Makaha Valley Towers
84-740 Kili Dr.
592 rooms, Olympic-size saltwater pool, bbqs. This one’s not on a beach. It’s up in Makaha Valley next to a steep mountainside. There are two 1970s buildings averaging 16 stories on 14 pretty and well-maintained acres. Many of the units are owner-occupied, and others may be available only from the owners to rent. The phone number above is a good rental agent with some vacation rentals available. Studios have pull-down Murphy beds to maximize space and have a lanais. No room safes in any units, but they have gate security that would shame the TSA. The 1/1s have a strikingly wide wall of glass doors (but no lanai), creating an impressive view of Makaha Valley and the ocean far in the distance. Since the buildings are built on a hillside, you may have to go higher up to clear some of the palm trees. If your room is on floors 4-7, you may want to ask the agent about the view. There are lots of peacocks wandering around here. Their mating call sounds a lot like a cat with a bullhorn. Overall, the units are roomy, clean and comfortable–some could probably use updating. A nice place, but not as likely to get your juices flowing as much as the Hawaiian Princess. Parking and local calls are free. Studios (585 sq. ft.) are $65–$75, 1/1s (680 sq. ft.) are $70–$80. Normally a one-week minimum. Monthly discounts can make this place quite reasonable.