Monday, June 17, 2013

Makaha Beach Cabanas

Hello, beautiful people.

Sorry for taking forever to write in here. I keep getting lazy. I have a lot of recipes to write about because I've been trying new things in the past few weeks. Today, I'm going to write about the condo we stayed at while we were in Hawai'i. The place pleasantly surprised us so I think it deserves a post of its own.
Makaha Beach - View from the lanai

Makaha Beach Cabanas is located on the west side of the island of Oahu. The building is right on the beach so all the condos are ocean view. We stayed at the Makaha Beach Cabanas at property #250185 while on a 10-day trip to Oahu. The condo belongs to Tara and Joe. This was by far the best deal we found on the island after weeks of research. Tara was super nice. Although we never actually got to meet her, she was very friendly and helpful over the phone and quick to respond to emails.

The Lanai (Veranda)

The condo was clean, beautiful and had everything we could possibly need to feel at home (pots, pans, cutlery, dishes, flatware, spices, tape, toilet paper, umbrellas, snorkeling equipment, TV, DVD player, DVDs, books, microwave and oven, lots of towels, boogie boards, chairs, bed sheets, pillows, extra mattress, alarm clock, even nail polish remover!). The list goes on. I mean, you'll be surprised at how convenient the condo is. It is a short drive away from 7/11 and the local Tamura Market which has pretty much everything you'll need.

Living Room

The cool thing about the condo is that the entrance faces beautiful green mountains and the lanai from the master bedroom faces the ocean. You couldn't find a better ocean front property than this. Sunrise from the mountains and sunset on the beach. It is absolutely gorgeous. This condo is on the 6th floor so it's perfect because you get a much more beautiful view and the beach is just an elevator ride away. I found myself waking up at 4 am to see the moon over the ocean. The view is breathtaking.

Moonlight over the Ocean at 4:00 AM

We loved hanging out at the beach. The property is well gated with a security guard, so it feels safe. You need a security system to open the front gate, then the building gate and then to operate the elevator (also to open the beach entrance). Couldn't get safer than that! The beach is private and not crowded and noisy. We used to drive to all the touristy locations in the day and then come back in the evening to relax at the beach. We didn't have to worry about our things being stolen like we would otherwise at the public beaches. The beach is absolutely gorgeous and great for snorkeling.

Barbecue night! :)

There's a barbecue by the beach and a great place to make friends with other people living there. There's a place to do laundry as well which was very helpful because we did a lot of hikes and got pretty dirty. The locals were very friendly and you'll find strangers on the street smiling at you saying "Aloha! Welcome to Hawai'i."

View of the ocean from the kitchen
We spent an entire week here and it really was Paradise. I haven't felt this liberated in a long, long time. If I was given a chance, I would come back here in a heartbeat. This trip was, by far, the best trip I have ever had. I would seriously recommend this place to anyone who wishes to make a trip to Oahu for a relaxing and stress free holiday. Mahalo, Tara and Joe, for a lovely holiday

Thank you, dear Husband, for showing me how beautiful the world is.

Go to this website, to see more pictures and for booking information: http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p250185

Makaha Beach Cabanas

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