About This Listing
Bottom line every one that comes to stay are part of my children's life with their future endeavors. Our home is central on island, a few minutes walk to Hotel Molokai. We are a home and we do the best we can to make you feel comfortable!
Mahalo for showing an interest in Kalawai’s room...We are doing this as a fundraising project and although we list it as a B&B, we offer fruits from our garden and coffee.. Not an official B&B. Each room in our home that we donate out goes to Kalawai, Josie and ALex in the schooling and extra curriculum activities. To use other rooms in the home on a donation basis, we charge by room once Kalawai's room is booked, lowering the price per room as one is taken. If we rent out the whole house and then we go camping or off to events and competitions for Josie and Alex's stand up paddling.
By staying with us, you now become an official sponsor of Kalawai, Josie and Alex since I have set up a company that focuses on entertainment and sports management. By staying with is you automatically become a sponsor and with your donation to the room this is classified as sponsorship and therefore you are automatically our guests as official sponsors.
We are located on the island on Molokai….a short plane ride from Oahu… and a ferry ride from Maui…..
Kalawai is 20 years and is at University in London, England called Goldsmiths which is part of University of London, hence the room being available. She is studying drama and English and keeping music as her passion. The room comes with the use of the house, the yard, kayak at the harbor, boogie boards, snorkel equipment and discounted activities with your own personal concierge at Molokai Outdoor Activities, the longest running activity and tour company that stays tune with the spirit of Molokai. Molokai Outdoor Activities is owned by Clare and was started in 1999 by Clare on a handful of change.
Sometimes there is a car available that is a $35 donation, again part of the sponsor agreement... More pics to follow of the house and yard...... The room has an oversized ceiling fan to keep you cool, a microwave, toaster oven, 2 ring burner, fridge, and wireless internet access.
There is also your own bathroom that comes with the room. US phonecalls are complimentary and so are faxes. We hope you will enjoy staying in the room, and there is also access to the yard and garden and the home if you plan to cook at the hale... BBQ area coming soon.....However the main kitchen since it is in the main part of the home has an 8 pm curfew and no cooking until 7am. However Kalawai's room has the gadgets to prepare meals.
The hale is a few minutes from Hotel Molokai heading East and very well located. The yard and garden is an ongoing project about 3/4 acre to bring relaxation and joy for your stay on our beautiful island of Molokai, the birthplace of Kalawai and her sister (Kawailelemakalani) 11 years old, and brother (Kukunaokala) 9 yrs old who are both immersed in the Hawaiian language and culture. Need we say more that we hope to make your stay memorable and pleasurable on our beautiful island of Molokai...
As I have mentioned all the money that we raise from the room and the hale goes towards Kalawai, Kawailele (Josie) and Kukunaokala (Alex). My children are not cheap with Kalawai being educated in England who is planning on a carreer in music and the performing arts.
Kaela (Kalawai) is currently studying drama and English at Goldsmiths University while busking on the side around London. Both Josie and Alex are the water babies of the house who have been competing at International SUP events here in Hawaii since Alex was 9yrs old and Josie 11yrs..Alex has since been the one to be dreaming of the ocean and plans to go full time in the coming years. For 2014 at 13 yrs old he plans to cross the channel from Molokai to Oahu twice and Maui to Molokai twice. He has a full schedule so all monies raised through our home will help him compete..
Josie is figuring out what she wants to do and is drawn to drama like her sister, but also has a passion with art. Her hopes is that she can do some drama courses on any of the other islands and or mainland.
We have been blessed with all of our guests that have come to our home in support of my 3 children and offer them encouragement into fulfilling and attaining their goals. Our home is our home and one that is always in progress but the children have put their hearts into making our home a pleasant experience during your stay on Molokai.
We are in on Molokai so thought we should mention that like Kauai we have the jungle fowl (chickens) running around the island and so instead of traffic we get to hear roosters crow in the morning..For many it is not a problem. Perfect alarm clock to get up and enjoy the day!!
Our neighbors are awesome all around us.. Some have dogs but they are good and keep in their own yards..We have cats....
Websites will be coming shortly on all three children and the latest updates on their out of school activities.\
Mahalo for your support and consideration of Kalawai, Kawailele and Kukunaokala.
Wi FI and to be part of our home.The user name is houseguest so if we are not home you can log in instantly to Mawae's guest network or Clare Mawae's guest network. We have a huge yard, so plenty of quiet spots for your enjoyment. We are in the process of setting up little privacy spots in the yard so you can relax when not out exploring the island.
Interaction with Guests
We love to interact with our guests when we are home..We have had many evenings where we cook together. We enjoy meeting people from different parts of the world. Besides with you as a guest then my children do not have the opportunities for their future. Every guest plays an important role in contributing to their future endeavors as a sponsor through CSM.
Our neighbors are awesome and we are lucky to be living where we do.. We do have many chickens so be prepared for the rooster that crows. Chickens are every where on the island and hard to not escape the crow of the rooster where ever you are...Sure beats the business of the city! Our neighbors also have dogs but they all stay in their own yards. I know some people have a fear of dogs but they do not come into our yard...So you are good there....Hey the cats will protect you!!
There is a public bus service called MEO . The schedule is online so please look at it if you are not renting a car. (website hidden)
The bus service is limited but the bus will stop infant of our home, down below by the road.
Other Things to Note
We do recommend in getting a car as it can be hard to get to where you want to go with out relying on schedules and other people that can perhaps give you rides.
give us a call but we are fundraising with this room and one more opening up in August/September......we have cats but they are really your best friends when you live in the tropics..
Kitchen closes at 9pm and opens up at 6.30am
We are also the fun place, with Clare as the owner of Molokai Outdoors and Youth In Motion so we have lots to do and offer..Kayaks, boogie boards, kids programs, and your own personal concierge service,...check out Kalawai's site and the reviews of the (email hidden)
We arrived on Molokai after sunset, so finding the house in the dark was a bit challenging...especially without internet/GPS, and directions that were meant for the day. But there was a wedding/birthday party happening so we stopped and asked directions to "Clare's place". Nearly everyone on this tiny island is super friendly and amazing!
Clare really did make us feel welcome and we had a lot of fun playing cards with her kids. The room was "rustic" feeling, so you have to be okay with the fact that the place isn't hotel-clean. If you get past that, you're golden because everything else was just so wonderful.
We'd go back and stay with Clare in a heartbeat!
The accomodations were fine, nice sitting area out back for relaxing, easy parking and great location
We stayed with Clare for only two nights, and even though it was a very spontanious decision to go to Molokai and thus very short notice for her, it all went perfectly well! She was very welcoming, the room suited our needs (own cooking facilities and bathroom!) and if it wasn't for her airbnb offer we could have never afforded to go to Molokai. She even surprised us with a bottle of sparkling wine for my 21st birthday which we spent at her place! Would definitely do it again, thank you Clare!
Host left good instructions on where house was and what room was ours.
We were only in town for one night, but we had a wonderful stay at Clare's place. The room was perfect and the location is convenient to town. Her children were delightful. And Clare was a great host with great knowledge of the Island and lots of suggestions for activities.
We were very happy to be there and will definitely return!
We felt very welcome at the house and it was a nice room, with comfortable sleeping for the 3 of us. And it was great to have a little kitchen area in the room, and coffee for the mornings. However, we felt there could have been some more sweeping of the floor and scrubbing of the bathroom water outlets before guests arrive. The garden area is lush and lovely and we were able to dry our clothes in the sun. The location is ideal for exploring the island as it's almost right in the centre (near the town for shops and the harbour); one day we went almost all the way to the east and the next all the way to the west.
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About the Host, Clare
Clare Seeger Mawae was Britain's Number 1 Lady windsurfer on high performance boards from 1981 to 1990. She was the first Briton (male or female) to win a World title, becoming in 1985 the Amateur World Champion. In the 1986 professional World Cup circuit she finished 4th.
Clare was born in Singapore in 1965. She has lived here on Molokai for the past 17 years.
Prior to this Clare was a World Class Champion in the sport of Windsurfing. For 12 years she dominated the British windsurfing circuit with ten National Titles, part of the 1981 Olympic windsurfing squad, a world title in 1985 and the first British Windsurfer to get an overall world title.
She has been ranked 4th overall and 3rd in the slalom on the professional world circuit in 1986, four Hawaii State slalom titles and retiring as US National Slalom Champion in 1993.
Clare has won international pro events around the world and has always been considered as a world class competitor.
Prior to her windsurfing career, Clare was the youngest finisher of Britains first London Marathon in 3hrs and 49 mins, with only 6 weeks of training at the age of 15. Clare competed in running, snow skiing, swimming, biathlons, triathlons(swimming running and pistol shooting), and sailing events in the International Cadet, Firefly and the Olympic 470 class.
Clare's love of the outdoors was at a tender age of three, with camping expeditions in the Malaysian jungle, driving overland from Calcutta, India, back to England at the age of six, and celebrating her birthday by roaming the hills of Afganistan.
Holidays with her family would be walking in the English countryside and sleeping under stars, spending a Christmas on top of Ben Nevis (Britain's highest mountain) testing out mountain equipment, exploring the regions of Oman especially the Jebal Akdar, the Basque mountain region in Northern Spain, camping on skiing holidays, exploring the European Alps in the summer and skiing them in the winter.
Clare has since settled down on Molokai for the past 17 years, raising her two daughters and her son. One of Clare’s focus and energy now is in Molokai Outdoor Activities. Her main goal is to create a friendly, helpful and courteous business to assist the visitor who wants to find a unique and cultural experience in the Hawaiian Islands. This goes hand in hand with the non profit foundation Youth In Motion that she set up for Molokai Youth.
In addition Clare is now fundraising for her three children, Kalawai for her education and music, and Josie and Alex with Stand up Paddling…. The rooms in our home is all about creative fundraising for the kids..
Although Clare is not from Molokai, her three children are half Hawaiian and both have Molokai roots, and all three have and are immersed in the Hawaiian language and culture. So please come and enjoy our creative fundraising efforts by staying in our home.. We hope that you like many other guests over the years will be pleasantly surprised with your visit to Molokai…..
Great place for Friday afternoons with Na Kupuna playing music from 4-6pm. The restaurant should be back up and running by April, but other that a great cocktail location.
One of two grocery stores
One of two main grocery stores
This is where my office is ..Look for the Red Kayak