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The History of Maui Meadows

Maui Meadows is a neighborhood located in the southern part of the island of Maui, Hawaii. The neighborhood is known for its picturesque views of the Pacific Ocean, lush tropical landscape, and large, spacious homes. The development of Maui Meadows dates back to the 1960s and 70s, and the neighborhood has since grown to become one of the most sought-after residential areas on the island.

The history of the Maui Meadows neighborhood began in the 1960s, when a group of local developers and investors purchased a large tract of land in the southern part of Maui. The land was initially used for farming, but the developers saw potential for residential development, as the area offered beautiful ocean views and a convenient location near the town of Kihei.

At the time, Kihei was a small, rural community, but the developers saw potential for growth and began to plan a residential development that would take advantage of the area's natural beauty and proximity to the ocean. They envisioned a neighborhood that would offer large, spacious homes on spacious lots, with ample room for family members, outdoor living and recreation.

To achieve this goal, the developers began to clear the land and prepare it for construction. They also worked to improve the infrastructure of the area, installing roads, utilities, and other necessary infrastructure to support the new development.

The first phase of development in Maui Meadows began in the late 1960s, with the construction of a number of single-family homes on spacious lots. These homes were designed to take advantage of the natural beauty of the area and offer residents spectacular ocean views. They were also designed to be energy-efficient, with features such as high-efficiency windows and insulation to reduce heating and cooling costs.

The next phase of development was focused on building a community center, a recreational park and an area for agriculture, the idea of maintaining a connection with the area's agricultural past. This helped attract more people to the area and provided them with a place to gather and enjoy the natural beauty of the area.

The Population of Maui Meadows

Over the years the population of Maui Meadows began to grow. More and more people moved into the area attracted by the spacious homes featuring accessory dwelling units, beautiful ocean views, and convenient location near Kihei, Wailea & Makena. This increase in population also led to the development of new businesses in Kihei, such as grocery stores, shops, and restaurants, which helped to create a sense of community within the neighborhood.

As the development continued, a series of covenants, conditions, and restrictions (CC&Rs) were created to maintain the quality of the development, ensure the preservation of the natural environment and promote a sense of community within the neighborhood. These included guidelines for the construction of homes, such as architectural styles and building materials, multi family housing, ohanas, and rules for property maintenance and landscaping. They also included restrictions on the use of property, such as restrictions on commercial use and zoning requirements.

One of the key factors in the success of Maui Meadows is the development's commitment to preserving the natural environment. The developers worked closely with local conservation groups to ensure that the development would have minimal impact on the area's natural resources. This included measures such as using native plants in landscaping, preserving wetlands and wildlife habitats, and implementing a storm water management plan to reduce the impact of development on local waterways.

In the end, Maui Meadows is considered a successful and well-planned development, it is a prime example of how development can be done in an environmentally sensitive and sustainable way, while also providing a high-quality living environment for its residents. With its spacious homes, beautiful ocean views, and convenient location near Kihei, the neighborhood has grown to become one of the most sought-after residential areas on the island of Maui. The development is a prime example of successful community.

Homes for Sale in Maui Meadows

1 Beds 1 Baths 401818 MLS Fee Simple Tenure
FEEL the CALM...Feel the're HOME! FALL IN LOVE with this easy, breezy mid-century/Bali style inspired residence in the very desirable community of Maui Meadows! The movement from indoor to outdoor is seamless, and adds to the multi-dimensional living environment. Discover what tropical living is all about, here at 721 Mililani Place. in Hawaiian, "Mililani" means "heavenly caress" and that's exactly what you will experience here. SIMPLIFY and DOWNSIZE your lifestyle by enjoying this unique offering which features a one bedroom cottage, yet can easily live like a two bedroom space with its flexible floorplan configuration. Be inspired by the generous ocean and mountain views from your expanded lanai area which serves as your extended living space. Another huge bonus of this property is that it is being offered as TWO CPR LOTS sold as one, namely parcels 0001 (Lot A) and 0002 (Lot B). Lot B has the mid-century modern cottage that was completed in 2019. The cottage is highlighted with the following features: Open concept living area with island kitchen counter and 14-feet wide custom sliding doors that invite tropical breezes into the space; 12-ft high ceilings and large vinyl Anderson windows create volume and ambient natural light throughout the home; custom made Bali doors; neutral toned Italian rectangle tile throughout the cottage extending into the den and lanai area (The garage area has been used as the large den area OR makes an ideal 2nd bedroom space); 3-Split A/C system and ceiling fans are perfect for warmer summer days; open style display shelves and teak cabinets adorn the kitchen along with stainless steel appliances package including gas stove; kitchen countertops are stainless steel and manmade stone for durability; custom teak pantry in the hallway; en-suite bathroom and walk-in closet in primary suite; sold mostly furnished; additional outdoor shower for washing down from your beach days, and more! There's a bonus "studio" shed perfect as mediation/yoga room, office space, or guest quarters! Irrigation system installed for most of the entire lot. The cottage was intentionally built to take advantage of its own view plane, while preserving unobstructed ocean views for Lot A, and set back off the road. This is your opportunity to envision and create your dream home while living in the cottage! Or, if you decide not to build a dream home, you can sell either parcel or both! Call your fave realtor today and explore what this unique property has to offer!

721 Mililani Pl, Kihei

Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Maui-Ka.

4 Beds 4 Baths 400391 MLS Fee Simple Tenure
Welcome to the Komodo Dragon Hale, a luxurious, elegant and whimsical estate located in the prestigious Maui Meadows community. As you enter the property you’ll be greeted by two guardian Komodo dragon statues, symbolizing luck, strength, and new beginnings. Situated on half an acre, this electric gated property offers resort-style living, complete with a backyard lagoon, featuring a stunning waterfall, heated pool, waterslide, and a grotto hot tub. The main house exudes Asian flare and is adorned with high-end finishes throughout. From concrete countertops to Teak and Mango wood cabinetry, every detail has been meticulously curated. The interior boasts Alder doors, French doors, and custom Redwood windows, with Romo fabric window coverings. The bathrooms feature one of a kind custom built sinks and vanities with oiled-rubbed bronze fixtures and door handles. No expense was spared in creating this incredible space. From the Monkeypod breakfast bar, the redwood decks and trim, Alder doors, and Venetian plaster all adds to the luxurious ambience. The bonus premiere suite on the second floor offers breathtaking views of Ulupalakua, Koho’olawe, and the West Maui Mountains. The cozy, detached Ohana, is a perfect retreat for those seeking comfort and tranquility. This charming unit features a spacious one bedroom and one bathroom, boasting the same unique and stylish offerings as the main house. The custom-built kitchen showcases beautiful tiger wood finishes, adding a touch of elegance to the space. For your comfort, the Ohana is equipped with Airscape technology and double split Samsung air conditioning units, ensuring a pleasant climate throughout the year. This charming space has its own dedicated gated entry and a spacious driveway, offering flexibility and privacy. It's perfect for hosting guests or utilizing as an income property. You'll also appreciate the convenience of the very large boat gated entrance, providing easy access and storage options for your watercraft. The property showcases a lushly landscaped backyard that serves as the crown jewel, with a pool that invites you to relax and unwind. The waterslide and cascading waterfall add an element of fun and serenity to the space. At night, the thoughtfully placed exterior lighting and sound system create the perfect ambiance for entertaining. For those seeking privacy, the property is secluded with up to 7ft. lava rock walls. Additional features of the property include an in-ground hot tub, a bird aviary with double catch doors, and space for a new smaller bird aviary. The home is equipped with not one, but three solar batteries, ensuring energy efficiency and reduced electric bills. The finish style of the property is Polynesian, and there is plenty of storage available. Ideally located on Maui's sunny southern side, you'll enjoy easy access to the golden sandy beaches of Wailea, fine dining restaurants, golf courses, and tennis courts. Don't miss your opportunity to experience the luxury and tranquility of the Komodo Dragon Hale. Contact your favorite Realtor to schedule a showing today!

595 Kupulau Dr, Kihei

Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Island Prop(S).

3 Beds 4 Baths 401465 MLS Fee Simple Tenure
Escape to your own private oasis in the heart of Maui Meadows, where luxury meets tranquility on a sprawling .561-acre estate. This exclusive retreat offers unparalleled privacy and breathtaking panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and the outer islands, creating an idyllic sanctuary for those seeking the ultimate Hawaiian lifestyle. The main residence boasts three bedrooms and four baths, meticulously designed with the finest finishes and craftsmanship. Upon arrival, you're greeted by a lushly landscaped tropical paradise, where swaying palms and fragrant plumeria set the tone for the serene ambiance that awaits. Step inside the main residence, where floor to ceiling windows and expansive deck and patio areas flood the space with natural light and provide stunning ocean vistas, blending indoor and outdoor living, perfect for entertaining or simply enjoying the island breeze. The upper level features a NanaWall folding glass wall system, allowing for a seamless transition to the exterior deck space, ideal for soaking in Maui's legendary sunsets. Merbau solid hardwood floors from Bali and rainforest leather finished marble accents create an atmosphere of understated elegance, while custom reclaimed teak doors and cabinets with hand-carved accents from Java add a touch of exotic charm. The gourmet kitchen is a chef's dream, featuring Persian Gold granite counters, a quartzite island with built-in Teppanyaki grill cooktop, and top-of-the-line appliances including a Gaggenau oven, induction cooktop with vented hood and pot filler, built-in refrigerator with custom wood panels, Sharp drawer microwave, wine refrigerator, and Viking trash compactor. Retreat to the master suite with deck access and stunning ocean views, while the ensuite bath offers dual vanities with custom teak cabinets and a luxurious limestone shower with bits of fossils, providing a spa-like experience at home. The lower level offers additional living space with two guest bedrooms, an office/den, second office space with a wet bar, two full baths, and laundry room, each thoughtfully designed. Step outside to the inground pool, poolside barbecue area, and separate freestanding spa, perfect for soaking up the Hawaiian sun in style. The detached studio ohana features solid bamboo floors, a spacious deck with a private tropical yard area, and a walk-in pantry, providing the perfect retreat for guests or extended family members. Experience the epitome of island living in this private, exclusive retreat in Maui Meadows. Schedule your private showing today with your REALTOR, and make your Maui dreams a reality. See property video at

744 Lanina Pl, Kihei

Listing courtesy of Carol Ball & Assocs.

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