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Hale Papapa Moloka'i - Beautiful, Bali-inspired vacation home

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Stunning House, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, Sleeps 8, one of the best on Moloka'i

Experience Moloka'i in this 3,000 square foot architecturally-designed vacation rental home located on the West End of the island of Moloka'i, Hawaii. This stunning home set among dense, tropical foliage, is unique on the island of Moloka'i with a beautiful tropical setting, newly remodeled interiors, refreshed furnishings and stunning decks with views of Diamond Head on Oahu and the Molokai Channel.

Recently updated with all new appliances and outfitting of kitchen; new LP gas BBQ; new deck furniture; new king size beds and bedding; and all new soft goods. Beautiful remodeling of all four in-suite bathrooms, including glass and stone shower surrounds. In late 2016, all of the decks for outdoor dining and around the beautiful pool and spa were replaced giving the property yet another stunning upgrade. High speed internet service was added in 2018.

These beautiful, Bali-inspired accommodations overlook Papohaku Beach--Hawaii's longest & widest beach known for its soft, warm sand & deserted atmosphere. The home sits approximately 600 yards above the beach. Each suite has a view of the ocean. Facing west, guests will see the twinkling lights of Oahu at night & enjoy spectacular sunsets reflecting off the Pacific Ocean.

Known as 'Hale Papapa Moloka'i, this beautiful Moloka'i home has four separate suites, each with their own bath, and private, screened lanai.

Of the 4 suites, 3 feature king-size beds and the 4th is furnished with 2 twin-beds that can be combined into a king. The house can accommodate a maximum of 8 people.

Anchored in the center of the four suites is the 'long house' with living room, dining room and kitchen. 6 double french doors allow the beautiful tropical breezes flow through the house while two large ceiling fans keep the living area cool. The four suites are semi-detached from the long house, but connected by covered walkways. This unique floor plan lends itself well to larger groups & families who enjoy vacationing together, but still like to maintain a bit of privacy.

Views of the ocean from the pool, outdoor spa and deck areas. Soothing gardens & birdsong abound.

Full-time caretakers are located on the property housed in separate accommodations away from the main house.

If you are a lover of the Hawaiian Islands, a visit to Moloka'i should not be missed. It is peaceful, quiet, non-touristy and family-oriented. Frequent rainbows, the tallest sea cliffs in the world, spectacular tropical & coastline beauty, and deserted beaches - it's all here waiting to be experienced in this very special house that has an incredibly relaxing, rustic, tropical vibe. Surround area offers secluded beaches, hiking, mountain biking and great places for runs or walks.

Rental rates vary depending on the number of bedrooms occupied and the season (see Rates for details). No matter the number of suites occupied, vacation renters will have exclusive use of the premises.

See link to our the Owner's website below (including a new video) or feel free to contact us for more information or see what past guests have to say in our online Guestbook. Please feel free to email us at contact [at] halepapapa [dot] com for more details and rate quotes.

From $3,3360/week, depending on season and number of guests (deposits and taxes extra). Seasonal rates apply. Discount available for stays of 2 weeks or more.

Our on-island contacts (caretakers) can be reached at 808-979-1184 or 808-336-0370

Further information available at www [dot] halepapapa [dot] com

Hawaii Tax Identification #W97641098-01

Maui County Non Conforming Use Approval Pending

Keywords: Vacation Rental House on Moloka'i

More Details

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are sad to leave this restful, glorious oasis tomorrow. It has been one of the best vacations we have had in years. The property is looking great and well cared for which makes us so happy. Nohea was the perfect host, helping with little things when needed and giving us the right amount of privacy, which we cherish. Thank you all for maintaining such high standards and for providing us with such a peaceful and beautiful space. We hope to return sooner than later.

Jan 2017
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Maunaloa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Newly renovated with stone walk-in shower
    Bathroom 2 - Newly renovated with stone walk-in shower
    Bathroom 3 - Newly renovated with stone walk-in shower
    Bathroom 4 - Newly renovated with stone tub/shower combination
  • 4
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Private, screened lanai
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Private, screened lanai
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Private, screened lanai
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Private, screened lanai; can be converted to king bed
  • Each Suite has a cot or sleeping mats available for small children. Portable crib available.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Pots, Pans, Cooking Utensils, Toaster, Espresso Maker, Coffee Maker, Bean Grinder, Teapot, Electric Wok, Rice Cooker, Blender, Electric Griddle, Linens, Cutlery, Extra Beach Towels, Games (Playing Cards, Trivial Pursuit Cards, Monopoly, GardenGame, Boggle, Scrabble), Books, High Chair, Porta-Crib, Iron/Ironing Board, Blow Dryer, Room Fans


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(13 traveler reviews)

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Hale Papapa Moloka'i - Beautiful, Bali-inspired vacation home
average rating of 5.0 based on 53 reviews

Beautiful Hale Papapa

  • 5 of 5

Molokai has been on my husband's bucket list, so for his upcoming birthday the family decided to fulfill his wish. The location of the property was quiet, secluded and had a gorgeous view. The house fit our 6 adults, 2 children and a toddler perfectly. Property is well maintained and the kitchen had everything you could possibly need and a very nice washer/dryer. The caretakers live on the property and were extremely helpful, including stocking the frig etc for items we requested till we got to the store the following day of our arrival. The only negatives - power went out just as we arrived (apparently happens frequently) so had to scrounge up dull flashlights and use cellphones flashlights to get settled. Made a suggestion to owner for battery operated lanterns and better flashlights and he has already ordered them. Thanks Doug! The insect life is quite active and we had to battle ants (what they see in a microfiber turbie twist is beyond me) and moths the size of our hands. Would have loved AC as it got quite humid, but the pool made up for it. The owner, property manager and caretakers were quick to respond to any questions or needs. All in all, Hale Papapa is a beautiful piece of property and would love to return again. Aloha

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Judy, Thanks for your nice comments about your stay at Hale Papapa Moloka'i. You will be pleased to know that the new flashlights and battery-powered lanterns are in place! As for the insects-- they are part of the deal when living in such a beautiful, tropical environment. This month we will be continuing our improvements to the property with all new decks at the outdoor dining and sundeck areas. Come back again soon. Mahalo!
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Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time to Molokai and first time at Hale Papapa. It was a wonderful house for our family which includes 3 teenage daughters. We loved the quiet location and the private pool. Brian and Taylor, the caretakers, maintain the house very well. We would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phoenix, Arizona 85018

Heavenly Star-Gazing!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I live on the mainland in a big city and this place was like heaven on earth of us. Especially since we are both lovers of star-gazing. We were blessed that during the time we were there, the Lionid meteor showers were upon us and every night we would head out to the deck and lay out on the lawn chairs and gaze up up at the night sky and the falling stars were countless we made so many wishes! :) It's so wonderful to be in a place so wild and be able to relax and enjoy nature the way we did a this place. There was also a special heart constellation in the winter sky above for our romantic adventure. We were also given a good deal of privacy which we both appreciated. Loved this Star-Gazer's retreat! XOXO

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco


  • 5 of 5

This was our third visit to Hale Papapa and it gets better every time. Having once owned property on Molokai and frequenting the island for thirty years I can't think of a better location and/or more suitable accommodations to experience Molokai. The house shows exquisite taste, it's well maintained, sophisticatedly stocked and completely private. It's truly an island paradise...the photos speak for themselves.

Caretakers Brian and Taylor obviously work hard to keep the property maintained and looking pristine. They were friendly and readily available to provide anything we needed (tiki lamp fuel, etc) including local knowledge and advice. They were never intrusive and our privacy was well preserved throughout the week. They definitely exude the aloha spirit!

We're already planning our next visit to Molokai and won't consider another rental as long as Hale Papapa is available.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Reno Nv

Wounderful Home

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home for a four family getaway. The large pool was clean and kept clean by the staff. No issue with

bugs, except at night outside. The layout with the four separate bedrooms made for quiet nights. Kitchen was

well stocked with dishes and pots and pans. Great washer and dryer. Also there is a crib and playpen if needed.

I could not ask for a better place to relax and watch the sunset.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Island Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, ocean view, beautiful gardens, clean, with a fully stocked kitchen. We were eight adults with a baby and we stayed very comfortably in the four bedroom pods. The Mosquitos in the garden are relentless so bring bug spray. The place could use a regular housekeeper for when guests are staying over, even at an extra charge it would have been nice not to have to think about it. There's no WiFi which seems easy enough to provide. All in all though, a fantantastic location for a group of people who want to spend time together away from the crowds, just soaking up the sun in a tropical paradise.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Odette, thanks so much for your review. We are pleased to know you had a wonderful time at Hale Papapa and really appreciate your feedback. Molokai is coming off an extended period of drought and this winter's rains have really brought out mosquitos, so mosquito spray is a good idea. We are happy to try and arrange additional housekeeping for our guests upon request. As for WIFI, Molokai's remoteness is a blessing and a curse in this regard as dependable internet is still not available. We urge our guests to bring their own "hotspots" and this seems to work out pretty well. Again, mahalo for your comments and we look forward to seeing you again at Hale Papapa.
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles

7-day minimum stay requested. Area attractions: Whale Watching, Sunbathing, Bicycling, 4-Wheel Exploring, Mule Rides, Beachcombing, Deep Sea Fishing, Canoeing, Cultural Hikes, Tallest Sea Cliffs in the World!!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 13.42%

RATES SHOWN ARE FOR 2-4 GUESTS USING 2 SUITES. Actual weekly rates are based on number of guests and range from $480-$675/night for 2018 Low Season, $530-$750/night for 2018 High Season. Special pricing in effect for the Christmas Holidays and Spring Break. Weekly rates include Cleaning Fee. DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE FOR STAYS OF LONGER THAN 2 WEEKS.

Maui County Non-Conforming Use Approval Pending

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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