There are currently eight oceanfront parcels of raw land listed for sale in North Kohala, the district to the north of the Kohala Coast resorts. They are priced from $594,000 for one of the oceanfront lots at Kohala Waterfront to $21,500,000 for a 63-acre parcel with subdivision approval on the same stretch of coast. I also know of a handful of other oceanfront owners who would be sellers given the right circumstances. But today I want you to know about an oceanfront parcel that is close to my heart and treasured by the community–and urge you to help buy this 27.5-acres of oceanfront with historic significance for all of us and future generations to enjoy its beauty.
Kauhola Point or “Lighthouse” is a 27.5-acre oceanfront peninsula close to acquisition with the assistance of The Trust for Public Land.
The Trust for Public Land Working with Local Partners to Purchase Kohala Oceanfront Property
If you’ve been a loyal reader, you might remember this used to be my listing. But the sellers, the agent with whom I co-listed and I agreed that given the historical significance and active usage by the community, the parcel deserved to be in public hands. The Trust for Public Land agreed. The State Legacy Land Conservation Program agreed to the tune of $975,000. The Freeman Family Fund gave a matching grant of $100,000. But with only 11 days to go until the end of the year, the effort is still around $100,000 short of the $1.3 million needed to purchase and protect this oceanfront property.
The Trust for Public Land is working with a non-profit community organization, Maika’i Kamakana ‘O Kohala and community partners such as the Ocean Warriors Program through which Kohala school children provide stewardship while using the area as an outdoor classroom. This is but the latest iteration of a long tradition of community use:
- Kamehameha I taught his wife Ka’ahumanu to surf where locals still learn to surf today.
- During the days of the sugar cane plantations Kauhola Point was an official recreation area, where families enjoyed both company-sponsored picnics and came for camping, fishing, and swimming, walking from the Halaula camps.
The partners in this public purchase envision that they could restore the native landscaping to protect the watershed and create better habitat for shore birds, preserve view planes, and care for the remnants of historic sites, while families can still fish and surf and hike and picnic on the property.
Please Santa, watch this video : Kauhola Point (Lighthouse) Even in Hawaii we know the story of the final snowflake whose fall breaks a strong tree branch. A small contribution in this holiday season could be the final dollar needed!
Donations are tax-deductible. Contact Laura Ka’akua at Trust for Public Lands (808) 524-8562 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Or contact me for more details. By the way, the listing was withdrawn, so I will earn no commission on this sale, other than the karmic and recreational benefits.
A hui hou
Beth Thoma Robinson R(B)
Direct: 808.443.4588 Email: email@example.com