Luxurious Hawaii Island Ranch Perfectly Positioned In Upcountry Waiki‘i
Waiki ‘i Ranch | $5.65 Million | 5BR/4.5 BA main residence; 1BR/1BA guest cottage; 2 separate caretaker apartments each with 2 BR/1BA | 8,828 sq. ft. interior | 53.23 acres | MLS #634728
This majestic, 53-acre estate is perched on the western slopes of Mauna Kea Mountain at more than 3,000 feet above sea level with panoramic ocean, rolling green hills and dramatic Kona-Kohala coastline and sunset views.
Set within the gated community of Waiki‘i, Hale Mehana (House of Warmth) is an equestrian’s dream with a seven-stall stable (with an upstairs 2-bedroom caretaker apartment) a 14,000-square-foot covered riding arena and a drive-through tractor/trailer barn with another 2-bedroom caretaker apartment.
The main residence boasts 5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths, while a gracious, 1 bedroom/1 bath guest house sits discreetly under a canopy of Eucalyptus trees, providing privacy for both owners and guests. It features wrap around lanais, a fireplace, and splash pool.
Numerous scenic and immaculately maintained riding trails are found throughout the property, and the community is home to one of Hawaii’s only royal polo fields. Additional community amenities include a spacious clubhouse, tennis courts, racquetball court, and fitness center.
Conveniently located just 12 miles from Waimea Town with all of its services, dining, shopping, and cultural opportunities (museum, art galleries, performing arts theater), Waiki‘i is blissfully tranquil and perfectly suited for those looking for a private, pastoral ranch environment in a cooler upcountry climate. In addition, some of the world’s most beautiful beaches are located just down slope – an easy 15-20 minute drive!
The exquisite Canadian cedar log residence was originally built in British Columbia by Hawaii Island designer Erin Keck, granddaughter of the renowned Keck Observatory’s founder W. M. Keck. It was deconstructed and shipped to Hawaii Island, where it was re-assembled with not one nail used. Offering sophisticated luxury throughout, interior highlights include stunning river rock walls, soaring vaulted ceilings, hand-crafted stained glass, two-story wood burning fireplace and water feature, and claw foot bathtubs.
In addition to its natural beauty, cedar wood has long been known to have unique healing elements as it is said to give off peaceful, serene energy, an important key to wellness. It’s another wonderful amenity offered at Hale Mehana at no added cost!
Carlisle white oak floors lead from the elegant and welcoming entry to the great room and adjoining kitchen with two large islands with Ubatuba granite countertops, white oak cabinets, antique copper finishes, a river rock pizza oven, wine cooler, Viking 6-burner stove with grill, dual oven, walk-in pantry, and two Viking dishwashers. Spacious, beautifully appointed dining spaces are found indoors and outdoors, including a kitchen nook with gorgeous ocean views.
Three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and a half bath (powder room) are situated on the ground level. There are two bedrooms upstairs each with private en suite bathrooms, all beautifully appointed. The tractor/trailer barn also serves as the garage with a capacity for six personal vehicles.
With the exception of some personal items, the Hale Mehana estate is offered fully-furnished.
For information on real estate opportunities at Mauna Kea Resort or additional Hawaii Island real estate offerings, please contact listing agent Jake Chancer, (R), (808) 937-6958, firstname.lastname@example.org. www.maunakearealty.com.