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Stay On The Beach In Makaha "Guest Unit"

Bedrooms 1
Space 635 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

Please feel free to contact us to confirm availability of both of our VRBO units ( VRBO #507795) and VRBO #854197 These two units "Guest Unit" VRBO #507795 and the "Owner's Unit "VRBO #854197 sit next to each other and can be adjoined by a security/ privacy door to accommodate larger families and couple traveling together. Both units VRBO #507795 and VRBO# 854197 are very similar and remodeled at the same time. Please contact us if either of these units will work for you.

The "Guest Unit" VRBO 507795 was remodeled and upgraded recently. See interior photos.

Both "Guest Unit" VRBO 507795 and "Owner's Unit" VRBO #854197 are privately owned and managed by the owner Gerry. I personally manages all inquiries and reservations on both of our units to assure that you get the best possible personal service. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions that are not addressed in the description.

Our recently remodeled and upgraded 4th floor unit in the Hawaiian Princess at Makaha are one of the most sought after and revisited vacation destination on Oahu's west side. The west side of Oahu is known as the dryer and sunnier side of the island resulting in some of the clearest cleanest waters on the island of Oahu. These clear blue waters provide an ideal backdrop for photography, sunbathing, beachcombing, snorkeling, diving, bodyboarding, surfing, kayaking, boating, hiking or simply relaxing on the lanai. Makaha is located approximately 40 minutes from the airport by car and 60 minutes west from the hustle and bustle of the state capital Honolulu, famous Waikiki Beach. Most of the other major tourist attractions are an easy day trip away. Come and stay at the beach in this local rural community of Makaha. Enjoy the "local" environment, blend in with local residents, and experience some of the most beautiful, uncrowded sandy beaches on the island of Oahu. You can easily visit the famous Makaha International Surfing Beach in the next cove, North Shore's surfing spots, Pearl Harbor, or shopping, dining, and enjoying activities of Waikiki and Honolulu easily from this location. You can then return home to Makaha, enjoy the beach, swim in the pool, relax on your lanai, and unwind watching the sunset as the fabulous day closes and you recharge for another great day in paradise.

The Hawaiian Princess Condominium is one of only a few condominiums that are built right on the beach with the Pacific Ocean at your door step. Few areas in Hawaii can boast of such an secluded, white sand, crescent shaped beach with waters flat at times for snorkeling and surf at other times for "riding the waves". This beach is often referred to as "Oahu's Best Kept Secret" . Very few travelers even know of this beach and it is not seen from the street. Both of our units "Guest Unit" VRBO #507795 and "Owner's Unit" VRBO #854197Our face the ocean with 180 degree view of this white sandy beach, clear blue ocean and the historic Lahilahi Point. The fabulous views, spectacular sunsets, sounds of the waves and the close proximity to the beach makes this a perfect place to enjoy Hawaii's casual life style. Enjoy paradise, relax with the tropical trade winds, and play all day at the beach. Marine life is abundant in this cove known as "turtle cove". Daily sightings of turtles, dolphins, whales (in season), monk seals, schools of fish, and more can be seen from your private lanai. You might even see the turtles on the beach being warmed by the sun.

This recently upgraded 1 bedroom /1 bathroom "Guest Unit" #507795 and "Owner's Unit" #854197 can accommodate up to 4 persons and can be adjoined together with our other Accommodating 8 resulting in a spacious 2 bedroom 2 bath unit. This combination of the "Guest Unit" VRBO 507795 and and the Owner's Unit" VRBO # 854197 has been very popular with couples traveling together or larger families requiring the extra space. The unit has everything that you will need with fully equipped kitchen, linens, and beach gear. We have tried to think of everything for your comfort. We have free internet in the unit, smart TV in living rooms and bedrooms, newly created desk area to accommodate electronics and office work, large front loading washers and dryers, upgraded mattresses in each bedroom and art work of local artists throughout the these two VRBO units. Repeat guests are a norm and guests have been returning here year after year which confirms this is truly a "special place".

More Details

Geralee (Gerry) Finney
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 1, 2018

About Geralee (Gerry) Finney

Gerry, a registered nurse, and Mike , retired engineer with Boing Corporation, purchased these two units in 2013 and immediately realized this was a very "special place". We remodeled and upgraded both units at the same time. We have just started advertising our "owner's Unit" on VRBO# 854197 as of May 2016, but have many satisfied guests staying here since 2013. See the reviews posted on our "Guest Unit" VRBO # 507795. We have guests who repeatedly book these units year after year. We visit this location 2-3 times a year with our family and friends.

Geralee (Gerry) Finney purchased this condo in 2013

Why Geralee (Gerry) Finney chose Mākaha

The Hawaiian Princess is a very popular year round destination. All units in the Hawaiian Princess have fabulous views of the ocean, beach and sunsets. This unit is recently, remodeled, upgraded, with the attention to all the details. The unit is clean, well maintained, and our personal management of these units has added to our success. We have tried to make this your home away from home. We want to share this piece of paradise with each of you!

What makes this condo unique

The Princess sits right on the beach and the 180 degree Our guest repeated comment thaviews from the lanai are breathtaking. This location is not in the 'touristy areas' , yet Honolulu, Waikiki, and other attractions are and easy day trip. Our guests repeatedly comment how we have thought of everything to make you visit as comfortable as possible.


Mākaha Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 635 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom has tub/shower combination with new tile and shower fixtures,new cabinets and sinks with fixtures, granite counter top,shower curtains, wall mirror, over toilet shelf with towel rack in one of the bathrooms and art work.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The bedroom has new queen sized bed, wicker headboard, 2 wicker night stands, dresser, with mirrored closet doors, new light dimming fan fixture with remote, wicker chair, 2 lamps, a desk area in one of the bedrooms, art work and decorator accessories.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
We have tried to think of everything to make you stay in our "Guest Unit" as comfortable as possible. Please contact with us if you have any further questions.


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Stay On The Beach In Makaha "Guest Unit"
average rating of 4.68 based on 25 reviews

Fantastic condo on the beach

  • 5 of 5

Located right on the beach. Very clean and well decorated place - has all the comforts of home. We would definitely stay again. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome place! Just as described, better than pictured! The view and the beach are amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Gerry's place is absolutely gorgeous! We did not want to leave, our 5 days was not long enough! We wanted to just move in and with everything Gerry has available in the condo, we could have done just that. The views and sounds of the ocean, the beach is beautiful and practically will have your own piece of paradise that you will not want to leave.

Gerry, is so nice and easy to talk to, there to answer questions and offer some great suggestions. She left a book about Ohana that is full of good information about the island, it came in handy.

The Tantalus Drive is a must do, an absolutely beautiful drive! The Shrimp Shack is a must do, the food is really good!

Although, Mahaka is on the quieter side of the island and away from all the touristy stuff, the drive to get to anywhere is not long. However, if it's the beach, swimming and snorkeling you want to do, it's all there at Gerry's place. She has all the beach and snorkeling stuff you will need.

We had a wonderful visit and will be back! Rent Gerry's place and you will not be disappointed! She even has another condo next door. There is a door between the two that can be opened to make an even bigger place, just ask her if you need more room.


  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Condo, Great Beach, Incredible Sunsets in a remote area of a Beautiful Island

  • 4 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay at the Hawaiian Princess at Makaha.

The unit is very nicely finished and was very comfortable for my Wife and I. The view from the lanai is spectacular and watching the sunsets was a treat. As an added bonus someone sounded a Conch every night at sunset. I'm not certain if this happens all the time or if it was just fortunate timing.

The condo is right on the beach and the beach is fantastic. The snorkeling was very good, much better that most of the resorts/condos we have stayed at. I enjoyed swimming from one end of the beach to other end and back almost every evening. We also enjoyed watching the kids play in the surf.

Makaha is almost at the end of highway and therefore fairly remote. This makes for a quiet peaceful resort with an uncrowded beach. It also means that there are not a lot of nearby restaurants or services. It took us about 45 mins to drive to the central part of the island and about 60+ minutes to Waikiki.

Jerry was quick to respond to queries.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful view!!

  • 4 of 5

Nice condo - rather remote which can be a plus - nice beach

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful views in impoverished community

  • 3 of 5

The gorgeous bay and mountain views are exquisite, the property generally well maintained, security is tight, but the neighborhood is unsafe in the evening... sadly, a considerable amount of poverty in the area.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beach front value!

  • 4 of 5

Very nice, well equipped, clean suite with a view off the balcony (lanui) that is simply to die for. If you want a beach front property in Hawaii the value offered here is near impossible to beat. Suite has been earlier renovated to a high standard and the building although an older property is amazingly well maintained.

The beach front is simply stunning but the wave action can be strong at times, best for those strong swimmer types, but anyone can enjoy this private beach as long as they take care and don't push themselves beyond their personal skill level. The unit owner has provided all of the necessary items to enjoy the beach and the snorkeling is good right off the beach.

The images shown by the owner of this suite capture what you'll actually see, but being there listening to the waves crashing on the stunning sand beach is far nicer than images alone can capture.

An unusual find, in an unusual part of Hawaii, as this property is on the West Coast of Oahu which is less touristy and hence more real - more local. For some visitors it may be a touch too real life!

Time has not necessarily been good to this region and the evidence of hard times for many locals is much more evident here than in many other parts of Hawaii. That said, for a visitor the area is full of good people, fabulous beaches and good times.

We very much enjoyed our stay in Makaha and used the property as a base to see the rest of Oahu by car.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review our beach front property. Yes, the views from the condo are stunning and truely unforgettable ! We are glad that you had "good times" on you visit and hope you can return again soon!
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Honolulu International Airport
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Makaha Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Farrington Highway
Nearest Beach
Papaoneone Beach outside the complex
Car: recommended

We think the west side of the island has the best weather on the island with lots of sunshine. Of course, we do visit the windward side to see the lush landscapes, experience the warm tropical rain, and frequent the many beautiful beaches, but it is always rewarding to return to the west side at the end of the day ! We love to take visitor to Waikiki for the day, but again enjoy returning to Makaha's finest beaches and clear waters.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Booking Fee $35 + Tax
cleaning fee $135 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.0%

The owner manages this "Guest Unit" VRBO #507795 and the associated calendar. If this "Guest Unit" does not appear available all of your requested date, please consider our almost identical "Owner's Unit" by VRBO #854197 to meet your travel needs. We will personally try to assist you with your accommodations at either of our units. Please feel free to contact us at any time !

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.