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Quiet, Private Beachfront Cottage, One of the Few Cottages Set Far From Road

Bedrooms Studio
Space 450 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Hale KaiNalu Beachfront Cottage

Short Term Rental Home Permit No: STMO 2015/0004


This is a beautiful beachfront studio cottage on the lovely Hawaiian Island of Molokai. It is situated on an oceanfront estate of almost two private acres, with over 450 feet of beach front. There are panoramic views from the deck of the ocean and of Maui across the channel. There is a reef off shore, which protects the shoreline waters, providing swimming and snorkeling year-round. We are located on the lush end of Molokai, which is considered by many to be the most beautiful area of Molokai. We are on of the few properties on Molokai located way off the road, offering maximum quiet and privacy. We are over 500 feet away from the road. You can not see any neighbors!! This is truly one of the most beautiful properties on Molokai.

The cottage shares the property with a larger home that is also for rent (see VRBO Listing #247907). They are separated by lots of privacy foliage. The house and cottage are actually more private from each other than many other rentals are from their neighbors.

The cottage has been designed with the aesthetic at heart and an attention to detail. It has high ceilings, wood floors, charming colors, a complete kitchen, and full bath. It is fully and elegantly furnished with beautiful teak furniture, a leather couch, and a comfortable king size bed. The deck has a teak table and chairs set, plus two comfy patio chairs and an unobstructed view of the ocean. In addition, there are lounge chairs on the beach for your enjoyment. The landscaping creates the feeling that you are in a park on the beach.

It is very private, peaceful, and beautiful here. We truly offer a unique property, rarely found in Hawaii. One of our guests said: 'It's the kind of place you find once in a blue moon.'

Rates for Cottage*

$1200 per week

$200 per night for shorter stays if available

plus 13.42% Tax, and $95 Cleaning Fee

If you email us, we are happy to provide you with more helpful travel tips related to getting to Molokai.

Reservation and Cancellation Policy:

Reservations are confirmed when a security deposit of 50% of total booking is received within 7 - 10 days after booking. Confirmation will be made by email once the deposit is received. The remaining balance is due 45 days prior to arrival. If making reservations within 45 days of your arrival, full payment will be required at time of booking.

Payment for rentals is by personal check or PayPal. Our preferred method is personal check. If you want to pay with a credit card, we will send you a PayPal invoice. There is an additional 3.5% - 4% fee when using this method of payment.

Cancellation of a booking at any time after confirmation has been issued will result in forfeiture of the initial 50% deposit unless the unit can be re-booked for the same time period at the same rate. Cancellation within 45 days of arrival will result in 100% loss of paid amounts unless the unit can be re-booked for the same time period at the same rate of the initial booking. If a portion of the rental time is re-booked, a pro-rated refund will be made. For cancellations that result in a refund, a $100 processing fee will be charged and deducted from any refund.

To protect against cancellations due to unforeseen events, we recommend that guests purchase travel insurance.

More Details

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stay here for one week and it was great!! Quiet-Nice pleace! Great bed-kitchen-bathroom-beautifull garden- nice view. A place that you think only exists in your dreams...

You need a car...

Everything is perfectly arranged by Jessica !!

It was so great to stay here!!!

Jun 2009
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Kaunakakai Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please refer to complete Reservation and Cancellation Policy in "About Property" Section of this listing.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
King-size Bed, Full Bath with Tub/Shower, Kayaks Available, Beach Cooler, Beach Towels, No Smoking Please


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Quiet, Private Beachfront Cottage, One of the Few Cottages Set Far From Road
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews
Seattle, WA, USE

Absolutely Awesome!!!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage could not be more perfect!! It is rare to find a place that so exceeds your expectations. Even the great photos shown here don't do it justice. The owners are great: easy to deal with, give you lots of privacy and take such wonderful care of the cottage and grounds. It really is like a park on the ocean. We whole heartily recommend this cottage and property. It was a wonderful experience and one of our best vacations ever!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a quiet peaceful spot by the ocean to restore your soul, then it does not get better than this!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN

We are definitely coming back

  • 5 of 5

If you want total privacy and seclusion in a tropical jungle with a mountainous backdrop, and your own private beach, where you literally don't see anybody else (apart from perhaps the people staying in the other house on the property) - then do yourself a favor and stay here. You will not be disappointed. If you want to see people, lots of activities and shopping, then you have chosen the wrong place, and the wrong island entirely.

The cottage is clean, comfortable and well equipped. The surrounding gardens and foliage are stunning. The view of the ocean and sunrise is spectacular. Among the amenities to note, there is good wifi, a washing machine & drier, and a grill.

Although all beaches in Hawaii are public, the east side has so few people that we did not see anyone else around our beach. The water is warm, calm and shallow out to the fringing reef - nice for swimming, but not good snorkeling (Molokai does not have good snorkeling directly off the beaches anyway - you need to take a boat out to the reef). There are kayaks for use on the property, which we used to explore the area.

We chose to stay on the east side of Molokai because it is mountainous, lush and very scenic. The west side is flat and less interesting. The east side is supposedly wetter, but we hardly saw any rain; it was sunny with blue skies most of the time. The clouds mostly hang over the mountains, not so much the beach areas.

It is only 30 mins to the main town of Kaunakakai and a short drive east to the Halawa Valley. We did one large shop at the main grocery store in town on our way in, and then did not have to go back to town for groceries because there is a very small grocery store 1.5 miles from the property where we were able to replenish our essentials as needed.

The owners of the property are lovely people, quick to respond to enquiries, and very, very helpful.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winnipeg, Manitoba/ Canada

Dream Come True-Simply Amazing

  • 5 of 5

There is only one word to describe our stay at the cottage and that is SPECTACULAR! It was cozy and very comfortable with all the amenities you need and more. The scenery is breath taking truly making Hawaii one of the most beautiful places on earth. The cottage was private & quiet and the yard and house were meticulously tended to. Having our own private ocean along with the stunning views of lush vegetation and palm trees made us feel like celebrities. It was wonderful to have the kayaks and we made good use of them. Jessica was wonderful on giving us detailed information on the area and what was available for services on the island. If you want a true, peaceful getaway with the amazing beauty and relaxed life style of the old Hawaii, this is the island and vacation property to choose. We would go back in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heaven on earth!

  • 5 of 5

Paradise? Tranquility? Beauty abound? Romance? Nature? Freedom? Privacy? Gorgeous sunrises? If that's what you are looking for in a get away then this gem is exactly what your looking for! We LOVE this place! Outdoor shower was amazing, so incredibly refreshing. Entertainment at all hours just sitting on the lanai watching the colorful geckos, simply mesmerizing! The cottage is decorated with comfort in mind and had every amenity we could have ever needed. The colors of the plants surrounding every corner of the property takes your breath away! The sunrises were glorious on our own little private beach! Spent three weeks here and enjoyed every moment!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Our one week stay at Hale Kai, Cottage by the Sea was everything promised and more. We travelled to Molokai to celebrate my retirement and enjoyed every moment on this property and on this special, very Hawaiin island. If it's a natural, true Hawaiin experience you're looking for, away from the city, resorts and tourist traps, this place is for you. The property is beautiful, secluded, private, clean and comfortable. Molokai is unique: quiet, friendly, and proud of its native culture. Hale Kai is a wonderful place to get away from it all and enjoy the ocean and beauty of Hawaii.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Molokai Airport
Car: necessary

There are beautiful Beaches out front and nearby, plus, Scuba Diving, Fishing Charters


Rates & Availability

Kaunakakai Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Nightly Rate if Available
Feb 28 2017 - Aug 27 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95
Tax Rate 13.42%

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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