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804 Mokapu Road Kailua HI 96734

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$2,400,000 | OahuRE Rebate $4,800 | Sold

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Listed on 10-30-2021 * 199 Days until Sold

Sold for $2,440,000 on 05-17-2022

4 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths, 0 Half Baths, 4 Parking Spaces

2,370 Square Feet Living * 10,435 Square Feet Land

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The last sale on May 17, 2022, used a VA loan, so it should be assumable at a lower interest rate.

Listed previously on June 27, 2016 for $1,750,000. View Details

Listed previously on May 13, 2013 for $1,400,000. View Details

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Seller's Highlights

1. Have you done any upgrades?

Yes, we have done many upgrades throughout the entire home. We have added an additional 20 solar panels to our existing and highly coveted Neeme plus solar system. Installed new attic insulation, and dramatically increase the number of eve vents around the home to allow more air flow in the attic area. Added ceiling light to Master Bathroom shower. We have added a new air conditioner to the kitchen area and added new ceiling fans in both the Kitchen and Master bathroom areas. We replaced 6 of 7 existing ceiling fans, replaced 3 window AC units in bedrooms, replaced all recessed lighting in the living and dining rooms, added 4 new recessed lights in the kitchen. Also replaced recessed lights in the Plumeria bed and bathroom and another part of Maile bathroom. In the garage we just recently 10/21 replaced the entire garage door system with belt-driven motor (much quieter), new designer door, tracts ,remote openers and keypad entry. On the roof we added twenty new solar panels to the roof giving us a total of 40 not including the separate hot water Photovoltaic heating system panels. Installed new driveway gate lights and replaced the non functioning wiring. We had 90 to 95% of the Milguard windows replaced as the double pane gases were leaking and did the same for 80 % of the screens that were in severe need of replacement. Also did an electrical panel upgrade to be able to add a 220 Volt electric vehicle charger in our garage. Both washer and dryers (Maytag) were replaced in 2020, new kitchen refrigerator in 12/20 with a 5 year complete 100% coverage warrantee. Added new LED large panel lights to garage. Upgraded driveway gate with additional post and new motherboard 10/21. Replaced TV’s and coffee makers in both B&B units or studios. Installed new bed frame in Plumeria room and mattress in Maile room. Driveway gate post was reinforced with a 2nd post and motherboard was replaced 10/21. We have also installed 4 dual light motion detector lights on the outside of the house and a garbage disposal in the kitchen sink where there were none.

2. What things do you like most about this home and living here?

Home: Everything. New recessed lighting throughout the kitchen, living and dining rooms, bathrooms. The marbled and travertine floor to ceiling bathroom stone in all the bathrooms.The yard. When you are in the yard it's like a private tropical island with 3 Plumeria trees and Papaya trees. Photovoltaic and additional new solar panel allows us to run the AC and hot water while keeping the electric bill at zero for most of the year with only an occasional bill for only 26.00. Plenty of parking, the driveway can hold another 2 cars in addition to the 2 cars parked in the garage.

Nearby walking path to Kailua Beach and is dog friendly. You can walk your dog on the beach where you can mix and meet with other neighbors doing the same and watch other human and dog surfers doing their thing.

3. What factors influenced your decision to move here?

The beauty of the enclosed yard, great for letting your dog out to get some fresh air and do their thing, playing around and chasing the birds for their fun time. The commute time to work is relatively short compared to other areas. Shopping is nearby.

4. How is traffic in and around the neighborhood?

We haven't experienced any traffic in and around the neighborhood.

5. What do you like best about your neighborhood?

Extremely safe and friendly neighbors. Everyone says hello to you when you walk by each other whether they know you or not. There is an obvious pride of ownership for all those that live here around us and it is pet friendly. Top notch excellent health care at the nearby Castle Hospital that is just a 10 min drive from here. Plenty of shopping nearby. Close to everything it only takes me 20 minutes to reach Costco, Home Depot, Lowes, Best Buy, Sams, Walmart or that occasional trip to Ala Moana shopping center or Waikiki beach.

6. What are your favorite nearby restaurants and places to shop?

Directly across the street, ie a 2 minute walk are several restaurants, Daichi Ramen (Japanese), the newly opened Starbucks, Willow Tree (Korean), Boston Pizza, Tamura’s Famous Poke to go and fine wines, Burger King, and on the same side of our street and a 1 min walk toward the beach access path is the Famous Nico’s Seafood restaurant (just after the 2 buildings to your left.

In and around Kailua town are many more fine restaurants, burgers, diners, bars and various stores to shop in. We also have easy access to Whole Foods, Longs Drugs, Foodland, another Safeway and Times supermarkets.

7. Are there any events in your neighborhood that a new buyer would like to know about?

The church across the street has yoga classes and on Thursday nights there is a Farmers Market in Kailua town just behind Longs Drugs next to Whole Foods that has not only locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables, but also live entertainment and prepared foods from local restaurants and businesses. They also have fireworks at Kailua Beach every 4th of July & New Year’s. Also, there’s the Kailua 4th of July parade along strategic neighborhood routes & streets. These local events are very much anticipated here in Kailua.

8. Are there any other attractive features about this home or neighborhood that we have not covered?

There is the state beach park that you can go by car or bike but within a 5 minute walk, you can have access to the local beach where people surf & swim and just relax with their families. Awesome place to walk to the beach to watch sunrise and to live! You can also go to the Pill Box trail for a good hike.

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MLS#: 202126435 * Questions?
Status: Sold for $2,440,000 on 05-17-2022. Financing: VA. See History
Price: $2,400,000
Rebate: $ 4,800 from
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Beds: 4   Baths: 3   Half: 0  Parking Spaces: 4
Living Sq Ft: 2,370
Land Sq Ft: 10,435
Land Tenure: FS - Fee Simple
Address: 804 Mokapu Road Kailua HI 96734
Region: Kailua - Activity
Neighborhood: Kaimalino - Activity * Kaimalino Stats
Street: Mokapu - Activity * Mokapu Road Stats
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Original: $2,400,000
Change: $0    0.00%
Parcel#: 1-4-4-023-003-0000
Link: Tax Info/Plat Map/Parcel Map/Sketch
Days: 117 days in Active or In Escrow Showing
Date: Listed: 10-30-2021
Date: In Escrow Showing: 02-24-2022
Date: Status Change: 05-17-2022
Year Built: 1956 Remodeled: 2011
View: Garden, Mountain
Monthly Tax: $515 Year: 2020
Land: FS - Fee Simple
Condition: Excellent

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A true island gem in a very popular Kailua area. Gorgeous inside & out with beautiful tropical garden curb appeal. Meticulously remodeled & renovated, its high quality workmanship with attention to detail will impress you from the top of the line new appliances, granite bathroom countertops, Italian travertine flooring throughout most, floor to ceiling walk-in marble & travertine showers, Milguard windows, backyard lanai state of the art Eco Shade, 40 solar panels, 2-car garage, and two separate parking spaces in this gated home.

Just a 5 minute walk to the beach, a few steps to Aikahi Park Shopping Center, Nico’s, Starbucks & more. This 4 Bd-3Ba home is also a legally licensed B&B. Grossed $122K in 2019, not fully booked.


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Inclusions: AC Split, AC Window Unit, Auto Garage Door Opener, Blinds, Book Shelves, Ceiling Fan, Convection Oven, Dishwasher, Dryer, Lawn Sprinkler, Microwave, Photovoltaic - Owned, Range/Oven, Refrigerator, Smoke Detector, Solar Heater, Washer, Water Heater, Wine Refrigerator


Utilities: Cable, Cesspool, Connected, Gas, Internet, Public Water, Telephone, Underground Electricity, Water Construction: Double Wall, Single Wall, Wood Frame Lot Features: Clear Floor: Hardwood, Other Disclosures: Property Disclosure Stmt Land Recorded: Land Court Furnished:

Possession: At Closing Terms: Cash, Conventional Sale Conditions: None

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Sold Price: $2,440,000 Loan Type: VA
Closed: 05-17-2022
Sold Ratio: 102%
Days Sold: 199
Land: $1,314,100
Building: $452,100  
Assessed Total: $1,766,200  
Assessed Ratio: 135.88%
Pool: None
Location: Inside
Parking: 3 Car+, Driveway, Garage

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Area Total: 10,435
Acres: 0.2396
Topography: Level
Building Style: Detach Single Family
New Const: No

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Maint. Fee: $0
Assoc. Fee: $0
Other Fee: $0
Total Fees: $0
Exemption: 140000
Other: 0
Lanai Sq Ft: 0
Garage Sq Ft: 440
Avg Sq Ft Living: $1,012.66
Avg Sq Ft Land: $230.00
Security: Key
Rental Income: $0
Stories: One CPR: No
Zoning: 03 - R10 - Residential District
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Roofing: Asphalt Shingle
Set-Backs: Of Record Roads: Paved Rd
Easements: None

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Property History from MLS

Date MLS# Change Old Value New Value List Price Sold Price Assessed Total Land Building
05-17-2022 202126435 Sold In Escrow Showing Sold $2,400,000 $2,440,000 $1,766,200 $1,314,100 $452,100
02-24-2022 202126435 In Escrow Showing Active In Escrow Showing $2,400,000 $2,440,000 $1,766,200 $1,314,100 $452,100
10-30-2021 202126435 New Listing Active Active $2,400,000 $2,440,000 $1,766,200 $1,314,100 $452,100
11-01-2016 201616548 Sold In Escrow Showing Sold $1,699,000 $1,650,000 $1,467,100 $1,044,500 $422,600
09-12-2016 201616548 In Escrow Showing Active In Escrow Showing $1,699,000 $1,650,000 $1,467,100 $1,044,500 $422,600
08-02-2016 201616548 Price Decrease $1,750,000 $1,699,000 $1,699,000 $1,650,000 $1,467,100 $1,044,500 $422,600
06-27-2016 201616548 New Listing $1,750,000 Active $1,699,000 $1,650,000 $1,467,100 $1,044,500 $422,600
07-26-2013 1305467 Sold In Escrow Showing Sold $1,400,000 $1,325,000 $1,125,500 $843,700 $281,800
05-29-2013 1305467 In Escrow Showing Active In Escrow Showing $1,400,000 $1,325,000 $1,125,500 $843,700 $281,800
05-15-2013 1305467 New Listing Active Active $1,400,000 $1,325,000 $1,125,500 $843,700 $281,800

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How long have you lived in Kaimalino?

I've lived here since 2002. Before that, I lived in Beachside for about six months when I came to the island. I actually moved here as a rental for a little bit and purchased in 2003.

What factors influenced your decision to move into the Kaimalino neighborhood?

I really like Kailua because it has a small-town feel. We thought about Honolulu but for us, it's a little bit too busy. I know for some people they like that. Kailua just really seemed centrally located also. I actually didn't know about the Kaimalino neighborhood, but I learned about it and then I realized it's a pretty nice neighborhood. So I decided to buy here. I think what influenced my decision was the closeness to the ocean, closeness to Kailua Beach, and being able to get to the ocean and do activities that I like either at the beach or on the ocean.

How does where you live before compare?

I lived on the mainland so it's a big difference. Of course, back there we had snow in the winter and I wasn't close to the ocean, so I didn't see the ocean at all. I really like the lifestyle out here. I enjoy the weather. I enjoy the year-round ocean events. I think it's a little bit more laid back, too. On the mainland it's a little bit more work-oriented. Where here, it's a little more oriented to having some fun, too.

So you can say it's a lot more stressful on the mainland than in Kailua?

Yeah. I mean, you can have stress wherever you live--some stress. But yeah, I would say less stressful. On the mainland, I would wear a suit and tie everyday--that type of thing. And now, I can wear shorts and sandals and things like that. I haven't had a tie on since I left.

How is traffic in and around the neighborhood? For example, getting to stores, getting to downtown, etc.?

Actually that's another nice thing about living in Kaimalino. All the streets are kind of a dead end on the cul de sac, so we don't get any through traffic, which is great. Most of the traffic we get are people from the neighborhood. And then you have Safeway and a shopping center about 2 minutes away. So you can get there really quick. There's never any traffic, and even getting in and out of town. If you go rush hour, you're going to hit some traffic on the way in once you get into town, and you're going to hit some traffic on the way back. But in general, H-3, for example, never has traffic jams. And the Pali might have a little bit of back up at the light when you're coming back at rush hour. And then getting into Kailua town--not Honolulu town--never has traffic. So those are some of things I like about in a small town. There is very little traffic.

How is your commute to work?

I work from home so I don't have a commute, but I can tell you that people here like to jump on the H-3 which gets them to Pearl City, Pearl Harbor, Tripler, or places like that. Or other people jump on the Pali. There's a lot less traffic coming from the windward side into town than there is coming from the west side into town. Same thing going back out. So actually, if you can live in this area, it's a great way to beat the traffic and not have such a long commute. Even though I work from home, I'm aware of the commuting times.

Any concerns with crime in your neighborhood?

Unfortunately, yes. Nothing violent, but we have break-ins. We have a neighborhood watch. We have an email that goes out to all the neighbors, so anytime something happens in the neighborhood, everyone's aware of it--what to look out for, and that type of thing. They did put in some hidden cameras at the exit to the neighborhood, so it does get license plates and things. So for example, if a house gets broken into at 1:00AM on Tuesday night, they can look at the tape at 1:30AM and if they see someone speeding out the neighborhood that is not familiar, it's a pretty good chance that it could be that person. So, yes, there is concern about robbery. We've been OK, but definitely some of the neighbors have had stuff taken. If you leave your car door unlocked, or your house door unlocked, and some things that are easy access, you could have a problem. The neighborhood over where our friends live is having the same type of problem too, that's Kalaheo Hillside. They did get robbed and they got an alarm, a dog, and everything because they're really concerned about it because it happens over there too.

I don't think there's a place in the world that doesn't have any crime, even if they say their crime rate is 0%. Yeah, it would be nice. The thing about this neighborhood is even though there is crime like that, you can feel safe walking around at night. I know in the mainland there are some cities and places that you do not want to be on the street at night just walking around. But here, really, any time of the night, you'll feel really safe. It's well lit, and other than the theft, it's a pretty comfortable neighborhood to walk around in.

Do you have police patrolling at night, watching over the neighborhood?

No. Only when Obama is in town, then you see some police cars and other things. But normally, you don't have police or anything in the neighborhood. Once in a while, they come through. But when Obama is here--because he's in the Beachside neighborhood, which is right across the way--they kind of patrol over here too because you can see his house and they want to make sure there's nothing fishy going on.

So how are the schools?

There's the Aikahi School, which is the grade school. That school is supposed to be pretty good. I know a lot of neighbors who have started their kids at the Aikahi School and then transferred to Punahou where Obama went, so it's a very nice private school. Other private schools, there's Le Jardin, which is in Kailua, and a lot of kids from this area go there. But honestly, a lot of kids from this neighborhood will--if they go to the elementary level public school--usually transfer once they get into the upper elementary level or the high school level to go to a private school. Honestly, the high schools are not considered that great. For the parents who have the means, they usually will send their kids to private high schools.

What is the noise level like? Any excessive noise from traffic, planes, neighbors, etc.

We're not far from the Kaneohe Marine Base here. We're about right up against the marine base. So we have helicopters flying over our heads, maybe 3 times a day. On some days, for a while we have none. Maybe the most you'll hear is 3 or 4 times a day of the helicopter overhead. We don't hear the jets as much here. I know there are jets that take off at the marine base. We hear them sometimes but they're not quite as loud as probably in the Kaneohe Bay Area, and they usually fly out over the ocean so it's not quite as noisy. So you do have that noise from the marine base.

Traffic noise is not a problem--I still get a little bit of traffic. The neighbors are all very quiet here. So at night, if there's no airplanes flying or anything, it's usually very quiet. We do get some muffled gun shots from the marine base when they're training, but it's not loud. It sounds like popcorn or something, because we're not close enough, but you can hear it in the distance. Once in a rare while, they shoot off these big guns either from a ship or on land, I'm not sure. That's pretty loud. You can feel and almost see the shockwave going through the house. If you get that once every three months, that's about it.

What are the things that you like best about your neighborhood?

I like that there's no through traffic, but I think the thing that I like best about it is easy access to Turtle Cove. So I can walk down with my son and we can go in there. I can take a kayak down there and go in. I have a couple different kayaks I can use. I like that we don't have to get in a car to get to the ocean. We probably get in the ocean more because we don't have to jump in a car to get to it. So that's some of the things I really like. And everything else I like. The neighbors are good. It's quiet. There's not a lot of through traffic. It's a pretty good neighborhood.

What are the things you would like to change about your neighborhood?

One thing that everyone would like to change is that we had three tsunami warnings in the last 3 years. Luckily, we never got a tsunami that did anything. But just getting a warning is kind of--you know, you end up staying up all night, most of the night. It takes a lot out of you, just evacuating and stuff. I don't know why we're getting more lately. I've lived here since 2002, and it's only in the last 3 years that we got three. I don't know if it's their equipment or what. So it would be nice not to get so many tsunami warnings.

The other thing would be is we're a high maintenance neighborhood because we're so close to the ocean. We get a lot of salt spray. Everything that is metal will rust very quickly. Window air conditioners, for example, will be very rusted within 6 months, and anything else--light fixtures that are metal--just anything that's metal. Even stainless steel stuff rust. We got new stainless steel knives and within a week I saw rust on it. It's a neighborhood where you get a lot of rust. There's a lot of upkeep. So that's the other challenge of this neighborhood. But I don't know, that could happen all over the island, but I assume, let's say in Mililani where it's centrally located, probably has less salt sprays so things rusts a lot slower.

Well you probably have to start using ceramic knives then.

Yeah, we have to look that up. Exactly. You do really have to change what you use. You really have to think about what you use here because of that. For air conditioners, I went to indoor air conditioners instead of window, because that way it's a lot more protected. You do think about other things like that, like, "Okay, we can't get this because it's going to rust." We go through a lot of microwaves--they rust and then they have a problem. My computer lasts at most 2 years and then it's rusted. I have to upgrade those. That's just part of living in the neighborhood.

So pretty expensive, you would say?

The house price, of course, you could see from the website. But yes, it's expensive because you have all this upkeep, maintenance, replacing things, and stuff like that. You pay the price to live close to the ocean in terms of maintenance and upkeep, definitely.

What are the neighbors like?

The neighbors are great. We have some vacation rentals in this neighborhood, but we never hear any problems with them--parties or anything loud like that because it's mostly bed and breakfast. So usually we don't hear anything, because if it gets loud, the owner will say something. And the neighbors are all friendly. We walk the dog a lot and we get to meet a lot of neighbors by walking the dog a few times a day. Everyone is really family, so I really like the neighbors.

Any favorite nearby restaurants?

There's Willow Tree, which is a good Korean restaurant at the Aikahi Park Shopping Center. We eat there a lot. There's L&L Drive Thru which is also there. So those are the two closest ones. Of course, for the kids, there's Burger King. But you wouldn't list it as a favorite restaurant, but for something quick, it works well. For pizza, my personal favorite is Domino's, because I eat gluten-free pizzas. They have gluten-free freely delivered to this area. And then there's New Chinese Garden for Chinese food and there's Assaggio for Italian food. There's Saigon Noodle House which is good for Vietnamese food, and that's kind of well known. All these are in Kailua. And then you have Buzz's Steakhouse, which is steak and seafood, right across from Kailua Beach, which is a popular spot also and a really nice setting.

Sounds like a variety of culinary treats out there.

Yeah. I shouldn't forget about Boots & Kimo's, famous for pancakes in the morning. They usually have a line. Sometimes people wait an hour or more just to eat there in the morning.

Any favorite nearby places to shop?

We go to our local Safeway for a lot of things. We just got a Whole Foods in Kailua, which is really nice. But we don't have any big box stores on this side, other than Sears at the Windward Mall. So if you want to go to like a Walmart, Kmart, Costco, or Sam's Club, you've got to drive over to the other side of the island. So that's kind of a pain, but we're going to get a Target here, and a lot of people don't like it because they think it's going to cause too much traffic. But at least we'll have a store really close to get some of the things you would get from a Walmart or other places like that. Honestly, I do most of my shopping online. So for me, other than emergency items, I get almost everything online anyway.

Are there any events in your neighborhood or nearby that you'd like to take part in?

We just did a Halloween parade. Every Halloween, the neighborhood has a parade for the kids. They march around the loop in the neighborhood, showing off their costumes and all the adults go with them. So that's fun. Every Christmas, we have a Christmas party. They block off a part of the street in the area and you have a party. That's more of an adult party. You get to meet your neighbors, but of course, there are a lot of kids there too. And then we have the Kailua town parade. That's not just our neighborhood, but all of Kailua. That's fun. On July 4th, I believe. I think for our neighborhood, it's just Halloween, Christmas, and then the Kailua town. Those are the main events.

Would you recommend buying a house in your neighborhood?

Yes, definitely. If someone's okay with the maintenance and everything else works out good for them--the location and everything, because you can take advantage of the having the ocean access really close. And it's a great neighborhood for all the reasons I mentioned. So yeah, I would.

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