Beautiful Ocean View on the west side of Oahu near Makaha Beach.
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ABOUT OUR CONDO: This is a beautiful 3 bedroom, 1 bath condo with the best ocean view in the complex. The unit was recently fully remodeled. It is nicely appointed with many comfort features including ceiling fans throughout and air conditioning. Beds are comfy with dressers and closets in each room. The new kitchen offers a dishwasher and every cooking amenity including a microwave with a bonus pizza oven feature. There are laundry facilities inside the unit including a front-loading Whirlpool washer and dryer. We offer 300 mbps high speed internet and FREE WIFI. Our Netflix account is open to you for streaming movies. We have a Samsung smart TV, and a DVD player and a few family movies (bring your own favorites or rent from Redbox in Long’s Drugs down the road). A crib and high chair are available for the little ones. Our unit is super quiet. We are in our own three-unit building so we are fortunate in that we do not share walls with any other units, just one neighbor above and one neighbor below. We have great neighbors too! You are provided with a designated parking stall and plenty of guest parking.
WHY CHOOSE OUR CONDO: We offer a unique experience to every traveler. We do our best to make sure your stay is excellent and perfect and catered specifically to your family. We want you to feel welcomed the moment you walk in the front door. The condo lacks nothing a traveler would ever need while on vacation. You could literally arrive with just the clothes on your back (and a bathing suit) and find our condo well stocked for your entire stay. We provide toiletry items as well as coffee, tea and water…the essentials for survival…lol!. We have boogie boards, beach toys, snorkeling equipment, beach chairs, towels, a beach umbrella and a child sized paddle board (120lb. max) with portable surf racks to transport on top of your rental car. We have games, cards, puzzles, movies and fun stuff for the family. We are always buying new things and keeping the place updated. We buy the best sheets and they are replaced often. We are meticulous about cleanliness-this is very important when renting a private home. We insure that our condo will be well stocked and clean and cool as we offer air conditioning and ceiling fans. Please read our reviews to find out why we specialize in awesomeness :-).
OUR AREA IN OAHU: We are located in Makaha. We are on the leeward side of the island on the Waianae coast, home to the Spinner Dolphins. We are one mile from world famous Makaha Surfing Beach and 5-10 minutes from several other popular west side beaches including Yokohama Bay (Keawaula Beach) and Poka’i Bay (child and baby friendly). Golfing is only one mile down the road at The Makaha Valley Country Club and Golf Course. You can swim with the turtles and snorkel nearby. There are two beach activity rental spots nearby at West Oahu SUP and Hale Nalu. This is a bedroom community that is far away from it all, which makes it a great budget friendly place to stay, yet the whole island is accessible to you by car in less than 2 hours (1 hour to Waikiki). There is no right or wrong place to stay on the island. It's a matter how much you want to spend and your personal preference. Makaha is considered the country. This is down home, unpretentious Hawaii. If you like the quiet mountain backdrop, rest and relaxation, topped off with a fantastic ocean view, and uncrowded yet safely lifeguarded beaches then this is the place for you. We are located just 20 minutes north of Ko'Olina, home to Aulani the Disney Resort. The west side has changed a lot in the past 5 years since the opening of the Disney resort and tourist are visiting the west more than ever. We have spectacular beaches and one of the best hikes on the island to Ka’ena Point. The Waianae boat harbor is nearby where you can take a day cruise to snorkel and swim with dolphins. Enjoy a family friendly day at the Ko'Olina Lagoons (Disney), eat dinner at Roy's, The Monkey Pod or any of the other great restaurants that are in the Ko'Olina resort area. Nearby is the town of Kapolei where you can enjoy excellent dining, go to the movies, shop at Target or buy organic groceries at Down to Earth - a Hawaiian organic grocery chain, not to mention the brand new west side mall – Ka Makana Ali’i. There are a couple of great Luau's, Germaine's and Paradise Cove. But do not fret, we have some great local restaurants in Makaha and super close (5-10 min.) such as Taco’s and More, Coquito’s, A & G bar and Grill, and The Spicy House just to name a few. They are small and simple (some might call hole-in-the-wall) but boy is the food good. “Da west side is da best side” as the locals say. We agree!
OUR CONDO COMPLEX: Makaha Valley Plantation is the name of the condo complex. We are located one mile from famous Makaha Surfing Beach. We are a low rise 3 story complex comprising of many buildings. We are in our own 3-unit, ocean view, building. We are a gate guarded complex with stringent 24/7 security. The staff is super friendly and you are always greeted with a wave or shaka. The landscaping is lush and green. There are peacocks (and peahens) that freely roam the grounds. We have two swimming pool areas each with a large pool, a kiddie pool and a hot tub. There are showers and bathrooms at each pool area. Each pool area offers a party cabana which can be reserved for a private party or celebration. There are charcoal barbecues near the cabanas and in various locations throughout the complex as well as near our unit. We have a tennis court and even tennis rackets. There is a basketball court very close to our unit (we have a basket ball). A few units in the complex offer an ocean view and ours is one of them. During whale season (Dec. - May) whales can be seen from our lanai with the provided binoculars. The island bus stops right in front of the guard shack (www.thebus.org) and will take you anywhere on the island. To visit the complex website and read more about the Makaha Valley Plantation and its amenities please visit www.makahavalleyplantation.com
OAHU VS. THE OTHER ISLANDS:
If this is your first time visiting Hawaii, Oahu is always a good idea. Oahu offers everything! You can be in the crazy hustle and bustle of tourist busses, trolley cars, and throngs of people in Waikiki - to the quiet, mountain backdrop and local chill of the west - to the huge winter waves of the North shore - and if you like hoity toity then Kailua is the place to visit. There are plenty of garden areas, beautiful quiet-and-not-so-quiet beaches, and spectacular snorkeling. Of course, Honolulu is the capitol of Hawaii and it is located on our island of Oahu, so one may say that Oahu is the main island. You can visit the Pearl Harbor Museum and other popular Honolulu attractions and of course Waikiki Beach. Most of what the other islands offer, you can find on Oahu but everything Oahu offers can’t necessarily be found on the other islands. Oahu has no active volcano’s. There are also no land animals on Oahu that can hurt you while hiking or otherwise. There are no wild boars, no snakes, and no rabies. The other islands are beautiful and each has their own gift. We love Oahu because of the diversity from one side of the island to the other.
NOISE: I'd like to address noise or lack-there-of. I think it's extremely quiet on this part of the island and in our condo. I have realized that quiet is relative to what quiet means to you. I come to Hawaii and I think this condo is the quietest place I've ever been. I hear nothing and I sleep with all the windows open. Some people have said that they can hear the morning car noises on Kili Drive (look on map). Our condo backs up to Kili Drive. If you live in a part of the world where there are no car noises near your home, you may hear a few morning cars but it is relatively quiet. In Waikiki however, there is no getting away from car noise. Waikiki would be the equivalent of staying in NYC and complaining of too many car noises. You will hear a lot of nature sounds that's for sure. We have wild peacocks, chickens, roosters, geckos and of course lots of birds. Regardless of your choice we thank you for visiting our site and considering our beautiful condominium for your stay. ~ Mahalo ~ Hawaii is always a good idea!