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Stay on the Beach in Makaha "Owner's Unit"

Mākaha, HI, USA
  • Condo635 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

Please feel free to contact us even if this "Owner's Unit" appears booked on our VRBO calendar. We have two units at the Hawaiian Princess and get many inquiries daily from various referral sources and our calendar can change frequently. This "Owner's Unit" ( VRBO #854197) or our "Guest Unit" ( VRBO #507795) just might be available all of your requested dates! The unit are both remodeled and upgraded at the same time. This "Owner's Unit" has some additional upgrades that make it very unique. We have recently starting advertising this unit on the VRBO website, but we have rented this unit many times so see all our positive reviews on VRBO "Guest Unit" #507795.

These units are privately owned and managed by the owner Gerry. I personally manages all inquiries and reservations on both of our units to assure that you get the best possible personal service. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions that are not addressed in the description.

Our recently remodeled and upgraded 4th floor units in the Hawaiian Princess at Makaha are one of the most sought after and revisited vacation destination on Oahu's west side. The west side of Oahu is known as the dryer and sunnier side of the island resulting in some of the clearest and cleanest waters on the island of Oahu. These clear blue waters provide an ideal backdrop for photography, sunbathing, beachcombing, snorkeling, diving, bodyboarding, surfing, kayaking, boating, hiking or simply relaxing on the lanai. Makaha is located approximately 40 minutes from the airport by car and 60 minutes west from the hustle and bustle of the state capital Honolulu, famous Waikiki Beach. Most of the other major tourist attractions are an easy day trip away. Come and stay at the beach in this local rural community of Makaha. Enjoy the "local" environment and experience some of the most beautiful, uncrowded sandy beaches on the island of Oahu. Be sure to bring your camera. Visit the famous Makaha International Surfing Beach, North Shore's historic surfing spots, Pearl Harbor, and enjoying activities of Waikiki and Honolulu easily from this location. You can then return home to Makaha, enjoy the beach, swim in the pool, relax on your lanai, and unwind watching the sunset as the fabulous day closes and you recharge for another great day in paradise.

The Hawaiian Princess is one of only a few condos that are built right on the beach with the Pacific Ocean at your door step. Few areas in Hawaii can boast of such an secluded, white sand, crescent shaped beach with waters flat at times for snorkeling and surf at other times for "riding the waves". This beach is often referred to as "Oahu's Best Kept Secret" . Very few travelers even know of this beach and it is not seen from the street. The units faces the ocean with 180 degree view of this white sandy beach, clear blue ocean and the historic Lahilahi Point. The fabulous views, spectacular sunsets, sounds of the waves, tropical trade winds and the close proximity to the beach makes this a perfect place to enjoy Hawaii's casual life style. Enjoy paradise, relax with the tropical trade winds, and play all day at the beach. Marine life is abundant in this cove known as "turtle cove". Daily sightings of turtles, dolphins, whales (in season), monk seals, schools of fish, and more can be seen from your private lanai. You might even see the turtles on the beach being warmed by the sun.

This recently upgraded 1 bedroom /1 bathroom units can accommodate up to 4 persons and can be adjoined with our other unit next door. This combination of both units has been very popular with couples traveling together or larger families requiring the extra space. The unit has everything that you will need with fully equipped kitchen, linens, and beach gear. We have tried to think of everything for your comfort. We have free internet in the unit, smart TV in living rooms and bedrooms, newly created desk area to accommodate electronics and office work, large front loading washers and dryers, upgraded mattresses in each bedroom and art work of local artists throughout the units. Repeat guests are a norm at our units. Guests have been returning here year after year which confirms this is truly a "special place".


Geralee (Gerry) Finney

Member Since 2013
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Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 17, 2018
About Geralee (Gerry) Finney

Gerry, a registered nurse, and Mike, a retired engineer with Boing Corporation, purchased these two units in 2013 and immediately realized this was a very "special place". We remodeled and upgraded both units at the same time. We have just started advertising this "owner's Unit" on VRBO# 854197 as of May 2016, but have many satisfied guests staying in both of our units since 2014. See the reviews posted on our Guest Unit VRBO # 507795. We have guests who repeatedly book this owner's unit year after year. We visit this location 2-3 times a year with our own family and friends.

Geralee (Gerry) Finney purchased this Condo in 2013

Why Geralee (Gerry) Finney chose Mākaha

The Hawaiian Princess is a very popular year round destination. All units in the Hawaiian Princess have fabulous views of the ocean, beach and sunsets. This unit is recently, remodeled, upgraded, with the attention to all the details. The unit is clean, well maintained, and our personal management of these units has added to our success. We have tried to make this your "home away from home". We want to share this piece of paradise with each of you!

What makes this Condo unique

As our" Owner's unit" this unit has two unique upgrades. The first upgrade is mirrors along the entire wall in the living room. The mirrors give the illusion of a larger space and the offers of two different ocean views. ( one view is of course a reflection). The second upgrade is that the glass wall and sliding doors have actually been "pushed out" toward the ocean actually increasing the inside space. This also offers a more defined dining space while keeping the same spectacular views of the ocean, beach, and sunsets. This additional space allows for an upgraded glass top and wicker dining table and chairs. Once our guests have had the opportunity to stay in this unit, they ask to reserve it year after year.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
        • The bedroom has new queen sized bed, wicker headboard, 2 wicker night stands, dresser, with mirrored closet doors, new light dimming fan fixture with remote, wicker chair, 2 lamps, art work and decorator accessories.


        • 1 Bathroom
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower
        • The bathroom has tub/shower combination with new tile and shower fixtures,new cabinets and sinks with fixtures, granite counter top,shower curtains, wall mirror, over toilet shelf with towel rack in the bathroom and art local work.

        Location Type

          • Beach View
            The views of the beach, ocean, sunsets and moon sets and marine life are spectacular from this unit.
          • Beachfront
            This condominium sits right on one of Oahu's "Best Kept Secrets" ! This 1/3 mile of white sandy crescent shaped beach with the relaxing sounds of the ocean waves heard from every room of the condo.
          • Mountain View
            The unit's primary focus is the views of the beach, ocean and sunsets, but do not miss the stunning Waianae Mountain and views of the Makaha Valley with it's clouds and rainbows.
          • Ocean View
            You will find a breathtaking 180 degree ocean views from the living rooms / lanais of this unit along with changing sunsets and moon sets daily.
          • Oceanfront
            This oceanfront location allows nature's marine life to delight you with visits from local turtles, manta rays, monk seals, dolphins, and whales ( in season) as they pass through the special cove.
          • Rural
            Makaha Valley is located on the "local" and rural side of the island of Oahu and away from the hustle and bustle of Honolulu and Waikiki. Experience the local life styles and local foods.
          • Waterfront
            The water is only a short walk down the hallway, down an elevator and out either side of the building to the ocean and the beach.


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Iron & Board
                      • Air Conditioning
                        Central air conditioning in the unit and a portable AC unit in each bedroom for added comfort. Open windows and tropical trade winds are the best !
                      • Elevator
                        There are two elevators in the building for your convenience.
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                        High speed internet WIFI in this unit and additional high speed internet WIFI available in lobby and in recreations. This unit has extended cable services and DVR services.
                      • Clothes Dryer
                        New LG full sized front loading stacking clothes dryer.
                      • Linens Provided
                        All bed linens are provided including mattress and pillow protectors, mattress pad, sheets, pillow cases, blanks, comforters, shams, bath towels, beach towels and decorator pillows for all three beds.
                      • Living Room
                        Queen sofa bed, end tables (2), lamps (2), coffee table, media center with TV, chairs(2), two desk areas with lamps, and desk chairs.
                      • Parking
                        One free open parking space in gated parking lot in front of the building. Parking pass will be provided by security staff.
                      • Telephone
                        Telephone service in the unit for local calls, interisland call and calls to the mainland, Canada and Mexico.
                      • Towels Provided
                        All towels are provided including bath towels, hand towels, face towels, beach towels and bath floor mats.
                      • Washing Machine
                        New LG full sized front loading stacking washer


                          • Coffee Maker
                            Mr Coffee automatic 12 cup coffee maker complete with filters.
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Dishes, bowls, glassware, stainless steel utensils and BBQ set.
                          • Dishwasher
                            Kitchen aid automatic dishwasher with "start up" supply of dishwasher detergent
                          • Kitchen
                            Newly remodeled kitchen for an 'open' feeling by removing ocean facing cabinets allowing an unobstructed view of the ocean and sunsets. Upgraded cabinets, granite, appliances and kitchen tools.
                          • Microwave
                            New Sunbeam black 0.9 cubic counter top microwave oven
                          • Oven
                            New Frigidaire black glass top stove/oven complete with baking dishes.
                          • Pantry Items
                            A variety of spices condiments, and unopened items may be available from previous guests.
                          • Refrigerator
                            New LG refrigerator with ice maker.
                          • Stove
                            New Frigidaire black, glass top stove/oven complete with pots and pans.
                          • Toaster
                            New Cuisinart 2 slice toaster


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining
                                The dining area is where this unit has the additional upgrade allowing for a more inside and protected designated dining area with glass top /wicker table and 4 wicker chairs.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 4 people


                                  • Ping Pong Table
                                  • Books
                                    Travel, tourist, map books in living room Paperback books available for loan in lobby.
                                  • Game Room
                                    Recreation room next to pool area with refrigerator, bar area (BYOB), tables and chairs, and Ping Pong table with paddles available for use.
                                  • Games
                                    Assorted board games and puzzles available in media center
                                  • Music Library
                                    Assorted Hawaiian Island type CD's
                                  • DVD Player
                                    Sony Blue ray DVD player available in living room.
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Expanded HD cable services and wifi internet service in unit as well as an additional wifi available in lobby and recreation room.
                                  • Stereo
                                    Portable radio/CD player
                                  • Television
                                    Samsung 40 '' Smart TVs with expanded HD cable services in both living room and bedroom.
                                  • Toys
                                    Beach chairs, umbrellas, beach toys, sand buckets, boogie boards, mask, fins, snorkels, fishing pole, etc.
                                  • Video Library
                                    Hawaiian Islands videos available in the unit and books to borrow in the lobby.


                                      • Bicycles
                                        Bicycles are available locally to rent.
                                      • Boat
                                        Waianae Small boat Harbor approximately one mile away offering boat charters for sport fishing, SCUBA diving, diving, snorkeling, and swimming with the dolphins.
                                      • Golf
                                        Makaha Golf Course within a mile of the unit with discounts available at the Timeshare Office. Ko Olina Resort Golf Course approximately 12 miles away toward Kapolei.
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        Kayaks and most water sports equipment can be rented locally.
                                      • Lanai / Gazebo
                                        The lanai has been upgraded by enclosing the area by "pushing out" the glass wall/ sliding door toward the ocean. This allows for a a more designated and protected dining area while keeping all views.
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        Garden areas throughout the complex and surrounding areas.
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Designated BBQ areas with 2 gas grills, picnic tables and BBQ utensils in the unit.
                                      • Tennis
                                        Newly resurfaced tennis courts available. Tennis rackets available for sign out with security staff.
                                      • Water Sports Gear
                                        Mask, fins, snorkel set (2), boogie boards, fishing pools (2), sand toys, beach chairs (2), beach umbrella, beach towels (4) are available.


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Communal Pool
                                                Salt water pool
                                              • Hot Tub
                                                Salt water hot tub

                                                Onsite Services

                                                  • Concierge


                                                      • botanical garden
                                                      • churches
                                                      • library
                                                      • marina
                                                      • playground
                                                      • recreation center
                                                      • restaurants
                                                      • ruins

                                                        Leisure Activities

                                                          • scenic drives
                                                          • beachcombing
                                                          • boating
                                                          • eco tourism
                                                          • luaus
                                                          • photography
                                                          • bird watching
                                                          • shelling
                                                          • shopping
                                                          • sight seeing
                                                          • walking
                                                          • whale watching
                                                          • wildlife viewing

                                                            Local Services & Businesses

                                                              • ATM/bank
                                                              • groceries
                                                              • hospital
                                                              • laundromat
                                                              • massage therapist
                                                              • medical services

                                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                  • kayaking
                                                                  • deepsea fishing
                                                                  • golf
                                                                  • golf privileges optional
                                                                  • hiking
                                                                  • hunting
                                                                  • jet skiing
                                                                  • fishing
                                                                  • sailing
                                                                  • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                  • snorkeling
                                                                  • snorkeling/diving
                                                                  • surfing
                                                                  • swimming
                                                                  • tennis


                                                                      • We have tried to think of everything to make you stay in our "Owner's Unit" as comfortable as possible. Please contact with us if you have any further questions.

                                                                        House Rules

                                                                        Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                        Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                                        100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                        5 Reviews


                                                                        Latest reviews

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                                                                        Lori V.Portland, Oregon

                                                                        I lived on Oahu for a couple years as a teen, and have come back for vacations with my family to Waikiki, the North Shore (Near Turtle Bay), and the East Shore (Near Waimanalo). This vacation on the West Side was by far my favorite, and I'll tell you why.

                                                                        (1) Better weather. Storms rolled in during our visit and while most of the island was soggy for days, the West side was only affected one night and the only weather we had was a beautiful lightning storm over the ocean, flashing rainbows at us in the night.

                                                                        (2) Saved money. Not being near high-dollar restaurants forced us to eat in, and for our family that saved us a ton of money. The only con for this unit, if you like eating out while on vacation, is that most dining and shopping spots are 45 to 60 minutes away. But the kitchen in the unit is primo and you always have an ocean-front table reservation!

                                                                        (3) Local life. When we wanted, we hung out at local cafes, local beaches, and got local advice on where to get the best groceries like fresh poke, fresh fruit, local bananas, and cheap kona coffee (hint: look up Ka'u).

                                                                        (4) This unit. While the Makaha area is poor and the houses on the main road are ramshackle, the condo is an oasis of paradise. We stayed in the owner's unit which was full of starter supplies and every amenity. Gerry, the hostess, answered every question via email instantly. Security was top notch. The other guests, most of whom were owners, were friendly and helpful. We loved this unit. The other owners joke that bad reviews about dogs and roosters help keep their secret about how great it is!

                                                                        (5) This beach. We went in mid-February. It's shaded in the morning by the building (perfect) and there are shade umbrellas in the room. The surf was great for boogie boards on shore break, but you could still relax, bobbing easily in the perfectly calm water just past the shore break. We saw whales from our room the whole week. Snorkeling with the in-room equipment we saw as many as three turtles at a time, trigger fish (humuhumunukunukuapua'a), parrot fish, angel fish, and probably 50 kinds of fish. Save your money and stay away from the tourists mobbing Haunauma Bay and swim here! The pool is shaded in the late afternoon for a perfect break from the sun.

                                                                        An amazing, relaxing, money-saving vacation!

                                                                        Awesome place

                                                                        Lynn L.

                                                                        Book it, you will not regret it :)

                                                                        Last minute get away

                                                                        warren w.

                                                                        We had been to the property before; but not this unit. We were able to book it last minute, and were very impressed!

                                                                        Upgraded, updated, nicely appointed and well equipped; this condo is nicer than most in the building. The cookware is better than our stuff at home! Everything you need for a day at the beach is also provided; including chairs, umbrellas, cooler and snorkel gear.

                                                                        The owner was a pleasure to deal with. Two very satisfied customers!

                                                                        Out of the way but nice.

                                                                        John A.

                                                                        Not the best neighborhood but the beach was fabulous. The facilities were nice and staff friendly. Very secure.

                                                                        Not close to other areas of interest, a bit removed from everything.


                                                                        Donna E.Sooke,British Columbia

                                                                        The condo was equipped with everything you could think of.

                                                                        It was so nice to have some of the basic groceries in the unit! Totally enjoyed our stay.


                                                                        Mākaha, HI, USA

                                                                        We think the west side of the island has the best weather on the island with lots of sunshine. Of course, we do visit the windward side to see the lush landscapes, experience the warm tropical rain, and frequent the many beautiful beaches, but it is always rewarding to return to the west side at the end of the day ! We love to take visitors to Waikiki for the day, but look forward returning to Makaha's local atmosphere, beaches and clear waters.

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                                                                        The owner manages this "Owner's Unit" VRBO #854197 and the associated calendar. If this "Owner's Unit" does not appear available all of your requested date, please consider our almost identical "Guest Unit" by VRBO #507795 to meet your travel needs. We will personally try to assist you with your accommodations at either of our units. Please feel free to contact us at any time.

                                                                        5 Reviews
                                                                        Excellent 4.6/5
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