Kauai Real Estate Update, Kauai Helicopter Crash Update, Car Crashes Into Starbucks

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Kauai Real Estate Update 

For a list of the Sold properties, what was Just Listed and what went into Escrow for last week on Kauai click here: Kauai Real Estate January 13 to 19, 2020.

Poipu Beach Real Estate Update- After only 6 days on the market my new Koloa Gardens listing got an accepted offer.  I had a lot of interest in this unit which I had expected.  This is a little gem in Poipu if you want a place to live in that has low HOA’s, a pool, allows pets and is right here on the South Shore.  We’ll take back up offers so give me a call if you are interested.
For a complete list of everything that has Sold, is Listed or in Escrow here in Poipu Beach since January 1 click here:  Poipu Beach Real Estate Current Market Analysis

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The owners have consistently upgraded the unit in their 12 years of ownership, which has resulted in it being a popular rental with multiple 5 Star Ratings and repeat guests. Future bookings included in the sale. Click on photo for a video tour.

 Kiahuna Plantation Real Estate Update- I Just Listed Kiahuna Plantation unit #80 which is a renovated ground floor 1/1 that has excellent rentals and it’s no wonder why.  The owners have consistently upgraded this unit for the last 12 years.  Contact me to set up a showing of this popular rental.
To get updated on all things Kiahuna Plantation since the first of this year click here: Kiahuna Plantation Current Market Analysis

Public Meeting About Poipu Road Improvement Project
This Thursday night, Janaury 23rd, at the Koloa Neighborhood Center between 5 and 8 p.m. there will be a meeting to update hosted by the Department of Public Works.  On the agenda is will be the Poipu Road multimodal improvement project.  Points of discussion will be the conceptual design, short term parking and they will be answering questions from the attendees.

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Image Courtesy Of Garden Island Newspaper

Tourist Crashes In Front Of Lihue Starbucks
A New Jersey tourist jumped the curb in his rented white Mustang slamming into the Starbucks at Kukui Grove before plowing on taking out a parking sign, the mall directory and a shrub.  The 29 year old posted his $750 bail but is not off the hook yet.  This happened at 11 p.m. and he was arrested for driving under the influence.
Quite the vacation he’s having!!

Update On Helicopter Crash
The pilot that was flying the tour helicopter that crashed into the side of the Napali Coast on December 26th was completing his 8th tour for that day.  The National Transportation Safety Board said that an unnamed witness to the accident who was hiking along a nearby trail said that weather conditions were at 20-feet visibility with rain and fog.

It’s been reported that the pilot did not have an instrument rating, which allows pilots to fly at night and in bad weather relying entirely on the helicopter’s flight instruments.  The closest weather station is nine miles southwest of the site where a report at 5:56 p.m. on Dec. 26 observed wind from 310 degrees at 12 knots, gusting to 15 knots, 10 statute miles visibility, few clouds at 1,200 feet, broken clouds at 3,400 feet and 4,700 feet, and overcast clouds at 6,000 feet.

Save The Princeville Fountain Group Formed <img src=”image.gif” alt="princevillefountain“/>
One of the signature sights on the North Shore is the Princeville Fountain at the entrance.  Neptune is rising out of the water as fountains of water spray up.  He weights 200 tons and was commissioned by the former Princeville Mirage resort manager in the late 80’s.  While on vacation the manager saw a similar fountain in Cliveden, England that was owned by Lady Astor.  12 Italian artisans worked away at a 900-ton block of marble which was cut into 200 pieces and shipped to Kauai in 11 containers.  Once on Kauai it took another 4 months and 1 million dollars to install.  It looks pretty much the same since the 90’s except for Neptunes trident he uses to rule the sea. That’s been stolen twice from the fountain since installation in 1991.

Now in need of repair a group has formed to save the fountain.  “Friends of the Fountain” are looking for donations to repair cracks in the foundation and pressure washing.  They’d also like to get another trident and install cameras to make sure it doesn’t go missing again.  So far they have raised $10,000 which puts them halfway at their goal.

For more information or to join Friends of the Fountain, email sunset.ellenegrace@att.net.

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