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Rick Carson and Steph Carson

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, german
Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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Rick Carson and Steph Carson

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, german
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2015
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Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 30 nights


Kaluakoi Condo Rental Photos and Description


We just relisted the condo on VRBO. A great couple leased the condo for almost 8 consecutive months. During that time, we reluctantly had to turn down rentals to several of our past guests and friends. The condo is again available!

Please take a minute and look at the unsolicited reviews given to us by our guests. We believe that these views speak volumes regarding the care and attention given to each and every guest.

Experience Heaven on earth on the Island of Molokai. This one bedroom, one bath unit is secluded and quiet with a garden view which also looks down on the seventeenth green of the old Kaluakoi Golf Course. The course is currently 'closed' but the views remain open and intact!

Just a short walk to the most beautiful beaches in all of Hawaii, which often can be strolled without ever seeing another person!

Our bottom floor unit is located in an area with no traffic ( foot or vehicle) or light incursion. The trade winds are soothing as you enjoy the garden views with windows open and no worries of people looking in. You will enjoy island oriented furniture, a serta mattress, plenty of cookware, spices, towel and sheets. There is a washer and dryer in the unit. Free Wireless Internet has been installed so that you may stay connected with family and friends---even at the pool!!!!.

It is just a one minute walk to the beautiful pool and spa area with adjacent barbecue and Tennis Courts. This is the perfect place for total relaxation and rejuvenation of the spirit.

Time seems to pass slowly, like it did years ago. Once you experience Molokai it will be your preferred vacation for years to come!

According to our guests (and our own personal opinion), we offer the finest pool on the island and possibly the only jaccuzzi!!!

Do you want Wifi. We have high speed wifi not only in the condo but also available at the pool, tennis courts and BBQ's.

Don't want to cook, try one of the local restaurants in Kaunakakai or the Cookhouse in Kualapu'u!. Close-by restaurants serving fresh seafood and other local delicacies.

Enjoy a good bottle of wine? In town there is one of the best stocked wine stores anywhere in the islands. Wines from $10.00 to $100.00.

Do you eat fresh fruits and vegetables? They are available at Kumu farms, just a short drive from the condo; or, how about at the 'Saturday Market', held in town every week of the year!

As verified by the comments from our guests, we have consistently maintained high standards in assuring that your stay in our 'little slice of Heaven' is worry and stress free. We stay in touch with our guests to make sure there are no 'issues' or problems. If an issue were to arise, it is immediately addressed by our Manager and/or Housekeeper.

We are here to please!!

Please note that we have a one month (30 days) minimum stay. It helps us to keep the wear and tear to a minimum and the rates low.

Keywords: Condominium

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Rick Carson and Steph Carson (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, german
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2015

About Rick Carson and Steph Carson

We've been together for 40 years, have two daughters and two super grandchildren. OK, we also have a dog (Sparky) that owns us!!

We are both retired professionals and spend much of our time performing volunteer services for the local United Way, hospitals and animal organizations.

The remainder of our 'free' time is used for travel, hiking, reading, maybe a little golf and time well-spent with family and friends!

Many of our guests return time and again and subsequently become 'friends'. All 'friends' are extended special, disocunted rates.

Rick Carson and Steph Carson purchased this condo in 2005

Why Rick Carson and Steph Carson chose Kaluakoi

Having traveled to all the islands, we found peace and tranquility and the 'Aloha Spirit' still existed on only one island--Molokai. No traffic jams, no stop lights, no 'Big Box' convenience stores---only 'mom and pop' stores, serving the finest food with kindness and humility.

What makes this condo unique

Swimming, hiking, surfing, fishing,reading, lack of crowds, bicycling, sun tan improvement, lack of noise, snorkling, boating, whale watching, lack of crowds--get the picture!!?

Why HomeAway

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 30 nights
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based on 13 traveler reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

A Hawaiian Oasis.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I found this listing on VRBO while living in California and spent quit a bit of time getting to know the owners, Rick and Steph over several weeks of phone conversations and emails.

We had never even been to the island but after getting to know the owners of this condo and how much they adored the little island of Molokai we decided to jump in with both feet and rent for six months sight unseen. ( other than photos)

To this day, it turns out to still be one of the best decisions we have ever made! We ended up making Rick and Stephs place our home for almost 7 months and then purchased a place of our own and now reside on Molokai permanently.

We are forever grateful to the owners of this condo for providing us with the opportunity to live the island life and in such a warm, inviting and comfortable place. I could go on forever but feel that I should stick to the most important things that made our stay so enjoyable and that I feel any reader would want to know.

* The unit is located not only in a more shaded part of the property but also closer to the ocean than many which makes for a very nice cross breeze that runs right through the unit keeping it the perfect temp most of the time. We have friends that stay in other units that have a beach view which sounds nice ,but really turns out not to be because they are in full sun and turn into an oven. This is never the case with this unit.

* The owners have the right amount of everything in the unit to get you started such as spices for cooking, a little dish and wash soap as well as it is kept very clean. We rarely saw any pests.

* The location of the unit is private so unlike other units, you have no traffic outside your lanai. My husband and I often spent mornings with our lounge chairs stretched out on the lawn and it felt as if we were in our own private yard.

*You will absolutely fall in love with the pool area and it is the best the entire island has to offer. It is also the best place to meet neighbors and have little get togethers as we did often.

*Parking is very convenient. The parking area is located only steps from your front door and there is a minimal amount of steps to get into the unit.

* Last but not least. The owners of the unit are true kindred spirits and will go out of their way to make sure your stay is an enjoyable one. We are blessed to call them our friends now and still keep in touch with them.

Much Aloha will be found here.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Yakima, WA

Molokai Condo

  • 5 of 5

We arrived in Molokai a day before New Years Eve. The Condo was exactly as decribed. Steph and Rick have a wonderful lady taking care of the condo, who had turned everything on and left us a note as to how to get a hold of her should we need anything. ( Which by the way, we did not ever need her services.) We both read several books, explored the island, took long walks, went to a gathering by the pool,enjoyed two separate beach cookouts and had a very restful month. We both enjoyed Moloki and the friendly people there. Unfortunately we had an occasion to use the emergency room in the hospital but found it very up to date. We would not hesitate to return.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: James and Nancy are good people and were great guests. Steph and I really hope that they will return again and again. It was too bad that Nancy hurt her ankle while hiking; but, at least we had good medical facilities at hand ( and James is a Doctor!). To all of our returning guests ( and we have several that return year after year), we ALWAYS OFFER a discounted rate! I just returned from the island and performed my annual overview, inspection and maintenance of the condo. I am pleased to report that everything is ready to receive our next guests. The pool is inviting, the trade winds are blowing, the beach is unspoiled and the "Spirit of Hawaii" awaits you. We still maintain a perfect "5 out of 5 stars" rating!!! PS: Gwen, our super housekeeper, is always available to perform any "mid-week or mid-month" services at a very reasonable rate; and, she knows the island as well as anyone.

Casual Comfort

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our time on the lesser traveled island of Molokai in February and found this unit to be exactly as photographed. Comfortable, casual and well situated in the complex.

The ocean is a short walk, the lovely pool very close as are the tennis courts.The area is quiet, parking is handy and there is no traffic. We hope to return again. Rick and Steph followed through with everything excepting the beach chairs and they promise to make sure we have those on our next visit.

We walked the beaches for miles and enjoyed watching surfers and the whales offshore.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: John and Peggy were simply wonderful guests!! The "beach chairs" oversight was entirely my fault. I accidentally "locked" them into the owner's closet the last time Steph and I were on the island--it won't happen again!! As stated by our guests, we REALLY strive to make sure everything in the condo is up to high standards and that the condo is clean, well-stocked and ready for the use by each guest. John and Peggy are extremely accurate when they described our island of Molokai as "lesser traveled", It is really the last of the true, old-style Hawaiian Islands. A throwback to the islands of 50 years ago. A perfect retreat to relax and recharge your soul and spirit! At our retreat, you can play tennis, table tennis, swim, relax at the pool, with wifi, BBQ, or just improve your tan. The nearby, pure, white sand beaches are clean and the are the perfect place to swim, surf or whale watch. We thank our super guests for again giving us a perfect 5 out of 5 rating!!!
santa fe, nm

Summer on Molokai

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have been spending our summers on the islands for over 20 years, and Rick has been the best condo owner that we have had the experience of renting from. He ensures that EVERYTHING is running in excellent order, and that our stay would be relaxing and stress-free. The neighbors were great, the pool and spa are just close enough, and the beaches are really good for relaxing on. All in all, we had a great time and really appreciated Rick making sure that the condo met our needs and expectations.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great people. Hopeful that they will return time and again!!
vancouver was

Kai Nani Kai

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned from a delightful visit at the condo. We found it to be well equipped and very conveniently located in proximity to the pool, spa and BBQ area. A morning coffee on the lanai, communing with wild turkeys that would wander up to within arms length, was such a treat. We gathered fresh limes from a tree just beyond the lanai. At night we were lulled to sleep by the rythmic russeling from the palms. The grounds were kept up beautifully. All the neighbors and the manager were very helpful and very friendly. The photos and amenities were exactly as described. We rented the Jeep and It is kept in tip top shape and runs like a dream, great stereo and beach chairs also. Dixie maru was a daily visit for us and snorkeling there was the best on the island. We felt like we have made some new friends with the owners. We are ready to go right back and would definately stay again.Truly, life in paradise 1luv janie and Preston

  • Submitted: May 24, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

  • 5 of 5

We spent six weeks at Rick & Steph's condo and it proved to be a most enjoyable stay. From the moment of booking, Rick was in touch with us at all times with helpful information. Communication with Rick during our stay was excellent . He took every step possible to ensure the accomodation was what we expected -even the welcoming bottle of wine!! The condominium was very well equipped with everything we needed to make our vacation relaxing and go smoothly. Ke Nani Kai offers all the facilities you require for a great holiday and we certainly hope to return. Rick would be the first person we would contact for future accomodation on the island of Molokai. Thank you Rick & Steph!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2010
  • Stayed: Jan 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Molokai Airport--small but functional
Nearest Barpub
2 Metres
In the kitchen
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
In town at Kaunakakai
Nearest Golf
17 Miles
Beautiful course--Ironwood
Nearest Train
2512 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2512 Miles
Highway--are you kidding, this is Molokai
Nearest Restaurant
16 Miles
Great local food
Nearest Ski
150 Metres
Water, I hope
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Kepuhi--at your doorstep
Car: recommended

The trail to Father( now 'Saint') Damien's hospital for the treatment of Leprosy is accessible both on foot and by mule. It is a truly amazing journey and worth the physical effort. The 'Sea Cliffs' are the highest in the world!! The Island is known as the 'Friendly Island' and it truly lives up to that reputation. This is 'Old Hawaii', where nothing happens very fast, there is not a single stop light on the island and a 'traffic jam' is three cars in a row--you get the picture!!!


Rates & Availability

From $1,500 Per month

Kaluakoi Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 27 2014 - May 31 2015
30 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
30 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Notes WE ALWAYS PROVIDE DISCOUNTS TO RETURNING GUESTS!!! JUST ASK US. Our minimum rental term is 30 days or one month.

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Kaluakoi Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bath with bath/shower combo.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1) Serta Posturepedic mattress makes for a restful sleep. Add to that the wonderful, ever present trade winds and overhead fan (if needed), you will fall to sleep to either no sounds or the sound of the pounding surf.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The all-weather tennis courts are simply fantastic for singles or doubles play. Next to the courts and the pool is the gas BBQ--a great place to cook your steaks, fresh fish or vegetables and enjoy a glass of wine with your neighbors and new friends. Our guests consisently compliment us on how well we maintain the unit, offer directions and input regarding local activities and provide a great vacation at an affordable price.

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