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May 9, 2021

Mauna Kea Resort - Hawaii's Illustrious & Exotic Oceanfront Masterpiece

The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and it's History

The story has been told... Laurance S. Rockefeller went for a swim all the way back in 1960. Immediately afterwards, he fell in love. The location or so called spot for this future hotel was named Mauna Kea due to the visibility of the Mountain one non cloudy days. Making it the first hotel on the Big Island, it was so popular with the world's elites that everyone and anyone who was well known, absolutely wanted to stay here.

Rockefeller was a venture capitalist and capitalize he did. Many hours and days have gone into creating what we now know today as one of the most important iconic hotels in all of Hawaii. The wide landscape and vast lava rock which once stood bare are now home to forever green golf course living with oceanfront waves knocking at each turn.

Real Estate and Life Beyond Simple Living

Timeless traditions are upheld and honored throughout Mauna Kea resort and the real estate is no different. Some of the most sought after exotic woods and finishes are used when building only the best of the best. The unique homes in the resort offer something for everyone and especially with different tastes.

The resort in special in the sense that the elevation tends to climb fairly quickly as compared to other resorts such as Hualalai, Kukio, or Mauna Lani. This in turn gives it's owners by far the best ocean views available on the Kohala Coast couple with gated community ultra living. Several communities are comprised in this most understated Big Island location. An experience with fine dining options at Manta and Copper Bar will only add to your most desired wants.

Newest Active Hapuna Beach Estates Listings

2 Ultra High-End Listings Currently Active in Mauna Kea Resort:

62-3704 KIEKIENA PL, KAMUELA, HI 96743 - Offered for $15,800,000

62-3692 KIEKIENA PL, KAMUELA, HI 96743 - Offered for $12.500,000

Additional Information and Other Active Mauna Kea Resort Listings

Contributed by Paul Adams, BIC - Luxury Big Island

May 9, 2021

2021 Mother's Day Wishes From the Luxury Big Island Real Estate Team

Our sincere wishes go out to all of the amazing Mother's out there...

We cherish those who have sacrificed so much for their families over the years. May is a special time for our team here at Luxury Big Island, we are just winding down from the busy winter and spring season where the market is always doing well. Some of the most incredible opportunities actually occur at this time of the year. Those who have held Hawaii real estate investments are starting to think about potentially selling now that the rental market may not be as busy as it was during the winter season.

Inventory here on the Kohala Coast remains super low and considering all other factors it will more than likely continue to be this way for some time. Tropical real estate markets the world over are continuing to see an influx of buyers swiftly acquiring the best listings as prices continue to move in an upward direction. With many retirees purchasing second homes in Hawaii, Florida, and Arizona, these three hot spots are even seriously beginning to affect other US markets as well. The upper tier market listings in Hawaii are also moving and selling at are record pace.

The great news about all of this is that the integrity of high valued real estate such as what the Kohala Coast will certainly continue to demand those who understand what true luxury living in the Hawaiian Islands is all about. Hawaii celebrates holidays with passion. Mother's Day - May 9, 2021 is no exception, and today we celebrate this amazing day with our families and loved ones making it a time to reflect on what matters most.

Mother's Day Open Table 2021 Opportunities

The 10 Best Mother's Day Brunch Visits in Kailua Kona

Contributed by Paul Adams, BIC - Luxury Big Island

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May 1, 2021

Hawaii's Most Upscale Listings on the Ocean Command the Best Views and Lifestyle Imaginable Anywhere

The water has always appealed to everyone, including those seeking the best oceanfront real estate available anywhere in the world. Oceanfront listings in Hawaii especially on the Big Island are commanding new and never before seen prices. The current condition of the real estate market here in Hawaii right now continues to move along with steady demand even in the ultra high price ranges. Properties that were once sitting for close to a year are receiving strong offers and are going under contract.

In resort settings such as Hualalai, Kukio, Mauna Kea, and Mauna Lani, there are spectacular homes that will leave the most exclusive buyer mesmerized. On the Kohala Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii beachfront homes are certainly limited. Locations such as Waialae Beach and Puako are far and few in between. With the outer islands beginning to feel a bit more like typical tourist destinations, the Big Island of Hawaii has become a secluded haven for those who would much rather feel the old Hawaii as we have come to know it.

In the top tier of real estate available there are only so many upscale listings to choose from. Below, we have found three really beautiful and unique properties to share with our clients. Two of the them are located in Puako which over the years has become one of the most sought after places in the entire Hawaiian Island Chain. An old quaint fishing village turned into oceanfront estates with some of the most brilliant architectural designs imaginable. No HOA dues in Puako and oceanfront living like it was meant to be.

3 Prominent Big Island Listings Priced Above Ten Million

69-1566 PUAKO BEACH DR, KAMUELA, HI 96743 - $12,500,000

69-1666 PUAKO BEACH DR, KAMUELA, HI 96743 - $10,900,000

72-3092 MANINIOWALI DR, KAILUA KONA, HI 96740 - $14,500,000

April 1, 2021

There is Only One Hawaii...

One Hawaii

Hawaii's Kohala Coast is presumably the last best kept secret when it comes to seclusion coupled with the finest oceanfront real estate anywhere in the world. The Hawaiian islands have emerged over time as one of the most sought after locations to live and retire in. The Kona side of the Big Island presents some of the finest weather and climate that you could possibly find. Tourism continues to thrive here in the Pacific and for many great reasons. With all that the world has endured in the last couple of years, Hawaii luxury homes and real estate continue to trend upwards in terms of price and scarcity. Those seeking refuge and isolation can come to find all of that and more right here in Hawaiian island chain. As the title says it - There is Only One Hawaii.

The History

Between 124 and 1120 AD Hawaii has claimed to have received it's first settlers - the Polynesians. Much has remained the same yet a lot has changed. The one beautiful aspect of the Big Island is that there are still remarkable areas where the culture and history continue to be preserved. The City of Refuge is just one of those historical areas which has maintained all that Hawaii has to offer. Towering living spaces and examples of tools used back in the day are proudly displayed throughout. Isolated for at least 500 more years, Hawaii civilization continued to rest undisturbed until the Europeans arrived via the British explorer Captain James Cook. In 1778 his groups had arrived and things had changed for better and for worse. Ultimately, Hawaii remains in our opinion as the last great place on earth. For those who appreciate it's history we know that it cannot be sustained without a true appreciation for it's - People.

The People

If you are looking to meet some of the nicest and most humbled people in the world, then look nowhere else then Hawaii. The spirit of Aloha lives on each day with charm evident through the peoples warmth. Love always has subsided in the islands with neighbors helping each other and living together in unity. With the population continuing to grow and increase the islands are starting to see a massive influx not only in the visitors but also those deciding to make Hawaii their permanent home. With so many different cultures being represented in Hawaii it is sometimes referred to as a boiling pot. What makes Hawaii so unique is that the people who call it home are those who have come from all over the world. All in all, it is the best place to live and the best place to be.

The Real Estate (Kukio and Hualalai)

We discuss Kukio and Hualalai because the Luxury Big Island brand stands behind something more than just real estate. It stands for the best and finest available. These two resorts are stand alone icons. Mauna Kea and Kohanaiki are not to be discounted but for the sake of resort style living at the highest and utmost level, Hualalai and Kukio are what we will focus on in this news blog at this time.

With full service clubhouses, elite dining options, pavilions, fitness facilities, spas, and revered golf; the living offered here by it's lifestyle is simply unmatched. Our clients who have been coming here for years continue to praise the resorts ability to offer almost everything that you need, so that you will never have to leave the guarded gates while you are staying here. Hualalai is so special and private that you do not even see the Four Seasons Hawaii name and logo upon entering it's vicinity. A resort lifestyle living experience above any other.

2 High-End Resort Listing Opportunities

All Active Luxury Hualalai Resort Listings in MLS 2nd Quarter 2021

All Active Luxury Kukio Resort Listings in MLS 2nd Quarter 2021

4 Other High-End Resort Listing Opportunities on Kona and Kohala Coast

All Active Luxury Kohanaiki Listings in MLS 2nd Quarter 2021

All Active Luxury Mauna Kea Resort Listings in MLS 2nd Quarter 2021

All Active Luxury Mauna Lani Resort Listings in MLS 2nd Quarter 2021

Contributed by Paul Adams, BIC - Luxury Big Island

March 29, 2021

Kohala Coast's Finest Luxury Jewelers

5 Hawaii Options for the Most Discreet Jewelry Search Imaginable

Tiffany and Co.

Na Hoku

Maui Divers

Big Island Jewelers

Lehua Jewelers

Hawaii's history and longing for fine and exquisite jewelry has also been deep within it's amazing culture. Dating back all the way to the 1800's when King Kalakaua decided to visit the Royal Courts of England. Attending Queen Victoria's Jubilee was one of the most rewarding invitations he ever took.

It proved to the right choice as it has led to the development of some of the best Hawaiian jewelry ever designed. With it's vast ocean life you are able to walk into these intriguing store fronts to fine designs with sea life, turtles (honu), and other remarkable ocean wildlife such as whales and dolphins.

Stroll through the Kohala Coast resorts to find that special gift for the certain someone. A luxury visit to the Big Island will never be the same without doing so. Hawaii's Big Island is home to more than just fancy resorts and real estate. It is a place of preserving culture and memories for a lifetime.

Contributed by Paul Adams, BIC - Luxury Big Island

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March 25, 2021

Hawaii's Big Island Sets Standard in Offering Ultra Rare Luxury Trophy Oceanfront Real Estate

Luxury real estate at the highest level typically involves beachfront and oceanfront locations all over the world. Yet Hawaii Island offers something more than just a geographical area. It provides an escape. For those who are looking for safety Hawaii is part of the United States and one does not need to travel her with a passport. Unlike Bora Bora, the Maldives, and other exotic places, Hawaii is fast visit from Silicon Valley and Los Angeles.

[4] Four Elite Luxury Active Listings Currently in Hawaii Listed Above Eighteen [18] Million

72-3198 MAKANI EKA PL, KAILUA KONA - $24,000,000

73-2218 Ala Kohanaiki, KAILUA KONA - $22,000,000

72-130 HOKULOA ST, KAILUA KONA - $18,500,000

73-4746 AUKAI PL, KAILUA KONA — $18,500,000

One of Puako's Best Offerings in 2021 - Oceanfront Luxury

69-1666 PUAKO BEACH DR, KAMUELA - $10,900,000

Oceanfront Villa in Mauna Lani Resort - Very Rare Offering

68-1015 PAUOA WY, KAMUELA - $17,900,000

Of the main Hawaiian Islands, the Big Island offers something a bit more special then the others. It brings it's visitors massive solitude - the Kohala Coast. Expanding across mass lava fields and mixing together with some of the finest white sand beaches in the world, this is the best place to be.

Contributed by Paul Adams, BIC - Luxury Big Island

March 19, 2021

Four Seasons Hualalai - Exclusive Listing by Luxury Big Island

72-130 HOKULOA ST, KAILUA KONA, HI 96740

$18,500,000
 
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Rarely does a property display such pride of ownership. Owner has treated this estate with utmost care, elevating it to a true Hawaiian masterpiece. Engaged an exceptional contractor, Queen Construction, to upgrade the property to its maximum potential, adding a brand new swimming pool, entry, rock walls, new floors, water and fire features; elevated the sense of arrival. Invested a few years with a top landscape architect to assure Hawaii's captivating nature would be thoroughly appreciated from every angle within the residence. Home is at the end of the cul-de-sac, no neighbors on either side. Sits on one of a handful of lots at the resort running parallel to the ocean, affords an extraordinary sense of openness, with most bedrooms facing the view. South East Asian hardwood merbau throughout, walls covered in custom works of handcrafted art, chiseled stone, hand-carved statuary - furnishings and art included.

Additional Listing Information:

72-130 HOKULOA ST, KAILUA KONA, HI 96740

Listing courtesy of Danica Failing, BIC - Luxury Big Island

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

 

LUXURY BIG ISLAND EXCLUSIVE ACTIVE LISTINGS AT HALII KAI

 

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.