Uniquely situated on a cape at the western end of Kawela Bay is an enclave of large, oceanfront estates, many developed by kamaaina families over the years and rarely placed on the market. Although the Turtle Bay Resort is just minutes away, the small gated community offers an atmosphere of privacy and an alternative to other more populous North Shore neighborhoods.
A classic, spacious oceanfront home is currently offered by LIST Sotheby’s International Realty Realtor Karla Casey at $5,750,000. With approximately 3,500 interior square feet augmented by 700 square feet of decks and lanais, the four-bedroom, four-and-a-half bath home includes an ohana unit and guest quarters at the lower level with kitchen, bath, and access to the grounds. The 11,326 square foot lushly landscaped lot extends to the shoreline. Major living areas overlook the picturesque bay with its crescent of golden sand and the ocean to the horizon. Mauka of the property is a large freshwater pond fed by a stream from the mountains.
“This is a one-of-a-kind property designed to accommodate many guests and family members,” Casey said. “It offers both an open floor plan and several separate living areas with access to the decks and gardens….a home where people can mingle and yet enjoy privacy in the serene natural setting.
“A classic kamaaina-style oceanfront retreat, the home supports an indoor-outdoor lifestyle with access to sandy swimming beaches and surf-breaks just a short walk from the property. The upstairs grand living/dining room with its large bar area, open kitchen, and lanai facing the ocean provides the perfect venue for entertaining while viewing the watersports activity out on the bay. In the evening, most evenings, the western sky is lit up with brilliant sunsets.”
Interior finishes are consistent with the casually elegant nature of the home – ceramic tile countertops and slate flooring are complemented by rich hardwood cabinets, shelving, and trim. The polished hardwood kitchen bar, stone fireplace, and master suite with a Jacuzzi tub overlooking the ocean are a few of the features that make the home special.
Casey noted that just east of Kawela Bay is the Turtle Bay Resort with two golf courses and numerous shopping and dining options. She is showing the home by appointment only.