Aloha Maui or soon-to-be-Mauians!

by mark on June 25, 2015

Experience You Can Trust…  Serving Maui Clients for 26 years

I have lived on Maui since 1974 and have been in the Real Estate business here on the island since 1988. I specialize in the West Maui Resort areas of Lahaina, Kaanapali, Napili and Kapalua, although I am able to represent you in all areas of Maui as well as the State of Hawaii. Whether you are interested in a home or condominium for your primary residence or second home, ocean view or beach front, tropical, mountain, country, or resort feel, the island of Maui has it all.

I offer my clients experience, market knowledge, and most of all service above and beyond the ordinary. I am happy to provide past client references upon request. Let me help you “Live Your Dream” of owning property on this beautiful island of Maui.  Check out my Maui Listings page for more of my listings, more photos, and access to all properties listed for sale on Maui.

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This beautifully remodeled single level home is just minutes walking distance to the beach. Located in Lahaina in the Aholo sub division, the home is conveniently situated at the end of a cul-de-sac, less than a block from the beach. Vaulted ceilings, granite kitchen counter tops, stainless steel appliances, tile floors, two Fujitsu ductless AC units and open floor plan enhance the interior ambiance of the home. A roomy back yard and outdoor covered lanai with wet bar add additional space to enjoy the island life style. One Seller has an Active Real Estate license in the State of Hawaii and is Co-Listor.


The most spectacular home and location in Kahana Ridge! This home has magnificent 180 degree views of the Ocean, Molokai, Lanai and year round sunsets as well as views of the West Maui mountains. Custom built, the home’s construction and interior and exterior finishes are of top quality. Bamboo and travertine flooring, granite counter tops in the kitchen and bathrooms, and custom cabinetry, are just a few of the features that are too numerous to list here. A large upstairs covered lanai offers abundant space to enjoy outdoor living and dining. Add the heated pool and spa and rock water fall and you have all the necessities to enjoy the Maui life style. A 3 car garage with epoxy flooring, fans, cabinets and extra lighting is an additional plus. There is surround sound and security cameras throughout the home.


Located on the back row of Kahana Ridge, this home offers beautiful views of the ocean, sunsets and outer islands as well as spectacular views of the West Maui mountains. The reverse floor plan has the kitchen, living room, and Master Bedroom upstairs to take full advantage of the views. In addition, there is an upstairs lanai on the front of the home, an enclosed sun room mountain side, and a newly built and permitted large lanai to the rear of the home with stairs to the back yard. The roomy kitchen has all recently replaced stainless steel appliances. Downstairs are 2 additional bedrooms, a family room and additional bath. Rock walls and tropical landscaping enhance the curb appeal of the home. Kahana Ridge has a monthly Association Fee of $150. The neighborhood is just minutes to beaches, restaurants and the golf courses of the Kapalua and Kaanapali resorts.


Great Inventory of Homes in Kahana Ridge!

by mark on November 3, 2015


Kahana Ridge Rainbow park

Photo Credit: Taylor Jackson

As of November 2015 there are 8 Kahana Ridge homes on the market priced from  $898,000 to $1,950,000. Click on the Kahana Ridge tab above to see the full listings and photos. Please call me with any questions or to view any of the homes.

Aloha, Mark Jackson (R)Broker



Bids sought for Kahana beach nourishment feasibility study
01 Nov 2015 — The Maui News


The county Department of Planning is soliciting bids from consultants to study the feasibility of using sand nourishment as a way to reduce shoreline erosion in Kahana, where seawalls stop the ocean from washing condominiums out to sea.

Known as “shoreline armoring,” seawalls or revetments protect threatened properties from the advancing ocean, but the structures also trigger a domino effect of worsening erosion at neighboring properties.

Maui County has budgeted $160,000 this fiscal year for a Kahana erosion mitigation study, although the spending authorization is tied to a matching funds requirement, which could come from area condos, vacation rentals and time-share owners for a study to explore offshore sand mining and possible structures to mitigate the coastline’s erosion.

To come up with the matching funding, Maui County is working with the nonprofit Tri-Isle Resource Conservation and Development Council to launch a Web page for secure donations to create a way for individuals and condo associations to contribute toward the project, said James Buika, lead coastal resources and shoreline planner with the Planning Department.

“We have received assurances of participation and support from most, though not all, of the nine condominiums fronting the bay, including the Royal Kahana Resort, which has already contracted for preliminary studies,” he said.

The Royal Kahana has committed to spending $145,876, which would go toward data collection and planning for a small-scale beach nourishment project. Buika said that the Royal Kahana funding has been identified as eligible matching funds for the erosion mitigation study.

The Royal Kahana project would be a complementary part of the larger county project, Buika said. “To complete this smaller project, the same data and planning is required as the larger regional project, only smaller in scale. Much of this same data collection for the larger project will now not need to be completed because this data is available and can be used as a subset of the larger data collection and planning effort.”

The county’s invitation for bids was issued Wednesday. Submissions are due Nov. 27.

“Coastal erosion in Hawaii is a continuing and worsening problem, with 85 percent of Maui shorelines experiencing long-term erosion,” the request for proposals says. “Sea-level rise is a primary factor in the changing size and shape of Hawaii’s shorelines.”

University of Hawaii research shows that Maui is losing beaches to erosion faster than Oahu and Kauai because of locally higher rates of sea-level rise, the document says, adding that the situation is particularly dire at Kahana where condominium complexes are threatened by shoreline erosion. Maui has lost more than 4 miles of sandy beachfront over the past century and continues to lose more than half a foot each year in Kahana.

A video presentation of Maui County’s proposed erosion mitigation plan for Kahana Bay can be viewed at–7EY.

“Existing shoreline armoring fronting four of nine condominium complexes in the Kahana Bay beach cell have contributed to beach loss and increased erosion fronting neighboring properties,” according to the request for proposals.

And, more shoreline hardening is planned at the Hololani Resort in Kahana, it points out.

The document says that the county is partnering with condominium associations and the community to assess alternative erosion mitigation strategies “that can protect threatened buildings while restoring and conserving the natural environment in an effort to discontinue the cumulative effect of armoring.”

The project aims to explore the feasibility of beach restoration at Kahana Bay by replenishing sand that has been washed offshore. The study would include a 3,000-foot beach area from Pohaku Park, also known as “S-Turns” at the south end to Kahana Stream at the north end. There are nine condominium complexes within that area.

“The components of the study include investigating location, quantity and quality of offshore sand resources; assessing shoreline restoration design alternatives involving sand and/or erosion control structures; and developing cost estimates for such alternatives,” according to the invitation for bids.

The Kahana regional erosion mitigation project would be about double the size of the 2012 beach nourishment effort at Waikiki that stretched across 1,730 feet of shoreline at the cost of $2.4 million.

Buika said that the Waikiki project has been “widely regarded as a success.”

“The Waikiki project, as well as the Iroquois Point project on Oahu, and other small-scale beach restoration projects on Maui, all provide good models for planning and designing future projects,” he said. “That said, every beach restoration project has site specific requirements related to environmental conditions, coastal processes, sand supply and project goals. The study will assess many alternative beach designs for Kahana Bay specifically, while drawing from lessons learned from other projects.”

Buika said that the amount of sand needed for the Kahana regional project and its cost will be determined as part of the study.

“The cost will depend on many factors, including the sand quantity, location of offshore sand sources . . . and whether additional structures, such as groins, are needed along the shoreline to control erosion,” he said.

The feasibility study will be used to address the problem of shoreline erosion on Maui and statewide.

Consultants should plan to complete the study within nine months, with the goal to be ready for a project kickoff by around Jan. 4.

The county Planning Department and the University of Hawaii Sea Grant coastal hazards specialist will manage the project with the selected consultant.

For more information, contact Buika at 270-6271 or

* Brian Perry can be reached at

“Bids sought for Kahana beach nourishment feasibility study” The Maui News 01 Nov 2015: A1


One of the few remaining vacant lots in the desirable neighborhood of Kahana Ridge. Located on the back row, this lot offers Ocean, Outer Island and Mountain views, and is just waiting for your vision of the “perfect home.” Kahana Ridge has protective covenants (CC&R’s) which adds to the quality of the neighborhood. Your home would be just minutes to beaches, golf, restaurants and the resorts of Kapalua and Kaanapali. Monthly Association fee is $150. Seller willing to include finished house plans with the sale at no additional cost. This is the only vacant lot on the back row. Water Meter is already installed.


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by mark on April 9, 2015



A Great “Staycation” at Honua Kai!

by mark on July 28, 2014

Honua Kai ViewThe View from our room Hokulani 445

We just spent the weekend at Honua Kai for my daughter’s birthday, compliments of a drawing I won at a Honua Kai Broker’s Open Event. The unit we stayed in, Hokulani #445, was a 2 bedroom 2 bath unit, facing the courtyard, with wonderful views from the spacious lanai as you can see by the above photo. The unit came fully equipped with a large kitchen, comfortable furnishings and 3 big screen HD televisions, as well as internet service. We really enjoyed the amenities of the property, the sandy beach front and easy ocean access, a number of different pools spread around the property, the Aina Gourmet deli and of course Dukes Restaurant where we had a wonderful birthday dinner. I would recommend Honua Kai to anyone looking for a great place to stay for vacation…or purchase if you are looking for a second home.

If you would like more information on what is available for purchase at Honua Kai, please feel free to contact me.