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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Charming Kailua bed & breakfast

This two-story Kailua home is so cute, you’ll probably want it all for yourself. But if you want the option to rent it out (legally), it’s nice to know the choices are there. (Click here for details.)

The current owners live in California most of the year, and have used this property as their second home, running the bed and breakfast during the periods they have lived in Hawaii.  The home has a bed and breakfast Non-Conforming Use certificate, which could be transferred and maintained by the new owner.

“These are rare and add significant value to the home, whether as an investor or owner-occupant,” says realtor Yvonne Ahearn.

Located down a private lane, this beach house was originally built in 1944 and, although it has undergone several additions, still retains a classic feel. The home has been well maintained through the years, as well, with many of the original kitchen cupboards andtile counters lending to its retro chic.

The four-bedroom, two-bathroom home also has an attached studio, which has the option of becoming a ground floor master bedroom or a rental—since it has a separate entrance.

The open living space, dining area, kitchen and full bath are also located downstairs. The ground level has tile floors, a feature specifically done to ease the mess of sandy feet, since it’s located just three homes from the beach.

The entire upstairs is single-wall redwood, with traditional canec ceilings. All three bedrooms, plus the master-bedroom sized sunroom with closet and views, are upstairs, plus a large bathroom with board-and-batten styling to give it the ambience of a plantation home.

“It is the lowest priced home for sale at the moment in Beachside, yet is move-in ready,” adds Ahearn.

You can see it in person on Thursday, July 12, as it will be open from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Money talk: $1,200,000 fee simple
Contact: Yvonne Ahearn, Home Shoppe Hawaii, 808-721-8088, yvonne@HomeShoppeHawaii.com

Posted on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 in Permalink

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Honolulu Real Estate focuses on the Hawaii housing market, condos and homes for sale, Hawaii rentals and general news about real estate in Hawaii. It also includes stories on apartment living, home decor and profiles.

Melissa Chang graduated from the University of Hawaii with a degree in journalism and has been blogging since 2007, mostly on food and travel. She works primarily in social media, so you can find her online @Melissa808 on Twitter and Instagram.


Jaymes Song is a real estate agent at Prudential Advantage Realty in Kahala. Jaymes is in the top 7 percent of Prudential agents nationwide. Previously, Jaymes was at The Orange County Register, Honolulu Star-Bulletin and rose through the ranks to overseeing news and operations for AP in Hawaii and the Pacific Rim. Jaymes lives in the Portlock area and loves his real full-time job of being dad to two curious kids.

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