Lanikai Homes For Sale – Turquoise Ocean Paradise in Kailua, Oahu

If you are searching for a beachy neighborhood to call home, consider homes for sale in Lanikai, in the town of Kailua on Oahu. The stunning turquoise ocean visible from most residences will make you fall in love with the area immediately. From multi-million dollar homes that front the famous Lanikai beach, to hillside cottages that overlook the Nā Mokulua, two islets, commonly known as “The Mokes,” Lanikai offers residents a feeling of community with access to shopping, restaurants, and amenities close by.


Oceanfront living along Lanikai Beach in Kailua.

Lanikai is a neighborhood in Kailua known for its beauty and a laid-back lifestyle. Located on the Windward side of Oahu, consisting of roughly 500 homes with easy beach access and gorgeous views, it is also one of the priciest real estate neighborhoods on the island. There is no shortage of people who would love to call Lanikai home.

Access to the community is located just past the south end of Kailua Beach Park along Mokulua Dr. The road splits into one way Alapapa Dr heading further South then looping around and becoming Mokulua Dr again. It’s is along Mokulua Dr, where all the oceanfront Lanikai homes are located at. Having a home on Mokulua Dr is definitely a recognizable address.

The community is picturesque the minute one drives in. With a bike lane bordering the Lanikai loop, visitors and residents heading to the beach, lush vegetation, ocean views, and a touch of sand scattered around, Lanikai has a calm beachy feel.

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Lanikai homes have spectacular ocean views and easy beach access.

Lanikai Ocean Front Homes For Sale

If you desire unobstructed ocean views, access to one of the most gorgeous beaches on Oahu, and turquoise waters years round, Lanikai oceanfront homes are going to impress you. There are approximately 100 oceanfront homes in Lanikai, and some with direct Lanikai beach access. No two homes are the same, but all have one thing in common….the incredible views of famous and always photographed “Mokes.”

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Oceanfront living in Kailua’s Lanikai neighborhood. Beach access with stunning views.

Lanikai Hillside Ocean View Homes For Sale

The Lanikai hillside is filled with a variety of homes. While the neighborhood dates back to the 1920s, many of the homes have been remodeled, and every effort has been made to capture the breathtaking views from each of the properties. While not every home has a view, most do, and being able to look out to the ocean and see the Mokes and the blue water, is both relaxing and super desirable. Who wouldn’t love to have a postcard view from their own home?

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Nā Mokulua, tow islets, commonly known as “The Mokes” visible from the lanai of a Lanikai home.

Kailua Town

Kailua is a beach town. Beachwear and slippers (flip-flops) are the usual attire. Many people commute on beach cruisers, carry surfboards, and make the beach a part of their lifestyle.

While Lanikai residents don’t have a grocery store right in the neighborhood, the original Kalapawai Market is a short distance from the entrance to the community. Famous Buzze’s beachside restaurant is also close by and across from the Kailua Beach Park. Whole Foods, Target, Foodland, local stores, restaurants, and amenities are in Kailua Town Center 2 miles down the road.


Turquoise water off of Lanikai Beach in Kailua.

Kailua and Lanikai Homes For Sale

Kailua has some of the most sought after real estate on Oahu. While living right in Lanikai is one of the options, checking out other Kailua homes that are on the market will reveal that the entire town has beautiful properties, many of which are also located along the beach. Buyers can also find condos in Kailua, although as compared to Honolulu, the number is relatively low. The newest of the condo developments is Ka Malanai right in the heart of Kailua Town Center.

For information on Kailua or Lanikai homes for sale, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

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Kinga Mills

Kinga Mills is a REALTOR Associate, Forbes Global Properties, Luxury Portfolio Affiliate, & Military Relocation Professional with Hawai'i Life. I adore Hawaii, its people, and the natural beauty that surrounds me. I live on Oahu. It's a pretty incredible place to call home. There is a little bit of everything here. From pristine beaches and quiet neighborhoods to the trendiest of restaurants in the urban Honolulu. I simply love Oahu and the variety it offers. My real estate career allows me to enjoy the Island life, and to work with some amazing people. With over a decade of experience and hundreds of closed sales, I provide my clients with expert buying and selling advice. My goal for clients is to enjoy the process, while my team and I handle the details. As a member of the Hawaii Life Military Specialized Team, I regularly provide real estate assistance to active-duty military personnel who are PCSing to Hawaii, to the mainland, or overseas. For the Luxury Real Real Estate buyers and sellers, I am affiliated with Luxury Portfolio International and Forbes Global Properties. These exclusive affiliations extend an even greater reach, exposure, and effectiveness within the global luxury marketplace. In my time off, I love walking along the beach, enjoying meals out on the town, and taking family vacations. Sign up for my Oahu Hawaii Life blog updates and follow my journey. You can also find me on HGTV "Hawaii Life" Season 14. I look forward to helping in making your Hawaii Life real estate dreams happen! You can email me at or via phone at (808) 722-3985.

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November 22, 2020

Moveing to
The village, in HONOLULU
Daughter in law @ son
Want the lanai area. Round home

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