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Feb. 14, 2021

Hawaii's Kailua Kona Luxury Oceanfront Resorts Are Simply Breathtaking

Jan. 23, 2021

Luxury Big Island Offering Two Exclusive Listings in Hawaii’s Premier Oceanfront Community - Halii Kai


Set within the prestigious Waikoloa Beach Resort, Halii Kai offers something like no other oceanfront community in all of Hawaii. It offers solitude and rejuvenation. This well planned low density community is situated on 17 sought after acres of fine Hawaii luxury living. With golf course frontage units overlooking the 7th fairway the views are certainly something to get really excited about. Halii Kai is comprised of 24 buildings and provides owners with a private oceanfront clubhouse with fitness, swimming pool, hot tub, and a lounge dining restaurant area. The lagoon style swimming pool exerts an exotic Hawaiian feel with natural lava rock complimenting every possible turn. 


Kahalekai is the wonderful name to this beautiful waterfront clubhouse location. By far one of the finest amenity centers on the entire Kohala Coast. Finishes throughout the units include some of the finest products available including granite and exotic woods. Two and three bedroom condos are available with only 4 units per building. The property also offers a private tennis court experience for those desiring to play a game or simply to enjoy practicing with friends. The lounge and restaurant serves impressive food and cocktails all while it’s patrons relax and unwind. A world class destination within a secure gated community for the most discreet and private buyers alike.


Halii Kai Real Estate - Market Update


According to the Big Island MLS - Hawaii Information Service there are 11 Active listings at Halii Kai at this time ranging in price from $840,000 to $1,925,000. Three of those listings are two bedroom units and the other eight have three bedrooms inside. The two most expensive listings available are listed for $1,799,900 and $1,925,000. Both offering supreme and dramatic direct waterfront views. Three listings are currently under contract at Halii Kai ranging in price from $769,600 to $780,000. 


In the last 12 months there have been 5 closed sales at Halii Kai:


Halii Kai #17B 2 Bedrooms 2 Baths, 1,082 sq. ft Sold on 1/4/2021 for $625,000

Halii Kai #5B 2 Bedrooms 2 Baths, 1,082 sq. ft Sold on 12/18/2020 for $635,000

Halii Kai #22H 3 Bedrooms 2 Baths, 1,403 sq. ft. Sold on 5/18/2020 for $665,000

Halii Kai #22F 3 Bedrooms 3 Baths, 1,677 sq. ft. Sold on 12/31/2020 for $950,000

Halii Kai #13E 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 1,403 sq. ft Sold on 3/27/2020 for $1,315,000




Halii Kai 10F - $1,295,000 - 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath, 1,677 Sq. Ft.


Halii Kai 8F - $1,195,000 - 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath, 1,677 Sq. Ft.


Property Highlights


Largest floor plan available

Ocean and golf course views

Low density complex

Cathedral ceilings in great room

Wonderful finishes throughout

Located walking distance to the ocean

Fabulous mountain views. golf course, and ocean views

Gated community in Waikoloa Beach Resort


14 Listings Active and Under Contract in Halii Kai Latest Market Report


For an exclusive and detailed list of current Halii Kai market offerings, please feel free to connect with our Luxury Big Island team.

Jan. 21, 2021

What Makes Hualalai Resort So Special and it’s Attraction for the Ultra Wealthy


What Makes Hualalai Resort So Special and it’s Attraction for the Ultra Wealthy


At historic Kaupulehu you will be fortunate enough to find the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai. A Five Diamond triple AAA rated resort found on the remote and lush sands of the Kona-Kohala Coast, Big Island of Hawaii. Opened in 1996 by the Toronto-based luxury brand of hotels and resorts, it is hard to imagine close to 25 years of Hawaiiana tradition coupled with elite luxury have passed. When September 2021 arrives it will ring in the 25th year anniversary at this top tier location. Hualalai has become a go to playground for the rich and famous. A place to seek refuge from the busy day to day hustle of city and urban life. Included in the profiles of visitors and homeowners here you will find the likes of movie stars, business icons, and others with similar taste - when only the finest will do. Wealthy families who have been fortunate enough to travel the world over, choose Hualalai for a reason. Those seeking a special escape into paradise, will certainly find it here on the slopes and shores of Four Seasons Resort Hualalai. A magical place that will rival anything else you have seen and supersede your highest expectations. The Four Seasons brand overall speaks volumes for itself.


Hualalai Resort


The resort is so nicely developed and well thought-out, that you will be able to spend your entire stay without having to leave it’s guarded gates. Hualalai Trading Company offers resident’s and visitors the ability to shop for minor necessities including coffee, snacks, and even lunch. The sports facilities and attractions include, golf, tennis, and spa treatments for your convenience to rejuvenate all at the same time. Other ocean activities include snorkeling, paddling, surfing and marine life adventures. The cultural center is an added touch that will please everyone of all ages. The resort offers a plethora of instant options and unique experiences. Come and engage and continue to learn about the historical Hawaiian ways of yesteryear gone by.


Hualalai Canoe Club & Resident’s Beach House


Overlooking Uluweuweu Bay is a causal hideaway made only exclusive to Hualalai Club Members. A connected place where many memories have and can be made. Recent renovations have raised the level of exquisite offerings including a second and new pool with fifty additional lounge chairs providing shade and comfort for those super sunny days. The lawn area was also expanded to provide room for more activities. At the end of the day it comes down to location and the Resident’s Beach House is located just steps from the masterly sand and surf of Hualalai. This is a perfect snapshot of the most dreamy place to gather with friends and family for private gatherings.


Real Estate


There are only so many trophy properties available all over in the world. To some, especially those who remain loyal to Hualalai, any home or villa within this gated enclave will fall into this category. Hualalai real estate is exclusive and remains highly sought after to those looking to add to their portfolio. Inventory remains low and demand for new listings continues to draw new buyers in to this luxury market. Currently there are only two active villas in the Big Island Hawaii MLS, Fairway Villas #26 listed for $2,395,000 and Hillside Villas #H3101 offered for $3,480,000. Both are 3 bedrooms with spectacular views and high quality finishes and have over 2,000 square feet of interior living area. Four residential single family home listings are showing active in the Big Island Hawaii MLS. They range in price from the lowest at $5,800,000 to the highest available at $10,450,000. Most of these residences are situated on lots ranging in size from half an acre to 1 acre plus. There largest land listing showing active in the system with an estate on it is approximately 1.19 acres in size. This incredible home is offered for $9,999,500 respectively. Currently, there is only one vacant lot showing active and available in the Big Island MLS, which is listed for $3,100,000, and offers approximately 33,893 square feet of land area. It is situated on the 10th fairway of the Ke’olu Golf Course overlooking the world renowned Hualalai Resort. 


Active and Contingent Hualalai Resort Luxury Villas MLS Properties

Active and Contingent Hualalai Resort Luxury Single Family Homes MLS Properties

Active and Contingent Hualalai Resort Luxury Vacant Land MLS Properties


For an exclusive and detailed list of current Hualalai market offerings, please feel free to connect with our Luxury Big Island team.

Jan. 19, 2021

3 Luxurious Big Island Fine Dining Options & Recommendations Outside of the Resorts


3 Luxurious Big Island Fine Dining Options & Recommendations Outside of the Resorts


Hilo Bay - Cafe Pesto


At Cafe Pesto the presentation always reflects the ethnic diversity of the Big Island. Some of their finest offerings are considered comfort foods with a creative twist. Located in a fantastic historic location on the Bayfront in Hilo, this special gem has been around for years. A wonderful atmosphere with friendly service, Cafe Pesto has been a go to place for those celebrating many wonderful occasions and evenings to be remembered. Surrounded by old Hawaiiana architecture, this fine dining experience is complimented quite nicely.


Cafe Pesto Official Website


Hilo Luxury Real Estate


Hilo’s fantastic sweeping ocean views and sprawling luxury estates are what makes it attractive to those who are looking for something other than what the Big Island resorts have to offer. Peepekeo Point Subdivision, Keaukaha Oceanfront, and Large Acreage Estates are just three highly desirable options to consider. The Hamakua Coast right next door has also been an enchanting place for those seeking privacy and seclusion when it comes to living out their Hawaii luxury dreams. The Big Island of Hawaii is one of the most undervalued real estate opportunities available anywhere in the world today. With finely appointed custom homes perched high above the ocean sea cliffs, the views in North Hilo will surpass anyone’s aspirations and expectations.


Active Hilo Luxury Real Estate Listings


Kailua Kona - La Bourgogne French Restaurant


One of Hawaii’s most prized locations for exquisite dining. New ownership has really taken their vision and applied it to make this place even that much better. Many consider this fine restaurant a true french experience. Offering a multitude of interesting options, La Bourgogne will truly leave you coming back for a second and third time. A place with a great ambiance meant for a quiet evening to cherish. In addition to their French cuisines, you will also be able to experience other Continental and European choices. 


La Bourgogne French Restaurant Official Website


Kona Luxury Real Estate


A simple walk along the shores of downtown Kailua-Kona will leave all of us mesmerized. This busy little town has won the hearts of not only those seeking to live here full time but traveling visitors alike. With options ranging from oceanfront estates, tropical getaways, and large custom gated community homes, Kailua-Kona really does have it all. The views are what many luxury buyers are seeking since the elevation in Kona can rise fairly quickly. In the nighttime be ready to star gaze to your hearts content. Kailua-Kona is one of the remarkable places where many have bought yet have no desire to ever leave.


Active Kona Luxury Real Estate Listings


Waimea - Merriman’s


Located in the heart of beautiful Waimea, Merriman’s original restaurant location offers 90% or more of local produce, fish, and beef. Peter Merriman is an award winning chef with a vision of doing the right thing. This establishment has been highly rated by many top magazines such as Hawaii Magazine and Honolulu Magazine. An extensive wine list coupled with the upcountry feel of warm Hawaiiana hospitality, this one of a kind pioneered restaurant is the best that Waimea has to offer. 


Merriman's Hawaii Official Website


Waimea Luxury Real Estate


Considered one of the primary real estate locations in all of the Hawaiian Islands for it’s quaint and slow pace of life. Paniolo country as some will call it, Waimea is home to private enclaves with beautiful mountainous views and sweeping ranch estates. Sandalwood is one beloved community that luxury buyers have come to explore and call home. With two top tier private schools (Hawaii Preparatory Academy and Parker Schools), those seeking a relaxed yet highly appointed education for their children are sure to meet their needs. Waimea real estate offers other great opportunities with historic plantation homes and custom architectural designs, such as the works of famed architect Vladimir Ossipoff. 


Active Waimea Luxury Real Estate Listings


Connect privately with our team to discuss your personal Hawaii real estate needs 808-785-3590 direct.

Jan. 17, 2021

Three Exhilarating Photos of Beautiful Kiholo Bay, Kohala Coast Big Island

Jan. 11, 2021

Volcano Village Beauty and It's Incredible Feeling of "Escaping From It All"

Our family most recently found solace in escaping to the other side of the island to see the majestic yet mysterious lava action at Volcanoes National Park at the crater. To capture this type of moment it is best to go and view at night. It is believed by scientists that within the next month the crater will continue to fill up and provide viewers and visitors with even more amazing photography.

One of the top three places to stay in our opinion are the Hale Ohia Cottages. The owner is a super amazing and friendly person who will treat you right. This is an enchanting place that will leave you yearning to come back time after time. The entrance is off the main road to your own private sanctuary. With 18 bedrooms/living quarters you can book the entire retreat for a company outing. The cottages are very peaceful with birds singing and light rainy mists showering overhead.

Everything as this magical enchantment will leave you speechless and breathless at the same time. The only other two great places to stay here from our experience are Kilauea Lodge and Volcano House. What makes the Ohia Cottages so special is that the seclusion and privacy cannot be rivaled. We are looking to going back soon and you should too. This is one of those places that we wanted to share with our clients so that it becomes one of their favorite places to book. An exotic Hawaii escape that will become a place to cherish with your family and friends for years to come.

Links of Interest for Volcano Area and Real Estate:

Hale Ohia Cottages

Kilauea Lodge

Volcano House

Hale Ohia Cottages Once in A Lifetime Real Estate Opportunity

Volcano Golf and Country Club Real Estate

Jan. 9, 2021

Big Island Hawaii Luxury Homes Private Koi Ponds - Tranquility and Serenity

When it comes to adding serenity to your luxury Hawaii home, a beautiful and private koi pond should certainly be something to consider. As we enter 2021 it seems that more and more second home buyers are starting to turn towards purchasing exotic escapes in places such as Arizona, Florida, and Hawaii. The Hawaiian Islands are home to cascading waterfalls, remote white sands beaches, and lava flows exhibiting red and orange hues finely lit in the night. One of the best ways to enhance your new luxury home on the Big Island is to seek the professional guidance of having a luxury pond installed on your property. It will immediately offer you a private oasis like you have never seen before.

Hawaii has been tied to Koi and their history for decades now and it is hard to believe that these fish are known to live for a very long time. Some even over 200 years. The internet seems to offer some more information on this with one Koi actually living to 226 years. The beauty and gracefulness of the simple way they swim and meander along the water is what clients have shared with us that makes them so exciting and relaxing to watch. A great form of finding peace and enjoyment in a therapeutic atmosphere. The Big Island of Hawaii is a place of tranquility and peace. Homes with Koi ponds are more than just there for the looks.

We wanted to share this amazing photo with you from a home in one of the fine luxury resorts along the Kohala Coast. These fish look so happy during a time that the world has been dealing with much unrest. The real estate market here in Kona and along the Coast all the way up to North Kohala continues to set new and unprecedented marks. Showings are final picking up again and we are seeing less days on market for properties that are priced well. Within resorts like Hualalai, Mauna Lani, and Waikoloa you will be able to find homes that have Koi ponds strategically placed for their owners and visitors to view. One amazing resource that we would love to share is Hawaii Koi and Ponds.

Newest Mauna Lani Luxury Homes, Condos, and Land - Active Listings

Newest Kukio Luxury Homes, Condos, and Land - Active Listings

Newest Hualalai Luxury Homes, Condos, and Land - Active Listings

Newest Waikoloa Luxury Homes, Condos, and Land - Active Listings

Newest Mauna Kea Luxury Homes, Condos, and Land - Active Listings

Dec. 27, 2020

6 Kulalani at Mauna Lani Aerial Photos - Gated Community 3 Bedroom Listing - Luxury Kohala Coast Living

Presented Exclusively by Luxury Big Island - $815,000

Active Listing Information for Kulalani #2302 3 Bedroom Luxury Condo

Kulalani at Mauna Lani Full Website Information Page

Latest Up to Date and Active Listings in Mauna Lani Resort Community

5 Additional Kulalani Luxury Photos for #2302:

Dec. 25, 2020

Dazzling Big Island Home in Waikoloa Village - Christmas Light Decorations

Dec. 24, 2020

Meridian Cuisine at Meridia Restaurant in Westin Hapuna Beach - Photos Blog