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Molokai Hilltop Cottage & West End Studio

9415 kanehameha, Kaunakakai, Molokai, HI 96748
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Lockwood, California
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 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... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 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... More 

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7 Thank Lynn C
Sherwood Park, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 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... More 

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2 Thank Carmen B
Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 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... More 

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1 Thank heberman112
Novato, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 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... More 

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2 Thank ponns2014
Raleigh, North Carolina
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55 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 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... More 

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Monte Carlo
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 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... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 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.... More 

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5 Thank Mark P
Benson, Arizona
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

If you are looking for a romantic and peaceful get away and are used to a rustic environment this is the place for you. Our stay was unbelievable, total privacy...views to die for and a perfect breeze every evening. The cottage is set up for those who like to cook their own meals and save money by not having to... More 

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3 Thank Michael S
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013 via mobile

Well, I have to start by saying I'm surprised to see there is a bad review on here. Those people sound like they best stick to Waikiki. The hilltop cottage was fantastic! It is not marketed as luxury so we didn't have high expectations, but it's gorgeous, homely and calming like no other accommodation I've stayed at in Hawaii. It's... More 

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