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Fall Retreat, A/C,.full Kitchen facility & Beach Gear + FREE WiFi & Parking

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

Oahu's most beautiful beaches await your arrival, just minutes from this fabulous get away in Makaha. A welcoming family retreat with gorgeous mountain and ocean sunsets each evening. Full kitchen facilities, AC, 2 separate bedrooms, TVs each room, and so close to ocean activity. Enjoy great pools & hot tub spa amenities! Spacious living& dining to plan your day over breakfast & coffee. Pristine ocean-side beaches for daily beach walks and sunsets. Free Parking and HS Wireless internet, flat screen TV entertainment,. Snorkel gear plus Fins! 24 hr security. Minutes to both calm beach coves, and when surfs up.. to Makaha beach for world famous action. Kayak or snorkel with spinner dolphins, turtles, or SUP at Pokai Bay. Body boarding at Makaha or electric beach. We cherish hosting our guests' & love sharing our island home; especially the Kaneohe sandbar!


Bedroom#1: Luxurious King Bed, plush/firm gel mattress, Air Conditioning & Ceiling fan. TV w/ Roku, Hulu, Netflix, Pandora.

Bedroom #2 Queen and Full size beds, plush/firm, Air Conditioning & Ceiling fan. TV, DVD.

Additional air mattress, plus Graco crib, stroller and potty seat for toddlers.

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 Mat, 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


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 Discounts for longer stays!
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 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 ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 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 , Double bed is really a Full Size, Comfortable firm plush
  • 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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average rating of 4.845238 based on 91 reviews

Beautiful, super inviting. A great homey feel.

  • 5 of 5

Janie and Sonny were amazing host, super helpful. They provided so many amazing things. Wonderful welcome gifts. The things in the condo to use were so helpful. My family used the coolers, ice packs and beach towels everyday. The beds were so comfortable. We enjoyed so many amazing sunrises and sunsets. The condo was so welcoming, we really felt like we were at home. The staff at the condo were extremely friendly and kind. We will definitely be returning soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lisa, your generous comments just made our day. We're excited for your return trip for a super discount! Looking forward to news of your journey. Aloha, Sonny&Janie
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Great place to stay !

  • 5 of 5

This was not our first visit to Oahu but the first time we stayed in Makaha. After getting through all the Honolulu traffic, the drive along the coast was beautiful. Janie & Sonny's place was a great place to stay. We were very impressed with all the amenities available to us during our stay. Anything needed for a day at the beach was there for our use from beach chairs, beach mat, ice chests, snorkeling gear, boogie boards to sunblock & aloe vera. We loaded our car every day for a day at the beach. When back at the condo, having air conditioning in each room helped cool the rooms for relaxing and sleeping. The beds were very comfortable. The kitchen area was well supplied for cooking with spices and condiments available for our use. We liked that these items were there and to leave anything we didn't use up for the next tenant. It always bothered us that we had to throw things away at other places, such a waste. We left a few things we either didn't use or didn't finish for the next family. The complex was very quiet, with the exception of the peacocks and roosters. Love to hear them and watch them walk around the property. Our unit was fairly close to the laundry room and having the laundry card available was very convenient. We didn't have the chance to enjoy the swimming pools but again, there were so many beaches to enjoy. If you're looking to get away from the hustle & bustle of Honolulu & Waikiki, book your lodging with Janie & Sonny. Janie communicated with me during the reservation process, checked on us when we landed, and while we were staying. It was nice to have a contact person in the event something needed attention. As mentioned before, this was a great place to stay. Hope the next time we come to Oahu, we can stay again. Thank you Janie & Sonny

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo nui loa, Liane. Glad you found everything ready to pick up and explore the many amazing beaches, and island sights! See you next visit. A hui hou, Janie
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Anita Iowa

Very clean gated community. Enjoyed the flowering trees. Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic vacation in Oahu! It was wonderful to have all the comforts of home. The condo had all the extras that we needed! It was so nice to use the coolers for our day trips. The beds were comfy and everything was clean. Janie and Sonny were so helpful by answering questions and giving advice about where to go for things, the best beaches for our family etc.. We truly loved our stay! No problems!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great place to stay away from the big city

  • 5 of 5

The property is very secure, and the service people were very friendly. Although the complex is older, it is quite well maintained. The pool and hot tub were clean and there was a barbecue area at the pool. The condo itself was clean and well provisioned. A very nice welcoming gift included chocolates, music disc and local

coffee awaited us. Retail outlets were within a ten minute drive. The area has wonderful beaches and a lot of things to see and do. All in all, this was very good value.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Don, We're glad you enjoyed relaxing at the beach with the family. It would be our pleasure hosting you again soon. Mahalo!
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Lovely and beautiful place to unwind.

  • 5 of 5

What a delightful time we had at Sonny and Janie's place! When we arrived we had plumeria trees blooming right outside the balcony. So gorgeous! The apartment is clean, comfortable and well equipped especially for beach going and snorkeling. The grounds are well-maintained and you can watch all kinds of interesting birds. We felt very cared for and welcomed. This apartment is a great value and the beaches nearby are really lovely. I highly recommend this place and the owners are very hospitable.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
Owner's Response: Mahalo for review, Heather. Taking time away from the daily routine is so important. It's will be our pleasure to host you again!
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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

Rates are subject to change

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.