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Bedrooms 1
Separate WC's1
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

1 bd/1.5 bath, W/D, A/C, private wrap around lanai with bar/frig/seating

A UNIQUE PANORAMIC PICTURE PERFECT VIEW FROM YOUR ELEVATED WRAP-AROUND LANAI...A gorgeous secluded beach "bay" massive ocean view awaits you, located right on a white, soft sand beach with all the amenities in a beautiful CORNER condo at the Hawaiian Princess Resort. This privately owned condominium sleeps 4 comfortably (and additional floor futons for 2 children) with a master and a half bath, with all the amenities. A pool, tennis courts, Jacuzzi, rec room with ping pong table, grassy gas grill BBQ picnic area completes your vacation or "staycation" .This is a gated community where hiking, fishing,whale watching, swim with dolphins and turtles, snorkeling, body boarding, surfing, paddle boarding, bicycling, waterfalls, caverns and caves, sea caves, tide pools, golfing, horseback riding at Makaha Valley Stables, await you!

See whales and more right from your roomy lanai. The sunrise and sunsets are picture postcards as is the whole area!

Overlooking a pool, beach, ocean, mountain, turtles, monk seals, whales spouting, dolphins jumping......who could ask for more?


More Details

Tess Pilati
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

About Tess Pilati

Aloha! E' komo mai' "Welcome, come in to my home"

I'm happy to be able to offer you my wonderful Oasis on Oahu....I love to stay here for my own "staycation", or let my family stay here when their visiting me here. It is just too nice not to share, so I welcome you to stay here too, and enjoy the peace, privacy and fun! It's a special place to me, and I hope you find it wonderful too.

Tess Pilati purchased this condo in 2016

Why Tess Pilati chose Mākaha

This is a unique location as it has the most pristine, unspoiled and uninhabited beach I've ever seen on Oahu! I chose this particular condo unit because it's a corner unit just above coconut tree height. It offers a spacial, open feel with a private, "walk around" deck. It's so peaceful here, and close to so many great outdoor adventures, amenities and conveniences. I have stayed in many tropical resorts. You rarely get this close to a nearly secluded beach as this anywhere in the world! There is a possibility of seeing turtles and monk seals lounging on your beach and you can see the whales and more go by right from your lanai. It is easy traveling to anywhere on this island for day trip adventures, although there is so much to do and see here right in Makaha~!

Situated in a rural community reminiscent of "Old Hawaii" Makaha feels like life just got a little slower. I enjoy sharing this special property with my family when they visit, and with vacationers who are seeking a quiet get-away in one of the most beautiful beachfront settings you'll ever find in the world. Many of my guests book for the following year as soon as they get home!

What makes this condo unique

Corner Condominium with a large wrap-around patio.

Spacious & Open to amazing views of ocean and mountain...you'll never feel "boxed in" like in some condo's and you won't stare at another building. Several activities can be done right here near the condo....hiking, snorkeling, fishing, boogie boarding, paddle boarding, surfing and more!

Enter through a private, gated entry to this 5th floor condo (perfect floor height) after you enter a gated, secure, spacious, convenient parking lot to bldg. Security is always making rounds day and night and will assist with your check in procedures and pass out your parking pass and access the elevators upon your arrival, day or night.

As soon as you exit the elevator with private key fob to your floor, you will see the gorgeous beach and ocean! Spectacular!~

Enter along your own private locked patio gate to a double door entry! With abounding views!

Enjoy 1,200 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor living area.

You overlook the beautiful Lahilahi mountain, beach and ocean views from nearly every room.

Master bedroom has sliding glass doors that open to your private patio as well.l

There is an outdoor bar and refrigerator on your lanai.

Comfortable indoor and outdoor furniture,

Tastefully decorated, tropical theme, very comfy memory foam queen sofa bed and a queen in master. In addition, there are floor futons for singles, kids, so you don't have to use the sofa bed. Enjoy the soothing sound of the ocean.

1.5 baths and a tub/shower combination with a huge walk in closet including lots of amenities for enjoying the beach, water, tennis court, recreation room, and more!

I look forward to hosting you and yours in this gorgeous setting!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great property right on the beach. The condo is spacious and full of light - I appreciated that it was on the sunny side of the building. We were pleasantly surprised to discover how well equipped the condo was, from beach chairs and boogie boards to sheets and towels. We enjoyed watching sunsets from the lanai - a very relaxing vacation!
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Mākaha in O'ahu

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • city centre ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • resort ...
  • rural
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Lift ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Nice Sized half bath with sink and large counter.
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Private Master Bath with separate sink and counter area.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Very private master bedroom with its own master bathroom and large walk-in closet. Sliding glass door overlooking mountain views and access to your own private patio. Wall-mounted HDTV, comfortable queen size bed.
  • Books
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The sunset-ocean view is nothing short of breathtaking. Wall mounted TVs in bedroom and living room, Bose stereo, Apple TV, Cable, internet. Dining & entertainment options galore...from $ to $$$$ at the Ko'olina Resort. Many small local venues too. The ocean in front of the Princess has a live coral reef with bountiful sea life, with the ability to swim and snorkel along with the sea turtles. In the winter, observe the whales and killer whales, from your private lanai, or see dolphins in the cove year-round. You will often see a monk seal or two sunning themselves on the beach, sometimes alongside turtles. When the surf's up, you can boogie board or even surf! When you stay at the Princess, these activities can be experienced right outside your front door. Resort amenities also include a pool, Jacuzzi, picnic area, tennis court and a a game room with a ping pong table, nearby are two outstanding golf courses, deep sea fishing and dive tours from the marina, and many hikes.


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Florence, MT

Perfect! Don't overpack or overthink it, just do it!

  • 5 of 5

If you crave peace and natural beauty, this is it! But if you need entitlement and a manicured world around you for miles, maybe keep looking.We drove out of the busy city craziness to the real people, and then this slice of heaven! We walked into the condo and it glowed with the sunset all around. Absolutely sparkled! Very roomy and comfortable with everything you could need. Loved this particular unit with the wrap-around lanai. Check-in was a breeze with the very funny (and knowledgeable) Wendell. The condo, the beach, the view...all spectacular! Snorkeled with turtles, octopus, eel, barracuda (WOW), and many many other beauties. The local people are very kind and generous. We loved watching their antics and skill at the beach, and how they congregate to celebrate family and community together all up and down their beautiful beaches. After a long winter for us, this was soothing to our souls! Tess was great to communicate with and beyond generous! Can't thank you enough, and hope to come back. Our only regret was not staying here for much, MUCH LONGER. We will continue "to live in a state of thankfulness." Mahalo indeed, Tess!!!

  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Wonderful apartment at the foot of a fabulous beach.

  • 5 of 5

My wife, daughter and I spent 8 days in Tess' wonderful apartment, and had one of the greatest vacations any of us can remember. The apartment is about 40-45 minutes outside of Honolulu, so if you're one of those people who really wants to be at packed beaches, in the middle of the city, walking distance, etc, great, good for you, go to Waikiki. For those folks who like to make their own vacation experiences, this place is an absolute gem and I can't help but recommend it highly to anyone who's thinking of visiting Oahu.

From the secluded beach (saw five turtles, one octopus and roughly a million fish while snorkeling) to the local restaurants, to the beautiful leeward coast drive, the joys of staying here were a highlight of the trip for my family. And the apartment is phenomenal - a wraparound balcony, wonderful kitchen setup, a closet so comprehensively stocked that we really could have just travelled with a toothbrush and a couple pairs of clothes. It's safe, clean and you could have a fantastic vacation if all you did was travel to the nearby beach and back. We found it served as a great staging point for our trips around the island as well, and had great fun going from place to place coming back to our beloved apartment.

We received a lovely call from Tess making sure we were all taken care of, and I think that Wendell, one of the security staff, gave us one of the most entertaining/hilarious check-ins I have ever had staying away from home. We will fondly remember our time here at Tess' apartment, and my wife and I would both absolutely love to come back if the opportunity arises. My daughter loved it even more - she found out that there was a unit in the building for sale and she wanted to buy it. She's six.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a great time had by all! I love to receive these reviews and I love sharing the condo with everyone in the world! Thanks for taking the time to make a review and I have forwarded your entertaining review to all the staff. Mahalo! Tess
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Gig Harbor, Washington

Everything you need....including everything you didn't even think you needed!

  • 5 of 5

The corner unit here really is the one to pick. The wrap-around lanai made a huge difference in managing the sandy boogie boards, wet shoes, etc. It also makes the view one unbroken panorama. It's easy to imagine you are the only people around when sitting out to watch the sunrise or sunset.

The location is off the tourist track so be prepared to stock up on groceries and hang out and do NOTHING but sit on the beach and your lanai and soak up the sun and salty air. The condo is incredibly well-stocked and included everything we could possibly need.

My kids loved it too and are hoping we can return soon. Mahalo and Merry Christmas!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Wendy...what great news to hear your opinion on your recent stay here at the Princess! Thanks for the heads up on the kids' likes and the fun you had. Hope to host you and your family again in the future! Mahalo, Tess
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Very nice condo on a great beach

  • 5 of 5

We spent 8 great days (2 adults, 2 kids) at this very nice condo. The beach is untoppable and the sunsets from the lanai are absolutely stunning. The condo is equipped with everything we needed. We would definitely rent this condo again. Highly recommended! Thanks Tess for everything and many greetings from the Swiss family :-)

  • Review Submitted: 18-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha! Thank you SWISS FAMILY KNOBEL (haha) for the wonderful review and I'm so glad everything was wonderful! Mahalo, Tess
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Bc canada

Fall holiday

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place. This condo has everything you would ever need, beach toys, highchair, playpen, snorkeling. Towels and many chairs. The view was outstanding. Grocery store 5 min drive. Tess is very easy to get a hold off and prompt with answers. Beach waves were high the first week but swimmable the second. We travelled all over the island with our rental car. Don’t hesitate to book this place if you can. Thank you

  • Review Submitted: 04-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo you Janice for the wonderful review, it was so nice to talk with you during your visit and I'm very happy that you enjoyed your visit to my vacation condo. Hope to host you again in the future! Aloha! Tess
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Perfect Stay

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect location is you are looking for paradise. The condo is beautiful as pictured, the beach is just outside the door, the pool and whirlpool are immaculate. If you are planning lots of sightseeing and activities or looking for great nightlife this probably isn't the place for you as traffic can be a hassle and it can take a couple hours to get to the North shore or Windward side of the island. But Pearl Harbour is only 45 minutes away. There is a lovely grocery store close to the condo and lots of fast food restaurants. We felt very secure and never felt uncomfortable. Tess provided us with lots of great material and instructions before we left. This place is heaven on earth.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review my Hawaiian Princess condo! Yes there is commuter traffic in and around Makaha (this is where many of the Hawaiian workers in the trades, shows and hotels live) and so it is recommended when attending activities elsewhere on Oahu, it's best leaving the condo after 8 am and returning back to the condo before 4 pm or after 7 pm. The commuters are usually back and forth to work between 6 am and returning home to Makaha on the highway around 3 to 5 pm. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to hosting you again in the future!
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Dole Plantation
Wahiawa Botanical Garden
Kukaniloko Birth Stones
Rainbow Eucalyptus Tree
Schofield Barracks Historic District
Wheeler Army Air Field
Pokai Bay Beach Park
Kaena Point State Park
Yokohama Bay
Kaneana Cave (Makua Cave)
Waianae Boat Harbor
Ka Makana Ali'i - The Center for West Oahu
Makaha Valley Riding Stables
Wet'n'wild Hawaii
Ko Olina Beach Park
Paradise Cove Luau
Ko Olina Ocean Adventures
Makani Kai Helicopters
Ko Olina Helicopters
Hawaiian Railway Society
Pearl Harbor
Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor
Aloha Stadium Swap Meet
Aiea Loop Trail
Iolani Palace
Honolulu Museum of Art
Bishop Museum
Hawaii Children's Discovery Center
Waikiki Aquarium
The Honolulu Zoo
Sandy Beach Park
Halona Blowhole
Sea Life Park
Chief's Lu'au at Sea Life Park
Makapu'u Point Lighthouse Trail
Makapu'u Tide Pools
Hanauma Bay Marine Preserve
Shark's Cove
North Shore Shark Adventures
Banzai Pipeline Beach (Ehukai)
Waimea Bay Beach Park
Waimea Valley
wiamea falls
Polynesian Cultural Center
Giovanni's Shrimp Truck
Turtle Bay Resort
surf lessons beach restaurant and cove beach horseback riding
CLIMB Works Keana Farms - Zipline Tour
Kualoa Ranch
ATV riding horseback riding
Kaneohe Bay Sandbar
Hamakua Macadamia Nut Co Inc
Lions' Gate Kona Coffee & Macadamia Nut Farm
Pu'u Ma'eli'eli
Pu'u o Mahuka Heiau State Historic Site
Lanikai Pillbox Trail
Maunawili Trailhead
Lulumahu Falls
Kailua Sailboards and Kayaks
Diamond Head Crater Hike
Makaha Beach Park
Makaha Golf Club
Nanakuli Community Park
Makaha Beachfront Condo - SURF, SAND, SUNSETS!
Waianae Farmers Market at Waianae Mall
Hawaii Adventure Tour - E O Waianae Tours
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Waianae Harbor
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Rail is being built
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
you are right on Turtle Beach
Car: recommended

Located on a secluded and magical beach, this oceanfront corner condominium at the Hawaiian Princess Resort in Makaha, an old Hawaiian town on Oahu's West Shore.

Surrounded by ocean, mountains, and a small town feel away from the crowds, you'll have endless of outdoor adventures to pursue in the area. Or...just relax on your beautiful beach, in my opinion, one of the best beaches on Oahu!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Mākaha, Hawaii

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Mar 2018 - 31 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
23 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Holiday Season
16 Dec 2018 - 11 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
16 Nov 2019 - 30 Nov 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Holiday Rate
21 Dec 2019 - 5 Jan 2020
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £111.65
Refundable Damage Deposit £186.08

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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