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Spectacular Mountain/Sunset views in Tropical Setting.

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Waianae Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 bd. 1 bath newly remodeled condo

This unit has just been remodeled and features tile floors, granite kitchen and bath, ceiling fans in each room The master bedroom has a queen sized bed and the second bedroom has two twin beds. There is also a sofa sleeper in the livingroom. Fully functional kitchen with full sized appliances, new furniture and bedding. Some beach equipment is located in the unit for your use. This condo has everything needed to make your vacation stay comfortable. Relax and enjoy your stay in paradise.

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

Kim and Mark Buffington
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2016

About Kim and Mark Buffington

My name is Mark and my wifes name is Kim. We are both from the Northern California Bay Area ; my hometown is San Francisco and Kim was born and raised in Napa California.

We are both Emergency Department Trauma Nurses for Kaiser Permenente Health Care in the bay area. Due to the stressful nature of our jobs we like to frequently visit the quiet and peacefull Oahu West Shore to surf, snorkel, mountain hike and relax. We decided to invest in our beautiful plantation condominimum because we frequently visit the islands. Unlike many of the condominiums you may be considering, ours is family owned and utilized mainly by close family, friends and return visitors. We do not profit from our condominium rental, we just share it with others such as yourself, for a modest fee so that we can perserve our vacation home throughout the year

Kim and Mark Buffington purchased this condo in 2004

Why Kim and Mark Buffington chose Oahu

The west shore of Oahu is one of the last places on the island that is not commercialized and is home to the 'local' Hawaiian people.

What makes this condo unique

Uncrowded pristine beaches and the close proximity to the tourist attractions make this side of the island a great mix for your vacation stay.


based on 20 traveler reviews

Spectacular Mountain/Sunset views in Tropical Setting.
average rating of 4.7 based on 20 reviews

Nice but a bit remote

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is nice as described, although a bit short of kitchenware. We liked it very much except for the following points:

The place is remote and far from the island interest points. The traffic between Wai'anae and pearl city was very dense everyday, which meant you easily lost 40 mn to 1h to get to Honolulu and beyond (both ways). Maybe this was due to the season -- we came in (mid-august).

The other minor downside was the security check at the entrance of the condo: we arrived on a Sunday, and the office was closed. So we had to report again on Monday, but the office was opened only from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, so we had to cut the day in half to get back in time before it closed, which given the time to get anywhere on the island was really a drag. This was very inconvenient as we only stayed 3 days in Oahu. This shouldn't be a problem if you arrive a week-day or if you stay longer than we did though.

The Makaha beach is very nice and 3mn driving from the condo as described.

All in all, an enjoyable stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely place, quiet and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

A great place, well appointed, and friendly staff. My goal was to hike to the top of Mt Ka'ala and this was a great location to stage this from. The condo was super clean and comfortable. It is a little far out from the hustle and bustle of Honolulu but that is what I was looking for. With single beds in one bed room it is more equipped for a family than two men traveling but the beds were very comfortable. Great place and good value thank you.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love the private feeling

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I came to stay for a week long getaway. This condo was perfect for us. Private, quiet, and clean. We loved waking up to the birds. It is a bit of a drive from all the main attractions, but you get to avoid all the crazy traffic of the big city so it works out the same anyway with less frustration. We will be coming back for sure!!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just one word - EXCELLENT!

  • 5 of 5

It's very simple to write this review. It was absolutely great experience! I travel a lot and mostly use HomeAway, VRBO or Aibnb to find some accommodation. First time on Oahu and very, very satisfied. Because the island isn't big we didn't care about the location but after spending first night in hotel in Waikiki we were very happy decided rent this clean and cozy apartment. The community was very safe, nice and absolutely quiet. Very nice and friendly people around.....just like home. Good maintained pool area beautiful landscape (like botanical garden). We enjoyed well equipped kitchen, fast internet, good beds. For active people like we are was bid surprise when we found the beach stuff in the closet!!! Yupeeee! The snorkeling was so easy, there was lot of beach towels, body boards, surfboard, beach umbrella and also some toys for kids. That was very good idea and we appropriate it lot! Anyway, I can say just THANK YOU for great offer, for taking care about everything when we arrived to Makaha Valley and the most important for me - next time, when I'm coming to Oahu, I know where exactly I'll stay with my friends or family. Mark and Kim, you are doing good job there. I'd bet that for that money you can't find place like this. See you next time. Aloha :)

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Dominik. Thank you for your kind words about our Makaha property. We would love to have you stay again!. Aloha, Kim and Mark
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Awesome Pool and Amazing Grounds!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Mark & Kim's condo. The pool was very nice and the grounds are beautiful. We met so many nice people at the complex. There is great airflow in the condo and fans in every room. The beds were very comfortable. The only thing the kids didn't love was the gecko's sneeking in because there are no screens. Also the reno's are very nice especially the flooring!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spartan race

  • 5 of 5

Than you it was an awesome time staying at your place. We will come back next time we are here

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Honolulu International
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Rest Camp/Sunset Grill
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Makaha Valley Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Farrington Highway
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Hannara Restaurant
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Makaha Beach Park, Honolulu County
Car: necessary

The West Shore of Oahu offers some of the most peaceful and least crowded beaches on the island. Many of the beaches are good for surfing.


Rates & Availability

Waianae Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Surfs up!
Nov 3 2016 - Nov 20 2016
2 night minimum stay
Holiday Get away Special
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 20 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 14.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Waianae Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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