Open House Pick of the Week: An Oceanfront Home in Turtle Bay

Ocean Villas is known to be a vacation spot for celebrities including Justin Timberlake.
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Photos: Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty


I’m not clear if this week’s open-house pick was specifically a rental to celebrities, but the Ocean Villas in general has been known as a vacation spot for stars inlcuding Justin Timberlake, Stevie Wonder, Lindsay Lohan and Tim Robbins. Perhaps they found it via the various television shows and movies filmed there, like Forgetting Sarah MarshallLost and Soul Surfer.



Unit 218 has its own appeal, as it is owned by a paniolo with ties to the Anheuser-Busch family and is a cranberry producer for Ocean Spray. The unit is located in Building G, which is separate from the other buildings surrounding the pool and offers maximum privacy.



It has 2,391 square feet of living area and a 158-square-foot oceanfront lānai—about as large as a single-family home—with four bedrooms and three bathrooms. Two of those bedrooms are master suites, and the fourth bedroom can be used as a family room.



The first thing you see when you walk in is the view of the ocean, which is one of the highlights of the listing. The interior design was done by award-winning designer Mickey Ackerman of Amirob & Associates, featuring high ceilings, Brazilian chestnut floors; Koa wood dry bar, and kitchen with Asko,Wolf and Sub Zero appliances. There’s also a full-sized washer/dryer in the unit for added convenience. Here’s a video of the interior.


The designer furnishings are also available for purchase, including a Corbin Bronze Chandelier.



Ocean Villas is a five-acre development nestled next to Turtle Bay Resort and includes legal short-term rental properties. There are seven restaurants nearby, and in 2016, chef Roy Yamaguchi will be opening Roy’s Beach House restaurant. The Villas share exclusive amenities including a private pool, Jacuzzi, courtyard, barbecue area and gated parking lot.


This unit, as well as unit 207, will be open this Sunday, Oct. 25 from 2 to 5 p.m. Click here for details.


Happy house hunting!


Money talk: $3,488,000 fee simple
MLS#: 201516689
Contact: Cindy Flanigan, Keller Williams Honolulu, 492-9044,


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