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Secluded, semi-private beach! The feel of Maui on Island of Oahu - On the Ocean!

Bedrooms 1
Space 542 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom, Private Lanai on the beach! (Sleeps 2 + 2 children)

Recently remodeled condo with full-size gourmet kitchen and everything you could want or need to just sit back and relax. Linen's provided, security gated free parking off street. Secured access to entire facility with 24/7 security.

Awesome space for those who want a quiet time of relaxation while being only 45 minutes from the hustle and bustle of the Waikiki scene. Breath-taking sunsets and glorious moon-sets. Grab your beach chair and cold drink and take the elevator down to the beautiful yet isolated sandy beach. Our white sandy beach is the best kept secret on the island!

This condo is on the sunny side of the island better known as the Leeward side - NOT the rainy side called the windward side. Don't risk a vacation where you may or may not see the sun. Even when it is rainy in Honolulu, it is almost always sunny in Makaha. Beautiful spot - perfect for lasting memories! This has to be the paradise of a true Hawaiian experience.

There are also 2 newer BBQ's provided downstairs with coin operated laundry room and outgoing mail slots.

This area is not in the hub of busyness and offers beautiful white sand beaches waiting to be explored by you. Golfing is just two miles away with Ko Olina and Kapolei courses just 15 minutes away. We are located near the World famous Makaha Surfing beach with huge waves for the surfing competition every winter.

Waikiki is just 45 minutes away so you can explore during the day and return to your heavenly retreat in the evenings. Most of the time there is fewer than a handful of people on this beach called Turtle Cove.

Yes, come swim with the local giant turtles, snorkel with beautiful fish and watch for the whales swimming by (in Season) and if you're lucky a local monk seal might decide to join you and come ashore for an afternoon nap.

Transient Tax ID #W24905060-01

More Details

Jim and Cris Cote'
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Jim and Cris Cote'

We are Jim and Cris Cote'. We live just 3 minutes from the Cabanas and are available to help with all of your needs.

Jim and Cris Cote' purchased this condo in 2009

Why Jim and Cris Cote' chose Mākaha

Previous trips to Hawaii, we rented a hotel, but decided we wanted something more intimate. We found it. Our first experience at the Makaha Cabanas was when we rented a unit through VRBO. We instantly fell in love. Quiet, comfortable and stunningly beautiful. This truly is paradise on earth. You can't rent a hotel anywhere near as nice as this, nor anywhere as economical.

What makes this condo unique

This beach is truly a gem. Very few people. Sunny almost all the time. Whether you sip your morning coffee on the lanai or have a sunset dinner, our 3rd floor view makes you feel like you are right on the beach. Great surfing waves when surf is up. Good snorkeling area. Great view of the whales when they are here in Winter. Very comfortable condo unit for 2 people with up to one or two small children.Gourmet chef's kitchen saves you tons of money eating out, though you can still go into Waikiki or Kapolei for dinner at a nice restaurant. Truly the best value on the island. Memories for a lifetime.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This condo is amazing. Well appointed and fantastic location. Whales, turtles sun - got it all! Thanks so much for such a beautiful stay!
Mar 2015
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Mākaha Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 542 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • 10 night minimum stay
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
  • updated shower and bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • king size pillow top bed plenty of storage in closet and dresser drawers, lanai adjacent. Also has blow up aero bed for up to two small children.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
If it's relaxing your looking for, and adventurous beach combing, swimming, surfing or just relaxing away from all the hustle and bustle then Makaha Cabanas is the place for you.


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Secluded, semi-private beach! The feel of Maui on Island of Oahu - On the Ocean!
average rating of 4.5151515 based on 35 reviews

Our cabana was perfect! Had everything we need....and you can't beat the view. Would stay here again

  • 5 of 5

We saw turtles, dolphins, and whales from our porch. So relaxing to fall asleep to the sound of the ocean. :) Aloha and mahalo plenty!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Secluded, personal paradise!

  • 5 of 5

It's hard to believe you're on Oahu when you wake up in the morning steps from the crashing waves to look out at what appears to be a deserted cove. I could never get tired of eating breakfast every morning sitting on the balcony while the sun comes up. The condo had everything we need, beach chairs, towels, ice chest, snorkels, etc... It was clean and comfortable and perfect for the two of us. Paradise Cove Luau was a 20-minute drive away and we were roughly an hour from the North Shore and Waikiki for our day trips. The Makaha Valley is spectacular during Spring when we went. Majestic mountain backdrops, lots of hiking spots and secluded beaches. The condo had a great laundry facility, parking was easy, it was gated, private and secure. Would recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. Very happy you enjoyed your stay.
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Nanaimo, B.C., Canada

The property was very convenient and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

Have stayed in three other units s at same property and find them all to be of similar quality. It is a beautiful beach, generally very quiet, we loved the cabana's and will be back again

Lance & Anita

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your review. Very glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to having you back any time. Jim and Cris
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Brandon, MB CANADA

Quiet, laid back and great beach

  • 4 of 5

About an hour from Honolulu in the leeward side of the coast, this condo has the beautiful view of the beach. Nothing in front of you and the waves clap all day and night rocking you to sleep.

Gated and safe community. The condo had everything we needed. Grocery stores close by and loads of restaurants if you don’t want to cook. But I definitely recommend a car.

Jim and Chris were great to deal with. Good instructions on how to enter and where to park Quick to respond to any questions, but left us alone to enjoy our little paradise when we got here. Great wifi and lots of information available on sights to see in Oahu.

If you don’t want tons of people and a great beach to relax on then this is your place. We watched whales, turtles and dolphins from our lanai quite frequently during whale season.

Thank you for allowing us to enjoy your little diamond on the ocean.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to have you stay and surely happy you enjoyed your time in paradise. Important to us that your time here be special. Fulfilling to us that our place was a blessing for you! Jim and Cris
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Fantastic stay, will come again

  • 5 of 5

Loved the condo and the beach, will come back to stay in the very near future, thankyou!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Looking forward to your return! Jim and Cris
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  • 5 of 5

This was our first time to Hawaii. We came to celebrate our anniversary. After seeing the whole island I couldn't imagine a better place to stay. We loved visiting the tourists areas during the day but loved even more being away from them in the beautiful Makaha area. The condo feels quiet and secluded yet close to everything. The beach in front of the condo is one of the best on the island. Every sunset form the Lanai is always amazing. Sleeping that close to the ocean with the trade winds breezing through is incredible. The condo is well appointed and had everything we needed to enjoy our stay including things to enjoy the beach and ocean. The secure parking lot and building entry make you feel safe. We can't wait to return, it felt like home by the time we had to leave.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
29.64 Miles
Honolulu International
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
H-1 Freeway/Farrington Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
11 Miles
Local eats Waianae or Kapolei
Nearest Beach
Your back yard -Turtle Cove
Car: recommended

Whale watch from your lanai during winter months.

Watch beautiful sunsets every night.

Watch beautiful moon sets during full moon

Suntan with the gigantic sea turtles when they are on beach.

Peace and quiet, but the hustle and bustle of Waikiki is just 45 minutes away!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee - No Refund $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.95%

Non-refundable cleaning fee of $125.00 is in addition to rental rates. $300.00 damage deposit fee is totally refundable if the condo is left in the same condition it was when you arrived. Do NOT get key fobs wet and be sure to return or you will forfiet your $300.00. Some seasonal rates apply for holidays and Spring break. Please inquire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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