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Sinclair Szebrat

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english, french

Direct Oceanfront 5 BR/3.5 BA House ~ Best Oceanfront Value!

46 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Mākaha House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps up to 16)

Private oceanfront house located on Oahu's West (Waianae) Coast near Makaha Surfing Beach. Enjoy the deep-blue ocean and great sunsets from the lanai and large grass lawn. Nap to the sound of the waves. The property fronts coral reefs and is five houses to a sandy cove where green turtles come to shore and bask in the sand.

This estate consists of 2200 sq. ft of living space -- 1550 sq. ft 3BR 2BA on the second level (main house) and an additional 800 sq. ft 2BR 1.5 BA on the first level (ohana unit or in-law suite with separate entrance).

The main house is upstairs; three bedrooms, two full baths, great for two families. Well stocked kitchen, living room, fully-furnished with cotton sheets, beach towels. Comfortably sleeps up to 10. Three king size beds-one in each bedroom, two full size beds and a full futon couch in the family room. We also have two small children's futons and 2 pack-n-plays.

The ohana unit (in-law suite) downstairs consists of two bedrooms and 1.5 baths (comfortably sleeps up to 6). Full wet bar (a kitchen without a stove or oven), living room, fully-furnished with cotton sheets, beach towels. 2 queen size beds-one in each bedroom, and a full-size pull-out couch in the living room. Great for teens and for those with limited mobility (no stairs). Includes Smart TV w/ basic cable and Amazon TV.

Please note: there is no interior access between the ohana/in-law suite and the main house. You must use the exterior stairs to go from one unit to the other. Also, as a disclaimer, I should note the ceilings between the upper floor and ground floor are thin. Not too bad for adults, but children tend to stomp, and those little footsteps can be heard clearly from downstairs.

For smaller groups, please ask about special pricing for only the main upstairs dwelling (3BR / 2 BA), sleeps up to 10 comfortably.

There is high speed internet access for your laptop/tablet/phone throughout, and cell phone reception is good.

Out of respect for my neighbors, I do not allow large functions, parties, or weddings. Only registered guests may stay at the property.

The beach cove (2 minute walk away) is one of the few places were sea turtles frequent most days, you can snorkel with them and tropical fish like Humu'humu'nuku'nuku'apua'a

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  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sinclair Szebrat (Owner)
Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english, french

About Sinclair Szebrat

Aloha from the Makaha house, we hope you discover this beautiful location.

Sinclair Szebrat purchased this house in 2011

What makes this house unique

Swimming with honu-kai, the green sea turtle and tropical fish at Aki's cove in the morning or a surf at Makaha, and a drive to Yokohama beach and a swim (make sure the waves are safe!).


based on 46 traveler reviews

Direct Oceanfront 5 BR/3.5 BA House ~ Best Oceanfront Value!
average rating of 4.826087 based on 46 reviews
Ceres, California

Fabulous home!!!!

  • 5 of 5

I would like to start by saying that Ashley the property manager was super nice and wonderful to deal with. Our stay at this home was more then I could have ever hoped for. We stayed with 13 adults and 5 kids including 2 toddlers under the age of 2 and had plenty of room to spare. They provided pack-n-plays and beach toys that the little ones enjoyed very much. The balcony gate locked to keep little ones from stairs, that was wonderful however: the slates around the balcony were spaced far enough apart that they could slip through so it kept us on our toes. (not a problem but would be convenient it they were closer together to ease the parents minds.) We had our wedding on the back lawn and were soooo happy with our water view. We swam everyday at Aki's cove and snorkeled, several of those swims included sea turtles (that was a bucket list item for me). It got a little too hot or us so we purchased some cheap box fans from Walmart and all was right again. LOL we just left them for the next guest in the hopes of easing the heat a little for them.

All the neighbors that we encountered were very friendly and helpful when looking for things such as fishing pole rentals and bait. We all enjoyed our stay very much and look forward to staying again. I would recommend this property to anyone looking to stay in Oahu. Its close enough to all the tourist attractions but far enough to get out of the hustle and bustle of the city. enjoying the sunset from the balcony every night with a glass of wine and friends is something we will never forget. Thank you for allowing us to have a wedding to remember on your property.


Until next time

Ashley, Mike and Family

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Makaha paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We had our family group of 7 adults. The space was perfect for us. The house was clean and well appointed. Ashley the caretaker was friendly, efficient and met all our needs. The lanai and garden was perfect, and we loved watching the waves crash into the rock wall in front while the turtles floated by. It was paradise with beautiful sunsets and our family getting along with eachother and happy all the time. The water toys,cooler, and beach umbrella were used all the time, thanks! It rained only on our last night of 10 and the upstairs lanai got wet, but otherwise the lanai was a fabulous place to hang out,mostly shaded by the fabric overhang. The cove nearby was good for a quick dip or snorkelling and it was amazing to see the turtles sunning themselves on the beach! Nearby shopping in Wai'anae was very convenient- everything we needed we didn't get at Costco. Makaha beach was our favourite, which was only a 3 min drive away. We did go to Pokai beach for Granny as it was calmer for swimming. Further down that beach was good snorkelling on the man made breakwater. It was a mixed neighbourhood, which we liked, and we felt safe there. There is no airconditioning, but the overhead fans and the trade winds made the house feel comfortable. Loved the trees around the house providing shade for the garden area. Very pleasant. Private,quiet place. The charcoal BBQ excellent! Quiet area,except for all the native birds in the morning (not a problem)!

We would definitely come back to this VRBO as it was really perfect for us! We loved the local vibe of the area, not touristy at all. Low key - Hawaii! Thanks Sinclaire for sharing your wonderful home in paradise with us!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Amazing Views!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time! We rented the entire house for a family reunion. The house was exactly how it was described. The oceanfront lot offered endless beautiful views. We spent hours relaxing on the lanai each day.

We were there in July. The house got a little warm during the day. We purchased an extra fan (and left it there), and this took care of the problem.

There were 2 beaches within walking distance. We saw lots of turtles in the ocean and on the beach.

Our overall experience was a 5!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful ocean front home, where we watched the sea turtles swim by daily. There were 12 of us, 6 adults and 6 kids, each couple had their own room and the kids slept in the family room and (pull-outs in the living room that we just put back everyday). Five stars because it's truly an amazing location, downside is that it gets very hot during the day but the upside is that beautiful beaches are within walking distance.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Gem Away From The Crowd

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 11 stayed here comfortably in July. We had 3 adult couples and 5 teenagers. I will be honest, we had stayed on Kauai before coming to Oahu and I almost cried when I saw all of the commercialism in Honolulu. But when we got to our little house in Makaha I was relieved. The views from the lanai are amazing and the nearby beaches are beautiful. You have everything you need at the house and there are stores nearby for groceries. So if you want a taste of old Hawaii and not a commercial congested vacation, I would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful alternative to Oahu travel

  • 4 of 5

If you're looking for a quiet vacation away from the hustle and bustle of the busy city, this is the place for you! There are so many beautiful beaches close by that barely have more than 10 people on them!

The house itself has no immediate access to beach, however a cute little cove is a 2 min walk away. Other quiet/beautiful beaches are no more than a 10min drive away.

The house fit 7 adults comfortably with room for more!

Laundry, 2 bathrooms, a fully stocked kitchen was great!

No air conditioning, but we spent most of our time at home on the lanai which is very breezy. Fans in each room with the windows open made for a comfortable sleep.

You can count on approx 60 min travel time from the house to Waikiki, North shore, and the east coast. We suggest renting a car for your entire stay.

Such a lovely alternative to the typical Waikiki vacation. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Honolulu International Airport (HNL)
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Aki's Cove
Car: necessary

White-sand Beaches, Snorkel, Surf, Hike Lahilahi, Ancient Hawaiian Heiau five minutes up Makaha Valley, Waianae Harbor five minutes, Ko'Olina Resort 15 minutes, Whale Watching, Scuba Diving, Golf at Ko'Olina or Makaha Valley Resort, Honolulu Zoo and Aquarium are 45 minutes away, Life slows down here, Relax, Swim, Nap. 20 minutes in Kapolei provides many additional amenities such massage, spa. 30 minutes away provides outlet shopping in Waikele


Rates & Availability

Mākaha House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
October - Nov 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov - Dec
Nov 20 2016 - Dec 18 2016
5 night minimum stay
Holidays 2016
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jan-Feb 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Feb 28 2017
5 night minimum stay
March-April 2017
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
May 2017 (pre memorial day)
May 1 2017 - May 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
September 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $350 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.75%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
As a licensed rental we add Hawaii rental taxes of: 13.75%
** All stays must add $350+tax for cleaning
** Rate is valid up to 16 people.
Hawaii Tax ID # W58133929-01

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:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
    Ohana full bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Ohana 1/2 bath - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Family Room (different from dining/living room) - 2 double , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Ohana Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , full bed
    Bedroom 4 (part of Ohana unit) - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 (part of Ohana unit) - 1 queen
  • Upstairs; King size beds (3) One king bed in each bedroom, Double Beds (2) 2 double beds in the family room, , Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2). Downstairs: 2 bedrooms, one queen size bed in each bedroom, and a full pullout couch in the living area.,
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Blender, Beach Towels, beach toys (snorkels, masks, fins, boogie boards)Private Gate Access

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