Often when someone is looking for a piece of real estate, one can become extremely focused on the property itself. You are absolutely buying a property, and that should be one of the main focuses, but you are also buying into the community and lifestyle. It certainly does appear that when you buy a home on Oahu, you might have to make some sacrifices to the “wish list.” Every buyer is going to want a home with an ocean view, close to the beach, and large enough to hold friends and family all at a reasonable price. In Hawaii you might have to make some adjustments to gain most of what you are desiring.
5 Bedroom Oceanfront Home
One area of the island that is still tangible is Makaha in Waianae. The prices for homes and lifestyle can be lower then what you might expect elsewhere on Oahu. This is evidenced by this listing located at 84-853 Moua St. offers at $1,999,999. This is a 5 bedroom oceanfront home with solar, offering unobstructed water views from the expensive lanai and outdoor bar. This enormous property has a built-in covered bar, extended lanai and can entertain hundreds in the expansive backyard. You’ll find few places on the island with such a large oceanfront lot (13,510 sq. ft.), solar, parking for 11 in the gated front, and mountain views for under $2M on Oahu.
The Makaha area is out west and does have some trade-offs with traffic. Depending on what you do for a living and where you need to be, it can be a bit remote. That can also be the charm and upside depending on your perspective. As you drive out away from town, the tourists, congestion, and head west a whole new world emerges. As you pass the resort and hotel area of Ko Olina you start to see the Waianae coast. This leaves you just minutes from the Ko Olina lagoons, hotels and numerous restaurants in the complex. The highway ends and you find yourself on a rural road with ocean views to the left and mountain views all around. You will notice newly paved roads, a new library and commercial improvements happening now in the area. Waianae is certainly going through some positive changes and you can see this everywhere you look.
The lifestyle component is being close to beaches, surfing spots, and great hikes. The pill box hike is one of the best on the island shortly as you enter Maili. The hike is known as the Pu’u’ohulu Kai hike or the pink pillbox hike, and it is a local favorite. Park along the road and hike straight up to reveal amazing ocean views as far as the eye can see and multiple pill boxes to explore. Another great hike located at the end of the road is the Kaena Point Bird Sanctuary and hike. This is the furthest west you can go on the island and borders the North Shore of Oahu if you could drive around, but the road ends here. This is a state park protected bird sanctuary with Laysan Albatross and wedge-tailed Shearwater. Often you can find a local monk seal resting on the rocks. This is one of the Oahu hikes that’s not to be missed and can literally be just outside your door. You will see public land, mountains, ocean and government land all mixed into the scenery.
The surfing out west is also legendary. You can surf at Makaha, Tracks Beach, Yokohama Bay, and Maili just to name a few. The winter months offer some of the largest surf on the island. There are also some of the best white sand beaches anywhere on the island such as Makaha located just down the street from the home. This is a family-friendly area that hosts great beach spots for the entire family to enjoy. Grab a tent and some snacks and explore the west side of Oahu.
If you want an amazing oceanfront home, a great lifestyle, and community this is the property for you. Please reach out to set up a private showing or to learn more about all this amazing island has to offer.