|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
And not only secluded, but only a four and a half minute walk to a gorgeous and private beach! Gilligan's Beach Cottage is not like one of the houses packed into town--it is about 15 minutes east of Princeville in rural Kauai in an unspoiled, natural valley called Moloa'a. If you check it out on a map, you will find Moloa'a Bay in the upper right hand corner. Since there is very limited public parking near the beach, this beach is relatively undiscovered by tourists. Hollywood, however, did discover this idylic location in the 1960's and filmed the entire pilot episode of 'Gilligan's Island' here--thus, the name we chose.
Gilligan's Cottage is situated on a large rural lot which is filled with fruit and palm trees, to the delight of our guests. This valley is sparsely populated, and privacy and tranquility is what you will find here. Gilligan's has one bedroom, one full bath with a private outdoor Hawaiian Shower (which is very popular with our guests!). The cottage is fully modern in every way, yet still retains the charm of Old Hawaii in its plantation setting.
Moloa'a Beach--oh, the beach! Just a four and a half minute walk down a lovely paved country road. Very beautiful, very clean and very LONELY! Many times, you will be the ONLY one to be walking this beach watching turtles, picking up shells, and observing an occasional Monk seal. This is the type of setting in which you totally forget that there is a civilization!
But the nicest part--civilization is just a few minutes drive away from Gilligan's! You will notice that Moloa'a is centrally-located on Kauai, and after a day at restaurants, shopping, hiking, and touring paradise, you still have Gilligan's to come home to--only a dream away...
Keywords: Cottage,TVNC-4189, Special Permit 2011-21
3665 Moloa'a Rd., Anahola, HI 96703
This place is great. Papaya trees, avocado tree, limes and other citrus on deck. Beach a short walk down the hill. Nice waves to the right, mellow on the left. It was perfect for my wife and I. Adventure time.
My husband and I recently spent a week at Gilligans! We absolutely LOVED it! What a perfect fit for us!! Cute, quaint, cozy, homey, beautiful and peaceful are just a few ways to describe it! The beach at Moloaa Bay is perfect! The water was wonderful, the beach peaceful! I'm so glad that we chose to stay here and we will definitely be back again. If you are a resort type of a person then this probably wouldn't be a good choice for you! But if you want non touristy and privacy then please choose Gilligans! We felt as if we were at home there! Can't say enough! Aloha!
This was our 3rd time me and my family of 4 stayed at Gilligans and two weeks went by way too fast. Getting away from work for two weeks was difficult and I had to spend the first 2 days of vacation finishing up a grant application for a client. Fortunately the wi fi work perfectly...very fast actually. Oh yeah, I was also able to catch Tour de France video highlights everyday...and again...the wi fi was great. But hey, I came here to get away from that stuff...finally after about 3-4 days, I had finally disengaged from work and my busy pace and settled into the island lifestyle. No better place to do that than Gilligans. I love opening all the windows and letting the trade winds loft through the cottage. The sound of the birds and breeze blowing through the trees is very relaxing. We discovered that the cottage is well stocked with Hawaiin music which we enjoyed often. Both the cottage and the big yard are perfectly maintained and well manicured. In fact the cottage had a freash coat of new paint applied just before we arrived. Walking to the beach takes less then 5 minutes, I know because we went there several times each day and many evenings. The beach forms a beautiful arc around Molaa bay with distinctive black lava rock above the white sand beach. The water is so blue and teaming with life as we discovered on numerous snorkeling adventures. We even saw a rare Monk Seal sunning itself on the outer fringe of the beach. Something new to see and enjoy each time we went to the beach....just could get enough of that. Can't wait to go back!!! Thanks for a great vacation experience!!
We loved this cottage! It is completely private, located in a beautiful garden filled with fruit trees. We love grilling on the deck and watching the mountains. The beach is a short walk and is the best on the island. There is a washer and dryer, nice kitchen and a fantastic outdoor shower. Truly a Hawaiian experience.
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Gilligan's Cottage. Felt like a home away from home. The cottage was exactly what we anticipated. It was clean and well kept. We were close enough (15-20 min) to Kapaa where we could buy groceries and such but far enough to feel secluded and quiet. The beach was a stroll down the road and not busy which was wonderful.
We explored most of the island and didn't feel like we were far from anything. It was a perfect home base. Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting something other than a hotel or resort experience. Looking forward to returning. The owner was very easy to deal with and made the whole booking process a breeze. Mahalo and aloha!
We spent 10 wonderful days at Gilligan’s cottage immediately following the disgruntled renter who wrote a previous review and apparently left after one night (March, 2013). Since we and the previous renter stayed at the same cottage and shared the same amenities within one week of each other, we can only assume that her needs and expectations were quite a bit different than ours. It sounds like she would have been more comfortable staying at a hotel or condo. However, WE really enjoyed the privacy, the wildlife, the bright stars at night, the gorgeous lush landscaping and a very charming cottage. She mentioned no shades on the windows. It never entered our minds to have them as the foliage gave us complete privacy, and we would never have used them had they been there. The cottage is a darling, happy abode.
We were impressed with the overall maintenance of the property and the attention to details, including comfortable sleeping quarters, a well-stocked kitchen, and an abundant supply of books and movies. Actually, we didn’t turn the television on even once while we stayed at Gilligan’s. It would have been a distraction from the gorgeous environment and experiences we had while on Kauai. We were also impressed with an assortment of snorkeling gear, beach mats and towels, and beach chairs for us to use. We couldn’t have been happier walking to what was almost our own private bay, not seeing more than a half dozen local people there.
If you’re looking for a Motel 6 or Marriott experience, then Gilligan’s cottage may not be for you. However, if you want to experience the beauty of the jungle in a delightful rural neighborhood with beautiful landscaping, a 4-minute walk to the ocean, and a charming cottage surrounded by coconut trees and a multitude of indigenous fruit trees, we would encourage anyone to rent Gilligan’s cottage. It provided a respite from our daily routines and a very enjoyable vacation experience for us. We couldn’t have asked for more, and we would definitely go back; we’ve already encouraged others to stay there. It was a piece of heaven.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
|One time outcleaning||$125|
Six nights or fewer: Rental rate is $155 per night (three night minimum).
Seven nights or more: Rental rate is $140 per night.
Upon confirmation of reservation, a $325 deposit is due within ten days.
Balance of rent/tax is due one month prior to visit to Kauai.
Credit card and personal checks accepted.
Cancellations 31 days or more before reservation starts: forfeit $75 of deposit.
Cancellations 30 days or fewer before reservation starts: forfeit of deposit.
Please Note: The owner of this property accepts payment in the original currency specified (USD), before use of conversion tool. The conversion tool is provided for your convenience only. The owner may accept other currencies if specifically agreed in advance.