Hawai’i Life Listings for the Budget-Savvy Buyer: Featured Properties Across the Island Chain
If you’ve spent any time perusing the Hawai’i Life website, you’ll realize that there are an array of listings on the market across the chain of islands. Despite the low supply and high demand of today’s seller’s market, there are an abundance of homes available. And many of these properties are listed under $1 million, making it easier than you think to own a home in Hawai’i!
For the savvy buyer who’s on the hunt for their dream house in Hawai’i, here are Hawai’i Life’s featured, attractively-priced properties:
This exceptional condo’s spacious, well-thought-out floor plan and high ceilings are a breath of fresh air. Listed as a 1 bedroom, this unit can function as a 2-bedroom unit, as it features a bonus loft area. Natural light abounds in this modern condo, with its bright paint job and brand new floors. Conveniently located in Kahala at Poipu Kai, this unit is close to the barbecue area, pool, jacuzzi, and tennis courts, not to mention within minutes of Poipu’s world-class beaches, surfing, snorkeling, dining, shopping, and the famed Kukuiula farmers market. Kahala also happens to be one of Poipu’s few condo projects that allows pets, so your furry friend will be just as comfortable in this unit’s open concept living area as you are. Ideal as a full-time residence for anyone who doesn’t want the upkeep that a larger property might require, this remodeled unit would also make a desirable short-term vacation rental. $799,000
Nestled in between the natural beauty of Diamond Head and Punchbowl is the exclusive Makiki Royal. With a captivating entry garden and koi pond just inside, it’s no wonder that units at this well-maintained, picturesque complex seldom go on the market… making this condo a rare find! At 1,545 square feet, the open floor plan of this 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom unit lends to its spacious feel. Take advantage of the renovated kitchen, ample storage, and private laundry, and enjoy amenities such as Makiki Royal’s fitness room, recreation area, and swimming pool. When you’re ready to enjoy first-class dining or a shopping in paradise, head out your door and down the street to Ala Moana, the world’s largest open-air shopping center. $688,000
For anyone who has ever wanted to capitalize on Hawai’i real estate, buying a condotel in Honolulu is one of the best investments you can make. To finance a condotel, a full kitchen is required and this turn key unit has that and more! Fully furnished with Old Hawai’i charm, this recently renovated unit offers breathtaking vistas of Waikiki and the sparkling Pacific. Since short term rentals are permitted, you can invest in a guaranteed home away from home for family staycations, and generate extra income when you’re off island. A large sundeck, fitness center, heated pool, BBQ, and concierge for guests are just some of the many amenities that this building offers. And you don’t have to go far to soak in the sites of Waikiki when you stay at this meticulously maintained unit. It’s conveniently located less than half a mile from the paved paths and tennis courts of tree-lined Ainahau Triangle, historical Waikiki Gateway Park, cafes, boutiques, and some of the best surf spots in the world. $369,000
From the natural wonder of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park to the creativity of Volcano Village’s artist community, inspiration abounds in Volcano, Hawai’i. With 2 permitted homes and 3 separate living areas, here’s a grassy corner lot that truly celebrates the Big Island’s unique, untouched beauty while offering built-in rental income potential. The fully furnished property includes all appliances, and features stylish fixtures and cheerful finishing touches, such as custom copper countertops and shelving, handcrafted mango and monkeypod shelves, and two stunning Chinese Mahogany tables downstairs. Surrounded by exotic azaleas, sakura trees (cherry blossom), Japanese black pine, and camellia trees, the main house boasts a fully fenced area for pets that is more than 1000 square feet. On the property, you’ll also find an impressive barn with concrete floors and 10-foot tall bay doors, perfect for parking… or tapping into your own creativity and working on large projects. Enjoy homegrown fruit from your own avocado, satsuma, and pomelo trees, or stroll to Volcano Village for handmade foods and goods. $525,000
At South Point, the southernmost tip of the United States, you’ll find a tropical property that feels like a treehouse oasis from the moment you arrive. Follow the home’s pathways and garden beds past a lush landscape of banana trees, Hawaiian plum, papaya, dragon fruit, lemon, tangerine trees, and pineapple plants to the gazebo, where you can curl up with a book or dazzle guests. Inside, the gorgeous flooring, open living area, expansive lanai, delightful kitchen, and loft upstairs create the perfect atmosphere for relaxing or entertaining. Downstairs is a living area, complete with a bedroom, bathroom, food prep/kitchen area, workshop area, and additional private lanai. From the roomy lanai, drink in the mountain views and feel island breezes drift in from the ocean. For a closer view of the Pacific, you can easily head down the country road until it ends at South Point, where the Kaulana Boat Ramp and Papakōlea (the Green Sand Beach) await. $549,000
A laid back vibe and central location halfway between Lahaina and Kapalua give this garden view condo in tropical Pohailani Maui an exceptional year-round value. The unit is tastefully tiled throughout and features a large, private lanai set amongst a serene backdrop of exotic flowers and fruit trees. Here in this sunny, two-bedroom condo with a remodeled kitchen and bathroom, you’ll be worlds away from the crowds, but still close to all the modern conveniences you need for living aloha in Maui. Take a quick walk or bike ride into the charming beach town of Kahana, where you’ll find plenty of dining and entertainment opportunities. Or stay home and grill up dinner on the BBQ before watching the sun light up the sky when it sets. Either way, you’re sure to work up an appetite playing tennis on one of Pohailani’s courts, swimming in one of two pools, or snorkeling and surfing at the uncrowded, sandy beaches, just across the street. $539,000
Live a life you don’t need a vacation from in Maui’s ever-popular Kamaole Sands complex. This welcoming 1 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo stuns with tiled floors in the hallway, bathroom, kitchen, and lanai that reflect Kihei’s coastal beauty with their cleverly-placed turtles.mThis much sought-after building is close to a quiet BBQ area, but out of the sun’s direct rays, so you can beat the heat. Also ideal for the savvy buyer looking to invest in a property to generate income, the condo’s location across the street from the golden sand and perfect waves of Kamaole III beach make this unit remarkably popular with renters, year after year. It doesn’t hurt that Kamaole Sands is in the heart of South Kihei, which is renowned for shops that offer gifts, resort wear, memorable meals, treats, and more! Your guests are also sure to rave about the many amenities, including a private lanai, lush landscaping, a pool, jacuzzi, and tennis courts. $735,000
Adventure awaits on the Big Island of Hawai’i and this property puts you in the middle of it all, while capturing all the allure and benefits of the growing Off-grid movement.
Sitting on two acres of land, this property features three living structures, including a bright, airy yurt hidden by the surrounding banana, orange, lemon, lychee, star fruit, coconut, and guava trees. The yurt has a bathroom, laundry facility, and private lanai for enjoying the island’s natural beauty and tropical temperatures, and is fully off -rid and based on solar energy. Offering back-up batteries to power all of the necessities and propane on demand to heat the water, this is sustainable, eco-conscious living at its best! Also on property are double studio cabins that share an additional bathroom with shower. While each cabin can be rented out for additional income, these cabins also have the potential to be art studios, yoga studios, or just a getaway for family and friends. $225,000
Whether you’re looking for a condo close to popular attractions or a single-family home off the beaten path is a better fit for you, it can be incredibly beneficial to have a professional help you make the right offer, navigate the purchase process, guide you with any loans and the closing, and avoid any pitfalls along the way.
See a listing that aligns your financial goals with your dreams for owning a home in Hawai’i? Contact a Hawai’i Life agent today!