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Celebrity Style Hideaways on the Kona Coast

Celebrity and Wealth find refuge in Kona. Most recently, Cher sold her Hualalai estate for $8,720,000. It was stunningly beautiful with an attention to detail that amazed me. I could see much of the details as I peeked over the neighboring house’s wall I was previewing for some clients. Yep. Peeked over the wall and looked into Cher’s property. It seems that if you spend $8+ million on a property, the last thing you want is a neighbor so close they can peek over their fence to say hello. Maybe Cher felt the same way. But there are, to those in the know, luxurious, private estates on the Kona Coast that are secluded and away from prying eyes.

Self Contained Splendor above a Hidden Cove

A place to disappear to

Overlooking a secluded cove midway between Kealakekua Bay and Keauhou sits this app. 3,200 sq. ft. self sustaining plantation-style home. Priced at $6,000,000 and located at the end of a historic beach trail, this estate has all the luxury of a resort home while feeling far away from it all – yet it is only minutes from Keauhou’s restaurants, shops, and golf course. An added bonus is the home’s total self sufficiency with its own solar electric system and water supply. For those who need it, this is the place to disappear to.

When Hollywood comes to Kona…

Royal Palm lined drive

On the hills above Kona is a Hollywood getaway that combines the luxuriousness of Beverly Hills with Hawaiian style. Lovingly built by a retired film actor, this app. 5,400 sq. ft. residence priced at $5,550,000 (orig. $6,850,000) has it all: a stately Royal Palm-lined grand entry, separate guest house, tennis court, wine cellar, infinity pool with a panoramic view on 6 park-like acres. Minutes above the estate is the artist colony of Holualoa with galleries, shops and restaurants. Minutes below are the golf courses, restaurants and beaches of Kona. Stars know how to live.

The Perfect ‘Aloha’ Estate

Perfect Aloha

Nothing can prepare you for how absolutely spot on perfect this house is. At $3,998,000 (orig. $4,875,000), its almost 6,000 sq. ft. has all the bells and whistles: 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, pool, and separate guest house on 17+ acres. Exquisitely sited overlooking the Dolphin filled Kealakekua Bay, its elevation allows you to view the waves crashing upon the craggy lava rock shore while being high enough to glory in the best sunsets Kona has to offer. Recently named as one of the ‘Top 10 Hawaii Home Deals’ for sale, this is possibly the most ‘Aloha’ home I’ve seen in years.

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Katie Minkus, R(B)

January 27, 2010

Aloha, Erik – I had the exact same thought the very first time I showed a house in Kukio back in 2006 – that’s a lot of money for the privilege of spreading your arms wide and, oops..touching your neighbor’s finger tips over the fence!! Of course, I didn’t have the advantage of your height for the peeking, my jumping up and down to see over the rock wall would not have been, well – professional – in my resort wear dress! 🙂 Great post! I often forget that Kona has so many amazing estate properties, it’s good to be reminded!! Perhaps next time you’re showing these listings your Broker-in-Charge can tag along??

Katie Minkus, R(B)

January 27, 2010

Aloha, Erik – I had the exact same thought the very first time I showed a house in Kukio back in 2006 – that’s a lot of money for the privilege of spreading your arms wide and, oops..touching your neighbor’s finger tips over the fence!! Of course, I didn’t have the advantage of your height for the peeking, my jumping up and down to see over the rock wall would not have been, well – professional – in my resort wear dress! 🙂 Great post! I often forget that Kona has so many amazing estate properties, it’s good to be reminded!! Perhaps next time you’re showing these listings your Broker-in-Charge can tag along??

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