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Quiet, Private Beachfront Cottage, One of the Few Cottages Set Far From Road

Bedrooms Studio
Space 450 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Hale KaiNalu Beachfront Cottage

Short Term Rental Home Permit No: STMO 2015/0004


This is a beautiful beachfront studio cottage on the lovely Hawaiian Island of Molokai. It is situated on an oceanfront estate of almost two private acres, with over 450 feet of beach front. There are panoramic views from the deck of the ocean and of Maui across the channel. There is a reef off shore, which protects the shoreline waters, providing swimming and snorkeling year-round. We are located on the lush end of Molokai, which is considered by many to be the most beautiful area of Molokai. We are on of the few properties on Molokai located way off the road, offering maximum quiet and privacy. We are over 500 feet away from the road. You can not see any neighbors!! This is truly one of the most beautiful properties on Molokai.

The cottage shares the property with a larger home that is also for rent (see VRBO Listing #247907). They are separated by lots of privacy foliage. The house and cottage are actually more private from each other than many other rentals are from their neighbors.

The cottage has been designed with the aesthetic at heart and an attention to detail. It has high ceilings, wood floors, charming colors, a complete kitchen, and full bath. It is fully and elegantly furnished with beautiful teak furniture, a leather couch, and a comfortable king size bed. The deck has a teak table and chairs set, plus two comfy patio chairs and an unobstructed view of the ocean. In addition, there are lounge chairs on the beach for your enjoyment. The landscaping creates the feeling that you are in a park on the beach.

It is very private, peaceful, and beautiful here. We truly offer a unique property, rarely found in Hawaii. One of our guests said: 'It's the kind of place you find once in a blue moon.'

Rates for Cottage*

$1200 per week

$200 per night for shorter stays if available

plus 14.42% Tax, and $95 Cleaning Fee

If you email us, we are happy to provide you with more helpful travel tips related to getting to Molokai.

Reservation and Cancellation Policy:

Reservations are confirmed when a security deposit of 50% of total booking is received within 7 - 10 days after booking. Confirmation will be made by email once the deposit is received. The remaining balance is due 45 days prior to arrival. If making reservations within 45 days of your arrival, full payment will be required at time of booking.

Payment for rentals is by personal check or PayPal. Our preferred method is personal check. If you want to pay with a credit card, we will send you a PayPal invoice. There is an additional 3.5% - 4% fee when using this method of payment.

Cancellation of a booking at any time after confirmation has been issued will result in forfeiture of the initial 50% deposit unless the unit can be re-booked for the same time period at the same rate. Cancellation within 45 days of arrival will result in 100% loss of paid amounts unless the unit can be re-booked for the same time period at the same rate of the initial booking. If a portion of the rental time is re-booked, a pro-rated refund will be made. For cancellations that result in a refund, a $100 processing fee will be charged and deducted from any refund.

To protect against cancellations due to unforeseen events, we recommend that guests purchase travel insurance.

More Details

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stay here for one week and it was great!! Quiet-Nice pleace! Great bed-kitchen-bathroom-beautifull garden- nice view. A place that you think only exists in your dreams...

You need a car...

Everything is perfectly arranged by Jessica !!

It was so great to stay here!!!

Jun 2009
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Kaunakakai Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please refer to complete Reservation and Cancellation Policy in "About Property" Section of this listing.
  • A booking will be finalized and directions sent once the completed rental agreement is returned and payment is made.
  • A rental agreement specific to booking will be sent once the booking is confirmed by guest. Please see sample rental agreement included with listing.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
King-size Bed, Full Bath with Tub/Shower, Kayaks Available, Beach Cooler, Beach Towels, No Smoking Please


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average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews
Seattle, WA, USE

Absolutely Awesome!!!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage could not be more perfect!! It is rare to find a place that so exceeds your expectations. Even the great photos shown here don't do it justice. The owners are great: easy to deal with, give you lots of privacy and take such wonderful care of the cottage and grounds. It really is like a park on the ocean. We whole heartily recommend this cottage and property. It was a wonderful experience and one of our best vacations ever!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2008
  • Stayed: August 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful relaxing place to unwind.

  • 5 of 5

Super hosts. Very well stocked and comfortable cottage.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The cottage was lovely and simple. Very nice pillows!! Amazing view and great location. The property was very well groomed, and there were coconuts everywhere!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply aloha.

  • 5 of 5

Words seem empty in expressing the feelings I experienced here. Healing in so many ways. Mahalo.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a quiet peaceful spot by the ocean to restore your soul, then it does not get better than this!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN

We are definitely coming back

  • 5 of 5

If you want total privacy and seclusion in a tropical jungle with a mountainous backdrop, and your own private beach, where you literally don't see anybody else (apart from perhaps the people staying in the other house on the property) - then do yourself a favor and stay here. You will not be disappointed. If you want to see people, lots of activities and shopping, then you have chosen the wrong place, and the wrong island entirely.

The cottage is clean, comfortable and well equipped. The surrounding gardens and foliage are stunning. The view of the ocean and sunrise is spectacular. Among the amenities to note, there is good wifi, a washing machine & drier, and a grill.

Although all beaches in Hawaii are public, the east side has so few people that we did not see anyone else around our beach. The water is warm, calm and shallow out to the fringing reef - nice for swimming, but not good snorkeling (Molokai does not have good snorkeling directly off the beaches anyway - you need to take a boat out to the reef). There are kayaks for use on the property, which we used to explore the area.

We chose to stay on the east side of Molokai because it is mountainous, lush and very scenic. The west side is flat and less interesting. The east side is supposedly wetter, but we hardly saw any rain; it was sunny with blue skies most of the time. The clouds mostly hang over the mountains, not so much the beach areas.

It is only 30 mins to the main town of Kaunakakai and a short drive east to the Halawa Valley. We did one large shop at the main grocery store in town on our way in, and then did not have to go back to town for groceries because there is a very small grocery store 1.5 miles from the property where we were able to replenish our essentials as needed.

The owners of the property are lovely people, quick to respond to enquiries, and very, very helpful.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Molokai Airport
Car: necessary

There are beautiful Beaches out front and nearby, plus, Scuba Diving, Fishing Charters


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95
Tax Rate 14.42%

Please See our Website for more specific pricing information and payment terms.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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