Makaha Beach Cabanas - Peace, Quiet & Your Own Private Beach!
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Makaha condo description
A rare chance for you to experience it all. On the beach, this exquisite penthouse is immaculate, with granite, travertine, stainless steel and crown molding. You'll be just steps away from swimming in breathtaking, almost-private Turtle Cove. A typical day at Makaha Beach Cabanas begins with your waking to see the sparkling, aqua waters and intense azure sky. Have coffee or juice on the lanai, while you watch the turtles swimming in the cove. Boogie board, surf, snorkel, swim or just relax your day away.
Watch the spectacular sunsets and enjoy the gentle ocean breezes. Allow the soothing sound of the ocean waves to lull you to sleep each night. Now you begin to understand what an awesome paradise Hawaii really is. You deserve the relaxing, rejuvenating, tranquil vacation that awaits you at Honu Hale (Turtle's Home).
Non smoking unit, locally managed - you won't be disappointed!
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Limited Accessibility
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4
- Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Parking Off Street
- Linens Provided
- Satellite / Cable
- Broadband Access
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Mountain Biking
- Theme Parks
- Sight Seeing
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Amazing Sand Beach, Best On The Island!
Amazing Sand Beach, Best On The Island!
Our family of four stayed in the Cabana for two weeks. This unit is on the top floor and has a breath taking views in all directions. We watched surfers on the waves, dolphins jumping in the bay and turtles swimming along the shore daily. Watching the sunset never got tiring! The beach is almost private. Our family enjoyed swimming with the turtles, playing in the waves, snorkeling in the bay and relaxing on the beach while the kids built sand castles. I was told by more than one local that we picked the best beach on the island to vacation at. The sand was amazingly soft. During our two week stay we visited many other beaches on the island and always said that our beach was the best! A lot of the Cabana’s are owned by locals, who are very friendly. The security guards are also friendly and helpful. We felt safe and well cared for during our stay. The Cabana was clean and well stocked with anything that you could ever need on a vacation. The trade winds blew through the cabana daily, keeping the air inside cool and fresh. We made good use of the free high speed internet (it did go out for a few days). Cindy & Nels are very helpful and easy to deal with. I highly recommend staying in this cabana! I would suggest bringing a few rolls of quarters for the washer/dryer on the main floor. It cost $1.50 to wash a load and $1.00 to dry.
- Guest Sun Seaker (British Columbia, Canada)
- Date of stay 08/21/11
- Review Submitted 09/17/11
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing.
A Perfect Vacation
A Perfect Vacation
Everything about this unit was good. It has a great view of the beach. We were able to watch sea turtles from the lanai. We even saw some dolphins. The unit was clean and well equipped with everything you might need. Cindy was very helpful with information about the area. My only complaint was that we had to leave. Mahalo, Cindy!
- Guest Ed (Lake Stevens, WA)
- Date of stay 06/06/13
- Review Submitted 06/16/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing.
Wonderful time in Makaha
Wonderful time in Makaha
My wife and I stayed 5 nights and we totally enjoyed it. It is located in Makaha and it is very different from Koolina or Waikiki. The neighborhood is a little rough but you have one of the nicest beaches almost to yourself. The unit is very nice and compared to The Princess next door, the bedroom on the ocean side of the unit means you are listening to the waves all night even of it is a little noisy in the living room. The unit is nicely appointed and I am sure we will be returning in the future.
- Guest Richard R. (Mililani Town, Hawaii)
- Date of stay 05/28/13
- Review Submitted 06/12/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers.
Having never been to Oahu, I booked this rental for my girlfriend and myself planning on a peaceful, relaxing stay as the ad indicates. To be fair, the view from the unit and the beach right outside it are amazing. For us, these were pretty much the only redeeming qualities of the condo. The area is rough. Just search "Is Waianae safe?" and you'll get the idea. I don't blame the owner for this, of course, but people unfamiliar with Oahu should be aware that this is not an area of the island that would be good to bring children. The building does have gated security, but as the owner noted, it's "native Hawaii, that's why the security is as strong as it is." The main problem we had with the unit was that the windows in the main living area did not close all the way, leaving a ridiculous amount of noise throughout our stay. We heard revving engines, ambulances and various other street noises at all times.......because that's why we came to Hawaii: to hear lowered hondas racing down the street at 1am. When I contacted the owner about this, first via email and then over the phone, she acted somewhat incredulous, as if any problem we were experiencing was due to us being too sensitive. She attempted to rationalize the window problem in a number of ways, first, saying that none of the windows shut all the way exactly, that the louvered crank out style was just the way they are, even though the last set clearly left almost 1cm of space when closed as far as possible. Next, she said that Oahu was just a noisy island, asking me if I didn't find Oakland, CA (my home) noisy too? This was insulting, as if I don't know the difference between unavoidable noise and a poorly soundproofed/faulty windowed apartment. I don't expect a perfectly soundproof experience, as I communicated to the owner, but I also don't expect a conversation happening 10 floors below on the street to be perfectly audible. I was planning on sleeping on the couch in the living room while my girlfriend took the bed, but the noise made this impossible. I had to sleep on the floor in the bedroom for 3 nights. I have other gripes, but I don't want to pile on. The owner seemed nice at first, but offered no remedy when I voiced my displeasure. Curiously, even though I paid her through Paypal, for some reason she doesn't issue security deposit refunds via Paypal, but instead through checks in the mail. Ok. Took 10 days to get my security deposit back. Beautiful beach/view, but wouldn't recommend.
- Guest Kevin B.
- Date of stay 02/02/13
- Review Submitted 02/16/13
The Unit was very clean and welcoming! The sunsets were amazing! The beach was of beautiful white sand with the most crystal clear variations of blues I have seen in quite some time! The owner was awesome! She communicated clearly with an awesome Aloha spirit! Thank you for sharing your home!! Mahalo!
- Guest Lauren (Emerald city!)
- Date of stay 11/04/12
- Review Submitted 02/11/13
Recommended for: People with disabilities, age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing.
We booked this vacation rental knowing that it was off the beaten path. You won’t find tourist shops or fancy restaurants nearby but you will find a beautiful empty beach with breath taking sunsets. We were a little apprehensive about staying here knowing that it was forty plus minutes of drive time to get anywhere else on the island. After spending two days in Waikiki we were extremely happy to be out of the hustle and bustle and into the tranquility of Makaha. I can’t say enough good things about this particular condo. The owners were so easy to deal with that for a short time I thought we might be getting scammed. It was a matter of a few emails, a payment, directions, and voila I was sitting on what I considered the best beach in Oahu. The Condo itself is updated with beautiful granite counter tops and nicer appliances then I currently have in my own house. The décor of the condo is extremely tasteful and the view from the lanai isn’t given proper justice by the photos posted. This condo was completely stocked with dishware, cookware, bathroom towels, beach towels, ice chest, boogie boards, sun umbrella, beach chairs, kids sand toys and a dozen other things I am forgetting to mention. The condo description is extremely accurate showing only minor wear and tear. The owners were quick to respond to my emails and I received our deposit back within 12 days of returning to California. Please keep in mind that there isn’t much more then fast food within a 10 minute radius. So make sure you stock up at Costco or Safeway before heading here. My suggestions for things to do if you’re staying on the Westside is Yokohama Bay Beach, Makaha Beach, The Ko’olina Lagoons, Kahe Point Beach Park (great snorkeling), and hiking Kaena Point. Also check out tripadvisor for other suggestions and more pictures of the Makaha Beach Cabanas
- Guest eavabug (California)
- Date of stay 12/04/12
- Review Submitted 12/27/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers.
My family stayed at this condo for 10 days. The condo is as shown in the pictures and is very cute. I loved the area (Makaha) because it is not the congested tourist area like Waikiki. Makaha definitely has the best beaches on the Island by far!! All units are directly on the beach and the views are absolutely gorgeous, turtles could be seen daily. There are only a couple of issues that I think guests should be made aware of: the condo sits just off a highway (which to my amazement has sirens constantly); there is no phone in the unit for any local calls; I didn't realize the complex did not have a pool (my fault); the unit could have been cleaner (a few minor issues), sliding glass door is extremely hard to open and close. Overall, I would rate the unit as average and the location as excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
- Guest Pebbles (Langley, British Columbia )
- Date of stay 04/16/12
- Review Submitted 05/11/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers.
There is no air conditioning, only 1 little electic fan. It isn't a place to take kids. The residents who stay there are not helpful nor friendly. There was no information for us when we got there. We were unaware of the policies, where the laundry was, where the garbage shoot was, and other general policies. etc. The beach was nice, but not good for kids who are non-swimmers there is a strong current. Having no air conditioning, it was neccessary to leave the bedroom window open at night, only to be overcome with the smell of pot. Our first night there we have cockroaches, and lots of little fruit fly creatues in all cracks. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone, friend, family or enemy.
- Guest AK gal (Soldotna, AK)
- Date of stay 11/20/11
- Review Submitted 12/09/11
Owner response: It’s heartbreaking to have a review like this. We have rented our unit to 100’s of guests & have never had a dissatisfied guest. We pride ourselves in our guest satisfaction; it is our focus & priority. Our 1st concern with these guests was a call asking us how to lock the deadbolt from the inside, to keep their children locked in because they were “escaping”. Our reply was the deadbolt opens on the inside as a safety feature. Our concern was why they were not managing their children. The 2nd call from these guests was about a letter that was slid under the door to them. This stated that their children were running up and down the walkways, disturbing other residents and that the guests were dumping their garbage in the wastebasket by the elevators. There is a trash shoot for garbage on the floor, and 2 dumpsters in the parking lot. Other complaints from the guest said that we do not have AC. We never stated that we have AC, nor is it needed in the unit because the sea breezes keep the unit very comfortable. We have 2 fans for our guests if they like. The residents in the Cabanas are very friendly as shown in our other reviews. These guests were unusually offensive to the other residents. They complain of roaches; I have never seen one in the unit in 4 1/2 years. Fruit flies are not common either; however, both roaches & fruit flies follow food in from grocery markets & we have no control over that. The guests speak of strong currents; there are strong ocean currents around all the islands. Some areas, like Waikiki and Haleiwa have breakwaters to provide lake-like conditions. They do not exist anywhere else. The complaint about the smell of pot - I have never experienced smelling pot while there, nor have any other guests complained of the same. “Paka lolo” is common on the islands; it is part of the island lifestyle. We kept the guest’s damage deposit since the cleaning crew spent 2X their normal to clean the unit and a set of sheets & a blanket needed to be replaced from excessive stains. This depleted and cost more than the damage deposit collected from these guests. Also, this is the 1st time we have not issued a refund. Actions Taken: A book was placed in the unit giving more details for the residence, about trash shoots, laundry, etc. We are updating our listing to include a statement to say: If cleaning is excessive, it will be paid from the damage deposit. We are also listing strong ocean currents. Nels and Cindy Henrickson - Owners
We spent 46 days at the condo .excellent beach ,whales ,turtles and the sun,what more could one ask.The unit is on top floor,would't have it any other way,well prepared for your stay. Car maybe essential,we used local bus service to Waikiki and Ala Moana,just to see climpse of inside things,Owners,Cindy and Nels are more than helpful to assist in anything that might arrise in consern.Most of our cooking was done "home" but one can find fancy eateries with in 20-30 min.Golfing nearby with good restaurant. We'll keep this place in mind for the next trip to Makaha Mahalo Cindy & Nels
- Guest Mark (Parry Sound.Ontario)
- Date of stay 01/17/11
- Review Submitted 03/27/11
Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway.
Perfect for a quiet, relaxing holiday
Perfect for a quiet, relaxing holiday
Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves staying at the Makaha Beach Cabanas. The amazing beach is right outside the door. We snorkled every day, the cove is great for swimming. If you like nightlife, don't stay in Makaha, but it's perfect for getting away from it all. Literally there were never more than 40 people on the beach at any time, plenty of room. You cant find that in Waikiki. A vehicle is obviously necessary. There aren't a lot of restaurants around but plenty of grocery stores. There's even a good Luau place at Ko Olina, so there's no real reason to stay in Honolulu if all you want is the beach. the condo had everything you could possibly need; beach chairs, utensils (though could use some better knives, or at least a sharpener), etc. The bed was a bit soft for our liking, so we slept on the futon. Plenty of sheets and towels available. Very nice place to stay for the price, wouldn't hesitate to return if staying on Oahu again. Thanks!
- Guest ximinez (saskatoon, canada)
- Date of stay 11/24/10
- Review Submitted 01/13/11
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Regular Season: Mid November - Mid April $110/night .. $750/week .. $2300/month Low Season: Mid April - Mid November $100/night .. $650/week .. $2100/month Christmas Holiday: December 15 - January 15th $115/night .. $775/week .. $2400/mon $110 One-Time Cleaning Fee $200 Security/Key Deposit .. Fully Refundable. ** Note: If unit is excessively dirty, the extra expense will be taken from the damage deposit **
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Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: My wife and I have been offering vacation rentals for years now - Colorado skiing and Hawaiian beaches. We are on-island and know how to provide the best service for our guests.
Why the Owner Chose Makaha:
Makaha provides the peace and quiet so many people are looking for in a vacation. The nearby town has the shopping and dining you need - there is golf, fishing and sailing as well. We love the beach - right outside the door, white sands, turtles, whale-watching and always empty! If you can see 15 people on the beach, it is a VERY busy day. It is very rare to be able to enjoy this setting with this comfort, at this price.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
2 steps to the beach - no crowds - true Hawaiian atmosphere.
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Kitchen and living area
Comfortable sea breezes will soothe you into sleep
Imagine how beautiful the sunset will be!
Living Room - Futon Sleeper Sofa For Additional Guests
Actual view from the lanai
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