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Recent Makaha reviews

  • 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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  • beautiful view

    "The apartment lays on a unique location, overviewing 180 degrees of the coast. It stays almost on the sea, making the sound of the waves the soundtrack of your vacation. It is very well equipped and makes you feel like at home, because the owner provides more than what you usually can find in a rental home. Unfortunately, the apartment is old and needs improvements, especially in the bathroom which is very old. We found a water leakage in the bath which the owner said they discovered right before our arrival and that would have be fixed right after our departure. The doors too are very old. The elevator was out of order for maintenance, and the works delayed many weeks respect to the original schedule. The results was elevator unusable for a long period. In our week we found technicians working only for few hours. But that is responsibility of property management, not the apartment owner. Last notice, very often previous guests leave foods in the fridge which owners do not remove, probably thinking that would be appreciated by entering guests. We have taken that as a courtesy, but in our opinion the fridge should be better empty and cleaned for entering guests, since not all persons have same tastes."
    Guest: Walter V. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 20, 2014
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  • Elegant Accomadations

    "Other than a couple of nights at ski resorts, this was our first owner owned vacation rental. At first, I was hesitant. There were signs posted that the facility did not have the resources of a hotel. I felt out of place and wondered if we would be treated nicely. I worried needlessly. The other occupants of the condo were extremely nice and welcoming. The condo itself was elegant with beautiful furnishings. Little amenities like basic cooking supplies, (salt, pepper, balsamic vinegar ect...,) ice chests, beach chairs, and beach towels, made our stay comfortable and made us feel at home. Waianae is a bit isolated and the town is not tourist oriented, but we enjoyed the isolation and the authentic Hawaiian feel. The view from the lanai was incredible. Kim was great to work with. We hope to stay there again soon."
    Guest: Lisa P. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 10, 2015
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  • Winter Escape

    "We spent a wonderful 6 week vacation here, in February and March of 2015. The unit feels really spacious and it worked very well for us. The views of the mountain as well as the beach and ocean were wonderful. I really appreciated the excellent and reliable internet connection. I am semi retired but still do a fair bit of work on my computer, so it was great to keep this going and be able to stay in touch with my colleagues in the UK and Canada, in a couple of hours before sunrise each day. We both enjoy snorkelling, and about half the days we were there the ocean was calm and clear enough for us to have some great snorkelling seeing fish and turtles, particularly at the south end of the beach around the rocks at the base of Mauna Lahi Lahi. When the sea was to rough for snorkelling, it was still nice to sit and read on the beach, it was great fun to see the surfers and paddle-boarders right off the shore and we particularly enjoyed watching the local kids, who arrived after school, having so much fun along the edge with their boogie boards. We had, what for us was an added bonus of on three separate days, a Monk Seal choosing to spend the day on the beach. We didn’t feel the need to venture away from Waianae and the beach too often: we found that, apart from a few trips to Safeway in Kapolei, the Waianae Store, could supply most of what we needed and the folks there are so friendly, and their malasadas fantastic. We did do the hikes into Kaena Point from both directions and were rewarded with seeing more monk seals on the beach, whales breaching off the north shore walk and then albatrosses and their chicks nesting at the point."
    Guest: Bob L. Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: March 31, 2015
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