Ever wonder how far your money would go somewhere else? Perhaps you’re in the market for a vacation home or second shelter to recharge and renew. Well we are scouring the top markets to answer the burning question: “What can I get for a million in …?”
This week we center on Hawaii, a dream-like paradise for anyone who loves the surf, the sand, and the salty ocean breeze. From afternoon rainstorms, to unbelievable geological terrain, and yes, double rainbows, let’s see how far our money will go in the current Hawaii marketplace shall we?
Oceanfront Condo in The Garden Isle of Kauai
The first property that caught our eye is what oceanfront dreams are made of! For a cool million you’re getting a light-and-bright, two-bedroom, two-bathroom retreat that is big on views and sits right on the ocean. This condo maximizes every ounce of its 985-square-foot floor plan with meticulous detail. We love the secluded feel and its lock-and-leave lifestyle, plus the location is second to none. We could go on and on about this is a Kauai condo, but the property description sums it up best:
“Step foot into the air conditioned condo, you are welcomed by the view that travelers long for here in Hawaii, nothing but the beautiful surf of the Pacific Ocean…Being 30 feet from the surf here at Poipu (Prince Kuhio Beach) offers spectacular views of marine wild life such as turtles, whales (in season) and surfers! Let’s not forget the romantic sunsets perfect for that honeymoon or special anniversary getaway. Located on a small peninsula of land, skirted on both side by beaches, makes for ‘one of the best snorkeling locations on Kauai here in Poipu’. Turtles feed every morning and afternoon on the rocks beneath the balcony (lanai).”
Turtles, whales, surfing, and sunsets! Alright 5050 Lawai Road Apt 310, you win. The description teases us further adding, “The Beach House, rated one of America’s Most Romantic Restaurants, is located right next door.” Who wants to relive their honeymoon all over again, or simply enjoy the ocean’s majesty on a whim? This Kauai condo allows you to do just that.
5050 Lawai Rd APT 310 Koloa, HI is currently listed for $1 million by Mical Kit Owen of Oceanfront Sotheby’s International Realty.
Maui Head-Turner Half a Mile From Kamaole Beach Park III
Take a breath and escape in this 1993 entertainer’s home boasting six bedrooms, nine bathrooms, and 3,616 square feet! So it needs a bit of updating — we get it – but the large open floor plan was built for families and children, plus it includes a sparkling pool and enchanting ocean views from several rooms! If you are one of those people who loves a fixer upper, then this one’s for you. With a cosmetic overhaul this could be one sweet family retreat or income-producing property.
More importantly, its within great proximity to the beach! The home is located just a half-mile from Kamaole Beach Park III in Kihei — a place treasured for it’s a sandy beach, spacious grassy areas with picnic tables, and playground. Who knew Maui under a million was within reach? Bonus:
“Back in the day this home was booked by a Location Agency and was used as a location for a professional music video and additionally for modeling photo shoots. A little more history about this residence, as the kids were getting older and heading to college, the home was #2 in all Maui County to get licensed as a Bed and Breakfast. With plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms you can have the whole Ohana live with you!”
2840 Umalu Pl Unit 281, Kihei, HI is currently listed for $999,000 by Kim Insley-Morrell and Dave Morrell with Shops of Wailea
Big Island Dreams Do Come True With This New Construction Opportunity
We’ve shown you a turn-key condo and a single-family fixer, but perhaps new construction is more your speed? We discovered a fabulous new construction residence located on the Big Island in Waikoloa that ticks all the boxes for those wanting shiny and new with an ocean view. This particular home is called a Model B “Nalu” and features a separate guest quarters – perfect for when eager relatives drop in for an extended visit. The home includes a Tesla PV system, rock wall courtyard entry, and so much more.
There is an HOA fee but it’s only $399 per month! The agent adds, “Will not last at these prices” and although we hear that from time to time, this time we believe her! At just under a million, it’s definitely worth a closer look.
69-9227 Ainamalu St, Waikoloa, Hi is currently listed for $999,000 by Lisa Barry of Prudential Big Island Hawaii Realty.