Our house is located on the island of Molokai with lanais offering beautiful views of the islands of Maui and Lanai. This unit, downstairs in our house, includes one bedroom with queen size bed, full kitchen and private attached bathroom. Also 2 sofa beds and futon.
One private bedroom is available in a home with a small permaculture farm. Friendly hosts make any visit a pleasure. (We also offer 2 bedrooms as a separate listing under Spectacular Ocean View (one with a queen size bed and the 2nd with two single beds)
Molokai is an unusual island with deserted beaches and a strong local culture. It is the least spoiled and commercial of all the islands in Hawaii. Everything is very low key and laid back. There is very little traffic on the island, and no traffic lights, just a few stop signs. It has the tallest waterfall, the longest, most pristine white sand beach in all the islands, and the Kamakou Preserve, a rain forest maintained by the Nature Conservancy. You can use this home as your base to explore the entire island because we are centrally located on the south shore of the island, 4.5 miles east of the town of Kaunakakai.
Life in Molokai can be too quiet for some people! There are very few restaurants, and little to no night life. There is live music at the Molokai hotel and on weekends there are additional venues. It is different, as the primary mission of Molokai residents, the majority of whom are Hawaiian, is to re-weave the thread that connects them to their extraordinary past.
Our neighborhood is a development of two acre lots on the East Side of the island. Not too far is the town of Kaunankakai, which has a few grocery stores, a couple of art galleries with wonderful artwork, a hardware store, a wonderful ice cream store called Dave's, a bicycle shop, a dive store, etc., and Kalele Bookstore with the world's friendliest owner who holds all sorts of special interest events such as monthly film screenings, and book signings, etc.
Because we are not within walking distance of good swimming beaches, markets, and restaurant, please be sure that a rental car is available before you book with us. Rental cars are available through Alamo and (website hidden). Fyi you may also use the free commute bus system, the schedule for which can be found by searching Molokai MEO for the county of Maui.
Also we have limited refrigerator space and generally do not make our kitchen and fridge available to short term guests. We do make space for guests to put away a few items in the fridge for their lunches or beer, wine, etc.
However if you are staying for a week or longer we will allow use of the kitchen and understand you can not eat out often.
Guests are welcome to join us or other guests on the lanai upstairs at any time. We like to interact with guests over breakfast or after they return from their evening meal.
If we are on the island during a guest's visit we are happy to show guests the perma farm and teach them the names of all the tropical plants on the property. Also happy to provide a good map of the island and tips on where to go and what to do on the island.
We always go over the Map of Molokai with guests and show them all the best spots and must-see places.
They often join us for chats in the living room at night or over breakfast before they set off for the day. We introduce them to friends if they happen to be visiting us and guests always seem to love these interactions with local residents.
If you like your privacy we suggest you book the one bedroom garden apartment which is part of the main house but has it's own lanai, full kitchen, living room and private bath.
We expect guests to make themselves at home, and to interact with us as much as they wish to.
.When we are traveling abroad (as may be the case in the spring and summer of 2017) we provide space in the fridge for breakfast items and you can make your own breakfast. You can also use the kitchen to make you lunch sandwiches. We do not expect you to do a lot of cooking. In the home except by prior arrangement with us. You will also have some room in the fridge to keep your beer or wine.
We hope you will enjoy our home and your vacation in Molokai. Best wishes and safe travels!
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