Hot property: five Hawaiian homes for sale
Roula Khalaf, Editor of the FT, selects her favourite stories in this weekly newsletter.
House, Maui, $21mn
Where Near Palauea Bay in the Wailea-Makena district, which is in the south-west of Maui island. The main international airport Kahului is a 30-minute drive away, while a public ferry can be taken to Lanai island from Lahaina Harbour, which is 50 minutes away by car.
What A 5,882 sq ft single-level house on a 3-acre lot with five bedrooms, four bathrooms and a home cinema. The large open-plan kitchen, dining and living space opens out on to an outdoor terrace and pool.
Why The property’s shoreline position and slight elevation gives it wide views across the bay and out to neighbouring islands, while from the back of the property there is easy access on foot to the championship-level Wailea Golf Club.
House, Kauai, $13.5mn
Where In Kalihiwai on the north shore of Kauai island, a 40-minute drive from Lihue airport, which has direct flights to the rest of the US and Canada. The Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge is less than 10 minutes away by car.
What A four-bedroom, four-bathroom property with 4,363 sq ft of interior space. The two-bedroom main house has floor-to-ceiling windows with ocean views. A detached guest house has two further en-suite bedrooms.
Why The gardens include ponds filled with tropical plants.
House, Hawaii Island, $21mn
Where In a private community in Honokaope Bay on the north-west shore of Hawaii Island, which is the largest in the archipelago and is commonly known as The Big Island. The property is a 40-minute drive from the town of Kailua-Kona.
What An oceanfront property with 5,784 sq ft of living space, five bathrooms and five bedrooms, each with its own private veranda, while the guest bedroom wing includes a separate family room with a wet bar. The infinity pool and spa at the front of the property have views across the ocean to neighbouring island Maui.
Why Being part of a private resort community, the property also has access to a beach club with a spa, gym, kayak storage and tennis court.
Apartment, Honolulu, $5.5mn
Where In the state capital on the south shore of Oahu island. The property is in the urban district of Kaka’ako and overlooks Kewalo Basin Harbour. Ala Moana, a 100-acre beach park, is a minute’s walk.
What A three-bedroom, three-bathroom apartment with 2,377 sq ft of space, 10ft ceilings and stone and hardwood floors. The building’s amenities include guest rooms, an infinity pool, a gym, yoga room, sauna and golf simulator.
Why With full-length windows and a balcony, the property has views of the beach park, ocean and harbour.
House, Hawaii Island, $6.5mn
Where In a gated community on the west coast of Hawaii Island. Kahalu’u beach is a five-minute drive away; Kona international airport is a 20-minute drive.
What A house with four bedrooms, four bathrooms and 4,611 sq ft of interior space. A covered veranda wraps around most of the property, which also includes an outdoor pool and spa, library and four-car garage.
Why The property is elevated and sits on five acres of landscaped land, which includes a 75-strong mango tree farm and several avocado trees.