Oceanfront Options – The Windward Coast – Kaneohe
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.
Among oceanfront properties available at the northern end of Kaneohe Bay is a 21,642-square-foot lot with two solid brick homes on it. The property is offered by Kailua Beach Realty for $2 million.
Consisting of two separate parcels, the site is located just off the old Kamehameha Highway adjacent to Miomio Loop, an older subdivision with a rounded shoreline protruding into the bay just south of Pokole Point.
Yukie Pakele, one of the listing agents, said the history of the site goes back to the seller’s grandfather, the developer of Miomio Loop.
“Miomio Loop was a fish-pond many years ago,” Pakele said, “and the seller has fond memories of fishing with her grandfather and cooking up some fish in their expansive back yard for their family and friends, who would return back to shore after spending the day out on the ocean.”
Pakele said the seller continues to live in the home on the property closest to the shoreline — a three-bedroom residence. The other home, a two-bedroom unit near the top of the gently sloping lot, is unoccupied and considered a tear-down. There also is a dilapidated (though usable) parking structure between the two homes.
The home the seller is still living in is a candidate for replacement, depending on the needs or desires of the future buyer of this R-10-zoned oceanfront property.
“Enjoy waking up in the morning to watch the sun rise above beautiful Kaneohe Bay,” Pakele said. “You also can see Chinaman’s Hat, also known as Mokoli‘i, just off Kualoa Point, with the view framed by a huge milo tree on one side and a lauhala tree on the other. The top of the property is lush with older trees and foliage.”
The property offers rural charm as one of the earlier developments on the bay yet is convenient to various retail centers, schools, and medical facilities.
To arrange a viewing, contact Pakele at 953-7538 or email@example.com, or co-lister Timothy Rizzo-Murray at 489-0054 or firstname.lastname@example.org.