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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.

Condominium development came to Leeward Oahu in the 1960s and transformed the Makaha area into West Oahu’s first resort-residential neighborhood. By the late 1960s, Leeward Oahu also had its first major resort development, the Makaha Inn and Country Club.

In 1974, the Makaha Surfside was added to the condominium inventory, featuring 454 residences in a series of low-rise buildings at the ocean’s edge of Waianae Valley, not far from Pokai Bay to the south and Papaoneone Beach and Makaha Beach Park to the north.

Currently the condominium has about a half-dozen residences being offered for sale, with one of the best-situated in the complex being offered by Prosek Partners at RE/MAX Honolulu for $184,888.

The fee-simple residence offers 412 square feet of living space, including 1 bedroom, 1 full bath, and a living and kitchen area. It also comes with one assigned, covered parking space.

Team leader and listing specialist Ray Prosek said the third-floor unit in Building B “has been very tastefully maintained” and has “fabulous expansive ocean views and direct ocean access.”

A virtually private sandy beach protected by a rock jetty is just steps away. And just a short walk from there is Mauna Lahilahi Beach Park — named after the stark, triangular 230-foot-tall summit that juts out into the sea at the north end of the beach, and is an easy yet spectacular hike as well.

Other amenities that go along with living in Makaha Surfside include two swimming pools, plus a kiddie pool, an exercise room and sauna, surfboard and kayak racks, a barbeque area, two laundry rooms, a small snack store, and security patrol.

“It’s secure, gated and oceanfront,” said Prosek.

Various common expenses — including for maintenance, sewer and water — are covered by membership in the Makaha Surfside owners association.

The condominium overall sits on about 242,000 square feet of land, zoned A-1 for low-density apartment. Being in Waianae, it’s close to public transportation, grocery stores, restaurants, schools, pharmacies and medical facilities, as well as a wide variety of small shops and businesses. But being at the northern edge of Waianae, it also is in the relatively undeveloped part of the community, giving it a more relaxed country feel.

“Now is the time to step onto the market and own your own home in surfer’s paradise, or add this income-producing property to your portfolio,” Prosek said.

Prosek is hosting an open house for the property today, 2-5 p.m. but it can also be seen by appointment by calling Prosek at (808) 687-8937 or (808) 393-8226, or emailing him at

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