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Luxurious Ocean Front Condo with Wrap Around Lanai

Bedrooms 1
Separate WCs1
Space 1,240 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom Corner Unit, Wrap Around Lanai,1.5 Baths (Sleeps 4)


Welcome to Unit 1208 in Paradise. The unit itself is tastefully decorated and comes with all of the creature comforts of home. It is a one bedroom corner unit, with a king size bed, writing table, wall mounted TV, large walk-in closet with an en suite bathroom. Additional sleeping (queen sized bed) is provided by a new soft leather pull out couch located in the living room with a half bath in the main living space.

Our linen and towels are high quality that are sure to enhance your comfort.

The unit has its own washer and dryer, dishwasher, and air conditioning unit. Home cooking is a vital part of our life and as such, we have made sure to stock the kitchen just like back home, with ample knives, cutting boards, quality pots and pans, salad spinners, bakeware, cookware etc. While cooking your supper after a long day on the beach, enjoy the sounds of the ocean while enjoying the fabulous view. With our luxurious high top table and chairs on the lanai, enjoy your supper while watching the beautiful sunset. This is also a perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee and breakfast, and a great place to count the number of turtles surfacing in the bay. If you wish to watch the sunrise, simply head out to the walkway on the other side of building (immediately out the front door of the unit) and watch the sunrise over the Makaha Valley Mountains. The unit comes complete with big screen TV, DVD player, cable and free wifi. We recently added a landline which allows you to call local and in North America. You won't be disappointed!


This property is on the west coast of Oahu in Wai'anae, away from the hustle and bustle of Honolulu. This CORNER unit is located on the 12th floor of the Hawaiian Princess condo building and overlooks a deserted 1 km stretch of breathtaking beach on Lahilahi point (turtle point).


There is always room on the nearly deserted beach, a beach which words can do no justice (see attached pictures). The area is great for snorkeling (lots of fish, turtles, and more), swimming, or just playing around in the waves. Every day, you will see tourist boats troll the shores in search of whales...yes, this means you will see whales breaching the surface of the water from the comfort of the beach or your lanai. If you are looking for adrenaline pumping excitement, then look no further as the surf can get fairly large at times as the adjacent beach (Makaha beach) routinely holds surfing competitions. You can rent surf boards, boogie boards, bikes, paddle boards, kayaks, etc. from the local shops (5 minutes away) and can take surf lessons at the nearby army beach. There are options close by where the waves are tame (due to a breakwater) and the water is shallow (Pokai Beach) if you are traveling with little ones, or if you want to venture a little further away (20 minute drive), check out the lagoons located at the Disney Resort at Ko Olina. There are nearby hikes (i.e. mountain ranges, flatland hike to Albatross breeding ground), reasonably priced golf courses and many other local treasures to enjoy (i.e. restaurants, deep sea fishing, etc.). If you wish to do any major sight seeing, everything is only a car ride away (i.e. Hanauma Bay, sky diving, paragliding, etc.).

The grounds boast a beautiful pool and hot tub surrounded by chaise lounges where you can bask in the sun if you want a break from the beach and surf. There is a tennis court open to all guests and a common barbecue area (with 2 large Weber grills), complete with picnic benches.

More Details

Brenda Ledding
Member since: 2017
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2018

Why Brenda Ledding chose Mākaha

My husband Ted and I (Brenda) come from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. With our frigidly cold winters, we opted for a Hawaiian vacation in 1982 and stayed in touristy downtown Waikiki. We visited the Hawaiian Princess condo only to obtain a free box of pineapples (we were young newlyweds and just starting out our careers). We joke that this was the best pineapple investment we have ever made, as we have been here ever since! It quickly evolved into our little piece of paradise and 35 years, later it has become a place where our children and grandchildren return to on an annual basis to build memories and call their second home.

We are truly blessed to have found this hidden treasure, here at the Hawaiian Princess, and we look forward to sharing it with you. We hope that if you do stay, you will fall in love with it like we have and that your memories be as treasured as ours.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Mākaha in Honolulu County

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 12
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1240 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • near the sea
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Books ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub


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Luxurious Ocean Front Condo with Wrap Around Lanai
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 27 reviews

Fantastic! Amazing views, beautiful condo, very nice and responsive owner.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our three days/nights in Brenda and Ted’s condo. The unit is beautiful with absolutely amazing views. The beach is very nice and the water is crystal clear. The unit had everything that we needed for an enjoyable stay. We highly recommend a stay in this unit.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Turtle Beach - A Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

Ted and Brenda's condo was the perfect place for my family of four. We stayed for a week in this condo and were very pleased with all of its amenities and the space it provided. Every morning we enjoyed our breakfast on the lanai with a perfect view of the beach and the occasional turtle swimming by. At night we watched the sun set over the ocean and when it got a little too warm, we just lowered the shade on the lanai!

The entire condo was clean and safe, a home away from home. My daughters (22 yrs and 18 yrs) were comfortable on the pull-out couch and my husband and I enjoyed the master bed and bath and the privacy it provided. The condo is very safe as there is a security guard that meets everyone in the lobby and the gate to the condo requires a key. The beach has a very private feel and avoids the mass crowds that one might find on any other beach in the area. It felt like we found a hidden gem, as we like to "live like locals" as much as we can when we visit places.

Not only was the condo the perfect set up for my family but any questions about the area and its activities were quickly answered by Brenda in an email. She was amazing at communicating with me whenever I had a question, as well as checking in on us with the current conditions of the area due to the volcano debris. She also had suggestions for her favorite hiking, shopping, and eating places around the area which helped us immensely!

I would recommend this condo to anyone looking to stay in a more rural part of Oahu.

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Beach !

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed the quiet clean beach. The waves did knock us down and the under current was almost too strong for us. I did not want to stay in a crowded area, so I selected this spot. No regrets. We used the grills twice to cook dinner. Very nice to have, because we didn't like the local restaurants we tried. First time to Hawaii was a success.

  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jill for your review. Glad you liked the beach and were able to enjoy some of the amenities of the condo and building. Yes the waves can be strong at times depending on the day and even hour. One always has to be aware and respectful of the ocean. It can definitely be powerful. Glad your first trip to Hawaii was a success. Mahalo, Brenda
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Reservation and check in process were very easy. Condo and the view are wonderful!

  • 4 of 5

Great beach but there is quite a break at the shoreline, get knocked down pretty easily if you aren’t paying attention. Beach is very quiet, at the most 25-30 people on it at one time and that was due to a Saturday evening barbecue. Did not check out the pool but the barbecue area was clean and well lit and maintained.

  • Review Submitted: 17-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Katy for the nice review. Yes the waves can be very variable depending on the day and weather. One always has to be aware of the power of the waves as they can definitely play havoc with a person. They were also the favourite part of our family holiday as our kids played in them for hours. Hard to believe but this ocean can sometimes look like glass and snorkelling can be done with ease. It all depends on the hour. Glad you enjoyed the view and condo. Mahalo, Brenda
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Amazing! Definitely worth staying here.

  • 5 of 5

We loved this home! The pictures really don’t do this place justice as the views are absolutely incredible and the sound of the ocean waves makes you feel the ocean even when you aren’t outside.

This rental is really well thought out and the kitchen and space have really everything you could need or want, and the decor and style is really lovely. With the balcony doors open we didn’t even need aircondition as we always had a nice cool breeze.

Really the only downsides are that the waves were really strong when we were here so couldn’t do much swimming, and that it’s a bit far from the nearest grocery so just make sure to do your shopping before you drive up.

This rental is a great size for a couple or a couple with kids. We had our son with us and he loved it too :-)

This was our favorite place to stay on Oahu. We will definitely be staying here again and I give it my highest recommendation.

  • Review Submitted: 03-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Alex for those very kind words. So glad that you enjoyed staying at our condo and you had a nice vacation with your family. The waves unfortunately are very unpredictable. When we were there in February, we were able to swim and snorkel most days. But then we have been there when the waves are only for the surfers. I hope you were able to find Pokai Beach just down the road where the waves are much more contained. Good hint about the grocery stores. Yes the closest is about 5- 10 minutes away so better to pick up things before you arrive. We are looking forward to Long's opening where you will be able to walk to at least for the basics. Thanks for being such great guests. We look forward to having you return any time. Mahalo, Brenda
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Beautiful, almost like a private beach

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. This unit has everything you need to enjoy your time in paradise. This end unit is unique and we over heard many on the beach saying how much nicer these end units are than the other units in the building. This unit has a wraparound lanai that gives you beach and mountain views that the inside units lack. This unit is spacious, clean and has everything you need. We especially loved having beach chairs, umbrella, beach towels and cooler for our beach days.

Tony & Janet 04/17/2018-04/27/2018

  • Review Submitted: 27-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words Tony and Janet. We are so glad you enjoyed your holiday. I agree that our beach often feels like your own private beach and being right on your doorstep makes it even more special. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed our unit and I think regardless of the times I am there, I am always amazed with the view when I wake up. Loved having you as guests. Please feel free to return any time. Mahalo, Brenda
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Cleaning Fee £113.05
Damage Deposit £226.11

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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