JUST LISTED! Tropical Estate on 51 Acres of Producing Farmland with Breathtaking Ocean and Mauna Kea Views

31-200 Old Mamalahoa Hwy, Papaaloa, HI
31-200 Old Mamalahoa Hwy, Papaaloa, HI

On a hill overlooking 51 acres of producing farmland and breathtaking Pacific Ocean views you’ll find a tropical-style residential estate — the ultimate Hamakua home. This over 5000 sq. ft. residence was created to take advantage of unparalleled panoramic Pacific Ocean & Mauna Kea mountain views. Upstairs, massive Douglas fir posts suspend soaring cathedral ceilings, crowned with a custom skylight.

The spacious interior features 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, with many unique custom details. In the gourmet kitchen the counters are granite, and custom tilework is found on the floors and in the bathrooms. Furniture-quality vanities and one-of-a-kind teak built-ins give evidence of quality of craftsmanship that went into building this unique piece of paradise.

Wrap-around lanais provide additional outdoor living areas that are ideal for relaxing and enjoying the million dollar views. If you’ve dreamed of getting away from it all, this home offers privacy, serenity, and freedom to generate your own electricity for your home. There are no telephone or power lines to obstruct your views!   A complete alternative power solar system provides energy for the home.

Cellular telephone reception is excellent. Multiple options for internet access.

In addition to the generously sized home there is a separate farm/utility building.

And … the current owner leases the farmland to sweet potato farmers, making the acreage profitable!

For Current List Price, Virtual Tour, Additional Photos, Downloadable Flyer & More see:
www.kellymoran.com/230979.asp

Hamakua Coast Motorcycle Ride

Since I share a love of motorcycle riding, especially along the relaxing and beautiful roads of the Big Island, I’ll be dedicating some upcoming posts to just that. Helping me as a guest contributor is Aaron Geerlings, fellow riding enthusiast and University of Hawaii at Hilo student. We also have an Aloha Rider page dedicated to this adventure, which includes motorcycle links of interest and a short bio to help you get to know Aaron.

Here’s Aaron’s first contribution about our Hamakua Coast ride:


Aloha Everyone!
Hawaii as long been known for its great beaches and lovely weather, but what it’s not known for is its great motorcycle riding. Most think of it as an island (which it is), but one that is lacking in great riding asphalt — well I am here to put that myth to rest. Over the following weeks I will be introducing you to some great places to ride, eat and relax here on the island, so suit up and enjoy the show.

Our first ride took us from Hilo, Hawaii up the Hamakua Coast on the Mamaloha Highway that winds along the eastern side of the island. It was simply a stunning day. We couldn’t have asked for better.Our first detour along the way was the 4 mile scenic route along the old Mamaloha Highway. This is a beautiful detour that winds along lush forest, waterfalls, Onomea Bay, smoothie shack and a botanical garden.The road is almost completely covered by plants in some areas, giving a feeling as though you are riding through a living tunnel, and in a way you are — just watch for the moss growing on the road as it is very slippery and can lead to some un-fun sliding.

Onomea bay is absolutely amazing (it can be seen in the first video linked at the end), and to think they once unloaded freight from ships there! After we enjoyed the view for a few minutes we continued on past the botanical gardens to What’s Shakin smoothie shack, where we met Tim Withers who owns and operates it with his wife Patsy. Here we interviewed Tim about his upcoming Baja races and his feelings about Hawaii motorcycle riding.

After our fantastic smoothies we continued our ride along the coastal route before coming back to the highway. It was a true detour.As we continued along the highway enjoying the great view, wonderful asphalt and the gorgeous day, we came in contact with one of the few speed traps on the island. Between two 55 mph zones there is a 45mph zone. It isn’t very big so people don’t seem to slow down, so the police sit on the side of the road and enjoy the easy prey as they fly by. But we easily missed this trap as having lived here for quite some time we knew the secrets. Riding through the gulches can be a lot of fun — long wide sweeping turns allow a lot of space to lean and drag your knee. The rest of the ride was uneventful other than the great view and wonderful weather.

We finished the ride at an amazing home overlooking an amazing bay. We relaxed and enjoyed the view before heading back.

This was an amazing ride that covered approximately 120 miles. Although this could easily be added-to if you explored all the various side roads that wind through farms, forests and orchards, it was a fantastic ride in the middle of February.

Stay tuned for the next entry that I can hopefully do this Sunday if the weather holds out. I also hope to take more stills, but this time our still camera broke at our first stop, and all we had is the video camera.