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Luxe Vacation Condos on the ‘Magical Isle’ of Maui

20130325-170917.jpgCalled the “magical isle,” Maui is the second largest Hawaiian island. Both sophisticated and rugged, Maui’s top attractions include whale watching off the coast of Lahaina, driving the winding road to Hana, watching the sunrise from the 10,023-foot summit of Haleakala, and lounging on the white sand beaches of Kaanapali.

Maui has four distinct resort areas:
Kapalua is a 22,000-acre resort development on Maui’s northwest shore, near the foot of the lush, west Maui mountains.

Kaanapali is a three-mile stretch of white sand beach and clear water that once attracted Hawaiian kings and queens.

Hana, located on the rugged eastern coast, a mix of natural attractions from waterfalls to botanical gardens to snorkeling and the black sand beaches in Wainapanapa State Park.

Wailea, located on Maui’s sunny south side, is a sophisticated resort enclave, offering a mix of resort and residential opportunities.
Attractive to golfers, families, honeymooners, and vacation home owners, the 1,500-acre gated community of Wailea encompasses three golf courses, a tennis club, three shopping complexes, and five white sand beaches, connected by a 1.5-mile beach walk. Wailea’s resorts range from the striking Grand Wailea, a popular wedding destination with a 50,000-square-foot Spa Grande, to the exclusive Four Seasons with Wolfgang Puck’s signature Spago restaurant and terraced ocean view lounging spots tucked behind walls of lush landscaping.

While Wailea is a popular destination for vacationers and honeymooners, it is also home to several residential communities. Private homes can be found along the shoreline in gated communities such as Maluhia and Wailea Highlands or along the golf courses. Turnkey condominiums with golf course and ocean views allow owners to reap the rewards of rental income. One of the most sought-after condominium developments is the Wailea Beach Villas.

Set in a gated beachfront location adjacent to the Shops at Wailea, the development consists of 98 two- or three-bedroom penthouses and villas set in seven terraced buildings. The residences range in size from 1,900 to 3,100 square feet and offer views of the tropical gardens or the Pacific ocean.

With open floor plans and a design that blends classic Hawaiian style with contemporary architecture, the villas are ideal for entertaining and relaxing. The central great room holds living and dining spaces, as well as kitchens furnished with custom-wood cabinetry, granite counter tops, marble tile work, wine refrigerators, and Sub-Zero appliances.

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