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Private Hilltop Cottage * Ocean View from every room in this Cottage!

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property


State of Hawaii

Transient Accommodation

Certificat of Registration

No 20136489

Since 2004


No W24780584-01


This private hilltop cottage is WONDERFUL! A spacious, airy, clean one bedroom/very comfy king bed. Large one bath with whirlpool tub and separate shower. Full kitchen, four burner gas stove/oven. Comfortable, spacious living area allows an abundance of ocean view throughout.

This hilltop retreat offers unique privacy, unspoiled natural beauty, a huge wrap around deck for outdoor enjoyment with a stunning panoramic 3 island ocean view! This ocean view is alive and in constant motion with gentle surf breaking in the distance.

Perfect for writers, yoga enthusiast, couples or anyone looking for that special quiet getaway alone or with someone special.

A wonderful choice for the best getaway ever!

Truely an Unspoiled Beauty!

Keywords: Cottage

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Kehau McKee
Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2017

About Kehau McKee

Aloha, I am Kehau McKee, owner/operator of Molokai Hilltop Cottage. Born and raised in Hawaii on the island of O'ahu. Growing up in Honolulu, my family, looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, traveled to Molokai often and when ever opportunity allowed to visit, play, enjoy and work this property which belonged to my Tutu (grandmother) Over the years, I have naturally grown to love this island and this property my Mother left to me, always returning back to Molokai through the years. In 1975 my husband and I moved to Molokai to be near my parents who had since retired to live out their years here. Our children were born and raised

here, but sadly have had to move to the outer islands of Maui & O'ahu for better employment oppertunities and raise their families. They return home often as they can for vacation and holiday to share the simple local lifestyle with their children and to teach them the value of family, traditions and responsibility to the land. My husband Lou and I

live part time between the islands of Molokai, O'ahu and Maui.

Come, visit, and experience this rare beauty and the peaceful and tender rejuvenation of mind, body and spirit we have all come to know and love here on Molokai....a place like no other!

Mahalo Nui,

Kehau McKee

Kehau McKee purchased this house in 1992

Why Kehau McKee chose Molokai

This property offers total privacy, a sense of calm and tranquility like no other, all hours of the day.

What makes this house unique

Beautiful panoramic ocean view from everywhere in the Cottage. Peaceful, tranquil and private.

Spectacular sunrise from the lanai / deck

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you, Kehau for this beautiful place. It has felt like home this week and we have loved being here. I am so grateful for the time we have spent here and look forward to future stays.

Mahalo, Mary

Kehau, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We feel so blessed to have stayed at your Cottage and on this island. What a gift.!!

With Love, Ben
Mar 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Kaunakakai in Maui County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • rural ...
  • Water View
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bath * Separate Shower * Jetted Tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Stunning view of Ocean from Bed, Panoramic 3 Island Ocean view, Satelite TV, Complimentary in House Videos Library, Hawaiian History Books, Radio/CD Player, Two Door Refrigerator, 4-Burner Gas Stove/Oven, Rice Cooker, Toaster, Blender, Cookware, Hair Dryer, Beach Towels, Whale Watching, Star Gazing,


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Private Hilltop Cottage * Ocean View from every room in this Cottage!
average rating of 4.766667 based on 53 reviews

Great hideaway

  • 5 of 5

This airy, spacious cottage has great views of the surrounding ocean, Maui, and Lanai. It is perched on a hillside a couple of hundred feet up from the ocean. Cottage is well outfitted, a well organized kitchen with open shelves, a very comfortable bed, and large lanai. Two minutes from the main road, it is quiet and private. Owner is happy to help. Well located it is closer to the wetter east end but not far from town.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 31, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hilltop Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was very relaxing, quiet and private. I had extended a work trip for some solitude in paradise, and my god did I find it! :)

I am already looking to book a second stay in the near future. The view and the privacy are incredible. The house is in decent shape. I've seen some past reviews where some complained about the age or bugs, but the cottage is up to date and in good condition! You have to realize you are in a wooded area so there may be a bug or two, but that is all I saw. I highly recommend this cottage and I will be returning!

Steve from Connecticut

  • Review Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful getaway

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is very comfortable on the beautiful east end of Molokai. The setting is stunning, it feels remote yet you are only a mile from the local village. Cottage has everything you need and nothing that you don't. This is my second stay and I recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My fifth stay at Hilltop Cottage.

  • 5 of 5

I love this magical place, view is awesome, nice breezes and good sun. Sit on the deck and watch the whales while looking over at Maui. My preferred place on Molokai. I have had quality time bringing each grandchild over with me for a stay. East side location is cooler, greener and quiet. A mile west is the neighborhood store with necessities available and a little "drive in" eatery that has absolutely the best Mahi Mahi burgers in the world. Thirty minute beautiful drive to town and the harbor. Did I mention the awesome sunrises? Bathroom is huge with jacuzzi tub that feels so good after day on the beach. Bed is so comfortable. Owners are working on upgrades; kind of hard when it is almost always rented, but they are pecking away at it. Places on the islands require a lot of maintenance. Bottom line, want a real get away and privacy - this is it! Thank you Kehau.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great secluded location with a commanding view of the ocean (with Maui off in the distance)...

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the ocean view from the secluded location of this cottage. Big open living room, bedroom and bathroom. It was nice that the bath had both a shower and a bathtub. We would stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stormy Molikai

  • 3 of 5

Molokai was my husbands choice for 5 days of a 10 day stay--he wanted seclusion. The private Hilltop cottage provided that seclusion he desired. The week was stormy but tolerable. My biggest complaint to the Hilltop cottage was we were given wrong directions and after payment in full never recieved the correct address to the place--we spent about 3 hours driving to an address that did not exisit in the dark stormy weather. Please get directions before you go for sometimes the owners do not answer their phone (Oahu). My second more minimal issue was the place is scantly stocked with almost no ammenities like sugar, coffee, creamer or even the most basic items. The dishes etc were fine. You are about 30 min from the airport and shopping for groceries. We never found a decent restaurant in Molokai so we decided to cook which was very nice at Hilltop Cottage. The views and peaceful surroundings are great. The jacuzzi is nice and the open space is wonderful--the bed is great too.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha, we very much appreciate all reviews from guest. Our sincere and deep apologies were expressed to this guest for the error, confusion and miscommunication regarding driving directions to Hilltop Cottage. Having checked my cell msgs / emails, I learned of their situation. I immediately contacted them and was grateful that I was able to securely and safely direct them to their destination. This is the first time this has happened and we humbly apologize. As noted in past reviews, this has never been an issue. It is our steady policy that once payment is received, a return email is immediately sent to confirm a receipt of payment which secures the reservation. Also included is an expression of appreciation for said reservation along with easy Driving Directions to Hilltop Cottage and other helpful tips. To our future guest, please rest assure that we pay strict attention to this issue and will work diligently to affirm this will not happen again. Following is an excerpt from an email to this guest the following morning after their arrival. { Good Morning Lora, hope you both received a good night sleep last night and that you are slowly able to relax and enjoy your surroundings now that you are at the Cottage. My deep apologies for what you had to endure last night looking for the Cottage. After reviewing your inquiry, it was my error for not providing driving directions. I thought I had sent as I usually do after receipt of payment and since I did not hear from you, I assumed all was good. I'm so sorry. It is not our norm. The confusion about address, I didn't realize vrbo.com still listed our old address of 656 Kam V Hwy, I have it removed. Because we send driving directions and other tips via email, the current and correct address is provided within. Nevertheless, it doesn't excuse my error and I again humbly apologize for that. I do hope you enjoy your visit to the island, it's the perfect place to relax, unwind and let go of the hustle and bustle of normal everyday life. Please know that you may call me anytime of day or nite if you should have any other questions. Below are Driving Directions and other helpful tips, although late, it may still contain some helpful information. Mahalo again, ~Kehau } Regarding coffee, because guest have selected taste and preference for coffee, condiments and the like, we advise to bring own food and drinks. All other basic essentials are provided at Hilltop Cottage. Mahalo
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Hoolehua Airport
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Hotel Molokai
Nearest Ferry
17 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Manae Goods-n-Grinds Store and Lunch Counter
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Mile Marker 20 * Waialua Beach * Sandy Beach
Car: necessary

Whale Watching Between Jan - April, Public Library, Internet Cafe, Friday Evenings w/Da Kupunas Pool-side at Hotel Molokai (visitors love this!) Saturday morning Farmers Market/Craft Fair, Local Fine Arts Gallery, Father Damien Settlement (Kalaupapa), For Other Activities of Interest, search 'Molokai Outdoor Activities' or contact Molokai Visitor Association 808-553-5221 and visit them on-line.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Kaunakakai, Hawaii

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
high season
1 Nov 2017 - 1 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £73.81

PLEASE VISIT OUR MAIN WEB SITE AT www.molokaihilltopcottage.com for more complete details on this property

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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