Desirable Keaukaha, a hidden jewel in East Hawaii. Fabulous views from this well thought out, immaculately maintained home.
Property has many upgrades. It has insulation in the walls and ceiling, not only does this create some sound proofing from the street noise, but it also makes the home cooler on those hot days. The range, washer and dryer are new, the dishwasher is almost new. Water heating is provided by solar, so electricity bills are reduced. The property is completely fenced, with palms and landscaping creating a fabulous privacy barrier. The wrap around deck is made from a composite deck material; definitely a bonus this close to the ocean. There are even privacy screens you can pull down on the sides of the larger lanai on the ocean side. The outside of the home was just painted, and the downstairs 364 sf storage room permitted and built. Inside of the home there are easy to maintain laminate floors. The large open floor plan of the living room, opens up to the deck area where you could sit and watch the whales in the winter. Kitchen has a breakfast island; ceilings are vaulted. The home feels larger than its 1392 sf. There is an inside laundry room and the master bedroom has a large walk in closet, and an ensuite bathroom having double sinks.
Lots of attention to detail, not to mention those stunning ocean views and great location make this a home to check out today.
Hilo town, the hub of the South and North Hilo districts, was once a thriving port for the sugar cane industry. Today it is the Hawaii County Seat and home of the island's major state and federal offices, a modern international airport, Hilo Medical Center, the University of Hawaii-Hilo, and state-of-the-art Imiloa Astronomy Center.
Although Hilo is not an incorporated city, it is the second-largest population center in the state with over 40,000 residents according to the 2000 census. Hilo also has an array of commerce and entertainment offerings--boutiques and galleries, big box stores, restaurants, museums, and several hotels.
The historic Bayfront area, though impacted by major tsunamis in 1946 and 1960, is still a center of economic and cultural activity, including a weekly farmers market, Palace Theatre events and the annual Black & White Night, Merrie Monarch, and Ho'olaule'a festivals.
Embracing the town's reputation as "the rainiest city in America", Hilo residents have a certain pride about East Hawaii's weather and enjoy a different flavor of Hawaii life than their neighbors on the dry west side. The Big Island’s famed greenery, tropical fruits and flowers, trees, ferns, forests, and farms all require reliable rainfall to thrive. Water is so important to life in Hawaii that waiwai (the word for "water", doubled) translates as "assets, valuable, wealth, rich, worth and benefit."
As is true for much of the Big Island, Hilo real estate is a mixed market, with upscale custom homes and fixer-upper "opportunity" properties, condos, vacation residences, private estates and oceanfront property. A knowledgeable Clark Realty agent can guide you to the best Hilo property for your needs.