One of 2010â€™s top tenÂ beachfront buys for Hawaii!
Asking $1,099,000, is this the lowest priced oceanfront home in the state of Hawaii?
Nowâ€™s the time to take a look at Turtle Rock at Kahaluâ€™u. This secluded 2 bedroom home (MLS#217717), with the feel of “old Hawaii,” offers you a respite fromÂ the busy outside world. Designed as a simple cottage, the houseâ€™s center is an open-plan kitchen-living area that focuses attention on the pool and lanai.Â Privacy is further ensured for you and your guests because the guest bedroom is detachedÂ from the main house. Both bedrooms open onto the lanai.
Turtle Rock is a short walk from Kahaluâ€™u Beach Park, one of the best snorkeling spotsÂ on the Big Island. The Hawaiian word kahaluâ€™u means â€œthe place where people goÂ into the water.â€ The bay is fed by a fresh-water spring, so the water is usually clear,Â calm, with colorful corals, rock formations, and some 100 species of fish. A giantÂ natural aquarium, the ocean below your lanai is packed with rainbow parrotfish, silverÂ needlefish, brilliant yellow tangs and Moorish idols. At high tide, green sea turtles oftenÂ swim into the bay to feed or rest on the beach.
In addition, Turtle Rock overlooks an excellent surf break that is a local destination forÂ intermediate or better surfers and boogie boarders. (Yes, this is where you can find me several mornings a week!)
The best thing about Turtle Rock is the privacy afforded by its ocean orientation,Â combined with itâ€™s convenient location on Ali’i Drive. You donâ€™t hear other housesÂ because Turtle Rock is serenaded by the gentle ocean breezes and the rolling surf.Â Yet you are only minutes from townâ€”shopping, Kona nightlife, and the fine resortÂ restaurants.
In the past, this has been a very busy vacation rental property. I haveÂ personally rented it for four years in a row for Thanksgiving week, and my family lovesÂ it there because of the beauty of the setting. With diving, fishing, surfing, canoeing,Â standup paddling, etc. right in front of the house, thereâ€™s something for everyone!