If you’ve visited Maui
and wondered what it would be like to live here, a number of people already
know. Some of them you may have heard of. And why not? The incredible beauty of
the island has been used for multiple films and TV shows, and the seclusion and
privacy are a big draw for both film crews and the actors.
Celebrities love to
visit Hawaii, particularly Maui, and many have chosen to buy a home on the
Island of Maui. Some live here part time or even half time, while others use
theirs as occasional vacation homes.
So what celebrities
might be shopping for groceries or picking up mail here?
Movie Stars, Musicians And Others
- Clint Eastwood calls Maui his “second adopted home,” and built his home
near the Wailea beach in an undeveloped area known locally as “White Rock.”
Maui was also the backdrop for his 2010 film Hereafter.
- Steven Tyler owns a home in the Kihei area of Maui. He’s been known to
hang out on Little Beach in Makena and participate in the occasional drum
- Lars Ulrich (from the band Metallica) is rumored to live in Launiupoko, on the west
side of the island.
player Shane Victorino went to high
school at St. Anthony High School in Wailuku, and has had a career playing
with the Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres, the Boston Red Sox and the
ESPN announcer Chris Berman also
calls Maui home, in the undeveloped area called Olowalu. There are few homes,
and no urban amenities like traffic signals, fast food, and hotels. The area is
popular for visitors who enjoy kayaking and snorkeling, as well as golfing and
Part Time Maui Residents
Even though they don’t
live here full time, three Maui devotees have businesses here:
- Rock musician Sammy Hagar, who owns the Kahului Airport location of the Sammy’s
Beach Bar & Grill
- KISS frontman Gene Simmons, who owns the Rock & Brews location in Paia
of the California-based restaurant chain
- Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood, owner of Fleetwood’s restaurant on Lahaina’s
Front Street. Irony: he bought the house from his bandmate, John McVie.
Believe it or not, Texans
like Maui too! The island boasts four celebrities from The Lone Star State who
have taken up residence in Maui.
not only lives in Paia, he owns a bar called Charlie’s there. He’s been known
to play impromptu concerts with his sons.
Brownsville native Kris Kristofferson lives in our own
Hana, and occasionally treats us to an impromptu concert.
Dallas native Owen Wilson also bought a home in an
eco-village on Maui in 2008. Midland native Woody Harrelson owns two homes on
Maui, and counts Wilson and Nelson as his neighbors.
They’ve been known to
play poker with retired NBA player and coach Don Nelson, a Michigan native, who also lives in Paia.
Austin resident Matthew McConaughey also visits
frequently with his wife, Camille Alves,
and their three children. No word on whether he gets onstage with Willie and
Media queen Oprah
Winfrey is the largest landowner on Maui. She owns 63 acres in Hana, as well as
a 21st century farmhouse on the Thompson Ranch in Haleakala. The
story goes that her personal trainer showed her the Hana land that he loved.
But he had concerns that developers could purchase the land and turn it into
condos. Oprah agreed, and bought the land herself to prevent the development.
Former first lady Michelle Obama has been a frequent visitor.
Once you visit Maui,
you’ll understand why these celebrities frequent our island and want to live
Hana Kai Maui Beach Condos For Your Maui Visit
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