Oceanfront Options – The North Shore – Kawailoa

By the time the winter big wave surfing competitions conclude at the famous beaches of Oahu’s North Shore, visitors and competitors from all parts of the world will have been exposed to the energy and ambiance of this unique part of Hawaii. Many have purchased their own personal “piece of paradise,” contributing to the diversity of the North Shore communities.

North Shore real estate has continued to appreciate dramatically over the past three decadess. Homes along the stretch of coastline between Kahuku and Kaena Point range from “beach shacks” to multi-million dollar estates and condominium developments. Kamaaina families have continued to maintain both primary and secondary residences on the North Shore, and companies such as Billabong, Hurley, and Volcom have purchased properties in choice beachfront locations. Commercial development is concentrated primarily in Haleiwa Town, where several new commercial projects have just been completed. Despite the extensive media exposure and the increase in upscale residential real estate development, the North Shore of Oahu continues to resist excesses of urban encroachment and retain its country atmosphere.

An oceanfront property that truly captures the rural ambiance of the North Shore is a five-bedroom, four-bath Kawailoa residence overlooking sandy Turtle Cove and currently available for $2,879,000.

Neighbors to the south include only a few homes, while approximately 150 yards to the north is an unpopulated stretch of coastline that listing agent Ralph Gray of Hawaii Homes International described as “a park-like setting, with tide pools and other natural wonders, that gives this property peace and privacy.”

Built in 1955, then remodeled in 2008 and again partially in 2017, the 2,691-square-foot home sits on 8,911 square feet of fee-simple land protected from the ocean and the often spectacular winter surf by a 15-foot-tall legal seawall.

Gray said that during the summer months, when the ocean is usually calm, the owners anchor their boat offshore and enjoy trips to Waimea Bay and other North Shore destinations. Several small rock islands are accessible by kayak and other watercraft. The snorkeling is excellent, and green sea turtles are frequent visitors.

The home’s interior is large and roomy, with vaulted ceilings in the living room, two oceanfront master suites with en suite bath, a guest room with en suite bath, and two guest rooms that share a bath.

The front entrance door and window finishes were hand-made with natural hardwoods by a master carpenter from Haleiwa, and the kitchen cabinets feature custom mahogany doors. Other amenities include wood, tile and laminate flooring, modern kitchen and laundry appliances, ceiling fans, a fireplace, lawn irrigation and a security system.

However, Gray added, “This home is all about location. The views are world-class. You feel as though you’re on a cruise ship.”

For more information or to arrange a showing, contact Gray at 295-0704 or bgwvrdr@aol.com.

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