Oceanfront Options – The North Shore – Kawela Kai
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.
One of the northernmost beachfront communities along Oahu’s North Shore is Kawela Kai, featuring a small cluster of homes that includes a recently renovated three-bedroom, two-bath beach house offered by Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers for $1,875,000.
Realtor Associate and listing agent Sean Ginella said the hom is one of 16 on former Campbell Estate land that was sold to the homeowners back in the 1980s. He said the owners at the time were mostly kamaaina who used the homes for vacation and summer getaways.
Ginella’s listing was built in 1985, then remodeled extensively in 2016. The renovations included a new roof, new floors, new paint, an upgraded kitchen and new furniture.
The home encompasses 1,104 square feet of living space, plus a 576-square-foot lanai. It sits on 8,722 square feet of fee simple, R-5 zoned land, with 85 linear feet of ocean frontage protected from the big winter surf by a permitted seawall.
Ginella said the home offers “amazing panoramic ocean views” and is ideal for whale watching and enjoying sunsets.
Other amenities include central air conditioning, new appliances, a two-car garage, and a secure fenced yard with mature landscaping and sprinkler system.
As part of a CPR, it shares the driveway with neighbors, but is otherwise private. Contributing to the privacy is the rural nature of the surrounding area, consisting of protected agricultural land on the mauka side of Kamehameha Highway, 130 acres of state agricultural land to the west, and Kawela Bay Beach Park and secluded Kawela Bay to the north.
“Kawela Kai should stay pretty much the same for generations to come,” Ginella said.
Two miles to the south are world-famous surf spots such as Sunset and Pipeline, while just past Kawela Bay to the north is Turtle Bay Resort, featuring a spa, upscale restaurants, and two highly regarded golf courses. Also nearby are a hospital in Kahuku and restaurants, grocery stores, a movie theater, and other retail outlets in Laie.
For more information or to arrange a showing, contact Ginella at 372-8700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.