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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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