12 reviews




Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

1 Full bath

Description from owner

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 5769005

About the area

Makaha is very rural--tourism has NOT reached Makaha. We have the MOST BEAUTIFUL BEACHES on Oahu--VERY PRISTINE AND NOT CROWDED AT ALL! This area is home to the largest number of native Hawaiians in Hawaii. These folks are extremely friendly and helpful if treated with respect. Makaha is an eclectic mix of folks on the low end of the economic range living in harmony with some very rich and famous folks--all part of the local charm. Makaha is great for honeymooners, folks celebrating that very special occasion, or for vacationers who simply want to be out of the hustle and bustle.

Getting around

You will definitely need a car--Oahu attractions are spread out all over the island.

Getting here

Once you have confirmed your booking, we send you very detailed driving instructions.

Interaction with guest

I am usually available by email or text about 18 hours a day!


Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Vacation Home Rentals using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa beds


  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • High Speed Internet
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Linen provided
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking Included
  • Secure parking
  • Sea view
  • Towels provided
  • Waterfront
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Video player
  • Washing machine


  • Boat available
  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding


  • 1 Full bath

Reviews (12)

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12 reviews

“Paradise Vacation”

Reviewed 16 Feb 2017

We just booked our 3rd vacation trip in the past 4 years (2 weeks per visit) at this condo. Everything about this trip is wonderful--the views, whales, turtles, sunsets all of it. The price and location is the best. This is a great vacation for either the ones who are retired or families with children. The location is wonderful--it's the Princess beach, and once again I can't say enough about the owners. Thanks again for a wonderful vacation. Rick & Tonya

Owner's reply: Aloha Tonya, We appreciate your very kind words! It's always a pleasure to have you as our guest. Mahalo for your loyalty to us!

“Peaceful and restful.”

Reviewed 15 Sep 2016

We loved staying at your condo in Makaha. The views are spectacular from your lanai. The sunsets were amazing. Slept well every night with the waves crashing. Didn't need the air conditioning. Place was well appointed and clean. Pool and hot tub were well kept up and access to beach and snorkeling just down below. We were hoping to swim with the dolphins in at Makua or Yokahama beach down the road. Maybe next time. Fish at Makua and beach in front of condo were diverse. We were lucky to have gotten some snorkeling in before the swell came in but enjoyed watching the surfers at Makaha Surf beach that day. Loved the local Hawaiian feel of the area and how peaceful, quiet and beautiful the beaches were with the mountain range as backdrop. Such a nice getaway from the hustle and bustle of Honolulu. We will be back.

“Alaskan loves this place!”

Reviewed 2 Nov 2015

I choose the west side of Oahu (Wainae) because I enjoy the serenity and beauty of this part of the island. That's why I come to Hawaii - to relax, enjoy the waves and sunshine, and avoid the mass crowds of people and department stores. The condo was clean, and had a welcoming atmosphere. I felt at home, and that was what I like best. It had all the amenities of home - washer/dryer, a full kitchen, and beach necessities (chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, towels, sunscreen, etc.) I would definitely rent again from this owner - the location was great, it was affordable, and the only thing I wish was that my stay was longer. Till that vacation rolls around again, I will keep this property in mind and recommend to all my professional friends and colleagues. Mahalo! Deborah Vo

Owner's reply: Mahalo for your very nice review! Hurry back to Paradise!

“Paradise in Makaha!!”

Reviewed 28 Jul 2015

Hawaii may be paradise but finding a reasonably affordable condo to stay for an extended stay was tough. Since we were there for a work contract we didn't want to break the bank on a rental so that we could spend our dollars on surfing, sand, culture, food, and relaxation. Upgraded, clean, full-sized one bedroom (full kitchen/bathroom) and beautifully decorated Hawaii accommodations are generally extremely expensive. Boy did we pick the right place! Steering clear of Honolulu and Waikiki to live in Makaha was the smartest move we could have made. Our condo was immaculate and modern. Each morning I drank my coffee perched on one of our kitchen stools overlooking our balcony. With our private tranquil beach filled with rolling waves, by the time the whale migration began we were set. We watched them surface and breech every morning. It was unbelievable! Afternoons I would take a dip in the pool. Our owners made themselves available to us when needed, which was rare given the excellent set-up of our tastefully tiled and decorated condo. It had all the beach necessities, fully modern kitchen with all up to date appliances, and AC that we really didn't need as the breezes blowing on this side of the island are wonderful. Shower and bathtub excellent with great water pressure. Short drive, or walk even, to amenities, shopping, and little restaurants; and further up the road to one of the most spacious, under-used beautiful white beaches in Hawaii. I cannot say enough about our experience, both with our residence and the owners. In a time of corporate shuffle, overpriced tiny hotel rooms, and impersonal accommodations, we picked the best all around way to experience Hawaii when we picked this place. We called this place, our second home :) Five stars!!!

Owner's reply: Aloha Paula, Many mahalos for taking the time to write such a splendid review of one of our condos. So glad you enjoyed your long stay--hurry back to see us! Warm alohas, Don and Pat

“Great private area”

Reviewed 28 Dec 2013

If you want to get away from the city chaos this is the place to do it. Stayed here with my boys (23 and 17). Lots of space and very well kept. Excellent views as we saw the turtles and some whales. Staff on site is very kind as well. The towns people are much nicer than those to the west. Would highly recommend.

Owner's reply: Aloha Marvana, Mahalo nui for your kind comments. Hurry back to see us!

“Had a great time”

Reviewed 18 Mar 2013

Don and Pat Maxwell were great hosts, even though we did not meet personally. The condo was exactly as advertised. A very nice clean place right on the beach. Beach toys waiting in the condo for your use. A very secluded beach complete with a seal that spent the entire day sunning herself on the shore. We loved being on the West shore. Much less traffic and quiet. The security at the complex was good and all of the staff were anxious to help in any way. We scouted out the island over the 7 days and really enjoyed the North Shore with all of the small shops and tiny town atmosphere. I was a bit disapointed by the luau at Paradise Cove, but I compared it to Smith's on Kuaii which I liked much better, it felt more realistic. Overall, a great vacation. Thanks again to Pat and Don JB Kaiser

Owner's reply: Many mahalos for your kind comments. Hurry back to see us!

“Studio Apt.”

Reviewed 16 Feb 2012

We loved the privacy we experienced with renting this property!!! So nice being in a real neighborhood away from Waikiki!


Reviewed 9 Dec 2011

A little piece of heaven, out of the way very secure facility. Beach is great for surfing, boogie boards, paddle boards or just swimming or lying around. The condo itself was clean, organized and had all the amenities you could have wanted. Wayyyyy off the beaten path. Nice people abound there. Has families with kids around but all were well behaved and watched over. Hope to return at sometime.

“A great rental condo”

Reviewed 25 Aug 2010

All we can say is "Wow"! The condo was much larger than we expected and the view was beautiful. The evening noise consisted of waves coming ashore with no street noise. It was very quiet and relaxing. The condo was stocked with everything that we would need on the visit including the kitchen and the beach accessories. We look forward to visiting the Big Island again and will try booking the condo again.


Reviewed 22 Jan 2010

My husband and I had a fabulous time. The condo was very clean, a huge bonus. It was within walking distance of almost everything. Overall this experience was excellent. We will definitely be back. Thank you so much!

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

This is a clean, well equipped condo on the beach. Fantastic ocean views. Central air but not really needed with ocean breezes. Owners nearby and very helpful if you need anything. Appliances are new. This unit was very clean; it is on a high floor (elevator). Security is excellent. This part of Oahu is fairly remote, so do not expect to find any restaurants except a few fast food places. Nearest sitdown rests. are in Kapolei, 20 mins. drive. A car rental is a must. If you want nightlife, you will not find it in this area. But there are no crowds either. The swimming pool is rather small--good for kids mostly. The condo comes with lots of beach chairs,beach umbrellas, etc. Plenty of towels, etc. Plastic coolers included. A nice, quiet, relatively inexpensive place.

Thank you again for the use of your beautiful condo. We stayed in Kauai for a week and Maui for a week and you have by far the nicest and cleanest condo.

John/Sharon Frost

We had a wonderful relaxing experience! The condo was beautiful, the ocean view was magnificient, and the peaceful quiet area was great!!!!! Everything was perfect and flawless! Don and Pat made things very comfortable for our family to stay in the condo and we loved the little notes! If you have the opportunity and you just want to get away.................get away to peaceful shores of Makaha!

Pinkey and Synthya Barbee

Rosie P
Portland, OR
Jan 2015

I am an airline employee and of course get free travel perks. My favorite place to go is Hawaii because it's WARM & SUNNY plus only a short hop from Oregon. I go a lot! I never even thought about going anywhere but Waikiki until a friend, who just returned from a Hawaii trip, told me about Makaha and these particular owners' condos. I decided to try Makaha-WHOA! never knew such a piece of "Old Hawaii" could still be found on Oahu! The beach is unbelievably beautiful and not crowded at all-like having your own private beach (on Waikiki Beach, I could roll over and touch the folks on the next beach towel). Makaha locals are very friendly and filled with the "aloha spirit." Building has excellent security--important to me since I often travel alone. These owners' condos are all SUPER CLEAN, well maintained, and have all the little extras that beachlovers want: chairs, umbrella, cooler, mat, snorkel gear, and boogie boards. The rates are less than I paid for a tiny hotel room 2 blocks from the beach, and the condo has so much more to offer-even a washer/dryer in the unit as well as FREE PARKING AND INTERNET (I have been paying $35 a day for parking and $15 a day for internet). Bottom line: I will be back as soon as possible-no doubt that this is where we will stay! Mahalo nui! Rosie Portland, Oregon

Ray S

December 2014

We had the good fortune to spend 5 wonderful days at this condo and very much wish to return. The location on the beach is glorious; we enjoyed listening to the rhythmic surf and watching sunsets from the lanai. The amenities of the condo were perfect for us (e.g., binoculars to watch the "green flash", a fully equipped kitchen and plenty of beach chairs and equipment, and a big comfy bed). Can't wait to "slow down" Makaha-style again again.

Ray S

December 2014

We had the good fortune to spend 5 wonderful days at this condo and very much wish to return. The location on the beach is glorious; we enjoyed listening to the rhythmic surf and watching sunsets from the lanai. The amenities of the condo were perfect for us (e.g., binoculars to watch the "green flash", a fully equipped kitchen and plenty of beach chairs and equipment, and a big comfy bed). Can't wait to "slow down" Makaha-style again again.