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Kauna’oa at Mauna Kea: A Resort Within a Resort

Kauna’oa is a gated private community within Mauna Kea Resort centrally located within walking distance to the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and Westin Hapuna Beach Hotel. Click here to view the resort map. The exclusive community consists of single family homesites averaging three quarters to one acre with ocean/golf course views and the spacious Hali’a Hale townhomes, each with private rear yards and swimming pools. Of the 26 single family homesites, 12 have been built out, four are under or starting construction soon, and 14 remain undeveloped. The 20 luxurious duplex “Halia Hale” townhomes, which are perched high atop Kauna’oa’s natural ridge-line, include 3 and 4 bedroom units and between 3,300 square feet and 3,800 square feet of interior living space. (See the Kauna’oa site map here.) 

Community Features at Kauna’oa

Owners at Kauna’oa enjoy the benefits of the private Club at Kauna’oa, which includes a fully-equipped fitness center, locker room, massage facilities, swimming pool, spa, meeting room, concierge services, and a Weiskopf designed Par 3 practice golf course. Its location allows owners the convenience of walking to Mauna Kea Beach or Hapuna Beach, two of the finest white sand beaches in Hawaii, and owners have golf cart access privileges to the Kauna’oa Bay and the Mauna Kea Golf Clubhouse.

Kauna’oa Clubhouse pool

Kauna’oa Clubhouse pool and private 9 hole, par-3 golf course

Kauna’oa Market Update

Within the past few months, there has been an uptick of market activity within the Kauna’oa Community. Since March, two Halia Hale townhomes have sold, and a third is currently under contract. Halia Hale 5B sold for $3.2 Million, Halia Hale 10A sold for $2.5 million, and Halia Hale 6B just went into escrow. Two vacant homesites recently sold. Lot #9 closed escrow in June for $1.56 million and Lot #28 sold in July for $695K. Construction of two custom single family homes on lots #9 & #10 recently broke ground, and construction on lots #6 and #15 are slated to break ground in the near future.

custom home in Kauna’oa

A custom Stephen Grant Green designed home within Kauna’oa.

Lot #11 For Sale

Mauna Kea Realty just re-listed one of the best building sites within the Kauna’oa Community. Lot #11, offered for $1.895 million, is a perimeter home site overlooking the 10th fairway and green of the Mauna Kea Golf Course with unobstructed ocean views. Lot #11 is within an easy walk to the white sand at Kauna’oa Bay. The 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. SGA designs reflect the highest degree of creativity, eloquence, and invention combined with a sense of pragmatism and lifestyle utilization. Click here to view the listing details.

Lot #26 For Sale

Mauna Kea Realty also recently re-listed one of the best-priced building sites at Kauna’oa. Lot #26 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 Mountains, the lot has a level, graded 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 with unique features including a fitness room, a large private interior yard with swimming pool, spa, cabana sundeck, and an auto court at the home’s entry with a large two car garage. House plans by architect Stephen Grant Green are included, offered at $1.195 million. Click here to view the listing details.

lot 26 rendering

Rendering of preliminary designed home for lot #26. House plans and renderings by architect Stephen Grant Green are included in the sale.

Mauna Kea is Calling

Today, more than 50 years after its opening, the Mauna Kea Resort still captures the spirit and soul of what Laurance Rockefeller saw when he first swam in the turquoise waters and stood on the tranquil crescent of white sand of Kauna’oa Bay. Pure luxury nestled in perfect harmony with nature and the spirit of the island. When each of us is seemingly more and more in need of a place to get away and refresh our mind and soul, Mauna Kea Resort still beckons. Like a classic timepiece, it is affectionately passed on from generation to generation. With 122 single family homesites on the ocean side of the highway, only seven are currently offered for sale. Rockefeller has been quoted as saying, “Mauna Kea is not for everyone; it’s for the fortunate few.”

The opportunity to purchase one of few remaining legacy properties awaits you.

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Linda Hussey

January 15, 2022

Great blog !

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