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Relax, Watch the Sunrise, the Waves Break, Enjoy Our Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4) permit Number STMO 2013/0004

Start your morning with kona coffee watching the sunrise over Maui from the beachside gazebo. View the ancient fish ponds and waves breaking on the reef.. In the winter months whales breach beyond these breakers. Take a morning dip or a lazy beach walk. Shower off the salt and sand in the outside shower. The day ahead is yours to fill. Lounge in the large yard or travel the roads to see the sights.

As evening comes, barbeque and picnic in the yard and then return to the gazebo for the late flight of birds returning to the shore.

This is the place to relax and breath deeply..

permit number stmo 2013/0004


Keywords: beachfront

More Details

Property Manager
Martha Yuknis
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 15, 2017

About Martha Yuknis

Len and I built the first phase of our cottage in 1976 when our first two children were 4 and 5, We have been returning to Molokai to spend a month or more each year since then. . In 2002 we renovated the house for the third time. Our youngest daughter was married in the gazebo in 2005. Our family now joins us each year to celebrate the holidays and enjoy the sun and the sea. It is a great break from Alaska winters. We all feel very much at home here..

Martha Yuknis purchased this cottage in 1976

Why Martha Yuknis chose Kaunakakai

Our family has always enjoyed the ocean and beach life. We love to fish, swim and relax by the shore. Hawaii gives us a break from the Alaskan winters and renews our energy so returning is always a joy.

What makes this cottage unique

A comfortable home with a view of the ocean and the island of Maui. A large yard in which to relax or play games. A gazebo for snacks or breakfast coffee. The beach is at your door.


Kaunakakai Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , Soak in the old style claw foot tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • There is an outside enclosed shower open to the sky above. You can rid yourself of salt or just enjoy a shower under the stars.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , This bedroom has an outside entrance and a full bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , This bedroom overlooks the ocean and Maui and has a 1/2 bath
  • Queen size Beds (2) Each bedroom is equiped with a queen size bed. The front bedroom has a view of Maui and the ocean.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • wind-surfing
There is a large yard for relaxing and a gazebo for morning coffee and watching the sun rise or...set. You may stroll the beach and then return to have a cozy lunch on the open sided lanai catching the tropical breezes.


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Relax, Watch the Sunrise, the Waves Break, Enjoy Our Cottage
average rating of 4.733333 based on 15 reviews
Big Spring, TX

Paradise found

  • 5 of 5

This is our third year in a row to stay at this great house. We are already looking forward to our next stay! It is a great property, with a great view. Very peaceful. Thank you for sharing with us!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to share our home with those who love it as much as we do!!
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Such a great adventure!

  • 5 of 5

This home is well appointed and has everything you could possibly need. It almost has a 'need a penny, take a penny' feel... by that I mean, need sunscreen? You will find some at this house and then maybe when you leave you'll leave behind something else for the next people like extra shampoo.

We really enjoyed our time here. The outdoor shower is really cool, very helpful for rinsing clothes and feet.You can't beat the sunrises from the lounge chairs. I wish I was back there right now. Having the washer and dryer was really helpful and the huge lawn was great, watch for falling coconuts :) The plumeria flowers outside the bedroom windows were lovely and the fruit stand next door was very helpful. We really loved it here and hope to be back one day. Thanks for opening your home to us.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice place to spend a week

  • 4 of 5

Very nice, cozy, private, clean, and well stocked cabin on the beach. IMHO Molokai'i is about a weeks stay at the most. It is a 20 + minute drive to the nearest resturant / town. The price was competitive for the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. I am glad you enjoyed it. You are right, for most people a week or two is sufficient. It is a great place to relax, great away and unwind.
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Wonderful place

  • 4 of 5

We very much enjoyed this lovely, peaceful retreat.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed it. As I have said before our family loves it and it is our home away from home.
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Lummi Island

Paradise Found!

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the best VRBO rentals we have experienced. Beautiful location near to a number of good beaches. The cottage was well supplied, comfy furniture, a lovely set up as you enter the home. Karen is a wonderful manager and the added benefit of the puppies and kitties from next door made it a home, not just some place we rented.We will be back and we are telling our good friends-this is too nice to just tell anyone :)

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just exactly what we'd hoped for!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay on Molokai at "Our Beachfront Cottage". Friends of ours stayed here many years ago and recommended it highly. It was everything we needed or wanted. Peaceful and quiet, roomy and comfortable with all the amenities of home. The beach was there one day and gone the next, but still close enough to enjoy, especially at low tide. The yard and grounds were as large as they looked in the pics and well maintained with a fair amount of privacy. The gazebo is (as advertised) a great place for morning tea (with Bailey's) and catching the sunrise. We spent hours sunning on the chaise lounges overlooking the shoreline as we watched whales and waves in the distance. Also ~ we had optional pet-duties which included 3 dogs and 2 cats from next door. Although we weren't totally comfortable with the idea at first, we came to really enjoy their company and antics and they were really no trouble at all.

The house was very well appointed and had everything we needed and more. Plenty of towels, all the necessary kitchen implements, reading material, local information, some games, etc.. Karen ~ the caretaker was totally accommodating and helped to make our stay just perfect. We will definitely book here again and look forward to coming back soon.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy that you enjoy our cottage as much as we do! It is a special place for our family and friends.
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Nearest Ferry
19 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $150
Tax Rate 13.42%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.