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Tropical Paradise With Ocean View & Privacy - Best $

Maunaloa, HI, USA
  • Condo800 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay4 nights

Top (2nd) Floor Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, + Sofa Sleeper

Caution!! If your vacation dreams include bright lights, flashy nightlife, and crowds, than stop here, because Molokai is not what you're looking for! However, if you're ultimate dream vacation includes getting away from it all, peace, solitude, and white sandy beaches where you just might be the only person combing them, than you've found the perfect island. We guarantee, once you arrive on Molokai and acclimate yourself to the incredibly beautiful, tropical surroundings, the slow, 'enjoy life' pace, and the Aloha Spirit, you'll be hard pressed to make your departing flight. Our Condo, #254, is located at Ke Nani Kai, within the beautiful 14 acre Kaluakoi Resort on the sunny west shore of Molokai. This is a 120 unit, two-story Condominium Resort with manicured grounds. Ke Nani Kai means 'Heavenly Sea,' and once you arrive, you'll see why! Our condo offers both an Ocean View and a secluded Garden View. This view off the back lanai is great for sunning and viewing spectacular sunsets over the ocean. There are no condos or parking lots to obstruct your view, and you will most likely see the local wildlife, such as: Axis Deer, which you may hear barking at night, Turkeys, that roost in the trees off the fairway, Red Cardinals, or one of our two resident Peacocks.

Our one bedroom, one bath Condo unit also offers a sofa-sleeper, perfect for children. There is a loft, however it is reserved for storage. You'll enjoy views galore and cooling trade winds with all of the amenities you'd expect. There is plenty of cookware to whip up your favorite dish, a coffee pot, coffee grinder, blender, microwave, in-unit stacked washer/dryer, sheets, towels, including beach towels, 32' Pro scan flat screen LCD HDTV, radio/CD player, free Wireless Internet which is also now available at the pool, so you can sun and surf the web all at the same time. The tiled lanai has four swiveling rocker style patio chairs around a glass table, perfect for pupus and beverages. There are also two comfortable lounge chairs for sunning.


Steve or Cathy Kayser

Member Since 2013
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few days
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
About Steve or Cathy Kayser

We met and married on Maui, so Hawaii has a very special place in our hearts. We knew that we wanted our piece of paradise, and searched all of the islands before we decided on our condo at Ke Nani Kai. The minute we walked inside, we knew it was the one! It's tucked away from foot and vehicle traffic, close to the pool, BBQ, and tennis courts, but just far enough away from any noise. It also has a gorgeous ocean and garden view.

Steve or Cathy Kayser purchased this Condo in 2001

Why Steve or Cathy Kayser chose Maunaloa

We love Molokai, and think you will too! We've rented our unit many times to long-term renters and many have come back as return renters, stating that they love our quiet, secluded, tropical home-away-from-home, just as we do.

What makes this Condo unique

We fell in love with our condo because of the quiet, the sunsets, and the short walk to Kepuhi Beach to watch our boys boogie board, or these days to surf, snorkel, and skim board. Ke Nani Kai also has the most beautiful pool/jacuzzi on the island, hands down! There are also two full-sized tennis courts, a pin-pong table pool-side, a Horseshoe Pit, and two large BBQ's (one by the pool, and one by the Horseshoe Pit), all on property and easily accessible. In the front office you will also find a small library which is also stocked with some movies for check-out. Inside the unit, the vaulted beamed ceiling and the sky light over the kitchen area offer more light and spaciousness, adding to the open airy feel. We always have the two double sliding doors to the back lanai as well as the front door open, making it seem like you're living outdoors. One of the best benefits of being on the top (2nd) floor, is the ocean view, the breeze from the trade winds and the fact that you don't hear neighbors walking on a floor above you.


    • Internet
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
        • The airy bedroom now has a brand new (June 2013)California King Pillowtop Mattress with luxurious microfiber linens.


        • 1 Bathroom
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • Long counter and wall-to-wall mirror. Tub and shower.

        Location Type

          • Golf Course Front
            Past the lush greenbelt you overlook the 17th green of the old Kaluakoi Golf Resort, currently closed, but which provides a beautiful view!
          • Ocean View
            From the 2nd floor tiled lanai you can see a gorgeous ocean view through the waving palms. Evening sunsets and occasional moon bows are spectacular!


              • Away From It All
              • Romantic


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Internet
                        Broadband Access: WiFi & Ethernet cable provided. Coverage is also available at the pool, so you can enjoy staying in touch while you sun bathe. Security code upon rental.
                      • Linens Provided
                        All necessary linens are provided.
                      • Living Room
                        Sofa, love seat, and side chair comfortably seat six if you want to have a few friends over.
                      • Parking
                        Parking is available close to the entry of the condo, so luggage and groceries are easily taken inside.
                      • Telephone
                        Free incoming and local calls. Long distance requires either a calling card or 1-800 style number. Cell phone coverage is also available - Verizon works best.
                      • Towels Provided
                        Bath and pool/beach towels are provided for four.
                      • Washing Machine
                        Stacked washer/dryer unit is available in the condo, so there's no need to walk to a communal laundry room.


                          • Coffee Maker
                            Coffee maker as well as a coffee grinder.
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Kitchen is supplied with all the dishes and utensils you'll need. Pans hang from a pot rack.
                          • Dishwasher
                            Dishwasher is new.
                          • Kitchen
                            Stocked with all the amenities you'll need!
                          • Microwave
                          • Pantry Items
                            Basic spices are stocked.
                          • Refrigerator
                            Top/Bottom model with glass shelves.
                          • Stove
                            Four burner electric range with oven.
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                Dining area seats four, plus there is a lanai dining area which also seats four.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 4 people


                                  • Books
                                    The front office has a library where you can borrow and/or exchange books. The Kaunakakai Public Library is also very nice!
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Ping Pong Table
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Satellite/Cable available with more than 60 channels to surf.
                                  • Stereo
                                    Radio/DVD Stereo is provided in the condo.
                                  • Television
                                    Proscan 32' LCD HDTV located in TV console in the living area.
                                  • Video Library
                                    A small video library is available at the front office. You can also rent DVDs at the Maunaloa General Store and/or in Kaunakakai.


                                      • Balcony
                                        The tiled lanai offers two lounge chairs and a four seat patio table.
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        There is a covered patio near the pool and BBQ where you can sit and enjoy some pu-pu's or play some ping-pong.
                                      • Golf
                                        The condo overlooks the 17th hole of the Kaluakoi Golf Course, which is currently closed. Ironwood Golf course (9 holes) is located in Kalae.
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        The built-in pool-side BBQ is nice and big and ready to light off. A second BBQ is also located near the Horseshoe pits.
                                      • Tennis
                                        Two tennis courts are located within a very close walking distance. Tennis rackets and balls are available in the condo for your use.


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible
                                            Stairs leading to second floor condo make it inaccessible for wheel chairs.

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Communal Pool
                                                The pool area is gorgeous. A lovely place to relax, swim some laps, or just sun bathe.
                                              • Hot Tub
                                                The jacuzzi is the perfect place to melt away after a day of hiking or sightseeing.


                                                  • churches
                                                  • library
                                                  • restaurants

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • shelling
                                                      • beachcombing
                                                      • boating
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • horseshoes
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • shopping
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • walking
                                                      • whale watching
                                                      • wildlife viewing

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • fitness center
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • hospital
                                                          • laundromat
                                                          • massage therapist
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • sailing
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • hunting
                                                              • jet skiing
                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • pier fishing
                                                              • deepsea fishing
                                                              • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                              • snorkeling
                                                              • snorkeling/diving
                                                              • sound/bay fishing
                                                              • surf fishing
                                                              • surfing
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • tennis
                                                              • wind-surfing

                                                                12 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Beautiful apartment with great views

                                                                Dietmar K.Koenigstein

                                                                We were lucky to find this apartment. It is in the nicest and best kept area (Ke Nani Kai) at the West Coast. And it has certainly one of the nicest views being on the second floor with a 180 degree view of green vegetation and blue ocean (not obstructed by other houses, parking lots, or streets. The apartment is nicely decorated, the kitchen could serve a family of six with full cooking, washer and dryer in the kitchen were an extra plus.

                                                                Be aware that West Molokai is almost empty (no restaurants, no supermarkets) and that there are quite a number of detoriating buildings which were part of the former Sheraton compound. The positive side: You do not have to share the vast beaches and the former golf course with too many people. A perfect place to relax and experience the "old" Hawaii.

                                                                WiFi works both in the apartment and in the large and pleasant pool / hot tub area.

                                                                Lovely Retreat

                                                                Brent E.

                                                                We have stayed at several Ke Nani Kai condo units and this was our favorite! Facing north, overlooking the ocean and green tropical valley created a quiet relaxing seclusion. We could use the lanai all day as it was shaded. The unit was well appointed, clean and comfortable. The new King bed was much appreciated. Quick access to tennis courts, swimming pool hot tub, walking trails, beach and roadways. The grounds are very well maintained and staff friendly and helpful! We hope to return!

                                                                Wonderful condo!

                                                                LOUIS L.HEBER SPRINGS,ARK.

                                                                Clean, well stocked, roomy and centrally located! Would love to return!


                                                                tim t.durant, oklahoma

                                                                Great place

                                                                Enjoyed our condo very much. Everything was ready and kitchen well equipped.

                                                                Betsy P.New Caney

                                                                Enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere of this island. Whale watching was Fantastuc and enjoyed having Beaches to ourselves!!


                                                                AhonenChisholm, MN

                                                                Very comfy condo. we felt at home the first night. The kitchen is excellently equipped.


                                                                Maunaloa, HI, USA

                                                                Molokai, the Friendly Isle, is the best kept secret in all of Hawaii. It's just 38 miles long and 10 miles wide; no stop lights and no buildings taller than a palm tree! We found this jewel in the Pacific 11 years ago, and return yearly to relax, rejuvenate, sun and surf. You may want to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of Molokai's tropical surroundings as well, or you may want to jump in and experience the sights and wonderful island people. These are some of the many activities which you can enjoy, specifically unique to Molokai: ~ Hike (26 switchbacks), fly, or take a mule ride to Kaulapapa where Saint Damien, comforted Leprosy patients (Hansen's Disease). The peninsula is gorgeous, as is St. Philomena Church. We hiked down, and it was tough, but well worth it! ~ Hike Pepe Opae Trail located in the incredibly lush mountain-top rain forest of the Nature Conservancy. Walk the narrow boardwalk to view the North Shore's Pelekunu Bay. The hike begins after a spectacular 4x4 drive to the center of the island past the Sandalwood Pit, used years ago to measure how much wood would fit into the cargo hold of a ship for transport. This is a very fun hiking trail through a thick fern jungle. We do it every year! ~ Hike Pala'au State Park to the Kalaupapa Lookout, or veer left up to Kaule O Nanahoa - Phallic Rock. ~ Visit or take a tour of the Molokai Coffee Plantation, where you can enjoy a delectable Mocha Mama or sandwich at their deli counter. On Sunday evenings you can relax on the patio to watch and listen to local musicians entertain you with Hawaiian style music. ~ Tour Purdy's Natural Macademia Nut Farm. ~ Charter a fishing boat at Kaunakakai Wharf, the longest wharf in HI, where you might catch some onolicious Ahi, Mahi Mahi, Ono, or Ulua. ~ Shop Kaunakakai's Saturday morning street market for fresh produce or locally made crafts. ~ Four wheel drive to Mo'omomi Dunes to view the scenic ocean-side preserve. ~ Drive to Halawa Valley, the most eastern of all the North Shore Valleys. This amazing scenic drive takes you past beaches, up over pastureland, where you might get a glimpse of Hawaii's State Bird - the Nene, and then back down a steep narrow road on a fabulous adventure which leads you to a panoramic view of Halawa Valley. From here you can hike to Hipuapua Falls or Moa'ula Falls, and swim in a 150 ft natural pool. A local guide is suggested. ~ Drive to Waikolu Overlook to view the North Shore Pali, the World's Highest Sea Cliffs at over 3000 ft. ~ Snorkel Hawaii's Longest Continuous Reef at 20 Mile Beach to see Natural Finger Coral and Stony Coral or a Honu (Green Sea Turtle) Puffer Fish, Parrot Fish, or Hawaii's State Fish, the colorful Humuhumunukunukuapua'a. ~ Take a Whale Watching Tour to see Humpback Whales breach and slap their tails in fantastic displays. Excursions are seasonal Nov -Aprilish and leave from Kaunakakai Harbor. ~ Walk or comb for shells on Papohaku, Hawaii's longest white sand beach. Just 3 minutes from the condo and 3 miles long, where you will quite possibly be the only person leaving a footprint! We enjoy laying on this beach at night to watch for shooting stars! Whatever you find yourself doing on Molokai, you'll find that it's unlike anything you've done before! The most important thing to remember is to, 'Slow Down, You're on Molokai.'

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