Aloha and E Komo Mai. I am here to help you with your real estate needs on the Big Island of Hawaii with the commitment to providing you the very best, professional, and courteous service. I am intimately familiar with the communities in North Kohala, South Kohala, North Kona, and South Kona, so I am uniquely qualified to share with you my professional opinion about specific communities and be able to help you with your real estate needs whether it be selling or buying a property. Whether it’s your first home or your fifth, it’s still one of the most important transactions in your life. But it doesn't have to be stressful. I will work hard to make the process of buying or selling a home as smooth as possible for you. I can help you with new homes, existing homes, condominiums, vacant lots or commercial properties. Whatever your real estate needs, please feel free to give me a call so I can put my knowlege, experience, and aloha to work for you. Mahalo nui loa.
Lovette Llantos.  Gonna Love It with Lovette.  Top Producer.  Your Hawaii Realtor. Hawaii Real Estate service on the Big Island of Hawaii, neighbor islands, and even the mainland. Specializing in real estate in North Kohala, South Kohala, North Kona, & South Kona.  But we can also help you with your Big Island real estate needs in Kailua Kona / Kailua-Kona, Keauhou, Holualoa, Waimea, Kamuela, Waikoloa, Hamakua, Kohala, Hawi, Kealakekua, Captain Cook, Kau, Pahoa, Mountainview, Hilo, Puna, and other areas on the Big Island.
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About Lovette
Lovette Llantos is a highly respected real estate professional on the Big Island of Hawaii. She is a Top Producer with over 10 years of real estate experience reinforced by over 25 years of outstanding customer relationship management. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communications and has completed a number of advanced continuing education courses at George Washington University in Washington, DC. She is the recipient of the prestigious Top 100 Outstanding Filipina Women in the United States.  She has received numerous awards and commendations from colleagues and clients for outstanding service and achievements. She has been honored by various organizations in the community for her leadership and volunteer work in support of countless charitable activities for over 20 years. She appreciates her clients' kind words but she honestly draws more satisfaction and fulfillment from being able to help them. Not only does she gain them as friends, they also become part of her ohana. Knowledge, Experience, Aloha.   Gonna Love It with Lovette Lovette’s Credentials Top Producer Winner, National Sales Award Top 5% Nationwide Over 25 years of Award Winning Customer Service Top 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the USA Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications Board Member, Hawaii Island Realtors Board Member, West Hawaii Area Realtors State of California Senate Leadership Recognition Award Certified Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) Honolulu Magazine's "2013 Homebuyer's Guide: Best in Real Estate" Perennial Awardee of various charity & volunteer organizations Chairman of the Board ELITE Club Award Chairman of the Board Award- President's Club Award Executive's Club Award- Million Dollar Club Award Rookie of the Year Award Master’s Certificate in Project Management Washington Post Weichert Million Dollar Month All Stars Top Producer Hawaii Multiple Listings Service Treasurer & Secretary, Business Network International Kona District Certified Rental Specialist Certified Relocation Specialist Dulles Area Realtors Top Producer National Association of Realtors Dulles Area Association of Realtors Virginia Association of Realtors Metropolitan Regional Information Systems Enjoys Hula, Tennis, Volleyball, Scrapbooking, and Volunteer/charitable/fundraising activities To learn how Lovette can assist you in selling or buying your home, please call her at (808) 938-3910 or send her an email for a complimentary consultation.
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Lovette Llantos.  Gonna Love It with Lovette.  Top Producer.  Your Hawaii Realtor. Hawaii Real Estate service on the Big Island of Hawaii, neighbor islands, and even the mainland. Specializing in real estate in North Kohala, South Kohala, North Kona, & South Kona.  But we can also help you with your Big Island real estate needs in Kailua Kona / Kailua-Kona, Keauhou, Holualoa, Waimea, Kamuela, Waikoloa, Hamakua, Kohala, Hawi, Kealakekua, Captain Cook, Kau, Pahoa, Mountainview, Hilo, Puna, and other areas on the Big Island.
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An Overview and Different Lifestyles on the Big Island The Big Island administrative districts were originally based on the traditional land division called Mokue of Ancient Hawaii.  Today, however, the geographical regions of the island correlate to the nine tax map districts of the Big Island.   But more importantly, each district represents a unique lifestyle different from the others.  Click here to learn more. The Beaches of the Big Island Big Island beaches range from fine, white sand to rare green sand or luxurious black sand in tiny coves or vast shorelines all around the island. The beaches along the Kohala Coast are the most beautiful, easily accessed beaches on the Big Island; great for swimming, snorkeling, boogie boarding or just relaxing.  Click here to learn more. Activities There are so many things to see and do in Hawaii that it seems impossible to try to list them all! From those on the go 24/7 in search of adventure, to those wanting to kick back in total relaxation, everyone is bound to find something to love on the Big Island. From volcanoes to whale watching to golf or spas or just relaxing on the beach, you will find so much to do!  Click here to learn more Resort Guide Want the best of mainland living in a tropical setting?  Then, resort living may be what best suits you.  Check out the Big Island resort guide. Points of Interest From popular attractions to off the beaten path locations, there are almost endless places to visit and marvel on the Big Island.  There is bound to be one or a handful that will be your favorite place to visit that paints the picture of paradise.  More to come...
Lovette Llantos.  Gonna Love It with Lovette.  Top Producer.  Your Hawaii Realtor. Hawaii Real Estate service on the Big Island of Hawaii, neighbor islands, and even the mainland. Specializing in real estate in North Kohala, South Kohala, North Kona, & South Kona.  But we can also help you with your Big Island real estate needs in Kailua Kona / Kailua-Kona, Keauhou, Holualoa, Waimea, Kamuela, Waikoloa, Hamakua, Kohala, Hawi, Kealakekua, Captain Cook, Kau, Pahoa, Mountainview, Hilo, Puna, and other areas on the Big Island.
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Lovette Llantos, R(B) 808.938.3910 Top Producer Your Hawaii Realtor-Broker lovette@gonnalove-it.com Gonna Love It with Lovette, LLC Big Island of Hawaii
Lovette Llantos.  Gonna Love It with Lovette.  Top Producer.  Your Hawaii Realtor. Hawaii Real Estate service on the Big Island of Hawaii, neighbor islands, and even the mainland. Specializing in real estate in North Kohala, South Kohala, North Kona, & South Kona.  But we can also help you with your Big Island real estate needs in Kailua Kona / Kailua-Kona, Keauhou, Holualoa, Waimea, Kamuela, Waikoloa, Hamakua, Kohala, Hawi, Kealakekua, Captain Cook, Kau, Pahoa, Mountainview, Hilo, Puna, and other areas on the Big Island.
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Almost two thousand years ago Polynesian mariners navigated across vast unknown waters to find a tropical paradise they would call the Island of Hawaii. Comprised of five volcanos (Kohala, Mauna Kea, Hualalai, Mauna Loa and Kilauea) this “Big Island” spreads across 4,028 square miles and is the largest and southernmost in the Hawaiian chain. The Big Island is a land of unmatched natural beauty and bio-diversity. From arid landscapes to lush tropical rain forests, to snow-covered mountaintops, to high plains and down to world’s most temperate and stunning beaches. The Big Island is a harmonious microcosm of the best our world has to offer in one miraculous setting. Residents and guests can expect a warm welcome and a varied and rich lifestyle here. The crystal blue beaches of the Kohala Coast are rated among the best in the world. Our abundant and tranquil Pacific waters provide the ideal environment for championship sports fishing, sailing, paddling, surfing, boogie boarding, snorkeling and scuba diving, or just enjoying those perfect moments of basking on the sand while watching the sun set across golden waters. Here you’ll enjoy nature hikes through ancient valleys crested by cascading waterfalls and stunning rainbows. You’ll experience the gentle explosion of life in our many tropical rain forests, and the fiery act of creation at one of the world’s most active volcanoes, Kilauea, located in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. In the up-country of the Kohala Mountains you’ll discover the home of the Paniolo, Hawaii’s cowboy tradition dating back to the 1830s. You’ll ride horseback over windswept grassy plains and rolling hills and marvel at how this “Western” landscape gives way to a pristine coastline and sun-drenched beaches. Whether you desire the sophisticated city life of Kailua Kona or Hilo, the inviting waters and majestic views of the Kohala coastline, the serenity of country living found in North Kohala, the plantation simplicity of the Hamakua coast, the “off the grid” havens found in Puna or Kau - the grandeur of the Island of Hawaii artfully unites extraordinary homes with extraordinary lives.
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Lovette Llantos.  Gonna Love It with Lovette.  Top Producer.  Your Hawaii Realtor. Hawaii Real Estate service on the Big Island of Hawaii, neighbor islands, and even the mainland. Specializing in real estate in North Kohala, South Kohala, North Kona, & South Kona.  But we can also help you with your Big Island real estate needs in Kailua Kona / Kailua-Kona, Keauhou, Holualoa, Waimea, Kamuela, Waikoloa, Hamakua, Kohala, Hawi, Kealakekua, Captain Cook, Kau, Pahoa, Mountainview, Hilo, Puna, and other areas on the Big Island.
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Lifestyle: North Kohala is a land of contrasts rich in its living Hawaiian heritage. Rugged coastlines with ancient temples give way to verdant grass lands where sugar was once king and modern-day cowboys still ride the range. It’s is the homeland of King Kamehameha the Great and a place where one can still hear the whisper of ancient gods on the cool ocean winds. Beautiful scenery, virgin landscapes, a climate that ranges from deserts to rain forests, all with the slow pace of old Hawaii gives North Kohala the character that so many love. North Kohala is old Hawaii country living with many amenities. It is also cattle country so expect to enjoy Big Island natural grass fed beef and mountain raised sheep, and maybe even some wild boar if you’re a hunter or make friends with one. Shopping is not as extensive on the north side of the island as Kona or Hilo, but there are plenty of grocery stores and "mom and pop" shops in the plantation town of Hawi where all your basic shopping needs can be met.There are two very good K-12 private schools within commuting distance in Waimea (technically South Kohala), Hawaii Preparatory Academy and Parker School, and the northern tip of island has K-12 public schools along with the private Kohala Mission School. Activities: North Kohala is an equestrian paradise with outfits such Kahua Ranch and Paniolo Adventures that specialize in all levels of horseback riding tours. The Kohala Ranch community incorporates a riding trail as part of its up country lifestyle. Natural beauty abounds in North Kohala, Ziplines are popular and there are many hiking trails across the pristine hills and countryside - a trek down to Pololu Valley is a must! With a long coastline, fishing, paddlingand water sports are plentiful but the waters here can be more challenging than those on the Kona and Kohala coasts. Respect for the ocean is a given and the buddy system is always a good idea. Heritage: North Kohala is steeped in Hawaiian heritage from the birthplace of King Kamehameha, to the ancient heiaus (Hawaiian temples) at Pu’ukohola and Mo’okini, and to the statue of the Great King that watches over the city of Kapa’au. King Kamehameha’s warriors trained and fought over the mountains and valleys of Kohala, the same lands that would foster great sugar plantations and world renown cattle ranches. Kings, Queens, Hawaiian warriors, sugar barons and cowboys have all left their mark on North Kohala and the pride and majesty of their spirt remains the central character of this land.
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Lovette Llantos.  Gonna Love It with Lovette.  Top Producer.  Your Hawaii Realtor. Hawaii Real Estate service on the Big Island of Hawaii, neighbor islands, and even the mainland. Specializing in real estate in North Kohala, South Kohala, North Kona, & South Kona.  But we can also help you with your Big Island real estate needs in Kailua Kona / Kailua-Kona, Keauhou, Holualoa, Waimea, Kamuela, Waikoloa, Hamakua, Kohala, Hawi, Kealakekua, Captain Cook, Kau, Pahoa, Mountainview, Hilo, Puna, and other areas on the Big Island.
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Lifestyle: South Kohala extends mauka to makai from the Kohala mountains of Waimea to the costal harbor of Kawaihae on the northern end of the stunning Kohala coastline. Waimea, or Kamuela as it’s also known, is the birthplace of the Hawaiian cowboy - the paniolo - and the home of Hawaii’s oldest cattle ranch, Parker Ranch founded in 1847. The ranching and agricultural lifestyle defines this rugged yet astonishingly beautiful land. You’ll find many white and blue collar families residing here, from astronomers who work atop Mauna Kea at the world’s best observatories, to cowboys, ranchers and farmers, to those who support the resorts on the coastline, and to successful entrepreneurs who have chosen to make their dream home in these sacred hills. Activities: Though the Post Office reads "Kamuela" you won’t hear it called anything but "Waimea", the traditional name for this up-country town. Waimea is home to the prestigious Hawaii Preparatory Academy and the notable Parker School, both private institutions that offer excellent K-12 education alongside the public K-8 schools and a Montessori preschool. North Hawaii Community Hospital covers a wide range of health care needs plus there are general practitioners, dentists, chiropractors and specialists who all call Waimea home. The Chinese Medical College of Hawaii is also located in Waimea bringing the wisdom of eastern medicine to this polynesian island.   While not as extensive as Kailua Kona or Hilo, the shopping opportunities in Waimea at Parker Square, the Parker Ranch Shopping Center and the Kamuela Shopping Center cover most needs. Waimea boasts excellent "farm to table" restaurants such as Merriman’s, The Red Water Cafe, Solimeme’s Authentic Italian Restaurant and the Waimea Village Burger. Not far from Waimea in the middle of Parker Ranch country is Waikii Ranch where the cowboy lifestyle is celebrated through a polo field, equestrian and rodeo facilities. 20 minutes "down the hill" from Waimea is Kawaihae, predominately a shipping harbor but with a dock for recreational boats and fishing vessels. The Blue Dragon Restaurant in Kawaihae is known for fine dining and its nightly live entertainment. You won’t find seafood dishes more tasty and fresh than in Kawaihae, and that goes for most of the island as well. Heritage: This is paniolo country where the first Mexican vaqueros came to teach the Hawaiians the skills of ranching way back in 1832. It’s also home to the King Kamehameha’s Kipu'upu'u warriors who trained on the misty Kohala mountains. The Kipu'upu'u were named for the cold winds that blow down from snow-capped Mauna Kea, and were known for their legendary endurance and skill with the spear. Waimea also takes pride in their greatest paniolo, Ikua Purdy, who traveled in 1908 to mainland USA to compete in the Cheyenne Frontier Days National Rodeo where he broke the world record for steer roping proving that the Hawaiian cowboy was second to none. Waimea’s Paniolo Preservation Society is very active in promoting the proud and living heritage of Hawaii’s ranching industry. South Kohala still retains the spirit of cowboy country and offers the best of up-country living while being only a short drive away from the beautiful beaches of the Kohala Coast.
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Lovette Llantos, R(B) 808.938.3910 Top Producer Your Hawaii Realtor-Broker lovette@gonnalove-it.com Gonna Love It with Lovette, LLC Big Island of Hawaii
Lovette Llantos.  Gonna Love It with Lovette.  Top Producer.  Your Hawaii Realtor. Hawaii Real Estate service on the Big Island of Hawaii, neighbor islands, and even the mainland. Specializing in real estate in North Kohala, South Kohala, North Kona, & South Kona.  But we can also help you with your Big Island real estate needs in Kailua Kona / Kailua-Kona, Keauhou, Holualoa, Waimea, Kamuela, Waikoloa, Hamakua, Kohala, Hawi, Kealakekua, Captain Cook, Kau, Pahoa, Mountainview, Hilo, Puna, and other areas on the Big Island.
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Lifestyle: The Hamakua district runs from Waipio, the largest cultivated valley of ancient Hawaii, to just north of the county seat of Hilo. This 40 mile stretch of coastline is as fertile as its seaside views are beautiful. Hamakua was settled by the Hawaiians some 1,500 years ago, and in the 19th and 20th centuries it was the heart of the sugarcane industry. The Hamakua district is steeped in agriculture and provides cattle, sheep, timber, ginger, vanilla, macadamia nuts and exotic plants and flowers to Hawaii and the world. This is a land of cascading streams and waterfalls, pristine valleys, spectacular gorges, and large tracts of productive farmlands and orchards. The Hamakua coast is the definition of Old Hawaii in its simplicity and grandeur. Activities: The Hamakua coastline is for those who cherish the slow pace of small town life coupled with a natural beauty that is unmatched. Forget your shopping malls and the amenities of big city life - Hamakua is country living at its finest. Laupahoehoe and Honoka’a are the larger towns but beyond a grocery store and a few shops you’ll want to go to Hilo for a more expansive shopping experience. Popular activities here are home-grown: hiking, swimming, fishing, surfing and horseback riding are all popular. The major medical centers for the Hamakua district are found at either end of the Highway 19: Hilo Community Hospital on the south end and North Hawaii Community Hospital in Waimea. The lookout at Waipio Valley is a major tourist draw but a four-wheel drive vehicle is required to visit the lush valley below. Waipio Valley is a spectacular highlight of the Big Island with it’s sheer cliffs, rain forest covered valley and black sand beach. A visit to Waipio confirms why this sacred place has been revered by over 50 generations of Hawaiians. Heritage: The Hamakua Coast was one of the first areas cultivated by the ancient Hawaiians, and for obvious reasons: access to the bountiful sea, scores of waterfalls, streams and plenty of rain to nurture productive lands. The historical heritage of Waipio Valley is legendary. When King Kamehameha was a baby he was hidden here to protect him for a death sentence resulting from a prophecy that he would one day rule the island. Remnants of the sugar industry abound across the Hamakua from old train tracks to abandoned mills to small communities that were once company towns. For those who crave a simple life in a land of spectacular beauty, the Hamakua District is unmatched.
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Lovette Llantos, R(B) 808.938.3910 Top Producer Your Hawaii Realtor-Broker lovette@gonnalove-it.com Gonna Love It with Lovette, LLC Big Island of Hawaii
Lovette Llantos.  Gonna Love It with Lovette.  Top Producer.  Your Hawaii Realtor. Hawaii Real Estate service on the Big Island of Hawaii, neighbor islands, and even the mainland. Specializing in real estate in North Kohala, South Kohala, North Kona, & South Kona.  But we can also help you with your Big Island real estate needs in Kailua Kona / Kailua-Kona, Keauhou, Holualoa, Waimea, Kamuela, Waikoloa, Hamakua, Kohala, Hawi, Kealakekua, Captain Cook, Kau, Pahoa, Mountainview, Hilo, Puna, and other areas on the Big Island.
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Lifestyle: North Hilo is the southernmost extension of the Hamakua coastline as it rolls down Highway 19. North Hilo is a rural district of waterfalls, agriculture, horticulture, and some tourism activities. For many, being a resident of North Hilo allows them to experience the slow pace of old Hawaii while having an easy commute to Hilo, the second largest city in the Hawaiian Islands and the county seat of the Big Island. Activities: There are popular areas to surf along the coastline of North Hilo but caution should be taken as this is the windward side of the island and the seas can be challenging at times. Kolekole Beach Park sits along a stream that opens to the ocean and is a hot spot for surfing and body-boarding. Close to the small plantation town of Honomu is Akaka Falls State Park, a beautiful and free attraction with a half-mile walking path through stunning rain forests leading up to the 420 ft. Akaka Falls. Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens is a showcase for the flora of North Hilo and its self-guided trails feature over 2000 species of flowers and tropical plants. Heritage: Like the Hamakua coast and Hilo, the flavor of old Hawaii remains in the North Hilo district. Ample rainfall and lots of sunshine has made North Hilo an agricultural powerhouse for hundreds of years and home to a world-wide tropical plant and flower industry. Wave after wave of immigrants who came in support of the sugar industry left behind a very multi-cultural population. Though Hilo and North Hilo get about half the tourist traffic that Kailua Kona receives, many people prefer the slower pace of east side to that of metropolitan Kona.
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Lovette Llantos.  Gonna Love It with Lovette.  Top Producer.  Your Hawaii Realtor. Hawaii Real Estate service on the Big Island of Hawaii, neighbor islands, and even the mainland. Specializing in real estate in North Kohala, South Kohala, North Kona, & South Kona.  But we can also help you with your Big Island real estate needs in Kailua Kona / Kailua-Kona, Keauhou, Holualoa, Waimea, Kamuela, Waikoloa, Hamakua, Kohala, Hawi, Kealakekua, Captain Cook, Kau, Pahoa, Mountainview, Hilo, Puna, and other areas on the Big Island.
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Lifestyle: Hilo is the second largest city in the State of Hawaii, bested only by Honolulu, but that’s where the similarities between these two great cities end. Unlike its uptown cousin, Hilo retains the feel of old Hawaii from its plantation era bay front stores and shops, to the prestigious canoe races across Hilo Bay. It’s the center for the graceful art of hula and home to the world-renown Merrie Monarch Festival, the world’s most prestigious hula competition. Hilo resides in a district of tropical rain forests which give birth to an abundance of agriculture and floral products. It is also the gateway city for visitors who wish to experience one of the world’s most active volcanos, Kilueau, located 45 short minutes away in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Hilo may look like a sleepy plantation town but it is has a thriving business community with many mainland stores, dozens of restaurants and one of the finest farmer’s markets on the island. Hilo is the county seat and houses many governmental offices including that of the Mayor who presides over the entire Big Island. The public school system is extensive while St. Joseph’s School offers a rigorous and spiritually rich K-12 private school program. The University of Hawaii at Hilo is the only four year college on the island, and it includes the Imiloa Astronomy Center, which is a large tourist draw and a showcase for Hawaiian culture and the world-class astronomy work being doing at observatories atop Mauna Kea. Activities: Hilo has a nightlife with many bars and clubs throughout the waterfront areas. Canoe clubs are are very important to Hilo and bragging rights between clubs are taken very seriously. There is a golf course in town and a tennis center. The art of hula is practiced extensively across South Hilo, and throughout Hawaii, with many hulaus (formal hula clubs) vying to compete in the ultimate of competitions, the annual Merrie Monarch Festival, named after King David Kalakaua and broadcast across the globe. Hilo Hospital is a major medical center for the island and supports many medical professionals throughout the city. Heritage: South Hilo has been the eastern hub of the Big Island stretching back into Hawaiian antiquity. With its inlet bay, perfect for canoes and seafaring ships, and surrounded by rich and productive agricultural lands with plentiful rainfall, it’s no surprise that Hilo has thrived and remains the center of government and power on the Island of Hawaii. This multi-cultural city supports the largest population on the Big Island yet retains much of its old Hawaii charm.
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Lovette Llantos.  Gonna Love It with Lovette.  Top Producer.  Your Hawaii Realtor. Hawaii Real Estate service on the Big Island of Hawaii, neighbor islands, and even the mainland. Specializing in real estate in North Kohala, South Kohala, North Kona, & South Kona.  But we can also help you with your Big Island real estate needs in Kailua Kona / Kailua-Kona, Keauhou, Holualoa, Waimea, Kamuela, Waikoloa, Hamakua, Kohala, Hawi, Kealakekua, Captain Cook, Kau, Pahoa, Mountainview, Hilo, Puna, and other areas on the Big Island.
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Lifestyle: Puna means “spring of water” in Hawaiian and there are indeed tide pools along this district’s coastline where cold water bubbles up from the earth. Puna is a place of old Hawaiian values, rapid growth and expanding population. Much of the district is “jungled-in” by tropical rain forests and there can be interaction with the local volcano flows. Puna is also the fastest growing district on the island due to the substantial amount of sub-divided lots that can be had at affordable prices. Many areas in Puna are “off the grid” and rely on catchment systems for their water supply. Infrastructure is playing catch up with growth in many parts of the district. You won’t find anything resembling big city life in Puna, but for those with an adventurous spirit who crave a quiet life surrounded by natural beauty, the Puna district may be the perfect place to create a Hawaiian paradise. Activities: Nature is what it’s all about in Puna. Agricultural tourism is becoming more of a draw with anthurium flower production being the strongest on the island. The premier park of the Hawaiian islands, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, lies mostly in the Puna district. The Kapoho Tide Pools are a favorite for locals and visitors alike and team with marine life. There are no hospital facilities in Puna with the closet one being in Hilo. The old plantation town of Pahoa is the heart of the district and is filled with colorful characters who cherish their freedom and Puna’s frontier lifestyle. Pahoa offers a handful of good restaurants, a grocery store and a Longs general store and pharmacy. Outside of the few shops in Pahoa, most people drive into Hilo for their major shopping needs. Heritage: Puna is the land where the battle between jungle and volcano continues. One of the oldest and deadliest sacrificial heiau’s in all of Hawaii still stands in Puna though the land around it is covered in lava flow. It is thought that Waha’ula Heiau was so drenched in blood and misery that even Pele, the great Goddess of Fire, dare not approach it. A wildness of spirit still exists in this district, and those who make Puna their home find satisfaction in living on the edge of civilization and enjoying the personal freedom that brings to their lives.
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Lovette Llantos.  Gonna Love It with Lovette.  Top Producer.  Your Hawaii Realtor. Hawaii Real Estate service on the Big Island of Hawaii, neighbor islands, and even the mainland. Specializing in real estate in North Kohala, South Kohala, North Kona, & South Kona.  But we can also help you with your Big Island real estate needs in Kailua Kona / Kailua-Kona, Keauhou, Holualoa, Waimea, Kamuela, Waikoloa, Hamakua, Kohala, Hawi, Kealakekua, Captain Cook, Kau, Pahoa, Mountainview, Hilo, Puna, and other areas on the Big Island.
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Lifestyle: Kau is the undiscovered country of the Big Island. It’s the southern most point in the United States of America and almost untouched by modern civilization. Outside of the small towns of Naalehu, Pahala and Volcano, it’s “off-the-grid” but with magnificent views of the mountains and the ocean. Anyone looking for privacy and natural beauty will love Kau, and due to its remoteness, you’ll find some of the island’s best deals on homes and land. On the Western edge of the Kau district lies Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and the aptly named village of Volcano, an artist community that benefits from the huge visitor traffic drawn to Kilauea, the most active volcano in Hawaii. Kau is home to many writers and artists who enjoy the beauty of Hawaii and appreciate the privacy afforded by this rural and remote district. There is an elementary and middle school in Na’alehu, and K-12 schools in Pahala, but neither are highly rated. The town of Pahala has a community hospital and there are “Mom and Pop” stores providing the basic necessities, but Kau is not Kailua Kona or Hilo - this is life on one of America’s last frontiers, full of natural beauty, but not for those craving a big city lifestyle. Volcano village is is on the eastern edge of Kau and more “on the grid” with its proximity to the national park and to Hilo. You won’t find schools, hospitals or major shopping centers in Volcano but you will find a grocery store, a couple of fine restaurants, a nice lodge, and a few bed and breakfasts catering mainly to the national park visitors. Activities: Kau is Hawaii in all its natural beauty from the green sand beaches of Ka Lae (South Point) to the black sand beach of Punalu’u to the rain forests of Volcano and the mighty Kilauea, home of Pele, the Hawaiian Goddess of Fire. Kau is also known for its old Hawaiian ranches where the lifestyle of the paniolo, the Hawaiian cowboy, still endures. Hiking, fishing, biking, horseback riding and hunting are all part of the rugged Kau lifestyle. Heritage: Ka Lae (South Point) is believed to be one of the first landing spots for the ancient Polynesians who arrived here around 300 AD. Kau district has a land mass of 922 square miles making it the largest district on the island and ideal for cattle ranching, a practice that goes back well over one hundred years. It is a land of Hawaiian warriors and rough-and-tumble cowboys and that adventurous spirit still holds true for those who make Kau their home.
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Lovette Llantos.  Gonna Love It with Lovette.  Top Producer.  Your Hawaii Realtor. Hawaii Real Estate service on the Big Island of Hawaii, neighbor islands, and even the mainland. Specializing in real estate in North Kohala, South Kohala, North Kona, & South Kona.  But we can also help you with your Big Island real estate needs in Kailua Kona / Kailua-Kona, Keauhou, Holualoa, Waimea, Kamuela, Waikoloa, Hamakua, Kohala, Hawi, Kealakekua, Captain Cook, Kau, Pahoa, Mountainview, Hilo, Puna, and other areas on the Big Island.
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Lifestyle: South Kona is just a short drive from the bustling city life of Kailua Kona, yet its character is very different. Here you’ll enjoy country living in the land of Kings where Captain Cook met his untimely end, and where the illustrious Kona coffee is grown and shipped to connoisseurs around the world. South Kona has good public schools with an easy commute to the private and charter schools of Kalilua Kona. The Keei Cafe appeals to both residents and visitors with its “mountain to sea” menu. For those who don’t want to drive into Kailua Kona, there’s convenient shopping at the Kealakekua Ranch Shopping Center, which includes a Choicemart grocery store, a deli, a garden center, a hardware store and a hair saloon. The Kona Community Hospital in Kealakekua serves the West Hawaii community along with many private practices. Activities: Water sports are legendary in South Kona, the home of the Kealakekua Bay Marine Sanctuary and Ho’okena State Beach Park. The swimming and snorkeling is fantastic and the area is known for teaming pods of friendly dolphins and abundant marine life. Did we mention that the bays and coves dotting shoreline are gorgeous too? And if you don’t want to look at fish, you can also catch them - deep sea fishing is a favorite South Kona pastime. Along the coastline and throughout South Kona you’ll find coffee plantations, excellent hiking, and even a few ranches that offer horseback trail rides. Heritage: South Kona is a land of polynesian Kings and Queens whose word was law and who were laid to rest in secret caves along the coastline. For those who broke the sacred laws the only chance of survival was reaching Pu’uhonua O Honaunau, the Place of Refuge, which is now a National Park honoring Hawaiian culture and heritage. Not far from the Place of Refuge is the Honaunau Rodeo Arena, home for almost 50 years to one of the largest rodeos on the Big Island - the “Kona Stampede”. Whether it’s the rhythms of coastal life, the small town feel of old Hawaii, or the misty mountains of coffee country, South Kona has a lot to offer.
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Lovette Llantos, R(B) 808.938.3910 Top Producer Your Hawaii Realtor-Broker lovette@gonnalove-it.com Gonna Love It with Lovette, LLC Big Island of Hawaii
Lovette Llantos.  Gonna Love It with Lovette.  Top Producer.  Your Hawaii Realtor. Hawaii Real Estate service on the Big Island of Hawaii, neighbor islands, and even the mainland. Specializing in real estate in North Kohala, South Kohala, North Kona, & South Kona.  But we can also help you with your Big Island real estate needs in Kailua Kona / Kailua-Kona, Keauhou, Holualoa, Waimea, Kamuela, Waikoloa, Hamakua, Kohala, Hawi, Kealakekua, Captain Cook, Kau, Pahoa, Mountainview, Hilo, Puna, and other areas on the Big Island.
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Lifestyle: North Kona is our “Little LA Gone Hawaiian” and a popular choice for those new to the island whether they are new residents, those looking for a second home or wishing to invest in a business or vacation rental. The town of Kailua Kona has all the amenities of a big city without being one. Here you can choose your climate zone as sunny beaches roll up the hill to become misty mountains. This is the Hawaiian weather you’ve dreamed of and it’s 365 days a year. If you’re looking for a thriving urban life soaked in “fun in the sun” Hawaii, then Kailua Kona is your top destination. North Kona has a number of good schools and is home to Hualalai Academy, Innovations Public Charter School and West Hawaii Community College. Sports leagues abound for children and adults. The Kona Community Hospital is only 15 minutes away in Kealakekua though Kailua Kona is well served with many clinics and private practices. The abundance of shopping centers make Kailua Kona the “place to shop” for many west side residents. Fine restaurants, clubs, bars and brewpubs provide a nightlife unsurpassed on the island. Activities: Water sports in North Kona rank with the best in the world. That’s a bold statement, but it’s true. Location is everything. Take your pick of swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing, boogie boarding, canoe paddling, deep sea fishing, pleasure cruises, sailing, whale watching, submarine dives in Kona Bay, or just relaxing on the beach - it’s all here. You’ll find excellent golf at the Kona Country Club and the Makalei Golf Club, and tennis facilities at the Holua Tennis Center and the Royal Kona Tennis Club. You can hit the gym at Pacific Fitness or The Club, or join local exercise groups like Crossfit Kona, Zumba, or take part in Yoga instruction. Kailua Kona is home to the Ironman Triathlon, which attracts world class athletes to compete in an international sporting event of endurance through ocean swimming, biking and running. Heritage: King Kamehameha chose Kailua Kona as his seat of power in 1812, three years after uniting all of the Islands under his rule. It is home to Hulihe’e Palace, one of the three Hawaiian Royal palaces in the state, and to Mokuaikaua Church, the oldest Christian ministry in Hawaii. Kona Historical Society is very active in preserving and promoting this proud community’s heritage at the H.N. Greenwell Store Museum and through interactive performances at the Kona Coffee Living History Farm.
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Lovette Llantos.  Gonna Love It with Lovette.  Top Producer.  Your Hawaii Realtor. Hawaii Real Estate service on the Big Island of Hawaii, neighbor islands, and even the mainland. Specializing in real estate in North Kohala, South Kohala, North Kona, & South Kona.  But we can also help you with your Big Island real estate needs in Kailua Kona / Kailua-Kona, Keauhou, Holualoa, Waimea, Kamuela, Waikoloa, Hamakua, Kohala, Hawi, Kealakekua, Captain Cook, Kau, Pahoa, Mountainview, Hilo, Puna, and other areas on the Big Island.
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Swimming, snorkeling, diving, of just relaxing and enjoying your time under the sun, there is a beach on the island that will be perfect for you.  Come and explore our beaches.   You'll fall in love with the Big Island all over again. Big Island beaches range from fine, white sand to rare green sand or luxurious black sand in tiny coves or vast shorelines all around the island. The beaches along the Kohala Coast are the most beautiful, easily accessed beaches on the Big Island; great for swimming, snorkeling, boogie boarding or just relaxing. Kohala Coast Beaches Kauna’oa Beach - Located within the Mauna Kea Resort, this beach fronts the famous Mauna Kea Hotel. With all the beauty of its southern neighbor, Hapuna Beach, this crescent shaped, secluded white sand beach is great for swimming, snorkeling and family fun. Ask for a beach pass at the gate to the Mauna Kea Resort and follow the directions to beach parking. Come early, as beach access parking is limited. Hapuna Beach - This state park hosts one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. More crowded than its neighbor, Kauna’oa, this beach is approx 1/3 of a mile long and offers beautiful white sand with few rocks. Great for swimming, boogie boarding, snorkeling and building sand castles, this beach is always a family favorite. Bring your umbrella because there is no shade available on the beach. 49 Black Sand Beach - This beautiful black sand beach is located within the Mauna Lani Resort. It is a great beach for snorkeling and water play. The luxurious black sand is an elegant back drop for a day of leisure at a quiet beach. The sand does get extremely warm throughout the day so be sure to keep your sandals handy. Wailea Beach - Recently converted into a state park, this beach offers protection on windy days and plenty of shade. Great for swimming, snorkeling and relaxing, the whole family will love this beach. Puako - The beaches along Puako Beach Drive are a combination of lava rocks and sand. Divers, swimmers and snorkelers can walk carefully out over the rocks for some great deep water swimming. For the little ones, the tidal pools make for some fun exploring in the shallow waters teaming with minnows or turtles sunning themselves on the rocks. The sand crabs are comical to observe as they burrow into the sand. Divers will enjoy some of the best diving spots on this coastline. Beaches are accessible and by public access ways conveniently located along Puako Beach Drive. Look for the blue Beach Access signs. Anaeho’omalu Beach - Located at the Waikoloa Resort, the sand at this beach is more coarse than the others, yet located in a bay setting, it is protected from big waves. You can find a variety of ocean sports at this beach where you can rent equipment from boogie boards to kayaks, or make reservations for sunset sails or seasonal whale watching. Ki’holo Beach - This beach may require a hike to get there, yet once you arrive you discover it is a lovely cove where sea turtles enjoy basking in the warm Hawaiian sun. This is not a great sandy beach but perfect for the nature enthusiast. And because of the hike, tends to be less populated than some of the beaches more easily accessed. Kona Beaches Kua Bay - Just north of Kona, Kua Bay offers a scenic white sand beach gently sloping down into the ocean. The beauty of the white sand beach and light blue waters is breathtaking – no doubt, this is one of the prettiest beaches on the Island. However, there are no trees or shade here. Makalewena Beach - The beautiful beach of Makalawena stretches over five cove/inlets and covers an area of about a half a mile to a mile of shoreline. Makalawena is a remote beach, with few crowds. Prepare yourself for a 15-20 minute hike to get to this beach. The trailhead is in the Kona Coast State Park, off Route 19, the Queen Ka’ahumanu Highway. Kekaha Kai State Park - This sandy white beach nestles in a bay with gentle surf. It has a limited number of picnic tables shaded by coconut trees fed by bubbling freshwater springs, but no drinking water. Portable toilets are the only additional facilities. Old Kona Airport - The beach has a sheltered, sandy inlet with tidal pools for children, great for toddlers to wade without any worry of surf or current. Kahalu’u Beach Park - This is one of the best snorkeling spots on the Big Island, with a huge variety of fishes in clear shallow waters. Swim with schools of colorful fish in these protected waters; don’t forget your underwater camera! Other beaches - in the Kailua-Kona area include: Pine Trees, Baby Ponds at Kona Bay Estates, Honl’s Beach, and Magic Sands. Kealakekua Bay Marine Sanctuary encompasses 315 acres and measures 1.5 miles in length and one mile in width. It is the largest sheltered natural bay on the island of Hawaii. The spectacular marine sanctuary at Kealakekua Bay offers an abundance of colorful tropical fish, a variety of beautiful coral reefs and visibility often to 100 feet. The calm, protected waters of Kealakekua Bay provide superior snorkeling and diving year round. A pod of Hawaiian Spinner dolphins frequents Kealakekua Bay. The bay serves are a place for them to rest, feed, and a nursery for mothers and their calves. Due to the calm water conditions, extensive coral reef, and thriving underwater life, Kealakekua Bay offers some of the best snorkeling and diving in Hawaii. From the wharf across Kealakekua Bay, you can see the Captain Cook Monument. In the shallow waters adjacent to the Monument is where the best snorkeling and SCUBA diving is located. Additionally, there are spectacular views of the bay and the sheer cliffs on the eastern edge. Southpoint Beaches Green Sand Beach - You need good hiking shoes, or a permit and a four-wheel-drive vehicle to get to this truly green crescent beach, one of the most unusual on the island. The beach lies at the base of Pu’u o Mahana, a cinder cone formed during an early eruption of Mauna Loa; the greenish tint is caused by an accumulation of olivine that forms in volcanic eruptions. Swimming is dangerous in this windy, remote area, and there are no facilities. Punalu`u Beach - Punalu’u Black Sand Beach is one of the most picturesque beaches we have, with jet black sand and tall, leaning coconut palms. At the far end of the beach there is a pond with exotic ducks. A natural freshwater wading pool is good for rinsing off after snorkeling with the turtles. The water can be a bit brisk, as this was a popular place for Hawaiians to get fresh water from the many springs that bubble up in the bay. The word "Punalu’u" actually means "diving spring".
Lovette Llantos, R(B) 808.938.3910 Top Producer Your Hawaii Realtor-Broker lovette@gonnalove-it.com Gonna Love It with Lovette, LLC Big Island of Hawaii
Lovette Llantos.  Gonna Love It with Lovette.  Top Producer.  Your Hawaii Realtor. Hawaii Real Estate service on the Big Island of Hawaii, neighbor islands, and even the mainland. Specializing in real estate in North Kohala, South Kohala, North Kona, & South Kona.  But we can also help you with your Big Island real estate needs in Kailua Kona / Kailua-Kona, Keauhou, Holualoa, Waimea, Kamuela, Waikoloa, Hamakua, Kohala, Hawi, Kealakekua, Captain Cook, Kau, Pahoa, Mountainview, Hilo, Puna, and other areas on the Big Island.
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From those on the go 24/7 in search of adventure to those wanting to kick back in total relaxation, everyone is bound to find something to love on the Big Island. From volcanoes to whale watching to golf or spas or just relaxing on the beach, you will find so much to do! Fishing Sport fishing or deep sea fishing is a very popular attraction on Hawaii’s Big Island. The Kona Coast draws sport fishermen from around the globe with the lure of some of the world’s largest game fish. With a wide range of fishing boats available for charter out of Honokohau Harbor, you are sure to find the boat that suites you. Fishing charters are available for various durations lasting from 4 to 8 hours, up to overnight trips. If you are looking for solitude or an individual retreat, private fishing charters book the whole boat for the exclusive use of you and your group. Or you may choose to hire a “share boat” with a group of people. Golf The Big Island offers a wide variety of championship golf courses complete with pristine, lava lined fairways and palm tree-speckled greens, crystal blue waters and the rhythmic crash of waves just beyond the bunker. With numerous magnificent courses to choose from, some crafted by the biggest names in course design, Hawaii’s Big Island offers more than its fair share of the world’s most scenic holes. Discover courses along the golden Kohala coastline and play in the midst of striking contrasts of lush green fairways, pure white bunkers, jet black lava flows, and turquoise Pacific waters or enjoy upcountry playing with spectacular views. Kohala Coast Golf Courses o Big Island Country Club:  (808) 325-5044 o Hapuna Golf Course:  (808) 882-5400 o Makalei Golf:  (808) 325-6625 o Mauna Kea Golf:   (808) 882-5400 o Mauna Lani Resort’s Francis H. I’i Brown North and South Courses:  (808) 885-6655 o Waikoloa Resort Beach Course or Kings Course:   (808) 886-7888 or 1-877-WAIKOLOA o Waikoloa Village Course:  (808) 883-9621 o Waimea Country Club:  (808) 885-8777 Luau The Luau is a Hawaiian tradition, not to be missed. Entertainment, music and food all come together for a great night of fun. The entertainment consists of a variety of Polynesian dance, from fire dancers to traditional hula. Enjoy the beauty and splendor of the Hawaiian sunset while entranced by dance and music. The staple of the Hawaiian Luau is the kalua pork, or pig. The pig is prepared early in the morning and slow roasted in an “imu” all day. Usually, you can watch as finished pork is brought out of the imu. This main dish typically comes accompanied by other local favorites including lomi lomi salmon, chicken long rice, haupia and poi. But don’t worry, there will be plenty of traditional dishes for those who are less adventurous when it comes to cuisine. Luaus are offered at King Kamehameha Hotel, Fairmont Orchid at Mauna Lani, Royal Kona Resort and the Waikoloa Beach Marriott, and Hilton Waikoloa Village. Pampering Yourself Five mountains; Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa, Hualalai, Kohala and Haleakala on Maui across the channel form a healing “vortex’ and center of awareness. Thus, Hawaii’s Big Island is known as a healing, spiritual place where many come seeking the ultimate in rest, relaxation and rejuvenation. Here on the Big Island the ancient techniques join with today’s spa innovations to create places of pampering. Many settings, from simple to luxurious and sophisticated, are here to provide a wide variety of soothing spa experiences. Island products such as Lehua honey, coconut, mango, orchids, vanilla and Kona coffee each add in their own way to the rejuvenation process. Enjoy a massage serenaded by splashing surf or let a hot rock treatment melt away stress and worries. Hawaii’s Big Island spas are renowned the world over. Scuba/Snorkeling The Big Island offers various opportunities for snorkeling and scuba diving. Many of the beaches feature beautiful coral reefs with exotic local ocean life, great for snorkeling with the family. Puako, located on the Kohala Coast, is considered by many to be one of the most spectacular reefs in state. Located north of the Mauna Lani Resort and south of Hapuna Beach, the reef spans several kilometers of low lying areas easily accessible from where many of our Puako vacation rental properties are located. Corals are abundant on the reef flat, which extends from the shore to about 200 meters offshore where Hawaii charter fishing flourishes. The reef flat is an area of relatively high wave energy characterized by highly variable coral cover, primarily lobe coral and cauliflower coral. The diversity of fish will astonish you including yellow tangs and even an occasional spotted puffer or triggerfish. Following the reef flat is a vertical drop off of 3-6 meters which leads to the main Puako reef. This is an area of caves and crevices filled with encrusting corals and sponges. Green sea turtles are commonly found sleeping in caves and depressions on the main reef or gracefully swimming over the bottom. Schools of small fish may occasionally be seen feeding. Other places to find spectacular snorkeling and shore diving are Kahaluu Beach Park on Alii Drive or Kealakekua Bay and Honaunau Place of Refuge, about 20 minutes south of Kailua-Kona. If you are feeling adventurous, rent a kayak along the way to Kealakekua at one of the road side rentals, they will mount it to your car and supply life jackets if needed. You can kayak from the Kealakekua Bay to the Captain Cook monument. There you can snorkel, and spend the day in the sun, don’t forget your picnic lunch. Volcanoes Kilauea Volcano Kilauea is the only active volcano on the Big Island and one of the most popular visitor attractions in the state. Where else on earth can you see flowing lava from only a few feet away? If there is a surface flow, the hike can be long, hot and exhausting. Don’t forget your hiking shoes, sunscreen, a hat, water and flashlight if staying after dark. For updates, directions and information, please call Volcanoes National park at 808-985-6000 or the Lava Hotline at 808-961-8093. Kilauea is the home of Pele, the Hawaiian volcano goddess. The caldera was the site of nearly continuous activity during the 19th century and the early part of this century. Since 1952 there have been 34 eruptions, and since January 1983 eruptive activity has been continuous along the east rift zone. All told, Kilauea ranks among the world’s most active volcanoes and may even top the list. Mauna Kea Volcano Mauna Kea is the tallest mountain in the Hawaiian chain. Its summit rises to an elevation of 4205m above sea level. The summit is now home to a dozen powerful telescopes in the world, including Keck and Canada-France-Hawaii and Subaru. Guided tours of the summit are available. For more information contact the Mauna Kea Visitors Center at 808-961-2180. Mauna Loa, or “Long Mountain” in Hawaiian, rises 13,680 ft. above sea level. Since 1832, Mauna Loa has erupted 39 times; its last eruption was in 1984. The lava flow of 1855-1856 is said to be one of the greatest flows ever seen by modern observers. Much of the lava flow can be observed along Highway 19 as you travel north from the Kona Airport. Whale Watching Humpback whales visit the coastline of the Big Island during the winter months. Usually the first sighting is in early December and by late March most have already headed back north. You can “whale watch” along the shore anytime or take a whale watching tour. Sometimes you may just see a spray of water blast up into the air as the whales take a breath. Other times whales lift their tails or flukes out of the water or slap their flippers on the surface. Whales also just pop their heads out of the water – called an “eye spy.” On occasion, if you are really lucky, a whale will “breach”, actually jump clear out of the water and land on its side! What a sight! You may see a mother with her new calf or you could catch sight of a whole pod of whales enjoying the warm waters off the Big Island. Lots of whale watching excursions are available during the winter months – check directly with the tour operators for details.
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Lovette Llantos.  Gonna Love It with Lovette.  Top Producer.  Your Hawaii Realtor. Hawaii Real Estate service on the Big Island of Hawaii, neighbor islands, and even the mainland. Specializing in real estate in North Kohala, South Kohala, North Kona, & South Kona.  But we can also help you with your Big Island real estate needs in Kailua Kona / Kailua-Kona, Keauhou, Holualoa, Waimea, Kamuela, Waikoloa, Hamakua, Kohala, Hawi, Kealakekua, Captain Cook, Kau, Pahoa, Mountainview, Hilo, Puna, and other areas on the Big Island.
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Kohala Ranch Imagine vacationing amid rolling acres of treasured Big Island land-where tradition has paved the way from one era to the next-from Hawaiian gods to cattle barons and now to those with a lust for enjoying the lifestyle they truly can. While time has brought changes to the history-rich Kohala area, the simplicity of nature and wide open spaces have been preserved at Kohala Ranch. The neighboring resorts on the coast offer tennis, Big Island golf courses and fine dining. While horseback riding, deep sea fishing, beaches and scuba diving are within 10 minutes drive of these individual ranch homes. All homes are located on three or five acres gently rising from the coastal roadway just above the seashore to the cool tapestry of green meadows and rolling hills. Kohala Ranch truly offers a climate and terrain to suit every taste with the amenities of luxury resorts and white sandy beaches just minutes away. Mauna Lani Resort Discover Mauna Lani, a combination of historic preservation and luxury amenities. White sand beaches, soothing ocean breezes, championship golf, unrivaled spa treatments, award winning cuisine, water sports, and new adventures around every corner, make Mauna Lani Resort the perfect destination for your next Hawaii vacation. Mauna Kea Resort Its name is legendary. It set a new standard of luxury, and established a tradition of hospitality unparalleled. For many, it’s the very definition of a resort and the ideal setting for what a premier residential resort development should be.  With its two magnificent beaches, nine restaurants, an oceanside tennis garden, spa facilities, and 36 holes of championship golf Mauna Kea Resort ranks one of best in the world. Mauna Kea Resort’s award-winning tennis park, Seaside Tennis Club, located on the grounds of Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, features 13 Plexipave courts, a state-of-the-art video training facility, an open-air lanai (patio) with breathtaking ocean views of the Pacific, and a Pro Shop with full selection of the prestigious resort’s logo apparel. If you’re looking for golf, Conde’ Nast Traveler calls them “two of the best golf courses in the world.” Hapuna Golf Course offers 18 challenging holes of play, while the Mauna Kea Golf Course remains the standard by which all island courses are judged. A favorite of Golf Hawaii’s Mark Rolfing, the recently updated Mauna Kea Resort courses feature rolling fairways, sweeping shorelines, dramatic contours and incomparable hospitality. And the famous third hole over the ocean is one of the finest golf holes in the world.
Lovette Llantos, R(B) 808.938.3910 Top Producer Your Hawaii Realtor-Broker lovette@gonnalove-it.com Gonna Love It with Lovette, LLC Big Island of Hawaii
Lovette Llantos.  Gonna Love It with Lovette.  Top Producer.  Your Hawaii Realtor. Hawaii Real Estate service on the Big Island of Hawaii, neighbor islands, and even the mainland. Specializing in real estate in North Kohala, South Kohala, North Kona, & South Kona.  But we can also help you with your Big Island real estate needs in Kailua Kona / Kailua-Kona, Keauhou, Holualoa, Waimea, Kamuela, Waikoloa, Hamakua, Kohala, Hawi, Kealakekua, Captain Cook, Kau, Pahoa, Mountainview, Hilo, Puna, and other areas on the Big Island.
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Are you interested in purchasing a home in Hawaii, but have been having second thoughts because you don’t want the responsibility of owning a full house? There are many advantages to buying a condo. You don’t have to worry about the added expenses involved with owning a full-size house. You can produce income from the property if you list it as a vacation rental while you are away. Plus, you can use all the features of the community such as pool, athletic center, golf course, and restaurants. Condos in the resorts are always a good choice and the Waikoloa Beach Resort is a perfect example since it is one of the premier vacation destinations on the Big Island. Waikoloa Beach Resort feels like a small town while offering all the amenities you’d expect to find at a resort. The Kings and Beach Courses are both championship golf courses where you can spend the afternoon swinging a nine iron. In front of Kolea you’ll find a mile long white sand beach perfect for a morning stroll. There are also two open-air shopping malls, the Queens’ MarketPlace and the Kings’ Shops. They offer everything from boutiques to art galleries to gourmet grocery stores. At the Shores at Waikoloa Beach Resort, some units are 2 bedroom/ 2 bath condo featuring Mediterranean style architecture with pool, garden and pond views. Additional amenities include 2 tennis courts, pool, spa, fitness center and BBQ areas. Short distance to golf, beach, fishing, water sports, Kings' Shops, Queens' Marketplace, fine dining, luxury hotels and recreational facilities. Nearby at Halii Kai, some units are 2 bedroom/ 2.5 bathroom unit with spectacular golf course and mountain views.  This is resort living at its best.  Some units are cheerfully decorated and loaded with windows to capture the stunning views of Beach Golf Course! Some lanais are big and spacious for enjoying those relaxing afternoons and great for entertaining!  Watch the whales this winter while you exercise at the fabulous Ocean Club, or relax with friends at the Halii Kai restaurant. So, what are you waiting for? Now is a perfect time to invest in a condo at the Waikoloa Beach Resort. If you would like more information about these listings or our other properties, don’t hesitate to call me at (808) 938-3910 or send me an email.  I'd be more than happy to help you.
Lovette Llantos, R(B) 808.938.3910 Top Producer Your Hawaii Realtor-Broker lovette@gonnalove-it.com Gonna Love It with Lovette, LLC Big Island of Hawaii
Lovette Llantos.  Gonna Love It with Lovette.  Top Producer.  Your Hawaii Realtor. Hawaii Real Estate service on the Big Island of Hawaii, neighbor islands, and even the mainland. Specializing in real estate in North Kohala, South Kohala, North Kona, & South Kona.  But we can also help you with your Big Island real estate needs in Kailua Kona / Kailua-Kona, Keauhou, Holualoa, Waimea, Kamuela, Waikoloa, Hamakua, Kohala, Hawi, Kealakekua, Captain Cook, Kau, Pahoa, Mountainview, Hilo, Puna, and other areas on the Big Island.
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Have you ever thought about purchasing a property to use as a vacation rental? Maybe you’ve seen a charming beach bungalow and know it would be perfect for vacationers. Or possibly you’ve stayed in the same cabin every Christmas for the last five years and now the owner is thinking about selling. Well, the good news is that if you like to spend time in a certain property then others will probably feel the same way. Still, there are a few facts you should think about before you make the big plunge. 1. Research – A vacation rental is a business and like any other venture you should look into the market before you buy. What type of people spends their vacations in the area? Knowing who vacations in the area will help you decide if the home you are looking at is large enough. A single bedroom cottage might be big enough for honeymooners, but a family is going to need three or more bedrooms. Make sure you are buying the right property for the market in the area. 2. Rentability – If you’re buying a property that has been a vacation rental in the past, you can easily get the rental history from the current owner. If not, you’ll need to look into other vacation rentals in the same area. Go on vacation rental websites like VacationRentals.com or HomeAway.com and look up what rates the other owners are charging and how booked their year is. If they don’t seem to be getting much business then you may want to search for properties in a different area. 3. Cash Flow – Before you buy, you should figure out if you’ll be taking in enough money to pay the mortgage and maintenance fees. Once you figure out the local rates and the average amount of bookings per year, you can gauge those numbers against your costs. Make sure to add in the amount for housekeepers, gardeners, and maintenance people. Even if you are going to be doing a lot of the work yourself you should estimate the cost of your time. 4. Part-Time Job – The place isn’t going to rent itself. Even if you use a service or list it on a number of vacation-rental websites it’s still going to take time to set up and maintain. Before starting your business, be sure you can answer emails and phone calls every day. Make sure you enjoy dealing with people who want to come to your favorite vacation destination. Still interested in purchasing a vacation rental? Well, there’s no better place to do it than the Big Island. We have several properties that have already been vacation rentals in the past and have great track records. If you would like more information, don’t hesitate to call me at (808) 938-3910 or send me an email I'd be more than happy to help you.
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Lovette Llantos.  Gonna Love It with Lovette.  Top Producer.  Your Hawaii Realtor. Hawaii Real Estate service on the Big Island of Hawaii, neighbor islands, and even the mainland. Specializing in real estate in North Kohala, South Kohala, North Kona, & South Kona.  But we can also help you with your Big Island real estate needs in Kailua Kona / Kailua-Kona, Keauhou, Holualoa, Waimea, Kamuela, Waikoloa, Hamakua, Kohala, Hawi, Kealakekua, Captain Cook, Kau, Pahoa, Mountainview, Hilo, Puna, and other areas on the Big Island.
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Alex O’Loughlin has been coming to Hawaii to act the part of Steve McGarrett in the hit series Hawaii Five-0 since 2010. He now owns a second home in Honolulu and divides his time between Los Angeles and Hawaii. In a recent interview with Zap2it.com he described living in Hawaii as similar to Australia in that it’s “clean and cool.” While Alex may own a home on Oahu, the Big Island seems to have a special place in his heart. In the same interview he went on to say, “That’s my favorite island, the Big Island. Cattle ranches, man stuff.” It’s no surprise Alex would be attracted to the Big Island. He’s known for his rugged hobbies like riding motorcycles, rock climbing, and sailing. He’d fit in well at one of the Big Island’s many rodeos. The Big Island has a long tradition of cattle ranching. If you’re interested in seeing some of the paniolo (cowboy) culture, you should make sure to come out to some of the rodeos. The annual “Panaewa Stampede Rodeo” takes place every February in Hilo. On July 4th you can head out to the Parker Ranch in Waimea to see some bucking steers. In September you won’t want to miss the annual “Parker Ranch Round-Up Club Rodeo.” So, what are you waiting for? Start planning your trip to Alex O’Loughlin’s favorite Hawaiian island.
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Lovette Llantos.  Gonna Love It with Lovette.  Top Producer.  Your Hawaii Realtor. Hawaii Real Estate service on the Big Island of Hawaii, neighbor islands, and even the mainland. Specializing in real estate in North Kohala, South Kohala, North Kona, & South Kona.  But we can also help you with your Big Island real estate needs in Kailua Kona / Kailua-Kona, Keauhou, Holualoa, Waimea, Kamuela, Waikoloa, Hamakua, Kohala, Hawi, Kealakekua, Captain Cook, Kau, Pahoa, Mountainview, Hilo, Puna, and other areas on the Big Island.
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Lovette Llantos.  Gonna Love It with Lovette.  Top Producer.  Your Hawaii Realtor. Hawaii Real Estate service on the Big Island of Hawaii, neighbor islands, and even the mainland. Specializing in real estate in North Kohala, South Kohala, North Kona, & South Kona.  But we can also help you with your Big Island real estate needs in Kailua Kona / Kailua-Kona, Keauhou, Holualoa, Waimea, Kamuela, Waikoloa, Hamakua, Kohala, Hawi, Kealakekua, Captain Cook, Kau, Pahoa, Mountainview, Hilo, Puna, and other areas on the Big Island.
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Lovette Llantos.  Gonna Love It with Lovette.  Top Producer.  Your Hawaii Realtor. Hawaii Real Estate service on the Big Island of Hawaii, neighbor islands, and even the mainland. Specializing in real estate in North Kohala, South Kohala, North Kona, & South Kona.  But we can also help you with your Big Island real estate needs in Kailua Kona / Kailua-Kona, Keauhou, Holualoa, Waimea, Kamuela, Waikoloa, Hamakua, Kohala, Hawi, Kealakekua, Captain Cook, Kau, Pahoa, Mountainview, Hilo, Puna, and other areas on the Big Island.
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