Three minute walk to private enclave of Lanikai beach, voted one of the best beaches in the world. Sunrises/moonrises.. Hear the ocean at night. Front porch/kitchen with obstructed ocean view and Mokolua islands. Quiet, safe and private. Hear ocean at night. Park like yard. One large mango tree in front yard and one large one in back. Avocado, banana, lime and noni trees and tropical flowers .Built in 1920s the large cottage may be discribe 'Shabby chic'. Full of nice furniture antiques and well stocked kitchen including espresso maker and gourmet extras. We have an office to with a fax printer and wireless connection. Cable TV in guest room, kitchen and office. Very cozy and quiet. Full sized washer/dryer. One tiny vintage bathroom with tiled shower and one larger newer bath with tub and shower. Beautiful furniture, chandeliers etc. Desirable community and large private property make this house's value well over one million despite it's age. Plenty of yard and parking. Swing set /tree house. Totally private back yard with Jacuzzi. This home's charming setting a dream for most people. The town is one of the nicest on Oahu with shopping and restaurants. Kailua is a world-class destination for Kite boarding and windsurfing too. 25 miles from the famous Waikiki or one hour from infamous North Shore big wave surfing. It is not a pristine , newly upgraded high-end home but spacious cottage with unique character and plenty of charm. We have an office to with a fax printer and wireless connection. Cable TV too. Very cozy and quiet but spacious rooms. One small vintage bathroom with tiled shower and one larger newer bathroom with tub and shower. Exterior will be painted next year but does not detract from Hawaii charm of the building.
Rumor has it a certain Hawaii president has purchased a home here in Lanikai an exclusive section of Kailua one of the nicest towns on Oahu...in my estimation THE nicest beach neighborhoods on the island of Oahul It is a mixture of mansions and beach cottage, friendly, safe neighborhood everyone knows each other. Not full of 'Mac-mansions' like Kahala but charming residents artistic plus the added attraction of sunrises over the beach and moon rises as well!! Clean safe area for children. Very safe unlike North Shore and surfing communities. Jack Nicholson, Julie Roberts etc have stayed in this beach neighborhood. The Malibu of Hawaii.
There is a biking/walking trail that runs along the circular road leading into and out of Lanikai, a few buses and views of the famous Mokolua Islands where you may see member of the cast of ABC's Hawaii based show "Lost" running or walking around the neighborhood. Exclusive but friendly and laid back.
Kailua the main town is full of food and shopping options Macy's to small local boutiques. We'll leave you names of some of our favorites. Some of the best eating on the island. 20 minutes by car to China town and Honolulu, Waikikii or Sea Life Park.
Frank is Colonial in the US Army. He is a well-respected family doctor and works with 'Special Forces' such as Navy Seals and Green Berets. We are clean and have great respect and responsiblity for other's property. We of course do not do drugs, smoke or have parties. We are both of Italian heritage 50 and 52 years old.. intersted in a Italy swap. I speak basic Italian and am a freelance photographer for the Associated Press and other reputable agencies. I have a half brother and nephew in Florence and would like to attend language classes there in September