Mark Twain Estates

94-6539 Palaoa Rd, Mark Twain Estates in Kau

Are you interested in a home with an ocean view for an affordable price?  Would you like to live in the country, but still have all the amenities you’re used to like cable, internet, county water, and paved roads?

Down at the southern tip of the Big Island there’s a small community called Mark Twain Estates that offers reasonably priced homes with beautiful views of the Pacific.  It’s a rustic area where the only sound you’ll hear in the morning is the crashing of the ocean’s waves.  The town of Naalehu is a short drive away and offers shopping and other conveniences.

94-6539 Palaoa Rd is a 3 bedroom / 3 bath home with one of the best views in Kau.  The property overlooks a large acreage and there’s nothing blocking your view of the ocean.  The ground floor has one bedroom, bathroom, storage, and garage.  The second floor features a kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances as well as a bedroom, a living area, and an office that could be used as a fourth bedroom.  On the third floor you’ll find the master suite with private balcony and deck.  The wood touches and bamboo trim railings give this house the warm feeling of home.

94-6485 Lewa Lani St. at Mark Twain Estates in Kau

Not far away at, 94-1791 Amepela Rd, you’ll find a 2 bedroom/ 1 bath property with incredible panoramic views.  The ocean breeze sways the palm trees that dot the grounds.  Besides the main house there is also a guest house.  This is an ideal property for a single-family or vacation rental.

Down the road you’ll find, 94-6485 Lewa Lani St, a 3 bedroom / 2 bath home with many custom features such as bamboo floors, cabinets of inlaid maple and Brazilian cherry, and solid core 6 panel doors.  Almost every room has a fabulous view of the ocean and the wraparound lanai is a great place to spend the afternoon gazing out at the blue water.  The landscape has various fruit trees including lemon, banana, and papayas.  This is a perfect southern home to buy and to live happily ever after in.

If you would like more information about these properties or our other listings, please feel free to get in touch with us at, MacArthur and Company Sotheby’s International Realty.


About the Author

Dodie MacArthur ,


Dodie MacArthur began her real estate career in Honolulu in 1972. She quickly rose from top sales agent and project manager of major Honolulu developments to representing prominent estate and development properties on Oahu and the Big Island. With her honed real estate skills and experience, Dodie founded MacArthur and Company in 1989 with the objective of creating a unique boutique firm, where the clients needs came first. In the first year of operation, the company gained immediate recognition as a leading Big Island firm and continues to thrive as a market leader today. With her abundant energy, creative marketing and dynamic leadership skills, Dodie is responsible for business development and overall company management at MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty. She works closely with clients and agents in the marketing and sales of their properties. Her many years cultivating client and broker relationships ensures the firms clients unrivaled exposure. Along with her management staff and team of successful sales agents and brokers, Dodie is able to provide local, national and international clients with unparalleled customized service, fulfilling her promise that the client’s needs come first.

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