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Traditional Hawaiian Pole House Nestled On 100 Ft Oceanfront Paradise!

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Mākaha House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible Bed(s), 3 Baths (Sleeps 4-8)

Spectacular private Oceanfront Hawaiian-style all wood pole house located on the West Coast of Oahu, just 25 minutes past Ko'Olina (Disney destination resort) and 1/2 mile north of the world famous Makaha Beach. The Hawaiian-style, all wood pole house has 30-ft. ceilings, walls of glass and over 1,100 sq. ft. of covered lanai which wraps around the entire home....great for entertaining, outdoor living, enjoying the fabulous sunsets and watching the whales and spinner dolphins.

The property fronts a beautiful coral reef with lava tidepools and is a great spot to catch some local fish to BBQ or just enjoy the incredible view and sunsets. The home is private and gated. It is walking distance to Makaha Beach (10 minutes - 1/2 miles) walking distance (5 minutes) to Keeau Beach Park with showers and a short drive (5 or so minutes) to the white sandy beaches of Makua Bay. The perfect get-away to enjoy true Hawaiian-style living.

Two separate levels ~ Main level has 30-ft. ceilings with walls of glass that open to the gigantic covered lanai. All walls are natural cedar. The spacious living area with flat screen HD TV, cable & hi-speed wireless internet access, has two Queen-sized futons for additional sleeping accommodations, a full bath with tub/shower and skylights. There is a formal dining area with seating for 6 and breakfast bar with stools.

Adjacent is the gorgeous granite kitchen with Hawaiian koa cabinetry, new stainless appliances and separate laundry room with washer & dryer. The Master Bedroom on this same level, has a great mountain view and sliding glass doors that open to the lanai. the Master Bath has travertine flooring and an oversized shower with seat & custom glass enclosure.

The lower level with it's own entrance, has a Private Bedroom with Queen-sized Bed. There is an adjacent L-shaped Family Room with flat screen HD TV and two Full-Size Futons (sleeps 2 each) for additional sleeping accommodations. There is a custom slate 3/4-bath with shower on this level as well as all tile flooring and sliding glass door opening to yard & parking. The downstairs bedroom & family room are separate and not connected by interior stairwell. Has own entrances and makes it totally private.

You will enjoy incredible views from nearly every room. The property is gated and private with coconut palms and lush landscaping galore. Fully furnished with top-qualify amenities including linens, beach towels, patio furniture and gas BBQ grill.

For liability reasons and the privacy of our neighbors, only registered guests are allowed on the property. No Parties or Weddings involving non-registered guests are allowed.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Pat White
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
December 1, 2016
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About Pat White

Born and raised on the island of Oahu, we found ourselves on the mainland for many years and reminisced about childhood memories of discovering life in tide pools at our family's beach cottage. After a 10 year search we found a home--the Makaha Pole House--where we can create memories with our children. We love the unspoiled beauty of Makaha and the time we spend watching the waves, seeing dolphins and whales, and enjoying the cooling tradewinds. Simply put, we love Hawaii and Makaha and hope you will love your visit to the Makaha Pole House!

Pat White purchased this house in 2012

Why Pat White chose Oahu

Why Makaha you might ask, because Makaha is a place where time stood still. I can still sit out on the deck chairs, early in the morning and watch fishermen with hand thrown nets waiting for fish to swim by and catch. Where spinner dolphins still entertain you, right in front of your eyes or the warm sun setting in full color from your deck chair.

That is why we waited patiently for the right place to come along.

What makes this house unique

Makaha Pole House is our home. It is where our kids can enjoy the beauty of rediscovering the old tide pools, catch waves on a boogie board or enjoy the spectacular sunsets with ohana (family). The lanai (deck) is where we (and you will) spend most of your time. Pictures can not capture the beauty of the view or the sound of the waves on the coral reef. When you arrive you will walk in the furnished comfortable house (say 'wow') and head to the lanai to watch the waves and look for dolphins and whales. You know that you are staying in paradise!

Guestbook comments from the owner

On Thursday, December 5, 2013, Amy Veysey wrote:

Hi Pat,

We enjoyed everything about the house. This was the fourth house we stayed in and everyone agreed that it was the nicest one. Several times I asked my in-laws if they wanted to go to the beach and everyone said: "Why? We have everything we need right here." The only complaint I heard was that my mother-in-law found the deck too distracting to read her book because she kept having to watch the waves instead of read :)

We did not mind the rain - in fact it was nice to cool off a bit because we're not used to the heat!

Thanks again.


Nov 2013
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Traditional Hawaiian Pole House Nestled On 100 Ft Oceanfront Paradise!
average rating of 4.923077 based on 40 reviews

More then anything we could've imagined

  • 5 of 5

It was very hard to leave!!!! This was the most relaxing vacation we have ever had!!! The beaches are 5 min away, the weather was just beautiful.Every night we watched a beautiful sunset sitting at the house.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Wonderful Place to stay in Makaha

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at the Hawaiian Pole house and had the most fantastic time! It was beautiful and private (there were multiple rainbows with butterflies flying by that could be seen from the back of the house). For most of our trip, we stayed nearby, going to Makaha beach to swim and cooking our own food in the well-equipped kitchen. We enjoyed the gorgeous sunsets from the lanai, which wraps around the entire house. If you bring a fishing rod, you can fish in the tide pools on the west side of the house and grill them on the lanai!

This is the perfect place to stay if you have a group of two couples or two families. The upper level has a master bed and bath, living room, kitchen and shared bathroom. The kitchen has huge granite countertops, dishes, and most pots and pans that you would need. The lower level has a bedroom, living room, and bathroom that is very small but definitely functional. There are futons in the living rooms.

The house has snorkeling equipment and boogie boards to use, and we did so almost every day at beautiful Makaha beach (which was never crowded).

We had a wonderful time in this beautiful place, and hope to come back as soon as possible!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Wonderful Hawaii vacation at the Hawaiian Pole House

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful vacation at the Hawaiian Pole House. The ocean view from the house and spacious lanai was breathtaking. Every meal was eaten out on the lanai with the waves crashing nearby.

The front and back yards are well kept with night lights showcasing the yards at night.

We were very comfortable in the house and felt right at home.

Everything was provided from laundry soap, towels, beach gear (sand toys, beach chairs, snorkel gear) to all kitchen necessities (you only need to buy your food).

Thank you Pat for sharing your beautiful home with our family! Aloha

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Amazing Experience!!

  • 5 of 5

The home is amazing, the view, exceptional and the location is perfectly low key on the local side of the island. This home allowed us to escape the tourism but allowed convenience and access to different parts of the island. My family and I will never forget this week, and hope to return again one day!! The owners were very organized, communicative and showed amazing hospitality. Thank you so much for the opportunity to stay in your beautiful home. We are very happy and appreciative!!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Wonderful Property

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to stay! Sitting on the deck*****! Accommodations inside ****.5 stars! The tide pools behind the house and the beaches nearby *****! Then you have the owner so eager to help with advice *****! We had 8 guest and was very comfortable.

Thanks Pat


  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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A beautiful home and a wonderful vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Pat & Dan White's pole house in May 2016. We rented the house for 7 nights and enjoyed every minute. The house is quite lovely but we spent most of our time on the large backyard deck overlooking the ocean. We saw dolphins swimming by almost every day right in front of us and the sunsets were beautiful but we were not prepared for the full moon shinning on the water at night. It was such a beautiful sight and something that we will never forget. We had a great time and would recommend this home to all our friends and family. Also, Pat White as very helpful and just a text away for any questions or suggestions of things to do.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Honolulu Airport
Nearest Beach
Car: necessary

Makaha Beach is Oahu's second most popular snorkeling site. The clear, aqua blue water with little current is superb for snorkeling in summer. There are underwater caverns, arches, and tunnels as deep as 40 feet. Sea life includes schools of taape, octopuses, several species of eels, green sea turtles, transiting dolphins, and sometimes manta and eagle rays.

Across from Makaha State Beach, is a Souvenir and Ocean sports equipment shop, where you can either purchase or rent various equipment to enjoy ocean sports.

One of the nicest, most peaceful and calm beaches in the area, both summer and winter, is called Waianae Beach at Pokai Bay. Located on this beach is the Recreation Area and the Waianae Beach Resort for the Military. It is located about 5 minutes from the house by car going south, just after passing Seven Eleven, and turning right on Army Street. Park on the street, and bring photo ID to pass the Security Gate. The Waianae Beach Club offers great food, and a fantastic ocean view from the dining lanai. The Club restaurant has restricted times of service. Kayaks, boats, and other beach accessories can be rented right there on the beach. A small store is conveniently located on the beach, stocked with all necessities for an enjoyable time at the beach.

Visit the Disney Resort at Koolina, which is located about 20 minutes south of the property.

For a round of golf or a brunch, check out the Makaha Resort and Golf Club, which is just 5 minutes from the house.


Rates & Availability

Mākaha House Rental Rates

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Winter Whale Rates
Nov 19 2017 - Feb 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning and yard fee $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.95%

You can cancel if you give more than 60 days notice before your arrival date and receive a refund of up to 100% of your total fee.
1 to 6 guests: charge of $300 a day excluding holiday rates
each additional guest a $50 a day charge
Please no parties, weddings and wedding receptions.
The maximum of 8 guests only

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Mākaha House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Monument View
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • King size bed (1) Queen size bed (1) Futons/full size (5)
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    An extra family room containing 3 futons - 3 double , 3 sleep sofa /futon , extended room with many futons
  • Books
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Please NO SMOKING in the home. Due to the concern and consideration of our neighbors, NO PARTIES, LARGE GATHERINGS or WEDDINGS are allowed on property. Only those who are registered guest.

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