Unmatched in History and Uniqueness The Historical Kennedy Estate named Bide-A-Wee which means to stay awhile! It was built in 1921 by Charles Clark Kennedy and is a 13.608 acre gated property located right in Volcano Village on the east side of The Big Island of Hawaii. The fully renovated and preserved home consists of approx.1,965 sq.ft. of living area along with a cute fully furnished turnkey guest house and an art studio building which could be used for a variety of things. It is approx.27 miles from Hilo town and the airport at a cool 3,800 foot elevation.This private setting is zoned RS-20 Single family residential with permitted uses and development potential with an extensive list of approved uses. Other than single family residential which could allow for a Bed and Breakfast, a day care facility, family child care, group living facility, care home, church temple, crop production and many other options. Located near the World Heritage Site of Hawaii Volcano National Park. From the Historical 4 stall stable w/ storage, lava tube basement with servants quarters make this museum quality and a one of a kind estate. The long driveway is lined with beautiful flowers and fauna. The guest house has an old Japanese furo tub. This historical Volcano property built in the early 1900's by C.C. Kennedy , one of Hilo’s leading business men this was his summer home to escape the hot Hilo temperatures and to entertain important Government and Business Leaders Including U.S.Senators . It is still being preserved with much of the Kennedy heirlooms and antiques which are all included with the sale of the home. There was no road from Hilo to Volcano so Kennedy built it to get to his summer home and then the sugar cane railway went in.C.C. Kennedy was manager of Waiakea Mill Company comprised of 95,000 acres of sugar cane. He invented the cane loader which was very successful and consisted of a locomotive-like crane placed on a car. A must see for that prestigious client.
Listing courtesy of Venture Sotheby's International Realty.
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