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OAHU REAL ESTATE- THE ULTIMATE IN IDYLLIC ISLAND LUXURY

Oahu, one of the largest islands of Hawaii, is home to scenic Honolulu, the capital of Hawaii. This incredible island is paradise on earth. Oahu is rich in history and abundant in Mother Nature’s flora and fauna.

Oahu became a melting pot in the 1880s, due to a midst shortage during the agricultural boom of the late 19th century, a large influx of immigrants from East Asia, Russia included, Puerto Rico, and Portugal, creating the remarkable multicultural hub it is today.

OAHU REAL ESTATE INSIGHTS

The delightful island of Oahu has such an extensive terrain that whatever home you imagine along with the view and lifestyle you desire, most likely already exists on the island. The average listing price for Oahu luxury homes varies greatly by zip code and offers something for a wide range of budgets.

Honolulu, the capital of Hawaii, brings to mind traditional Hawaiian culture with a mixture of modern architecture. The varying exclusive neighborhoods located in Honolulu, on the Southern side of Oahu, vary in listing price.

For the 96821 Honolulu zip code, the median listing price for a single-family home is $1.5 million dollars on the West side of the region and $2 million dollars for the central area of the zip code.

North of the 96821 zip code, the Waimanalo sector also offers high-end luxurious estates. As this mountainous terrain is highly elevated, it allows for houses to have incredible views of the Pacific Ocean. The median listing price for a single-family home in Waimanalo is $1.75 million dollars.

One of the most highly coveted regions of Oahu is the North Shore, where the verdant natural landscapes are abundant, allowing for reclusive, more authentic homes. Haleiwa is located on the North Shore and is an upscale neighborhood where the median listing price for a single-family home is $1.09 million dollars.

Located adjacent to Haleiwa lies the neighborhood La’ie, which is best known for its scenic views of the Pacific Ocean and the Polynesian Cultural Center. The median listing price for a single-family home is just around $800,000.

For more information on exclusive Oahu properties for sale contact Hawaii’s elite luxury real estate agent Anne Hogan Perry.

PEOPLE & LIFESTYLE

Oahu, also often spelled O’ahu, is one of the larger islands in the state of Hawaii. The dazzling scenic island evokes a natural and sustainable lifestyle. With an abundance of scenic hikes, beautiful parks, and turquoise beaches, Oahu real estate perfectly captures the serene essence of beautiful island living. Tradition is not lost on this historic island, as the locals embrace their culture and are always happy to share and educate others on their rich history and ancient traditions.

INSIDER TIPS

Pearl Harbor & World War II Valor in the Pacific National Museum is an important site in Oahu that should be visited at least once. This historic site encompasses many stories from World War II ranging from the Internment of Japanese Americans to the events that occurred at Pearl Harbor.

The Honolulu Museum of Art works to showcase the cultural tapestry which as a whole culminates to what is now Oahu. Officially established in 1922, by Anna Rice Cooke and her family, this historic landmark has grown over the years. Obtaining a variety of famous acquisitions over the years, the Honolulu Museum of Arts has grown from 500 works to over 50,000 pieces.

Shangri La, which partnered with The Honolulu Museum of Art so as to give access to the public, is a divine 5-acre estate that houses a large collection of Islamic Art collected by Doris Duke. Her interest for islamic art began when she toured the islamic world during her honeymoon in the 1930s, with the last stop being Hawaii. Captivated by the interesting and colorful designs islamic and Hawaii’s eternal beauty, Doris Duke designed a luxurious estate in Hawaii where she could store the art collection that she had accumulated over the years. Now open to the public, this wonderful large sight is a hidden gem that should not be missed.

Parks & Nature

With the natural beauty that besets Oahu, it is nearly impossible to write about all the incredible and surreal sites located in this verdant island. For that reason, if you are one of the lucky people residing in any of the charming Oahu luxury homes, you will never have an idle day.

The Manoa Falls are a hidden gem, located in the outskirts of Honolulu, that transports you to a serene environment where the animal noises and insects chirping offers waves of calm and relaxation. The incredulous beauty along this trail is breathtaking and features the most impressive array of mother-nature’s creations.

Like the majority of hiking trails across Oahu, the Koko Crater Trail offers incredible natural beauty. This astonishing trail leads hikers to the top of a crater, featuring stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and the mountains surrounding the area.

The Makapuu Lighthouse Trail is a magnificent trail that during the right time of the year allows for a beautiful whale watching experience. This steep hike will get your heart going, but not as much as the view from the lighthouse will.

The aquamarine Kailua beach park has one of the most interesting hues of turquoise Oahu has to offer. This spectacular beach is a local favorite as there are no hotels around, and no motorized boats are allowed in the area. The Kailua beach stretches over 2.5 miles and has the softest and cleanest sand around.

Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve offers the most colorful and vivid snorkeling in all of Oahu. The crispness of the water and the smooth sand allow for the most enjoyable snorkeling experience. This alluring beach roughly extends about a mile along the coast, allowing for a lovely saunter.

Hotels & Resorts

For the best in luxury and high-end accommodations head over to the Halekulani Hotel. This gorgeous property has jaw-dropping views all around. The 82 feet long pool is heated year-round and overlooks Waikiki Beach, thus allowing you to relax poolside while enjoying the sound of the crashing waves in the background.

The Kahala Hotel & Resort is the ideal resort to bask in a reclusive environment. A 20 minute drive from the bustling Waikiki city, this elegant resort has its own private beach, thus offering a more private and quiet getaway. The large and ample high-end rooms allows for guests to embrace their stay in a more relaxing and intimate manner.

The Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort stands out as the beautiful mosaic on the front of the building can be seen from far away. This beautiful resort has all the amenities you could possibly think of, and is perfect for a family vacation. With five pools, including the Paradise Pool being 5,000 square feet, and the Super Pool beachfront 10,000 square foot pool, this resort will always have something new for you to discover.

The North Shore is an area of Oahu more often explored by the locals than by visitors to the island. Turtle Bay Resort is located, as their logo states, on “Oahu’s Fabled North Shore,” which allows for guests to experience Hawaii in a whole different atmosphere. Their famous beach cottages are about 50-60 feet from the shore allowing guests to wake up and fall asleep to the sound of the beautiful crashing waves on shore. For a more adventurous and mother-nature oriented vacation, with an added mixture of yoga and rejuvenation, Turtle Bay Resort is for you.

Restaurants

Hawaii is known for its exotic and delicious fruits and produce, and O’ahu is no exception to this. The many native plants allow for a distinct cuisine that is very hard to replicate off the island. Thus, the Hawaiian cuisine offered in Oahu is like no other, and should be explored throughout the entire island. Here are some of the most sought after restaurants in Oahu.

Orchids is a high-end restaurant that specializes in contemporary Hawaiian cuisine that can be enjoyed on their gorgeous beachfront al fresco seating. Orchids allows you to enjoy a five-star meal while gazing at the beautiful turquoise Pacific Ocean.

Morimoto Waikiki is an extraordinary Asian-Hawaiian fusion restaurant offering a luxury ambient with beautiful decor and setting in addition to a delectable cuisine that will leave you coming back for more. The white decor with pops of green is refreshingly chic and modern, allowing for an understated elegant theme. The food is raved about by locals and visitors alike, as their take on Japanese cuisine embraces all of the outstanding flavors Hawaiian cuisine has to offer.

Hau Tree Lanai Restaurant offers some of the best old style Honolulu service with an incredibly scenic outdoor beach seating area by its iconic Hau tree. This intimate restaurant has one of the most enticing sunset views in the area with a scenic view of Waikiki as well. The menu is a mixture of traditional yet modern take on a fusion of Pacific Rim and Hawaiian cuisine. The Hau Tree Lanai Restaurant is definitely one of the most romantic and cherished restaurants in the area.

After Dark

Hawaii is often depicted as a relaxation paradise where the tiki bars are flowing and the nightlife revolves around dinner. However, the many thousands of hidden gems throughout the island will surprise you. Here are some of the happening sites that are popping after dark.

With stunning 360 degree views from the 30th floor of the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel & Resort, the Leahi Lounge offers an exclusive setting with heavenly prepared dishes and strong cocktails. Before sunset is when the Leahi Lounge is at its most spectacular, since the floor to ceiling windows allow for gorgeous views.

Boasting live Jazz music, Lewers Lounge, an elegant upscale lounge, allows for a mellow and classy ambience. Pair that scene with Lewers’s impressive wine and champagne list and delectable menu items and you get one of the most sought after lounges in Honolulu.

If whisky and scotch are more savory for your palate, head over to Bar Leather Apron, where the mixologists take pride in serving you exactly what you want. Bar Leather Apron is unlike any other brown bar; although it is a high-end lounge, the ambience is not the typical lofty feel. Instead, at Bar Leather Apron the mixologists take the time to answer all your questions and educate you about the varying degrees of whiskeys and scotch offered, as well as their handcrafted libations.

For a delicious and calming cocktail bar offering tasty appetizers head over to Bevy. Their bona fide description of themselves, “Purveyors of Crafted Libations,” is unwaveringly accurate. Their dedication to offering a modern and vibrant ambience along with their handcrafted cocktails while retaining the Kakaako spirit is refreshing and leads to an authentic Hawaiian experience.

Amuse Wine Bar offers a chic ambience that perfectly adjusts from an intimate ambience of a party of two, to a larger group of friends. Their Wine Tasting area offers one-ounce samples from over 80 different wine bottles, thus allowing guests to try a larger variety of wines than regular wine tasting venues. Their famous Beer Tables offer two distinct kegs that allow you to pour your own serving as the night goes on.

Shopping

The splendid and elegant atmosphere Oahu evokes translates to its luxurious shopping center located down Kalakaua Avenue. The scenic Kalakaua Avenue is one of the most exclusive, high-end sectors of Honolulu and home to the most fashionable brands. With a wide variety of high-end stores extending throughout Kalakaua Avenue, visitors can indulge in a concerted shopping spree that won’t leave you exhausted at the end. For those who do need a break, we recommend heading over to one of the many fine-dining options, where you can relax and sip on a glass of vino while enjoying the warm Hawaiian breeze.

Luxury Row, located on Kalakaua Avenue, offers a luxurious directory, including big names like Saint Laurent Paris, Chanel, Moncler, and Hugo Boss to name a few.

The Royal Hawaiian Center, located one block south of Luxury Row, is home to a large variety of fashionable retail stores. From the decadent Hermès to Salvatore Ferragamo, this shopping center is worth a stroll on a beautiful sunny Hawaiian day.

Between Luxury Row and The Royal Hawaiian Center, there are a number of chic stores located on Kalakaua Avenue that offer a wide array of options. Expanding over to Louis Vuitton and Prada this avenue has it all.

DISCOVER YOUR NEW HOME IN O’AHU TODAY

Contact the premier Hawaiian real estate agent Anne Hogan Perry for more information about this neighborhood or to schedule a private showing of the most exclusive luxury homes available in Oahu. We are delighted to answer any questions you may have regarding the Oahu real estate area.

Unparalleled, the Mele Komo Beachfront Estate located on the pristine shores of Kailua Beach, offers the most discerning connoisseur the ultimate in coastal living. With an impressive 12 beds and 13 baths, this 12,005 square-foot architectural marvel was meticulously designed prioritizing enjoyment with 9 ocean facing bedrooms and 11 private lanais. At 2.2-acres it's the largest residential lot on the Kailua Beachfront. The Primary Hale, boasting 6 beds and 6.5 baths within 5,835 sqft, and the Guest Hale, a companion masterpiece with 6 beds and 6.5 baths spanning 6,170 sqft, offer unparalleled living spaces designed with the perfect combination of luxury comforts and Hawaiian detail. Indulge in resort-style living with a 96,000 gallon pool showcasing a waterfall, slide, jacuzzi, and a private grotto. The 2,000 sqft Pool Cabana with a full kitchen, full bath, spacious loft, and laundry facilities adds an extra touch of convenience and comfort. Mele Komo provides the utmost in privacy and efficiency, featuring 94 photovoltaic panels, privately owned beach access, and stunning views of the famed Mokulua Islands. A unique opportunity to own a true jewel of the Hawaiian coastline. $50,000,000 Active

508 N Kalaheo Avenue Kailua, Hawaii

12 Beds 13.02 Baths 17,707 SqFt 2.201 Acres

Experience the epitome of oceanfront luxury with the unveiling of this stunning oceanfront estate - Kai Moena, "The House of the Resting Sea." Given its namesake by the former property owner, Harry Rothschild of the Rothschild Banking Family. This rare
and unparalleled legacy estate spans nearly 60,000 sq ft across two completely subdivided parcels along Kailua's world-famous beachfront. Revel in over 255 linear feet of pristine white sandy beach offering an idyllic setting that embodies both serenity and
maximum privacy. The estate comprises two main residences totaling 10 bedrooms, 8 full baths, and 3 half baths. Rich tropical hardwood accents and textured finishes, high vaulted ceilings give a warm opulence and living spaces flow seamlessly between
indoors and outdoors for maximum ease. Experience exceptional amenities such as a resort-style lagoon pool with waterfalls, fitness center, massage room, media room, and a dry sauna. A tennis/pickleball court and lush landscaping complete your private
sanctuary. Seize the rare opportunity to own this prestigious estate, your personal haven on Kailua Beach. $32,500,000 Active

145/151 Kailuana Loop Kailua, Hawaii

10 Beds 8.03 Baths 17,346 SqFt 1.368 Acres

A rare opportunity to own the newest home on the beach on the spectacular “Cove Area” of Diamond Head Beach.    For inspiration the owner looked at the bright colors of the ocean, vivid sky, and sherbet sunsets. The textures. patterns and details honors the essence of the islands with a Southern California vibe and a modern refresh, this amazing home was awarded in 2023, “Best One-if-a-kind Home” from the prestigious Southern California Pacific Conference Builders Convention out of 650 entries!      The stunning interiors includes spacious living spaces that maximize spectacular views, a dramatic floating staircase with glass railing, and a modern glass-enclosed wine wall.    Technology is state-of-the-art with whole house automation, audio system, security system and elevator – this is for the Buyer who wants something that no one else has! $26,995,000 Active

213 Kaalawai Place Honolulu, Hawaii

5 Beds 7.01 Baths 9,528 SqFt 0.328 Acres

Located on the most coveted street on the North Shore of Oahu, this beachfront estate is the premier offering in Haleiwa, Hawai’i. Set on an oceanfront lot traversing over a half acre, this compound encompasses elegant living while embracing the barefoot luxury lifestyle of the North Shore.

Stepping into this private sanctuary, soaring ceilings and an expansive open floor plan invite stunning ocean views throughout the interior, epitomizing the Hawaiian ethos of indoor-outdoor living. Comprised of a main home and two large guest homes perfectly situated, designed with both privacy and entertaining in mind, the oceanfront property embraces wellness, an active lifestyle, and relaxation with an infinity edged pool, hot tub nestled into the mature tropical landscape, plus miles of beaches and community paths closeby.

Situated along the esteemed Papailoa Road, the residence delivers more than just a prestigious address—it offers an unparalleled experience of Hawai’i. For those in pursuit of an oasis of a home that encapsulates the essence of island elegance and peace, this private sanctuary stands alone. $20,000,000 Active

61-785 Papailoa Road Haleiwa, Hawaii

6 Beds 7.01 Baths 7,680 SqFt 0.548 Acres

Introducing the crown jewel of Honolulu: Kaimana Hila or “Diamond Head” in Hawaiian. This fully renovated residence is a testament to luxury and elegance. Commanding the most breathtaking ocean and iconic Diamond Head crater views. Located in the most prestigious GATED COMMUNITY with 24/7 private security on Oahu; only 15 minutes from Waikiki and Ala Moana shopping. Designed by award winning Architect Jeff Long with steel and concrete construction, and your very own elevator. German made hurricane shutters and professional grade security system for a lock and go lifestyle. The interior finishes are handcrafted by artisans known for their expertise on 100 million dollar super yachts. Details include Italian leather walls, custom Italian closets by Molten&C Dada. Bathrooms feature mitered seamless marble and vein matched travertine. Kitchens include Snaidero cabinets designed by Pininfarina, a Ferrari design company. Appliances by Gaggenau, Sub Zero, and Miele. Delight in hosting private screenings in the commercial grade Movie Theater and year round outdoor parties next to the infinity edge pool. This residence comes with concierge services. Contact for details. $19,880,000 Active

360 Puuikena Drive Honolulu, Hawaii

5 Beds 6.01 Baths 10,026 SqFt 0.514 Acres

Modern Island Luxury at its finest! Completed in 2018 by award winning firm, Longhouse Design+Build, this spectacular residence offers clean contemporary lines & seamless design. Unbeatable location, between 2 of the world's most beautiful beaches, Kailua & Lanikai! Enjoy breathtaking views of sparkling turquoise waters, stunning sun/moon rises, sea turtles, paddlers & kite surfers, Popoia Island & The Mokuluas. Perfect as a primary residence or second home, this incredible property offers 100 linear ft of expansive oceanfront lawn w/seawall & adjacent water access. Private courtyard features a sleek spa/dipping pool surrounded by mature lipstick palms, anthuriums, lush ferns & hibiscus. Addt'l luxuries include central AC, gourmet kitchen w/walk in pantry, Subzero, Miele & Wolf appliances, marble counters & travertine floors, steam shower, automated shades, back-up generator, Fleetwood doors/windows, custom sapele mahogany cabinets, video security & Sonos sound throughout. Ultra-luxury, convenience & privacy! Only 2 minutes to Mid-Pac Country Club & Golf, 2 miles to Kailua Town & Whole Foods, close to Castle Hospital & just 20 miles to HNL airport or Downtown Honolulu. $19,850,000 Active

766 Mokulua Drive Kailua, Hawaii

6 Beds 5.02 Baths 8,381 SqFt 0.333 Acres

This magnificent Diamond Head “Cove Area” beachfront masterpiece harmoniously fuses traditional Hawaiian architectural elements with an open modern lifestyle floorplan. Located on a quiet lane off Diamond Head Road, this home is truly a treasure to behold. The grand reception areas lead out to extensive wraparound lanai areas, a covered grill space, and a beachside seating area—perfect for enjoying sunsets and drinks while taking in the endless views of the Pacific Ocean. The upper level boasts a large primary ocean view bedroom, two additional en-suite bedrooms, elevator, gas generator and an unmatched office with ocean views that you’ll never want to leave. Refreshing pool, lush private landscaping, and unmatched location, style, comfort, and distinction define this Diamond Head gem. $19,800,000 Active

218 Kaalawai Place Honolulu, Hawaii

5 Beds 5.02 Baths 6,288 SqFt 0.338 Acres

Welcome to the luxuriously gated 'Diamond House,' a palatial mansion nestled on the magnificent Diamond Head -Grand, glamorous, fabulous with princess stairs, and the senior primary suite looking over views of the ocean & Waikiki with dramatic tropical landscape as manicured art, half-moon fountain pool, and a custom cascading waterfall. Truly a sanctuary within itself, enjoy your private paradise hiking in the sweet scent of plumeria, singing Hawaiian birds, and inviting butterflies. Over 16,000 square feet of cathedral-like living, 8 bedrooms, 9 full bathrooms, 2 half bathrooms, the elegant custom details & exquisite, imported materials complete this prestigious masterpiece of the legendary developer, Jack Myers, 4-car garage + 6 additional parking in driveway, and more! Swarovski chandeliers, 3300+ bottle wine cellar, and butler’s pantries & wet bars are describing epitomes of Ultra Luxury. Gated entry ensures your family and guests are afforded the quiet retreat best reserved for those that demand the only the best that life can afford.  Close proximity to popular beaches, Kapiolani park, Waikiki aquarium, Honolulu Zoo, Waikiki and restaurants. $19,000,000 Active

3239 Noela Drive Honolulu, Hawaii

8 Beds 9.02 Baths 17,881 SqFt 1.096 Acres

Breathtaking, Mediterranean style home nestled within 23 acres at the foot of the Ko'olau Mountains and just
minutes from the conveniences of town and beaches. Spectacular views of the coastline and mountains from every
room in the home. Amazing transition from living room to the gorgeous outdoor lanai that features an infinity
pool, outdoor kitchen, and foldable outswing custom patio doors. This is a smart home, equipped with: built in
speakers, retractable screens, ac controls, and even a powerful outdoor speaker arrangement that can give you
your own personal soundtrack as you soak in the natural beauty of the property. Home comes with an elevator, 3
car garage, double-gated entrance, PV system with 120 panels and batteries for backup power, spring feed water
system, imported limestone tile, zen garden, and koi pond. Delight in your nightly intimate walks in the moonlight,
hike up the Ko'olaus, or have a picnic by the Koi pond. This property is one of the most unique luxury properties in
all of Hawaii. Make your dreams come true with this island estate that is perfect for both adventure and
relaxation. Experience luxury the minute you enter drive through the gate. $18,900,000 Active

47-958 Kamakoi Road Kaneohe, Hawaii

5 Beds 5.02 Baths 5,564 SqFt 23.484 Acres

Sophisticated, Modern, Unlimited Ocean Views... Designed to relish in the beauty of magnificent indoor spaces coupled w/ a seamless integration to expansive outdoor living this stunning ultra-luxury residence designed by renowned HI Architect Jim McPeak offers  
uninterrupted Diamond HD, ocean & coastline views, and the best direct sunset vistas on the island. Situated on Oahu’s Southeastern shoreline overlooking Maunalua Bay this breathtaking 6-BD, 7.5-BA residence offers exceptional appointments & a true private luxury resort experience. The Great Rm welcomes you w/its awe-inspiring panoramic landscapes, soaring custom wood inlaid ceilings, pocketing walls of glass & assortment of natural stone textures.  The chef’s kitchen w/prof appliances provides a wonderful connection to both the dining alcove & lounge areas. The Primary Suite w/ secluded sitting nook, seaside lanai and dream spa like bath is stunning, Each BD suite provides a sensory experience & soothing sounds of the ocean waves. This modern-day masterpiece is complete w/ a gated, dual access driveway providing ample onsite parking + garage parking for 3-cars. For those in search of a stunning island villa, welcome home. $18,900,000 Active

176 Hanapepe Loop Honolulu, Hawaii

6 Beds 7 Baths 7,964 SqFt 0.466 Acres

LARGEST BEACHFRONT PROPERTY for sale on Hawaii’s Most Exclusive Street: 1.21 ACRES (1,485 Tsubo — 4,910 Sq Meters). 2 separate parcels. The Street to Ocean parcels at 4679 & 4679B Kahala feature a large driveway nestled amidst lush landscaping, a caretaker’s residence, an extremely large pool, and a 5bdrm/5bath single level Hawaiian Modern main house designed by acclaimed Hawaii architect, Vladimir Ossipoff. Organic design in harmony with nature provides effortless transition from indoors to out and efficient use of natural light & ventilation. Living room frames the sweeping ocean view & opens to lanais on both sides – step out to the beachfront yard or pool. Excellent Kahala Avenue location with easy access to fine dining, world-class shopping and entertainment; enjoy a short scenic drive around Diamond Head to Waikiki. This offering includes TMKs 1-3-5-5-2 and 1-3-5-5-3. $17,000,000 Active

4679B Kahala Avenue Honolulu, Hawaii

6 Beds 6 Baths 5,626 SqFt 1.213 Acres

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