Journese has added 14 private residences in Hawaii on the Big Island, Kauai and Oahu, ranging from three bedrooms to 10 bedrooms. Each has a variety of amenities, such as a private pool, Jacuzzi, full kitchen, outdoor barbeque and panoramic ocean views.
One example of the homes is Obama Hale on Oahu, 25 minutes from Honolulu. This five-star residence has five bedrooms and 5.5 baths and is at Kailua Bay – one of the finest white-sand beaches in the world. The spacious interiors portray a bright classic elegance, combined with artisan touches including stained glass, etched windows, natural stone tiles and African mahogany carvings.
Guests enjoy concierge service, celebrity-level security, a fitness center and personal touches such as hair dryers and toiletries. They can also add a private chef, in-home massage and daily housekeeping services. The luxurious home was chosen as a vacation home by President Barack Obama and his family December and January 2008-2011, making Obama Hale the Winter White House for a time.
In addition to the 14 new luxury homes across the Hawaiian Islands, Journese has recently expanded its product portfolio to include more than 20 private resort residences in Hawaii, Mexico and the Caribbean – deluxe homes that share all the amenities and facilities of an adjacent world-class resort. Journese also offers private villas across Italy. All home and villa stays can be enhanced with personalized activities, private transfers or car rentals, and additional services, such as grocery delivery, butler service, a personal chef or masseuse.