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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:
25 June, 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:
  • 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


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(20 traveller reviews)

average rating of 4.1 based on 21 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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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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North Pole, Alaska

Great View, not so great house.

  • 2 of 5

I wasn't able to fit the whole complaint on one page, and this is the most important part.

Now on to more serious issues, ones that affect your health and safety. I already mentioned the rats running through the house, in the cabinets, stove, laundry area, and found droppings in the beds. No problem until you get bit. Safety: the smoke detectors were disabled and stored in the bookshelves, the bathrooms had no GFCI outlets, nor did the kitchen, and nothing in the main panel either.The owners are hoping that you will be so in love with the amazing view that you will do the maintence for them, because they haven't. BEWARE!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha, Owners are aware of people who want to get a refund by making complaints that are not always valid. The rats the guests were referring to were actually mice that seems to be a problem across the whole island.Just like if you lived in Alaska you may have bear droppings on your deck. We have a pest control company that comes out monthly for service. We have put 220 in the laundry room along with a new washer and dryer and we also replaced necessary outlets and the fire alarms are in working order and all they needed was new batteries. I will tell you if this house was a brand new house you would be paying thousands per night. Its not the Ritz Carlton but a 5 star locatipn plus. The house has everything you need plus a "Brand New" 2nd gazebo at the end of the property for extra shade and a great place for yoga or relaxinging or even a wedding. We have had Weddings and events (at a different price) with no complaints! Guests expressed just how much they loved the property and enjoyed their event or vacation. There is also a fire pit to roast marshmallows or just gaze at the stars with a glass of vino. We have 15 5 star reviews, you are not going to satisfy everyone. But it is a awesome LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION to make memories for your family forever. Mahalo to you and your Ohana!
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Saginaw, MI

Privacy, spacious yard, and an amazing view!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at this property. So there were a couple bad reviews in the past that made me hesitate for a couple of seconds before booking. I am glad we overlooked them and chose this home for our time in Kauai. We have been to Kauai before so I knew the awesomeness of Moloa'a Bay so I wanted to stay as close as possible. This property has to be the best one available to rent, if not the best place on the bay. The house sits above the water so you never see any of the few people who come to the beach below. We chose the property for our wedding ceremony and could not imagine a better spot on Kauai. Sure the house has a little room for improvement but we were never mislead in that aspect. The beds were comfortable and the house had all the amenities that our group needed. I go to Hawaii for the outdoor activities and the house provided for hours of time outside. The beach is only about a one minute walk but I chose to sit in the yard and look at the bay more often than walking to the beach. Maybe it was laziness or the cocktails were closer, but mostly I think I liked the view better! Great place to spend your vacation! We hope to be able to return to the property in a few years!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dingy property, Fantastic location

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I stayed here with our 4 children in February. There is a lot of good and some bad as well. I'll start with the bad. The owners and managers are unbelievably disorganized. We arrived late and managed to find the property with directions from Google, the owner and the property manger (which were all slightly different). The house is not going to win any good housekeeping awards. We expected it to be modest but some areas were in disrepair. We were greeted by a giant cockroach but I understand that this is the tropics and we only saw one more the rest of our stay.

We couldn't find any towels on our arrival so we air dried our hands and bodies. The next day, we found a pile of smelly wet towels in the laundry room. We ran the washing machine only to find the laundry room flooded. The drain from the washing machine was cracked in several places. We jury rigged it but it flooded 3 more times only to find a replacement drain tube next to the washing machine ready to be attached. Ugh.

Now the good. The property is magnificent. The view of the bay and ocean are phenomenal. There is a hiking path on the far side of the bay. Watching the ocean from the lawn is splendid. There are chairs and a fire pit on the lawn. We spent many wonderful evenings there.

Moloa'a Bay is fantastic. There are only a few homes with access so you share the half mile long beach with only a few other people. Super secret tip. The rocks in front of the house make a breakwater so even if the water is a little rough elsewhere, you can still swim behind the rocks.

Overall, we had a fantastic time due to the fact it is Kauai and that the property is stupendous. I just wish the house was better cared for.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha, The guests said they enjoyed their vacation very much at this awesome location. And privacy you won't get at a hotel or even most vacation homes. The guests enjoyed the beautiful Reef below. Watching their family snorkel and play at the beach without even leaving a chair from the bluff. Most Guests spend most of there time Outdoors, as they said the snorkeling is great and having a covered Pavilion to the barbecue very nice. Most guests do not realize that the homeowners are not always involved in the whole vacation process. They have hired a wonderful team of cleaners and caretakers to help manage the property.I'm responsible for booking the property and answering any questions and being as helpful as I can. I spoke with the guest in great detail about directions. I even told him I knew his arrival time was going to be late around midnight and that I would stay up and have my phone available to take a call even as late as 1 o'clock in the morning, if he needed help, but he did not call. GPS can be a great asset however, it can be dark and not so easy to find at that time of night. We very rarely have guests get lost and we're always available to help. In regards to the towels, the cleaner said there were no wet smelly towels in the laundry room. However the Gardener will pick up towels up from outside lawn chairs and bring them in after the cleaner leaves.So sorry for inconvenience, if they had called the caretaker who lives down the block he would have gladly obliged. And in regards to the Cockroach.You will see bugs Now and then. There's 48 acres of land behind the property. Typically in Hawaii we do have bugs its part of being in the tropicWe have pest Control going out once to twice a month for service. you can be in the finest hotel in Kauai and have a cockroach fly right by you, that's Island life!But no worries we get very few complaints about bugs. Regarding the washing machine it was newly-installed right before their arrival and evidently there was an issue with a connection however, the guest choose not to call the caretaker for help or myself regarding any issues we could have taken care of them all had they called. Overall I think they had a great time and wonderful vacation. Its's a price you can't beat for Oceanfront and privacy. A new house on this location would cost thousands per night. Guests are able to enjoy this wonderful location at a low cost because the house is a older style Hawaiian Plantation home. Mahalo
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west coast

ALittle Bit Of Heaven on Earth!

  • 5 of 5

WOW! What a Great Location! So private and the views are amazing. Its like no other place I have ever stayed. How can anyone give a bad review I'll never understand. This is a house of many generations and we enjoyed being apart of the Old Hawaiian culture. I'ts not fancy but everything you need and more. i did'nt come here for the glam. I came to unwind and relax from the everyday grind and have a adventure as well. This place gave us peace and and a spiritual experience. When we went out for the afternoon to explore we could'nt wait to get back to B.B.Q under the gazebo. It's so awesome at night with bright stars and the sound of the surf.I felt it was a easy process to rent as well as any help we needed with directions. I would recommend this place for a family vacation or a romantic couple getaway. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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 £193.26 + Tax
non-refundable booking £77.3
Property Damage Protection £45.61
Refundable Damage Deposit £77.3
Tax Rate 13.42%

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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