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Recent Makaha reviews
West Oahu Beauty
"I stayed in this beautiful condo for the entire month of April and loved every minute of it. The condo itself is nicely set up and has everything you need. It was recently remodeled so everything is newer and in working order. Considering it is on the beach, i found the condo to be clean with hardly any bugs. I am a clean freak and even after cleaning up, by the end of the day with the wind and the sand there would be dust on the counters (which is normal in Hawaii). So i think some of the other reviews were maybe from folks that are not used to being in a beach environment. What sets this place apart is the beach. You step right out the door onto the beach! The beach itself is one of the best on Oahu. It is kind of tucked away, so there are never many people and is very clean (please help keep it that way). At night you can hear and when the swell is big feel the waves. I was lucky enough to see turtles, fish, outrigger canoes races and whales right from the lani. The sunsets are amazing. West Oahu is a treat to be hold. It's not Honolulu (thank god); more like Hawaii 40 or 50 years ago. If you show the locals respect, you get it back in spades (remember it is their islands). I surfed and bodyboarded with Dino and Nate, the local boys on the beach. If you say hello, they welcome you right in. The owner of the condo was great to deal with. Because i was there for work she was more than willing to work with me on having items shipped to myself. The next time I am on Oahu, I will be looking to see if this condo is available. Thak you for letting me stay!
Guest: Tony O.Date of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: May 26, 2015
Best way to explore Oahu, enjoy the beach, learn body-boarding - all without breaking the bank!
"This side of the island has great beaches without the crowds. The closest beach was great: Waves big enough to bodyboard, but not too scary for my 8 and 10 year olds to go swimming. The apartment is in a gated community with friendly staff."
Guest: Mikhail U.Date of Stay: December 2014Review Submitted: January 16, 2015
"My wife and I stayed here for a month and it was a wonderful location for us. Off the beaten path, away from all the tourists and traffic yet near some of the most beautiful beaches anywhere. The condo is compact but very efficient and were able to relax. Really enjoyed using the pool as very few residents were there.
The view is awesome!"
Guest: Dave S.Date of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: May 16, 2015
"The beach and view: The view from this condo is breathe taking! It is even more beautiful than the pictures. The beach is quiet and secluded. At the busiest time there were maybe 5-6 groups on the beach. The sound of the waves is so relaxing. I just cannot say enough about it, you just have to see it for yourself! The waves are strong and the beach is sloped (my 14 year old LOVED it) BUT it is probably not ideal for small kids.
The owner: Nora is extremely helpful and provided all the information that we needed and more. She was very easy to work with and promptly answered all of our questions.
The Hawaiian Princess: Every staff member we encountered was very friendly and helpful. One of the housekeepers (Annie) even told us about a hike to Kaena Point that was truly the highlight of our vacation. It is a must see if you go! The pool was nice and quiet, they have a hot tub and a game room which we did not use because we were so busy enjoying the sights. The condo building is gated and has 24 hour security. We felt totally secure.
The room itself: The condo is well stocked with everything we needed. There are even beach chairs, snorkeling supplies, and beach towels. It was really nice to have the washer and dryer. We did not lack for anything. We even found a small cooler to take our drinks to the beach. The bed was SO comfortable (even better than our bed at home!) I will say the room was a little on the small side for me, my husband, and two kids. But, if you consider the alternative of staying in a hotel room, it was so much better! There is a large flat screen tv which we did not turn on a single time in 9 days! My kids said that the pullout couch was very comfortable and they really appreciated the free wifi. The room was immaculate on our check in. The decor is a little dated and it is not anything extravagant but that certainly did not bother us especially considering the low rate.
The area: To start with we wanted to stay away from the busyness of Honolulu. We definitely picked the right place! We went to Honolulu one day and could not wait to get back to the Hawaiian Princess. Keep in mind this is not a "tourist" area. There are no souvenir shops and your restaurant choices are limited. The area around is mostly locals and appears to be a lower income part of the island. If you have a problem with that you should probably stay somewhere else. To us this only enhanced our stay.
I hope that helps!"
Guest: Carol D.Date of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: June 20, 2015