Plan an island escape to the sunny west coast destination of Makaha, Oahu. Off the beaten paths of Honolulu and Waikiki, the town of Makaha is nestled at the foot of Mt. Ka’ala in the Wai’anae Mountain Range. Positioned along the oceanfront with the mountains beyond, this picturesque location is the perfect place to get away from it all, while still being able to enjoy the activities of the city with a short drive. Adapt the leisurely pace of island life and stay awhile in one of these weekly vacation rentals in Makaha!
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Oceanside in Paradise
As one of the last leeward towns before the highway dead-ends at Ka’ena Point State Park, Makaha is a destination unlike any other. With nearby conveniences that keep daily life simple but also enough miles to separate you from the traffic and noise of Honolulu and Waikiki, visitors to Makaha can enjoy the best of both worlds.
With a weeklong stay, having the comforts and conveniences of the home present in your vacation rental is key. Our weekly Makaha beach house rentals boast full kitchens, perfect for preparing quick breakfasts and lunches before heading out for the day or when hunger strikes at the beach. With all appliances and cookware provided, meal preparation is easy. And when dining out is preferred, take your pick from any number of restaurants also located nearby!
You’ll find breezy, open floorplans in our Makaha weekly rentals, perfect for the flow of daily living. Put your feet up and relax in the comfortable living room after a day of adventuring around the island. Many of our Makaha weekly rentals boast ocean views, so it’s easy to unwind from the comfort of your home away from home without ever losing sight of the sea. In fact, many of these accommodations boast covered, outdoor lanais where unobstructed views of the ocean abound. Enjoy morning coffee and breakfast with a view from the comfort of your private lanai!
Plan a stay in Makaha as a romantic getaway or bring the whole family along. Our weekly vacation rentals in Makaha range from one bedroom to four bedrooms, accommodating a variety of family and group sizes.
Explore West Oahu From Our Vacation Rentals in Makaha
From water activities along beautiful beaches to hiking the rugged coastline, you’ll find that many of Oahu’s best activities are easily accessible from the sunny west coast. And if you don’t feel like going far, our weekly Makaha beach house rentals boast onsite amenities such as a swimming pool and hot tub, perfect for a relaxing day in paradise.
While you’ll be staying right on the beach in Makaha, it isn’t a Hawaii vacation if it doesn’t involve a little beach hopping. Explore some of the other beautiful west side beaches from your prime location in West Oahu! Driving north from Makaha will take you to the very end of the highway, where the road can no longer continue due to the rugged nature of the coastline. This rugged coastline is what provides the dramatic backdrop for the beach at Yokohama Bay, located at the end of the road. The combination of natural scenery and secluded location make this one of the most beautiful, serene beaches on the island. In fact, if you go during a weekday, there’s a chance you could be the only soul on the beach, a rarity on Oahu! On calmer days, you may find some boogie boarders enjoying the waves. However, on days with a larger swell, this beach is best left for enjoying the views and picnicking along the shoreline, as the shore break and current can be dangerous especially during winter months.
Just south of Makaha Beach Park is Aki’s Beach, a stretch of sand tucked along a tiny inlet in a residential area. While you probably won’t go out of your way just to enjoy the beach here, Aki’s Beach is a great place to views Hawaiian sea turtles. Honu frequently comes ashore here to rest and bathe in the sun, so you’ll have the opportunity to view these surprisingly large creatures up close. Be sure to keep at least a 10-foot distance as required by Hawaii law.
Travelers who would prefer to do more than sunbathe and sightsee along West Oahu’s beautiful beaches should consider booking a snorkel and dolphin sighting excursion, surf lesson, or stand-up paddleboarding lesson. Enjoying these activities from West Oahu will bring picturesque scenery and fewer crowds than what would be experienced from Honolulu. EO Wai’anae Tours is based in the west coast town of Wai’anae and offers boat tours that focus on enjoying the local sea life, as well as learning a little bit about the area’s history. You are guaranteed to see dolphins on this excursion, and you’re also likely to spot Hawaiian sea turtles and maybe even whales during the winter months. Snorkeling, stand-up paddleboarding, and kayaking are all additional options that can be enjoyed on an EO Wai’anae Tours excursion!