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Updated Ocean View Home With Old Hawaii Charm in Kealakekua Kona

Old Hawaii Charm in South Kona

Many people are attracted to Kealakekua and other areas of south Kona because when you are here, you feel like you’ve stepped back to a time when the pace of life was a little slower. There is only one road going through south Kona, Mamalahoa Highway. Once you are here long enough, you know someone along each mile. 

As you drive down Mamalahoa Highway you’ll notice that property owners have kept the old Hawaii charm of their properties. That charm is what makes it so easy to forget what time or year it is. Hence, the definition of “Hawaiian Time.”

Just past my old elementary school, Konawaena in Kealakekua, is an updated home with old Hawaii charm and ocean views (MLS# 255211). Priced at $415,000, this home is indicative of the plantation era in Hawaii, when sugar cane, pineapple, and coffee was how you made your living. 81-1018 Meleana Place is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with a rare finished studio and bath off the main house. Here in Hawaii this studio is commonly referred to as an ohana.

Open And Airy Floor Plan

In just over 1,000 square feet, the main home is cozy, but not cramped. In a space of this size, the open floor plan makes it easy for you to transition from the kitchen, dining, and living areas. The large windows let a lot of natural light into the home and the white walls make the space feel clean, bright, and airy. Another great feature of the home are original, and real, hardwood floors.

The homeowners have done a nice job with updates in the home, but still keeping the charm that these single wall construction, tongue, and grove homes are known for. This beautifully updated guest bath has granite counter tops, new cabinetry, and double mirrors.

Hawaii Outdoor Living

Another great feature of the home is the covered lanai. At approximately 1,200 foot elevation, it is always the perfect temperature year round to enjoy outdoor living and entertaining, and that is exactly what we do here in Hawaii. When you have a view like this home does, it is rare that you will eat any of your meals indoors.

Here is another one of Kona’s sunsets and the ocean view from what could be your lanai.

Mahalo no ka heluhelu ana. Thank you for reading.

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