Sean Ahearn

Sean Ahearn

About Sean
Sean Ahearn has been committed to providing professional real estate service for Kamaaina and mainland-based clients alike for the past fifteen years. Real estate transactions can be complex and time-consuming; in most cases these require experienced guidance, local knowledge and efficient execution. Regardless of all the information available to prospective Buyers and Sellers, you are well advised to align yourself with a real estate practitioner who has the proven ability to manage the process such, that exposure is reduced and value is maximized.

Sean comes to real estate after a fifteen year career in Software Sales and Executive Sales Management in the San Francisco Bay Area where he had the opportunity to work with some highly regarded technology companies including IBM, among others.

Like many longtime visitors who have always wanted to enjoy the island lifestyle, Sean moved to Kauai in the early 2000's and initiated his real estate practice with Hanalei's Coldwell Banker Bali Hai Realty in 2003. Sean joined Elite Pacific Properties in 2014 as a Broker/Partner representing Kauai. Elite Pacific Properties is one of the top firms on Kauai and across the State with approximately $1.4B in 2018 sales. Sean has been recognized as a Realtor of the Year recipient by the Kauai Board of Realtors and a Hawaii Business Magazine Hawaii Top 100 Realtor designee on multiple occasions, including 2018 and 2019 - a result of his professionalism and production resulting in 170 successful transactions and $185 Million in sales.

Sean has served on the Board of Directors for Hawaii Information Services, the MLS provider for Kauai and Hawaii for the past ten years where he works closely with the organization in a strategy and policy setting role. Sean also serves on the Princeville I & Princeville II Design Review Committees along with previous Director and various committee roles with the Kauai Board of Realtors. Sean has been active with Kauai Habitat for Humanity, Hawaii Community Foundation, Kauai Humane Society and a number of other charitable endeavors.

"I’m a reluctant self-promoter, it makes me uncomfortable – but I am accomplished and very fortunate to have a slew of appreciative clients or “frients” as I call them; clients who’ve become friends. I truly do get great satisfaction from taking care of folks who entrust me with their significant real estate transactions, it's what drives me. Many clients are based elsewhere and can’t be present for the various inspections and minutia present in a real estate transaction – I am. I’m a “dog person” if that helps or is important. Oh, and I’ve also found that it helps to have a sense of humor during these trying times – I hope you do too."

6571 Kuono Road, Anahola, HI 96746

$3,750,000 | 4 BED | 3 BATH | Virtual Tour | Matterport Tour

A rare opportunity on Kauai’s North Shore. Acquire three beach community parcels, including a classic plantation-style residence & guesthouse on the market for the very first time, a 7,500-sqft beachfront lot, and a 2.5-acre agricultural park – all in very close proximity to one another.

This offering consists of the following:
* 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom, 2,150-sqft Residence with a 440-sqft Guesthouse on a half-acre lot
* 7,500-sqft Beach Lot
* 2.5-acre Palm Farm agricultural parcel

Hale Maliu is a substantial house & guesthouse named after a bordering stream. Set on a blufftop half-acre lot up out of the flood zone, the 3-bed, 2-bath amenity-rich home features an expansive living area with walls of windows that disappear to bring the outside in, a lavish chef’s kitchen and several generous lanais. Other thoughtful aspects of this light, bright and airy residence include: Bamboo hardwood flooring throughout, granite & marble slab counters in the kitchen and bathrooms, Wolf & Sub-Zero appliances, kitchen with island, breakfast bar & separate pantry, dedicated laundry room, in-ceiling speakers, alarm system, one-touch lighting, on-demand water heaters, Kohler fixtures and ample storage. The Guesthouse above the spacious two-car garage is similar in look & feel to the main residence, also with great ocean views. Copper gutters & downspouts, 2 lava rock outdoor showers and a photovoltaic system compliment the array of other well-designed property attributes.

The 7,500-sqft beachfront lot is located at the foot of Hale Maliu providing a generous and sheltered gathering place for friends & family to enjoy great ocean views and beach access - hammock hanging is encouraged.

The 2.5-acre lush Palm Farm is steps from Hale Maliu, fenced & gated with a private well and greenhouse - a great setting for gardening, starry-night gatherings and festive occasions.

Most Kauai Buyers are forced to pick just one property - you get all three.


4901 Hanalei Plantation Road, Lot 9 Units A & B, Princeville, HI 96722

$3,195,000 | 1.90 ACRES

Rare acreage offering on the bluff overlooking Hanalei Valley with panoramic mountain and waterfall views. This 1.9-acre lot has been legally subdivided into a 2-part CPR, allowing for one residence to be built on each unit of the CPR. This offering includes the sale of both units of the CPR.


Paliku Place, #17, Kealia, HI 96746

$1,995,000 | 5.84 ACRES | Virtual Tour

Did you ever want to be a Coco Palm Farmer? Thought so. Well, here’s your chance.

Lot 17 at Paliku Place on the Northeast shore of Kauai is already resplendent with a Coconut Palm Tree Grove of nearly a hundred maturing trees. The grove is located at the street side of the lot which creates a dramatic entry and adds a layer of visual symmetry to the surroundings.

Kealia Kai is a 300-acre blufftop setting with 29 ocean view lots. Lot 17 is entitled to a main residence Farm Dwelling and a Guest House. There are underground utilities and private water via the Kealia Water Company. The gated community runs for miles above the Kealia Bike Path and contains deeded pedestrian beach access. The thoughtful, well-designed and lushly landscaped neighborhood is conveniently located minutes from Kapa’a Town and is the gateway to the Northshore.

From your private setting at Lot 17 you enjoy big sky ocean and mountain views, balmy tradewinds and the lilt of the waves below. There are generous building envelope(s) and at nearly 100’ above sea level you are well out of the flood zone. Lot 17 runs down to the verdant valley below which ensures the Southeast facing open space remains so. The bottom of Lot 17 is bordered by the Cane Haul Road which is now the Ka Ala Hele Makalae (Kapa'a) bike & walking path.

Lot 17 at Kealia Kai represents an opportunity to secure a substantial, amenity rich parcel in a well-organized setting where finished residences have been sold in the multiple millions, including two currently under contract listed for $5.5M & $7M respectively.


5028 Emmalani Drive, Princeville, HI 96722

$1,695,000 | 5 BED | 4 BATH | Virtual Tour | Matterport Tour

5028 Emmalani Drive in Princeville is an elegant and spacious like-new residence with a light, bright and ethereal feel. The open floor plan, with more than 3,200 sqft of living area, features a generous and welcoming entry atrium that sets the tone for the rest of the home. The living area showcases rich wood flooring, built-in cabinetry, vaulted ceilings with skylights, a separate dining area and a glamorous kitchen with stainless appliances, large island and pantry storage. Ample windows and sliders throughout bring the outside in, where you can catch mountain and waterfall views from any number of vantage points. Newly installed A/C units are placed generously throughout the house, including the garage. With five bedrooms and four bathrooms there's plenty of room for everyone, especially in the expansive Master Suite with its very cool, spa-like bath.

Other thoughtful details include a separate laundry room, oversize, side-entry garage, two water heaters, including a gas on-demand system for the Master Suite, an abundance of storage, concrete driveway and covered lanais. The residence has many integrated smart home attributes and dedicated Fiber Optic Internet Service - a rare find.

5028 Emmalani Drive is a great, central location where you can walk to Anini Beach, the Princeville Center and a host of other local amenities. Homes of this size, age and quality are the exception and would set-up well as a full-time, part-time or vacation-rental residence.


4033 Pali Moana Place, #2, Kilauea, HI 96754

$1,350,000 | 3.64 ACRES

Enjoy incredible ocean views and mountain vistas from this 3.63-acre elevated parcel in Seacliff Plantation, a premier gated community on the North Shore. Centrally located within the project and oriented towards the East, this is one of the best ocean view sites in Seacliff, offering remarkable sunrise views and benefitting from consistent trade winds. Recent clearing of the lot allows you to more easily visualize the ideal placement of your tropical dream residence. Seacliff Plantation is a first-class community of luxury homes, situated at the base of Crater Hill in Kilauea. Residents enjoy direct access to Kilauea Wildlife Refuge, a remarkable natural environment for hiking, as well as bird and whale watching.


3890 Kamehameha Road, #1, Princeville, HI 96722

$875,000 | 2 BED | 2 BATH | Virtual Tour | Matterport Tour

Paliuli translates as “a legendary land of plenty and joy” and consists of 8 freestanding cottages generously located over 2+ acres providing a spacious and private feel. Each of which features personal plunge pools and walled garden lanais. Paliuli is lushly landscaped and presents as an enclave of single-family residences, unique to Princeville in this regard. The sense of arrival is accentuated by a lava rock wall entry where each cottage is assigned a covered parking stall.

Paliuli #1 is fully-furnished and has been completely updated by the current owners over their tenure and every surface has been touched with Williams Construction instrumental in the majority of the improvements. There are two bedroom suites, each with recently updated baths and vaulted ceilings. The kitchen is open and airy with stainless appliances and granite counters. A roomy living area with a fireplace, hidden storage and vaulted beam ceilings opens to the private southwest-facing lanai and that very cool pool.

The current owners have utilized Paliuli as a second home that they also shared with vacation renters when they were not utilizing rave reviews. The central Princeville location provides walking access to Kaweonui Beach, the Makai Golf Course, Princeville Center and all the amenities that this special area has to offer. Since there are only a handful of Paliuli cottages to begin with, they seldom come onto the marketplace – take advantage of this opportunity while you’re able. Paliuli has all the advantages of a free-standing home with the conveniences of condo living - a rarity on the North Shore of Kauai.


Halaulani Place, #2, Kilauea, HI 96722

$825,000 | 2.58 ACRES | Virtual Tour

5 Halaulani Place is a spectacular 2.5 acre setting within the Namahana Farms neighborhood.

The property is located down a concrete drive at the end of the Halaulani Place cul-de-sac to ensure privacy. The southwest orientation of the lot provides plenty of sunshine and great view planes into the surrounding valleys and peaks of the Namahana range. The property abuts conservation district land and sits above the Kalihiwai river which snakes below the property.

There are mature hedges on either side of the property and underground utilities including a water meter are already onsite. Pamoho CPR #2 is also entitled with coveted Guest House Rights.

There are multiple farm-dwelling and guest house sighting points over the 2.5 acres where you'll almost be able see pterodactyls soaring in the distant canyons.

5 Halaulani Place is a feature-rich combination of space, privacy and views in an awe-inspiring setting.


328 Molo Street, Kapaa, HI 96746

$750,000 | 3 BED | 2 BATH | Virtual Tour | Matterport Tour

328 Molo Street in the Wailua Homesteads checks a slew of boxes for the discriminating home buyer. Newly remodeled, this single-level three bedroom & two bathroom residence is constructed with cement block which keeps it cool, qualifies for favorable insurance rates and is super low-maintenance - no need to paint.

Some of the updated features include remodeled kitchen and bathrooms, with new cabinets, and quartz counters, newer appliances, new front loading washer & dryer, new ceiling fans, new lighting, new switches and outlets, new interior doors, freshly painted interior, new flooring throughout, new solar attic fan and new gutters and downspouts. The residence has open beam vaulted ceiling in the living room, which opens to the rear lanai, as does the dining area. The open kitchen, dining & living area all open to the covered lanai which sets up as a great entertainment space. The covered lanai will be a great focal point that leads to a generous private, grassy rear yard. There is a lava rock wall fronting the property and a spacious carport with plenty of secured storage.

328 Molo Street has many of the characteristics today’s Buyer looks for in a primary residence or second home – central island location, turnkey stylish remodel and great outdoor space. First time on the market for this residence - these opportunities are fleeting; act now; please.


4460 Nehe Road, #307, Lihue, HI 96766

$739,000 | 3 BED | 2 BATH

A rare 3-BR vacation rental condo on the Coconut Coast, with big ocean views.

This turnkey top-floor unit with 1,183 square feet of interior area plus 253-square-foot lanai offers beautiful ocean views from the living room, kitchen, dining area and master bedroom. Desirable features include a fully renovated kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and maple cabinetry, plus vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, in-unit washer/dryer, and ceiling fans in all rooms. Being only of only three 3-bedroom units in Kaha Lani, and one of only a handful on the entire east side of Kauai, the unit has historically realized exceptionally high demand as a vacation rental.

Roaming the beautifully landscaped estate makes it clear why this project is named Kaha Lani (heavenly place). Swim or snorkel in the ocean, lay on the beach, lounge by the pool, play some tennis, have an afternoon barbeque, or go for a stroll on the 8+ mile coastal path running all the way up to Kealia - it is all here for your enjoyment. Nestled in the beautiful Lydgate State Park with its sports fields, beaches and playground, it is a true Kauai paradise. Less than a mile from Kalepa Mountain Forest reserve, Wailua Municipal Golf Course (rated as one of Hawaii's best), Wailua River State Park, Nukolii Beach Park and the Nonou Forest Reserve. Embrace the diverse offerings of East Kauai, whether it is nightlife, restaurants, food, golf, hula, yoga, kayaking, surfing, shelling, or hiking - it is all just minutes away.


3700 Kamehameha Road, #F4, Princeville, HI 96722

$619,000 | 1 BED | 1 BATH | Virtual Tour | Matterport Tour

Sealodge is one of the few affordable ocean view, beach access properties within Princeville. Sealodge F-4 has been utilized as an active vacation rental for a number of years – is it being offered fully furnished and turnkey.

The great news is that F-4 has been completely updated with every surface touched, including new paint, new stainless appliances, new counters, new bathroom, new flooring and new furniture. F4 shows really well and the designer touches create a peaceful Zen den that you’ll want to share with family, friends and guests. Like new units are hard to come by and the Sellers have already made a significant investment in the update so you don’t have to spend the time and energy doing so yourself. F4 is an attractive, in-demand single level floor plan where you can walk out from your lanai onto a rolling expanse of grassy bluff top that fronts F4 above Anini Reef, Hawaii’s largest, to experience views up and down the coast that are nothing short of spectacular. The winter surf on the reef especially, will lull you to sleep.

From Sealodge there is a path that will take you to Kaweonui Beach – a crescent moon expanse of golden sand, shaded by a grove of Kamani trees and fronting a great snorkeling reef where turtles abound. F-4 is also conveniently located to the pool with sunning deck and ocean views. The BBQ Pavilion is nearby as well. There is plenty of parking directly across from the F Building for added convenience and Sealodge is located at the very end of Kamehameha Road where there is little traffic to speak of.

Sealodge F-4 offers a combination of a sublime setting with ocean views and beach access, vacation rental ability and turnkey convenience at a price point that’s getting harder to find for quality within Princeville.


320 Papaloa Road, #211, Kapaa, HI 96746

$499,000 | 1 BED | 1 BATH | Virtual Tour | Matterport Tour

A truly rare oceanfront property offering on Kauai. Amazing ocean and coastline views, a spacious 1-bedroom floor plan, gourmet kitchen, modern finishes and elegant appointments make this turn-key condominium an extremely enjoyable space for both long-term owner stays and short-term vacation rentals. Recent improvements to the unit include:

• Brand new lanai door and windows (2020)
• Renovated kitchen cabinets and counters (2015)
• New kitchen appliances (2015)
• Renovated bathroom cabinets, counters and shower (2015)
• New flooring throughout (2015)
• New furniture throughout (2019 & 2015)
• New washer/dryer (2018)

Enjoy one of the most striking ocean and whitewater views found on the entire island of Kauai, right from your own lanai. Cool off with a dip in the project's oversized swimming pool, or when ready to venture out, a short stroll on foot will take you to some of the best beaches, restaurants, bars, and shops on the east side of the island. Up for a long walk or bike ride? Connect onto the nearby Kapaa bike that spans approximately 9 miles of the most beautiful coastal sites in Lihue, Wailua, Kapaa and Kealia.

With views, comforts and amenities like these, it's easy to understand why hundreds of Kauai visitors have chosen Unit 211 as their preferred vacation residence over the years.... don't miss this rare opportunity to make it your own.


5-7363 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei, HI 96722

$395,000 | 11,250 SQFT

One of the last remaining home sites located within short walking distance of Makua (Tunnels) Beach. There are several deeded pedestrian beach paths easily accessible from this locale. The 11,250 sqft lot has the potential to accommodate a residence and an Additional Dwelling Unit (ADU). In addition, the property may be Qualified Opportunity Zone eligible. The property backs up to hundreds of acres of pasture land creating a spacious feeling with great mountain views and you're close enough to the ocean to hear the winter surf.

Great opportunity to reasonably acquire a multi-faceted property set amidst some of the natural splendor and landmarks Kauai is renowned for.

Sean Ahearn’s Listings

Listed By Compass
3967 Aloalii Drive

Princeville, HI 96722

2 BD
3 BA
2,712 SF
Listed By Compass
7083 Alamihi Road

Hanalei, HI 96714

5 BD
5.5 BA
3,568 SF
Listed By Compass
3810 Kikee Road

Kalaheo, HI 96741

3 BD
3 BA
1,712 SF