A North Shore Estate Worthy of Kings, Queens And Jet Setters

Every destination has one. That over-the-top, A-list only, impeccably appointed estate or boutique hotel, that nary a single percent of global travelers can afford.

Oahu's is called The Sullivan Estate.

Located on 5.2 manicured acres atop the North Shore's Pupukea, with coastal views from Ka'ena Point to Pipeline, this domicile was build by Foodland magnate Maurice Sullivan in the early 1960s as a place to entertain. Today, private jetsetters, celebrities, professional athletes and business folk shell out nearly $6,000 per day to hang their Borsalino hats and Prada clutches on it's gilded racks.

Pull in to the estate's twin gates, and the first thing you'll notice is an entire structure dedicated to security-the property's most recent addition-and a draw for high-profile guests. Once inside, it becomes apparent that owner Dr. Jurgen (founder of Jurlique cosmetics company) had pampering in mind.

Housed in one of the half-dozen stand-alone cabanas is one of Hawaii's most high-tech piece of spa equipment. Known in small circles as "JK7-OlaLoa (TM) Sensator", it is the ultimate in pre-massage therapy. The precursor to the JK7 experience is a consultation with an on-site therapist, to whom the client describes their personal and physical issues. Do you have stress at work, financial issues, family issues, joint problems or aching back" The experience consists of a weightless float in a custom-designed pool, which literally deprograms your circuitry, and put you in an ideal frame of mind. Carefully chosen aromatherapy, color-light therapy, music and steam surround you. As you float in Dead Sea salt water, each sensory receptor is meant to latch on to a different aspect of your well-being -- and transport you to a quieter, healthier place.

Sound space agey? It is. And it's not the only thing attracting professional athletes to the estate. Ultra-modern workout equipment-like Galileo circuit training machines-sit in two buildings on the opposite side of the reflecting pool from the meditation center. After training, property managers can arrange anything from onsite couples' massages, to hydrotherapy, chiropractic adjustments, facials, manicures and even nutritional consultation.

If the treatment options didn't quite make you feel on top of the world, than a lavish dinner prepared at the outdoor gourmet kitchen for you and a few dozen friends by a staff chef will. Relax on the patio of your six-bedroom/six-bath main house-which happens to be Hawaii's biggest photovoltaic (solar powered) residential building-at 5,700 square feet. Inside, three oversized fireplaces, high wood-beamed ceilings, crown moldings and skylights are paired with French doors that bring the meticulously cared for outdoors right in.

Sullivan Estate management can arrange to pick up clients right from the tarmac at Honolulu International Airport, helicopter or luxury town car transfer to the North Shore.

This year, the Sullivan Estate is opening it's gilded gates to those seeking day spa service.

Visit www.SullivanEstate.com or call (808) 638-7020 for more information.

Private jetsetters, celebrities, professional athletes and business folk shell out nearly $6,000 per day to hang their Borsalino hats and Prada clutches on it's gilded racks.