Hawaii Waterfall Retreat And “Love Island” Filming Location Seeks $10 Million

Real Estate

Perched atop a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean on Hawaii’s Hamakua Coast, the seaside retreat, Water Falling Estate, has something of a Hollywood history.

Initially purchased in 2016, the nearly 11,000-square-foot showplace has been rented out to several big names, including European royalty and pop superstar Justin Bieber.

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Eventually, the over-the-top home’s visual grandeur and stunning scenic setting caught the camera’s attention when the home was chosen as the filming site for the popular reality show “Love Island.”

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Not unlike a Hollywood star, the Water Falling Estate is larger than life, with resort-like amenities that include tennis and basketball courts, a 16-foot diving pool and a helipad.

Also located on the roughly 10-acre property is a 9-hole golf course, a 25-meter Olympic swimming pool and a sauna.

The estate derives its name from perhaps its most remarkable feature—two private natural waterfalls that lay at the edge of either side of the property.

“There’s no need to visit a resort when you have all of the best resort amenities wrapped up into one residential property,” wrote listing agent Carrie Nicholson of Hawai’i Life in a blog post about the property. “And don’t forget—two natural private waterfalls.”

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Views of the waterfalls and the ocean can be seen from almost any of the four primary suites, as well as from the four-story structure’s many sun-soaked balconies, patios and rooftop deck.

Tucked behind a private gate off the Mamalahoa Highway on the northeast coast of the Big Island, this five-bedroom, 5.5-bathroom home features an open concept floor plan with spacious living areas and airy en-suite bedrooms, which can be accessed by the building’s impressive glass elevator.

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Designs follow a breezy retreat style with bright interiors accented by rich wood and earthy stone facades.

Large corner sliding glass doors make for a seamless transition from inside to outside, giving easy access to the estate’s various outdoor amenities.

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Also a highly successful, short-term vacation rental, the property is now available for $9.95 million.


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