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Pristine Oceanfront Home on Famous Surfing Beach

Mākaha, HI, USA
  • House
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8) maximum per contract.

“E Komo Mai” and welcome to our Tidepools retreat. Come let us explore the beauty of this private oceanfront estate that is steps away from the flora and fauna of tidepools that are home to many of Hawaii’s ocean attractions. Just steps out of our living room are small

and large tidepools to explore and swim in. If you prefer the pristine sandy beaches of Makaha our oceanfront retreat allows you to do both. Makaha is the best kept secret for those who live here and the guest who visit us because the west side has 20 plus miles of uncrowded white sandy beaches with the bluest waters you have ever seen.

Makaha Surfing Beach is known for its great surf and home to many classic professional surfers. In the winter you can count on being treated to spectacular 20 to 30 feet waves on one day and glassy waters the next…unpredictable and worth experiencing.

For snorkelers, Makaha Caverns are right in our backyard and known to have deep caverns and great snorkeling without having to pay the tour boats to bring you here. Each day the 5 star Disney and Ihilani Marriott hotel visitors pay to go on snorkeling excursions and they come right out to Makaha.

Our guest like that we are just far away enough but still close by to these resorts should they want to plan a romantic fine dining evening or go to a real Hawaiian luau. While here on vacation do your day trips to the popular tourist destinations like Waikiki, Pearl Harbor Memorial and other Oahu tourist attractions and still return to relaxation and beautiful sunsets alone and away from the hustle and bustle of the big city.

Other attractions that you will see right out your window is the whales that dance and jump throughout the day during whale watching season. You may even have a chance to swim with the dolphins as they pass by each morning and return back each evening. Our oceanfront is also home to the endangered monk seal and on some occasions you may see them basking in the sunshine on our shores.

Our spacious three bedroom two full bath panoramic oceanfront getaway is perfect for a large family vacation. We can even accommodate family reunions. Let us make this the most memorable vacation and life event for you…please “E Komo Mai.”

*Please see cancellation policy before booking. All cancelations will incur an additional $50.00 administration fee for canceling at any time.

Keywords: Large Makaha Oceanfront house with three bedrooms, two full bathrooms. Beachfront getaway on a cove with tidepools and sandy beach.


Carolyn Bailey

Member Since 2009
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
        • Queen size Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (2)


        • 2 Bathrooms

            Location Type

              • Beachfront
              • Oceanfront


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Gas Fireplace
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                        Parking for maximum 2 cars
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                There is an indoor dining table as shown in pictures. Also, there are two identical outside picnic tables next to each other but only one is shown in the pictures.
                              • Dining Area


                                  • Games
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Television
                                  • Toys
                                    Sand toys


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        Beach chairs and lounge chairs.
                                      • Outdoor Grill


                                          • churches
                                          • health/beauty spa
                                          • library
                                          • marina
                                          • restaurants

                                            Leisure Activities

                                              • scenic drives
                                              • beachcombing
                                              • boating
                                              • eco tourism
                                              • horseback riding
                                              • luaus
                                              • photography
                                              • bird watching
                                              • shelling
                                              • shopping
                                              • sight seeing
                                              • walking
                                              • whale watching
                                              • wildlife viewing

                                                Local Services & Businesses

                                                  • ATM/bank
                                                  • fitness center
                                                  • groceries
                                                  • laundromat
                                                  • massage therapist
                                                  • medical services

                                                    Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                      • sailing
                                                      • cycling
                                                      • fishing
                                                      • golf
                                                      • hiking
                                                      • kayaking
                                                      • mountain climbing
                                                      • pier fishing
                                                      • deepsea fishing
                                                      • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                      • snorkeling
                                                      • snorkeling/diving
                                                      • sound/bay fishing
                                                      • surfing
                                                      • swimming
                                                      • water skiing

                                                        House Rules

                                                        Check-in: Flexible

                                                        Check-out: Flexible

                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                        100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                        78 Reviews


                                                        Latest reviews

                                                        Wish our stay was longer!

                                                        John F.

                                                        We arrived to hugs from Carolyn, welcoming us to our little piece of paradise. We left wishing we had booked a longer stay! Simply put, we LOVED this home! Carolyn and Joe were both gracious and helpful, but not intrusive. We loved the backyard, with the beautiful sunsets and sound of the ocean and the fire pit. The home was spacious, and we each (7 of us) felt like we had enough space. The ceiling fans were great and provide enough breeze we didn't need to use the AC. We liked swimming in the cove or heading to the beach next door (3 minute walk). It was a little haul to get to Waikiki (60 minutes), but we only went in 3 times in 7 days. You really don't need to leave the serenity of this home. We stocked up at Costco on the way to check in. There is a grocery store a few miles from the house to pick up any small items needed. There was plenty of water shoes, snorkels and wake boards available. Twice we were able to see a monk seal wash himself up on the beach for a nap. The cats you've read about were not intrusive at all, in fact we loved them! If you want to do a Luau, there is one at Paradise Cove and Ko-Olina resort, which is only 15-20 minutes drive. I highly recommend this home and would LOVE to come back. Thank you Carolyn and Joe for making us feel so welcome! Mahalo!

                                                        Gorgeous property directly on beach!

                                                        Charles F.Honolulu

                                                        We spent an amazing 3 day weekend staycation at the Makaha beach house! The house is located behind a secure gate and directly on the beach! The view is simply spectacular...complete with a manicured lawn and a fire pit. The beach overlooks the tide pools and amazing snorkeling! Makaha Beach is just to the left when you step onto the sand. Carolyn has everything you might need for the beach from plush beach towels, to lounge chairs and a large umbrella. The house is extremely clean, quiet, and spacious with 3 separate bedrooms, two bathrooms and a bonus bed located in the sunroom! Carolyn the owner was gracious and extremely helpful! She was there to welcome us and address any needs, but gave us total privacy during our visit. We love the charm and raw beauty of the west side and will be back!

                                                        Very nice..

                                                        Andrew M.Scotia

                                                        Very nice. A lot room..great view. Owner lives on the property and is very friendly. I had six people in my group, plenty of space.

                                                        Paradise in Makaha!

                                                        Andrea M.

                                                        Our stay at this rental was fantastic! We were late getting in that day of our arrival, however, Carolyn was sure to still greet us with a big welcoming hug. She and Joe were never intrusive during our stay and if we had questions, quick to help with whatever we needed, even finding us a maile lei for our wedding! The property is absolutely beautiful and very well maintained! The fire pit was fun - we roasted marshmallows for s'mores one night. They provided anything we could have needed for our time on the beach and in the water including snorkel gear, chairs, towels, and umbrellas. Makaha is wonderful - definitely far enough from the more tourist-y parts of Hawaii to provide more of a laid back local feel. I cannot brag enough on how beautiful it was to sit outside in the backyard and just watch the waves crashing in. My family thoroughly enjoyed all of the snorkeling along the reefs and my kids had fun jumping in the tide pools. Makaha beach is literally 2 minutes walking distance and NEVER crowded. Everything in our rental was comfortable and we spent a couple of days just enjoying the relaxation of being there. It's at least a 45 minute drive if not longer to quite a few destinations but you are never w/out a gorgeous view on those drives so it's still a WIN! If we are ever blessed enough to make a trip back to Hawaii, this will definitely be the rental of choice for us again! Thanks Carolyn and Joe!

                                                        Beautiful and relaxing

                                                        Michael D.

                                                        We loved the beach house and it was everything the owners promised on VRBO. The view from the home is breathtaking and the waters along the tidal pools by the home were a beautiful clear blue. Makaha beach is a very short walk away (you can walk along the tidal pools to the beach) and has a warm, soft sandy beach that was never crowded and was great for snorkeling. While in Oahu we talked to many Oahu residents who almost all said Makaha is the best beach on the island. The owners, Carolyn and Joe, were very nice and helpful. They never intruded on us or bothered us in any way. There were quite a few cats, but they were never a problem and clearly none of the cats had ever been in the area of the house we were renting: my wife is highly allergic to cats and she never had a problem. There are houses to either side of this house, and on a couple nights a neighbor's big dog was barking and on another night a neighbor was making lots of noise and shouting. Just bring earplugs. To us it wasn't a big deal: I've stayed in five-star hotels and had noisy neighbors. I and five of my family members stayed at the home and felt there was more than enough space for everyone to sleep comfortably. This rental is for you if you are looking for a secluded place away from the tourist area and want to meet locals and want to experience the beauty and serenity of Oahu without having to deal with crowds. The price of the home is excellent compared to what you will get for the same money in Honolulu. My family and I visited Disney's Aulani Resort: rooms for this time of year range from $650.00 up to (and probably more than) $900.00 a night. Though Disney property's are always beautiful, Aulani couldn't compete with the beauty we saw from the home's view of the ocean. Read review's of the Aulani and the surrounding hotels and you will see that these resorts consider a room an "ocean view" room even if you can only see a sliver of the ocean from your room or balcony. Joe and Carolyn's home offers a guaranteed wonderful view of the ocean. The home is an easy approximately 35-45 minute drive from Honolulu (depending on traffic), so if you want to plan things to do in Honolulu, you won't waste much time driving. Oahu is small enough that you can get anywhere on the island within a few hours. We look forward to visiting again and highly recommend staying at Joe and Carolyn's beach house.

                                                        Gorgeous beachfront property - wonderful hosts

                                                        Brittany R.

                                                        We loved waking up to the view of the ocean and beach right out the back door each morning. This home is well stocked. The bedding is clean and comfortable. Large beach towels to use. The kitchen has many useful things. Tip: don't grocery shop before arriving. They have many condiments, spices and even some food items. The bathroom had some left over lotions, shampoo, soaps etc. It was nice to have all those things availabile. Lots of hangers in the closet. Card games and books were available in the chest. Carolyn and Joe were always kind and willing to offer any assistance we needed. As for cats... yes, there are many on the property. But, they were never a problem for us in the apartment. My husband is very allergic to cats and never had any need for allergy meds. He never had a problem with them.


                                                        Mākaha, HI, USA

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                                                        This is a 8 guest maximum unit. Any additional guest beyond this number must be agreed upon at the time of booking and listed in your total guest information on vrbo. The additional charge is $25.00 per day per guest. There is a $50.00 administration fee for cancellations.

                                                        78 Reviews
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