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2 Gorgeous Homes, 2 Properties Offered Together, Ocean Views, Walk to Kealakekua Bay

overview of Harrison 5.2 acres

Two gorgeous homes, 2 properties offered together, ocean views, walk to Kealakekua Bay

Koa Hale

Check out this listing: Two gorgeous homes, 2 properties offered together, ocean views, walk to Kealakekua Bay.

This unique property is nestled at the base of the dramatic 600-foot cliff, Pali Kapu O Keoua, with a commanding close-in view of Kealakekua Bay and within a short walk to the Bay. Properties with acreage in this area rarely become available. The private subdivision road named “Aloha Dr.” by the residents serves 10 private, rural parcels with land areas ranging from 1 acre to 17 acres on Lower Napo’opo’o Rd.

Overview of Harrison 5.2 acres

Two beautiful homes on 5.2 acres; two CPR’d properties being offered together

The subject property offers an opportunity to own TWO beautiful homes on 5.2 acres; two CPR’d properties being offered together. As soon as you turn onto the private road, you know you have arrived at a very special place on the Big Island. Kealakekua Bay’s historical significance is unparalleled. It is the site where Captain James Cook first landed on the island of Hawaii. Everything you see in this bay is linked to the past. Today it offers opportunities to swim with dolphins, whale watch, snorkel, SUP, scuba dive, and surf! Pu’uhonua O’Honaunau National Park is a 10 minute drive. Shopping and restaurants located in the mauka town of Captain Cook are a 10 minutes drive on a scenic road. Keauhou with recreational areas, shopping, movie theaters and restaurants is 17 minutes away, and Kailua-Kona is a 30 minute drive, yet when you’re home you feel a world away.

43 years ago, a young couple, an Engineer and an Artist, left the San Francisco bay to sail across the Pacific ocean, anchored their sailboat in Kealakekua Bay and recognized the fertile land in their view as the place they would plant their seeds and root their dreams. It would take several years to find the property they wanted but find it they did, and they proceeded to develop the special land very consciously, with quality and intention.

The first building constructed was the 1730 sf shop. From here, they built their home. Both shared a great love for Hawai’i’s culture and music. The Audio Engineer, who worked for the National Center for Atmospheric Research (in Boulder, CO), later recreated half the shop to be a world-class recording studio. The studio was sonically designed for recording acoustic instruments, and the main room (20×24 feet) has a ‘live’ end and a ‘quiet’ end, and a small central hardwood floor with removable carpet for tuning the room to the specific instrument or instruments. Slack key just sings in the room. There is also an isolated drum/vocal room (10×14 feet). The control room is 12×14 feet. The recording studio is air-conditioned with acoustic insulation tiles on the ceiling. All rooms are double walled and double doored. Grass Shack Records has produced quality sound recordings for many local musicians. This is an ideal space for anyone sheltering in place and producing online video content or a musician wanting a recording studio!

Harrison Koa Hale 4BR/2.5BA

The Koa Hale has 2560 sqft interior living area with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, along with 841 sqft of lanaisTheir home, the Koa Hale, is named for the abundance of Koa harvested from the Big Island. Throughout the home, it features Koa flooring, cabinets, doors, and trim. Another local hardwood, Ohia, has been used as well. The home was designed perfectly to maximize the breathtaking views and to take advantage of the cross breezes. You are literally drawn in by the view of Kealakekua Bay and Captain Cook’s Monument. Upwards of 100 mature palm trees dot the land, which add to the cool, tropical scene.

Koa Hale with 841 sqft lanais

841 sqft of lanais to enjoy outdoor living while taking in the spectacular views of Kealakekua Bay and Captain Cooks monument

Details of the Koa Hale Property: CPR-2

  • Koa Hale built in 1990
  • 3.94 acres
  • 4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath *2560’ sf interior & 841 sf lanai
  • Click this link to see the 3D Virtual Tour!
  • Redwood exterior
  • Handcrafted Koa front door
  • Handcrafted Redwood Lanai Doors
  • Large separate pantry and laundry room
Harrison Koa floors and cabinets

Enjoy this lovely home with amazing ocean views of Kealakekua Bay and the Captain Cook monument

  • Studio/Shop, 1730 sq. ft. built in 1977
  • Separate 4-car carport
  • Tractor Shed andor Boat Storage – All covered: concrete area with built in shelves 347 sf + parking area 333 sf = 680 sf
  • Gazebo – Built up on a promontory, beautifully constructed 14’ X 14’ open air gazebo, with chair railing to accommodate many people and has a clear view of Captain Cook’s Monument at Kealakekua Bay.
14' X 14' Gazebo with view of monument

14’ X 14’ open air gazebo, with chair railing to accommodate many people and has a clear view of Captain Cook’s Monument

  • Separate outdoor shower with dressing area
  • Extensive rock walls
  • Fenced pasture area previously for horses
  • Rich soil quarry
  • Mango & Citrus orchard
  • Underground utilities. County water meter services both CPR parcels.

Once the Koa Hale and Studio/Shop were established, the vision was to build another home where visiting musicians could stay while recording. In 1997, the couple built a very comfortable, classic plantation style home. Since many of the musicians lived locally, they rented it to a Mermaid. The Mermaid moved but the Mermaid’s Temple name remained.

Mermaid Temple 3BR/2BA 1664 sqft home

The Mermaid’s Temple has 1664 sqft interior living space with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

Details of Mermaid’s Temple Property: CPR 1

  • Built in 1997
  • 1.28 acres
  • 3 Bedroom/2 Bath
  • *1664 sf interior & 810 sf lanai (mauka and makai lanais)
Mermaid Temple and 504 sqft 2 car carport with storage

Home Sweet Home

  • Separate 504 sf 2-car Carport with storage
  • Asphalt basketball court – could also be converted to be a tennis court, greenhouse area or in-ground swimming pool
  • Additional outside shower
  • Tropical landscaping – lots of coco palms
  • Peaceful and private

Click here to see the Survey Map of the two CPR’d properties

Another unique aspect of the property is that it is 5 acres situated with the length of it running parallel to the coastline, rather than the typical direction of mountain to ocean or mauka to makai. This makes ocean views accessible from most of the property and maximizes the coastal airflow; ocean views bring ocean breezes.

This is one of the loveliest places on the planet! The weather is typically perfect, the skies are blue and the many nearby ocean access and beaches offer some of the best spots for all types of water sports. The bay is so close you can see dolphin spinning and whales breaching. This is a perfect place to walk, run and bike ride. If you lived here, you may never want to leave your home!

Want to Know More?

Contact me for more information on Koa Hale.

Tanya Sunshine R(B) specializes in Big Island real estate.

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Mark Rosenberg

June 18, 2020

How much is it please? (Buyers like me want to know if it is in their price range before getting too excited about it? Thank you.)

Dairy Maid

June 18, 2020

Zillow says 1,388,000, although the Hawaii Life listing shows it much higher. >

Tanya Sunshine, R(B)

June 26, 2020

> Hi Mark and Dairy Maid! Thanks for your inquiry regarding these listings.
To be clear, there are 2 listings. It’s 2 CPRs, on 5.2 acres with 2 homes being offered together for $2,048,000 MLS 635338 or just the Koa Hale CPR on 3.9 acres MLS 635459 which includes the recording studio/shop (perhaps the second house you are referring to – it is not set up as a dwelling), gazebo, 4 car carport, tractor shed, outdoor shower, orchard and more for $1,388,000. If the Koa Hale sells by itself, then I’ll put the Mermaid Temple on the market.


September 20, 2020

Let me know if the Koa Hale sells by itself. I lived close by for many years and would like a pied a terre in Hawaii . I live in san Francisco . Location is good for me.

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