Cris Cote

Speaks english
Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 updated shower and bathroom Bath (Sleeps 2-3)

Recently remodeled condo with full-size gourmet kitchen and everything you could want or need to just sit back and relax. Linen's provided, security gated free parking off street. Secured access to entire facility with 24/7 security.

Awesome space for those who want a quiet time of relaxation while being only 45 minutes from the hustle and bustle of the Waikiki scene. Breath-taking sunsets and glorious moon-sets. Grab your beach chair and cold drink and take the elevator down to the beautiful yet isolated sandy beach. Our white sandy beach is the best kept secret on the island!

This condo is on the sunny side of the island better known as the Leeward side - NOT the rainy side called the windward side. Don't risk a vacation where you may or may not see the sun. Even when it is rainy in Honolulu, it is almost always sunny in Makaha. Beautiful spot - perfect for lasting memories! This has to be the paradise of a true Hawaiian experience.

There are also 2 newer BBQ's provided downstairs with coin operated laundry room and outgoing mail slots.

This area is not in the hub of busyness and offers beautiful white sand beaches waiting to be explored by you. Golfing is just two miles away with Ko Olina and Kapolei courses just 15 minutes away. We are located near the World famous Makaha Surfing beach with huge waves for the surfing competition every winter.

Waikiki is just 45 minutes away so you can explore during the day and return to your heavenly retreat in the evenings. Most of the time there is fewer than a handful of people on this beach called Turtle Cove.

Yes, come swim with the local giant turtles, snorkel with beautiful fish and watch for the whales swimming by (in Season) and if your lucky a local monk seal might decide to join you and come ashore for an afternoon nap.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Cris Cote (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
Speaks english

About Cris Cote

We are Jim and Cris Cote'. We live just 3 minutes from the Cabanas and are available to help with all of your needs.

Cris Cote purchased this condo in 2009

Why Cris Cote chose Makaha

Previous trips to Hawaii, we rented a hotel, but decided we wanted something more intimate. We found it. Our first experience at the Makaha Cabanas was when we rented a unit through VRBO. We instantly fell in love. Quiet, comfortable and stunningly beautiful. This truly is paradise on earth. You can't rent a hotel anywhere near as nice as this, nor anywhere as economical.

What makes this condo unique

This beach is truly a gem. Very few people. Sunny almost all the time. Whether you sip your morning coffee on the lanai or have a sunset dinner, our 3rd floor view makes you feel like you are right on the beach. Great surfing waves when surf is up. Good snorkeling area. Great view of the whales when they are here in Winter. Very comfortable condo unit for 2 - 3 people.Gourmet chef's kitchen saves you tons of money eating out, though you can still go into Waikiki or Kapolei for dinner at a nice restaurant. Truly the best value on the island. Memories for a lifetime.

Guestbook comments from the owner

You couldn't ask for a more special place. Simply gorgeous. This condo is beautifully updated, well maintained, completely equipped. Everything you need while away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. This 3rd floor location makes you feel like you are on the beach while having the privacy of being 3 floors up. Great view of the ocean and totally awesome sunsets every night. Definitely will return.
Jul 2012
  • 1 of 1
Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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based on 14 traveler reviews

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Sunset over the Ocean!
average rating of 4.571429 based on 14 reviews
Sunset over the Ocean!
Makaha Oahu

Wonderful & relaxing

Wonderful & relaxing
  • 5 of 5
This is such a wonderful & relaxing place to stay! The condo is perfect if you are looking for relaxation, if you are looking to do tourist things you will have to drive a bit. Loved the view, saw lots of turtles & the whales put on a great show for us while we were there. This is truly a home away from home, very comfortable. Thank you Cris & Jim for sharing your piece of paradise with us. We look forward to visiting again
  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Sunset over the Ocean!
Makaha Oahu

Makaha Beach Condos

  • 3 of 5
We enjoyed our stay at this condo. The view from the balcony was beautiful and being on the beach was very nice. The condo itself needs updating but it is relatively clean. Had to buy insect spray to kill the ants and there were cobwebs in various places. The location does not make for easy access to the Honolulu activities. Even without the construction on the road to the condo, it's a difficult drive into the city.
  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Sunset over the Ocean!
Makaha Oahu

Winter Stay at Makaha

  • 4 of 5

I will try to give an honest opinion about the vacation rental and the area for people like me, who have never been to Hawaii before and do not know what to look for. Hopefully this will be helpful.
I stayed at the Makaha with my husband from the 19th to the 25th of December. The apartment itself was great. It had everything you can think of, fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, fridge oven etc and even some essential spices. There is a bunch of dvds and books if you decide to stay in. Also, there is everything you might need at the beach: chairs, snorkeling masks, body boards, sand toys for kids, even a cooler. I was truly amazed. Everything at the apt was as described, the beach was right there, it took us less then 2 minutes to get to the beach. We went snorkeling the fist day and already saw some turtles and even whales from the lanai, what a great experience.
There are some supermarkets nearby (we used Tamura, it seemed to have the best prices) as well as a pharmacy and some fast foods. No restaurants though so prepare to drive south if you want to dine out. I personally thought that it won't be a big deal to drive around the island, go to different places daily, we like to see as much as possible and do different things everyday. Well, I was wrong. The traffic was really bad. We live in LA area and I can easily say that it was equally bad on Oahu. Just keep in mind that if you want to do a lot of driving you will hit some serious traffic.
I guess the thing that bothered me the most was the fact that we were supposed to do some cleaning before leaving the apartment and by some I mean sweeping and washing the floors, cleaning the counter tops, changing the sheets? I mean we did pay a cleaning fee and we have to still clean the apt ourselves?
Overall I like the apt and I would recommend it to anyone who likes to chill out on the beach.
  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Sunset over the Ocean!
Makaha Oahu
Flagstaff, AZ

Tough for light sleepers

  • 4 of 5
The condo was a nice updated room on the beach just a advertised. One thing that wasn't mentioned was the natural ventilation. It was lovely for me to have the breezes and the sound of the waves at all times. My partner however, had serious trouble with the volume of the waves and the hum of traffic on the other side of the apartment. It was often quite loud and he had to wear earplugs to sleep.
The neighbors were friendly and I would stay there again.
  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly
Owner's Response: For most people the sound of the waves is a chief reason they wish to stay at a place on the ocean, though it is true that a significant storm can create waves that are louder than normal. But just like the weather can be unpredictable and you could plan a trip when it rains in Honolulu, you might also plan a trip when there are large waves. Many really like it since they can surf right on our beach also when the waves are large. As an important side note, when it is raining in Honolulu, it is normally NOT raining in Makaha. So if you are coming to Hawaii for sun rather than rain, this is still the best place on the island to be.
Sunset over the Ocean!
Makaha Oahu
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada

Paradise, home away from home

  • 5 of 5
Thank you Cris and Jim for 18 fabulous nights at your condo.
This is our 4th time to Makaha and this condo, in our opinion, is one of the best values you will find on the island! Everything about and in the condo comes as advertised; clean, well-maintained, comfy king size bed, kitchen with all the appliances and gizmos you would need to cook up a full course meal.
The UNCROWDED beach and spectacular snorkelling right outside the condo was second to none! Wonderful view and the sound of the waves lulled us to sleep very night! For 2 adults, there was plenty of room.
Spent most of our time either on the beach, 2 chairs supplied, or sitting, eating meals on the lanai just looking out at the ocean.
Chris is quick to respond to any questions that you may have and the Aloha Basket was a nice welcoming touch and greatly appreciated! We have recommended this condo to friends and family and we will definitely be going back to that little piece of Paradise! Mahalo!
  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
Sunset over the Ocean!
Makaha Oahu

Amazing stay in Hawaii

  • 5 of 5
Very quite place. Love the view from the patio. Very peaceful when you go outside to the beach due to only a few if any people on the beach. Easy to fall asleep at night from listening to the waves. I will 100% recommend this place for anyone. My wife and I were here for our honeymoon and loved every second while staying here. We will be renting Property 442052 again when we come back to Hawaii. Thank you again for they stay in Hawaii.
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jerry and Michelle for your kind words we hope your Honeymoon was everything you wanted it to be. We are glad we could be a small part of it. Mahalo.
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Nearest Airport
29.64 Miles
Honolulu International
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
H-1 Freeway/Farrington Hwy
Nearest Beach
Your back yard -Turtle Cove
Nearest Restaurant
11 Miles
Local eats Waianae or Kapolei
Car: recommended

Whale watch from your lanai during winter months.

Watch beautiful sunsets every night.

Watch beautiful moon sets during full moon

Suntan with the gigantic sea turtles when they are on beach.

Peace and quiet, but the hustle and bustle of Waikiki is just 45 minutes away!

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates


Makaha Condo Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee - No Refund $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 13.95%
Notes Non-refundable cleaning fee of $125.00 is in addition to rental rates. $300.00 damage deposit fee is totally refundable if the condo is left in the same condition it was when you arrived. Do NOT get key fobs wet and be sure to return or you will forfiet your $300.00. Some seasonal rates apply for holidays and Spring break. Please inquire.
deposit of 1/2 is due at time of signing short stay rental agreement with the 2nd 1/2 due 30 day's before stay. Other arrangements can be made with special requests. All credit card charges are made through The Master's Touch,llc. Printing and Mailing Co.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Makaha Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 542 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Beach View
  • Oceanfront
  • Ocean View
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront
  • Water View
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Elevator
  • Living Room
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Oven ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
  • updated shower and bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • king size pillow top bed plenty of storage in closet and dresser drawers, lanai adjacent. Also has blow up aero bed for up to two small children.
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Music Library
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • water parks
  • theme parks
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • luaus
  • whale watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • deepsea fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • rock climbing
If it's relaxing your looking for, and adventurous beach combing, swimming, surfing or just relaxing away from all the hustle and bustle then Makaha Cabanas is the place for you.
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