Hawaii Real Estate News

Feb. 29, 2012

Secluded Townhouse in Poipu Crater Resort

The condo for sale at Poipu Crater #26 (MLS# 226962) is listed at $338,000. There are many good things to say about this condominium complex in Poipu. A new septic system has been installed throughout the entire project and it is now undergoing a fresh coat of paint. Even better than having the entire complex upgraded is the fact that all assessments on Poipu Crater #26 for these upgrades have been paid by the seller.

Another feature of this unit is that it is currently in a vacation rental program, which can be continued, or it could become a long-term rental or owner occupied as your second home or permanent residence. The Poipu Crater condos sit in a neighborhood surrounded by single-family dwellings. The community has 15 duplexes set in the midst of mature tropical landscaping and feels more like single-family homes than resort condominiums.

This particualr condominium is situated in a prime location within the Poipu Crater complex. This unit is located at the highest elevation on the property and faces west, receiving cool breezes from the trade winds and breathtaking sunsets. Poipu Crater #26 is a spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo with 1,094 square feet of interior living area. The condominium is fully furnished (turn-key) and has many additional upgrades.

You can see the pride of ownership of Poipu Crater #26 as it is continually updated and well maintained. Poipu Crater are two-level townhouses that share only one adjoining wall. Each condominium includes a master suite, lanai deck, full kitchen, laundry, and many extra amenities.
 Parking is conveniently located right in front of the unit.

Poipu Crater condos in Poipu have large covered lanais with excellent privacy so you can enjoy relaxing and outdoor dining on your private lanai, or entertaining a group. When not enjoying the views on your private lanai, there is a community swimming pool, tennis courts and barbeque grills. If you feel like hosting an event, you can at the Plantation Clubhouse at Poipu Crater. It is ideal for special occasions since it has a kitchen, bathrooms and is available to owners at no charge.

Poipu Crater Sales History

  • Poipu Crater #29 - 2BD, 2BA, listed $274,500, sold $221,550, 10/24/2011, 202 DOM.
  • Poipu Crater #12 - 2BD, 2BA, listed $385,000, sold $350,000, 11/23/2011, 47 DOM.
  • Poipu Crater #19 - 2BD, 2BA, listed $325,000, sold $275,000, 12/1/2011, 35 DOM.

The condos in Poipu Crater Resort are also in a prime location in the center of sunny Poipu on the island of Kauai. Poipu is known for its spectacular beaches, sunny weather, golf courses, horseback riding, shopping, dining, and even an award-winning spa. Walking paths around this complex take you right to Poipu’s beach beaches: Brenneckes, Shipwreck Beach, Poipu Beach. Enjoy boggie boarding, surfing, whale watching, snorkeling, and much more.

Poipu Beach includes a sheltered lagoon for the little ones to swim and parents can breathe easy since there are lifeguard towers. When the little ones are not playing in the water, there’s also a grassy area and playground with bathrooms, showers and BBQ areas.

These beautiful Kauai beaches can be enjoyed with just a 10-minute walk along the walking path right outside of the Poipu Crater condos for sale. The views are incredible along this walking path since it winds along the ocean, all the way from the Hyatt to the Sheraton.

Feb. 29, 2012

Private Condo in Hainoa Villas at Hualalai

"Enjoy panoramic ocean views at the Hainoa Villas in Hualalai Resort."

Hainoa Villas #20 in the Hualalai Resort is priced at $1,150,000 and located at 72-2901 Hainoa Street in Kailua Kona. MLS #223930 is a potential short sale and currently the least expensive condo for sale in Hualalai Resort.

A spacious interior living area of 2,122 square feet was well thought out with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a private detached one-car garage. Hainoa Villas #20 is a second-floor, end unit with incredible ocean and Big Island coastline views.

Upgraded and high quality finishings are found throughout this condo for sale in Hainoa Villas in the exclusive gated community of the Hualalai Resort. Enjoy the convenience of resort living in Kailua Kona with nearby golfing, fine dining, infinity pools, spa, tennis courts, and the crystal blue waters of the Pacific Ocean.

This Hainoa Villas condominium brings outdoor living into the interior living areas with soft trade winds, astounding views and a luxury master suite with additional breathtaking views.

Inside the Hualalai condo for sale in Hainoa Villas #20 you will find custom Mahogany cabinets throughout, Travertine flooring, granite counter tops, and high-end stainless steel appliances. The well designed kitchen is a chef’s dream come true! Additional interior finishes include softed lighting, Mahogany trimmed windows, baseboards and solid-core doors throughout this exceptional residence at the Hainoa Villas, adding a beautiful finishing touch.

Luxury living is sure to be found in this condominium at Hainoa Villas with the master bathroom having Travertine, natural marble, a large soaker tub and separate glass shower. Within this well designed layout are vaulted ceilings, giving you the feeling of an open space.

Zoned air conditioning and ceiling fans in the main living areas are here for those hotter summer nights. Relax on your cool tiled lanai with a built-in gas grille, waiting for your enjoyment.

There are four distinctive floor plans at the Hainoa Villas with models A & C located on the lower levels and B & D on the upper levels. Model 1-5 has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with 1,678 square feet of interior living and 377 square feet on the lanai. Model 2-5 has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,778 interior square feet and a lanai with 328 square feet. Model 3-5 comes with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,015 square feet and 370 on the lanai. Model 4-5 has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms with 2,139 interior living square feet and 330 square feet on the covered lanai.

The condos for sale in Hainoa Villas were constructed in 2007 with concrete and wood, resulting in beautifully designed structures which blend into the tropical Hawaiian surroundings. There are five, two-story buildings that extend over four tropical acres with a total of 20 luxury residences.

All condominium residences are private, comfortable, spacious and come with a one-car garage, golf cart garage and a private storage closet. Live and experience the Hainoa Villas in Hualalai Resort that others only dream about.

Feb. 14, 2012

Oceanfront Condo at Maui Kaanapali Villas

Maui Kaanapali Villas #B147 (MLS #349033) is priced at $399,950 and a ground floor unit in the two-story Banyan building. This condo for sale at Maui Kaanapali Villas has been remodeled some in the kitchen and bathroom. There have been major renovations to the Maui Kaanapali Villas complex over the last three years.

They have completely redone the building exteriors and both pools. The grounds have been re-landscaped, and they have completey upgraded the lobby. This is a beautiful complex that sits on Kaanapali Beach. They even have an ocenafront restaurant called "The Castaway Cafe".

These oceanfront condos in Kaanapali were built on 11 acres of exoctic tropical gardens. If your an active traveler, this complex will put you in the heart of many exciting things to do in West Maui. All of the suites and studios at Maui Kaanapali Villas offer full kitchens so you can prepare meals like you would at home. The hotel side comes with mini refrigerators.

Maui Kaanapali Villas Sales History

All sales are located in the A tower. There hasn't been many for sale in the lowrise Banyan buildings.

  • Maui Kaanapali Villas A317 - 0BD, 1BA, listed $285,000, sold $250,000 on 9/2/11, 65 DOM.
  • Maui Kaanapali Villas A318 - 0BD, 1BA, listed $265,000, sold $265,000 on 10/12/11, 1DOM.
  • Maui Kaanapali Villas A217 - 0BD, 1BA, listed $299,500, sold $270,500 on 1/31/12, 105 DOM.

If you want to eat out the Maui Kaanapali Villas are only minutes away from Whalers Village where there are many good places to eat and just a little further is Lahaina town. There a five nearby golf courses.

Maui Kaanpali Villas also offers their guests parking, local phone calls, Wi-Fi and a fitness center for a small fee. This location is on the best sandy beach in Kaanapali and a short distance to world famous Black Rock and snorkeling.

Feb. 13, 2012

Oceanfront Living at Lae Nani Kauai

Lae Nani is an oceanfront condominium complex located on Kauai's East Side. If oceanfront and ocean views are in your must-have list, it might be worth your time to check out the Lae Nani condos for sale in Wailua.

The condo at Lae Nani #431 (MLS #190987) is listed at $445,000 and is a potential short sale with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 1,072 square feet of interior living. This is a top-floor corner unit where you can enjoy ocean views from the living room, or out on your own private lanai.

This resort condominium can serve as your full-time residence or your home away from home. There are 84 condominiums in 5 buildings with floor plans ranging from a 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom to 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Interior living areas range from 808 square feet to 1,096 square feet.

Because this can be operated as a legal vacation rental, you can have a place to visit whenever you want and for however long you want, and you can rent it out the rest of the time as a vacation rental to offset the cost of ownership.

The Lae Nani condos in Wailua feature a large swimming pool, lighted tennis courts, BBQ grills, a park-like setting with beautiful tropical plants and trees that surrounds the entire property, picnic areas and, of course, the ocean just steps from your front door. Catch a beautiful sunrise over the Pacific Ocean or watch the clouds change colors in the evening as the sun dips behind the mountains behind you.

Lae Nani Sales History

  • Lae Nani #318 - 1 BD, 1 BA, listed $299,000, sold $262,000, 8/31/11 244 DOM.
  • Lae Nani #332 - 2 BD, 2 BA, listed $395,000, sold $350,000, 12/30/11 370 DOM.

The Coconut Coast, as the east side of Kauai is referred to, has much to offer by way of its location. Considered the halfway point between the north shore and south shore of Kauai, you have easier access to all of Kauai.

Within walking distance of the condos for sale in Lae Nani are a few restaurants and shops. Just a short drive away you have a wide variety of shops, restaurants, grocery stores and miles of sandy beaches. The Lihue Airport is approximately 6 miles away, and just beyond that another 2 miles is the Kukui Grove shopping mall and the Costco in Lihue.

Feb. 12, 2012

Kona's Best Oceanfront Club at Kukio Resort

"Kukio Resort a private oceanfront club and residential golf community in Kailua Kona."

Style and grace describes this stunning Kukio home for sale with exquisite design and craftsmanship for your most discriminating friends. An entertainer’s delight built for comfort around the infinity edge swimming pool, with views of the blue Pacific Ocean along the Kailua Kona coastline. Bring your massage therapist as your private spa room is waiting.

Inside you will find private master suites with his and her bathrooms and private quest quarters. Included are 2 offices, 2 laundry rooms, a personal gym, playroom and security/supply room just to name a few. Our featured Kukio property is MLS #250605, offered at $29,600,000. "Lot 87 Kukio Resort awaits" making this property the most expensive available home for sale in the Kukio Resort.

This distinctive home for sale in Kukio Resort was built for entertaining guests and comfort in mind. Featuring 6 spacious bedrooms, 7 full bathrooms and 3 half bathrooms with an interior living area of 9,382 square feet and a total of 13,798 under roof. With the many sunsets you will enjoy on the vast lanai, I am sure you will never want to leave this "Hale". Kukio neighborhoods include Maniniowali at Kukio, Maniniowali Villas and Kaupulehu.

Kukio Homes Sales History

  • MLS #237768 - listed $4,450,000, sold 10-10-2011 for $3,500,000, 373 DOM.
  • MLS #244812 - listed $5,600,000, sold 7-1-2011 for $5,225,000 cash, 33 DOM.
  • MLS #241700 - listed $9,300,000, sold 7-28-2011 for $8,229,800 cash, 115 DOM.
  • MLS #238714 - listed $9,750,000, sold 2-2-2011 for $8,700,000 cash, 118 DOM.
  • MLS #241657 - listed $10,500,000, sold 7-20-2011 for $8,100,000 cash, 153 DOM.
  • MLS #227311 - listed $9,950,000, sold 11-10-2011 for $8,100,000 cash, 703 DOM.

There has been six homes for sale in Kukio Resort which closed escrow this year priced as low as $3,500,000 up to $8,700,000 with an average of 249 (DOM) days on the market.

Feb. 12, 2012

Kamahana Townhome in the Princeville Resort

Whether you are looking for a home away from home or a place to live full-time, it would be a good idea to check out the Kamahana condos for sale situated in the heart of the Princeville Resort. Listed at $398,000, Kamahana #13 (MLS #243824) has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and features 1,635 of interior square footage. This condo comes fully furnished which makes this a great turn-key opportunity.

Kamahana feels more like a residential home than a condominium. These condos for sale in Princeville are set up like townhouses and have flexible floor plans that open up the rental possibilities. There are two front doors that can make this one condo into two seperate living spaces.

If you want to set it up as two seperate living areas, on one side you have a large living room, full kitchen, dinning area, bathroom and master bedroom; the other side would consist of two bedrooms and a bathroom. Of course, the interior door that separates the two sides can be unlocked and left open to enjoy the entire condo as one living space.

The condos for sale in Kamahana are located in the the resort town of Princeville, a visitors destination area. This means you can use it as a legal short-term vacation rental. If you are looking for a second home to visit a few times a year, you could rent your unit out the rest of the time to offset the cost of ownership.

Kamahana features a swimming pool, adjacent to the Princeville Golf Course, and is only a short distance away from numerous walking paths and trails that lead to some local beaches including Anini Beach.

There are a total of 30 condominiums located in 10 separate buildings at Kamahana. Floor plans range in size from 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms to 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with interior living areas ranging from 1,059 to 2,073 square feet.

Kamahana Sales History

  • Kahamana #2 - 2BD, 2BA, listed $229,900, sold $217,000 on 7/8/2011, 76 DOM.
  • Kamahana #6 - 3BD, 2BA, listed $399,500, sold $395,000 on 5/4/2011, 0 DOM.

The Princeville Resort area is a beautiful planned community featuring two golf courses, Prince and Makai Golf Course, restaurants, shops, walking and running paths and a grocery store. Nearby there is horseback riding, ziplining and numerous beaches. Also, just a short drive away is Hanalei. There you will find shops, local artists, restaurants and, of course, Hanalei Bay.

Feb. 4, 2012

Puamana Condominium Living on the Bluff

Listed at only $349,000 (MLS #249929), you can call this Puamana condo in Princeville your new vacation home on Kauai. This 2 bedroom and 2 bathroom condominium has 1,552 square feet of interior living space. This particular unit is spacious with high ceilings and an open floor plan.

Puamana #18C feels open and bright with beautiful garden views. The condos for sale in Puamana feature floor plans of 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms to 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with interiors of 1,298 square feet to 1,673 square feet.

This condo for sale has been recently remodeled with new carpet and fresh paint. The kitchen features new cabinets, granites counter tops and new stainless steel appliances. This unit comes fully furnished, or turn-key.

There are a total of 97 condominiums in 26 seperate buildings within the community on almost 10 acres. There are 105 resident parking stalls and 8 guest parking stalls. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the Puamana complex as it sits near the bluffs. Take a swim in the pool or lay out and and enjoy the north shore breezes. If you feel like a trip to the beach, take the nearby path that is just steps from your door down to Anini Beach.

Puamana Sales History

  • Puamana # 9C - 2 BD, 2 BA, listed $279,000, sold $270,000 on 6/3/11, 14 DOM.
  • Puamana # 17A - 2BD, 2BA, listed $299,900, sold $285,000 on 9/2/11, 543 DOM.
  • Puamana # 18B - 3BD, 3BA, listed $369,000, sold $320,000 on 1/30/12, 224 DOM.

Amenities of Princeville

Those who visit Princeville usually always come back to Princeville. It is a well-kept planned community that sits up high on a bluff overlooking some of the most spectacular and famous coastlines. Princeville is one of the premier oceanfront resort destinations in the state with low housing prices coupled with historically low interest rates, this is an amazing opportunity to purchase a Princeville condo for sale on the beautiful North Shore of Kauai.

Within the resort town of Princeville, there are shops, restuarants, grocery store, tennis courts and lots of walking and running paths. There are two golf courses in Princevile: the Makai Golf Course and the Prince Golf Course. A short drive away is the beautiful and quaint town of Hanalei, known for it's beauty and local shops and restuarants and Hanalei Bay.

Since Puamana is n a visitors destination area, this condo can be used as a short-term vacation rental. Use this property as your full-time residence or as your own vacation getaway and rent it out the rest of the time to offset the cost of ownership.

Feb. 2, 2012

Incredible Estate for Sale in Hokulia Resort

"Unwind on the Kailua Kona coast and live in this lovely Hokulia sea-side retreat."

This custom modern home for sale in Hokulia Resort is positioned to maximize the views of the Kona coastline at a nice comfortable elevation. Priced at $2,999,999 (MLS #245660) and located at 81-6641 Ala Auamo Place in Kealakekua with a vast lot size of 1.12 acres.

Boasting 3,837 square feet of interior living area, this exquisite Hokulia home for sale has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 and 2 three-quarter bathrooms, swimming pool and hot tub spa for relaxing in the Kona sun, all within coastline views.

The Hokulia Resort offers dashing sunsets over the bright blue Pacific Ocean and your senses will be on overload from the oroma of tropical flowers and birds singing. Hokulia is a little over 1,500 acres, allowing for a total of 665 residential properties within an Hawaiian paradise on the Kona Coast with a climate that ensures comfortable weather conditions.

Designed by Jack Nicklaus, this picturesque 18-hole course offers views from almost every hole from Kealakekua Bay and Keauhou Bay. The Hualalai Mountain shields the Kona Coast from the brash trade winds found elsewhere on the island, therefore making Hokulia a gentle breeze for the perfect golfing environment. If spending time on the water is your passion, there are two club-owned private yachts and world class sports fishing, snorkeling and scuba diving.

The master plan of Hokulia will encompass a clubhouse designed as a collection of Hawaiian pavilions with open air dining, a wine room, a library and many gardens and vast lounging lanais. Not forgetting a tennis garden, volleyball and basketball courts. Historic trails offering a unique Hawaiian culture embracing this development.

Hokulia Sales History

The last home for sale in Hokulia to close escrow was MLS #186679 for $3,500,000 cash on 11/1/2006. It had 3,837 sqft on 1.12 acres with 3 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms.

Discover tide pools and breathtaking views within the Hokulia Resort. You may get lucky and see dolphins, Hawaiian sea turtles or Humpback whales just off-shore. The Hokulia shoreline park will include a Beach Club & Spa with celebrity service. Equity membership valued at $150,000 is included with the sale of this property. Despite the disputes over the Hokulia subdivision, this project is moving forward with their tasks of putting their long awaited dreams into reality.

Jan. 28, 2012

Luxury Two Bedroom Condo in Honua Kai

Honua Kai #505 (MLS #349345) is on the 5th floor of the Konea Tower and has fantastic views of the Pacific Ocean and the island of Lanai. Located on the north end of the world famous Kaanapali Beach, the oceanfront condos for sale in Honua Kai are the first whole ownership condominiums to be built on the beach since 1983.

Offered fully furnished, also known as turn-key, Honua Kai #505 is priced at $1,700,000 and is ready to rent out as a vacation rental or move into as your primary residence. The interior living space of this C1-A floor plan is over 1,300 square feet with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and has a covered lanai with 230 square feet. Relax and enjoy the ocean views, the swimming pools and the outer islands.

The entryway for each Honua Kai condominium sets the stage as it welcomes you with natural Teak and Travertine throughout. There is a gourmet kitchen that is professionally equipped with high-end Bosch appliances. Every feature, all the fixtures and every furnishing of this open floor plan has been specially designed to take luxury accommodations on Maui to a completely new level. Once you have stayed and experienced the Honua Kai Resort, you'll never be able to settle for less again.

Honua Kai Sales History

  • Honua Kai #742 - 2BD, 2BA, listed $1,134,900, sold $1,134,900 on 11/18/11, 505 DOM.
  • Honua Kai #201 - 2BD, 2.5BA, listed $2,050,000, sold $2,050,000 on 12/19/11, 536 DOM.

Honua Kai is a special place that will give you a vacation experience like you have never had before. The condos in Honua Kai Resort were built from the ground up to exceed everyone's expectations of what a oceanfront resort in Kaanapali could be. All the accommodations are suites from the studios up to the three bedroom residences. Each suite features a private bathroom for each bedroom and many more unexpected luxuries.

Jan. 19, 2012

Historic Luxury at Keauhou Bay Estate

"Hawaiian paradise is found at this oceanfront luxury home in Keauhou Bay."

This vintage home in Keauhou Bay (MLS #239830) is located at 78-120 Holua Road in Kailua Kona and priced at $10,900,000. Finding a home for sale in Keauhou Bay is a rarity, let alone one of this magnitude. Spacious interior living of 4,354 square feet with 7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and situated on 2.95 oceanfront acres.

Surrounding the open grassy property is a variety of indigenous plants, established landscaping and monkey pod trees. Actor John Wayne married his third wife in the late 50's under a monkey pod tree on this property. Designed by Vladimir Ossipoff in the late 1950's, this distinctive home for sale in Keauhou is full of Hawaiian magic.

On the waters edge you will find your exclusive dock for boating access, paddle boarding, kayaking, snorkeling or for a quick dip in the Pacific Ocean. Manta Rays are known to frequent this bay and what a treat to watch these gentle giants. Near Keauhou Bay is where Kamehameha III was born.

The ocean breeze exemplifies this open floor plan from the main residence with astounding views of the bay and a separate luxury master suite offering more views a great place for romantic nights with your sweetheart. Relax ocean side at the emerald tiled pool, inclusive lanai and decking with a guest suite. There are two roomy separate guest cottages behind the pool quarters offering more privacy and accommodations.

Nearby is the Keauhou Resort with 3 exclusive neighborhoods: Bayview Estates, Holua Kai at Keauhou and Keauhou Estates.

Adjacent to Keauhou Bay is the Kona Country Club. Here you have an option to play a round of golf on the Kona Ocean or Mountain Course. Keauhou holds a special place in my heart as my husband and I met and married here. Live and experience Keauhou Bay in Kailua Kona that others only dream about.