2 bedroom Oceanfront Unit w/ Continental Breakfast (car available for xtra fee)
- english, spanish
About Yvette Carlton
We came to Hawaii (Oahu) from New England with the Navy back in 1989 and fell in love with the people, the island, and the climate. We were blessed to return to Oahu again in 2009, but the increasing traffic made it less enjoyable & took a toll on us. In May of 2015, we made our first visit to Molokai & immediately fell in love with the island and the people. It's like "country" in the tropics. Imagine Hawaii of the past, unspoiled country and untouched beaches, no traffic & no stoplights! It reminded us a bit of the Oahu we knew 25 years ago, but even less developed. We retired from the Air Force in 2016 and moved to Molokai full time, enabling us to focus on managing and maintaining our vacation rentals. If you like lights, noise, chain stores & restaurants, construction and need constant entertainment, then Molokai may not be for you. But if you love the ocean, are looking for peace, tranquility, beauty and want to see the Hawaii of yesterday, you may never want to leave.
Yvette Carlton purchased this Apartment in 2016
Why Yvette Carlton chose Kaunakakai
Molokai is an amazing place. Unless you have actually been here, it is hard to explain. It is surreal to be the only one on a beautiful pristine beach in Hawaii or to drive and never see a traffic light (or traffic). There are only 2 gas stations, 2 grocery stores, and a few restaurants in town. You can buy organic produce & eggs fresh from Kumu Farms (open Tues-Fri) and your grass-fed meat fresh from Moloka'i Livestock Cooperative (M-F 7:30 am - 3:00 pm). We have kayaks, a SUP, snorkel and fishing gear along with beach chairs and towels and we serve a continental breakfast daily. We have tried to provide everything that you need to enjoy your stay and strive to continuously improve.
What makes this Apartment unique
Kahakai Hale is not just another vacation rental, it is a passion of ours. Since we retired from the Air Force in 2016 and moved to Molokai, we now focus all of our attention on our vacation rentals (Kahakai Hale - 1044414 & Hale Kamaluhia - 740667), ensuring our guest have the best time that we can provide (within our control). We are one of the few owners who actually live here and are in our unit after every guest to make sure everything is clean (we strive for Disney clean) and in good working order. We are available to answer any question you may have about Molokai, our units, current weather conditions, best places to go, how to get here (best inter island airlines)... We want our guests to feel like they are coming home so we have tried to provide everything you could need (except food & clothes) and are always trying to improve and welcome suggestions. Our units and Molokai offer the chance to get away from it all. Enjoy the view of Lanai from the private lanai, walk along the beautiful pristine beaches (usually alone), drive on roads where there are very few other travelers, listen to what nature sounds like when there are no man made noises to clutter it up. Fall asleep to the sound of the wind or the waves on the rocks. Kahakai Hale is right by the ocean which enables you to enjoy the constant breeze and hear the waves and wind. When you are here, you can truly relax and unwind. Mahalo for considering us for you next getaway.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Relaxing stay on slow down Molokai
Absolutely lovely hosts (incl. little dog and rabbit). Appartment was exactly as described with great extra of kayak and stand up paddle board.
Private lanai, shared with rabbit and vegetable garden. Hosts filled fridge with freshly baked scones, butter, yoghurt, juice. Well equipped kitchen (only dish washer is missing). Looking forward to next stay.
My husband and I went to Moloka'i looking for a peace and quiet and that is exactly what we found! The property is centrally located but in a quiet cut-de-sac. Mike and Yvette are wonderful, kind and attentive hosts! We really enjoyed walking down to the beach and having a cup of coffee in the morning and a glass of wine in the evening. We also loved being able to take the kayak out for a beautiful morning paddle. I would definitely recommend this property and we are looking forward to returning as well!
Great location near the ocean. Grateful for continental breakfast and the “toys” available for the beach. Good snorkeling right from the beach. Yevette and Mike were very helpful with suggestions and information.
Being my first experience on Molokai I wanted to find the best possible accommodations, something that was convenient, clean, close to the ocean, and had great amenities. Yvette and Mike’s place delivered ALL of that, and MORE. It was not the lowest cost option, yet the few extra dollars pale in comparison to the value offered. This property was meticulously clean, lushly comfortable, and the location is blissful. Steps to the ocean, with snorkel gear, paddle board, and kayaks available. We loved having access to the grill, with a large lanai to relax after long days of adventure. Without exception, this was the best experience I have had on VRBO/Airbnb/similar. I would not consider nor recommend to others staying anywhere else. Mahalo Mike and Yvette, keep up the great work!
Wow, we're so grateful for the kind review! It's always nice to see guests enjoy all the water toys and make use of the lanai & grill. Cleanliness of the unit is a top priority for us. Thank you for appreciating our efforts.
Super clean space in a great location.
Quiet location right next to the ocean, comfortable unit with everything you need. Hosts very accomodating and helpful. Will definitely be back!
Great location for exploring the island and being near the water.
You are not likely to find a cleaner and nicely decorated apartment in Molokai. The place looks newly renovated and is spotless. It is cozy and well equipped. The Continental breakfast items provided were substantial and the freshly baked bread and pastries a real treat. The owners are very accommodating and allow use of their kayak. While the apartment is not directly at the beach, it is close enough to give it a beach-front feel. We loved that the beach was just a few steps away, and that the town was just a few miles away. It's location made it perfect for exploring all parts of the island.
Centrally located and just 4 miles from town.