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Mary Christensen

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Vacation In Paradise At Makaha Area Secluded Beach, Free Wi Fi,Smart TV

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 8 nights

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Mākaha Condo Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Full Kitchen, Condo on Ocean

Come to Paradise on Earth at the Hawaiian Princess located in the dry, sunny Makaha Area in West Oahu. The condo is on a secluded 1/3 mile pristine white sand beach overlooking the gorgeous Turtle Cove. Celebrate a special occasion, romantic getaway or just come to relax and dine on your own private Lanai and enjoy the relaxing ocean breeze with the spectacular 180 degree view of the Ocean and Sunset.

The Hawaiian Princess is located 45 minutes from the Honolulu International Airport and an hour from the frenzy and crowds in Honolulu and Waikiki. It is only a 20 minute drive to the City of Kapolei with many stores such as Costco, Kmart, Target, Wal-Mart, Ross, Safeway, Outback, Chili's, Starbucks, 16 Theatre Cinemas and the famous Paradise Cove Luau. The City of Waianae is minutes from your condo and offers 3 grocery stores, Long Drugs, many fast food and dining options. You can still enjoy the hustle and bustle of tourist activities with the additional benefit of a totally relaxing beachfront living atmosphere.

Come, swim, and play in the warm aqua blue waters of the Pacific Ocean, or sunbathe on the uncrowded, unspoiled beach. You can snorkel, boogie board, paddle board, fish, or just relax with a 'cold one' while you watch Sea Turtles, Spinner Dolphins and Humpback Whales (in-season), or people having fun in the waves from the beach or your lanai. Two of the best island 18 hole golf courses are minutes away at the Ko olina Resort and the Makaha Valley resort. The world famous Makaha surfing beach is less than a mile away and home to several International Surfing Competitions in the winter months. The Waianae harbor is about 5 minutes away and offers deep sea fishing excursions and swimming with the dolphins.

Unit Amenities:

Free in unit Wi-Fi, 2 Flat Screen Cable TV's, CD/DVD Player, Washer/Dryer, Full Size Refrigerator with Ice Maker, Dishwasher, Stove Cook Top with Oven, Microwave, Coffee Maker, Fully Equipped Kitchen, Bathroom with shower and tub and vanity. Queen Size Bed with Mattress Topper, Leather Sleeper Sofa, Futon, Sleeps 4 Adults comfortably, All Linens & Towels provided, Dining Room Table & 4 Chairs, Lanai with table & 4 chairs to relax, All your beach needs are provided such as 'play toys' (boogie boards and noodles) umbrella, beach chairs, beach towels, cooler, etc.

The Hawaiian Princess offers a secure beachfront setting with free gated parking, building manager and security. When you are ready to leave the Honolulu airport/car rental, call our unit's manager and he will welcome you personally on site to give you the keys and details for your time in our unit. The facility has a secure gated entrance from the road, a call button at the gate will notify the security guard to allow you entrance the first time. After your initial welcome, you will have a key to the unit and a fob that will allow you to come and go at your pleasure.

On site, there is a salt water swimming pool, Jacuzzi hot tub, ping pong table, meeting room, tennis court, gas barbecues, picnic table areas, and secure parking.

State of Hawaii Tax Id Number: W88562954-01 (GE & TAT). Non Conforming Use Certificate 90/TVU-0079 expiration date September 30, 2016. Local contact: Billy Ervin 808-489-7420

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Mary Christensen (Owner)
Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

About Mary Christensen

These are the owner's of the unit you will be visiting at the Hawaiian Princess, Neil and Mary Christensen enjoying a meal at Jameson By The Sea in Hale'iwa. The have the best mahimahi with macadamia nuts and mai tai's. We try to include a trip to this restaurant every time we are on Oahu! It's delicious and the view is spectacular!

We have been renting our unit out since 2010, even though we are new to join VRBO.

Mary Christensen purchased this condo in 2010

Why Mary Christensen chose Oahu

We have been coming to the Hawaiian Princess since 1981 when we purchased 2 weeks of timeshare interest. In 2010, when we were here vacationing, we had the opportunity to actually purchase our own condo unit. We still can't believe our luck and good fortune that enabled us to get our own piece of paradise. We love it here and hope you will enjoy your stay at our unit as much as we do!

What makes this condo unique

The Hawaiian Princess is built right off the beach. The beach is pristine, white sand and ocean at Turtle Beach is beautiful, warm, and clear. It is probably one of the best kept secrets on Oahu because our beach is not crowded or spoiled, yet it is probably one of the best on Oahu for fun and enjoyment. This condo is not a hotel but a mix of owner's who live on site, vacation rentals, and timeshares. It is a secure building and has been well maintained. Come and relax and enjoy the beach way of life in luxury!


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(41 traveler reviews)
Vacation In Paradise At Makaha Area Secluded Beach, Free Wi Fi,Smart TV
average rating of 4.707317 based on 41 reviews

Tutto meraviglioso.

  • 5 of 5

Il nostro soggiorno ha superato ogni nostra più rosea aspettativa. L'appartamento è fantastico. C'è tutto ciò che serve per la vita di tutti i giorni: cucina attrezzatissima con lavastoviglie, lavatrice ed asciugatrice, attrezzatura per la spiaggia ecc.. Sembra di stare a casa propria. La location è altrettanto fantastica lontana dalle zone più affollate di Ohau. Comunque, a pochi chilometri, trovi tutto ciò che serve, supermercati, centri commerciali, outlet ecc.

Grazie a Mary per averci dato la possibilità di questa fantastica vacanza. Speriamo un giorno di poter ritornare.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for the REAL Hawaii complete with tranquility & serenity of the ocean and all her blessings; maximum relaxation, crystal clear water abundant with wildlife, CLEAN beaches, "getting away from it all" , a fully stocked condo with everything you need, no resort charges, local eateries with great prices and food lovingly served up with aloha - check out Neil & Mary. What they have to offer is the real deal and I feel quite fortunate that the shared their slice of heaven with our ohana. Mahalo nui!

If you enjoy peace and tranquility - this place is for you! We never wanted to leave! Mary and Neil are very gracious and attentive property owners and have thought of ALL the details for you, so you do not have to worry about a thing! The unit is clean and has all the comforts of home including soft linens, fully stocked kitchen and comfy beds.

The beach "Turtle Cove" is THE cleanest beach I have seen on this island, and we live here. Beautiful honu (sea turtles) gracefully swim below and it was such a joy to have the ocean as our front yard for the week. The property is very well maintained and secure with no riff-raff hanging around and you can relax without having to worry about a thing.

Traffic - this problem is not specific to the Leeward side of the island. North, South, East, West - we have traffic. Why not enjoy the drive with the beautiful views of the Pacific ocean just a few feet away?

BBQ grills are awesome, easily and quickly grill up dinner each night, enjoy local fruits for breakfast and kona coffee while gazing upon one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. What more can you ask for?

Can't wait to return! We made so many great memories in Makaha during this stay, absolutely priceless!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hannah, Tino, Gale and Reggie, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at our home! Please come again and thank you for all your feedback! Neil and Mary
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Great place for a quiet and relaxing beach stay.

  • 3 of 5

This property is perfect for a relaxing stay at the beach and is beautiful and clean. Loved the beach, the BBQ grills and especially the sunsets. Got a zillion pictures. Has a pool as well.

I was warned that there was building maintenance being done on the exterior of the building and it was very loud from 9 to 4 during the weekdays. They were using a jack hammer at one point. Fortunately, I was out and about during most of that.

This was my first trip to Oahu so I did the tourist thing and this location required at least an hour drive to get to anything touristy. Traffic was very bad if you hit it at the wrong time.

The condo itself was clean and well maintained and I was provided great customer service.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mike, So glad you enjoyed our home and that I fulfilled one of my goals of providing great customer service. As you mentioned, I did fully disclose in advance that maintenance was being done to repair the corrosion damage that the ocean salt water does to building structures in Oahu and that there would be noise and dust during your vacation week. I am glad you were able to avoid most of it and still enjoy yourself. We are hoping that this repair work is close to completion for the next decade so your future stays should be even more relaxing. It is unfortunate but traffic is bad during peak travel times no matter where you are on the island of Oahu. Rush hour traffic in the Waikiki/Honolulu area is a nightmare. Light rail is being constructed and hopefully that will help in the future with some congestion. Thank you for visiting our home and hope you got the perfect photo amongst your zillion pictures! Mary and Neil
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Our week at the Princess Condo on one worlds best beach

  • 5 of 5

Our condo was lovely. It offered everything a person could need. We make smoothies daily with their great blender. It also had the most important things to us. There is plenty of chairs, a great umbrella, boogie boards and snorkeling gear. It is nice to sit on the lanai in the morning. And drink coffee to the beauty of the beach. The owner Mary is very sweet and answers all your questions. This is our third year to the Princess Condo's and first year to this condo. We would totally came back. And hope to make next year the 4th year.

Sincerely, Doug and Tammy Barga

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tammy and Doug, So glad you enjoyed your stay at our condo. Hope to have you back again next year! Mary
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It was superb in every way.

  • 5 of 5

The location of the condo is right on the beach in a small and beautiful bay where there's nothing between you and the water but sand. It sounds as the surf is going to come right into the suite. The view from the veranda is exactly as the picture you see on the site. You have an eastern sunset view of the ocean and it is amazing to sit here and watch the turtles swim in the water just a few meters off shore. Coming from Canada where the winters are cold and having coffee here in the winter time on the sundeck is frosty but at the Hawaiian Princess coffee and breakfast on the deck overlooking the ocean was a very special treat that we looked forward to each morning. The owners supplied all the beach toys you would need to enjoy the ocean: swim masks, fins and snorkels, boogie boards, beach chairs and an umbrella. They are conveniently located in the suite in a closet on the veranda. The suite itself was perfect. It has a large bedroom with a comfortable bed on the eastern mountain side side of the condo. There is no view from that bedroom window which was totally fine with us. We spent all of our waking time either on the beach or on the deck. The hide-a-bed sofa was very comfortable. The floors are all tile and easy to keep clean. There are in house cleaning supplies like mops, brooms and a vacuum so you can clean it yourself as it needs. The windows on the eastern side are louvers and you can get a nice cross breeze at night if you are leaving the lanai doors open which means that you can turn the AC right off and be lulled to sleep with the sound of the ocean waves crashing on the beach. The kitchen has everything that you will need to prepare and store the food that cook. The range, microwave and dishwasher are in excellent working order. There is a wide variety of storage containers in the cupboard that you can put leftovers in. There is adequate parking in the lot and it is monitored day and night by in house security and is completely secure and safe. There are abundant shopping stores just minutes drive south. Restaurants coffee shops, even a starbucks. Costco is only about 15 miles south and is easy to find. The beach is the highlight. The people are friendly. Many of the guests have been going there for years and state that it is the best kept secret in Hawaii and that they would prefer it to stay that way. however, this review may change that. We will definitely be going back there year after year. We loved it. You will too

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dennis and Kathleen, I am so glad you enjoyed our home! Thank you for the wonderful review and I hope to see you back soon! Mary
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Wonderful Oahu Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This unit is exactly as posted on VRBO. Very accommodating and comfortable. We stayed 30 days and had a wonderful time. All the beach supplies (chairs, umbrellas, noodles, snorkel equipment, etc…) are furnished. We used the common area grills for BBQ most nights. Just take your meat, fish, veggies down to the grill area and start the fun. Sunsets on the Oahu Leeward coast are fabulous. Watch from your lanai and enjoy the conch blowers sounding the sunset. Beautiful!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rich and Rebecca, Glad you enjoyed the beginning of your retirement. Hope your future plans include more fun adventures! Hope to see you again at our condo. Mary
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Honolulu AirPort
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Tacos & More
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Makaha Towers Golf Resort
Nearest Motorway
Farrington Highway
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Mākaha Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov. 20, 2016 Special
Nov 13 2016 - Nov 21 2016
8 night minimum stay
Christmas 2016
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $135 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 13.95%

General Excise Tax and Transient Taxes of 14% is charged.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Mākaha Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 13
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , outdoor shower , Full bathroom in unit, 2 outdoor showers at beach gates
  • Unit Amenities: Free in unit Wi-Fi, 2 Flat Screen Cable TV's, CD/DVD Player, Washer/Dryer, Full Size Refrigerator with Ice Maker, Dishwasher, Stove Cook Top with Oven, Microwave, Coffee Maker, Fully Equipped Kitchen, Bathroom with shower and tub and vanity. Queen Size Bed with Mattress Topper, Leather Sleeper Sofa, Futon, Sleeps 4 Adults comfortably, All Linens & Towels provided, Lanai with table and chairs to relax, All your beach needs are provided such as 'play toys' (boogie boards and noodles) umbrella, beach chairs, beach towels, cooler, etc.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Bed in Bedroom, Double Sleeper Sofa, Twin Futon
  • Comfortable Queen Size Mattress with Mattress Topper. 32' flat screen cable tv. Two lamps and two end tables. Large mirrored closet. Vanity and Chair. Laundry basket and garbage basket. Storage Rack with additional linens in corner behind door. Hawaiian Futon also available for children or guests. Very comfortable and homey with photos, overhead fan and light, and louvered slots to allow air flow.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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