No longer known as a sleepy beach town, Kailua is now a hot tourist attraction that seems to have boomed overnight.

The beach front retreat lies on on the windward coast of O’ahu at Kailua Bay. Two lagoons run through the Bay, resulting in the native Hawaiian people naming the area Kailua, or “two seas.”

Only 30 minutes from downtown Honolulu, this a great spot for island residents and tourists alike to get away from the hustle and bustle of the big city and wind down and relax by Kailua’s gorgeous shoreline.

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Thanks to its white sand beaches, calm turquoise water, purple sunrises and cooling trade winds, the secret of Kailua is quickly coming out and becoming a secret no more. It also doesn’t hurt that the town is one of President Barack Obama’s favorite vacation getaways.

And even though this beach town is frequently visited by tourists, it still provides a home-town feel that local residents surely appreciate.

If you’re thinking of settling in Kailua, then set your sights on 1002 Mokulua Drive, a magnificent estate that will surely catch your eye.

The home lies right in front of Kailua’s Lanikai Beach, a place where residents can live and play next to one of Hawaii’s most breathtaking coastlines.

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Lush green grass invites you towards the home’s front porch where you can gracefully admire the wonders around you. In addition to the beach, you’ll see the Mokulua Islands up ahead and striking views of the sun setting or rising.

The home’s exterior perfectly complements its surroundings, with a laid-back beach-style look that is equally sophisticated and luxurious.

Swing around to the back where you’ll be enamored by the refreshing pool, open living space, and an abundance of palm trees.

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Further emphasizing the colorful wonders of the tropics is the home’s open floorplan that has turquoise flooring and soaring ceilings that let in the natural bright light.

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The living room is perfect for relaxing and looking out into the ocean, while offering guests and residents a place to wind down after a long day.

When you’re in the mood for a bite to eat, step into the sleek white kitchen where you can practice your cooking skills and serve up your creations in the sophisticated dining room space.

Open space. Comfort. Beauty. This is exactly what you’ll discover in every inch of this seven bedroom, six-bathroom home.

Listed for $11,500,000 by Anne Oliver of Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties in Kahala, 1002 Mokulua Drive is every beach lover’s dream.