Gracious Hillside Estate on Hawaii Island’s Kona Coast

Waiaha Estate, Holualoa | $3.990 million | 9.46 acres | 5,391 sq. ft. Living | 3 BR/ 4BA + Office | MLS #614895

This one-of-a-kind estate encompasses some 9.46 acres of fertile land and enjoys panoramic ocean, and Kona Coastline views from its lofty perch at an elevation of 2,000 feet on the slopes of Hualalai Mountain. The dual-gated entrance, complete with security cameras, winds through an orchard of citrus and macadamia trees before crossing a picturesque bridge that leads to the entrance of the main residence with shade provided by a canopy from towering canopy Monkey Pod trees.

Located just minutes from the historic and charming Holualoa Town, this blissfully private estate is only three miles from Kailua-Kona with all of its services, restaurants, shops, and activities, although it feels light years away. Owners and guests are welcomed inside the elegant home via stepping stones over the Koi pond and through a lushly landscaped courtyard with waterfall.

The great room provides spacious entertaining spaces with attractive transom windows and walls adorned with art – murals.

Designed by local architect Lucky Bennett and built by Maryl, the home was featured in an issue of Architectural Digest in 2017.  It’s no surprise as outstanding quality, and exquisite details are evident throughout the house.  Attractive curly Koa wood cabinets, black granite countertops, top-of-the-line appliances, three separate pantries, and two Subzero refrigerators are found in the kitchen.

Wine lovers will be thrilled to discover the temperature-controlled wine room with a 1600 bottle capacity.

The spacious master suite, located in a private wing on the ground level, includes a fireplace, large office, private lanai, and ensuite bathroom with outdoor shower garden. Two guest suites are on the second level each with access to a large lanai with a spiral staircase leading down to the poolside lanai.

Exterior highlights include one mosaic-tiled pool and an infinity-edge swimming pool overlooking an attractive pond, orchards, and pastures that extend down the hillside towards the coastline. The adjacent pool house provides a half bath, outdoor shower, storage space, and a professional grill for poolside entertaining.

Mature tropical landscaping is found throughout the park-like grounds and an imu pit (Hawaiian underground oven) for roasting meats and vegetables in traditional luau-style (Hawaiian feast). The three car garage provides abundant space for your vehicles and recreational equipment, while a Bocce court, driving range and tennis court make this the ideal property for entertaining and fun with family and friends.

More Information

For more information about this property or additional Hawaii Island real estate opportunities, please contact Carrie Nicholson, R (B), BIC, Director of HL1-Big Island, (808) 896-9749 or

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