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Top 5 Romantic Homes on the Big Island of Hawaii

Love is all around this week! Wishing all of you a very Happy Valentine’s – we’re celebrating all week! And part of that celebration is sharing my top homes rated on romance factor. Enjoy!

Ke’ei Beach Homes

Located on Ke’ei Beach in Kealakekua Bay, this property is situated in a truly magical place on Hawaii’s Big Island. Nestled on nearly an acre of grassy, tropical landscaping within view of the pristine sandy beach, these homes blend naturally into the wonderfully preserved setting. Situated in a historic region of the island, the famed Captain Cook monument is in view across Kealakekua Bay from the lanai of this private escape.


Ke’ei Beach | $2.950M | 3BR/2BA | 1,594 interior main house, 672 interior cottage | nearly 1 acre

Quiet, serene, and secluded, the sale of this property includes two TMKs, with a 3-bed, 2-bath main beach house on one lot and a caretaker’s studio beach cottage on the other. Both feature easy access to the Ke’ei surf break. Enjoy great dolphin watching all year-round and Humpback whales during the winter season. A walk along the beach directly fronting the property leads to Queens’ Bath; while Kealakekua Bay offers pristine swimming and snorkeling all year.


Kealakekua Bay offers pristine swimming and snorkeling all year

Expansive Upcountry Estate

This 90-acre estate features a lighted tennis court with pavilion, two spectacular pools, golf driving range, bocce ball court, pool house with BBQ area, and entry waterfall feature with koi pond. Situated on the western slopes of Mt. Hualalai Mountain, the exquisite property enjoys expansive views of the Kona coastline. Entry is through an orchard of citrus and macadamia nut trees before crossing a picturesque bridge leading to the grand entrance to the main residence.


Slopes of Mt. Hualalai | $14.5M (MLS# 295006) | 3BR/3 Full + 2.5BA | 5,391 interior | 90 acres

Sprawling lanais surround a mosaic-tiled pool and a second infinity-edge swimming pool. Views look out over a naturalized pond and the remaining 90 acres of land extending towards the Pacific Ocean. The mature landscaping includes producing coffee trees, orange tangelo, pineapple, mango, papaya, jacaranda, and macadamia nut trees. A special highlight is the Imu (traditional Hawaiian underground oven) ideal for hosting luaus on the park-like grounds. A walk-in, temperature controlled wine room off the kitchen holds approximately 1,600 bottles.


Charming bridge leads to main house

Exquisite Mauka Retreat

Experience wildlife and nature at this Lucky Bennett designed 4-bedroom home on 5 acres of pristine forest in Kaloko-Mauka Subdivision. This secluded refuge with private gated entry near the top of Hualalai Mountain is located just 15 minutes to town, Kailua Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii.


Kaloko | $1.275M (MLS# 602971) | 4BR/3 full | 2,669 interior | 5 acres

The floor plan is thoughtful and flows easily from room to room with the kitchen situated in the center of the home. Hickory floors, vaulted ceilings, skylights, and crown molding provide an elegant and sophisticated ambiance. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, dining room, kitchen, and two great rooms upstairs and a 4th bedroom, den and bath with separate entry downstairs, this two story home offers plenty of space to relax and entertain.

Oceanfront Bliss

This majestic oceanfront estate sits on 1.16 acres with approximately 450-feet of prime ocean frontage along Hawaii Island’s Kohala Coast (aka the “Gold Coast”) and is just minutes away from several world-class beaches.

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Honuala‘I Estate | $23M (MLS# 601393) | 6BR/7.5BA | 7,744 interior | 1.16 acres

Every fine detail is sophisticated, timeless, and epitomizes Hawaiian style. In addition to 6 beds, 7.5 baths, the home features an expanded garage and 11,000 square feet of covered lanais and private outdoor areas. Enjoy the beauty of ocean life with swimming, snorkeling, and many other ocean sports from the small beach right out front. The historical area seamlessly blends luxurious privacy with the classic lifestyle of Hawaii.


Outdoor living and entertaining at its best!

Enjoy water features, vaulted ceilings, a zen garden, and fireplace as you enter the home with a backdrop of endless views across the expansive swimming pool that disappears into the Pacific blue ocean. Become mesmerized by the sailboats gracefully floating in the distance. Honuala’i Estate is a truly unique and a one-of-a-kind gem on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Contemporary Beauty at Exclusive Residential Resort

Winner of HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt 2016, “Bringing the Outside In” favorite, this luxurious getaway at Kukio on Hawaii Island offers seamless indoor/outdoor living spaces and naturally inspired design elements. Combined with its naturally beautiful surroundings, the aesthetic of its architectural design is outstanding. It includes every luxurious detail you can imagine.


Kukio | $7.2M (MLS# 290752) | 5BR/5.5BA | 6,713 interior | 1.94 acres

This home is ideal for those seeking an active lifestyle with its long lap pool and a three-car garage providing plenty of storage and equipment space – bikes, ocean toys, and more! Kua Bay’s sandy beach is just minutes away, along with the sports complex and other first-class amenities of Kukio and Maniniowali. A gated driveway provides additional privacy, and the distinctive Pu’u Ku’ili hill is in view to the south.


Clean lines and open-air great room

More Information

For more information on these homes 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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