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TVNC#4200: Magical Moloaa within 20 minute drive to Hanalei Bay

Bedrooms 1
Space 720 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Large sundeck & gas BBQ: Private yard with.open fire Pitt by Riverside

Peacefulness and Natural Beauty. Enjoy the ambiance of old Hawaii from this quaint rental location. A narrow unpaved winding road leads to Moloaa Mahina Hale which is within a small beach community on Kauai’s Northeastern shore. Watch the Egret Birds return to their nesting grounds at rivers edge. View an abundance of stars from your private deck which is breathtaking on a clear night. Listen as you hear the waves crashing at nearby Moloaa Bay. Only a 5 minute walk or Kayak to experience one of Kauai most beautiful bays offering white sand beaches with shade tree protection, interesting tide pools and good snorkeling . Hike along a gentle pathway high above the oceanside to a bird sanctuary offering incredible views of Moloaa Bay and the coastline. You may see whales or dolphins playing in the bay.

Natural Environment Setting: A creative environment for individuals who seek peace and tranquility in their lifestyle. The setting is all natural with established tropical flora, fruit bearing trees and plantings. This location also has the natural wildlife sounds from the bellowing of the bullfrogs, numerous birds, wild ducks, and of course the famous and colorful chickens that are now sited everywhere on Kauai. Perhaps earplugs would be suggested for those who are light sleepers. Mosquitoes are limited due to the brackish water consisting of both ocean and fresh water.

No Air Conditioning: There is no air conditioning in this unit. We offer ceiling fans, portable Vernardo fans and the natural trade winds to help keep you cool. The hottest part of the day is between 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm We suggest planning your day outside the unit during this time period to avoid the discomfort for those who can't take the heat or take a swim in Moloaa Bay or kayak down the river to the beautiful Moloaa Bay that will cool you down with ocean breezes and large shade trees along the shoreline. For sun lovers, the deck is an incredible tanning location from early morning until late afternoon.

We offer Wi Fi Internet; Satellite Dish TV with commercial free musical stations. Enjoy TV in bedroom or living room. Enjoy native wild life surrounding this location and birds bouncing about in the enormous monkeypod tree offering shade and beauty to this site. The large deck has a table with two straight or reclining chairs and one lounge. A cold water washing machine is on the deck for added convenience with an outside clothes line for air fresh drying.

There are also lovely and relaxing reading locations on this property. Take your pick.

The spacious bedroom offers a king size bed with its own TV and ceiling fans and an exit door to the back lanai offering easy access in the night to star gaze just outside your bedroom. The bathroom has a tub/shower combination with good water pressure.. Some prefer the outdoor shower below with hot & cold water.

The living area has it's own TV with a sofa and two chairs, a small cozy dining table and a casual buffet counter. Like to read? Sit in the reading nook to enjoy the morning sun filtering thru the window across from the kitchen.

More Details

Property Manager
Linda Summers
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 October, 2017


Car: necessary

Moloaa Mahina Hale (House of the Lazy Moon) is unique because it is a rare and comfortable retreat for those seeking a private and somewhat secluded location. You can hear and smell the ocean but get only a tiny glimpse from your cottage which is only a stones throw away. Become part of the small community for your stay. You can take a short five minute walk to beautiful Moloaa Bay which is an interesting beach offering surfing, snorkeling, sunbathing and beach combing. Take an easy pathway to the north all along the Bay to where it ends at a fenced Bird Reserve. Due to limited public access and parking, Moloaa Bay is not very well attended making it one of the more private beaches on Kauai. You are 3 miles from the Anahola General Store providing sufficient convenience items. and is located next door to the Anahola Post Office and the Famous Ono Char Burger Stand. Moloaa is located half way between Anahola and Kilauea Town. You are only 10 minutes to the Sugar Mill Town of Kilauea and it's famous Light House recently named after Senator

" Daniel Inouye " and Bird Refuse Center and 20 minutes away from Hanalei Town with lots of shops and restaurants and the beautiful Hanalei Bay. Drive out of Moloaa Valley to view other wonders of The Magical Garden Island

Other Activities: Kayaking, Snorkeling, Surfing, Hiking


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Kilauea in Kauai

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 720 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • near the sea
  • river ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The bathroom is located off master bedroom and is sufficient for your needs with a walk in shower For those enjoying the downstairs yard and amenities, we provided you with an outdoor hot & cold shower and changing room.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • The master bedroom is spacious with a Queen Size Bed, a dressing table and mirror and desk. We also have a TV, DVD Player for viewing TV while in bed. Access to the large deck is from the bedroom. This is a great place to wake up to in the early morning enjoying a fresh cup of coffee or your favorite juice while listening to the wildlife around you. Beautiful birds are an interesting sight to see in the expansive Monkeypod Tree at the rivers edge. Watch the Egrets take flight overhead in the early morning hours and watch them return after a hard day's work back to their nesting grounds along the river edge. Stars, stars, stars are abundant from this lanai when skies are clear and weather calm....No A/C. unit cooled by Trade Winds and Fans. .
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Due to the stairwell access to this home by going up 16 feet high in the air, we feel that it would be too difficult for the elderly to access with ease. Also, due to the height of the cottage and the surrounding waters, we feel children would be at risk


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TVNC#4200: Magical Moloaa within 20 minute drive to Hanalei Bay
average rating of 4.861111 based on 36 reviews
Bonney Lake, WA


  • 5 of 5

This is our 4th year staying in Moloa'a Bay. First time staying in Summers Hale. We would recommend this beautiful place to anyone. The beach is a short walk and the tropical yard and canal in the back is breathtaking the first time you see it. The canopy of the big tree is just.... Incredibly Awesome! Thank you for sharing such a wonderful place in paradise!

The Ottes

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceeded Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

This was my first time to Kauai, and my boyfriend and I were looking for an "off the beaten path" location, with easy access to a beautiful beach (only a 2 min walk away - every morning we were at the beach). Our stay here exceeded all of our expectations. We woke up to the natural sounds of the jungle; roosters, birds, ocean waves. Yet still had access to great wifi and television if needed.

Just make sure you follow Linda's instructions (NOT GPS) on finding the house. GPS will take you to the END of Moloaa road. The correct way will take you off the cement road down a dirt road about a mile or so. It was an awesome adventure and another reason why we fell in love with this spot.

Moloaa Bay was very much centrally located. Only 15-20 minutes from Princeville/Hanalei Bay. We had booked a helicopter and Captain Andy's boat tour which were both in the South Shore, which only took about an hour (maybe hour and a half with traffic). Not bad at all...We ended up exploring the beaches in the south those days which were great - Shipwrecks Beach, Allertons Beach.

Our stay was more than magical and I would ABSOLUTELY love to stay here again!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tree house in paradise

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay so much that we didn't want to leave!The cottage is very comfortable and roomier than the pictures would suggest, with beautiful, lush surroundings. We loved being next to the river and paddling the kayak down to the beach which is lovely and never crowded. Enjoyed all the sounds-bull frogs, roosters, ocean-and miss them now that we're back home in New England.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tropical paradise with so many options in every direction!

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful piece of property surrounded by jungle paradise. Close walk to the beach and short rugged driveway that gives the feeling of seclusion, though neighbors are within a safe distance. Tom and Linda were very helpful and we greatly appreciated their hospitality.

Would definitely stay again!


  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Collins, CO

What's not to love!?

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from a 9 day stay here and it was everything we were looking for and more. The location is quiet and close the beautiful Moloaa Bay. The house itself felt like a tree house in the jungle. We cooked most meals there and the kitchen had everything you could need. It was great having so many options, deck, lanai, river front to choose from to have a drink at the end of the night and listen to the jungle sounds starting up. We saw many shooting stars from the back patio and fell asleep each night to the sounds of waves off in the distance. The drive to the house was a little precarious the first night (pitch black) when we arrived, but after the first time, it was an adventure all in itself. We fell in love with Moloaa bay. It was never crowded and even in the winter there was great snorkeling off to the right side of the bay. We hiked to the left one day and watched whales breaching and turtles feeding all within a 10min walk from 'our' house. If you're looking to get away from it all, but still close to a beach and the North Shore, this is a great option.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the jungle sounds

  • 5 of 5

Perfect get-away with a short walk (or paddle) from a beautiful uncrowded beach. We enjoyed getting up to the sounds of croaking bullfrogs and roosters. We were free to pick lemons/limes, oranges, and avocados on the property. The kitchen is fully equipped and the bed is extremely comfortable. It was nice having a washer available on the back deck and clothesline in a rain-protected area. It only rained one day in our almost two week stay. It was fun to have available the kayak for paddling to the beach. We loved seeing the egrets come in every evening. We do suggest finding the property in the daylight as it is "tucked away" at the end of a dirt road - but we found it easy to navigate once we knew how to get there. This was the perfect "jungle experience" - yet a nice central location to other sites on the island.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Kilauea, Hawaii

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4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £44.73
Cleaning £113.73
Tax Rate 13.42%

When inquiries are made for same rental dates, the first responder accepting quote provided and their request for rental contract will be placed first in line. Deposit must be received within 7 days from date of booking request or reservation will be cancelled and next inquiry will be taken. Please refer to cancellation policy once contract and deposit are received and booking is confirmed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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