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100 Yards To The Best Beach In Hawaii.

Bill Brannon

Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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100 Yards To The Best Beach In Hawaii.

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Moloaa Bay - Hau'oli Hideaway

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (sleeps up to 6) Close To Beach

Hau'oli Hideaway is a special vacation rental located in the small quaint valley of Moloaa, Kauai. It is perched above a lush tropical garden with ocean and mountain views. The producers of the tv show Gilligan's Island thought so highly of this location they filmed the pilot and other episodes here. And just as on the show... this beach still feels like a deserted island hideaway. Hau'oli Hideaway is located across the stream from the beach, and beach access is a one minute walk. Many days one can find themselves completely alone on this magical beach. If you love to

snorkel this is one of the gem ocean locations on Kauai. Hau'oli Hideaway is a very private setting.

The 'hideaway' has a king bed upstairs, and a queen bed

and queen sleeper sofa downstairs. The downstairs studio

has it's own entrance but is part of the house. Both bedrooms have a full bathroom attached.

Hau'oli Hideaway is accessed by a private bridge across the Moloaa Stream. The house is situated ideally-- not directly

on the beach , where you could be constantly barraged with wind and waves. It is far enough away to feel the peace, yet close enough to hear and smell the wonderful


The house is nestled amongst a tropical landscape complete with coconut, banana, star fruit, breadfruit, papaya, plumeria and a variety of citrus and exotic flowers, which you are welcome to pick. Moloaa Beach is 100 yards away and its privacy makes it feel like the old days of hawaii. It is really a paradise.

Within walking distance you may see many birds including albatross and frigates, turtles, and whales during season (dec.- april).

Some people have asked if this is 2 separate houses? The answer is no, if you are renting the house, the whole house is yours, upstairs and down. The downstairs has its own entrance- no interior stairway, so both parties have privacy, but may not be suitable for families with small children who require sleeping near parents.

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More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Bill Brannon (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2015

About Bill Brannon

Bill and Jill purchased this property in mid-2013. When we saw it we knew we wanted to be a part of this story and share this beautiful location with previous renters who love it and return again and again, and with new people who can experience it for the first time. Being the new owners we have made some considerable changes improving various aspects of the already wonderful property.

Bill Brannon purchased this house in 2013

Why Bill Brannon chose Moloaa Bay

We fell in love with this place and its surroundings. Awesome ocean and mountain views with 2 decks. Very private. 100 yards to one of the best beaches in Hawaii

What makes this house unique

The property is located at the end of a dead end road, so there is NO thru traffic. It is quiet and not crowded.

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based on 17 holidaymaker reviews

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100 Yards To The Best Beach In Hawaii.
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Moloa'a bay rental

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place. Great location for a low key vacation.

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo !
Portland, OR


  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely amazing stay here at Hau'Oli Hideaway. The pictures just don't even begin to describe the home. We've stayed in Kaua'i numerous times and this particular trip was so much better because of this property. The front and back yards surrounding the home are gorgeously kept and so very Hawaiian. We enjoyed making breakfast, lunch and dinner rather than going out, giving us the extra time to relax and enjoy Moloaa beach, which is truly just a short walk from the home. The view of it from the balcony is magical. The inside of the home is very well kept, with beautiful wood ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows that brought the outside in. Past trips we've found ourselves traveling to Ke'e each day and braving the crowds but there was just no need to this time. The provided beach chairs were so nice to have and we used the snorkeling equipment to explore the east end of the beach, which was very swimmable. I could go on ... We'll be hoping Hau'Oli Hideaway is available when we plan our next stay!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Quinn, Mahalo for sharing your wonderful visit at Hau'Oli Hideaway. Our groundskeeper and cleaning crew are tops! They truly help us provide an extremely pleasant experience for our guests. As for the location- I don't know of a better one anywhere. We certainly look forward to your return !
Little Rock, AR USA

Total Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic property! No surprises, it is as advertised, from the amenities to the location, and for the price you can't find better accommodations on Kaua'i. Great for families or friends with the separate living quarters, be forewarned, there are a lot of steps to the upstairs, but it's totally worth it. :) Loved being able to see the whale spouts from the deck!! The beach has plenty of room, and was never crowded, even when you thought it would be based on the cars parked on the road. In the winter, the water can be chilly and rough, not every day was good to swim, but just being on the beach was enough. There were some no-seeums or some tropical bug other than mosquitoes that got to me, but that's the only negative, and really some kind of bugs are to be expected, just part of it.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

A slice of paradise

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Hawaii and to Kauai -- after staying here, we don't need to go anywhere else. The beauty and tranquility were exactly what the two of us were after. The house was well-furnished (including sharp knives!) with ample towels and kitchen gadgets. The provided beach chairs were actually comfortable! We used them almost daily (along with the small cooler - there is a big one too, big enough for family picnics.) In late November, we did have high winds, making swimming a bit risky, but the beach was beautiful. On any given day, we shared it with anywhere from 2 - 10 other people and a couple of dogs. Very peaceful.

You may want to take your own watershoes. While they are provided, they may not have your size (or may be a bit skanky for your liking.) I bought a pair and left them behind, so there is at least one new pair in the bin! My only "complaint" is that the interior lighting isn't very good, especially in the living room. I was trying to write Christmas cards in the evenings, and the light wasn't sufficient. So that meant star gazing, or a movie in the DVD play, a glass of wine, and early to bed.

This location is perfect for exploring the north shore ... we hiked the Napali Coast Trail, kayaked the Hanalei River and snorkeled in the bay, rented bikes from Kapaa Beach Shop and cycled along the shore, took a doors-off helicopter ride (Moana Loa Helicopters) - everything, yes everything, was fabulous .. and to then come back to our private beach and comfortable home - a fabulous vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Bonnie, Thank you for taking the time to post a review so that other potential visitors can see what you enjoyed about the property. We're glad you had a great visit. As for water shoes- I agree that guests may choose to get their own waters shoes. We cull out the old ones from time to time and add new pairs. It is difficult to keep several pairs of all sizes and keep them "fresh" considering that they are used often and most people don't take the time to wash the sand and salt off. They aren't expensive to purchase and many places around the island sell them. As for the interior lighting- I'm not sure you used all the lighting that was available, because if all lighting is turned on the inside of the house gets lit up pretty well. The housekeepers check all lights and bulbs after every visitor, but it is possible that a bulb could burn out during a visitors stay. Thanks for your input; I will ask the housekeepers to check if there are any problems with any lights. We hope you come visit us again ! Mahalo
Fairbanks, AK

Third time is a charm! BB

  • 5 of 5

This was our third trip to Kauai and out of those three rentals, by far this was the best! The pictures on the website are exactly what we found to be true. The views from every corner of the house were breath taking! Washing dishes was enjoyable with the scent of tropical flowers, eating in the dining area was comfortable, and the view of the ocean while watching TV was awesome! We slept so well with the sound of the waves, the comfortable mattress, and with the view of the tung/groove of the ceiling, that it was hard at times to get up! The location was perfect for driving up North or driving South of the Island. We played golf, went on hikes, snorkled and actually took a couple of days and just stayed home all day enjoying the beach. We were sad the two weeks came to an end but we are looking forward to reserving this beautiful home again next year for our vacation. Thank you so much for sharing your home!!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloo Ha Barb and Stephen, We are so happy that you had an enjoyable stay at our house ! Isn't it great to just hang around the house and walk to the beach (in between your day trips to hiking and driving to South shore for sightseeing and going out snorkeling and to the great, cozy restaurants and... oh wait, you're supposed to be relaxing !) We look forward to your return visit in January 2016 ! Bill and Jill
Portola Valley, California, USA

A wonderful time! This place is wonderful.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a blissful 6 nights at this amazing home. It was probably our 11th time to Hawaii and our 3rd or 4th time to Kauai. For the first time we didn't "tourist" around, but stayed put at this place that has it all. We slept in the amazingly cozy king-size bed, woke up to amazing views and sounds of the ocean and tropical birds, had breakfast and lunch at home, walked to the beach for the afternoon, and only went out for dinner. Really, you could just stay put the whole time and have a perfect Hawaiian vacation. Moloaa Beach is a magical place, hardly anyone there, though it isn't the best place for swimming or snorkeling. Still, you CAN swim and snorkel there, just be a bit cautious. The place has everything you need -- beach chairs and umbrella, fins, water shoes, I believe snorkels too (we brought our own snorkels), boogie boards. Be aware that all the houses on the bay are on stilts (because of tsunami danger I think), so you do have to walk up about 20 stairs to get to the house. Not wheelchair or disabled accessible. However, the downstairs apartment is only about 5-10 stairs up. This would be a perfect place for 2 couples, with the smaller downstairs apartment fully self-contained with a mini-kitchen and small deck as well. However, I think you can't see the ocean from downstairs. The place is also surrounded by beautiful jungle-like growth, well maintained. We definitely will be back. I'd love to stay in this house for a month!! It was hard to leave. We slept like babies, so relaxing. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Amy, We are so glad you had a wonderful, relaxing visit and enjoyed the house and surrounding area- hope you can stay longer next time. Just a note about the ocean conditions at North shore during winter : the tides are definitely more unpredictable and, at times, can be dangerous for swimming. There are many days when the surf is calm and it is comfortable for swimming, but during winter you should always use caution and check local current conditions before going into the ocean. As stated on the website, the far right side of the beach is the safest area for swimming because it is somewhat protected. At all Hawaii beaches a good rule to use is "if no one else is in the water there's probably a reason why". Once again, mahalo Amy, glad you enjoyed it !


Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
moloaa bay
Car: necessary

Moloaa Bay is a beautiful, secluded area 'away from the madding crowd'. Due to the fact that the road to the house is a long and winding (2 mile) country drive that finishes at a dead end, there is almost zero traffic. At night you can see a gazillion stars, and it is so quiet you can almost hear them twinkling. Stores and restaurants are within 20 minute drive in both directions (South and North). At nearby Princeville and Hanalei there are restaurants from the laid back walk-ins where the locals like to hang out to the sophisticated, haute cuisine. There are many excellent hiking trails on Kauai and even 'amusement park' type places; one with a zip line. This is one of the most beautiful beaches in Hawaii.

The house is 2 stories with no interior stairway between upstairs and downstairs, so both bedrooms have privacy, but may not be convenient for families with small children who need to sleep close to their parents.


Prices & Availability

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Prices for this holiday house on Moloaa Bay, Kauai

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit $500.00
clean out fee $250.00
Tax Rate 13.42%
Notes Owner accepts personal checks and PayPal. $500 deposit with a signed contract due to hold the reservation. Balance of rent due 90 days prior to check in. If check-in date is within 90 days of booking entire rent amount is due to hold reservation. ** Payments made from outside U.S. must be either checks drawn against a U.S. bank, PayPal, or wire transfer **

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house on Moloaa Bay on Kauai

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • resort ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Owner accepts personal checks, PayPal After inquiry confirming desired dates are available owner will send you a contract to fill out and sign. Return the signed contract with a $500 deposit within 7 days to hold the reservation. ** Payments coming from outside the U.S. must be checks drawn against a U.S. bank, PayPal or bank-to-bank wire transfer ** Balance of rent amount is due 90 days prior to check-in date. If arrival date is within 90 days total rent amount is due at time of reservation acceptance. Check-in time is 4:00pm ; check-out time is 10:00am.

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