Hawaiian Princess Makaha Beach Condo

Rates: $377 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Bed types: QX (sleeps 4)
Reviews: 4.90 (from 144 reviews)
Come to Paradise on Earth at the Hawaiian Princess located in the dry, sunny Makaha Area in West Oahu. The condo is on a secluded 1/3 mile pristine white sand beach overlooking the gorgeous Turtle Cove. Celebrate a special occasion, romantic getaway or just come to relax and dine on your own private Lanai and enjoy the relaxing ocean breeze with the spectacular 180 degree view of the Ocean and Sunset.

The Hawaiian Princess is located 45 minutes from the Honolulu International Airport and an hour from the frenzy and crowds in Honolulu and Waikiki. It is only a 20 minute drive to the City of Kapolei with many stores such as Costco, Kmart, Target, Wal-Mart, Ross, Safeway, Outback, Chili's, Starbucks, 16 Theatre Cinemas and the famous Paradise Cove Luau. The City of Waianae is minutes from your condo and offers 3 grocery stores, Long Drugs, many fast food and dining options. You can still enjoy the hustle and bustle of tourist activities with the additional benefit of a totally relaxing beachfront living atmosphere.

Come, swim, and play in the warm aqua blue waters of the Pacific Ocean, or sunbathe on the uncrowded, unspoiled beach. You can snorkel, boogie board, paddle board, fish, or just relax with a 'cold one' while you watch Sea Turtles, Spinner Dolphins and Humpback Whales (in-season), or people having fun in the waves from the beach or your lanai. Two of the best island 18 hole golf courses are minutes away at the Ko olina Resort and the Makaha Valley resort. The world famous Makaha surfing beach is less than a mile away and home to several International Surfing Competitions in the winter months. The Waianae harbor is about 5 minutes away and offers deep sea fishing excursions and swimming with the dolphins.

Unit Amenities:
Free in unit Wi-Fi, 2 Flat Screen Cable TV's, CD/DVD Player, Washer/Dryer, Full Size Refrigerator with Ice Maker, Dishwasher, Stove Cook Top with Oven, Microwave, Coffee Maker, Fully Equipped Kitchen, Bathroom with shower and tub and vanity. Queen Size Bed with Mattress Topper, Queen Sleeper Sofa, Tri-fold Futon in closet , Sleeps 4 Adults comfortably, All Linens & Towels provided, Dining Room Table & 4 Chairs, 3 bar stools, Lanai with table & 4 chairs to relax, All your beach needs are provided such as 'play toys' (boogie boards and noodles) umbrella, beach chairs, beach towels, cooler, etc.

The Hawaiian Princess offers a secure beachfront setting with free gated parking, building manager and security. When you are ready to leave the Honolulu airport/car rental, call our unit's manager and he will welcome you personally on site to give you the keys and details for your time in our unit. The facility has a secure gated entrance from the road, a call button at the gate will notify the security guard to allow you entrance the first time. After your initial welcome, you will have a key to the unit and a fob that will allow you to come and go at your pleasure.

On site, there is a salt water swimming pool, Jacuzzi hot tub, ping pong table, meeting room, tennis court, gas barbecues, picnic table areas, and secure parking.

State of Hawaii Tax Id Number: 168-629-2480-01 (GE & TAT). Non Conforming Use Certificate 90/TVU-0079 expiration date September 30, 2024. Local contact: Nohea Registration Number: 840040060101, GE-168-629-2480-01, TA-168-629-2480-01

Hawaiian Princess Makaha Beach Condo Reviews

Kim H.
March 2024
We had a lovely time overlooking the ocean. The moonrises were beautiful, as were the sunsets. The water was a little rough so we couldn't play in it much, but better swimmers enjoyed it a great deal. This condo was well appointed with all we needed. Mary and Neil were great to work with and very patient with our jet lagged brains. It was so nice to have a quiet retreat to come back to after spending time in Honolulu. Thank you for providing such a lovely place for us to enjoy our vacation.

November 2023
Great space and view of the ocean.

Alaina A.
September 2023
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!

TaMarra W.
July 2023
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!

Leticia B.
June 2023
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!

Dave B.
February 2023
Everything as stated

Serena T.
November 2022
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.

Viv W.
October 2022
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.

Jackie O.
October 2022
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!

Kam R.
September 2022
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. 🌺

Sandra J.
September 2022
I was never informed about all the homeless living in the neighborhood or on the beach.

Victoria H.
August 2022
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!

Janet L.
August 2022
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.

Chris J.
August 2022
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.

Joe S.
August 2022
As advertised, enjoyed our stay!

Sharon M.
August 2022
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.

Ariana C.
July 2022
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.

Jan U.
July 2022
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.

Michael T.
July 2022
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.

Susan H.
June 2022
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.

Jill B.
May 2022
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.

Leslie C.
February 2022
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.

Melanie J.
February 2022
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!

elizabeth M.
February 2022
We had a lovely time.

Stephanie K.
February 2022
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

Kelly L.
January 2022
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!

Jennifer B.
January 2022
Perfect location for Makaha loving family.

Natalya R.
January 2022
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".

Lindsey K.
January 2022
We enjoyed the island but are glad to be good home. We miss our puppies

Sarah P.
January 2022
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!

Ryan T.
December 2021
Clean and responsive. Will for sure be coming back.

k g.
November 2021
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!

Ryan F.
November 2021
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.

Tammy H.
November 2021
Fantastic stay. Peaceful and highly recommend. Would definitely stay here again. Host very responsive and quick.

Jose Q.
October 2021
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.

Bradley R.
October 2021
The place, the view, the experience were all exceptional. Book this place and enjoy.

Lindsay L.
September 2021
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.

Haley L.
September 2021
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.

Katy T.
August 2021
Had an amazing time! We went here on our honeymoon and the views did not disappoint! Can’t beat it!

Robert B.
August 2021
The condo was great the beach was amazing turtles every day. Away form crowded Waikiki.

August 2021
Would absolutely stay here again

Twila F.
July 2021
Loved it!!

June 2021
Wonderful all around.

mark h.
June 2021
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.

Michelle K.
June 2021
Great views. Great beach. Well stoked kitchen and beach accessories! Mahalo!

Donna G.
July 2017
I could not be more pleased with my choice! I did my best to research all of the options to find a place that suit our needs...and this place hit the mark dead on! Quiet, clean and easily accessable with friendly staff and other guests. The views were breathtaking and soooo relaxing. Everything we could ever need was provided and well thought out. Communication was quick and clear. I hope to return often! Wouldn`t consider staying anywhere else!

Brenda K.
June 2017
On an absolutely gorgeous beach, but with very few people. So, nothing to watch, but we were able to watch sea turtles from our balcony. No decent restaurants within 20 miles, only fast food. Several homeless encampments in the area. The unit was not thoroughly cleaned and cockroach infested. I would not recommend this property to anyone.

Eileen T.
June 2017
Everything was very convenient-reservation, check-in, check-out and location. "How-to" guidance provided prior to trip extremely helpful-as was Billy who meets & greets to provide on-site assistance. Location is prime, turtle sighting right on the beach and then from the lanai 2 days in a row! Everything needed to enjoy the beach is provided; and deposit was refunded before our plane landed. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves-highly recommend for a carefree vacation.

April 2017
This us our second year at Mary and Neil's condo. They provide everything you would need. This is the place to go if you want the true Hawaiian experience. No high end shopping and crowds. Small local restaurants nearby. And of course the most important thing is top beaches. The beach outside the condo is tops. Often we spend the whole day at the beach. Mary and Neil are great to work with and want you to have a great stay at their condo. We will for sure be back! Tammy and Doug Barga

Dennis M.
January 2017
This was my second time staying at this condo and I guess that says a lot. I have spoken to many people who have been going there for years. One man said that he has been going for 35 years and ended up buying a place because he loved it so much. If you go I guarantee that you will always go back. Once you have been to the west coast you will not want to stay anywhere else. Its close to everything that you want but you do need a car. With a car, and this as your home base, you can adventure tour the island and come back to a quiet and relaxing spot to enjoy the rest of your day. Its amazing. You will love the apartment. It has everything you need. Its clean and has an awesome view of the ocean and sunset. Go. Experience the best Oahu has to offer.

Shane J.
January 2017
Would like to say that the condo was nice and clean and had a great view of the ocean off the balcony to look out and see the whales jump out of the water in the early morning.

December 2016
This cute little condo was the ideal getaway for myself and my 2 daughters. We lead very stressful lives and did not want to be around traffic, ostentatious people, bars, loud music or noisy kids. We were in a little oasis of private beach, quiet adults, empty swimming pool and hot tub most of the time. The other people we did meet were polite and friendly. The staff working at the Hawaiian Princess were very kind and helpful. The condo had everything we could possibly need and was exactly as the photos portray with no hidden suprises. The beds were very comfortable, the beach toys, the chairs, and lanai all perfect. We loved seeing whales, dophins, huge turtles every day! We were actually pleasantly surprised by all these positive things. And the best part with the forecast being rain - the mountains around us held those clouds back and we got to enjoy sunshine every single day!

Yudi V.
November 2016
We didn't want to come home after this vacation. The condo was very nice, clean and well kept. It had everything we could possibly need. We just bought a few groceries for the week. We still can't get over this gorgeous beach. For a week, we felt like we had paradise all to ourselves, very few people on the beach and everyone was friendly. Every morning and night we would take walks to enjoy the wonderful beach. We literally couldn't get enough. We usually like to visit our favorite beaches on the island in the North Shore and Lanikai but we have a new favorite. Nothing beats the sound of the waves crashing at night. This is the perfect place to have a relaxing vacation. We will love to come visit again. Thank you so much for opening your home to us.

Karla M.
November 2016
Great vacation spot. The condo had everything you needed. The views off the lanai was excellent. Mary was wonderful to work with for our first time in Hawaii. The drive sometimes going there was a little bad if I had to go through rush hour traffic l. Will be hoping to visit the condo again soon Thanks Karla & Ted

Morgan W.
September 2016
We had a wonderful time in this beautiful condo. What a relaxing and beautiful setting! The bed was comfortable, with nice lightweight linens and plenty of towels for beach and shower use. The kitchen was fully stocked, and we were impressed with the amount of utensils and storage containers for cooking. The location was ideal for us, with a great beach, private pool, and none of the Honolulu traffic! We were able to plan several day trips, and enjoy the nice beach in the evening. The view was absolutely spectacular, and Mary was a wonderful host. I would absolutely recommend!

Sherry S.
January 2014
Paradise, we had the most amazing vacation it was awesome to wake up and watch the whales, turtles etc even to watch the Hawaiian monk seal spend the day on the beach. The unit was very clean and decorated nicely the security staff were very nice always welcoming us and making sure everything was ok the binder of info was very much appreciated We met a lot of nice people. At first we were wanting the ground level but were glad we were on the 13th floor as the view was beautiful esp thru the binoculars To go to sleep with the sound of the waves was truly enjoyable Thank you for a very much deserving vacation

January 2014
The view was spectacular and just what we needed. The relaxed pace, the view and being rewarded by spotting whales and sea turtles made this a place to remember and to return when we next visit. Thanks to Mary for sharing her home and to Billy for his helpfulness. If you're in need of a place for relaxation, it doesn't get any better. Pasadena, CA

January 2014
My husband and 6 month old daughter had a wonderful quiet stay in this beautiful and very clean home. The view was wonderful, the people around were respectful and helpful, the beach clean and not too crowded, and this part of the island is very laid back and non touristy. Excellent experience!

Cynthia S.
January 2014
Every detail from first contact to checkout was great! Mary is so kind and made sure her home felt like our home! Beautiful, new, comfortable! Everything we needed and more! The only suggestion I have would be to purchase new pillows. Thanks for a lovely stay!

Jenna K.
January 2014
The view from the lanais is outstanding – enjoyed coffee in the morning and amazing sunsets in the afternoons. The beautiful beach was very private and the hot tub was a wonderful place to relax. The constant breeze kept the condo comfortable and we never needed A/C. My husband and I often rent condos and find many owners furnish their condos with the least expensive options. The owners of this condo furnished it with the renter in mind – nice appliances, very well-stocked kitchen, fluffy towels, beautiful furnishings, comfortable beach chairs and lots of extras – from “Big Bang” DVDs to watch during sun breaks to little umbrellas for the fruity drinks! No surprises-the condo fulfilled the excellent description. The owners were very helpful and responsive as we prepared for our stay. Our stay was most enjoyable and we’d recommend this to others who are looking for a stay in paradise.

November 2013
We stayed here for the last leg of our honeymoon in search of a relaxing atmosphere and we found that here! The condo was cozy and it had everything we needed to cook for ourselves, including some spices so we weren't breaking the bank grocery shopping. The bed was super comfortable! However, the best part was the beach access. The swimming and snorkeling off the beach was great, the waves were rarely too big or rough to get into the water. The beach was also perfect for sitting on all day drinking fruity drinks and reading while taking a dip in the ocean if we got too warm. I will definitely be back!

brett c.
November 2013
My wife and I chose this condo for our hawaiian honeymoon and it turned out the be the perfect place! The view of the oceanfrom 13 floors up is beautiful and most days we could see schools of fish, turtles and even a seal while eating breakfast on the lanai. The unit is fully furnished and has everything wee needed to enjoy ourselves on the beach or inside. The beach is one of the best we have found in hawaii, never are there more than 20 people out there, a far more intimate setting than the crowded beaches found in waikiki. This is the perfect destination for relaxation and still not far from bars and good food. We will definitely be coming back here!

Note: Vacancy calendar is approximate. Visit the owner/manager's reservation site to verify your dates.

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