Visiting New Zealand

Currently we are on holiday in New Zealand.  New Zealand is an amazing place with beautiful beaches and country side.  I have been really enjoying the local food, which so often is organic and very tasty.

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We spent three weeks traveling the north Island, discovering great surf, excellent hiking and the Kiwi’s are some of the nicest people you will ever meet. You will need to adjust to driving on the left side of the road, takes a couple days to get the hang of it. New Zealand doesn’t really have health food stores, because everything is just organic.  The cheese and meat pies were always a good snack. Their white wines grown in the region were so smooth and enjoyable.

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Surfing is a big sport in New Zealand.  I been surfing in Ragland, and Gisborne among other spots. Driving on the wrong side of the road is a real experience which takes a while to get use to. If your up for a lot of driving, New Zealand will dazzle you with it’s beauty.

 

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Well we made it home to Maui, going to miss our new friends and the beauty of New Zealand. So if your looking for a great adventure, you might want to consider New Zealand. If your looking for buying homes or condos on Maui, visit my website at nickensmaui.com

 

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Steven Nickens R(S) GRI ABR

Island Sotheby’s Int’l Realty

Wailea, Maui, Hi96753

Website: nickens@maui.net

Cell: 808-280-2208

Email: nickens@maui.net

 

Just Sold Home in Kula Maui

Kula Maui, offers unique island experience in Upcountry Maui. Upcountry Kula is an amazing place to live, offering perfect climate with excellent ocean views properties.  I just closed on a 2-acre custom cedar home. Not only was it a beautiful home but it had panoramic ocean views.  This Kula home was a great value closing at $865,000.

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Upcountry homes in Kula Maui

If your looking at buying a home in Kula Maui, you can search all homes for sale in the upcountry area and Kula community. If your thinking about selling your home in Kula, give me a call, or visit why list with Island Sotheby’s Int’l Realty. I been working in the upcountry area for 20 years selling Maui real estate. There are also other great upcountry area’s like Haiku Maui, more of a tropical setting, and on Maui’s north shore community. So if your thinking about buying a home on Maui, give me a call.

 

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Steven Nickens R(S) GRI ABR

Island Sotheby’s Int’l Realty

Office in Wailea, Makawao and Napili

Cell: 808-280-2208

Email: nickens@maui.net

Website: nickensmaui.com

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kamaole Sands Maui Hawaii

Kamaole Sands has to be one of the most popular condos destination in Kihei Maui. One reason is its just across the street from one of Kihei’s most popular beaches Kamaole Beach III. Beautiful spot for a morning swim and evening sunsets.

 

Maui is experiencing a strong turn out with winter visitors.  Cold conditions in the mainland are always a factor for visiting snowbirds.  Maui will always be a strong destination and that is what drives our Maui real estate market.  Prices have adjusted since the market tanked a few years back. Buyers are taking advantage of the Maui real estate market, as we will see a slowly but steady climb in our market. If your thinking about buying a condo in Maui, there isn’t a better time.

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Kamaole Sands Maui

 

Kamaole Sands Maui

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Currently there are twelve Kamaole Sands condos on the market. You can view all condo units for sale from  my webpage.   Building five which is a great location has a great value, unit #5-215 is a one bedroom priced at $459,000.  Another building with exceptional views is building #1-406, a two bedroom unit priced at $749,000 for a upgraded unit with $50,000 in upgrades. So this winter if you have questions about buying condos in Kamaole Sands give me a call.
You can also search condos in other popular condos in Kihei Maui places like Mana Kai  Hale Kamaole  Maui Kamaole and The Royal Mauian.

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Kamaole Sands Kihei Maui

 

 

 

 

Buying real estate in Maui can be the biggest decision in your life.  It is critical to have someone to represent you with experience to navigate the process of purchasing  or selling your property on Maui. Whether your buying a condo or selling your home, you want to be confident you have every element in place to negotiate the best terms and highest price.

Are you thinking about selling your Maui home or condo?  Then Visit why list with Sotheby’s on my home page and experience the difference with working with an international real estate firm combined with an experienced Maui realtor with innovative technology skills.  Call me to help you realize your dreams on Maui.

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Mahalo,  Steven Nickens R(S) GRI ABR

Island Sotheby’s International Real Estate

Wailea, Maui, Hi 96753

www.nickensmaui.com

Cell: 808-280-2208

Email: nickens@maui.net

 

Wailea Resort Luxury Condominiums Maui

 

Aloha and Welcome to Wailea Resort Properties in Wailea Maui.

Wailea Luxury HomesWailea offers a variety of luxury condos from oceanfront real estate to popular condos in places like Wailea Ekolu.  I would like to feature a few different Wailea condo properties that you search active listing that are currently on the market.

 

 

 

 

Wailea Beach Villas

Wailea Beach Villas

Wailea Beach Villas is a popular oceanfront resort condominium property.  There are 98 villa and penthouse units located on 15 acres of beautiful oceanfront real estate in Wailea Maui. Each unit has the finest quality finishing from wolf and subzero appliance, European cabinets, and lime stone floors.  I have worked on the sales team for three years with Wailea Beach Villas so give me a call for further information.

 

 

 

condos wailea mauiHoolei Wailea Maui is another popular Wailea Resort property. Hoolei offers 120 luxury units located on 30 acres of landscape property.  Each unit offers 2419 sqft up to 3076 sqft. of luxury living.  To view all unit currently for sale you can check this page for Hoolei. For additional information on Hoolei you can view this Hoolei Page.

 

 

 

 

Makena Maui Homes

Makena Surf Maui

 

Makena Surf oceanfront condominiums offers beachfront living with amenities including large pool, tennis courts and beautifully landscaped grounds. You can view all active condos for sale in Makena Surf

 

 

If you have any questions about condos for sale in Wailea Maui give me a call. You can also search all homes and condos in Wailea from my website at nickensmaui.com.

Buying real estate in Maui can be the biggest decision in your life.  It is critical to have someone to represent you with experience to navigate the process of purchasing  or selling your property on Maui. Whether your buying a condo or selling your home, you want to be confident you have every element in place to negotiate the best terms and highest price. 

Are you thinking about selling your Maui home or condo?  Then Visit why list with Sotheby’s on my home page and experience the difference with working with an international real estate firm combined with an experienced Maui realtor with innovative technology skills.  Call me to help you realize your dreams on Maui.

buying homes in maui

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mahalo,  

Steven Nickens R(S) GRI ABR

Island Sotheby’s International Real Estate

Wailea, Maui, Hi 96753

Cell: 808-280-2208

Email: nickensmaui.com

Website: nickensmaui.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailea Luxury Homes Pt 2

Wailea Luxury Homes in Wailea Resort

Wailea Luxury HomesI been doing a feature on Wailea luxury homes in Wailea Resort Maui.  This is the part II of a series featured homes in Wailea Maui.  A couple of neighborhoods that I would like to feature the first is Wailea Golf Vistas.  What I like about this gated community is the location.  Your right across the street from Kea A Lani Hotel and with in walking distance to the beach.

 

 

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There are a couple homes currently for sale in Wailea Golf Vistas.  If you would like more information on current sales or a list of active listings drop me an email. You can search homes by neighborhood and schedule showing from each page on my website.

Oceanfront Homes Makena Maui

Oceanfront Homes Makena Maui

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Makena Maui has some of the most luxurious oceanfront homes in Hawaii.  Architecturally stunning homes with sweeping oceanviews.  Makena is one of those secluded unrivaled with natural beauty and pristine beaches. So if your looking for oceanfront real estate in Makena Maui? You can view all active oceanfront homes in Makena from this page.  If you happen to be thinking about selling your home or condo in Wailea/Makena?  Visit why list with Island Sotheby’s International Realty and discover the difference with listing with an international real estate firm,  My name is Steven Nickens, Maui has been my home for 41 years, 20 years Maui Realtor.  So give me a call this winter season with all your Wailea Real Estate questions.

 

Aloha,

buying homes in maui

 

 

 

 

 

Steven Nickens R(S) GRI ABR

Island Sothey’s Int’l Realty

The Shops at Wailea

http://nickensmaui.com

Cell: 808-280-2208

Email: nickens@maui.net

 

Wailea Maui Luxury Homes

Wailea Maui Luxury Homes in Wailea Resort.

Buying Homes in Wailea ResortIf your thinking about buying a home in Wailea Maui this winter?  You can search all homes in Wailea and Makena Maui from my website.  There are a number of neighborhoods in Wailea starting with prices in the million dollar range and going up to $20,000,000. for oceanfront homes in Makena.

Wailea Pualani MauiWailea Pualani Estates offers a variety of one and two story luxury homes. Currently you will find homes in Wailea Pualani ranging from $1,388,000 up to $1,850,000.  You can visit all homes for sale on my Wailea Pualani web page.

 

 

Wailea Kialoa MauiWailea Kialoa is another quality neighborhood offering luxury homes, some with exceptional oceanviews.  Currently there are three home on the market in Wailea Kialoa.  Prices starting at $2,195,000 running up to $3,195,000 for beautiful homes with pool and oceanviews. You can view all homes in Wailea Kialoa from this page.

Wailea Golf Estates

 

Wailea Golf Estates in Wailea Maui.  This is one of Wailea’s older established neighborhoods. What I really like about Wailea Golf Estates is the lay of the land. Most of the lots offer exceptional ocean views.  Many of the homes have been remodeled and offer great value for luxury homes in Wailea Maui. Located right above Wailea Ekolu and The Shops at Wailea.  Wailea Resort offers a variety of condos and homes that you can search from my website.

So this winter season if your going to visit Wailea Resort and looking for real estate give me a call. I have worked on many of Wailea’s finest projects over the years Wailea Beach Villas and Papali Wailea to name a few. You can sign up to receive email updates on all new homes and condos in Maui. If your thinking about selling?  Visit why list with Island Sotheby’s and experience the difference with working with an international real estate firm.  My name is Steven Nickens.  Maui’s been my home for 41 years, 20 years Maui Realtor.  So give me a call.

 

buying homes in maui

 

 

 

 

Steven Nickens R(S) GRI ABR

Island Sotheby’s International Real Estate

3750 Wailea Alanui, Suite B34

Wailea, Maui, Hi 96753

www.nickensmaui.com

Cell: 808-280-2208

Email: nickens@maui.net
 

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

 

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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Haiku Estate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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.

buying homes in maui

 

 

 

 

 

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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