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Molokai Hilltop Cottage & West End Studio

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cottage is the perfect place to unwind. It has the feel of a remote getaway yet you are only a mile from the local village. The house has all the basics you need. It is very quiet and as everyone will mention, the view is killer. I have stayed twice and recommend it for those wanting a quiet and...

Thank Ed E
Reviewed 3 February 2017

I'm writing this as I sit in the living room of the cottage. All the reviews are right about one thing. The great view. But from the moment you drive up the driveway past the two junk cars you start to get the idea of what you're in for. The deck is so rotten I immediately wrote the owner an...

5Thank Charlie M
Lockwood, California
Reviewed 25 October 2015

Kehau McKee’s charming Hilltop Cottage is not a luxury resort. If you’re looking for glitter and fancy, Molokai is probably not the right island for your Hawaiian adventure. But if you want a down-to-Earth place to connect with the quiet tranquil unspoiled beauty of the Hawaiian island that dodged development, this place is ideal. From the spacious lanai, the cottage...

4Thank Dodgerbloo
Anchorage, Alaska
Reviewed 14 February 2015

The Hilltop Cottage on Molokai's east side is a hidden treasure! If you are looking to awaken to the sound of birds, enjoy spectacular views from your large, private deck and enjoy the real Hawaii, this is the place. Several small, secluded, public beaches offer safe swimming and snorkeling and are wonderful spots to picnic, read, paint or just relax.The...

7Thank Lynn C
Sherwood Park, Canada
Reviewed 21 January 2015

The Hilltop Cottage is an amazing little place to stay and yes, as you've read, the house is in need of some repair but it is kept very clean and to us that was the most important factor and the view from the Lanai is simply SPECTACULAR!! We sat every morning enjoying our coffee and watching the whales...what a gift...

3Thank Carmen B
Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 24 December 2014

We booked this for the 2nd half of our honeymoon. Knowing that it was old Hawaii, wanting seclusion, privacy, amazing views of both Maui and Lanai from our lanai, the hilltop cottage was perfect. Reading through the guest book and some reviews, the guests concur that if you want resort quality experience this is not (nor probably Molokai) the place...

3Thank heberman112
Novato, California
Reviewed 24 November 2014

Molokai is more than a place, it's a state of mind. If I want the Ritz with mints on the pillow, a consierge and all that, then Maui has a Ritz. But if I want the best in genuine Hawaiian living? I would go to Molokai and step into a magic time machine that takes you back 50 years or...

3Thank ponns2014
Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 25 October 2014

Loved the rustic cottage and its incredible views. Having lived in Hawaii 30 years ago, it felt like coming home. The cottage was neat, clean and perfectly located to feel completely away from it all. The winding main road to get to it requires careful navigation but the vistas are lovely: Lanai, Maui, Kahoolalawe, royal fishponds. Turning left out of...

4Thank Shieldmaiden77
Monte Carlo
Reviewed 24 October 2014

Hilltop Cottage has a Fantastic View, unfortunately it ends there, it is an overpriced grubby place. Pros – View, Nice bath, Satellite TV Cons – Very very tired and filled with thrift shop furniture, shower only warm, curtains dirty, windows broken, door screens broken, bugs galore, no wi-fi, grossly overpriced How this cottage got 41/2 stars is a mystery to...

3Thank BeastieMonteCarlo
Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 28 July 2014

As all of the other reviewers have said, the view from this secluded, charming cottage is worth the price on its own: a large deck wraps around the back of the cottage looking out on Maui and Lanai (we watched the 4th of July fireworks off in the distance on Maui); on a clear day you can even see Kahoolawe....

5Thank Mark P

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Additional Information about Molokai Hilltop Cottage & West End Studio

Address: 9415 kanehameha, Kaunakakai, Molokai, HI 96748
Region: United States > Hawaii > Molokai > Kaunakakai
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
Molokai Hilltop Cottage & West End Studio HI - Kaunakakai
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“This is not a hotel. You get all the rooms with views on all sides.”
701susanc, 29 Oct 2013 | Read review
“Lovely setting, but owner needs to up her game in terms of cleanliness and state of repair.”
  • Ceiling
  • Cracks everywhere
  • Crank for window has disintegrated
  • wear and tear
  • Looks like water damage
  • Paint needed
  • Bedroom wall
  • wear and tear
canuck169, 7 Oct 2013 | Read review
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