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Vacation Right on a White Sandy BEACH in Hawaii (INSTANT BEACH ACCESS)

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

Beachfront House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible Beds, 2 Baths. Sleeps 6.

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Lynette
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2017

Why Lynette chose Oahu

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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

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
Aug 2010
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Amenities

Mākaha House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Livingroom has pull out sofa and a fold up futon bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
This house is a direct beachfront and an oceanfront property so you will be able to lay on a white sandy beach 24/7 to get a suntan all year round. Beach is white sand and very private. Almost no local traffic. We are located 10 miles from the New Disney Resort, Aulani and the KoOlina Resort where you can go to if you choose to experience fine dining close to your beach house. We are 20 miles away from the Waikele Premium Outlets if you'd like to do a shopping marathon. And we are 15 miles away from Kapolei (the second city) where there are theaters, stores (Home Depot, Costco, K Mart, Target, and lots of local mom and pop shops) and tons of restaurants for dining (fast food places and lots of local family style dining).

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Vacation Right on a White Sandy BEACH in Hawaii (INSTANT BEACH ACCESS)
average rating of 4.88 based on 46 reviews
5

Beautiful week!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a week at the Sunset house. The PERFECT vacation home for us. We didn't spend a ton of time at the house because we tour the island of Oahu, but it was wonderful having our own beach and quiet house to come back to and enjoy sleeping with the windows open and hearing the crashing waves all night. Perfect way to wake up every morning in Hawaii, sitting right at your own, private beach. We didn't get to spend much time with Herman and Julie because we were so busy, but they were very friendly and helpful. We hope to one day return and just relax more at the beautiful, clean home and spend some more time with Herman and Julie. The house had everything we needed and well supplied. I think if we would have needed anything, I'm certain Herman and Julie would have provided it or directed us. If we could give this place 10 stars we really would. It's in a town that isn't typical Hawaii, but the beach was beautiful and we ate at several local restaurants and never had one bad meal, in fact, my husband went and got a sandwich at one restaurant several times haha. Thanks for everything, it was a fabulous week!!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great - On the Beach - Beach House

  • 5 of 5

Located in Waianae up the west coast 30 minutes from Pearl City. This is a great getaway place. Only wish we spent more time in the house rather than going to the great Luau at Paradise Cove https://www.paradisecove.com/ the fun water trip in sub scooters http://www.islandwatersportshawaii.com/submersible-scooter-tours/submersible-scooter-tours.html Just hanging out at a cool beach http://liveinhawaiinow.com/white-plains-beach/

and just taking a drive up to north beach and down the east side of the island then through the tunnel on H3.

The house was great for the three of us. We each had our own space and that made my kids happy. There is a master that is good for 2, 2nd bedroom good for 2, living room hide a bed good for 2 and a futon for 1 or 2 depending on size. Bathroom upstairs and one down stairs in the laundry room. Kitchen has an electric stove and oven, small microwave with all of the dishes, pots and pans you might need. There were condiment and misc. items left from previous tenants. A 32 inch flat screen TV, DVD player and a combination of FTA and cable TV with the information channel being 56. Internet comes through a wireless router with the password on the bottom of the router. I measured 35 Mbps download. T-Mobile was 4G LTE and worked well. The caretakers were wonderful, they anticipated our needs and wants. I saw the dartboard on the patio downstairs and made a comment, I magically had darts in my hand. The place is so comfortable that I had my best sleep in years. We stayed in March of 2017 so the weather was in the 70s, there is only a portable AC or maybe it is a water cooler, so be sure the night breezes will be enough to keep you comfortable. The beach is rocky but nice. Just a few feet down south is a less rocky beach. For boarding and surfing we went to White Plains Beach. We are thinking of a return trip.

Here is my video review, I did miss the laundry room and bathroom combination.

https://youtu.be/Z7_NpWr-5yA

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We were extremely pleased with our stay. The house was spotless and welcoming.

  • 5 of 5

Everything you could want to do is an easy drive. The cove down a couple of streets is loaded with turtles and snorkeling fun. The tide pools behind the house was an endless adventure to my 6 year old. The care takers Aunt Julie and Uncle Herman were incredible hosts, hands down our best vacation in hears!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Relaxing Base Camp!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our time tremendously while here. The home was a perfect base camp for our family of 5 (2 parents and 3 kiddos ages 7, 5, 1-1/2). The kids had a blast on the beach and enjoyed the mix of sand and tide pools in the rocks. Herman and Julie were fabulous hosts and shared great local knowledge with us as well as showed us to the nearby beach where the sea turtles hang out (bonus - there were 3 turtles sunning themselves when they brought us!). We enjoyed the location as it was quiet and away from the tourist destinations on the island. The beaches further up the shore were tremendous, quiet and gorgeous. The beach just down the street was breathtaking and the kids loved wave jumping, boogie boarding and playing in the sand there, too! Close proximity to the grocery store and a well equipped kitchen made meals a breeze! We were easily able to take day trips to visit the North Shore, Honolulu and Kailua. If you are looking for something right in the action of the more tourist based activities, this would be a stretch. Will definitely be returning!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic home on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome spot

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We are so glad you had a good time. We just LOVED having you stay at our beach house and look forward to having you visit us again. We are blessed to have visitors like you. The beach house is a very lovely place, peaceful and private and away from the hustle and bustle but close enough to be a part of it if you choose. Our outdoor furniture is perfect for our guests to just kick back and enjoy the beach as our beach house is literally right on the beach. We have also designed our second bathroom to be downstairs so that when coming in from the beach you have access to it so you can shower and clean off before you go upstairs to relax. I am glad you found it to be handy. Thank you again for visiting us and being part of our OHANA (Hawaiian word for family). We truly are honored that you chose to stay with us.
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Car: recommended

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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Mākaha House Rental Rates

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Holiday Rates
Dec 1 2017 - Jan 31 2018
6 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
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5 night minimum stay
$250
 

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Tax Rate 13.96%

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