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Bedrooms 4
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


About the property


This" Gem" of a property is perched up on a bluff just a short walk down the drive way, steps away from a golden sand beach with panoramic views of a beautiful tear dropped shaped Bay. It is hard to take your eyes off of the absolutely spectacular one of a kind living reef just below. It's the best view of the Bay and Reef bar none. Many people refer this location as the " Trump card " of Molooa Bay. This older rustic plantation home is quaint and everything you need with old Hawaiian charm. The Beach house has new French doors stepping out from the kitchen with ample outdoor patio furinture. Trade winds come through The front bedroom which also has french doors leading out to a spacious lawn area . If it were the Ritz on this property you would paying in the thousands per night for this location. And you still would not have the privacy you have here. Enjoy 200 plus feet of ocean frontage with awesome views. Which makes this location very unique. The mountain side of this property boarders 49 acres of land Allowing the most ultimate privacy. A place to rekindle romance under a star studded sky or just the right place for a fun family vacation for all. If this were a Luxury home the rate would be unaffordable for most people.This is not a 5 Star Hotel, but a 5 star plus location with privacy you don't get at a hotel. This location is a prized vacation spot for many of our locals. Just imagine of all the islands in the Pacific with there numerous beaches, Hollywood chose Kauai to film Gilligans Island on Moloaa Bay, and on this very property for the the first few episodes. Other movies shot on Kauai include Jurassic Park, Pirates of the Carribean , Blue Hawaii, 6 days 7 nights, Raiders of the lost Arch, South Pacific,Jarasic Park, The Decendents the list goes on. This garden island offers breathtaking views of lush tropical mountains, beautiful waterfalls and an emerald sea. This special place awakens your spirit and holds you captive to serenity where memories are etched in your heart forever. Truly a Diamond among Pearls!


Exit airport. turn right at stop light, go Northeast toward Princeville past Kapaa Town where you will find shopping gas food and restaurants Kapaa is just a 25 minuet drive. Continue North keeping alert to mile markers on the side of the road, watch for mile marker 16. Watch for turnoff less than a mile by the coffee/smoothie stand. Take note its very hard to see coffee stand at night. Turn right heading down to Moloaa Bay on Koolau road. Its a winding road about 1 mile, you will see Moloaa Road. Turn right on moloaa Rd. continue for another 1 mile till you see a Sign on right that says no outlet continue to fork in road go right through the.gate and continue past 2 homes and over the small bridge their will be a locked gate. Call Jude (208)810-1170 call or text (808)298-0097 or e-mail Awesomelocation@aol.com for combo to both the gate and the lock box number to get the key to the house, Let us know your arrival time and we will be available to help you get there if needed. Also take note not all cell phones work past the molooa coffee stand but, you can hook up to wi-fi up at the house there is no phone service provided. Just a few steps down the driveway and over the bridge on the right you will see a roped off area with no trespassing signs please note the green deck and picnic area is private property. Just a few more steps past that you will see a pathway with logs saying" BEACH ACCESS FOR MARTEN HOUSE" lined with coconuts. Pass through here to get to the beach. The view is much more advantageous from the bluff butt the snorkeling is great and boggie boarding is so much fun. Boards and snorkel gear is provided. Please rinse off ALL SAND with hose before entering the house. Also please rinse off all sporting gear before bringing it in to the house. If you chose to use the fire pit please be careful and extinguish all flames It would be a big help to the cleaner if you could do a load of towels before you leave if you have a large group ,that would be great. if you have any suggestions for improvement s Pleas e-mail directly to Jude at awesomelocation@aol.com. We would love to hear from you . If you would like to leave a awesome review through Home Away that would be great also. We hope you enjoy your stay and come back next year. Plan ahead for your next vacation. A Big Mahalo

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Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Spanish
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Calendar last updated:
13 August, 2017

About jude

I simply enjoy life.

jude purchased this house in 1969

Why jude chose Hawaii

Many people have said this is the trump card of Moloaa Bay," This is the only home on the bay used as a backdrop for filming of "Gilligans Island" This property is unique in the World. not just Hawaii.

What makes this house unique

Location, Along with being the most private location on the Bay. No other home has a view like this home. The view of the reef along is magical. Because of the unique location. this home is safe Why? because this home sits on a bluff out of the way of dangerous waves

Guestbook comments from the owner

We went all over the island hiking, biking and sight seeing, but this by far is the most beautiful Island, and absolutely one of the best locations. And we couldn't wait to get back to our vacation rental after a day of exploring. This great location has a spectacular 280 degree view. I couldn't get my eyes off this gorgeous Reef below, while we were watching the kids snorkeling around the reef. The big kids were up on the bluff enjoying the great views barbecuing Under The Pavilion. And at night the stars were so bright and loved the sound of the waves . Just wonderful being so close to the ocean for relaxing and having a glass of Vino. At night the Bay looks wonderful with all the little lights on the ocean from just few homes. Down on the Bay. What a great value for ocean front. We priced homes for 4 times the amount For ocean front. The house is a older modest plantation style home from the 50s but was clean and had everything we needed. Just the way it was de described in the description. You will come across bugs and a few roosters, but after all you are close to the jungle and should be expected. We came for the adventure and the Hawaiian experience for a great family vacation. And we got it all and more! My only complaint is the time was way too short so we are going to put a request in for next year now. I would recommend this property for a great family vacation or just an intimate romantic vacation for two in paradise.
Feb 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house on Honolulu County on Hawaii

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • city centre ...
  • Lake View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • resort ...
  • rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , In tIhe back bedroom, but also has a door leading outside.
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower , Also has a door leading to outside.
  • hree bedrooms, back room used as forth bedroom has a bathroom that has a extra door leading outside.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , This bedroom/enclosed patio is screened has its own entrance
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • All bedrooms have fans and windows sleeps total of 10 to 12, depending on if you have small children or adults.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
House Rules for your safety. Keep noise to a minimum. Turn off outdoor lights at night. Birds become disoriented at night if lights are too bright. Hawaii has a no smoking ordinance. No smoking within 20 ft of a public building. Beach Safety: Be cautions of ocean conditions. The local shoreline faces thousands of miles of open ocean and currents are treacherous. Winter storms and tropical conditions can bring us dangerous surf and water conditions.Never turn your back on the ocean. Rogue waves can appear in seemingly calm conditions. If in doubt do not go out. BEACH ACCESS: OUR PROPERTY IS SURROUNDED BY PRIVATE PROPERTIES, PLEASE BE VERY CONSIDERATE OF THIS WHEN GOING TO BEACH.ACCESS PROVIDED BY GOING ALL THE WAY DOWN DRIVEWAY,OVER THE CULVERT PAST THE METAL GATE, PAST 1ST DRIVE, PAST ROPE GATE. THERE IS A PICNIC TABLE THERE THAT BELONGS TO A NEIGHBOR ACCESS BEACH THERE. THE 1ST DRIVEWAY IS PRIVATE NOT A SHORTCUT. RETURN THE SAME WAY. SEE MAP IN PHOTOS Non emergency Police 241-1711


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average rating of 4.25 based on 25 reviews
Boise Idaho

Excellent vacation retreat

  • 5 of 5

This house sits on a gorgeous bay overlooking a reef that makes for great snorkeling. You have your own private beach path down to the white sand this entire property is very secluded and quiet. You will probably find yourself eating out on the table outside as the views and breathtaking. The beach won't be overrun. The house has plenty of room for the entire family! You won't be disappointed

  • Review Submitted: Dec 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a amazing vacation.This location is awesome! It's so private on top of the bluff with 280 degree panoramic views. It has that raw organic feel just the way God created Hawaii to be. After a day of exploring we couldn't wait to get back and really wished we never left, but we did have some sightseeing to do which was alit of fun. And there's plenty of activities to do. But what a awesome place to come back to. We enjoyed the gorgeous Reef below and realized how fortunate we were to be able to enjoy this Reef and only the people who vacation here get to see it. Some days the ocean looked like glass when you could swim across the bay and great for snorkeling and other days we had some waves and we could boogie board . There is very few people on the beach and we felt like we could enjoy most of it to ourselves. Even though we love the view from up on the bluff during the day the evening was quite enjoyable as well we would sit around the fire pit listen to the waves and enjoy some s'mores with the kids. I enjoyed doing my yoga at the Pavilion when we weren't relaxing in the shade. The house seemed pretty original to the Hawaiian culture, but supplied everything we need. AC would have been nice but with fans and trade winds we did just fine. An outdoor shower and maybe a dishwasher in the kitchen would be an added bonus. I plan on coming back here again maybe next time for a family reunion. I can see how even a wedding would be nice on this site. I would recommend this property for your next Family Vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Location location location!!! That couldn't have summed it up better. The pictures do not do this property any Justice. The views are amazing especially had a great time barbecuing Under The Pavilion by the dining area, and at night time we would all gather around the fire pit at the end of the property and listen to the sounds of the waves with the Moonlight beaming on the ocean and the Stars so bright. It was surreal. it's like no other place that I've ever been. We had such a great time watching the kids snorkel around the gorgeous Reef,it just pops out of the ocean almost like it belongs to a different planet Its so beautiful just to sit and watch for hours. We had a visitor, a monk seal who decided to sunbathe on the reef so that was quite entertaining and exciting for the kids. The house is just as described a older Hawaiian style Plantation home so we did not have high expectations.It was very clean and well maintained considering the age of the house. The surroundings are very organic and natural. We loved the white pineapples that were growing in the front yard. .It had everything we needed. The geckos were fun to watch, though the kids thought they were going to bite them I understand they have no teeth.

We spent as much time on the property and on the beach As possible. When we were ready to Adventure out We packed a picnic and headed to napali Coast, not far up at the end of the road at the state park and hiked up the Trail. what a beautiful view. Make sure you wear hiking boots and bring water. We also enjoyed renting bikes and riding on the kapa'a trail which is about 5 miles each way on bicycles along the ocean, fantastic. Our only regret as we had to leave and wish we could have stayed longer. occasionally The Roosters woke us up a little earlier than we would have liked but that was okay, it got us up to have a nice cup of coffee in the morning shade. The fans were enough with the trade winds AC would have been great but we could live without it. I couldn't understand anyone given this place less than a 5-star review if you had a view like this and the Privacy that this offers you would probably pay $$$$$ at a five-star hotel. We're so happy we picked this place for our family vacation instead of a hotel. We've enjoyed ourselves immensely and made lots of memories to last forever.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The awesome little Hideaway! truly a diamond amongst pearls!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a Location!

  • 5 of 5

I don't think there is a better beach house location on the island! It was incredible. The walk to the beach was at the base of the driveway and only took a minute or less to reach. Since the house is located at the top of a hill overlooking the bay you had a wonderful view to relax without the sand if so desired.

The bay was very clear, had great snorkeling near the reef, great surf in the middle, and easy to walk on! Never saw more than 10 people on the beach at once. The house is very close to the North shore where there are TONS of activities and great hikes. It is about a 2 hour drive from Waimea canyon, but you'll never run out of things to do on the North Shore.

The house was nice, does not have AC but hardly any houses do since the trade winds cool the house. If you tend to get hot they did have plenty of small AC portable fans for your use.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Do not stay here! House was in bad shape

  • 1 of 5

I only share this in hopes someone else's vacation was not ruined like ours almost was. We thankfully found another house midway thru our stay and after trying to work this out with the owner, The house was filthy with poop on the every window sill, fleas in the furniture and roaches throughout. I'm talking months worth of filth. Even found dried blood on the master bedspread and used qtips in the back bed. What we thought were dried rags hanging in the back were supposed to be our towels. The laundry was disgusting and overflowed. My teenage son was slightly electrocuted when he used the back room plug. He actually was paralyzed to the plug for a few seconds and couldn't move and unfortunately I was outside and didn't know. I tried to be professional in my inquiries and never did Jude ask how my son was. We have been coming to Kauai for 25 years and have friends here as well. I've rented a lot of houses throughout the years. I'm used to the bugs and geckos and staying in older homes. But this was an infestation and the house is falling apart and filthy. The caretaker lives on the beach in a tent with his daughter so it's creepy awkward when you go to the beach as you feel like you kicked them out and they are watching you. Someone is going to get seriously hurt or bit one of these days. It's a real shame too as the beach is spectacular. Owner and caretaker got nasty real quick but I kept my cool as I didn't want to deal with the drama while on vacation. Nope, didn't get my money back for the nights we did not stay. I've made a huge complaint to HomeAway but they pretty much can't do anything. Read the reviews and go with your gut.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wowie! In 20 years of having this house on a vacation rental I've never experienced a guest quite like this one. The guest that stayed in the house the week before gave us a 5-star review on another vacation website. That speaks for itself!!! The caretaker went to the house the day that she left after she had complained about bug poop and a infestation of roaches. He did not find one roach anywhere in the house. There is problems with pests island-wide especially when you're in a jungle like environment. We do have Terminix go out monthly and more frequent if necessary. There was no gecko poop or andy other kind of bug poop on the window sills. We had a cleaner go out the day she complained ( a Total of 6 hours) after the caretaker went out to make sure any issues or complaints she had was taken care of, and it was! . I personally flew out to the house from another Island to find the house looking quite nice. I personally made some improvements to the house by buying new towels even though there was plenty in the armoire( which she mistakenly did not see) and some new sheets and new bedding for three beds and the floors got another coat of Epoxy paint. extra glassware and bowls and new pans were added. The laundry room has a new updated washer and dryer that's only a few months old and any towels that were hanging in that area were cleaning up towels to be used by families if they chose to. The things that she said we're totally over-exaggerated or untrue. Some people come to this property with high expectations that it is going to be like the Ritz-Carlton and it's NOT. But if it was, it would cost thousands of dollars per night for this spectacular location. one of the best spots on the island. According to locals and many guests. Its described as being a older Plantation home lived the way the Hawaiians did in the 1950s. almost all of the windows are updated and two sets of French doors had been added one in the master suite and one in the kitchen dining area. The first few episodes of Gilligan's Island and the first few episodes were shot right in front of the house. we also found it odd that she would think it's creepy for the caretaker to be having some family vacation time( not on that property) on one of the best bays on the island. fishing and enjoying camping with his family for a few days the he was going to finish the second Pavilion that was put up at the end of the property by the fire pit for extra shade and relaxation. Mahalo
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Wailua Falls
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Molooa cafe/smoothie/ coffee bar
Nearest Beach
Moloaa Bay
Car: necessary

This is the property the pilot episodes was shot for ' Gilligan Island' We were told they put large leaves in front of the house to hide it when filming. They also left behind a anchor, could this of been from the the 3 hour tour that crashed on mooloa bay.

In any event, you can only imagine!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house on Honolulu County, USA

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
christmas/ new years
16 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
3 Mar 2018 - 22 Apr 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
19 May 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £194.2
Additional Guest Fee £19.42 per person per night
Damage Insurance £45.83
Damage Deposit £77.68

Regarding cancellations refunds can take up to 90 days. If cancelled 90 days or sooner to arrival date no refund if time is not rebooked. Or if the time cancelled is rebooked the refund will be sent out earlier. Regarding refunds only 50% of funds collected will be returned if rebooked. The 90 days does not apply to Holidays no refund sent until rebooked. . and . No refunds for a cleaning issues. Instead we will send out a cleaner. if you pay extra for an event while staying in our home that event fee is not refundable . When booking a event 100% of event fee paid at time of booking. Along with 50% of rental amount due at booking. CALL FOR HOLIDAY PRICING 12/17/16 through 1/7/17

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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