Makaha is the closest thing to an unspoiled Hawaiian place on this island. Please consult a map to be sure Makaha is where you want to be. We are out in the country away from any commerce and off the beaten path.
This is a private apartment with a dedicated keyed entry. Outdoor space is shared with 3 other apartments.
About 35 miles west of Waikiki, Makaha Beach offers a vibrant slice of local life. You’ll see locals catching waves in outrigger canoes, families setting up hibachis (grills) and fishing poles, and kids playing in the golden sand. Makaha, which means “fierce” in Hawaiian, is the name of one of the island’s largest valleys; the park, itself, runs across 21 narrow acres on the shore of the valley. It’s one of the most famous surfing beaches in Hawaii, with winter surf reaching 25 feet.
These powerful waves attracted the Waikiki Surf Club, which organized the Makaha International Surfing Championships in 1952 — the first international surf meet to be held in Hawaii. One of the most popular events here is Buffalo’s Big Board Surfing Classic, an annual contest named in honor of surfing legend and Makaha lifeguard Richard “Buffalo” Keaulana.
For nearly 40 years, this contest has attracted hundreds of surfers, canoe surfers, and bodyboarders to participate in a variety of events, with thousands of spectators camping along the beach that weekend. During the summer, though, the ocean here is much calmer and great for diving and swimming.
Please be sure to read and follow all posted instructions and information in your room and on property.
Outdoor dining areas
Beach chairs, towels & umbrella
Books, games and instruments
Fire TV with complimentary Amazon Prime, Netflix, HBO
- Not suitable for children Check out by 11am
Guests not listed in itinerary are not allowed.
Early check-ins and/or late check-outs are not possible at this location.
Luggage storage before check-in and after check-out is not possible at this location.
Quiet time is from 10pm - 8am.
Keep door and slider doors locked whenever you leave the unit.
Dirtied dishes must be washed and put away.
Garbage and recycling must be consistently disposed of in the proper outside receptacles.
Please remove all of your garbage when you leave.
Windows must be closed and lights / fans / TV / appliances turned off when you are not home and upon departure.
Set of keys must be left in the unit upon departure.
Smoking is not allowed.
Do not flush any feminine products, or anything other than toilet paper.
Do not remove towels, linens, appliances or dishes from the units (except for beach towels which are intended for this purpose).
Keep sand outside - Rinse yourself and your gear off before coming in from the beach.
Don't rearrange the living space - leave everything behind the way you found it.
This is not a motel, this is my home.
If you've ever been to the islands, you know that ants, mice and cockroaches are a problem. This is the reason for our requests regarding food, garbage and cleanliness - we want to keep your accommodations bug free so keep everything put away and keep it clean!!
You must also acknowledge Pet(s) live on property - Dogs and cats Some spaces are shared - All outdoor space beyond the dedicated lanai Amenity limitations - Hot tub periodically closed for maintenance