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Life on the Hawaii Kai Marina

I have been living in my townhome in Hawaii Kai for over 40 years. It’s presently on the market and my realtor asked the reasons I bought here and why I stayed so long. Let me tell you…

Before buying in Hawaii Kai we lived in a Kahala townhome. It was too small, congested, noisy, and expensive. I wanted a room for our son, a room for visitors, an office, and a large master suite for my husband and me.

The Perfect Place to Live

On the other hand, Colony Marina was just the place. I saw this as a unique, quaint, and adventurous place to live. It had 1 bedroom and a full bath downstairs for guests (perfect!!) and 3 bedrooms upstairs including the large master suite I wanted, the room for my son, and the office! The bonus was looking over the marina. No neighbors directly behind me and a marina to drop my kayak into!! I have fallen in love with life on the marina.

Strong Community in Colony Marina

My friends lived in homes where they never got to know their neighbors. I know, and visit often, with some of my neighbors in Colony Marina. With only 26 units in the complex, it is a premier and exclusive marina-front development!

We barbecued most weekends on the deck overlooking the marina, always enjoying the cool breeze from the mountains. Any free time we had, we spent on our kayak adventures. Sometimes we would kayak to our favorite place for breakfast or paddle out to the ocean. My son and I bonded over the years on those kayak trips. There is a special feeling when you are on the water.

My son was two years old when we moved into Colony Marina. He learned to swim in the pool here, and used the pool several times a week until he learned to surf at Sandy Beach. A 10-minute ride on the bus got him there.

Hawaii Kai has been a comfortable place to live. We have enjoyed easy access to stores, coffee shops, restaurants, shopping, movies, etc. I love the feel of Hawaii Kai with its beaches and waterways. It’s a special place to live.

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Marcy Scott

May 16, 2019

My husband and I love Hawaii Kai and my best friend of 40+ years lives there. We would love to live there but find housing very expensive so we doubt our dream of ever living there or anywhere in Hawaii will ever come true. I’m retired and my husband is an Electrician (in Arizona). We have looked into the required qualifications for an Electrician there in Hawaii and it sounds like Hawaii will not reciprocate his qualification status here. Unfortunate because we just arrived back in Arizona last evening, and while we were there, my husband made notice of many very dangerous electrical connections to both homes, apartments and even the electric poles along the roads.

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