178 KAHOA ST HILO, HI 96720

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$675,000     Sold
2 beds     2 full & 0 half baths
1,008 sf     16,861 land

HONOLII SECLUDED HIDEAWAY - BEACHFRONT, OCEANFRONT AND RIVERFRONT. Situated on the banks of Honolii Stream, with direct ocean and beach access through a private securely gated path, this 2 bed/2 bath cottage is completely secluded while having unobstructed ocean, river and valley views. The adjacent park is considered the premier surfing spot on the Big Island and provides an uninterrupted lanai vista of surfers in the breaking waves. Known since ancient times as the "Traveling Sands of Honoli'i, a broad sandy beach typically extends most of the way across the stream mouth, disappearing periodically when heavy rainfall floods the river valley below, yet the sand always returning. Surrounded by lush tropical jungle foliage, the setting is one of an isolated and remote jungle hideaway while being only 15 minutes to the Hilo International Airport and all the amenities of Hilo Town. An adjacent bridge was built for the railroad in 1911 while a traditional Hawaiian river and lava rock retaining wall, measuring over 100 long and 10-15 high, adds to the old-world charm of the property. Its important to note that the property (including the cottage, retaining walls and all other structures) survived the once in a century powerful Hurricane Iselle without damage of any kind. Honolii has been called a magical remnant of Old Hawaii w/significant historical and mythological relevance. This beautiful river valley was once the site of a small Hawaiian fishing village with most of the community concentrated along the borders of the stream. It is known for its abundance of Green Sea turtles and seasonal whales. While the 1,088 sqft. home is completely functional, the owner has designed and fully permitted house plans for an expanded structure with nearly 3,000 sq. ft. of living area plus a cantilevered garage, all plans included with the sale.

MLS Data

  • Address: 178 KAHOA ST
  • City: HILO
  • State: HI
  • Zip: 96720
  • Price: $675,000
  • Status: Sold
  • Beds: 2
  • Baths Full:2
  • Baths Half: 0
  • Total Sq. Ft: 1,008 sf
  • Year Built: 1976
  • Type: Residential
  • Land Sq. Ft: 16,861
  • MLS # 608192
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  • MLS Area: South Hilo
  • Neighborhood: South Hilo
  • Elementary School: Kamehameha,St. Joseph's,Hilo High School
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  • View: Bay, Canyon, Coastline, Forest, Ocean, Ocean Horizon, River, Other (remarks), Sunrise
  • Land Tenure: Fee Simple
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  • TMK: 3260260020000
  • Zoning: RS-15

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