May 26, 2015

Price Reduction in Puako , great home for Vacation Rental Investment

Invest in this Puako Home on the Kohala Coast of the Big Island.

Invest in this Puako Home on the Kohala Coast of the Big Island.

PRICE REDUCED!! When you enter the gates of Pakalana Sanctuary, you instantly arrive home where peace, tranquility and organic relaxation settles in as you leave the outside world behind. This gorgeous, lush property is truly unique in every aspect. Lovingly built and maintained by the seller, its eco-conscious construction makes it a stand-out property in the exclusive ocean community of Puako on the Big Island of Hawaii. Some of the green features are Bamboo construction, insulation made of recycled denim, a reef-protecting aerobic waste-water treatment system, high efficiency lighting & appliances and all natural finishing products. Since its completion in May of 2012, Pakalana has been primarily used as an owner-operated luxury vacation rental made possible by its 4 separate structures, but offers a unique configuration that could serve a variety of needs for the new owner. The main house offers 3 large bedrooms; 3.5 sumptuous bathrooms with soaker tubs & the finest of fixtures and detail; a chef’s granite island-kitchen with Viking appliances, breakfast bar & walk-in pantry; an enormous main gathering/dining room ideal for family feasts, celebrations and parties; 2 generous TV lounge areas and/or offices; wrap-around lanais overlooking the grounds and ocean; a third-floor loft with soaring bamboo ceilings and views of Maui & the peaks of Mauna Kea – ideal for the kids or more room for additional sleeping; 2 laundry rooms; a backyard offering fruit trees and repurposed garden boxes adjacent to a Kiawe Tree Reserve. Add to that Pakalana’s separate and spacious bungalows, each distinct from the other with their own lanais, spacious lounging areas, spa-like bathrooms with impressive fixtures & detail and ocean views. With a Fiberon-decked gathering center, plush lawn, 576 sf yoga studio & covered carport, has hosted a variety of travelers meeting their unique needs for their stay. Appraised in June 2014 for $2.9m.

May 6, 2015

Great Town Home in the Mauna Lani Resort Area , Mauna Lani Villages 510 offers Luxury

Enjoy a great tropical breakfast before you go on your adventure for the day

Enjoy a great tropical breakfast before you go on your adventure for the day

3 bedroom, 3 and 1/2 baths, sleeps 6 Tropical Feel with a Luxury Touch
The Villages Mauna Lani 510 feels like a large luxury home. It is located only a short walk on the same street as the pool area and recreational center, with large work out room , conference room and kitchen. Plenty of lounge chairs around the pool to hang in and enjoy your Hawaiian days of relaxing, swimming, snorkeling , walking , or just sitting on the lounge chairs provided.

This tropical oasis is a wonderful place to spend a family vacation. Located in the Mauna Lani Resort area, the Villages are conveniently located near the town center of Mauna Lani.

Almost all the activities, restaurants, stores, and amenities at the Resort can be accessed using the links to the The Shops at Mauna Lani, the Mauna Lani Resort, and the Fairmont Orchid Resort provided below. Additional resort specific information follows the links.

The Shops at Mauna Lani
Mauna Lani Resort

Fairmont Orchid

Napua at Mauna Lani Beach Club — Open for lunch daily, 11 am to 4 pm. Open for dinner, 5 pm to 9 pm, but check, as days are seasonal. Usually closed for dinner on Mondays. 808-885-5910. Good fish tacos and fish and chips for lunch. Reservations recommended.

Petroglyphs – Petroglpyhs are ancient Hawaiian carvings on lava stone. The Malama Petroglyph Trail is a1-1/2 mile round trip hike that takes you through the Puako Petroglyph Archeological District, maybe five minutes from our entrance. The walk takes about 25 minutes. It is right next to Holoholo Kai Beach Park and they share the same parking lot. The Park has a comfort station, water, and grass and tables for a picnic, and a great ocean view.

The Park and Malama Trail are open from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm and the access gates are closed tight at 6:30 pm, so watch your time or walk home. BUT BE ADVISED: wear shoes on the trail. Thorns from the kiawe trees are sharp and wicked. No shoes mean really hurt feet. Wear a hat. And take water with you. It can get very hot in the afternoon, so an early morning walk is suggested. And yes, it is worth the effort.

Take N. Kaniku Drive towards the Fairmont Orchid (left turn from our entrances). Turn right just before the entrance to Fairmont and that road will end at the parking lot.

Kalahuipua’a Historical Park and Trails – Just south of The Shops and on the road to the Mauna Lani Spa, this is a short walk to the fishponds. The park is open from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm. The parking lot has a comfort station. You should wear shoes and a hat, and take water with you.

A two minute drive from our entrance. Take the first left past The Shops. It is the road to the Mauna Lani Spa. Take the first right into the park’s parking lot. The gate is closed and locked at 6:30 pm.

Historic Fishponds – This is a leisurely walk between the Mauna Lani Resort and the Baby Beach. It is a must see. An easy walk, tennis shoes are nice, but you can get away with sandals or flip flops if this is the only place you are walking.

Honoka’ope Beach (aka 49 Black Sands Beach) an out of the way public beach located within the 49 Black Sands Beach gated community. The only amenities are a comfort station in the parking lot and a small shower at the beach. So, you need to take food, water, beach mats, etc. The beach is a short 2 minute walk from the parking lot. It is quiet and only gets a crowd on holidays and weekends, but even then it is not usually “crowded.” If the wind is up, and the sea choppy, swimming can be a challenge. But otherwise a very nice beach

Easy to get to. On the way to the Beach Club, take the second left past the circle. There is a marker on the right side of the road that says “Shoreline Access.” You are going through a gated community so you must check in with the security guard and give your name and a phone number, and your car license is written down.

Hiking – If you really want to hike, you can take the Beach Access Trail. It goes from Puako in the north, past Holoholo Kai Beach Park, The Orchid, The Mauna Lani, through the Fishponds and Baby Beach, around Mauna Lani Point, to Honoka’ope Beach in the south. The portion from the fishpond to Honoka’ope Beach is the ancient Ala Kahakai trail and takes about an hour, but the scenery is great.