|Minimum Stay||2 - 5 nights|
Enjoy views of the nearby Ocean and the steep Waianae Mountains while relaxing in our Comfortable Island Furniture. Experience the Beautifully Manicured Grounds, swim in the 2 Pools, relax in the Jacuzzi, exercise at the Basketball & Tennis courts.
5 minutes away by car, you can soak up the sun on a White-Sand Beach in comfortable Tommy Bahama Lawn Chairs under an Over-Sized Umbrella. Snorkel with the Turtles, and if you are lucky, the Dolphins off the reef at Makaha or Po'Kai Beach, will swim with you.
For the Golfer, there is an Exceptionally beautiful golf course where the management will happily rent you clubs. You and your guests may sit down to a Delicious Meal at our large table that seats 6 or more or just work a Cross Word or Jigsaw Puzzle. 42' flat screen WV, WiFi available and Netflix capability in living room and 32' in the main bedroom for your pleasure.
Further Details: Each room has a ceiling Fan that works in combination with the louvered windows, to cool each room allowing the Trade Winds to gently blow through the condo in typical Island Fashion. One bedroom has a ''sweet'' King Size bed, 2 Side tables with lamps, a Granite Topped 4 Drawer Dresser with a 32'' Flat screen TV. The second Bedroom has 2 Twin Beds with Antique Island Headboards and a small chest between the beds with a pineapple lamp. All our walls are tastefully decorated with Island Art that further compliments the decor. You will be able to rest in peace knowing you have 24 security.
About The Owners: We are from Oregon. We love our Ocean, but prefer more sun. After visiting Hawaii several times, we discovered how invigorated we were by the Sunny Leeward side of Oahu. The surf at Makaha Beach can be calm and fun place to play or have dangerous waves that are so interesting to watch as surfers brave the immense waves. Recently, we tried Paddle Boarding at Po'Kai Beach while turtles and dolphins played right next to the surf board. We have many hikes and bicycle rides left to do in the Makaha area. We love the Saturday Morning Market (get there early), pick up fresh vegetables, fish for dinner, and coffee for breakfast . The Waianae Area feels like old Hawaii. We hope you will enjoy Makaha Valley Plantation as much as we do! Mark and Christina, Eugene, Oregon.
Why the Owner Chose Makaha: We wanted to be 'off the beaten path'. We had spent time in a small village south of Puerto Vallarto, Mexico for a number of years, but we found that there were too many obstacles to really get to know the people and the culture. But living in Makaha, life is pretty quiet but you can still get into Honolulu within 1 hour. Ko'Olina, 20 minutes provides wonderful swimming lagoon and and world class dining. We have only owned our condo since February 2011, but we have already made many new friends at the Makaha Village Plantation. People are very open and friendly.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
We really enjoyed Swimming in the pool and watching the Kids play. In the evening we relax under a clear star-lit sky in the Jacuzzi. I love to Sit and Read and Watch the Peacocks, ducks, and many different birds and wildlife. We have spent many hours snorkeling off the reef at Makaha Beach and the little turtle beach at Aki Cove. Our relatives have enjoyed swimming with the dolphins at Maku
We love our beautiful Coastline in Oregon, but feel more invigorated with Hawaii winter sun. The surf at Makaha Beach can be calm and fun to play in the ways or dangerous and interesting to watch surfers braving immense waves. Recently, we tried Paddle Boarding at Po'kai Beach while turtles and dolphins played right next to the surf board. We have many hikes and bicycle rides left to do in the Waianae area. We love the Saturday Morning Market. It feels like old Hawaii. We hope you will enjoy Makaha Valley Plantation as much as we do! Mark and Christina, Eugene, Oregon
Christina-email/phone purchased this condo in 2011
We wanted to be 'off the beaten path' We had spent time in a small village south of Puerto Vallarto, Mexico but we found that there were too many obstacles to really get to know the people and the culture. But living in Makaha, life is pretty quiet but you can still get into a huge city within 1 hour if you want more excitement and world class dining. We have only owned our condo since February 2011, but we have already made many friends at the Makaha Village Plantation. People are very open and friendly.
We have come to Makaha for many years and it is just as we remember it. Thanks to Christina, the unit is maintained very well (shout out to he cleaning staff) everything you need is there. Still a lot of local wildlife, great view of the ocean which is just a short drive away. We came to relax and will return, if the unit is available we would stay again . Time flies when you are having fun.
This condo was just about perfect for our family of 4 (our children are adults - even better if your kids are small). The listing description pretty much says it all. It's a lovely condo and very comfortable. We immediately felt at home. This side of Hawaii gives you a very local experience - not many tourists - which we really appreciated. We loved the beach - 5 minutes by car, 30 minute walk. Mostly local people surfing and hanging out. We did some hiking and exploring but mostly relaxed on the beach. The owner gave us lots of information and there are books and a binder with more information in the condo.
The store is close, as is Sun Sushi, which we loved. The condo kitchen allowed us to cook most of our meals, so we don't know what other restaurants are like.
If you want to snorkel, you really should take a boat out of Waianai. We found the snorkeling from the beach pretty inaccessible, especially when the swell is up.
The down side of being on the out-of-way part of the island is that it takes a lot of time to get anywhere else. So it's not the best location if you want to spend a lot of time exploring the island.
Our only problems were with the heat and the noise. By afternoon, the condo is a lot warmer than it is outside so we made sure we were either at the beach or hanging out at the pool. (The bedroom did offer some refuge from the heat). By 7 (this is December), things were cooling off and we had no trouble sleeping.
Noise: This is a pretty big complex and mostly it was pretty quiet and people were very friendly. But there was one night especially when the partying went late and a TV started blaring at 4AM.
The rooms were perfect for our family: one kids room with 2 single beds and one bedroom with a king bed for the parents. The condo is just the right size with all the amenities. The kitchen is well stocked with pots, pans, and even a rice cooker. The pantry is sufficiently stocked with all the basic spices and other dry goods (pepper, garlic powder, salt, sugar, etc.). The fridge works as it should and even has an ice maker.
Being on the third floor, you can see the ocean and Makaha Beach off in the distance. We saw Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles at nearby Aki Cove and Makaha Beach. Many great beaches are easy to get to from the condo. We brought our own snorkel gear but we did take advantage of the beach chairs, sun umbrella, beach cooler and snorkel fins.
There is no air-conditioning in the condo but if you keep the windows open in all the rooms, you can get a nice breeze off the hills in the morning and evening. You need to keep the ceiling fans on otherwise it can get quite warm in the middle of the day, but we didn't spend a lot of time in the condo during the day so we didn't really notice the heat too much. Don't be alarmed if a gecko manages to get itself into the condo (we had one the bathroom). The property is gated with security so we always felt safe. The grounds are well kept and abound with peacocks, chickens, doves, and other birds. We also used the swimming pools a couple of times and they were clean and of good size.
The owner, Christina, was excellent and a wealth of information. She was attentive and responsive to our needs. Everything was arranged over e-mails and there were no surprises. I would definitely consider booking here again if I come back to Oahu (we're thinking of Maui for our next trip to Hawaii).
We had a wonderful time staying at this condo! When it says, "Fantastic Ocean View"; it really is the truth! The pictures that are available on Home Away for this condo does not do it justice! We had enough snorkel gear, closet space, dishes & cooking wear, beach towels, dvd players & movies, a place to do laundry so we didn't have to pack too much, boogie boards, coffee maker, toaster, blender, you name it. It was a comfortable & clean place and perfect for all of our needs. We also appreciated a 3-ring binder that explained the rules of the house and surrounding beaches and restaurants to visit.
Thank you Christina & Sheryl!!!
My family enjoyed our stay here. In a secure setting where the beach is only 5 mins away. The owner is very responsible and was there immediately when we needed something. I would recommend anyone to stay there. I would stay there again.
Minutes to Famous Makaha Beach surfing, Snorkeling, scuba diving; Keana Point State Park with whale & dolphin viewing, tide pools, arches, rock formations, caves; Water-slide Park at Kapolei (15 mins); Lagoons at Ko'Olina-Marriott/Disney Hotel(15 mins). Please contact us for additional Hiking or Biking Trails! Also there are good Travel books in the condo for Oahu.
Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Para sailing, Wildlife Viewing, Basketball Court onsite, Tennis Court onsite, Boating, Shelling, fishing, swim with the dolphins. Whale watching, wonderful sunsets every night.
Golf: Makaha Valley Country Club rents clubs, world class course with spectacular views of the ocean.
Makaha Valley Resort closed for renovation.
|Non Refundable Cleaning||$135|
|Refundable damage deposit||$150|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.