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

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1.25 Baths, (Sleeps 2)--close to the beach!

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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Anahola Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • 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 ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower
  • Outdoor Hawaiian Shower!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Pak N Play for infant, if necessary - 1 baby crib
  • One queen size bed in the bedroom, and a PakNPlay in the closet for an infant.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback 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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Gilligan's-a Secluded Honeymoon Cottage Near a Beautiful Beach
average rating of 4.7419353 based on 31 reviews
Ventura, CA

All positive experiences at Gilligan's.

  • 5 of 5

We spent four nights over new years and enjoyed it all. Yes there are a few roosters who have no clock, but it was ok. The place is secluded and has very little traffic on the road. Beach access was quick, but the water cold, go to the SE end of the beach for calmer waters.

No complaints for the well stocked cottage.

Definitely a keeper for a return visit.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A good place for two or perhaps three

  • 4 of 5

Small, cosy cottage, well kept and clean; secluded for privacy and lovely landscaped. Beach was in walking distance, but not winter friendly. Easy to find and drive into. The full kitchen allowed us to prepare family and friends holiday meals. We would select this cottage if we planned to visit family again on Kauai.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that this couple, as so many before them, enjoyed Gilligan's Beach Cottage--although I would not recommend three guests, unless one was a baby to sleep in the pak-n-play. And I'm not sure what is not "winter friendly" about walking down a paved road to the beach since the temperatures rarely get below 70 degrees. Moloa'a Beach has the blessing of being attractive during all seasons of the year.
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Salt lake city, UT

Amazing Secluded Central home

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Gilligan's was awesome. Tony was an amazing host and kept in tough the whole trip. I love the location of the cottage as it was very central from the south side to north side. The beach that is just a short walk away was a nice hidden gem as well and was never crowded. Would stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Couldn't have been any more perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The owner has thought of everything you need for a totally enjoyable experience. He is VERY responsive with communications and it was truly the best vacation experience we have ever had.

I have used VRBO for several years and have had many great experiences. This one has been my best experience to date and although we aren't home yet I can't wait to start planning my next trip.

Kauai was magical and impacted me greatly. The cottage is in a secluded location and offered adequate privacy from the other house on the property. If the guests up top of the hill get loud you can hear them but only slightly. The cottage is almost completely surrounded by tropical plants and has many fruit trees on the property. We collected avocados most mornings but you have to beat the chickens to them. :)

Owner provides beach chairs, toys, snorkel gear, coolers, etc. the location to the beach is very convenient. Though we never walked it it isn't far at all. Beautiful location for snorkelling, swimming and boogie boarding.

Perfection for us. It was all we could have asked for except air conditioning. It did get a little warm in the mid day when cooking so we bought a second fan and that made it much better. But if you have ever been to Hawaii, you know not to expect AC. Night time was very comfortable and I had to use the sheets to cover up as it actually got a little cool.

Can't wait to get back!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Worth/TX

Great place to get away

  • 5 of 5

I would recommend this place to any couples that want some actual peace while on their Hawaiian vacation. It is comfortable, has every amenity you could need (fully stocked kitchen, beach gear, washer/dryer, WiFi, grill), feels super private, and is just minutes away from a low key but beautiful beach. There is no cell service, at least not AT&T, but for a true get away I think that's a good thing! The cottage is also stocked with all kinds of books about the island and things to do, and even has a collection of cds with chill island music .. so relaxing!! We loved our stay and will recommend the cottage to all our friends.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We enjoyed our stay at this nicely appointed private cottage.

  • 5 of 5

The private, serene setting was sublime and we enjoyed the clean, comfortable cottage that had local charm with all of the modern immenities. The outdoor shower was nice to come home to after a long hike or a trip to the beach. The place was well-stocked with the basics and more. The owner came by in the middle of our stay and was very welcoming. I had been looking at this place for years and it did not disappoint. A little piece of paradise.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tony Albertoni
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018


Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Moloaa Bay
Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

One time outcleaning $150
Tax Rate 13.42%

Upon confirmation of reservation, a $350 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.