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Kohanaiki: A Private Tropical Retreat On the Big Island’s Spectacular Kona Coast

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When searching for a private retreat on the Big Island of Hawaii, the ideal place to start is by finding a luxury community that fully meets your needs and expectations. Kohanaiki is a 450-acre oceanfront village ideally located just two miles from Kona International Airport on the island’s stunning Kona Coast. This exclusive enclave is a private equity club where membership is extended by invitation only. Kohanaiki includes a magnificent 18-hole Rees Jones-designed championship golf course that winds along pristine shoreline and through ancient lava fields and is the only course in Hawaii that boasts six oceanfront holes. The course was built with such respect for the land and the environment that it is recognized as a sanctuary by the Audubon Society. Kohanaiki’s clubhouse and spa is one of the largest private club facilities in the country, wherein members enjoy world-class dining and poolside food and beverage services. Direct beach access and Adventure Team ocean activities at Kona’s best ocean and surf site are also part of the countless daily offering of activities.

When Kohanaiki opened, the singular custom residential lot offering the most breathtaking golf course and ocean views was, not surprisingly, the first to be purchased. That lot is now the site of The Moana Residence, a five-bedroom, five-and-a-half bath tropical estate masterfully designed by award-winning architect Shay Zak of San Francisco-based Zak Architecture. This luxurious retreat was constructed by one of the top homebuilders in Hawaii, a company so highly respected that its business comes solely from referrals by satisfied customers and architects.

The Moana Residence contains approximately 7,000 square feet under roof and features superior finishes throughout, including ipe wood flooring, granite countertops, vaulted cedar ceilings and handmade custom African mahogany cabinetry. The home’s spacious lanais are paved with generous granite stones, and the estate’s beautifully landscaped grounds include a large lap pool, spa and separate pool pavilion. The home is offered turnkey, and includes all furnishings and housewares needed to make it immediately ready for carefree island living.

When purchasing a home in Hawaii but not currently residing in the islands, it’s important to have an experienced broker on your team who thoroughly commands the intricacies of island real estate. For more than 30 years, Joni Metzler has represented the most successful real estate developments on the Big Island’s idyllic Kona-Kohala Coast. Joni was the top producer at Hualalai Four Seasons Resort from its opening before being recruited by Discovery Land Company to open Kohanaiki, serving as its Director of Sales and Principal Broker, where her sales and marketing programs resulted in record-shattering numbers.

Joni has achieved this level of success throughout her career by using her knowledge of complex real estate transactions and her incomparable worldwide business contacts to give her buyers and sellers an edge in the Hawaii real estate market.

So whether you’re searching for the ideal oceanfront estate or you simply want to enjoy the pleasures of Big Island living by renting a vacation property, Joni has the experience, insider’s knowledge and contacts to make your dreams of living in Hawaii a reality.

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