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 vacant lots available, one that would be ideal for eventually hosting a custom, single-family home is located in the last residential area in Makaha heading north, just before the long stretch of virtually uninhabited countryside and beaches on the way to Kaena Point.
Zoned R-10, the rectangular, level site is almost a third of an acre, and was listed late last month by Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties at $595,000.
“This extraordinary property offers 86 linear feet of ocean frontage and 13,742 square feet of land, with shoreline, mountain and sunset views, and lovely trade wind breezes just awaiting someone to build their dream home,” said listing agent Robyn Schaefer.
Schaefer said the current owners bought the property from the Honolulu Academy of Arts/YMCA in 1972, and used it for family vacations.
Since the mid-80s, after the original structure on the land was torn down, the owners used the site simply for camping, barbecues, and enjoying the exceptional natural beauty it has to offer.
“This property brought their family and friends over 45 years of joy, and it created many wonderful, lifetime memories,” Schaefer said. “They are sure that the new owners will experience the same — the serenity of the beautiful location, the sunsets, the views of the ocean and mountains, the sounds of the waves on the reef…just the amazing peacefulness of the place.”
Improvements include sturdy lava rock walls extending from the paved, entrance-side Makau Street to the oceanfront property line, and along the street side of the site, except for the vehicle entrance way. The parcel is attached to a metered water line.
The neighboring homes are modern and well-maintained. The neighborhood in general is the last residential outpost on the Leeward Coast heading north, giving it a sense of uniqueness and privacy.
Immediately north is Keaau Beach Park, while to the south, heading back toward Honolulu, the first beach among many is Makaha Beach, the internationally famous site of intense big wave surfing contests. Also close by is Makaha Valley with an 18-hole golf course. For recreational boaters, Waianae Boat Harbor is just a few miles away. Area public schools include Makaha Elementary, Waianae Intermediate, and Waianae High Schools. Medical care is offered by the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center.
Schaefer is showing the property by appointment, and can be contacted by phone at (808) 223-4549, or email at RobynS@CBPacific.com.