kailuakona: 3.3 Acre Holualoa Estate - Panoramic Kailua Bay Views! - 10/08/13 06:01 PM
3.3 Acre Holualoa Estate - Panoramic Kailua Bay Views!

Newly Listed-Holualoa beauty, overlooking the Kona coastline and Kailua Bay with 3.3 park like acres and a spacious 3,379 square foot cedar home with soaring open beamed ceilings. Custom built iron gates open to a circular driveway and oversized garage with space to park a boat. Inside the home there are ocean views from just about every room. The updated kitchen features koa wood cabinets, granite counters a Sub Zero Refrigerator and upscale appliances. The main level of this home has three bedrooms, including the master with remodeled bathroom containing a … (2 comments)

kailuakona: Ocean View Land for Sale Above Kailua-Kona, HI - 05/16/13 05:30 PM
Ocean View Land For Sale Above Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
This is an excellent opportunity to purchase one of four ocean view lots above Kailua-Kona Hawaii, ranging in size from 2.42 to 3.31 acres. This property is currently not listed on the MLS, but when it is, these prime ocean view lots will sell fast. Well priced, between $250,000 and $350,000 on agricultural land without CC&R's. Build your dream home in Kona and get as creative as you like, provided that it conforms to Hawaii County building codes. Located just a few minutes to downtown Kailua-Kona and even closer to the artists town of … (1 comments)

kailuakona: Kona Hawaii - Ultra Luxury Home Auction in Hualalai Resort - 02/28/13 04:16 PM
Kona Hawaii - Ultra Luxury Home Auction in Hualalai Resort - No Reserve!

I was recently invited to preview a spectacular home in the exclusive Hualalai Resort that is being sold at auction on March 18th 2013, with no minimum bid. Driving through the gates of this 1.3 acre estate surrounded on three sides by Hualalai's award winning Ke'olu Golf Course, It quickly becomes apparent that this is an exceptional home among exceptional homes. With just over 10,000 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 5 1/2 baths , multiple ponds, an infinity edged pool/spa and built with natural stone and exotic tropical hardwoods, … (0 comments)

kailuakona: Ultimate Ocean View Vacation Rental Condo in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii - 01/04/13 08:28 PM
Ultimate Ocean View Vacation Rental Condo in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Looking for a nice ocean view 1 bedroom vacation condo in Kona?  This beautiful and spacious townhome end unit
condo is located in the keauhou Resort in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, just a short stroll to Keauhou Bay, a hub of ocean activities on the Kona Coast. Offering tropical ocean views, wonderful privacy and upscale furnishings, unit #113 of the Keauhou Resort is the perfect place to stay for those that want all of the modern conveniences in a lush tropical, sunny setting. 

Outfitted with conveniences that you will not find in 99% … (0 comments)

kailuakona: Keauhou Resort Large 1 Bedroom Ocean View Luxury Condo - Kona's Best! - 01/02/13 05:49 PM
Keauhou Resort Large 1 Bedroom, Ocean View Luxury Condo - Kona's Best!


This beautiful, recently remodeled townhome vacation condominium in the lush Keauhou Resort is the perfect place to enjoy your vacation on the Big Islands spectacular Kona Coast.  Enjoy ocean views and tropical scenery from both of the private lanais, one off of the master bedroom and the other adjacent to the living/dining room upstairs. The retro 70's Hawaiiana architecture with soaring open beam ceilings and a 2 story atrium with lava rock garden will put you in a relaxed state of mind. Surrounded by the Kona Country … (2 comments)

kailuakona: Alii Lani 3/2 Condo For Sale, New Listing! - 09/14/12 03:20 PM
Alii Lani 3/2 Condo For Sale, New Listing!


Currently listed for sale in Kailua-Kona's popular Alii Lani Condominiums is this second floor 3 bedroom 2 bath unit. This well maintained 900 square foot Alii Lani unit has soaring cathedral ceilings and a soothing green belt view from the covered lanai.
The kitchen features upgraded stainless steel appliances, including the referigerator, dishwasher and stove. Stylish and comfortable cork flooring has been added in the kitchen and bathrooms.
High ceilings throughout this top floor condo in Alii Lani give it a feeling of spaciousness. The West facing covered lanai catches wonderful … (0 comments)

kailuakona: Country Club Villas Listings and Video Tour, Kailua-Kona, HI - 09/06/12 05:42 PM
Country Club Villas Listings and Video Tour

The Country Club Villas in the Keauhou Resort area of Kailua-Kona is one of my favorite condominiums. Country Club Villas units make great vacation rentals, second homes and primary residences. Located on the beautiful 17th and 18th holes of the Kona Country Club Golf Course, these two bedroom two bath units range in size from 1,000 to just over 1,200 square feet, not including lanai. In addition to views of the golf course, many units have spectacular ocean panoramas.
Country Club Villas common areas include three swimming pools and two tennis courts. Association … (1 comments)

kailuakona: Keauhou Estates -Great Luxury Vacation Rental, Second Home Opportunity - 07/13/12 05:42 PM
Keauhou Estates - Great Luxury Vacation Rental, Second Home Opportunity

This beautiful 3 bedroom 3.5 bath home in Keauhou Estates with ocean views and 3,771 square feet of living space would make a very successful vacation rental, amazing second home or primary residence in one of Konas' finest neighborhoods. Currently priced at $921,500 in the luxury, gated Keauhou Estates in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. The pool area has Kona coastline views, a pool and spa and incredible outdoor covered bar and entertaining area. The interior of this home has soaring ceilings, wood, marble and carpeted floors, a gourmet kitchen with top … (1 comments)

kailuakona: Outrigger Canoe Races in Kailua-Kona - 06/11/12 03:24 PM
I rode my bike to Kailua Bay to go for a swim this weekend and saw that they were having outrigger canoe races. Outrigger canoe clubs are very popular out here in Hawaii. Just about any coastal town has a club and on occasion they all get together and compete. Outrigger canoes have always been an important part of Hawaiian culture. For over a thousand years in Hawaii, they were the fastest mode of transportation available. Having the fastest and strongest team has always been a source of pride in a community. I see these clubs training hard along the Kona … (1 comments)

kailuakona: Walk To The Beach in Kona, Hawaii - 03/20/12 04:15 PM
Walk To The Beach In Kona, Hawaii

I often have home buyers ask about homes within walking distance to the beach in Kona. From a home buying perspective it raises a few interesting topics unique to Kailua-Kona that should be discussed with clients. First, and maybe surprisingly, homes that are walking distance to the beach (up to about 1/2 mile) do not cost much, if at all, more than homes in Kona that would require driving to the beach. This may come as a shock to people living in say, Southern California where homes in the beach walkability zone command … (1 comments)

kailuakona: What You Need to Know Before Buying a Vacation Home Rental in Kona, Hawaii - 02/08/12 06:25 PM
What You Need to Know Before Buying a Vacation Home Rental in Kona, Hawaii
Are you considering buying a vacation home in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii? First, let me say that owning a vacation rental is currently one of the best investments you can make. You get a home that will most likely appreciate in the years to come, after a drastic, 30 plus percent market drop. In Kailua-Kona Hawaii, successful vacation rentals can maintain average occupancy rates of 80% year round, generating cash flow that far exceeds a long term rental. I do not know of any other place in the United … (0 comments)

kailuakona: Bayview Estates - Kona Neighborhood Video Tour - 01/27/12 04:24 PM
Bayview Estates - Kona Neighborhood Video Tour

Bayview Estates is one of Kailua-Kona's Premier neighborhoods. Located in the Keauhou area of Kailua-Kona, this gated upscale development features custom built single family homes and vacant lots, many with panoramic Kona coastline views.  
I really like Bayview Estates, the setting is beautiful, from the landscaped streets to the terraced lots that maximize the ocean views, it is a well designed upscale neighborhood. Monthly maintenance fees are just over $200 which is very reasonable. Most of the lots are 15,000 to 18,000 square feet with building pads and in many cases, rock walls. … (1 comments)

kailuakona: Beaches of Kona Video Tour - Mahaiula Beach - 11/17/11 06:54 PM
Beaches of Kona video tour - Mahaiula  Beach

Mahaiula Beach is located within the Keha Kai State Park about 8 miles North of Kailua-Kona. The access road off of Hwy 11 is between mile markers 88 and 89. The 1.5 mile road is unpaved and full bumps and potholes; but it doesn't seem to deter the tourists from taking their rental cars across the desolate looking lava field. Just a short walk from the parking area is a picture perfect tropical cove with plenty of shade and deep sand.  The stunning contrast between the desert lava fields and the lush … (2 comments)

kailuakona: Bank Owned Homes Aren't Always The Best Deal - 11/16/11 09:22 PM
Bank Owned Homes Aren't Always The Best Deal

Everyone wants the best buying opportunity when looking for a home. Are bank owned homes in Kailua-Kona always the best buy? It's important to point out that any home offered for sale must compete with the bank owned and short sale properties. If a home is not priced competitively, it will not sell. 
Bank owned homes are sold "as is" and most have been neglected. It's not uncommon to see bank owned properties without appliances and in need of costly repairs. When you compare that $400,000 bank owned home to a competing, … (4 comments)

kailuakona: Kailua-Kona Beaches Video Tour - White Sands Beach - 11/16/11 05:57 PM
Kailua-Kona Beaches Video Tour - White Sands Beach

A couple hours at White Sands Beach is always a good time. White Sands is located right in town so it's easy to drop in and go for a swim or body surf a few waves.  This is Kona's community beach, it's not big but there's always room for everyone.  
White Sands Beach in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii is always an entertaining place to sit and people watch. If you want a quiet, secluded beach to relax on, Kona has plenty to choose from. If you are looking for a vibrant, fun beach … (0 comments)

kailuakona: Kailua-Kona Real Estate Market Update October 2011 - 11/08/11 06:41 PM
Kailua-Kona Real Estate Market Update October 2011

The Hawaii Island real estate market statistics are in and the numbers continue to show signs of stability. The first indication I would like to point out is the trend of increasing home sales.  October of 2010  saw 113 homes sold on the Island of Hawaii. In October of 2011, 127 homes sold island wide, an increase of 12.39%. This is a continuation of the trend that shows 8.5% more homes sold on the Island year to date in comparison to 2010. 
Another trend in Hawaii Island real estate sales is the slowing … (0 comments)

kailuakona: Buying Bargain Kona Hawaii Vacation Homes - 11/02/11 11:44 PM
Buying Bargain Kona Hawaii Vacation Homes

Home prices in Kailua-Kona Hawaii, like many other places have seen substantial decreases since the market peak in late 2007. Recent market data in Kailua-Kona, HI has shown prices remaining flat but the number of homes and condominiums sold, increasing. Rather than going into the old "there's never been a better time to buy" pitch, I am going to point to a real estate market niche that is performing extremely well through these difficult times.  I am referring to the vacation home rental market in Kailua-Kona , Hawaii.  
Vacation home rentals have become … (4 comments)

kailuakona: Beaches Of Kona Video Tour - Kua Bay - 10/25/11 06:42 PM
Beaches Of Kona Video Tour - Kua Bay

Kua Bay is one of my favorite Kona Beaches. Located in the Kehaka  Kai State Park, in a spectacular setting, Kua Bay is about 10 miles North of Kailua-Kona off of Hwy 11 between mile markers 88 and 89 and surrounded by lava fields. The powdery white sand is soft on the feet and the water is warm, clear and perfect for a refreshing swim.  Weekends can be a little crowded but during the week you can almost have the place all to yourself.  Bring your mask and fins to snorkel around the … (2 comments)

kailuakona: 2011 Kona Ironman World Championship Was Exciting! - 10/20/11 12:46 AM
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kailuakona: Kailua-Kona Real Estate Market Update Sept 2011 - 10/19/11 10:16 PM
Kailua-Kona Real Estate Market Update Sept 2011

The Kona and South Kohala real estate market is seeing some signs of stability in the most recent statistics. North Kona, which consists primarily of Kailua-Kona saw residential home sales decrease slightly from 34 to 32 home sales when comparing September 2011 with September of 2010. This is a 5.88% decrease in number of homes sold. The median price however, increased 9.11% from $342,500 to $373,694 in Sept 2011. 
North Kona saw 20 condos sold in September 2011, 3 fewer than Sept. 2010, a 13.04% decrease.  The median price increased from $190,400 to … (1 comments)