Oceanfront Options – The Leeward Coast – Makaha
Oceanfront property – whether it meets the sea with sandy beach or rocky shoreline – is by nature scarce, and consequently commands premium price points. Currently some of the best options for buyers and investors whose priority is ocean frontage can be found on Oahu’s Leeward Coast … and a full range of property types, from condos and single family homes to vacant land, is available.
Among single-family homes currently on the market on the Leeward Coast, one situated on the beach in the Makaha area is truly unique.
The single level, three bedroom, two bath home is being offered by West Oahu Realty for $1,299,000.
The 16,906 square-foot lot, at the north end of Papaoneone or Turtle Beach, has not only an oceanfront view but also more than 50 yards of sandy beach extending from the property line to the ocean. From the entry side of the property, off Farrington Highway, there are broad views of the Waianae mountains.
“The views both of mountain and the ocean can not be beat,” said listing agent Scotty Moore. “You never know when you might see whales, dolphins or turtles swimming by. Barbecue outside all year round while watching spectacular sunsets. And play golf a mile away in Makaha Valley.
“There is a large difference between oceanfront and beach-front,” he added. “Beachfront is very scarce. This is a wise investment for the future, as there is a limited amount of these types of properties.”
Built in 1958, the home has held up well through the years because it was built to last. It is technically a single-wall structure, but those walls are three inches thick, topped by a wood shake roof that has years of life left. Both inside and out, the home has a rustic yet elegant ambience.
Inside, it is well appointed with hardwood and marble/granite flooring, a remodeled bathroom and kitchen, modern appliances including stainless steel refrigerator and glass-top range/oven, as well as air conditioning, and washer/dryer — and even a stone fireplace for those chilly Hawaiian winter nights.
Zoned R10, the property includes a considerable amount of undeveloped land, with both open grassy space and mature trees, including mango, lychee, orange, tangerine, breadfruit, and coconut. The long concrete driveway extends from the entry gate to just in front of the home, offering parking for three or more vehicles.
“There is plenty of room for expansion,” Moore said.
Guy Tamashiro, president of West Oahu Realty, said home sales on the Leeward Coast have been going well recently because of the shortage of inventory throughout Oahu. He noted that the Leeward side — Waianae, Makaha — offers the best values.
Moore, one of the 35 agents who work with Tamashiro, said the Makaha community is growing, and now is an ideal time to become part of it.
He is showing the property by appointment and can be contacted at (808) 306-2870 or ScottyMoore@hawaii.gmail.com.