Makaha Shores - Value Beyond Expectations !!!!
This unit is amazing in its entirety , for price point , location and amenities included in the rental. If you are looking for an out of the way spot to stay on Oahu , this would be one of those. It is 45min from Waikiki in smooth traffic by car , 1hr in AM rush hour. 1 1/2 hours by city bus which there is a stop right out front of the building. The unit itself is very comfy , 1BR w/ full bathroom , decent eating area for 3 or 4 people and a nice living room. The 'lanai' is wraparound from the living area to the bedroom and is more than adequate for relaxing by the ocean which is 20ft from the balcony. Its on the 2nd Floor of the building which gives the unit a much better vantage point for viewing the water and the beach areas , especially right from bed or on the couch. Million dollar views at sunrise and sunset. The unit included boogie boards , snorkel gear , beach chairs , sun umbrellas and various other items that were used at the beach or elsewhere. Everything you need to have a great day at the beach, which is a two minute walk from the front door. The beach is PRISTINE and empty compared to other beaches in Oahu , the only people there were very friendly locals. The water is very clear , clean and undisturbed. Waves were pretty good at times , depending on swell. Snorkeling was A1 quality for beginners and novices , lots of reef fish to be seen right off shore. 200 yards out will get you to where most West Oahu snorkel tours bring their paying customers day in day out. We had dolphins out front for 5 mornings in a row and the monk seal dropped by for a rest on a few days. Money cant buy that kind of stuff. Very clean and safe saltwater pool in the complex you can use from 9am - 9pm. Laundry on first floor runs on quarters 1.25 per wash and .25 cents for a 15min dry. Parking was great , security on duty at night.Not many sit down restaurants close to the building , lots of good stuff within a 20min drive , google is your friend. Quiet , respectful neighbors as well as all the locals we encountered were nice and friendly as well. No real problems were noticed with the neighborhood as some reviews might elude to. It is a humble building and neighborhood. If you are in to glitz and glam , this is not the place for you. The owner was a great guy , is local and dealt with any issues promptly. In short , if you are a down to earth person/family looking for a great out of the way , value packed place to stay on Oahu AND you have a car , this is your place
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