|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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
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
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.
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.
We already love Molokai and discovering this beautiful home and property just adds to our joy! The home is beautiful, well equipped, and well maintained. We really appreciated the large yard and the landscaping makes you feel that you have your own private paradise. We relaxed at the beach on the property, as well as the ones east and west of there. Relaxing on the lounges by the water was the perfect end to another day in paradise! "Relaxing", and "feels like home" are what comes to mind. Lovely place!! Plan to stay here every visit!! Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful property.
We arrived on 3 April, 2015, expecting an overpriced vacation rental with a ton of house rules. To our surprise, the little cottage is exactly the opposite. The property is fenced in which provides a safety net for the kids in the yard. The yard is extremely large and well maintained. There are a variety of beautiful flowers and fruits growing on the property. There is motion lighting at the front gate which is really nice and a plus at night. The ocean side of the property is bordered with hedges which makes it difficult to see the ocean from the home. There are a number of paths that lead to the ocean and is easy to access. The kids won't have a problem moving to and from the shoreline. The only concern is the shoreline is rocky with limited sand areas. The rocks are slippery making it hard to walk with slippers and dangerous for the kids. The house is beautiful and well maintained. There are lots of picture windows, curtains and the breeze passes through easily. The house has two decent sized bedrooms with firm queen sized beds. The bedroom closest to the highway tends to be noisy from the road traffic. However, the second bedroom is quiet and breezy. The livingroom area is spacious and the couches are comfortable. You will want to nap on the couches as it's the best spot in the house. The kitchen area is awesome with a full range, sink, refrigerator and dishes. There are condiments and small food items left from previous visitors. We left a few bottled waters as my wife used some of the hot tea packets. There is a washer machine on site and laundry line for wet clothing.
I gave the property four stars because of the rocky shoreline.
The other reviews do a nice job of describing Molokai. I'd only say that we wish that we'd had more time on the island. A long weekend wasn't enough to explore everything.
The property itself is delightful. The yard really is as large as the pictures make it look. It's landscaped in such a way that we couldn't see the house to the south and only from the back of the yard could we see the house to the north, so it feels very private. There are many coconut palms (and we had fresh coconut on our last day after finding one that had fallen), papaya trees, lilikoi, and lots of other things I don't know the names of. As others have mentioned, the gazebo is quite nice for morning coffee or an evening glass of wine.
From the house and the yard, there is a clear view of Maui and Lanai. (I think that was also Kaho'Olawe in the distance.) As you'd expect from somewhere relatively rural, at night there are zillions of stars.
Being on the east end of the island, you will want to stock up on food, etc., since there's no quick trip to the store. On the other hand, it's quiet and peaceful with little traffic.
The house itself works well. The space is laid out efficiently, so we felt like we had enough space for cooking, eating, sleeping, and lounging around.
I hope to be able to return to Molokai soon to explore what we missed. I'd definitely stay here again.
A wonderful place to call your home in paradise! We had a very relaxing time at a very well kept up property. Modern conveniences such as cable TV and WiFi can keep you as connected to the real world as possible here, but why would you want to do that? The kitchen is very well equipped with all the things you need, coffee maker, microwave, toaster and rice cooker along with all of the needed cooking utensils and big appliances. A great library of books on the history of Molokai are a joy to read after a day of exploring the island. But most of our days were spent sitting on the chaise lounges under the coconut trees watching the whales in the channel.
The house is only three miles east of a drive in (Mana'e Goods and Grindz) where they serve the best beef teriyaki and chicken katsu on the island. The town of Kaunakakai has your main grocery stores but some staples can be bought there as well.
You can swim right there at a sandy bottomed beach or a mile down from the house is 20 Mile beach which is safe to take your kids snorkeling. Keep your eyes peeled to find tako (octopus) hiding in the holes in the rocks, we saw several of them during our snorkeling trips.
A great place for a young family to enjoy or just a couple on a romantic escape.
Molokai is very different compared with the other islands. "there is nothing to do on Molokai"....(relax and enjoy). The small store close by (3 miles) has most of what you would need. This is a side of Hawaii that we had never experienced but a perfect place to relax and sit back and enjoy.
We celebrated my wife's 50th birthday in this ideal location. We've been to Hawaii a number of times, fell in love with Maui, but had never been to Molokai. After a week on Maui with friends and family, this cottage was the perfect place to decompress. We immediately fell in love with this place and it felt like home. Situated on an acre of manicured lawn, palm trees, a private beach a few steps away and the gazebo for morning coffee and sunrises that were worth getting up early for......the outdoor shower was fantastic in the morning and at night. More stars that you can imagine. The cottage was a clean and well maintained two bedroom, with a kitchen stocked with everything you would need and a cozy living room with cable TV, couches built for lounging and louvered windows to let the island breeze flow through the room.
We were warned that "there is nothing to do on Molokai"....and for some this might be a problem. For us, it was everything we wanted...time alone in paradise with a good book, a bottle (or two) of wine from the local spirits store, great bread from the bakery in town and fresh fish on the grill from the ladies selling out of the back of their truck. Mahi one day and Ahi the next, only hours old and kept on ice. Stock up in town, because the cottage is 19 miles away. The small store close by (3 miles) has most of what you would need, and a good plate lunch counter.
This is a side of Hawaii that we had never experienced, but we will return and stay longer next time.....we passed on the ferry ride and opted for Molukele Air and a short twenty minute flight on a 10 passenger plane. You'll want a car for sure...a great beach, and good snorkeling is a mile from the house at MM20...and the one lane road to the "end of the earth" is worth the time.....go slow and enjoy the view.
Molokai is what you make it......expect a small town and friendly people. Be sure to ask around for places to go.....Breakfast at the Cookhouse was good every time and worth the drive and the burgers in town were best served with fries and brown gravy...... Dinners at the "Cottage" were 5 star every night.
I know that we will return to Molokai and this cottage on the beach, we found everything we could want and will plan to stay longer next time. Fours days was not enough....but it was the perfect birthday present.
A side note: We included tattoo memories of Molokai, and found a talented local artist. If you are so inclined, look up Sherron Dudoit in town A+++
Payments will be made to our property manager and can be by credit card however there is an additional charge for credit card use.