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Exclusive Listing: 686 Onipaa Place

What is it like to live Upcountry in Makawao, Maui?

686 Onipaa Place, Makawao, Maui Exterior Hero

Welcome to 686 Onipaa, a property that not only offers a comfortable residence but also encapsulates the unique and vibrant lifestyle that Makawao is renowned for. Peaceful natural beauty and charming town atmosphere. This opportunity invites you to experience an island style of living that is truly one-of-a-kind.

Makawao: A Hidden Gem of Maui

Bon Dance in Makawao, Upcountry Maui

Makawao is a picturesque town on the slopes of Mount Haleakalā, located in the Upcountry region of Maui. A place where the spirit of old Hawaii meets contemporary island living. At 686 Onipaa, you’ll find yourself immersed in a community that combines the tranquility of rural living with the convenience of being just a short drive away from a selection of Maui’s best schools, the Upcountry Farmer’s Market, fashionable boutique shopping, delicious restaurants and outdoor activities. These are some of the many features that make Makawao and 686 Onipaa so special:

Easy Access to Schools

Seabury Hall Entrance in Makawao/Olinda, Upcountry Maui

There are a number of schools that are in close proximity of 686 Onipaa including: Makawao Elementary, Kalama Intermediate, Seabury Hall, King Kekaulike High School, Carden Academy, Montessori School of Maui and Haleakala Waldorf School. These schools are all within a 2-10 minute drive, making the property one of the most central locations to a broad selection of Maui schools.

Direct Connection to Natural Beauty

Makawao Forest Reserve

686 Onipaa offers a direct connection to the natural beauty of Maui. The Makawao Forest reserve is just a short drive away, offering numerous hiking and biking trails. Waihou Spring, in the Upper Olinda and Pi’iholo area, is equally special. The property itself is surrounded by lush landscapes; including a home garden with papaya trees, banana, ginger root and enough space to expand. The adventures of the forest and the zen of home gardening–both right at your fingertips.

686 Onipaa Place Backyard, Makawao, Upcountry Maui

Paniolo Heritage

Makawao has a rich history deeply rooted in the Paniolo (Hawaiian Cowboy) culture. Paniolo in Makawao, and throughout Hawaii, became known for their skilled cattle herding, roping, and riding. They developed their own unique ranching style, blending elements of Hawaiian, Western US and Mexican horsemanship.

Forth of July Rodeo at Oskie Rice Arena in Makawao, Upcountry Maui

This history is celebrated through local events and is clear in the character of Makawao town. There are still keawe horse posts that line storefronts. The annual Rodeo and 4th of July Parade are ingrained Upcountry traditions. Celebrations that bring together the local community and visitors alike for a taste of Hawaii’s ranching lifestyle.

Forth of July Parade on Baldwin Avenue in Makawao, Upcountry Maui

Quaint Town Charm

686 Onipaa is just a short walk or drive from Makawao’s charming town center, featuring a variety of boutiques, art galleries, and eateries. Here you’ll find unique shops, dine in cozy restaurants, and experience the warmth and hospitality of the local community. Don’t forget to try the famous Komoda Store & Bakery for a stick doughnut…they are a historic Maui institution!

Komoda Store and Bakery in Makawao, Upcountry Maui

Makawao is a Place like No Other

686 Onipaa offers a serene and peaceful setting, perfect for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of big city life. It’s a retreat from the ordinary, allowing residents to unwind and find tranquility in the beautiful surroundings. If you’re seeking an island home that combines modern comfort with the allure of old Hawaii, this is an opportunity you won’t want to miss. Please call us today for a showing.

Seabury Hall Craft Fair in Makawao/Olinda, Upcountry Maui


Erin Haywood,

(808) 468-5223

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