Dive Into The Hawaii Experience At A Secluded Bayside Retreat

83-498 Keawaiki Rd – Big Island
Welcome to this breathtaking secluded retreat located on Kealakekua Bay. (Hawaii Life)

Be careful if you visit the Big Island of Hawaii. It will beguile you with its jet-black volcanic sands and clear waters filled with colorful sea life. It will captivate you with rainbows of galaxies on nights darker than you can imagine. It will tempt you to snorkel with manta rays after sunset and you will consider it … no matter what you’re thinking now.

83-498 Keawaiki Road

The bayside home on Keawaiki Road is surrounded by a lush blanket of natural flora. (Hawaii Life)

You can do what you want in paradise. Even veg out with a cup of locally grown Kona coffee in a bayside home designed to bring the outdoors inside.

This three-bedroom, four-bathroom property on the island’s west coast is constructed with walls of glass that make it easy to enjoy the wonder of Hawaii. The panels open so you can breathe in the outside while still sipping your coffee inside the house. You can also relax inside in air conditioning with doors tightly shut on days when ocean breezes sleep.

83-498 Keawaiki Road

Walls of glass create a seamless experience that makes it easy to enjoy the scenery. (Hawaii Life)

The property’s 2,600 square feet of living space is divided between two buildings―one with a main living area, modern kitchen and bathroom and the other a separate two-story, three-bedroom, three-bathroom home. The gated dwellings sit on half an acre of lush oceanfront land that faces west.

Since the home was built in 2018, everything is modern. An entryway with wooden doors flanked by a stone fence sets the mood for a tropical retreat with simple, sleek lines that showcase the surrounding natural world. Marble surfaces in the kitchen and bathrooms nod to luxury. Stone floors and carved wood accents throughout work with nature rather than compete with it. Louvered windows and ceiling fans mirror traditional tropical design.

83-498 Keawaiki Rd – Big Island

The two-structure compound sits on half an acre of lush oceanfront with west-facing views. (Hawaii Life)

Panoramic views of the coastline and the sunset can be captured from the front yard, kitchen, lanai and balcony. A gentle path leads down to the beach.

There also is a private outdoor shower and ample storage for kayaks, paddleboards, surfboards, scuba and snorkeling equipment.

83-498 Keawaiki Rd – Big Island

Clean lines, polished surfaces and use of natural materials highlights the home’s contemporary vibe. (Hawaii Life)

Old-growth tropical landscaping offers a natural buffer from neighbors. For additional security, or perhaps solitude insurance, an adjacent vacant parcel is available for purchase separately. The land could be an investment for later sale or the construction of another home for family or friends. Note, however, that zoning does not allow short-term vacation rentals.

The secluded island home in the gated Captain Cook community is set on a prime location on Kealakekua Bay―far enough from tourism but close enough to easily reach high-end restaurants and burger places, golf, shopping, shaved ice and the other modern essentials in Kona, just to the north. It’s about 25 miles to Kona International Airport.

83-498 Keawaiki Rd – Big Island

Old-growth tropical landscaping offers a natural buffer from neighbors. (Hawaii Life)

The listing price for 83-498 Keawaiki Road is US $4.3 million. The listing agent is Jan Nores of Hawaii Life.