Finally getting to see our condo in person

After owning C3 since March 2020, we were finally able to visit Molokai again and see our place in person for the first time in October 2021. It immediately felt like home, and we were sad to leave it. We were very fortunate to have a wonderful couple move into C3 in November 2021, but sadly they are moving out at the end of April 2023. That means C3 is back on the short-term rental market beginning May 1, 2023!

Getting a new coat of paint

To make lemonade from lemons, we took the Covid-19 downtime to have the interior of our condo repainted with a fresh white with light gray trim. Doug Rogers and his crew had our place completely repainted in 2 and a half days! We’ll be dropping in more pops of color with future furnishings. Check back soon for more updates! And be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram!

New appliances!

Ginnie and I officially took ownership of Paniolo Hale C3 on March 23rd! The Coronavirus shutting down Hawaii really wasn’t in our plans, but we figured this would be a good opportunity to begin the upgrades we wanted to make.

The first item on our list was replacing the kitchen appliances. With the absence of big box stores on Molokai, getting things like appliances and furniture to the island is a bit of a challenge. Despite all the logistical coordination involved, Best Buy in Honolulu, Young Brothers shipping, Makoa Trucking and a local handyman named Dana, made getting our new appliances delivered and installed a piece of cake. We’re super excited to show off the first upgrade to our condo! (There’s also a new stainless steel dishwasher that isn’t pictured.)

Next on the list – painting!


Welcome to Paniolo Hale C3

My name is Ryan. My wife, Ginnie and I visited Molokai for the first time in October 2019. Actually, it was our first trip to Hawaii. What drew us to Molokai was the absence of commercialism. The year before, we’d taken our two daughters to Disney World, so for our couple’s vacation, we wanted the extreme polar opposite of that. 

 Many people ask how we decided to visit Molokai as our first Hawaiian island, and it’s a funny story. Ginnie loves to garden, and had received some seeds at a local seed swap.  The label said “Molokai”. Not knowing anything

about the plant, Ginnie began researching it. Instead of finding information about the plant, which incidentally is spelled Molokhia, she began reading about this amazingly uncrowded Hawaiian island, full of natural beauty.

After a brief discussion, we decided Molokai was our couple’s destination for 2019. I booked our flights and began looking for a place to stay, which lead me to Paniolo Hale. 

Over the course of a week, we fell in love with the island and Paniolo Hale. 

Upon returning home, we longed to be back on Molokai. Ginnie and I had been contemplating getting a vacation/rental property and decided to take a leap and get a place at Paniolo Hale. 

Thus…welcome to Paniolo Hale C3!