There are so many lifestyles choices that we make in our lifetime. For some, moving to Hawaii is the ultimate in a lifestyle statement. But what if we could drill it down even further to hone in on our exact lifestyle choices that reflect how we would like to spend our time in Hawaii? If you love the ocean that means close to the water to allow for boating, kayaking, and paddle boarding right from your back door. An area that is quiet, and peaceful so one can reflect on their lifestyle choices.
A unique choice for an “on the water” lifestyle would be Hawaii Kai, a neighborhood developed by the late Henry Kaiser that began on April 27, 1961. One of Mr. Kaiser’s philosophies for a successful business was “find a human need and fill it.” And that is exactly what he did with Hawaii Kai! Henry Kaiser himself came up with the name Hawaii Kai, and it has meaning as “Kai” means sea in Hawaiian. It also pays homage to Kaiser as “Kai” has the beginning ring of Kaiser.
Hawaii Kai encompasses 6000 acres of land with the Ko’olau Mountain Range to the North, Koko Head Crater, and Koko Head/Hanauma Bay to the East, and Hawaii Kai fronts Maunalua Bay to the South. Water access is the main feature in Hawaii Kai, and it’s waterways and canals have been designed with recreation and transportation in mind. If your lucky enough to have a home or townhouse on the water you have access to everything Hawaii Kai has to offer by boat, paddle board, or Kayak. Early morning coffee? Get on your SUP and head over to Island Brew located in the Hawaii Kai Shopping Center. Need to do a family grocery run? Untie the boat from your dock and motor over to Costco in the Hawaii Kai Towne Center. Craving a craft beer after work? Hop in the Kayak and paddle to Kona Brewing in the Koko Marina Center. All of the businesses on the water in Hawaii Kai have docking facilities. And there is more for the water lover! Thinking of joining an active outrigger canoe club? Hui Nalu is located at Maunalua Bay and is actively recruiting paddlers.
The perfect “car out front, boat in back” lifestyle can be had at the listing at 6370 Hawaii Kai Dr. #32. This Townhouse at The Moorings is at the entrance to Hawaii Kai and offers an easy waterfront living lifestyle. A 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath unit that has been completely remolded and features split AC for the warmer days and a whole house fan for the not so hot days. 16 PV panels provide electricity to the house, and the home even has facilities in front of the unit to charge your electric vehicle! The dock out back can accommodate a boat up to 20 ft, and there is SUP and Kayak storage under the lanai. There is also canoe storage in the common area by the pool, so you’re covered no matter which type of watercraft get’s your heart and mind going.
Contact me and lets tour Hawaii Kai by watercraft! As long as we stop by Kona Brewing for a Pipeline Porter, of course.