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 Beds 1 Baths 703319 MLS Hanalei Colony Resort BLDG.
This is an amazing OCEAN FRONT opportunity to own a completely transformed "DOWN TO THE STUDS" remodel in this amazing ocean/beach front resort. Hanalei Colony Resort is the only beach front condominium complex on the north shore of Kauai. Set on a secluded stretch of sand in Haena only minutes from Hanalei, unit F4 is being completely transformed from the top down. F4 is a spacious second story end unit that takes in sweeping ocean views. The 2 bedroom, 1 bath suite (one suite could also be a separate office) is located in one of the finest locations within the resort. Improvements include: - All new flooring - All new state of the art kitchen cabinets, natural quartz slab countertops and back splash , high end stainless steel appliances - All new bath / wet room suite, including a Japanese soaking tub and glass enclosed steam room - All new eclectic furnishings that blend east and the west This resort also offers an on site manager & full service concierge on beautifully manicured grounds. A newly built pool, hot tub, recreation room & laundry nicely round out this offering. Also on property you will find the conveniences of the well known Opakapaka Oceanside Restaurant, Coffee shop and Spa. A short drive to the "End of the Road" will take you to the start of the world famous Napali Coast. Just a few miles to the east you will find the world renown surf town of Hanalei with its World Class White Sand Beach and Charming Restaurants and Shops. Don’t miss this incredible one of a kind offering on the north shore of Kauai. Photos are virtual representations of the completed unit. Developer reserves the right to make changes to the design.


Listing courtesy of eXp Realty.

4 Beds 4 Baths 670235 MLS
Captivating. Bordered by two natural streams and built overlooking a stunning cascading waterfall, this custom dual-level estate home has over 5,000 square feet of space under roof and is perched on more than 12 acres of tropical landscaping, with views of the Pacific ocean below. The home’s grand double-door entry opens up to a vast central living area with soaring ceilings, natural hardwood floors, and a hand-built fireplace. An expansive kitchen and dining area were designed to entertain dozens, with stone countertops set upon custom-built cabinetry, and glass-framed doors displaying a collection of fine dish ware. Large glass sliders allow gatherings to flow seamlessly out to a covered patio, where guests can enjoy the sights and sounds of mother nature. Upstairs, you’ll find a huge master suite and an additional living room with a private balcony all their own, overlooking picturesque Kalaoa stream, with its towering waterfall below. Wake and slumber to the sounds of water that has been flowing here for centuries, and watch in awe as a dream-like combination of natural sunlight and showers forms the rainbows this area is famous for. A total of four bedrooms and three and a half baths are housed within the home, along with a large office space, a nearly 600 square foot garage, and two exterior storage sheds. The carefully planted landscape has been maturing for over 20 years, with an abundance of producing fruit trees including prized Mangosteen, Jack Fruit, Lychee, Longan, Custard Apple (Abiu), Breadfruit, Avocado, Banana, Citrus, Spice trees and more. Royal palms line the paved driveway that ascends the estate, where you’ll also find lipstick palms, multi-colored native Ohia trees, Plumeria, and other tropical plants. A full tree list and recent survey report are available on file, by request. Some bedroom photos include virtual staging.

27-2433 Hawaii Belt Rd, PAPAIKOU

Listing courtesy of COMPASS.

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.


Listing courtesy of Corcoran Pacific Properties.

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.

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