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

5 Beds 5 Baths 701317 MLS
Sit back in this five ­bedroom, six­ bath home and enjoy Haena’s pristine natural beauty. Perfect for a retreat. The house sits above the tropical surroundings, providing a tree canopy feeling while taking advantage of the gentle breeze, light, and views of lush mountain vistas with majestic waterfalls as well as beautiful ocean views. This extremely spacious setting includes FIVE in-suite bedrooms, all with full baths, large windows, and private lanais. The fifth living space is a separate permitted ADU with a kitchen, bedroom, and full bathroom. Each of the FIVE suites has access to a great room with vaulted open beam ceilings. The large kitchen features high-end appliances, a bar area, and a large pantry. The living and dining rooms have Brazilian cherry hardwood flooring and are complemented by two lanais which welcome the trades and provide big view planes above the forested canopy. The spacious landscaped area on the ground level is perfect for entertaining. The home is a short 3-minute walk to beautiful white sand beaches and another 3-minute walk to a coffee bar, restaurant, and day spa. A short drive takes you to Hanalei Town or Ke’e Beach. You can hear the surf, enjoy sunsets year ­round and relish the best that Kauai’s North Shore has to offer. This beautiful property has recently had a facelift which includes: Resurfaced floors upstairs and down. New fans and lights. New interior paint. New landscaping. Resurfaced railings An elevator, 75 photovoltaic solar panels. Plentiful covered parking. An enclosed workshop and ample storage. Property is being sold "AS IS". The information herein may contain inaccuracies and is provided without warranty or guarantee of any kind. Agents and Buyers must independently verify with, but are not limited to, the County of Kauai, licensed Inspectors, and a Hawaii real estate attorney, any and all information that Agents and Buyers deem potentially material.


Listing courtesy of Corcoran Pacific Properties.

8 Beds 5 Baths 667181 MLS
RARE FIND. RD Zoning uses inclue bed & breakfast, home occupations and other. 2 Homes, 4 residences on Alii Drive, in an iconic and scenic Kailua Kona beach neighborhood. Steps to the ocean and white sad beaches. Partial ocean view from balconies, front and rear houses. Owned by one family for 21 years, this special property offers personal and investment opportunmties. Own a home in a wonderful beach community. Nearby swimming, snokeling, canoeing, paddling, sufing. A walkers and bikers paradise. Live in one home and earn rental income from the other three, or consolidate the structures into a single, grand residence. Currently the four units are rented. There is a high demand for these homes. Fronting Alii Drive is a two-story main house built in 2007 with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths on the upper level, and 1 bedroom and 1 bath together with a two car garage on ground level. A second two story house built in 1979 is situated behind the main house with separate access via Mania Lane. It consists of two separate units with a total of 4 bedrooms and 2 baths. Additionally there is a detached double car garage that fronts Mania Lane. Each house has an upstairs lanai and ground level patio. The property can be accessed by two streets, both Alii Drive and Mania Lane. Located 20 minutes from the Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport, and within minutes of three resorts, the property is centrally located to Kailua shopping, restaurants, professional and medical services.


Listing courtesy of Net Positive Realty.

664275 MLS
Commercial Developers, Condominium Developers, and Hotel Developers, this nursery business is a tropical paradise of in-ground exotic, fully mature palm species that will undoubtedly showcase and enhance all of your properties. By acquiring this nursery, you will have countless possibilities in having access to an extensive inventory of some of the most spectacular palms on the island. Part of the past inventory has been sold to clients who are some of the most prestigious hotel and commercial developers on the outlying Hawaiian Islands. Come and walk the grounds to feel the majesty and warm Aloha of these magnificent beauties! The subject location at 27-2760 Hawaii Belt Road, Pepeekeo, Hawaii, on the Hamakua Coast, is an extraordinary opportunity with the rich soil and weather patterns in this dynamic part of the Hawaii County. The Big Island is one of the largest agriculture centers in the Hawaiian Islands and offers strong growth potential. The soils are nutrient-rich and are home to some of the best coffee, macadamia nut, and cut flower yields in Hawaii and is a unique and genuine Hawaiian treasure. The subject farm is set at 500 ft above sea level with 160 inches of rain per year and is bordered to the north by year-round Wai'a'ama Stream. The farm is surrounded by the south with several cash crop farms. Paniolo Palms has 75 Rows of fully grown trees ready for any type of project. It can be turned into a retail nursery, a wholesale nursery or kept to produce for your landscaping projects. The nursery was started in 2005 allowing ample time to build up a large inventory of mature palms and bamboo. The size is 15 acres. The zoning is A-20a Agricultural District. The farm is on the Hamakua Coast and hosts a 1500 sq ft shade container, and 14 Acres of Mature field stock Palms and Bamboo. The value of Hawaii’s horticulture and nursery products is estimated at $84.3 million, with an average 9 percent yearly increase.


Listing courtesy of eXp Realty.

3 Beds 2 Baths 667853 MLS
This home is a rare find! Beautifully updated to meet the demands of Todays Living! With ocean and mountain views you’ll find serenity watching the sunsets and whales. Nearly 1/2 acre lot allows for peace and quiet plus distance from neighbors. Enjoy the ocean and sunset views from the new 50 ft. lap Pool, pool deck, lanai, dining room & main bedroom. STUNNING details in the remodel including: A Simpson coastal surf front door, gorgeous new kitchen with solid wood cabinets, quartz counters, high-end appliances & larger island. New lighting and ceiling fans, all doors were replaced with solid core wood, new energy efficient Anderson windows and slider and chic designed new bathrooms. Main bathroom has a delightful furo style bath and step in shower. Main bedroom has large ocean view lanai and nice size walk in closet. Built in wine coolers, Highest end luxury vinyl plank floors thru out & new solar hot water heater & 2 new solar panels. Added delightful cabana and the new pool. The home was placed correctly and gets great ocean and mountain breezes. You rarely need the air conditioning. Can You picture yourself sitting in your back yard and stargazing in a sea of tranquility. The totally private setting providing countless hours of entertainment day and night. Four split system AC's. Photo voltaic net meter solar system is fully owned. (Which translates to significant savings on monthly electric bills.) The 1/2 acre lot is easy to maintain level and fenced. The beauty of this upscale Neighborhood Features Include: All lots from between 1/2 to 1 acre. Conveniently located close to town, restaurants, shopping, golf and beaches. Gated community connected to county sewer. Underground utilities, 3 acre private neighborhood park, Meandering landscaped sidewalks with art deco street lights. Tree lined streets. Perfect elevation. Great for walking, jogging, bikes and there is even a short cut to Kailua Village via a foot path.


Listing courtesy of COMPASS.

3 Beds 3 Baths 701125 MLS
2012 remodeled oceanfront home in lava zone 8. This exceptional home has fantastic ocean views from main level and primary upstairs suite. Enter the home through the classically designed, custom tiled entry way, into the vaulted living area. Look out towards the fabulous ocean views! Kitchen is to the right and is upgraded with custom cabinetry. Main level features two bedrooms and a bath. Upstairs is the primary suite with sitting area and walk in shower. Lower-level offers a private entrance, bath and kitchenette used as a recreational area. Some of the home's main features include: -Custom ceiling wood inlay and accent lighting in living room -Hardwood doors throughout, many with glass insert -Primary suite has walk in shower with built in seat, custom glass work, double vanity -Main level shower stall has custom mural by Thomas Deir -5.4 kW fully owned solar 18 panel array, net metered -Solar hot water with on demand propane back up -New refrigerator, washer, dryer and microwave -Lower-level home theater with nine speaker surround sound -Lower-level has kitchenette with 2 drawer refrigerator, microwave and chest freezer -Whole house new plumbing with Aquasana water filtration system -Home has a powerful sewage pump -Ethernet wiring on all levels to connect using Spectrum VoIP -Whole house new electrical wiring, circuit panels and surge protection -18" diversion wall, trenches, and multiple drainage systems -Vetiver and sod installed for coast protection from erosion on ocean side -Garage has Tesla Generation 2 charger -Fold back wall mounted weightlifting rack in garage -Laundry chute from primary suite to main level laundry area -Hot tub on ocean side lanai -Outdoor shower off lower-level bathroom -Home comes fully furnished, including linens, kitchen items and even artwork by artists such as Darrell Hill


Listing courtesy of Venture Sotheby's International Realty.

657828 MLS
Whether you are a Kamaaina or Malahini, this outstanding 3,317 square feet of plantation style architecture features a lobby area, great room, kitchen, and 11 separate rooms with over two-thousand square feet of concrete parking in front and additional parking in the rear, situated on 9,000 sqft of land, allows only the limits of your imagination to guide your vision or your legacy. * If you are looking for the perfect home or business location, why not have it all? Here is your chance to own an unobstructed ocean and park view property zoned General Commercial within highly visible Kapaa, complete with highway frontage. Currently in mixed-use as a business location and long-term rentals, this property should qualify for one of Kauai’s most recent tax exemptions, the mixed-use commercial property exemption. Whether you are a budding entrepreneur or a seasoned practitioner, this property allows for a Kuhio Highway office or storefront and living quarters in the back, separated from the ocean by only the county park and the “Ke Ala Hele Makalae” coastal walk, jog, and bike path. Past uses have included home, MD’s offices, real estate Brokerages, and Vehicle rentals. However, the CG zoning allows for myriad possibilities including restaurants, hotels and motels, retail sales, and many more. A physician could wake in the morning, take a jog or leisurely stroll down the coastal path, shower and walk to the front of the building to see the first patients. Then, don a suit, jump in the ocean, or walk to the neighborhood swimming pool before preparing for an evening at one the many restaurants walking distance in either direction. *Do not hesitate! This opportunity to build your dream on Kauai will not last long. *All examples and addenda are hypothetical. All possible uses and tax benefits, any buyer may consider, must be independently verified by the appropriate representatives of County, State and Federal government.

4-1558 Kuhio Hwy, KAPAA

Listing courtesy of Kauai Aloha Real Estate, Inc..

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