Ko Olina residential neighborhoods, pictures and information

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Beach Villa Realty,LLC

Ko Olina is sometimes overlooked as a place to not only vacation, but to live year round. There are currently 5 different neighborhoods sprinkled throughout the resort and each of them have a different look and feel to them. Settings, architecture, amenities and price range all create different choices depending on what a person is looking for. What they all share in common is being located in the beautiful Ko Olina resort and all 5 communities will allow you to be members of the Ocean Club with access to the pools, tennis courts, gym and to receive discounts within the area.

Located within 3 miles of Kapolei, Ko Olina offers convenient access to shopping but the relaxed atmosphere of living within walking distance to 4 gorgeous lagoons and miles of walking trails. As you drive in, you know you've arrived to a special place, and it is easy to understand why Disney has selected Ko Olina to build their first offsite Hotel property.


Here is a picture of the entrance to the Ko Olina area with the 24 hour Aloha team check in on the roadway in the right of the picture.

As you enter the area, the first of the housing areas will be on your right. It is called Kai Lani, and is about 30 individual 4 unit buildings some of which have unobstructed ocean and coastline views, many of which are only separated from the coast by a small ribbon of Conservation property. Each unit has a single car garage and there are 1st floor and 2nd floor units. Of all the communities, Kai Lani is the smallest and offers the best of the best in terms of privacy and views. The link will show you available properties in Kai Lani. The picture below shows the gated entrance into the homes. Prices on Kai Lani listings are currently between $700K to $1.295MM

 Kai Lani Units for sale

                              The entrance to the Kai Lani residences

As you continue on into the Resort, you'll pass the Marriotts Ihilani 5 star Hotel and then adjacent to this fantastic property, you'll come to the future site of the Disney Hotel. Located on 23 + acres and fronting the second half of the largest of the 4 Lagoons, this should be quite a transformation to the area.

                               Future site of the Disney Hotel property

Across the street from the site is the entrance to another community in Ko Olina, Coconut Plantation. These units are located on some beautiful grounds and the landscaping is truly remarkable. Coconut Plantation is the closest of all the 5 communities to the Disney site and has the Ko Olina Golf Course on it's other boundary. Currently, the lowest priced property in Coconut Plantation is just under $600K.

                                    Entrance to Coconut Plantation

Coconut Plantation properties for sale

As you continue on Aliinui Drive, the Ko Olina main artery, you'll go past the newest of the residential choices in Ko Olina and the first beach front property offering year round residency, the Ko Olina Beach Villas. This luxurious high rise style complex has 2 buildings between 7 and 11 stories high and offers one of the most prestigious packages on Oahu. Designed with no details unattended to, the grounds are modeled after the finest 5 star resorts and the designer designed suites units are exquisite. Prices begin in the $900's and for penthouse ocean view estates the prices are in the area of $2.5MM depending on model, view and ammenities. If you'd like more information on this property, drop me a line and I'll send you a brochure with available units and prices.

On pass the Marriott Beach Club and the Marina, you will either turn left to head toward the Ko Olina Kai Golf Estates or go straight to the Ko Olina Hillside Villas and The Fairways at Ko Olina.

At Ko Olina Kai Golf Estates, you'll find the only 60 single family residences in the entire Ko Olina Resort. These single family residences are located on the perimeter of the golf course and are all fairway lots. Once inside Ko Olina Kai the remainder of the community is comprised of 6 unit buildings with floor plans ranging between 2 bedroom/2 bath units to 3 bedroom/3 bath units. The pool/community area is lovely and special attention was given to creating a very open feel through the use of green space. A walking trail leads from the community to the pro shop and 1st tee box of the golf course for those who share that affliction.

                                Entrance to Ko Olina Kai Golf Estates

Ko Olina Kai Golf Estates Townhomes

Ko Olina Kai Golf Estates Single family homes

At the end of the resort are the Ko Olina Hillside Villas and The Fairways at Ko Olina. As you drive down to the end of Aliinui Drive, you'll have the Hillside on your left and The Fairways on your right. As the name would imply, The Fairways at Ko Olina are built along the golf course and the perimeter units offer expansive views of the Championship course with various sized units and floor plans. Currently priced as low as $425K, these units provide a remarkable value and very affordable entry into the resort.

                                Entrance to The Fairways at Ko Olina

The Fairways at Ko Olina listings

The Hillside Villas are similarly priced and again, provide a great way to live in a little bit of paradise. Overall, the prices in Ko Olina have softened over the past year and there are some excellent values to be had.

                                       The Ko Olina Hillside Villas

Ko Olina Hillside Villas listings

I hope you will find this to be a good introduction to the many choices that are available in Ko Olina Resort and Marina. I also hope that you will feel free to contact me if you have any questions about this magical place known as Ko Olina... or as it would be translated from her Hawaiian name, Place of Joy... and it truly is.

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Comments (2)

Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
Benchmark Realty LLc - Nashville, TN

I have nothing for sale that can compare to that. Congrates on having some beautiful property.

Jun 02, 2008 03:18 PM
Michael Hege
Beach Villa Realty,LLC - Kapolei, HI

Thanks Larry, It is lovely out here. Who knows, maybe you'll run into someone who is thinking of a change : )!


Jun 02, 2008 03:44 PM