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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:
March 20, 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


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

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Makaha Home Away From Home
average rating of 4.3846154 based on 39 reviews

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
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Santa Rosa, Ca.

Nice house but not the best location.

  • 3 of 5

The neighbors, which are very close, do affect your stay. The dogs barking and howling at all hours, along with the rooster's crowing. The police (5 cars) were there one night when we arrived home. The house is nice but not very well equipped. It sleeps 10, but only has 4 cereal bowls. There were no pot holders, baking dishes, not enough utensils, a really bad can opener, which caused us to cut ourselves. The lighting is poor in most of the rooms even tho there is an endless amount of light switches to nowhere. We heard rats in the ceiling. Not enough supplies to clean up after ourselves. The outdoor setup is nice but we weren't able to use it with the dogs constantly barking at us. The neighborhood is sketchy but the short walk to the beach with turtles is very nice. We would most likely not stay here again as it was a long drive to most activities and the traffic is bad.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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To loud

  • 5 of 5

Property is beautiful, the chickens and dogs next door thought are definitely a problem, all night and day. But the property is gorgeous.gad a great time

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Great. Spacious house!

  • 4 of 5

The house is so nice! Ver big, big enough for us (11 total). And while it was not close to many things, we preferred it. Has a small beach just minutes away on foot and a big beach just 3 minutes away in car.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Highly reccomend!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I would highly recommend this vacation rental! It fit the needs of our ohana of 10! The whole experience was wonderful! From the booking online, to the check in, and this vacation rental was huge! Mahalo nui to Melissa and her property manager Tanya!


Patrick and Laurie and ohana

Big Island, Hawaii

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Worked for our Large family gathering great, and was a real island neighborhood!

  • 5 of 5

Having a bedroom for each of us married couples, my disabled dad on the main floor, and my single brothers was wonderful. We had a kitchen to utilize for meals and snacks to save money and a dinner table large enough for ALL of us to eat at together. If you are not getting a rental car, it is a long ride w/public transit, but we had one and had no problems doing either when splitting into smaller groups of doing activities. The home was clean, the manager Tanya great if we had questions for where supplies were, and helpful with local info. You can hear the neighbors chickens every morning, fun and nice reminder of my family's country days. Each room has AC which is nice since we wound up there during an unusual heat/humidity wave. The beds are comfy, laundry facilities are nice to have w/children with you, and hose outside to utilize when you come walking back form the little neighborhood beach! And yes we even saw turtles eating on the rocks in the ocean while there! Thank you for the great place to call home temporarily.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 13.75%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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