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Ocean front Paradise on Molokai, Hawaii

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Step Back In Time And Relax, Unwind, And Enjoy The Beautiful Two Island View

Relish the serenity in our beach front vacation rental in Waialua on Molokai’s east side. You won’t find a better spot to relax and enjoy the island. Open the front door, take in the ocean vista and return to a simpler way of life. We are a legal rental.

Pricing in the listing is for the entire house. If you would like to rent only the Main house, pricing will be adjusted. Only you and your family are renting at any one time.

With so much to do right at your doorstep you will find it difficult to break away to explore the rest of the island. Our rental provides the perfect setting for BBQ meals, strolls on the beach, wind surfing, paddle boarding, and snorkeling. Enjoy local hikes to waterfalls with a cultural guide or go deep sea fishing and enjoy your fresh catch on the deck as you gaze at Maui and Lanai.

Our delightful beach house is an excellent choice. The main house contains two bedrooms, fully-equipped kitchen, ocean-view dining room, and living area. The spacious lanai is perfect for entertaining or family gatherings. The annex, with extra privacy, has one bedroom, one Den, and an additional bathroom. The entire house sleeps six guests in quiet comfort.

STMO#2016/0001 Hawaii Tax ID: 20132061

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Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 6, 2018

About Theresa

We searched for many years and found this paradise. We plan to retire here to this house. In the meantime we hope to share the Aloha with others who appreciate a slower pace, relationships with the neighbors, and enjoy the cultural heritage and activities that Molokai has to offer.

Theresa purchased this bungalow in 2015

Why Theresa chose Kaunakakai

This ocean front property is very special. The fish pond reminds us that there were many here before us and we have a duty to honor and respect the area. We are caretakers. The people of the East end have helped our family and created memories for the entire family. It is a unique and special place.

What makes this bungalow unique

The beach often is pristine and you feel like you are the first to walk it in the morning. The fishing can be done from the beach or wade out to the reef; you can snorkel, hike, sit and meditate, or go deep sea fishing. Local guides take you up to the waterfalls and share the history of Molokai. There is something for everyone.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Tonight is the last evening and ...the family is thinking: want to stay!!come again!! During our stay ...we've been part of a Hawaiian heritage visit, made leis, had a hula lesson, shared Talk Story. Now it's time to carry...the Aloha spirit back home. Loved our stay here!
Sep 2016
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Kaunakakai Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Must follow County of Maui Policy-no gatherings or events at the house, noise curfew, number of guests on the premises per contract.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Annex;
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom- with TV in the main house
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Across from Master in Main House; pack/carry playpen
    Den - 2 twin/ single , Day Bed facing the ocean in Annex
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(24 traveler reviews)

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Ocean front Paradise on Molokai, Hawaii
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 29 reviews
Sacramento, CA

Words Cannot Describe the Awesomeness!

  • 5 of 5

We can't wait to get back to this perfect paradise on Moloka'i! The beds are comfortable, kitchen well stocked, home very welcoming. We never wanted to leave the lanai overlooking the ocean and Maui in the distance. Theresa is amazing and easy to connect with, with lots of ideas for fun and interesting things to do on the island. We've stayed on Moloka'i many times and Lanikai Beach Bungalow is the very best!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the feedback and I am so glad you and your friends enjoyed the week! Molokai is such a fantastic place and I am glad you were able to feel connected to the magic. T.
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Las Vegas, NV USA

The House was well organized with everything you will need for a truly Hawaiian beach vacation.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous visit to Molokai!! Our wonderful house on the beach truly helped us enjoy the simple beauty of Molokai. The accommodations met all our needs, and we immediately felt like we were at home. The sad part was leaving, but we plan on visiting again. Thank you Theresa for all your help.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great - rain or shine

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home with terrific furnishings. Large deck with covered areas was a wonderful place to enjoy the ocean and Maui views, rain or shine. Spacious for two, and would easily accommodate three couples or a family.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sherwood, Wisconsin

Incredible home on the beach with everything you need.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place to enjoy paradise. Directly from the house(without driving) we snorkeled, kayaked, grilled fresh fish, hiked to a beautiful valley overlook with waterfalls, watched whales, sipped fresh brewed Molokai coffee on the deck watching the sunrise over Maui,walked the beach and heard great stories about Molokai from Martin next door. Loved staying here and would stay again if I get the chance.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic seaside location, proximity to snorkeling lagoon and beach

  • 5 of 5

We were two couples traveling together and we liked the privacy the annex provided our group. The large lanai with the views of Maui, sunrises, stars and migrating whales was unforgettable. The protected shallow lagoon is perfect for snokeling and children's swims. The beach is small but beautiful.

The kitchen was well stocked with cooking equipment and dishes, etc. The washer and dryer were convenient and there was plenty of detergent on hand.There was also plenty of sea toys and equipment, e.g., kayak, life jackets, snorkel masks and tubes, etc. Most everything in the house worked fine, certainly everything necessary for an enjoyable stay.

The only real drawback, but also a plus, is the distance from town -- grocery stores, restaurants, etc. Be sure not to fly in on Sunday like we did when all the grocery stores are closed because the only thing open is the mini-mart, which doesn't have a lot of groceries. We had to drive back to town on Monday to stock up for the week. (FYI, there are 3 boxes of bisquick in the cupboard!) You can bring a box of groceries on the Mokulele plane from Oahu, which is what we should have done.

Also be aware that the house to the west is close, so sometimes we could hear the neighbors. The road is close, too, but there is very little traffic at night, maybe only one car all night, and not much traffic during the day.

The beach is short, and there's no shoulder on the road, so walking opportunities are limited. But a bigger beach is just up the road from the house.

I recommend this beach house to families or couples seeking a relaxing seaside Molokai stay. The layout and location are both very nice.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous location and lovely cottage. Highly recommended if you want to experience rural Hawaii!

  • 5 of 5

This is a terrific cottage located on the east side of the island on the road to Halawa Bay. It is quiet and has an awesome lanai to relax and enjoy the ocean view. It's a long, but beautiful, drive to the town of Kaunakakai (30 to 45 minutes) for shopping and restaurants, so this cottage is perfect for those who want to enjoy the rural island lifestyle. The master bed is comfy and the cottage is roomy and well appointed. The only thing I would recommend is for the owner to update some of the kitchen pots and pans. The non-stick coating on the skillets is long past their useful time. It would also be nice if there was a gas grill instead of a charcoal one for those who grill frequently. Overall, we truly enjoyed our stay in this lovely vacation rental.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the feedback. The kitchen has a mix of high end pots and pans along with convenient non stick pans. I will replace the non stick pans immediately. We tried a gas grill when we first arrived on Molokai and found that the corrosive sea air required the starter to be replaced at a minimum monthly so decided to go with the charcoal grill as all of our neighbors with more experience with the tropical environment have done. I am glad you enjoyed your stay overall. The tropical setting, being right on the beach, and enjoying the rural lifestyle is what makes the house special. I hope you will return to Molokai Beach Bungalow.
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Nearest Airport
27 Miles
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Hotel Molokai
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Goods and Grindz
Nearest Beach
Waialua--outside of the back door
Car: necessary

Hike with a guide to the waterfalls of Molokai, Decorate a coconut and send it to the mainland. Car rental from Molokai Cars.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $240
Pet Fee $400
Damage Insurance $59

Rates are subject to change until confirmation is approved. Rates shown are for 3B/2B and a den.

No refund for cancellations within 90 days of check in. Refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check in exclude processing/booking/service fee(s), credit card fee(s), and property damage protection fee(s). Refund may not be made until after date of original check in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund