We've just listed this beautiful home at 45-526 Mahinui Rd. in Kaneohe for sale. Owner, Emily Steele, says "I love everything about this home! It feels like a retreat when I come home and soak in my jetted tub and take in the Ko'olau mountain view from my bedroom. But my favorite thing about the home is enjoying the cool Kaneohe mornings on my lanai in the lush, beautiful, private yard."
Priced under the Zillow Zestimate, 45-526 Mahinui Rd. is a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home in excellent condition! The leased solar panels from Vivint, combined with central AC, a rarity in windward Oahu, mean complete comfort and low electric bills.
Emily says, "I have been pleasantly surprised by how cool it is in this neighborhood most of the year. Perhaps it's the green foliage that keeps it so cool, but when we come home from visiting friends in Kailua, it is quite noticeably cooler at our house. The beauty of having a high functioning PV system is that we can run the AC anytime without fear of a high electric bill. Although we don't need the AC all year round, it's nice to have the option anytime we want."
The fenced, private yard is great for pets and security. The oversized two car garage is also unique for Kaneohe, and allows tons of storage space for beach toys, cars, or just... stuff. The double-wall home was built in 2004, quite modern by Hawaii standards, and the quality materials mean low-maintenance and lower risk of unexpected expenses. Upgraded materials like granite, travertine, and bamboo hardwoods add luxury.
Hale Kou is home to the Ho'omaluhia Botanical Gardens, where miles of nature trails, camp sites, and rolling hills kneel at the foot of the Ko'olau Mountains. The nearby Ko'olau Golf Club, an unlikely combination of golf course, church, and reception hall, offers not only mountain views from floor to ceiling windows, but also overlooks the ocean.
The bulk of Hale Kou homes were built in the 1960's, with some degraded, but the attractive location and price point has fueled a renaissance, with homes torn down and replaced, or large lots subdivided and modern structures built.
For commuters, H-3 couldn't be more convenient. Marine Corps Base Hawaii is about five miles away, and Honolulu is about eight miles. The Honolulu airport is a reliable 20 minute drive.
"The location has improved my quality of life tremendously! I take H3 to and from work, which has virtually no traffic, saving me time and more importantly keeping my commute stress-free," says Emily.
This home is only five miles from the world-class beaches of Kailua, but several notches lower in price point, an excellent value, so buyers attracted to Kailua but priced out bleed over to this area.
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The neighborhood has just been approved for VA loans, too, so military buyers are welcome! We LOVE to do virtual tours, so if you're not on Oahu and want to tour, we'll show you around LIVE (Skype, FaceTime, etc.) at your convenience. Just email email@example.com or call (808)447-1486 to schedule.