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Aina Haina – Convenient & Luxurious Beachfront Living in East Honolulu

Halfway between Hawaii Kai and the Kahala area in East Honolulu lies the community of Aina Haina. Known for a family-friendly atmosphere, great schools, and convenient access to ocean activities, Aina Haina’s mellow vibe and tight-knit community attracts young families, retirees, and anyone in between.

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Hanauma Bay – great snorkeling near Aina Haina

Current listings for sale in Aina Haina range from approximately $739,000 to $16M. Newer homes on large lots and in prime locations generally sell above $1M while listings under $1M are generally older homes with potential value-add opportunity.

Aina Haina Beachfront Luxury Property For Sale

Just steps to the water’s edge, the possibilities for recreation and enjoyment are endless. Listed at $10M, this home on a large beachfront lot boasts:

  • Lush, grassy yard for fun in the sun
  • Swimming pool for leisurely enjoyment
  • Guest cottage on the property for privacy
  • Abundance of towering shade trees

Note: This property can be combined with the neighboring 1-acre lot for more luxury for $16.25M.

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5415 Kalanianaole, Aina Haina (MLS# 201327184)

Value-Add Under $1M

Offered at $799,500, and by far the best value currently available in Aina Haina, this home on a large lot at 735 Ahuwale has 4 bedrooms/2 baths and sits atop approximately 0.2 acres of gently sloped land. It has been cared for and is in very clean and good condition.

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735 Ahuwale (MLS# 201327626)

Additional features include:

  • Spacious expanded living room with an updated dining area
  • Kitchen with corian counters, window box, and pass through
  • Master Suite features a large bathroom and walk-in closet, and is open to the cool, shaded lanai
  • Flooring includes hardwood for the living areas, travertine and ceramic tile in the bathrooms
  • The large, fenced yard features shade trees and a lawn for relaxation in paradise

Aina Haina: A Perfect Example of Kama’aina Living

It could be said that the Aina Haina lifestyle represents a perfect example of Kama’aina (local) island living – respect for the Aina (land), health and fitness in both body and mind through activities with kokua (care & cooperation) in connection with the community, land and the ocean. Hiking, cycling, running, and ocean sports are just a few of the outdoor activities available within minutes of Aina Haina.

In addition to reputable public schools, private schools in the area include:

Uncle Clay’s HOPA – Arguably the Best Shave Ice in the World

To experience firsthand the essence of what makes Aina Haina so special, I encourage you to stop in to Uncle Clay’s House of Pure Aloha (HOPA). At Uncle Clay’s, everyone is ohana (family).

HOPA’s delectable shave ice creations are made from fresh, locally-sourced ingredients with no artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners. The experience is unlike any other and the shave ice is arguably the best in the world.

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Uncle Clay’s HOPA – serving pure aloha every day!

The other day my family watched as Uncle Clay made a new batch of his strawberry syrup (my son’s favorite) from fresh strawberries, sugar, water, and a whole lot of love. Otsuji Farms, right down the road in Hawaii Kai, provides the fresh kale and spinach that goes into Uncle Clay’s signature Kale-Spin flavor (my personal favorite), which is what vegetables would taste like if a kid engineered them. The ice itself is like pudding, soft and velvety, the texture of perfection.

Contact an Aina Haina Neighborhood Specialist

If you are interested in homes in Aina Haina or the surrounding area, please contact me and I’ll be happy to show you around. We can even stop by Uncle Clay’s to taste some of the world’s best shave ice, my treat.

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Julie Keller, R(B)

October 20, 2013

Great blog Joahua, Oahu’s east side has always been a favorite area of mine. If I ever have the opportunity to live on Oahu again, the East side would be first choice, and for all the great reasons you highlight in this blog!

Julie Keller, R(B)

October 20, 2013

Great blog Joahua, Oahu’s east side has always been a favorite area of mine. If I ever have the opportunity to live on Oahu again, the East side would be first choice, and for all the great reasons you highlight in this blog!

Julie Keller, R(B)

October 20, 2013

Sorry, that would be Joshua….

Julie Keller, R(B)

October 20, 2013

Sorry, that would be Joshua….

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