Paia, HI Real Estate News

By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
    Paia Maui Friday evening update So I was working in Paia at our office, Jim Sanders Realty, and it was a pretty good Friday afternoon...sunny and warm outside, nice and cool inside the office.  I was getting caught up on a lot of things.  During the afternoon I notice some tables going up on the sidewalk outside in front of the Morning Glories Internet Cafe.  I thought it was another weekend blowout sale at the Simmer Style surf shop next door to the cafe.  At the end of the day, I found out that the local artists are starting a new tradition in Paia - Last Fridays - to make things more fun for a weekend evening in town.  There were some hippies young people selling their hand made trinkets made with local seeds!  There were some nice bracelets, earrings and necklaces for sale.  The...
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By Pete Jalbert, R(S)
(The Maui Real Estate Team, Inc. )
As of today, my town of Paia on the North Shore of Maui is the first to go Plastic Bag Free in Hawaii. As a popular water sports town, many local residents have seen first hand the adverse effects of plastic bags on sea life. All too often you see sea birds, turtles, fish or reef entangled in discarded plastic bags. A local group called No Mo Plastic Bag has been working with local merchants over the last six months to raise funds for biodegradable bags and reusable tote bags. As of today, the biodegradable bags are available throughout the town. A benefit will be held tomorrow evening to help defray any extra cost associated with the new bags. I just thought this was a good story about a green minded community stepping up to take action to preserve the local environment. Pete Jalbert R...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
You can help plant a tree on Maui... A Maui couple has started a business that promotes a greener and healthier Maui environment. They created "Plant A Wish" to encourage visitors and residents to take a more active role in planting trees and helping to re-establish native forest species here on the island. Participants can buy a native tree and sponsor it to be planted, along with wishes that are buried in the soil at the time of planting. On Earth day, April 20th, over 100 wishes were written on biodegradable paper to be planted with a young coconut tree that is being installed today in Paia. The tree planting ceremony today takes place at Baldwin Beach Park, at 2:00 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend, and include their own wishes for a brighter future. The Permaculture Group and "Pla...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
  INDIGO - PAIA - MAUI - HAWAII - 96779   It's a shop in Historic Paia Maui - they sell beautiful handmade wool rugs from Pakistan.  It's a family run business that works with refugees, helping them make a living.  This outlet in Paia is unique on Maui - there's nothing else like it.  Also available for sale: jewelry, antique objects, fabrics, statues, art, photography - all with an exotic Asian flair.   The rugs are rich and soft, and some are even silky to the touch.  Any one of these would be a wonderful addition to your home on Maui.   You can learn more at their website, or call them at 808 579-9199.  Come on in to their shop at 149 Hana Highway, at the Paia General Store Building. If you're thinking about moving to Paia, check out some other posts in the Paia  relocation package. ...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
 MAUI GAS PRICES UPThe price of gas today in Paia Maui HI - an all time high at $4.21What's the price in your town?You might think this is a lot to pay for gas, but think about this... once you get here to Paia, you don't need to go any further.You have arrived.Stay awhile and see what else Paia has to offer....historic downtown Paia Jim Sanders Realty Inc.gelato and ice creampost officesurfboard rentalsMana Foodsplaces to eatinternet cafeMaui Girl BeachwearYou can buy your gas for less if you know where to go in Kahului.  If you're moving to Maui, let me help.  With many years of experience as a Maui Realtor, I can be your guide.Just call or email me if you have any questions about what to expect when you get here.  Georgina Ml. Hunter R(S) - 808 283-0635 - mailto:info@mauihunter.com  ...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
DINING OUT ON MAUI - WHAT'S GOOD IN PAIA? I like to take pictures of food.... how does this look?  It was the grilled mahimahi on a huge Caesar salad, at the Paia Fish Market Restaurant.  It's only $13.99 ... how can you beat that? I already wrote about this restaurant not long ago.... check it out for more info.  Paia is a small town on the north shore of Maui.  We get a lot of tourists here, and we have a lot to offer them.  If this doesn't make you hungry then I don't know what to say.  Cheers. Other DINING CHOICES in oceanfront Paia Maui HI.   Steak and Lobster at Mama's Fish House - oceanfront dining in Kuau.     Aloha - The Hunter - www.mauihunter.com    Moving to Paia Maui HI?  Give me a call... 808 283-0635
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
 Social Networking at Street Level - Paia Maui HISometimes it's good to get out and walk about your town.  Yesterday I was in our Paia Maui office and decided to walk up to the Post Office to check the mail, even though it was hot and sunny and I could have cruised up in air conditioned comfort (but how lazy is that?).I'm glad I did.  I ran into a friend who is a property manager and learned of a cute home coming up for rent in the North Shore Village subdivision - at a good price too.  I'll keep that in mind for any clients who are looking for a nice 3 bedroom home to rent in Paia, for $1,900/month.I noticed a new coffee shop has opened, actually HAZ BEANZ relocated from a few doors down.  They have a much bigger space now, and will soon be offering free wi-fi internet access.  This is...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
  (see an artist's view of Historic Downtwon Paia and Makawao - short video) Welcome to Paia Maui Hawaii, 96779          PAIA MAP If you come to Maui and drive east from the airport, along the Hana Highway, you'll come to the small oceanfronttown of Paia.  It's all historic!  Paia Maui was once a thriving sugar plantation town in the 1800's with a sugar mill, hospital, train station, worker housing and commercial district.  Paia was actually 2 towns back then... Paia with the mill, the railroad station (now a retail home furnishings store) and the housing, and Lower Paia along the shoreline, where the shops and restaurants and movie theaters were located, serving the community.  I guess you could say the whole downtown oceanfront area is pretty much the historic district, as there has n...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Paia Fish Market Restaurant         PAIA MAP If you're looking for a place to eat fresh fish on Maui, try the Paia Fish Market Restaurant on the corner of Hana Highway and Baldwin Ave.  call them: 808 579-8030 Seating is casual - family style large tables and benches.  You need to walk up to the counter and place your order and they call out when it's ready.... it's self serve.  This helps to keep the costs down, and you can get first class food for really reasonable prices.  My favorite is the Seafood Caesar Salad - a huge mound of Caeser Salad topped with a slab of grilled Mahi Mahi and a couple of large prawns... side of cocktail sauce and tartar sauce, slice of lemon.... for under $15.  Beer and wine available.           Also available: fish and chips hamburgers and mahi burgers fi...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
 Authentic Thai Food in Paia MauiAs you know, my dad stayed with us this winter on Maui, for 4 months.  Before he headed back to Vancouver, he wanted to have a nice family dinner out to show his appreciation.  He noticed this sign in Paia - AUTHENTIC THAI FOOD - and went in to inquire.  Not impressed with Cheeseburgers on the menu, he spoke with the man running the place about what else they could cook.  Turns out they have a large oceanfront property, and nobody's using that back area by the beach.  My crafty old dad arranged for us to have our own private dinner party in the back - dining outdoors unders the palms.  He arranged the whole event, picked the menu and coordinated for us all to meet there at 5:30.  What a nice surprise!  A Wonderful Dining Experience at Paia's GardenWe wer...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
I have been meaning to blog about this place for a long time now, and keep forgetting, so here it is...MANA FOODS, PAIA MAUI HI49 Baldwin Ave, Paia HI 96779   808 579-8078Open daily from 8:30 am to 8:30 pmPrimarily a Health Food store, with local produce, fresh baked breads and pastries, salad bar, hot foods to go, deli and more.The salad bar rocks!  You can create your own salad to go and throw in some fresh spring rolls, or vegetarian maki sushi (with the seaweed wrap).  They make pizza and soups every day, and other hot treats like macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, veggie lasagna.  It's mostly vegetarian stuff in the salad bar and hot bar, but across the aisle in the deli section you can get hot and cold items that include fish, seafood, organic poultry and meat.   How does turke...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
CAN YOU TASTE IT? And now for something completely different.  After all the serious posts I've made lately, I need a breath of fresh air... so here it is. If you were on Maui you could be eating this delicious meal at Mama's Fish House Restaurant in Kuau.  Their website is a pleasure to peruse as you listen to Hawaiian music. We took some clients/friends out  to Mama's for a special treat, and my hubby got the steak and lobster because he has always dreamed of it.  It was awesome!  I had the mahi-mahi stuffed with crab and lobster, encrusted with macadamia nuts.... damn it was good!  We had a nice booth with lots of privacy, as opposed to the usual table looking out over the palm fringed beach.             If you were my client, you too could be treated to an excellent night out at on...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Relocation Package for Paia Maui HI So you're ready to move to Paia Maui HI- Here are some good things to think about when getting started. Of course there is so much more to know before you come here to Maui, so doing your own research is essential.  Paia is a historic sugar plantation town on the north shore.  Beautiful beaches (that's Baldwin Beach Park pictured here) and a year round warm climate make this part of Maui very attractive for almost anyone.  Paia is a very "groovy and organic" kind of town, with residents from across the globe.  Spreckelsville and Kuau are a couple of other oceanfront neighborhoods in the Paia area.Paia is only about 15 minutes from the Kahului airport, along the Hana Highway, so it's an easy commute if your job is in the central area of Kahului and Wai...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
 MAUI NORTH SHORE SURF Today they are calling for waves to reach 30 feet on the north shore of Maui.  Here are some pictures of the waves at midday, Feb 14, 2008.  They get a lot bigger than this at times.  This is the north shore of Maui - between Paia town and Ho'okipa Beach Park.  Further out to the east will bring you to the famous surf break called JAWS.  Today is not "epic" enough for Jaws, but some tow in surfers will go  went there anyway, and had tons of fun.  Maui is a playground for the hard core surfers, windsurfers, and kiteboarders.  Year round great conditions attract people from all around the world to come here and train.  World class contests are held at Ho'okipa and Kanaha beaches a number of times throughout the year.Here's a view of the coastline looking back toward...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
CHEAP SHOTSSome pictures of Paia Maui Hawaii. A historic sugar plantation town on Maui's north shore.   The home of Jim Sanders Realty.       Paia has some fun shops to browse around in.          Come and spend a day or two.     Bring your family.  Bring your laundry.       Bring your boards and go surfing.Go to the beach.      Go NUTS!     Moving to Maui? ....  see the PAIA relocation package See you in Paia.Aloha from Maui!Georgina M. Hunter - The Hunter  
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Paia Maui HI 96779This map shows the location of Paia town on the north shore of Maui Hawaii.  The Kahului airport is to the west, about 7 or 8 miles away.  The town of Hana is to the east, about 50 long miles away along the winding Hana Highway.  That's Haiku town on the right side of the map.  Other attractions in Paia:Patsy Mink Post Officedining and take outMorning Glories Internet CafeOno Gelato CompanyThee Salon for hairhome furnishingsoceanfront homes for saleHo'okipa Beach ParkJim Sanders Realty Inc.Strini Art GlassSee PAIA from the airplane. My Other Maui maps:HaikuKahului (Central Valley) If you have any questions about where to live on Maui, call me and tell me what you're looking for. If it's out there, I'll find it.Aloha from Maui - The Hunter - Georgina M. Hunter R(S) EMAI...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
 Ono Gelato - Paia Maui - on the Hana HighwayLately I've noticed a lot of people walking around Paia with ice cream in their hands.... There's a new ice cream shop in town, at the corner of Hana Highway and Baldwin Ave.  We have really needed something like this since Ice Cream Dreams left town a long time ago.  There is a Shave Ice store down the street where you can get rainbow shave ice, but it's not quite the same as ice cream is it?  The Gelato - Three generations of Italian tradition combined with Hawaiian flavors.  They make their own rich and creamy organic ice cream, with lots of yummy flavors that are uniquely Hawaiian, such as:Kula strawberryLilikoi (passionfruit)Maui PineappleFruit of the TropicsHey I wonder if they have rambutan or lychee?  I tried the hazelnut/chocolate an...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Morning Glories Internet CafeThe Shops at Paia Bay137 Hana Highway, Paia HI 96779808 579-3336email them: cafechocolatmaui@yahoo.comWe have a new coffee shop in Paia Maui, and it's right next door to our friendly Jim Sanders Realty office, on the Hana Highway.  The Morning Glories Internet Cafe serves organic coffee and homemade wheat free pastries, as well as organic chocolates made from Brazilian sustainable cocoa.  The husband and wife team of Stuart and Elizabeth are behind the counter making espressos and lattes from 7 am until 5:30 pm.  It's also an internet cafe, with 8 computers available by the minute, at 10 cents per minute.  The computers are upstairs in their cozy loft, so you can have some privacy.  Downstairs you can also log in with your own computer and be part of the sce...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
  Maui Street Signs - Sticker Graffiti Sometimes I like to take pictures of goofy things, like these various street signs around Paia and Haiku on Maui.  People seem to have a lot of time on their hands, and enjoy putting stickers on things.  I have to admit it makes for a laugh once in a while. Who are these people?  Where do they get those stickers? I recognize some of them coming from the surfing industry.... we have a lot of surf punks in Paia.           All eyes seem to be on this one sign. Stop and smell the roses indeed! Do you get this kind of thing in your neighborhood?  Or is this a Paia thing?  I don't get out much, so maybe you can enlighten me. Thanks for STOPping by. PAIA MAUI homes for sale ~ HAIKU MAUI homes for sale Aloha and thanks for reading my Maui Blog! - Georgina...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
The Honolulu Star-Bulletin today reports that Prudential Locations and Aina Maui Properties have announced they will join forces to create a new Maui real estate firm called Prudential Locations Maui.With the addition of the Kahului and Paia offices, Prudential will now have 3 offices.  Aina Maui opened their doors in 1997.  In Paia they are located on the Hana Highway.Other real estate offices in Paia:Jim Sanders RealtyFred Haywood RealtyLandmark Maui PropertiesCentury 21 All IslandsLance Holter RealtyOther attractions in Paia:Patsy Mink Post Officedining and take outMorning Glories Internet CafeThee Salon for hairhome furnishingsoceanfront homes for saleHo'okipa Beach ParkIf you have any questions about where to live on Maui, call me and tell me what you're looking for.  If it's out t...
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