1841 Kihi Street
4 Beds / 3.5 Baths / 3,643 sqf

Beautiful ocean and coastline views from this immaculately maintained home ...

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5365 Poola Street
3 Beds / 2.5 Baths / 2,260 sqf

Back on market! A chic, modern style split-level home. This serene residenc...

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1525 Ehupua Place
4 Beds / 3 Baths / 2,853 sqf

Dramatic design by AIA award-winning architect Sid Snyder of Ossipoff Snyde...

1431 Kamole Street
4 Beds / 3 Baths / 2,437 sqf

VIEWS! VIEWS! VIEWS! Elegantly remodeled home on highly coveted LOWER WAIAL...

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1544 Ihiloa Loop
4 Beds / 4.5 Baths / 4,066 sqf

Unique to hillside, is this flat, hidden, 11,402 Sq Ft lot w/ brick drivewa...

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1910 Laukahi Street
4 Beds / 4 Baths / 4,743 sqf

Listed below assessed value. Make offer NOW! Spectacular view of Diamond He...

2270 Okoa Street
3 Beds / 3.5 Baths / 2,754 sqf

Relax atop Waialae Iki V with unobstructed coastal & Diamond Head views fro...

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5285 Panalea Place
5 Beds / 4 Baths / 4,434 sqf

Imagine yourself living in this one of a kind home, where almost all of the...

5072 Poola Place
4 Beds / 3 Baths / 2,852 sqf


1940 Alaweo Street
3 Beds / 2.5 Baths / 3,079 sqf

Diamond Head, City and ocean views are yours from this island RIM LOT home ...

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About Waialae Iki
Waialae Iki, known as the original luxury view ridge in Honolulu, consists of a little more than 600 homes located above the Waialae Golf Course and Wailupe Beach, bordered by Kalani Iki to the west and Aina Haina to the east. Waialae Iki homes for sale are typically priced between $1M to $3M with most lots between 7,500 and 15,000 sq ft.

Insight to Waialae Iki Homes
Waialae Iki homes overlook the beautiful green Waialae Golf Course below with distant Diamond Head and spectacular ocean views beyond. Original developments started in the early 1960’s at the bottom of Poola St, Waa St and Analii St, eventually progressing over 5 phases up the hill along the winding Laukahi St, including all adjacent side streets.

The final phase, at 800 ft plus elevation, is a gated community of about 280 custom homes called Waialae Iki V. Construction started in 1983, from the mid 1900 block of Laukahi St and beyond, featuring a 24 hour manned security gate, a private recreation club and 4 tennis courts. Unique in Honolulu, about a dozen oversized 1 acre estate lots with cooler mountain climate and distant ocean views can be found on Okoa St at the top of Waialae Iki V, which is also where a former Hawaii governor built his home. Several of these rare mountain top estate lots have not yet been developed.

Waialae Iki enjoys a beautifully maintained uncluttered and consistent appearance of mostly upscale properties. Laukahi St, Waialae Iki’s main road, climbs at a modest pace with wide graceful turns passing several open space neighborhood parks, offering amazing views along the way, making for a comfortable ride up and down the hill.

Some of the most dramatic views can be found on the lower part of the ridge, especially on downslope rim lots along Kamole St and Laamia St, commanding premium prices. Association rules ensure protected view channels for the homes in Waialae Iki, mitigating tree overgrowth and regulating construction activity.

Waialae Iki Neighborhood
Waialae Iki is a fabulous neighborhood with plenty of possibilities for outdoor activities. At the top is the Wiliwilinui Ridge hiking trail, starting beyond the estate lots at the end of Okoa St, and leading even higher to the very top of the Koolau mountain range. At the base of the hill along Analii St is the large Waialae Iki Park, a popular spot for football, soccer, baseball and tennis enthusiasts. The closest access to the ocean is across the highway at Wailupe Beach Park.

Waialae Iki real estate appeals to many for its stunning views, friendly wide streets and well kept appearance, as well as convenient quick access to shopping and downtown Honolulu.  Additionally, residents on the lower section of Waialae Iki have a roaming security service, for a nominal association fee. It is no surprise that Waialae Iki homes for sale often receive multiple offers and sell quickly. 

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  • Waialae Iki Houses - Trends & Statistics

  • The price range of houses for sale in Waialae Iki is $1.25M to $2.95M with a median price of $2.07M, median interior of 3,038sqf and median land size of 11,039sqf.
  • The median price of houses sold in Waialae Iki year-to-date (Jan - Oct 22, 2016) is $1.68M. In previous years it was $1.63M (2015), $1.62M (2014), $1.48M (2013), $1.28M (2012), $1.25M (2011), $1.33M (2010), $1.25M (2009), $1.28M (2008), $1.33M (2007), $1.21M (2006), $1.23M (2005), $1.09M (2004), $799K (2003).
  • 26 houses have sold in Waialae Iki year-to-date (Jan - Oct 22, 2016). In previous years, the total number of houses sold were 28 (2015), 27 (2014), 34 (2013), 33 (2012), 25 (2011), 31 (2010), 30 (2009), 26 (2008), 29 (2007), 26 (2006), 47 (2005), 39 (2004), 50 (2003).
  • On average Waialae Iki houses were on the market for 117 days before they were sold (Jan - Oct 22, 2016). In previous years it was 87 days (2015), 83 days (2014), 67 days (2013), 79 days (2012), 84 days (2011), 79 days (2010), 73 days (2009), 64 days (2008), 55 days (2007), 71 days (2006), 70 days (2005), 43 days (2004), 70 days (2003).
  • The average days on market for Waialae Iki houses before sold were 147 days September 2016 compared to 91 days September 2015.
  • The ratio of Waialae Iki houses sales price vs list price were 95.8% September 2016 compared to 99.8% September 2015.
  • 2 Waialae Iki houses were sold September 2016 compared to 6 houses sold September 2015.
  • The total dollar volume of houses currently for sale in Waialae Iki is $44.67M and the sold dollar volume year-to-date (Jan - Oct 22, 2016) is $43.14M. In previous years sold dollar volume was $47.31M (2015), $45.85M (2014), $53.34M (2013), $45.72M (2012), $31.5M (2011), $41.15M (2010), $39.18M (2009), $34.29M (2008), $40.45M (2007), $36.06M (2006), $58.9M (2005), $42.06M (2004), $42.35M (2003).
  • The most recent sale in Waialae Iki was a house located at 1835 Kihi Street, sold for $1.9M on Oct 06, 2016. It had 3885sqf of interior. 9 other recent sales include: 1562 Ihiloa Loop (2,760sqf) sold for $1.87M on 10/5/2016. 2011 Kunihi Place (2,879sqf) sold for $1.62M on 9/29/2016. 1803 Laukahi Street (5,367sqf) sold for $1.58M on 9/15/2016. 1521 Ipukula Street (1,917sqf) sold for $1.22M on 8/25/2016. 2192 Okoa Street (4,161sqf) sold for $1.83M on 8/16/2016. 1421 Laamia Street (2,374sqf) sold for $1.85M on 7/29/2016. 1581 Kamole Street (1,632sqf) sold for $1.31M on 7/22/2016. 1356 Laukahi Street (1,868sqf) sold for $1.34M on 7/22/2016. 1638 Laukahi Street (2,943sqf) sold for $2M on 7/15/2016.
  • 21 of the houses have ocean views, 17 have Diamond Head views and 16 have mountain views.
Waialae Iki History
Wiliwilinui was once the name for this entire ridge, given because of the wiliwili trees that bloomed here so beautifully. The famous trail at the top still bears that name, while the rest was later renamed Waialae Iki after the Waialae Springs.

The water from these springs was reserved for the chiefs only, watched over by trusted keepers who passed on the duty through generations. By the 1800's they had been forgotten until Kamehameha III chanced to walk through the area and asked an elderly couple for some water.

He was astonished to learn that they were the current guardians of the springs, keeping alive the line that stretched far into their family history. They were still there specifically to serve the king water if and when the need arose.

The ridge did hold a small collection of residents, but didn't see much activity until World War II. The fear of invasion prompted the US military to build Battery Willy at the ridge's high point, using gun turrets from 2 aircraft carriers. They remained here until 1944, when there were no more threats to the Islands. The bunkers are a popular attraction for hikers today.

It took another 20 years for Waialae Iki homes to begin appearing, beginning at the bottom of the hillside. Streets and homes slowly emerged higher and higher on the ridge over the years, the topmost neighborhood, a gated, luxury enclave, finally coming to life in the 1980's. Homeowners now enjoy not only tremendous views every day, but also free access to the water, royalty or not.
The MLS properties are based on information from the Multiple Listing Service of Hicentral MLS, Ltd. Listings last updated on October 22, 2016. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.