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Mariners Cove is one of Hawaii Kai’s popular residential marina front neighborhoods, spread along the north eastern back portion of the Hawaii Kai Marina. There are two sections to the Mariners Cove neighborhood with a combined total of 410 homes:
1. Mariners Cove peninsula, includes Niumalu Loop encircling the whole peninsula with all its interior streets, including Kamilo St, Naakea St, Kukii St and a few short ones e.g Olohena St, Halaula Pl, Kokomo Pl, Naakea Pl, Opoi St and Paoo St.
2. Mariners Cove along Kalanipuu St, includes all homes from 642 to 798 Kalanipuu St, as well as all of Kaumaka Pl and Koamano St, and all even street numbers from 610 to 800 along the north (marina side) of Lunalilo Home Rd.
Insight to Mariners Cove Homes & Neighborhood
Mariners Cove was developed starting in 1968 with the very first home at the entrance to the Mariners Cove Peninsula at 7079 Niumalu Loop on the corner of Kamilo St. This home was once the original model home and represents a typical 3-bedroom, 2-bath Mariners Cove simple single level home with 1,459 sqft interior living space on a 7,551 sqft level lot.
Within just three short years between 1969 and 1971 the neighborhood was completely built out with no vacant lots remaining. Only a handful of single level and 2-story floorplans such as the popular ‘Windjammer’ and others appear in slightly different configurations or in a reverse layout throughout the neighborhood.
A typical popular Mariners Cove home features the signature style impressive tall vaulted open beam ceilings with exposed rough cut lumber planks. Other signature features include exterior board and batten design and some lava rock accent walls and facia.
A good number of homes have been modernized and expanded over the years, especially in some of the more desirable marina front locations. Even after additions have been completed, you can often still recognize the original underlying floorplan.
The vast majority of Mariners Cove homes today has between 1,459 sqft and 3,000 sqft interior living space with a double garage on a 7,500 to 9,600 sqft level lot.
Out of all 410 Mariners Cove homes, only 94 homes, about 23%, are located directly on the Hawaii Kai Marina. 51 of these marina front homes are in the Mariners Cove peninsula portion and the remaining 43 marina front homes run along Kalanipuu St, Kaumaka Pl and in a small cul-de-sac off Lunalilo Home Rd. One of the main streets within the Mariners Cove peninsula, Kamilo St, is a fairly wide street giving the overall neighborhood a generous open feel.
Mariners Cove also features unique marina front mini parks maintained by the association, creating a noticeable sense of close marina proximity and open space not found in similar Anchorage
, Kealaula Kai
and Spinnaker Isle
marina front neighborhoods.
To maximize marina visibility, these Mariners Cove mini parks are strategically situated along the marina where cross streets meet Niumalu Loop and Kalanipuu St. Look for these parks at Opoi St, Paoo St and Koamano St.
Mariners Cove residents also enjoy the exclusive use of the marina front Mariners Cove Bay Club
located at 800 Lunalilo Home Rd, right inbetween the two sections of Mariners Cove.
The Mariners Cove Bay Club includes a 121 person capacity clubhouse, a large lap swimming pool, kiddie pool, BBQ grills, a boat launch ramp, and a boatyard with a 25 boat capacity. Boat stalls are available for rent at $25 per month (2016).
There is a nominal Mariners Cove association fee of currently $32 /mo (was slightly raised in Jan 2016), with semi annual billing of $192 due on 1/1 and 7/1 each year. Also, all Hawaii Kai marina front homes pay a $400 /year (2016) Hawaii Kai Marina association
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