Some may find that Pu’u Lani Ranch “Heavenly Hills” is ideal for an authentic Hawaiian lifestyle. It is a gated, “upcountry” community with some of the Big Island’s best weather.
Owners join celebrities (such as Oprah on Maui) who love their “upcountry homes.” Lots and homes are situated on a minimum of one acre for privacy and that “country feel.” Pu’u Lani Ranch is also surrounded by thousands of acres of state preserve land. Many homes enjoy distant and sometimes even panoramic ocean views.
Other views may include Mauna Kea, Hualalai, Mauna Loa, and Haleakala, as well as the unique and majestic Puu Waa Waa cinder cone (shown here and a.k.a. “bunt cake”).
Despite the serene setting, you don’t have to be a hermit! The location is convenient to just about everything: shopping, schools, Costco, and the finest white sand beaches and resorts! Drive about 15 minutes to Kailua-Kona, or 25-30 minutes to Waimea (farmer’s markets are fun!), and same to resorts and beaches. Golfers are in heaven since the Big Island Country Club is just across the street from the ranch!
The community tennis courts are shown above and the awesome equestrian center is in the distance. The center and riding trails are the big boast of the community! My friends have plenty of room for a clay tennis court on their property (or a quick drive to the Mauna Kea resort for a lesson)!
Prices for homes in this ‘buyer’s’ market are amazingly affordable in Pu’u Lani. Recently, a 6,267 sq. ft. “mansion” with a secret passageway sold for $700K; only $112 per sq. ft.!!! The median price per sq. ft. of all 2011 residential sales in Puu Lani is $180.5 per sq. ft. (average is $185.5 per sq. ft.).
Compare that to $308 avg. per sq. ft. for 2011 sales in 3 of the most popular gated one+ acre communities in Kona. Just waiting for some lucky buyer on the outskirts of Pu’u Lani Ranch is a custom home with native woods, Ohia floors, Koa trim, etc. *2011 stats as of 8/13/11.
We know how to have fun at parties in the clubhouse, complete with an “official theme,” a live band, and the sunken bar. There’s even a fitness center to sweat it out the next day!! So…you see…there are so many reasons that Pu’u Lani Ranch may be just the right fit for you!
Round ‘em up and a hui hou!