Wailea Palms is one of my favorite neighborhood (condo complex) in Wailea. It is part of my “morning walk” route. I thought I should blog about it here in case some of you are considering buying a condominium in South Maui (now or in the future). It is considered a luxury condo although it is a bit more “affordable” compared to other million dollar condos in Wailea Makena area (great value). Location is ideal. Wailea Palms consists of 120 luxury condominiums in 16 Mediterranean-style buildings that sit upon fourteen beautiful acres. The complex sits just above the residential subdivision, Wailea Kai, granting some units excellent views of the Pacific Ocean.
There are numerous open floor plans offered at Wailea Palms. The one-bedroom units have 2 bathrooms and are between 1,022 and 1,032 square feet. Each unit features central air-conditioning, sunken living rooms, high ceilings, and granite countertops. Topography around the units of Wailea Palms include a variety of species of mature palms trees, beautiful flowers, and peaceful lakes and waterfalls. Amenities include a swimming pool, Whirlpool spa, private putting green, pavilion, fitness center, and multiple barbeque areas. Long-term rentals with a minimum of six months are available here and pets are not allowed.
Wailea Palms has an active and efficient community association. They have an existing website and in the home page is a helpful synopsis of the Wailea Palms community. Here is what it says:
“The Wailea Palms is a 120-unit gated community known for its quality as Distinctly Private Residences. The buildings are concrete construction and are positioned on the property with consideration for both view and privacy. Five unique floor plans feature flowing spaces, high ceilings, and lanais considerably larger than those in typical Maui condominium properties. Fountains, ponds and waterfalls complement impeccably landscaped grounds.
Residents have access to well appointed common areas including a workout room, a professional quality putting green, and a newly renovated barbeque pavilion ideal for either informal gatherings or catered functions. The large heated saltwater pool has magnificent views of both the ocean and the West Maui mountains and is reputed to be amongst the most beautiful in Wailea. Quality maintenance is ensured by an active Board of Directors, a dedicated landscape team and the presence of an onsite manager. Owners are eligible for membership in the beautiful Wailea Golf Club featuring three premier courses within a few minutes drive.
Short-term rentals and any type of frequent occupancy by different entities is strictly prohibited. As a result, Wailea Palms owners enjoy a very stable population and a strong sense of community. An active Social Committee regularly plans events to provide ongoing opportunities for residents to interact. The financial strength of the Homeowners Association, strict policies governing use of apartments, and a reputation for quality maintenance assure owners they will have the enjoyment of Distinctly Private Residences.”
What are the the units available at Wailea Palms?
There are currently six units on the market at Wailea Palms. Three (3) of those units are listed by Wailea Realty Agents. In my opinion, these are some of the best units in the complex. Let’s take a look as see….
- MLS: 365052
- Unit: 2704
- Beds/Baths: 2 / 2.00
- Listed by Leslie Mackenzie-Smith, R(S)
Beautiful views and privacy from this 2nd floor 2 bedroom 2 bath condo in the Wailea Palms Private Residences. Italian floor tile with hand painted accents throughout. Original art work custom, historical antiques, and furnishings reminiscent of a beach property in Cape Cod. Completely remodeled kitchen with shaker style cabinets, top of the line appliances and beautiful granite counter tops. Amenities include an infinity edge pool and BBQ area with one of the most amazing views in South Maui! The discerning buyer will appreciate all that has been done to this special residence. Nothing has been spared; the unit is turn key and ready to go for the part-time or full-time resident. If you’re looking for the best, this is it! Call for your private showing.
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- MLS: 366630
- Unit: 3405
- Beds/Baths: 2 / 3.00
- Listed by Roger Pleski, R(S)
This unique, Wailea Palms E floor plan condominium is one of only 5 like it in the complex. Situated in the very private 34 building, on the ground floor, allows you to entertain on your lanai without being seen by other units. A 180 degree ocean view adds to the tranquility that is the Maui lifestyle. Upgraded kitchen with custom cabinets, granite counter tops and backsplash, stainless appliances and matching cabinet fridge doors as well as tile throughout the kitchen and dining area. This is a must see to appreciate condo. Enjoy the many amenities at the gated Wailea Palms community, including a putting green, beautiful pool and party pavilion area complete with exercise room and library. Most furnishings are included in the sale with exceptions. Call your favorite Realtor to preview this beauty today.
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- MLS: 366556
- Unit: 2908
- Beds/Baths: 2 / 3.00
- Listed by Patricia Swatzel, R(S)
Many condos in Wailea promise “A spectacular Ocean View,” This condominium truly delivers! In fact, you know you are in a “Special Place” the moment you walk through the door; you step down into a living room which opens directly onto the lanai providing a lovely inside-outside living area. This 2nd floor unit does not get direct sun, so it is always cool, with afternoon breezes. This condo has privacy, magnificent view and the convenience of indoor and outside living. This end unit has 1,559 Sq. Ft. of living space, and 413 Sq. Ft. of a fully covered lanai. It is the “D” floor plan designed with 2 master suites and 3 full baths. The entrance, living room, kitchen, dining room and lanai have stunning travertine flooring throughout. This unit is a short distance away from the swimming pool. The view at the pool is 180 degrees, of a magnificence breath taking sight. The most amazing ocean views in all of Wailea; from the west Maui Mountains to the island of Kahoolawe. Privacy and peace surrounds your Sunsets. The saline, heated pool is one of the largest private pools in Wailea, along with a hot tub. There is a nice workout room with air-conditioning, TV, and a library. The outdoor party Pavilion is a fully furnished kitchen with large BBQ, and close by is the putting green and community herb garden.
The Wailea Palms Residence is a private gated community of 14.5 acres. The density is very low; only 16 free-standing buildings. It has a full time a manger. It is beautifully landscaped, with Koi ponds, and running water features. The complex is beautiful, secure, and serene. The Palm Residences’ is a five minute walk to the world famous Keawakapa Beach one of many Wailea beaches, and a comfortable walk to The Shops at Wailea for shopping and dining, or any of the six Luxurious world-class hotels. It is a short drive to the Wailea Tennis Club, and 3 Championship Golf Courses; the Old Wailea Blue, the Wailea Gold Course and the Wailea Emerald Course. Wailea Palms is also one of the original properties which afford the privilege of joining the Wailea Owner’s Golf and Tennis membership. It is a private refuge in a world class resort. For a condominium with comfort, privacy, quiet, a truly a spectacular view- this unit cannot be surpassed.
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Coming up on our next post … Palms at Wailea (this is the complex where short term vacation rental is allowed) …