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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

More Details

Tony Albertoni
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018


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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

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Gilligan's-a Secluded Honeymoon Cottage Near a Beautiful Beach
average rating of 4.7714286 based on 35 reviews

CLEAN, cute, cozy, convenient and perfect for two

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in quite a few vacation rentals over the years but I have to say this was the BEST. We came for 5 days but should have stayed longer. Everything you need is right here. To folks coming I would say check in then go back to the store. There's a lot of little things you think you need but you don't. You will need the food essentials.

We happened to hit it on a full moon and the walk to Molloaa Bay in the moonlight is unbelievable. Bring a flashlight to shine at your feet. Speaking of the Bay- perfect. Get there early and no one is there. We took the trail to the North and that's a must see. Bring your swimsuits, the water is all day warm. Also bring tons of 50 plus sunscreen. The sun is very intense.

Gail and I thank you Tony for your hospitality. Your housekeeper and groundskeeper are nothing short of the best. Spotless. I mean spotless. We left a couple new pillows.

And before I forget, there is a little Gray cat. Very friendly for being feral and loves to be petted. We named her Verbo. Actually beat the chickens to an Avocado the size of a Washington Apple. Let it rest in a bag for two days and enjoy! Speaking of chickens, they will serenade you Odarkthirty early. But it's pretty cool. Reminded me of my youth.

The only suggestion I have is maybe a guest book but other than that this is the perfect place.

One last thing... There is NO AT&T cell reception (we knew that going in) but the WIFI is strong. There is a phone but we couldn't call locally on it (for reservations). That may have been operator error? We tried all the sequences. Wasn't really an issue. Thank you again for a stunning good time. It is everything you represent and more.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location amazing

  • 5 of 5

Cute and cozy place. Wonderful, private lanai. Shot walking distance to secluded beautiful beach. Kind and helpful owner. This is a repeat stay for me and don’t imagine I’ll ever stay anywhere else on Kauai.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for a couple looking to get away

  • 5 of 5

Maloaa is--as advertised--in a very good location. Quick to Kapaa or Princeville. Very quiet (except for the chickens). Secluded and private. The house was well furnished and stocked. The beach gear is especially nice to have. We loved Gilligan's. I'm sure it will hold memories for us for years to come. We will almost certainly stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful place, close to a beach!

  • 5 of 5

A lovely private house. The cottage was just as described. Communication from the owner, Tony, was excellent and he provided clear directions and many valuable tips and suggestions. The location was a 5 minute walk to the beach. We meet friendly people there, offering info about the beach and surrounding area. Loved the outdoor shower! Although, we did only a little in house cooking, there were ample appliances and cookware. Having some available condiments, ziplock bags, coffee filters, etc. was very convenient. We ate fresh grapefruit picked on the property every morning! A great place!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Moloaa Bay
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

One time outcleaning $150
Tax Rate 14.75%

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.