Keauhou in Hawaiian means “New Era” or “New Beginnings,” and Keauhou Estates, an exclusive enclave just south of Kailua Kona town that was once home to Hawaiian royalty, offers a sense of renewal and rejuvenation rarely experienced in private areas.  

Keauhou is the birthplace of King Kamehameha III whose legend began as a baby, stillborn until he was dipped in the waters of Keauhou Bay.  Visit the plaque commemorating the important event at the foot of Keauhou Bay, and if you want to read more about the Hawaiian history, here are a few selections to choose from: Lost Kingdom by Julia Flynn SilerUnfamiliar Fishes by Sarah VowellShoal of Time by Gavan Daws.

This private, gated subdivison of multi-million dollar homes provides residents and visitors with 24-hour manned security, the only such security in North Kona.  Visit this historic enclave and you’ll understand why the royals claimed this area — breathtaking coastline and ocean views span Keauhou Bay and the unending Pacific Ocean.  Many of the homes are architectural beauties with a median price of $1.5 million and many homes priced as high as $3.5 million. Keauhou Estates is also adjacent to shopping, restaurants, golf, and a multiplex. It's also near Kahalu'u snorkeling beach, golf and, of course, the Bay from which you can launch kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards.

Lotus Golden R(B) has for sale the lowest priced property in Keauhou Estates at only $950,000, MLS 270961 (Real Estate Rule of thumb: Buy the lowest priced home in a highly desireable neighborhood, and what happpens?  :)   This 2,172 sq. ft. home is on 17,312 sq. ft. of land within a lovely cul-de-sac on Kuhinanui Street. This single-story beauty has 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths and an open concept floor plan, and with a 500-foot the home offers sweeping views of the bay and ocean from almost every window.  But more than the such luxuries as a SubZero fridge, granite kitchen counters and large lanai with space for outside dining, this home features:

  • A BRAND NEW ROOF with vaulted ceilings, installed in January 2014!
  • Entryway water fountain
  • Koa kitchen cabinets
  • Wine refrigerator cooler
  • Kitchen island with built -in  stovetop
  • Large, landscaped yard
  • Two-car garage
  • BBQ area
  • Sold furnished

Additionally, the floor to ceiling windows and the built-in skylights provide gorgeous natural light throughout the home.   And look at these gorgeous views!

Live in one of the most important and historic parts of Hawaii — give Lotus a call or email her today at 808-895-9536 or

Lotus Golden R(B) is our luxury residential real estate specialist, who has respresented buyers and sellers in Hawaii since 2003.