A recent article in Barron’s Magazine titled “20 Best Places for Second Homes” by Steven Sears, Mark Veverka and Sandra Ward has ranked Kauai as the #2 location for second homes just getting outranked by the Hamptons.  This is what they said about Kauai:


This could be your second home. MLS 247169.

Kauai is quainter than Oahu, Maui or the Big Island (Hawaii), and is the least developed of the major islands and the most reminiscent of South Pacific. It is also the wettest, with brief daily showers producing walls of hibiscus and purple bougainvillea. Actor and avid golfer Craig T. Nelson pounds drives in Kukui’ula, which overlooks the sandy and relatively dry southern shore. Across the island, the north shore’s soaring mountains peer down on taro fields surrounding funky Hanalei and its crescent bay. Kauai was the Hollywood backdrop for Elvis Presley’s Blue Hawaii and George Clooney’s The Descendants; part-time resident and actor Pierce Brosnan mixes it up with locals at Hanalei’s shaved-ice stands. Word is that Montage resorts plans to build a starred hotel in Princeville surrounded by multimillion dollar homes.

Median* Price 2010: $680,000

Median* Price 2011: $758,000”

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