|Space||489 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
ALOHA, this beautiful, white sandy beach front home is located, right in front of Turtle Cove Beach. Not to mention, that it is also close to the world famous Makaha Surf Beach. Of course all the beaches on the West side are beautiful and is one of Oahu's best kept secrets. Our condo is a perfect get-away, vacation. You can hear the waves coming into the shore all night long and sometimes you may wake up to see large Sea Turtles or Dolphins swimming around. You might even see a sleepy seal sharing our sandy beach, in the early morning hours. During the months of November through April, yields an opportunity to see Whales, just beyond the surf. The sunsets on this side of the island are just spectacular, almost breataking. Celebrate each evening ritual with our neighbors, blowing Conch Shells, as the sun sets. This quiet spectacular half mile beach is great for snorkeling. If you are looking for relaxation, beautiful white sandy beaches (that are not crowed), and great for swimming and snorkeling? THIS IS IT!
It is only a 1 mile away from the Makaha Champion Golf Course, Aulani Disney Resort and the Ko'Olina Resort, Including their world class Golf Course, many shops and fine dining restaurants. Immediately in the same area, you can also enjoy Paradise Cove, a favorite Polynesian show, and Luau. Another daytime activity is our Wet & Wild Water Park, just a few minutes East of Ko'Olina Resort. Also there is Costco on the way and local stores.
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I was looking to buy a place at Makaha in July, and I fell in love with this place The mountains and the Ocean is just breathtaking. I closed in September 21,2012. With guest already in the place. I wanted to spend my vacation there also to see the beautiful Sunsets. I know that you will experience the same feelings that did.
Where do I begin? Everything described in Tracy's description is spot on. The condo is very clean and includes everything you need. Tracy met us when we arrived and explained the security system etc. The real features, in my estimation, are the view from the lanai, the exceptional beach that greets you immediately, along with gorgeous sunsets accompanied by the 'conch' players each evening,. The bummer....is that we have to return to dark skies and RAIN.
My husband and I booked this escape not knowing too much and were completely blown away! The location of the condo is just perfect... it is literally ON the beach! We arrived on Oahu with lists of activities to do and things to see. We ended up loving our location so much that we spent most days swimming, snorkeling and reading right on the beach by the condo.
Our favourite parts of the condo:
- Fully stocked kitchen meant that we could cook our own meals (we bought food from Costco and Walmart 20 mins away)
- Bed was super comfy
- Condo had everything you need for the beach to make packing light - beach chairs, umbrella, pool noodles (to float in the ocean), snorkel gear, beach towels
Other reviewers mentioned that it can be noisy. Sure, the living room can be noisy (traffic), but from the bedroom you can't hear anything. There isn't AC, but if you remember to keep the patio doors and front windows open the ocean breeze keeps the unit nice and cool through the day.
There also isn't a ton of shopping/food right near the condo, that is a short drive away. But to be honest, this was our favourite part of this vacation. We loved that it was far away from the busy/commercial parts of Hawaii and was tucked amongst where locals live. If you want a quiet beach, peaceful sunset, and time to relax... this is your place!
Friends of ours paid 3x the price to be in busy, crowded Waikiki and they were so jealous when they saw our pictures!
We're already planning how to come back with friends next time!
My wife and I had such a wonderful time at this location. The view from the lanai is stunning and you can hear the waves going to bed at night and waking up in the morning. We were able to watch whales from the lanai with binoculars (which were also provided). The condo has everything that you could possibly need with a well stocked kitchen. Plus the condo is equipment with any beach equipment you could possibly need (snorkeling gear, wake boards, beach chairs, etc). Though you can tell this is not a tourist section of the island, all the people around us were very friendly and treated us as locals even though they knew we were guests. Tracy met us at the location and provided us with all the information that we needed. The best part of this location it is away from the masses of tourists but not to far is you want to enjoy the tourist locations. I would high recommend this place!
I cannot say enough about staying at this condo at Makaha Beach Cabanas. The location is perfect. It is on the west side of the island, so it is farther from some of the "tourist" areas, but that is what we liked most about it. The view from our lanai was breathtaking. The ocean is literally steps away. We fell asleep listening to the waves each night and ate breakfast on the lanai overlooking the beach each morning. The beach is so quiet and secluded it is like having your own private beach. The condo was immaculate, well equipped, and very quiet. I totally disagree with the previous comment about noise. We did not hear our neighbors at all, the only noise we heard all week was the sound of the waves, and we had no bugs or cockroaches! Tracy met us when we arrived from the airport and showed us around the property. She went above and beyond, providing everything from snorkel gear, beach chairs, beach towels, beach umbrella and cooler to sunscreen and aloe gel for sunburn. She even had cold sodas, and bottled water in the frig when we arrived, as well as coffee and basic cooking supplies. The Wainae boat harbor is only 5 minutes away ( highly recommend the dolphin excursions), as is the Tamura super market. The Ko Olina lagoons and Disney Paradise Cove Luau are about 20 minutes away. Yes, the west side of the island is more isolated, but you can get to Pearl Harbor, and Honolulu area in about 45 minutes. We had no difficulty exploring the entire island from Pearl Harbor to Diamond Head to Hauama Bay to the North Shore. I HIGHLY recommend this condo if you are planning a visit to Oahu. So glad we did not stay in crowded Waikiki.
We have rented from Tracy for the past three winters for two months in each of our visits. We've been coming to Oahu for over 20 years and if you want to be on an almost private beach, this is the place. It's not Waikiki, thank goodness, but this unit is one of best equipped and most comfortable in the Cabanas and sits on one of the most beautiful beaches on Oahu. Sunsets are spectacular and the winter months offer great whale watching opportunities right from the beach or your lanai. Tracy is always helpful and will assist to make your visit most enjoyable.
The unit is immaculate when you arrive and comfortably well equipped. The nearby grocery stores are vastly improved from years ago and most everything needed is readily available. Traffic through Nanakuli is difficult at times but the project to "fix the problem" is now underway.
Once at the Cabanas you will definitely enjoy a bit of paradise and the ocean sounds will lull you to a good nights rest. We totally enjoy this place and will return many times in the future.
Michael S & Diane L
O'ahu is a great vacation spot and ranks very high in our vacation places. Lots of great things to do for all.
My wife and I loved this condo for the view it offers of the sunset and beach. Access to the beach is just a few steps away from the elevator. Security is pretty good with a security guard on property 24x7. Good restaurants / grocery stores are close by. The owner is responsive and helpful.
However there are several areas of concerns, specifically for families with young kids and/or those who wish to sightsee Oahu.
1) The beach is not kid friendly. There is no life guard and the beach gets deep very quickly, causing very rough/uneven waves. There are plenty of other kid friendly beaches like Ko-olina, Waikiki etc. on Oahu.
http://www.paradisebabyco.com/family-friendly-oahu-2/oahus-best-beaches-for-kids/. The owner says this condo is 1 mile from Ko-Olina/ Disney resort, but it is more like ~12 miles on a 1 lane road with mostly bumper to bumper traffic (1+ hr each way).
2) The condo has cockroaches in the bathroom, living room and kitchen. My kids needed lots of assurances before using the restroom.
3) The traffic into and out of Makaha is a nightmare on weekdays. The last 10 miles takes over an hour. So if you intention is to travel/ sight see around Oahu, you are better off staying in a more central location.
4) The condo has no A/C but is not a problem at nights as you have a nice cross-breeze going through the condo. But during afternoons, with no cross-breeze, the apt gets pretty toasty. We had to gets ourselves out of the condo during afternoons due to the heat.
5) The condo is pretty noisy. The walls are paper thin and if either of the neighbors turn on their television, you can hear word to word. Also there is an emergency vehicle driving by every few minutes pretty much all night.
Our recommendation of this property is for someone who choose to stay in the apt to relax and are tolerant to take the afternoon heat and the noise. The sunsets and the beach views from the condo are amazing and worth it. For others, there are better places near Ko-Olina, Waikki. We will definitely end up there for our next trip.
Makaha, West Oahu, Hawaii USA
Only 35 minutes from the Honolulu International Airport and 10 minutes from the nearest Hospital.
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
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