The North Shore – Haleiwa
Haleiwa is the commercial center of the North Shore and also a popular destination for the millions of visitors who circle the island annually. With an area of approximately three square miles, Haleiwa is a diverse community extending from the coast to rural mauka lands and comprising more than 1,000 residences. Numerous shops and restaurants are located primarily in the area known as “Historic Haleiwa” with its line-up of restored buildings dating from the plantation era of the early 1900s and in the North Shore Marketplace, a complex of one- and two-story structures that also houses offices, galleries, and the Hawaii headquarters of the World Surf League.
Haleiwa was designated a State Historic, Cultural and Scenic District in 1984 by the City and County of Honolulu. The Haleiwa Arts Festival, held at Haleiwa Beach Park and planned for July of this year, is a major annual event. Another special event, also held annually in July and open to visitors as well as local residents, is the Haleiwa Jodo Mission’s Floating Lantern Ceremony.
The landmark Rainbow Bridge over the Anahulu River marks the northern approach to the town. Haleiwa Harbor at the mouth of the river is the North Shore’s only true boat harbor with moorings, sportfishing charters, cruises, and ocean adventures. The Hanapaa Fishing Tournament is held at the harbor in June.
Located just to the west of the boat harbor is Alii Beach Park, where the first leg of Van’s Triple Crown of Surfing kicks off the series of North Shore surfing competitions that begin in November.
Canoe races are held at Haleiwa Beach Park, which is popular for paddle boarding when ocean conditions permit.
Marilee Y. Lyons (RA) (MRP), a real estate agent with TLC Realty LLC and a lifetime resident of Haleiwa, has recently listed a four bedroom, three bath home which she describes as a “hidden gem conveniently located in an old-time Hawaii neighborhood walking distance to a beautiful sandy beach and two parks.” “Alii Beach Park is home to many surfIng contests and Kaiaka Park is great for fishing,” she said. “You can also walk or bike from the home to the shops and restaurants of Historic Haleiwa.”
Built in 1956, the two-story, double-wall home was completely renovated in 2005 with a custom kitchen and updated bathrooms. The 2,166-square-foot interior is augmented by a 174-square-foot lanai. The 4,812-square-foot property is walled and fenced and includes mature trees, a large grassy lawn, and a garage with additional driveway parking.
“This spacious open concept home has many great design features,” Lyons added. “Two of the four bedrooms are downstairs, one with a full bath. An office is also located on the ground floor. Upstairs are an open family room and a crow’s nest with an ocean view. The custom kitchen features cherry hardwood cabinets, granite countertops and all major appliances as well as a trash compactor. Flooring in the kitchen, living room, and one downstairs bathroom is Travertine.”
Additional amenities include split air conditioning units, ceiling fans, blinds, drapes, cable TV, automatic garage door opener, and storage.
Located at 66-365 Haleiwa Road, the home is offered at $1,150,000. For information or to arrange a showing, please contact listing agent Marilee Y. Lyons at (808) 722- 3040 or email email@example.com An open house will be held at the property Sunday, January 12, from 2 to 5 p.m.