"My wife son (20) and daughter (17) spent 8 great days at the Makaha Beach House.
Every day the house and location began to grow me more and more.
The house is as the pictures, with the exception of the beach in front. In the winter you will see more rocks in front. The house is not a perfect 5 star luxury villa, but it is very nice and all the appliances work great.
The view is beautiful! Waves crash right in front of the house. Showers work great, we never ran out of hot water. Washer & Dryer worked great. Kitchen is very nice, good stove, oven, toaster, and fridge. The Master Bathroom is huge with two shower heads, the living room is huge. There are two bedrooms, but the living room works well for a third bedroom, my daughter spent every night on the sofa bed. There is cable TV and excellent WiFi. The WiFi upload speed was 10-15MB, download was 1MB. This is three times the speed that I have at my home on the mainland.
The previous renter mentioned an issue with ants, the grill and cleanliness. When we checked in, the house was clean, we did not see ants, and the grill has been replaced. We did have a few questions and an issue with the gate. We contacted Vicky and she had it taken care of. Vicky is very easy to work with.
Suggestion: If you find something not to your liking, let Vicky know about it and I’m sure she will do her best to resolve the situation.
Suggestions when you stay:
1: Take Surf lessons ASAP, so you can enjoy surfing the rest of your trip. We booked our lessons with Danny Boro westsidesurflessons.com Danny took great care of us, taught my entire family how to surf, and we used his boards for the next three days. Danny is very trusting and gave us a great deal on board rental. The lessons / equipment are at the Piliaau Army Rec Center. This is a great place to learn to surf. For more advanced surfers, you have Makaha Beach!
2: Rent or buy Snorkel gear. There is great snorkeling at Makaha Beach, you will probably use the Snorkel gear at any of the beaches. Also there are two boogyboards at the house, so you can use your fins with the boards. If you rent, rent local, this way when you return it, you don’t need to make an extra trip into Honolulu and deal with the traffic.
3. Stock up on groceries. Waianae is the closest town, it is about 3 miles to the South, they have large grocery store.
4. Traffic: Avoid Honolulu during rush hour!"
Guest: Andrew B.
Date of Stay: November 2014
Review Submitted: November 13, 2014