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Recent Makaha reviews
Wonderful Property, making for a Wonderful Vacation
"I am writing this review while we are still guests for one more night of a weeklong stay, typing on my iPad while sitting at the picnic table featured in this property's lead photo (and looking at/listening to the evening surf). This is our kids' first time to Hawaii, and also the first trip like this of any kind for my wife's mom, who has never traveled to this kind of a destination. We ourselves are former vacation rental property owners, so we have empathy for what it takes to create an environment that makes lasting memories for guests
Put simply, we will be taking away so many lasting memories from our time here. Carolyn and Joe are wonderful owners. This property is exactly what we wanted: a home base so remarkable that any excursion away from the property is a tough decision. We have the ocean at our doorstep, shade whenever we want it, great snorkeling within walking (or swimming) distance, endless island breezes, and when the neighboring porch lights are turned off for the night, stars that you never see in suburbia.
Are there cats? Yes. Are they in any way intrusive or distracting from your stay? Not at all. A former guest's complaint about a cat dropping is ridiculous. Does that guest also slam property owners when a bird does its business on their car rental? Yet those kinds of guests exist, investing hours upon hours looking for flaws that aren't flaws at all. I've encountered those guests from my days as a VR owner. All you can do as an owner is try to serve their unservable requests, and await their departure.
We are grateful for Carolyn and Joe's hospitality, and their tips on local restaurants and beaches. We hiked to Hidden Beach, where the journey was as remarkable as the destination. We boogie boarded several other beaches within 10 minutes of the property. A Saturday trip to North Shore was free of weekday traffic. We watched sunsets at Sunset Grill. But always, we looked forward to coming back here, to grilling a steak or fresh fish, and listening to the cackles of our kids either in the hot tub or on the beach building sandcastles.
If you are looking at this property for your next vacation, do yourself a favor. Stay more than a few days. Give yourself a chance to appreciate what this side of the island and this property have to offer. We look forward to a return stay here, hopefully sooner than later.
Mark and Lesley and family"
Guest: Mark I.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 11, 2015
"My family and I just returned from another wonderful 2 week stay. The unit is wonderfully situated so that the pacific ocean and beach is your backyard. We have 3 young children, and it was perfect to be able to just walk off the elevator and onto the beach. We've stayed in other "busier and crowded" parts of Oahu, and the beach here is stunning and immensely more serene than the other touristy places. The well appointed unit has everything that you would need to immerse yourself into a vacation immediately. The owner and housekeeper go above and beyond to make your stay enjoyable. Our family will always look forward to coming back to this unit whenever we're on Oahu."
Guest: Tuong P.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 23, 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
"Thanks Monica for the excellent place to stay.
This is our third trip to Hawaii, but first time in Honolulu. I had very specific requirements where I wanted to stay, and Monica’s condo had everything.
She has thought about everything. Every little detail was just there. The condo is about forty miles away from Honolulu, so if you are looking for the place to stay and do not want to be with every tourist on the planet, looking for the best private beach, softest sand and a lot of suns this is the place for you.
The view from the lanai is just breathtaking. Everything was just right. Thank you, Monica once again for allowing us to stay at your home to celebrate our wedding anniversary"
Guest: Gregory B.Date of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: March 11, 2015