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Dorothy

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english

Newly Upgraded- One Bedroom Ocean Front Condo/Spectacular Sunset View

32 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Maunaloa Condo Rental Photos and Description

Ocean front, one bedroom/ king bed + sofa bed + internet in unit

Closest to the water, one-bedroom, corner ground floor private unit. Newly upgraded full kitchen/granite counters & new appliances + new bathroom vanity

King size bed looking onto the ocean.

Sunsets right out front with no obstruction

Close to the ocean front pool

Fully equipped kitchen/ dishwasher

Large flat screen T.V.

Keywords: Fully equipped, seperate bedroom/ king size bed, just steps from Kepuhi beach and the oceanside pool. Beachchairs,snorkels & masks, boogie boards & ice-chest provided. WiFi

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Dorothy (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Dorothy

We were married 25yrs. ago right out front of this unit under the 7 palm trees looking over the ocean and have been coming back to this unique island ever since.

Dorothy purchased this condo in 2011

Why Dorothy chose Molokai

Molokai has remained unaffected by the passage of time & is regarded as a spiritual center and a place of retreat. It is our retreat from Oahu where we live.

What makes this condo unique

Quietness, friendliness, breathtaking beauty,

ocean sunsets & big waves in the winter

Reviews

4.6
based on 32 traveler reviews

Newly Upgraded- One Bedroom Ocean Front Condo/Spectacular Sunset View
average rating of 4.625 based on 32 reviews
4

Loved the sunsets & walking on the beach

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay (3 nights) at this condo. Dorothy was very pleasant to deal with online (we'd never booked through VRBO before & she was very helpful). The condo is comfortable & cozily furnished (I loved the pineapple design on the couches). The kitchen had everything we needed. The bed was comfortable (but investment in some better-quality pillows would really add to the great sleeps!). The view from the bedroom was amazing (I loved reading in bed every morning while enjoying the view). The bathroom was large & everything worked well. Air conditioning would have made our stay much more pleasant, as it was really hot & muggy while we were there & the only place the "trade winds" were flowing was through the bathroom window. The portable fan really helped & we had to keep it on whenever we were in the condo, as it was uncomfortably hot. The beach chairs were great, but the snorkeling masks were too small for my husband to use (this was our first trip to Hawaii & next time we would rent some good quality snorkeling equipment for our visit). Bring food from Maui!

Walking along the beach in either direction is fantastic - incredible sand, breathtaking sunsets, picturesque lava rocks, seals basking in the sun on the sand, the rhythmic, soothing sound of ocean waves crashing on the shore.

Parking is just a short distance away & there was plenty of room. Which brings me to what we considered to be a bit of a down side of our stay - there's plenty of parking because there's no one else around. I will admit that we found this place a bit too isolated (maybe because we live in Canada & get that "in the middle of nowhere" feeling within a short drive of home, maybe because it was our first trip to Hawaii & it wasn't the lush setting we were expecting, maybe because we could see how amazing this place would have been when it was a fully-running resort). The grounds of the condo complex are lovely green & lush with flowering bushes & trees, but it was kind of depressing walking around so many closed down, abandoned buildings that are in a state of disrepair (restaurant, snack bars, hotel, a number of the condo buildings, etc.). Probably the most depressing was walking through brown, dead-looking grass & realizing that this used to be the golf course.

That being said, if you are looking for somewhere to really get away from it all & can ignore the abandoned buildings, this is a nice condo in a truly a beautiful, peaceful part of the world.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: July was very hot & humid due to the hurricanes that skirted by the islands. We have added another fan for the unit in Sept. Also we do tell guests that the hotel has been closed for over 10yrs. & that is why there are not many people around. Many guests book a year in advance for this very reason.
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4

Great Condo

  • 4 of 5

This condo located in Kepuhi Beach Resort is perfectly situated with great views of the ocean. It is in close proximity to the swimming pool on the property and is a short walk to the small store offering sundries. The owner of the condo is fantastic and the property is well maintained. This unit has probably one of the best views on the entire island.

We visited in late July and the weather was very hot. Even with the windows open and the fans running, it felt uncomfortable at times This unit does not have an AC which is my only complaint and probably would not be needed in other seasons. The portable fan left by a prior guest was well appreciated. Grocery store on Island has limited selection and in hindsight we should probably brought over some groceries from Maui upon arrival.

The ocean in front of the unit is very calm in the Summer and great for swimming and for those with your own SUP. There are rocks protruding on the beach and in the shallow water so be careful. Sunsets are great and the seculsion and views are unmatched. You can even hike to Papohaku Beach from this location.

Book your Kalaupapa Guided Mule Tour well in advance and note that a prerequisite is that you must book a tour in parallel with Damien Tours LLC regardless if you plan to take mule, hike down, or fly out of the penisulua with Makani Kai Air. As part of the Damien Tours LLC you are issued a permit to visit and this was not clear to me until I arrived on island as transport (mule, hike-in, plane) is booked after you confirm your tour of the colony.

Enjoy Molokai and this great condo!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful and relaxing condo on the beach

  • 5 of 5

Owners have done a great job with maintaining and updating the condo. Had all the required amenities.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place, great location

  • 5 of 5

The condo had everything we needed for our stay. And you couldn't beat the location! A short walk out the back door and you could be on the beach, and the view over drinks on the lanai is second to none! A word to the wise though, if you plan on doing laundry bring quarters for the shared machines just outside the unit. Will definitely try to stay here again when we come back to Molokai.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

I don't think there is a better view at Kepuhi Beach

  • 4 of 5

We had an excellent relaxing stay at the condo. The location was great for walking down to the beaches, along the overgrown golf course, or relaxing by the pool. If you are looking for a place to relax without distractions you will like this property. The island of Molokai is small and the rest of the island is easily accessible. Be sure to buy your groceries in Kualapuu or Kaunakakia before heading out to Kepuhi. The place was pretty clean and the furnishing just fine.

I would like to return some time, hopefully before the area gets redeveloped.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hide away from the world

  • 5 of 5

I love Hawaii, yet most of the islands have become so crowded, traffic, tourists, a little hard to get off the beaten track. Molokai is a welcome respite, but even on this quiet island, Kepuhi Resort is a unique oasis. Looking out from our lanai, we could feel we were on a lost and primal island. The lanai has 2 tables and several chairs and that's where we spent most of our time. It's so quiet, except for the roar of the waves and the wind in the palms. You can walk straight down to a beach where we were almost always alone. There are large rocks with areas of sand, and untouched. Perfect sitting rocks for sunset, we'd bring our wine and just BE. No sailboats, no music from luaus, no voices. The waves are massive and powerful - you don't really swim here although there are other swimming beaches very close by and a nice pool. So #1 benefit of this condo is location - being at the corner of the resort closest to the beach, seeing and hearing the beauty of nature constantly.

The condo is on the small side - other resorts just inland are larger, but not on the water. We did have to maneuver to figure out where to unpack and put our suitcases. But that didn't bother us, because we were so delighted every time we walked in the door! The condo is well supplied. The kitchen counter area is small but has decent cutlery & knives (surprising how rare that is on island), a brand new stove, and a dishwasher. We found coffee, filters, dishwasher detergent, paper towels and toilet paper supplied - not sure if that's always the case. Great big TV (didn't use it), internet was good, phone service very sketchy but we knew that having stayed on the West End several times before. The bedroom was too warm even in the trade winds and even with the ceiling fan (no a/c in these units), so we purchased a standing fan and left it for future guests to have a cross-breeze at night. The bed was very comfortable, loved hearing and FEELING the waves all night, and there were plenty of pillows and towels. Bathroom and shower roomy and well-maintained. Washer/dryer steps outside the door (coin operated). Small sundry shop and swimming pool on premises. BBQ area is a little far to lug your meat back and forth but was fine.

We'd definitely stay here again! Thanks Dorothy.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Famous 3 mile white sand beaches of Papohaku near by. Kepuhi Beach out front and Maki horse cove and second cove near

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Rates & Availability

Maunaloa Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low Season
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$118
$785
$2,400
 
 
high season
Oct 1 2016 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$128
$875
$2,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$120
$795
$2,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $75
Tax Rate 13.42%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Maunaloa Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 double
  • King size bed (1), Sleep Sofa double (1) Futons (2) $25.00 extra per person over 4 people per stay
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
washer/dryer in same building Ceiling fan in bedroom and living room (2)

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