Deluxe 5 Bedroom Estate on Papohaku Beach
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
|Living space||5000 square feet|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Adventure, Luxury, Romantic, Away from it all, Ocean, Tropical|
Description from the owner
Mana Hale Estate is a five bedroom, five bath private oceanfront villa that sits on six acres of beautifully manicured landscaping which includes a fruit orchard and garden. The estate is divided between the main house, an attached guest suite, and a separate two bedroom guest cottage. The main house has two bedrooms, both with king sized beds (or one can be converted to 2 twins, a large great room, full kitchen with all the amenities, a separate TV room with pool table, three full bathrooms, and a laundry room. Recently remodeled with granite counter tops, slate floors and many other touches.
The charming guest suite features a maste...Read more
Deluxe 5 Bedroom Estate on Papohaku Beach
(Property location is approximate)
Additional Location Information
Located on beautiful Papahaku Beach...the longest white sand beach in Hawaii.
Location Type Away from it all, Ocean, Tropical
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$800||$800||$5,040||$18,000||3 nights|
|All Dates||$800||$800||$5,040||$18,000||3 nights|
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AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 08, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Surprised at the raving reviews, house was not up to par.
I am surprised to see all the raving reviews of Manahale Estates. The property itself, is breathtaking. The landscaping and views are too beautiful for words. The pool was wonderful, and we had no issues with the hot tub, as I have seen in previous reviews.
The house is worn, with worn sheets, towels, dishes, sinks, showers, and everything else you can imagine. But, the landscape could definitely make up for that if it weren't for the poor book-keeping/maid service. Maasi (the grounds keeper) was great. There are absolutely no complaints there. He has an incredible knack of being around when you are looking for him, but blending into the background when you want privacy.
We arrived in Honolulu for a quick overnight trip before coming to Molokai. When I stepped off the plane (with my family in tow), I had a voice mail from Jim asking about my final payment (which had been paid 30 days prior to travel). I had to deal with his poor management upon my arrival (after a 12 hour plane ride). I had to log into my bank account from the hotel computer in Honolulu to give him the confirmation number of the transaction. Don't you think he could have checked his records prior to our travel. This was something that I definitely didn't feel like dealing with the second I land in Hawaii.
I had verified an early check-in and a late check-out with Jim prior to our visit, which was to be "no problem". When we arrived, we were greeted by an unhappy employee, who spent a good 20 minutes telling us what a terrible owner/boss he was and how he didn't care at all about the people renting his house. Great, what a way to start off the week. She left us with beds that still had to be made, dirty towels and a dirty floor. We moved on, not wanting anything to ruin our visit. Jim, at one point, had us chasing down Maasi, asking us to have him call him, since he was unable to reach him. Talk about an awkward situation.
Then comes our late check out. That didn't go over well. I was nervous about Paula's (the maid) freak out being similar to our early arrival, so I spent the morning washing towel and sheets for her, cleaning out the refrigerator and such. It went down much to what I had anticipated. She only allowed us use of the pool, and was beyond nasty and disrespectful to not only myself, but to my husband and children as well. She blared inappropriate music from every window of the house, to make our extended stay as uncomfortable as possible.
Would I go back? To Molokai? In a heartbeat. I would stay somewhere else, though. The hospitality is so terrible, it doesn't matter how reasonable the price is.
Best house on the best beach in Hawaii
The Manahale Estate is the best of the best. The house itself is gorgeous and perfectly situated--you can lay in bed and watch the surf hit the shoreline. As beautiful as every square inch of the house is, the natural setting will draw you to be outside every moment you can (aside from the amazingly comfortable beds, complete with Egyptian cotton sheets). When we weren't off hiking to waterfalls or along the world's highest sea cliffs we were on the deck/lawn/hammock/beach watching whales or star gazing. The beach is the most beautiful in Hawaii--a ribbon of deep, soft sand and pounding surf...perfect for long walks. At any time of day we never saw more than two or three people along the two mile stretch. Every moment was dreamy! Thank you to Jim for sharing this incredibly awesome home!
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
Amazing Private Family or Large Group Resort
We just returned from a 10 day stay at Mana Hale. From the moment we walked in, our extended family group of 11 was blown away. We felt like we had our own private family resort instead of just a nice rental house! This is an amazing retreat with a backyard right on a 2 mile sandy ocean beach where most days we were the only ones on it! The property is ideal for a large group with a main house along with separate one bedroom and two bedroom guest houses. Each has its own bathrooms and kitchens. Everyone fells like they have their own private villa. The main outdoor area is central for all with an amazing pool and hot tub. The outdoor eating area and grill are perfect for family meals overlooking the beach and ocean. The entire ocean side of the house is all sliding glass doors with screens. We left all of them open the whole time we were there and it gave a feeling of no difference between being indoors or out. We have rented other private homes in Molokai, Kauai, Mexico, California, and Florida. Everyone in our group (young and old) said Mana Hale was by far the best we have ever stayed at. If you are looking for a family vacation to getaway from it all and stay in a luxury private resort, I can't imagine a better choice. (Also the caretaker Massi makes sure your every need is taken care of with a typical Molokai laid back style!)
San Jose, California
Great house in a gorgeous location
Our family (my wife and I plus kids age 21, 20, 18 and 7) spent 10 days in June 2012 at Manahale Estate. We had a great stay.
When considering a stay at Manahale Estate, Make sure that what you're looking for is a relaxing stay in relative solitude, and that you don't care about great shopping and dining in style since Molokai doesn't offer that. What it does offer though is authentic Hawaii, perhaps as it has been on all the islands a few decades back. Things are slower and quirkier, and not everything works perfectly. Just for illustration, during our stay, the only bakery on the island was closed down by the health inspector, and one of the few restaurants (at Hotel Molokai) burned down. A small grocery store is about 11 miles from the house, and the next "real" one with a decent selection about 20 miles away in Kaunakakai.
The house is well-designed, spacious and well-kept. The location is unbeatable, on a big lot on a small hill right at the beach. All bedrooms have full ocean view. You can walk down to the beach from the house, then hike for miles along the waves in almost complete solitude.
During our stay, the trade winds were unseasonably high, so the sand at the beach was flying fast with exfoliating effect, and the waves were too high for safe swimming or kayaking. There are a number of safe swimming and snorkeling spots nearby though (5 minutes drive). At the house, about 500 feet away from the waterline and 50 feet above it, the winds helped keep everything cool. The pool is great, too.
The house is not new, but well-kept. One or the other minor thing might be broken at times or not be perfect, but the location and the features of the house more than make up for minor inconveniences. It's quite apparent that the owner does care about the house and its upkeep. Also, Maasi, the house-keeper is there every weekday to maintain and repair stuff if needed. One positive side effect of the house not being new is that the landscaping is mature and therefore quite amazing. The west end of Molokai is dry, but you wouldn't realize this standing at the end of the driveway in front of the house. With help of extensive irrigation, it's a little tropical paradise.
There's a Verizon 3G MiFi hotspot at the house that works well for email & web, but not for Netflix / hulu streaming. Verizon and at&T; 3G was spotty, T-Mobile did not work at all. The TV works, but we did not use it much.
Overall, we enjoyed our stay very much and will definitely return.
Outstanding Location. Very Nice House
Terrific location on the nicest beach in Hawaii. No people around and a great view of sunset and Oahu. The beach is swim-able if the water cooperates - it did 3 of the 6 days we were there. Other days we visited Dixie Maru beach and the beach where the Pirates of the Carribean was filmed. Both very nice & minutes from the house.
The house is nice. They recently replaced some flooring and still need to replace the carpet in the dining area (yuck). There is not stereo to speak of (bring your own) and we never tried turning on the Tv's. Internet/cell service is spotty. The kitchen is my biggest complaint. The fridge (a nice Sub Zero) never worked right the entire time were there and the sink, counters, stove top are a in need of updating, along with the wallpaper. We hired a chef (Don) who spent more time in the kitchen than we did so we got past the shortcomings. Great house, crummy kitchen.
The bed rooms and bathrooms were all very clean and comfortable. Linens did not match and are, in some cases, in need to replacement. This did not phase us, but the potential for awesomeness is there with a bit of investment.
The pool is wonderful as is the hot tub. The hot tub did not work for the first 3.5 days we were there, but once it did we used it daily.
- We were 18 people and we fit comfortably - the kids are flexible.
- The pictures on the web site do not do the house justice. It is much better than it looks on line
- We found Massi - the house manager - to be a wealth of information. I wish I could have spoken to him in advance. He get things done!
- Massi and his wife prepared a pig roast and Hawaiian meal for us one night - very cool and fun
- The house is spacious
- The landscaping is beautiful
- Some snorkeling gear & 3 adult and one child bike are on site
- Very nice patio furniture
I'd go there again and hope the owners keep investing because its a one of a kind location and the house is good, on its way to great.
Great Setting, Great House, In need of Repair
We were 5 couples vacationing together, this house was perfect for us. The location is the best. The house is beautiful and well equipped. I can't give it 5 stars because the Hot Tub (heater was broken) was not working the whole time we were there (4 days) (needed parts). Because the heater was out the pool was cool, usable but cool. Things look very worn and is need of some tender loving care. It seemed a shame to see such a gorgeous place falling into such a state of disrepair.
Simply amazing - hands down best property on Molokai
We took three families to stay at Manahale and it was a trip of a lifetime. The property is situated on the best spot on the west end overlooking Oahu. The three homes are clean, great amenities and a view that took us by surprise -wow. Keep thinking about what a special time we had. Property is well kept and they provide all kinds of things for our kids to use. Everything worked fine and the pool was great. This place made our trip and I would recommend it for a family reunion in a second.
Huntington Beach CA
A fabulous Experience
In mid December three generations of our family spent a marvellous week at Manahale Estate.
We woke each morning to the sight and sound of the waves on the beach in front of our window as the teenagers put on their music, which could be piped into all the rooms including the other houses. We had breakfast on the patio as we made plans for the coming day. It was a busy week with walks along the 3 mile beach to visit Dixie Maro for snorkeling and later Kepuhi Beach to watch the surfing. Another day we spent the whole day driving to the far end of the Island at Halawa with snorkeling on the way home at 20 Mile Beach. A highlight was a full day hiking into Kalaupapa, a fabulous experience. We have since read the book “Moloka’i” by alan Brennert which answered a lot of our questions. Friday evening we had dinner at the Hotel Moloka’i with entertainment by local musicians and on Saturday morning we went shopping in the market along the main street. As soon as we returned to Manahale each evening the family were back in the pool and spent every spare moment in it. After happy hour relaxing beside the pool we had dinner and then games before finishing off the day in the hot tub. What a wonderful life. The Roberts family.
First, the positives. This home is located on Papohaku Beach and looks out on the ocean. The view is spectacular. There is a huge pool which we really loved. There is a hot tub, but it is covered. I much prefer a hot tub under the stars in Hawaii since they are so beautiful...don't get to see them much in the City. The kitchen was nicely equipped for cooking. We loved the t.v. room since it is all glass. We could watch the wildlife even from indoors. It would be great if there were screens on the doors so that circulation could be improved. There was something freaky going on there while we were there. There was an influx of mice. Apparently the drought was driving them into homes along the beach. The owner was just there and they were able to get everything under control. All of the carpet needs to be replaced. It is very stained and not attractive. It should be replaced with tile...my opinion. The sewer backed up while we were there and it seeped into the carpet in the downstairs bedroom. The caretaker cleaned up the water in the laundry but did nothing to the carpet in the bedroom and it stayed wet the rest of the time that we were there. My sister had to walk through it everytime she went in the bedroom. That was just nasty and should have been cleaned. The property is beautiful with a long winding drive. There are fruit trees on the property which was very cool. To sum up, in spite of the negatives, we would return.