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Oceanfront Options – The Windward Coast – Kaneohe Bay

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.

Near the top of the west side of Kaneohe Bay, not far from Miomio Loop, are two large properties on the water’s edge being sold as one for $2,675,000.

Listing agent Maggie Joy of Primary Properties said the larger 11,354-square-foot parcel is vacant, while the adjacent 5,790-square-foot property includes a solidly built, three-bedroom, two-bath brick home that has served the sellers’ family for three generations.

“The home is still thoroughly livable, but new owners might want to replace it eventually with a home of their own design, if not two homes, since the parcels are separate,” Joy said. “There are great views of the dramatic, green Koolau mountains, the turquoise blue ocean, the offshore islands, and the coastline.”

On the property are a sea wall and a rare boat launch to ease watercraft directly into the deep channel dredged many years ago.

Similarly, the gently sloping property already has state shoreline easement approval, and a topography map for the vacant lot is included.

“Three generations enjoyed the old traditional Hawaiian lifestyle of catching food from the ocean to feed the family,” Joy said. “They canoe-paddled, snorkeled, fished, launched and sailed to the deeper part of the bay, to the Sand Bar, and beyond. They swam in the ocean and relaxed in the shade of the large milo tree.”

Another vacant lot is adjacent to the property — so far undeveloped. “In fact, the vacant lots together are so inviting that boaters sometimes land there to picnic, mistakenly thinking it’s a public park,” Joy commented.

Public parks are located nearby, as well as Windward Mall, schools, churches, restaurants and grocery stores.

According to Joy, the sellers would like to sell the property via a 1031 exchange if possible.

For more information or to make an appointment for a showing, contact Joy at 782-7977 or

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