Kohala by the Sea
Kohala by the Sea is a pretty gated community of 73 home sites on about 77 acres located a few minutes north of Kawaihae Harbor. It is a small community of custom homes on one acre parcels, most with some kind of ocean view. The recent asking prices below one million have made existing home availability scarce, but there are still a few vacant lots available. As a rule, the bigger the view the higher the price.
Of the four neighborhoods in this area, Kohala by the Sea generally has the best views for the best prices. This could be said about Kohala Estates, but homes there rarely comes on the market, and when the do, the neighboring property’s appearance and value can be significantly lower. While the mixed appearance of Kohala Estates is typical for Hawaii, many mainland folks prefer the more consistent streetscape provided by restrictive covenants, like Kohala by the Sea.