Out of town Visitors – Life Centered Vacation Rentals

If you need a place to stay while on Oahu contact us! We have a 1 bedroom rental available in Waikiki and a two bedroom available on the west side of Oahu in the Makaha Valley Plantation.

Wake up to a beautiful view in this recently renovated piece of paradise at the end of the rainbow. Imagine sipping a freshly brewed cup of Kona Coffee and morning baked pastries from the local bakery counter, then head out for a quick drive or a moderate 1 mile walk down to one of Hawaii’s most beautiful surfing beaches. Makaha surf beach provides excellent surfing in the sunny winter months and serene snorkeling at the other end of the bay. Swim with dolphins early in the morning or majestic sea turtles all day long.

After an early morning swim head out to the Makaha Valley golf course for a somewhat challenging 18 holes, or into the valley to the Historic Makaha Valley riding stables for a horseback tour of this ancient valley. Dinner is not far away at Kahumana Farms in the rich soil of Lualualei Valley just a 7 minute drive down the coast where you can enjoy free range beef, organic greens and pick up some local farm fresh eggs for tomorrow’s breakfast. At the end of a sun filled day come home to a good night’s sleep in your comfortable Makaha condo.

This vaulted ceiling condo is the top floor unit of a three floor condo building and does not share any walls so you will have a quiet peaceful stay. Each room has a ceiling fan and the breeze from the valley flows softly through the bedrooms to the living room, and on out to the ocean in the distance. On a quiet night with high surf you can even hear the waves. The unit comes with one parking space and if you have visitors there is also guest parking available.

Our gated property includes 24 hour onsite security, a convenient laundry gazebo, 2 pool areas each with swimming pool, kiddy poo lfountain grassy play area, a barbeque area and a Jacuzzi. For the active we also have a basketball court, and a run up into the hills provides breath taking views. Makaha Valley Road is the last traffic light on this side of the island, so from here on out it gets pretty tranquil and the beaches are magnificent. We are a short drive from the North-West tip of the island where you can take a gentle hike to see magnificent views of the water plus a unique albatross nesting ground and Hawaiian Monk Seal habitat.

If the season is right you will also see plenty of whales during your walk. The lifeguards at Makaha Surf beach just at the end of Kili Drive are very friendly and will let you know if the conditions are right for swimming and snorkeling. Snorkel out to the buoy and you will see the majestic sea turtles feeding off a large submerged rock full of their favorite food. If you feel a bit leery of going out on your own just head over to the Waianae Boat Harbor and hook up with the good folks at Dolphin Excursions and they will take you out for an unforgettable experience.


Nightly Rate: $135

Cleaning fee: $125
GET&TAT: 13.97%
Major credit cards accepted.

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Property Amenities:

  • 24 hour on site security

  • Gated community

  • Laundry Gazebos in each area

  • Pools, spas, tennis court & basketball court

  • the pool area includes a shallow fountain area surrounded by grass, perfect for small children

  • Barbeque areas throughout the property including at the pool area 1 mile to beautiful Makaha Surf Beach, .5 mile to Makaha Valley Golf Course Wonderful Ocean and Mountain Views

Rental of this unit includes:

  • WiFi

  • One Car Parking

  • Basic Cable

  • Full Kitchen with full size stove/oven, refrigerator with ice maker

  • microwave, drip coffee maker, french press espresso maker, toaster, blender, etc...

  • Main bedroom has queen bed, Second bedroom has 2 twin beds, Fold down leather sofa in the living room All towels and linens are provided

Review from Maria:

Gina is a wonderful host. She was in constant contact with me, making sure the trip, getting to her place and staying there, all went well. She responded within minutes to my texts. I really appreciated her help with a rental car. Since we arrived around midnight, it would be a problem for us to rent a car — rental agencies are actually closed in HNL at that time. Gina knows a private rental agency and we were picked from the airport. On the way back, they actually took us back to the airport in the same car. That was wonderfully convenient. Our stay was nice — Gina’s apartment is spacious and very nice. Gina actually left a nice welcome package for us with local coffee, nuts and what not and my kids were only too happy. I am very happy everything went smoothly — renting a car, checking in, checking out and finding out way around. Thank you so much, Gina!!

Review from Mehdi:

We really liked Gina’s condo. It is located in a beautiful green valley and gives you the feeling of staying at the resort (without the resort fees). We felt safe at all times and even let our teenage boys go to the swimming pool by themselves a few times. The near- by beach was very convenient and suited our needs. Being on the top floor, condo had a great view of the ocean from the living room and the mountain from the bedroom. Gina put a lot of thought into making the condo a comfortable place. We found everything we needed. The kitchen was well equipped to make dinners. The beds were very comfortable. Condo doesn’t get hot in the afternoon thanks to the nice ocean breeze, and the rustling sound of the coconut palm tree and birds chirping were so soothing and relaxing.

Gina had a basket with local treats in the kitchen to welcome us, which we especially appreciated on our first morning since we got in late and didn’t have time to stop for groceries. She also had everything we needed for the beach and kindly remembered to bring beach towels for us the next day. My wife loved Gina’s choice of bathroom essentials which included toothpaste and organic lip balm. Gina was quick to respond to our text messages. My wife had an accident on the beach further down the coast, and Gina responded immediately and gave us the address of the nearest medical facility. She even called and made sure that the hospital was open and could take us. We really appreciated her help in this critical situation. Overall, we enjoyed our stay very much and if we were to return to that island, we would seriously consider staying with Gina again.

Review from Pam:

Gina was very prompt at getting back to me and we quickly and easily set up my stay. I was so relieved as I had had such a difficult time finding a place for a decent rate. I was working while I was there in Hawaii so it was great being able to come back to a nice condo where I could cook my own dinner and have a nice peaceful evening. I can’t wait to come back!

Review from Katherine:

The apartment itself was quite lovely. It was nicely furnished and very clean. The bedding was brand new including the sheets and towels. The neighborhood is very quiet especially in the evening. This is a nice place to stay. There is security 24/7 and people getting in/out was very controlled as there is a gate. Sometimes that can be annoying but better to be safe… The host, Gina was very nice and accommodating. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone.

Review from Marylene:

Gina gave us all the information for the apartment as well as the best and nearest supermarkets. The residence is quiet and very well monitored. The apartment is well located and the nearest beach is great for swimming. Again thank you to Gina for her hospitality and discretion.
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November 2014

Review from Marlon:Staying at Gina’s place was a great decision. We loved the place, everything looks well keep and clean!! Which is very important. Great view of the ocean and great view of the mountain. Also Gina was very accessible to our needs. Mahalo Gina!!! We definitely will come again. Great place.