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Rent Inexpensive Rustic Luxury East End Molokai Vacation Home

Bedrooms 3
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay nights


About the property

Chateau / Country House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Beautiful View Honouliwai Hale - Island of Molokai

***********IS NOT RENTING AT THIS TIME***********

Due to the new requirements of the County of Maui, we are out of business until further notice. We have opted not to apply for a new building permit as we do not think it will be cost effective to put in a 5000 gallon tank of water and reverse osmosis water treatment for the entire property, because we already have the best water on the island and don't want to ruin it. We are on ag land and don't want to jump through the expensive hoops to have a vacation rental in our residential home which is on ag land. We feel these requirements are excessive and crippling to our part time home business. We have run at a loss for 10 years and now they want more money from us. We feel like a turnip being squeezed for blood.

We have pleased guests and this is the thanks we get.

-resident owners since 1974 & full time residents since 1991. Let us know when you want us back...

Big Round Ocean View Luxury Cedar Hawaii Vacation Rental Home with lots of decks, windows, air conditioning, fans, wild life right outside your window, over nearby beaches and ocean pools.

*Make Angels in the Sand*

Be enveloped in an atmosphere of high ceilings in a round room with beautiful views caressed by soothing breezes and the music of the birds and the surf that will leave you relaxed and speechless--the true feeling of being on Moloka'i, the 'most Hawaiian island.' Watch the sunrises, sunsets, and waves breaking from the master bedroom, decks, and living areas.

From the deck, watch the birds and enjoy the beautiful, dreamlike view of blue-water Honouliwai Bay, waves crashing outside its protective reef where sea turtles make their home, with the Island of Maui, only eight miles away, looming large across the channel at the closest point between the two islands. You can see whales and dolphins jumping in the channel as they pass through the bay.

Swim in clear, shallow, gradually-deepening waters near the sandy shore between the sky and the sandy bottom. Snorkel along the beautiful reefs and look down over the reef 'cliffs' into the deep blue channel. Kayak in the bay and to neighboring bays. Kids can ride the tiny waves on one side and two or three small boats can anchor on the other.

Just 200 yards taro fields, up the private driveway from white-sand Honouliwai beach. Relax in this serenely grand, comfortable cedarwood home, secluded on the valley bluff, surrounded by lush vegetation, including brilliant, sweetly scented plumeria and papaya trees right off the large sundeck--the fruit ripe for picking for your breakfast.

In the afternoons, watch the sunset from the deck that wraps halfway around the house, then enjoy a tranquil evening in the spacious rooms of this three-bedroom home--the hardwood floors, marble walls and counters, cedar walls and ceilings, lauhala mats and ceiling fans all add to the island atmosphere and give a warm, inviting sense of Aloha.

Take a short walk to the beaches. Swim, snorkel, or paddle the 3 open kayaks and see a turtle looking back at you like a telescope. Jump off Morris Point into the deep tidal pools and lay on warm lava rocks and flat sand. Walk, jog, bike, or drive up and down the one-lane road along the ocean beaches, rocks, and mountains. Go to a 'real' Hawaiian luau on Honouliwai Beach with real Hawaiians, if there is an occasion to celebrate. If they like you, you can contribute$, as it takes all day to catch fresh seafood & pick fresh greens & cook a pig in the pit for authentic Hawaiian luaus.

See actively farmed taro fields plowed by Molokai's only water buffalo 'Big Foot'. Take a boat tour right from Honouliwai to pristine Wailau Valley and take a jungle hike in this beautiful remote valley, catch a fish, see mountain goats, flying fish and more sea turtles.

Nestled in the heart of the East End Molokai Hawaiian Community known as Mana'e, with its own ancient sea fish pond, Honouliwai Bay at mile 20.5, is right between East Molokai's favorite surf spot, 'Rock Point' and Molokai's largest and safest three to six foot-deep snorkel spot, Moanui Beach at mile 20, known as 'Murphy's Beach'.

Three miles to neighborhood Goods & Grinds Store small market & lunch counter, five miles to Pu'uohoku Ranch for horseback tours of mountains and beaches. There is the seven-mile scenic drive to Halawa Bay where you can hike to it's famous sky-high twin Falls at Mo'o'ula. Be sure to leave a gift for the mo'o (lizard) before you dive into the magnificent deep pool at the base of the falls.

Amenities include: Air Conditioning, CalKing bed, queen bed, two twin daybeds, Extra-large oval ceramic bath tub/shower with marble walls, Your own House Phone and Voicemail with Wake-Up Service. Satellite TV w/ 70 channels, five local stations & movies, VCR/DVD/Blu-Ray Disc player, CD/Tape Player, large writing desk and mail/information center. See what it's like to have both commercial & solar electricity & hot water at the same time. Georgeous Views from wrap around decks of this beautiful round cedar hillside home over lush valley & ocean, in a Hawaiian tropical wilderness with 4 nearby beaches, neighborhood store/lunch counter, near huge horseback riding ranch, ocean sports, and 40 mile ocean to Mountain paved walking/riding scenic road. See details below for more specific amenities list:

Well-equipped gourmet kitchen and basic condiments, Washer/Dryer, Beach Towels, coolers, 2 boogie boards, 3 Scupper kayaks, life vests, snorkeling gear, beach chairs, beach mats, sand toys. Partially covered spacious deck with Weber Barbecue, chairs and chaise lounges. Seasonal naturally ripened organic foods and fresh seafoods when available.

These accommodations are for non-smokers only. This is a healing, organic gardening, resting & playing, natural green, peaceful place. Enjoy*

Recently added Solar Electricity grid-tied (eliminates total area black outs); and WIFI connection by Starband internet satellite dish.

Talk to a real Hawaiian--ask for Illona when you call.

Keywords: Tropical Ocean View Cedar Home

More Details

Rev. Gail Parrish
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2017

About Rev. Gail Parrish

Gail is a retired Ordained Christian Psychic Minister of Church of Divine Man. Licensed to Perform the Marriage Ceremony in State of Hawaii.

Jeff is a retired builder & rock mason, who spends much time in our organic gardens, surfs nearby. We ride horses & practice chipping/putting occasionally on our property. We have open kayaks for ocean pleasure paddling. We have some grown children in college, a lap dog, 7 cats, 3 horses, lots of birds. We like to travel & ski, but never rent while we are out of town. We are here to serve you.

Rev. Gail Parrish purchased this chateau / country house in 2000

Why Rev. Gail Parrish chose Molokai

We actually bought the home next door, for it's beauty, privacy, & neighbor control. It is just up hill of our home, making it easy to keep the property secure from intruders, as it is on our shared driveway. It is a good place to go if there is ever another tsunami

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Nature, Ocean, Hiking. We have made hiking/riding trails on our 18 acres, with gorgeous views at every turn of the trail, and ending at the top of the hill and out to the point to view a sunset/rise. We share organic vegetables from our garden, when available, and Jeff will show you how to open a coconut or how we train our horses. You can visit with the only working water buffalo in the USA next door, or catch a boat ride from our driveway/boat ramp. That's even unique for anywhere on Molokai.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Molokai is indeed the “Friendly Isle” and we think we’ve covered it in great style - From your beautiful round hale to the 26 switchbacks of the Pali, from the shores of Murphy Beach to the full moon so within reach. From Halawa Valley - on the road windier than Hana’s to the georgeous windswept penisula of Kalaupapa’s flora & fauna, From the sea turtles, wild pigs & dolphins at play. To the beautiful coves, waterfalls, and bays. We’ve had a wonderful time. So sorry we have to depart ~ but Molokai will always be in our hearts.
Jun 2006
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Kaunakakai Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3) daybed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Digital Grid+Solar Electricity and Grid+Solar Hot Water by Molokai Solar/Outback automatically switches to backup battery power during rural blackouts. (You may not even notice it, as it is seamless.)


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(1 traveler reviews)

Rent Inexpensive Rustic Luxury East End Molokai Vacation Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Billings, Montana

Gail and Jeff, What a wo...

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Gail and Jeff,

What a wonderful "personal" Hawaiian experience. This is my seventh trip to the islands and certainly the one where I really got to see Hawaii. Your invitation to join you in town for the community fundraiser and your gifts from your garden were personal touches that both my son, Brendan, appreciate and will remember. Don't be surprised when you get a return visit from us and a visit from my other son, Michael, who will get a glowing report as will all my friends.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2007
  • Stayed: Feb 2007
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hawaiian Lomi Lomi & Certified Therapeutic Massage

- $75 by appt only - w/Illona - ask her when you reserve rental home.

Hawaii State requires a Licensed Marriage Ceremony Performer.

-Rev. Gail Parrish is licensed & lives on property, a CDM Ordained Minister.

If you have a Hawaii Marriage License, she can sign it for you and have your Certificate of Marriage sent to you. Bring your own vows.

Ceremony is up to you - your choice of wording, promises, & commitments.

Aura Healings - Ordained CDM Minister - enquire within - on property

Waterbuffalo Rides - Only working waterbuffalo in the USA - next door.

Usually on Sundays only, call eves/wkends to neighbors, Jim & Lee Callahan.


Rates & Availability

Kaunakakai Chateau / Country House Rental Rates


  • $4030/mo
  • US Dollars
  • $4030/month (6 Month Minimum Rental)
  • * To Reserve: $500 security deposit + $150 clean fee (nice house w electronics)
  • * Balance due 30 days before arrival or upon booking within 30 days ahead
  • * Security deposit usually returned within 14 days of departure minus casualties
  • * Refund a Cancellation 3 months ahead - Or 30 days in advance w/$200 fee.
  • * No refunds if cancelling within after 30 days before arrival or later.
  • * Prices subject to change without notice. Price locked in when deposit is made.

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