Luxury Hawaiian Equestrian Estate on 53 Acres

An exquisite offering of unparalleled value, Hale Mehana, the House of Warmth, is a legacy property unlike any other in the state of Hawaii.

The estate includes a 7000+ sf luxury Canadian log residence, a 7-stall stable with upstairs living area, a 14,000 sf covered riding ring, a “drive through” tractor/trailer barn and a comfortable 1 bedroom guest house.

Hale Mehana sits more than 3000 ft. above sea level, just minutes from the town of Waimea in the shadows of Mauna Kea. Located in Waiki’i Ranch, a gated community with polo field and weekend matches, roping and barrel racing arena, and approx. 12 miles of corridors for horseback riding.

This cedar log home was initially built in British Columbia, then dismantled and shipped to Hawaii where it was re-assembled without using a single nail. The overall ambiance of the home is majestic yet cozy. A massive grove of eucalyptus provides a canopy of privacy, making this estate disappear from anyone on the outside. Adjacent to the 53 acre estate is Parker Ranch, one of the largest ranches in the US.

The main residence features a great room with custom 2 story river rock fireplace with water feature, 5 bedrooms including a master suite with a wood burning fireplace in the bedroom, and custom stained glass throughout. Except for personal items, this exceptional estate is being offered furnished.

An immaculate 9000 sf stable with 7 stalls is the heart of this haven for horses. There is an upstairs living quarters, office and private lanai. A 14,000 sf riding arena offers the flexibility to ride rain or shine, day or night.

Tucked in the forest is the perfect guest house with fireplace and wrap-around deck for extended family, guests or staff. This home was created with the same care and attention to detail as all other buildings.

You will not find another property like this in Hawaii, and the replacement cost to build would far exceed the offered price.

See all the incredible images, virtual AND video tours here: www.HaleMehana.com

Hilo Paradise! 564 Spectacular Acres

Hilo Paradise! 564 spectacular acres with streams and huge waterfalls located just 6 miles north of Hilo. Fantastic Mauna Kea Mountain and Hilo Bay views. Honolii Stream with breathtaking waterfalls borders the south side of the property and another stream borders the north end of the parcel.

Current lease provides excellent income. Tremendous potential to lease out additional acreage for farming or other activities.

Large parcels like this are rare to find so close to Hilo. Currently, cattle graze the rolling pastureland and a portion of the land is being used by a Zipline tour company.

Current zoning is Agriculture, minimum lot size 20 acres. It may be possible to subdivide this property in the future – which would require approval from the County of Hawaii Planning Department.

The large size of this parcel offers a variety of potential uses, or just enjoy the privacy for your own residential estate. The diversified agriculture potential is unlimited: Tropical fruits (Lychee, Mangosteen, Longan), vegetables, ornamentals, livestock grazing land, root ginger, bananas, papaya, etc.

Located just a few minutes from downtown Hilo. The property has its own airstrip, a remnant of the bygone days of the sugar plantations.

Come see this unique property and enjoy the pleasant East Hawaii lifestyle.

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Beautifully Crafted Newer Custom Home

Beautifully crafted newer custom home on 1.24 acres in Hilo Hillside Estates, just minutes from Hilo. The spacious, open floor plan design with vaulted ceilings and highest quality finishes throughout make this home perfect for entertaining and enjoying quality time at home. Huge flag lot provides both privacy and luxury.

The kitchen features a stainless steel refrigerator and gas range, quartz countertops, ivory porcelain tile floors, and ample space in the Martha Stewart self closing cabinets. Look out over the wrap around bar into the spacious living area with beautiful maple laminate floors, and the rear lanai looking out over your beautiful lawn and young trees. Vaulted ceilings and chandeliers above make this kitchen a pleasure to spend time in. Just off the kitchen is a pantry, laundry room with closet, and the spacious two car garage with efficient on-demand water heater.

The spacious living room is amplified by the 9 foot ceilings, which are vaulted. Two sets of sliding doors open up to the rear lanai, and mature lawn beyond. Low maintenance Harmonics brand laminate flooring offers 5 layers and a locking system to prevent water damage and warping.

The master suite features a walk-in closet and luxurious bathroom with separate shower and whirlpool jacuzzi tub. A 9 foot wide dual sink with quartz counter tops awaits, with abalone framed mirrors above. A private door in the master bedroom opens onto the rear lanai.

Both guest bedrooms have a large closet, ceiling fan and carpeted floors. The guest bathroom is conveniently located for entertaining and has tiled floors, tub and tasteful fixtures. This home was built in June 2016 and has been well maintained. Staging furniture not included in sale.

Hilo Hillside Estates offers the best of Hilo, just a few minutes to schools and shopping. New homes on 1+ acre lots provide room for your family to enjoy time at home.

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10 Important Tips for Maintaining a Prime Beachfront Property

by:  Dan Boyle

Prime beachfront property is an amazing asset in every Realtor’s® portfolio but you will not be able to get the best price if it is not properly maintained. Now, with such properties, there are two situations to consider: when you’re looking for renters and when you’re looking for new owners.

During the summer season, it’s a lot easier to find renters, given that beachfront property makes for about 59% of vacation rentals. However, regardless of the situation, you will need to maintain both the property and your campaign, to maximize the bottom line.

Below are 10 tips we’ve learned through trial and error (mostly error) on how to maintain every type of property on the beach, starting with rustic designs and ending with luxury beachfront homes. We’ll also talk about how to keep your campaign going, while maintaining the property.

#1: Take Advantage of the Environment

There is nothing easier on the eyes than the combination of water and land, which is why these properties are easy to promote. However, in order to make sure interested people will like your property more than any other, you should make full use of the environment.

For instance, if the property is located on a Hawaiian island, it will probably be surrounded by a lavish green landscape. So, to be in full balance with the environment, the interior should focus on creating a relaxing and peaceful setting.

#2: Maintain the Beach

The beach is the main attraction for this type of property, so if it is dirty or sprinkled with debris, the mystery will be broken. The good part is that you don’t need to invest too much because Mother Nature already did her best, but make sure it stays clean (especially when you have visits with possible customers).

#3: Keep the View Unhindered

Who doesn’t just love watching the sunset or sunrise over the ocean? Prime beachfront property has the wonderful advantage to provide just the right view so make sure to remove any clutter from the windows facing the ocean.

#4: Add a Deck

Another wonderful experience when you live in a house at the beach is feeling the light breeze while relaxing on the deck and sipping a refreshing drink. So, if the house doesn’t have a deck, make sure to install one. The return on investment can be incredible. If it has the deck, keep it in pristine condition and add some rattan chairs and a small table. It will show the house is great for couples and/or guests.

#5: Emphasize the Unique Features

Not all beachfront properties are the same so make sure to find the features that make the one you are representing, unique. For instance, if the house has a swimming pool, make sure the water is clean and the surrounding area is inviting and relaxing.

The same goes if there is a front lawn, a private driveway, fence, or front porch. But you’re not losing anything if the property has more a rustic appeal. You just need to find a way to highlight the wonderful simplicity and balance it offers.

#6: A Fresh Paint Job

The strong winds and salty air can damage the paint on the walls of a house or annexes. Chipped paint looks bad as a first impression, even though there is no actual damage on the house, which means the value of the property will drop in the eyes of a possible buyer.

Not to mention it will make an ugly discrepancy between the beautiful pictures you used for the presentation and reality. Some customers may feel cheated or their trust in your abilities as a realtor may be shaken.

But you can avoid all this, with a fresh paint job. The investment is not too big, and the result is impressive!

#7: Make it Cozy and Intimate

Most people who want a beachfront property look for a certain experience. Still, regardless of the fact that they want water sports or just standard relaxation, they all want some privacy, away from peering eyes.

While beachfront doesn’t offer too much intimacy, you can re-arrange things on the inside to give it a more intimate air. Also, make sure the windows can be easily covered without too much effort (blinds or shutters are a great and cheap solution).

#8: Focus on Comfort

To make the property more inviting, allow potential buyers to feel comfortable from the first moment they step onto the beach. Create an arrangement where they can imagine themselves laying in the sun on comfortable lounge chairs or hiding from the heat under a huge umbrella on comfy, fluffy chairs.

As they move towards the house, they should imagine a fun night/evening/afternoon with their guests, sipping refreshing drinks and sharing laughs on the deck. Inside, everything should be simple and welcoming so make sure to put emphasis on comfortable chairs, sofas, and other pieces of furniture.

#9: Test the AC Unit

The AC unit is almost mandatory for prime beachfront property! It makes the house a wonderful and cool oasis when the sun is mercilessly sending hot rays during the afternoon.

So, before you present the house, check to see if the AC unit is fully functional. If the filters need changing or the unit needs maintenance, work on this task before showing the property to any interested buyers.

#10: Create the Perfect Interior Design

To make sure customers understand that it’s a beachfront property, owners have a tendency to integrate everything that resembles the ocean into the interior design (seashells, ocean themes, and even sea creatures). However, too much of something amazing can be nauseating, and clutter can send possible buyers running.

To avoid this, keep things simple and elegant, and create an inviting space. It’s important to keep it neutral, so renters or buyers can imagine themselves living in it. Overall, keep it simple and clean, and people will love it!

Custom Hamakua Ocean View Home

35-108 Lamikai Place, Laupahoehoe HI 96764

A uniquely designed home that incorporates historic plantation details with an awesome ocean view. This home was created to celebrate both the rich history of the area, and the natural beauty. Features of the former sugarcane processing plant remain, and are cleverly included in the landscape as interesting focal points.

Each of the 2 bedroom suites and the central living suite are separately keyed for independent living, with covered walkways connecting each. Enjoy clean air and sea breezes throughout the property! The Papaaloa Country Store & Café is just a few minutes walk away, featuring a full bar and live entertainment.

The owners have used care in selecting custom home details. The entire home has been created to take advantage of the spectacular ocean view. The great room and bedrooms open onto the expansive ocean-view lanai. In the great room, look up to the cathedral ceilings and you will notice massive hand-carved wooden beams from Indonesia. Central to the home is a chef’s kitchen, with stainless steel appliances, granite counters, custom cherry veneer cabinetry, and a breakfast bar for casual dining.

If you prefer, step out onto the lanai for additional covered dining space that is cooled by the trade winds and built-in fans. There is also a built-in outdoor kitchen area with sink, cabinets and granite counters.

In the bathrooms reflexology stones have been thoughtfully placed in front of the basins. The floors are made of gleaming strand bamboo. A laundry room, with LG brand front loading washer and dryer, has beautiful built in cabinets and shelving and a granite topped counter for folding.

The exterior is sturdy hardi-plank. The extensive wrap-around decking is made of easy-care composite material which doesn’t splinter or need paint.

Located in Papaaloa, on the Hamakua Coastline, this custom residence takes full advantage of an almost 180 degree ocean view. The modular design of the home allows for versatility in how you choose to use it.

See all the images, virtual tour and current pricing here: www.616829.KellyMoran.com

Rare Acreage Adjacent to Largest Waterfall on Hawaii Island

A rare Hamakua Coast offering – 98 acres adjacent to the one of the largest waterfall on Hawaii Island!

Step onto the land and hear the crashing roar of the waterfall. Various sites on the property offer distant ocean views as well as views of Akaka Falls. The property abuts Akaka Falls State Park land, but does not extend into Akaka Falls.

Located above the boutique town of Honomu, approximately 20 minutes from Hilo, this large acreage would be ideal for a number of potential uses. Akaka Falls State Park is one of the most highly visited tourist locations on the island. While most people just visit Akaka Falls, this opportunity offers a lucky buyer to live adjacent to this spectacular natural wonder!

Surrounding acreage is used for tropical fruit production, mac nuts, nurseries, and livestock cultivation. Currently part of the property is leased on a month-to-month basis to a cattle rancher. This parcel has sloping and undulating topography. The middle section of the property mahogany, cocobolo and citrus trees have been planted. Above this is a stand of tall well established eucalyptus trees. This soil in the area is Akaka silty clay loam, which has rapid permeability. This type of soil is adaptable for pasture, woodland and watershed.

A private residential estate site, a combination home / agricultural operation or livestock ranch.

Let your dreams come true.

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Two Spectacular Waterfalls on Large Acreage

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Large acreage with two spectacular waterfalls in beautiful Ninole. Located on the Hamakua Coast, a historic heritage corridor that is known for its lush tropical greenery and of course – waterfalls!

This 41.5 acre fee simple parcel offers privacy, acres of fertile pastureland, and panoramic ocean and mountain views. There are numerous house pads to choose from. Great place to build your home and farm organic fruit trees and vegetables! Deep silty, clay loam soil.

Build the home of your dreams on this unique estate property. There are acres of privacy, and room for farming or/or livestock.

The property borders Waikaumalu Stream, a year round stream. The larger waterfall is roughly 100 feet tall, accompanied by a second 40 ft tall waterfall both with a large natural swimming pool areas.

Ninole is located 19 miles north of Hilo and 40 miles to Waimea. Considered one of the prime areas on the Big Island.

See all the images and virtual tour here: www.617357.KellyMoran.com

Hilo Oceanfront Home with Pool

This renovated classic bungalow sits on an extra large oceanfront lot. Step inside and experience breathtaking ocean views from the living room, dining room, kitchen, and master bedroom.

During the home renovation great care has been taken to preserve the unique mid-century modern details which make this home so charming. Details such as old-growth fir hardwood floors, curly mango bookcases, and chinoiserie architectural details. While the character of the home has been maintained, interior renovations complement the original style with additions that modern home buyers seek.

In the kitchen you’ll find a spacious original pantry alongside Jenn-Aire and Bosch stainless steel appliances, Caesarstone premium quartz counter tops, and a kitchen island. The overall kitchen design is open to the living area and offers unobstructed ocean views. The living room offers a comfortable place to relax while enjoying the unobstructed ocean views.

Step outside onto the large porcelain tiled lanai – a perfect spot to watch for migrating whales or enjoy the cruise ships pass by in the evenings. Beyond the lanai is a large lawn that stretches to the cliff.

The master bedroom, office and one guest bedroom are cleverly located on one side of the house. The recently upgraded master bath has a large tiled walk-in shower with beautiful marble floor. A sliding door can separate off this wing if you desire quiet or privacy. Another bedroom, with separate door to the outside, is located on the other side of the home. This room has a large room adjacent to it, which could be made into a walk-in closet or a very spacious laundry room. Custom plantation shutters are found throughout the home.

The outside is meticulously landscaped with native Hawaiian plants. Tropical foliage and lawns surround the generously sized swimming pool.

Honolii, the most sought-after oceanfront community in Hilo.

Oceanfront, swimming pool, awesome views… this home has it all!

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Rare Vacant Land – Build Your Dream Home Near the Ocean

A rare vacant land parcel with natural brackish water ponds near Richardson’s Beach Park in Hilo. Across the street from the ocean in Hilo, with natural fishponds, is an unusually large vacant lot that is ideal for building site for your dream home. People who love the “beach lifestyle” love this area! Home of the Hilo Yacht Club and Richardson’s Beach Park. UH-Hilo is a short bike ride away, as is downtown Hilo. Hilo Medical Center is a short drive. The Keaukaha district of Hilo is known for its many sunny days. Properties are rarely available in this highly desired neighborhood.

This extraordinary parcel has a large natural pond. The land has been previously hand-cleared, not bulldozed, so nature’s integrity has been maintained. There are also old lava rock walls on the property near the ponds, another relic of bygone times. Several large trees, including a beautiful eucalyptus, that provide shade and a tropical ambiance.

Enjoy an unobstructed view of the ocean from the lot, across natural ponds on the adjacent property. Build your dream home with views of the ocean.

Nearby is Richardson’s Beach Park, with black sand beaches. It is an excellent spot to swim, snorkel, kayak or stand-up paddle in the pristine waters.

Dream about living near the ocean in Hawaii? Well this is the perfect property to build your dream home!

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Corner Lot In The Beauty Of Volcano

Off of Wright Rd. in Volcano is a corner lot… near restaurants, great hiking, the Volcanoes National Park, and the Volcano Golf course.

Almost 1/2 acre in size, build a home amidst the peaceful natural surroundings. Giant Hapu’u ferns and old growth ohia grow on this property along with native Hawaiian rainforest vegetation. Lush vegetation grows here and this area has an excellent orchid growing climate.

In close proximity to the Volcano Farmer’s Market and the quaint town of Volcano. Volcano is a boutique artist’s community, and also home to the world famous Volcanoes National Park.

A favorite location for those who like the cool low-key upcountry lifestyle. Build a snug home surrounded by the beauty of Volcano.

See all the details, images, virtual tour, and current pricing here: www.616867.KellyMoran.com