Fall in Love with Kauai!  Fall Discount and deals.

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Book your vacation rental with Coldwell Banker Bali Hai Realty and ask for our FALLspecial and receive a discount on select properties managed by our company. We offer a wide selection of vacation rental homes, condos, cottages and luxury estate homes located in the north and east shore of Kauai!  Many comforts of vacation rental homes may include a fully equipped kitchen, more space than a hotel room, TV, DVD, WIFI, BBQ Grill, living room, lanai area, beach gear, most of the comforts of a home and much more.   The Bali Hai Realty Vacation Rental Team is your island host.  We also offer complimentary lei greeting at your vacation rental and can also assist with any of your island activities or any island information that will help you have a vacation of a lifetime!

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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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When mangos are in season in Hawaii it’s as if the fruit goddess has worked overtime!  The trees get loaded with the sweet mango fruits. It’s a great time to explore the island and find some of the wild trees in secret spots or just right on the road in front of you that give the juiciest mangoes all for the taking.  If you have friends or see trees on private properties remember mango etiquette, ask first.

Mangos seem to like the west side of the island, which has more sunny weather unlike the more tropical sides of the island.  The drier west side fosters larger, delicious fruit.  Mango season usually goes from June through October where the farmers markets or local fruit stands offer a variety, with the peak occurring towards the earlier part of the season.  A mango will take about four to five months to fully mature from its first flowering.

Mangos are full of nutrients.  The vitamin content depends upon the variety and maturity of the fruit, when the mango is green the amount of vitamin C is higher, as it ripens the amount of beta carotene (vitamin A) increases.  Mango smoothie anyone?

There are many varieties of mangos and they have different texture and juice content, sweetness and tart.  But no matter what type you try I’m sure you’re going to love them all.  My favorite is the Hayden.  Rich in flavor with a firm flesh due to the fine fibers.  Its color attracts you with its red, green, and yellow exterior.  You can squeeze the mango and if it is soft to the touch it is ready.

Suzi and a delicious Hayden mango!

Take note however that some people maybe allergic to the sap of the mango.  We call this “Mango Itch or Mango rash”.  Don’t let this stop you from enjoying this exotic and lovely fruit, though.  It’s the sap and not the yummy flesh of the fruit inside that you want to be careful with.

Here I’m holding a HUGE mango that I picked in Lawai Valley at one of my listings.  The owners offered this gift to me while we were showing the home yesterday afternoon.  Looks like and feels like this one will be ready in a few days.

We are right in the middle of Mango season so hit your farmers markets or go exploring the island and remember, when you find a good source its always good to share with a friend or two.

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The Bali Hai Ohana congratulates Dane Grady for receiving the People’s Choice Award for Surfing Magazine’s 2014 Follow the Light Photo Challenge! Dane takes amazing photos, so we are glad to see him get the recognition.

Photo by Dane Grady

We’ve updated his Kauai Waves and Kauai Lifestyle pages with some of his new photos. Be sure to check them out!

Photo by Dane Grady

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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If you’re in the mood to make reservations instead of dinner, consider dining out on Thursday, August 14, 2014. The Kauai Independent Food Bank has teamed up with Kauai restaurants throughout the island and 10% of your food bill will go towards supporting Kauai Independent Food Bank programs. By dining out, you will help others, so it’s din-din that’s a win-win situation!

Thursday August 14, 2014

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Hanalei Moon

Yesterday was considered to be a super moon event – when the new or full moon is at or near its closest approach to earth in a given orbit.

Driving to work early this morning I was treated to a spectacularly clear sky and the moon in all its glory as it was about to disappear above the Wainiha ridge. Mind you, I’m no professional photographer as you can see from my photos, but hopefully you can see the beauty in the view. Enjoy!

Hanalei Moon

Dropping behind Wainiha Ridge.

 

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Friday August 8th from 9:am to 11:am, Kilauea Neighborhood Center

Mark your calendars! Friday, August 8th is the first of three community outreach days to be held in Kilauea, followed by Friday September 12th and Friday October 10th. Each event will be held at the Kilauea Neighborhood Center.

This is a large gathering of community outreach organizations offering community members help with a wide array of life’s challenges. Share the information with family, friends and neighbors. You never know who could use a little help or guidance.

Kilauea Outreach Day 2014

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Kauai’s real estate market activity in the 2nd Quarter of 2014 indicate growth and improvement island-wide compared to last year.  The number of sales of single family homes and condos are up by about 4% across the island and vacant land sales continue to show the most growth with a 33% increase compared to last year.   The east side market in particular enjoyed a dramatic increase in single family home sales (+ 73%) and vacant land sales (+ 129%).

The number of sales in the 2nd quarter have also improved in all market segments compared to the 1stquarter of 2014. The median sales price shows a positive gain island-wide for all market segments compared to 2013, with a 5-6% increase for single family and condos with vacant land enjoying an increased median sales price of 27%.

On the north shore of Kauai and in the first half of 2014, single family home sales have improved by 20%.  Vacant land sales are still going very strong with a 116% increase over last year. However, condo sales have lost some momentum and are down by 4% compared to 2013.

The median sales price for single family homes on the north shore shows a positive gain of 14% while the median sales price for vacant land and condos has decreased by 4% and almost 9%, respectively.

Real estate and vacation rental activity has remained strong so far this summer as our office has been hustling and bustling.  We look forward to a strong 2nd half of the year and to assisting you with your real estate needs on Kauai.

Data provided by Hawaii Information Service.

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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Saturday, August 30, 2014 7am-7pm

The Kauai North Shore Community Foundation is hosting a family fun event at Wai’oli Beach Park, Hanalei Bay with fitness competitions and a SUP sprint for all ages. It is also a health and wellness fair with fitness demonstrations, music and so much more.

The event is free to all attendees. For those of you that want to challenge yourself and sign up for the competition, it’s a very affordable fee. Pre-register prior to Friday, August 1st and qualify for a great prize drawing!  Please visit their website for more information:

www.KNSCF.org

 

North Shore Fitness Fair & SUP Sprint 2014

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