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Oceanfront Romantic Getaway Condo - Fabulous View

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Relaxing oceanfront - 1 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 2

Ka Hale Kealoha (House of Love) is a designer condo - top quality appliances and furniture inside, and total beauty outside - for a bargain price. View the ocean, an ancient Molokai fishpond, and the island of Lanai from your lanai (in season see the whales frolicking) or enjoy the ocean view from the pool or putting green. Experience fabulous sunrises and sunsets from the tropical grounds of the resort.

The condo is equipped with everything to make your stay comfortable, including a California king Stearns and Foster pillow-top bed with 1000 count linens, granite counter tops in the full kitchen, high quality bath linens, designer lighting and ceiling fans, computer with free Internet access, 2 cable TVs and DVD players, a CD player, beach chairs, recreational equipment (golf putters and balls and snorkeling sets), a library of games, books, CDs and DVDs, beautiful newer tropical style furniture, binoculars, hair dryer, iron, and ironing board. Kitchen is fully equipped and includes filtered water, condiments, professional cookware, rice cooker, top of the line appliances, paper goods, multiple cooking and serving utensils, blender, coffeemaker and grinder, toaster, full sets of dishes, flatware, drinkware, bakeware, cookware.

Laundry facilities are available in building B. We provide detergent and softener sheets. There are two gas barbecues on the grounds near the condo. Parking is free and just outside the condo building.

Enjoy the lush and spacious tropical grounds of the resort complex, the pool, and the putting green, or go exploring to the nearby beaches where you can swim, snorkel, or kayak. If you are lucky, you might even spot a rare Monk seal sunning on the beach.

Molokai Shores is located 1.5 miles from Kaunakakai where you can do your grocery or souvenir shopping. The Hotel Molokai restaurant is within walking distance, and more restaurants are located in Kaunakakai.

Molokai also offers a wonderful mule ride to the old leper colony with stunning cliffside ocean views all the way down - a trip unique in the world that you will remember for years to come!

Don't miss the Saturday morning market, where you can shop for your veggies or souvenirs, and the Friday night get together and sing-along at Hotel Molokai, where you'll meet just about everyone who lives on Molokai.

Molokai is an island that will accommodate your desire to 'veg out,' if you choose, but also to enjoy many outdoor activities. Beauty surrounds you, with no shopping malls or high rises. Everyone knows everyone here - that's why it's call the “friendly isle.''

Old Hawaii is what you'll find when you come to Molokai - nothing but wonderful weather and beautiful scenery and activities such as swimming, hiking, biking, surfing, scuba diving, whale watching, boating, snorkeling, kayaking, golf, fishing, hunting, horseback riding, and sightseeing. You may also want to visit the nearly deserted beaches or tour a macadamia nut farm, play a round of golf at Ironwood, hike up to Halawa waterfall, sail out on a whale watching or fishing boat, or experience the rainforest on top of the mountains.

More Details

Chaya Friedman
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, Hebrew
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 1, 2017

About Chaya Friedman

We live in the Chicago area and are semi-retired on Molokai where we have built a house. We are a database developer and professor, respectively. Chaya and Tom

Chaya Friedman purchased this condo in 2005

Why Chaya Friedman chose Molokai

We love Molokai - the quiet ambiance and beauty of nature. And this condo has marvelous ocean views with the advantage of proximity to Kaunakakai for shopping and restaurants and to Hotel Molokai for its restaurant. It is centrally located for access to sightseeing in all area of the island.

What makes this condo unique

Oceanfront is the place to be! Nothing between you and the ocean but the swimming pool and tropical grounds. Watch the whales in season and an ancient fishpond appearing and disappearing with the tide movement. The apartment is modern and luxurious with every amenity to make our guests comfortable.

Guestbook comments from the owner

....The island has worked its magic!

The island and the condo! Every item that could be asked for - and then some!

A special thank you to Chaya and Tom for inviting us to their home for Thanksgiving dinner. We also met the couple from the Wavecrest and a good time was had by all!

Sorry to leave but we have to head for home after three nights in Honolulu.
Nov 2016
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Kaunakakai Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , spacious vanity
  • fine quality towels, 'treasure chest' of lotions and potions for the bath, beautifully tiled, new vessel sink, all new bath appliances, decorator hardware, first aid kit, extra supplies for guests, hair dryer, magnifying mirror
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , California king Stearns & Foster pillow-top
  • 1000 count linens, TV, DVD, clock radio, new tropical style furniture, decorator spread and shams.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 3 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The condo is equipped with everything to make your stay comfortable, including a California king Stearns and Foster pillow-top bed with 1000 count linens, granite counter tops in the full and fully equipped kitchen, high quality bath linens and cookware, designer lighting and ceiling fans, computer with free Internet access, 2 TVs and DVDs, beautiful new tropical style furniture, binoculars, books, games, CDs, DVDs, iron, and ironing board. Crown molding and tile floors throughout the apartment impart a true sense of luxury. All furniture and appliances are new and high end. Kitchen includes purified water, paper goods, fine utensils, blender, coffeemaker, toaster, toaster oven, and food processor. You will have an unobstructed view of the neighboring island of Lana'i over the ocean, and will enjoy fabulous sunrises and sunsets. The complex includes extremely beautiful grounds, excellent pool, and putting green. Laundry facilities are available on site.


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Oceanfront Romantic Getaway Condo - Fabulous View
average rating of 4.571429 based on 213 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Nicely kept, extremely well equipped kitchen which is important on this island.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you found the condo met and exceeded your expectations and hope you will be able to visit with us again soon. Aloha, Chaya and Tom
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Comfortable Oceanfront Condo

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Molokai, the "friendly" island. Our condo was located on the South walking distance to the town of Kaunakakai. This condo is amazingly equipped with just about everything you would need, clean, nicely furnished, and the bed was extremely comfortable. The grounds were meticulously cared for, including a nice swimming pool and new washer/dryer. Molokai has so much to offer if you enjoy being outdoors and being surrounded by wonderful happy people. The main road is located near the condo so you would hear some automobile traffic noise at times, more of a little annoyance, but important to know it was not constant. You will enjoy the roosters singing---it's a Hawaiian thing. Otherwise it was perfect. The owners invited us to their home for coffee, gave us a tour of their property---very gracious. Upon arrival you will find a hug binder with all the information about Molokai (what to do, see, locations of the best beaches etc.). This is a life saver if this is your first visit. Just as important we had a couple of minor issues at the condo and the owners were extremely prompt in responding in correcting them. Be sure and visit: Kalaupapa, Molokia Museum, Macadamia Nut Farm, Kumu Organic Farm for your produce, Paddlers Inn for their daily special while listening to local musician, Molokai Fish Dive food truck for lunch, and of course Tim the owner and his dive master offer scuba dive and snorkeling. These are just a few things to do and see. Oh, and don't forget to watch the sunrise and sunsets---they are magnificent.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your wonderful review - we so appreciate! Hope you will be able to return and stay with us again. It was a pleasure. Aloha, Chaya and Tom
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Excellent Location for seeing Molokai!

  • 4 of 5

The condo is in a perfect place to visit every part of the island with the least amount of driving.

The East end is beautiful and the drive there has beautiful, photographic views. Mile 20 beach is good for snorkeling if the trade winds are not too strong and the tide is right. You can arrange for a tour of the flower farm and/or the cultural hike to the falls. We took our lunch and ate at the end of the road.

The Central section has a wonderful rain forest board walk that we have been on. You need a 4 wheel drive to get to the overlook and then you can walk on the trail through the rain forest and across "tundra" to another overlook. Well worth the effort.

The West end has gorgeous beaches to relax on or swim in Dixie Mauri is a beautiful cove for swimming and when the tide is right and not really windy or wave not huge, suppose to be good for snorkeling. We enjoyed sitting on the beach with the beach chairs from the condo. Also brought our lunch in the tote from the closet. Be sure to stop at the interesting Kite shop in the small town slightly out of the way..

The North end has the views of the peninsula where Father Damien worked. We took the mule ride down for a very interesting and educational tour. The ride was very bumpy but worth the trip. Book ahead to make sure you have a place.

The South side on which the Molokai Shores is located has the major town with a farmers market on Saturday and numerous grocery stores, an art store, David's ice cream store and also the bakery which has hot bread with toppings in the evenings. (the information is on the window of the go to the back to pick up the bread).

Not only was the condo convenient located, but it was clean, well kept and in a very beautiful location. The swimming pool and putting green as well as picnic tables were available. The grill was only the briquette type when we visited. I took many sunsets from the small beach there. The view from the lanai/balcony is beautiful.

The condo has just about every appliance, cook pan, etc, needed. We cooked most of our meals in the condo and it had everything we need to fix our meals. We sometimes ate out on the lanai. The king size bed was very comfortable and the pillows were great. This condo is on the second floor so you need to take the stairs up and down so not recommended for people with disabilities. We would recommend this condo to someone visiting Molokai who wants a central location.

Thank you Tom and Chaya!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review. This was a wonderful overview of the sights to see on Molokai, and we are so glad you enjoyed the condo and found it convenient, clean, and well supplied. We're wondering how we could earn that extra star :), but we will continue to provide a first-class accommodation and appreciate your recommendation to readers. Aloha, Chaya and Tom
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Crystal Lake IL

Beautiful Molokai

  • 4 of 5

We had a WONDERFUL time on Molokai. It's just beauty everywhere.

The Condo was Perfect. Thank you Chaya & Tom.

Janet & Tony

  • Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Janet and Tony, for taking the time to leave your review. So good to have met you and hope our paths will cross again. Chaya and Tom
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Bloomington, MN USA

Great condo and location!

  • 4 of 5

Chaya and Tom have a beautifully decorated condo in a very convenient location. The view from the lanai is beautiful, and they have provided many extras that made our stay very special. They are really friendly and helpful, and we enjoyed our stay in their condo. We enjoyed our hike down to the former leper colony-the views are amazing!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a great time and that you liked the condo. Thanks so much for your review. Chaya and Tom
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Prince George, AB

Guests: Sadie & Curt , Prince George, BC, Canada

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our 2 weeks on Molokai and couldn’t have been more comfortable in your clean, well maintained, well equipped and comfy, ocean view Ka Hale Kealoha condo. There were no surprises, all was as indicated in the listing and emails. The info you provided before and after arrival was speedy, accurate, professional, warm and friendly. Your binder of information in the condo was a huge bonus as well as the use of the laptop and telephone. From start to finish it was a total pleasure dealing with you and an even bigger pleasure meeting you. For us Molokai did not disappoint and it provided lots to see and do. We explored as far N, S, E & W as you can without a 4-wheel drive vehicle, boat or plane. We hiked down to Kalaupapa, golfed at Ironwood Hills and enjoyed the course, the reasonable rates and the no pressure golf. We hiked to the falls on the E end and toured a botanical garden with Kalani Pruet and son Jonathon. We enjoyed the Hotel Molokai Friday 4-6PM local entertainment plus the Saturday Market in Kaunakakai. We dined at Paddler’s Inn, Elsie’s, the Pizza Cafe, Molokai Burgers, CookHouse, Bakery & Restaurant, Molokai Drive Inn, Coffees of Hawaii and treated ourselves to Dave’s Ice Cream and were never disappointed. We snorkeled, picnicked, shopped all the shops, toured the Macadamia Nut Farm and the Meyer Sugar Mill Museum, saw a monk seal at Kepuhi Beach and a whale spout off Papohaku Beach. We drove the mile long Wharf and walked the beach back. Saw some sunsets and sun rises and when not out and about exploring we enjoyed the condo, the lauai, the pool and the putting green at our well groomed Molokai Shores resort. We found all we needed at the grocery stores, Kumu Farms, fruit stands and market and made some awesome smoothies as well as many local and tourist acquaintances along the way. Molokai is an island full of beauty, history, adventure, friendly people, great weather, good food, slower pace, a non commercialized quality of life and it is yours to discover and enjoy as we did! Thank you Chaya and Tom for welcoming us to Molokai and making it so easy. We wish you a soon, plus long and happy retirement in you beautiful Molokai mountain/ocean view home. You are the best and we will definitely recommend you and your condos to friends and family. Rarely do we repeat holidays but if ever we return to Molokai you would be our first contact. We thank you and we thank Molokai for having us! Take care and God Bless!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow - what a great review. We are so happy you really enjoyed Molokai and took advantage of your time there to take in just about everything it has to offer. And we are also so pleased that you enjoyed our condo and took the time to write this very comprehensive review that will help others understand that there is much to see and do on the "small" island of Molokai and that we provide a fantastic base for exploration :) We hope to see you again even though you don't make it a habit to repeat vacations. We enjoyed meeting you in person so very much (after all, Sadie, type A's stick together!).
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Hotel Molokai
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Hotel Molokai
Nearest Beach
14 Miles
16 Mile Marker
Car: recommended

Old Hawaii is what you'll find when you come to Molokai - nothing but wonderful weather and beautiful scenery and activities such as swimming, hiking, biking, surfing, scuba diving, whale watching, boating, snorkeling, kayaking, golf, fishing, hunting, horseback riding, and sightseeing. You may also want to visit the nearly deserted beaches or tour a macadamia nut farm, play a round of golf at Ironwood, hike up to Halawa waterfall, sail out on a whale watching or fishing boat, or experience the rainforest on top of the mountains.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $110
Damage Deposit $150

Cancellation receives full refund up to 60 days before arrival (minus $50 credit card fee if credit card was used). Following that full refund if we can rebook your dates. Failing that, full credit toward a future stay.

Significant reductions for long-term stays (2 or more months).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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