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Ala’e Ranch Property Offers Off-Grid Living in South Kona

Dreamed of living off the grid on the South Kona coast of the Big Island of Hawaii? Here’s an opportunity to live the dream at Ala’e Ranch – two sweet and well-built homes on 12.12 acres of open land with miles of coastline and ocean views.

The main home is a three bedroom, two bath, 1,800 sq.ft. home built in 2006. The great room has high ceilings and a wall of sliders, which open to the huge lanai, the length of the home.

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Off-grid living in South Kona (MLS# 261149)

The open floor plan has the master bedroom on one side of the house and the two other bedrooms and bathroom on the other. The natural wood throughout and knotty pine ceiling creates a warm aesthetic. This property is currently listed at $850,000.

Private Ala’e Ranch Property with 2 Existing Homes

Looking for quietude and extreme privacy? This is a very unique home in that, not only is it off the grid, it is away from the grid, being ~ 1/4 mile below the highway. There are no neighbors nearby and no neighbors in sight.

Off-grid home features include:

  • The system is solar PV panels, batteries and inverter, along with a gas powered generator for back-up support
  • Home electricity is generated by solar photovoltaic
  • Propane gas is used for cooking and on-demand hot water
  • 13,000 gallons of catchment has provided enough water to satisfy a family of four’s needs

Solar Photovoltaic system

Solar PV system powers the home from the sun

Even the second home can not be seen from the main house. Situated at the top of the property, the smaller two bedroom, one bath home is connected to electricity and County water. It also enjoys sweeping ocean views and open land. Private to the main house, this home is accessed from its own driveway. This 12.12 acres is the upper lot of the six lot subdivision, which totals over 50 acres.

second home

Second home is connected to power

Ala’e Ranch: A New Undeveloped Subdivision on the Big Island

Ala’e Ranch is a 6 lot subdivision totaling over 50 acres. This is the first built-upon lot of 6, in this otherwise undeveloped new subdivision. Located just north of Kona Paradise, this rolling strip of land runs from the highway down to the coast. All lots feature spectacular views.


Spectacular views at Ala'e Ranch

Finding an off-grid home to buy in Hawai’i is more challenging than you would think. Considering the typically temperate and sunny weather, it’s hard to believe that this is one of the very few off-grid homes for sale in South Kona.

Rare Development Opportunity – All 50 Acres of Ala’e Ranch For Sale

Ala’e Ranch’s 50 acres extend from Mamalahoa Highway to the 25 acre oceanfront lot. There are many spots for ocean access and even a private beach! Ala’e Ranch, the 12.12 acre property with 2 homes, the 5 other lots, and the 25 acre oceanfront lot are now available and can be purchased together. This is a rare opportunity. Buy all before someone buys one!

The 50 Acres of Ala’e Ranch for sale includes the following 6 properties:

  1. (MLS# 260467) 4.0 Acres, Vacant Lot, $275,000
  2. (MLS# 260468) 4.0 Acres, Vacant Lot, $275,000
  3. (MLS# 260466) 4.4 Acres, Vacant Lot, $350,000
  4. (MLS# 260465) 5.0 Acres, Vacant Lot, $350,000
  5. (MLS# 261149) 12.12 Acres w/2 Existing Homes, $850,000
  6. (MLS# 261147) 25.8 Acres, Vacant Lot, $1,200,000

Ala'e Ranch private beach

Ala'e Ranch private beach

Where’s the savvy, forward-thinking developer looking for a most beautiful and temperate spot on the planet to create the prototype for a more sustainable development? Consider this good development. What would it look like, living off the land, producing your own energy, growing your food, and catching your water?

It’s more work, but for those who prioritize this lifestyle and appreciate the benefits, it’s a labor of love. Imagine “development that supports a sustainable community.” Statistics are hard to find, but trends suggest that the number of people who are shifting their consciousness towards being more self-reliant and more self-responsible is increasing.

With the ever-increasing HELCO electric costs (~.40/kWh), there’s money to be saved by using renewable energy sources. As well as, satisfaction to be derived from doing something positive to reduce our carbon footprint and decrease our dependence on the fossil fuels that pollute the environment.

This property can be whatever you want it to be. It may not speak to you like it does to me, but I’m a Green Realtor. These are things I think about.

Off-Grid Property in South Kona

If you are interested in this property, or other off-grid South Kona properties, contact me. I live in South Kona and I specialize in Big Island real estate from Kona to Ka’u.

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Diane Baker

March 5, 2020

My daughter is looking for an off grid place in kona or the city north of kona. I live in Az & I thought I would help search for her. She is a hard worker, at times she has held down three jobs & go to college. If you have anything available please email me. Thank you.

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