Kona Style – Kealakekua Bay Oceanfront Picture Perfect Home For Sale
Built in 1975 by a Honolulu family as a getaway, this beach house (MLS# 240923) on the oceanfront was an architectural statementÂ then, and still is today.
I just showed it to a couple from the Bay Area and the first words out of one of their mouths was, “This could be right out of a magazine.” It’s as perfectly in style today as it was back in ’75.Â Hawaii beach life at its best. Priced at $2,225,000, it is a bargain compared to beach homes up north in Puako and every bit as stylish.
Built for the climate and the locationâ€”with cement floors, bleached wood walls, built-ins, and colorful fabricsâ€”this home is relaxed and ready for wet bathing suits and kids, yet still high style. All rooms open to the ocean, even the garage/kayak and surfboard storage area.
It sits right on Kealakekua Bay. Historic K-Bay is home to a huge pod of dolphins, some of the best snorkeling, kayaking, and stand-up paddling in the islands. This home has its own water access right from its backyard.Â This is the same bay that Captain Cook first made contact with the Hawaiians in, only later to return and meet his demise. Just across the bay is his memorial, which to this day is British soil.
This home would make a spectacular vacation rental although, if you are like the current owners, you would want to keep it all to yourselves. Just up the hill is the town of Captain Cook with restaurants, shopping, and services. It is just a short drive to Kailua-Kona, but here on the bay, you are in Old Hawaii and far from the modern world.
Looking for a stylish getaway and the anti-resort property? This is it. For other stylish homes here on the Kona Coast check out my Architecturally Distinctive Homes of the Kona Coast gallery.