If you are moving to the Big Island with horses and need a real horse property—8-stall barn, arena and turnout paddocks, there really is only one ready-made solution—a two-year old custom-built home and equestrian center (MLS# 233688) in Waimea, South Kohala.
Custom Barn on Waimea Horse Property
Price: $1,275,000 ($-210,000)
Although Waimea (Kamuela) upcountry on the Big Island is known for Parker Ranch and rodeo, the segment of the horse community who prefer English riding disciplines and dressage in particular were thrilled when a local riding instructor built a European-inspired equestrian facility at her home. The 80′ X 200′ steel structure covers a riding arena with soft footing, eight stalls, tack room, wash room, and even a bathroom for humans with showers if you need to go directly to work or perhaps a performance at the nearby Kahilu Theatre or dinner at Merriman’s after riding. But plans change, the owner is relocating, and the property is on the market and priced to sell.
For the human part of the family, the simple but elegant 2,100 sq. ft. ranch-style home has a beautiful kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances and a view of the grazing horses; a porch with fireplace facing Mauna Kea views; 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Besides the 5-acre property, riders can head down Mana Road into the sunset!
The current owner runs a boarding operation that generates good income and the boarders would be happy to stay if the new owner wanted to continue to operate the facility as a business. Best of all, the price has just been reduced to an unbelievable $1,275,000.
A hui hou,
Beth Thoma Robinson, R(S)
P.S.—If you need advice on how to transport your horses to Hawai’i from the Mainland, give me a shout, it is not as difficult as you might think. Even my sensitive Arabian did it with no problem!