Big Island Homes

Exploring Nature
There is a surprisingly large number of things to do on our island, those that do their research will find there is always something going on.  If you are an outdoorsy person you will find many parks to hike, birdwatch, photograph, swim, camp and just explore.  

With the tropical breeze and the warm ocean water, Hawaii is a great place to do water sports.  From snorkeling to swimming, kayaking, surfing, diving, fishing and much more!

Art Exhibits and Galleries
If you like to frequent art galleries and exhibits, then the Big Island is another great place for you.  With so much natural beauty, world-class artists are drawn here and display their work at galleries throughout the island.  

Food and Drink
If food is your thing, you will most likely be surprised at the amazing eclectic types of food shops, restaurants and farms that welcome visitors and provide a great selection of ingredients to use in your culinary concoctions.  If you want to just indulge and stay out of the kitchen, you will find ample options throughout the Island.  From mom-and-pop shave-ice stands to gourmet 5-star restaurants in the local resorts, there is indeed something for everyone.

Music and Nightlife
Hawaiian Slack-Key Guitar has made international acclaim and draws people here on a regular basis.  We are lucky to have many masters residing here and performing regularly around the Island.  If you haven’t explored this musical genre, maybe it is time you researched it?  Link to a local music site >  

Music Venues are located throughout the island.  Some are small and some can accommodate big-name acts that tour the globe.  If you would like to see if your travel dates coincide with some live shows, please take a look at our Events Calendar Page.  

For most, after a long day of sight-seeing and trekking around the island, you just want to check out some music or some entertainment near your hotel or lodging.  Most likely there will be something to keep you busy, there is usually live music at the local bars or coffee shops.  If you are staying at a resort, check with the concierge to see if there are live performances there as this is quite often the case.  Kona and Hilo are the cities with the most venues so if you are not staying there you may be up for a little drive.

 

 

Island-Style Living and Etiquette
Hawaii is truly a cultural melting pot and has an extremely diverse population.  As a result of this diversity we have a mix of languages, ethnicities and cultural events, that all contribute to what we call an “Island Style” way of life.  You may find that things tend to move more slowly here.  People like to talk a little more slowly, take a few more breaks from work, enjoy outdoor activities regardless of weather conditions, and really take advantage of all the things a mild tropical climate affords.  This may take a little getting used to, but once you acclimate yourself to it, it’s hard to go back!  What is better than taking a break from work to enjoy the cool tradewinds, watch the outrigger canoe races, and “talk story” with an older local guy about the good old days of old time Hilo?  This is truly what memories are made of, and it is Island Style Living that makes it all possible.

Now we bring up etiquette because if you act like a typical tourist or “haole” and are not respectful of the regular way of life here, you may stand out like a sore thumb and that may lead to your not enjoying all that our Island has to offer.  So just a few basic suggestions that will help your overall experience here in Hawaii:

  • Slow Down!  This isn’t the Mainland and you are not a race track, so take a deep breath and make a point to observe the natural beauty around you at every turn.  You never know what you might be missing, from whales to rainbows to fresh fruit stands to a new coffee shop offering some fresh Island coffee!
  • Be Friendly and Smile!  You never know when just saying “hello” will lead to meeting a friendly and warm-hearted local  that will give you suggestions to find the best beach or the best luau to check out.  So leave your inhibitions at home and show some Aloha, I think you will find that it will be returned without hesitation.
  • Try New Things!  Sure you may be a steak and potatoes kind of person, but you never know when you will find a new favorite fruit, ice cream, coffee, or pizza!  The same goes for beaches, parks, waterfalls, and the natural beauty.  Sure you may have seen a nice sandy beach or a waterfall, but maybe you’ll notice something you haven’t before, see a trail that you didn’t notice the last time, or experience a new beauty that you forgot existed.
  • Make time to relax and enjoy the little things.  Whether you are a resident or a visitor, there will always be a rush-hour to fight with, a luau to squeeze in before the sunset sail, or one extra thing on the agenda that is stretching you thin.  In the grand scheme of things being two cars ahead of the guy in front of you or arriving home 45 seconds early isn’t going to be a big deal.  But seeing the most spectacular sunset of the month, or bumping into an old school friend you haven’t seen in years probably will be a memory you will want to keep.

So yes, Island-Style is living with “Aloha”, living while making a point to enjoy even the littlest things in life, and being a kind respectful person.  This is what has made our beautiful Island home a destination for so many, and a great place to live for all of the residents too.  We hope that whether you are here for just a part of the year, or as a full-time resident, you see the Aloha around you and share it with those that you meet.

Big Island Homes

$2,000,000
6 Beds 5 Baths 707980 MLS
Ola Kai Estates is located along the Hamakua coast, 15 minutes outside of Hilo. Situated on almost 5 acres, with approx 480 cacao trees and multiple permitted structures, this property is a must see! The main home is a spacious 3 bed, 3 bath house with over 2,200 sqft of living area. It features a large dedicated office, a newly upgraded kitchen with a gas range, custom cabinetry and a copper sink with natural antibacterial properties. Other features include vaulted ceilings, two primary suites located on opposite ends of the home, and a mudroom with laundry facilities. There are two separate two-car garages and a 20-panel PV system with Tesla batteries that are owned outright. The main home has an additional 1,000 sqft of screened in lanai that the owners have turned into a tropical themed entertainment space known as the tiki room. The second home on the property, known as the “Cottage,” is a 3 bed, 2 bath home with two entrances. This space would be perfect for extended family or anyone needing ADA assistance as the primary bathroom is already set up with grab bars for safety. The carport entrance has a handicap accessible ramp, and the deck connects you to the covered gazebo with panoramic ocean views. The third structure, known as the “Studio,” boasts over 1,900 sq ft of living space, a powder room, dedicated office, and storage closet. This space is currently used as a recreational area with a pool table, ping pong table, foosball table, conference tables, and gym equipment. It also features a oversized deck with 845 sq ft of outdoor space, perfect for entertaining guests. The deck offers amazing ocean views, a built in hot tub, and an outdoor shower. On the upper portion of the property, there is a orchard with many other fruit trees including mangosteen, dragonfruit, lychee, starfruit, longan, lemon trees, tangelo, avocado, bananas, naval oranges, grapefruits, kumquat, white pineapples, papaya and chili pepper.

29-2089 OLD MAMALAHOA HIGHWAY, HAKALAU

Listing courtesy of Hawaii Development Group.

$2,000,000
6 Beds 5 Baths 706473 MLS
Ola Kai Estates is located along the Hamakua coast, 15 minutes outside of Hilo. Situated on almost 5 acres, with approx 480 cacao trees and multiple permitted structures, this property is a must see! The main home is a spacious 3 bed, 3 bath house with over 2,200 sqft of living area. It features a large dedicated office, a newly upgraded kitchen with a gas range, custom cabinetry and a copper sink with natural antibacterial properties. Other features include vaulted ceilings, two primary suites located on opposite ends of the home, and a mudroom with laundry facilities. There are two separate two-car garages and a 20-panel PV system with Tesla batteries that are owned outright. The main home has an additional 1,000 sqft of screened in lanai that the owners have turned into a tropical themed entertainment space known as the tiki room. The second home on the property, known as the “Cottage,” is a 3 bed, 2 bath home with two entrances. This space would be perfect for extended family or anyone needing ADA assistance as the primary bathroom is already set up with grab bars for safety. The carport entrance has a handicap accessible ramp, and the deck connects you to the covered gazebo with panoramic ocean views. The third structure, known as the “Studio,” boasts over 1,900 sq ft of living space, a powder room, dedicated office, and storage closet. This space is currently used as a recreational area with a pool table, ping pong table, foosball table, conference tables, and gym equipment. It also features a oversized deck with 845 sq ft of outdoor space, perfect for entertaining guests. The deck offers amazing ocean views, a built in hot tub, and an outdoor shower. On the upper portion of the property, there is a orchard with many other fruit trees including mangosteen, dragonfruit, lychee, starfruit, longan, lemon trees, tangelo, avocado, bananas, naval oranges, grapefruits, kumquat, white pineapples, papaya and chili pepper.

29-2089 OLD MAMALAHOA HIGHWAY, HAKALAU

Listing courtesy of Hawaii Development Group.

$2,000,000
2 Beds 4 Baths 702113 MLS
Incredible opportunity to purchase a fee simple, commercially zoned, income-producing property in the heart of Naalehu, the southernmost town in the US. This turn-key property consists of two amazing food establishments. One is the renowned restaurant Hana Hou, which launched in 1940, offering delicious comfort food and desserts. It has a liquor license and both indoor and outdoor seating. The other is Taco Titas, offering Mexican cuisine. The property also features two charming motel rooms, warehouse, laundry room, and an office. Ample parking space is available on the lot and nearby. Also included in this sale is TMK # 3-9-5-21-32, a vacant land that is approximately 4,959 SF, located across the Street. This enticing offer provides additional PARKING space, bringing more business to the property. Take advantage of the tremendous owner-user potential by continuing to run the existing businesses, which are generating an attractive cash flow with a desirable cap rate. Seller Financing is available to purchase the property. Home to two of the few dining options in Ka’u (the largest district on the Big Island), this is an enticing investment. The sale also includes furniture, a comprehensive list of kitchen appliances, and restaurant recipes. Nearby area attractions include South Point, Green Sand Beach, Punaluu Black Sand Beach, the Kahuku Unit of Volcanoe National Park, and Whittington Beach Park. Located just 59 miles from Kailua- Kona and 63 miles from downtown Hilo.

95-1148 NAALEHU SPUR RD, NAALEHU

Listing courtesy of Corcoran Pacific Properties.

$1,999,999
4 Beds 2 Baths 706604 MLS
Welcome to your dream Hawaii coastal sanctuary! This stunning four-bedroom, two and a half-bathroom home, built in 2012 on three acres, seamlessly blends luxury living with sustainable features and boasts panoramic ocean views. Watch the sunsets year around from the expansive lanai. Come home and feel the privacy of the country, yet closeness of a community. Explore the unique features that make this property exceptional: •. Open , bright and spacious living and dining area with large adjoining kitchen with ocean views . • Large pantry provides convenience in the kitchen. • Four well-appointed bedrooms for comfort and privacy • Open-concept living area with gourmet kitchen, granite countertops, and high-end appliances • Floor-to-ceiling windows framing breathtaking panoramic ocean views • Inviting full-size pool surrounded by stone and covered lanai. •. Attached double car garage adds convenience to the single level home. • Three acres of land offering endless agricultural possibilities for gardening, orchards, or maybe even vineyards. Currently provides fruit bearing trees, and pasture land. • Fully paid solar panels for reduced energy costs and environmental impact • Solar hot water heater enhancing energy efficiency • Fully paved palm-lined driveway leads to ample parking. • Easy access to Kona shopping, airport, beaches and harbor. This residence is not just a home; it's an opportunity to live a lifestyle that harmonizes modern luxury with a country feel, all within the Kona community. Schedule a showing today to experience firsthand the captivating blend of sophistication, functionality, and eco-conscious living that defines this extraordinary property.

73-1274 KALOKO DR, KAILUA KONA

Listing courtesy of eXp Realty.

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