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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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

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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Makaha Home Away From Home
average rating of 4.322581 based on 31 reviews

Family Reunion in Makaha

  • 5 of 5

We had a family reunion on the west side of Oahu. I am so happy we decided to stay here.

We had a fabulous time and the home is beautiful with all the conveniences we could ask for.

I would highly recommend it to any family staying on the west side of Oahu.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very clean & relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay! Had all that you needed, Tonya was super awesome! Melissa was great as well! It was a real taste of local Hawaii! Aki beach is super close and has many turtles that beach and as well swim

With you. You can snorkel and see many fish as well. There were a few reviews about the roosters & mean dogs, the roosters were not as bad as some said (didn't bother us & the neighbor was extremely nice!) not once did the dogs even bark at us or cause any issues with being in the back yard. Overall we enjoyed our stay! Aloha 🌺🌴🍍

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Hawaiian house away from tourist

  • 5 of 5

Nestled amongst the locals, the spacious house provided a wonderful place to unwind and enjoy Hawaii. Great local beaches!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home, very welcoming and within a 5 minute walk to a private beach!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week here! The house is very nice, yet also homey and inviting. It is the perfect layout to visit and has everything you could need during your stay! The beach is gorgeous with the sea turtles and the tide pools. The house is not in a touristy part of town, but the locals were all very nice and welcoming! Tanya the property manager was great, and the local celebrity surfer Danny came to make recommendations for places to see and check to make sure we were okay during our stay, which was also very nice. There are roosters next door, but after the first night we got used to the crowing, and the kids thought it was so cool to see chickens and roosters in someone's yard. Thank you Melissa for making your home feel like home! I would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Problems with the neighborhood

  • 2 of 5

Good things with this house:

1. Property manager Tanya, She is great and very helpful.

2. House is clean and spacious.

3. A private beach is nearby.

Problems with this house:

1. It was really hard to contact the owner. No replies to my questions at all. I had to contact Home Away customer support to get another number of the owner.

2. Cockroaches in the house.

3. Be aware of the bad traffic from Waikiki or some popular destinations.

4. There were no soaps and shampoos so we bought some from the market for 3 bathrooms.

5. Problems with the neighborhood: Roosters and dogs are really annoying. The roosters crow every morning from 3:30am to almost 9am and it was really loud. That was the main problem with us because we had to deal with a lack of sleep due to the noisy roosters early in the morning. We originally booked this house for 4 nights but we had to decide to move to another place. As a result, we stayed here for 2 nights and we got another hotel for the other 2 nights.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Owner and property manager are great, but problems with house and neighborhood

  • 3 of 5

First of all, I can't say enough good things about the property manager and owner. They were attentive to our needs, and did the best they could to help us with problems we ran in too.

With that being said, we had a few issues arise during our week stay that made us very uncomfortable. The house is located in an area that has a very high homeless population and requires at LEAST a 30 minute drive (typically longer) to reach any tourist destination. Also, the house itself is located right next to a house that has several dogs, chickens and roosters. Not only do the roosters crow early every morning, the smell from next door makes it unpleasant to sit outside. We had young kids and would have loved to play in the front yard, but between the smell and a pit bull on 2 occasions wandering in our yard we hardly spend anytime outside. The same neighbor threw a large party on the weekend that resulted in the police knocking on our door after what sounded like a gunshot or possibly fireworks telling us to stay inside and "keep our families safe." At this point we almost left the house to get a hotel and forfeit the money we had already paid.

The other major problem we had was with rats inside the house. On a few occasions we saw they scurrying out from underneath the refrigerator and also saw droppings on counters, in cupboards, and around the bed and nightstand in the downstairs master bedroom.

I wish we could give this place a better review because the property manager and owner were so great and the house itself is nice, but felt we should review so others are aware before booking.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Additional Guest Fee $15 per person per night
Damage Insurance $59

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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