Ahhh! When you live oceanfront on the west side of the Big Island, all five senses are engaged: the view of colorful sunsets, the refreshing ocean breezes, the sound of pounding waves, the fragrance of shoreline vegetation… and the taste of salty air. For many, it’s a dream come true to own a property where the land meets the ocean.
MLS 611043: Located in Kona Bay Estates, this 3-bedroom, 3-1/2 bath residence offers front row access to the “Keiki Ponds” of Kona Bay.
In Kailua-Kona, located on the west side of the Big Island of Hawai’i, most oceanfront properties are located along Ali’i Drive, which is a two-lane road that connects Kailua Village at the north to the Keauhou area at the south. While many condominiums populate the stretch of road closest to downtown, there are several single-family residences. Some are sandwiched between the road and the ocean, while others are tucked away from the road in a small grouping on a point or around a small bay.
MLS 609581: Currently used as a vacation rental, this 2,013 square foot home faces south toward Lyman’s Bay.
Currently, there are eleven oceanfront residences (single-family) for sale in Kailua-Kona. They range in price from $1,799,000 to $6,250,000… with five of them listed under $2 million. In addition, there are four properties that have sold in the last 12 months. The average sales price to most recent list price? Homes sold for an average of 86% of asking price.
MLS 603224: Built in 2007, this oceanfront home features central air conditioning, masonite siding, dual thermal windows, vinyl sliding glass doors and solar hot water.
In the last five years, 31 oceanfront properties sold in Kailua-Kona, and the average days on market was 270. The lowest sales price was $840,000 (in 2014), and the highest sales price was $4,400,000 (in 2013). An average of one home sold every two months.
MLS 606763: Featuring Ohia for siding, decking, trellises and posts, this home completely opens up through walls of sliding glass panels to gorgeous panoramic ocean, coastline, bay and mountain views.
Living in Hawai’i—in any location—is an opportunity to appreciate and enjoy. But living oceanfront… that’s taking paradise to the next level! Contact me at 808-209-0033 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re looking to purchase your own slice of island life.