Built in 2012, and designed to embody the Hawaiian Sugar Plantations of the early 1900s, this private oceanfront estate allows you to enjoy the grandeur of the once thriving sugar industry that lined the Hamakua Coast, between Hilo and Honokaa to the north. Reminiscent of the large plantation estates, this home will allow you to immerse yourself within the beauty of the Big Island of Hawaii with its entire splendor overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The Big Island of Hawaii holds many treasures for one to see, and this location offers adventure and abundance - all within walking distance or just a short leisurely drive along the historic coastline. Enjoy the nearby majestic waterfalls, the tropical botanical gardens, or maybe take them all in on a zip-line adventure ...it's all right here and awaiting your arrival!
The main house of this private estate, known as Palua 'K Plantation, is a 3-story 3-bedroom 3.5-bath home, fully furnished and designed with luxury and comfort in mind. The upper floor has two master bedrooms complete with king sized beds, separate baths, covered lanais, and open air viewing decks. On the main level there is a third bedroom with a queen sized bed, full kitchen, and cozy den. Also on the main level is a beautiful 2-story great room with a formal dining room and living room, plus expansive wrap-around lanais. No matter where you are within the home you will experience gorgeous ocean views, stunningly scenic hillsides, and majestic Mauna Kea - our long dormant northern volcano. And, did we mention that there is an exercise gym, bonus room, laundry services, and a full bath at the bottom level.
Every room of this home is luxuriously appointed so that you can relax and enjoy this residence as your own. For your added comfort, there is a resident reception staff located in a separate structure 24-hours a day / seven days a week. Relax and be assured that your arrival and check-in will go as smoothly as possible!
Around the home and on this estate there are numerous viewing decks, garden walkways, and coconut/banana/exotic fruit lined paths ...pick some fresh fruit, when in season, and enjoy the taste of the islands! Or, take a short walk down to the spectacular cliff-edge landing - once part of the sugar plantation's sugarcane staging area. This ocean lookout over the ocean will take your breath away! Here you can enjoy the rolling waves while sitting at picnic tables under the trees and watch the whales & dolphins (in season) jumping almost as if they are under your feet.
Now if the great outdoors is your interest, the adventures of the Big Island will continue in all directions from here. Just across the street and up the slope, two zip-line companies offer breathtaking rides over the Umauma Falls and Botanical Gardens. ...or just walk among the cows, goats and sheep that dot the hillsides. To the south and just over the bridge is the site of the old Hakalau Sugar Company, and the public beach lined with coconut trees swaying in the breezes, locals fishing, and surfers riding the waves. This makes for a nice walk from the house, maybe 2-3 miles round trip by foot or a short drive by car.
For more sites within the immediate area, we also recommend a visit to the famous Akaka Falls State Park just a few minutes to the south. Experience the sweet smells of tropical flowers and the mist from the grand ~450ft waterfall. Traveling to Akaka Falls takes you through an old plantation town called Honomu with its historic storefronts still in operation today. Enjoy great bakery treats at Mr. Ed's, or other fine foods at one of the local outlets. And if you are looking for a bigger town center, shops and restaurants then continue south to Hilo. Hilo is the main city of east Hawaii, and there are ample places for shopping, eating, or site seeing. We might also recommend the Hilo Farmers Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays with lots of fresh fruits & vegetables and many other fine crafts. Continuing on south another ~45 minutes, and you will find Volcano National Park. Here the volcano named Kilauea (which has been erupting continuously since 1983) has active lava flows - a must see if you are on the Island of Hawaii!
If the cattle ranch lands and horseback riding are more your interests we suggest you drive north, but make sure to stop in Laupahoehoe and take the scenic drive down water’s edge to the breathtaking beach and park, this location was also was the site of the devastating tsunami of 1946. We highly recommend visiting the Old Railroad Station located within Laupahoehoe where you will find a wealth of information about the sugarcane plantations and the railroad that once connected the Hamakua Coast from Hilo at the south point and up towards Honokaa and the Waipio Valley at the northern tip. Watch the train museum video if you can, it’s worth the wait! And now that you know all about The Hamakua Heritage Coast, proceed onwards and continue north to either Waipio valley (also known as the Valley of The Kings), or up the mountain to the cattle ranching town of Waimea—yee haw :-). Horseback riding anyone? And did we mention there is great food up this way too?!
Highway 19 (also known as Hawaii Belt Road) runs by the estate and if you stay on this road in either direction you'll find your way back home. By simply connecting to the other local highways, one can easily connect to any of your desired local destinations from here, or continue on to all of the other towns and cities of the Big Island of Hawaii!