Hawaii’s Luxury Condos
Unique among the various residential neighborhoods of Hawaii Kai is the Koko Isle development, a 13.79-acre man-made island in the middle of Kuapa Pond. The townhome community, with 124 two-story structures, was developed by Lunalilo Development Co., a joint venture of Kaiser Hawaii-Kai Development Co. and Lewers & Cooke, and completed in 1967. Located in the West Marina, Koko Isle is accessed by a bridge from Anapalau Street and is a private community, though not gated.
Approximately 75 percent of the townhomes have marina frontage, and many have boat docks. Community recreational facilities include a clubhouse, meeting room, exercise room, sauna, and salt water swimming pool. A security guard and resident manager are on-site 24 hours. All facilities, as well as roadside plantings, are in prime condition, primarily due to a diligent owners’ association maintenance crew.
The townhomes were originally designed with two, three, and four bedroom floor plans, but many have been altered and reconfigured over the years. Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties Realtor Barbara “Bobbi” Morelli is offering what she considers the premier unit in the neighborhood based on its location, size, and excellent condition for $1,100,000 fee simple inclusive of a two-car covered carport.
“The unit I’ve listed at 517 Koko Isle Circle is located right on the edge of the West Marina with great views from the mountains to the marina to the ocean,” Morelli said. “There are only three units in this cluster of townhomes, which includes a large grassy area.
“This townhome has the largest floor plan in the complex. The upgrades completed by the prior owner include solid hardwood cabinets in the open kitchen. Flooring in the kitchen and baths is Travertine marble. Bedrooms and main living areas are carpeted.”
Morelli noted that bedroom/bath suites are located on both the ground level and second floor, where two additional bedrooms and baths are located. One of the second floor bedrooms is currently being utilized as a den/office, which overlooks the marina. The main living/dining area opens out to the marina-front deck with sliding glass doors.
“This is an ideal home for a buyer who enjoys the ocean and boating… Hawaii Kai is one of the few places in east Oahu where you can have your own boat dock as well as access to the open ocean. This unit comes with a set of approved plans for the addition of a dock just below the private lanai on the surface of the water. There is also secured storage right under the deck where you could keep a kayak. Dry storage with a boat lift is located near the rec center.
“Marina-front living really is a lifestyle. Residents can power boat, sail, or kayak to restaurants and shops or to the open ocean for fishing, surfing, or water skiing. In the evening, residents often get together on their lanais to enjoy the sunset then head out to their favorite restaurant by way of the sea. Many folks park their car on Friday night and don’t need to drive again for the entire weekend. This townhome is perfectly oriented to view activity on the marina, including regattas sponsored by the Hawaii Kai Boat Club and practice sessions of the Hui Nalu Canoe Club. The deck is a ringside seat for the main event of the year, the Hawaii Kai Marina Community Association’s Festival of Lights Christmas Boat Parade, coming up this year on December 20.
“Koko Isle is a great little community with a mix of residents that includes families, young professionals, and retirees. They take pride in their neighborhood and are very welcoming to new residents.”
Morelli will hold an open house at 517 Koko Isle Circle #1103 this Sunday, August 17, from 2 to 5 p.m. and subsequent Sundays. She also shows the unit by appointment.