Memories in Waimanalo – Beachfront House for Sale

Growing up on Oahu, the essence of Aloha has always been a part of my life. However, it was in my 30s, while living in Waimanalo as a school teacher and budding real estate enthusiast, that I truly embraced the island’s spirit. The memories of riding horses at Cliff Orneilis’s ranch, guided by the wisdom of Uncle Rudy, are treasures I hold dear. Uncle Rudy, a true paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy), taught me the old ways as he once leased land for cattle in Kahuku. Listening to his stories was like stepping back in time, connecting with the heart of Hawaiian tradition.

Waimanalo is unique in its preservation of the Aloha spirit. Life moves at a gentler pace, and kindness is a currency that everyone values. Drivers wave each other on at intersections, and there’s a communal sense of respect and harmony. I lived in what we fondly called the Red Barn House on Laumilo St., renting a cozy studio off the side of a garage by the ocean. Every morning, I relished in quiet walks along the beach, where the only footprints were my own, and the serenity was unparalleled.

Recently, a property came on the market that evokes all these cherished memories. Listed by Linh Lopez and located at 41-871 Laumilo St., this 1952 oceanfront estate is a rare gem. Priced at $5,750,000, it features a 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom home on an 11,250 square foot lot with approximately 75 feet of ocean frontage. The 2,528 square foot home is move-in ready yet offers the opportunity to infuse your own personal touches, maintaining the charm of old Hawaii.

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The property’s setting is perfection itself. To the right, you can see Rabbit Island, and to the left, the beach stretches on for miles into Bellows Beach. Previewing this property brought back so many good memories, and I feel incredibly lucky to have been raised in Hawaii, a place where the culture and unique lifestyle are intertwined with nature and a slower pace of life.

This captivating property includes two separate dwellings connected by a breezeway and an enchanting open courtyard, embodying the true essence of indoor-outdoor living. The single-level design on the beach side and the split-level configuration on the front, combined with a fully walled perimeter and gated front entry, ensure privacy and tranquility.

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Mesmerizing views of turquoise waters, the soothing sound of ocean waves, and the luxury of leisurely beach walks with magnificent sunrises await the new owner. Multiple outdoor spaces, including a comfortable balcony with Koolau views, a pergola-covered patio, a spacious yard with room for a pool, and an ocean-side veranda, invite you to lounge in the gentle Hawaiian breeze. An outdoor shower with hot and cold water completes this beachfront haven, making it a true embodiment of paradise living.

Living in Waimanalo, with its rich culture and slow pace, has been a blessing. If you are seeking a rare piece of Oahu where you can create your own special oasis, this property is certainly a possibility. It is a place where the past meets the present, and the spirit of Aloha is alive and well.

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