By Josh Saunders
The owner of Marlon Brando’s former estate is hoping for an ‘offer he can’t refuse’ after putting the Hawaiian private paradise up for sale at $2.3 million.
The beauteous location near the northern shore of Maui, was purchased by the Hollywood Star in the 1980s, adoring the land for its natural beauty and seclusion.
Brando who famously said, ‘Privacy is not something that I’m merely entitled to, it’s an absolute prerequisite’, clearly found his slice of paradise in the area.
The Godfather icon, visited the land numerous times but never built on it, however, he did let neighbours and the community use part of its 26.7 acres for grazing horses – charging a mere one dollar a year.
After being sold, the spacious three-bedroom pole house was built at 480 Puniawa Road, amidst the colourful scented flowers, exotic fruits and wild boars that roam nearby.
With outstanding ocean and mountain views, along with being a short walk from the beach the peaceful property, in land adored by Brando, is being sold for $2.3m (£1.6M) by Hawaii Life.
Noel Krijger, 56, a developer and farmer, said: “It has a nice microclimate and is one hundred percent off the grid, Marlon Brando was interested in that and eco-friendly living.
“This was prior to the paparazzi interrogations in his life when he wanted to be away from the public and find a peaceful setting.
“His motto was, ‘Privacy is not something that I’m merely entitled to, it’s an absolute prerequisite’
“Marlon Brando was helping a lot of people from the area by letting them keep their horses on the land for near to free, charging only a dollar a year.
“I believe it was his intention to build on the land, he had the horses here as a neighbourly gestured and was very considerate to the community.
“I know he had been to the island, though we are not sure on the timeframe we know he did find this area very beautiful and peaceful.
“I feel that this is bringing all of nature in its abundance to a very serene and natural-manmade setting.
“It’s something you cannot replicate, it’s the most raw, natural beauty, on the prettiest coastline around.
“I see why Marlon Brando was attracted to it and I feel the same, it’s very raw, real, and a non-pretentious beautiful setting.”
With an expansive 26.7 acres for the future owners to play with, the estate agents have suggested potential uses, ranging from growing fruit trees to running a horse sanctuary or even building a bomb shelter.
Noel, who is the current owner of the property hopes it will go to a family who will preserve the natural beauty of the area.
He added: “It’s obviously out of my hands when I pass the torch and keys over, but I hope and pray whoever purchases the property has appreciation for the land and surroundings.
“It all complements the property, I hope it doesn’t become one huge development project and the raw, naturally beauty that exists now remains.”
HAWAII LIFE SUGGESTIONS FOR THE 26.7 ACRES
• An equestrian estate or horse sanctuary
• Raise cattle and livestock
• Grow fruit trees
• Coconut plantation
• Tropical flower farm
• Honeybee and honey production
• Build more homes and outbuildings
• Hunt for wild pigs and pheasant
• Have a swimming pool and tennis court
• Build a bomb shelter
• ALL OF THE ABOVE – there’s so much space!
To find out more about the property visit: www.hawaiilife.com/listings/480-puniawa-rd-haiku-hi-96708-1