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"My fiancée and I have traveled extensively. Moments after checking in, my fiancé thanked me for booking "the best vacation rental." Kauai is magical and Moloa'a Bay is no exception. Ocean views from the house are spectacular, particularly during sunrise, but the real lure of this house is it's unmatched character. The interior design is beautiful: entirely wooden architecture, vaulted ceilings, stained glass and unique detail one might categorize as 'retro,' only this house is the real deal. It is bright, airy and filled with the sound of the surf. We loved the seclusion. The house is situated amongst a cluster of homes at the end of a dirt road, 10 minutes from the main road, but the location is still conveniently 20 mins from Princeville/ Hanalei Bay in the north, as well as Kapa'a town in the east.
Our Kauai vacation consisted of three locations and this one was by far the best. We loved wandering on the beach and exploring beyond. I will add the owner was always available and helpful with questions I had about the property/surrounding area. I only wish the second floor were available for a group of friends to bring back!"
Guest: AdrianDate of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: March 24, 2015
"This was my 4th trip to Shangril La and I continue to be more and more delighted with each stay. This is a truly remarkable home, so much so that every time I want to go to Hawaii, it's hard to imagine staying anywhere else.
- It's a short walk to an incredible, kid friendly beach that is always empty
- It's super private and is on an 10+ acres of immaculately maintained land with flowers, trees, a hot tub, a pool with a waterfall
- The house is super comfortable, nicely decorated and has a ton of covered outdoor deck space
- It's in a beautiful, peaceful area that's convenient to both the North and the East shores
If you are looking for a peaceful place to get away that's walking distance to a beach, you will be hard pressed to find a better one at any price in Hawaii. Can't say enough good things about the home."
Guest: Sean B.Date of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: May 25, 2015
"We stayed for two weeks. It was our second stay in two years.
It offers you a real sense of living on Kauai. Better then a condo or hotel, for sure. It rained every day but two. It a 'nice rain' that doesn't last all day.
Remote location. No close neighbors.
10 minute walk to a virtually empty beach. Drive there. Few places to park, but we had no problem.
Beautiful, quiet grounds.
Cheryl and Mike are very accommodating.
Would be better with a full kitchen
Remote location. Not close to any shopping which is about a 20 minutes car ride. You can only walk to the beach (which ain't bad).
No washer/dryer. Use the sink.
Load up groceries at Safeway on your way from the airport or you'll be driving to Foodland in Princeville everyday. And that gets old fast.
Leave your Hawaiian shirts, shoes, long pants at home. You won't wear any of it. Cook on the outside grill. Because of high prices, we suggest chicken, scrimp, perhaps pork. Stay away from Steaks, processed food, diary products. They are all priced too high. We spent about $300 on food for the 2 of us.
Bring bug spray!
Dining out: Drink your cocktails at home if you don't want to spend $10++ for a drink. My average 'eating out' bill was always $100+ for dinner, and about $50 for lunch (nice places). The St Regis hotel in Princeville will set you back over $200++ for 2 (we had 50% off, so not so bad).
Use the farmer's market in Hanalai."
Guest: RobertDate of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: May 19, 2015
"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!"
Guest: GarsDate of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: July 14, 2015