A wonderful, unique island getaway...
Submitted: April 28, 2013
Stayed: May 2012
In the past, I had traveled to the Big Island and Maui, but was looking for something different this time around. A friend recommended Molokai, and to be honest, I wasn't even aware the island existed. And now, after my trip, it feels like a second home.
There aren’t a lot of places to stay on Molokai, and my research informed me that the quality of available rentals varies wildly — so I was very discerning when I inquired with potential rentals. This cottage is owned by a family in Colorado and they responded to my inquiry right away. Their communication was completely professional & polite and made me feel confident that I was going to be staying somewhere nice.
The cottage is located on the west end of the island, and is nestled within the Kepuhi Beach Resort, a collection of cottages centered around a central patio and pool, all of which are adjacent to the ocean — in other words, there’s nothing between you and the water. Pretty neat, if you ask me. The grounds around the cottage are well kept and very green & pretty. And being on the west side of the island means that every night, you have the island’s best view of the sunset (invariably a spectacular glowing orange).
The cottage itself is an ‘A-frame’ style building with high ceilings. No one above you or below you, which was terrific. The decorations are very nice and the numerous windows let lots and lots of natural light in (this was important to me). The kitchen utensils and appliances did the trick and the master bedroom was comfortable and spacious. The place had all the comforts of home — TV, WiFi — but truthfully, I found myself sitting out on the lanai most of the time.
The “lanai” — or patio, for us “mainlanders” — is covered and outfitted with reclining chairs. It has a fantastic view of the ocean, which seemed to be about a hundred feet away. You can literally stand up from your chair, walk off the lanai onto a path and be touching the ocean within 90 seconds. This is absolutely a “beachfront” cottage. I was lucky enough to spot a couple whale breaches while just sitting on the lanai.
All in all, I felt extremely lucky to find this cottage and it’s the only place I’ll rent when I visit Molokai again.
I’d also like to give my impressions of the island itself. Visiting Molokai is, very honestly, like traveling back to a simpler, friendlier time. The island is sparsely populated, which leads to a great feeling of privacy in any undertaking, whether you're hiking, swim
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
People with Disabilities,
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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