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Makaha Home Away From Home

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Beautifully furnished 5 bedroom 3 bath . All bedrooms have air conditioning

Beautifully furnished 5 Bedroom Home

Aloha! My husband and I just recently moved to Makaha from the mainland and hoped to lure my mom to move here by purchasing a large home which to us is considered a duplex. In Hawaii they consider it an ohana ( Mom decided not to let her 'stay-cation' begin until she decides to retire, which in my opinion will not be anytime soon. The result is a vacant, beautifully furnished 5 bedroom and 3 bath oasis. Not only does it have the standard 'fully furnished' amenities, but it's 'fully loaded' for fun!! ( fishing poles and light tackle, snorkels, body boards, life jackets, etc) and for young families...high chair, playpen, stroller, etc Prior to moving to Paradise, we travelled extensively and recognize how hard and expensive it can be to pack 'everything but the kitchen sink' so we have taken care of everything for you. Our guests are very important to us, and are always available for any of your needs, questions, etc. We are new to the world of vacation rentals and don't have many reviews yet. We invite you to help change that;)



More Details

Property Manager
Melissa Morris
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018

About Melissa Morris

This is Sophie eagerly awaiting new guests, so she can properly greet them;)

Melissa Morris purchased this house in 2014


Mākaha House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 5 - Daybed that can be converted to a king or two twins
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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(44 traveler reviews)

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Makaha Home Away From Home
average rating of 4.431818 based on 44 reviews

Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Melissa and Tanya are great people to work with. I brought my parents and all my children to stay for a week. My youngest child is 3 months old and they supplied the stroller and pack-n-play. This saved us many times throughout the week. They made us feel welcomed and at home.

The little beach was a great way to start the day. You have a good chance of seeing the turtle without having to go to the big beaches.

Mahalo Melissa for everything.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Greeley, CO

Property needed higher maintenance

  • 4 of 5

Ice maker and water in refrg. Quit working at midweek. Toilet seat broken. TV lost cable reception at midweek. Overall property needs higher level of maintenance. Big issue was due to lack on communication from owner to us. Several emails to her unanswered, in fact no response from her till 2 days before we were to arrive at house. Then gelpful info given her response was that she was having problems with VRBO email.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kansas City, MO

A short walk to Aki’s Beach where sea turtles come.

  • 5 of 5

House is clean and spacious. The kids have their own room, and they are big bedrooms. The kitchen is filled with good supplies for cooking. Things needed for the beach are provided too- boogie boards, lots of towels, beach toys, shoes, umbrella, and even fishing equipments. Loved that it is close to a private beach where sea turtles come. We had a great time seeing them every day and the kids had a great experience swimming with them. The waves are big though, and hard to swim without boogie boards. About 30-40 minutes away from Waikiki/Honolulu and about an hour or so from most touristy spots (e.g. Hanauma Bay, Kailua, Polynesian). Longer times if you get caught in traffic. That’s the only downside staying at this place.

Property manager Tanya is helpful. And the owner Melissa provided us with great suggestions for food/restaurants, day trips, local stores and supermarkets. A great home away from home overall.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Boise, ID


  • 5 of 5

We had a great time- a few minor hiccups but that is part of the adventure! The property caretaker was very helpful! House was amazing and the dogs did not bother us and the chickens were very entertaining! I am grateful to have found this house for my families first trip- saw turtles daily, beautiful quiet beaches, close enough to touristy things but far enough that beaches were not crowded. Attended an amazing wedding, did a luau and just chilled in the back yard. I would rent here again with a large group! Thank you Melissa!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful hawaiian get away

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean and comfortable. Just a short walk to the beach where we saw the sea turtles come up on the beach. Nice to be away from the hustle of the city. We had chickens and there chicks in the yard and our morning wake up to the rooster. A good was had by all.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful family vacation homeaway from home

  • 5 of 5

Those sea turtles are for real! The small beach cove closest to the home was filled daily with a resting sea turtle, especially toward evening while we were there. There are other nearby beaches none of which are crowded. The beach chairs, beach towels, surf boards, and ice chests provided by the host were wonderful to have access to. We spent many hours of relaxed time on the beaches.

If you like hiking (5-6 miles relatively flat), at the end of Farrington Hwy (93) there is an unadvertised state park (Kaena Point) which connects to the north shore. Nesting birds, seals and tide pools are quite interesting but go prepared with water and hiking boots.

We took several day trips to north shore, east shore, Paradise Cove lagoon at Ko Olina (lovely public beach with a monk seal relaxing on the beach for several hours), Waikiki, Pearl Harbor trip to see USS Arizona Memorial. Enjoyed our picnic lunches along the way and the beaches.

The home is spacious. We were a family of six adults. Plenty of beds, linens, towels. We did a lot of grilling on their new grill. The refrigerator was huge and held our 10-day supply of food. The freezer didn't seem to keep up with our frozen drink requests so we just bought some ice to keep in the freezer. The kitchen was very well supplied with blender (for those frozen drinks), grill equipment, dishes, cookware, etc. Quietest dishwasher I have ever seen. We enjoyed eating breakfast and dinner outside at the patio table. The large overhang on the porches was especially nice to sit outside and listen to the rain.

Several folks have mentioned the noise as a problem in their reviews. To be honest, this is a country like setting with homes very close together and Farrington highway right outside. Personally, we enjoyed seeing the chickens free roaming in the grassy area off the patio in the morning, people walking along the street and the traffic going by. One neighbor does raise hunting dogs and they bark occasionally, but we thought the neighbor was conscious of the noise and tried to quiet them.

You might want to check with the host concerning supplies in the kitchen (dish towels & hot pot holders) and in the bath (bars of soap). Closest clean grocery store (Safeway) we found was in Kopolei.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Property Damage Protection $59

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.