A Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity: MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty Sells Exclusive Kiholo Bay Estate – Listed at $16M


On March 31, the exclusive 2.5-acre Luahinewai oceanfront estate at Kiholo Bay on the Big Island of Hawaii, was listed and sold by Adam Atwood, R(S) of MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty. Luahinewai is the Big Island’s highest-priced home sold this year – listed at $16M.

Atwood said, “Once I affiliated with Sotheby’s International Realty, the property sold within a month.” For over 25 years, MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty has served the Big Island as a boutique luxury real estate company with a strong history of significant and record-breaking sales. The Sotheby’s International Realty network is the leader in luxury real estate sales in the nation and globally. The network has a marketing reach of approximately 825 affiliate offices throughout 61 countries with over 18,000 agents in a global referral program. Each office is independently owned and operated.

Luahinewai is an exclusive Hawaiian legacy estate and one of the most private and remote parcels along the Kona-Kohala coastline, never previously for sale in its current configuration. It is unique in that it is surrounded by over 4,300 acres of conservation-zoned parkland, Kiholo Bay Wilderness Park. The previous owners purchased the parcel in 1985, which was then only accessible by foot or boat. They built a deeded access road then constructed the 3,500 sqft, four-bedroom, four-bathroom home, designed by renowned architect Vladimir Ossipoff.

Situated just feet from the black sand beach, the eco-friendly estate is entirely off-grid and solar powered. It has views of the ocean, Maui, Mauna Kea and Kohala mountains, and contains a legendary half-acre pristine anchialine pond as part of the private parcel. Luahinewai is one of just four fee-simple parcels and seven homes on the entire four-mile stretch of Kiholo Bay oceanfront. Due to conservation zoning, this area will never see any further development or building.

“My affiliation with the wonderful MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty team, Debi Au and Dodie MacArthur, greatly contributed to the successful close of this unique transaction,” Atwood said. “Kiholo Bay and Kiholo Bay Wilderness Park are rare jewels on the Kona Coast. The new owners understand that this is a one-of-a-kind property, surrounded in perpetuity by spectacular marine life and park land that will never be changed.”


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Amicheli Salyer ,


I am a visual storyteller with roots that run south and past the equator. I moved to the Big Island from North Carolina in 2012, and with me, I brought my diverse background; I am a first generation American, born in Illinois from Venezuelan parents, and grew up in Kentucky. My life and career have grown my creativity, much like a Big Island lava flow. I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis on graphic design, from Eastern Kentucky University. I am an award-winning graphic designer with over 20 years experience in marketing and communications, and my successful career has ventured in a wide-variety of industries. Curiosity is not my middle name, but it should be. In my spare time, I enjoy living life through the eyes and mind of a spunky, young daughter; a crew of crazy, loving animals; and a super, supportive partner. The outdoors is my haven – exploring, adventuring, and photographing. I deeply value the importance of the connection that individuals, families, and communities have with nature as a global and universal society. “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” ― Marcel Proust

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