This gorgeous South Seas Plantation Home is in the heart of the famous Kona coffee-growing region on the Big Island of Hawaii, and is truly a one-of-a-kind vacation rental opportunity. This is a very quiet, rural setting and the home has an incredible, unobstructed view of coffee orchards, the slopes of Mauna Loa volcano, and the blue Pacific Ocean.
The Plantation Home lets you experience peace and quiet as the sun sets and you sip a mai tai on the lanai, overlooking the beautiful Pacific.
Set on the historic site of Maka Hiki, the ancient Hawaiian celebration of peace and reconciliation, this home is spectacular in every way. The home was built in 2005 and was designed to replicate the ultimate in a South Seas Planter's home. Decorated by an award-winning Hollywood set designer, the home evokes life in a Polynesian paradise.
Huge sliding glass doors recede into the walls, creating a complete indoor/outdoor living area. A large gourmet kitchen, with an incredible view, is a cook's dream. A top-of-the-line home theater and surround-sound system provides the perfect touch for evening entertaining.
Stroll down to the 40'x16' pool, which is solar heated for year-round swimming pleasure.
This home is perfect for up to four who want privacy, peace and quiet. It is also ideal for the those who wants to retreat from the world, write a novel, paint pictures, photograph nature, or just commune with life. There is a queen-size Tempurpedic bed in the master bedroom, and a comfortable, high-quality queen-size bed in the guest bedroom.
After searching the Kona area for more than a year, we bought this 5.2-acre parcel as undeveloped land in 2000. The property is located about a half-mile from the shoreline at an elevation of 1,000 feet (no need for air conditioning at this level), and has incredible ocean and mountain views. Access is very easy on a private, paved road. The property is 11 miles from Kailua-Kona, the largest town on the Kona side of the Big Island. The Plantation Home was built in 2005.
The property is peaceful and quiet, an escape from the busy world. The Kealakekua Bay shoreline is about 15 minutes away, where swimming, kayaking, and snorkeling are exceptional in this marine-life preserve. The nearest supermarket is only two miles away, and there are several excellent restaurants nearby. South Point, the southern-most point in the U.S. (yes, it's further south than Key West!) is about an hour's drive, and is near the quaint, picturesque little village of Naalehu. Hawaiian Volcanoes National Park, home of the famous Kilauea volcano which has been erupting since 1983, is about 90 miles away.