At the end of Punahele Road, perched high above Queen’s Bath in the Princeville Resort Community lies a piece of paradise that may well be the ultimate ocean bluff dream location on Kauai!  The views don’t get any more dramatic as you overlook the rocky coast down below and Mount Makana in the distance.  Enjoy spectacular surf conditions and whale watching during the winter months and perfectly calm summer days with turtles bobbing in turquoise waters and magnificent Bali Hai sunsets mesmerizing your heart and soul.  A rare opportunity that has become available for the first time in 30 years!  Could it be yours?

3769 Punahele Road, Princeville, Kauai. MLS 271265

Unsurpassed Princeville Views – MLS 271265.

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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In the first quarter of 2014 and compared to last year, real estate sales show significant improvements across the island.  Vacant land sales clearly take the lead with a 77.42% increase in number of sales island-wide, and a dramatic 160% increase on Kauai’s north shore. The median sales price for vacant land has gone up by 10% island-wide and by 17.81% on the North Shore.

Single family home sales reflect higher sale volumes as well: on the North Shore number of sales are up by 43.75% compared to last year with a median sales price increase of 5.6%.  Island-wide single family home sales grew by 7.78% with a median price increase of 7.29%.

While the number of condominium sales is up by 28.33% island-wide, it remained flat on the north shore. Median price for condominium sales is up by about 4% across the island.   

The first quarter statistics and the significant increase in vacant land sales activity are clear indicators for a promising year ahead. There remains a great inventory for Buyers to choose from. How long will this last?

Data provided by Hawaii Information Service.

 

 

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Bethany Hamilton won the Surf N Sea Pipeline Women’s Pro 2014

If any of you have ever surfed or attempted to surf, you realize that it takes strength, agility and balance. Now go out and surf the Banzai Pipeline, one of the most challenging surf breaks in the world, and compete for waves against the best surfers in the world. Now do that with one arm. And WIN! That’s what Bethany Hamilton did, and it’s just simply amazing.

Bethany Hamilton wins Surf N Sea Pipeline 2014 ~ Photo courtesy of Cheri Hamilton

We congratulate Bethany on this outstanding performance.  To her, it may just be a “win”, but to the rest of us, it is pure inspiration. It’s the challenge of never giving up in the face of adversity, to always push and strive for success. And Bethany does it with grace and humility.

It’s been over a decade since she lost her arm – a lot of us can still recall the sirens as they rushed by – and she has turned that life altering experience to help and inspire others throughout the world.  From her website bio, it says “Bethany is involved in numerous charitable efforts, including her own foundation, Friends of Bethany, which supports shark attack survivors, traumatic amputees, and serves to inspire others through her life story. Now as a professional surfer, wife, Christian, motivational speaker, and healthy lifestyle advocate, Bethany continues to touch and inspire lives globally.”  Her win at Pipeline was truly impressive, but what she does off the water is even more so.

Congratulations, Bethany!

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Malina Pereza-Santos with her daughter Mahiehie and husband Kimo Santos. Photo courtesy of Pereza Family.

On January 4th, 2014, 26 year old Malina Pereza (mother of 3 year old Mahiehie and newly married wife of Kimo) was rushed to the emergency room at Wilcox Hospital in Lihue, Kauai.  She had been sent home from the ER earlier in the week with doctors thinking she just had the flu. However, after doing blood work early Sunday morning, it was revealed that her white blood count was over 100,000 (normal is 4,000-10,000).  She was then immediately medi-vac’d to the hospital in Honolulu.  Malina spent the next three days battling fevers, infections, bone marrow biopsies, and numerous blood draws and transfusions while doctors worked to diagnose her condition.  She has been diagnosed with the Acute Myeloid Leukemia Stage M4, which is life threatening.

In response to the countless inquiries from people that know and love Malina so dearly and are willing and wanting to help in any way possible, we have set up an account at First Hawaiian Bank to help with the incredible expenses that are associated with battling this disease. If you would like to donate, please do so by copying and pasting this link into your browser and paying via credit card:

http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/friends-of-malina-pereza/124644

or go into any First Hawaiian Bank branch and deposit into the Friends of Malina Pereza Account (#51-069706).

For those of you who know Malina, she is strong, vibrant and full of life and has been a blessing to so many of us.  Many of us just can’t believe that something like this could happen to her.  Malina’s strength, spirit and positive attitude through this whole situation is a true inspiration to all of us.

Prayers and donations are greatly appreciated.

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Family Retreat in Princeville! Lola Hale, Princeville

Beautiful Lola Hale is centrally located in Princeville and is a spacious, upgraded home to enjoy while on vacation. This two story house is approximately 3,400 sq. ft., newly built in 2006 and features gorgeous hardwood floors throughout the house, attractive artwork, new furnishings, open beam ceilings and delightful bedrooms and bathrooms.

Living area ~ Lola Hale, Princeville

Amenities include a large 2 car garage, 3 bedrooms (1 king, 3 queens) a den (1 full, 2 twins), a large living room, a spacious kitchen with all the amenities, 2.5 bathrooms, washer and dryer, flat screen TV’s, upstairs and downstairs lanai areas, beach accessories, air conditioning in the bedrooms, den and living room and much more! Views of the golf greens and just a short walk to shops, restaurants and Princeville Park. Relax and enjoy the hot tub after a long day at the beach. Stay at Lola Hale and enjoy this stunning house and all the comforts and amenities it offers.

2014 Rates

Lola Hale ~ Princeville

Low Season (5 night minimum): $400 per night
Jan.6th-May 31st and Sept.1st-Dec.14th

High Season (7 night minimum): $525 per night
June 1st-Aug.31st

Holiday (7 night minimum): $650 per night
Dec.15th-Jan.5th and Thanksgiving Week

Clean Fee: $550
Security Deposit: $1000
Reservation Fee: $50
Taxes: 13.42% tax

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.

Relax in the hot tub ~ Lola Hale, Princeville

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Classics … the Kauai United Way, a classical music presentation.

Classics…The Kauai United Way 2014

Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 3:00 at the Kauai Beach Resort Jasmine Ballroom.  Attend a wonderful classical musical performance for a fraction of what you would pay for these same performers in New York, and it all benefits the Kauai United Way.

This year, the sponsor – Personal Financial Consultants and the Kauai United Way proudly welcome Jessica Lee (violin), Tara Helen O’Connor (flute), Mark Holloway (viola) and Sophie Shao (cello) from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center to our Garden Island.

There will also be opportunities to bid on inclusive vacation packages, and best of all, all proceeds from this event will benefit the 30 Participating Agencies of Kauai United Way which, collectively, make life on our island better for everyone.

Reservations are only $80 – and may be secured at www.kauaiunitedway.org or by simply phoning 245-2043. 

Hope to see you there!

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

 

 

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Don’t let the title fool you. Hawaii does NOT recognize Daylight Saving Time.

Daylight Saving Time this Sunday March 9. Remember to adjust your clocks!

However, most states on the mainland do, so this notice is for you. Remember to “Spring Forward” this Sunday morning, March 9th at 2:00 a.m. You may lose an hour of sleep, but you gain more daylight at the end of your day so you can run around and do fun stuff while the sun is still out.

Once it goes into effect in the spring, Hawaii is an additional hour behind, so to speak. For instance, during the fall and winter months, we have a two hour difference with Pacific Standard Time. When you adjust your clocks on Sunday morning, we will have a 3 hour time difference. Eastern Standard Time goes from a five hour time difference to a six hour time difference.

Daylight Saving Time goes from March 9 through November 2, 2014.

Aloha and have a great weekend!

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