Description of ESTATES AT HOLUALOA Subdivision:
Total land area approximately 105 acres. Originally 19 5 ac. lots, subdivided into
14 lots ea. 5+ acres and 10 lots ea. 2.4 acres = total of 25 lots.
So far, 13 homes have been built on 13 lots. 9 lots are coffee plantations.
Estates at Holualoa is a gated subdivision with a makai-mauka roadway (connecting Sunset Drive/Marlin Road with Mamalahoa Highway), with one electrically operated gate at each end; remote access control by clickers and strictly controlled keypad access at the lower gate only.
Description of KAHIKI FARMS :
In 1992 the whole 5 acres were bulldozed and planted in grass, with gravel on the level house pad area. (County of Hawaii Grading Permit issued in August
In 1994 most of the land was extensively planted with fruit tree orchards, ornamental trees and shrubs, and with many different palm trees (see marked list of plant material and landscaping plan). During the early years the farm resembled a botanical garden.
Very large level house pad with level surrounding planting areas comprising approx, 30,000 sq.ft.= 0.72 acre ~ ¾ acre !
Paved circular level jogging trail of 600 ft. length, 8 ft. wide, around perimeter of house pad.
House pad ready for construction of a large residence/ “farm house” (except for removal of “courtyard” vegetation and deck structure in the center).
Cesspool built in 1992 (as part of permitted grading work), connected to central main sewage pipe underneath the house pad.
Extensive irrigation system covering (initially) almost the whole 5 acres. (Must be repaired and rebuilt in the future – only where needed.)
Underground utilities running from subdivision roadway easement all the way down to central part of the house pad: El. Power (cable installed), telephone and TV cable (wires not yet installed).
Temporary el. power (120V and 240/380V) installed since 1996, maintained and available for use.
Paved (asphalt) driveway, 12 ft. wide, including paved 8 ft. wide circular “trail”
around perimeter of house pad. (Portions of the driveway are in poor condition, after
23 years of use and tree root invasions, and need to be repaired.)
Great variety of trees, shrubs, and ground covers, with emphasis on native
(endemic) Hawaiian plants.
Fruit tree orchards comprise mainly citrus fruits (“Tahitian Pamplemousse”, Tahitian Limes), bananas, mangoes; lychees, figs, avocadoes, guavas, coconuts, Surinam cherry, etc. (see list).
The main commercial crop is “Tahitian Pamplemousse”, a very delicious and juicy variety of pummelos, and Tahitian Limes (if the number of trees is increased). Originally 85 pummelo trees were planted, approximately 65-75 trees remain and bear fruit.
Provisions have been made for the potential creation of one to three large fish ponds (as part of the bulldozing in 1992) on the far makai side of the property (see landscaping plan).
Other features and quality of location:
Very quiet neighborhood! Low level of traffic and of traffic noise on subdivision road; no mauka-makai through traffic.
High degree of privacy on this particular parcel of land, because of raised perimeter “berms” and lush, dense vegetation along the perimeter, and due to some interior orchards and hedges.
At night hardly any street lights or lights from neighboring homes are visible from the house pad area – a great special feature for enjoying the night sky and for active stargazing.
Regular control of coqui frog infestations organized and paid for by the EaH Homeowners Association – so far quite successful during the past five years.
Plans for a large 4,000+ sq.ft. residence (“farmhouse”) and for a detached farm shed and carport have been prepared by C.R. and approved by the EaH Design Review Committee in 1997. The project was put on hold due to serious illness in 1998.
List of Plants at Kahiki Farms
Koa (Acacia koa)
Kou (Cordia subcordata) Milo (Thespesiapopulnea) Monkeypod, ‘Ohai (Albizia saman)
Wiliwili (Erythrina sandwicensis)
Jacaranda (J. obtusifolia, mimosifolia ) [on Lot 6] Kukui (Aleurites moluccana)
Hau (Hibiscus tiliaceus)
Hala, Screwpine (Pandanus odoratissimus)
Hong Kong Orchid tree (Bauhina variagata or x blakeana)
African Tulip Tree (Spathodea campanulata)
Gold Tree (Tabebuia or Cybistax donnell-smithii)
Noni (Morinda citrifolia)
Puakenikeni (Fragraea berterana), very fragrant flowers
Dwarf Poinciana (Caesalpinia pulcherrima)
Ohia lehua (Metrosideros polymorpha)
Plumeria, several species
Singapore Plumeria (P. obtusa)
Tea Plant (Camellia sinensis)
Many different tropical varieties and cultivars: Coffee, Cocoa; Avocado, Banana, Breadfruit, Mango, Macadamia Nut, Pomegranate, Papaya etc.; Citrus: Tahitian Lime, Orange, Grapefruit, Tahitian Pamplemousse (Pommelo); Lychee, Starfruit, Acerola, Jaboticaba, Surinam Cherry, Figs.
Pritchardia are single trunked palm trees with fan-shaped
leaves. The endemic Hawaiian Pritchardia (“Loulu”) are medium to large sized palms growing from 25 to 60 feet tall:
Pritchardia affinis (endangered, protected)
Prichardia schattauerii (Hawaii Island only)
Prichardia beccariana ;
Fiji Palm (Pritchardia pacifica)
Coconut Palm (Cocos nucifera, tall and dwarf varieties)
Manila palm (Veitchia merrillii)
Foxtail palm (Wodyetia bigurcata)
Bismarckia nobilis (green and silver-blue)
A’ali’i (Dononaea viscosa) to 20’ Bush
Ilima (Sida fallax)
Koki’o ke’oke’o (Hibiscus arnottianus) – white endemic hibiscus
Ma’o (Gossypium tormentosum)
Hau (Hibicus Tilliaceus)
Euphorbia leucephala (white flowers) Euphorbia pulcherrima (poinsettia)
Plumbago auriculata (white and blue)
Natal Plum (Carissa macrocarpa)
Pagoda flower (Clerodendrum buchananii var. fallax)
“Tiare Tahiti” (Gardenia tahitensis)
Ti plant (Cordyline terminalis)
Sea Grape (Coccoloba uvifera)
Heliconias Red ginger — many varieties (Alpinia purpurata)
Torch Ginger (Nicolaia elatior)
Shell ginger (Alpina zerumbet)
Hinahina (Artemesia mauiensis)
Cape Honeysuckle (Tecoma capensis)
Pua kala (Argemone glauca) Bromeliads,
Queen Emma and spider lilies (Crinum agustum, amabile)
Amaryllis (Hippeastrum vittatum)
Cannas (Canna indica)
Mexican Weeping Bamboo (Otatea accuminata)
Tall Thai Bamboo, Monastery Bamboo (Thyrsostachys siamensis)
Plants for partial sun and protection from wind
Yellow ginger (Hedychium flavescens)
‘Awapuhi (Curcuma roscoeana)
Turmeric (Curcuma longa)
Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae)