Our team at Luxury Big Island has been retained to list and market one of the best opportunities at 49 Black Sand Beach this year 2021. A private winding elongated driveway leads up to a superb and well thought out built location. This remarkable custom home is the only Hawaii destination that you will ever need.
Priced now at just under $3.5 Million, there is a very strong chance that a home like this will not become available again for some time. Within walking distance to one of the most exotic and historical black sand beaches in the world. In fact, an 800 year old Hawaiian beach.
The entertainment space continues as you step outside to your gorgeous covered lanai where you’ll find a built-in barbecue and plenty of space to relax. Just beyond the lanai, take a dip in the sparkling in-ground pool with connected spa and tucked away outdoor showers for easy cleanup. Nearby, a detached guest suite is perfect for in-laws or out of town guests.
Lovingly maintained and meticulously updated by the current owners, recent improvements include upgrades to the AC and pool equipment, new tile around the pool, LED lighting throughout the home, custom fans, and new landscaping with WiFi irrigation controller. An unbelievable estate in an exclusive neighborhood, don’t let this one pass you by.
Best Priced Single Family Home at 49 Black Sand Beach:
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There are spectacular luxury homes in tropical places like Hawaii, and then there are those in Hualalai. Considered by far and by many as the best place to own real estate. Hualalai Resorts and Four Seasons carry a name together like non other. The tradition of historical Hawaiiana throughout along with direct ocean and beachfront access make this one of the most exhilarating hot spots in the world. A playground for the rich and rightfully so. Memories have been made here by some of the most prominent figures in our country. Some love it some much that they spend their entire summers or winters here.
Luxury homes in the $5 Million to $10 Million dollar price range come up more often than some may think. At any one time on the market there are several listings in those price ranges. However, when it comes to a massive estate like this you never know when you will see something so rare and so unique ever again. The attention to detail and time control quality that has gone into this property is almost unexplainable. You have to absolutely preview this legacy mansion for yourself and certainly in person. Not a home like any other and no other like it. This is an $18.5 Million exclusive listing.
Have you ever seen a private wine room built from pure and natural exotic hardwoods such as this? Of course not. Even the entrance door going into it is so original that the new owner whoever it will be will know that they have acquired something very real and special. The Kohala Coast is home to some of the wealthiest second home owners in the country and Hualalai Resort, Kukio, and Kona Village are 3 super high probability reasons for it. Executives, when they are looking for the perfect escape and getaway, are looking for places like this. Ultra premium luxury all while keeping it very private.
Not only are the residents able to enjoy the many amenities at Hualalai Resort such as tennis, golf, spa, dining, snorkeling, and surfing, there is also the members only club at Hualalai. Golf cart access to everything in the resort is the best and most common means of travel. A guarded man gate to enter the resort ensures additional top level security and entry into this Four Seasons world renowned location. This stunning home is being offered furnished along with art work as well. For those expecting the absolute finest and best, this mega luxury option may be the only one you will never want to miss. Hawaii's finest in the world number 1 rated resort - Hualalai, Kohala Coast.
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At Kukio resort homeowner's are extended the opportunity to acquire membership to the resort's finest amenities imaginable. Tennis, Golf, and Spa memberships are part of the great options available. This luxury niche market at Kukio offers real estate that has exceeded values in the billions. Kukio beach is a private location in which there will be many days that you and your family will have the beach to yourself. One of Hawaii's finest real estate destinations. At Kukio the club is so exclusive that typically the staff will remember it's visitors by first name. A very private yet personable experience it will be.
Beach Club Dining
Golf Club Dining
Executive Chef - Nick Mastrascusa
- Graduate of Culinary Arts at Johson and Wales University
- Masters Degree from famous Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley
- Family ties to Uruguay, Spain, and Sicily
Four Seasons is considered a world class staple when it comes to worldwide resorts. Couple with the Hualalai brand, patrons and visitors are able to experience a platform in luxury vacations that will barely be rivaled anywhere else. The tennis and golf programs alone have such a high level of pros available that you will be able to hone in on your game to make it that much better. At Hualalai resort there are several water and beach access locations to where you will be able to enjoy paddling, surfing, and kayaking all day long. The new renovations throughout the resort continue to impress even those who have been coming for years.
Beach Tree Bar and Lounge
Resident's Beach House
Ulu Sushi Lounge
Ulu Ocean Grill
Hualalai Trading Company
Executive Chef - Richard Polhemus
- Associate Degree in Culinary Arts and Applied Sciences from Kendall College
- Previous Sous Chef at Four Seasons Hotel Chicago
- Opened Farm to Table Four Seasons Restaurant Allium (Awarded Michelin Star)
The perfect sunset along the pacific ocean waters is a breathtaking experience that we have come to expect at Kohanaiki. The resort is surround by ancient lava flows and a pristine waterfront park. The members only club and lifestyle ensures a high level of privacy yet offers convenience to all that the Big Island of Hawaii has to offer. Kona is just a short drive away and the majority of the resort is newer in comparison to it's rivals along the Kohala Coast. Some of the best food is offered at Kohanaiki's dining experience along with the ambiance and atmosphere of true Hawaiiana living.
Executive Chef - Patrick Heymann
- Graduate of Culinary Institute of America in New York
- Extensive Worldwide Experience
- Formerly Executive Chef at Loews Coronado Bay Resort in San Diego and CordeValle, Five-Star Resort
A true and test timeless class. The hotel has stood the test of time as the absolute grand gem of the Kohala Coast. As you drive through the gently winding main road you will see nothing but perfect rolling greens and ocean views out into the distance. Mauna Kea's tennis facility has been ranked in the top ten in the world several times over. The golf and fitness memberships are something that many homeowners absolutely love. At the end of the day, the dining at Mauna Kea is probably in the top 3 on the entire island. Copper Bar and Manta are situated right near the waters edge overlooking the famous Mauna Kea beach. If you have not had the time to explore this affluent resort, we recommend doing so to compare it to the others.
Executive Chef - Rio Miceli
- Born and raised in Hawi, Hawaii
- Honed culinary skills in San Francisco
- Attended the New England Culinary Institute in Vermont
Mauna Lani is in essence a top location resort wise on the entire island. What makes it a bit more enjoyable and laid back is that there really is no guard gate as you come through the entrance. There is an actual guard shack with security personnel inside (who actually drive around the resort). This resort also has a convenient and classy grocery store - Foodland inside. For those who do not think Mauna Lani is as luxurious as Kukio or Hualalai for example, they may be somewhat mistaken. If you explore neighborhoods such as 49 Black Sand Beach and The Cape, you will then understand how special and top tier Mauna Lani really is. Napua at the Mauna Lani Beach Club is one more exclusive place to eat.
Brown's Beach House
Ha Bar and Grill
Executive Chef - Clayton Arakawa,
- Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows
- Previously Banquet Chef at Grand Wailea
- Northern Arizona University
Executive Chef - Matt Raso
- Canoe House
- Nobu Almni
- Previously Executive Chef at Nobu - Dallas
Grandness and Opulence are on display at Waikoloa Beach Resort. From the towering pillars upon entering through the main entrance to the fine large asian sculptures and artwork, this is one of those once in a lifetime destinations that everyone needs to see. Neighborhoods such as Kolea and Halii Kai located directly on the water are at highest level when it comes to luxury condo and single family living. Just the extravagance alone in this resort when it comes to landscaping and it's huge size is enough to leave everyone wondering if it wouldn't be great to actually live here. Luxury defined in Hawaii means experience the best lavish resorts along the Kohala Coast. This is one of them.
KPC Kamuela Provision Company
Executive Chef - Arnaud Masset
- 28 years of Worldwide Experience
- Ferrandi Paris France
- Hilton Waikoloa Village
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Dispersed against one of the most exhilarating backdrops imaginable anywhere, quietly sits 49 Black Sand Beach. A gated community like non other. From it's simplicity and old Hawaiiana feel, one would hardly ever know that when they finally get to see the clubhouse and private owner's pool area, that an escape like this was ever even imaginable. The community offers only 49 exclusive homes and homesites making it one of the most highly sought after places to live for the ultra wealthy.
Estates located along the right side of the main road (Honokaope Place) have been commanding prices in the $10 Million range. With inventory continuing to be at all time lows, it has become very difficult to find that perfect luxury Hawaii home. Mauna Lani resort is known for it's exceptional amenities, high-end resorts, and probably the best kept golf courses in the world. What makes the ultra top tier homes at 49 Black Sand Beach so exceptional and desirable is that not only are you looking out at the green fairways, you are also able to enjoy beautiful blue pacific and panoramic ocean views.
While most buyers and investors believe that the best time to buy real estate is in the summer here in Hawaii, we actually remind them that this is a time when some of the most lucrative deals are made and to be had. Others also think that it is quiet here this time of the year. There is some truth to that fact and most visitors from the mainland spend time here in the fall and winter. However, those are also the owners of properties who tend to list theirs for sale when they leave in the Spring. That being said, we have taken the time to analyze the pending and closed sales so for for this year and it looks like June and July this summer of 2021 has been super steadfast.
This year has been different. Covid 19 has completely changed everything. Forever...
Market prices during the first year of the pandemic dropped and then leveled off. The good news now for sellers is that the market continues to be strong with the majority of luxury Kohala Coast neighborhoods earning and setting new sales prices at closing. For example, within the gates of 49 Black Sand Beach there have been listings that simply had 200 plus days on the market. Most if not all of those have sold or are currently pending. In Hualalai Resort there simply is just no inventory. We have the buyers calling and emailing but there are very few sellers. The Good news is that in the ultra high end market when you see a stunning listing become available, you need really need to go after it.
In June alone there were 13 residential listings that closed in the Big Island MLS for over $5 Million. We also have noticed this month already in July that there is a market shift taking place. Some people take this term as a market correction but that is not necessarily the case. Most indicators start with conversations. Buyers and Sellers are starting to sound a bit differently than they did 3 months ago. It will be very interesting to see what happens as we head into the Fall and Winter months. Although new market prices are still being set, it certainly is a market where a shift is taking place. Multiple offers are still occurring and the market seems a little high and we will see what happens.
Hawaii, especially on the Big Island presents some of the most unique possibilities in real estate investments available. The ultra luxury market especially on the Kohala Coast is a very unique destination and oceanfront property is scarce. Nationally, the current inventory levels are at around 30 days. A more neutral market would be 3 months or more of supply. In addition, from an economy standpoint a balanced market may be headed in our direction. There are obviously many other factors and variables are involved especially when it comes to second home locations such as the Hawaiian Islands. In summary, a peak may be prevalent according to sales data accumulated by NAR - National Association of Realtors.
Closed sales chart depicting all Big Island MLS residential listings over $5 Million for June and July 2021:
Above; information provided by Hawaii Information Service - the Big Island MLS.
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When we think of getting away or escaping to a second home, most people dream of aqua blue waters and white sandy beaches lined with swaying palm trees. The Big Island is all of that and actually much more. Did you know that there are locations along the Kohala Coast that are still so pristine, untouched, and unspoiled, that when you actually get to see them you won't believe your eyes. Just think of Kiholo Bay and Kua Bay and you might come to realize that what we are about to share with you in this fascinating blog may just intrigue your adventurous senses after all.
In comparison to other beautiful and exotic places within the US, nothing truly compares to the Kohala Coast. Places like Florida may come close with beaches in Sanibel and Marco Island but yet there is one major distinction that makes this place stand out above the rest. The answer is the lack of congestion. Along the Kohala Coast there are only a small handful of traffic lights. This is rare for any place in this country where the beaches are world class. Most places like Kailua on Oahu and Waikiki are so built out and overrun that the mass development has taken the fun out of these places being considered tranquil destinations anymore.
There are three ultra luxury resort lifestyles here on the Big Island that must be considered if you are in search of the ultimate high end real estate retreat. Kukio, Hualalai, and Kohanaiki are the major players we are referring to. With up to date links below we have assembled the absolute best of the best information right here. All three have their own distinct features and different amenities, yet each one offers private chefs, beautiful swimming pools, beach access, top Hawaii golf, and best of all, the finest exotic and construction finishes you could ever imagine. To top it all off, the majority of the listings within these fine gated communities have been professionally furnished and are typically sold as such. Just pack your bags and come visit the world's finest luxury resort destination - the Kohala Coast.
Eating healthy, being healthy, and living healthy all go hand in hand. Hawaii plays a big role in this type of lifestyle. Our beautiful state has been ranked many times as the top place for health and lifestyle. The Kohala Coast especially is home to some of the best luxury real estate and high quality living anyone could even dream possible.
For example, just take a morning drive down through Mauna Kea or Mauna Lani Resort and you will see all the people out going on walks and jogging along the paths. This is only just the beginning. The island is home to world class golf courses and tennis clubs that have won more awards than most other states. Hawaii simply put, is home to a healthy way of life and eating right is an attribute to it all.
Journey to Good Health Cafe
Official Website Link: JourneyCafeBigIsland.com
Location: Mauna Lani Resort
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Loved by the Sun
Official Website Link: LovedbytheSunHawaii.com
We just closed on an amazing ocean condo in the beautiful gated community of Halii Kai. This unit 8C is a very successful vacation rental with a VRBO license in place. The blue ocean views from this listing are second to none. You are able to walk out from the unit onto a really incredible landscaped grass lawn while overlooking the golf course and ocean directly behind it. This record setting price of $1,195,000 for the smaller two bedroom units shows that the market continues to move along steadily. Halii Kai is one of only two oceanfront complexes for sale in Waikoloa Beach Resort that offers direct ocean frontage. Kolea is the other.
With it's large tiered lagoon style oceanfront pool and waterfalls, Halii Kai is by far one of the best designed properties in all of the Big Island's gated communities. This club also offers a direct oceanfront fitness complex with treadmills, bikes, steppers and more. Out of all the fitness facilities on the island this one by far is the closest to the water. You are literally only separated by just feet of lava and the ocean. In addition, there is a private restaurant only open to owners and guests. The tasty and delicious food offered here are what many people have been ranting and raving about since it opened.
At Waikoloa Beach Resort shopping is beyond abundant. The King's Shops and Queen's Marketplace offers everything that you need from souvenirs to clothing, and jewelry too. It is one of the most fabulous resorts ever built. The exotic asian statues and swimming pools continue to surprise even those who are coming back for their multiple visit. The new owners new that it was well worth it to acquire such a beautiful property that will bring them incredible memories for years to come.
Website Link to unit 8C at Waikoloa Beach Resort's Halii Kai:
Below are some active links to the other current listings at Halii Kai at this time:
Oceanfront Listings at Halii Kai at Waikoloa Beach Resort:
What makes this place unique is the super private location in which you will not find an influx of tourists swarming the limited parking space available. Kukio Resort is by far one of the most exclusive real estate locations available in Hawaii and the world included. The prices of luxury homes can exceed $30 Million and golf membership is also one that rivals only the best in class. For those who expect the highest level of privacy, Kukio and Kukio beach are what they will receive. Access to Kukio beach is through the private Hualalai gates at historic Four Seasons Resort.
For generations, Hawaii's chiefs looked upon Kukio in great favor. Advisors to the amazing King Kamehameha also found this special place to of nourishment to be in their top favorite of places. The beach has gone through a long history of wonderful maintenance and good efforts to keep it clean and pristine. With a short 18 mile drive from Kona visitors love to come to Kukio beach for it's private simplicity. Only a certain amount of parking spaces are available at Kukio beach in order to keep it quiet and secluded. The white sands lined with palm trees give it the old historic Hawaii feel. The last time our family took a day trip we actually found an eel frolicking in the warm pacific beach waters.
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