House in KAPAAU, Hawaii

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  • $1,000,000
  • 2 bd
  • 2.5 ba
  • 2,402 sf living
  • 1.3 ac land
Beththomarobinson 300

Listing Agent

REALTOR Broker, Director, Conservation and Legacy Lands , BIC

Listing Agent

Beththomarobinson 300

Beth Thoma Robinson

REALTOR Broker, Director, Conservation and Legacy Lands , BIC

Looking for a North Kohala property that is truly different in both design and location? Consider a custom timber home oriented to honor the beauty of an adjacent waterfall.

The address is on the main road that passes through Hawi and Kapaau heading towards Pololu Valley, but that is misleading. The property is accessed via a long easement that travels along an old cane haul road through a canopy of trees, and winds down a gulch to reveal the waterfall, gardens and home.

The 1.3 acre lot is surrounded on all sides by 93 acres to be purchased by the Hawaii County Open Space fund. The waterfall and pond on the Aamakoa stream are on the conservation parcel, but this is the only home with a view of them. Previous owners have carefully landscaped with statuary and tropical flowers and fruits to enhance the sanctuary-like feeling of the property.

Red cedar walls and ceilings and eucalyptus flooring were envisioned by the original owner/builder as harmonious with the surrounding landscape. The main level has an open floor plan so the kitchen, dining and living areas enjoy the waterfall view, with sliding doors to the wraparound lanai for indoor/outdoor living. There are two bedrooms and a bath upstairs and a cozy lava rock fireplace with mango wood mantel for rainy winter nights. A loft used as an office, could also be an art studio, media room, or extra sleeping space for guests.

The more recent improvements created another bathroom, exercise room and storage in the finished lower level where the utilities and carport are located.

Once entirely off-grid, the home now has HELCO service. There is a photovoltaic system, and two newer Solar-Hart hot water collectors. County water, a land line for telephone, and the option of satellite for Internet and television.

Property details

  • MLS # 633978
  • Property Type Residential
  • Lot Size (Ft) 56,759
  • Floor Area (Sq.Ft) 2,402
  • Full Bathrooms 2
  • Half Bathrooms 1
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Year Built 1998
  • Flood Zone X
  • Pool N
  • Appliances Refrigerator, Range/Oven
  • Water Source Municipal
  • Topography Other (remarks)
  • Solid Waste Disposal None
  • Listing Brokerage Hawaii Life
  • View Specify Garden, Waterfall
  • County Data Click Here


  • Tax Id 3520070070000
  • Gross Taxes $3,125
  • Taxes For Tax Year 2018

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