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Oceanfront Options – The Windward Coast – Hauula

Oahu’s Windward Coast is 34 scenic miles extending from Kahuku Point in the north to Makapuu Point in the south.

The Windward Oahu region itself is unrivaled in its natural beauty and dramatic contrasts – from its pristine white-sand beaches washed by turquoise waters to the verdant vertical cliffs of the Koolau Mountain Range.

In 1972, Kuilima, now Turtle Bay, opened on coastal lands where the North Shore morphs into the Windward Coast. Mauka lands in the area have generally remained undeveloped, with the exception of ongoing projects of the Mormon Church.

The coast’s most prominent geographic feature, Mokapu Peninsula, site of one of Hawaii’s largest military installations, forms the southern boundary of Kaneohe Bay. Marine and oceanographic research facilities are located here, as well as at Makapuu to the south.

Residential properties along this coast range from country cottages to large estates, apartment buildings, town-homes, and condominiums. The area’s two largest communities, Kaneohe and Kailua, continue to grow, with real estate values surpassing price points for properties in some of southeast Oahu’s most upscale neighborhoods.

Along the northern portion of the long, winding rural Windward coastline, 10 miles south of Kahuku Point, is Hauula, a community of just over 4,000 residents where a four-bedroom, three-bath, two-story, oceanfront home is being offered for $1,585,900.

The 2,824-square-foot home was built on 11,888 square feet of R-5-zoned land in 1981 and has

been extensively renovated by the current owners. Listing agent Jason Wong of LIST Sotheby’s International Realty noted that improvements include 50 photovoltaic solar panels, upgraded siding and septic system, double-pane windows, and a concrete foundation that replaces the original wood foundation, – all with the intent of creating energy-efficient oceanfront living.

“The owners have a large extended family living on Oahu, so they also installed an outdoor brick oven and created a sandy yard with low-maintenance foliage along the beach side, to host parties and for relaxing,” Wong said. “Here at the oceanfront, fishing and swimming are neighborhood activities, and beaches are only 500 feet or less away. Furthermore, the house is nicely oriented so you can see the moon set right from the living room and master bedroom.

“The design, both inside and out, has been heavily influenced by the owners’ Asian and French Caribbean backgrounds, with interior touches including bamboo flooring and island-style kitchen with a separate pantry room. They converted one of the bedrooms into a library that houses books collected during their years of expeditions, but that room could easily be converted back to a bedroom. There also is a separate-entry guest suite, perfect for in-laws and guests.”

The property is in a tranquil setting, yet within walking distance to Hauula’s small commercial center with its supermarket, pharmacy, postal services, and dining outlets. Nearby are beach parks, a popular hiking trail, public schools, and visitor attractions such as the Polynesian Cultural Center and Kualoa Ranch.

For more information or to arrange a showing, contact Wong at 343-9526 or

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