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Private Hilltop Cottage * Ocean View from every room!

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 nights


Kaunakakai House Rental Photos and Description


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 gas 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

  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Kehau McKee
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2016
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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 Molokai

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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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Private Hilltop Cottage * Ocean View from every room!
average rating of 4.8 based on 48 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: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing private getaway

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed the privacy and peacefulness of this cute cottage. Gorgeous views. Super comfortable king bed. Amazing water pressure in the shower. Would definitely recommend it to a couple if you are wanting to relax away from everyone else.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

The property was just as described. The home is compact but comfortable, the bed is comfortable, the house was clean, had everything we needed and the views from everywhere on the property are stunning. We would definitely stay at the Hilltop Cottage if we return to Molokai. Thank you for a very pleasant stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent with some areas for improvement

  • 4 of 5

Great location with wonderful views. Owners need to do some upkeep on deck boards (some rotting away, many splintering, an accident waiting to happen).

Biggest concern was the mice. Kitchen countertops and stove and table covered with droppings every morning Saw several mice scampering about with one even popping up through the stovetop while we were in the kitchen preparing breakfast. I think if the owners can address these concerns they will continue to offer a wonderful place to stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Thomas, thank you for taking the time to post a review on your stay. We very much value your feedback and we will utilize them to continue to make our guest experience the best it can be. Please know we are currently working on plans to repair the deck and secure it's safety. We deeply apologize for your experience with the other issue. It has been taken care of and fully resolved. We will do our very best and work diligently to insure an experiences like that will not happen again. Mahalo again for your stay with us and we hope to be able to accommodate you again should plans call for another visit to the island. Take Care, Aloha, ~Kehau McKee Owner / Operator Molokai Hilltop Cottage
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The 180 Degree View

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful stay at Hilltop Cottage. Located squarely in Molokai's beautiful and verdant east side, it offers good access to town and is a great base for further adventures such as a trip to the Halawa Valley or to nearby beaches, historical spots, and the Goods and Grindz store and lunch spot. Set on the top of a largish property, the house has an incredible view over the water to Maui, and is very private. The deck is incredible for star gazing and maybe because of the steady ocean breeze we had no problem with mosquitoes or other pests even when outside at all hours.

Jill the on-site caretaker lives down the hill and is VERY helpful and friendly. She even mailed our thermos bottles which we forgot to us at home, and she is glad to work with you if you have a question or need advice about local resources. The kitchen has the basics that we needed as people who like to cook. We weren't able to turn on the oven but never bothered Jill with that because we could do everything we needed stove top. If you are someone who likes to eat local as we do, supplement your shopping with a visit to Molokai Fish and Dive on the main drag in Kaunakakai. They regularly have fresh caught fish in their cooler (as opposed to the conventional grocery stories like Friendly Market on the main drag, which have the same frozen Atlantic salmon we get on the mainland) and make their own poke.

The house has a lovely bright open layout with great linens, towels, good washer and dryer. LIke any place on the coast worldwide, the deck shows some weathering issues but nothing scary. We heartily recommend this place if you are looking for a restorative getaway for two!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice place

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay at the Cottage. Totally enjoyed the Quiet, beautiful view. Only negative I have is the deck is rotted in some spots and nails are exposed. Unsafe for young kids.

Other than that, I would plan to visit the Cottage again!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Nearest Airport
22 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

Kaunakakai House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

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Kaunakakai House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bath * Separate Shower * Jetted Tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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