In the 1960s, visionary conservationist, art collector and venture capitalist Laurance Rockefeller set out to find Hawaii’s finest beach on which to build a resort. Rockefeller chose Kauna’oa Bay because of its sheltered, westerly facing location that enjoys the most sunny days of any other beach in the State of Hawaii. Mauna Kea Beach Hotel opened its doors in 1965. Rockefeller was the first developer to integrate a residential component within a resort hotel and its amenities. Today, there are 122 single family homesites on the ocean side of the highway at Mauna Kea Resort, and ONLY 7 are currently being offered for sale.
Highlighted below are four custom home development opportunities within Mauna Kea Resort that you should know about if you are considering building a custom home on the Kohala Coast. Please find a resort map to reference the location of the offerings. Please contact me for details and additional information.
Kauna’oa Lot #11 – 55,756 square feet
One of the best building sites within the private Kauna’oa Community. This perimeter home-site overlooks the 10th fairway and green of the Mauna Kea Golf Course and offers unobstructed ocean views. You can hear the waves breaking on the beach fronting the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, which is within an easy walk. The level graded lot has a building envelope area of approximately 18,116 square feet.
The current owner has obtained preliminary design approval for a custom 5 bed. 5 1/2 bath home which includes a private upstairs master bedroom suite and fitness room. Special features include a media room, a large private yard and garden area with swimming pool and spa overlooking the 10th fairway and beautiful ocean views. House plans and renderings by architect Stephen Grant Green are included. See photos for more details on the home. SGA designs reflect the highest degree of creativity, eloquence, and innovation combined with a sense of pragmatism and lifestyle utilization.
Owners at Kauna’oa enjoy the benefits of the Kauna’oa private club facility which includes a fitness center, pool, spa, meeting room, concierge services, and a private Weiskopf designed Par 3 practice course. This unique opportunity allows owners to have the convenience of walking to Mauna Kea Beach or Hapuna Beach, two of the finest white sand beaches in Hawaii, in addition to private golf cart access privileges to Kauna’oa Bay and the Mauna Kea Golf Clubhouse.
Fairways North Lot #15 – 39,114 square feet
Fairways North #15 overlooks the 5th and 6th fairways of the iconic Mauna Kea Golf Course and enjoys expansive and unobstructed ocean views. Of the 65-single family homesites located behind the main gated entrance to the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, only five remain undeveloped. Lot #15, which is almost an acre, is the ONLY homesite currently available for sale. The lot is naturally divided into two tiers. The upper portion has been planted with Coconut, Mango, Grapefruit, Lime, Papaya, Pineapple and Breadfruit providing a buffer to the prime building site below. The existing homes on neighboring lots 14 and 16 are built further up-hill providing additional privacy to the homesite on the subject property. Topo Survey can be found as an attachment.
At the Fairways North, thirty-two homesites are carefully situated to enhance the mountain and ocean views from its gently sloping natural topography. The half-acre plus custom lots provide each home with sufficient space needed to create an exclusive oasis of privacy.
Mauna Kea Resort Homeowner amenities via the Club at Mauna Kea Membership program are available and include golf, tennis, beach and pool access at two world-class resort hotels.
High Bluffs Lot #2 – 39,114 square feet
The High Bluffs Lot #2 boasts over 320 linear feet of unobstructed ocean views and golf course frontage overlooking the 17th hole of the Mauna Kea Golf Course and the 18th hole of the Hapuna Golf Course. It has the widest frontage facing the ocean of any non-consolidated lot in the Resort. The unique pie-shaped homesite has the wide side facing the view and enjoys expansive year-round sunsets. The configuration of this homesite allows for the construction of a single-story home with every room facing the ocean views.
The High Bluffs is a private 9-lot gated community located between the Mauna Kea Beach and Westin Hapuna Beach Hotels. It has the lowest maintenance fees within the Resort ($734 per month) or approximately 1/3 the cost of comparable communities. All future construction within the High Bluffs will be behind Lot #2 and will not impact the existing view as there will never be another home built in front of Lot #2.
The current Owner has conceptual designs with floor plans and renderings for a custom 4 bedroom 4 1/2 bathroom home which includes a media room and infinity swimming pool overlooking the 17th fairway and beautiful ocean views. The pool, garden paths, and lounge areas connect the bedroom suites to the main house. The main house is equipped with a chef’s kitchen, dining, living room, and large master suite. House plans and renderings by architect Paul Bleck and Erik Tremain are included.
Kauna’oa Lot #26 – 42,673 square feet
One of the best-priced building sites within the private gated community of Kauna’oa at Mauna Kea. This home-site overlooks the private par 3 golf course exclusive to Kauna’oa homeowners as well as the 13th fairway of the Mauna Kea Golf Course. With stunning views of the Kohala Mountain range, the level graded lot has a building envelope area of approximately 29,827 square feet.
The Owner has obtained preliminary review for a custom 5 bedroom 5 1/2 bathroom home. Special features include a fitness room, a large private yard with swimming pool, spa, cabana sundeck, and an auto court at the home’s entry with a large 2 car-garage. House plans by architect Stephen Grant Green are included. SGA designs reflect the highest degree of creativity, eloquence, and innovation combined with a sense of pragmatism and lifestyle utilization. Please ask listing agents for plans and concept package.
In addition to the Mauna Kea Club opportunities, Kauna’oa homeowners enjoys the benefits of the Kauna’oa private club facility with a fitness center, pool, spa, meeting room, concierge services, and a Weiskopf designed Par 3 practice course. This unique opportunity allows owners to have the convenience of walking to Mauna Kea Beach or Hapuna Beach, two of the finest white sand beaches in Hawaii in addition to private golf cart access privileges to the Kauna’oa Bay and the Mauna Kea Golf Clubhouse.