Charming Beach Front Cottage Located on Makaha Surfing Beach.

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View from beach in front of house and cottage *please note sand is at it's best


Last updated: 11/11/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
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Property description

The front yard is steps away from one of the world’s most beautiful sandy beaches. There is great snorkeling, swimming, boogie boarding right in front of the cottage, depending on the swell, of coarse. Surfers can paddle out to the break from the front yard. This is also a perfect place to relax and just enjoy the ocean views. Besides other great views there are SPECTACULAR sunsets just about every evening. There are also early morning “full moon sets”, and occasional rainbows out over the ocean. (Makaha is on the dry side of the island). Watch dolphins, sea turtles and spouting whales from the front yard. This is truly a gorgeous one-of-a kind place!

The cottage is clean with off white tile throughout. There are two queen beds; one in the main studio and another in a screened porch sitting/sleeping room. Visitors can hear the ocean lapping on the sand from both rooms. A bathroom with a shower/bath tub connects the rooms from a patio. The street-side patio is very private and screened in. There are tables and chairs on both patios as well as in the main studio. There is also a gas barbeque on the ocean side patio. Both patios are covered.

The kitchen is fully equipped with dishes and pans. There is a large refrigerator with an ice maker, a two burner gas stove, microwave, toaster, toaster oven, blender, coffee grinder and maker.

Located one hours drive from Honolulu/Waikiki/North Shore, Makaha is close enough for day trips, but far enough away to enjoy a more natural, peaceful and casual Hawaii far away from the typical tourist hustle and bustle.

Makaha is known as the jewel of the Leeward Coast. A visitor can enjoy an authentic island style vacation. Makaha is famous for it’s winter surfing and was home to one of the early big wave surfing contests; the Makaha International Surfing Contest that was started the early 50s. Because of the 'winter' north swell the beach sand shifts dramatically from one end of the beach to the other. During the months of September/October to May /June (this varies depending on the direction of the swell) there is a large sand beach in front of the house. During the summer months visitors have to walk down toward the point several lots for the sand beach.

There are also diving caves, turtles, dolphins, whales and spectacular sunsets. There is a golf course minutes away as well as the harbor where a visitor can take dolphin and whale watch excursions, and deep sea fishing charters are also available. Centuries ago Makaha Valley was home to a group of Hawaiians (and their ancestors the menehune) who lived solely from farming and fishing. There is a ceremonial lava rock structure (He'iau) that has been restored by the Bishop Museum and is interesting to visit. Other amenities are the majestic Wai'anae Mountains

It is an uncrowded area and usually always has a lovely breeze coming down the valley.

Keywords: Located on one of the world's most beautiful beaches (Makaha Beach), a visitor is able to relax and enjoy ocean sounds, waves and great ocean views. There are amazing sunsets that can be seen from the front patio and lawn as they are steps away from the pristine sandy beach and clear blue ocean. One of the best buys in Hawaii for ocean front stays


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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Not Suitable For Children

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Surfing, Swimming, boogie boarding, snorkling, tide pools, kayaking, beach walking, shelling, hiking, wild life viewing (sea turtles, dolphins, season whale watching), hiking, 5 minutes from golf, deep sea fishing, shoreline fishing, 20 minutes from a water theme park, resort, theater, fine and casual dinning. Beautiful Waianae Mountin and Makaha Valley views....moreless


  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Theme Parks

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill


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  • Cleaning Fee $100
  • Tax Rate 14%


The rate is $145. for one or two guests per night. Additional guests and/or children please contract owner for rate

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Last updated: 11/11/2015
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Surfing, boogie boarding, stand up paddling, kayaking, shelling, beach walking, tide pool and natural rock pool at opposite end of beach, close by weekly Saturday morning farmers market. Visit restored ancient Hawaiian he'iau (ceremonial monument)


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1957

About the owner: I am a retired high school teacher and textile artist (Hawaiian Wearable Art). My youth was spent surfing at Makaha in the mid-50s. I lived in the cottage for many years and taught at the local high school (Wai'anae). After retiring I dyed and printed silk and had a small workshop and boutique where I made and sold my clothing, sarongs, hats, and other creations. I have since moved to Honolulu where I live and have a rescue station and home for homeless cats. In case you are allergic to cats/dogs there are no animals in the cottage. A major part of the money I receive for cottage rentals goes to feeding and taking care of cats and dogs in need of food and shelter. In addition to the cats I take care of here I also daily feed four stations of feral cats and one station for two dogs. I still visit occasionally to swim and garden. The cottage is adjacent/attached to our family home where my sister Gloria lives and is the site manager. She is a quiet solitary person and is centered on the opposite side of the cottage. She will help out in an emergency, but not bother or invade anyone's privacy.

Why the Owner Chose Makaha:
My mother bought this property in 1956. She went out to Makaha to surf and visit a friend who she met surfing at Waikiki. There was a for sale sign on the property nexr door. She took one look at the ocean and another look at the valley and said, 'this has to be mine.' She lived a wonderful long life there until her 99th year. She spent the last part of her life writing Haiku Poetry and can be seen on UTube-Betty Winstedt.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Staying on this property epitomizes a Hawaiian vacation that experiences natural beauty at it's finest: the ocean, surf, mountains, palm trees, clear clean balmy air and temperatures. Not a fancy place, but very comfortable.

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  • View from beach in front of house and cottage *please note sand is at it's best

    View from beach in front of house and cottage *please note sand is at it's best

  • Ocean side of cottage with front patio

    Ocean side of cottage with front patio

  • Bar looking into kitchen

    Bar looking into kitchen

  • Sunset in front yard

    Sunset in front yard

  • Me on beach in front of cottage

    Me on beach in front of cottage

  • Street side screened patio (entrance)

    Street side screened patio (entrance)

  • Beach looking left

    Beach looking left

  • View from down the beach

    View from down the beach

  •  Front yard in front of cottage looking down beach to point

    Front yard in front of cottage looking down beach to point

  • Main part of studio with queen bed

    Main part of studio with queen bed

  • looking down beach to Makaha point from in front of cottage

    looking down beach to Makaha point from in front of cottage

  • Main part of cottage

    Main part of cottage

  • Full moon Makaha

    Full moon Makaha

  • Beach looking right

    Beach looking right

  • Surf in front with body boarder

    Surf in front with body boarder

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Monday, November 23, 2015

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