1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
About Ted Birken
We live in Vancouver, Canada. We have vacationed in Hawaii every year for the last 30 years. Finally we decided to buy a condo so we could spend more time on the island. We never get tired of coming here. We are new grandparents. Our daughter and son-in-law enjoy Makaha as much as we do. When our extended family and friends want to come along we simply rent additional condos for their stay. Makaha Valley Towers has provided our family with great enjoyment and wonderful memories.
Ted Birken purchased this Condo in 2009
Why Ted Birken chose Waianae
Over the years we visited all the Hawaiian Islands. When it came time to buy our own condo we looked all over. It took us 3 years of searching to find this wonderful place. We love the country and when we first came to Makaha Valley we were hooked. Yet, we are just a short drive from everything and when we want to we can simply jump in the car and head to Waikiki for the day. We love the beach at Ko Olina because it is so calm all year round and offers wonderful restaurants in the resort which is open to everyone.
What makes this Condo unique
When we bought our condo it was unfurnished. We had a great time buying all new furnishings and equipped the condo just like our home. It is equipped with everything you may need for a month or a year. Updated in 2016 . The view from the full wall of windows is breathtaking and changes from hour to hour as the sun crosses the sky and lights the mountains and ocean. Rainbows appear in a moment. The moon and stars light the sky at night as the gentle breeze blows the palm trees. We just love it here.
Check-in: 12:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
Condo is to be kept in clean condition-treat as your own
No dirty dishes or garbage to be left over night. to keep a bug free surroundings
Any problems or damages to be reported to Valerie asap.( number provided)
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
The property is immaculate when ever I come to Oahu I plan on being here
Teds place is amazing to start he is one of the most genuine people I have ever met. His number one goal is making sure we are having a good time . He’s very informational and very accommodating. Although I did not come here on vacation I felt as if I was staying at a resort. There is so much to do in Makaha I didn’t want to leave. Coming to teds place to me felt like the definition of Hawaii when you think about Hawaii , it’s in a beautiful valley surrounded by mountains and the best views from the front or back huge windows so you don’t miss a thing . The apartment is very secure and has every an amenity you can imagine .the king size bed was great and very comfortable and you get to wake up to the best sunrise on the ocean without any thing to hinder the views. To say the least I felt like I was at home but In paradise and the way we were treated by ted and the staff working at the towers made you want to treat this place like home ... this place looks like a model home and I wouldn’t stay anywhere else.
Thanks ted can’t wait to come back
Hi Eric; Thanks so much for the kind words. You were a model guest and I want to wish you both luck, and good fortune. Thanks for looking after my home as well as you did. Your consideration was very much appreciated,. looking forward to meeting you both , some day . Very Best Regards Ted
Loved the unit and owner's customer service
Ted the owner is great, responsive and very helpful. He checked in during our stay and responded quickly to email q's. The unit is immaculate and had all the amneties you would want- wifi, ac, cable, pool and every kitchen gadget. The property is beautiful and well-kept with peacocks roaming around. So fun! Loved being out of the urban areas of Honolulu, but you will need a car to get around the island from there.
Only downside is the realtor and her lack of professionalism in booking. When we arrived after midnight, the realtor had not sent our confirmation and we had to wait at the gate while we/they frantically called her to come bring them. Later she said the office lost them - office said it was the third guest that day without paperwork. She did leave us a basket of fruit/treats the next day in our unit as an apology.
Home away from home, but in paradise!
My family and I could not have had a more wonderful time! The condo had all the comforts of home and exceeded our expectations. The views are simply beautiful and the location such a contrast to the hustle and bustle of the city. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here and wish we didn't have to leave so soon!
Thanks for your comments. I really appreciate your supportive and positive review. Please consider coming back. Your a pleasure to deal with. Hawaii is the place that a person never gets tired of and in most cases, regardless of the length of your trip , It's never enough. Good reminder to people to come for longer periods. It's less expensive and is completely worth while. Best Regards Ted
Perfect place for our month long visit to Oahu
We LOVED our stay! The property was well maintained and very secure with beautiful views. The condo has everything you could possibly need for your stay. We felt right at home. Ted went above and beyond to make sure we were happy with our stay. He is very helpful with information about touring the island. Thanks Ted for the personal attention! If ever in Oahu again we will be staying at Teds!!
Thank You for the kind words. It was a pleasure having you stay and look forward to you coming back. I don't think you'll find better the "Hawaii" . It seems all others fail, in comparison . PS Have a great life together and if you come back if my place isn't available, I'll get you a good deal on another unit. Ted
Exactly as advertised!
My wife and I stayed at Ted's condo for our 30th anniversary. We wanted to be out of the hustle and bustle of Honolulu and the location was exactly that. Ted's place had everything we needed for a quiet holiday. The condo was very tastefully decorated and the new hardwood floors looked great and made keeping the condo clean a breeze. The kitchen had nice new counters and everything we needed to cook wonderful meals while on vacation. I was so glad to see a coffee grinder so we could get some fresh roasted beans and enjoy an excellent cup of coffee in the morning! The local beaches were nice for swimming and snorkeling and some mornings we had the beach to ourselves compared to the crowds in Honolulu, Hanauma Bay and Kailua. We were snorkeling where the catamaran's brought the other tourists without paying for the pleasure. We actually decided not to rent kayaks at Kailua (I wanted to go to the islands and snorkel) because it was so busy it was like kayak and SUP bumper cars in the bay. It was close enough that we could do all the touristy things we wanted to do, Pearl Harbour, Diamond Head, Bishop Museum, Polynesian Cultural Center, etc...but it was nice to come home and relax at the end of the day. Ted was a wonderful host and gave me some excellent suggestions on what to do while on Oahu and when we had one minor issue with the garburator he got it fixed right away.
I would highly recommend Ted's condo if you are looking for a quiet vacation and just want to relax on the beach and enjoy the sun, surf and scenery!
Makaha Valley Towers Best Kept Secret!!
One mile up into the Makaha Valley Towers you arrive at an impeccably maintained lush property. The condo was perfect for our stay. It had everything we needed throughout the each room. We cooked most of our meals in the fully equipped kitchen. The bed was amazingly comfortable. From the balcony, we enjoyed the early morning valley awakening with the sun rising, and occasional drizzle, over the mountain and on towards the ocean. From the front entry, we saw beautiful sunsets. We loved this place!
Thank you so much for the kind words. I've just changed the counters Kitchen and bath room ,to granite new sinks and taps also new scrapped wood in the living room. I can't do much more to the place. Ted
golf, swimming, swimming with dolphins or turtles, hiking. RELAXING