Serenity and solitude on the ocean.
Submitted: May 16, 2013
Stayed: April 2013
A true hideaway from the world. We enjoyed a little over a week at this home and it truly lived up to the expectations we had. I'm almost hesitant to give this more positive reviews, if it gets more popular we might not get reservations the next time! Vicky the owner is great with communication and supplied us with a lot of local information.
Understand up front that this home is off the beaten track. Check out a map. It was exactly what we were looking for as a non-touristy location. While there are restaurants and stores close by, you will not find a k-mart within miles, nor resorts and attractions. They are all within your reach, but only by driving 30 minutes or more. Again, exactly the kind of place you want for a quiet adult getaway. It suited our needs to the letter.
The cottage shares a wall with the main house where the family lives. You will hear some noise occasionally, but it is minimal. There is no air conditioning which I was hesitant about coming from the desert climate. But a couple of fans are supplied, and one quickly acclimates to the paradise temperatures, and you find you don't need the air conditioned. The cottage was almost Bohemian in decor with old surfing memorabilia and stocked bookshelves. There is no oven or dryer. There is a propane burner to cook, microwave, etc. For laundry you can hang dry, and you wouldn't want to heat the house up anyway. Everyone who visits seems to leave some of their sunscreen, coffee, provisions, which is pretty cool. We added to the stock a bit too.
The beach. Who can say more. You walk down a few stairs and you're on it. There were hardly any other people on the beach most of the time we were there. First evening swim, we were swimming with sea turtles. Makaha was the home of the big wave surf movement and the original owner was right there surfing with the best of them. An incredible story and the memories are all over the place! It really just makes the place that much more special.
If you tire of "your" beach, drive down the road a bit. It is literally a mecca of beaches every mile. The home is stocked with boogie boards and towels. You will find Bob (His tale is very short), Mango, and Tango, (yes we named them), the friendly geckos running in the rafters. There are bugs, but the little lizards snack on em nightly, so treat them right!
Enjoy the cottage & make some memories! Thanks Vicki and Gloria. Shawn thanks for being my impromptu best man!
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