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Gilligan's-a Secluded Honeymoon Cottage Near a Beautiful Beach

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Kauai

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1.25 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

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

24 hour contact: Kelli--707-486-2064

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Member since: 2008
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based on 14 holidaymaker reviews

Gilligan's-a Secluded Honeymoon Cottage Near a Beautiful Beach
average rating of 4.571429 based on 14 reviews
Manzanita, OR, USA

We love Moloa'a Bay

  • 5 of 5

We loved being at Gilligan's by Moloa'a Bay. The close location to the beach is wonderful. Though we’ve explored Moloa’a Bay many times, this week we found ourselves often at the reef on the north side of the bay rather than our usual place at the reef on the south side - both good, each one different. LOVED the outdoor shower and the solar hot water. The living space is so comfortable - light and airy with the tall ceiling. The kitchen is great - everything we need there for we two.

We really like being out of the main tourist zones, and Gilligan's is perfect - a relaxing walk to the beach - one of my favorite places on the planet. And be sure to go to nearby Larson's Beach as you might see some Monk seals. Explore any of the beaches on this magnificent northeast corner of Kauai - you won't be disappointed!

We’d love to visit Gilligan’s again sometime!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Last stop on the honeymoon

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for the last stop of our honeymoon. Although Kauai was not our favorite of the islands, this cottage was great. Except for the roosters. They literally started crowing at 2am one night, and didn't stop til the next day. But you're going to get the roosters no matter where you stay in Kauai. The owner said it would take a couple nights to get used to them and he was right. By the third night, I was starting to sleep through them. Other than the roosters, this was a wonderful place. Definitely away from the touristy areas, but not a long drive. The beach is just down the hill. We saw turtles from the shore. The cottage itself was just the right size for the two of us and had a nice outdoor shower. The grounds are well kept and beautiful. Lots of dvd's and books to chose from in the cottage. Enjoyed some good old Gilligan's Island episodes :) Snorkeling gear provided as well! A great way to end our honeymoon. Thanks so much!

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sacramento, Ca.

Great, great, great! Secluded and quiet (well, except for the roosters!!!)

  • 4 of 5

Had a wonderfully restful stay at this property with my wife and two daughters who they shared the futon couch. The site has a large yard, two friendly (outdoor) cats, lots of roosters, and numerous fruit trees (all out of season during my stay, unfortunately...). An outdoor shower made post-beach cleanup very easy.

We slept every night with the windows open, letting the sounds of the surrounding jungle soothe us to sleep. House felt extremely safe and was well equipped to cook, do laundry, visit the beach, and the like. Lots of CDs, books, and DVDs in case the rain keeps you inside. Information from the owner prior to arrival was very comprehensive and accurate.

I highly recommend staying near Moloa'a Beach and this property puts your close enough to the beach to walk, but not no close that you have deal with beachgoers parking or wandering through your yard.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise at Gilligans

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fair Oaks, CA/USA

Another Day in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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One time outcleaning £85
Tax Rate 13.42%

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.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Kauai in Hawaii

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - Outdoor Shower
  • Outdoor Hawaiian Shower!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) A double bed in the living room futon will accommodate two children or one adult.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
**No close neighbors **Outdoor Hawaiian Shower **No elevated noise or amplified music after 9:00pm allowed **24 Hour Contact: Kelli--707-486-2064

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