Did you know its possible to have one foot in Hawaii and the other in the UK? If you visit the Captain Cook monument in Kealakekua Bay you can do just that. Look for the land inside the chained-off area around the monument. It belongs to the UK; so technically, your foot would be on UK soil.

Speaking of soil, if you’re thinking of buying Captain Cook real estate, whether to build on or that already holds a home, you’ll have a lot from which to choose. 

The median sales price for a single-family residence in Captain Cook, at the end of 2011, was $150,000. If current list prices tell anything, it’s that prices may be on the rise in this South Kona neighborhood.

Currently, single-family homes are priced from listings $225,000 to $3.5 million, for an estate on 17 acres with a view of Kealakekua Bay. Captain Cook homes stay on the market for 3 to 6 months, with the higher-end homes taking longer to sell. If you are selling your Captain Cook home, have patience and hire a marketing savvy real estate agent.

If a condo is in your plans the market currently features only one listing: a 1,200 square foot unit, priced at $169,000.

If your dreams turn toward building your own Hawaiian getaway retreat, vacant land, depending on size and location within Captain Cook, will run you from $149,000 to $3 million.

When you hear local Kailua-Kona residents say they are going “up mauka,” they are referring to either Captain Cook or Kealakekua. Located from 800 to 2,000 feet in elevation, the cooler climate makes for a nice respite to the heat near the coast. It also provides the perfect environment for growing coffee and some of the best in the world comes from Captain Cook. 

With a population of only 3,500 people, Captain Cook provides a sleepy-hamlet type of lifestyle.