Spotlight On North Shore – Papailoa
A classic North Shore beach house, one of only 23 beachfront homes on Papailoa Road, has been placed on the market by Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties Realtors Tracy Allen and Anne Hogan Perry. They consider this pocket neighborhood one of the North Shore’s most desirable locations for various reasons, among them its relative privacy and the quality of the sandy beach and ocean waters that are both surfable and swim-mable. However, high on the list is its accessibility to highways connecting it to commercial centers on the North Shore, as well as Mililani and Honolulu, plus the option to bypass some of the most heavily trafficked areas along the coast.
“Traffic and driving times are more predictable here than for properties on the Waimea Bay side of Papailoa,” Perry said. “This would be an important consideration for buyers who plan to commute to the North Shore regularly either for business purposes or because their primary residence is elsewhere.
“However, those who live full-time on the North Shore or spend much of their leisure time here are finding that more and more conveniences are available right in the area. The renaissance of the historic town of Haleiwa has brought a whole new array of restaurants, shopping, and activities to the community. The North Shore Marketplace offers a diverse collection of boutiques, galleries, and dining options ranging from fast food to popular local style restaurants. Then, it’s just a short drive to the Turtle Bay Resort with several fine dining restaurants, as well as two championship golf courses, a spa, and fitness center.”
Allen added that a key factor in the increasing popularity of the North Shore among high-end buyers is that it offers the “casual Hawaii lifestyle” found on the Neighbor Islands, yet with all the infrastructure of a major cosmopolitan city just an hour drive away. Honolulu International Airport can be reached in approximately half an hour during normal traffic periods, which is an important component for those whose business or lifestyle involves travel to the Mainland U.S. or Asia.
“The property we are listing on Papailoa Beach was named ‘Seaside’ by its owners who have enjoyed it over the years for family vacations,” Allen said. “It is truly the ultimate beach house with its open design, ocean views from all major living areas, and spacious 3,500-square-foot interior with two distinct living spaces including five bedrooms, all on one interconnected single level. From the living room and dining area you look out through windows on three sides to the beautifully kept gardens, the beach, surf breaking on the reef, often with surfers riding the waves, and of course the spectacular sunsets the North Shore is known for.”
She noted that the 14,569-square-foot property extends to one of the widest stretches of golden sand beach in the area and features 119 linear feet of ocean frontage. The property is offered at $4,350,000 and shown by appointment.