East Honolulu home offers living ‘like no other place on earth’

Talk about a room with a view. Make that any room with a view.

Now, imagine the surf pounding below. Whales, dolphins, manta rays, turtles and monk seals cavorting in the blue Pacific, putting on a magnificent show daily. This type of setting is sure to stir the imagination, and yet it’s real. Welcome to Seacliff Retreat, a world where reality bisects imagination to produce stunning results.

High tide or low tide, you won’t find many better views than what you have with this exclusive property at 2 Poipu Drive in East Honolulu. And when you take a break from the breathtaking views, the beaches of Waikiki, shopping centers and fine dining are just a short drive away. Who says you can’t have it all?

Originally built in 1971, Seacliff Retreat was completely remodeled in 2004 and was on the cover of the prestigious Dupont Registry last year under the heading: “Hawaii, Like No Other Place on Earth.” With the dramatic views offered in every room, one gets the feeling of awe and yet enjoys the privacy offered by this magnificent residence.

Located 77 feet above the ocean on the cliffs of Koko Kai, this four-bedroom, 4 1/2-bathroom property offers coastline and Diamond Head views from sunrise to sunset.

Offered by Choi International Properties, this contemporary residence with spa and waterfall, spacious stone decks and lanais, gated driveway and copper roof is priced at $8.8 million. The split-level design offers such features as Brazilian cherry wood and travertine flooring throughout the 4,751 square feet of living area. It has a premium sound system with 12 high fidelity Bose speakers and a security system.

It is island living with a character all its own.