Hale Ka Lae – Hawaii Kai’s New Luxury Condominium

If you know Oahu, you know that Hawaii Kai is one of the most popular sought after neighborhoods on the East side of the Island. With Kokohead as one of its famous landmarks, as well as Maunalua Bay, Sandy Beach and countless beautiful vistas, including a marina — many residents would love to own a home here. Besides its beauty, Hawaii Kai is a vibrant, pet-friendly community ideal for raising a family and is just minutes from the main corridor of Honolulu. The challenge to buy a home here in Honolulu is two-fold:

  1. Residential home re-sales here have some of the highest price tags on the island.
  2. Most are older condo buildings or homes.

There aren’t new housing projects that come around too often, until now — enter Hale Ka Lae, a vision of developer, Christine Camp and Avalon Development.

Photos courtesy of Project Developer Avalon Development

Hale Ka Lae started off as a rental housing project called 7000 Hawaii Kai Drive by Avalon Development a couple of years ago. Due to rising interest rates and costs, a decision was made to convert the main front building consisting of 213 units to individually owned condos. The second building above the parking structure with 56 units will remain a rental building. The condo conversion is progressing well, and buyers have started entering into the contract signing

I’m currently assisting a lovely couple through the purchase process for a two bedroom condo that has beautiful views of Kokohead and the Hawaii Kai neighborhood, and they are very excited! Tenants who were renting were given first option to buy their units, and the remaining units are now for sale to all interested buyers. Read on for more information about the condominium project.

Beautiful interiors by Shari Saiki Interior Design


  • Two Bedrooms – From $500,000 range to High $700,000
  • Three Bedrooms- From High $500,000 to Mid $700,000
  • Four Bedrooms – From Mid $600,000 to Low $700,000

*Pricing and availability subject to change at any time by the developer
**Some secondary bedrooms are considered dens

Interior Square Footage

  • Two bedrooms range from 691 to 783 sq.ft.
  • Three bedrooms range from 1,023 to 1,145 sq.ft.
  • Four bedrooms 1,154 sq.ft.

Pool and outdoor area


Air conditioning, energy efficient stainless steel appliances, washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave oven, range/oven, side by side refrigerator, Grohe bathroom fixtures, easy-clean floors, assigned parking, double-pane tinted windows, Shari Saiki designed interiors


Fitness studio, fitness center, movie theater/performance room, outdoor dog wash area, picnic, and barbecue area, swimming pool, pet-friendly, music/meeting room, commercial laundry facility, high-speed internet, executive business center

Architect: Design Partners Incorporated
Contractor: Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company
Developer: Avalon Development Company LLC
Property Owner: Hale Ka Lae LLC

More Information

Don’t miss out! For more information about Hale Ka Lae or the Hawaii Kai neighborhood, reach out to me. I’ve been a Hawaii Kai resident for over 23 years and am very passionate as a Realtor about this condo conversion project that is providing more options for buyers!

I don’t represent the developer. Avalon Realty is the official broker of the project. I am available as a buyer’s representative to assist interested buyers.

Postscript Update

January 13, 2018: Avalon Development has announced owner occupancy sales for 107 units through a lottery system. Completed owner-occupant affidavits must be returned and received by Hale Ka Lae by January 24, 2019 at 5:00pm, in order to be entered into the owner occupant public lottery. The public lottery will be held on Friday, January 25, 2019 from 11:00am to 2:00pm at 7000 Hawaii Kai Drive, Honolulu Hi 96825, to determine the order in which prospective owner-occupant purchasers will be scheduled to select their owner-occupant designated residence. Unit selection will begin the day after the public lottery, and prospective owner-occupant purchasers will be scheduled for unit selection by lottery order, execute a purchase agreement and submit an earnest money deposit.

Contact Rose Medina Kemna, Realtor Broker, Hawaii Life, for more information.

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