4 of us stayed here for one night in April. Our host met us at the airport to show us where her B&B was. It was a 15 min drive from the airport. The house is just after mile marker 4. It was on a col de sac with probably 6 other house. One had lots of noise and junk in the yard. But the house has foliage which makes it feel secluded.
After we unloaded our belongings we got an orientation of the island from our host. It was filled with very detailed knowledge of the island like what was open and what times things closed. Who had the best prices for spirits and where everything was in general. It was nice to have that info although it was about an hour to get thru it all.
The house itself could be best described as full of potential. While it was a pretty good size it was lacking in a few areas. It could have used a good cleaning. It was not gross but definitely needed dusted. It also had a the smell of a house that has been shut up for a while. The bathroom could use some sprucing up but did the job. There was a nice patio off the kitchen to sit and relax. We had some drinks at night on it and listened to the animals rustle around. Yes there are lot of animals and bugs around and the animals make noise. There were a few bug in the house but nothing gross.
The breakfast was average but filling. Our host had and egg and veggie bake prepared with papaya, bread, oranges, coffee, and hot tea. There are a couple cats in the upper house where the breakfast is made and I did notice a few floating around as we ate. Breakfast was ready at 7am which was the time we requested and lasted almost an hour. The coffee and tea were good.
The host was very very nice. I think she truly cares about the island of Molokai. Her orientation was very helpful and we were able to better plan our 2 days with her info. Molokai has a different feel and is not geared towards tourism. She encouraged us to take notice of that and enjoy molokai for what it is. She engaged in conversation and shared entertaining stories during breakfast. She let us take her beach towels while snorkeling at the beach.
All in all I would recommend this place under two circumstances. One: you are looking for a cheaper option with less of a hotel feel. It was around $140 for all four of us to stay and eat breakfast. Two: you are staying for just a couple of days. Molokai has limited places to stay and most have 3 night minimum stays. So if you are there for 1 or 2 you even more limited. The one night stay option was nice to have and at half the price of hotel molokai.
- Also Known As:
- Ka Hale Mala Molokai, Hawaii