Luxury Estates Available Now in Kona’s Premier Gated Communities

Hawaii Island’s Kona Coast boasts many sought after neighborhoods – some more cherished than others! Keep reading to discover some of my featured listings in this region.

Kaiolu Oceanfront Estate | Kaiolu Drive, Kailua-Kona | $4.38 million | 2,408 sq. ft. interior | 4BR/4BA | MLS# 636662

This permit approved “Short Term Vacation Rental” oceanfront residence is located in a gated community and sits on nearly ½ acre of land in a private neighborhood situated just off of Kailua-Kona’s scenic Ali’i Drive. Remodeled by renowned architect Ali Ghalamfarsa with Alii Architects, the home has a true sense of place with Hawaii-style architecture, expansive indoor-outdoor living spaces, wrap-around lanais, lagoon-shaped swimming pool and coco palms framing unobstructed ocean and sunset views. Just minutes from the heart of Kailua-Kona, this gated estate offers the best of both worlds – convenience and blissful tranquility.

Native wood posts, rock walls, and an artfully etched glass door provide a welcoming entry, while interior highlights include vaulted ceilings, great room with custom light fixtures, and neutral travertine stone counters with sleek, contemporary wood cabinets in the kitchen and bathrooms. With a master suite and three additional guest suites, there is plenty of space for the entire family, as well as overnight guests.

Ke Alohi Kai | Ke Alohi Kai | $2.625 million | 4 BR / 4 Full BA / 3 Half BA | 4,035 sq. ft. Interior  | Lot 12 & 13 | MLS# 635580

Located mid-way between Kailua-Kona and Keauhou, this two-story custom home is set on one of two contiguous lots included in the sale of the property. Situated in the low density, ocean-side community of Ke Alohi Kai, the home offers luxurious indoor/outdoor living spaces and beautifully manicured tropical landscaping. On the first floor, the great room’s living and dining areas are designed to allow seamless access from indoors to outdoors with large pocket sliding doors that also invite gentle breezes and natural light inside.

Travertine tiles and neutral tones from floor to ceiling add to the bright, breezy vibe throughout and provide a blank canvas for your artwork, artifacts, and decorative touches. Entertaining is a breeze with the efficient kitchen, variety of dining spaces and large, zero-edge swimming pool with waterfall and spa. Broad open ocean, mountain, and sunset views are enjoyed from the second floor guest suites, while the ground level master suite enjoys tranquil privacy and tropical garden views from both bedroom and bath. Special treat: the landscaped outdoor shower garden.

Holua Kai | 2,372 sq. ft. interior | $1.45 million | 6,720 sq. foot lot | 3 BR / 3.5 BA | MLS# 636624

This newly constructed, single-story, plantation-style home (one of just 40 custom residences in the oceanfront community of Holua Kai) is located on the Kona Coast in the resort-like town of Keauhou. Kona Country Club Golf Course, Holua Tennis Club, and a variety of ocean sports are minutes away, as well as dining and shopping outlets. The home is outfitted with solar panels and has been thoughtfully positioned to capture natural light and cooling breezes throughout.

Interior features include vaulted ceilings, an open floor plan, and a dream kitchen outfitted with high-end Monogram stainless steel appliances, attractive glass tile backsplash, custom wood cabinets, and oversized granite center-island. The spacious great room opens to a large covered lanai, offering seamless indoor/outdoor living. Exterior highlights include a private pool and spa, landscaped courtyard, Boral Concrete composite roof, lava rock walls and detached 2-car garage with ample storage space. Ocean, coastline, golf course and mountain views provide a visual feast, further enhancing the beauty of living in this community. Holua Kai is a pedestrian-friendly neighborhood with a recreation center with pool, spa, poolside lounge area, changing rooms, and scenic ocean lookout reserved exclusively for homeowners and their guests.

Kahakai Estates | $425,000 | 75-6138 Akoa Street, Lot #16 | 1.01 Acre | MLS# 637770

Situated in the highly desirable, gated community of Kahakai Estates, this premier lot is located near the top of the neighborhood, featuring more than 1 acre of land with stunning 180-degree coastline, ocean and sunset views. Private and quiet, it offers low density living at its best, while providing great convenience as well – the property is minutes from Kailua-Kona with all of its services, recreational activities, entertainment, dining, and shopping. The estate site is graded to pad and ready to build your custom home. All utilities (water, electric, sewer, and cable) are underground and stubbed to the front of the lot. Bonus feature: The site has been upgraded with tiered rock walls. The sale includes a full set of design plans for construction of a four-bedroom residence with about 3,000 square feet under roof, a swimming pool and spa. This luxury neighborhood includes a small community park. Monthly homeowner association fees are extremely reasonable at under $250.

More Information

For information on these properties 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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