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Makaha on the Beach-Back in Time (Direct Oceanfront)

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Located on a Golden Sandy Beach Cove, we are direct ocean & cove front. One of the few where sea turtles rest daily. Relax in the shade of palms or swim in the cove with the turtles. A great place to enjoy the Hawaiian sunsets, in fact the point we are on is known as Sunset Point. The comfy/clean 3 bedroom 1-1/2 bath cottage is perfect for couples or small families to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Ocean & visit the island Of Oahu.

Still close enough to Waikiki for a day trip, but far enough away to see the 'real Hawaii'. Amenities on site are kayaks, snorkel

gear and Boogie boards. The home is our personal weekend getaway

so we keep it well stocked with all the conveniences of home.

We have fish ponds and tiki's to enjoy but of course the ocean & sunsets are the main focal point for all who visit. Tiki torches are available to create the ambiance of old Hawaii and you are far from street noise so the ocean will rock you to sleep and the birds will wake you in the morning. Many have called it paradise and repeat visitors are very important to us. Many return year after year.

Keywords: Single Family Home

More Details

Tom Welch
Member since: 2002
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2017

About Tom Welch

Semi- retired and love to share the property with families who enjoy relaxation and the best views on earth

Tom Welch purchased this house in 1997

Why Tom Welch chose Mākaha

The water and shoreline is magnificent and the beaches are the nicest on the islands

What makes this house unique

The feel that you have located 'Paradise on

Earth'. The Cove location @ only 45 feet to the water

makes watching the Turtles & other sea life an all day affair.


Mākaha House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , sink
  • 1.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1) In each bedroom is a deluxe Queen size bed + air beds for the living room if needed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Located on a semi-private beach cove with access down a 15 foot trail to a 70' wide golden beach


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(52 traveler reviews)

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Makaha on the Beach-Back in Time (Direct Oceanfront)
average rating of 4.8076925 based on 52 reviews

A jewel, you won't want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

Tom, the owner was a wonderful host, from the time we made our booking to suggesting a rental car option. When we arrived there was a dish of fruit from the trees on his property. We were made to feel very welcome, and at home during our stay. We had a small issue with a toilet, and Tom was there right away with the part to fix the problem. A brand new fridge and microwave, comfortable beds, lots of comfy chairs and loungers on the lanai and in the yard. We will be back to this property, and a longer stay next time. We've only been home a few hours and already miss the cozy house, sound of the waves and birds, and the daily visits from the turtles at the beach, (which is 16 steps from the kitchen door). I have to say I feel a little reluctant to give a glowing review, only because I feel like keeping this place a secret. Thank you Tom, for a wonderful vacation experience.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Susan, The house misses you guys as well. Thanks for leaving it so nice :) I hope to see you in the future at Makaha On the Beach- Back In Time Tom
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Cute and cozy with amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

Tom was an awesome host! The house was just as he described! We will miss waking up and going to bed every night with that view.. and turtles everyday! I won’t miss the drive but that is not to be counted against the house.. the house had all the amenities needed to live minus groceries. The neighbors were all so friendly! Can’t say enough about this home! I will recommend it to friends and remember it when we come back!!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad You Enjoyed your stay, Hoping to see you the next time your in the Islands at Makaha On The Beach- Back In Time
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Wonderful location.

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable home with fantastic views, and the bay right next door with turtles and boogie boarding.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love our home away from home!!!

  • 5 of 5

You did it again Tom!! This is our 3rd time at "Back in Time" and as usual I and my family LOVED IT. The house is always inviting, the turtles were there, and the sunsets beautiful, beautiful. Deb and I spent the first four days by ourselves before the rest of the family got there and we called it our second honey moon. Spent many days on the beach, water, and just laying on lawn chairs looking at the waves, which by the way were great during the full moon. Every toy we wanted was right there to play in water and just kick back was available. The house is clean and has everything you need to just LIVE. The locals are great and always friendly. We will be back as many times as we can get away. You need to relax, regroup on life, learn to love again, this is the place to go! Thanks again Tom for a awesome place to come and enjoy life. WITH ALOHA!!! MAHALO.........Fast Eddie and family

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha, Glad You Enjoyed your Stay and Mahalo as the house was left perfect . I hope to see you in the future but remind you to Book early.
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Private Family fun away from all the tourist

  • 5 of 5

My family and I are actually still here, but leaving in a few hours. So her is our overview and opinion of the past week here. First of all Tom communicates very well from the first day you book the house. He connected us with a neighbor to show us the house since he and his family were going to be on vacation as well.

The drive to the location is about an 1hr and 30 min but is a very beautiful drive. You will drive through some rougher areas, but remember you are staying where the locals stay, not a 5 star resort.

Upon arrival we were settled in and blown away by the view and proximity to the beach. YOU CANNOT GET ANY CLOSER TO YOUR PRIVATE BEACH IN HAWAII. I brought my 7 and 10 year olds and they loved it.

If you are wanting a private get away in a well maintained home that is clean and friendly this is the place for you. There are air conditioners in the main bedroom and living room, but rarely needed. You have basic cable and good wifi. This is the placed to relax and enjoy the beach.

On the other hand if you are planning on going to various locations throughout the Island and shopping. This location is very far from the north shore and the windward side of the island. Around rush hour the traffic does get very bad.


We had a great time and are already discussing booking this house again!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We all Agree!!
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Honolulu International
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Makaha Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Taco's & More
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Turtle Cove 42' feet so much less than
Car: recommended

Boogie Boarding, Stand-up paddle board, Kayaking, Surfing, Deep sea fishing or shoreline fishing. Tide pools, resting spot for endangered species like Monk Seals and Green Sea turtles

+ Whales and dolphins pass right out front


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 13.75%

Cleaning fee is waved if Home is left in as on arrival condition ( or better of course:) ) otherwise fee is $100.00 to $250.00 depending on how much work is needed.
HAWAII STATE TAX ID# W00501876-01 (Transient Accommodations Tax Certificate of Registration)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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