Many people have a desktop screen saver of the breathtaking vistas seen throughout our paradise known as Kaua’i …A blessed bunch of us are able to live on this amazing island…

And a very lucky few truly live the pinnacle dream: Ultimate Luxury in Paradise… Kaua’i style…

MLS 276212 The Carriage House, Hanalei Bay

MLS 276212

The Carriage House, Hanalei Bay Beachfront

Rare true Hanalei Bay beachfront offering! 2 beautiful homes near the Hanalei pier offer the ultimate views and swimming conditions on the bay. The “Carriage House” is a permitted vacation rental. The back home is a turn-key 2 bedroom, 1 bath with 3 car garage. The main house is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath with office, lanais, and carport right on the beach. Enjoy the best views of the pier, surf, mountains, and sunsets over Mt. Makana the north shore has to offer.

MLS 249767 Anini Beach

MLS 249767

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After being absent in 2013, the luxury Real Estate market has resurfaced on Kauai in 2014 with eight MLS property sales over $5 million. Three luxury homes sold on the south shore in the $6-7 million range, one on the ocean and two high-end homes at the private golf resort community of Kukui’ula.  Two luxury estate homes, one beachfront and one on the ocean bluff, traded in the $5 million range on the north shore.  Three vacant land sales, two of them developable parcels on the south side and a $7 million beachfront property on Hanalei Bay recorded as well last year.

In addition, two significant real estate transactions recently occurred on the north shore of Kauai outside the MLS system.  Billionaire businessman Chanchai Ruayruang of Reignwood International, reportedly purchased approximately 1,103 acres at the Princeville Resort, including the Prince Golf Course, for $343 million, replacing Morgan Stanley as the Resort Group’s new capital partner.   News that Discovery Land Co., a full service real estate development company specializing in luxury private communities, will be managing and overseeing the master development plan and turning the Prince Golf Course into a private golf resort community similar to Kukui’ula on the south side has also surfaced.  The other significant real estate acquisition of over $100 Million was by Facebook’s  Founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg. It reportedly entailed two large pieces of land located on the north shore of Kauai, combining over 700 acres.

As the oldest Hawaiian Island, Kauai’s is also known as the Garden Island!  Despite having been put on the world map and into the 21st century, Kauai has remained true to its nick-name with the majority of the island featuring pure, unspoiled nature zoned conservation. It is the perfect place for people who appreciate a simple but high-quality, tropical outdoor lifestyle – Hawaiian style with Aloha!  Visit for a while and stay forever!

Written by Ruth S. Marvin R(B)

Punahele Point – Most Dramatic Ocean Bluff Location on Kauai’s North Shore – Offered at $2,750,000 Listed by Ruth S. Marvin R(B)

Kauai Real Estate Services and Vacation Accommodations

If you are considering buying a home on Kauai you can see some of the island’s best real estate deals by browsing through the Coldwell Banker Bali Hai Realty Kauai Real Estate Galleries, or use the Map-Based Kauai Home Search.

For the finest quality Kauai vacation rentals including luxury estates, condos, cottages and beach villas, see our Kauai Vacation Rental Galleries or use our new Map-Based Vacation Rental Search feature.

Also please feel free to give us a call. The Bali Hai Realty staff will be happy to help you find the perfect Kauai vacation rental or assist you in the process of buying or selling a Kauai home. We also offer the highest level of personalized Concierge Services to help you plan your Kauai vacation activities.

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To some people, animals are simply pets. To others, their furry friends are more like children. I have twin Abyssinian-Ragdoll cats, Kashi a.k.a “Fat Baby” (pictured with me) and Shiva. They mean so much to me and are the most wonderful companions.

Mahana and “Fat Baby”.

When I first was moving back to Kauai from North Carolina, I was told that my cats would have to stay behind in quarantine for many months. You can imagine the feeling of having to “choose” between your two loves…moving to Kauai OR staying with my beloved feline friends.

Options For Your Pets Before You Move to Hawaii

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Looking at the annual Kauai Real Estate sales statistics for 2013 and 2014 the volume for residential sales shows substantial growth of 30.72% across the island; in particular, the sales volume in the districts of Lihue and Hanalei have increased by 45.45% respectively 57.41%. The number of home sales island-wide are up accordingly.

The median sales price across the island reports a slight increase for homes to $533,000 from last year, and a double digit percentage increase for condominiums to $345,500. Correlating to the increased home sales volume in the districts of Lihue and Hanalei, the median sales price in these areas also exhibit the highest increase for homes at $442,000 (Lihue), and $975,000 (Hanalei).

Overall, Kauai’s biggest growth in 2014 compared with 2013 has occurred in the residential home sales volume. Island-wide, the median sales price is up: for homes by 1.14%, for condominiums by 11.45% and for vacant land by 6.67%. These increases indicate and support the prediction of Hawaii’s economists for real estate values to continue appreciating in the upcoming years.

 

Kauai Real Estate Services and Vacation Accommodations

If you are considering buying a home on Kauai you can see some of the island’s best real estate deals by browsing through the Coldwell Banker Bali Hai Realty Kauai Real Estate Galleries, or use the Map-Based Kauai Home Search.

For the finest quality Kauai vacation rentals including luxury estates, condos, cottages and beach villas, see our Kauai Vacation Rental Galleries or use our new Map-Based Vacation Rental Search feature.

Also please feel free to give us a call. The Bali Hai Realty staff will be happy to help you find the perfect Kauai vacation rental or assist you in the process of buying or selling a Kauai home. We also offer the highest level of personalized Concierge Services to help you plan your Kauai vacation activities.

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On July 1, 2015, the County of Kauai’s Residential Refuse Collection Assessment “Pay As You Throw” will go into effect and automated curb-side trash collection services island-wide will start.  If you have had County trash pick-up service thus far and want to continue, please read the information sheet attached that was made a part of the recent Real Property Tax Assessment correspondence.   In short, here is what you need to do:

  •      Do nothing – if you want to continue County refuse collection with a 96-gallon cart at a cost of $18 per month
  •       Complete and mail the form by March 15, 2015 – if you want to continue County refuse collection but only require a 64-gallon cart at a cost of $10 per month
  •       Complete and mail the form by March 15, 1015 – if you want to continue County refuse collection but require more than 1 collection cart
  •       Complete and mail the form by March 15, 2015 – if you want to cancel County refuse collection and dispose of your own trash

Unfortunately, the County of Kauai is still not offering curb-side recycling, so we need to continue sorting, storing and disposing of recyclables on our own.  HI 5 redemption is available at Hanalei School (containers can be found next to the front office) and is part of the school’s PTSA fundraising efforts.   eWaste is available every 2nd Saturday of the month (see flyer).

The following Zero Waste tips will help minimize waste going into our landfills and keep KAUAI GREEN:

1.    Get in the habit of carrying a reusable water bottle.

2.    Keep cloth bags for grocery shopping in your car.

3.    Avoid and boycott buying groceries and products with extensive packaging.

4.    Bring your own container for leftovers when dining out and do not accept Styrofoam as an option.

5.    Contact companies that send you junk mail directly. Check the mailer for an opt-out phone number. Also sign up for electronic bills and statements.

6.    Reduce your trash by using compost and recycling bins.

7.    Collect your HI 5 containers (glass and plastic bottles, aluminum cans) and ask a student in the neighborhood if they have a redemption facility at school

8.    Get your 5Rs right: Refuse what you do not need; Reduce what you do need; Reuse what you consume; Recycle what you cannot Refuse;Rot (Compost) the rest.

9.    Educate your family and friends about your zero waste efforts (so they don’t bring waste into your home).

10. Think twice before you buy “stuff”.

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Are you ready to build your dream home in one of the most beautiful places on Earth?

Here are two amazing land opportunities in Haena on the North Shore of Kauai that are waiting for you to call home! Hurry, these smoking new listings won’t last long.

$399K… This lot is da kine! Least expensive land in Haena! 

MLS 277624 in Haena

You will love owning a piece of paradise here in Haena. In close proximity to some of the most pristine beaches on Kauai, this large wooded lot is a beautiful and affordable place to build your dream. Offering many attractive aspects, come discover the future site of your paradise home! House plans have been drawn and surveyed by a local architect.

5-7196 Kuhio Hwy MLS # 277624

Beach Front Bliss! Building plans ready for you to build your dream home! 

Beautiful Beachfront Haena – MLS 278688

Beautiful ocean views from every window of your future beach home!

This unique beachfront lot in the Haena area offers many attractive surprises. Compared to most beachfront property on the north shore, this lot is especially wide at more than 115 feet.

Wake up the the symphonic sounds of the surf! Enjoy the breeze and empty beach, and look for shells from your backyard!  Watch for whales and the spouting blowhole of Kepuhi just down the beach to the right. Offered at $1.195M

5-6910 Kuhio Hwy MLS # 278688

Paradise awaits! What are you waiting for? 

Kauai Real Estate Services and Vacation Accommodations

If you are considering buying a home on Kauai you can see some of the island’s best real estate deals by browsing through the Coldwell Banker Bali Hai Realty Kauai Real Estate Galleries, or use the Map-Based Kauai Home Search.

For the finest quality Kauai vacation rentals including luxury estates, condos, cottages and beach villas, see our Kauai Vacation Rental Galleries or use our new Map-Based Vacation Rental Search feature.

Also please feel free to give us a call. The Bali Hai Realty staff will be happy to help you find the perfect Kauai vacation rental or assist you in the process of buying or selling a Kauai home. We also offer the highest level of personalized Concierge Services to help you plan your Kauai vacation activities.

 

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Hanalei Vacation Rentals now offered through Coldwell Banker Bali Hai Realty Property Management Division.

Kuuipo and Ipo Hale, favorite vacation rental homes to many, are now offered through our Property Management Division.  These exclusive managed vacation rental homes with Coldwell Banker Bali Hai Realty are two adorable Hanalei homes with all the comforts and coziness of a Hawaiian style home.  Perfect for your Kauai vacation, Kuuipo (front house) features a full kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, an outside shower, BBQ, lanai for outdoor dining, and it’s just a 100 yards to breathtaking Hanalei Bay!

Kuuipo Hale, Hanalei, Kauai

Or rent Ipo Hale, the back house, which is also a 3 bedroom meticulously maintained spacious rental perfect for your relaxing getaway vacation!   And just a short walk away is Hanalei, a town famous to many, filled with restaurants, eateries, coffee shop, boutiques and much more!

Plan your Kauai getaway and stay with us in Hanalei!

Kuuipo, Hanalei
Front House

This Hawaiian Style Sweetheart home is a favorite to many! 100 yards left or right to famous Hanalei Bay makes this charming cottage ideal for your Kaua’i vacation. Comfortable and cozy, Kuuipo features a full kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, BBQ, Lanai for outdoor dining and much more!

 

Ipo Hale, Hanalei, Kauai

Ipo Hale, Hanalei
Back House

Ipo Hale, Hanalei is a well maintained Hawaiian Style home located a short walk to Hanalei Bay. With 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, the property is fully equipped with all the amenities you need for your Kauai vacation.

Kauai Vacation Rentals, Realty Services and Concierge

For the finest quality Kauai vacation rentals including luxury estates, condos, cottages and beach villas, see our Kauai Vacation Rental Galleries or use our new Map-Based Vacation Rental Search feature.

If you are considering buying a home on Kauai you can see some of the island’s best real estate deals by browsing through the Coldwell Banker Bali Hai Realty Kauai Real Estate Galleries, or use the Map-Based Kauai Home Search.

Also please feel free to give us a call. The Bali Hai Realty staff will be happy to help you find the perfect Kauai vacation rental or assist you in the process of buying or selling a Kauai home. We also offer the highest level of personalized Concierge Services to help you plan your Kauai vacation activities.

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There has been a plethora of discussions lately, both in the media and on investor’s minds… “Where is the safest place to invest my money now?

For those of us who have lived in Hawaii for more than a decade, owning a home and land here is much more valuable than gold. For those who live where I am, we believe that the north shore of Kauai truly is the “Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow.”

As I continue to watch the money markets go up and down, and the price of gold soar and then fall again, I am reminded how fickle our economy is. For years, people have said that gold is the safest place to invest, yet as I have said all my life, “You can’t eat gold!” As the price of gold falls again in today’s market…it is simply another beautiful day here in paradise.

“More precious than gold”—Kauai sunset photo by Mahana Dunn

Kauai is the ideal place to live year-round, where there is an abundance of clean, fresh air, fresh island fruits and vegetables, and lots of healthy mana (“life force” in Hawaiian). The lack of stress here is palatable, especially compared to the mainland.

The clean and clear eyes of the young children who were born here says it all. Everything flourishes here on Kauai in great abundance and it truly is very difficult to have a bad day. No matter how hard you work, or the amount of responsibilities you have, you have many moments throughout your day to simply take a moment and a deep breath, and feel how good it is to live here and how healthy Kauai is for the mind, body, and spirit.

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