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Private Beachfront Home Set on Beautiful, Peaceful Grounds

Kaunakakai, HI, USA
  • House1300 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay4 - 7 nights

Oceanfront Property with a House & Studio Cottage Set Well Off the Road

Hale KaiNalu Beachfront Estate (Short Term Rental Home Permit No: STMO 2015/0004)

PLEASE NOTE: This listing is for our HOUSE.Please see our VRBO listing #25688 to inquire about our Cottage.


Our oceanfront estate has a beautiful 1300 sq ft beachfront home and 400 sq ft studio cottage situated on two private acres, with over 450 feet of beachfront. There are panoramic views of the ocean from both house and cottage. The property is very private, offering incredible tranquility and peacefulness. It is quiet and rejuvenating. There is a reef off shore, which protects the shoreline waters, providing safe swimming and snorkeling year-round. We are located on the lush east end of Molokai, which is thought by many to be the most beautiful area of Molokai. We are also one of the few properties on the east end which is set well off the road, affording maximum quiet and privacy. We are over 500 feet from the road.

The landscaping creates the feeling that you are in a park on the beach. It is very private and peaceful 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. We are so lucky to have found you.'

Our house is for four adults only. It is perfect for one or two couples. The cottage is for two adults or one couple. We are an adult only rental. Please email us for complete information. You can also visit our website for more information, photos and testimonials.

About the House:

Our house itself has been designed with the aesthetic at heart and an attention to detail. It has high ceilings, wood floors, charming colors, a complete kitchen with beautiful cherry and maple cabinets and granite counter tops, and two full baths with marble counter tops. There is great room with comfy furniture, Satellite TV and a stereo.

The house is fully and elegantly furnished with beautiful leather furniture, a wood dining table, and many one-of-kind pieces. There is beautiful artwork throughout. The master bedroom has a king sized bed and a full bath. The 2nd bedroom also has a king sized bed and full bath. There is wireless internet access. The bedrooms are positioned on opposite sides of the house so each has maximum privacy from the other. In addition there is an enclosed outside shower, a sitting area right on the beach and a gas barbecue. The landscaping creates the feeling that you are in a park. The grounds are absolutely beautiful.

Rates for House*

FOR TWO ADULTS: $1800 per week

FOR THREE – FOUR ADULTS: $2200 per week

Plus a $135 cleaning fee for two, $185 for four, and 14.42% Tax

Nightly Rates, if Available:

$275 (for 2); $325 (for 4)

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.


About the Cottage: Also See our VRBO listing #25688

Our cottage shares the property with our home. 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 also 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 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. There is wireless internet access and a flat screen TV with satellite.

Rates for Cottage*

$1200 per week

$200 per night for shorter stays if available

plus 14.42% Tax, and $95 Cleaning Fee

Please email us for complete information. We have other helpful information about travel to Molokai. Please contact us and we will be happy to share some info about finding the best prices for renting a car on Molokai.

You can also visit our website for more information, photos, testimonials.



Member Since 2003
Response rate:
Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Mar 18, 2018


    • Internet
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • House Master Bedroom
        1 king
      • House 2nd Bedroom
        1 king


        • 2 Bathrooms
        • House Master Bath
          toilet, jetted tub, outdoor shower
        • House 2nd Bathroom
          toilet, combination tub/shower, outdoor shower

          Location Type

            • Beachfront
            • Ocean View
              Beautiful views of ocean, waves breaking on outside reef, Maui off in the distance.
            • Oceanfront


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Covered Parking
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet
                      There is wireless internet provided.


                        • Kitchen
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                          House has a Dishwasher
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Books
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                • VCR


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      2 Single Kayaks
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill


                                        • not suitable for children
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • jetted tub

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • horseback riding

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • cycling
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • hiking
                                                    • kayaking
                                                    • sailing
                                                    • snorkeling/diving
                                                    • swimming

                                                      House Rules

                                                      Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                      Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                      Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                      18 Reviews


                                                      Latest reviews

                                                      Wonderful quiet beach front cottage stay

                                                      mary b.

                                                      We had a delightful four day stay on Molokai at this private beachfront cottage in a lush green jungle setting. The cottage was just what we wanted: small, but large enough, and equipped with everything we needed to be happy cooking, relaxing, sitting on the lanai reading, or just listening to the breeze and the surf as we lazed away the day.

                                                      Peace in Paradise

                                                      Dan H.

                                                      Our time at Hale KaiNalu on Molokai was one of the most relaxing vacations in one of the most beautiful places that we've ever had. The beaches and the mountains are stunning and the people are super friendly. The home is everything you could expect, private, comfy and well equipped, the grounds are beautiful and well maintained, and the private beach is the cherry on top. It also comes with a small eclectic library that we took good advantage of.

                                                      This property is a slice of heaven!

                                                      Lora C.

                                                      This trip was a pure delight from start to finish!

                                                      We arrived late at night, and it was a bit tough to find the property because there are literally no lights on the island. Tired, a bit stressed and confused we tumbled into bed (which was very comfortable) and fell asleep. When we awoke, it was like waking up in a dream! The cottage was charming, but the property was pure heaven! Kayaks, a small private beach, a lush lawn with palm trees, and outdoor shower, OMG, we never wanted to leave!

                                                      Everything was very clean (I'm sensitive to smells, dirt, etc. and this property met and exceeded my expectations) and was just as described. The cottage truly feels larger than the pictures show. The grounds were very well maintained too, and the owners were very responsive. When we left we inadvertently forgot to carry the trash out, so we texted in a panic, and they responded right away.

                                                      It depends on what YOU want in a vacation, but we wanted to get away and to relax and reconnect and this property was perfect for that. We weren't close to town (but there was a gas station/store/eatery near by) and wasn't in a tourist area. It was close enough that we could drive to wherever we wanted to go, but when we got back we could completely relax and unwind and get away. Which is what we wanted.

                                                      One day we did the Halawa Valley Cultural hike, one day we went to town and then went to the beach to watch the sunset, one day we went to the old Leper Colony. All magical and wonderful experiences. We simply cannot wait to get back there again. I have already told my parents that they need to book here, and when we do go back, I won't stay anywhere else.

                                                      Here are the things that I wish I would have been aware of however. The island is small. We flew in late on a Sunday night and stores were closed. We swung by the one store that we found and got some food for breakfast, but we didn't get coffee because we assumed that the house would have coffee. While there was a coffee maker, there was NO coffee there. The stores were far enough away that it was inconvenient to go grab a coffee that first morning. Just plan ahead and if you like coffee or tea, be sure to bring your own. Same with shampoo and conditioner. Being used to hotels, we didn't bring our own, and didn't realize that there was no shampoo or conditioner until after we got back from the store getting coffee! Oops! Again, not a problem, just something we wish we would have known in advance.

                                                      Truly magical!

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      HI Lora,

                                                      SO glad you enjoyed your stay in our cottage on Molokai. I hope you are able to return one day. Sorry about the confusion about coffee, etc. I will try to be more clear with future guests!! In case folks are wondering reading this: There is a small store that has a deli counter and sells coffee about 5 minutes away by car. And they open early!!

                                                      Take care and Warm Alohas,


                                                      Spirit of aloha

                                                      We LOVED your house on Moloka’i! It is absolutely beautiful and perfect for what we wanted: peaceful, private, well-tended, clean and comfortable, glorious vistas, filled with aloha! A very sacred space like this is hard to leave, but we did go to the Friday afternoon ukulele fest at the Hotel Moloka’i. And we drove to Halawa Valley, so lush and beautiful, though we didn’t have time for the hike to the waterfall this trip. Next time! Also drove up to the Palaupapa Overlook. Gorgeous and such deep history. Still much to explore, but we had a great first taste of this beautiful island.

                                                      But mostly we just enjoyed sitting on the lanai and slowing down to Moloka'i time. We walked on the beach each morning, offering prayers of love and healing for the whole world. We watched as rainbows gradually arched across the sky and enjoyed the friendly green lizards with blue feet who came to greet us on the lanai. We watched for whales and photographed the palms dancing in sunlight. Never once did we turn on the TV, though we enjoyed playing Hawaiian music from my phone through the music system while we cooked in the well appointed kitchen. And thanks to the fringing reef a half mile from shore, the ocean sounds are soft and soothing, as if someone put them on a dimmer switch. Made it easy to sleep unlike many oceanfront homes. Thank you for making your home available to travelers like us. We are deeply grateful to be able to live in such a wonderful home when we are so far from our home. Every morning my husband looked at me with eyes aglow and said, “Thank you for finding this place. Thank you for bringing me here.” We’ll be back!

                                                      Mahalo nui loa, JO

                                                      Dare I say it?

                                                      Sylvia B.

                                                      Holy Moly--kai?! The views you see the moment you enter the house and look across the room out the sliding glass doors toward the ocean will knock your socks off (which is a good thing as the homeowners do ask that guests not wear shoes in the house). My primary concern with any rental home or condo I've stayed in is the cleanliness of the property and this one was perfect! The home is quite spacious and very well equipped with all the accoutrements that any one would need, in the kitchen and elsewhere. I do agree with the other reviewer who felt that it would be nice to have a television in both bedrooms--but what is truly amazing in the "guest" bedroom bath is the wall of windows looking directly out onto beautiful foliage that surrounds the house. And don't worry--the only ones looking in will be the birds in the trees that like to sit outside and sing to you! The grounds are immaculately maintained and the cottage is also surrounded by lovely foliage with the front oriented just slightly in a different direction (still maintaining an ocean view) but enough to create a feeling of total privacy for both properties. We would love to come for another stay and are already pursing that. The only thing on my wish list would be a few more and closer restaurants. One thing others might find helpful in the (hopefully) rare event that your mainland flight is delayed and you miss the last flight to Molokai on your arrival date is that there is a bank of phones in the luggage arrival area of the Honolulu airport that connect you directly to 3 airport hotels, that are less than a mile from the airport and all offer free shuttle service. The last thing, I think, anyone would want to do is end up at a Waikiki Beach Hotel when you're going to want to turn around and get back to the airport first thing the next morning and, needless to say, there are many aloha shirt wearing, smiling faced shuttle drivers from the beach hotels that would love to whisk you away! Another helpful, for us, thing that we learned during our surprise stay at the Honolulu Airport Hotel is that they have something called a "day stay" program for people with late flights out of Honolulu who have a day to kill and don't want to schlep around to the tourist attractions that they've likely already seen with all their luggage (turns out airports have done away with lockers and I did not trust the airline to not lose our luggage if we left it with them all day)--a nice alternative.


                                                      Garry J.Ontario. Canada

                                                      The first words spoken upon opening the door to the beachfront house was WOW! The view from the back deck overlooking Maui is awesome and the whales put on quite a show for us during the week in February that we stayed here.

                                                      We were impressed with the heavy timber construction of the house, the hardwood floors and how well equipped it was. The house was clean, the grounds are well cared for and it is quite a peaceful location. There are 2 bedrooms; one with a shower and one with a whirlpool tub. There is also an outdoor shower with hot water which worked quite well. There is free WiFi and one TV but it is located in one of the bedrooms which means only 1 couple can watch TV. It would have been much better to have the TV located in the living area of the house so all guests could use the TV. There is a washer and dryer outside beside the house in a shed which worked well. There are outside loungers for use on the lawn, and the beach in front of the house (although public) was quite private.

                                                      We drove around Molokai in all directions and we all agreed that we lucked out in renting this property and would highly recommend it.


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