I have family in Nanakuli so I stay at the Hawaiian princess in Makaha every visit. This was the nicest, most updated, cleanest unit that I have stayed in at the Hawaiian princess. Highly recommend this unit!
A cozy stay with a private lanai overlooking the ocean. We even saw a breaching manta ray from the room! Amazing cross breeze throughout the condo. Mahalo, Mary and Neil!
The Hawaiian Princess is a true hidden gem in an area of Oahu that is not at all touristy. Mary's condo was great and we loved our stay! Also, she was incredibly kind and helpful. Thanks, Mary!
Everything as stated
It was great. Watched turtles every morning swimming in the bay. Had fun watching sunsets from the beach and lani. Was so nice to be able to wash and dry clothes. The beach was very nice not crowded at all. Will definitely rent again.
Comfortable and clean, Mary’s Makaha condo was a pleasure to stay in. Fully resourced with all the comforts of home. Mary was very responsive to all my communications. Great service from the security team in the front lobby. But of course the reason this place rises so far above the rest is….THAT VIEW! Those sunsets. The beach in front (a short walk past the rocky shore) is a beautiful sandy, perfect spot to spend the whole day, in and out of the water. We loved the location and area, felt perfectly safe from our early morning walks to our late night returns from dinner at the Beach House (highly recommended, a 5 min drive down the road)
Love Mary’s place, definitely recommended, hope to be back one day.
My wife and I absolutely loved the view as advertised. Her condo has everything and more available for your stay. From little things like kitchen needs to beach gear. The sun sets on back patio side, so my wife got the most amazing sunset photos. In the afternoon, there are 2 umbrellas to use for shade, and there's 4 beach chairs to just enjoy and watch the crashing waves. The beach is beautiful but has a pretty good undertow, so beware for you and your kids, but the more experienced swimmers and locals enjoyed the water. I definitely would come back to Makaha and hopefully Mary's unit is available. Her unit has air conditioning and the other couple that came with us didn't have air conditioning, so if Mary's unit is not available, make sure you look for that. Mary gets back to you very quickly and we had no problems checking in. I could go on and on, but one thing we didn't do that I wished we did was read the guest book that she leaves in her room. Other guests give suggestions on where to go in Makaha, so look for that in the living room near the end table. The parking lot has security gates around the perimeter and you cannot enter anywhere without a key fob, so we felt safe. There are a lot of tourists who stay there, but it is a hidden gem. Thanks for opening your home to us Mary...Absolutely loved it!
I booked this property because we didn’t want to be in the more populated areas of West Oahu. It worked out well. There is a fair amount of commuter traffic in the mornings & evenings. You just have to allow a few extra minutes if you are going sightseeing. I suspect it’s no worse than traffic around Honolulu, though.
The condo building is nice. Check-in was simple. Property is secure & we never had any issues.
There are lots of houseless folks camped out on the beach all along the NW coast, which did deter us from exploring some beaches. However, there are plenty of other areas to explore & many beaches to relax on, or snorkel at, in the vicinity. The beach at the condo is beautiful. We snorkeled there & saw a variety of fish. Each morning, we saw honu (sea turtles) from our lanai. The sunsets were amazing & one of my favorite things about staying here. At night, when it was clear, we could see the Milky Way, too. One night, we saw a satellite in the sky. The light pollution is definitely less there than a more populated area!
The condo is well equipped with plenty of kitchen items, towels, etc. We liked the fact there were beach chairs, umbrellas & other items for our use. It was also nice to have a washer/dryer in the condo. There were some detergent pods & dryer sheets, too.
Communication with the property owner was excellent.
We enjoyed our stay & would recommend this property. 🌺
I was never informed about all the homeless living in the neighborhood or on the beach.
We stayed here recently as part of our honeymoon trip. The property was clean, Mary was easy to get in touch with and communicate with and we felt safe and comfortable. But the best part of this booking is hands down the incredible sunsets we were graced with each night on the lanai! Absolutely stunning views. The beach is beautiful and we even saw a couple turtles swimming in the mornings. We would absolutely stay here again!
This condo has an amazing direct ocean front view. The resort has been well managed with security onsite all the time and gate locked. Condo is well stocked with everything we needed. Sheets are higher end 600 count sheets😊 it also has a central air which is rare in Hawaii.
Had a great wedding on the beach in front of our condo.
Our host Mary had the place really nice. Loved the sound of surf pounding the rocks . Will definitely come back.
As advertised, enjoyed our stay!
The property is exactly like the pictures and the owners were very nice and great with communicating with us. However this area is in a high crime location and there are many homeless camps surrounding the property. Did not feel safe in the area. The property is gated and has security so maybe this wouldn’t bother some. We ended up mostly driving to the North Shore or Honolulu area.
All the experience was smooth and excellent from the begging to the end. This place is so gorgeous! Mary is such a good owner, always communicating with you to make sure everything is ok and I have no words to describe her apartment!
The place is a piece of heaven in Oahu, peaceful beach with unforgettable views, stunning sunsets and we were able to see 7-8 turtles just from the Lanai early mornings. The beach is also so nice, it is quite private with no much people around, a few waves… so much better than waikiki!
This is the place I am coming back from to Oahu from now own. Book it! You won’t regret.
Thank you so much Mary!
Can’t wait to come back.
This condo is a great place to just relax and listen to the waves. Just sit on the balcony and watch the sea turtles swimming. It had everything we could have asked for.
My family stayed here and enjoyed the place. It is right on the beach. Being on the leeward side of the island you do get some big waves. My 10 year old daughter and I found these to be fun. Less strong swimmers might want to go do a different beach. That said, the view was incredible. The property was well maintained. The parking is gated and has full time security staff. There was a full kitchen and a washer and dryer. I would return for the view and the sound of the ocean all by itself.
We had an absolutely wonderful time at this property! The view from the balcony was a gorgeous blend of turquoise and blue waters and green hills.
The unit was very well-equipped and had everything we needed for the beach - chair, cooler, umbrellas, snorkeling gear, noodles, you name it and it was there.
The beach was nearly secluded during our visit, which was a nice change of pace from other areas we visited.
The only downside of this property was the fact that the neighborhood surrounding it looked a little depressed. The unit itself had great security and we always felt perfectly safe, but there wasn't a great variety of nicer restaurants or things to do in the area. This was fine with us, as the beach more than made up for anything else. I would definitely return to this property and would recommend it to anyone.
This is a small one bedroom unit that is in the 13th floor with really great ocean and sunset (!) views. It is right on a beach that was never crowded and has decent snorkeling. The building provides a large amount of shade early in the day while other areas of the beach are sunny. This is nice for those who want to limit their time in the sun.
This area of Oahu is sunny and dry—not lush and tropical—so rain is less likely. There is little in the way of shopping or restaurants. The area seemed safe but is a bit impoverished compared to areas around Honolulu and east shore. Other beaches in this area have homeless encampments related to exorbitant cost of living in Oahu.
You will definitely need a car, but it’s a great location for a couple (would be tight for more than 2 people, however there is a sleeper sofa) wanting a low key, ‘hang out at the beach’ vacation.
Owners were truly exceptional, unit was spotless with a well equipped with kitchen and lots of beach gear for your use. The unit’s washer and dryer is a big plus.
The pool and hot tub were being remodelled and not available but for use, but it looks like it should be finished soon. The complex has complimentary gas grills with adjacent picnic tables for your use.
Driving directions from the airport seem a bit complicated, but it is really easy as the highway just changes names about three times.
Prompt and responsive communication with owner, along with an easy checkin process, assisted in making this a wonderful stay. The view and solitude of the area was unparalleled to many places we’ve stayed in Oahu. Would gladly stay here again.
We had a great time at this property. For the price it can’t be beat. The view from the lanai is gorgeous and it’s literally right on the beach. We didn’t mind the extra drive when going out and about because we wouldn’t have had these luxuries in Honolulu. Highly recommend!
We had a lovely time.
We got a snow storm and all flights were cancelled. We were unable to make this reservation but our host was very kind and let us cancel with no penalty. I will definitely book here again when we plan our trip here in the spring
Loved our stay here. The view from the balcony was incredible. We could spot turtles in the surf throughout the day and pods of whales swimming by at sunset. The sun screen was a nice touch too, and kept the apartment from getting too hot during the afternoon. Kitchen was well-stocked and we cooked most of our meals there. It was nice being right on the beach and within close proximity to several attractions. Great vacation!
Perfect location for Makaha loving family.
This was a great location (for December stay) for calmer waters and less precipitation, as well as a good value for staying directly on the beach. We saw turtles each time when snorkeling, and sometimes saw them from the balcony. We ate lunch and dinner on the balcony daily. It was very convenient and peaceful not to have to book snorkeling tours and to be able to do it "right there".
We enjoyed the island but are glad to be good home. We miss our puppies
Our favorite aspect of staying here was the beach! It wasn't super crowded and just an elevator ride away. We loved hearing the ocean day and night and eating all of our meals on the Lanai. The town/neighborhood has more of a local and older style feel to it. It was nice to have a couple of grocery stores and places to eat that were only 5 minutes away. It was a little bit of a drive to go anywhere else on the island, but we didn't mind at all. Mary was great at responding to text messages and checking in on us. We would definitely stay here again!
Clean and responsive. Will for sure be coming back.
We had a wonderful time at the Mary’s condo. A perfect location with incredible views. The condo was clean, quiet (with the exception of soothing sounds of the waves) and well stocked with linens, beach towels, kitchen/eating wares, and plenty of beach equipment helping to make our stay even more enjoyable. Mary was a great host and checked in with us after a few days to make sure everything was going well. We definitely recommend staying in Mary’s condo. It was lovely!
Unbeatable beach views/access! Lots of stellar hikes nearby on western Oahu. Not the part of the island for high-end dining or shopping, but that's not what we were looking for and thoroughly enjoyed our time.
Fantastic stay. Peaceful and highly recommend. Would definitely stay here again. Host very responsive and quick.
We didn’t want to be in Honolulu or Waikiki but wanted to be someplace quieter. This place was perfect. We loved being among the locals who were so very friendly. There were lots of wonderful restaurants to pick from. We would recommend A&G Bar and Grill and The Beach House. The view was amazing. We never got tired of it. Being on the 13th floor, we left the patio door open at night so we could hear the waves crashing as we fell asleep. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook when we wanted to. We even used the grill one night. Being able to eat in if and when we wanted was so nice. And it was helpful to have beach towels, umbrellas, chairs and water play toys. It definitely saved space in our suitcase. Only minor complaint is the bed frame is very squeaky. I hated to get up in the middle of the night or turn over, afraid I would wake my husband. But again this was minor. Thank you for the wonderful condo. We will definitely stay here again if we come back to Oahu.
The place, the view, the experience were all exceptional. Book this place and enjoy.
Perfect little getaway! The most amazing views and easy check in and lovely host. Everything you need and fun to explore the west side of Oahu.
We loved this condo. The beach was the most beautiful one I have ever been to. Lots of little local places to explore for meals, or go to the local grocery stores and make your own dinner at this condo! Well stocked so you are beach ready.
Had an amazing time! We went here on our honeymoon and the views did not disappoint! Can’t beat it!
The condo was great the beach was amazing turtles every day. Away form crowded Waikiki.
Wonderful all around.
We had a great time. The property staff were very nice and helpful. The unit is clean and well organized. We will stay again in the future.
Great views. Great beach. Well stoked kitchen and beach accessories! Mahalo!
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