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Hale Papapa Molokai - Beautiful, Bali-inspired vacation home

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Kaunakakai House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, Sleeps 8+, Newly Renovated

Experience Moloka'i in this 3,000 square foot architecturally-designed vacation rental home located on the West End of the island of Moloka'i, Hawaii. This stunning home is unique on the island of Moloka'i with beautiful tropical plantings and newly remodeled interiors and refreshed furnishings.

A new owner took over the property in March 2012 and major improvements to the property have now been completed, including: all new appliances and outfitting of kitchen; new LP gas BBQ; new deck furniture; new king size beds and bedding; and all new soft goods. Beautiful remodeling of all four in-suite bathrooms completed in 2012, including glass and stone shower surrounds.

These beautiful, Bali-inspired accommodations overlook Papohaku Beach--Hawaii's longest & widest beach known for its soft, warm sand & deserted atmosphere. The home sits approximately 600 yards above the beach. Each suite has a view of the ocean. Facing west, guests will see the twinkling lights of Oahu at night & enjoy spectacular sunsets reflecting off the Pacific Ocean.

Known as 'Hale Papapa Moloka'i, these beautiful Molokai accommodations have four separate suites, each with their own bath, private, screened lanai & telephone.

Of the 4 suites, 3 feature king-size beds and the 4th is furnished with 2 twin-beds that can be combined into a king. The house can accommodate a maximum of 8 people.

Rental rates vary depending on the number of bedrooms occupied. No matter the number of suites occupied, vacation renters will have exclusive use of the premises.

Anchored in the center of the four suites is the 'long house' with living room, dining room and kitchen. 6 double french doors allow the beautiful tropical breezes flow through the house while two large ceiling fans keep the living area cool. The four suites are semi-detached from the long house, but connected by covered walkways. This unique floor plan lends itself well to larger groups & families who enjoy vacationing together, but still like to maintain a bit of privacy.

Views of the ocean from the pool, outdoor spa and deck areas. Soothing gardens & birdsong abound. A caretaker is located full-time on the property housed in separate accommodations away from the main house.

If you are a lover of the Hawaiian Islands, a visit to Moloka'i should not be missed. It is peaceful, quiet, non-touristy and family-oriented. Frequent rainbows, the tallest sea cliffs in the world, spectacular tropical & coastline beauty, and deserted beaches - it's all here waiting to be experienced in this very special house that has an incredibly relaxing, rustic, tropical vibe. Surround area offers secluded beaches, hiking, mountain biking and great places for runs or walks.

See link to our the Owner's website below (including a new video) or feel free to call us for more information or see what past guests have to say in our online Guestbook.

From $3,080/week (deposits and taxes extra). Seasonal rates apply. Rates vary by number of guests and suites used.

Our on-island contacts (caretakers) can be reached at 808-979-1184 or 808-336-0370

Hawaii Tax Identification #W97641098-01

Non Conforming Use Approval Pending

Keywords: Vacation Rental House on Moloka'i

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

We spent January 6-February 3, 2015 at Hale Papapa. This was our third consecutive trip to Molokai for my husband, our four year old twins and myself. It was hands down the best yet. The pictures of this home don't even begin to describe how amazing it is. Everything from a fully stocked kitchen, to beautiful linens, comfy beds, to the most spectacular greenery I've seen at a home.

For bike riders, it was a great central location to tour around the west end. For beachgoers, you have a beautiful toward Papohaku Beach and Diamond Head across the Molokai Channel. We walked to Papohaku Beach in less than four minutes. If you're traveling in a group of 2 couples or more, this is the place to stay. You have tour own private wing with full ensuite bathroom and screened in lanai.

We have toured almost every rental home in Molokai and this is definitely in the top 3. We can't wait to go back!
Jan 2015
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Hale Papapa Molokai - Beautiful, Bali-inspired vacation home
average rating of 5.0 based on 51 reviews

Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time to Molokai and first time at Hale Papapa. It was a wonderful house for our family which includes 3 teenage daughters. We loved the quiet location and the private pool. Brian and Taylor, the caretakers, maintain the house very well. We would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phoenix, Arizona 85018

Heavenly Star-Gazing!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I live on the mainland in a big city and this place was like heaven on earth of us. Especially since we are both lovers of star-gazing. We were blessed that during the time we were there, the Lionid meteor showers were upon us and every night we would head out to the deck and lay out on the lawn chairs and gaze up up at the night sky and the falling stars were countless we made so many wishes! :) It's so wonderful to be in a place so wild and be able to relax and enjoy nature the way we did a this place. There was also a special heart constellation in the winter sky above for our romantic adventure. We were also given a good deal of privacy which we both appreciated. Loved this Star-Gazer's retreat! XOXO

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco


  • 5 of 5

This was our third visit to Hale Papapa and it gets better every time. Having once owned property on Molokai and frequenting the island for thirty years I can't think of a better location and/or more suitable accommodations to experience Molokai. The house shows exquisite taste, it's well maintained, sophisticatedly stocked and completely private. It's truly an island paradise...the photos speak for themselves.

Caretakers Brian and Taylor obviously work hard to keep the property maintained and looking pristine. They were friendly and readily available to provide anything we needed (tiki lamp fuel, etc) including local knowledge and advice. They were never intrusive and our privacy was well preserved throughout the week. They definitely exude the aloha spirit!

We're already planning our next visit to Molokai and won't consider another rental as long as Hale Papapa is available.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Reno Nv

Wounderful Home

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home for a four family getaway. The large pool was clean and kept clean by the staff. No issue with

bugs, except at night outside. The layout with the four separate bedrooms made for quiet nights. Kitchen was

well stocked with dishes and pots and pans. Great washer and dryer. Also there is a crib and playpen if needed.

I could not ask for a better place to relax and watch the sunset.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Island Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, ocean view, beautiful gardens, clean, with a fully stocked kitchen. We were eight adults with a baby and we stayed very comfortably in the four bedroom pods. The Mosquitos in the garden are relentless so bring bug spray. The place could use a regular housekeeper for when guests are staying over, even at an extra charge it would have been nice not to have to think about it. There's no WiFi which seems easy enough to provide. All in all though, a fantantastic location for a group of people who want to spend time together away from the crowds, just soaking up the sun in a tropical paradise.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Odette, thanks so much for your review. We are pleased to know you had a wonderful time at Hale Papapa and really appreciate your feedback. Molokai is coming off an extended period of drought and this winter's rains have really brought out mosquitos, so mosquito spray is a good idea. We are happy to try and arrange additional housekeeping for our guests upon request. As for WIFI, Molokai's remoteness is a blessing and a curse in this regard as dependable internet is still not available. We urge our guests to bring their own "hotspots" and this seems to work out pretty well. Again, mahalo for your comments and we look forward to seeing you again at Hale Papapa.
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Awesome place on an awesome isle!

  • 5 of 5

Wife and I stayed with 2 other couples here in late May. Great place and great location.We have been to most of the other islands and wanted to give Molokai'i a try and really enjoyed ourselves and totally relaxed here. I really liked the private pool and we spent lots of time there (when we weren't out hiking on the empty beaches and mountain biking on the red dirt roads). The layout is nice in that you have separate bedrooms but one big common area. The outdoor dining table and lower sunbathing area are also great touches. Ideal vacation spot for mountain biking, hiking to local beaches, running in the sun, etc...or just relaxing by a pool! Highly recommended...

  • Submitted: May 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles

7-day minimum stay requested. Area attractions: Whale Watching, Sunbathing, Bicycling, 4-Wheel Exploring, Mule Rides, Beachcombing, Deep Sea Fishing, Canoeing, Cultural Hikes, Tallest Sea Cliffs in the World!!


Rates & Availability

Kaunakakai House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 14 2016
7 night minimum stay
Dec 15 2016 - Jan 15 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 13.42%

RATES SHOWN ARE FOR 2-4 GUESTS USING 2 SUITES. Actual weekly rates are based on number of guests and range from $457-$621/night for Low Season, $500-$671/night for High Season and $5,200/week for the Holiday Season. Weekly rates include Cleaning Fee. DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE FOR STAYS OF LONGER THAN 2 WEEKS.

Hawaii State Tax ID# W-97641098-01
Maui County Non-Conforming Use Approval Pending

Reservation holds are valid when confirmed by direct contact with Hale Papapa Molokai staff only. The following stipulations apply to formally hold a reservation: a completed Guest Reservation Form plus $1,000 security deposit (plus 50% of rent due for holiday rentals) must be received within five (5) business days after confirmation of availability to hold a reservation.

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Kaunakakai House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Newly renovated with stone walk-in shower
    Bathroom 2 - Newly renovated with stone walk-in shower
    Bathroom 3 - Newly renovated with stone walk-in shower
    Bathroom 4 - Newly renovated with stone tub/shower combination
  • 4
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Private, screened lanai
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Private, screened lanai
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Private, screened lanai
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Private, screened lanai; can be converted to king bed
  • Each Suite has a cot or sleeping mats available for small children. Portable crib available.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Pots, Pans, Cooking Utensils, Toaster, Espresso Maker, Coffee Maker, Bean Grinder, Teapot, Electric Wok, Rice Cooker, Blender, Electric Griddle, Linens, Cutlery, Extra Beach Towels, Games (Playing Cards, Trivial Pursuit Cards, Monopoly, GardenGame, Boggle, Scrabble), Books, High Chair, Porta-Crib, Iron/Ironing Board, Blow Dryer, Room Fans

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