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Closest Oceanfront Cottage on Kepuhi Beach, Molokai- $Discount

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Queen Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4) washer/dryer

Aloha! Welcome to Cottage 2A- more than a condo...

We are right on Kepuhi Beach, steps to the sand; located at the secluded, quiet edge of the West End Kaluakoi Villas, our oceanfront home affords luxuriant serenity, panoramic views and majestic sunsets for you to enjoy. Please read our reviews to get a flavor of the delights you can expect as our guests!

See our website: molokai-beach-rental for more info and photos.

Our fully-equipped, smoke-free, deluxe beachfront cottage features the simplicity and solitude of oceanfront living with all the amenities and comforts of home. We've just remodeled with new paint, tropical fans, bedding and furnishings throughout and because it is our home, we know you will love being here as much as we do!

Also, enjoy wifi right in the cottage.

At our cottage by the sea, honeymooners, couples and families alike will find the perfect, peaceful setting for a dream vacation getaway. Relax and let your spirit breathe. This is Molokai, the most Hawaiian Island, a world the rest of the world doesn't know exists. Once you visit Molokai, you'll discover why it is called 'The Friendly Isle'.

Envision days of blissful serenity (all within walking distance right here on the Kaluakoi Resort property):

*Gently awaken to the music of the waves

*The cooling trade winds rustling the palms and the colorful island birds

*Become mesmerized by unbelievably turquoise waters

*Enjoy exotic flowers, trees, and a variety of local wildlife (It is common to see): spinner dolphins, monk seals, green sea turtles, and humpback whales! ...right out front from our covered ground floor lanai!!(the Hawaiian name for a porch or patio)

*Stroll to pristine Papohaku Beach, as wide as a football field, three miles long and deserted!

*Then dip into our freshwater pool or splash in the glistening, azure sea.

*In season, surf, boogie board, or snorkel right out the front door.

*Later, sip a cool drink and watch a breathtaking sunset from the lanai.

*Dine inside or outside on our spacious, lit lanai with an exquisite view of the lights of Honolulu


'Of all the villas/condos at Kaluakoi, this one is definitely the best situated with the best view. The moment we arrived, we felt the stress of our work lives melt away. The cottage is more than perfect. Molokai was exactly what I was hoping for, slightly off the beaten track with a charming funkiness.'

-Bret and Alona

'The view is astounding. This place is definitely a 'bargain' Hawaiian vacation.'

-Chris and Heiddi

'It is a lovely place - very quiet and peaceful. It is nicely decorated. Every room has a beautiful view. We enjoyed listening to the waves! Mahalo!'

-Larry & Susan

'Thank you so much for welcoming us to this lovely home. The space was a pleasure - bright and full of luxuries. This is the perfect vacation spot. The ocean sounds keep the mind free from the stressors of everyday life.'

-John and Crista

'Your 'Home Away From Home' is very cozy with one of the most magnificent views available..... watch the ocean waves crashing against the shoreline as the birds walk around on the lanai is breathtaking. We have enjoyed immensely our stay here and will have many pleasant memories to fall back upon in the future..... We would definitely love to come back to your 'Home' again.'

-Cindy & Bob

The first morning (and every other morning as well) we had our breakfast on the lanai and watched 'our' ocean and 'our' beach. This was absolutely paradise. It was perfect for us. We met lots of very interesting people and had the best anniversary imaginable...

-Normandie & Peter

Keywords: Secluded, romantic, deluxe, oceanfront Cottage, spectacular views, steps to beach, sunsets, whales, all amenities, total relaxation, privacy, in cottage wifi with password protection available.

More Details

Cher Trenholme
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 September, 2018

About Cher Trenholme

Aloha to all my family of guests past and future! I am currently living in Florida with my new husband Richard, however, my heart is always in Molokai where I was teaching 2nd grade in 2006. I enjoy travel and have recently visited Peru, China, 7 Western European countries, as well as 10 National Parks and numerous Nat. Monuments and state Parks in the Southwest. We also stayed 2 weeks this summer in my favorite location, Cottage 2A, Molokai. We explored the east end, swam in the waterfall pools at the Halawa Falls, snorkeled right out front and sipped wine on the lanai each night to a majestic sunset over Oahu. Please feel free to contact me or my assistant Michelle; you'll find I'm an accessible, helpful and friendly hostess! I know you will fall in love with Molokai and Cottage 2A, as I did!

Cher Trenholme purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Cher Trenholme chose Maunaloa

The moment I saw Cottage 2A, right on the ocean, I fell in love! I love being 100 steps to the sand, living in my fully furnished tropical home, which I am delighted to share with you. We had been looking on Maui, but this is truly paradise, unspoiled and uncrowded Hawaii as it has been for centuries.

What makes this cottage unique

Located at the quiet, secluded northern edge of the Kaluakoi Villas, Cottage 2A affords privacy, spectacular views and the constant music of the waves. You will think you are on your own private island! The ultimate in relaxation.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Maunaloa around the Maui County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 20
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please note that the cottage cannot accommodate any parties or large groups of people either in the cottage or on the lanai.
  • No moving indoor furniture around or moving indoor furniture outside and any items missing will be the liability of the guest.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) view the ocean from your bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) queen sized hide-a-bed with new mattress in living room sofa
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • naturist beach
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Absolutely breathtaking views in private peaceful home, unit is fully equipped-just bring your clothes, internet, reading+DVD library, small stereo system and hawaiian music, oceanside lit lanai, upgraded furnishings, tile and carpet, dolphins, snorkeling in summer, whales, surfing in winter, serene, secluded retreat, bright and airy, deluxe cottage has just been repainted and provided with new fans, linens,appliances, drapes- a real makeover for this popular and cozy home away from home right on Kepuhi Beach


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Closest Oceanfront Cottage on Kepuhi Beach, Molokai- $Discount
average rating of 4.7971015 based on 69 reviews

From the moment we entered this beautiful beach dwelling we were overwhelmed with the view!!

  • 5 of 5

This is definitely a place to stay if you are looking for a relaxing place. Everything is available for your comfort as well as privacy! The ocean roaring and the nonstop breezes makes for a perfect get away home! This unique vacation home provides you with spacious quarters as well as all the upgrades! The location is perfect for touring the island as well as just staying home for days. Beautiful grounds all around and a wonderful pool! A perfect place for couples as well as s family! Can’t wait to come back again !!!! 🌺?🌸?🌴?

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Lori! I'm so glad you loved Molokai and Cottage 2A as much as I do. It is truly a unique and magical place. I welcome the opportunity to have you as my guest again soon. Mahalo, Cher Trenholme Owner Cottage 2A
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Magic on Molokai at Cottage 2-A

  • 5 of 5

I use the word “magic” to describe cottage 2-A. Located at the intersection of two remarkable beaches, it is only a fifteen-minute walk (or a five-minute drive) to a beach that is three miles of perfect, uninterrupted sand. I was often the only person on a beach. A “crowd” is six people. You got that right: six people on a three-mile strand of sand.

The cottage itself is idyllic with floor to ceiling screened windows on three sides, a thirty-foot ceiling, comfortable furniture with a tropical feel, a lanai that puts you amid nature (including turkeys who drop by), and a sleeping alcove open to the surf that lulls you gently to sleep. It comes with beach chairs, boogie boards, towels, and such. The cottage is immaculately clean, and recently repainted and refitted with new screens.

Cher and her associates are exemplary communicators. They will respond to your questions within 24 hours.

The first sign you see leaving the airport says, “This is Molokai. Slow down.” That is true in every way. The cottage has a TV, but in seven days, I never turned it on. Average driving speed is about 35 mph on quiet roads. I once drove all the way into town and never encountered another vehicle.

2-A is both remote and convenient. It is about 25 minutes from the cottage to the main town (Kaunakakai) along a road that is dry beauty. It is only a little more than an hour to the east end with its lush tropical quality. By urban standards, what is twenty-five minutes for groceries, an artists' collective, or one of the best ice cream cones anywhere? A tiny milk-and-eggs store is on premises, and a country general store is just eight minutes to Maunaloa.

The historical and cultural sites, and the geographical wonders, are just as close. I will never forget Kaulapapa. Molokai accommodates tourists, but it is a working island with real people who have decided, as a community, not to touristify.

Yes, the cottage is located on the grounds of what was once a hot resort that no longer functions. Some of the buildings are not used today. But the grounds are very well kept, and the empty buildings are in decent shape.

Cottage 2-A is indeed the best location at Kephui Beach. In fact, I think just right for those who seek not just to substitute a frenetic everyday life with a frenetic vacation pace, but who long for resonance with the sea, trade winds that refresh the soul, an enlarging cultural experience, and a time away that is beauty itself.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cottage by the sea

  • 5 of 5

We spent three lovely days at Cher's beachside cottage on Kepuhi beach. I cannot say enough about the location. Where else can you wake up to watch the waves breaking on the shore? Later, you can enjoy the sunset from the lanai. In between, experience authentic Hawaii by exploring Molokai, which is very different from the other islands. No crowds, no fancy restaurants, no traffic. One day we went to the next beach to the North, Make Horse, and most of the afternoon had it all to ourselves! These are not great swimming spots, but incredibly beautiful.

The cottage is very comfortable and is fully stocked. Much of it is well used, but the king bed is new, the bathroom was just retiled, the TV is nice, and there are beach chairs, boogie boards, etc. It is a shame that the hotel and golf course are decaying around you, but the pool is nice and also has a wonderful view. We would definitely stay here again if we return to Molokai.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice cottage on the beach

  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed our stay on Molokai. Cher and assistant were very easy to communicate with and we really enjoyed the location. Wish we could have stayed longer and can’t wait to visit again!

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place in an amazing location

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time staying for 12 nights here! Michelle was great to deal with and Carol the caretaker there was attentive and willing to help with anything. The location being so close to the ocean was amazing and we'd definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice twelve days at Cottage 2A

  • 5 of 5

Cottage 2A was very clean and comfortable. Loved the new paint, the comfy bed, and the furniture arrangement. (The kitchen could use better lighting.) We liked the very private location. This cottage is very close to the beach, which is both a plus and a minus. It’s only a few steps to the sand and the Hawaiian monk seals napping on the beach - a great view of the surfers - but on the other hand, the ocean is really loud!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Ferry
16 Miles
Kaunakakai pier
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Ironwoods Golf Course, Kalae
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
Car: necessary

Donkey ride or flights to Kalapapa historic leper colony, Saint 'Father Damien' monuments, sugar museum, plumeria farm, sightseeing, hiking, Nature Conservancy, biking, Kite Factory Maunaloa, serene and relaxing, pristine beaches galore, no traffic, commune with nature, enjoy sunsets, privacy and solitude, Coffees of Hawaii tour and hayride, tour of macadamia nut farm, Ironwoods golf course, drive to beautiful Halava Valley or simply watch the waves and relax!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage around the Maunaloa,

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2018
16 May 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2019
1 Dec 2018 - 15 May 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2019
16 May 2019 - 30 Nov 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
December 2019
1 Dec 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £188.4
Cleaning fee £90.43

Additional guest fee $5.00 per night/ no smoking/no pets/ indoor furniture must be kept inside/ no parties or groups in the cottage or lanai/ maximum accommodation 4

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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