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Kailua Real Estate | Olomana Pool Home with Flexible Floor Plan


551 Uluhaku Street in Olomana
Kailua Real Estate on Oahu
Listed at: $1,050,000 FS by Yvonne Jaramillo Ahearn, RB-20262     


Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 2:00 to 5:00 pm
Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 9:30 to 11:30 pm

VIRTUAL TOUR (Matterport Floor Plan)

This charming 4/2 Kailua home for sale in popular Olomana has the potential for two separate living spaces, as well as a swimming pool! 

Olomana is a favorite Kailua neighborhood when one is looking to purchase Kailua Real Estate. Of the various areas of real estate in Kailua, Olomana is well-known for its attractive landscaping and well-kept, mid-century homes, with the backdrop of picturesque Mt. Olomana, its namesake. Olomana is also known for its Community Garage Sale, one of the largest in the Kailua area. The Olomana neighborhood is definitely one of the most friendliest and most “neighborly” areas in Kailua.

The Olomana neighborhood in Kailua is also well-located, an easy commute to either the center of Kailua Town or to Honolulu. Just hop on the nearby Pali Highway. Local businesses include Castle Hospital, Le Jardin Academy, Trinity Christian School, a gas station, a garden store, and a convenience store, along with a few other small businesses. Well-regarded Maunawili Elementary School is within walking distance of this Kailua home in Olomana. The Kawainui Marsh and the center of Kailua Town, with Whole Foods Market, Target, and many other stores and restaurants, are less than two miles away. Hawaii Pacific University is 3 miles away. Hiking trails, parks, and several golf courses are also located within only a few miles. And it is a quick trip to either the towns of Kaneohe or Waimanalo from this great Kailua real estate location.

This Kailua home for sale is unique in that it may be lived in as a 4/2, or split into two units: a 2/1 with 2/1 OR a 3/1 with 1/1. Having floorplan flexibility makes this Kailua real estate all the more valuable, as rental income and multi-generational possibilities are important to many Kailua families. There are both front and back portions to the home, with separate entry areas, so there is pretty good privacy; yet, the two portions of the home can also be connected by two sets of double doors. There is also a 382 sq ft garage, with laundry, on this property.


You enter the back side of this Kailua home through a lovely side garden.

In the back section of this Kailua home for sale, there is a kitchen with stainless steel appliances, including a double oven, white shaker-style cabinets, and granite counters. The spacious kitchen has a large eating island, as well as a desk area. The kitchen door leads to the garage and laundry.

The kitchen is completely open to a large living room, which is light and bright, with many large windows and a slider to the pool area.

The master bedroom is off the living room and has a split AC unit, and an ensuite bathroom with shower. Flooring is the same hand-scraped-style, engineered hardwood as is in the front part of the house.

Through the master bedroom is a hallway, with linen closet, and another bedroom. Both bedrooms look out to the backyard and pool area. 

The pool and backyard areas of this Kailua home for sale are fantastic! The outdoor lifestyle is what Kailua real estate is all about. The backyard of this Kailua home  has a covered lanai and is landscaped and hardscaped with various areas for entertaining, as well as planting areas, for those who love to garden. Tropical plants include red ginger, for cut flowers, ti plants, and hibiscus. A grassy lawn area is great for pets or kids.


In the front part of this Kailua home for sale, which is currently tenant-occupied, there is a spacious living room, kitchen, and dining area. The kitchen was remodeled recently and has white cabinets and grey counters, with a dishwasher, stove, and refrigerator. There is a kitchen door that leads to the garage and laundry.

The dining area wall has a double door which connects to the back area kitchen. The living room looks out to the grassy front yard and a fragrant Puakenikeni tree. The living room has a split AC unit.

Just beyond the living area, off a hallway, are two bedrooms and a full bathroom with bathtub.

Floors in the front area of the home, except for bathroom, are lovely, hand-scraped-style engineered hardwood. This 2/1 front living space is accessible from the attractive front entry courtyard, filled with tropical plants.

Current rental income is $2,150 a month, which may be below market.  Tenants are mo-to-mo. The 2/1 front area of this Kailua home is also connected to the 2/1 back area, through the bedroom hallway, by a double locked door. 

Real estate in Kailua, especially those homes with flexible floor plans, are in high demand. If you are interested, please call today to make an appointment to see this great Kailua home for sale  AND/OR Check out our virtual tour above and attend one of our open houses.

551 Ulukahu Street in Olomana, Kailua. $1,050,000 FS
Listed By:  Yvonne Jaramillo Ahearn (PB) (RB-20262) 808.721.8088
~ Aloha!


Homes for Sale Near the Waialae Golf Course in Kahala (Home of the Sony Open)

Luxury Real Estate for Sale Near the Waialae Golf Course in Honolulu

There are several neighborhoods of luxury homes for sale near the Waialae Golf Course which you may like to see, when in town for the Sony Open. Some of these Honolulu luxury real estate neighborhoods are Kahala, Diamond Head, Black Point, and of course, the Wailalae Golf Course area. This is a great Honolulu real estate area and there are many homes for sale here. There is the Kahala Mall nearby, with lots of shopping and dining, including a Whole Foods market. This area is just a short drive to any private schools and there are many good public schools in the area. Kahala Beach is nearby, as well as the Kahala Hotel. Other beaches are also nearby. It is an easy commute to Waikiki and downtown Honolulu. The Neighborhood where the Waialae Golf Course entrance is located is called Kahala. But many golf course homes are in the Waialae Golf Course neighborhood itself. These are the luxury real estate currently for sale in these Honolulu luxury home neighborhoods near the Waialae Golf Course, home of the Sony Open.



Diamond Head and Black Point are the luxury home neighborhoods next to Kahala. They are still very near the Wailale Golf Course. Here are the luxury homes currently for sale in Black Point and Diamond Head.



If you like ocean views, you might consider the neighborhoods of Wailae Nui Ridge, Waialae Iki, and Hawaii Loa Ridge for luxury homes with a view, still near the Waialae Golf Course. Hawaii Loa Ridge, which is a gated community, is considered a little more upscale than Waialae Iki, though there are beautiful homes in both. Waialae Iki is a little more upscale than Waiale Nui Ridge. However, Waialae Nui Ridge is a little bit less expensive and the homes for sale are more near the Waialae Golf Course.





If you would like to schedule an appointment to see any of these Honolulu homes for sale near the Waialae Golf Course, please call Yvonne Ahearn (RB-20262) at 808-721-8088. ~ Aloha


SONY OPEN IN HAWAII - Oahu PGA Golf Tournament

The Sony Open in Hawaii is here again!

One of the most popular golf tournaments to occur annually on Oahu, the Sony Open, starts this coming week, January 11-14. Held at the Waialae Country Club in Kahala, every year, the Hawaii Sony Open PGA Golf Tournament is one to not miss. Tee times can be found on the Sony Open Website

The Sony Open in Honolulu, Hawaii is a professional golf tournament on the PGA Tour.  Currently, the Open is held in mid-January, following the Tournament of Champions on Maui. The front and back nines of Waialae are switched for the PGA Tour event, finishing at the dogleg ninth hole. The tournament is currently organized by Friends of Hawaii Charities.  In addition to the usual PGA Tour eligibility criteria, the Sony Open may invite up to three professional golfers from emerging markets.

Coming to Honolulu for the Sony Open Hawaii is fabulous…,

as the Sony Open is exciting and this is a great time to visit Honolulu, Hawaii. The Hawaii weather is usually near perfect. It is also a great time to come a look for Honoulu real estate, as many people have second and vacation homes in Honolulu. Thre are numerous golf courses in every part of the island of Oahu and one can golf year-round.

Luxury Real Estate in Honolulu, Near the Waialae Golf Course

The luxury real estate market is especially attractive in Honolulu where many homes have ocean views or are near the beach. Some Oahu homes also front golf courses, providing also for expansive views. The Waialae Country Club itself is in Kahala, which is a well-known Honolulu luxury real estate market. Other luxury real estate areas such as Hawaii Loa Ridge, a gated community, which is perhaps the most upscale of all Honolulu neighborhoods, is also nearby.

There are many beautiful homes in Hawaii Loa Ridge, but none present as good a value as the home located at 613 Moaniala Street, in The Pointe. The Pointe is an exclusive gated community within the gated community of Hawaii Loa Ridge and boasts the premier sheltered lots on the ridge, which have beautiful views, and are geneerally larger, more private, and more protected than other lots in Hawaii Loa Ridge.

Here are some photos of 613 Moaniala Street in the Pointe at Hawaii Loa Ridge, listed for $2,650,000 FS:


SLIDESHOW FOR HAWAII LOA RIDGE HOME - 613 Moaniala St at the Pointe


If you would like to see this beautiful home, please call Yvonne Jaramillo Ahearn (RB-20262) at 808-721-8088 for a private showing. We will also be open Wednesday January 10, between 10-2, for Open House.

If you would like to see other luxury real estate near the Waialae Golf Course, during the Sony Open, click this link, and please let me know. I would be happy to show them to you. ~ Aloha


Honolulu Homes | Remodeled Diamond Head Condo at Pualei Circle

Diamond Head Terrace #33 Honolulu, HI 96815

Diamond Head Honolulu Real Estate on Oahu
Listed at: $469,000 FS by Yvonne Jaramillo Ahearn, RB-20262     


IN ESCROW, Back-up Offers accepted. Please call for private showing.


This smashing 1BR/1BA/1PK pied-a-terre in Diamond Head’s favorite area of vintage walk-up apartments, Pualei Circle, has just been listed and probably won’t last long.

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Diamond Head Terrace condominiums in Honolulu is an extremely well-maintained building constructed of poured concrete. The exterior, including the lanai, has been recently repainted and refurbished.

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Unit #33 at 3121 Pualei Circle, in Honolulu, is fully remodeled and move-in ready. The whole unit has new windows and a window A/C unit. It also features a brand new kitchen with white shaker-style cabinets, grey granite counters and grey stone subway tile backsplash.

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All appliances in this Diamond Head condominium are new and the range/oven combo has never been used. New faucets and a water purification system (along with new copper pipes) complement an undermounted stainless steel sink. 

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The bathroom in this Pualei Circle condo is also remodeled with new toilet, new tiled shower, new vanity, sink and shower faucets and fixtures. Wood look, tile flooring is also new in both kitchen and bath.

This remodeled unit in Diamond Head Terrace in Honolulu not only has its own assigned covered parking space, but it has a huge lanai overlooking the courtyard/pool area. No windows looking in onto you here either, just beautiful plam tree tops ~ great privacy!!

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This Honolulu condominium property features a low maintenance fee and a beautiful pool area. Also included is a window AC unit and a beautiful new screen door.

Near Diamond Head Terrace and Pualei Circle are Kapiolani Park and Kaimana Beach, as well as Waikiki and Kapahulu shopping and restaurant districts.

What an amazing Diamond Head Terrace condo! Please call Yvonne Jaramillo Ahearn RB-20262 at 808-721-8088 for showings.