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We are fortunate here, on Oahu, to have many beautifully designed and Historically Significant Homes, for sale and otherwise. We hope to show you some of these fine Oahu homes, spotlight Hawaii Architects and Interior Designers, from time-to-time, and keep you abreast of what is happening in Oahu real estate, Kailua Real Estate, Honolulu Real EstateKaneohe Real Estate and Hawaii Kai Real Estate, and North Shore Real Estate, as well as showcasing the Hawaii Lifestyle and some of the fun Activities, Places and Events on Oahu.


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Oahu Real Estate | Laie Oahu Beach House at Bathtub Beach

55-321C Kamehameha Hwy Laie, HI

North Shore Oahu Real Estate
SOLD: $1,125,000 FS by Yvonne Jaramillo Ahearn, RB-20262


North Shore Beach House at Bathtub Beach …

Drift off to sleep with the soothing sound of waves, watch the sun rise over the ocean, & live the Oahu, Hawaii beach house lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of. Oahu real estate like this is hard to find, with most beachfront homes and waterfront homes on Oahu far-exceeding this price point.

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Down a semi-private flag lane, this oceanfront property on Oahu is a waterfront retreat at Bathtub Beach … a soft sandy beach, right next door, depending upon the tide and season.  Bathtub Beach is a unique shallow sandy pool area, perfect for sunning and swimming. Your Oahu real estate fronting this special spot is a bonus!

Keiki go crabbing & play in a calm lagoon. It’s like having a huge, infinity edge, saltwater swimming pool in your backyard!  Further out are reefs for snorkeling & surf breaks. You may even see our favorite visitor, the Hawaiian Monk seal. 

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Unlike most Oahu real estate in this area, this Oahu beach house is set back on the lot, so there’s a large, grassy lawn for play. 

There’s also a large, protected, covered lanai for indoor-outdoor living & a warm outdoor shower to rinse-off. 

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The kitchen has attractive concrete counters & a dishwasher, along with the standard appliances.

Wood accents, vaulted ceilings, and a skylight add style to this contemporary Oahu beach house.

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One bedroom (of two) in this Hawaii beach home has an en-suite bathroom with tub.

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There’s another good sized bedroom next door, and a second bathroom in the hallway.

Laie Oahu Beach House

This North Shore beach house is perfect for a weekend getaway or full-time residence.

Shopping & dining are nearby in Laie & Kahuku. Convenient also to BYU Hawaii, Polynesian Cultural Center, Laie Hawaii LDS Temple, and the Turtle Bay Resort & Golf Course.

Make your dreams of relaxed beach living come true in this North Shore Oahu beach home!

Staging by Yvonne Ahearn (B) & Ana Kuna (B). Video & Photos by Slick Pixels Real Estate Photography.




Oahu Real Estate | Lanikai Beach Homes for Sale

Aloha ~ I realized that I haven’t written lately about what is going on in my own backyard.


There are a lot of gorgeous Lanikai homes for sale right now, at various price ranges. There are grand Lanikai beach homes that could be called even mansions. There are also Lanikai Beach homes that are more like beach cottages. One of the great things about Lanikai homes for sale is that there is a lot of variety.

Lanikai recently had the most expensive sale on the island of Oahu.  This was not a Lanikai Beach home, but rather, was a hillside Lanikai home with the MOST extraordiary views. The home did have its own beach, but that was down a large hill. Lanikai real estate is still in high demand, as it is one of the most beautiful locations in all of Oahu. Whether you choose a beachfront home or waterfront home in Lanikai, of a Lanikai view home, you will be pleased, as all homes in Lankai are not too far from the white sandy beach and turquoise waters we all lovel

HERE ARE THE HOMES FOR SALE IN LANIKAI NOW - especially check out 142 Haokea Drive - “The Perfect Lanikai Beach Home”



Follow Your Path to Paradise ...

This one leads to Lanikai Beach in Kailua :)

Kailua real estate is hotter than ever. Contact Home Shoppe Hawaii to learn what’s available now in Lanikai, Kailua.

~ Aloha


Kaneohe Real Estate | Charming Waikalua Cottage - Video!


Kaneohe Real Estate | Well-Kept Waikalua Cottage, Steps to the Ocean

Home Shoppe Hawaii’s newest listing is this charming 3/2 Oahu beach cottage, just a few houses from Kaneohe Bay! Priced at $750,000 FS, this a is great value and on the affordable side of Windward Oahu real estate! This Kaneohe home for sale is in central Kaneohe, in the Waikalua area, near Kaneohe Beach Park. It is conveniently located, near shopping, schools, and major freeways.

This Kaneohe home is truly special. Not only do you have an ocean view from your dining area, but you have stunning mountain views from the back sunroom, all on a good sized lot of 5,575 sq ft. This home features maple laminate flooring throughout, and new paint inside and out. 

 Lush greenery surrounds the home, but the yard is still a blank canvas, for your special touches.

The living room, dining area and kitchen are spacious and well-laid out. All rooms have newer vinyl windows, which let in lots of natural light and capture the gentle ocean breezes. Many of the windows also have blinds.

The kitchen features solid surface countertops and lots charming original cabinetry, a cooktop, and wall oven.

There are three bedrooms and two full bathrooms, not counting the huge sunroom.

The hall bath is still in original condition, but is good-sized, with a tiled stall shower, and has fresh paint.

Enclosed lanai/sunroom is off the back two bedrooms, shown below. Each bedroom has a slider to the sunroom.

The second bathroom is spacious and fully tiled. There’s plenty of room to add a bathtub or other amenities, if you wish.

The sunroom and second bathrom were later additions to this 1959 Kaneohe home. I am told that the sunroom was originally built to be a lanai, but was instead enclosed. There are no permits found for the sunroom and large second bathroom. 

The sunroom has a separate entrance and small patio to the back yard. There are many interesting possibiities with this space and layout.

Behind the carport and adjacent to the kitchen area is a large covered laundry and work area. The 1-car carport also has a lockable storage shed.

To schedule a private viewing of this adorable Kaneohe home for sale, please call listor, Yvonne Jaramillo Ahearn (B) at 808-721-8088 or come to our Open House on Sunday 4/2/17 from 2-5pm.

~ Aloha


Ka Malanai - New Condos in Kailua - Buildings 7 and 8

Today, I visited Ka Malanai with a client who put down a deposit for a new condomimum home in Kailua. Yay! Home Shoppe Hawaii is proud to say we have assisted many buyers with their purchase in this new Kailua condominium development. Ka Malanai is the first new condo building in Kailua in over 20 years. Ka Malanai is also on the VA list (VA financing is approved). The floor plans of these new Kailua condominiums are great and there are 1, 2 and 3 bedroom models from which to choose. The prices for 1 BR at Ka Malanai start in the low 600’s. 3 BR are in the upper 800 and 900’s, which is less than the median price of a single-family home in Kailua.

All Ka Malanai units feature beautiful finishes and upgrades, central air conditioning, and are single-level, with elevators in each building. No other Kailua condominium offers these features. 2 and 3 BR units also offer two deeded parking spaces. Kitchens and bathrooms are spacious and beautiful. The hallways are wide. These new Kailua condos feel more like a single-family home than a condominium. The Kailua location also cannot be beat, just a short distance from Kailua Beach and in the center of Kailua Town. They are over 75% owner-occupied, but also make a great investment.

3 BR - Living Room, Floor Plan B

Buildings 1-6 have completely sold out. There are very occasional resales in these buildings. Building 7 was released in November 2016 and Building 8 was released early this month. They are currently under construction, to be finished in July or August 2017. There is still some time to choose your own finishes. With sales of only a few months, out of these 60 new Ka Malanai units (buildings 7 and 8), only 20 remain. Hurry and act quickly, if you are interested in Ka Malanai, because these are going fast. There are still a few of each floor plan available, as of this writing.

Home Shoppe Hawaii represents BUYERS of Ka Malanai condominiums in Kailua, which is still being sold by DR Horton, the developer. The developer has on-site sales people to help you, but you will not be represented, as a client, if you go there without an agent. If you would like exclusive agent representation for this important transaction, please call Home Shoppe Hawaii LLC, Prinicipal Broker, Yvonne Ahearn at 808-721-8088. We can give you more information about which units are available, the prices, and take you on a tour of the property. ~ Aloha

Enjoy Kailua Beach, less than a mile away.