lake tahoe and hawaii vacation rentals, ski lease or tropical vacation, long term or short term rental, alpine and molokai winter and summer home away from home




On the Friendly Isle of Moloka'i
Molokai is known by native Hawaiians as the "most Hawaiian Island"

This newly remodeled one-bedroom condominium has smooth travertine floors and many extras. It sleeps up to four with a king and a queen sleeper.

From your fully furnished living room and master suite, you can enjoy an ocean view of Maui and Lanai and the site of an ancient historical fish pond. A twenty-four mile long barrier reef protects this area and affords wonderful snorkeling and kayaking.

Flowering plumeria, palm trees and gorgeous tropical flowerbeds abound everywhere you look. Step out onto your back lanai and stroll a hundred yards across a lush, manicured lawn to the ocean, the tennis courts, the custom tiled pool, the sheltered verandah, or the barbeque area. You can pack light because you will find your accommodations equipped with tennis racquets, a boogie board, beach chairs and towels, an ice chest, CD player and disks, VCR and movies, books, games, a blender, a microwave, and so much more . . . just about anything you could dream of wanting or needing is already there. To the east and to the west enjoy historic, scenic walking experiences without having to drive anywhere.

The Island of Molokai

This is a land of beautiful scenery with everything from tropical desert to rain forest on this one tiny, very special island. There are 261 square miles of geological and ecological diversity from perpetually green valleys with tumbling waterfalls to tangled bamboo thickets and trackless beaches of every color.

Protected on the east and south by the islands of Maui and Lanai and on the west by Oahu, this little island is a tropical jewel with more authentic Hawaiian ambiance than you will find on the more populated islands. Molokai is called "The Friendly Isle" because here people are truly relaxed.

In the summer (from May to October) and in the winter (from October to April) the average temperature is a silky warm 75 degrees. Lovely trade breezes keep the humidity low, making this a desirable vacation destination all year long.

Overlooked by tourism in previous years, Molokai remains unspoiled and relatively untouched by the commercial sector. The island has a delightful farmers' market every Saturday morning, and a knock after hours on the door of the famous local bakery will get you freshly baked, hot rolls through a "secret window."

You will feel graciously welcomed by the most genuinely charming and sincerely friendly local natives and residents who appreciate that you have come to enjoy their island — an island which is rich with history and legend.  "The Friendly Isle"  is the birthplace of the hula and many of Hawaii's traditions still remain.

Golf, some high-quality shopping, one elevator, no stop lights,

"On an island 10 miles wide by 38 miles long, nowhere is very far away."

one movie theater, a macadamia nut farm, a coffee plantation, a kite factory, and more await your exploration. Play tennis or go horseback riding together — there are no bad choices. You can hike, mule ride, or fly in to the beautiful and fascinating, historic leper colony at Kalaupapa. (Did you know that Hanson's Disease, as leprosy is now called, is very non-contagious and completely treatable?)

There is both excellent and affordable dining in a number of good restaurants, and many small eateries offer various island delicacies with local island entertainment. Don't miss Aloha Friday Night Happy Hour at the local lounge, where local musicians gather and play ukulele.

Enjoy terrific snorkeling and scuba diving that offer underwater vistas of rainbow-hued tropical fish and lush vegetation. The abundant beaches sport every color of sand, and fishing and hunting still abound as a main source of food for many people.

Molokai boasts of contrasts in terrain and activities. On Molokai you can stroll alone on the longest white sand beach in all of the Hawaiian Islands or ride a mule down the highest oceanfront cliffs (1,600 feet) in all of the world. Or you may choose to:

  • See a sunrise with your morning coffee and a sunset with your dinner on the same day . . . end to end the island is less than a two-hour drive

  • Nap while gentle trade winds keep humidity to a minimum

  • Read for hours without guilt or interruption

  • Mountain bike amongst some of the most beautiful scenery in the world

  • Marvel at the blackness of the night sky with no big city lights masking your view

  • Fly your new kite in the trade winds

Accessibility: Take any major airline to Oahu, Maui or Kauai, then take an inter-island flight to Molokai. Car rentals are available at the airport as well as several other local companies.

For more great vacation rentals all over the world — Visit Vacation Rentals by Owner
also check


Palms and Pines
Toll Free: 1-800-949-4296