Hale Nalu O Makaha (Surf Home in Makaha)

Makaha coastline of Lahilahi Beach and Makaha Beach viewed from Mount Lahilahi
Makaha coastline of Lahilahi Beach and Makaha Beach viewed from Mount LahilahiTurn onto Jade street, Hale Nalu is one block inside across street from beachJade Street view from LahiLahi and the Makaha Cabanas, view of Waianae mountainHale Nalu is a duplex cottage on corner of Jade Street and Hana Street.View of Hale Nalu duplex cottage front door entranceFront DoorRainbow viewed from Mount Lahilahi, Hale Nalu is across the street from beach!Living Room view into KitchenLiving Room view out front doorLiving room with comfy sofa which folds to full size bed with memory foam.Living room view of  full kitchen with bamboo bar.Blue Honu (turtle) bedroom with queen size bed view from living roomBlue Honu (turtle) bedroom with queen size bed and TV/DVD player.Blue Honu (turtle) bedroom with queen size bedSide yard soon to be furnished with adirondack chairs for relaxing barbequesSide yard, weber  barbeque availableSide yardIn yard view of front doorBathroom with Clark Little Surf PictureMount Lahilahi Point across the street from Hale NaluLahilahi beach, mount Lahilahi in background; it is across street from rentalMakaha Beach
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84-115 Jade Street, Makaha, HI 96792
Hale Nalu O Makaha (Surf Home in Makaha)
Cottage
1 bedrooms
4 guests
5 night min

Overview Description

Overview

Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 4
Type: Cottage
Per night: $60
Per week: $400
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Makaha vacation cottage rental
Hale Nalu (Surf Home) is a duplex cottage in Makaha town along the Waianae coastline. The rental property is fenced in and has secured covered parking as well as free wifi! The front yard is a short walk away from one of the world's most beautiful sandy beaches at Lahilahi point. There is great snorkeling, swimming, boogie boarding right in Lahi Point beach. Surfers can paddle out to the break at world famous Makaha Surfing beach down the street. Snorkeling or surfing depending on the swell, of course. This is a surfers paradise in the winter and fall. This is also a perfect place to relax and just enjoy the ocean views. Other great views there are SPECTACULAR sunsets just about every evening. There are also early morning "full moon sets", and occasional rainbows out over the ocean. (Makaha is on the dry side of the island.) Watch dolphins, sea turtles, and spouting whales all along the Waianae Coast line. Waianae is a truly gorgeous one-of-a kind place in Hawaii with the most pristine waters, white sand, and secluded beaches.

E KOMO MAI (Welcome) to the beautiful Waianae coast and the Hale Nalu duplex cottage. The unit is clean with off white tile throughout. There is one queen bed in the bedroom and a comfy sofa bed in the living room. Sleeps up to 4 comfortably. The kitchen is fully equipped with dishes and pans. There is a large refrigerator, full range 4 burner stove, microwave, toaster, blender, and coffee maker. The bathroom is spacious with a shower/bath tub. Linen and towels are provided. The duplex is very private with a fenced in yard and carport and free parking. The fragrant plumeria (frangapani) trees are an inviting welcome to the front yard and door. The unit is stocked with beach chairs,boogie board, towels and barbeque on site for your use.

Located one hour drive from Honolulu/Waikiki/North Shore, Makaha is close enough for day trips, but far enough away to enjoy a more natural, peaceful and casual Hawaii far away from the typical tourist hustle and bustle.
Area Information
Makaha is known as the jewel of the Leeward Coast. A visitor can enjoy an authentic island style vacation. Makaha is famous for it's winter surfing and was home to one of the early big wave surfing contests; the Makaha International Surfing Contest that was started the early 50s.

Mauna Lahilahi Point (or Black Rock) is a well known fishing spot to locals, and there is also a popular surf site adjacent it's west side. The significance of the name is due to the rocks at the westernmost point are "black," as opposed to the rest of the rock which appears brown. Lahilahi has considerable cultural significance to Native Hawaiians and is a site that is sacred to Kāne. In addition to ancestral burials, it has rare petroglyphs and astronomical significance (ie, the recognition of the June solstice). Lahilahi is also known as "the eyes of Wai'anae," meaning, "if you have not been to Lahilahi you have not seen Wai'anae." I have to admit, this place is special. It has one of the most amazing views of the coastline on the west side of Oahu, as well as an unrivaled sunset viewpoint. IZUMI on u tube sings Hawaiian Song Vol.3 Mauna lahilahi.


There are also diving caves, turtles, dolphins, whales and spectacular sunsets. There is a golf course minutes away as well as the harbor where a visitor can take dolphin and whale watch excursions, and deep sea fishing charters are also available. Centuries ago Makaha Valley was home to a group of Hawaiians (and their ancestors the menehune) who lived solely from farming and fishing. There is a ceremonial lava rock structure (He'iau) that has been restored by the Bishop Museum and is interesting to visit. Other amenities are the majestic Wai'anae Mountains
It is an uncrowded area and usually always has a lovely breeze coming down the valley.


Keywords: Located on one of the world's most beautiful beaches (Lahilahi and Makaha Beach), a visitor is able to relax and enjoy ocean sounds, waves and great ocean views. There are amazing sunsets that can be seen from the pristine sandy beaches and clear blue ocean. One of the best buys in Hawaii for beach town stays.

About the owner

Owner Profile

LENORA LORENZO

LENORA LORENZO

LENORA LORENZO

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    Aloha,
    I am a nurse practitioner practicing at the Veterans Administration. I am honored to serve our wounded warriors in a PTSD unit as a health care provider. I have been a nurse for 40 years. My husband is a semiretired boat captain tending our 10 acre farm. My daughter also lives with us and...
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Nov 17 2015 Dec 31 2016 $60 $60 $400 $1,500 5 Nights
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 14%
Deposits: 1/2 of total on booking and remaining 1/2 balance on arrival. Security deposit of 75.00 due on arrival and returned after departure.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, PayPal
Other Fees: cleaning fee 100.00 for up to one week. cleaning fee of 150.00 for > 1 week stay or with children guests.

Amenities

Amenities

  • Beds

  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features

  • Beach Chairs
  • Full Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • View (Mountains)
  • Beach Towels
  • Garage
  • Oceanfront
  • View (Ocean)
  • Beachfront
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • TV (Antenna)
  • Blender
  • DVD Player
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • CD Player
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • VCR
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Iron
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Activities

  • Beach
    (onsite)
  • Grocery Store
    (<1 mile)
  • Snorkeling
    (<1 mile)
  • Live Entertainment
    (7 miles)
  • Ocean
    (onsite)
  • Hiking
    (<1 mile)
  • Surfing
    (<1 mile)
  • Movie Theater
    (7 miles)
  • Boating
    (<1 mile)
  • Kayaking
    (<1 mile)
  • Theme Park
    (<1 mile)
  • Bowling
    (10 miles)
  • Canoeing
    (<1 mile)
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Whale Watching
    (<1 mile)
  • Aquarium
    (20 miles)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Sailing
    (<1 mile)
  • Tennis
    (1 mile)
  • Zoo
    (20 miles)
  • Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Scuba Diving
    (<1 mile)
  • Amusement Park
    (3 miles)
  • Horseback Riding
    (25 miles)
  • Golf
    (<1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (<1 mile)
  • Water Park
    (3 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Makaha is a small town located on Oahu's west shore, about 34 miles (55 km) northwest of Honolulu. It is a residential community with supermarkets, many small restaurants and convenience stores. Makaha has the highest population of native Hawaiians on Oahu.

There are so many great restaurants that are top rated such as: Kahumana Organic Farm & Cafe, Coquito's (Latin Cuisine), Spicy House, Sun Sushi, Ka'aha'aina Cafe, Tacos & More Inc., Hannara Restaurant, and Maili Sunset Bar.

The town's main attraction is its pristine secluded beaches. Makaha Beach is among the most popular beaches in the world. Every year surf events take place here, such as the Town and Country Pro, the Buffalo's Big Board Classic and the Rell Sunn's Menehune Surfing Championships. It's an ideal spot for surfers of all skill levels. Wave heights reach anywhere from 2 feet just behind the reef to 30+ feet at the so-called Makaha Bowl. Some of the biggest waves ever have been ridden here, including Greg Noll's famous ride during the huge swell of 1969 when waves were between 40 to 50 feet high. The beach is wide and is also a nice spot for sunbathing and swimming. The best area for going into the water to just play and swim is the center of the beach, where there is no reef. The waves are calmest during the summer when there may be no surf at all. The high waves usually occur in the winter months. When the surf is up, the beach is known for its strong rip currents.

Another popular activity at Makaha is snorkeling and dolphin tours. Dolphin Excursions is the most exciting dolphin tour on the remote west shore of Oahu. This area is well known for having the calmest and clearest waters around the island, ideal for snorkeling, and home to Spinner Dolphins and those mighty winter visitors, Humpback whales. Swimming with the dolphins is an event that is certain to make your day, if not your entire vacation! Don't miss the Spinners Cafe at this location with features great meals also! Both Spinners and the Dolphin Tours are at the Waianae Boat harbor which is a short drive from our rental!

Diving is also popular and the Makaha Caverns is a great dive spot featuring a series of arches, caverns and overhanging ledges, located just outside of the surfing area. But usually diving is only possible during calm waters.
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Reviews (5)

Reviews for this vacation cottage rental in Makaha, Oahu, Hawaii

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Excellent
5 reviews
Tricia Bryzgorni

Makaha cottage

Tricia Bryzgorni

Alberta, Canada

Makaha cottage

November 7, 2016

We spent 10 days in this house and had a great trip!! Clean, private, cozy rental for a good price. Busy neighbourhood with friendly people. Full size fridge and stove make it easy for cooking meals so you don't have to eat out all of the time. Very close walk to a nice clean, quiet beach. We saw turtles and sea lions swimming. There were beach chairs, cooler bags, boards for floating and playing in the water. Lots of beautiful beaches along the west side of the island. Good restaurants and grocery shopping near by. The weather was always sunny and warm while we were there. A little different than the other side of the island. Lenora is a very sweet lady! Was quick to respond to any questions we had. Great place! Would definitely recommend it and would come back again!

LENORA LORENZO

Owner's reply:

Mahalo for the great review Tricia!
We enjoyed hosting your family and so happy you found the rental, area and weather to your satisfaction!
You are welcome back anytime!
A Hui Hou!
Lenora * : )

Sarah Underwood

Well-equipped, good value, and close to the beach!

Sarah Underwood

Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

Well-equipped, good value, and close to the beach!

November 25, 2015

The unit is as described, clean and with lots of amenities. This was one of the only private rentals we could find in an under $100 price range that had a kitchenette with a full size stove and fridge, which we wanted so we could cook instead of eating out every night. To prevent attracting bugs, we put all of our food (including dry goods) in the fridge, so we appreciated its size. There is a cold pack in the freezer and a cooler bag that we used to take our lunch for the day. In addition to the other items mentioned in the listing, there is also two snorkel/mask sets and a one set of flippers, which is a big space saver if you don't want to bring your own! The best part of the suite is the shower, which was good for tall people like us (6ft) and always had lots of hot water with excellent pressure. The locked, covered carport was also a big plus so our rental car was not only safe, but not too hot when we went out for the day. We enjoyed the proximity to the beach, which was clean and had very few people on it. We snorkeled there and saw turtles about 20 feet off shore! If you do some research, you can find out how to get to a place where the fish clean the turtles further out, but we did not attempt that as we were unsure of the current, being that it was November (summer is the prime / safest snorkelling time). There are several lovely beaches further north of Makaha too, and the Lower Makaha cave is fun to stop in at quickly as you head up there too. As you're heading to Makaha from Honolulu, you'll get off the freeway onto the Farrington Hwy, and if it's between 3 and 7 on a weekday, the traffic gets quite slow and it took us a couple hours total to get back. Apparently it's mostly commuting locals heading back up that way. It was much better on the weekend, so our suggestion would be to get back by 3 or come back later, or just stay local on the weekdays and do your island exploring on the weekend. The neighbourhood is quite busy with scooters (sans mufflers) and the locals seem to enjoy cruising around with their music until about 10pm, so if this noise bothers you, bring some ear plugs or headphones. Other than this, the neighbourhood was pleasant and felt safe. In the morning, the music from the ice cream truck was more welcome! ;) We didn't meet Lenora, but she was quick to reply to emails during the booking process and after arrival. Thanks for having us, and keep doing what you're doing! :)

LENORA LORENZO

Owner's reply:

Aloha Sarah,
Mahalo (Thank You) for the great review! We are so glad the rental worked out for you both! We also love the Makaha side of the island and find the beaches pristine! We enjoyed having you both as our guest as you have lots of good suggestions and left the place so clean!
Hope-full our paths will cross again in the future!
As we say in Hawai'i A Hui Hou (Until we meet again)!
Lenora * : )

Mandy Armstrong

Makaha holiday

Mandy Armstrong

New Zealand

Makaha holiday

July 18, 2015

This is a clean simple holiday accommodation fully equipped with all that one needs for the house as well as for the beach. We loved the local beaches and it was only a short walk to swim at the nearest beach - wonderful to float in the water watching the sun set. We found beaches on this side of Oahu far less crowded and had clearer water. The neighbourhood of Makaha is clearly a poorer area - not a flash suburb but we enjoyed our time here.

LENORA LORENZO

Owner's reply:

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Waianae Coast to anyone looking for budget paradise living. Just be aware you're not going to be visiting a resort/hotel area. Makaha has the real-life Hawaiian lifestyle just as safe as any other neighborhood on Oahu. I have found the native Hawaiians very family oriented, kind and full of the Aloha spirit. One must be adventurous type, self entertained, with an easy-going spirit, to enjoy a more authentic tropical lifestyle.

Tiare Ribeaux

Beautiful Home and Peaceful Stay

Tiare Ribeaux

Oakland, CA

Beautiful Home and Peaceful Stay

March 2, 2015

My boyfriend and I stayed at Hale Nalu over Valentines Day weekend and couldn't have asked for a better place to spend it! Only a block away from the beach, and far from the hustle and bustle of the city, we had an extremely peaceful and relaxing time in a beautiful, clean home. The neighbor even gave us fresh mangos while we were there! Beautiful plumeria trees in the front garden, we were always welcomed back with the fragrant flowers lining the path to the doorway. Tamura market, one of my favorite on O'ahu was just a five minute drive away, and we got lots of local fresh ingredients to cook with in the kitchen. We even checked out the Makua Cave (a short drive away) while we were there. We would definitely come back and stay here again!

LENORA LORENZO

Owner's reply:

Aloha Tiare!
I am so happy you enjoyed our Hale Nalu rental! Since we are a new rental in Makaha, we appreciate your taking the time to post this review! We look forward to your next visit.
A Hui Hou (Until we meet again),
Lenora * : )

Jennifer O'Conner Carroll

Great vacation

Jennifer O'Conner Carroll

Indiana

Great vacation

January 21, 2015

We had a great time. Location to the beach was just a short walk. Fresh fruit at the house when we arrived. Everything we needed was right there. Beach chair and towels provided. Could not have stayed at a hotel and received the same service. Look forward to a return trip.

LENORA LORENZO

Owner's reply:

Mahalo Nui Loa (thanks so much) for the Great Review. You are only our 2nd guest at this new rental. We are so pleased you enjoyed the home, location and amenities.
We are working at more improvement. We just got the new washer installed. Did some landscaping in front yard and added a lawn table and chairs!
We also enjoyed you as guests and would love to have you back again! Lenora * : )

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are the most fun things to do at your vacation rental?
A: Go to Lahilahi point beach, right across the street! So beautiful and private
Q: What makes your vacation rental special?
A: This is rental is priced right for a fun beach vacation in Makaha and Hawaii!
Q: What's the coolest nearby activity?
A: Going on a dolphin Tour at Spinners Cafe, Waianae harbor. You can snorkle, view whatels and turtles and swim with the dolphins! This is a short drive from the rental!

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  • About:

    Aloha,
    I am a nurse practitioner practicing at the Veterans Administration. I am honored to serve our wounded warriors in a PTSD unit as a health care provider. I have been a nurse for 40 years. My husband is a semiretired boat captain tending our 10 acre farm. My daughter also lives with us and...
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