Like the gated communities of Hillside East Oahu, the gated townhouse communities of East Oahu also offer residents less traffic, better security, and generally higher property values than your standard home.
Entry to Kuapa Isle (MLS# 1003887) in Hawaii Kai
A few of these gated community homes have ocean views, and a number of them have direct marina frontages, some even with have boat docks. The communities vary as to how the gates are utilized. The simplest of them have a gate without a guard that residents enter using garage door-type openers, with entry keypads for guests and backup purposes. The higher-end properties have staffed guard shacks with varying hours of when guards are present.
The townhouse gated communities share the same benefits as the single family communities. These include less traffic, better security, and generally higher property values. The drawbacks include a higher maintenance fee to cover guard costs, the monitoring of residents’ movement, and having guests register or get bussed in when visiting.
La Pietra (MLS# 1002971) is on the grounds of the former Walter Dillingham Estate at the base of Diamond Head, and is walking distance to the Gold Coast and great beaches. Currently, there is only one listing available, with another expected to hit the market soon. It has a staffed guard gate and the highest prices of these communities to go with it.
Kahala View Estates (MLS# 1006667) has one active listing, and Kahala Pacifica (MLS# 1006659, MLS# 1008133) currently has two. They are both conveniently located in Waialae Kahala near the Kahala mall and other conveniences. Both properties have a partial ocean view from some of the units and do not have a guard at their gates.
Further East in Hawaii Kai there are a number of gated Townhouse Properties, but Kuapa Isle, Kalele Kai and the Peninsula are three unique ones. All of these properties have the benefit of a community with three large shopping centers, an updated Costco, movie theaters, numerous restaurants and service establishments. Along with all of this they have the benefit of marina and ocean activities.
Kuapa Isle (MLS# 1003887) has a staffed guard gate, and the units along the perimeter of the development are all marina front. They also have amenities including a clubhouse, swimming pool, and a boat ramp and storage area. The prices of these units vary quite a bit due to location or frontage.
Kalele Kai (MLS# 1003839) has a combination of mid-rise and townhouse units. They have a security gate, and boat docks are also available. There is also a clubhouse, pool and jacuzzi.
The Peninsula (MLS# 1004371, 1007591, 2916087) is one of the newest developments in Hawaii Kai and was developed by Stanford Carr. Within the complex there are single family, high rise, and townhouse units. The amenities here include swimming pools, meeting/party rooms, and a fitness center.
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