Oceanfront Options – Maili
Fourteenth in a series
The country atmosphere and pristine beaches of Maili have made this Leeward Oahu community an increasingly appealing prospect for buyers retreating from urban environments.
Last month D. R. Horton, Schuler Homes completed and sold out the final phase of its Sea Country development, bringing the total number of homes for the Maili subdivision up to approximately 900 as projected by the builder’s masterplan, which also included an 11-acre park with recreational facilities and a commercial center with a general store. Forty-acre Maili Beach Park is an additional recreational resource in the area.
At the start of the development, Maili was seen as an isolated community, no longer the case with completion of new highways that bring both the City of Kapolei and the Ko Olina Resort within about a 20-minute drive.
The availability of new homes in Maili together with the proximity of new and ever-increasing options for shopping, dining, recreation, and employment more than doubled the population of the area over an approximately 10-year period.
Maili’s older homes are located primarily along Farrington Highway, the majority on the mauka side. In an enclave of about 15 beachfront homes is a classic, “old Hawaii” style country home recently listed by Primary Properties Realtor Joett Colgan.
The spacious 2,311 square foot, two story home is situated on a 19,212 square foot landscaped lot that extends to the sandy beach.
Built in 1960, the home was remodeled in 1970, and then again in 1994 by the current owners who have lived in the house and cherished it for the past 22 years. The house was upgraded periodically and the grounds meticulously maintained.
The main living areas and second floor master suite overlook the sandy coastline and ocean to the horizon. With a “great room” style floor plan and floor-to-ceiling windows on the ground floor, the interior is bright and airy and designed for indoor/outdoor living. Main living and dining areas are open to a large, functional kitchen with abundant storage and counter space. Mirrored walls enhance the feeling of spaciousness.
“This property has all the features we equate with “old Hawaii”… a comfortable open plan with expansive lawn area, mature coconut trees, and a pergola to relax under while watching Waianae’s famous sunsets,” Colgan said.
“The master suite, located on the second floor, is it’s own sanctuary. Floor-to-ceiling windows and a balcony take advantage of the ocean views. The master bath, with a large glass enclosed shower and separate steeping tub, looks out to the Waianae Mountain Range.
“Both of the ground floor bedrooms have their own private outdoor seating spaces. The patio off of the dining and kitchen area is probably where you’ll spend most of your time, dining al fresco or just relaxing.”
Colgan, who moved to Maili from Honolulu in 2008, noted that some of the best swimming and surfing beaches on the Waianae Coast are located within walking distance of the home. Hawaiian sea turtles and dolphins frequent the clear coastal waters, which are conducive to snorkeling and observing marine life.
“I’ve always lived in the city,” Colgan said, “so it was a big step for me to move to the country. I can say without hesitation that I truly love living here with that beautiful blue ocean to look at every morning and the spectacular sunsets nearly every evening. I consider Maili the jewel of the Waianae Coast.”
Colgan is showing the property by appointment.