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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 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 many guests return time and again. See why Oahu's west side is 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
Speaks: english, 808 284-0664 Direct Booking Discount
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 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 4.8356166 based on 80 reviews

This place was perfect for our visit! Tucked away from the big city right below the mountains!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed a week and time seemed to stand still taking in all the beauty getting much needed relaxation. Almost everything we needed was on hand ready to be used. My husband really enjoyed the book selection he read 2. My grandson enjoyed netflix and the great dvd movie selection. I enjoyed the afternoon walks around the property exploring and watching the peacocks and chickens, i am a farmgirl after all. We loved all the amenities ( snorkel gear, beach chairs, cooler, towels, boggy boards, sand toys,sunscreen, aloe, first aid kit, back pack and beach mat) this place had everything we needed and more. It was so nice being tucked away from the big city hustle and bustle but close enough to beaches, restaurants and stores. We loved the little treasure thrift store at the turn in towards the condo. It felt like home! Very relaxing having the pool and hot tub to sit and watch sunset at the end of the day! Also close enough to drive down to the beach to watch the sunset only took about 7 min. We will definitely recomend your place to family and friends. We saw most of the island in our 7 days and was usually home before 6 except for luau night got home by 9 ( we choose paradise cove)longest drive was from sea life park took 2 hrs due to traffic and time of travel but beautiful view. Next trip we will hit all the places we missed this time and we will revisit our favorite beach spots. Best beach to take small children is Ko olina lagoons about a 20to30 min drive depending on traffic.We were so glad one of the locals recomended for our 3 grandson plus we also found it was a great snorkeling spot even saw a sea turtle. Having a full kitchen to fix our own food saved a huge amount of money.We shopped twice at the local supermarket.Thanks to janie for all the great tips and for being available for questions late in the evening when we arrived. The neighbors were very friendly! We look foward to our next visit in the near future. Mahalo The Reynolds Family (OHANA)

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Barbara, and your lovely family for sharing all these wonderful experiences. Ko'Olina is the best for all ages. Sunsets are new each evening. We'll hold your dates for the return trip. Mahalo for your kindness. A hui hou🌴
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Great place if you don't mind the drive

  • 4 of 5

Great property, nice place. Janie provides many helpful items for the beach like boogie boards, towels, chairs, umbrella, blanket, and snorkel gear; and she tried hard to make sure we felt welcome and at home. The only things we didn't like about it aren't things that can be fixed, like moving the property to the other side of the island, or making the property a bit more modern. It doesn't have a washer or dryer in the suite, there's a laundry in another building; but it isn't open 24 hours. It's quite a distance from the popular things on the island. It'll take you 50-60 minutes to drive to Honolulu. The North Shore is almost 2 hours drive. The nearby beaches are 10 minutes away, but there isn't much if any reef, so keep that in mind.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carlo, thank you for taking time for a review. We're very glad you enjoyed our property. The sunny west side location is quiet. Miles of uncrowded beaches. A peaceful distance from big city life is usually why people absolutely love Makaha! The beach front drive overlooks gorgeous turquoise -blue, glistening ocean. Easy to park, picnic, photos ops and take in this beauty , that is Hawaii. You can see whales from the highway! Perfect at sunset! I never tire of the scenic sparkling blue pacific ocean!. There are a number of tide-pools, reefs, the best scuba diving spots on Oahu. Excellent snorkeling is found 5-10 from us. Pokai Bay and Turtle beach are protected and fabulous snorkeling, learn to (SUP) stand up paddle board. The Vans World cup of surfing competition was in full swing in Dec with exciting waves to draw the crowds. (2 hrs) to the North shore is common, and wouldn't matter where you start from! We suggest google map directions to estimate time and traffic to Top Tourist Events! its all in our literature. I'm so sorry this guest missed our best efforts.
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The Condos are in excellent repair, very clean & well worth the money. Welcome to Hawaii!

  • 5 of 5

We returned to the Islands to celebrate our uncles 99th birthday. We got to visit with lots of friends & family over 5 lovely days. Had an AWESOME visit.

The Makaha Valley Condo was a wonderful get away from rat race of downtown. I LOVE this condo. It reminded me of the cottages we rented in Palolo Valley in the 1980's when I was in the Navy. Love it.

This condo a quiet get away where the neighbors are very friendly & close to the beaches. This place is FULLY appointed including scuba gear, boogie boards, chairs, umbrella etc. The kitchen was equipped with pots, pans, coffee maker, creamer, sugar, spoons, etc. Janie even had passwords for Netflix & WiFi for our benefit.

We give 5 stars because of the accommodation of Janie as well. We needed to add one more day & Janie was able to let us stay without a hitch.

Much needed get away & glad we came. You will too.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Ross, We were sad to see you go. It was a blessings to have the extra time with your Ohana. Ke Akua pu a hui hou kakou
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We loved the Condo and the grounds!

  • 5 of 5

The property was clean and well maintained. We were really grateful for all the information, guidebooks and resource binder in condo. The listing is very accurate regarding location and amenities. I recommend this property to anyone who is looking for a clean, affordable, beautiful place to stay. We will be returning to Makaha Valley soon. Mahalo

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Cristina, for taking time for such a nice review. We're especially happy you all enjoyed great weather, swimming, snorkeling and relaxibg at the beach. Thats a great vacation in our book. Looking forward to when you come for another visit. Call anytime! Mahalo ~ Janie
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A Perfect Vacation Starts Here

  • 5 of 5

Our Oahu vacation was perfect and it all started here. Tucked into the hills above the ocean and quiet beach, the condo was clean and well equipped with everything we needed for exploring the island, going to the beach, cooking and hanging out. Every detail was taken care of by our hosts. Their attentiveness and hospitality were topnotch. It was clear they wanted our vacation to be perfect as much as we did. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ross, thank you for taking the time for such a glowing review. We're thrilled you enjoyed! Come visit us again very soon. Mahalo!~Janie
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Beautiful property. Attentive owners, very available.

  • 4 of 5

Gated community, quiet well kept. Peacocks, chicken with chicks scattered throughout property. Management kind, effeicent. Lost electricity in the whole complex in the first few hours we were there. Off for ~6 hours and management said it happens about once a year. More of a rural area which was what we were seeking and an amazing beach close by.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
Beautiful Makaha Beach & 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).




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 13.96%

Lowest Rates or Special Rates: are based on 2 Person occupancy, additional amounts may be added for extra guests.

Payment Options:

Online booking (cc or e-check) - using the "Pay Now" or "Book Now" options here at this website.

Special installments may be arranged per request.
Holiday Rates Vary (Longer Stays may be negotiable)

SECURITY DEPOSIT: Minimum deposit of $250.00 to hold reservation is included with your payment.
Deposit is Refundable: provided no damages or excess cleaning is necessary after departure.

You may ask us about the OPTION to choose a $59 Damage Protection Insurance Payment (coverage up to $1500) - ---
in Lieu of the $250.00 refundable Security deposit.
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.