House hunting on Kailua Beach

With clear, blue skies and deep, blue ocean, Kailua showed its best face to visitors who turned out in droves for yesterday’s Fourth of July parade in the morning and fireworks at night.

This post on Kailua beachfront property is for those who made a beach day of it and fell in love.

You really can’t get much farther than a few minutes drive from the beach if you live in Kailua, but if you’re hoping live right on the ocean, expect to pay at least $1.6 million.


For example, a beachside home at 10 Kaapuni Drive, listed at $1.699 million, is just a few houses away from the beach. If you don’t feel like swimming in the ocean, the four-bedroom, three-bath home has a pool in the yard.


If you want your own private access to the beach, a home at 7 Kailuana Place is listed at $4.995 million and offers a beautiful view of the Mokulua Islands. This one is a five-bedroom, three-bath home in a gated community.


Want a home with a presidential suite? An estate at 572 C North Kalaheo once served as President Obama’s vacation rental. This home is listed at $11.888 million and boasts 13 bedrooms. The beachfront property also includes a large pool with a built-in hot tub.