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 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, 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.
A single-family residence overlooking scenic Kaneohe Bay is being offered by Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties agent Iku S. Honda. She cites a huge upside potential as one of its major selling points.
The three-level home is priced at $2,498,000. Built in 1968, and well-maintained, the home has five bedrooms, two full baths and one half-bath, laminate flooring, and a large deck ideal for entertaining. The kitchen features granite counter tops, ample storage space, and a glass top oven. The living area is ventilated to take advantage of tropical breezes. Multiple wide windows offer spectacular views of the bay and Koolau mountains. Two or three cars can be parked on the property.
Honda pointed out that a new owner could remodel the house to fit their lifestyle and increase its value as well.
“This home is a good investment,” Honda added.
“The double-walled structure sits on 23,686 square feet of R-10, residential-zoned land, most of it undeveloped.
It slopes gently from Lilipuna Road down to the serene waters of Kaneohe Bay, where there is a small dock from which one can paddle board, kayak or boat right from your own property to the sand bar or open ocean.”
The home also features an attached studio apartment, which could be used as guest quarters or as a rental.
Nearby amenities include the Windward Mall and many other shopping, restaurant and service venues, as well as schools, parks, churches and close access to highways leading north along the Windward Coast or over the Koolaus to Honolulu town.
Honda will host an open house at the property on Sundays Aug. 20 and Aug. 27, both 2-5 p.m. For private showings, Honda can be reached at (808) 226-2790 or firstname.lastname@example.org