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Ke Nani Kai 132 - Spacious 2 BR/2 BA Relaxing Hawaiian Retreat

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Located between Oahu and Maui...Molokai is an undiscovered treasure. 'The Friendly Isle' is a family-oriented island with deep connections to its Hawaiian traditions. Unlike the tourism driven other islands, here you can relax, slow down and have your own space. Nowhere else in the Hawaiian Islands will you have the opportunity to be the only one on a long white sand beach.

Ke Nani Kai #132 is a welcoming spacious end unit (the largest of the 3 floor plans) that has been decorated in fantastic Hawaiian style by the owners. Fun fresh paint throughout as well as vintage travel posters adorn the walls. The sofa and chair covered in a mocha palm print add to the island-inspired makeover. Ke Nani Kai floor plans were designed so that the master bedroom can be closed off or opened up to the living area to give the unit a spacious feel and take advantage of the tropical breezes. The master received a tropical touch-up with a bamboo comforter set and bed. The master bathroom has been remodeled to add a new vanity area and walk-in shower. The second bedroom has new beds and is decorated in a surf shack motif.

The glass top dining set in the open great room has brightly colored green and blue chairs. The newly updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances and new tile countertops is connected by a helpful pass-through. The kitchen is well stocked with Circulon pots, kitchen gadgets, flatware, and glasses (both glass & plastic since glass is not allowed at the pool). You will have no problem preparing delicious meals with the local organic fruits and vegetables as well as grass fed Molokai beef or freshly caught fish.

There is a southwest facing wall of sliding glass doors that open up to an oversized shaded tiled patio and rolling lawn with the surprise addition of a mango tree. You are just a minute stroll from the best pool in Molokai and the regulation tennis courts. The Ke Nani Kai grounds are gorgeous. Look for hibiscus, plumeria, and banana trees when you walk the short 5 minutes to Kepuhi Beach. And, enjoy the wild turkeys and other exotic birds walking by in the morning while you eat your breakfast.

Ride a mule to Kalaupapa, hike to a waterfall, explore lush tropical forests, eat coconut pastries at the bakery, read a book at the pool, or just do nothing. Visiting Molokai will change your life for the better.

Keywords: Condominium

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Meg LeComp
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2018

Why Meg LeComp chose Maunaloa

We purchased Ke Nani Kai 132 in 2007 as a retreat from the busy, over-scheduled world. We bring our children here every summer to experience a life where the biggest decision in the morning is...will it be the beach or the pool? The world seems to slow down and you see what is really important in life when you visit Molokai. We hope you enjoy your stay on the best Hawaiian Island!

What makes this condo unique

Ke Nani Kai 132 is an excellent choice for those wanting to get away from the over-commercialization of the other Hawaiian Islands. Our quiet, ground floor unit is great for individuals, couples, and families looking for a well cared for condo and enjoy having some extra living space. We have a great partial ocean view which includes Papohaku Beach which you can see while sitting under our covered patio. Grab some beach supplies and walk 5 minutes to Kepuhi Beach for boogie boarding, sand castle making, or just sitting on an uncrowded beach.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This spacious condo with festive decor is a great place to chill between planning your outings around the island, or just walking down to the beach. The condo, building, amenities, and grounds were clean and very well-cared for.

Your neighbors may be Hawaiians on vacation away from the other more developed islands and the tourist crush at Oahu or Maui. If you choose to barbecue on the community grill you're sure to run into friendly full-time residents who moved here from the mainland. We loved staying here! Our kids were content hanging out at the condo, swimming at the pool, or just stalking the peacocks that roamed freely.

Ke Nani Kai lies at the dry west end of Molokai, a savannah naturally landscaped in red soil and scrub, near the beach where athletes sometimes launch for the start of the annual Molokai Challenge to Oahu. Drive or bike down rustic byways to hidden coves for relaxed swims, or expanses of raw unspoiled beach. The two miles of serene golden sands at P?p?haku Beach are a short drive down the rural road, and smaller swimmer-friendly lagoons like Dixie Maru are a short ways further. The shore break is usually wild, but mornings at the Ke Nani Kai beach can grant a milder surf experience before the wind kicks up.

The south-east side of the island has lagoons formed from a huge protective reef, providing gentle swim areas adjacent to the open ocean in full view of Maui and Lanai islands. Following east makes an incredibly picturesque drive finishing at a flower farm/ranch that gives hiking tours up the Halawa valley and its namesake waterfall.

When we come back we will definitely stay at Ke Nani Kai.
Sep 2009
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Maunaloa Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kettle ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Master bathroom remodeled in November 2016. New sink vanity area separate from new walk-in shower & toilet. There is no tub in either bathroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
2 regulation tennis courts on site Hairdryer Iron & Ironing board


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Ke Nani Kai 132 - Spacious 2 BR/2 BA Relaxing Hawaiian Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

5 stars

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this very refreshing, clean nice unit. I've stayed at Ke nani kai on 4 different occasions and by far this is the best place and with that being said I would revisit this unit again and again.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved our Ke Nani Kai Condo!

  • 5 of 5

We were thrilled with our stay at this adorable condo. It had absolutely everything we could have wanted from beach mats to kitchen supplies. It looked like it had been recently updated and the beach/Hawaii theme decor was perfect. We especially liked the photo of Steve McGarrett in the spare room :) It is close to the pool and beach, and so quiet. We would love to come back next year. Thank you so much for hosting us!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Beautiful spacious 2 bed apartment

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is fantastic. It is located at "The West End" of Molokai, about 20 mins easy drive from the airport.

The open-plan main room has a pocket partition wall to close off the bedroom, which works very well and gives the apartment a great open feeling. The second bedroom has three single beds, so perfect for many families.

The kitchen has everything you need. There are laundry facilities and a dishwasher. The WIFI is amazingly fast. The resort had a nice pool and hot tub. Overall the apartment is a great place to stay in Molokai, and a base from which you can explore.

Note that the owners provide a folder of guide information which is very helpful for planning trips.

The nearby beach is stunning, but I don't think you can swim in it without getting dashed to pieces. Same for the 3 mile long beach down the road. We found swimming beaches on the south and east side, past Kaunakakai.

We loved going to Coffee of Hawaii in the mornings for coffee (of course). On Tuesdays and Fridays a group of locales and seniors come to play ukuleles and sing Hawaiin songs. Strictly amateur, but a great atmosphere.

So, final word: a superb apartment, don't think twice about renting it.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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Lovely and inviting!

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful home away frim home. They thought of everything and more! We will stay there again! Such gracious hosts to make it a true Molokai experience.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely location

  • 5 of 5

The condo was very clean, bright, and airy. The grounds were well maintained and comfortable. I loved the peacocks, turkeys, and other birds that visited us frequently during our stay.

The nearby beach offered spectacular sunsets and I already miss the peace and quiet of the friendly island!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice and roomy!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed your beautiful home, thank you for sharing it with us.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Hoolehua Airport
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Paddlers Inn
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Kaunakakai Harbor
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Ironwood Hills Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy 460
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
The Cookhouse
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Kepuhi Beach
Car: necessary

5 Minute Walk to Kepuhi Beach, Molokai Mule Ride to Kalaupapa (ride down the tallest sea cliffs in the world), Hike to waterfalls in Halawa Valley; Bakery in Kaunakakai with delicious breads and pastries - don't miss!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $250
Resort Fee $20

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.