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TVNC#4200: Magical Moloaa within 20 minute drive to Hanalei Bay

Bedrooms 1
Space 720 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Large sundeck gazing over magnificent Monkeypod Tree, private yard & boat dock

Peacefulness and Natural Beauty. Enjoy the ambiance of old Hawaii from this quaint rental location. A narrow unpaved winding road leads to Moloaa Mahina Hale which is within a small beach community on Kauai’s Northeastern shore. Watch the Egret Birds return to their nesting grounds at rivers edge. View an abundance of stars from your private deck which is breathtaking on a clear night. Listen as you hear the waves crashing at nearby Moloaa Bay. Only a 5 minute walk or Kayak to experience one of Kauai most beautiful bays offering white sand beaches with shade tree protection, interesting tide pools and good snorkeling . Hike along a gentle pathway high above the oceanside to a bird sanctuary offering incredible views of Moloaa Bay and the coastline. You may see whales or dolphins playing in the bay.

Natural Environment Setting: A creative environment for individuals who seek peace and tranquility in their lifestyle. The setting is all natural with established tropical flora, fruit bearing trees and plantings. This location also has the natural wildlife sounds from the bellowing of the bullfrogs, numerous birds, wild ducks, and of course the famous and colorful chickens that are now sited everywhere on Kauai. Perhaps earplugs would be suggested for those who are light sleepers. Mosquitoes are limited due to the brackish water consisting of both ocean and fresh water.

No Air Conditioning: There is no air conditioning in this unit. We offer ceiling fans, portable fans and the natural trade winds to help keep you cool. The hottest part of the day is between 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm We suggest planning your day outside the unit during this time period to avoid the discomfort for those who can't take the heat or take a swim in Moloaa Bay or kayak down the river to the beautiful Moloaa Bay that will cool you down with ocean breezes and large shade trees along the shoreline. For sun lovers, the deck is an incredible tanning location from early morning until late afternoon.

We offer Wi Fi Internet; Satellite Dish TV with commercial free musical stations. Enjoy TV in bedroom or living room. Enjoy native wild life surrounding this location and birds bouncing about in the enormous monkeypod tree offering shade and beauty to this site. The large deck has a table with four chairs and two lounge. A cold water washing machine is on the deck for added convenience with an outside clothes line for air fresh drying.

There are also lovely and relaxing reading locations on this property. Take your pick.

The spacious bedroom offers a queen size bed with its own TV and ceiling fans and an exit door to the back lanai offering easy access in the night to star gaze just outside your bedroom. The bathroom has a walk in glass shower with good water pressure.. Some prefer the outdoor shower below with hot & cold water.

The living area has it's own TV with a sofa and chair, a small cozy dining table for two and a beautiful state of the art kitchen with dishwasher, under counter refrigerators, gas stove and beautiful quartz buffet counters for casual dining. Like to read? Sit in the reading nook upon a double size day bed to enjoy the morning sun filtering thru the window..

More Details

Property Manager
Linda Summers
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2018


Kilauea Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 720 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please don't feed the cat. She belongs to our neighbor on the corner. She has a health requirement for her diet
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • River ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Outdoor Hot/Cold Shower on Ground Level
  • The updated bathroom is located off the living area just outside the master bedroom. This tiled bathroom is sufficient for your needs with a walk in glass shower For those enjoying the downstairs yard and beach amenities, we provided you with an outdoor hot & cold shower and changing room. This is the greatest feeling bathing under the moonlight with stars everywhere. It also serves as a great way to wake up to the natural setting that this rental provides. .
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The master bedroom is spacious with a Queen Size Bed, a dressing table and mirror and desk. We also have a TV, for viewing while in bed. Access to the large deck is from the bedroom. This is a great place to wake up to in the early morning enjoying a fresh cup of coffee or your favorite juice while listening to the wildlife around you. Beautiful birds are an interesting sight to see in the expansive Monkeypod Tree at the rivers edge. Watch the Egrets take flight overhead in the early morning hours and watch them return after a hard day's work back to their nesting grounds along the river edge. Stars, stars, stars are abundant from this lanai when skies are clear and weather calm....No A/C. unit cooled by Trade Winds and Fans. .
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Due to the stairwell access to this home by going up 16 feet high in the air, we feel that it would be too difficult for the elderly to access with ease. Also, due to the height of the cottage and the surrounding waters, we feel children would be at risk


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TVNC#4200: Magical Moloaa within 20 minute drive to Hanalei Bay
average rating of 4.875 based on 40 reviews
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Beautiful Summer Hale

  • 5 of 5

We had an outstanding holiday at this off the beaten path gem. Beautiful and comfortable space amongst the trees. The short paddle to the white sand bay/beach was so lovely. We did a fantastic short hike beyond the bay and saw a monk seal and many albatross. We'd stay here again and do hope to make a return appearance! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dallas, OR

Wonderful place to stay on Kauai

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Kauai and thought we wouldn't be able to enjoy a house as much as our first visit, but this was wonderful. The house was clean and comfortable with many place to lounge and enjoy our down town. We loved picking our own oranges, limes, starfruit and avocados and walking around "our" property. We could hear the ocean and enjoy the breezes. The dirt road into the house was a bit more than expected (we live on a gravel road in rural Oregon) but had no real problems. The beach access was only a short walk away along coconut palms and a waterway. A PERFECT getaway!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect, private and restful

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about it and it was just what we were looking for.....something away from the usual touristy spots, yet with everything we required close by. The house had everything we needed, and we cooked most of our meals there, and grilled lots of fresh fish on the BBQ. We enjoyed breakfast on the back lanai, watching the birds come and go through the Monkeypod tree, and we managed to pick lots of fresh limes, and some ripe bananas from the garden.

Moloa'a Bay beach was wonderful, just a 5 minute walk away, and there were dozens of different fish to see while snorkelling, even just a few feet in from the shore. There were very few other people at the beach and it was lovely and secluded.

There were plenty of grocery stores and restaurants within a 15-20 minute drive. We frequently drove down to Kapaa as it was convenient, but it was also easy to go north up to Princeville and Hanalei.

Although we really enjoyed lazing around most days we also had a wonderful time at the annual slack key guitar festival one day, and visiting the Kanuna Dairy goat farm on another excursion.

We hated to leave and are looking forward to returning in the future, hopefully the near future!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Awesome location (close to everything on the East and North Shores), privacy created by beautiful landscaping, great amenities (including outdoor and indoor showers). Short walk to one of the best beaches on the island. Spacious deck to watch and listen to the birds in the morning.

Prior to rental, owners were very responsive, answering questions and providing details promptly. No need to contact owners during our stay. We would definitely rent again during a return visit. Perfect!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bonney Lake, WA


  • 5 of 5

This is our 4th year staying in Moloa'a Bay. First time staying in Summers Hale. We would recommend this beautiful place to anyone. The beach is a short walk and the tropical yard and canal in the back is breathtaking the first time you see it. The canopy of the big tree is just.... Incredibly Awesome! Thank you for sharing such a wonderful place in paradise!

The Ottes

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceeded Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

This was my first time to Kauai, and my boyfriend and I were looking for an "off the beaten path" location, with easy access to a beautiful beach (only a 2 min walk away - every morning we were at the beach). Our stay here exceeded all of our expectations. We woke up to the natural sounds of the jungle; roosters, birds, ocean waves. Yet still had access to great wifi and television if needed.

Just make sure you follow Linda's instructions (NOT GPS) on finding the house. GPS will take you to the END of Moloaa road. The correct way will take you off the cement road down a dirt road about a mile or so. It was an awesome adventure and another reason why we fell in love with this spot.

Moloaa Bay was very much centrally located. Only 15-20 minutes from Princeville/Hanalei Bay. We had booked a helicopter and Captain Andy's boat tour which were both in the South Shore, which only took about an hour (maybe hour and a half with traffic). Not bad at all...We ended up exploring the beaches in the south those days which were great - Shipwrecks Beach, Allertons Beach.

Our stay was more than magical and I would ABSOLUTELY love to stay here again!!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Red Salt at Ko'a Kea
Hawaiian Restaurant
Brennecke's Beach Broiler
Seafood Restaurant
Poipu Beach Park
Little Fish Coffee Poipu
Coffee Shop
Plantation Gardens Restaurant & Bar
Seafood Restaurant
Papalani Gelato Poipu Shopping Village
Ice Cream Shop
Island Taco
Mexican Restaurant
Puka Dog Hawaiian Style Hot Dogs
Hot Dog Restaurant
Bangkok Happy Bowl Thai Bistro and Bar - Poipu, Kauai
Thai Restaurant
Poipu Shopping Village
Poipu Rock n' Roll Sushi
Sushi Restaurant
Anuenue Cafe
Breakfast Restaurant
Breakfast Restaurant
Keoki's Paradise
Hawaiian Restaurant
RumFire Poipu Beach
Kalapaki Joe's POIPU
Sports Bar
Holoholo Grill
Paco's Tacos Cantina Poipu
Mexican Restaurant
Bubba Burgers
Hamburger Restaurant
Bubba Burger
Hamburger Restaurant
Savage Shrimp
Seafood Restaurant
Lappert's Hawaii
Ice Cream Shop
Da Crack
Mexican Restaurant
Loco Coco
Makai Sushi
Sushi Restaurant
Merriman's Fish House
Seafood Restaurant
Gourmet Pizza and Burgers by Merriman´s
American Restaurant
"Tortilla Republic ""The Upstairs"""
Mexican Restaurant
TR Cantina & Margarita Bar
Mexican Restaurant
The Dolphin Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Shops At Kukuiula
Eating House 1849 Koloa
Hawaiian Restaurant
Seaview Terrace
Espresso Bar
Stevenson's Library
Seafood Restaurant
Prince Kuhio Park
Poipu Bay Golf Course
Beach House Restaurant
Fine Dining Restaurant
Riptides Shave Ice & Snacks Kauai
Rip Tides LLC
Snack Bar
Koloa Shave Ice
Aloha Roastery Specialty Coffee
Orchid Food Shop Food Truck
Craving Thai
Thai Restaurant
Chalupa's Mexican Food
Mexican Restaurant
D Green's BBQ
Barbecue Restaurant
Kukuiula Boat Harbor
Garden Island Grille
Pizza Restaurant
Koloa Mill Ice Cream & Coffee
Ice Cream Shop
Car: necessary

Moloaa Mahina Hale (House of the Lazy Moon) is unique because it is a rare and comfortable retreat for those seeking a private and somewhat secluded location. You can hear and smell the ocean but get only a tiny glimpse from your cottage which is only a stones throw away. Become part of the small community for your stay. You can take a short five minute walk to beautiful Moloaa Bay which is an interesting beach offering surfing, snorkeling, sunbathing and beach combing. Take an easy pathway to the north all along the Bay to where it ends at a fenced Bird Reserve. Due to limited public access and parking, Moloaa Bay is not very well attended making it one of the more private beaches on Kauai. You are 3 miles from the Anahola General Store providing sufficient convenience items. and is located next door to the Anahola Post Office and the Famous Ono Char Burger Stand. Moloaa is located half way between Anahola and Kilauea Town. You are only 10 minutes to the Sugar Mill Town of Kilauea and it's famous Light House recently named after Senator " Daniel Inouye " and Bird Refuse Center and 20 minutes away from Hanalei Town with lots of shops and restaurants and the beautiful Hanalei Bay. Drive out of Moloaa Valley to view other wonders of The Magical Garden Island

Other Activities: Kayaking, Snorkeling, Surfing, Hiking


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $150
Tax Rate 14.42%

When inquiries are made for same rental dates, the first responder accepting quote provided and their request for rental contract will be placed first in line. Deposit must be received within 7 days from date of booking request or reservation will be cancelled and next inquiry will be taken. Please refer to cancellation policy once contract and deposit are received and booking is confirmed.

Manager'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.

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