About This Listing
Unit is located within an attractive condominium complex on the island’s northwest shore called Paniolo Hale, which translates “Cowboy House” in Hawaiian. The units all have wrap-around, screened-in porches or lanais. When the French doors on the living room are open, the living space expands to include this semi-enclosed area effectively blurring the boundaries between interior and exterior space. It’s a great place to eat meals, read, overlook the ocean, or even sleep as a cool breeze blows and waves break gently in the distance.
Unit is a 5-minute walk to Kepuhi Beach (which it overlooks) and a 10-minute walk to Makehorse Beach.
Although the condominium complex dates back to 1980, the bathroom and kitchen have recently been renovated. Unit amenities include:
Washer & dryer,
Stainless steel electric stove with range,
Stainless steel refrigerator with filtered water and icemaker,
New dishes and glasses,
Hand-sewn quilts decorating the walls.
Please no smoking.
In order to give our housekeeper time to clean our unit, we request that you
plan to arrive no earlier than 3:00 PM on your day of arrival, and that you
depart no later than 10:00 AM on the day that you leave.
Pick your mail up from the mail slots on the office lanai. The schedule of
the lanai office is apt to change.
Our security agency requests that all guests sign in on the clipboard
outside the office lanai. They need to know who is staying in every unit at
all times. So, when it is convenient, please sign in after you arrive. And,
please remember that this is our home. We would appreciate it if you would
treat it as you would your own home.
It is the Hawaiian custom that before entering a private home you remove
your shoes or sandals. This slows down the wear of the hardwood floors and
carpets and helps keep the sand out of the house.
Hawaii is an outdoor wonderland but suntan lotion and oil will permanently
stain the furniture, please refrain from sitting on upholstered furniture in
Keep in mind that you will be in the tropics with a large insect population.
And even with a very active abatement program, these insects just love to
have food left out on the counters, so we strongly suggest that you put all
food away in the refrigerator at night and empty the garbage before you go
Please leave the Radio/CD/Tape player in the bookcase in the unit. We
definitely do not want it taken to the beach.
You will find beach towels in the bathroom, beach chairs and mats and a
picnic cooler in the utility closet. The blue ice is in the freezer.
Please note that due to the overpopulation of feral cats, the Board of
Directors requests that owners and guests refrain from feeding the cats or
else fines will be issued. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
Molokai was exactly what we were looking for! The island was beautiful and anyone we met was super friendly. Paniolo Hale was perfectly secluded. Matt's unit was just plain awesome! The screened in lanai that wrapped two sides of the unit kept the ocean breezes flowing through. We did not close the interior doors to the lanai the whole trip! We had our choice of hammock or outdoor lounger to choose from for our afternoon naps on the lanai. The kitchen was stocked with all the necessary cooking implements which was great as we cooked all our meals there. Everything was clean and in good shape inside and out. While we usually had the pool to ourselves, when we did meet a friendly neighbor they would have helpful advice on a beach or hike to check out. With the beach only steps away we would mix up a cocktail and grab the camping chairs(provided by Matt) to go catch the sunset. It was always a perfect end to a day filled with sun and empty beaches.
If you have a sense of adventure and are self sufficient, West Molokai is for you.
Thank You Matt!!
This was a most relaxing area and the lovely home contributed. We enjoyed staying there, listening to the birds, the ocean.... The peace. A well appointed kitchen and beauty all around... Inside and out. So many wonderful hikes when we did choose to leave. Thank you Matt.
The apartment is a great vacation stay with a wrap-around terrace, airy and comfortable room sizes, fully equipped kitchen, etc. Waking up to crashing wave sound is amazing. And our favorite swimming spot, Dixie Maru, is about 7 minutes drive.
Molokai is wonderful, reminded me at times of the bush of Africa, Polynesia or even the far west!!
You must enjoy nature, peace & quiet.
This is also for people that don't mind cooking, as there are no restaurants and the closest joint is 20 minutes away.
The condo is lovely, always a breeze and there is everything you need. It's perfectly safe for someone travelling alone.
For people that might be physically challenged, please know that the parking is not at the condo level and there are 2 flights of stairs.
I decided to leave 2 days early because of the hurricane ... & not because I was unhappy! Enjoy!
Gracious host, elegant & airy space surrounded by lush vegetation. Great swimming nearby -- especially if you wander north over sandy beaches & climb over volcanic rock to reach the best beach on the island. Skip the road -- take the coast walk.
Fabulous kitchen for making meals. Warning: bring ingredients. Stores on the island are limited & lean heavily toward processed food. Restaurants? Forget about it. Fresh fruit & vegetables & good pesto available at Kumu Farms, near the airport.
Notebook in the house has helpful tips.
Damien Tour? Rugged hike to a lovely spot with a tragic history. The guide was terrible -- he gave limited history. I felt like I was getting a new resident's orientation rather than a history of the leper colony. Although a national park, the segregation persists -- visitors MUST stay with the tour. A few residents with Hansen's Disease live there, but instead of given the dignity of being people, the guide kept calling them "patients." For fifty bucks a person, I expected a more sensitive & informative history. Not worth the money.
But the condo is a sublime spot for deep relaxation, romance, reading, drawing, checking out of the hectic pace of mainland life.
Warning: loud, obnoxious, exotic invader partridges will blast you awake with their cacaphonic calls. Otherwise, the bird life is no less than astonishing, as well as the geckos & large butterflies that flit about the flowers.
Original artwork, handmade quilts are a welcoming, homey touch.
Be prepared for non stop wind once beyond the protection of the condo complex -- makes for challenging cycling.
About the Host, Matt
I'm an avid surfer and San Francisco native from a family of artistic beach people. As principal at MH Architects, I enjoy a hands-on level of involvement with every project throughout the design and construction process.
When I'm not designing cool houses, wineries, bowling alleys, and offices, I love to go to Hawaii with my family.