This 3 bedroom beautifully decorated Polonesian home is surrounded by a beautiful Japanese garden, located on the 5th fairway of Discovery Harbour Golf Course, just 5 minutes from the quaint old Hawaiian sugar cane town of Naalehu. This house is near South Point, the southern most tip of the 'Big Island' in a lush part of the Kau District. It has beautiful views from the glass enclosed lanai or from any place in the garden of the ocean, the sometimes snow capped Mauna Loa Mountain, the 5th fairway of the golf course, Naalehu, and the volcanic plume visable from far away up the coast in Volcano National Park where the lava meets the sea. It is just minutes away from Kawaa Beach,the Buddhist Temple in Wood Valley, the Black Sands Beach at Punaluu, and the Green Sands Beach at South Point (you need four wheel drive to drive to the Green Sands Beach, or you may park and walk). Take in the spectacular views at the Volacno National Park; see the earth renewing itself with the lava flowing into the ocean, creating new land, and check out the hidden lava tree forest. You can go to Kailua-Kona or Hilo and take in the sights and return to your own little corner of the world and relax in this beautiful home with all the creature comforts.
I still work full time and we do maintenence and inspections on the house in the winter.
The house is located on the 5th fairway of Discovery Harbor Golf Coarse close to the quaint old sugar cane town of Naalehu in the sparcely populated Ka'u district. Visiting Naalehu is like walking back 50 years in time, into old Hawaii.This location is rural and is not overun by people or tourists and is conveniently close to numerous outdoor activities. Close to the house along the ocean are secluded and remote bays and beaches that you can four wheel or hike into. There are many lava tubes close by for you to explore as well as anchient Hawaiian ruins and large petroglyph fields.Surfing is just 10 minutes away at Kawaa beach. Black Sands beach with its Green turtles and snorkeling is only 20 minutes away.Green sands beach is only 20 minutes away. Just minutes away there are cinder cones surrouded by cinder fields that make you feel like you are on a lunar landscape.Picturesque ocean views and fishing at South Point is minutes away. Four wheeling in the mountainous rain forests is just minutes away on the upper road above Naalehu.From the Japanese Garden you have spectacular views of Mount Mauna Loa,Naalehu,the foot hills above Naalehu and the plum of the lava flowing into the ocean way up the coast line. This house is located just 50 miles in either direction on highway 11 from Kailua-Kona and Hilo.With fairway 5 of Discovery Harbor Golf Coarse next to the house, golfing can start just steps away.For the avid golfer you are only 20 minuets away from Punaluu Golf Coarse,boasting spectacular views of the nearby ocean and black sands beach or you can drive 40 minutes to the Volcano Golf Coarse right next to Kilawa volcano in Volcano National Park.
We enjoy eating the variety of fresh fruits gowing in the Japanese Garden-papya,pineapple,banana,oranges,limes,grapefruit and dragon fruit.Just sitting in the Japanese Pagoda in the mornings having breakfast and listening to and watching the birds is very relaxing and enjoyable.The birds will come to one of the two ponds on the property to drink.The house is located on a cul du sac with only one other house on the north side about 40 yards away. The golf coarse is also on the north and east side. Thick vegetation and Christmas berry trees are on all other sides of the house, making it is very private. The Pagoda is located on the property such that you can see the golf coarse, Mauna Loa and the ocean and not the other house. Since the golf coarse is closed to the public we might see only 1-2 groups of golfers per day. As a result of this unique situation the property is very quit and private. Occasionally we will see wild bore or mongoose. The smells of the hibiscus, plumeria, and white and red ginger is intoxicating. At night we turn on the numerous (40) low voltage lights that outline the numerous walkways and variety of statues in the Japanese garden.The South Point area is sparcely populated,therefore,there are few lights to block or subdu the stars at night allowing awesome star gazing.
Volcano National Park with the active Kilauea Volcano,Sulphur Banks and Thursten lava tube 40 min drive, Lava Flow Viewing 80 min drive, Champagne Pond Warm Pond (hot springs)70 min drive, Waiopae Tidepools for snorkeling 70 min drive, Rainforests 15 min drive, waterfalls 80 min drive, Lava Tree forest 60 min drive, Black Sands Beach 20 min drive, Green sands beach 20 min drive, Petroglyphs 15 min drive, Buddhist temple 30 min drive, cinder cones 20 min drive, turtle cave Spelunking about 20 min drive, Punaluu Golf Course about 20 min drive, Volcano Golf Coarse and golf amongst the native Hawaiian goose the Na Na 40 min drive, siteseeing and fishing at South Point 10 min drive, Four wheeling 10 min drive, Ancient Hawaiian ruins at Kawaa Beach 15 min drive,Hiking-right out the door,Hiking to the Great Crack across the Ka'u desert 30 min drive,Drive into the rain forests on the Mauna Loa road.