About the property
- Condo635 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 nights
Oceanfront 1 Bdrm King, 1 Bthrm, +Queen Sofa Sleeper. HdTv, Free Internet & WiFi
The best part you ask?? Pleasantly away from the crowds, our condo unit is right on the beach at the Hawaiian Princess, located in Makaha on the renowned Waianae coast of Oahu. The beaches on this west side of the island are amazingly beautiful and our unit has unbelievable unobstructed views right from the lanai.
The Hawaiian Princess is a secured condo-resort and our condo, Makaha Makai (towards the ocean) is situated on 1/3 mile of a secure, uncrowded, pristine white sandy beach. Enjoy watching the sea turtles, spinner dolphins, humpback whales (in season), and marvel at the unforgettable sunsets, not to mention waking up to the sweet sound of surf as a way to start your mornings in paradise.
The unit comes equipped with all the needs of an island getaway. Linens, kitchenware, in-room washer and dryer, HD digital cable & Smart flat screen TV with Starz and Music Channels, DVD player, free in-room Internet/WiFi, telephones, central air conditioning and ceiling fans. The Master bedroom has its own ceiling fan, television and telephone. And did I mention a lot of “Aloha Spirit”?!
There is a very comfortable King bed in the Master Bedroom and a comfortable solid Queen sofa sleeper in the Living Room. There is also a twin Hawaiian thick floor pad for an extra person/guest. A Graco Packnplay and a high chair is in the unit for your young ones. The King bed is a quality converted set of twins with a king memory pad and so don't dismay, it is very comfortable!
* We are happy to offer a Military discount with valid identification (active/retired) during non-peak seasons.*
RESERVATIONS: An advance payment equal to 50% of the rental rate is required at the time of booking to secure your reservation. (nightly rate, cleaning fee, taxes, VRBO Service Fee)
The balance (final 50%+ refundable damage deposit) payment is due 45 days prior to arrival date.
CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations made more than 45 days prior to arrival will receive a full refund less $100.00 administrative fee.
Cancellations made less than 45 days prior to arrival will forfeit 100% of the rental fees. These cancellation fees will be adjusted if we are able to rebook the unit for the same dates and please know every effort will be made to rebook your dates.
Unit check in time is 4:00 pm. Check out time is 10:00 am. You will receive an Arrival- Welcome Letter via e-mail upon full payment with more details.
While vacationing in our unit, you can enjoy hiking, boogie boarding, snorkeling, swimming, and of course sunbathing on the uncrowded, unspoiled beach at your footsteps. Complimentary use of your basic beach needs are stored in our private lanai cabinet for your use. Other beach toys such as paddle boards, surf boards, kayaks, jet skis, dive equipment, plus fishing and biking interests can be found at nearby local shops. Some of these “toys” can actually be delivered right to the Hawaiian Princess for your convenience.
This leeward side of Oahu is famous for white sandy beaches, dramatic sunsets, local and international surf events, golf, fishing, snorkeling, along with dining and local happenings not far away! Did I mention away from the crowds??..This area is notably away from the bustle of Honolulu, Waikiki and China Town yet close enough for your day/evening trips to enjoy all that Oahu has to offer.
The Hawaiian Princess tropical complex is very well maintained and offers 24 hour security and coded gate entry plus free parking. An array of resort amenities consists of an outdoor saltwater pool, hot tub, picnic area with BBQ grills, tennis/pickleball court, ping pong rec room, and is just steps away to your beach known as Turtle Cove due to the abundance of sea turtles visiting the shores. The Hawaiian Princess is a wonderful mix of visitors and locals alike.
This is where you will find the slower pace of Makaha, stroll the beach, and enjoy your views from the private lanai. You will know you made the right choice in choosing our “Makaha Makai” unit in the Hawaiian Princess from the beginning of your stay until we say “Aloha” awaiting your return visit.
Hawaii state ID # TA-178-306-8672-01 (Transient Accommodations Tax Registration)
We are located approximately 45 minutes from the Honolulu International Airport (although times vary during peak traffic hours) and an hour or so from Waikiki. Pearl Harbor is approximately 35 minutes away, and the infamous North Shore is about an hour drive just over mauka (the mountains) taking the Kunia/Ewa exit off of H-1. The unit is in close proximity to the World Famous Makaha Surf Beach, Marriott/Four Seasons Ko’Olina Resort, Disney’s Aulani Resort, Barbers Point military facility, and Oahu’s fastest growing city of Kapolei.
You will find small retail and local grocery stores with everything you need in Waianae (5-10 minute drive) and larger stores about 20 minutes away in Kapolei with groceries, dining and other great shopping amenities.
- Short distances away are two 18-hole golf courses, Makaha Valley Resort and Ko’Olina Resort. You will also find the 27 hole (9 hole variations) Hawaiian Prince Golf Club in Ewa Beach as well as the 18 hole Ewa Beach Golf Club, near the town of Kapolei.
- Deep sea fishing excursions, snorkeling and swimming with the dolphin boat trips are about 5 minutes away at the Waianae Harbor.
- Something for kids of all ages??? Wet’n’Wild Hawaii Water Park in Kapolei is a kick!
- Had enough beach time and want to experience HORSEBACK riding in Hawaii?? Makaha Valley offers trail rides sharing Hawaiian history and culture throughout the valley. An oceanfront trail ride is an island experience not to be forgotten at North Shores Oahu Horseback Rides. Now THIS is paradise!
- Pearl Harbor’s Arizona Memorial, touring the USS Missouri and the Pacific Aviation museum are a must see, and please don’t miss the Polynesian Cultural Center on the northern shore of Oahu with its 7 Polynesian cultures, famous luau, and IMAX theatre. Plan a full day and evening for this one!!
Chris Ehlers (and spouse, Steve)
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About Chris Ehlers (and spouse, Steve)
The Aloha Spirit is Alive Here … and we invite you to share our tropical adventure. Steve and I met on Oahu 43 years ago and have come back to the islands on a regular basis throughout the years, spending time in Colorado and Hawaii. After raising our family, working as professionals in our respective fields of surveying/engineering and tourism our love for the adventure and beauty of the islands continue to bring us back to where it all began... Steve was stationed in the military on Oahu and I spent my school days and young adult life growing up on the islands. My folks actually retired from the military in Hawaii and owned a dive shop on Oahu (Bojacs). Later, my dad moved to the Big Island of Hawaii and opened Jacks Diving Locker. An island lifestyle was a natural for all of us! We have made a nice circle of living and experiencing Hawaii and the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Our Colorado home is a mountain paradise, and we love our peaceful little Makaha condo with its unobstructed oceanfront view. We enjoy the Aloha Spirit in both locations and want to share the pace and local lifestyle of Makaha/Waianae with you. We are so very happy to open our Makaha Makai (towards the ocean) condo unit at the Hawaiian Princess Makaha to new friends who will soon also become our “OHANA” (family). We want our Aloha Spirit to become your Aloha Spirit. Mahalo (thank you)
Chris Ehlers (and spouse, Steve) purchased this Condo in 2015
Why Chris Ehlers (and spouse, Steve) chose Mākaha
We absolutely love all of the Hawaiian islands, however Makaha, with its relaxed local lifestyle, enjoying the unbelievable sunsets and beautiful waters of the Waianae coast just seems to top them all. I just can’t share enough about what this area offers being away from the sometimes overcrowded noisy locations of other parts of Hawaii. Within 20 minutes or so near Kapolei you find additional cocktail, dining, and shopping besides the great spots we have right in Waianae which is a 5-10 minute drive away. Day trips and day/evening adventures are abundant if you want to see more of the island and enjoy attractions and historic happenings on Oahu. We caution watching out for peak traffic hours but from our Makaha base location you can plan a perfect adventure. And then…back at your beachfront condo... you relax in the comfort of your unit and the serene surroundings this location offers. "Haiaku" (hurry) to start your own tropical adventure.
What makes this Condo unique
AWESOME SUNSETS, PARADISE DAYS & NIGHTS, and THE BEACH! It is so very hard to express how special this adventure will be for you. But once you are here you will understand the uniqueness of this beautiful Hawaiian paradise. Our unit, the Hawaiian Princess location, and this leeward side of the island offers some of the best beaches and aloha spirit you will find in all of Hawaii. So get in touch and let’s start planning your island getaway! You will be so very pleased with your decision. Imua Ikaika (move forward with strength)
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Super Location, Great Value and Attentive Owners
Our stay in Makaha was exactly what we were looking for. Away from the crowds and craziness, and excellent for parents with their young children. The Hawaiian Princess is the perfect place and spot. We enjoyed the seemingly private beach right outside, the ocean view and sounds with sunsets, the secured parking, the pool, the workers, and all the people here. We spent many days lounging around, but we also drove around the entire island on different days to see and visit many places including other beaches and lagoons, the North Shore, the Dole Plantation and the Walmart and Costco in Kapolei not far away. We found that this place, Papaoneone Beach, was the best because we could snorkel, boogie board and play in the nice sand. Other beaches were busy, parking was attrocious, not always as clean and they didn’t always have the nice sand. There was a steep drop off while we were here, but going past was manageable and fun especially since our children wore life jackets. We could not believe the views right outside and having our own laundry in room was superb. We never needed the air conditioning because we could open flaps on the front door and bedroom and have the glass doors open and screens closed on the balcony. The view of the ocean was spectacular as mentioned, but the hillside view going to the elevators was excellent as well. Since we were here for Easter, there were even fireworks on a couple of nights! There are some great food places nearby in Waianae (the community next door) to enjoy. The best is the fact that we saw sooooooo many turtles from our balcony and whales breeching too. The owner was super with us. Correspondence was quick, the place was decorated beautifullly as well as stocked beyond our expectations - coolers, beach chairs, boogie boards, children’s beach toys, snorkel fins, and they were very flexible for us. Although it is not a completely renovated condo, the price was fair and met our budget. Makaha Makai, their place, is the place to book today!
Mahalo for your so very detailed and helpful Review of our Makaha Makai condo, the west side of the island, and how you enjoyed Oahu as a whole. These reviews are read by so many potential guests that are looking just for the information you provided....
For Steve and I, we are thrilled that our place was such a good fit for you and your younger ones. Seeing the pictures of the kids playing was a treat for us as we plan to get our little grandkidlets to the condo this year.
Your Review is such an important part of everyones success in an island vacation!
Mahalo, Chris and Steve
Cozy and exactly what we needed!
Sunsets are amazing from the Lanai! We loved our stay here and would stay here again! Beach is beautiful and quiet! No shortage of turtles, whales, dolphins or flying fish!
Matt & Julie - you visited the island during the perfect whale watching time. Our lanai really is the best spot on the island for all the aquatic life - luckily the turtles, sunsets, snorkeling, and beautiful scenery is there all year long for all of our guests.
Mahalo for sharing your experience!
Steve and Chris
Our stay was fantastic ! The condo had everything we needed and more! We are already planning a return yrip next January.....
Aloha....hearing that our Makaha Makai condo was such a good fit for the 4 of you is terrific to hear. We certainly loved having you there!!
We look forward to next year.
Steve and Chris
We had a great time! The condo was comfortabe and the view from the patio was breathtaking.
The property was clean and comfortable. The staff we interacted with were helpful and friendly. We spent evenings sitting on the patio watching the whales and turtles while waiting for the spectacular sunset. We would definitely come back and recommend this property. After booking this property the owners forwarded very helpful information such as directions to the condo from the airport, car rental information that saved us money, maps and information about site seeing destinations. They went above and beyond my expectations!
It was such a pleasure having you stay at our Makaha Makai condo. Yes, you just can't beat those views from the lanai and the time of year you folks stayed was just perfect for the whales. We look forward having you come back and stay with us!!!
Nice place for 2 people, great beach view, pretty good location on the island
Comfortable place. Good for 2 people but tight for any more. Great beach view. Not in the greatest area, but it’s pretty quiet and you can drive to sightsee. While we didn’t meet the owner, she was friendly, responsive and accommodating.
Mahalo for your Review of our Makaha Makai condo. Your input will be very helpful for other vacationers looking to reserve in the Hawaiian Princess building.
We try to stress in all of our guest information on our VRBO site and post booking emails how our condo and the area it is in is away from the hustle and bustle of the island. So you are very correct that we are located out of the main areas and visiting the popular sites and seeing the rest of the island is just a drive away.
We really did enjoy staying in touch while you were on the island and we were at our Colorado home and on a little vacation ourselves seeing family and friends over the Thanksgiving holiday.
We hope to see you again soon...
Chris and Steve
Enjoyed very much
Beautiful place. Enjoyed very much
Mahalo.. we certainly enjoyed having your stay with us. Come back soon.
Steve and Chris
We are located approximately 45 minutes from the Honolulu International Airport (although times vary during peak traffic hours) and an hour or so from Waikiki. Pearl Harbor is approximately 35 minutes away, and the infamous North Shore is about an hour drive just over mauka (the mountains) taking the Kunia/Ewa exit off H-1 Freeway. The unit is in close proximity to the World Famous Makaha Surf Beach, Marriott/Four Seasons Ko’Olina Resort, Disney’s Aulani Resort, Barbers Point military facility, and Oahu’s fastest growing city of Kapolei. You will find retail and local grocery stores with everything you need in Waianae (5-10 minute drive) and larger stores about 20 minutes away in Kapolei with groceries, dining and other great amenities. A terrific spot to buy your island souvenirs is at the Aloha Stadium Flea Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Saturday mornings enjoy a small Farmers Market in Waianae to pick up fresh, local fruits, vegetables, and Hawaiian dishes. - Short distances away are two 18-hole golf courses, Makaha Valley Resort and Ko’Olina Resort. You will also find the 27 hole (9 hole variations) Hawaiian Prince Golf Club in Ewa Beach as well as the 18 hole Ewa Beach Golf Club, near the town of Kapolei. - Deep sea fishing excursions, snorkeling and swimming with the dolphin’s boat trips are about 5 minutes away at the Waianae Harbor. - Something for kids of all ages??? Wet’n’Wild Hawaii Water Park in Kapolei is a kick! - Had enough beach time and want to experience horseback riding in Hawaii?? Makaha Valley offers trail rides sharing Hawaiian history and culture throughout the valley. An oceanfront trail ride is an island experience not to be forgotten at North Shores Oahu Horseback Rides. Now THIS is paradise! And, enjoy skydiving and gliding on the North Shore too! - Pearl Harbor’s Arizona Memorial and the Pacific Aviation museum, along with the USS Missouri are a must see, and please don’t miss the Polynesian Cultural Center on the northern-east shore of Oahu with its 7 Polynesian cultures, famous luau, and IMAX theatre. Plan a full day and evening for this one!!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
- RESERVATIONS: An advance payment equal to 50% of the qouted rate is required at the time of booking to secure your reservation, excluding the refundable deposit. The balance (final 50%) payment is due 45 days prior to arrival date. The refundable deposit is also collected at this time. VRBO/HomeAway/VacationRentals is now charging a Service Fee to the traveler of 5-9% depending on the rental price. Be assured, this % fee is less than other booking companies. VRBO/Home Away explains it is used for marketing purposes ensuring the traveler the best information and options to fit their travel needs, and increased Booking Confidence Guarantee for travelers. - CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations made more than 45 days prior to arrival will receive a full refund less $100.00 administrative fee. Cancellations made less than 45 days prior to arrival will forfeit 100% of the overall rental rate. These cancellation fees will be adjusted if we are able to rebook the unit for the same dates and please know every effort will be made to rebook your dates. - Unit check in time is 4:00pm. Check out time is 10:00 am. You will be sent a Welcome Letter upon full payment with more details. - Deposit refunds are processed 7 days after checkout date. - There will be a $100.00 administrative fee in effect on all cancellations once the first 50% advance payment is made. - Military discounts may be offered during non-peak dates. Active/retired with valid identification. -Contact the owner for 2017-2018 rates if not on Rate Schedule. HAWAII STATE TAX ID# W40181128-01 (Transient Accommodations Tax Certificate of Registration)