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Spacious Private Hilltop Cottage * Ocean View from every room in this Cottage!

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property


State of Hawaii

Transient Accommodation

Certificat of Registration

No 20136489

Since 2004


No W24780584-01


This private hilltop cottage is WONDERFUL! A spacious, airy, clean one bedroom/very comfy king bed. Large one bath with whirlpool tub and separate shower. Full kitchen, four burner electric stove/oven. Comfortable, spacious living area allows an abundance of ocean view throughout.

This hilltop retreat offers unique privacy, unspoiled natural beauty, a huge wrap around deck for outdoor enjoyment with a stunning panoramic 3 island ocean view! This ocean view is alive and in constant motion with gentle surf breaking in the distance.

Perfect for writers, yoga enthusiast, couples or anyone looking for that special quiet getaway alone or with someone special.

A wonderful choice for the best getaway ever!

Truely an Unspoiled Beauty!

Keywords: Cottage

More Details

Kehau McKee
Member since: 2004
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 6, 2018

About Kehau McKee

Aloha, I am Kehau McKee, owner/operator of Molokai Hilltop Cottage. Born and raised in Hawaii on the island of O'ahu. Growing up in Honolulu, my family, looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, traveled to Molokai often and when ever opportunity allowed to visit, play, enjoy and work this property which belonged to my Tutu (grandmother) Over the years, I have naturally grown to love this island and this property my Mother left to me, always returning back to Molokai through the years. In 1975 my husband and I moved to Molokai to be near my parents who had since retired to live out their years here. Our children were born and raised

here, but sadly have had to move to the outer islands of Maui & O'ahu for better employment oppertunities and raise their families. They return home often as they can for vacation and holiday to share the simple local lifestyle with their children and to teach them the value of family, traditions and responsibility to the land. My husband Lou and I

live part time between the islands of Molokai, O'ahu and Maui.

Come, visit, and experience this rare beauty and the peaceful and tender rejuvenation of mind, body and spirit we have all come to know and love here on Molokai....a place like no other!

Mahalo Nui,

Kehau McKee

Kehau McKee purchased this house in 1992

Why Kehau McKee chose Kaunakakai

This property offers total privacy, a sense of calm and tranquility like no other, all hours of the day.


What makes this house unique

Beautiful panoramic ocean view from everywhere in the Cottage. Peaceful, tranquil and private.

Spectacular sunrise from the lanai / deck


Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you, Kehau for this beautiful place. It has felt like home this week and we have loved being here. I am so grateful for the time we have spent here and look forward to future stays.

Mahalo, Mary

Kehau, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We feel so blessed to have stayed at your Cottage and on this island. What a gift.!!

With Love, Ben
Mar 2010
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Kaunakakai House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large 1 Bath * Separate Shower * Jetted Tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Stunning view of Ocean from Bed, Panoramic 3 Island Ocean view, Satelite TV, Complimentary in House Videos Library, Hawaiian History Books, Radio/CD Player, Two Door Refrigerator, 4-Burner Gas Stove/Oven, Rice Cooker, Toaster, Blender, Cookware, Hair Dryer, Beach Towels, Whale Watching, Star Gazing,


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Spacious Private Hilltop Cottage * Ocean View from every room in this Cottage!
average rating of 4.78125 based on 55 reviews

Great hideaway

  • 5 of 5

This airy, spacious cottage has great views of the surrounding ocean, Maui, and Lanai. It is perched on a hillside a couple of hundred feet up from the ocean. Cottage is well outfitted, a well organized kitchen with open shelves, a very comfortable bed, and large lanai. Two minutes from the main road, it is quiet and private. Owner is happy to help. Well located it is closer to the wetter east end but not far from town.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stay from 9/23/17 to 9/26/17

  • 5 of 5

I recently stayed at your cottage with Steven Ray and I have to say the place is incredibly gorgeous and the cottage was beautiful and well kept. The cottage had everything you needed and more. The wrap around porch/deck was so relaxing. Your place was perfect privacy, peace and tranquility. And the views you could not ask for anything better than waking up to a beautiful sunset and seeing the sunrise. I would hope one day to return to your island and your cottage. Thank you for a wonderful experience.! Yours truly, Dena Morello

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dream Vacation

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a get away from it all vacation - this is the perfect place to escape to. Beauty and tranquility. The cottage is serene. Wake up to beautiful sunrises and cool breeze. Breakfast on the porch overlooking the Pacific and watch the birds fly beneath you. The cottage has everything you need. Is clean and well maintained. Napping without guilt until it gets warm in the afternoon and off to explore for a few hours then back for a glass of wine before a simple meal of fresh vegetables from the organic farm on the west side of the island. The people are amazing and very friendly. We came away refreshed and can't wait to go back to this slice of paradise. Thank you Ms McKee for sharing your Hilltop Cottage with us❤️

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hilltop Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was very relaxing, quiet and private. I had extended a work trip for some solitude in paradise, and my god did I find it! :)

I am already looking to book a second stay in the near future. The view and the privacy are incredible. The house is in decent shape. I've seen some past reviews where some complained about the age or bugs, but the cottage is up to date and in good condition! You have to realize you are in a wooded area so there may be a bug or two, but that is all I saw. I highly recommend this cottage and I will be returning!

Steve from Connecticut

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful getaway

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is very comfortable on the beautiful east end of Molokai. The setting is stunning, it feels remote yet you are only a mile from the local village. Cottage has everything you need and nothing that you don't. This is my second stay and I recommend it.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My fifth stay at Hilltop Cottage.

  • 5 of 5

I love this magical place, view is awesome, nice breezes and good sun. Sit on the deck and watch the whales while looking over at Maui. My preferred place on Molokai. I have had quality time bringing each grandchild over with me for a stay. East side location is cooler, greener and quiet. A mile west is the neighborhood store with necessities available and a little "drive in" eatery that has absolutely the best Mahi Mahi burgers in the world. Thirty minute beautiful drive to town and the harbor. Did I mention the awesome sunrises? Bathroom is huge with jacuzzi tub that feels so good after day on the beach. Bed is so comfortable. Owners are working on upgrades; kind of hard when it is almost always rented, but they are pecking away at it. Places on the islands require a lot of maintenance. Bottom line, want a real get away and privacy - this is it! Thank you Kehau.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Hoolehua Airport
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Hotel Molokai
Nearest Ferry
17 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Manae Goods-n-Grinds Store and Lunch Counter
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Mile Marker 20 * Waialua Beach * Sandy Beach
Car: necessary

Whale Watching Between Jan - April, Public Library, Internet Cafe, Friday Evenings w/Da Kupunas Pool-side at Hotel Molokai (visitors love this!) Saturday morning Farmers Market/Craft Fair, Local Fine Arts Gallery, Father Damien Settlement (Kalaupapa), For Other Activities of Interest, search 'Molokai Outdoor Activities' or contact Molokai Visitor Association 808-553-5221 and visit them on-line.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee (one time) $95
Booking Fee $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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