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Marina-front condo in Hawaii Kai


One of the things that attracts me to some of the properties in Hawaii Kai is the ability to have your own boat slip. If the mood strikes, a quick walk will have you boat-side and ready to climb aboard. Whenever I go out for a sail, I’m often first at the mercy of traffic as I make my way across town to the Ala Wai Harbor and then, sometimes fruitlessly, searching for a parking spot.

The Esplanade in Hawaii Kai offers its residents 28 boat slips on a first-come, first-served basis as part of the maintenance fee. Currently, there’s no waitlist and the slips, which come with a storage locker, will accommodate up to a 30-foot sailboat.

Even if you’re not looking for a home with boat facilities, consider this two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo on the property that came on the market last week.

“What makes this condo special is that it’s a marina-front condo,” says realtor Michelle Mossman of Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties. One of the things the owner, who’s relocating to Germany, loves about the place is that you can hear the water lapping when you’re sitting out on the lanai.

The owner has made several upgrades to the second-floor unit including replacing the flooring with glossy engineered hardwood and laying down Berber carpeting in the bedroom. Last year, she remodeled the kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, granite countertops, recessed lighting and extended the bar in order to seat three people comfortably.

One handsome feature is that the kitchen’s original teak cabinetry was professionally refinished and brought back to its original luster.

When you’re not out on your lanai or on the water enjoying the views, you can utilize some of the many amenities on the property including a BBQ area, an exercise room, a large pool or one of the two tennis courts.

Fuzz factor: Cats and dogs are allowed, with no weight limit.

Two covered side-by-side stalls in a gated garage are included in the price. Plus there are four large cabinets over the stalls for extra storage.

You can check out the property in person this Sunday, July 29, from 12 to 5 p.m. Click here for details.

Money talk: $519,000 fee simple
Contact: Michelle Mossman, Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties, 808-497-0051, MichelleM@cbpacific.com
MLS #: 1208069

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