About the property
- Condo635 sqft
- 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
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- 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.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
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.
Quiet Country Vacation
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!
Book it, you will not regret it :)
Last minute get away
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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.