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Coveted & Spectacular Wailea Highlands Estate Sold by the Sayles Team

1 Acre of Wailea Highlands: 4305 Melianani Place

We are extremely happy to announce the closing of 4305 Melianani Place in the prestigious neighborhood of Wailea Highlands. This transaction stands out in particular because we were able to secure a rare property for our clients because of the little inventory available in the neighborhood. This home is extremely special because of the almost 1 acre it sits on. The property itself sits at an elevation, so from the back of the home you can see sweeping views over South Maui.

With 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, and 6000+ sqft of interior living space, this grand residence is all about space, open-air, elegance, and privacy. The home was meticulously designed to maximize all living spaces. Right off the back of the home is a manicured lawn that seamlessly blends the indoor and outdoor living arrangements so the home feels like 1 big living area. The infinity pool at the edge of the property is a serene space to relax in and take a quick dip in to cool off from the sunny Wailea days.

The property was initially brought to market in the 8 figure range at the end of March. After falling out of escrow once, the property received a $3 million price reduction where it was able to peak the interest of our clients. We are happy to say, we closed for a final sale price in the $8 million range which is more than $4 million off original asking.

Traditional Hawaii embraces Frank Lloyd Wright inspiration in this sumptuous Wailea Estate. Throughout 6,042 square feet of living space, this splendid home located on a huge double lot of 40,100 square feet in the high-demand gated community of Wailea Highlands, is a breathtaking blend of rich mahogany, Koa and Ipe hardwoods, travertine and granite.

With its sweeping views of the blue Pacific and neighbor islands, it is literally just minutes from the world-class golf, tennis, restaurants, shopping and sun-drenched beaches that rank Maui as the premier island paradise year after year! Situated within coveted Wailea Resort on Maui’s south coast.

Sprawling Wailea Highlands Estate: 4380 Melianani Place

Recently brought to market, 4380 Melianani Place at Wailea Highlands is an architectural master piece that elegant blends indoor and outdoor living with an upscale Wailea design. Offering close to 1300 sqft of outdoor living area plus an outdoor gazebo, the property encourages taking advantage of the year round Wailea weather. Sitting on close to 1/2 an acre of lush tropical landscaping, the property feels secluded and private because of the mature landscaping allowing for future buyers to keep a peace of mind. In addition to the many outdoor living areas, there is a 78 foot wrap around pool that functions as the focal point and the central area for entertaining outdoors. 

While the exterior and surrounding yard is a gem in itself, the interior living area and features equally match the awe and prestige of its outdoor living space. Totaling close to 8700 sqft of interior living, the home boasts, 4 bedrooms, and 7 bathrooms. All 4 bedrooms have their own en suite so there are 3 remaining bathrooms to serve the rest of the house. The home has been designed as an ode to Hawaii with built in entertainment areas and 2 custom bars built from native koa wood. This particular home is so highly valued because of the elevated location in the Wailea Highlands community which allows it to take advantage of its location in the Wailea community. 

Listed at just under $9 million

Offering Balinese influences, rich Koa cabinetry, Balinese river stone flooring, chef and private catering kitchens with black granite counters, this home boasts 3 beautifully designed in-suite guest rooms. A Master Suite, Living room, Dinning area, Bar, Office, Private Lanais with sweeping Ocean Views occupy the entire second floor accessible via stairs or elevator.

Smart home features including fiber optics for future use, intercom/stereo throughout and a Commercial quality A/C. The lush tropical landscaping with its amber lighting and ocean sunsets make for a romantic evening. This homes stunning features truly must be seen to be fully appreciated.

Wailea Highlands Market Update 2017

So far in 2017, there has only been 1 homes sold in the Wailea Highlands market. The virtually non existent sales volume in 2017 is due to the high list prices and little to no inventory that exists in the Wailea Highlands homes for sale market. To get a better idea of the Wailea Highlands market, we can take a look at the 2016 sales data.

  • Number of Wailea Highlands sold in 2017: 1

Wailea Highlands Market Update 2016

In 2016, the Wailea Highlands homes for sale market so a fantastic amount of sales activity with 3 homes sold. Although 3 homes sold in the community sounds like a small amount, it is actually a really impressive number for Wailea Highlands because a total of 5 homes have been sold over the last 4 years. In 2016, the community saw a total sales volume of $18,000,000, which is very admirable considering the little amount of inventory in Wailea Highlands.

Part of the reason there is little activity in the neighborhood is because of the 24 lots, only 16 of them have home actually built on them. The other factor playing into the low turnover is the the reluctance of the home owners to sell; all of the homes in the neighborhood represent legacy properties and would be very hard to upgrade from.

Further details about the three homes sold in 2016:

  • $5.3 million: Specifically created for Wailea’s indoor/outdoor living, the residence has sweeping ocean views, grand spaces surrounded by gracious, oversized lanais, a stunning full-length infinity pool, and lush tropical landscaping, creating one’s own private sanctuary.
  • $3.8 million: After a quick 3 week cash escrow, the sale represents a fantastic sale for the buyers as it is extremely rare to get into the Wailea Highlands neighborhood for anything under $4M.
  • $8.9 million: See below for complete details.

Wailea Highlands: 4238 Melianani Place

Listed in mid December of 2015, 4238 Melianani Place in the Wailea Highlands stood out for two reasons: it was sitting on 1 acre of highly desirable Wailea real estate and it was its first time on the market. Brought to market at $9,998,000, the price was held firm throughout the property’s time on the market. In the end, after 6 months on the market and two more spent in escrow, the property closed for $8,900,000 cash.

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Wailea Highlands Homes For Sale

  • Number of active Wailea Highlands homes for sale: 2

See a complete list of Wailea Highlands Homes For Sale

Contact a South Maui Real Estate Specialist

Please consider me to be your trusted Maui real estate and lifestyle adviser. I was born and raised on the island, and spend a considerable amount of time to inform my clients about the best deals currently on the market. Don’t hesitate to call me for your any of your Maui real estate needs as I would be honored to assist you in your home search.


Anthony Sayles R(S)

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