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A Look Inside a Kohala Coast Paradise Home On The Market Now

Margaret Kearns | September 20, 2019 | Home & Real Estate

The sea is your front lawn with over 450 square feet of ocean frontage.

Relish in a blissful oceanfront fantasy with this gem on the prized Kohala Coast.

Gracious old Hawai‘i vibes define this oceanfront estate situated in the highly coveted community of Puako, located on Hawai‘i Island’s Kohala Coast (aka the Gold Coast), for the high-end homes and luxury resorts found along its shoreline. The exquisite property is known as Honuala‘i Estate, which translates to heaven on earth—a moniker it certainly deserves.


Enjoy your own secluded section of the Kohala Coast; Park your yacht right in front.

Blissfully private, this spacious property encompasses 1.16 acres and 450 square feet of prime ocean frontage, with panoramic marine, Maui Island and mountain views, as well as its own private white sand beach. The gated residence is also just minutes from some of the world’s most beautiful white beaches, fine dining, haute shopping and the island’s most exclusive beachfront resorts and spas.

Built in 1985 as a private retreat by a notable mainland family, the sophisticated and timeless design incorporates many traditional Hawaiian architectural elements—a classic Dickey roofline, broad shaded lanais, covered breezeways, vaulted ceilings and an open flowing floor plan that welcomes the outside in. A beautifully manicured circular entry drive, koi ponds and a Zen garden are among the many attractive details.

Bask in sunset rays with outdoor lanais

With nearly 8,000 square feet of interior living space, the spacious home features six bedrooms and 7 1⁄2 baths, with an expansive and bright great room opening to 11,000 square feet of outdoor living space under roof leading to grassy lawns, tropical landscaping and an immense swimming pool that seems to extend into the pristine ocean.

The property features ample outdoor courtyards

open-air suites are a dream to wake up in

a brilliant kiawe tree

Owned and cared for by the same family, the home is the epitome of casual elegance and an ideal location for entertaining family and friends. Over recent years, as one of a small handful of resort-zoned properties in Puako, Honuala‘i has become a sought-after venue for special events, family reunions, corporate retreats and many celebrations. It also has established success as a luxury vacation rental. Guests enjoy the best of barefoot Hawaiian lifestyle in luxurious comfort, with some of the best snorkeling, outrigger canoe and stand-up paddleboarding on the island just steps away. An added bonus: a private, designated mooring that is situated just offshore for your vessel’s exclusive use. On the market at $17.499 million, contact Carrie Nicholson, Hawaii Life, 896.9749

Photography by: HAWAII LIFE