What’s Been Happening on Maui?

                              What’s Been Happening on Maui?

Kula Pumpkin Festival

Kula Pumpkin Festival

 

There are always so many things to do on Maui.  I am amazed on talking with people from the mainland that they think Maui is just beautiful resorts and pristine beaches, and it is just that. But then again if you dig a little deeper there is so many things to do and places to explore.

Upcountry KULA Maui

Upcountry KULA Maui

 

Right now in Kula Maui there is the Kula Pumpkin Festival going on in Kula Maui.  I took my wife and grandkids to the Kula Festival over the weekend.  People from all over Maui made the drive up to Upcountry Kula, it was just packed with families, fun for the whole family.  You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy a pumpkin patch.

Homes in Kula Maui

Homes in Kula Maui

 

I was really impressed with the exhibits that they made, they had ponies and there was a pasture of goats grazing on the hillside.  The views overlooking the south shore of Kihei and Wailea were stunning.  As you can guest The Great Pumpkin Patch had lots of pumpkins for sale.

 

It’s really nice sitting back and enjoying chow fun with the kids, with some crepe on the side, the food was excellent.  They also had a corn patch maze to walk through and raised beds with winter flowers growing in their garden.  So if you are on Maui, I really recommend a visit to the Kula Farms at Upcountry Maui.

Homes in kula maui

Homes in kula maui

Right now we are experiencing our first Kona Storm, rain was coming down last night with thunder and lightning, in fact right now my power is out. I love a good rain and storm on Maui, doesn’t happen all the time. The winter surf has arrived on the Northshore of Maui.  Hookipa Beach Park was really big with 6 to 8ft surf yesterday, my oldest son Micah said he caught a couple bombs out there. I garbed my longboard and headed out to Kanaha Beach just past the airport and surfed some really good outer reef waves, arms are tired it’s a long paddle.

 

Friday we are expecting some 25 ft. waves, could be the opening days at Jaws or known as Peahi big wave spot, known around the world as a premier big wave. Coming up soon we have the Aloha Classic Windsurfing contest, if you have time this is well worth your time to watch some of the best windsurfers in the world take on challenging conditions, hopefully, we will have good wind and waves.

Maui Aloha Classic

Maui Aloha Classic

 

So if you are visiting Maui, looking for a vacation rental on Maui’s Northshore? Pineapple Cottage is just passed Paia Town first turn off as you enter Haiku Maui.  Our two-bedroom cottage was been receiving rave 5-star reviews on Air B&B and Vrbo.  My last guest loved the entrance to the lush property located on 2.5 acres. He was saying it’s like a secret garden as you enter through the driveway into a lush estate.  The cottage is set on the gulch overlooking the ocean with a stream and has birds singing in the morning. It seems the lanai is a favorite part of our property, it’s so peaceful and scenic.  But the inside of the cottage offers quality finishing, wood floors, walk-in shower and granite counter tops. Master bedroom has a king bed, bedroom two has a queen bed for your comfort.

Surfing maui

Surfing maui

 

My wife Ivy is an artist and does an amazing job making sure the cottage is in perfect condition. All our guest loves the details that have been taken to make this feel like home, so what our guest are saying, that they have done the condo thing and prefer a quiet, private cottage in the country.  We are close to Paia Maui, ten minutes to Hookipa Beach Park for surfing and windsurfing. Haiku town has great restaurants and food trucks to explore that are just around the corner.  So this winter if you are looking for a vacation rental on Maui, Pineapple just might be the island experience you been looking for.  Everything is close by, a morning walk on Baldwin Beach. Or a visit to Makawao town for a little shopping and dining.

 

Keep in mind if you are looking at buying real estate on Maui. I have been selling real estate on Maui for 23 years. I work Elite Pacific Properties, #1 in luxury home sales in Hawaii.  You can sign up on my website at nickensmaui.com to receive email updates on all new Maui listings, properties for sale all over the island of Maui.

 

So this winter, you just might want to check out Maui for your next island getaway. 

 

Aloha,

Maui Realtor

Maui Realtor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steve Nickens

Cell: 808-280-2208

Email: nickensmaui@gmail

Nova Nova Maui Aloha Classic Windsurf Event

Nove Nove Maui Aloha Classic is on August 31, 2016

Maui Aloha Classic

Maui Aloha Classic

Today starts the Nova Nova Maui Aloha Classic windsurfing at Hookipa Maui. Hookipa windsurfing event will feature the best windsurfers in the world fighting for top honors for the title of Maui Aloha Classic Champion.  Conditions are looking awesome with strong tradeswinds, and huge surf on the forcast.  Last years event was very exciting, and we won’t be disappointed this year.

There are 130 windsurfers registered for the event.  In the men’s pro event will have AWT leaders Boojmaa Guilloul and Maui’s Morgan Noireaux battling for top honors.  Women’s pro division Ingrid Larouche and Sarah Hauser will be battling for the title. But local girl Vicky Abbott could upset the apple cart.
This is looking like a really exciting event with other big names like Marcilio Brown and Levi Siver couple of my favorite Goya Team riders.  Other stand outs Bernd Roediger, Kai Lenny, Graham Ezzy and Maui ripper Conner Baxter.

maui vacation rentals

Maui vacation rentals

The windsurfing event will be running all week, and conditions are looking very promising.  If you’re looking for accommodations on Maui’s northshore, we have a licensed B&B Pineapple Cottage in Haiku Maui.   Pineapple Cottage in Haiku Maui offers a 2-bedroom on 2.5 private acres.  We have 5-star rating on VRBO and AIR B&B.  It’s going to be an exciting week of windsurfing on Maui.  I am going to try and get out to score windsurfing, conditions look good. So hopefully see you at the event.  I will be posting photos and video’s of the action at Hookipa.  Keep in mind if you are looking at buying real estate on Maui, I been selling Maui real estate for 21 years, calling Maui’s northshore home for over 40 years, so give us a call.

 

WIndsurfing on Maui

Steven Nickens RS-54097 GRI ABR

Cell: 808-280-2208

Email: nickens@maui.net

Website: nickensmaui.com

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Summer is on Maui Northshore Vacation Rental

Well we are well into summer on Maui’s Northshore. Our Maui northshore vacation rental has been busy with many of our guest from Europe.  Our guest Christoph just check out, he is  from Austria.  Christoph got some great kitesurfing sessions in, trips to Hana and loving life on Maui, being his first trip.

Maui Windsurfing

Maui Windsurfing on Maui

Ivy and I been busy camping, surfing on the south shore of Maui, and loving the perfect weather that summer has to offer.  We are in the process of getting Pineapple Cottage ready for our next guest from Praque.

Kitesurfing on Maui

Kitesurfing on Maui

 

 

 

 

 

Our Haiku vacation rental has been getting a lot of booking on Air B&B from Austria, Switzerland, England so far this summer.  I have to say I really enjoy our European guest, they are so happy to be on Maui.  I am thinking how much I would like to return to Europe, and now I have all these new friends that have invited us to visit them in their homelands.  So while I do have a job selling Maui real estate, I do enjoy the benefits of living on Maui.

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Pineapple Cottage Haiku Maui

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Maui vacation rental

Maui Sunset

Maui Sunset

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the summer I really love working in my yard and garden.  I would have to say that our property looks like a estate property, 2.5 acres of manicured landscaping.  Our guest love that when you enter our private entry, it’s like driving through a palm tunnel, then opening up to a private oasis.  My wife Ivy and I take a lot of pride in making our guest visit a unique, special experience. ( Search all Maui Real Estate)

Pineapple cottage vacation rental

Pineapple Cottage Vacation Rental

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pineapple Cottage is also close to Paia Maui, the most happening town on Maui.  We are just 10 minutes away from Hookipa Beach park for summer surf and windsurfing.  So if you’re looking for a unique island getaway, you just might want to consider our little B&B in Haiku Maui.  You can find us on Air B&B,

Trip Advisor, and on VRBO.Com.  Well to day the wind is looking good, so I think I will try and get some windsurf time in down at Kanaha.  Life is good on Maui, so make Pineapple Cottage Maui vacation rental your next Maui destination.

 

Aloha Steve & Ivy

Cell: 808-280-2208

Email: nickens@maui.net

Paia Maui Vacation Rentals

Paia Maui Vacation Rentals

 

Summer Vacation Rental on Maui

Summer Vacation Rental on Maui

Maui Vacation Rentals

Maui Vacation Rentals

 

Well we are off and running with the summer season on Maui.  It’s been beautiful weather, with steady trade winds blowing.  We just had some guest leave that were from Switzerland.  I love it when people are so stoked to be on Maui.  I can rediscover through their travels discovering Maui. 

 

Maui Vacation Rentals

Maui Vacation Rentals

Sandra our new Swiss friend loved their stay on our vacation rental, Pineapple Cottage in Haiku.  It’s always exciting to see people appreciate all the hard work we put into our property over the years.  I forget that tropical flowers are unusual with a variety of flowers exploding with color.  She also discovered papayas and bananas throughout the property.  Maui is such a special place, no wonder it is ranked #1 island destination by Trip Advisor and other travel Magazines.

Maui Windsurfing

Maui Windsurfing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maui is such a fun place to explore.  Maybe a trip to Hana for the day, or a trip up to Ulupalakua Ranch for some wine tasting.  Sandra sister spent one-day surfing at Hookipa Beach Park just down the road from us.  With all our guest they are loving their stay at Pineapple Cottage.  We put a lot of hard work and tried to make it a home away from home for our guest.  On Sandra’s last day with her family I said my good-byes and headed out to Hookipa for a surf.  I looked up and saw them all on the cliff waving at me and yelling Steve.  I am so happy to meet so many happy travelers.  They become friends and I hope to see them return again one day.

Pineapple cottage vacation rental

Breakfast at Leoda’s Steve & Ivy

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Pineapple Cottage Haiku Maui

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So if you’re looking for a vacation rental on Maui.  Pineapple Cottage is a unique island experience.  Located on 2.5 acres of lush, and tropical setting.  Stream that flows at the bottom of the gulch, singing birds in the morning, you might want to check out our vacation rental in Haiku.  The interiors offer wood floors, granite counter tops, walk in shower with new furnishing.  Pineapple Cottage was launched just last December, so for your next Maui vacation check us out on Maui’s Northshore.  We are close to Paia Maui for shopping and great places to eat, surf and windsurfing, and beautiful beaches.

Aloha,

Steve & Ivy Nickens

Pineapple Cottage Haiku Maui Vacation Rental.

Cell: 808-280-2208

Email: nickens@maui.net

Real Estate: nickens@maui.net

Pineapple cottage vacation rental

Pineapple Cottage Vacation Rental