LAHAINA, Hawaii, Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- New York-based Concierge Auctions is pleased to announce the December 17th auction without reserve of 8 Kapalua Place, a magnificent estate, located in the world-renowned Kapalua Resort, that embodies the epitome of luxury and offers breathtaking scenic views of both the West Maui Mountains and the white sand beaches of Oneloa Bay. With its sophisticated, spacious interiors and beautiful outdoor features, this award-winning home includes a tranquility pool, two spas and a waterfall. Originally offered for $13.5 million, 8 Kapalua Place will sell to the highest bidder in cooperation with Rob Shelton, R(B) and Courtney Brown, R(S) of Island Sotheby's International Realty.
"Having grown up here on Maui, I've always been drawn to Kapalua. My earliest memories involve a day spent at Kapalua Bay with my father," stated Brown. "It is an incredibly special place, and those that come to the resort are drawn back time and time again. The resort is unmatched on the island—everything you could want is just a few minutes away—be it beaches, golf, tennis, hiking, dining. There is an unhurried, relaxed, and unpretentious atmosphere."Located within the 23,000-acre exclusive Kapalua Resort, Kapalua Place is a small, gated community comprised of only 8 estates with its own private beach and coastal trails. Tucked among tall coconut trees, 8 Kapalua Place is an impressive estate surrounded by Kapalua rock accent walls, a soothing waterfall and tranquility pool. Designer furnishings by adorn the 10,239-square-foot home that features 5 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. The home offers ample open spaces on the first floor, with the master and guest bedrooms on the second floor. A private elevator connects the first and second floors. On the first floor a family room features a pool table, large flat screen TV, and an adjacent wine bar. The airy expansive great room features a curved bar with seating for five situated to take maximum advantage of the gorgeous ocean views. In Hawaiian, the name Kapalua translates to "arms embracing the sea." The site of a former pineapple plantation, Kapalua Resort is comprised of seven ahupua'a (pie slices of land divisions running from the forest to the sea) including five bays and three white sand beaches along the shoreline. Nestled among Cook pines at the foot of the West Maui Mountains, Kapalua's year round temperate weather provides ample opportunities for a variety of outdoor activities, from tennis and horseback riding, to biking and hiking. Ocean activities include sailing, swimming, snorkeling, surfing, diving, and kayaking. World-class golf tournaments, exceptional restaurants, unique boutique shops, and internationally renowned culinary events can be found within Kapalua Resort. Both Kapalua Golf Club's Village Course and Bay Course provide exciting golf opportunities. Every January the Kapalua Plantation Course is home to the prestigious PGA Tour Hyundai Tournament of Champions. Teeming with culture, every spring the Celebration of the Arts is held at the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua while Kapalua's Wine and Food Festival is held every June. A few short miles beyond the resort, the towns of Lahaina and Kaanapali provide a wealth of dining, shopping, and cultural activities. "8 Kapalua Place is a beautiful and unique property located in the heart of the Kapalua Resort, and one of the few oceanfront homes on Maui with over an acre of land and easy ocean access," stated Shelton. "The Kapalua Resort is world class and offers a tremendous lifestyle. With incredible, natural beauty everywhere, miles of hiking and coastal trails, and several beaches named America's best, the community is truly Hawaii living at its finest. This is my first time working with Concierge Auctions, and I am looking forward to this partnership with the firm. Their team has proven to be very professional and results-driven, and I am confident we will reach a positive outcome on auction day." "On the heels of our successful auction this week of the Hale Kai estate on the Big Island, we're excited to continue the momentum towards our 31st sale in the state," stated Laura Brady, Managing Director of Concierge Auctions. " Hawaii real estate will forever be some of the most breathtaking in the world, and Maui is one of its crown jewels. The year-round warmth, tropical landscape and white sands render an ideal lifestyle. Coupled with the exclusive amenities of the Kapalua Resort, this buying opportunity should not be missed by anyone searching for a luxury home in the Islands." The auction of 8 Kapalua Place located in Lahaina on Maui, Hawaii, will be held live on December 17th. A 2.5% commission is offered to the buyer's representing broker. The property will be open for preview from 1-4pm daily and by appointment. See Auction Terms and Conditions for full details. For more information, visit MauiLuxuryAuction.com, call 877.751.8051 or join the social discussion at #KapaluaAuction. About Concierge Auctions: Concierge Auctions is the preeminent luxury real estate auction firm serving high-net-worth sellers nationwide through an accelerated marketing process that obtains fair market value for unique, high-end properties in a 60-day timeframe. The company has executed auctions in 25 U.S. states from New York to Hawaii, typically valued between $2.5 million and $20 million, and hosts a database that includes more than 100,000 luxury real estate buyers and agents from all U.S. states and 109 countries and territories. The principals of Concierge Auctions have been involved in the transfer of more than $2 billion in luxury properties over the past 10 years. The firm has sold over $400 million in properties since its founding in 2008. For more information, call 888-966-4759 or visit ConciergeAuctions.com. This property is listed for sale by Rob Shelton R(B) (21133) and Courtney M. Brown R(S) (56519) of Island Sotheby's International Realty Napili Plaza, 5095 Napilihau Street Suite #113A, Lahaina, Maui, Hi 96761 (808) 665-1166. 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