One of the few true equestrian estates on the Big Island, this elegant Puakea Bay Ranch home combines the best of resort and rural lifestyles.
The 3 bedroom/3-1/2 bath main house is modeled on the renowned floorplan of the Villas of Mauna Kea, providing ocean views from nearly every room. Perfectly sited to afford protection from the famed Kohala winds and take advantage of ocean, coastline, sunset and Maui views, with over 5000 sq ft of covered lanai, pool and pool house, the home invites true indoor-outdoor living. A guest house with 2 bedrooms/2 baths and a living/entertaining area is connected via a covered walkway enhanced by tropical landscaping and a lava rock water feature.
Originally designed for a horse breeding operation, the property includes four lots for a total of 40 acres. The main barn complex has seven stalls, an office and bath. Six fenced paddocks are served by five automatic waterers. Another barn, currently used for equipment storage, is located next to the arena and roundpen.
Recent upgrades include complete reconstruction of lanai bar with custom mango cabinets and Cartier green granite countertop, renovation of the pool house and bath, and the addition of solar pool heating. The stucco and trim of the main house, guest house, barns, upper two car garage, single car carport and lower two car garage were repainted by hand.
Puakea Bay Ranch is a private gated community with equestrian trails. An oceanfront park is a gathering spot for owners to watch whales up close in season, or access hiking along the Ala Kahakai trail.
The towns of Hawi and Kapaau are a five minute drive to restaurants, boutiques, galleries, and a vibrant community with the necessities of life such as grocery store, hardware store, pharmacy, and Saturday farmers market. Kohala Coast resort beaches, golf courses and amenities are 20-25 minutes drive to the south.