KAANAPALI - Surfing has a way of bringing people together. For new Ka`anapali Coffee Farms owners Abby and Robert Rinke, they didn't realize just how much their favorite pastime would change their lives until recently.
After searching for nearly six years for their second home, Abby recalled how it brought them to Maui. "Our pastor at Coastline Calvary Chapel on the Mainland, a surfing enthusiast, put us in touch with Ricky Ryan, pastor of Kumulani Chapel on Maui, who shared our passion for Hawaii's waves. After meeting Ricky, his wife Linda, and the church congregation, our network of friends quickly grew. We knew we wanted to stay on Maui, but the question was where.
"Our hard-working Realtor Janice Goodnight thought that Ka`anapali Coffee Farms might be a good fit for us. One day, Ricky and Linda took us to visit a friend's home located in this West Maui community. It was a spectacular residence, made even more memorable by the panoramic views, hills covered with manicured coffee orchards and peace and serenity that surround you. We also loved the agricultural side of this community, with spacious lots and veteran farmers doing the hard work for us. But the icing on the cake came when Ricky brought out his longboard skateboard and he and Robert took turns riding the gentle rolling hills - experiencing this community from a different point of view. We could visualize ourselves here we knew we had found our second home."
The Rinkes celebrate the signing of their Ka`anapali Coffee Farms contract with friends. Pictured, left to right, are Bryan Goodnight, Ricky Ryan, Robert Rinke, Abby Rinke, Linda Ryan and Janice Goodnight.
Today, other buyers are also riding the wave of home ownership at Ka`anapali Coffee Farms.
"In the last four months, four lots have sold and four are currently in escrow," said Rohn Stark of Platinum Properties Hawaii. "Now is the time to purchase one of the remaining four- to seven-acre lots at Ka`anapali Coffee Farms, one of West Maui's hottest real estate properties. But don't take our word for it; we encourage you to experience it for yourself."