A Big Aloha to a Five-Star Hawaiian Home: Montage Kapalua Bay

 

Photos courtesy of Montage Kapalua Bay Resort

Oh to look out the window and have a view like this every day! Here’s the coastal sight to behold off the lanai of Residence 2604, one of 82 residences in the Montage Kapalua Bay, a five-star Maui resort named by Travel + Leisure Magazine as one of the world’s best hotels (No. 4 overall and No. 1 in Hawaii, to be precise).

Located on a prime cliffside spot on Maui’s northwest coast, the Montage overlooks Kapalua Bay, adjacent one of Hawaii’s largest nature preserves. A limited number of units within the all-suite resort are privately owned. Residents share in the hotel’s lavish amenities including 8,500 square feet of lagoon-style pools, the 30,000-square-foot Montage Spa, and a championship golf course ranked No. 1 in Hawaii by Golf Digest. The residents’ concierge staff is available 24/7 to arrange for private chefs, reservations for dining and activities (including child and teen programs), maintenance, and even grocery stocking to make time spent here a true vacation. And residents also enjoy Montage resort privileges in Deer Valley, Beverly Hills, Laguna Beach, Palmetto Bluff, and soon Los Cabos, Mexico.

First: A look at the overall venue and its amenities set on 24 beachfront acres in Maui. The property is 33 miles from Maui’s Kahului Airport. Here are aerial views:

Montage Kapalua Bay

Montage Kapalua Bay

The beachfront:

Montage Kapalua Bay

A pool within:

Montage Kapalua Bay

One of three restaurants and bars:

Montage Kapalua Bay

And one of its two championship golf courses. Heard of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions? It’s hosted here on the Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore-designed Plantation Course every January, and named the top golf course in Hawaii by Golf Digest. The second, the Bay Course, has hosted numerous PGA and LPGA tournaments and boasts the only hole to play over the Pacific Ocean in Maui. Nearby are many fine courses. Maui, overall,  has many of the courses known as the world’s best.

Montage Kapalua Bay

There’s also a full-service spa to rejuvenate that tired body after a day on the links, enjoying water sports, hiking, biking, or horseback riding in the area:

Montage Kapalua Bay Spa

But back to the specific residence for sale at Montage Kapalua Bay…

The three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath home encompasses 2,789 square feet within, 628 square feet on the exterior. Furnishings are by Bassman and Blaine Interiors. The tour starts with a look at the latter. The open-air living space here is extraordinary, with a view so surreal it almost looks like there’s a painted theater backdrop in the background in photos. This is outdoor living at its best.

Residence 2604 at Montage Kapalua Bay

Imagine grilling for family and guests gathered at this table. Or, better yet, let the concierge send a private chef to man the grill so you can just relax.

Residence 2604 at Montage Kapalua Bay

Adjacent space hosts sofas and lounge chairs, the perfect place to have drinks and gaze at the ocean view while a soft, cool breeze wafts under the porch.

 

Residence 2604 at Montage Kapalua Bay

Terrace living space opens to interior living quarters.

 

Residence 2604 at Montage Kapalua Bay

Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open the space to the outdoors and provide shelter from the elements when needed. The interior is warm, clean, and modern. It’s well-designed space that flows easily from room to room.

 

A photo taken  under skies a bit darker highlight the natural tones woven throughout:

Residence 2604 at Montage Kapalua Bay

Here’s the kitchen, open to living space. I love the sink facing the terrace.

Residence 2604 at Montage Kapalua Bay

Floor-to-ceiling windows and glass doors continue through the interior dining room. Note the dramatic globe lighting fixture:

What an effect it has, shadows playing against the walls of the space:

So interesting, too, to see the mood of the space change as darkness falls:

Residence 2604 at Montage Kapalua Bay

Here’s another view of the sleek, streamlined kitchen from another direction with almost ship-like cabinetry, and pendant lights. The contrast between the warm, dark wood and white walls is striking:

Here’s a spacious, master-worthy bedroom:

Residence 2604 at Montage Kapalua Bay

A guest room:

And, another lovely room. This has its own terrace. Perhaps, you’d prefer to claim this as your master bedroom?

Its bath has a soaking tub with a view:
Residence 2604 at Montage Kapalua Bay

And the other has a spa-worthy, Zen-like bath:

Residence 2604 at Montage Kapalua Bay

The floor plan illustrates the layout. Not pictured in the above photos is the entry garden with elevator access. 

Drifting out onto the deck to view the sunset, who needs art hanging on the walls?

Residence 2604 at Montage Kapalua Bay

The same view we opened with, at sunset. Maybe it would be better to bunk right here on such a night.

Residence 2604 at Montage Kapalua Bay

Residence 2604 at Montage Kapalua Bay is listed at $4.695M directly through Montage. Homeowners can place the property in the Montage rental program when not in use to supplement the cost. The value of experiencing this Hawaiian paradise? Priceless!

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