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MakahaGetAway, Quiet beach retreat, Daily sunsets, Full AC, Free HS WiFi, & Prkg

Bedrooms 2
Space 815 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

A Home Away from Home ~Fully Air Conditioned, 2 Separate Bdms, 1 Bath

GENERAL OVERVIEW: Our get away in Makaha Valley Plantation is a tropical oasis. A welcoming space; clean, cool and comfortable, fully air conditioned and quiet, with spacious living, dining, and complete kitchen. Pristine ocean-side beaches, sugar sandy, beach walks and daily sunsets each evening. You'll feel right at home. with Free Parking and HS Wireless internet. A/C and ceiling fans in all rooms for absolute comfort day or night, for all guests. TV, Netflix, Roku entertainment,. A gated, quiet community with 24 hr friendly security. Plan your day over breakfast & coffee. We cherish guest's review and comments as we share our island home. Janie Continue Re: Bedroom details, Amenities, Beach info.


Bedrooms#1: Luxurious King Bed, plush/firm gel mattress, Air Conditioning & Ceiling fan. TV, DVD, Roku, Hulu, Netflix, etc.

Bedrm #2 Queen and Full size beds, plush/firm, Air Conditioning & Ceiling fan. TV, DVD, Roku, Hulu, Netflix, + extra air mattress, easily inflates +deflates. DVD Library, Books, games, cards, etc.. Room darkening curtains for late sleepers, as well!

GREAT AMENITIES: , Pools are salt-water, instead of chlorine, with kiddie pool perfectly seated next to the Jacuzzi Hot Tub! Soak in quiet jacuzzi hot tubs and lounge in the sun. Tennis courts, BBQ Grills convenient to pools and backyards. Minutes to Makaha, Turtle beach, Yokohama, Pokai Bay & boat harbors in Waianae & KoOlina along with golf course nearby. Oahu's West side is the hot spot for Fishermen and Divers! Kayak with spinner dolphins year-round. Whale watching (Late Nov-Feb), or SUP Board at Pokai Bay!

BEACH SUPPLIES: Beach & Bath Towels:

Cool linens, extra pillows, blankets, lots of bath & beach towels!

BEACH umbrella, chairs, coolers, snorkels, fins, binoculars for whale watching, & so much more...all ready for you to relax.

Pack & Play crib and Stroller doubles as high chair for (Infants & toddlers).

Our guests return time and again. See why Oahu's west side truly is. . .a little piece of heaven!

Quiet beaches to your self without super crowded city life around. Relax in Makaha! See our guest reviews, too.


> Gated / 24 hr Security staff on site/Our Unit is located on the 2nd floor.


> One Assigned Parking steps from our door

> Laundry Rooms are plentiful (card operated) - Rarely Busy - Close & Convenient.


Grab our BACKPACK, Beach Chairs, Umbrella, Hard&Soft COOLERS , BEACH TOWELS, BEACH Blanket, KIDS Beach toys - - Tons of SNORKEL Sets, Yes, FINS,& MASKS!! Boogie Boards, ...and set out for your favorite places.

We have the most appointed & affordable "couples retreat" and "family escape for a truly relaxing vacation, away from it all.

Makaha, Yokohama beach or the beautiful KoOlina Harbor beach Resort, are all minutes away. Each night you will take in the Gorgeous Sunsets on the pristine Waianae coastline.

Ocean Fishing, Snorkeling tours, Whale watching tours are conveniently located less than 10min away at Waianae harbor and also at KoOlina Boat harbors.

SUP Boarding: Stand Up Paddle Board at beautiful Pokai Bay (5 min. away)


Hawaiian Adventure Water Park (15min. east) Waianae Boat Harbor (5min away)

Seasonal Whale Watching, (Nov thru Feb) Snorkeling with dolphins & turtles (year-round)

Scuba diving Horse back riding

Golfing Farmers Markets


Consistent Temperatures at 70 to 88 all year round temps. The rain is welcomed for a short cooling off, mostly near the mountain regions. Unless a tropical system is involved. Rain usually quickly passes to reveal the sun. This is especially the case in Makaha as it is shielded by the Waianae Mountain Range!

SPRING and SUMMER "in general" bring the most tranquil ocean tides and soft, warm ocean trade winds.

FALL and WINTER "in general" and seasonally our North & West beaches bring more consistent high wave action.

Tourist, locals and surfers come for the Van's World Class Surfing contests. The famous "Eddie" 2016 was spectacular !

Runs from Dec 1 through Feb 28th. With the Right conditions:

Wave Action of 40 ft faces, that very few surfers are qualified for in order to compete in this prestigious Event!

Oahu's West side: families kick-back evenings and weekends are spent daily on the beach until sundown. Chill under the stars here to really get away from it all!

Our Guests prefer the serene Makaha location over Waikiki, time and time again!

Come see why. ~ Aloha


More Details

Janie Jo
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, 808 284-0664 Direct Booking Discount
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Janie Jo

Contact Sonny & Janie

We're thrilled to Invite you to our Island Get Away in Makaha, Hawaii. Relaxing, quiet beaches, great ocean activities, & kick--back local- style living. Let us share our home with You! It's just a little piece of heaven as a 'home away from home.

We've lived in the islands all our lives. We love the opportunity to meet our guests, whenever possible. As residents we are committed to share our local island insights. First time and returning guests usually have so few days. We'll help you navigate traffic, provide local knowledge, and share details to maximize your stay! It's our pleasure to provide as much or little help as you need to make your vacation the best it can be!

Mahalo for contacting us!

Sonny & Janie Joaquin

Owner / Residents

Why Janie Jo chose Mākaha Valley

*Warm sunshine year round

*Affordable family escape away from city noises

*You've done Waikiki and want uncrowded Beaches

*No crowded restaurants

*Full kitchen for home cooking vs Plenty of eat out options

*Everyday - gorgeous sunsets on the beach (3 min) your there

*No added charges: Free Parking, Internet, Movies, Cable

*2 Separate private bedrooms

*Flat Screen TV in each room for everyone in the family

*Steps away to Pools (salt water non-chlorine)

**Hot Tub Jacuzzi (two recreation Pools and Jacuzzi areas!)

Guestbook comments from the owner

First visit was in 2007

Thank you so Much!

Second visit was March 2012

~Janie, Thank you. Thank you for letting us stay on such short notice!

Heart Hugs Ivy!

~ Ivy from Utah
Mar 2012
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Mākaha Valley Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 815 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • 1) No Backing into parking stalls; 2)Quiet hrs:8pm-8am; 3) No Smoking/No Pet/ Deposit will be Forfeited 4) NO Cancellation <30 before arrival
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full shower, tub & sink. Towels & soap provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Super Comfortable, New King Bed, Optimus Gel/Memory foam
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 double , Queen and Full Size ; Both Excellent comfort -plush/firm
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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MakahaGetAway, Quiet beach retreat, Daily sunsets, Full AC, Free HS WiFi, & Prkg
average rating of 4.835443 based on 86 reviews

Beautiful views of the mountain

  • 5 of 5

I loved waking up each morning and looking at the beautiful mountains to the left. Great bang for my buck. If you are vacationing on a budget, I would highly recommend this place. 4 people fit comfortably in this unit.

Janie is an amazing host. Thanks for the coffee and chocolate upon arrival. The closet is full of so many beach items to use. We used the rolling cooler daily to pack water.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Traci, What a total pleasure to host your family. We love that all the beach gear made you feel right at home. Come see us again when time allows! Mahalo~Janie
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  • 5 of 5

Our stay was amazing and we loved the condo.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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A very clean and peaceful get away. All the comforts of home without all the work.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I very much enjoyed our stay at the Makaha Valley Plantation. We enjoy the peace and quiet, we are not city people, but you could be in town/city within minutes and having a beach just down the road that also wasn't overcrowded was the icing on the cake. From Makaha we explored almost the whole island and were able to come back to our own peaceful surroundings at the end of the day. It was also nice having the option to cook our own meals so we didn't have to spend a lot of time or money in restaurants. The condo unit had everything we needed or wanted from beach chairs, dishes to coolers/ ice packs to keep our drinks cold!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enoyed the hospitality

  • 4 of 5

Thank you Janie Jo,

We enjoyed our stay at your townhome in Makaha Valley. We valued the laid back environment of the country side and sincerely valued every effort that you personally made to create a hospital experience for us.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Dave & Audrey, My pleasure to provide the exact days you needed, along with the personal touches of hospitality. :) The cool breezes from Makaha Valley are perfect to just "kick back" & Relax. The westside now has (2) top rated luau's: Paradise Cove and Chief's Luau's; another affordable, top rated, opt to taste Kalua pig direct from the IMU! Excellent music venues during the week & weekends. Prime ocean activities, year round, soft white sand beaches. Still the hidden gem. ~ Come back again soon! Mahalo, Janie
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Near Moose Jaw, Saskatchwan

Lovely apartment in a beautiful valley

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our two weeks in this apartment. It was perfect for our family of 5. It was luxury to have all the beach equipment--beach chairs, many sets of snorkel/masks and flippers in many sizes, boogie boards and flippers. The kitchen was well equipped, there is air conditioning for the evenings, and there's a nice pool and hot tub. The mountains behind are lovely. It's about a 1/2 hour walk to Makaha Beach, which has great boogie boarding waves at times and we also really enjoyed snorkeling here when the water was calm (it is quite a long swim--lots of boat tours were coming here). A real bonus was the Buffalo Big Board Surfing Championship, which was on for the last two week-ends in February. Great fun to watch! Janie was very helpful (thanks for chocolates, coffee and CD) and suggested a great hike--Makapu'u Lighthouse on the southeast side of the island. Great hikes that were closer were the Ka'aena Point (whales, seals, albatrosses) and the Pu’U’Ohulu Kai Pillbox hike (great view, old military pillboxes.) As others have mentioned, the traffic is busy on the island, and you want to work around rush hour. It's a busy island, but this area seemed relaxed and fairly peaceful.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Karin, for taking time for such a wonderful review. We're tickled pink you and the boys went hiking out to Ka'ena seeing whales and the monk seals there! Glad you made use of all the beach gear for a fabulous two weeks of relaxing family time. Come see us again next year. Aloha, Janie
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Wonderful Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My extended family found a peaceful place to stay for our first visit to Hawaii. The condo was well equipped with all kinds of things you might need beach gear, bath towels and board games (one of our favorites Aggravation). We even got a call from the owner checking in to make sure everything was going alright, very nice. The owner was also very helpful in providing information on navigating the local area as well as places to go and see on the island.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha James, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughtful comments. Its our privilege to offer our guests the insiders scoop to explore the island. Let us know what's on your "To Do" list so we can make your first visit unforgettable. Beach walks or wave action, hot tubing to hiking, sunsets picnics to a night on the town. We want you to have the time of your life. Return again and we'll reserve your time! Inquire about your next vacation spot. Mahalo~ Janie
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Honolulu International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Taco's & More, 85-993 Farrington Hwy, Waianae
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Makaha Valley West course
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Historic train rides from Old Ewa to KoOlina
Nearest Beach
1.2 Miles
Makaha, Pokai, Yokohama beaches
Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Dolphin & Whale Watching.

* Scuba Diving.

* Sunset Diner Cruise/on the Beach.

* Hiking.

* Taco's & More Live Music (Thurs/Friday Nights!).

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Relaxing in the Hot Tub/Jacuzzi.

* Beachwalks, Off shore fishing.

* Picnic LUAU Ko'Olina -Cove #4.

* Hiking or Circle Island Bus site-seeing.

* USS Arizona Memorial Free Tour.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Summertime Zoo Music Concerts.

* North Shore Dole Plantation Maze/Shopping!.

* Sunset Beach Big Wave Action.

* Haunama Bay Snorkeling -A Must!.

* Polynesian Cultural Center.

Makaha Valley is considered country living and family friendly community.

~Morning Beach walks

~Hiking. . . boating experiences - just 3 minutes away at the Waianae Boat Harbor and Marina.

~Dolphin tours and kayaking are year round,

~Whale watching tours (Seasonal: Oct thru Feb)


*Diving Scuba




*Body Boarding

*SUP board

*Daily and Sunset Catamaran Sailing


Waianae Boat harbor (5 min. away) - Ocean Activities also at the

Ko'Olina Resort for a world famous traditional Hawaiian Food Luau & entertainment out on the beautiful Paradise Cove shoreline on the beach! (15min)

Ko'Olina Resort has a great family traditional beach Luau at Paradise Cove. This is a great place for the day on the beach, picnic, take a nap, or enjoy the calm waters for the kids.

Hawaiian Waters Adventure Park, just 15 minutes away;

Water slides, - the Cliff Hanger -- Tornado

Boogie board the wave pool, or

Try Surfing on those man-made waves!

NORTH SHORE offers an afternoon watching the Big Wave action at Sunset Beach, diving or snorkeling at

Shark's Cove

Botanical Waimea Falls Park and end with a splash at Waimea Falls.

Stroll through the shops and gala galleries in historical Haleiwa Town.

Polynesian Cultural Center offers half or full day tours, Learn to husk a coconut!

Play Games Hawaiian style!

An Evening Show ..'Ha.. Breath of Life' .. ..a spectacular light show that leaves it's impression on Visitors and the Local Residents alike.

WINDWARD SIDE Activities: Whether you continue the North shore drive around the coast on Kam Hwy or take in the scenic views of the spectacular Koolau Mountain Range, as you cross over from H-3 hwy. towards the windward side; Have Camera handy.

KAILUA BAY and LANIKAI BEACH are some of the finest beach locations on Oahu. Cool trade winds, relaxing in the sun or hiking in Lanikai or shopping and to Great restaurants in Kailua town. KAILUA is HOT Spot for Kayaking, Windsurfing, or Sail Boarding; reserve at least a day to explore the Mokulua Islands. Kualoa Ranch, near Chinaman's Hat (Mokolii), has many activities for all ages. Horse back riding,

ATV s, kayak, or just for an Exceptional Picture opportunity with the back drop of the majestic Koolau Mountains or the spectacular ocean views.

Waimanalo beach park catching waves on the boogie board, Sea Life Park, Makapuu Lighthouse hiking, to Hanauma Bay to snorkel and see the best ocean sea life up close and personal, even schedule a dolphin or penguin visit.

Swing back around through Waikiki for an amazing array of Dining Choices, Dancing, night life shows and entertainment. Hawaiian music and hula, and don't miss the Friday Night Fireworks display! We haven't even gotten to the many other places you might want to put on your list of 'must see or must do' activities such as; Hiking up Diamond Head Crater and. of course making a stop at Pearl Harbor to visit the Arizona Memorial, self tour, and boat excursion out to the memorial itself (free to the public).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 14.96%

Rates are subject to change
2 - 5 Person occupancy: added guest charge may be included

Choose Either; $59 minimum Damage Protection Insurance Fee (coverage up to $1500or higher)
However please NOTE: the payment of $59/$79/$99 is NON-REFUNDABLE.

A Signed Copy of our Rental Agreement is required to complete your reservation. Mahalo!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.