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My whole adult life I have been trying to find a small building lot in Carmel , Carmel Valley, Monterey, or their environs that I could build a modest home on. I am 76 years old, have a young wife and a precocious 3-year-old daughter. I have not given up on this dream. I am willing to give up by trade my incredible 7.47 acre 900' elevation lot on the Big Island of Hawaii in exchange for a small lot with water that I can build a modest home on.
My acreage is on the West side of the island with a giant ocean view and a walking path to the beach in a gated community called Kona Sea Ranch. It once sold for $384,000 and I would want a property of equal value in Monterey/Carmel/Carmel Valley The property I seek in exchange would not require a giant view but would have to have water, electricity, and good schools. My Fee Simple acreage is located in Captain Cook in beautiful South Kona on the Big Island with easy access to Kona International Airport. It has electricity available on site and fronts on a paved private road that intersects with the main Mamalahoa highway that serves the vibrant City of Kona and encircles the entire island. It is a few minutes from a local elementary school with free full time pre-school and endless beaches including one, Ho'okena, where you can scuba, snorkel, or swim with dolphins and whales.
This is a magnificent place with no bugs, no snakes, great climate with low humidity, and beauty wherever you look. Kona is famous for its coffee, tropical fruits, and macadamia nuts and has a gigantic new Costco, a Walmart, Home Depot, and wonderful commercial, educational, and cultural facilities.
My adult kids and grandkids all live on the West Coast of the U.S. I love my Hawaiian acreage and would love to build on it and retire, but age and health issues make it impractical to undertake such an ambitious project.
I do have a special connection to, and love for, the Monterey/Carmel/Carmel Valley area, and I would be a very good neighbor.
My acreage has great rental, commercial, and agricultural potential. Hawaii has recently offered licenses to people with 2 acres and more to commercially grow hemp, for its valuable oil and fiber. The land is ideally situated for famous Kona coffee production and the growth of certain tropical fruits, and especially macadamia nuts.
Do you have a lot or acreage that you could subdivide or a lot that you don't intend to develop that would meet my family's needs? I think that what I am prepared to trade for it would be a "win-win" for all of us.