In Escrow-Islands at Mauna Lani P-1
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I just put into escrow for my buyer client, a beautiful, large three bedroom, three bathroom townhome in The Islands at Mauna Lani. This floor plan features three master-like suites, all with ensuite baths and one with a soaking tub. The selling owner renovated the home’s kitchen and master bath and is providing the property furnished.
The Islands at Mauna Lani were conceived to be a low-density, “island” of homes surrounded by water. It was the Tokyu Corporation’s vision to bring the ocean experience inland one mile in the early 1990s and develop 46 townhomes in a duplex and four-plex configuration, all with large, 2-car garages and large lanais off the upstairs master suite and downstairs living areas. Most of the units are situated along the 14th and 15th fairways of the Mauna Lani North Golf Course. The other properties now have spacious garden views.
Check out the slide show above from the original book-like brochure I found at a Waimea Thrift shop a few years ago. Notice the ponds in the site plan and how the buildings had extensive water features that surrounded every unit offering water views from most lower floor rooms.
Initially, the ponds and waterfalls surrounded the units providing water views in addition to the lush landscape. These were eliminated because of ongoing maintenance costs and infilled with additional plants and trees. Because of this, the 46 units are spread across 30, landscaped acres providing a low land to unit density ratio, which buyers appreciate.