Our cottage sits on 1.5 acres of wooded beachfront property along with our main house which is separately listed. The beach at Malaekahana is unlike any other in Oahu.
Malaekahana beach, surrounds a half-moon bay with a rock island at the center. There are beach parks at both ends of the beach and 32 private homes on one-acre+ lots in between.
Scroll to the bottom of this page for an aerial view which points out the best swim and surf areas.
Our property is the second biggest on the beach at 1.5 acres and our 4 bedroom A-Frame home sits at the highest elevation (32 feet) of any on the beach, providing the BEST views. Our lot is 50% bigger than Obama's Western White house which rents for ~14 times as much!
We have lived in Hawaii for many years and purchased this spectacular property because the beach is so unique and the huge lot affords a level of privacy that is quite rare in Hawaii. We lived in this house for 3 years and enjoyed every day. The tides and even the seasons have a dramatic effect on the views and landscape at Malaekahana. Whether you sunbathe on the beach, surf, kayak, kite surf or just search for fauna in the tide pools you can fully expect to have few if any other people on your beach.
However, be prepared to share the beach with endangered Hawaiian Monk Seals, Green Sea Turtles and the Hawaiian Shearwater.
At the south end of the beach, 230 yards offshore, is Mokuaia Island, a nature preserve for the endangered native Hawaiian Shearwater (seabird). You can walk through waist deep water to the island for an amazing adventure and a fabulous beach with vistas towards the Ko'olau mountain range. Though the center of the island is reserved for shearwaters, you can hike around the entire perimeter and enjoy numerous beaches, snorkeling, surf spots and tidepools.
To the left of our house is a great tidepool at low tides and on the back side of Mokuaia Island there are some perpetual tidepools.
To the right of our house there is an area we call the Kiddie Pool. It is both shallow and very calm in nearly all wind/weather conditions because it is sheltered by Mokuaia Island.
There are two surf breaks in the bay which are good enough to have been named by the local surfers over the past 50 years. Frank's Break is straight out from our house (but still a ways from shore) and Castles is at the North end of the bay and is a great beginner's surf or boogie boarding area.
Though we are truly in a rural area, we have a full supermarket and a variety of fast food and shopping one mile to the south in the town of Laie. Just 4 miles north is the Turtle Bay Resort with several great restaurants and two tournament class golf courses. Less than one mile north you can golf at the Kahuku Public Golf Course which is on the beach and incredibly inexpensive.