Charming Cottage Surrounded by Enchanting Botanical Gardens
Upper Palolo Valley, Oahu | 2801 H. Lai Road, Honolulu | $2.3 million | 3 BR / 3 BA | 1,400 interior sq. ft. | 3.455 acres | MLS #629042
This rare property is truly paradise found in Palolo Valley on the island of Oahu. Offering perfectly private up-country living, this agriculturally-zoned estate is just minutes from Waikiki beaches and all that downtown Honolulu has to offer, including world-class shopping, dining, entertainment and all the conveniences found in great cities around the world!
Planted with fruit trees, exotic florals, and towering palms, the property is a botanical wonderland that’s been a popular location for numerous private and public special events throughout the years. Many of these celebrations have been hosted by much loved native son Dale Hope, author of the best-selling coffee table book, “The Aloha Shirt: Spirit of the Islands,” and current owner of this island jewel.
His signature touch is evident throughout the rustically-handsome cottage with its artistic, custom furnishings – all included in the sale. Ideally situated to capture Diamond Head and ocean views, the single-story, open floor plan cottage has plentiful windows, sliding glass doors and a closed-in lanai invite natural light, cooling breezes and outdoor beauty inside.
Gorgeous wood floors are found through most of the home and the modern, efficient kitchen features stainless steel appliances and custom wood cabinets.
An additional structure, consisting of 1,680 square feet, also is located on-property and currently is used as a workshop and storage space.