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Yes, Hilo Has Resort Style Homes!

Are you looking for a luxury resort-style home in Hilo? At any given time one can find 20-30 homes in the South Hilo District of Hawaii that I consider luxury-style homes. Hilo luxury homes are quite a bit less expensive than similar homes on the Kona side of this island. Here you will find beautiful resort-style homes listed from $900,000 to $1,800,000 which would be about at least double in price on the other side of the Big Island.

luxury home in hilo hawaii

Custom Luxury Homes in Hilo

I recently sold a gem of a house for $1,200,000 located in the highly sought-after Waiakea Fairways subdivision overlooking the Hilo Municipal Golf Course. This luxury custom resort-style home was built with top-of-the-line everything! With 3,616 sq ft under roof, this home has a large master suite, two guest bedrooms, 16 ft vaulted ceiling in great room, 10 ft ceilings in rest of house, oversized three car garage, and 758 sq ft of lanai. The property offers expansive unobstructed views of the golf course where one can watch golfers during the day and enjoy a peaceful and serene setting at night.

homes for sale in hilo

luxury modern kitchen

Spacious Kitchen

Kitchen features solid granite countertops, Belmont cabinets, top-of-the-line Frigidaire appliances, a huge walk-in pantry, and a large breakfast bar. There is a spacious lovely lanai off the kitchen for your dining pleasure with a wet bar for entertaining outside. The kitchen opens up to a spacious dining area and large great room with 16 ft vaulted ceiling.

outdoor dining area

living room with dark sofas and large tv

Golf Course Views

Master bedroom is quite large with a golf course view. Double hung Milgard windows are in every room of the house, allowing for fabulous ventilation. House also features split AC/Heat units throughout with a dry setting option great for Hilo’s climate.

bedroom with backyard views


Oversized Garage

Check out the huge oversized three-car garage with room for a workshop area. There is a bonus full bathroom one can access from the garage for a quick clean up before heading into the house after yard work too.

large garage at night

inside the three car garage

Luxury Homes Under $2 Million

If you are looking to purchase a luxury resort-style home and want to keep it under $2,000,000, make sure to take a look at what Hilo has to offer. There are several newer subdivisions to consider such as Sunrise Estates and Pacific Plantation. Make sure to include Pepeekeo, Hakalau and other oceanfront communities located in this District. You can get so much more for your money here with ocean views, luxury finishes, acreage, and more. Hilo offers many gourmet restaurants, great shopping options, including the Prince Kuhio Plaza Mall, Home Depot, Target and more. There are several beaches in Hilo for swimming, snorkeling, paddle boarding, kayaking and walking too.  I love Hilo!

Be sure to contact me with any questions you may have regarding this secret of the Big Island. You will be amazed at what Hilo has to offer!

About the Author

Lisa Heaviside

Lisa Heaviside is a REALTOR Salesperson with Hawai'i Life. I have over 20years of experience as a licensed Realtor in the state of Hawaii since 2003. When you choose me to help you Sell or Buy your Big Island Property, you can be confident you are dealing with a knowledgeable and experienced professional who consistently delivers an exemplary level of service. Throughout my career, I have refined my skills as a savvy negotiator and strive to deliver maximum value for my clients. I seek to create lasting relationships with each client I meet with and advise. Consequently, I have turned many satisfied clients into great friends. Please keep me in mind if you should ever decide to sell your Big Island property or looking to purchase. I offer excellent communication skills with a commitment to personal excellence and client satisfaction. You can email me at or via phone at (808) 987-3791.

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