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Oceanfront Options – The Windward Coast – Kaneohe

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 oceano-graphic 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.

Not far from the U.S. Marine base at the southern end of Kaneohe Bay is a rare vacant parcel with its own dredged shallow-draft harbor. Cold-well Banker Pacific Properties Realtor Kathy Grindle, who is offering the property for $1,338,000, noted that it is ideal for anyone who utilizes small boats or other water-craft for recreation or fishing.

The 11,083-square-foot site, part of the small Keanu Kai CPR development named for the previous owners, Jimmy and Hiroko Keanu, comes with concept plans for a custom home.

The 50,965-square-foot parcel owned by the Keanus was divided into four lots, two at the top of the gentle slope ranging from 9,520 to 10,004 square feet, and two at the water’s edge ranging from 10,918 to 11,083 square feet. The bottom lots surround the harbor, but all four have access to the bay. Tall rock walls extend along both sides of the property from the top to the water, separating it from neighbors.

A private driveway connects all four of the R-10-zoned parcels to Kaneohe Bay Drive, which in turn connects with H-3 freeway just before it reaches its terminus at Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

Aikahi Shopping Center with grocery stores, restaurants, a service station, and other retail outlets and the Pali Palms Plaza with many health care providers and professional services are close-by, as are public schools including Aikahi Elementary, Kailua Intermediate and Kalaheo High School.

“This property has so many unique and desirable features in addition to location…stunning views of the turquoise blue shallow water of the bay, the Koolau mountains, the coastline, spectacular sunsets and, after dark, the jewel-like lights of Kaneohe twinkling on the bay,” Grindle added.

For more information or to arrange a showing, contact Grindle at 864-3127 or

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