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South Kona Gem – Unique Custom-Built Home on Nearly 7 Acres

This South Kona home on nearly 7 acres features a rarely found quality of workmanship at this price. It is not pretentious. This handcrafted home is a gem. There are many details to list. Photos do not do this property justice. This is a home that you must see to appreciate.


88-1650 Papio Dr. (MLS# 272324)

There are plenty of large windows to take in a hundred plus miles of Kona coastline this home was positioned perfectly to enjoy.

view from living room

Noteworthy Features

The cork flooring in the kitchen and grand room is soft and comfortable underfoot. The kitchen is reminiscent of a boat galley – it has lots of cabinets and counter space, as well as a built-in eating nook.


Cork flooring is quiet and comfortable

The master bedroom has a built-in queen sized bed with a wide mantle-style headboard and drawers on both sides.


The bathroom is beautiful! Quality finishes were used in a uniquely designed elevated bath and companion shower.

shower and elevated tub bathroom sink

Enjoy the electric without looking at the wires, they were buried. Solar hot water helps keep the HELCO bills down. There is plenty of new, standing seam south facing roof perfect for solar panels.

The huge 2-car garage has been used as a workshop. This is where the house was built. The Seller/Builders lived in the cute studio attached to the workshop/garage while they built their home.


This is the dream house built by the master craftsman. But, dreams change, especially after the dream is attained. The Sellers are moving on and now this South Kona gem is available. The home is situated in the back North corner of the nearly 7 acre lot.

Lanai view

Other than the graded pad where the home, garage, and two 10,000 gallon catchment tanks sit, along with another graded pad, which is ready to build on for another home or ?, the property is rather undeveloped. This is perfect for the discerning buyer who wants a very special home with great views and land for privacy, or to plant an orchard. There are no neighbors in sight or earshot.

Although the property is accessed off of Papa Bay Dr., it is not in the Papa Bay Subdivision, but in the Alika Subdivision, a skinny strip of land that runs parallel to Papa Bay. One gets the benefit of the roads, but enjoys no CC&Rs, HOA, or road dues.

Additional Information

This home is an excellent value. The best deals in all of the Hawaiian Islands can be found in the South Kona and Ka’u districts. I live in South Kona and I know this real estate market. I’d be happy to answer questions about this home and any others.

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