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Whale Watcher's Paradise, steps from the ocean, community grill, and pool.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Studio with Loft bedroom and Lanai with incredible views of the ocean

Our comfortable condo invites you to rest in every way. From the new queen size bed and flat screen TV to the incredible view of the ocean and sunset on the lanai, you will relax, unwind and let your stress melt away. We are a short walk to many lonely beaches including the third longest secluded beach in the world. Our favorite beach is a short 15 minute walk and where several scenes of Pirates Of the Caribbean were filmed. The snorkeling and shelling at this beach is great and there is a good chance you will be the only people there. We have an ice chest and beach chairs available for your use. The beach in front and a little to the right of the condo complex is an excellent surfing area. Looking slightly to the left from our lanai is a rocky area called Kiaka Rock where huge waves crash and spray. The sound is amazing and so relaxing.The trade winds blow comfortably through the condo. With the feel of the breeze and the sound of the ocean you'll want to read a book and take a nap. The kitchen is complete and functional with good grilling equipment, electric stove, full size refrigerator, crock pot, and rice cooker. The upstairs bedroom is private and relaxing with windows that open to the cool trade winds. We are surrounded by a large green lawn and palm trees. A few steps away is the grilling area with comfortable chairs and good lighting. We have tried very hard to make sure our guests have everything they need for a wonderful getaway. Mahalo


Owner
Randy & Carol McMillan
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

About Randy & Carol McMillan

Christmas of 2013 Carol and I talked about what we would love to do in the coming year. We both said that we wanted to go to a place where we could find a beach where we could be alone and rest. A friend of a friend later told us about his vacation in Molokai and it sounded exactly what we were looking for. We came to Molokai in March of 2014 and immediately fell in love with this place and even more so with each other. So much so that we purchased two condos here at Kepuhii Beach Resort. I have been a commercial real estate broker for 35 years and my job is incredibly stressful. Carol is a homemaker and decorator. We have 5 children and 13 grandchildren with one more on the way. All of our kids and grandkids live in our hometown of Las Cruces, New Mexico. I am a foodie and a wine lover. I was so blessed to find a great wine shop in town and fresh farm produce available year round. I also love venison and grass fed beef, both of which I can direct you to. I met a line fisherman named Jay at the wine shop and he sells me the freshest sushi quality fish I have ever had. I can give you his number if you are interested. Carol is the most hospitable woman I know and she is also a decorator. Our grandkids adore her as do I. We love to take walks on the beach, go snorkeling, drink wine watching the sunset and just reading a book or resting together. Molokai has really been a blessing to both of us. We would love to share it with you.

Randy & Carol McMillan purchased this condo in 2014

Why Randy & Carol McMillan chose Molokai

Carol and I wanted to be on the beach. Not across the street but on the beach where we could see the water and hear the waves crash. Kepuhi is the closest condo project to the beautiful beaches on the west end of Molokai. The views are wonderful, the water is so blue and you can see whales right from our lanai. The sunsets from our lanai every evening are nothing short of magical. The community grill is well lit and functional and a great place to meet people from all over the world. The landscape is green and lush with so many swaying palm trees. We absolutely love it here.

What makes this condo unique

Molokai has the longest white sand beach in Hawaii, the highest sea cliffs in the world, a very small population, amazing snorkeling and wonderful weather. The views from our property are stunning and our toughest decision every day is to decide which beach we want to walk to or what do we have for dinner? The freshest fish or the best beef or venison we have ever tasted. Where else could we find this combination but the west end of Molokai.

Map

Kalaupapa Lookout
Kumu Farms
Coffees of Hawaii
Papohaku Beach
"Papohaku Beach is the longest white sand beach in Hawaii and it is only minutes walk from ou..."
Paddler's Inn
"Paddlers Inn is about 15 miles from our condo. Paddlers has great food every day and local e..."
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Molokai Airport is only 15 miles from front door
Nearest Barpub
22 Miles
Paddlers Inn
Nearest Ferry
22 Miles
22 miles to the Ferry at
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 460
Nearest Restaurant
22 Miles
Paddlers Inn
Nearest Beach
100 yards +/- of grass or blooming paved trails
Car: recommended

The perfect week on Molokai to Carol and I would be to arrive on Saturday early enough to pick up some staples from the grocery store in town. Then pick up a case of great wine from the excellent wine shop across the street. Stop by my friend Jay's house and grab some fresh fish and then Kumu Farms for local fruits and veggies. We arrive at the condo just in time to sit and watch the sun set from our lanai with a good bottle of wine and some homemade sushi. Grilled fish and veggies over rice for dinner and then drift off to sleep to the sound of the waves. Sunday we may go to one of the local churches and then it is beach day. Our favorite beach is a 15 minute walk to where the Pirates of The Caribbean was filmed. The snorkeling and shelling is the best and we are usually there all by ourselves. Monday morning after a breakfast of papaya and pineapple we head to the local slaughter house to buy Molokai grass fed beef. The best steaks and hamburger we have ever had. We head back to the condo and after a nice nap we go to the pool that overlooks the beach and the ocean. A nice swim and a good book is all you will need. Sunset from the Lanai, great steak and veggies from the grill and off to sleep. Tuesday we always go to Molokai Coffee Plantation and Coffee shop where there will be 30 people taking ukelele lessens while others dance a hula to the local music from 10 am to noon. What a joy to sit there with a great cup of java and take it all in. We may have lunch at Paddlers after stopping in the local shops. A quick stop at my friend Jay's for some more fresh fish and back home for a nap and, you got it, wine, sunset, dinner and off to sleep. Wednesday is another great day to go back to the beach for a day of shelling and snorkeling. Thursday morning we are back at the coffee house where they have local entertainment from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Usually a guitar player and a couple of ukelele payers having a great time. A quick drive up the hill to the overlook above Kalaupapa for a scenic walk and a picnic and back home for a nap. You know what is next - sunset, walk on the beach and dinner. Friday we might ride the mules down to Kalaupapa to see the historic leper colony or we might book a snorkel trip with Molokai Fish and Dive. Friday evenings we almost always go to Molokai shores where we sit right next to water and listen to the local ukelele's play. Saturday is a great day to take a drive to the east end of the island and see the rain forest and walk to the water falls. Probably stop back by Jay's for some more fresh fish and back home for another great sunset. On Molokai Carol and I have found beauty, great food, friendly people, but most importantly rest. We hope you enjoy the same.

Amenities

Maunaloa Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Loft one bedroom. with louvered windows for cool ocean breezes. Brand new queen sized bed with new bedding.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming

Reviews

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Whale Watcher's Paradise, steps from the ocean, community grill, and pool.
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 27 reviews
Australia
5

The condo had everything we needed for a short quiet stay.

  • 5 of 5

The owners were friendly, helpful and not obtrusive. The condo was comfortable and the bedroom loft was kept cool with the breeze blowing through the rafters. The fan was noisy but wasn't necessary. I would book here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a magical destination for a mid-winter, three week retreat!

  • 4 of 5

This is a very simple but classy condo. It is cozy and comfortable. It is nicely furnished. Great ocean view. Sunsets are spectacular. Carol and Randy take great pride in their properties. We were so satisfied--we have already made reservations for 2018! Blair and Betty Anderson

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

What a wonderful place to relax

  • 4 of 5

This was my 12th trip to the Hawaiian Islands and my husband's 10th. With each of our latest trips we seemed to be getting farther and farther away from the crowds and commercialization. My daughter and I did a day trip to Molokai 20 years ago and it left a strong impression. Quiet, no traffic, very Hawaiian and amazing beaches. I hasn't changed at all!

We stayed in Carol and Randy's condo for two weeks and weren't disappointed. Yes large parts of the original Sheraton Resort are boarded up and the golf course has gone back to nature but the part of the resort that is used by the condos is in very good condition. Our unit has continuing updates and the grounds were very well maintained. Carole was very quick attending to any questions we had and we very much enjoyed our stay.

A great bonus was the use of their rental car. When we arrived at the airport in Molokai the Jeep Wrangler was right where is was supposed to be and the drop off just as convenient. No long lineups late at night at the airport!

We will definitely return to Molokai and Randy and Carol's condo will be the first on our list.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

In Love With Molokai

  • 4 of 5

I have vacationed on all the Hawaiian Islands (except Lanai), many times. I am glad Molokai was last, as it is so unique and a gem . I was already planning my next trip before I finished my holiday. This condo had all the neccessities, the property and grounds were clean and well looked after. Kepuhi Bay is breathtaking. Renting the owners car was really convenient, stepped off the plane and seated in the car in 10 minutes.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were very comfortable at Carol and Randy's condo at Kephui Beach Resort. So relaxing, quiet, no crowds! We had everything we needed. We loved the West end. The drive to town is a really pretty drive. Having to organic farm out that way is handy. Carol's directions for arrival, the car being there, just great. We definitely will come again.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A real gem & fantastic value

  • 5 of 5

Condo was stocked with all your needs and the views are amazing! Updated kitchen and nicely decorated throughout. No need for a/c as trade winds are are consistent. Carol was very pleasant to deal with and extremely accommodating. We rented their car which was so convenient to have ready at the airport waiting for us. We are big foodies and would highly recommend the fresh produce at Kumu farms and the Grass fed beef at Molokai Livestock Cooperative. We feel very lucky to have found this place!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $85 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 13.25%

We do not require a deposit that you have to pay and that we have to refund or argue about, but we do require damage protection insurance at a cost of $59.00 We think this is best for you and for us.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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