Description from the owner
Description from the owner
Type: Apt. / Condo
Enter our tropical Hawaiian home and you will soon find yourself drifting into cool relaxed paradise of gentle trade winds blowing through the tropical plants that surround our Lanai (see photos). The pool, the hot tub, and the tennis courts are only a few steps away. Beaches are only a short walk. Our condo provides an authentic Hawaiian experience in an exceptionally peacefully relaxing environment. Spend a week here and you will find yourself wondering how you work it out to move here.
Our condo is furnished with the little extras to help make your holiday a success. Two bicycles free for your use, fishing poles, tennis rackets (you ...Read more
About the owner
About the owner
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Large 2 bedroom ground floor condo - private lanai Maunaloa, Hawaii
Additional Location Information
The West End of Molokai – The Leeward End of the Island
Despite the fact that it has the largest white sand beach in the state of Hawaii, Molokai is almost completely undeveloped. Unlike Maui, condos are very scarce on Molokai. Most of the Molokai condo complexes (3 out of the 4 condo complexes on the island) are on the west end of the island. This is where the majority of tourist development has occurred. Using the word much and development next to each other when you are talking about Molokai it never called for. There are only three condominium developments and no hotels on the West end of Molokai.
The three condominium developments (Ke Nani Kai, Paniolo Hale, and the Kaluakoi Resort Colony) have a little over 200 Condos in total. All are privately owned and all are part of the Kaluakoi Resort. Even during the high season (December - April) when Hawaii condos are almost all booked, the Kaluakoi Resort is a quiet, peaceful, laid back kind of place.
About 15% percent of the west end condominium owners are retired people and are full time residents. About another 50% percent of the Molokai condos are owned by snowbirds that spend the winter months relaxing in the warm tropical breezes of Hawaii. Most of the owners do not rent. Very few Condos are available for tourists. Although Molokai has more than its fair share of tropical wonders (beaches, waterfalls, etc.), the peace, tranquility, and lack of tourists is one of the island's most outstanding attractions.
Golf Course is Closed
The resort once had a thriving golf course, hotel, restaurant and entertainment. The owner and operator had a dispute with local residents over their ability to develop La'au point, an area that historical and religious significance to the Hawaiian people. The people won the dispute and out of spite the owner closed the golf course April 5th, 2008. The hotel and restaurant closed earlier. Although there is talk of the golf course, hotel, and restaurant reopening - it will clearly not be any time soon.
The lack of a golf course is clearly a deal breaker for someone wanting a golf holiday – although there is another small golf course on the island. On the other hand, if you are interested in nature, the beaches and the outdoors, it can be a plus. A herd of several hundred deer now inhabits the former golf course. They have no natural predators. Turkeys are also everywhere and have no predators on island. The lack of golf tourism means that the beaches are never crowded and often you can have beautiful beaches like Kawakiunui Beach completely to yourself.
The people who go to Molokai are discerning travelers who have learned about the beautiful un-crowded and un-spoiled beaches. They have met and shared music and food with the wonderful local people. They have learned to slow down and embrace the spirit of Aloha and to enjoy the lack of hustle and bustle.
The crown jewel of the Kaluakoi resort is Papohaku Beach (the longest and most unoccupied white sand beach in Hawaii). Papohaku Beach is almost 3 miles long and at some points is almost 100 yards wide. Two other beautiful beaches Kepuhi Beach and Maki Horse Beach are also part of the Kaluakoi resort. Kawakiunui Beach (the secret beach) is about1 /2 hour hike away. Even though Honolulu is only 40 miles directly across from the west end of Molokai, it is worlds away with respect to the tranquility and beauty of the beaches. Crowds never exist and you may be the only person on the beach on some afternoons.
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Warm winter getaways
Car is not necessary