Inside The $11.9 Million Hawaiian Estate Carlos Santana Just Sold

Guitarist Carlos Santana, who rose to prominence with his band, Santana, has been in the music industry for decades now. Many of the responsibilities involved in being a successful musician, such as touring, can definitely take a toll, necessitating a retreat for when you need a break from the hustle and bustle of it all — and for Santana, it seems that he found his tropical oasis in Hawaii. As New York Post reported, Santana actually owned two different properties in Hawaii, and while he kept the larger one for himself, he sold the smaller (although still sizable) estate. It was snatched up by a buyer for $11.9 million — $1 million below the original listing price that Santana selected when it first hit the market in 2021.

For those who want privacy in their slice of paradise, the property is ideal, as it's located within a private gated area on the bluffs. The property is in Kauai, and the location offers incredible views of Anini Beach. And though it's surrounded by enough land to make the home a peaceful oasis, it's also in the heart of Kauai's North Shore district, as per the Zillow listing, so amenities are abundant nearby, from golfing to restaurants to tennis facilities (although, with a home this spectacular, you may be tempted never to leave your luxurious estate).

Read on to learn a bit more about the slice of island paradise that a lucky buyer will soon be moving into.

From the pool to the beach and back

Though the home itself offers a modest (by celebrity standards) 4,003 square feet of space, as per Zillow, it's located on just over 3 acres of land that surrounds the home with a variety of lush greenery, including several massive palm trees that tower over the property as well as an abundance of fruit trees. The Hawaiian haven has a gate nestled in amidst the greenery, leading any visitor down a grand stone driveway toward the home. While the interior is spectacular, given the picturesque plot of land the estate is situated on, there's plenty of outdoor space that allows the homeowner to take advantage of the views and the gorgeous Hawaiian weather.

There's a curved outdoor in-ground pool with a spa built-in, as well as an infinity-edge that makes it seem as though the pool extends forever, offering a one-of-a-kind swimming experience. There's plenty of deck space around the pool where you can lounge and soak in the sun, as well as an outdoor bar and kitchen that makes the spot perfect for entertaining. A large patio accommodates a table that can seat at least 10, allowing you to dine al fresco while enjoying the sounds of the ocean waves crashing against the shore. There's even one spot where a hammock has been strung up between two tall palm trees, so you can let your cares fall away as you soak in the Hawaiian paradise.

A modern interior with island vibes

As the Zillow listing specifies, the home has plenty of modern amenities, such as central air conditioning to allow you a reprieve from the warm Hawaiian weather when needed. There is hardwood flooring throughout the home, and many rooms feature a sloped wood ceiling that makes the home feel incredibly spacious. There are also several walls in the house with nearly floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing the inhabitants to enjoy the views from just about every corner of the property. Additionally, most of the bedrooms appear to have sliding glass doors that give you a chance just to stroll outside, enjoying the lush grass beneath your feet and the beach views, no matter the time of day.

Though the sizable outdoor bar and kitchen mean you may be whipping up quite a few of your meals outdoors, the kitchen is impressive as well, with sleek countertops and warm wood. The massive fridge could store anything you might need, and there's a gas burner for whipping up your favorite meals, as well as a nearby dining table with a breathtaking view of the grounds.

There are ceiling fans throughout the home, allowing the air to circulate, and the wood beams stretching along the sloped ceiling give the home a cozy, rustic ambiance. The huge main living room space means you can entertain plenty of guests, and there's even space to display your favorite artworks — although the views are practically works of art themselves.

A picture-perfect master suite

It may be tempting to sleep in the hammock and enjoy that ocean breeze every night, but fear not — as the Zillow listing demonstrates, the Kauai estate has an incredible master suite. The vast master bedroom has a sky-high sloped ceiling with wood planks and wood beams, adding a warmth to the space while also making it seem incredibly open and airy. A ceiling fan hangs down to circulate the air in the room, and multiple walls of the bedroom have nearly floor-to-ceiling windows, filling the space with natural light and making it seem as though the scenic backyard is just a few steps away — just slide open the massive glass doors, and you can walk out onto a patio area to enjoy your morning coffee, step out onto the grass and head to the hammock, and enjoy the ocean view the moment you wake up. You can even check out the incredible views while you're still lying in bed.

Of course, no master suite would be complete without a stunning bathroom, and the master bathroom has a large modern square-shaped bathtub encased in a stunning charcoal gray tile, with paler tile throughout the space and warm wood accents along the door trims and vanity. A window near the bathtub means you can enjoy the sunlight while soaking, and another set of sliding doors allows you to wander out into the Hawaiian paradise as soon as you're ready to face the day.