The Resort Lifestyle – Mauna Lani Big Island
At Mauna Lani, a sense of place is also a sense of history that has been preserved and nurtured over the years by descendants of the landowners and developers. Originally the property of Hawaiian royalty, the South Kohala land that eventually evolved into a 3,200-acre resort/residential community was acquired in 1936 by Francis Hyde Ii Brown. Mauna Lani is essentially his legacy.
During his 40 years as owner, Brown made numerous improvements to the property while maintaining the ancient Hawaiian fishponds and other historic sites. Mauna Lani uniquely blends remnants of the past and natural geological features into a luxury resort infrastructure. It has been recognized as the world’s top eco-friendly beach destination by Cond Nast Traveler.
The development encompasses two championship golf courses, two hotels, the Five Star Fairmont Orchid and Mauna Lani Bay Hotel, condominium properties, and single family home communities. Residential properties are sited around the golf courses and along the coast, with shops and boutiques, a wide selection of restaurants, a fitness center and spa, private beach club fronting a sandy beach in a protected cove, tennis clubs and other recreational facilities within close range. Mauna Lani offers two 18-hole championship golf courses, the Francis Ii Brown North and South Golf Courses, which are among the most scenic in Hawaii.
Clark Realty Corporation, which maintains an office at the Shops at Mauna Lani in addition to other Big Island locations, has been active in real estate sales, rentals, and property management at the resort for nearly a decade. Current listings include a luxurious single family residence in the Nohea at Mauna Lani community adjacent to the North Golf
Course. Broker-in-Charge Jana J. Troute (R)(B) noted that, in addition to offering completed homes for sale, Clark is also listing developer-owned vacant lots averaging a third of an acre in size in Nohea. The gated community, with a total of 36 homesites, includes a swimming pool, spa, clubhouse with kitchen, and an exercise facility and is pet-friendly.
“The Nohea home we are currently offering at $2,975,000 is a spacious 3,515 square feet with three bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths, a chef’s kitchen, and a detached guest suite,” Troute said. “The interior features high-end finishes and fixtures, Smart Home enhancements, limestone floors, hand-plastered walls that accentuate the rich mahagony trim, doors, and cabinetry, and majestic Mauna Kea and fairway views.
“From the elegant entry to the landscaped gardens and lagoon swimming pool, this home is designed for entertaining on a grand scale. It is well positioned within the heart of the resort and walking distance to the fitness center, Mauna Lani Bay Hotel, the private beach club, and The Shops at Mauna Lani. No other community within the resort offers this convenience as well as being steps to the ocean. Combine this with Nohea’s own recreation center and barbecue pavilions, and you have an amenity package second to none along the Kohala Coast.
“In addition to the luxurious lifestyle offered by Mauna Lani, our buyers and visitors recognize and appreciate the serenity of the setting. They have told me they are ‘drawn to Mauna Lani’ by the sense of the Hawaiian spirit of aloha they feel here,” Troute added.
The home is being shown by appointment by Clark Realty Corp. Listing Agent Rick Oliver (R)(B), who can be reached at the firm’s Mauna Lani Resort office.