  Upcountry Kula has some of the best climate in the world. Perfect weather and rich volcanic soil making it one of Hawaii’s choice places for growing fruits, vegetables, and flowers.

 

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There are five bedrooms with over 3000 sqft of luxury living. The pool and spa lends it self to the surrounding  environment capturing the beautiful Kula rolling hills and magnificent oceanviews.

 

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Elegance and serenity captures the true feeling of island living with this special home in Kula Maui. If you would like more information or to view this home in a private showing you can email me or call to set up an appointment. You also can sign up to receive email updates on all new homes in Maui for sale.  This home is price just under $3,000,000 for this luxury home on 2.70 acres.

If your thinking about selling your home in Kula and else where on Maui? Visit why list with Island Sotheby’s and experience the difference of working with an international real estate firm.  My name is Steven Nickens, my family is made up of four generations on Maui, I been a realtor on Maui for 19 years. I am a web designer, social media specialist and produce my own videos. So give me a call if you have any Maui real estate questions.

 

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Steven C. Nickens R(S) GRI ABR

Island Sotheby’s Int’l Realty

Offices in Wailea, Makawao and Napili

Serving all Maui

Cell: 808-280-2208

Email: nickens@maui.net

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Buying a Home in Haiku Maui

If you happen to be in the market for buying a home in Haiku Maui lets talk about Haiku.  First of all if your looking for mild weather not to hot not to cold you would like Haiku. Now if you enjoy sleeping at night listening to the rain making music on your roof again this might be the place. Some people prefer Upcountry Kula which also is a prefect climate in a different way.

 

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Haiku to me represents island living in a tropical setting that remind me of old Hawaii. Myself I live on little under three acres and enjoy being able to grow bananas and papayas.  I love the evening rains that keep my garden and oranges trees sweet and producing.  I raised my four kids in Haiku with my wife and now we have moved on to grandkids.  The life syle in Haiku is a little more laid back than the rest of the island. As they say keep the country country.

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Another thing that I like about Haiku is it is pretty close to everywhere.  I work out of our Wailea office and in Upcountry Maui Makawao office.  Its a sweet ride to work driving past my favorite surf spot Hookipa Beach Park.  Hookipa is famous for windsurfing and surfing.  Driving to town you have to pass through Paia town.  I love Paia Maui, its a world class destination for many windsurfer, kiters and beach lovers.  Paia is a very unique  old plantation town with a lot of charm. The food is good, and great shopping that brings people to Paia from all over the world.

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So if your looking at buying a home in Haiku, give me a call.  Its been my home for over 35 years. I also been a Maui realtor for 19 years so I can help you find that perfect home in Haiku. If you are selling a home in Haiku, visit why list with Island Sotheby and experience the difference of marketing your home with an international real estate firm. The team of Steven Nickens and Cheryl Lee represent years of experience selling Maui real estate. You can also sign up to receive email updates on all new homes in Maui for sale. So let me know if I can of any help with your Maui Real Estate needs.

Steven Nickens R(S), GRI, ABR

Island Sotheby’s In’t Realty

Wailea, Makawao, Napili

Cell: 808-280-2208

Email: nickens@maui.net