OPEN HOUSE Sun 9/30 ~ Charming Redwood Country Home

15-2696 Lai Street, Pahoa, HI  96778
Charming Redwood Country Home

Join us on Sunday, September 30th from 12pm-4pm at this Charming Redwood Country Home! We look forward to seeing you and showing you this charming home you will want to call your own.

Located on an elevated bluff within a fenced and landscaped yard, this home feels very private, yet you have the comfort of knowing that you have neighbors nearby. The yard has mature avocado, lemon and guava trees. The backyard has a covered lanai and is separately fenced for your furry friends. The home is connected to a private water system, so there is no need for a water catchment tank in your yard.

In front of the home is a spacious porch, roomy enough for a porch swing or multiple chairs. It is a very relaxing area to enjoy the trade wind breezes and hear doves in the trees. Step inside to a large living room with original oak hardwood floors, and enough room for a dining area too. The great room opens to the kitchen, with a center island, custom cement tile back-splash, new cabinetry and live-edge Norfolk pine counters that were harvested right on this property! The master suite has a walk-in closet, and the 3rd bedroom has been modified into an office space.

Perfect for a first time buyer, retiree, or as an investment.

See all the details, images, virtual tour AND current pricing here: www.621008.KellyMoran.com

 

Moonstruck Patisserie ~ Turn-Key Bakery!

16 Furneaux Lane, Hilo, HI  96720

Moonstruck Patisserie is Hilo’s premier dessert destination and only European pastry.

The patisserie opened in 2000 and is being sold turn- key. This bakery features unique cakes and breakfast pastries. Featuring unique cakes based on the owner’s one of a kind recipes and freshly baked breakfast pastries. According to the owner, Moonstruck Patisserie is ranked #1 for Desserts and #2 for Places to Eat in Hilo by Tripadvisor.com and #2 for Bakeries, Desserts, and Coffee and Tea by Yelp.com. Averaging 5-star reviews on both of these reviewing platforms, patrons rave about Moonstruck’s offerings and the warmth of its service. It’s these qualities and a reputation for excellence that draw in locals and tourists alike, while also creating a core group of loyal customers.

This is a business with a lease in place, currently in the third year of a 5 year lease. Equipment/inventory/recipes and a large customer base are included. NO real estate is included with the sale.

If you have dreamed of owning your own business, this opportunity is perfect for you. Keep the current menu, or adapt it to your specialty.

Great location in a high traffic area near the famous Hilo Farmer’s Market!

The purchase of Moonstruck Patisserie includes all of its equipment and custom designed recipes. Seller will provide one month of training.

* A Non-Disclosure Agreement must be signed by the Buyer prior to releasing any confidential business financial information.

* PLEASE DO NOT DISTURB THE OWNER OR EMPLOYEE during business hours with inquiries regarding this sale. You are invited to contact the listing agent with any questions you might have.

See all the images, virtual tour and current pricing here: www.619375.KellyMoran.com

Spectacular Ocean View Country Estate

182 Kulana Kea Drive
Hilo, HI  96720

An elegant residence, over 5 acres of park-like manicured yards, and the view of a lifetime — all within Hilo city limits! The home with wrap-around lanais offers unobstructed views of Hilo Bay and Pacific sunrises beyond. In the evenings, watch cruise ships exiting the bay, and airplanes taking off and landing at Hilo airport. Enjoy these wonders right from your home, privately, every day.

Thoughtfully designed to take full advantage of the view, this 2,759 square foot home has 3 bedrooms and 3 baths in the main home, plus 1,549 square feet of lanais. The 3-car garage has a bathroom, outside shower, and 2nd washer and dryer. Plans are included with the sale for expansion of this building, should additional living space be desired.

Throughout the home you will note expert construction with the finest materials. The open-concept interior has Ohia hardwood flooring below, and high ceilings, crown molding and recessed lights above. The kitchen is a dream for any chef. A butler’s pantry with wall-to-wall storage keeps prep out of sight of guests. Like company in the kitchen? An enormous island comfortably seats four. Quartz counters, marble tile backsplashes, a Wolf 6-burner gas range, two stainless steel Bosch dishwashers and refrigerator drawers, two deep sinks, and custom cabinetry make the room ideal.

Look further. Step onto the first floor lanai with a wet bar and wine fridge. Also on the first floor are the great room, a full bathroom with bubbler tub, an ornate wooden staircase, and a spacious multi-person elevator.

Upstairs is the master bedroom with private ocean view lanai, walk-in closet and cathedral ceilings. The master bath has a double vanity and an open-air shower! Why not enjoy the tropical air and panoramic view while showering? Down the hall is a beautiful laundry room and two more bedrooms with a Jack-and-Jill bath. Majestic Mauna Kea, seasonally snow topped, is seen in the distance.

A country estate in Hilo, minutes from downtown, dining and hospital. Welcome home!

To receive information and pictures to your mobile device: Text “6209” to 79564.

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

Charming Redwood Country Home

15-2696 Lai Street, Pahoa, HI  96778

Here is a charming redwood home – perfect for a first time buyer, retiree, or as an investment.

In front of the home is a spacious porch, roomy enough for a porch swing or multiple chairs. It is a very relaxing area to enjoy the trade wind breezes and hear doves in the trees. Step inside to a large living room with original oak hardwood floors, and enough room for a dining area too. The great room opens to the kitchen, with a center island, custom cement tile back-splash, new cabinetry and live-edge Norfolk pine counters that were harvested right on this property! The master suite has a walk-in closet, and the 3rd bedroom has been modified into an office space.

Located on an elevated bluff within a fenced and landscaped yard, this home feels very private, yet you have the comfort of knowing that you have neighbors nearby. The yard has mature avocado, lemon and guava trees. The backyard has a covered lanai and is separately fenced for your furry friends. The home is connected to a private water system, so there is no need for a water catchment tank in your yard.

The home is solidly constructed of redwood, a natural termite repellent. The interior has been upgraded with natural live edge counter tops and bath vanities, stone vessel sinks in the bathrooms and tumbled limestone in the master shower.

The roof of the home has been coated with elasto-meric roof coating for waterproofing and lowers the temperature in the home compared to standard metal roof.

There is a 2 car covered carport with enclosed shop area. The current owner has included attic stock of all tile work in home as well as the paint codes for touch up paint if needed.

This community has mail delivery service right to your home, 2 wonderful County parks with baseball fields, playground, basketball court, and community center.

This home is “move-in ready” and waiting for you!

See all the details, images, virtual tour and current pricing here: www.621008.KellyMoran.com

OPEN HOUSE! Sun 9/23, 11am-2pm! Beautiful Home with Ocean Views!

27-602 Kalaoa Camp Road
Papaikou, HI  96781

OPEN HOUSE ~ Join us on Sunday, September 23rd from 11am-2pm at our First OPEN HOUSE! We look forward to showing you this Beautiful Home with Ocean Views, the perfect “Hawaii house.”

This is the perfect “Hawaii house” designed to reflect the plantation roots of the community. This charming home offers island living at its best. Located just north of Hilo, this 3 bedroom, 2 full bath home is so comfortable that you’ll never want to leave!

Start your mornings with coffee on the expansive ocean view lanai, serenaded by the soothing sound of the year-round stream that borders the property. Enjoy the landscaped grounds with manicured lawns and tropical fruit trees including mango, banana and white pineapple.

Inside the ocean views continue. The kitchen, master bedroom and guest bath all have ocean views.

The living room has high wood beamed cathedral ceilings and clerestory windows that bathe the interior in natural light. Sliding doors open to a back lanai and yard. The kitchen makes cooking a delight with amenities that include granite counters, stainless steel appliances, walk-in pantry, deep soft-close drawers for easy access storage of plates, pots and pans, and a center island with a 32 bottle under counter wine fridge. The large double window over the sink frames a glorious ocean view.

The master suite is accessed off the central living area via double doors. It has two closets, one that is a walk-in, and a luxurious bathroom with spacious custom tiled shower.

There are also 2 guest bedrooms and another full bathroom – with a jetted tub! One bedroom has a door that opens onto the back lanai, and the other is in the corner closest to the stream, so it has soothing sounds of gentle cascades.

Upstairs is a large, warm, dry storage area. Perfect for storing clothing or sports equipment that have seasonal use.

There is an enclosed 2 car garage with pegboard interior walls for keeping tools organized, as well as storage alcoves and abundant attic storage. Next to the garage is a deep carport, suitable for boat, trailer or additional car storage.

This darling home is fully fenced with a solar-powered security gate with remote.

See all the images, virtual tour AND current pricing here: www.620983.KellyMoran.com

JUST LISTED! Perfect “Hawaii House” with Ocean Views

For full details, current pricing, photos, 3D virtual tour & printable flyer:
www.620983.KellyMoran.com

This is the perfect “Hawaii house” designed to reflect the plantation roots of the community. This charming home offers island living at its best. Located just north of Hilo, this 3 bedroom, 2 full bath home is so comfortable that you’ll never want to leave!

Start your mornings with coffee on the expansive ocean view lanai, serenaded by the soothing sound of the year-round stream that borders the property. Enjoy the landscaped grounds with manicured lawns and tropical fruit trees including mango, banana and white pineapple.

Inside the ocean views continue. The kitchen, master bedroom and guest bath all have ocean views.

The living room has high wood beamed cathedral ceilings and clerestory windows that bathe the interior in natural light. Sliding doors open to a back lanai and yard. The kitchen makes cooking a delight with amenities that include granite counters, stainless steel appliances, walk-in pantry, deep soft-close drawers for easy access storage of plates, pots and pans, and a center island with a 32 bottle under counter wine fridge. The large double window over the sink frames a glorious ocean view.

The master suite is accessed off the central living area via double doors. It has two closets, one that is a walk-in, and a luxurious bathroom with spacious custom tiled shower.

There are also 2 guest bedrooms and another full bathroom – with a jetted tub! One bedroom has a door that opens onto the back lanai, and the other is in the corner closest to the stream, so it has soothing sounds of gentle cascades.

Upstairs is a large, warm, dry storage area. Perfect for storing clothing or sports equipment that have seasonal use.

There is an enclosed 2 car garage with pegboard interior walls for keeping tools organized, as well as storage alcoves and abundant attic storage. Next to the garage is a deep carport, suitable for boat, trailer or additional car storage.

This darling home is fully fenced with a solar-powered security gate with remote.

CLICK BELOW for the 3D Self Guided & Auto Virtual Tour (try it — it’s fun!!)

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.

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

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.

See all the incredible images and 3-D Tour here: www.617795.KellyMoran.com 

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!