For many of us, the dream of permanently moving to Hawaii is, well, a dream. Heck, most travelers will be happy to visit the Aloha State’s beautiful islands just once in a lifetime, even if it’s a lot easier than they might think to call Kauai their new home or make the leap of relocating to Maui, with some of the world’s most iconic beaches now becoming regular hangouts.
But for now, if we are merely dreaming, let’s dream big with one of the most stunning properties currently for sale on the Big Island. The home located at 73-4746 Aukai Place in Kailua Kona is among the most beautiful and spacious properties in the uber-exclusive Kohanaiki private club community. In fact, this amazing house was chosen to be the interim clubhouse while the 67,000-sq. ft. facility was being built.
The price tag? $18.5 million. And it’s worth every penny.
Set on nearly an acre of land with unbelievable views of the Pacific, this home was designed by the innovative architect Shay Zak and boasts more than 8,200-sq. ft. of living space. The 6 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms make it an exceptional choice for anyone who loves hosting friendly neighborhood get togethers or family reunions that’ll make the adult children wish they could move back in with their parents. The interior of the home delivers a classic Hawaiian vibe with modern features that’ll make every morning feel like the first day at a luxurious resort.
Step through the massive sliding doors (that you’ll likely never want to close) and the beautiful pool and patio area serve as the setting for watching Hawaii’s magical sunsets. If you can pull yourself away from the views, you’ll find remarkable natural beauty in every last detail of the surrounding gardens and tropical landscaping. Even the outdoor showers and hot tub seem like they’re tucked away in a tropical forest.
Of course, you’ll eventually have to leave this heavenly compound if you want to enjoy the best that Kohanaiki has to offer. Mingle with neighbors in the community swimming pools or take a spa day without leaving the area. Five-star dining is always just minutes away and is certainly necessary following an afternoon on the Rees Jones-designed golf course—which offers some of the best views you’ll ever witness from the links—or exploring the surrounding water in a 39-foot Yellow Fin boat, which is available to adventurous residents.