1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath (Sleeps 2)
We live in North Central Washington in a resort area. Our home is on a mountain top where we have snow on the ground 6 months a year. My wife is the Administrator of the Assisted Living Facility in town, and I'm semi-retired from a career in the Aerospace industry. Mahalo, Terry & Amanda Ballou.
Amanda purchased this Condo in 2010
Why Amanda chose Kaunakakai
We have spent a lot of time in Hawaii and on a recent vacation we fell in love with Molokai. We liked it so much we decided to buy our condo with the idea of spending the majority of our retirement time there.
What makes this Condo unique
The million dollar oceanfront view is the focal point of our condo. The view is never the same, from rainbows to whales jumping out of the water to the island beauty of Maui and Lanai, it continues to amaze.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Amanda was so helpful and awesome leading up to our stay at Wavecrest! I had lots of questions about getting around the island and where to get items and she always responded promptly to my email and answered all my questions. The condo was clean, bright and airy and very nice. We spent every morning on the lanai drinking coffee and it was beautiful and perfect! We had an amazing stay!
Complete satisfaction 😎
From first communication to check out our hosts promptly addressed our needs. The condo was clean, comfortable, quite and well stocked. To say we enjoyed our stay is a understatement.
Mahalo and we hope to be back soon!
Nicely furnished, phenomenal views, fantastic overall value
Overall experience: Great, communication from owner outstanding. We were extremely pleased with the quality and value of this stay. Compared to scores of places we’ve stayed all over Hawaii, this ranked in the top 5% for quality, #1 for overall value for $$ spent.
Kitchen: fully equipped plus blender, crockpot, coffee grinder, tons of glassware
Bath: modern feel and good hot water in cool shower, soft-close toilet seat, loud fan
Bed: Comfortable, noisy with louvers open (next to parking lot) ceiling fan, no AC
Furnishings: Nice, comfortable, ample blankets, nice cooler, chairs, ample towels
Views: Beautiful – 2 islands plus lots of whales (in season)
Pluses: Location, Views of both sunrise and sunset (edge of property, but still…) incl Lanai from your lanai!, Furnishings & Kitchen, Pool & Cabana/bbq area for relaxation & light computer duty, nice TV/audio system & Fast Wifi, large DVD collection
Minuses: Beach – nice to look at but a mud-flat, unswimmable, Beaches in general on Molokai often don’t make it easy to swim, but gorgeous to look at, sit on for sure.
Distance from stores, Laundry - must buy soap (none in our unit) but takes cards.
•Murphy’s Beach mile marker 20 for the views & sand, maybe swimming at high tide or snorkeling (bring water shoes and maybe a rash guard – shallow)
•Halawa Valley. Take your time getting there and back, & stay awhile. Less than an hour drive each way and gorgeous…similar to West Maui loop. Just park by the picnic tables, walk out on the beach and the burial ground, enjoy one of the most beautiful settings ANYWHERE in Hawaii. Oh, and the views...
•Kalaupapa Lookout – with Mule Ride problems (washout) only way to see it without spending $200 each to fly in or hike down.
•“Molokai” movie (story of Father Damien and Hansen’s Disease (leprosy) ‘inmates’ forced to live out their lives there in the 1800’s-into 1900’s.) It’s in the condo’s DVD selection. Does accurate job of describing what happened there & how incredible (and yet ordinary in a wonderful way) Father Damien was. Also, The Descendants (in the DVD collection as well) is fun, moving, with a very fair perspective of Hawaiian history, development vs. beauty, and the trust system in place .
• Bring/buy your own food - quickly. Restaurants on this island are few, quality and experience at most is so-so. Exception is Dave’s Ice Cream in Kaunakaki – which is outstanding. New liquor store open Sun!
Amanda's condo was amazing. It was very clean and comfortable. The view of the deck was stunning. We saw the whales out there a couple times. Loved having our coffee and breakfast out there. The bed was very comfortable. My favorite part was the combination rain spout/ waterfall shower. Highly recommend it to any future vacationer and we would definitely stay again.
Perfect place to recharge and relax
Molokai in general, and Amanda's condo specifically -- was the perfect place to relax and recharge my very weak batteries. The condo has all the amenities and is located in the BEST spot on the property. I did see whales from the lanai (balcony) -- tho, truth be told, a whale-watching tour will get you closer and is worth the $75 cost.
There's no AC in these units, but you do NOT need it; windows are perfectly located such that they provide great cross-breezes. The kitchen is fully equipped and I cooked real meals most nights -- very easy. As is often the case, the frig already has some leftover items -- mostly condiment-y stuff -- so check that out before you shop.
Neighbors are friendly and helpful. The grounds are beautiful; laundry is super convenient (machines now use credit cards as well as take quarters). You can see sunrises off the balcony (if you're up that early) given the eastern exposure, and sunsets if you go downstairs to the grass and sit on one of the benches they have for sunset-watching. Lovely!
This condo -- IMHO -- is perfectly located. Not too far from the main town where you'll do your shopping, and then also close to east-end beaches and the amazing Halawa Valley. Definitely do the Cultural Tour with the Solotario family. And then, for jaunts to the west and north sides of the island, it's a little longer drive, but it's all so beautiful that it doesn't feel far.
The entire island is crazy-safe (big city gal here)...never locked my car doors, even with all my stuff inside. And apparently, it's better not to, since there is no locksmith on the island anyway. :-) Folks are friendly and helpful. Definitely take the time to ask questions and listen to their stories.
Last -- Amanda was a super long-distance host. She had lots of info about the condo and the island and was always super responsive in email communications. She was also flexible when I changed my dates slightly at the beginning.
Everything was really pretty much perfect!
This unit has amazing views, it very comfortable and tastefully updated. I have visited Molokai many times and this was one of the best places I have stayed.
Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Wildlife Viewing, Shuffleboard