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Hawi’s Waterfront Community at Puakea Bay Ranch

Welcome to my backyard! Puakea Bay Ranch is located 3 miles from downtown Hawi on the Big Island of Hawaii. It is a gated waterfront community with forty 10-acre lots.


Understated entrance to rural yet elegant waterfront living with Maui’s Haleakala in view

Why North Kohala?

The big draw here starts with giant ocean views, amazing sunsets, and Maui merely 30 miles away. On clear days, you can see Kaho’olave and Lanai as well. To the East, the sun and moon rise over Mount Kohala’s green slopes and valleys. The waterfront park is a wonderful place to watch whales from November to April. Mothers and calves are frequently seen in the Bay.


The waterfront park at Puakea Bay is perfect for whale watching or accessing the ancient trail leading North

A Real Ranch

Horses are welcome and seem to enjoy the wide open spaces and the equestrian trail that surrounds the ranch. Owners have the option to allow cattle to graze on undeveloped portions of their property. The climate is often arid except for a green period in late fall and early winter. Average rainfall is about 35 inches a year, so you will need to irrigate if you are a gentleman farmer. The water supply is from the county and very affordable. Plenty of sunshine all year if you are thinking of going solar.


Some of our residents basking in the sunshine

By the Numbers

There are 16 homes in this small subdivision and 5 of them are on the market, ranging from $1.33M – $9.99M. The most recent home sale was this month and sold for $1.4M. Of the 3 lots available, 2 are priced in the low $400,000′s and 1 oceanfront lot is $1.05M. There is a minimum 4,000 square foot building requirement. HOA fees are $380 per month. This area is zoned Agricultural, so the taxes before building are quite reasonable.


The most recent sale was this 4,132 sqft home with pool for $1,400,000 (MLS# 603904)

North Kohala is rich in history and culture. If you like rural living combined with a friendly small town vibe, you may want to consider Puakea Bay in Hawi. If you want more information about Puakea Bay Ranch or other Kohala Coast properties, please contact me.



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