Kona Vacation Home Photos. New Home in Mauna Lani Estates
Kona Vacation Home Photos. This is a new and exciting home in Mauna Lani Estates. The simple luxury of this property is a fresh approach to relaxed resort life. The beautifully-crafted tropical design sits in harmony with surrounding fields of lava and the lush Mauna Lani landscape.
The spaces of the home flow from interior to exterior, and a Hawaiian respect for nature and the land ‘Aloha aina’ is evident in the thoughtful use of natural materials, natural light and natural ventilation.
This incredible property covers around 3 acres and is located on a beautiful peninsula nestled between two stunning ocean bays. It features a charming Hawaiian-style beach house with five bedrooms and four bathrooms, along with two cozy two-bedroom guest cottages, two greenhouses, and a pool house.
Owned by a celebrity, this property is situated at Waialea Bay on the Big Island of Hawaii. It boasts about 830 feet of prime oceanfront along the Kohala Coast, close to the famous surf spot and the inviting white sandy beach known as 69’s. You can also explore the underwater wonders of Kiele Bay, a secluded snorkeling spot just south of the home.
This historic estate seamlessly combines luxurious privacy with the timeless charm of Hawaiian design. Spacious verandas overlook the ocean and create a seamless flow between indoor and outdoor living spaces, allowing you to fully enjoy one of the most exquisite oceanfront locations on the entire island.
The property’s uniqueness has been acknowledged by the Honolulu Garden Club, which is affiliated with the Garden Club of America. The estate features a variety of coconut tree species, and you can savor the delights of a terraced vegetable garden and fruit trees, including lemons, papayas, pomelos, and mangoes.
This celebrity-owned property at Waialea Bay encompasses 830 feet of prime ocean frontage on the Kohala Coast, adjacent to the world-class surf break and white sandy beach known as 69s.
This place isn’t just a Hawaiian beach house with five bedrooms and four bathrooms. It also has two guest cottages, each with two bedrooms, two greenhouses, and a pool house. Spread across roughly 3 acres, this property is tucked away on a secluded and beautiful peninsula, nestled between two stunning ocean bays.
The clean, blue water of the secluded Kiele Bay borders the south side of the home. Spacious verandas overlook the ocean and maximize indoor-outdoor living space to take full advantage of one of the finest oceanfront properties on the entire island.
An Estate with a Story
The historical estate seamlessly blends luxurious privacy with classic island style. Story goes that when the home was built in the 1920s, as no roads had yet been built to the area, lumber was floated over from Kawaihae Harbor for the homes construction. The home includes over 2,900 square feet of indoor living area and 3,200 square feet of outdoor living space.
Immerse yourself in a sustainable way of living on this charming former honeybee farm. Explore the two roomy greenhouses, fully screened and equipped with irrigation and lighting. The Honolulu Garden Club, connected to the Garden Club of America, has taken note of the diverse range of coconut tree species on this distinctive property. Delight in the abundance of tropical goodies from the terraced vegetable garden and the fruit trees, including zesty lemons, succulent papayas, refreshing pomelos, and juicy mangoes.
The Big Picture
Within a short walking distance from the main residence is the oceanfront cottage, which comfortably hosts guests with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a full kitchen. Walk through the terraced vegetable garden to a second guest cottage, where two bedrooms and two bathrooms provide another private retreat. Over three acres total, opening up to the ocean on three sides, the estate allows abundant space to entertain, relax, and explore.
Living Area 4,530 Sq Ft
Lot Size 2.05 Acres
In-ground Pool & Spa
Views: Bay, Coastline, Mountain, Ocean, Ocean Horizon, Sunset
Why do you need professional photos of your rental? Your cell phone takes pretty killer pictures now!
Good photos of your vacation rental are essential in marketing your property.
Travelers that choose to stay in vacation homes are savvy shoppers, and most compare many properties online before they book.
Your photos help your property stand out among the competition and directly impact your bookings. It is crowded on the booking sites!
1. Professional Photography
One cannot stress the importance of having professionally photographed images of your home.
Amateur photography will not only poorly showcase your rental; it suggests that the owner or manager of the home simply does not care.
Professional architectural photographers know how to frame each image and to keep the vertical lines of the structure vertical.
They know how to show your view and your interiors without blowing out the windows or darkening the insides.
A good vacation rental photographer has an eye for best showcasing your rental!
2. Cleaning and Staging Your Property
Vacation homes are an alternative to hotels, and hotels usually have fabulous photos that are immaculately styled and photographed.
Vacation owners can do the same, endeavoring to keep the images real.
Hotels may have restrictions on props and amount of staging, but rentals are homes. People will lounge in them, cook in them; take leisurely baths and more.
Stage the rentals to reflect these homey comforts. We suggest that you style your homes with items that come with the rental such as the tableware, adding extras such as a small flower arrangement and fresh fruit.
3. Focus on the Strengths of the Rental
Vacation rentals tend to be unique, reflecting the owners sensibilities in décor, furnishings and goods stocked. Photos should display the character of your home. Flaunt the majestic sunset, the resplendent bath, and the thoughtfully stocked games cabinet. Star that chef’s kitchen.
Have the photographer take pictures of nearby scenic attractions, common pool and other features. Your guests will appreciate any assistance in fleshing out their daily itineraries, and nearby attractions add value to your rental. Aerial images are a great way to showcase the desirable location of your rental.
4. Decide on Types of Media
At a bare minimum, owners should have a suite of 25 or more good still images.
Owners should then consider supplementing stills with a select few virtual tours. Unlike still images, which show a room from one vantage point, a 360 degree panorama shows all corners of a room, giving travelers a better spatial awareness of your lodging. Your guests ultimately have greater confidence in booking your rental.
Below is an excellent example of a vacation rental virtual tour.
Finally, if your budget permits, invest in a narrated video tour of your home. While still photos and virtual tours tend to be documentary in nature, a well-produced narrated video can evoke a more emotional response from a visitor.
5. Displaying Your Photos
It is critical that your professional photos are properly showcased on the web. Display the images in high resolution and full screen on your own website. Use relevant captions, tags and keywords to describe each image. On booking sites that downsize your images, link back to your own webpage. If using 2 or more types of media, display them in full screen from a single viewer. Enable high resolution display of stills, virtual tours and videos on mobile devices, including Apple devices.
PanaViz is an architectural photographer providing vacation rental photography services on Maui, Kauai, Oahu and Big Island, Hawaii. Our affordable photography services are utilized by vacation rental owners, management companies and booking sites.