Just Listed Colony Villas With Full Price Offer In 2 Days

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My colleague Brandon Hickman, and I just listed Colony Villas 2401 located in a gated community within the Waikoloa Beach Resort. The listing immediately generated considerable interest and we were able to present our sellers with a full price offer in just 2 days.

MLS 268915 Offered At $379,000 

Layout And Features

Colony Villas 2401 is a 2 bedroom 2 bath town home with newly installed wood floors and floor to ceiling windows that span the 2 story great room and bring in lots of natural light. The property is being sold turnkey furnished. This makes it easy for a resident owner to move right in or allows the next owner to continue its success as a popular vacation rental with no additional start up costs.

Amenities in the Colony Villas include two separate pool areas complete with lounge chairs on the pool deck, hot tubs and BBQ areas. There is also a recreation room for indoor events, a fitness center and tennis courts.

Market Update

Inventory on the Kohala Coast has been low over the last few years, but inventory under $400,000 is almost non-existent. Of the thousands of properties on the Kohala Coast there are only 5 listings under $400,000, not including Colony Villas 2401.

In 2013 there has been 33 sales of properties under $400,000 on the Kohala Coast. The large majority of those sales took place in the Waikoloa Beach Resort in the Shores, Fairway Villas and Colony Villas. As inventory continues to be limited into 2014, prices will continue to increase.

Rare Ocean View And Golf Course Frontage Property In Mauna Lani

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The Mauna Lani Resort on the Kohala Coast has a lot of fantastic properties to offer.  However, there is one type of property that is becoming harder and harder to find, vacant and build-able lots with an ocean view. The Cape At Mauna Lani Lot 5 is one of the last of its kind.

MLS 267532 offered at $2.69M

The Cape At Mauna Lani Resort is located in a quaint gated community with only 14 home sites. This private community is so quaint that many people do not even know that it exists. From the front gate, the community is unassuming, but enter the gates and you are greeted by unique homes that command your attention.

Lot Layout And View Planes

Drive into the community a little further and you come to Lot 5. From the community road it may just look like a large vacant lot, but once you are on the lot the view opens down the Mauna Lani South golf course and out to unobstructed ocean views. Turn your back to the ocean and you have a perfect view of Hualalai mountain. While this lot is not oceanfront, many people prefer to be just back from the ocean so you have more to look at such as the distinctive contrast of the Kohala Coast landscape of black lava, against green grass that abuts the blue ocean. 

In addition to its ocean views and golf course frontage, The Cape At Mauna Lani Lot 5 is walking distance and just outside the gates of one of the nicest white sand beaches on the Kohala Coast, also known as the Mauna Lani Beach Club.

There are just a handful of oceanfront and near oceanfront build-able properties left. For more information about this lot or others like it while they still exist, feel free to contact me.


Kohala Ranch Heathers: Lucky Bennett designed home with pool and big ocean views

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Solar Heated Pool and Stunning Views of the Kohala Coast

The buyers who came by the Kohala Ranch Thanksgiving week-end Open House expressed to me once again, as far as location is concerned, their preference for the Heathers, the lowest section of Kohala Ranch.  The proximity of the Kohala Coast and the warm temperatures are definitely a draw to buyers.

Kohala Ranch Winter 2013 Market Update

The seven current listings in the Heathers range in price from $1,249,000 for a 1988 home with only two bedrooms and fantastic location to $2,995,000 for a home on 5.07 acres with over 8,000 sq.ft and six bedroom suites.

This first section of Kohala Ranch was developed in the early 90’s and some of the home styles can look and feel dated. It turns out to be not true for this elegant Lucky Bennett home currently listed at $1,895,000, (MLS #263082), completed in 2003 and continually upgraded by the present owners starting in 2005.


Gourmet Kitchen with Viking Appliances and Fisher Paykel Double Drawer Dishwasher

Lucky Bennett designed home with numerous features and upgrades

This is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath house with 3,000 sq.ft. of interior space and over 800 sq.ft. of covered lanais for outdoor living. The home is situated on a very private 3 acre lot and enjoy stunning views of the coastline, Hualalai, Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea.

Besides upgrading exterior (i.e. Mahogany garage and front doors were installed) and interior details (i.e. wood ceiling in great room and master bedroom were installed) the sellers also worked on extensive landscaping, installed solar heating for the pool, central A/C and a photovoltaic system with 24 panels.


Wood ceiling in great room and upgraded ceiling fans

With the market heating up this property might be the next one to go. I like to show it with anyone looking for a private and energy efficient home where entertaining outside, enjoying the swimming pool and watching the sunset are part of their Hawaii lifestyle.

 Kohala Ranch Sunset

 View from the lanai: spectacular sunset over the Kohala Coast

Award Wining Hawaii Business For Sale – Trudy’s Island Arts

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Over the years, I’ve had a number of clients who have wanted to move to Hawaii, but finding a job was the one thing keeping them from their dream. Here’s a solution to the problem. How about buying a business like Trudy’s Island Arts?

Gifts By Local Artists

Trudy Farley has spent the last 10 years building the successful retail business of Trudy’s Island Arts. Making connections with over 60 local artists, Trudy’s Island Arts offers a wide variety of mediums from paintings to jewelry to Christmas ornaments. You will also find interesting pieces that make great gifts such as pens carved out of local woods, hand painted silk scarves and one of her best selling items, the etched glass wine stopper.

Prime Location Equals Booming Business

Located in the Kona International Market Place shopping center, the storefront captures visitors attention with colorful, fun and uniquely Hawaiian displays of what is inside. The location of the store within the shopping center is right in front of the daily Kona Town Trolley stop, which has been great for business. In fact, business has been so good that the store has had to expand 3 times. The shopping center also provides a shuttle service for cruise ship passengers on days when the cruise ship is in town.

Turdy’s Island Arts MLS 268545

Offered at just $75,000 and grossing $200,000 in 2012, Trudy’s Island Arts offers a lucrative opportunity for someone to walk into a fun, turnkey business. With established business affiliations and awards such as its recent title of “#1 Gift Shop In West Hawaii”, Trudy’s Island Arts has become known as a convenient location for gifts and souvenirs for visitors and residents.