Update A gated project of 6 homes in Maunawili is in the planning.
About Maunawili Maunawili, located on Oahu’s Windward side in Kailua, is a peaceful neighborhood nestled against the Olomana section of the Koolau Mountains. The neighborhood features lush vegetation, tropical fruit trees and flowers, gently sloping terrain and small streams that border some Maunawili properties. It’s a purely residential neighborhood off of the Pali Highway that’s an easy five minute drive to the shops and restaurants in both Kailua Town and Enchanted Lake Shopping Center, Kailua’s beautiful beaches, and approximately 25 minutes to downtown Honolulu. Maunawili is home to a lovely neighborhood park, entrances to the Maunawili Falls hiking trail and Olomana’s 3 Peaks trail, and Olomana Golf Course. Consistent rain falls keep the landscaping and vegetation green, and the Windward side’s tradewinds help keep temperatures comfortable most of the year.
Maunawili is known for beautiful single-family homes on the higher end of Kailua’s real estate market. As a general rule, these homes are spacious and sit on large lots with landscaping that takes advantage of the natural vegetation that thrives in this area. Most of the homes in Maunawili offer 3-4 bedrooms and 2-3 bathrooms laid out in spacious, open floor plans. Houses on the smaller end of the spectrum offer 1,700 - 2,500 sq ft of living space. Maunawili’s larger homes, however, feature as many as 7 bedrooms and 3,000-5,500 sq ft of living space. You’ll find design elements like vaulted ceilings, natural wood cabinets and floors, granite countertops, and floor-to-ceiling windows that take advantage of the mountain views in many of the neighborhood’s homes. The large homes tend to feature a private unit for guests or extended family that could also be rented out on a long-term basis.
One thing that makes homes in Maunawili so appealing is the expansive lots that most sit on. Standard lot sizes are in the 10,000 - 15,000 sq ft range, and a number of lots are much larger, ranging from 24,000 sq ft up to 2 acres. The large lots allow residents ample room to plant gardens, put in a pool and sometimes a pool house, or simply give children space to play as they grow up. In addition residents enjoy views of the green mountains rising around them and the golf course fairways. The majority of homes were built in the mid-1960s to early 1970s, although there are newer homes, built as recently as 2007.
Maunawili is a charming Kailua neighborhood that residents love because of its beautiful surroundings, quiet atmosphere and close-knit community. It feels like old Hawaii with touches of island luxury. Buyers who appreciate space, serene surroundings, and Hawaii’s lush vegetation should take a close look at Maunawili. It’s easy to picture yourself at home here.
The price range of houses for sale in Maunawili is $1.12M to $1.25M with a median price of $1.18M, median interior of 1,918sf and median land size of 8,815sf.
The median price of houses sold in Maunawili year-to-date (Jan - Jun 26, 2017) is $949K. In previous years it was $1.07M (2016), $1.1M (2015), $1.3M (2014), $957K (2013), $795K (2012), $769K (2011), $950K (2010), $770K (2009), $1.05M (2008), $815K (2007), $930K (2006), $881K (2005), $772K (2004), $632K (2003).
6 houses have sold in Maunawili year-to-date (Jan - Jun 26, 2017). In previous years, the total number of houses sold were 10 (2016), 14 (2015), 15 (2014), 15 (2013), 5 (2012), 11 (2011), 9 (2010), 15 (2009), 13 (2008), 11 (2007), 11 (2006), 13 (2005), 19 (2004), 15 (2003).
On average Maunawili houses were on the market for 41 days before they were sold (Jan - Jun 26, 2017). In previous years it was 95 days (2016), 90 days (2015), 105 days (2014), 60 days (2013), 43 days (2012), 56 days (2011), 36 days (2010), 52 days (2009), 38 days (2008), 98 days (2007), 84 days (2006), 42 days (2005), 35 days (2004), 57 days (2003).
The average days on market for Maunawili houses before sold were 15 days May 2017 compared to 214 days May 2016.
The ratio of Maunawili houses sales price vs list price were 103.7% May 2017 compared to 94.0% May 2016.
3 Maunawili houses were sold May 2017 compared to 2 houses sold May 2016.
The total dollar volume of houses currently for sale in Maunawili is $2.37M and the sold dollar volume year-to-date (Jan - Jun 26, 2017) is $6.21M. In previous years sold dollar volume was $11.28M (2016), $17.32M (2015), $20.05M (2014), $15.19M (2013), $4.3M (2012), $9.09M (2011), $8.88M (2010), $13.59M (2009), $13.29M (2008), $9.97M (2007), $10.48M (2006), $12.62M (2005), $16.18M (2004), $9.94M (2003).
The most recent sale in Maunawili was a house located at 1221 Lola Place, sold for $1.31M on May 12, 2017. It had 4336sf of interior. 9 other recent sales include: 1024 Lunaai Place (1,353sf) sold for $925K on 5/12/2017. 1294 Maleko Street (2,622sf) sold for $1.17M on 5/8/2017. 1231 Lola Place (1,722sf) sold for $940K on 4/12/2017. 1151 Lunaanela Street (1,344sf) sold for $900K on 3/29/2017. 1122 Lunaanela Street (1,812sf) sold for $959K on 3/3/2017. 1056 Lunaanela Street (1,774sf) sold for $898K on 11/25/2016. 1269 Maleko Street (2,308sf) sold for $1.3M on 11/21/2016. 1016 Lunaai Place (2,573sf) sold for $1.15M on 9/13/2016. 1237 Aloha Oe Drive (2,095sf) sold for $1.25M on 7/29/2016.