Chiaki Yamada - Broker

73-5619 Kauhola Street, Suite 208 Kailua Kona, HI 96740

Seek to understand a client’s needs is just one of the reasons Chiaki Yamada, broker/agent with KW Big Island, has enjoyed more than a decade of success in the Hawai`i Island real estate industry.

Born and raised in Japan, Chiaki speaks fluent Japanese and English, and conversational Spanish. She is considered one of the island’s top realtors for international clients.

Chiaki closes—on average—more than 20 transactions a year at 98 percent of the asking price. Her success is driven by referrals from existing clients, with whom she builds lasting relationships and communicates with regularly. Her warm and friendly newsletters share information about the real estate market as well as current lifestyle trends on the island.  

Chiaki’s business philosophy is “true happiness comes from making others happy,” and she strongly believes in the spirit and power of hospitality and aloha. She is devoted to understanding her clients’ needs and specializes in the sale and purchase of resort and second homes. Chiaki will always go the” extra mile” to ensure the properties she represents are shown and marketed appropriately. This includes professional photography and staging of the homes to ensure they are at their best.

Recently Sold Listings

3 Beds 3 Baths 709144 MLS Fee Simple Tenure
This stylish resort-style home with its pool and ocean view is located on a corner lot in the desirable Kona Vistas Subdivision. Ideal for luxurious island living, the beautifully accessorized 3-bedroom, 3-bath, 1-den residence is conveniently situated on one level. Each bedroom features its own access to a lanai, ensuring every corner of the home can feel the island breezes. The heart of this 2,149-square-foot residence is its expansive lanai, spanning 546 square feet. An outdoor kitchen and BBQ make this area perfect for indoor-outdoor living and entertaining. The intelligently designed floor plan of this home places the primary bedroom and bath in a private wing, with zoned central AC, affording serene ocean vistas and direct access to the main lanai. Its well-appointed bath features marble tile, a soaking tub, walk-in shower, and a generous walk-in closet. Two additional bedrooms are grouped together on the opposite side of the home, each opening onto a private lanai. The bath of the junior suites offers double sinks and walk-in showers. It also includes a den which is currently set up as a guest bedroom but could be an office space or media room. An open concept living area with 9-foot ceilings flows onto the lanai through large sliding glass doors. From there it is just steps to the swimming pool and pool deck where you will enjoy views of the Kona Coast, sunsets and the blue Pacific Ocean. The kitchen, with its large island, stainless steel appliances, breakfast bar and roomy pantry, will delight the home chef. Surrounded by lush, tropical landscaping, this home, built in 2017, is replete with amenities tailored for luxury living, from a large laundry room with an extra refrigerator to the oversize, 2-car garage, a fenced in backyard and more. Kona Vistas is a very desirable, upscale neighborhood located in North Kona. It is just minutes from Kailua Village and Keauhou Resort, making it convenient to shop, dine, or play golf.


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1 Beds 1 Baths 707236 MLS Fee Simple Tenure Kona Mansions V BLDG.
This top floor, corner unit at Kona Mansions is a cozy and comfortable one-bedroom, one bath, fully furnished residence which offers a captivating ocean view from the entrance. It is conveniently located, just a short stroll from Kailua Village. The unit and its location make it ideal for individuals, couples, a vacation home, or an investment property. Featuring tile flooring throughout, double-pane windows, and sliding doors that open to embrace the island breezes, this 571-square-foot unit maximizes natural ventilation. For warmer days, air conditioning ensures a refreshing interior. Elegant French doors welcome you into the bedroom and bathroom, with large jalousied windows and spacious closet. The fully refurbished bathroom includes a walk-in shower and a convenient stacking washer/dryer. The good sized kitchen is equipped with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, ample storage cabinets, and a breakfast bar. Included with the unit is a designated parking space, while the complex offers additional amenities such as a nearby pool and barbecue stations. The monthly AOAO fee covers water, trash, basic cable, solar hot water, gas, building insurance, common area maintenance and reserves. Situated just minutes from Kailua Village and Kailua Pier, the Kona Mansions complex enjoys easy access to a variety of ocean activities. Kailua Village meets your everyday needs with its grocery stores, banks, a post office, and other convenient shops. Embrace the charm and functionality of this cozy residence in a prime location.

75-5873 WALUA RD Unit 304, KAILUA KONA

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2 Beds 2 Baths 710439 MLS Fee Simple Tenure Country Club Villas BLDG.
This premier top-floor unit in the popular Country Club Villas is one of only four top corner units in this Keauhou Resort complex and boasts additional living space. Located at the heart of the complex, the unit has golf course frontage and sweeping ocean views to the west and north. Wonderful natural lighting throughout is paired with an always-present ocean breeze. The spacious lanai includes a barbecue and al fresco dining and entertainment space as well as coveted ocean and sunset views. A large, open living room includes a bump-out space, perfect for dining, and has vaulted ceilings, beautiful tile floors, and a built-in entertainment center flows into an inviting, upgraded kitchen with granite countertops, a breakfast bar and stainless-steel appliances. The 1,271-square-foot unit has two bedrooms with ensuite baths, and a bonus loft space with an adjoining bath. The primary suite accesses the lanai, sharing the beautiful ocean views. The second ensuite bedroom, with a window air condition unit, is located on the opposite side of the unit. Both ensuite bathrooms offer tiled walk-in showers. The loft space could be a third bedroom, media center, den or tranquil retreat. The home is being sold fully furnished. It comes with one assigned parking space and an outside storage closet. Complex amenities include three swimming pools, three spas, tropical landscaping, and two tennis/pickleball courts. It is just minutes from the Kona Country Club golf course, beaches, and the Keauhou Shopping Center.

78-6920 ALII DR Unit 325, KAILUA KONA

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3 Beds 3 Baths 706236 MLS Fee Simple Tenure
Polynesian-style architecture is a feature of this custom-built home in Keauhou Estates with its breathtaking ocean and sunset views. Designed with open air living in mind, this fully furnished, thoroughly and recently remodeled 3,588-square-foot residence offers three ensuite bedrooms with spa-like baths, a chef’s kitchen, outdoor showers, and a heated pool. The detail and customization which went into the renovation resulted in a spacious, airy luxury retreat home perfect for island living. Step through the front gate into an elegant courtyard; head for the living areas where mahogany pocket doors completely open the home to the island breezes. A covered lanai and pool deck expand your living space and a Fujiwa mosaic tiled negative edge pool is the perfect place to whale watch or relax. The primary bedroom suite, which faces the ocean, has large pocket doors on two sides and an adjoining office space. A soaking tub, double sinks, and outdoor shower highlight the main bedroom’s roomy and spa-like bathroom. Two well-appointed bedroom suites are located off the courtyard, one on either side. Large pocket doors make the most of the cross ventilation. The bedrooms are ensuite with gorgeous spa-quality bathrooms and access to an outdoor shower. If you love to cook, this home’s kitchen will be a dream come true. It is filled with professional appliances - two Thermador refrigerators with ice makers, two convection microwave ovens, two steam ovens, two dishwashers. Under counter seating and separate breakfast bar make the kitchen a natural gathering place. High tongue-and-groove ceilings feature custom carved beams. The home’s architecture incorporates cross ventilation, which is boosted by ceiling fans in every room. There is a laundry room, butler’s pantry, coffee bar, double-car garage and generous off-street parking. The remodel included smart bidets, tankless water heaters, a new roof, Tiffany lighting using custom blown glass, and high-end granite.


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3 Beds 3 Baths 704232 MLS Fee Simple Tenure
This newly constructed 3 bedroom/3.5 bath luxury home is at the top of Keauhou Estates and features sweeping ocean views and gorgeous sunsets. As you step through the entry, you are immediately drawn into the open living area; its 12-foot vaulted ceiling enhances the room's spacious, airy feel. 18-foot custom Nana folding glass doors open directly from the living area onto a covered lanai. Just steps away are a custom pool and spa, sun deck, and outdoor seating; it is a perfect space to spend your day, watch the sunset and is a gorgeous addition to the home’s entertainment area. Currently it is in the process of installing 4 motorized shades on the lanai not only for blocking the light but for privacy. A roomy chef’s kitchen is outfitted with Jennair appliances, quartz countertops, and custom cabinets. A pass-through window to the lanai enhances home's entertainment options and offers an expansive ocean view. All three bedrooms are ensuite with custom cabinetry. The spacious Primary Suite with spectacular ocean views opens onto the lanai, his and her closets with custom cabinetry. The Primary Bathroom features double vanities and sinks, a walk-in Travertine tiled shower, and a soaking tub. Beautiful Travertine tile flooring and 10-foot ceilings are featured throughout the home; 4-zone air conditioning and ceiling fans keep things cool. The home is being sold furnished. An attached oversized garage, ample guest parking, an additional half bath, and laundry area with Maytag appliances round out this beautiful one-level home built by Ultimo Construction, who has built numerous high quality homes in the Keauhou area. Keauhou Estates is a gated community in the Keauhou Resort, just minutes away from Keauhou Shopping Center with its restaurants, grocery and drug stores, bookstore, shops, and a Farmers Market. It also close to Keauhou Bay, snorkeling beach Kahaluu and Kona Country Golf Club.


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4 Beds 3 Baths 706726 MLS Fee Simple Tenure
This beautifully designed 3,029-square-foot resort-style home in Keauhou Estates, poised above the Kona Coast, is nestled on a 21,610-square-foot over-sized lot within a tranquil cul-de-sac. This furnished move-in ready residence has panoramic ocean and sunset views from virtually every vantage point. The 4 bedroom and 3.5 bath sanctuary is masterpiece of design, surrounded by lush tropical landscaping, ensuring both privacy and serenity. As you enter through the home’s main entrance, your gaze is immediately drawn to the picturesque pool and the blue ocean beyond. The sense of space is heightened by 12-foot-high ceilings and the expanse of recently refinished solid white-oak hardwood floors. Designed for indoor/outdoor living, the home?s kitchen, living and dining areas flow seamlessly onto an expansive wrap-around lanai which offers versatile spaces for relaxation, entertainment, enjoying a gorgeous Kona sunset, and dining. The custom-designed pool and spa, partially surrounded by lava rock, includes a tranquil waterfall and a poolside shower. The kitchen is a culinary dream, featuring floor to ceiling cabinets, Sub Zero/Wolf appliances, an island with a breakfast bar, and an induction cooktop. A new Wolf BBQ grill on the lanai enhances your entertaining options. The primary bedroom suite, strategically situated for maximum privacy, opens directly onto the lanai and pool. Each bedroom boasts walk-in closets, and three of the four bedrooms feature ensuite bathrooms. The fourth bedroom, versatile in purpose, could serve as a media room or office. Discover thoughtful outdoor spaces throughout the property, from the covered seating nook outside the primary suite to an enchanting orchid garden and a shaded swing – each a small oasis for private, peaceful relaxation. The residence and its location in Keauhou Estates is a true haven. This guard gated community overlooking Keauhou Bay is just a few minutes from world-class golf, beaches, and shopping.


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3 Beds 2 Baths 705978 MLS Fee Simple Tenure
Situated in the desirable Kona Vistas Subdivision, this fully furnished three-bedroom, two-bath home offers a blend of comfort and style throughout its 1,890-square-foot floor plan. Boasting beautiful ocean views and a wrap-around lanai, abundant natural light and breeze come through glass doors, the home is situated on a 15,000-square-foot lot which provides ample space for potential additions like a swimming pool. A gated courtyard ushers you into the residence, leading to the great room with expansive sliding doors on two sides which open onto a spacious wrap around lanai, with panoramic views - a perfect setting for relaxation or entertaining. Recently refreshed with a full interior repaint, this airy and bright home includes a spacious kitchen with granite tile countertops, a pantry, stainless steel appliances and a brand-new refrigerator. The primary bedroom/bathroom suite offers direct access to the lanai and ocean views and showcases decorative finishes, including a charming “faux” fireplace. The primary bathroom comes with dual sink, jetted tub and walk-in shower. Tile and laminate wood flooring, ceiling fans to keep things cool, a two-car garage and a manicured yard featuring tropical plantings round out this perfect family home. Kona Vistas in Kailua-Kona is a subdivision of well-maintained homes and community amenities which include tennis courts and an entertainment pavilion. Beyond the community, it’s a short drive to shopping, golf, schools, and beaches.


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4 Beds 4 Baths 705639 MLS Fee Simple Tenure
Located in the prestigious Keauhou Estates, this exquisite residence boasts upscale designer furnishings and commands breathtaking ocean views from its expansive lanai overlooking Keauhou Resort. Designed for seamless indoor/outdoor living, the 3,065-square-foot home features a heated pool, hot tub, and elegant appurtenances make it ideal for entertaining. With four bedrooms and 4.5 baths, the residence provides ample room for both family and friends. It also offers over-sized 3+ car garage designed with a workspace and comes with 100+ wine cooler. The elegant living area, with its 12-foot vaulted ceiling, effortlessly extends for entertaining, with glass Nana doors revealing a 740-square-foot covered lanai. Just steps away is a heated pool, spa and seating for conversation and dining. The well-appointed chef-level kitchen with Wolf Speed Oven and gas range, breakfast bar and custom cabinetry is a natural focal point for socializing and creating meals. Each of the four bedrooms is an ensuite retreat. The primary suite opens onto the ocean-facing lanai and includes an artisan soaking tub, walk-in shower, and his/her custom closets. Two guest suites open onto a covered lanai overlooking the ocean, while a fourth bedroom offers versaility as an office, study, or media room. Being sold fully furnished, the home showcases luxury finishes, including engineered acacia hardwood flooring, natural travertine stone in the bathrooms, a custom wet bar and travertine tiling in the entry and on the lanai. Practical features include a central vac system and five-zone central air conditioning to keep you comfortable year-round. Situated on an expansive 18,256-square-foot home site, the property provides ample guest parking, a turnaround area, and green space with terraced, mature tropical landscaping and artificial grass. Keauhou Estates is gated community with security measurement, is close to golf courses, beaches, and the Keauhou shopping center.


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3 Beds 2 Baths 668337 MLS Fee Simple Tenure Hale Kehau BLDG.
Panoramic ocean views and an expansive lanai highlight this spacious three-bedroom single level garden unit nestled in the Hale Kehau condo complex in sunny Keauhou. With 2,263 square feet of living space and an additional 700-square-foot covered lanai with wet bar, this home is perfect as a primary residence or vacation home. Generous sliding doors from the living and dining areas to the lanai increases the opportunity for entertaining and enjoying sunset views of the Kona Coast. Time in a perfectly appointed kitchen with its koa wood cabinetry is made more enjoyable by the ocean view from the sink and breakfast bar. Both the primary bedroom and second primary bedroom are generously sized, include a large closet and open onto a private lanai. The primary bath has koa wood cabinetry, dual sinks, a soaking tub and a walk-in shower, while the second full bath has dual sinks and a large walk-in shower. The home includes a third bedroom – which could be an office or media room – laundry facilities and a half bath. There is tile flooring throughout the unit and ceiling fans in every room which enhance the area’s natural breezes. All the interior walls have been freshly painted. The unit comes with one private garage space, a golf cart for driving within the complex, one parking space in an open area, and outside storage Located just minutes away from the Keauhou Shopping Center, dining and beach activities, Hale Kehau offer community amenities including a heated pool, spa, tennis court and on-site manager. It is a pet friendly and smoke free complex.

78-7045 KALUNA ST Unit 101, KAILUA KONA

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1 Beds 1 Baths 669453 MLS Fee Simple Tenure Kona Mansions V BLDG.
This cozy one-bedroom, one bath unit in Kona Mansions is in the heart of historic Kailua-Kona, with the beach, shopping, and dining nearby. It is perfect for a couple or single people who enjoy an active lifestyle. This corner unit, located on the top floor of the complex is being sold furnished. Surrounded by greenery, there are ocean views from the unit’s entrance and from one of the large jalousie windows in this 571-square-foot residence. Jalousie windows and ceiling fans, as well as sliding doors to a small lanai off the living area, help to keep the home cool. A security screen door allows you to have the front door open to the cross breezes. There is also an air conditioning unit to cool things off during the hottest part of any day. A well-appointed kitchen includes a breakfast bar, beautiful cabinets and stone tile countertops. Elegant French doors separate the living area from the bedroom. A step-in shower and a vaulted ceiling give the connecting bathroom a spacious feeling. There is laminate flooring throughout the unit and a stacking washer/dryer is tucked away adjacent to the bathroom. The unit comes with one designated parking space; complex amenities include a nearby pool and barbecue stations. The monthly AOAO fee covers water, trash, basic cable, solar hot water, gas, building insurance, common area maintenance and reserve. The Kona Mansion complex is just a few minutes from Kailua Village and Kailua Pier where water enthusiasts will find numerous ways to enjoy the ocean. Groceries, banks, a post office and other shops Kailua Village will meet your everyday needs.

75-5873 Walua Road Unit E336, KAILUA KONA

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3 Beds 2 Baths 667966 MLS Fee Simple Tenure Terrace At Kona Vistas BLDG.
Expansive ocean views are a highlight of this well-maintained three bedroom/two bath home in the gated Terrace at Kona Vista community. The 1,846-square-foot, single level residence surrounded by tropical landscaping is one of just eight homes in this private neighborhood and is being sold fully furnished. Wide sliding glass doors open from a light and airy living/dining space onto a huge, covered lanai with ocean views, perfect for entertaining, outdoor dining or relaxing. Sunshades are available to lower and block the late afternoon sun. The home cook will love the large, well-designed kitchen which allows for simultaneous cooking, entertaining and enjoyment of the ocean view. A breakfast bar, which can seat four, doubles as a serving area and everything you might need for your kitchen can be stored in the many custom cabinets and pantry. A spacious primary bedroom suite opens onto a private lanai where you can relax and enjoy the ocean view. The bedroom?s adjoining bath includes double sinks and a walk-in shower. The second bath is shared by the two guest bedrooms and includes a tub/shower combination. Either of the generously sized guest bedrooms could be set up as a study or media room. There is carpeting in the living areas and tile in the entry way/kitchen/baths. Ceiling fans and capacious windows keep the living area and bedrooms cool. The home is set back from the street and offers a paved turnaround/parking area and an over-size 2-car garage. The Terrace at Kona Vista is an intimate, private, gated neighborhood within the prestigious Kona Vista subdivision and situated on the slopes of Hualalai in North Kona. The Terrace at Kona Vista has its own homeowner association and includes landscaping service for all eight homes. Residents are within walking distance of the community?s Clubhouse, Tennis Courts, and Outdoor Pavilion. Please see 3D Matteport at


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2 Beds 2 Baths 667483 MLS Fee Simple Tenure Keauhou Gardens I BLDG.
Enjoy expansive ocean and partial golf course views from this premier, top floor corner unit at Keauhou Gardens in Kona, Hawai`i. This two-bedroom/two-bathroom, one level condominium is fully furnished. The unit does not hold an STVR license, however owners may apply for one after closing. High vaulted open beam ceilings, generous windows and large sliding glass doors create a light, airy and spacious living/dining area in this 1,527-square-foot residence. There is more than 380 square feet of lanai, accessible from both the living room and the primary bedroom. The roomy kitchen is enhanced with a custom-made Albizia wood breakfast bar, large kitchen counter top and many cabinet spaces. There is stone tile flooring in the kitchen and bathrooms and hardwood flooring in the living and dining areas. Both bedrooms are very spacious with high open beam ceiling. The primary bedroom is ensuite, opens onto a private lanai. The primary bath includes pebble stone tile, double sinks and a walk-in stone tile shower enclosure. The roomy 2nd bedroom offers beautiful mountain view. Ceiling fans and island breeze keep the bedrooms and living area cool. The unit includes a one-car garage and storage space. A laundry area with stacking washer/dry is located adjacent to the kitchen. The Keauhou Gardens complex is located in the Keauhou Resort area, convenient to the Keauhou Shopping Center, restaurants, the Kona Country Club golf course, and Kahalu`u Beach. Complex amenities include two swimming pools with spa, tennis courts, an exercise room, pool-side bar and restaurant. Vacation rentals are allowed. Please see 3D virtual tour Matterport :

78-6842 ALII DR Unit 10301, KAILUA KONA

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2 Beds 2 Baths 667902 MLS Fee Simple Tenure Fairways At Mauna Lani BLDG.
Located in the beautiful Mauna Lani Resort this spacious two-level, 2-bedroom/2.5-bath townhome has a premier position overlooking the 4th Fairway of Mauna Lani’s North Course. Well-maintained, the 1,646 square-foot unit features a new central air-conditioning system and is being sold furnished. The ground level's open plan design features a well-appointed and generously-sized kitchen and a combined living/dining area which opens onto a roomy lanai with additional dining, a barbecue and bar. Additionally, the unit’s ground level includes a half-bath, laundry room, and a storage area in the one-car garage. Tile flooring throughout the lower level segues to carpeted stairs leading to the upper level. The unit's second level accommodates two suites of rooms, the largest encompasses the primary bedroom, a bathroom with walk in shower and tub, walk-in closet, and a space which could be a sitting room or study. A large balcony runs across the front of this suite, a lovely place to lounge. A second, very commodious bedroom/bath suite takes up the balance of the upper level and features a window seat area. There is carpeting in the bedrooms and tile in the baths. Manicured landscaping with shade trees and green space between the unit and the golf course provides a privacy screen from both the roomy lanai on the ground level and the private balcony off the primary bedroom suite. The Fairways at Mauna Lani is gated neighborhood in the heart of the world-class Mauna Lani Resort on the Big Island's Kohala Coast. Mauna Lani Resort's community recreation center includes tennis courts, pool, barbecues, sauna. Within walking distance are The Shops at Mauna Lani, which includes a grocery story, coffee shop, restaurants and shopping. The resort is 20 minutes from Waimea and 10 minutes from Waikoloa Village.

68-1125 N KANIKU DR Unit 504, KAMUELA

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