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Want a house on a sandy beach? This two bedroom two bath beachfront house is located in Makaha, about 29 miles from the airport and 40 miles from Honolulu/Waikiki. The weather in general in Makaha is the sunniest and driest on the island. At your home away from home you can watch turtles frolic in the surf line, watch the whales swim by from your window, take a romantic walk on the beach at sunset and fish and swim on your own sandy beach. Our beach house is in a private sheltered cove and one of only three houses with direct access to the beach on that side of the street. We are just a few minutes away from some of the most outstanding golf courses on Oahu. The water park is just a short drive away. Want to attend a luau? No problem, Paradise Cove is just a few minutes away by car. At our beach house you will have the option to experience Hawaii as it was 'back then' without the hustle and bustle of the city or experience both the city life and your very own Hawaiian retreat.
Unique Benefits of this House: The construction of this house allows you to have ocean as well as mountain views from every room. Even though it is a one level house, it is raised so that you can have an even better view of the majestic ocean below it. The kitchen has granite counter tops, beautiful wooden cabinets and new appliances. The house has been renovated inside and out. As you sit on your living room sofa, you might see a whale swim by because there is nothing between you and the ocean except the sandy white beach. Want a BBQ? You can fish for your dinner, walk a few steps and throw it on the BBQ grill in your patio or you could grill it on the beach while you watch the sunset. There are also two world class golf courses a few minutes drive away and one about 10 minutes away.The water park is also very near. Want to attend a luau? You will find one just a few minutes drive from where you are.
Mr. & Mrs. Aloha: This gated house is wonderful because we have an on site manager who considers it a privilege to host guest from all over the world. Herman and Julie are called Mr. and Mrs. Aloha because they love their job so much. They can answer all your questions and give you a wealth of information about the area. Our beach house is located on the west side of the island where it is sunnier and drier than any other place on Oahu. In fact, when it is raining on other places on the island, you will still be having the sun shine down on you. Because the sun sets on the west side of the island your days will be longer and sunnier which means you will be lounging on the beach longer & soaking up that sunshine so when you return home it will be with a beautiful tan. If you would like to stay at a retreat like beach house that is very private and peaceful, come to our beach house.
Why Our Beach House?: Our family inherited this property from our Aunt whose husband was a contractor and built this house many years ago. Because it is on the west coast of Oahu and one of the most beautiful places on the island, we decided to turn it into a vacation rental so that other people could enjoy the natural beauty of this unspoiled paradise as much as we do. We have renovated the house so that all our wonderful guests can experience the natural beauty of this island as well as the comfort of a retreat like home. Our house is located in a private cove where there are only two other houses with direct access to the beach on that side of the street. For that reason you will find very little local traffic, if any, on your own private beach. The house is also by a natural reef so that when you are snorkeling, you might get to see the local marine life up close.
Our family inherited this property from our Aunt whose husband was a contractor and built this house many years ago. Because it is on the west coast of Oahu and one of the most beautiful places on the island, we decided to turn it into a vacation rental so that other people could enjoy the natural beauty of this unspoiled paradise as much as we do. Although this house was built many years ago, we have totally renovated it so that our wonderful guest will have the benefit of the natural beauty of the land as well as the comfort of a retreat like home. Our beach house is located in a private cove where there are only two other houses with direct access to the beach on that side of the street. For that reason you will find very little local traffic, if any, on your own private beach. The house is also by a natural reef so that when you are snorkeling, you might get to see the local marine life up close. It is located on the west side of the island where it is sunnier and drier than any other place on Oahu. In fact, when it is raining on other places of the island, you will still be having the sun shine down upon you. Because the sun sets on the west side of the island, your days will be longer and sunnier which means you will be lounging on the beach longer soaking up that sunshine so that when you return home it will be with a beautiful tan.
Taken from our in house guestbook:
First time to Hawaii for me! What a paradise! Snorkeled for first time. Pet a turtle. Watched the dolphins. Body surfed and saw the sights. Had a great visit with my son stationed at Schofield Army Barracks. Son-in-law caught 2 octopus and 1 eel. We got a lot of fun in for just 10 days. Thanks bunches Herman and Julie for all your hospitality. Alice - Renton, Washington
If you are looking for a true Hawaiian experience, absolutely book this home! The home is situated on an almost private beach and our family enjoyed watching the sunrises and sunsets from the yard each day. The home also has spectacular ocean views from every room and it was wonderful to fall asleep to the sound of the waves each night. The home has everything you need for your stay, and with several grocery stores close by, we were able to cook as much as we wanted to during our stay.
As great as the home was for our family, it was nothing compared to the hospitality of the caretakers, Herman and Julie. From the evening we showed up they were always willing to tell us about the great local spots to see. Herman took us a few blocks away to see where the sea turtles come to shore every afternoon. They gave us as much space as we wanted but were always around if we needed them. Having them on the property gave an extra sense of security. Our family was visiting over Thanksgiving and they cooked us a phenomenal homemade meal, which was beyond all of our expectations. They truly helped us to have a real Hawaiian experience.
A note on the location of the house: be sure that the area is what you are looking for when traveling to Oahu. The area is less touristy than other areas of the island, but this does help you to see the authenticity of Hawaii. It is a little bit of a drive to Honolulu and the North Shore, depending on traffic. This was not a problem for our family, as we wanted to see the whole island and have no problem with driving.
I absolutely recommend this rental to anyone looking for a relaxing Hawaiian getaway!
Great house, great beach, very private, very clean. The house is located at the end of the beach so hardly anyone walks by on the beach. The water is quite rocky and the waves were pretty intense when we were ther so it was a little hard to swim. But there are plenty of clove by places to swim. Turtles come to the beach just a few streets over.
Herman and Julie, the caretakers, are super helpful. Tons of recommendations and helpful if you need to borrow parasol, snorkels, BBQ, fishing rods, etc. Could not have asked for better.
There is not a whole lot to do in Makaha, so make sure that this is what you want. 40 min drive to Waikiki and Honolulu and about an hour to the north shore.
A bit of constructive feedback for the owner, the house could use a little upgrade on outdoor furniture, pillows, dishes and utensils. Also note that the second bathroom is cement and designed to shower as you come out of the ocean, very handy, but may not be the second bathroom you were expecting.
We had an awesome vacation, eevryone was so nice and very accomodating.
Thanks for everything.
We are home now just a day and am thinking about the beach we had in our back yard for a week. This was truly one of the most comfortable beautiful and private settings we have ever stayed. This beach house was much more than we could have ever expected. If you are looking for busy and touristy accommodations, this is not for you. But if you want a beautiful, comfortable home with instant access to sandy beach and south pacific ocean, this is it! It was a great place to travel to other sides of the island and still be back by mid-afternoon to just R E L A X! The caretakers on the property were kind, caring and always ready to help with anything. They even prepared us some fresh fish one evening. AND..they took us within 5 minutes and we were up close and personal with turtles. This home had both mountain and ocean views (ocean front) on both sides.
Locally we found the L & L BBQ very tasty as well as a local restaurant where we had breakfast and also dinner. This is very authentic Hawaiian!! AND the prices do not gouge you. Everyone was genuinely happy to have us at their business. There are also some very nice shops in the Long Drug strip mall right there in Makaha.
This is a property we would definitely come to again!! We were so happy and excited to be away from our Montana snow and cold for just a while!
Thank you again as well to Mr. and Mrs Aloha, our caretakers who made us feel welcome always!
We were lucky enough to be able to spend a week at your beautiful property and vacation home. Four senior citizens and 2 eight year old grandchildren (1 boy & 1 girl). Everything was perfect. We planned to do some sightseeing but ended up spending most of our time on the property. The kids were outside from sun up to sun down. They played in the tide pools all day long, played and swam in the waves for hours and even got some turtles to swim and play with them in the water. They also got to see seals playing near the reefs, or swimming along the shore. It was easy to keep an eye on our active grandchildren because the beach was right off the patio.Supplies were easy to come by because the stores were so close by. Now to the best part, Mr. & Mrs. Aloha, as stated in prewious comments they are great. Herman was always there for us. We watched him go out fishing everyday and one day he brought back some octopus and prepared it for us to taste, the 2 kids loved it and can't wait until they can eat it again. The house was beautiful too, exactly as described. The down stairs bathroom and shower were very handy too. The children were able to shower downstrairs after a long day on the beach and be ready for bed at the same time. We really enjoyed this property and felt as if he got to experience some real authentic heritage.
My family and I already feel like this is our home away from home.
I am 31 years old, I travled with my 4-year-old son, my mother, 65, and my boyfriend, 28. I wanted to give our age ranges so that others will be able to get an idea of how the home, amenities and property managers were able to provide the perfect experience for all of us.
First of I MUST say the property managers, Herman and Julie, were phenomenal. They were very friendly and giving! My boyfriend is an active person and was excited about anything and everything he could do in the water. Herman took him spear fishing in reef in front of the home one day and he had a BLAST! They were out for a couple hours and brought back an assortment of seafood including octopus. Herman then taught my boyfriend how to clean and cook it all.
Throughout our stay Herman shared many tips with us from coconut shreading techniques to using plant leaves for defogging our snorkels goggles. We felt like we were getting insider tips from a true island expert. It was great! He also surprised us with some homemade treats and deserts. It was truly sad to say goodbye to our new friends at the end of the week.
As for the home, it was perfectly clean. The kitchen was stocked well and the beds were comfy. It was great to hear the waves from the open windows each morning and evening. The house provided snorkel equipment, boogie boards, umbrella, and kids toys for the beach. **TIP** Use the downstairs shower to prevent sand from being tracked though the house. We did not use the upstairs shower at all.
We tried to keep our trip on a reasonable budget so we were lucky on our first day to find Hawaiian Kai, a local restaurant that was just down the street. They served LARGE portions for reasonable prices ($5.-$8.) and it was yummy. Try the Mahi Mahi, Shrimp Curry and the Mochiko Chicken.
We made easy day trips out to Turtle Bay and Waikiki. It was fun to check out new scenes, but it was even better to get back to our comfortable home -- away from all of the tourists. Since our backyard was the beach, a day was never wasted. If we were tired from surfing activities the day before it was SO easy to just wake up, walk outside, grab a beach chair and relax on "our beach" at the house.
A small market was just a couple of blocks down the street so we could stock up on any items we needed at any time.
Everything was easy and perfect. One of our best vacations yet!
This was our first trip to the Island. The house exceeded our expectations! It was beautiful and peaceful. there were 5 adults staying here and we had plenty of room. We had several BBQ's while we were here, and my local son and his family come over to visit and swim. There is a nice beach down the road with plenty of sandy beach for swimming. There is a local store down the street to for groceries. There is snorkel gear, boogie boards, fishing gear, all available for use. The one thing that came in extremely useful was the washer and dryer!! This alone is a big benefit! Herman and Julie were very accommodating and informational. Mahalo!
We are a beach front with ocean property, so you will have lots of sand to lay on to get your beautiful tan 24/7 all year round. White sandy beach is just 10 steps away from your door.
Golf: There are three world class golf courses very near to our beach house. The Ko Olina golf course is Oahu's premier Ocean View Championship Golf Course designed by Ted Robinson. It is an 18 Hole Championship Golf Course which provides exceptional water features, multi tiered greens, expansive landing areas, no parallel fairways and measures up to 6,867 yards from the back tees. It is a 10 minute drive from our house. The Makaha Resort Golf Course is about 2 minutes away by car. This golf course was designed by William F. Bell to accent the stunning natural landscape of Makaha Valley. This championship course was acclaimed for its beauty as much as its rigor by Golf Digest, and was named the Island's best course by Honolulu Magazine. This classic 18 hole, 7,077 yard, par 72 course calls for a variety of shots and just about every club in your bag. With a USGA rating of 73.2 it challenges professionals and amateurs alike. Those with a sense of history will delight knowing that Hawaii's royalty used Makaha Valley for their recreation. The peacocks seen and heard throughout the valley were a gift from King Kalaukaua to the owner of the historic Makaha Valley Ranch more than 100 years ago.
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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay