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Oceanfront Options – The Windward Coast – Punaluu

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 one-of-a-kind condominium option on the rural stretch of Windward Coast between Kahuku and Kaneohe is a fee simple penthouse in the nine-story, 136-unit Pat’s at Punaluu offered at $799,000 by agent Jeremy Moncur of Staples Realty Inc.

“After a complete, nearly $200,000 renovation, Penthouse #3 is the most desirable unit in the building,” Moncur said. “With 1,900 square feet of living space and an additional 500 square feet of lanai space, this tastefully remodeled, split-level penthouse comes furnished and is just minutes away from grocery stores, tourist attractions, and some of Hawaii’s most beautiful beaches.”

Built in 1975, Pat’s at Punaluu fronts a pristine sandy beach and overlooks views of both ocean and mountains. “One of the biggest benefits of being up on the top floor is the view,” Moncur added. “Both the mauka and makai lanais provide space to relax, decompress and take in the scenic east Oahu coast and dramatic ridges of the Koolau mountain range.”

Features of the remodeled condo include the latest in kitchen appliances, cable TV, ceiling fans, chandelier, washer and dryer.

Common area amenities include a swimming pool, gym, barbecue area, beachside lawn chairs, keyed elevator, security patrol, and video monitoring.

Moncur said buyers are “always pleased to learn that Penthouse #3 comes with two parking spaces.” “The spaces are right in front of the elevators, making the

walk from the car to the home just a few short steps. But here at Pat’s, a walk to your door is an opportunity to meet the laid-back, friendly residents. They enjoy running into each other in the elevator or parking lot. It’s hard to put a price tag on a friendly environment, but this is certainly one of the selling points of Pat’s.”

Community attractions include numerous hiking trails from Kahana to Malaekahana, schools in Hauula and Kahuku, and a variety of restaurants and stores close-by or a short drive.

Soon to be featured on HGTV’s “Beach Hunters,” Penthouse #3 is an attractive option for both a full-time resident or investor. Moncur comments, “Where else can you find a beachfront penthouse for under $1 million on Oahu?”

To arrange a viewing, contact Moncur at (808) 425-1974 or

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