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Recent Makaha reviews

  • Perfect!

    "With my daughter and family staying at a nearby condo for the week, this studio apartment was the perfect fit for me. The owners welcomed me like family, making sure I had everything I needed and giving good referrals for dining and activities. I fell in love with the views from their private beach and the kids appreciated the use of some of their water toys and snorkel gear. With high surf that week, I had a first-class seat for watching the many surfers at Makaha Beach and it was a great location for exploring quiet beaches and some of the less-traveled areas of the Makua Kea'au Forest Reserve."
    Guest: Cheri Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 24, 2015
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  • Outstanding location, well equipped condo

    "Spent a week here over Christmas. The location and beach are stunning. The waves were very big during our whole stay, and were really too big for our 7/9 year old kids to play in. They got beat up a few times and then retreated to the beach to play. The ocean was cold so we tried the pool, but it is not heated and is even colder than the ocean. There are other calmer beaches nearby, so we explored others where our kids could play and swim in the water safely. The unit itself is small, but very well equipped. The fridge had basic condiments, salad dressings, etc and a spice cupboard was quite well stocked. The only thing I missed during the week was a potato masher when making our Christmas dinner, which was not a big deal at all. There were 3 good boogie boards, life jackets, sand toys, snorkel gear and beach chairs all provided. The queen bed was comfortable, but the sofa bed was awful. You could feel every spring, so after the first night my children chose to sleep on the floor on futon mattresses that are supplied. We had issues with the washing machine making a horrendous grinding sound during the rinse cycle and the property manager was away during our stay, so this was a bit frustrating. On the 4th day we finally received a call from the owner. She was very kind and was aware of previous problems with the machine. We were still able to use the washer for the remainder of the week, but during the day only and not while anyone was sleeping, due to the loud noise. The toaster wasn't working for us either, but after speaking with the owner a new toaster was delivered to our door. I would absolutely stay here again. Lots to see and do in the area and within a 30 minute drive. I found it a bit noisy to sleep at night with traffic and building noise, but by turning on the floor fan in the bedroom I was able to drown it out. One more thing . . . We frequently ran out of hot water and would have to wait between showers. Not that big a deal while on holidays but I wouldn't want to deal with that every day."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 4, 2015
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  • 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 2014 Review Submitted: January 16, 2015
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  • Fabulous!

    "We selected Richard & Celeste's condo as the photos on VRBO were beautiful! After speaking with them, we booked our trip and thoroughly enjoyed our time in their remodeled condo! Both Richard & Celeste were extremely friendly and made the booking easy. When we arrived, the unit was very clean and tastefully furnished, inside and out. The unit has a stunning few of the ocean and beaches on either side of the complex. The kitchen has nice plates, glasses, cutlery, as well as great pots & pans. No air conditioning was needed as the condo has very nice air flow. In fact, we seldom used the living room ceiling fan. The bedroom has a very comfortable queen size bed, and a perfectly situated fan mounted on the wall, for air flow at night when needed. The grounds and common areas at the Makaha Shores complex are very well maintained, and the pool area is quiet and private. Makaha Beach is truly amazing, as written up in the February 2015 National Geographic article, it is a place to experience the true Hawaii. After visiting Makaha Shores, we don't want to vacation anywhere else, and, after staying in Richard & Celeste's unit, we don't want to stay in any other unit but theirs'. A huge thank you to Richard & Celeste for making our holiday so special! We are already looking forward to staying in your condo April 2016."
    Guest: Sharon & Walt Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 16, 2015
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