• MLS# 613417
  • Business, Residential
  • 8 Beds
  • 8 Full Baths
  • 4,150 SQFT
  • Puna

Kipuka is an established business opportunity with praise garnered from the New York Times and Los Angeles Times for its beauty, sustainability and its off the grid location allowing absolute privacy in paradise. It all started from a vision of creating a dreamlike garden filled with palm species from around the world and has now flourished into this 6 acre eco-savvy resort. It contains four cottages, a saltwater swimming pool and a bamboo halau’ initially constructed for yoga, evening socials and invitational events. The cottages have hotel-quality beds, walk-in showers and refrigerators. Two of the guest houses are 996 square feet, each with three bedrooms, two baths, kitchen and living room and wrap around lanai and two smaller, private lanais adjoining two of the bedroom. The other two are 612 square feet with one bedroom, one bath, kitchen and living room and a wrap around lanai. The cottages are constructed from Polynesian bamboo which is extremely ecologically sustainable making this an ideal location to coexist in harmony with nature.
The heart of Kipuka lies in the garden which is home to over 350 distinct palm species numbering in at over 3,000 individual trees on the six landscaped acres all planted in volcanic cinders. With interior roads below the elevation of the surrounding beds, rising like islands around you, it is the perfect opportunity for those seeking to provide dreamy Hawaiian ambiance alongside the ideal balance between luxury and seclusion to visitors from around the globe.The eco-friendly resort infrastructure is equipped with a solar-powered electrical system, state-of-the-art battery technology, as well as efficient lighting & appliances. The property’s vast amount of acreage affords new owners the ability and space to construct additional guest houses if necessary. Nearby area attractions such as the Volcano National Park, Ahalanui Warm Ponds, and Kapoho Tide Pools, lend strong support to this business with a powerful growth potential

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The fastest growing district in Hawaii, enigmatic Puna is often said to be where the Volcano goddess Pele, of Hawaiian legend, is active in her workshop. Kilauea’s ongoing eruption continues to expand Puna's coastline, spilling layer upon layer of lava into the ocean.

Sometimes called "the last Hawaiian frontier," Puna real estate is considered to be the most affordable in the state. Several large subdivisions in the district were originally developed with minimal infrastructure, so those who thrive in rural East Hawaii quickly learn the importance of living in harmony with the land and weather patterns. Many residents even opt for off-grid living. A stop at the Sunday Maku'u Farmers Market is a great way to see first-hand the community commitment to promoting local food and the local economy.

Crossing into Puna from South Hilo, Keaau is the first commercial center you encounter. Both Keaau and agriculturally fertile Kurtistown are accessed from Highway 11. Orchidland Estates and Hawaiian Paradise Park are the first large rural subdivisions along Highway 130, which branches off to the southeast from Highway 11. Most properties in these subdivisions are in rainwater catchment water areas and many are on unpaved roads. 

Puna Makai (makai means “toward the sea”) includes the easternmost point on the Big Island where you will find the Kapoho Kumakahi Lighthouse, the subdivisions of Hawaiian Beaches and Leilani Estates, the town of Pahoa and the rugged coastal areas beyond. Pahoa, the eclectic commercial hub of Puna Makai, is a gathering place for rural East Hawaii residents and home to several restaurants, shops, Malama Market and the Pahoa Skatepark. 

Higher in elevation is the town of Mountain View and the subdivisions of Hawaiian Acres, Fern Acres, Fern Forest and Eden Roc. These communities comprise Puna Mauka (mauka means “toward the mountain”). While parts of Kurtistown and Mountain View are agriculturally rich areas where deep soil can be found, the subdivisions to the left of Highway 11 sit atop old lava flows. Residents will tell you that the abundant rainfall of this area is a blessing and a challenge. Maintaining a property here takes dedication--and a good arsenal of lawn-care tools.

Surrounded by lush rainforest filled with native trees and green hapu’u ferns, Volcano, at approximately 4,000 ft above sea level, has a very different ecology and climate than coastal Puna.  Temperatures can drop dramatically at night so many homes at this elevation are built with fireplaces or cozy wood-stoves. Often, Volcano homes are vacation escapes for owners who live on the mainland or on urban Oahu. There is a thriving Bed and Breakfast economy here, attracting tourists visiting the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.  Ohia Estates and Mauna Loa Estates are subdivisions located just across the highway from nearby Volcano Village, where Big Island residents and visitors alike gather at Village restaurants or the Sunday morning Cooper Center Farmers Market.

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