|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.
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.
My husband and I absolutely loved this condo. It had everything we would ever need available for us...beach equipment, towels, coffee pot, etc. We could not have asked for a better home away from home. Although we had fun running all around the Island we could not wait to get back to our condo and away from the hustle and bustle. Did I mention you have a private beach?? We slept like babies listening to the waves rolling in every night. Can't wait to return!
My husband and I came here as a second honey moon and after the first day we absolutely didn't want to ever leave! Tracy was wonderful to work with in reserving her condo that is conveniently located in paradise. This is a great spot for a couple as it's cozy yet spacious enough for two.
If you are looking for a place to call home during your travels, this is the place. We had a wonderful time driving down to the nearby supermarket, grabbing a few groceries, and cooking up a nice dinner that we would enjoy on the patio watching the sunset.
The available snorkeling gear was perfect to race out into the waves right outside your door. There is also a wonderful SUP shop down the road that Tracy directed us to and we had a great time taking the boards out for a day. It really was wonderful to drive around the island to different locations each day and enjoy each and every beach and the hustle and bustle of the rest of the island, only to come home to this serene location.
We absolutely cannot wait for another opportunity to come back!
Well, This great condo it's already been my only and best choice twice, and for sure it will be my next time as well. The building itself is a very nice, well maintained structure and people here are very friendly with locals and tourists. Tracy, the owner, is a wonderful woman, she takes care of all your needs and she will never bother you during your stay. The condo is equipped with all the possible things you may need during your stay. This side of Oahu is not a good choice if you are looking for parties, excessive shopping or fancy places, this is perfect for those who love nature and the ocean. There are supermarkets near by so you can do your own groceries and cook like you do at home. There is a great restaurant very closed called HANNARA, they serve very very good local food and the most delicious banana pancakes I've never tried before.
Sleeping to the wonderful sound of the waves has no price and this place surely beats many other options by far.
Thank you Tracy and sorry for the late review.
Makaha, West Oahu, Hawaii USA
Only 35 minutes from the Honolulu International Airport and 10 minutes from the nearest Hospital.
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7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
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