Beautiful Victorian design oceanfront home located about 12 miles north of Hilo. This two-story home includes a large lanai and porch area and also includes a wing with 8 luxury rooms and baths that have been used as a legal B & B. Great for a large family, or a business operation with opulent living quarters. The home includes beautiful appointments including granite counters, cherry cabinets, and marble and hardwood flooring. Enjoy working in the private air conditioned study or lounging on the lanai watching whales! If you are looking for a large oceanfront home, be sure to set up an appointment. This listing is for the residence only and not the business, business inventory, and intellectual property. All attachments will remain, but personal and business inventory is not included. Commercial Washers, Driers, and tub in the garages to be removed upon sale. Look at commercial listing MLS 298034 if you are interested in purchasing the property with the business.
Hilo town, the hub of the South and North Hilo districts, was once a thriving port for the sugar cane industry. Today it is the Hawaii County Seat and home of the island's major state and federal offices, a modern international airport, Hilo Medical Center, the University of Hawaii-Hilo, and state-of-the-art Imiloa Astronomy Center.
Although Hilo is not an incorporated city, it is the second-largest population center in the state with over 40,000 residents according to the 2000 census. Hilo also has an array of commerce and entertainment offerings--boutiques and galleries, big box stores, restaurants, museums, and several hotels.
The historic Bayfront area, though impacted by major tsunamis in 1946 and 1960, is still a center of economic and cultural activity, including a weekly farmers market, Palace Theatre events and the annual Black & White Night, Merrie Monarch, and Ho'olaule'a festivals.
Embracing the town's reputation as "the rainiest city in America", Hilo residents have a certain pride about East Hawaii's weather and enjoy a different flavor of Hawaii life than their neighbors on the dry west side. The Big Island’s famed greenery, tropical fruits and flowers, trees, ferns, forests, and farms all require reliable rainfall to thrive. Water is so important to life in Hawaii that waiwai (the word for "water", doubled) translates as "assets, valuable, wealth, rich, worth and benefit."
As is true for much of the Big Island, Hilo real estate is a mixed market, with upscale custom homes and fixer-upper "opportunity" properties, condos, vacation residences, private estates and oceanfront property. A knowledgeable Clark Realty agent can guide you to the best Hilo property for your needs.