What $549,000 Will Buy You In Kona Hawaii Today

Shopping for a house in Kona with a budget in the mid $500,000 range? In addition to my listing at 73-1219 Mahilani Drive here are a few houses to consider. Compare and contrast the three to see which might be the best fit for you.

1. 73-1219 Mahilani Drive (MLS 607236)

2. 75-3563 Aloha Kona Drive (MLS 610701)

3. 76-6128 Royal Poinciana Way (MLS 611408)


Price: As in the title of this blog these listings are all priced at exactly $549,000.

Architectural Style: Each of these three properties feature open decking on the exterior of the structure to take advantage of the outdoor lifestyle that we are so fortunate to enjoy here in Hawaii.

Another notable architectural feature is vaulted, tongue and groove open beam ceilings. This is a feature that you rarely see in newer construction as the cost to build this type of ceiling is very expensive.

Example of open beam tongue and groove vaulted ceilings at my listing located at 73-1219 Mahailani Drive

Finishes: As you scroll through the photos of these listings you’ll notice that all of these homes have had some updating to more modern features such as granite countertops and updates in cabinetry and paint. You’ll also find hardwood flooring in each of these homes.

Why Choose One Over The Other?

Each property has its own specialties. Location, elevation, floor plan, and special features might all be determining factors.

73-1219 Mahilani Drive

New Price!!! This property just got a huge price reduction from $599,000 to $549,000!

The largest of the three properties, this house is located about 15 minutes from downtown Kona at a cool elevation of approximately 1500 feet. At this elevation, temperatures are about 8-10 degrees cooler at this home than downtown Kona. A nice feature during the summer months when temperatures rise to 80 degrees.

Inside the home, you’ll find a large, open floor plan consisting of cozy living areas, a dining and kitchen area. The master and two guest bedrooms are on opposite sides of the home for privacy. Step out from the master bedroom to your large lanai where you have views of airplanes taking off against the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean and Hawaiian sunset. The master bedroom also features a walk-in closet and separate office area and skylight for natural lighting.

Backyard at 73-1219 Mahilani Drive

The grassy backyard is the perfect location to host tropical backyard gatherings. There’s a deck off the back of the house that where you can BBQ and entertain friends. Your private entertaining area also happens to be lined with tropical fruit such as avocado, macadamia nut, guava and the exotic loquat fruit.

75-3563 Aloha Kona Drive

The smallest of the three properties this home is located just 5 minutes from downtown Kona at approximately 600 feet elevation. The elevation can be warm during the summer months, but we have an ocean just 5 minutes away!

Living area at 75-3563 Aloha Kona Drive

The main level of the home features the open living area that leads to the kitchen and master bedroom. The two guest bedrooms and guest bathroom are located on the upper level of the home.

The exterior of the home features a large deck that wraps around the front and side of the home. A great place to barbeque and look out at the view.

76-6128 Royal Poinciana Way

Located at approximately 200 feet elevation you will be using the split AC system that comes with this home. It is warm at this elevation during the summer months. It will only take you about 10 minutes to get to town and the ocean is just a 5-minute walk away.

76-6128 Royal Poinciana Way

Of the three homes, this home is the only four bedroom home. The master bedroom, two guest bedrooms, and two bathrooms are located upstairs. The fourth bedroom is a completely separate living quarters perfect for guests or extended family to have some additional privacy.

Each of these homes has different features that may make it the right home for you.

Contact me if you would like to take a look at these or other homes in Kona!

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Candace Pendergast

October 23, 2017

The home I liked was the very first one.

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