About Waiki'i Ranch
Waiki'i Ranch is located in the middle of Parker Ranch country between 3,500 and 5,000 feet elevation. It is 11 miles from the town of Kamuela and is nestled on the western slopes of Mauna Kea, a 13,800-foot high dormant volcano. The Ranch is over 3,000 acres in size and consists of 10, 20, and 40-acre residential lots zoned for agricultural use. The land is gently sloping pasture mixed with groves of eucalyptus and Monterey Cypress trees.
Waiki'i Ranch enjoys a very pleasant climate. The air is dry with annual rainfall averaging 20 inches per year. Summer temperatures range from the high 70's to the low 50's. The winter temperature range is about 10 degrees cooler. Mornings are usually clear and sunny with no clouds or wind until near noon. Some afternoons, clouds will roll in and cover the ranch, but the sky is usually clear by 8:00 PM. The nighttime sky has more stars visible than just about any other inhabited area on earth.
Two security gates control entry to Waiki'i Ranch. Commonly owned ranch facilities include 12 miles of roads, a clubhouse, recreation building, polo field, and an equestrian and rodeo facility. In the clubhouse there is an apartment that lot owners can rent on a nightly basis. The recreation center houses an exercise room, with free weights, Cybex equipment and a treadmill. There is also a racquetball court. Water is provided by two deep wells. Each lot has up to 20% of its land area dedicated to an agricultural easement for recreational purposes. The easements are fenced so there are miles of unimpeded access for horseback riding and hiking. Standardized fencing that is owned in common encloses all lots, plus the perimeter of the Ranch. Utilities, including electricity, water and phone, are underground. High-speed Internet access is available from Hawaiiantel and satellite TV is available through Dish Network.
Waiki'i Ranch is a master planned community with carefully crafted covenants and design rules that ensure high standards of architecture and construction. Homes, guest houses, barns, and all other permanent structures are restricted to a designated building area on each lot. The rest of each lot is dedicated to pasture and trees. Exterior night lights are banned to prevent light pollution. Owners may graze their lots with privately owned livestock or open their pasture to the community herd of cattle if they choose not to own livestock. The community herd is moved throughout the Ranch agricultural easements as needed.
The Waiki'i Ranch Homeowners' Association employs a full time Ranch Manager, and maintenance employee, a part time secretary, and contracts with a property manager.
Board of Directors and Committees:
The Association has an elected Board of Directors and various committees made up of homeowners who volunteer their time and expertise.