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Closest Oceanfront Cottage on Kepuhi Beach, Molokai- $Discount"""

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Queen Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4) washer/dryer

Aloha! Welcome to Cottage 2A- more than a condo...

We are right on Kepuhi Beach, steps to the sand; located at the secluded, quiet edge of the West End Kaluakoi Villas, our oceanfront home affords luxuriant serenity, panoramic views and majestic sunsets for you to enjoy. Please read our reviews to get a flavor of the delights you can expect as our guests!

See our website: molokai-beach-rental for more info.and photos.

Our fully-equipped, smoke-free, deluxe beachfront cottage features the simplicity and solitude of oceanfront living with all the amenities and comforts of home. We've just remodeled with new paint, tropical fans, bedding and furnishings throughout and because it is our home, we know you will love being here as much as we do!

New! Now enjoy wifi right in the cottage.

At our cottage by the sea, honeymooners, couples and families alike will find the perfect, peaceful setting for a dream vacation getaway. Relax and let your spirit breathe. This is Molokai, the most Hawaiian Island, a world the rest of the world doesn't know exists. Once you visit Molokai, you'll discover why it is called 'The Friendly Isle'.

Envision days of blissful serenity (all within walking distance right here on the Kaluakoi Resort property):

*Gently awaken to the music of the waves

*The cooling trade winds rustling the palms and the colorful island birds

*Become mesmerized by unbelievably turquoise waters

*Enjoy exotic flowers, trees, and a variety of local wildlife (It is common to see): spinner dolphins, monk seals, green sea turtles, and humpback whales! ...right out front from our covered ground floor lanai!!(the Hawaiian name for a porch or patio)

*Stroll to pristine Papohaku Beach, as wide as a football field, three miles long and deserted!

*Then dip into our freshwater pool or splash in the glistening, azure sea.

*In season, surf, boogie board, or snorkel right out the front door.

*Later, sip a cool drink and watch a breathtaking sunset from the lanai.

*Dine inside or outside on our spacious, lit lanai with an exquisite view of the lights of Honolulu


'Of all the villas/condos at Kaluakoi, this one is definitely the best situated with the best view. The moment we arrived, we felt the stress of our work lives melt away. The cottage is more than perfect. Molokai was exactly what I was hoping for, slightly off the beaten track with a charming funkiness.'

-Bret and Alona

'The view is astounding. This place is definitely a 'bargain' Hawaiian vacation.'

-Chris and Heiddi

'It is a lovely place - very quiet and peaceful. It is nicely decorated. Every room has a beautiful view. We enjoyed listening to the waves! Mahalo!'

-Larry & Susan

'Thank you so much for welcoming us to this lovely home. The space was a pleasure - bright and full of luxuries. This is the perfect vacation spot. The ocean sounds keep the mind free from the stressors of everyday life.'

-John and Crista

'Your 'Home Away From Home' is very cozy with one of the most magnificent views available..... watch the ocean waves crashing against the shoreline as the birds walk around on the lanai is breathtaking. We have enjoyed immensely our stay here and will have many pleasant memories to fall back upon in the future..... We would definitely love to come back to your 'Home' again.'

-Cindy & Bob

The first morning (and every other morning as well) we had our breakfast on the lanai and watched 'our' ocean and 'our' beach. This was absolutely paradise. It was perfect for us. We met lots of very interesting people and had the best anniversary imaginable...

-Normandie & Peter

Keywords: Secluded, romantic, deluxe, oceanfront Cottage, spectacular views, steps to beach, sunsets, whales, all amenities, total relaxation, privacy, New! In cottage wifi with password protection available.

More Details

Cher Trenholme
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 6, 2018

About Cher Trenholme

Aloha to all my family of guests past and future! I am currently living in Florida with my new husband Richard, however, my heart is always in Molokai where I was teaching 2nd grade in 2006. I enjoy travel and have recently visited Peru, China, 7 Western European countries, as well as 10 National Parks and numerous Nat. Monuments and state Parks in the Southwest. We also stayed 2 weeks this summer in my favorite location, Cottage 2A, Molokai. We explored the east end, swam in the waterfall pools at the Halawa Falls, snorkeled right out front and sipped wine on the lanai each night to a majestic sunset over Oahu. Please feel free to contact me or my assistant Michelle; you'll find I'm an accessible, helpful and friendly hostess! I know you will fall in love with Molokai and Cottage 2A, as I did!

Cher Trenholme purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Cher Trenholme chose Maunaloa

The moment I saw Cottage 2A, right on the ocean, I fell in love! I love being 100 steps to the sand, living in my fully furnished tropical home, which I am delighted to share with you. We had been looking on Maui, but this is truly paradise, unspoiled and uncrowded Hawaii as it has been for centuries.

What makes this cottage unique

Located at the quiet, secluded northern edge of the Kaluakoi Villas, Cottage 2A affords privacy, spectacular views and the constant music of the waves. You will think you are on your own private island! The ultimate in relaxation.


Maunaloa Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) view the ocean from your bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) queen sized hide-a-bed with new mattress in living room sofa
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • nude beach
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Absolutely breathtaking views in private peaceful home, unit is fully equipped-just bring your clothes, internet, reading+DVD library, small stereo system and hawaiian music, oceanside lit lanai, upgraded furnishings, tile and carpet, dolphins, snorkeling in summer, whales, surfing in winter, serene, secluded retreat, bright and airy, deluxe cottage has just been repainted and provided with new fans, linens,appliances, drapes- a real makeover for this popular and cozy home away from home right on Kepuhi Beach


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Closest Oceanfront Cottage on Kepuhi Beach, Molokai- $Discount
average rating of 4.7846155 based on 65 reviews

Great place in an amazing location

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time staying for 12 nights here! Michelle was great to deal with and Carol the caretaker there was attentive and willing to help with anything. The location being so close to the ocean was amazing and we'd definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice twelve days at Cottage 2A

  • 5 of 5

Cottage 2A was very clean and comfortable. Loved the new paint, the comfy bed, and the furniture arrangement. (The kitchen could use better lighting.) We liked the very private location. This cottage is very close to the beach, which is both a plus and a minus. It’s only a few steps to the sand and the Hawaiian monk seals napping on the beach - a great view of the surfers - but on the other hand, the ocean is really loud!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious condo with a great ocean view.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Cher’s condo. It’s spacious and plenty of space for our family of 4. We appreciated all it had to offer kitchen towels boogie boards etc. View from the condo is amazing, beach close by, though be careful with the powerful waves. Pool also nice, too bad the hotel is closed. The boarded off hotel rooms are not the prettiest sight.

We enjoyed our nice sunny and quiet stay at Moloka’i. Aloha

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best beach

  • 5 of 5

It’s too bad the hotel is closed and in such despair but the unit was great where we stayed. A private cottage on the beach

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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One of the best stays in Hawaii

  • 5 of 5

This beach cottage was fantastic. It is a very nice place and the views are just amazing. The pace is slow and not many people, and that is just prefect to relax. We had seals, turkeys, & deer greet us every morning. Of all the places we have stayed in Hawaii this is the best. We can't wait to come back. Cher thanks for sharing this cottage.

Larry and Ren'e

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Too expensive for what it was

  • 2 of 5

Michelle , who i was in contact with for the booking was very helpful. Although I wasn't able to pay for the accommodation by credit card as they didn't have that facility I had to post a bank cheque from Australia.The cottage badly needed renovating. It was very tired.. fly screen doors didn't open although while we were there someone came to measure up for new ones.The green sheets were stained and the surrounding resort was mostly boarded up and run down. I wouldn't go back.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Maureen, I'm so sorry you didn't find our cottage to your liking. As you can imagine, living right on the ocean with the sea breezes blowing, I am constantly upgrading and making repairs. In fact I have just replaced all of the door screens and have had painting done and provided new bedding. The cottage has been totally renovated over the past 2 years inside and out, including new bed, cabinets, and draperies. I try very hard to provide comfort, convenience and access to nature. I am personally saddened because this is the first negative review I have received in 12 years. I regret that Cottage 2A was not to your likely. I will continue to make Cottage 2A a wonderful retreat for my guests. Blessings, Cher Trenholme Owner
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Ferry
16 Miles
Kaunakakai pier
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Ironwoods Golf Course, Kalae
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
Car: necessary

Donkey ride or flights to Kalapapa historic leper colony, Saint 'Father Damien' monuments, sugar museum, plumeria farm, sightseeing, hiking, Nature Conservancy, biking, Kite Factory Maunaloa, serene and relaxing, pristine beaches galore, no traffic, commune with nature, enjoy sunsets, privacy and solitude, Coffees of Hawaii tour and hayride, tour of macadamia nut farm, Ironwoods golf course, drive to beautiful Halava Valley or simply watch the waves and relax!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $120
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 13.25%

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

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