I live above the ocean.Â For me, it’s not so much about the view as about the sound. However, IF I DIDN’T live near the ocean, I might very well want to live on the rim of the sacred Wailua River Valley.
From the backyards of the very limited number of homes fortunate enough to be perched on the rim, the views rival any on Kauai. Not to mention the spaciousness, quietudeÂ and the feeling of peace – theÂ Mana – thatÂ radiates from theÂ valley. Some of these properties even have private trails that wind their way down to the rocky river.
Currently, there areÂ four active listings on the rim that I like a lot:
6364 Kaahele St, a short sale listed at $549,000, is a well-designed older home.
6380 Kaahele St, a lovely newer two story home listed for $885,000.
5663 Ohelo Rd,Â a sprawling home that’s currently a B & B – there’s a second home on the property as well – listing for $1,100,000.
6935 Leimomi St, a gorgeous older home on almost an acre, listed at $1,188,000.
As well as the aforementioned knock-out backyard views, these homes are all 5 to 10 minutes from Wailua Beach and some of Kauai’s best shopping, and 5 to 10 minutes from some of Kauai’s best hiking.
Are these properties good values?Â Considering that that they would fetch maybe 3 to 4 times as much if they wereÂ on the ocean, I would say so.Â For those who want a front row seatÂ forÂ Kauai’s majesty, these are definitely worth a look. There’s a reason that the Wailua River Valley was considered the land of the Ali’i.
Sagar Hallal, RAÂ 808-652-3237