Exclusive 80-acre Ranch Compound in Hawaii’s Waiki’i Ranch: A Haven of Ranch Living

Haven of Ranch Living

In the realm of Hawaiian real estate, visions of sprawling lanais, ocean panoramas, and verdant landscapes often come to mind. However, this $12 million estate on Hawaii’s Big Island offers a distinct departure, immersing you in the heart of the state’s captivating ranch country.

Nestled within the renowned Waiki’i Ranch, a mere 24 miles from the western coast of Hawaii, this 80-acre property on Alulike Road evokes the rustic charm of Texas’s rolling hills. Waiki’i Ranch, spanning over 2,000 acres, is a meticulously planned residential community ensconced on the slopes of Mauna Kea volcano. Here, the melding of equestrian amenities with the dramatic volcanic terrain creates an unparalleled rural retreat. Graced with eucalyptus and Monterey cypress trees, the sprawling farmland offers plots ranging from 10 to 40 acres, boasting fenced-in easements for dedicated equestrian pursuits and meandering trails for horseback riding and hiking.

The Alulike Road estate comprises two of the largest plots within Waiki’i Ranch, resulting in an expansive 80-acre sanctuary, one of the most spacious in the community. Scattered across the property are olive trees alongside orchards teeming with apple, peach, orange, lemon, and lime trees. Encompassing captivating vistas of Mauna Kea, the estate enjoys a secluded ambiance, backing against the protected Pu’u hill, enveloped by a forested hiking trail amidst the remnants of black lava from the 1843 eruption.

Despite its vast expanse, the primary residence exudes understated elegance, meticulously updated with contemporary finishes and fixtures. Spanning 2,880 square feet, the home boasts two bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a powder room, all thoughtfully arranged across a single level. A grand great room with vaulted ceilings sets the stage, seamlessly flowing into a kitchen adorned with a Viking gas range, double ovens, and Sub-Zero appliances. Adjoining is a dining area offering panoramic vistas of the lush surroundings, while the cozy living space centers around a fireplace, enveloped in natural light streaming through floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding glass doors that open onto a spacious lanai.

Just beyond the residence, a fire pit beckons amidst meticulously manicured lawns and undulating hills. For those prioritizing wellness and self-sufficiency, the property boasts an infrared sauna, cold plunge, and a greenhouse garden, ample for cultivating an array of produce from kale to tomatoes. Equestrian enthusiasts will find solace in the garage/barn, three horse stalls, tack room, and feed room, complemented by an open arena for training. The estate’s sustainability is further underscored by its reliance on 75 solar panels with Blue Ion energy storage, solar hot water heaters, and heated floors.

The Waiki’i Ranch Homeowners’ Association ensures seamless management, offering a full-time ranch manager and a plethora of communal amenities, including a clubhouse, polo field, tennis court, and extensive equestrian facilities. Residents may opt to raise their own livestock, integrate pastures with the community’s cattle herd, or simply relish the serenity of this exclusive enclave.

Carrie Nicholson, a listing agent with Hawai’i Life, reflects on the allure of this exceptional property, nestled amidst the embrace of Hawaii’s majestic mountains. “Its prime location is undoubtedly one of its greatest assets, offering a beautiful haven within an exclusive and private enclave,” she remarks. “What truly distinguishes this property is being within the only equestrian-oriented gated community with a significant trail system for horseback riding on Hawaii Island, outside of Waimea.