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Dunbar Beachfront Cottages-Pauwalu - Kainalu, Molokai

Bedrooms 2
Space 720 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Your own secluded beach awaits on the lush East end of Moloka'i.

Here, on the most Hawaiian island, the stress and worries of the modern world seem to wash away with each new tide.

Here is Hawai'i as it once was. Peaceful, relaxed and beautiful. The Hawai'i of 50 years ago.

Come! Let the magic of the warm Pacific and this wonderful island soothe your soul.

Come! Enjoy the serenity of Kainalu.

Our vacation home is situated right at the water's edge and has its own secluded beach. The 2 bedroom, one bath designs provide panoramic vistas of the islands of Maui, Lana'i and Kaho'olawe. Perfect vantage points for whale watching from December through April.

The Pauwalu house is at beach level and is probably the better choice for families with small children or those with special access needs. Sleeps four comfortably with queen bed in the master bedroom and 2 twin beds in the second bedroom.

Safe swimming and snorkeling can be enjoyed year-round here or at other locations within a mile of the cottages.

Please visit our website at molokai-beachfront-cottages for more information.

Keywords: cottage, beach house, bungalow

More Details

Leslie Dunbar
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner


We wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed our stay at the cottage. It was everything we hoped it would be, and so much more. We loved the island and the sights we saw. Such beauty! Thank you again, and we look forward to another and longer stay!
Jan 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Kaunakakai in Maui County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 720 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower/Tub Combo
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Port a crib upon request
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Your own secluded beach


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Dunbar Beachfront Cottages-Pauwalu - Kainalu, Molokai
average rating of 4.866667 based on 16 reviews

Fabulous stay!

  • 5 of 5

This place is amazing! Leslie thank you so much for the perfect stay on Molokai! We truly enjoyed every minute, mahalo

  • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed yourselves. Thanks for writing. Leslie
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Classic Hawaiian getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Great place if you want a true Hawaiian getaway! Perfect for those that love quite rumbles of da ocean.

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Molokai getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved the dunbar beachfront cottages on the east side of Molokai - it had everything we needed for this trip; we loved staying right on the ocean - a unique place on the Hawaiian Islands

  • Review Submitted: 10-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had fun!

  • 4 of 5

We rented this cottage and my parents did the other. We enjoyed the view...wonderful! The cottages were simple, and yet comfortable and calming. I would say that in both cottages we had so many ants, and in my parents cottage it looked like a lot of termites. Maybe it is was time for the exterminator. However, again, the view was lovely in both and they were both clean.

We enjoyed Molokai and had a great time. However, having been to Molokai many years ago, it was a bit sad to see it in the state is is now. Many of the buildings are run down and that is not the way it was before.

From the various properties that we saw on Molokai at the same price, the Dunbar Cottages are the best value, to be sure.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Karrie, I am so sorry for your ant issue. I wish you had called us right away. The guests who came after you did and we had the exterminator the next day. He said the ants were a result of our unusually rainy weather. They were coming from outside, attracted by the cottage lights. I hope the rest of your stay was enjoyable and really apologize for any inconvenience the ants caused. Kip and I do try to be active owners/managers and take care of problems as soon as we can. Aloha, Leslie Dunbar
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Beautiful view!!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in the Pauwalu cottage for 3 nights. The sunrise from the private beach is breathtaking. The little crabs are entertaining and we were the only two people in sight. The afternoons on the private beach were very relaxing.

I had a minor accident on a hike and called the owner for advice on a doctor. She called me back immediately with some recommendations. Even though it was in the evening, she didn't seem bothered and was eager to help and make my stay a good one.

The cottage was a good size and had plenty of amenities. The bed was a little uncomfortable and we had to use the two pillows from the spare bedroom. Luckily, there were just two of us. It would have been nice to have some extra pillows, as there were only 4 total and they were a little flat.

I would definitely stay at this cottage again (and request extra pillows next time).

  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Cassie, I was wondering about you and how your injury was. I hope it all worked out okay. I apologize for the bed. It is a relatively new queen purchased in 2014. Did you find it too soft or too hard? Thanks for the tip about the pillows. I will replace them today. Aloha, Leslie
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Pauwalu Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our stay for over a week at the Pauwalu Cottage was fantastic. The cottage was a perfect size for two, isolated, private, and furnishing its own beach. The views from the balcony were spectacular. We ate in every night and had no trouble finding the necessary pots, pans, utensils, and dishes - the house was well stocked. Of course, the beauty of Molokai and the charming people we met added immensely to the experience. We would highly recommend this property for adults. It was a most memorable time, and we can't wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
18 Miles
Car: necessary

The Dunbar Beachfront Cottages are located in Kainalu, Molokai on the east end of the island. They are about 18 miles and a half hour's drive east of the main town of Kaunakakai. The cottages are a quarter of a mile apart with nothing between them but ocean and shoreline.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £64.52

Permit# CP 2000/0013
Hawaii State Tax ID#W20447804-01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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