Sweeping Ocean, Mountain Views! Beautiful New Kitchen, Too.
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- Wheel chair accessible:No
Makaha condo description
This condo is located in the magnificent Makaha Valley, a 40 minute drive from the airport and a different planet from Waikiki.
For a nature lover, this is probably the best part of Oahu, with miles of hiking right outside the condo to explore. In the winter, the surfing at Makaha is legendary and there are a number of competitions at Makaha throughout the season. The rest of the year the swimming and snorkeling are wonderful, with turtles and dolphins making regular visits to our local beach. Favorite times to visit are mango season (June - August), when the snorkeling at Makaha is divine; December - February, for the sun and watching surfers, and any other time for the hiking, clean air and sun. You can see the whales breaching offshore from December - March, see the nestling Laysan Albatross (and hatchlings) in the spring...There is local bus service to the beach from the condo development, and it is also walkable - one mile, all down hill (the bus might be a strong option on the way home!).
The condo itself is a two bedroom unit on the third (top) floor, with an expansive view of the ocean and Makaha Valley itself, as well as the mountains. We completely renovated the apartment in July 2011, with bamboo floors, a new kitchen with all new appliances, and new paint.
This is a very special place to me, because it is very peaceful and comfortable.
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome:
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
The new (2011) kitchen is fully equiped with high-end appliances as well as many small appliances such as coffeemaker, rice-maker, toaster, blender, shave-ice maker and stove-top espresso maker. ...moreless
- Cooking Utensils:
- Parking Off Street:
- Linens Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
- Video Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- CD Player
Pool & Spa
Lanai / Gazebo:
There is a small lanai, perfect for watching the sunset over the ocean, checking out the wave action at Makaha Beach Park (binoculars provided), or enjoying the beautiful cliffs of the Makaha Valley....moreless
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Basketball Court
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Bird Watching
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Whale Watching
- Scenic Drives
- There are two quality golf courses next door to our Condo complex. Kayaks, surfboards, snorkel gear and bikes are available for rental in local surf shops. There are fishing boats and pleasure boats for hire at our local marina. There are basketball courts, tennis courts, swimming and wading pools in our complex, as well as collecting plumeria flowers for making leis and collecting peacock feathers from our resident flock. The new Disney resort, Aulani, is a 20 minute drive away, and there is a water park in the same area. Shopping, movies, restaurants etc. are also nearby. The hiking in the area is extraordinary, with the Kaeana Point National Wildlife Refuge trailhead a 15 minute drive away. You can walk far into the Makaha Valley from the condo front door. ...moreless
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A wonderful, relaxing visit.
A wonderful, relaxing visit.
We had a fantastic stay at this lovely condo. Once we settled in, we just enjoyed the quiet early mornings with coffee and fresh fruit, went for a walk down to the beach or in the hills above the condo and then made plans for the day. Sometimes we just stayed in and read books most of the morning and then went down to Makaha beach for the afternoon. Other times we packed beach bags and chairs and drove up to the end of the road to the practically deserted Yokohama Bay and beach. The flat two mile hike to Kaena Point is amazing. Another time we packed the car with everything we needed and drove to the North Shore for the day: beach all morning, Haleiwa Joe's for lunch and then a drive along the North Shore to watch the surfing at all those legendary beaches. We had dinner at one of the Haleiwa restaurants and then made the drive back to the condo. One day we made a trip into Waikiki, did some shopping and just spent the day having fun at the beach, the zoo and aquarium. One evening, after just lying low near the condo and the beach, we drove down to Kapolei for dinner and a movie. The condo is a special place; quiet and off the beaten track, yet a great "base camp" for many Hawaiian adventures. We'll be back.
- Guest Pat (Seattle)
- Date of stay 04/15/12
- Review Submitted 06/03/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
This is such a great deal! I have been here three times and it is always so relaxing and quiet. The condo itself I understand has just been refurbished with new floors and kitchen. There are two bedrooms with queen beds, a loft and one bathroom. Fully equipped kitchen and some beach toys! Everything on the info page is correct and the property was always clean and well maintained. Makaha is not a tourist destination per se, yet there is so much to see and do. The beaches are uncrowded and at times deserted; definitely not Waikiki! I have been to Oahu, Maui and Kauai and I still go back to Makaha, If you want the crowds and nightlife, pay the price and stay in Waikiki. If you want a true island experience however, I recommend this little jewel in Makaha.
- Guest Mel (Shelton)
- Date of stay 10/15/10
- Review Submitted 07/07/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
$700/week .. $1800/month Add $150 Cleaning Fee and 13.00% Hawaii Hotel Tax. $200 Fully Refundable Damage Deposit.
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Year Purchased: 2000
About the owner: Here I am on the walk to Kaena Point, the beautiful far northwest tip of Oahu. I am a musician,and opera singer, and I use my time at Makaha to rejuvenate myself with glorious sunshine, fantastically clean ocean water, and the quiet and serenity of the natural world that is so abundant here. I have been coming here with my son, who is now 16, since he was very small.
Why the Owner Chose Makaha:
Makaha and Yokohama Bay are two of the most beautiful, cleanest and uncrowded beaches on Oahu. The area is blessed with being one of the sunniest on Oahu. There is a National Wildlife Refuge less than 10 miles away. There is world-class golfing next door. And the weather in Hawaii, and especially in Makaha, is marvelous all year round.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Makaha is very relaxing and away from all the hustle and bustle of Waikiki. It's a third floor unit and very quiet and private, and the grounds at MVP are beautifully kept and it is a very secure, quiet gated community. The beach is less than a mile away, and all the beaches along this coast are stunning gems, almost always uncrowded and most have lifeguards. There are some great local farmers markets in the area, and in mango season the mangos drip off the trees - you can sometimes get a whole shopping bag full from neighbors for just a few dollars. From watching whales in the winter, seeing the hatchling Laysan Albatross in the spring, snorkeling and swimming in the late spring - Fall, biking and hiking year round - there is always a special reason to come to Makaha.
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One of the few Plantation condos with an unobstructed view of the ocean.
Remodeled kitchen with all new appliances - ultra-quiet dishwasher, GE stove etc
Another beautiful Makaha Beach morning
Bedroom with Queen bed. View of mountains.
The Bathroom. The door jamb is not really blue -
Another crowded day at beautiful Yokohama Bay.
Kids at Play
View from front door. Ladder-like stairs to loft - foam futons for sleeping.
Endangered Monk Seal dozing in the sun on Kaena Point
Looking from dining area to front door.
Makaha Beach Park - 3 minutes away by car.
Second bedroom - also with a queen-size bed and mountain view!
One of the pools at the condo complex. Also has hot tub and kiddie pool.
The surfing beach near Pokai Bay
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