1 Bedroom,2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
smoking outside and away from units only
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
The view can’t be beat!
Fabulous location...beautiful landscaping, cozy condo. Too many interior roaches and a little furry critter in the bedroom.
DO NOT STAY HERE. Poor cleaning, cockroaches, mice feces and very nasty management
We have stayed on Molokai before, like the place, and arrived in the evening to find the Paniolo Hale grounds attractive and well kept. But, when we opened the door to unit F2 we were greeted with an odor of rancid bacon grease, plus a trace of urine. In the kitchen utensil drawers we found lots of mice feces, and the source of the urine smell. The stove top was just filthy with grease, and that was the source of the bacon smell.
On lighting the living room up, we found dead cockroaches scattered about with more plus two half dead centipedes on the upstairs carpet. Exiting to the porch, (which very nicely faces the ocean as the photo shows), we found a dozen spiders, with webs on the furniture. The beds however were recently made, and the sheets seemed to be clean. The bathrooms appeared to have been recently tiled, and except for the dead insects were reasonably clean. It being late, and not having anywhere else to go, we decided to spend the night and figure it out in the morning.
At about 9 AM we called Scott Worner, (the realtor who with his partner Chad Slayton manage the place). Given we had rented the unit through Worner, and he had specifically told us the unit was well cleaned after every rental, we suggested he come over and see conditions for himself. He claimed to be off the island, but asked we send him photos of the mice feces, dead roaches, broken lamps and other problems we were describing. We sent him a dozen photos, and on his first texted reply he blamed the condo's owners, then a new cleaning person under his hire, then he without knowing us at all, texted we were "people who can never be pleased", which most definitely is not the type we are.
The next day however he did send around a housekeeper who turned out to be pleasant and honest, and agreed the place was a mess. She explained the cleaners try their best but the manager would not pay for any real cleaning and a lack of that is what caused the uncontrolled mouse and cockroach problem. A problem so bad, that at 2 AM one night my wife stiffened in bed, yelled out, then start flailing her arms about her face. She had awoken to find that a live three inch brown cockroach had found its way onto the sheet and was crawling up toward her face.
STAY AWAY until this unit has different management. That is, one that reliably performs on their sales type phone promises to have the units they manage properly cleaned and insect and vermin free BEFORE you arrive
I am not sure where to start with a response, except to say that it is not all stated accurately.
Yes, there were some roaches found, most of which were in the process of dying for the regular extermination treatments that this property gets quarterly. The housekeeper assured me that she never stated that the management was not willing to pay for cleaning it properly.
In fact, we always approve any request for extra cleaning that might need to be done. This was a same day back to back turnover, which can be difficult if the previous guest was not particularly clean. The previous guest had been there for a month, and they had not done any cleaning during their stay. We did have a new cleaning person for that day, and when called, the primary housekeeper came to see what she could do. She became upset at the way she said the guests treated her, saying that they were disrespectful in speaking to her. She only stayed as long as she needed to touch up some things. I was off island, and could not come over. They were sending me texts of a dead roach, and some things that they said were mice feces.
As for spider webs, being near the ocean, they can be built in a day. It is very hard to eliminate them. And as for the owners, all I mentioned is that they had renovated the bathrooms, and were working on other parts of the condo to improve the guest experience. Yes, this includes replacing the old lamps. They are functional, with some loose shades, due to rusted parts from the salt air.
I was as polite as possible when addressing their concerns, and did offer a full refund. They decided they would stay. We never heard from them again, until they wrote this review later. I don't think they were accustomed to being in the tropics, and all that can come with it.
The primary housekeeper has left the job, moving off island, so we have a new and attentive housekeeper on site.
This was our third trip to Molokai but our first time staying on the west side.
The view from the picture is exactly what you get when you open the doors.
We really enjoyed our stay at Scott's condo it is stocked with everything you
need. Lounging on the Lani was increditable the view and sounds of the waves
crashing on the shore had you totally relaxed. The pool and the other people staying
there made this an amazing holiday. Our next trip back we will be staying at this condo.
A true Hawaiian paradise
This beautiful, well-maintained property allows you to have a front row seat to one of the most picturesque beaches on the West part of Molokai. The two-story town home is comfortably furnished, with a spacious oceanside lanai (screened!) that is perfect for some serious relaxation. The kitchen is well-equipped with coffee maker, dishwasher, blender, pots & pans, spices, ice maker. There are two full bathrooms, one on each floor, a washer and dryer, and a wonderfully comfy bedroom with ceiling fan and screened windows for an insect-free cross-breeze. There is an onsite pool, ample parking, and two outdoor gas grills in front of the unit. The manager, Scott, is super responsive and friendly. Mahalo for having us as your guests. We can't wait to return. Aloha!
Absolutely Awsome Condo!!
Super location, best view in Hawaii, wonderful condo, nicely furnished, clean and comfortable, super bathrooms with awesome showers, can't say enough about our stay at this location, we have rented condos on all of the other islands over the last 20 years and this is by far one of the nicest, great running and walking trails too, quiet location for a true Hawaiian getaway.
Great location, comfortable property
Our HomeAway was a condominium situated on the west coast of Molokai. It had an excellent location within the complex, with views across the former golf fairway to the ocean and sunsets, as well as, the soothing sound of the waves. Our unit was spacious, the bedroom was generous and the bed was extremely comfortable. Several upgrades had been done - downstairs bathroom, carpet on the stairs and upstairs hall, stove and microwave. The kitchen was well equipped for meal prep which is important because you don’t go to Molokai for gourmet restaurants. One thing that seemed to be missing was beach chairs, which would have been nice to take to the waterfront to view the sunsets. As we were arranging our rental, Scott Warner was very responsive and made the process go smoothly.
While we found the condo enjoyable, we would like to see the landlord pick up the pace on the upgrades, for example the wood floors would be even more beautiful if they were refinished. It would be nice to see the upstairs bathroom upgraded to the standards of the downstairs. Also, while the furniture is all structurally sound, it might be time to start refreshing it. We do want to stress that none of these things would prevent us from recommending it as a place to stay. We liked the quiet location and great view of the ocean. Let’s hope the golf course never reopens as all that space would become off limits for enjoyable, scenic walks.
Thank you for staying at Paniolo Hale F2.
This past Fall, you will be happy to know that we now have a new bathroom, in addition to the first floor one, that was completed last year.
As it turned out, the owner had put the beach chairs in their storage area, and we did not realize it. So, now there are beach chairs, a cooler, and an umbrellas. We hope that you will return soon to see all the improvements.
A hui hou
Located on Kepuhi Beach, on the sunny and dry west side of the island of Molokai. Walk to several white sand beaches with few people in sight. Snorkel, surf, swim, or boogie board without getting into your car! Sleep to the sounds of the ocean and surf, with gentle cooling tradewinds in a shaded grove of mature trees and landscaping. The sunset views are spectacular year around from the lanai. Peaceful, nature abounds, and friendly people bring people back year after year.
Water sports of all types are available. Molokai has the longest reef in Hawaii, offering great opportunities for fishing, diving, whale watching, and snorkeling.