Big Island Report, Kohala Coast, August 2014

Kohala Coast Big Island Report Snapshot for August 2014_blog

 

DEAL OF THE WEEK: Business Offering Reduced by $50,000!

 

Deli

MLS 269440 – Own Your Own Market & Deli

Own your own established and successful business on the Big Island. The Kawaihae Market and Deli has been a stopping place for tourists and locals alike for over 12 years. Kawaihae Market and Deli offers fresh produce, frozen chicken, ground beef and chuck steak in addition to staples such as bread, milk, eggs and butter. A full service deli with homemade custom sandwiches, burgers, salads, soups and daily specials make it a very convenient place to stop for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Neighbors and tourists ranging from Hawi to the resorts find it easy to stop in for supplies saving themselves a trip to Waimea. Prices are much lower than what is found at the hotel shops making it a great place for hotel guests to stock up for their stay and beach needs. For the more adventurous there is a full line of camping supplies. More in-depth P&L available with serious interest; ample parking, very busy harbor, beach, highway location.

This is not a sale of real estate. This is a sale of an existing business, the business name and good will, the lease, all inventory, equipment and improvements. Click here for the complete listing.

OTHER FEATURED LISTINGS

Puakea Bay Ranch Estate

MLS 232548- Puakea Bay Ranch Estate

265362 Rebecca

MLS 265362 – Kohala Ranch Beauty

274335 Molly

MLS 274335 – Kua Bay Ultimate Luxury

267926 REBECCA

MLS 267926 – Beach Access Luxury


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Waimea Paniolo Parade and Ho’olaule’a | Big Island Real Estate

Waimea Paniolo Parade, Photo by Anthony Roberts

Waimea Paniolo Parade, Photo by Anthony Roberts

Autumn is right around the corner and with the change in season we can expect the air to be crisper in the morning and the landscape to appear a bit greener.  It is also the time when we honor Hawaiian culture and heritage during the Hawaii Island Festival, 30 Days of Aloha.

The ancient Hawaiians had a similar festival where they gave thanks for the harvest and to the Hawaiian god Lono.  During the Makahiki festival war was forbidden and the ancient Hawaiians celebrated peace and abundance with offerings, singing, and dancing.

Every year the committee of the Hawaii Island Festival selects a theme.  This year they have chosen, “The future is in the past.”  The idea being that by reflecting on the past and embracing the Hawaiian heritage a foundation can be built for the future.

If you’ve never been to the Big Island during the Hawaii Island Festival, you’ll want to make sure to visit Waimea for the Paniolo Parade and Hoʻolauleʻa on September 20, 2014.

Waimea Paniolo Parade

Waimea Paniolo Parade, Photo by Anthony Roberts

This festival is a local favorite featuring princesses on horseback decorated with the flowers of their respective islands.  After the parade you should head over to Waimea Ball Park for the Hoʻolauleʻa with island cuisine, games, local arts and crafts, and live entertainment.  The parade begins at 10:00 am on Church Row and the Hoʻolauleʻa at 11:00 am.  Both events are free and open to the public.

If you’d like more information about cultural events on the Big Island or one of our property listings, please get in touch with us at, MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty.

 


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Big Island Report: Kailua Kona, August 2014

Kailua Kona Big Island Report for September 2014_BLOGDEAL OF THE WEEK: PRICE REDUCED BY $48,000!

274518 Miller

MLS 274518 – Inspiring Sunset Views

This lovely private 3 bedroom 3 bath home and guest house is located in Kona Lani Subdivision just off of lovely Hao Kuni St. in Kailua Kona. Very close to shopping, beaches, airport, Costco and entertainment. The main home is a spacious open floor plan that takes in the views and breezes from every room in the house. The large master suite looks out to the lanai and ocean view and is comfortable and relaxing. The master walk in closet is large and there is a second closet. The master bath has a jetted soaking tub, dual basins and ample tiled shower. The guest house is large enough for family or friends and has it’s own bathroom with walk-in shower and lanai. The home is one over one acre and there is room for a pool as well as a huge garden. There are a lot of possibilities here with lots of privacy and quiet enjoyment. Take in the daily ocean and sunset views from the large covered lanai. This is a great place to call home! Click for the complete listing.

OTHER FEATURED LISTINGS (Click to View)

274983 Ocean Cool Breezes

MLS 274983 – Cool Ocean Breezes

276416 Kathy

MLS 276416 – 75ft. Heated Pool

272844 Cindy

MLS 272844 – 55 Acres with an Inspiring View

274550 Cindy

MLS 274550 – A Retreat to Paradise

269451 Kathy

MLS 269451 – Successful Vacation Rental

 

 


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Kukio | A Private Community Just Past Cloud Nine

Kukio Home

Kukio Home

Not everyone can take a Sunday drive through Kukio.  Unless you’ve been invited to this private community by a homeowner you won’t get past the front gate.  This haven for Bay area investors is one of the wealthiest and most exclusive communities in the State of Hawaii and the homes inside are some of the most exquisite in the world.

Kukio is the embodiment of Big Island luxury living.  From the serene, beautiful environment to the white sand beaches to the temperate climate, everything about this community is both simplistic and flawless.

Home to the only private equity Golf and Beach Club on the Big Island, Kukio offers its residents amenities you’d only find in the most refined resorts.  The Beach Club has a wonderful spa and fitness center, dining pavilion, beach bar, and a ten-hole Tom Fazio-designed short course.  Upslope you’ll find Kukio’s eighteen-hole Tom Fazio-designed championship golf course.

In the heart of Kukio we have a magnificent two-story home perched at the perfect elevation to view the anchialine pools and Uluweuweu Bay.  This 5 bedroom/ 5.5 bath estate was designed with Hawaiian living in mind.  The architectural design allows for a cross breeze throughout the house so you can enjoy the Big Island’s incredible weather year-round.  Sand-colored Spanish limestone with natural edges graces the majority of the home’s floors and the grand stairwell.

Kukio Home

Kukio Home

When you first enter the property you’ll notice the grand columns engraved with intricate botanical patterns. The long entry hallway lined with beautiful water features leads past two guest suites into a great room with sliding pocket-doors which open up to an infinity pool and pond.

Surrounded by water, the dining room opens up on three sides to a lush, tropical landscape that gives you the sense that you are floating on an oasis. Adjacent to the kitchen is a game room complete with sliding pocket-doors that lead to a putting green and hot tub.

Located in one of the most sought after communities on the Big Island, this Kukio home is a must see.

If you’d like more information about this property or one of our other luxury listings, please get in touch with us at, MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty.

 


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Big Island Report: Hamakua & Hilo, August 2014

Hamakua & Hilo Big Island Report August 2014_blog

DEAL OF THE WEEK: REDUCED BY $300,000

267917_Deal of the Week

Honoli’i Secluded Hideaway

“HONOLI’I SECLUDED HIDEAWAY – BEACHFRONT, OCEANFRONT AND RIVERFRONT. Situated on the banks of Honoli’i Stream, with direct ocean beach access through a private securely gated path, this 2 bed/2 bath home is completely secluded while having unobstructed ocean, river and valley views. The adjacent park is considered the premier surfing spot on the Big Island and provides an uninterrupted lanai vista of surfers in the breaking waves. CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE LISTING

Other Featured Listings (click image to view listing)

272745 Rebecca

MLS 272745 – 12 Acre Oceanfront Property

276341 Brodie

MLS 276341 – Spectacular Waipio Valley View

271728 Kathy

MLS 271728 – 15 Acre Oceanfront Parcel

265014 Rebecca

MLS 265014 – Waipio Business plus Home

MLS 266445 - Waipio Valley Luxury

MLS 266445 – Waipio Valley Luxury


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Luxury Living at Maniniowali | Big Island Real Estate

72-3191 Makani Eka Pl

72-3191 Makani Eka Pl

Watch the sun set over Kua Bay from your seat next to a 3-leveled infinity-edge pool.  Stroll barefoot down the pristine, white sand beach at Maniniowali.  Practice your swing on the slops of Hualalai Mountain at the Kukio 18-Hole Tom Fazio-designed Championship Golf Course.  Live a life of luxury.

Maniniowali is a private community with 97 luxury homes located on the beautiful Kohala Coast. Residents of this exclusive neighborhood can apply for membership at the Kukio Golf and Beach Club, a full service club offering golfing at the Tom Fazio-designed 10-hole and 18-hole courses, spa and fitness center, beach bar, clubhouse, and more.

At the moment we have a beautiful 6 bedroom/5.5 bath estate at 72-3191 Makani Eka Pl in Maniniowali.  With views of Kua Bay, Hualalai, and Mauna Loa, you’ll never tire of looking out your window. This property sits on 2.88 acres, the largest available parcel in the area.

Throughout the house you’ll find the finest materials such as Venetian plaster walls, custom African mahogany, villa-patterned Turkish Travertine, and durable Monier Life Tiles for the roof. The hand-made wood slider doors and screens keep it cool and breezy.

72-3191 Makani Eka Pl

72-3191 Makani Eka Pl

Do you have a chef in the family?  They’ll love the expansive gourmet kitchen with Wolf appliances and separate Butler’s pantry.  Need extra privacy? Your guests can stay in either the satellite bedrooms off of the main home, or the 2-bedroom detached guest quarters.

Outside you’ll enjoy the water-enclosed grotto bar, the 3-leveled infinity-edge pool, and a no-maintenance putting green.  Stroll around the property at dusk and have your path lit by the propane-fed torches.

Tranquility, privacy, and the ultimate in luxury, this amazing property is a must see.

If you’d like more information about this property or one of our other listings, please get in touch with us at, MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty.


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Big Island Report: Up Country, July 2014

Up Country Big Island Snapshot for August 2014_590px

DEAL OF THE WEEK

Best Buy in Kohala Ranch: Reduced by $80,100

267643 REBECCA

MLS 26743 – Best Buy in Kohala Ranch

Best Buy in Kohala Ranch Today; list price equates to 329.00 per square foot and that does not include the 3.6 acre lot! Lovely home in the lower section of the Meadows in Kohala Ranch and situated on a flag lot for ultimate privacy with a solar powered gate. This is the best priced home in Kohala Ranch and is in great condition and fully appointed with lots of room for expansion of the home, future pool, etc. The front door opens to a foyer with immediate ocean, mountain and Maui views which are expansive and unobstructed from the interior of the home and the 600+ square feet of lanai. The kitchen opens to a sunny dining area and living room with fireplace. There are two oversized master suites with large baths and custom closets and a 3rd bedroom and full bath. Kohala Ranch is a 4,000+/- Equestrian Ranch with riding trails and a polo field. Only minutes to world class beaches and the amenities of the Gold Coast, two college preparatory schools and some of the best Farmer’s Markets in the state. Click here for complete listing.

276341 Brodie

MLS 276341 – Waipio Valley Luxury

275739 Jim

MLS 275739 – 180 Degree Views

268583 Brodie

MLS 268583 – Rustic Ranch Luxury

265014 Rebecca

MLS 265014 – Business & Home

274895 Rob

MLS 274895 – Waimea Cottage

 


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What is Luxury? | Big Island Real Estate

Waterfalling Estate, North Hilo

Waterfalling Estate, North Hilo

What is luxury?

Is it sunning on the deck of a 378-foot yacht?  Is it wearing a Neil Lane diamond necklace to the Oscars?  Maybe it’s a day of pampering at the Talise Spa above the Arabian Gulf.

It’s difficult to say what luxury entails.   On the Big Island it’s often simpler.  Strolling on a secluded beach in Waipio Valley is a luxurious experience.  Being able to see every single star from your lanai in Kohala Ranch is breathtaking.  And living next to a waterfall cascading into the Pacific is sublime.

Did that last one peak your interest?  Let me introduce you to the Waterfalling Estate, a home crafted to showcase twin waterfalls streaming down into the ocean.  This 5 bedroom/ 5.5 bath three-story private residence is best described as an experience.

The penthouse level features dual master suites with “his and hers” bathrooms and private lanais, a centrally located fitness room, and an executive office overlooking the ocean.

A game room, bar, and two additional suites (each with private bathrooms) are located on the lower “pool level” and feature telescoping doors, allowing guests to take in unobstructed ocean views and refreshing coastal breezes.

Waterfalling Estate, North Hilo

Waterfalling Estate, North Hilo

The main floor features a chef’s kitchen with stainless steel appliances, blue Labrador granite counters, dining area, living room, and a wet bar perfect for entertaining.

Built with oyster quartzite and travertine floors, African Sapele Mahogany ceilings, and plantation-style furnishings accent, this home’s attention to detail is stunning.

Did I mention the helicopter landing pad?  Park your helicopter on the upper level of the estate and then ride down on a 52-inch round Daytona pneumatic elevator.

Private, awe-inspiring, and the ultimate in luxury living, this property is a one-of-a-kind dream home.

If you’d like more information about the Waterfalling Estate or one of our other luxury property listings, please get in touch with us at, MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty.


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Big Island Report: Kohala Coast, July 2014

Kohala Coast Big Island Report Snapshot for July 2014

DEAL OF THE WEEK: Exquisite Luxury Property Reduced by $99,000.

267926 Kolea

MLS 267926 – Lowest Priced Penthouse in Kolea, Waikoloa

The attention to detail in this Kolea Penthouse is thorough and professional. Recently refurbished and decorated by a staging expert, 1F feels new and contemporary – this is not the same old Hawaiiana theme, and it’s the lowest priced Penthouse currently available. The end unit location gives you extra privacy with only one neighbor, prevents night-time headlights from coming in, give you views of the ocean, breeching whales, surrounding mountains, year round sunsets and sunrises over Mauna Kea. The 3rd floor gives you sky lights. You can see the care the owners have taken in keeping it in pristine condition. Enter your penthouse from a private elevator to the 3rd floor where you are dropped in a private foyer before entering the main living area. From there the blue vista of the sky and ocean draw you to the 150 sq. ft. covered lanai where you will spend most of your time dining and entertaining. Kolea is the only condo development with direct beach access on the Coast. INCOME PRODUCING. Click here for complete listing details.

Other Featured Listings:

72-3191 Makani Eka Pl

MLS 274335 – Ultimate in Luxury

275079 KATHY

MLS 275079 – 5 Acres with Ocean & Bay Views

274094 Brodie

MLS 274094 – Ultimate in Indoor/Outdoor Living

266421 Mig

MLS 266421 – 2006 ‘Parade of Homes’ Award Winner

 

 

 


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Hawaii Horse Expo | Waimea Big Island

Horses

Horses, Photo By Brad

Calling all horse enthusiasts!  The annual Hawaii Horse Expo is coming to the Paniolo Heritage Center at Pukalani Stables in Waimea this August.  On the 23rd and 24th world-renowned equine experts will share their knowledge and skills to all those interested in horse-related disciplines.

Some of the workshops included this year are “Equine Medicine Symposium,” “Low Stress Cattle Handeling,” and “Rescue Horse Rehabilitated.”  The roster of experts teaching this year include Dr. Brady Bergin (Associate Clinical Professor, University of Minnesota), Pete Gorrell (author and award-winning Hawaiian and western saddle maker), Scot Hansen (retired mounted police officer and horsemanship trainer),  and many more.

All proceeds go to benefit the Hawaii Island Humane Society.  The HIHS strives to prevent cruelty to animals, eliminate pet overpopulation, and offers 24-hour service for injured animals.  For more information about this year’s expo visit their website at www.hawaiihorseexpo.com

Have you been thinking about purchasing a ranch on the Big Island?

Well, we have the perfect parcel for you.

Lot #:13, Hamakua Area

Lot #:13, Hamakua Area

In the Hamakua area you’ll find 174 acres of Waimea ranch lands.  Once part of the vast holding of Parker Ranch this parcel boasts gently rolling hills with sparse ‘Ohia trees and green pastures providing many great sites for future homes and ranching structures.  You’ll be in awe of the views of Mauna Kea and the Waipio Valley rim.  Plus, the skies at night are filled with stars and the air is magnificently clean and nurturing.

Only a 4 miles drive from downtown Waimea, this amazing parcel is a great opportunity for anyone wishing to own a Big Island ranch.

If you’d like more information about land on the Big Island or one of our property listings, please get in touch with us at, MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty.


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