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Oct. 2, 2019

Hawaii Luxury Tennis Facility - Orchid at Mauna Lani - Pro Tennis

Is This Possibly The Best Looking Center Court In Hawaii?

The Orchid at Mauna Lani has been home to some of the finest tennis matches one would expect on a private remote island in Hawaii. The famous Woodies who won Wimbledon 5 times have visited to play an exhibition match against our very own Broker in Charge Paul Adams. The majority of the community especially all the tennis enthusiasts from the Big Island - Hilo and Kona side. Tennis in Hawaii has always had a strong sense of community with some really great semi-pros going all the way to play for top division 1 and 2 schools.

The center court at this great facility here at the Orchid has a nice setting where many fans can sit with a cocktail and enjoy watching a competitive singles or doubles match. For some reason it is very private and secluded at the resort and the tennis facility is no exception to that. To the right of the courts there is a landscaped lot which exhibits a meeting area for functions and company events. There are mens and womens lockers, hot tub spa facility and pro shop to go along with all of the needs that tennis players would expect. If you are looking to have your racquet strung this place will take care of it's homeowners and visitors too.

The wide range of luxury homes, villas, and condos at the Mauna Lani offer real estate with views of the ocean, gardens, and even mountain and Mauna Kea views. To this day, there has not been any sign of the market slowing down when relating to long term investments on the Kohala Coast and the inventory inside of the Mauna Lani resort. The Point, The Golf Villas, and even Champions Ridge at Mauna Lani are all really great property settings. 49 Black Sand Beach is another notable mention for special places on the island. We have spoken with owners who say that they truly believe this place is heaven. Quiet, private, secluded, and very special. So, if you are a tennis enthusiast, and love real estate that leaves you feeling tranquil and alone, the Orchid at Mauna Lani may be the place for you and your family.

Contributed by Paul Adams, Broker in Charge - Luxury Big Island

Oct. 1, 2019

Open House This Week in Mauna Lani Resort Just Listed - $2.9 Million

Open House Announcement for New Listing - October 2019

Beautiful and Exotic Hawaii Koi Fish at Luxury Home - Open House in Mauna Lani Resort

I am holding an open house this week at a spectacular home in Mauna Lani. This is by far in my opinion the best home on the market for the price. The beautiful finishes and art renderings painted on the walls are only to the taste of the highest imagination. It has just been listed for $2.9 Million, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths all with just over 3,806 square feet of living area. Homes like this don't come up often and especially not so close to the Mauna Lani Beach Club. A short 5-7 minute stroll and you are at the club. The layout of the home is such that it is meant for open concept living with an overlay of sliding glass doors leading out to the spectacular golf course views. The lava field views in the distance also help add to the serene Hawaiian sunset evening views.

Hawaiian Koi also known as Japanese Koi are some of the most beautiful fish in the world. We are offering a couple of links to learn more and if you are looking to have some at your Hawaii luxury residence these may be options for you to learn a little bit from:

Kodama Koi Farm

Hawaii Tropical Fish Gardens

Depending on the amount of work required to maintain your property and to what length it takes to feed the fish, clean their surrounding water areas it can cost anywhere between $200 to $600 per month. There are several companies that will be able to guide you with your maintenance needs. Their team of professionals do a really great job in the specialization of Koi Pond Servicing.

The Big Island of Hawaii is a remarkable place that offers unique homes with spectacular Hawaii Koi Fish for their surroundings. The resorts and malls of Hawaii such as Ala Moana Mall also are considered wonderful places to go and view these calm and collected graceful fish.

Link to Mauna Lani Resort Luxury Home For Sale With Tropical Japanese/Hawaiian Koi

Contributed by Paul Adams, Broker in Charge - Luxury Big Island 808-785-3590 direct

Sept. 15, 2019

Hawaii's Million Dollar Luxury Homes With Remote Privacy and Exotic Water Access



When I was first offered a full tennis scholarship to the University of Hawaii at Hilo it kind of didn't really sink in. I guess because at that time I was talking with bigger schools like Stanford, Duke, and even Florida. University of Hawaii at Hilo during those days and even today is a division II tennis school, so rightfully so I was only wanting to play division I. It got to the point where I was also only willing to go on a full ride and nothing less. Talk about high standards.

Fast forward 23 years later and here I am still on the beautiful and extremely exotic Big Island of Hawaii. This place is home, it always will be for me and my family. I have moved and lived around the mainland United States for a few years even in luxurious places such as Sarasota, Florida. I have also resided in Austria, Canada, Poland, and other fantastic places around the globe. Those times were only to be short lived and I was quickly reminded of what the Big Island really is all about. There are days like today where my mind is so fully engulfed in only thinking about Hawaii luxury resort homes and the super rich clientele that are able to afford them. What will my next marketing approach be, will the sellers and buyers we are working with be happy with what we do? This is my day and all that it entails.

There are these thoughts that sometimes we need to take a deep breath from it all and step back to realize that there is more in life than just making money. When I came back to the Big Island after a short stint of being away, I realized that to me it really does not matter where it is on this island that I live. Obviously I love the Kohala Coast so much and that is where I am but truly this rock overall has all kinds of great locations you can call home.

Believe it or not, I am just super ecstatic and happy to be on this island. There is no other place around that has all these different climates, beaches, and tropical landscapes. So, sometimes when we get all caught up in raising the bar super high like at the division 1 tennis level, we need to stop and remind ourselves that not everything is greener on the other side. If I didn't commit to coming to University of Hawaii at Hilo to play division II tennis, I never would have even tasted to know the fruit that grows in this gorgeous place called Hawaii. As cliche as that may actually sound.

One last reminder is to make sure you search out for unique oceanfront homes and estates, waterfall homes, and large acreage properties. It is not always perfect living in the resorts so why not call us to discuss the possibilities of looking at other types of properties and unique opportunities. We are licensed Brokers who bring many years of top tier knowledge to assist you in making the most important real estate decisions you will ever make.

Let's find a way to get you here sooner rather than later. This is the Big Island and we get to call it home.

Contributed by Paul Adams, Realtor, Broker in Charge - Luxury Big Island

Sept. 11, 2019

Ever Wonder What a $10 Million View Looks Like? In Hawaii?

Clarke Advisors has just listed this remarkable Hawaii luxury estate for just under $10 Million U.S.

With all of the finer touches and nothing being spared, it is no wonder that a home of this stature should draw the attention of some of the most wealthiest buyers in the world. Would it be too much to ask, is there even another property like this available anywhere else? Maybe somewhere on the mainland but certainly not in a tropical setting with this much privacy, seclusion, and ocean views.

For a private showing of this magnificent new custom home, please reach out to our Broker in Charge, Paul Adams with Luxury Big Island. We offer some of the most exclusive real estate available on the Big Island of Hawaii.

The Kohala Coast is our market and we are here to serve our clients with privacy and integrity.

Active Mauna Kea Luxury Listings Hawaii's Finest Homes

Full MLS Listing Information for 62-3966 Lanikeha Place, Kamuela

Aug. 23, 2019

Mauna Kea Beach Resort Best Available Luxury Home On Entire Kohala Coast

Mauna Kea Beach Resort - Luxury Listing Re-designed By World Famous Designer.

They say that once in a lifetime an opportunity presents itself. This is that time.

Listing description and video below courtesy of listing brokerage - Clarke Advisors:

Remodeled by famous interior designer Christian Grevstad, this home with 3,500 sq. ft. under roof is located in the South Fairways of the Mauna Kea Resort; completely private and beautifully landscaped with stunning 180 degree ocean views. The outdoor garden features a non-chlorinated 30' lap pool, hot tub, outdoor shower and a covered lanai. The home faces westerly overlooking the turquoise waters of Kauna'oa Bay with Maui views and nightly sunsets to dazzle. Remodeled with designer finishes of locally handcrafted sustainable wood, reclaimed teak and modern furnishings imported from Europe. The home uses terrazzo Italian Carrera slab marble and imported glass tile extensively, also includes many contemporary and mid-century art; current owner added new floors, fixtures, appliances, wall treatment, rebuilt the pool, created the driveway, added the carport and storage units, new landscaping (palms, Royal Poinciana, Hong Kong Orchid, plumerias) and built the detached two bedrooms.
The home has a casual open-space floor plan with glass sliding doors that open every room to the private outdoor setting. The kitchen is equipped with Viking appliances, a wine cabinet and water purification system. The living room features a media center with a large wall-mounted TV and a Sonos sound system with speakers in every room of the home including the lanai. Air-conditioning in all the bedrooms. The main living area is designed to enjoy our wonderful trades with several ceiling fans and large sliding screened doors that can be opened for maximum natural ventilation. Offered fully furnished.

Please contact Paul Adams 808-785-3590 direct, Broker in Charge - Luxury Big Island.


Aug. 17, 2019

Hapuna Beach, Hawaii - The Greatest Beach In the World For Luxury Home Buyers

Hapuna Beach - A World of it's Own

Hapuna Beach is a place that will never ever be matched by any other. There may be some beaches that are more exotic or have a different feel to them, but Hapuna Beach overall has everything.  This small little ocean stretch has been home to some of the richest residents, visitors, and second home owners Hawaii has ever seen.

Aug. 16, 2019

New Sleek Business Cards

Paul Adams - Luxury Big Island - Broker in Charge

Aug. 15, 2019

Designed By One Of The Best In The World - Hawaii Luxury Has Never Been The Same

An Extraordinary Home With Custom Designs Remodeled by Christian Grevstad

Rockefeller’s Mauna Kea Resort: Remodeled Fairways South 17

We are currently showing this home to buyers who can appreciate a home that is different. This property will be sure to carry on it's legacy when the new buyer falls in love with it the same way that we feel strongly about wanting to sell it. This is not your typical average everyday resort home that was simply put up to be sold quickly. Much time and energy went into making it what it is today.

Paul Adams, Broker in Charge of Luxury Big Island is ready to show it to serious interested buyers.

Aug. 15, 2019

Exciting Times Ahead For Luxury Big Island

New Marketing Material- Released

Great times ahead with Paul Adams the new Broker in Charge for Luxury Big Island. We are also excited to be working on new marketing material and updating our state of the art websites. There is nothing better then fresh content and new luxury listings hitting the market in a timely fashion. At Luxury Big Island we strive to provide top tier service with some of the best possible marketing ideas and advertising displays available. We are looking forward to representing some of the most exotic and finest properties on the Kohala Coast, Big Island Hawaii.

Aug. 15, 2019

Just Sold in Kohala Waterfront - A Premier Hawaii Gated Community on The Kohala Coast


August 2019

Recently sold by our team for $2,425,000 in Kohala Waterfront this home did not disappoint. Opportunities like this do not come up very often and when they do they will not last. If you are still in the market looking for an amazing luxury home in Kohala Waterfront or it's surrounding areas including Kohala by the Sea and Kohala Ranch we may have something for you. Not all listings are on the market in the MLS. We have close to 30 clients who have privately shared their desire to sell off market without taking the typical internet MLS approach.

This is our opinion was probably one of the best available real estate deals on the entire Kona and Kohala Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. The neighborhood offers extreme privacy and views that simply cannot be found anywhere in the world for this price. The custom home had finishes throughout that will not be matched. The buyer that was lucky enough to acquire such a tasteful home will be able to enjoy it for many years to come. This is a property like no other. The good news to all of this is that there are a few others out there. There are also some really amazing land listings available in Kohala Waterfront too. 

Below are active and live MLS links to current market activity in Kohala Waterfront at this time:

Kohala Waterfront Homes For Sale Most up to Date

Kohala Waterfront Land Listings Available Most up to Date

Please reach out to our Broker in Charge Paul Adams 808-785-3590 for a private and discreet conversation to discuss our exclusive offerings.

Asking Price: $2,495,000 Fee Simple
Sold Price: $2,425,000
Sold Date: 08/14/2019
Type: Residential
District: North Kohala
Street: 59-137 Kihi Kihi Pl
Neighborhood: Kohala Waterfront
Beds: 3   Baths: 3 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 2,336 SF
Land Area: 0.61 Acres
Pool: Yes
Parking: Detached
Amenities: BBQ/Cooking Pit,Inventory,Landscaped,Office,Smoke/Heat Detector
Days on Market: 237
(The Price of the property was lowered by $180,000 on 04/17/2019)
Year Built: 2015
Easements: Other (remarks)
Zoning: RM-4
Roads: Private,Paved,Street Lights
Property Taxes: $7,118
Assessed Value: $1,317,500
Assessed Ratio: 189.37%
Listing Courtesy: Luxury Big Island
Terms Acceptable: Cash,Conventional

59-137 Kihi Kihi Place

An immaculate recently built home with impressive ocean, coastline and sunset views.