Haleakala and Big Island views from this “off the grid” pristine piece of Paradise:
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The following is an overview of the Poholua Subdivision located in Kaupo,
Lot 2: MLS # 381118 Adjacent lot 2 (9+ acres) offered at $695,000
This subdivision consists of three lots. The lot for sale (lot 2 of 3), overlooks the beautiful south Maui coast. Over the last century this region has been primarily used for cattle ranching…and relaxing. Much of the surrounding area is the the Kaupo Ranch, one of the Island’s older working ranches, where the Hawaiian cowboys’, or Paniolo, traditions are alive and well.
Up above Lot one and two is a 19 acre piece of land owned our neighbors. They are a wonderful retired couple and they are great neighbors. They have a very nice self sufficient off the grid home and are very quiet and peaceful neighbors.
Water is supplied by a well which runs 500ft deep into what may very well be some of the purest waters on God’s green earth. The well taps into an aqua-fir that sources its feed from an area known as Sweetwater.
A sixty thousand gallon tank, a fire suppression requirement, sits on lot 2, adjacent to a pump house which contains the fire pump capable of feeding our fire hydrant at the rate of five hundred gallons per minute for two hours. The water tank, fire pump, hydrant, wellhead, generator and water pump housing are all on a “utility easement” for servicing all 3 lots.
A 20 foot wide paved road runs about 400 hundred feet from the property entrance to the water tank. The Ag structure pictured below is on lot 2 and has been modified since the puctures were taken.
The upper gate brings you into the subdivision facing west. Looking ‘makai,’ you see the Alenuihaha Channel, running between Maui and the occassionally visible island of Hawaii. Clear days reveal the peak of Mauna Kea volcano towering some 13,800ft above the sea. It’s quite a treat when you can see all three peaks of the Big Island – at certain times covered with snow! ‘Mauka,’ you take in the grand crest-line of the Haleakala Crater. The dominant feature from this perspective is the spectacular Malawainui Valley. After rain has swept the flanks of the valley, it’s a treat to take in the many waterfalls falling into it from Haleakala’s eastern ridge.
Wild coffee and a variety of other tropical fruits and flowers are indigenous to the area. Lot 1 has a beautiful old growth mango and kukui nut tree grove.
The tranquility which characterizes the area is as impressive as its’ amazing beauty, embodying the true feeling of Aloha.
Rare view of all 3 peaks of the Big Island when the visibility is good.
The properties overlook the beautiful South Maui Coast. Over the last century this region’s been primarily used for cattle ranching and relaxing.
Below is a a rocky beach at a nearby Seaside historic church in a beautiful Bay
The property’s neighbors are one of the Island’s older working ranches, where the Hawaiian cowboys’, or Paniolo traditions are alive and well. It truly is like going back in time.
The upper gate brings you into the subdivision facing west. Looking to your left, or ‘makai’, you see the Alenuihaha Channel, running between Maui and the very visible Big Island of Hawaii. Clear days reveal the peak of Mauna Kea Volcano towering some 13,800ft above the sea. It’s quite a treat when you can see all three peaks of the Big Island at certain times covered with snow!
The view below is front deck of an ag structure on lot 2:
This part of Hawaii is steeped in history. Kaupo itself was one of the most populous areas in Hawaii prior to the arrival of Captain Cook. It is just 30 miles across the channel to Upolu Pt., Hawaii, birthplace of the ancient Hawaiian monarch King Kamehameha I. Kaupo was the first feather in Kamehameha’s cap in his quest to eventually conquer and unite the entire Hawaiian chain.
The current population of Kaupo is approximately 60 people! If remote and private seclusion is what you’re looking for this is the place…
‘Meanwhile back at the ranch’, coming through the gate and looking to your right, or ‘mauka’, you take in the grand crest line of the Haleakala Crater. The dominant feature from this perspective is the spectacular Malawainui Valley or as Hawaiians are accustomed to saying, Malawainui Gulch. After rain has swept the flanks of the valley, it’s a treat to take in the many waterfalls falling from Haleakala’s eastern ridge.
Kaupo lies around the bend from tropically lush Kipahulu. The predominant trade winds bring some of the peripheral showers from Hana or Kipahulu’s regular rains through Kaupo.
The climate is mild with a nice breeze with plenty of sunshine and not too much rain. When we do get storms they are exciting to watch with the big panoramic views.
Mango, papaya, lilikoi, guava and coffee grow wild and flowers are indigenous to the area. the soil is rich and fertile with perfect conditions for just about any tropical agricultural endeavor.
A sixty thousand gallon tank insures that water will never be a problem. It’s supplied by a well which runs 500ft deep into what may very well be some of the purest waters on God’s green earth. The well taps into an aqua-fir that derives its’ waters from an area known as Sweetwater.
The water tank, a fire suppression requirement, sits at the top of the properties, adjacent to a pump house which contains an amazing piece of engineering, the fire pump. Custom tooled and fitted for this challenge, the pump is capable of feeding our fire hydrant at the rate of five hundred gallons per minute for two hours.
Hopefully this fire suppression system will never need to be used for its designated purpose but one cannot put a price on the security it affords.
A twenty foot wide paved road runs about four hundred feet from the property entrance to the water tank. It terminates in a forty foot wide turnaround.
The paved ‘fire road’ terminates at an ag structure, which lies on Lot 2.
One more of the ranch’s assets is worth noting. A twenty five KW three phase generator is found in the cinder block generator house, adjacent to the well which is located in the pasture at the ranch’s lowest point. The considerable ‘juice’ this little power plant provides insures there will be no problem extracting the water from the aqua fir 500 ft. below and subsequently pumping it up to the tank at the top of the property and to the three lots.
Lot 2 consists of nearly 9+ acres and a wide range of topographical features; the cabin, the archeological sight and a beautiful building site, complete with valley, mountain and ocean views.
Kathleen Ramey, the listing Realtor and her husband Tom, a General Contractor, own the third lot (where the wellhead is located). They are working towards retiring there.
There are some horses living on lot 3’s pasture and possibly room for your future horses?
Throughout the properties lie the remains of historic old stack rock walls.
The remoteness of this piece lends it to diversions of an adventuresome nature. The famous “Kaupo Gap” trailhead in HaleakalaNational Parklies a few hundred yards from the property. From here one can climb the more then 6,000 vertical ft. through the Kaupo Gap, and entering one of the most amazing pieces of our National Park system…the Haleakala Crater. Within the Crater rustic cabins are available for overnight. Of course a wiser approach might be to tackle this objective from the top… doing the descent to the ranch from the Gap.
The tranquility of the area is as impressive as its’ amazing beauty, embodying the true feeling of Aloha.
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