Take a look at the former Hawaii home of Jim Nabors, now selling for $4.5 million
Golly! The 170-plus acres sit on the island of Maui.
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Maui is a long way from Mayberry. Heck, it's even across an ocean from Camp Henderson. But in 1976, Jim Nabors made Hawaii his home.
Best known as Gomer Pyle on The Andy Griffith Show and Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., Nabors was looking to branch out from Appalachia to Polynesia. He shot a pilot for a sitcom called Sylvan in Paradise, about a clumsy bellhop named Sylvan Sprayberry working in a Hawaiian hotel. Alas, NBC passed on the project and it was never picked up.
Instead, Nabors created The Jim Nabors Polynesian Extravaganza at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.
Settling down and stepping back from Hollywood, Nabors purchased a macadamia nut and flower farm in Hana, on the eastern shore of Maui island. It was a sprawling retreat, covering 170 acres.
It was also not his only Hawaiian home. The TV icon also owned a Plantation-style spread near Honolulu, on the south shore of Oahu. (Nabors died in Honolulu in 2017.) That recently sold for a cool $12 million. Now, the Hana house is for sale, and it's relatively a bargain at $4.5 million.
As reported by The Los Angeles Times, the land features "rolling lawns, fruit trees and tropical flowers." You can see some of that in the gorgeous landscaping.
The Keller Williams real estate listing features 30 photos that give you a peek inside Nabor's former 2,820-square-foot, two-bedroom house. Here is a quick look at the facade and an office/library.