Oceanfront Options – The Windward Coast – Kaimalino
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.
Between Kailua and Kaneohe, along the southern edge of U.S. Marine Corps Base Hawaii, is the neighborhood of Kaimalino, where an executive four-bedroom, four-bath home just steps away from the ocean is being offered fee simple for $1,895,000.
The double-wall, 2,699square foot home is located on 10,103 square feet of R-10 residential-zoned land at the end of a very private cul-de-sac.
Listing agent Kristy Stephenson of Devcon Pacific Properties said the two-story home, built in 1979 and remodeled in 2006, is in excellent condition. One of its many attractive features is a large custom-designed saltwater swimming pool with a waterfall.
Exterior improvements include a new wood shake roof, copper rain gutters, and fresh paint. Interior amenities include a master suite with walk-in closet, soaking tub and separate shower, remodeled kitchen and baths, and split ACs throughout.
Furnishings could be included for any buyer interested in a “turn-key” house, ready for move-in. The covered garage is sufficient for at least three cars, and the large, tropically landscaped yard is fully fenced and irrigated.
Stephenson said Kaimalino appeals to buyers seeking alternatives to more “high profile” Windward neighborhoods.
“Kaimalino removes you from the hustle and bustle and transports you to a very private and peaceful neighborhood,” she said. “Neighbors walk their dogs, ride their bikes, and with virtually no traffic on the streets. Most important, you can smell the ocean breezes and hear the waves…and Kaimalino’s lava-rimmed beach is one of the best fishing beaches in Kailua.”
She added that a shopping center, schools, churches, medical facilities, and other community amenities are nearby, as well as easy access to freeways that lead directly to urban Honolulu.