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Traditional Hawaiian Pole House Nestled On 100 Ft Oceanfront Paradise!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible Bed(s), 3 Baths (Sleeps 4-8)

Spectacular private Oceanfront Hawaiian-style all wood pole house located on the West Coast of Oahu, just 25 minutes past Ko'Olina (Disney destination resort) and 1/2 mile north of the world famous Makaha Beach. The Hawaiian-style, all wood pole house has 30-ft. ceilings, walls of glass and over 1,100 sq. ft. of covered lanai which wraps around the entire home....great for entertaining, outdoor living, enjoying the fabulous sunsets and watching the whales and spinner dolphins.

The property fronts a beautiful coral reef with lava tidepools and is a great spot to catch some local fish to BBQ or just enjoy the incredible view and sunsets. The home is private and gated. It is walking distance to Makaha Beach (10 minutes - 1/2 miles) walking distance (5 minutes) to Keeau Beach Park with showers and a short drive (5 or so minutes) to the white sandy beaches of Makua Bay. The perfect get-away to enjoy true Hawaiian-style living.

Two separate levels ~ Main level has 30-ft. ceilings with walls of glass that open to the gigantic covered lanai. All walls are natural cedar. The spacious living area with flat screen HD TV, cable & hi-speed wireless internet access, has two Queen-sized futons for additional sleeping accommodations, a full bath with tub/shower and skylights. There is a formal dining area with seating for 6 and breakfast bar with stools.

Adjacent is the gorgeous granite kitchen with Hawaiian koa cabinetry, new stainless appliances and separate laundry room with washer & dryer. The Master Bedroom on this same level, has a great mountain view and sliding glass doors that open to the lanai. the Master Bath has travertine flooring and an oversized shower with seat & custom glass enclosure.

The lower level with it's own entrance, has a Private Bedroom with Queen-sized Bed. There is an adjacent L-shaped Family Room with flat screen HD TV and two Full-Size Futons (sleeps 2 each) for additional sleeping accommodations. There is a custom slate 3/4-bath with shower on this level as well as all tile flooring and sliding glass door opening to yard & parking. The downstairs bedroom & family room are separate and not connected by interior stairwell. Has own entrances and makes it totally private.

You will enjoy incredible views from nearly every room. The property is gated and private with coconut palms and lush landscaping galore. Fully furnished with top-qualify amenities including linens, beach towels, patio furniture and gas BBQ grill.

For liability reasons and the privacy of our neighbors, only registered guests are allowed on the property. No Parties or Weddings involving non-registered guests are allowed.

More Details

Owner
Pat White
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 27, 2017

About Pat White

Born and raised on the island of Oahu, we found ourselves on the mainland for many years and reminisced about childhood memories of discovering life in tide pools at our family's beach cottage. After a 10 year search we found a home--the Makaha Pole House--where we can create memories with our children. We love the unspoiled beauty of Makaha and the time we spend watching the waves, seeing dolphins and whales, and enjoying the cooling tradewinds. Simply put, we love Hawaii and Makaha and hope you will love your visit to the Makaha Pole House!

Pat White purchased this house in 2012

Why Pat White chose West Oahu

Why Makaha you might ask, because Makaha is a place where time stood still. I can still sit out on the deck chairs, early in the morning and watch fishermen with hand thrown nets waiting for fish to swim by and catch. Where spinner dolphins still entertain you, right in front of your eyes or the warm sun setting in full color from your deck chair.

That is why we waited patiently for the right place to come along.

What makes this house unique

Makaha Pole House is our home. It is where our kids can enjoy the beauty of rediscovering the old tide pools, catch waves on a boogie board or enjoy the spectacular sunsets with ohana (family). The lanai (deck) is where we (and you will) spend most of your time. Pictures can not capture the beauty of the view or the sound of the waves on the coral reef. When you arrive you will walk in the furnished comfortable house (say 'wow') and head to the lanai to watch the waves and look for dolphins and whales. You know that you are staying in paradise!

Guestbook comments from the owner

On Thursday, December 5, 2013, Amy Veysey wrote:

Hi Pat,



We enjoyed everything about the house. This was the fourth house we stayed in and everyone agreed that it was the nicest one. Several times I asked my in-laws if they wanted to go to the beach and everyone said: "Why? We have everything we need right here." The only complaint I heard was that my mother-in-law found the deck too distracting to read her book because she kept having to watch the waves instead of read :)



We did not mind the rain - in fact it was nice to cool off a bit because we're not used to the heat!



Thanks again.



Sincerely,



Amy.
Nov 2013
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Amenities

Mākaha House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Monument View
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • King size bed (1) Queen size bed (1) Futons/full size (5)
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    An extra family room containing 3 futons - 3 double , 3 sleep sofa /futon , extended room with many futons
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Please NO SMOKING in the home. Due to the concern and consideration of our neighbors, NO PARTIES, LARGE GATHERINGS or WEDDINGS are allowed on property. Only those who are registered guest.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Traditional Hawaiian Pole House Nestled On 100 Ft Oceanfront Paradise!
average rating of 4.90566 based on 54 reviews
Halifax, NS, Canada
5

Peaceful beach getaway

  • 5 of 5

This property is really a hidden treasure. The west coast of Oahu is must quieter and less touristy than the other coastal areas and we really enjoyed being away from the hustle and bustle. The house itself is absolutely gorgeous and airy and we loved eating all our meals outdoors, listening to the crashing waves. The ocean-frontage is not a swimming beach, but this also helped keep the house quiet and private. Nearby Makaha Beach was fabulous and never busy; we stopped for swims several times a day and never had a problem finding parking or a good spot on the sand. There are some great hikes and walking trails nearby as well. We enjoyed every minute in this lovely home.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful House

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed our stay! Pat was a wonderful host and checked in with us periodically to make sure that we were taken care of, thank you Pat!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

No need to drive to the beach...

  • 5 of 5

...when you can sit on the lanai, here. Dolphins, sunset, Makaha beach park just ten minutes walk away, and a secret swimming hole just five minutes in the other direction. We saw turtles, even a rare monk seal!

Of course if you want to do stuff, Makua beach just up the road is good for snorkelling, Pokai Bay for SUP, Waianae Harbor for cruises.

This is a place for people who want to get off the beaten track, who aren't intimidated by the outdated reputation the West side has, who can respect and enjoy the local culture. If you want expensive dining and resort type stuff, it's not far to drive to Ko Olina, but we really enjoyed the local eateries: Hannaras, Spinners Cafe, Saito and Pho, and Barbecue Kai.

The house itself is a perfect combination of style and low maintenance comfort (for you the guest, I mean: Pat puts a lot of work into the place). I just love the wraparound lanai (porch) and canvas blinds that look like crab claw sails. You are right on top of the water - there's a little rocky shelf with tide pools and a small blowhole. It's not somewhere you can swim safely, but frankly, that ensures your privacy. Waianae can get hot, but here on the coast there's usually a little breeze. And the night sky, far from the city, really blows you away.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

The property was fantastic. It was better than the photos! Everything worked out great and sunsets were awesome!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Location...location..location

  • 5 of 5

Pat and Dan were great hosts who were always willing to provide information on the area and promptly responded to our emails. The Pole House was everything they said it would be. We especially liked the lanai and found ourselves spending most mornings and evenings there enjoying the sounds of the waves breaking over the volcanic rocks and the spectacular sunsets. The bed in the upstairs bedroom was very comfortable and the sound of the waves lulled us to sleep.

The town of Makaha where the house is located is not an area that tourists visit compared to Waikiki which is what made the location so appealing. If you are the kind of traveler who enjoys experiencing a state/country "through the backdoor" and want to avoid the tourist hangouts, this is the place for you. We would not want to stay anywhere else on the island.

The beaches nearby were some of the best on the island. They were never too crowded and were within walking distance. There is excellent snorkeling in the area.

Other than drive-ins and fast food outlets, there aren't many restaurants in the area. This wasn't a problem for us as we dined in most evenings and ate on the lanai enjoying the sunset.

If driving you would be wise to avoid driving during rush hour (between 3:30-6:30). The traffic on highway 93 which is the main road along the west coast can get very heavy and what would normally be a short trip can become a very long slog. This just gave us another reason to sit on the lanai and enjoy happy hour!

This was our first trip to Hawaii and we were not disappointed.

Thanks Pat and Dan!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Bloomfield Hills, MI
5

Beautiful home with gorgeous view

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable and spacious house. With the houses on either side unoccupied during our stay, we had the Pacific Ocean to ourself. The surrounding area was a bit run down, but we felt safe enough to sleep with the door walls open. If you like to be off the beaten path, then the Pole House is for you.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Honolulu Airport
Nearest Beach
Car: necessary

Makaha Beach is Oahu's second most popular snorkeling site. The clear, aqua blue water with little current is superb for snorkeling in summer. There are underwater caverns, arches, and tunnels as deep as 40 feet. Sea life includes schools of taape, octopuses, several species of eels, green sea turtles, transiting dolphins, and sometimes manta and eagle rays.

Across from Makaha State Beach, is a Souvenir and Ocean sports equipment shop, where you can either purchase or rent various equipment to enjoy ocean sports.

One of the nicest, most peaceful and calm beaches in the area, both summer and winter, is called Waianae Beach at Pokai Bay. Located on this beach is the Recreation Area and the Waianae Beach Resort for the Military. It is located about 5 minutes from the house by car going south, just after passing Seven Eleven, and turning right on Army Street. Park on the street, and bring photo ID to pass the Security Gate. The Waianae Beach Club offers great food, and a fantastic ocean view from the dining lanai. The Club restaurant has restricted times of service. Kayaks, boats, and other beach accessories can be rented right there on the beach. A small store is conveniently located on the beach, stocked with all necessities for an enjoyable time at the beach.

Visit the Disney Resort at Koolina, which is located about 20 minutes south of the property.

For a round of golf or a brunch, check out the Makaha Resort and Golf Club, which is just 5 minutes from the house.

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Rates & Availability

Mākaha House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter Whale Rates
Nov 19 2017 - Feb 23 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring Break Whale Rates
Feb 24 2018 - Apr 15 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,450
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning & yard upkeep $350 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 13.95%

You can cancel if you give more than 60 days notice before your arrival date and receive a refund of up to 100% of your total fee.
1 to 6 guests: charge of $300 a day excluding holiday rates
each additional guest a $50 a day charge
Please no parties, weddings and wedding receptions.
The maximum of 8 guests only
Check in is 4pm and Check out is 10am.
If you have a late flight back home, we would highly recommend booking an extra day.
Mahalo

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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