It was a family affair at the Kokua Soup Kitchen. Bali Hai Ohana volunteers were Mahana Dunn R(S) and her mom Loretta, Erin Erickson R(S), John Ferry’s son Makai Ferry, Sabrina Marvin whose mom is Ruth S. Marvin R(B), and Scott G. Sieverts R(S).

Loretta (Mahan's mom), Sabrina Marvin, Mahana Dunn, Erin Erickson, Makai Ferry, Scott Sieverts

Loretta (Mahana’s mom), Sabrina Marvin, Mahana Dunn, Erin Erickson, Makai Ferry, Scott Sieverts

The Coldwell Banker Bali Hai Realty Ohana volunteers twice a year to assist at the Salvation Army Kokua Soup Kitchen. They were there this past Tuesday, May 26th, where they prepared a brunch menu for well over one hundred attendees ranging from the elderly, veterans, children and families in need. We are grateful to be able to help when we can.

For those of you who would like to volunteer, you can contact Major Mario P. Reyes via email at mario.reyes@usw.salvationarmy.org or via phone at 808-245-2571. For more information, you can also check out one of our previous blogs about the Kokua Soup Kitchen. They would appreciate your help whether it’s in sweat equity or donations. Mahalo!

http://www.balihai.com/Blog/bali-hai-celebrates-the-holidays-with-the-salvation-army/

 

Erin and Mahana flipping flapjacks!

Erin and Mahana flipping flapjacks!

Makai and Erin

Makai and Erin cracking smiles and eggs (!) as they prepare a delicious quiche.

Loretta going whole hog on the bacon!

Loretta going whole hog on the bacon!

Sabrina cooking up some eggplant parmesian.

Sabrina cooking up some tasty eggplant parmesian.

Mahana getting the dish washing done!

Mahana getting the dish washing done!

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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Real Estate in the first quarter 2015 has been very active. Here is an update on the island economy and in particular the Real Estate market on Kauai.  Unprecedented high-end sales in Hanalei Town have driven the median home price on the North Shore over the $1 million mark, up 16 % from the same time period last year.  Sales volume in the inventory-strained Hanalei District has also been on the rise, up nearly 150% to about $110 million year to date in 2015, compared to the same period in 2014.  Currently, there are approximately 322 listings on the North Shore between Kilauea and Haena, of which 66 are in escrow.  Since the first of the year 98 sales have recorded.  If this trend continues, 2015 will be a banner year.

RM - Hanalei Bay

Hanalei Bay Real Estate

Below is a news release from the Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism titled HAWAII ECONOMIC EXPANSION CONTINUES WITH SLOWER PACE. Read the rest of this entry »

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The County of Kauai has set up 6 meetings throughout the island to update the community on the General Plan. Find out what’s going on and be a part of Kauai’s future. See below to find out when they are going to be in your area. For more information, you can also visit www.plankauai.com.

Kauai County General Plan 2015

Kauai County General Plan 2015

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You are not the only one!

Folks from all over the world, from Canada to California, India to Indiana, have recently chosen to follow their dream and relocate to one of the most beautiful places on earth.

Flip flops and starfish with tropical flowers on sandy beachWith year round activities, gorgeous weather, and a laid back island attitude, newcomers to the islands are settling in nicely to the life they always dreamed about.

Kauai’s available real estate inventory is selling.  The island wide market pulse reflects that 13 houses, 11 condos, and 2 parcels of land sold this past week. As this trend continues, the amount of homes and land available for purchase on Kaua’i will continue to dwindle.

So if you have been on the fence about whether to buy now or not, here’s your green light!

I invite you to contact me today to find out about your dream home that’s just waiting for you on beautiful Kauai.

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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Pali Ke Kua, Princeville, Unit #5 – Beautiful and newly remodeled condo now available for you vacation in Paradise!

Pali Ke Kua 5 Living Area

Pali Ke Kua 5 Living Area

Enjoy a relaxing stay at Pali Ke Kua #5.  Newly renovated, this condo is now available for your Kauai vacation.  Spend time relaxing on the lanai while enjoying the morning sun.  Enjoy the comforts of a “home” while on vacation– fully equipped kitchen, spacious living areas and much more!

Pali Ke Kua 5, Princeville

Pali Ke Kua 5, Princeville

From this newly remodeled garden and mountain view condo, it’s just a short walk across manicured tropical grounds to a fantastic view of the North Shore of Kauai, Hanalei Bay, and Makana Peak. Pali Ke Kua has its own paved path to Hideaways Beach, uncrowded golden sands, and wonderful snorkeling with frequent turtle encounters. The unit is just a few steps to the Pali Ke Kua swimming pool, hot tub, and the Hideaways restaurant. The condo’s lanai view, where you’ll enjoy your morning coffee, faces lush mountains laced with occasional waterfalls. The condo is furnished with upgraded tropical decor, three flat screen TV’s, Wi-Fi, and complimentary telephone service to the mainland. The unit easily sleeps four, has 2 bathrooms, and is well supplied with kitchen and bathroom items that ensure you are comfortable in your Kauaian vacation home.

Pali Ke Kua 5 - Great Mountain and Waterfall Views

Pali Ke Kua 5 – Great Mountain and Waterfall Views

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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On your Kauai vacation, take a Humane Society dog out for a day’s adventure!

 

My dog Koa enjoying the beach at sunset. Photo by Adrian Sear

My dog Koa enjoying the beach at sunset. Photo by Adrian Sear

After months of excitement and anticipation, you finally find yourself on beautiful Kauai! The island’s beauty and charm is understandably mesmerizing and putting you into a more relaxed and tropical state of mind, but something is missing! It’s the longing for your four-legged and wagging tail companion back home! Well, we may just have the perfect solution.  Kauai’s own award winning Humane Society  is the answer. You can cherish a day with one of Kauai’s finest canines and in return, a shelter dog can have a wonderful day of adventure with you outside of the Humane Society. It’s a win-win for people and pooches!

The Kauai Humane Society (KHS) has a special program where you can stop by and choose a deserving dog to take out on a day-long field trip with you. Please see below for detail. Whether it’s doing a popular hike in the mountains above Wailua River (http://www.balihai.com/Blog/kauai-hiking-guide-hike-the-sleeping-giant/) or just simply going down to relax on the beach, a furry companion could make it all the more memorable and in turn you’ll be getting the lucky one out of the kennel for the day. Heck, if you really connect with your new island friend, it is quite possible that you could have more than just your luggage with you on your return. KHS has several different airline partners that make the process quite simple.

Contact the Kauai Humane Society to find out more information about the program.

Contact the Kauai Humane Society to find out more information about the program.

The field trip program has been a huge hit with numerous dogs from Kauai having happily relocated to the mainland to start their new lives together with their loving new owners. So if you just want the companion of a special friend to share this magical island with, or if you are looking to add possibly to the family, definitely stop by and visit all the wagging tails at Kauai’s Humane Society!

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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Hale Mikana, Princeville – 20% Discount off the rental rate for March 2015!

Planning a last minute getaway or looking to spend your spring break vacation on Kauai?  Look no further! Hale Mikana, a stunning 4 bedroom vacation rental in the prestigious town of Princeville, is currently available for a last minute deal.  Discounts rarely offered as this house is a favorite to many.  You don’t  want to miss out on the opportunity to vacation at Hale Mikana at a deal too good to pass.  Watch the morning sun as you drink coffee on your lanai, lounge at the pool and read a good book, explore the north shore and come back to a warm and inviting home for must needed relaxation.

Hale Mikana in Princeville

Hale Mikana in Princeville

This 4 bedroom (2 Kings, 1 Queen, and two sets of bunk beds), 3.5 bath elegant home is truly a luxury getaway. There is a generous Read the rest of this entry »

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It’s all about the reviews!  Vacation rentals renting made easy!

Hanalei - the view from Hanalei Waterfalls

Hanalei – the view from Hanalei Waterfalls

The process to find the “perfect” vacation rental can be challenging – hours of browsing the web, checking rates and availability, reading through the reviews, etc., it can be endless.  Whether you have rented a vacation rental in the past or if you are considering renting a vacation rental for the first time, look no further! Our Vacation Rental Division at Coldwell Banker Bali Hai Realty can assure you that our exclusive managed vacation rentals will meet or exceed your expectations, and we are happy to guide you through the process.  We are here to help you along the way, from reserving a vacation rental home all the way until your departure.   We are happy to help you plan your vacation of a lifetime!  In addition we encourage guests to write a review and leave with us their fondest memory of their Kauai vacation.  We want you to enjoy all that Kauai has to offer and are ready to welcome you with the Aloha Spirit.  Below are a few reviews from past guests. We hope to be your island hosts on your Vacation in Paradise!

Hanalei - Ka Makana

Hanalei – Ka Makana

 Amazing!

“The Hanalei Waterfalls House was beautiful.  The layout is excellent and the views from the house were absolutely outstanding. Best vacation ever.”  Hernandez Family

Princeville - Hale Koa

Princeville – Hale Koa

Perfect Hanalei Escape

“My husband and I stayed in this darling beach cottage in February 2015 and we had a wonderful vacation.  The house is spotless, right down to the silverware drawer! The location is perfect.  It is an easy walk to Hanalei town AND to the beach.  The house comes equipped with everything you may need, including beach towels, beach chairs, and beach toys.  There is plenty of room to comfortably accommodate 6 guests. Would definitely stay here again!”  Maureen and Ohana

Wonderful Aloha Sprit!

“We rented #233 for our daughter’s family who were traveling half-way around the world to meet us in Kauai. Management at Pali Ke Kua and Bali Hai could not have been more welcoming and helpful, especially with the odd arrival and departure hours for international flights. The Aloha spirit was marvelous! And the unit lives up to the beautiful views as seen in the photos!”  Glowitz Ohana

Princeville - Pali Ke Kua 141

Princeville – Pali Ke Kua 141

“I love Lisa at Bali Hai and the house was perfect!”  Charbonneau Family

“We arrived from the airport late at night to a beautiful home with warm lights on and a very nice welcome basket to make us feel right at home. Everything that was advertised was there with no surprises. Our kids with their significant other arrived later on and were totally satisfied that I had made the right decision to go with Coldwell Banker.”   Machnau Family

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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