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Oahu Molokai Lanai Hawaii - Big Island Maui Kauai

This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Hawaii reviews

  • Very happy family of four!

    "This condo was amazing! Really felt like home, the pantry had some basic spices and groceries. The manager was east to get a hold of if you had any questions. Would stay there again in a heartbeat!"
    Guest: J Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: January 20, 2015
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  • 2 Relaxing Weeks on Oahu

    "We stayed at Makaha Shores to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. We had a great time and appreciated the kindness of our hosts: Richard and Celeste. The condo was clean and comfortable and exactly what we were looking for. The sound of the ocean was wonderful. We came for relaxing, snorkeling and sightseeing. The first week we did not rent a car and stayed around the condo, saving the sightseeing for the 2nd week. We cooked in most of the time, and found everything we needed. We found the locals to be very friendly and we enjoyed taking the bus to get into Waianae for groceries, little bits of shopping. Although Makaha Shores was perfect for what we wanted, there are a few things to note- if you are coming for snorkeling the waves November to February can be a bit much (we understand the surfing is great at these times, peaking in Jan and Feb). We understand the spring and summer months are calmer. We did fine but had a jacket and "noodle" to be more confident in the water. The snorkeling is wonderful but we had to be careful of the strong current. We would not discourage anyone from coming, just be prepared. We thoroughly enjoyed it. We did not go for night life but to relax. There is plenty of night life- but that requires a drive into Honolulu. Makaha Shores is very quiet. We had a great stay and would recommend this to friends!"
    Guest: Jo Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 20, 2014
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  • Spacious house in great location!!

    "We stayed here for almost a week at the beginning of April. We dealt with Juan who was very friendly, helpful, informative, honest & willing to answer any questions. He was hospitable & genuinely all about making our stay the best ever. PROS: -the house was clean, big & spacious (there was only 2 of us so we had more than enough room). The inside was not cluttered with too much furniture, decorations & other stuff but instead nicely furnished & organized. -the kitchen had everything we needed for cooking, the couch was super comfy (so was the bed), the comforters were soft (it was nice to have those instead of just sheets to cover ourselves with as some nights can get cooler), the master bath was huge, water pressure good, plenty of hot water, the second 1/2 bath upstairs was great to have, plenty of closet & dresser space for our things, lot's of different lighting & switches to play with, many beach accessories to make use of (the beach chairs were super). -good internet connection. -less than a minute to the black sand beach & very close to other places of interest. -located in a nice, quiet area (even though the house is right by the road the traffic is very minimal). -not much vegetation around the house (good because the bugs stay away & there's plenty of light during the day, bad because there is less privacy). CONS: -no lamps on the night stands (made it difficult to read in bed without disturbing my better half since the main light had to be on). -poor lighting in the master bath (lights above the mirrors have not been installed, just the ceiling light). -no black out drapes on the lanai doors (for those persons that need dark to sleep……..so no sleeping in I guess!!). -no screens on both lanai doors (did not pose a problem for us during the day but once it got dark and the bug activity increased we had to keep them closed. But since the nights were still a bit cool it did not bother us too much because we were able to get a nice breeze going from all of the other windows). Also, there is one huge window by the stairs that would make a big difference, but for some reason it does not have a screen so we didn't open it. -no cable tv (for those rainy days or relaxing nights). Also, very limited stock of movies (we rented from town a few times). -no phone reception. -no A/C (rarely ever need it anyway), but only 1 fan upstairs from what I recall. This house is perfect for a larger group or family. Worth checking out."
    Guest: justmyopinion Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 12, 2014
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  • Perfect Maui vacation destination

    "This was my second stay in this condo. I enjoyed my stay last year that we booked two weeks this year. The unit is clean, well appointed and in an excellent location. It is in the center of the complex, close to everything but just far enough away from the pool and the road. We walked to the beach and to breakfast or dinner more often than not. The WiFi in the room was a wonderful touch. I would recommend this unit to everyone. Cindy was very helpful and answered all my questions."
    Guest: Mary Ann P. Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: May 4, 2014
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Hawaii Travel Tips

The eight islands collectively known as Hawaii offer abundant opportunities for surf, sun and scenic beauty. Here are the top things to do in Hawaii among the four most popular islands for visitors:

Hawaii

Also known as “The Big Island” to prevent confusion, the island of Hawaii is the largest in the chain. Here are the must-see and dos:

- Drive to Hilo off of Highway 220 and take a short hike through Akaka Falls State Park to see both Kahuna and Akaka falls, which are gorgeous.

- Take a guided tour of wild, verdant Waipio Valley. You’ll see the Kaluahine Waterfalls, which rush down a nearby cliff and into the ocean, as well as lush greenery at every turn. Go on a horseback riding tour with Na’alapa Stables or take a rough-riding tour on your own ATV with Ride the Rim.

- Check out the well-known Hilo Farmers Market to taste and purchase some of the best local Hawaiian goods: seafood, produce, clothing and crafts. It’s open every day, but the most popular days are Wednesday and Saturday. You’ll find everything from pineapples to bongo drums sold by more than 100 vendors here.

- Hit the legendary beaches. Some of the most beautiful are Papakolea Beach - it’s challenging to get to, but is one of the only beaches with olive green-colored sand in the U.S. - and Hapuna Beach State Park. Don’t miss a trip to the more remote Kealakekua Bay on the west side for excellent snorkeling and views of Spinner dolphins and sea turtles.

- Take a stroll in Pu’uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park for a dose of Hawaiian history in the form of detailed ki’i wood carvings and temples. You’ll also spot Honu’s here, which are Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles.

Maui

Maui is known for its luxurious Pacific beauty. Here are the top places to see on this island:

- Catch the sunrise at the volcanic crater in Haleakala National Park. It’s a 30-minute drive from base to crater and early mornings here are cold, but the views are amazing.

- Don’t miss the Old Lahaina Luau - supposedly one of the best and most traditional in the state. The Lahaina Luau lasts three hours, accompanied by dancing, roasted pork, lomi lomi salmon and mashed taro.

- If you’re staying in Kahului, a popular Maui city, take a scenic 55-mile drive to Hana. Pack a picnic and stop along the way - this stunning winding drive over lush hills high above the ocean is well worth a slow trip.

- Nothing looks crazier than the Kaihalulu Beach in Hana. The exotic red sand beach, towering trees and deep turquoise water provides a seascape like nothing you’ve seen before.

- Check out the world’s largest dormant volcano in Haleakala National Park. It will take you two hours to reach the summit, but there are many scenic overlooks along the way. Hike popular Pipiwai trail - a four-mile stretch around the Seven Sacred Pools of Oheo Gulch, where you can stop for a relaxing swim near tiny waterfalls.

Kauai

Here are some of the best things to do on this pretty island, which is the farthest land north and west of the chain:

- Visit the magnificent and breathtaking Na Pali Coast, where sharp cliffs of varying heights jut into the sky, creating an other-worldly effect near the ocean. One of the best ways to see Na Pali is via helicopter tour from Sunshine Helicopters, which also takes you over the vibrant green Waimea Canyon.

- If you’re an experienced hiker, dare yourself to take the 11-mile muddy and rocky hike on Kalalau Trail for an unparalleled view of Na Pali.

- Hit the links at Poipu Bay Golf Course. See if you can keep your mind on the game while surrounded by acres of tropical beauty, ocean views and even cute creatures, like the turtles, monk seals and geese that often hang out on the greens.

- Lounge on the beaches. The locals hang out at a relatively calm beach called Kalapaki, but there’s also Po’ipu, Lumahai and Hanakapi’ai beaches that are perfect for sunbathing.

- See the Kilauea Lighthouse on the northernmost point, not far from the National Wildlife Refuge.

- Take surf or stand-up paddleboard lessons at the Hamilton School of Surfing or rent kayaks, boogie boards and pedal boats from Hanalei River Watersports on the Hanalei Bay.

Oahu

Oahu is the most populous Hawaiian island and home to Honolulu. Here are the best things to do here:

- Head to world-famous Waikiki and Sunset beaches and Waimea Bay to sunbathe and watch surfers. Sprawling Kailua Beach Park is perfect for families. You can watch windsurfers with colorful kites, swim in the cerulean waters or have a picnic on the sand.

- Go hiking at Diamond Head, a 300,000 year-old crater created by one massive volcanic eruption. The best time to go is in the early morning when the temperatures are cooler.

- Visit the lovely Honolulu Museum of Art to see Georgia O’Keeffe’s Maui landscape paintings, an excellent collection of Asian art and even some works by Picasso and van Gogh.

- Pay homage at the Pearl Harbor and U.S.S. Arizona Memorial. It’s located where the famous invasion took place in 1941, you can even ride with a U.S. Navy boat to see the memorial up close and pay your respects.

- Check out ‘Iolani Palace, which once belonged to King Kalakaua and his sister Queen Liliuokalani. It’s an interesting sight as it stands out next to other Hawaiian architecture.

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