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Oceanfront Options – The Windward Coast – Kalaheo

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 Wind-ward 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, townhomes, 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.

In Kailua, large oceanfront properties rarely make it to the marketplace and, when they do, they generally sell quickly at premium prices.

Currently a lush, very private 29,738-square-foot beachfront lot off Kalaheo Avenue is being offered by Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties for $7,250,000. A 3-bedroom, 2-bath beach home and a separate 1-bedroom, 1-bath cottage are located on the R-10 zoned property. Co-listing agent Tracy Allen said the coastal compound is one of the few remaining properties in which the buyer can enjoy the laid-back, island lifestyle in existing residences, adding that it would be their choice to upgrade or redevelop.

The main home features vaulted ceilings, upgraded kitchen and baths, air conditioning, and spacious covered lanais ideal for indoor/outdoor living. The landscaped property includes a two-vehicle carport and connects to the beach with a large, open lawn.

The cottage could be used for guests or extended family, but is also licensed as a short-term vacation rental.

Co-listing agent Peter Van De Verg noted the property is close to Kailua town. “You can ride a bicycle to many of the beach boutique stores and restaurants, as well as the neighborhood general store.”

“This beachfront property represents the true Hawaii of yesteryear,” Allen said. “Overall, it offers exceptional location and excellent value.”

For a viewing or more information, contact Allen at 593-6415 or Van De Verg at 387-7785.

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