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Fantastic Ocean View, minutes from Beach with Turtles, Dolphins.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 815 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath Sleeps 2-4 + one infant

Enjoy views of Makaha Beach and the Waianae Coast Mountains. Experience the Plantation's Beautifully Manicured Grounds, 2 swim Pools, 2 Jacuzzi tubs and/or exercise at the Basketball & Tennis courts.

5 minutes away by car, soak up the sun on a White-Sand Beach in comfortable Tommy Bahama Lawn Chairs under an Over-Sized Umbrella. Snorkel with the Turtles, and if you are lucky, the Dolphins off the reef at Makaha or Po'Kai Beach, will swim with you.

Golfers find the golf course exceptionally beautiful. Management will happily rent you clubs. You and your guests may sit down to a Delicious home cooked Meal around our large table that seats 6 or more or just work a Cross Word or Jigsaw Puzzle. 42' flat screen TV, WiFi available with Netflix capability in living room and 32" in the main bedroom for your pleasure.

Further Details: Each room has a ceiling Fan that works in combination with the louvered windows, to cool each room allowing the Trade Winds to gently blow through the condo in typical Island Fashion. One bedroom has a ''sweet'' King Size bed, 2 Side tables with lamps, a Granite Topped 4 Drawer Dresser with a 32'' Flat screen TV. The second Bedroom has 2 Twin Beds with Antique Island Headboards and a small chest between the beds with a pineapple lamp. All our walls are tastefully decorated with Island Art that further compliments the decor. You will be able to rest in peace knowing you have 24 security.

About The Owners: We are from Oregon. We love our Ocean, but prefer more sun. After visiting Hawaii several times, we discovered how invigorated we were by the Sunny Leeward side of Oahu. The surf at Makaha Beach can be calm and fun place to play or have dangerous waves that are so interesting to watch as surfers brave the immense waves. Recently, we tried Paddle Boarding at Po'Kai Beach while turtles and dolphins played right next to the surf board. We have many hikes and bicycle rides left to do in the Makaha area. We love the Saturday Morning Market (get there early), pick up fresh vegetables, fish for dinner, and coffee for breakfast . The Waianae Area feels like old Hawaii. We hope you will enjoy Makaha Valley Plantation as much as we do! Mark and Christina, Eugene, Oregon.

Why the Owner Chose Makaha: We wanted to be 'off the beaten path'. We had spent time in a small village south of Puerto Vallarto, Mexico for a number of years, but we found that there were too many obstacles to really get to know the people and the culture. But living in Makaha, life is pretty quiet but you can still get into Honolulu within 1 hour. Ko'Olina, 20 minutes provides wonderful swimming lagoon and and world class dining. We have only owned our condo since February 2011, but we have already made many new friends at the Makaha Village Plantation. People are very open and friendly.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:

We really enjoyed Swimming in the pool and watching the Kids play. In the evening we relax under a clear star-lit sky in the Jacuzzi. I love to Sit and Read and Watch the Peacocks, ducks, and many different birds and wildlife. We have spent many hours snorkeling off the reef at Makaha Beach and the little turtle beach at Aki Cove. Our relatives have enjoyed swimming with the dolphins at Maku

More Details

Owner
Christina-email/phone
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017

About Christina-email/phone

We love our beautiful Coastline in Oregon, but feel more invigorated with Hawaii winter sun. The surf at Makaha Beach can be calm and fun to play in the waves or dangerous and interesting to watch surfers braving the immense winter surf. Recently, we tried Paddle Boarding at Po'kai Beach while turtles and dolphins played right next to the surf board. We have many hikes and bicycle rides left to do in the Waianae area. We love the Saturday Morning Market. It feels like old Hawaii. We hope you will enjoy Makaha Valley Plantation as much as we do! Mark and Christina, Eugene, Oregon

Christina-email/phone purchased this condo in 2011

Why Christina-email/phone chose Hawaii

We wanted to be 'off the beaten path' We had spent time in a small village south of Puerto Vallarto, Mexico but we found that there were too many obstacles to really get to know the people and the culture. But living in Makaha, life is pretty quiet but you can still get into a huge city within 1 hour if you want more excitement and world class dining. We have only owned our condo since February 2011, but we have already made many friends at the Makaha Village Plantation. People are very open and friendly.

What makes this condo unique

We immediately fell in love with the view from our condo and impulsively purchased it. Having close access to unusual hiking and water sports nearby has been ideal. We are so happy that we can meet other interesting travelers from around the world in the Jacuzzi's on property. I love the Peacock and wild life on the well manicured lawns that make this property unique.

Map

Dole Plantation
Wahiawa Botanical Garden
Kukaniloko Birth Stones
Makaha
Ko Olina Beach Park
"Great location to swim with children"
Kaena Point State Park
" At the very end of Mokuleia where the road dead-ends is Kaena Point State Park with its sec..."
Hawaii Adventure Tour - E O Waianae Tours
" catamaran tour: snorkeling, dolphins, turtles, kayaking, boarding "
Pililaau Army Recreation Center
"Great Calm Beach, usually not very crowded, especially during the week"
Makaha Beach Park
"In the spring and fall, there is no better place to surf than this beach, with 8 to 12 foot ..."
Pokai Bay Beach Park
"Great Place to swim, learn to paddle boarding with Uncle George (free). Sometimes see the d..."
Hanauma Bay Marine Preserve
"This is a must do on Oahu. Go during the week early or later in the afternoon. Wonderful s..."
Wet'n'wild Hawaii
"Great fun day at the park. Expensive, look for a coupon or deal."
Bishop Museum
"Excellent museum, Very good for families to learn about Hawaii and the Hawaiian Culture"
Doris Duke Foundation For Islamic Art
"In the late 1930s, Doris Duke built her Honolulu home, Shangri La, on five acres overlooking..."
Manoa Falls
Honolulu Museum of Art
"If you visit the Museum of Art make lunch reservations. The menu is varied and the prices ar..."
Makaha Valley Country Club
"One of the most beautiful settings in which to play golf you will ever see. Call for times ..."
Shark's Cove
"Only good for summer snorkeling. Get there early and claim your place. It will get crowded..."
Boyd Irwin Estate Hike
Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Honolulu-50-55 mins.
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Makaha Valley Country Club
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Farrington
Nearest Beach
1.3 Miles
Makaha
Car: necessary

Minutes to Famous Makaha Beach surfing, Snorkeling, scuba diving; Keana Point State Park with whale & dolphin viewing, tide pools, arches, rock formations, caves; Water-slide Park at Kapolei (15 mins); Lagoons at Ko'Olina-Marriott/Disney Hotel(15 mins). Please contact us for additional Hiking or Biking Trails! Also there are good Travel books in the condo for Oahu.

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Para sailing, Wildlife Viewing, Basketball Court onsite, Tennis Court onsite, Boating, Shelling, fishing, swim with the dolphins. Whale watching, wonderful sunsets every night.

Golf: Makaha Valley Country Club rents clubs, world class course with spectacular views of the ocean.

Makaha Valley Resort closed for renovation.

Amenities

Mākaha Valley Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 815 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Secure Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom includes vanity and mirror, toilet, tub with glass shower door. Not spacious but adequate.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • * Very comfortable King Bed * 2 Superior Twin Beds that will be comfortable for adults and children * Linens Provided for all beds * Regular towel sets (bath, face, & wash) for all guests. + 6 Beach Towels + 6 dishtowels. All set-up for your home away from home!
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Binoculars
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Gated Community
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • In Ground Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Children will love the pool area, beach, sealife, and the beaches. Ko Olina has 4 wonderful protected swimming lagoons that are great for children and adults. Please respect this rule, only smoke outside, away from windows and doors. 2 Tommy Bahama Beach Chairs, Over-Sized Beach Umbrella, 3 snorkels and masks, Beach Towels, Beach Mats, 2 Boogie Boards. Drying rack for wet swim cloths, Iron, Toaster, Electric Coffee Pot, Large Oval Dining Table-seats 6 or more, Hawaii Travel Books and Maps. 2 flat screen TV's with large collection of DVDs. Blueray DVD Netflix capable. WiFi available for cell phones, etc. Ocean View: Expansive View of the Waianae Coastline looking north and south of the Hawaiian Princess (high rise building on the beach). Mountain View: Partial View of the Waianae Mountains. Occasionally you will see waterfalls after a big rain. Golf Course View. Family Style Grill in the Pool area. Gazebo: With the BBQ and Pool Area. Shared area

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Fantastic Ocean View, minutes from Beach with Turtles, Dolphins.
average rating of 4.4 based on 55 reviews
4

Nice place to stay

  • 4 of 5

The directions to the condo were easy to follow. It is a nice space for your visit. As other reviewers have stated, it is a little far out of the way, so keep that in mind.If you plan on doing a lot of touristy stuff, everything like North Shore, Windward Side of the island ( Byod-In Temple), Polynesian Cultural Center, Dole plantation, Hanama Bay, are about an hour away, so plan accordingly and watch traffic patterns, Traffic on Oahu can be horrendous. The condo is situated on the West Coast of Oahu, in Waianea. The beaches are beautiful. We didn't spend a lot of time on this side of the island, most of our activities were on the North Shore and Windward side.

The condo itself was lovely, the beds were very comfortable. Pictures are very accurate. Having a kitchen to cook dinners in was wonderful and helped us have a very affordable vacation. We were able to purchase groceries locally, and there is a Walmart and Safeway within a short distance, in next largest town down the road about 13 miles in Kapolei. If you plan it right, you can stop there on your way back to the condo after sightseeing to pick up supplies. There is also a Costco in Kapolei.

If you plan to do laundry, make sure you read the directions provided thoroughly, they can be confusing.

There is no AC, but there are fans, which helps to cool down the condo for sleeping.

The power went out one night. It was a good thing we were just looking for our beds to get some sleep. It eventually came on around 1am.

If you are planning a trip to just enjoy the beach and relax, this condo will work out well. It is nice and quiet most of the time, but you are serenaded by the peacocks and roosters between 6a-8a. every morning. If you are a light sleeper or not an early riser, this may be problematic.

We enjoyed our stay. We were pretty active, but it was nice to come back to the condo at the end of our busy days to just relax.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Anchorage, Alaska 99516
4

Everything we needed and more but a little too hot for us

  • 4 of 5

The condo had everything we needed and more. The kitchen was stocked with great pots and pans. There were more than enough beach towels for all four of us to have two apiece to rotate. There was toilet paper, dish soap, hand soap so we didn't have to worry about anything. Great furniture and beds were clean.

I loved Makaha Valley. I would stay in this area again. I am not the type of person who wants a fancy area, I loved the local casual feel, and I didn't like the "touristy" areas - way too many people. It is a bit of a drive to get around but worth the quiet.

The main thing I would say is that for us, being from Alaska, it was way too hot. There wasn't much of a breeze (only a couple days) to help move air around. The pool was great and almost every night we went for a dip until 9pm then went back and ate a late dinner. This helped to cool us off before bed. So if you aren't used to heat, cannot regulate heat, or over heat easy this may not be the place for you if the temperature is 80+. My daughter who cannot regulate temperature well had a big problem with this.

I would say that over all it is clean and well maintained. There were some small things such as the bath tub could be could be bleached and scrubbed to removed some black markings and make it appear cleaner, the bedroom curtains should be replaced they are extremely warn and give the room a dirty feel, and the small nooks and crannies could be scrubbed and vacuumed.

If this place had the option of using a plug in air conditioner for an additional fee to offset their electricity prices we would stay there again. Thanks a great stay at a wonderful price!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. I so glad that you enjoyed our condo. I have notified the cleaner about your comments on the bathtub. Unfortunately it is old and difficult to clean, we're working on it. As for the air conditioning, I do agree that there are some rare days when the trade winds don't blow and the temperature is uncomfortably warm. We have considered air conditioning but be aware that the cost of electricity is almost 3 times higher than the national average. "It is our goal to provide a comfortable stay at a very affordable price."
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Havelock North, Hawkes Bay
4

Holiday on Oahu

  • 4 of 5

We had a very enjoyable stay here, the property was comfortable and had a lovely outlook. My only comment would be that the beds were not made up upon our arrival, a very warm task at the end of a hot day.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Unfortunately, due to a death in my family, there was a mix up with housekeeper about your arrival date. I understand that no one ever wants to walk into a vacation rental and not have it ready. unforgivable! I am totally to blame and have returned Susan her cleaning fee and compensated her for her trouble. In the 6 years that I have been renting the condo, we have had 2 mistakes. I hope anyone reading this review with understand that from time to time there is a wrinkle in the road. Sincerely, Christina
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California
5

Comfortable stay within 5 minute drive to beach

  • 5 of 5

It was comfortable and clean. It felt more like home rather than coming back to a hotel. It is near some nice beaches. The town itself is not that impressive but if you just want a comfortable place to stay with a nice view in a safe, gated community near the ocean, this place is great. We loved the view. My daughter enjoyed the peacocks on the property. With the windows and fans on, it is comfortable but if you like the temperature on the colder side, you should be aware there is no A/C. It is well stocked with beach supplies, towels, snorkels, chairs, etc and lots of condiments other people have left so all your basics our covered. The property and mountain/ocean view was very nice. I would definitely stay here again. If you have small ones, I would take them to the Ko'olina lagoons 20 minutes away but you have to get there early for parking. There are 4 lagoons protected from the big waves so it is a safer area for them to swim and play and very pretty.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quebec, Canada
4

Great location - great vacations!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at this condo from March 5 to Mach 12. This is great location to visit Oahu Island while being with locals in a less touristic area. As everything on the Island is within 1 1/2 hour it's easy to visit from there. The condo is well furnished and we appreciated all equipment we could used such as snorkelling kits, beach towels and board and non perrisable food (left over from others and we were happy to do the same when we left for the nex ones!).

The view on the ocean is amazing and the wildlife is loud but graet to hear 🎶.

We would have rates it five stars if it would not be that the place would need a little extra cleaning (under beds, closets, etc...) otherwise it was all perfect!

Thank you for sharing the place!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that you enjoyed our condo and the surrounding area while visiting Oahu. We strive to provide a clean and well stocked condo. We have a long term caretaker who has an excellent track record for over 4 years as our cleaner. Thank you for giving us a heads up for what was missed. Sometimes time is too short between guests. In any case, we will strive to do better in the future. Christina
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5

Nice getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time on the island we definitely enjoy the relaxed local side. We got to do everything from swimming with the turtles to hiking trails. If you are looking for a place away from the tourists this is it.The condo was equipped with everything you need and it's just 5 minutes to the beach. Thanks Christine for sharing your home with us.....

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $135
Damage Deposit $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.