Wai’alea Bay Estate

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Wai’alea Bay Estate

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.

Oceanfront Peninsula Estate Offers One-of-a-Kind Opportunity

This celebrity-owned property at Wai’alea 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 69’s.

Wai’alea Bay Estate

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.

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Spectacular Locale

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.

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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 home’s construction. The home includes over 2,900 square feet of indoor living area and 3,200 square feet of outdoor living space.

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Sustainable Living

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.

Home Details

  • 9 Bedrooms
  • 7.5 Baths
  • Living Area 4,530 Sq Ft
  • Lot Size 2.05 Acres
  • In-ground Pool & Spa
  • Built 1989
  • Frontage: Ocean
  • Views: Bay, Coastline, Mountain, Ocean, Ocean Horizon, Sunset

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Vacation Rental Visual Marketing

PanaViz produces media for Hotels, Resorts and Vacation Homes. The hotels have a much larger marketing budget than vacation home owners, but we are creating the SAME content for both of them (at different price points). Where they diverge is the implementation.

Hotels take our large format images, virtual tours and videos and display them prominently on their web sites in high definition formats. Virtual tours are easily found, usually on the first page. They distribute images and media through third party sites, in high resolution and optimized formats.

Vacation home owners take our high resolution images and scale them into itty, bitty sizes for their sites. Sites like VRBO and Homeaway degrade these images even further. A majority of the vacation homes that we shoot are significantly better than neighboring 4 star hotels. The owners need to drive home this point. They need to show in high resolution their amenities, their square footage, their multiple rooms as a comparison to the one room vacationers get at a hotel for the same rate.

Here are some suggestions on how to best implement you visual assets.

Large Images

Even facebook takes images up to 720 pixels wide. Put a link to a slideshow, preferably linking to your own website, that displays images gloriously in fullscreen or a big format. People have larger monitors now, and small images look like thumbnails on some monitors.

Professional Photography

Your vacation home images should be vibrant and crisp. They should be staged with touches such as flower arrangements, set tables and more. Professional photographers ensure that vertical lines such as wall corners remain vertical in photographs. The photographer should strive to capture the mood of your place.

Visibility and Accessibility

Videos and Virtual Tours as well as still photos should be implemented on the page describing the property. Your potential clients should not have to click more than 2 times to get to your media.


Have your own website. Showcase your home with quality, well staged photographs and rich media. Have well written, search engine optimized content. If you are listing your property on a site that allows links, link back to your own site. There you can expound on the benefits of your home instead of distracting the looker with other homes in your area. Promote your site on as many venues as possible. Facebook, booking sites, twitter and more.

Many travelers have already discovered the convenience of vacation homes. Others still try to book hotels rooms. Others may have had children and are ready to discover the home away from home joys of a vacation home.

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