Stay a while on the west coast of Oahu, where the sun shines bright and the ocean is inviting. In the tucked-away town of Makaha, natural beauty surrounds, and visitors enjoy just the right amount of distance from the hustle and bustle of Honolulu. With access to island activities as well as the sense of a tropical escape, Makaha is just the right place to land when you’re ready for a getaway. Our Makaha short-term rentals in Oahu provide a comfortable, breezy place to base your Oahu vacation!
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Features of Our Makaha Short-Term Rentals in Oahu
Whether you’re staying a few days, weeks, or months, having conveniences on hand such as a full kitchen adds an element of ease to a vacation. Whip up a quick breakfast and coffee before heading out for an island adventure, or pop back in for lunch as a mid-day break from the beach. The kitchens in our Makaha short term rentals are equipped with full sized appliances, ample counter space, and all the cookware and flatware needed for preparing and enjoying meals. If dining out is preferred, there are also a variety of nearby restaurants from which to choose!
While a vacation on Oahu is sure to be filled with beach days and adventure, having a comfortable place to which to return at the end of the day adds an element of relaxation to your stay. Unwind in the comfort of the open concept great room, where plush furnishings offer a place to put your feet up. With free Wi-Fi and Cable TV, it’s easy to stay connected and entertained during the in-between moments. And if you’d rather unplug, many of our Makaha homes for rent are situated right on the oceanfront, providing unobstructed views from the privacy of your home away from home! The open floorplan in our Makaha condos offers ease of movement between rooms, keeping the flow of conversation going and the ocean breezes circulating throughout.
Most of our Makaha short term rentals are one-bedroom homes that accommodate up to four guests. Much more comfortable and practical than the one-room living a hotel provides, the space and privacy of a bedroom separated from the living area will be appreciated. It will be easy to fall into a daily rhythm with good nights of rest from the comfortable haven these bedrooms offer. And with many condos situated right along the ocean, you are likely to fall asleep with the rhythmic sounds of the waves as your natural sound machine.
Your short term stay on Oahu will quickly feel like home. The rooms in these condos offer ample space for unpacking and stowing away luggage, removing any visual signs that you are simply on vacation. Many of these vacation rentals offer an in-unit washer and dryer, making it easy to pack from your Hawaii getaway no matter the length of stay.
In the Hawaiian Islands, indoor-outdoor living is the norm, and you’ll find this same standard at our Makaha short-term rentals in Oahu. Most of our accommodations offer an additional covered outdoor living space, perfect for reading, enjoying a drink, and soaking in the views. Since most of these rentals are situated right along the white sandy beach and aqua blue waters of the ocean, your private lanai will provide a front row seat to some of the island’s most fantastic views!
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West Oahu is home to beautiful beaches, world-class surfing, excellent snorkeling and diving, and a host of other island activities that will add excitement to the itinerary. As an added perk, many of our Makaha homes for rent are situated on properties that also offer a swimming pool and hot tub, perfect for lazing the days away. On days when you haven’t packed the itinerary full of activities, relaxing poolside is the perfect way to spend the day. A common area complete with barbecue grills makes it convenient to spend the entire day soaking up the beauty of the outdoors. Many of the resort grounds also offer additional perks such as recreational and fitness facilities for added entertainment options.
With mountains dotted with scenic hiking trails and lush waterfalls, postcard-perfect beaches, and convenient shopping and dining, Oahu makes a great getaway destination. And the west coast town of Makaha is a picturesque place from which to enjoy it all!
Enjoy the Best Activities in West Oahu
While in many ways West Oahu seems off the beaten track in the best way, you’ll also find plenty of activities and amenities here that allow it to retain its convenience. Whether you plan to lounge the days away on the beautiful sands of Makaha Beach Park or explore more remote beaches such as the postcard-perfect Yokohama Bay, you’ll find plenty of options in the way of beach hopping. And if getting active along the waterfront is more your speed, there are a variety of water sports and activities that are easily accessible from Makaha as well!
If you’ve spent even a few minutes along Oahu’s beaches, you’ve likely already seen surfers enjoying the waves. While locals make it look much easier than it really is, surfing can be an enjoyable way to spend your day along the beachfront! Taking a lesson will help you avoid some common mistakes and have you up riding waves on your very first day, making the experience much more enjoyable. WestSide Surf Lessons is a great place to start, with surf lessons offered by a highly skilled instructor on uncrowded surf breaks. As a local Native Hawaiian, the owner not only offers a wealth of knowledge when it comes to learning to surf but also valuable insight into the area. Choose among private or group lessons and be up enjoying the waves in no time! Those who are confident in their surf skills and the local breaks can forgo the lesson and rent surfboards by the hour or day. Stand-up paddleboards are also available.
To explore the West Coast from a different angle, consider embarking on a boat tour that will get you up close and personal with Oahu’s marine life. Wild Side Specialty Tours offers environmentally responsible tours that will have you spotting pods of dolphins playing alongside your boat and taking in the breathtaking scenery. Stop at an offshore reef where you’ll enjoy a memorable snorkeling experience, swimming alongside tropical fish and giant sea turtles. The staff at Wild Side Specialty Tours are friendly and knowledgeable, and with their participation in environmental protection, they also contribute to data gathering, marine conservation, and regulatory reform. Enjoy lunch aboard the boat, take in stunning coastline views, and experience the magic of swimming alongside sea creatures in the wild! This is island living at its finest!
Makaha, Oahu is located approximately one hour’s drive from Waikiki. This makes the cultural and historic sites and activities of downtown easily accessible as a day trip. Some of the top Oahu sites located in Honolulu and Waikiki include Pearl Harbor and its associated memorials and museums, as well as the ample shopping and dining establishments in Waikiki. A great place to get an overview of it all is from the top of the Diamond Head State Monument, which requires a short but steep hike to reach.