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Bask in the Pale Moonlight of Mahinahina

July 15, 2010
BY RENEE ROBIDART, Whalers Realty Inc.

MAHINAHINA — “Pale Moonlight” is the literal translation of the Hawaiian word “Mahinahina.” The various regions of the islands were named for their distinct characteristics, and the area of Mahinahina, nestled between Honokowai and Kahana, earned its description because of the unusually bright reflections from the moon, which casts an intense glow on the darkened waters of the Pacific. Those who are fortunate enough to call this area home frequently observe moon bows, whose luminescence are rarely seen elsewhere.

The climate in Mahinahina is idyllic with fertile land and cooling tradewind breezes. Many kama‘aina call this area home; it is a family-oriented area with large parcels by Maui standards and the allowance of ohanas (cottages) in addition to main residences.

Located at the top of the subdivision, 3908 Mahinahina St. offers expansive ocean views from several rooms of the unique octagon-shaped home as well as the detached ohana. Upon entering the home, you are immediately drawn to the vaulted ceiling with wood accents, giving the feeling of being underneath a giant beach umbrella. The main level houses the Master Suite and a large kitchen that opens to the living and dining areas. Walls of windows offer 360-degree views both makai and mauka.

The lower level includes a family room with wet bar and two additional bedrooms, providing privacy and space for families or guests. In the seclusion of the back of the home, a gracious deck allows access to the pool, spa and landscaped lawn. Excellent for entertaining friends or enjoying relaxing solitude, the amenities of this home offer something for everyone. The one-bedroom detached ohana with high ceilings is a bright and open space, also offering ocean views from the private deck area and potential for extended family use or rentals.

Built in 1988, this 1,940-square-foot home plus ohana has been thoroughly maintained throughout the years. Thermal pane windows, insulation and air conditioning keep the property cool, quiet and energy-efficient.

To arrange for a private, personal showing of this exceptional value, please contact Nancy Montoya at Whalers Realty at (808) 250-5073.

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3908 Mahinahina St. features a detached ohana and pool.



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