Dream Destinations: Exploring Hale Ali’i

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Winter months have just about everyone dreaming of Hawaii and the luxury of warm weather and soft white sands. But like every other dream destination, there are levels of luxury to explore. The Kapalua resort area on Maui has quickly become a favorite for both vacations and long stays.

Part of the allure is location, it is surrounded by mountains and framed by two nature preserves that give its idyllic beaches a feeling of protection. There’s also a sense of ideal living here with a spa, great restaurants and shops, a farm that sells organic produce to the community. This isn’t just a resort where you drop the conventions of the world but is instead a place where you experience a deeper connection with nature and yourself.

Photo: Ruhm Marketing

Photo: Ruhm Marketing

Hale Ali’i is ideally situated as a neighbor to the Ritz-Carlton and the Montage, two hotel brands with a global reputation. Inside the resort a shuttle takes you and your guests to local restaurants, hiking trails, beaches, and spas. The ultimate luxury might be the white sand beach of Oneloa Bay located just a short walk from the home.

Photo: Ruhm Marketing

Photo: Ruhm Marketing

A home with such ideal positioning needs to be planned carefully to make the most of the natural opportunity. The home has been tastefully decorated and furnished by world-renowned designer Mary Philpotts and offers a variety of different entertaining and relaxing spots within the home, from traditional formal to contemporary casual. The four-bedroom home is on .7 acres with 10,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor living.

Photo: Ruhm Marketing

Photo: Ruhm Marketing

Floor-to-ceiling pocket sliding walls help open the home up to the view in a way that is seamless and expansive.

Photo: Ruhm Marketing

Photo: Ruhm Marketing

The home’s saline infinity pool, was designed with turquoise colored pool tiles to  match the ocean and a l turtle mosaic hand laid by local artist. There is also 12-person hot tub and a built-in BBQ with Verde Maritaca granite countertops.

The home was designed according to the timeless principles of feng shui to incorporate and honor the elements. As the video below shows, the home met with the approval of  feng shui expert Kanoe Merino and a feng shui appraisal is available for your perusal. It was also blessed by Hawaiian native and cultural advisor to the Ritz Carlton, Clifford Nae’ole.

The Maui estate brings life, energy, and peace to those who call it home.

We aren’t the only ones to fall in love with this one. It’s been featured by the Wall Street Journal, Haute Residence, and others.

It is listed with The Boutique for $23.95 million and marketed by Ruhm.

An Iconic, World-Class Destination | 9 Kapalua, Lahaina, Hi 96761 from The Boutique Real Estate Group on Vimeo.

Deidre Woollard

Deidre Woollard is a real estate publicist who founded Luxist.com (later part of AOL.com), realtor.com, and is now a leading real estate publicist achieving placement for agents and properties in Architectural Digest, The Hollywood Reporter, Los Angeles Times, Curbed, and more. She’s passionate about the intersection of branding, marketing, and writing, something she’s been able to pass on while teaching at UCIrvine Extension in their Digital Journalism program. In her spare time, you can find her under a tree reading on her iPad. Explore more great properties on LeverageRE.com.