Hanalei Bay — The Best Place to Live
Why would you want to live anywhere else?
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? For many, the unequivocal answer would be Hanalei Bay on North Shore of Kauai. Blessed with perfect surf, spectacular beaches, verdant green mountains, and an easy going lifestyle — why would you want to be anywhere else?
Which begs the question — how much does it cost to actually live the dream and call Hanalei your home?
Hanalei Housing Inventory
As of today (July 3rd, 2012), there are a total of 16 residential properties for sale in Hanalei, ranging in price from $875,000 to $2.7M (view a constantly updating list of available homes in Hanalei).
Of the homes currently available, none are located right on the beach (the two most recent beachfront sales went for $8.5M and $13.4M in 2011). Nonetheless, every property in Hanalei is within a short 5 minute bike ride or walk to the beach, and there are certainly some great little gems available. Here are my 2 favorites:
Check out this traditional plantation home, which was just reduced in price by over $200,000 (MLS# 252916). This 1,861 sq. ft. home is a county-approved vacation rental, and it has a use permit for the operation of an existing preschool. With this property, you could make the move, and start a new job upon arrival…
A great alternative to living on the beach is to be on the bluffs overlooking the Bay. Located above the tsunami flood zone, the properties on Hanalei Plantation Road are quite spectacular. The westward facing exposure takes in the sunset as well as a mountain panorama that is laced with waterfalls.
Pool overlooking Hanalei Bay
Check out this 4 bedroom, 3,864 sq.ft. Hanalei bluff home complete with a pool and spa which is offered for $5.275M (MLS# 255554). This brand new residence is a stylish blend of Balinese and Modern architecture — a perfect mix of the rustic with state-of-the art functionality.
Balinese Style is popular for high end homes in the islands
Hanalei Beachfront Property
If you absolutely must be able to walk from your front lawn to the beach, then like those before you, the price will likely be high. Today, Hanalei beach frontage would translate into a price point between approximately $12.0 and $15.0M. Oftentimes, there are pocket listings not active in the MLS. Contact me for info on Hanalei pocket listings.
Watching surfers catch perfect waves from the Hanalei Pier
Whatever your taste and budget, I can help you to find a match in a land called Hanalei…