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The Mother Ocean - Luxury Oceanfront Estate - Private Pool & Beach

Kaunakakai, HI, USA
  • Estate2400 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

Plantation-Style Estate - 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bathroom

The Mother Ocean or Ke Moana Makuahine (in Hawaiian Language)™ is a 2-acre Monkey Pod and Palm Tree-Laden Park with a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath Main Residence. This beautiful, secure and secluded beachfront estate adjoins 270 feet of a private, child-safe, and riptide-free sandy beach. The comfortable back lanai enjoys spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and the island of Lanai. Enjoy a glass of champagne as you sit and watch the sunset or marvel at the thrilling views of breaching humpback whales all day long in the Kalohi Channel between Lanai and Molokai Islands during the winter months. For diving and snorkeling enthusiasts, Hawaii's longest fringing coral reef (30 miles long) lies just over 600 feet from our beach. There you can see all of the sea life living in and surrounding the reef, including Hawaiian green sea turtles. Our private setting also includes your own natural pool with soothing waterfall.



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Calendar last updated:
Mar 15, 2018


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • The Royal Suite
        1 king
      • The Red Room
        1 queen
      • The Blue Room
        1 queen
      • The Royal Suite--Escape to your own private retreat, complete with king-size, hand-carved, rosewood four-post bed and luxury linens. The suite includes your own private exit to the lanai and a view overlooking the park and the ocean beyond. The spacious master bath includes a soaking tub, large walk-in tile shower, and individual vanities. Guest Rooms--Enjoy views of the lush Hawaiian garden from the two large guest bedrooms which are furnished with beautiful wood-framed queen-size beds and luxury linens and include ample built-in closets and storage. The hall bathroom has a large walk-in tile shower.


      • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • The Royal Suite Bathroom
        toilet, tub, shower
      • Hall Bathroom
        toilet, shower
      • Half Bathroom

        Location Type

          • Beachfront
            270 feet of private protected beach located on the property


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Iron & Board
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Fireplace
                        Beachside firepit
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                        High-speed cable modem and wireless router.
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                        The vaulted great room is furnished in a relaxed, traditional plantation home style with premium quality furniture and artwork, including many Hawaiian heirloom pieces made of koa and rosewood.
                      • Parking
                      • Telephone
                        Unlimited use telephone service to mainland and other islands.
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine


                          • Coffee Maker
                            Gourmet coffee maker and espresso machine.
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Place settings for 12.
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                            Gourmet kitchen--quality appliances, featuring a large cooking area with built-in refrigerator/freezer, microwave, electric oven and range, dishwasher, blender, walk-in pantry
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            Flour, sugar, basic spices, napkins and paper towels.
                          • Refrigerator
                            Side by side with filtered water and ice dispenser in the door.
                          • Stove
                            Easy clean ceramic cooktop
                          • Toaster


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining
                                The formal dining area includes seating for 8 guests in comfortable luxury. Features a pass through serving window. Breakfast counter with two stools in the kitchen.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 8 people


                                  • Books
                                    Over 300 Book Titles
                                  • DVD Player
                                    Blu-ray/DVD player
                                  • Games
                                    Clue, Scrabble, Risk, Monopoly, assorted playing cards.
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    DirecTV including HBO
                                  • Stereo
                                    Stereo and CD player.
                                  • Television
                                    HD plasma flatscreen
                                  • Toys
                                    Sand toys
                                  • Video Library
                                    Over 100 movie titles


                                      • Golf
                                        Ironwood Hills Golf Course Public 9 Holes Par 34
                                      • Lanai / Gazebo
                                        Enjoy views of the pool and waterfall from the garden-side lanai or poolside gazebo. Relax in the hammock or in the comfortable sofa seating on the oceanside lanai that spans the length of the house.
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        Stone perimeter wall, palm tree-laden lawn, and ancient grove of shady monkey pod trees secures the grounds and provides our guests with reasonable assurance of personal privacy.
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Propane grill


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Private Pool
                                                Fully gated, beautiful rock-paved swimming pool with waterfall surrounded by tropical landscaping; equipped with adjustable 'endless pool' jetstream for resistance swimming.

                                                Onsite Services

                                                  • Private Chef


                                                      • churches
                                                      • library
                                                      • museums
                                                      • playground
                                                      • restaurants

                                                        Leisure Activities

                                                          • boating
                                                          • scenic drives
                                                          • shelling
                                                          • sight seeing
                                                          • walking
                                                          • whale watching

                                                            Local Services & Businesses

                                                              • ATM/bank
                                                              • groceries
                                                              • hospital

                                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                  • sailing
                                                                  • deepsea fishing
                                                                  • golf
                                                                  • hiking
                                                                  • kayaking
                                                                  • pier fishing
                                                                  • fishing
                                                                  • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                  • snorkeling
                                                                  • snorkeling/diving
                                                                  • swimming
                                                                  • wind-surfing


                                                                      • A Portable crib and 2 highchair booster seats are available

                                                                        House Rules

                                                                        Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                        Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                                        Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                        25 Reviews


                                                                        Latest reviews

                                                                        The pictures don't fully capture the feel

                                                                        Steven A.

                                                                        Couldn't be happier with our stay. Location was perfect, house was immaculate. The only real issue was trying to decide whether to hang out poolside or ocean side, because both are stunning.


                                                                        Meggie F.

                                                                        What an amazing place to stay! It seems impossible, but the pictures don't even do The Mother Ocean justice. We loved every day we spent there, thank you for having us!

                                                                        This house is roomy, comfortable, well appointed, sunny, shady, etc.

                                                                        sylvia K.

                                                                        We thought Molokai was a nice Island.

                                                                        Very nice

                                                                        Natalie R.Palmer/ak

                                                                        Relaxing quiet refreshing beautiful. We will be back

                                                                        Paradise within paradise

                                                                        Judy A.

                                                                        We've been to Hawaii many times over the last 25 years and love coming back. This was our first time staying on Molokai. Over the years we have developed a love and appreciation for the people, the culture, the land and the music. If you are looking for a place to relax and refresh, this is the place. Nowhere else in Hawaii can you find such paradise within paradise. The house is beautiful inside and out, with everything you need, and it became our home for a week. Two acres on the ocean with a private pool, wow. It was just the two of us and it was worth every penny. We absolutely loved it and are talking about when we might be able to come back (maybe for our 30th anniversary). Molokai a special place and we loved that feel of old Hawaii. If you are looking for city lights and nightlife, Molokai is probably not for you. If you want tranquility, peace and quiet, the Mother Ocean is the perfect place.

                                                                        I loved my stay - a house with a heart

                                                                        Marcia L.

                                                                        The mother ocean is a place on heaven. The house itself is just perfect, with character, heart and a owner that loves it’s peace on heaven.

                                                                        Thank you very much for sheering this wonder with us. We also took care as if it were our own beloved house!

                                                                        The only thing that I missed was the gentle cycle to wash my clothes.


                                                                        Kaunakakai, HI, USA

                                                                        Rates & Availability

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                                                                        Short Term Rental Home Permit: STMO2015/0003 ​Tax ID: TA-046-176-7680-01

                                                                        25 Reviews
                                                                        Wonderful 4.9/5
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