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Makahū‛ena Estates Wall in Poipu

Discussion in 'US - Hawaii Timesharing' started by artringwald, Jan 30, 2018.

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    As promised, they built a nice walking trail around the wall surrounding Makahū‛ena Estates, the new subdivision next to the Point at Poipu. It's a 0.66 mile walk. The entrance isn't open yet, but they built 8 parking spaces which I assume will be for public access. It's a good starting point if you want to hike the whole length of the Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail. Here's some pictures:

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    I was there in June when they were working on it. Looks great!
     
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    Last night I discovered that the wall is nice place to set up a camera to get a picture of the super blue blood moon:

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    Thanks, Art, for this great photo! DW and I got up at 4:30 am today to look at it, but the view was not ideal and the moon was not as large as we had expected. It's the first Super Blue Blood Moon since March 31, 1866. I'm pretty sure none of us was around then, so this was an exciting celestial event, captured beautifully by you and your camera!
     
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    It was supposed to rain all night. I'm glad they were wrong, but about 30 minutes after I went in, a thunderstorm went through. Fortunately, it was perfectly clear when I took the picture.
     
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    Great shot, what kind of camera setup did you use?
     
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    I have a Sony DSC-HX80 pocket camera that has a flip out display. The moon was high in the sky so I laid the camera, with its back down, on the wall with the display flipped out so I could see where it was aiming. I used the automatic mode, zoomed to about 20x and it took a 3 second exposure. I had to take several shots to get one centered that was also in focus.
     
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    A short walk from the Makahū‛ena Estates is the Sunset Kahili Condos. Here's the view of Poipu Beach Park from the 5th floor of their stairway.

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    The For Sale sign at the entrance last March hinted that they would be willing to sell the property as a unit. I guess they made that decision. I suspect they Inuit'd don't want a long term investment. They have plunked several million to get the property ready and have decided to take the money and run.
     
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    And a couple of more things :doh:The land is currently grade to retain storm water run off; For those who have seen it up close, all those depressions are storm water retention ponds. If someone buys a lot there will have to be a lot of regrading to make a homesite. At far as I can tell there are no utilities installed yet (water, sanitary sewer, power). It is going to take a lot of bucks to build a home on any of these sites.
     
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    The water retention ponds fill up really fast when it rains. They may be required to prevent water pressure on the wall.

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    I don't know how much of the utilities are installed, but as of last January, they had power for the street lights and water for the fire hydrants.

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    Thanks for sharing those beautiful photos of the wall and the property.

    The wall looks solid and a great divide from the timeshare property. It looks liked the Great Wall in China. This developer needs to sale this property as a high end development and fast IMHO. The developer key selling point is that they are not making any new ocean view land site in that part of Hawaii.

    Installing streets, utilities and other infrastructure items is going to be very costly for a developer.
     
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    Well, those won't be the most 'private' residences with P@P right behind them.....would make a great estate for just a few low-sprawling houses.

    I'd rather live inland and high with some breathing room than pinched between Kanaloa and a timeshare!

    But, that's not something I'll have to worry about in this lifetime.

    Great pic art.
     
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    Same thoughts I had. Not only would you have condo and timeshare units staring down at you, you'd have a parade of gawkers strolling past the wall. I am glad they made a nice walking path around the wall. It gives easy access to the blowhole, sea arch, and light beacon on the shoreline. We've watched many sunsets from the beacon, including several green flashes. It's one of the favorite spots for the sunset groupies.
     
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    Exactly. You can hide your house from P@P with trees but you want to see the ocean. So, you can't hide you from walker on the path between your house and the ocean.

    Last year somebody at P@P told me that each land was around 10M USD and there is a law that force anybody to build a house on that land that cost no less than the cost of the land. So, a house that worth over 10M USD. So, you need 20M USD at least to acquire the land and build the house. Did you hear that too?
     
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    When the first lot is sold and the first home is built & completed the real estate taxes at P&P will double, IMHO.
     

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