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Makena Makai - 3 Bedroom Oceanfront villa--from $795/night

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 14 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Gorgeous home on quiet Old Makena Road with ocean views from every room.

Slip on your beach shoes, walk down your 40 foot dogleg to the left of your front lawn, step over small rocks, and swim with the turtles at our private beach.

Beautiful sunsets every night from a half acre lot on the ocean.

Breeching of humpback whales can be seen just off-shore in winter months.

Three-bedroom 2250 square-foot home has been decorated with Hawaiian style art, teak furniture from Bali, carpet, travertine flooring, and new appliances. Each bedroom has its own full bath.

Luxurious master bedroom with ocean views from your king-sized bed. Second bedroom has a queen-sized bed. The third bedroom has two twins that convert into a king.

Missionary founded church is two doors down. Ideal for destination weddings.

Keywords: Three Bedroom Oceanfront Villa

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Makena House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No Parties, Weddings or Gatherings Allowed. Quiet Hours 9pm-8am
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) Twin beds can be made into a king-sized bed upon request., Baby Cribs (1) Pack and Play available.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
State # W20611820-01; STKM-2012/0003 House Rules: Quiet hours are from 9:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m., during which time the noise from the short-term rental home shall not unreasonably disturb adjacent neighbors. Sound that is audible beyond the property boundaries during non-quiet hours shall not be more excessive than would be otherwise associated with a residential area. Amplified sound that is audible beyond the property boundaries of the short-term rental home is prohibited. Vehicles shall be parked in the designated onsite parking area and shall not be parked on the street. No parties or group gatherings other than registered guests shall occur. The shoreline area is the property of the people of Hawaii, and is open for the free use by everyone.


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Makena Makai - 3 Bedroom Oceanfront villa--from $795/night
average rating of 4.903226 based on 31 reviews
Yakima, Washington

Absolutely Lovely

  • 5 of 5

We spent Thanksgiving week here, and it was an amazing week. The location of this house is outstanding. You can actually snorkel right in front of the house. It's not a good lazing beach as its pretty rocky, but if you exit the driveway and go right, there is an awesome sandy beach a 3 minute walk down the road. There is a another great sandy beach a 2 minute walk to the left. Either way, you can't go wrong. The house was clean, cozy, and was entirely comfortable, with fantastic views. After a day of action we would hole up, have dinner in and just hang. Full kitchen cooked an entire Thanksgiving meal with ease. It was truly one of our favorite holidays ever. Thanks so much Sue and Clark! We love your little slice of heaven!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Andreana, for this lovely review. I like that you have emphasized how convenient and functional our home is, both outside and in. As it is a family home, we spend lots of time there too, and I try to make it as special for our guests as it is for us. Sue Johnson
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Premier location, quiet neighborhood, family home

  • 4 of 5

This was our second stay at Makena Makai. Whenever we come to Maui we choose to stay in this special neighborhood. Unparalleled views, privacy, and quiet in this priciest of resort areas. We brought our two adult children and their partners, and the house worked well for the 6 of us, as each bedroom has a bit of privacy and its own adjoining bathroom. We appreciated the separate bar area with fridge and sink and a flow-through window to the kitchen. If you want a quiet, private place in the best area on the best Hawaiian island, this might be for you. That said, the house is vintage! Old school! They have upgraded two out of three of the bathrooms, and those are beautiful. Now the master bath and the kitchen need some serious TLC. It's all there, though: the turtles, the snorkeling, the whales breaching off your beautiful private space. I wouldn't trade all the luxury in the world for this paradise. We feel blessed that the owners (we've never met) shared this special place with us for a couple weeks. Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for this review, Beth. We are happy that you enjoy and appreciate our Maui home. As you noted we are in the midst of updating the bathrooms there, and we are very happy with the work so far. We look forward to your next stay. Sue
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin


  • 5 of 5

We spent most of our time outside enjoying the wonderful view and yard

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your time spent overlooking the ocean. Thank you. Sue Johnson
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Most Amazing Place in Maui!!!

  • 5 of 5

We and family have been several times in Mui, but this place is the best by far.

It is all about location, location, location.

It has everything you can dream about in a great vacation: hammock, grill, outside table etc.

Access to the beach right in the back yard with amazing snorkeling with turtles everyday. A place that snorkelers are paying to travel with boats all day.

Close to a nice mall and beaches, some in walking distance.

We told all our friends and they are planning to rent the same place as well as we are are planning future visits again.

Awesome loved it and can not wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the thoughtful review. We always are pleased when our guests understand what a special place our home is in. We are fortunate to have inherited this wonderful home and location from my family, and we enjoy sharing it with others. Sue Johnson
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San Antonio

Tranquility, accessibility and privacy.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had the opportunity to take our adult daughter, and two teenage children on a trip to Maui for vacation. I scoured VRBO for a place large enough to give separate areas for retreat and shared living areas for togetherness. This house had everything we could have hoped for. As you will read in other reviews the view is simply breathtaking. The cove provides you a unique experience of the great Pacific Ocean- it is small and somewhat sheltered so you can enjoy it for hours without feeling blown away by strong ocean winds, which blow up almost everyday in the afternoon.

We saw beautiful birds, quail, Asian mongoose, lovely toads springing on the lawn at night, not to mention the turtles and great variety of fish if you snorkel.

The home is clearly a beloved home, filled with stories and built at a time when it was prized for its beauty not just monetary value. The grill is fabulous- we enjoyed not having to eat out every night, but still had a sensational view from our table!

When we did venture out, the sights we wanted to see were easy to get to- and shops at Wailea very close by which has an awesome grocery store.

If you want trendy designer touches, this is not the home for you. If you want the feeling that you have truly experienced the tranquility and magic of Hawaii that goes beyond a silk lei and Mai Tai you should rent this house.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am moved by this beautiful expression of your feelings regarding your time and your experiences in our home. Thank you! Sue
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Olympia, WA.

Exquisite Setting

  • 5 of 5

We have been traveling to one Hawaiian island or another for the past 22 years. Makena Makai has the most beautiful setting of any place we have ever stayed. The house is spacious and avoids the "cramped" feeling one often experiences in a condo. The location is quiet and we very seldom saw our neighbors. The whales were out in force during our stay, providing ongoing entertainment. We particularly enjoyed the several morning and evening meals we ate on the table and chairs next to the water. Thanks Sue and Clark!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I have had the privilege of inheriting this wonderful place, and I always am gratified when the folks who stay there understand how special our home and location is. Mahalo, Bruce!
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Sue Johnson
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, portuguese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

Why Sue Johnson chose Makena

My parents built this home in 1969, when the only access was a dirt road. They lived here year round, but had no mail or paper delivery for many years. Its a lovely, quiet location in a pristine area, which my husband and I regularly update, and keep decorated in the Hawaiian style.

What makes this house unique

Snorkeling, turtle and whale viewing (in winter months) is awesome from our location. We can also swim off the left front side of our property. Our oceanfront location with sunset views overlooking 3 islands and 2 peninsulas is truly unparalleled.


Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Kahalui, Maui
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Gannon's Restaurant
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Wailea Golf Resort
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Piilani Highway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Gannon's Restaurant & Bar
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Nearest Point of Interest
Makena Makai
Car: necessary

We own a 40 foot dog leg parcel of land, to the left of our home,that is directly on the ocean. You can enter the ocean from this area wearing beach shoes in the morning when the ocean is calm.Maximum Occupancy Six Persons.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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