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Huge Oceanview 3 Br/4Ba Home, 40 Sec Walk to the Ocean, FEB-MAR SPECIAL!!!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,650 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Maluhia ma ka Honua means "Peace on Earth" and that is what you will find in this beautiful house located just a 40 second walk to the ocean and just four houses from famous Brennecke's Beach in Poipu Beach Park.

The question everyone asks themselves as they leave the airport and drive to Poipu is “Did I rent a good house?” Just before you arrive at Maluhia ma ka Honua, your first thought will be “WOW! The ocean is really close!” As you turn up Nalo Road you can't really see the house well because the beautiful white Plumeria trees are in bloom and they hide the house front a bit. You open the front door, remove your shoes, step into the entry, and then it hits you "WOW! This house is big and gorgeous and well furnished!" Then it really hits you, “This is better than home!”

Like most people, you immediately stare at the 14' high vaulted wood ceiling. Then you open the five sliding doors into this great room and it is almost like living outdoors as the cooling trade winds that make Kauai so special waft through the room from three sides and the three ceiling fans cool the room further. In this great room there is a fully-equipped modern kitchen, a casual eating bar for four, a glass oval dining table for eight under a beautiful chandelier, a game table for two, and entertainment seating for seven! Outside under the 1300 sq. ft. covered lanai two more dining tables for four each and casual seating for six. Maybe you start to imagine sunrise coffee under the east lanai and sunset cocktails under the west lanai. Or maybe you see that there is plenty of lawn for the children to play on and chaise lounges for sunbathing when you don't feel like walking the few steps to the beach.

Each bedroom brings new delights and each bedroom has three-sided ventilation and a ceiling fan that normally keeps the bedroom so cool that blankets are needed for sleeping. The spacious downstairs master bedroom suite has a king-size pillow top bed and oversized bamboo bedroom furniture with a television, a large walk-in closet, and two glass sliding doors leading to the covered lanai and the lawn. Its private bathroom has two lavatories, an oversized glass block and tile shower, a two-person Jacuzzi tub, and a separate toilet compartment. The heated outdoor shower is just outside this bathroom.

The equally large upstairs master bedroom is almost identical to the one downstairs except this one has a vaulted wood ceiling and a nice ocean view balcony. . Over the bed is an original oil painting of Hawaii by famed artist Ezra Muir. The bathroom is identical to the downstairs bathroom except it has a two-person soaking tub.

The third bedroom is the largest bedroom and has a great ocean view. It has two twin beds that can be converted to a king bed, a vaulted wood ceiling and rattan furniture. Its bathroom has one lavatory, a toilet and a tub/shower.

The fourth bathroom is the powder room downstairs complete with a tiled shower. The laundry room features a washer, dryer and a soaking sink.

This house is equipped with everything you need. All kitchen and bathroom needs, all laundry needs, linens, beach towels, beach chairs are provided. You might even find previous guests have left sand toys, boogie boards, and/or snorkeling gear.

Come to Poipu and experience a true Hawaiian beach experience! Like the Hawaiians, come to the beach, gather at the sand and spend hours 'talking story'. Use the sparkling blue Pacific Ocean as your swimming pool. Laugh and enjoy the weather and life. Maluhia ma ka Honua was designed to offer an old Hawaiian beach experience with all the modern amenities and comfort and with the ocean as our swimming pool because it is so close to the house. Isn't this why you are coming to Poipu, for the weather, the beach, and the ocean?

Previous guests have responded by loving this house and having some of the best family vacations of their lives. Maybe it is the Aloha that resides within the house because of the blessings during construction. Or maybe it is the floorplan that has plenty of private places for two or more people to sit and 'talk story' like the Hawaiians. Or maybe it is the location, just 40 seconds walk to the ocean and two minutes stroll to swimming and sunning at Brennecke's Beach in Poipu Beach Park. Whatever the reason, they have left behind hundreds of warm comments in our guestbook, and you can see every one of them by clicking on our 'Guest Comments' section.

'Maluhia ma ka Honua' (Peace on Earth) is a private, luxurious Kauai rental vacation home located just steps to the oceanfront at Poipu Beach Park on the south shore of Kauai. It is a great home for family vacations or for very private Kauai honeymoons after a romantic Hawaiian wedding. 'Maluhia ma ka Honua' was built in 1998. It is a luxurious 2650 square foot beach house designed with the feel of an original plantation and detailed, decorated, and appointed to perfection. Beneath a vaulted, fan-cooled ceiling, the large, modern kitchen and the huge great room open up to the surrounding 1300 square foot covered lanai. Three spacious bedrooms each have a large, private bathroom, and every room is cross-ventilated for comfort.

Three wonderful restaurants are within walking distance and at least nine others are nearby. Two resorts with Robert Trent Jones golf courses are within one mile.

This house is 'value priced' to give you a wonderful Kauai vacation and give you good value. You will spend so much time and money just getting to Kauai, and the rental cars and meals can be expensive. You deserve to stay in a really nice home and Maluhia ma ka Honua is nice enough that it would easily rent for $700/night if it were one house closer to the ocean. So come and take advantage of this great value and enjoy this spectacular house.

This house is fully licensed by the County of Kauai! (#TV3716) and has a Kauai property manager within three miles of the house at 800-247-5599.

For smaller families, we also own two other Kauai rental vacation homes. AKALA PUA is our other new three bedroom/three bathroom home and AHE LANI is our new two bedroom/two bathroom home. You can see them at

More Details

Buzz Wisda
Member since: 1999
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

About Buzz Wisda

Aloha from Jim and Valorie Wisda. We recentlyt moved to Scottsdale, Arizona from Palos Verdes Estates, California where we raised a wonderful son and daughter. We have been coming to Poipu since 1970 and no matter how often we travel to other places or countries we visit like this photo taken on a Bangkok river boat, we always look forward to coming back to Poipu several times a year.

Buzz Wisda purchased this house in 1998

Why Buzz Wisda chose South Shore

We are used to nice things in our mainland home and that is how we built Maluhia ma ka Honua, to be our home on Kauai. We could have built it anywhere on the island, but for one or two week stays Poipu cannot be beat because it has the best weather possible. We also wanted to be near the action, walk a short distance to the beach and a couple of restaurants. This location has a nice little micro-climate because it is in the leeward side of a small hill.

What makes this house unique

Families love this house. There is something special about the design that induces families to spend a great deal of time "talking story" and getting to know each other better. Dinners seem to last longer as memories are made.

Guestbook comments from the owner

From the Guestbook: What a perfect house to enjoy a vacation with our son and his family. We had a wonderful time on the baby beach with our three grandchildren. We loved our stay in your beautiful home. Our kids loved the lawn space to run around and the walk to baby beach was perfect for our family. The house worked great for us!
May 2015
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Poipu House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Two sinks, separate toilet compartment
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Two sinks, separate toilet compartment
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Two sinks
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Freestanking sink
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , California King
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , California King
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Twins beds can be pushed together for a $25 fee
  • Baby cribs and high-chairs are available for rent from They deliver and set up sanitized cribs with nice mattresses and a sheet, and they remove it when you leave. And their fees are very reasonable.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
This Kauai rental vacation home has two master bedroom suites with king-size beds & over-sized private bathrooms, third bedroom has 2 twin beds & a private bathroom, There are sleeping arrangements for up to six people maximum, High-Speed Cable Internet (wireless and wired), Lava-enclosed gas barbecue, No Smoking Allowed, This is a large, well-furnished home features 2650 square feet inside with 1300 square foot covered lanai outside. Hair dryers.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Huge Oceanview 3 Br/4Ba Home, 40 Sec Walk to the Ocean, FEB-MAR SPECIAL!!!
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 206 reviews

The home was lovely and well positioned to the beach.

  • 5 of 5

Nice home we had a wonder vacation.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Perfect Home for Our Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I travel a lot and have rented many homes and I must say this home was the most well stocked and most comfortable property we have ever rented. For our 10 day stay, we took the downstairs master and let our adult children, spouses and toddler take the two rooms upstairs. The kids stayed up late and although our room was located off the main living area, it was peaceful and quiet in our room. I loved that there were 4 full bathrooms giving us 4 showers to use. The kitchen is well laid out and large enough to enable everyone to help with meal prep - so much fun! And - there are even table linens! We played games every night comfortably nesting in beautiful couches and chairs or sitting around the large glass table and walked to the beach each night to watch the sunset. The grassy yard was a hit too as our sons tossed around the football while we grilled and played with our granddaughter. Because our party included a toddler we didn't want to be right on the water yet we didn't want to be far away either. The location was absolutely perfect and very walk able. Close enough to the beach to come back and forth for lunch, naps, etc. We rented a Pack n Play and backpack which were waiting in the house when we arrived. Everything was just perfect - it was so hard to leave!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Janice, Thank you for the kind words. Valorie and I work hard to have the house is great shape for all our guests. Please return often and take advantage of our return guest discounts. Mahalo, Buzz and Valorie Wisda
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  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 had a fantastic vacation in this clean well equipped and organized home. Spacious comfortable rooms to provide privacy when needed. Comfortable lawn furniture and large yard to hang out. Steps away from both Brennecke and Poipu Beaches. To top it off Buzz was efficient and helpful with our booking arrangements from the start.

A truly Hawaiian experience!!

The Ariello Family,

North Vancouver, BC


  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words, Mario. We really try to have our houses is great shape so you can have a nice vacation. Please come back often and take advantage of our repeat guest discount. Thank you again for choosing our house. Buzz and Valorie Wisda
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Great Location, Great Property!

  • 5 of 5

We had a blast at this place. It's provisioned great for a family with young kids. Close to the beach and very peaceful with large open areas to gather with you family. Their housekeeping was amazing, the place was spotless. The kitchen was also the best I have ever seen for a vacation rental, there wasn't one thing I wanted that wasn't there! We would love to come back!


  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Brad, Thank you for the kind words! Wereally try to make the houses as good as possible so you have a great vacation. Please return and take advantage of our repeat guest discounts. Buzz and Valorie Wisda
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  • 5 of 5

Great house, Great location and all in working order.

We have rented from Buzz previously and we are return renters, and highly recommend properties owned by Buzz.

Thanks for the memories,


  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bay Area, CA

My new home (I wish :-))

  • 5 of 5

I grew up in Hawaii and over the years have stayed in a lot of vacation rentals on various islands. I'm always searching for that perfect balance of vacation luxury in a place that still feels local and 'connected' to the spirit of the islands -- a wonderful, unique and magical place that I still think of as home. This is the place of my dreams! And let me tell you, I usually stay places and say 'this part is great, but I would change this, or knock out that wall and move that'. I was ready to move in here with no changes at all! Buzz, if you ever sell, give me a call :-)

A beautiful home with plenty of space for everyone to both gather and also be a bit apart when you need to. Well-laid out, such beautiful and relaxing surroundings, and so close to the incredible beauty and beaches of Poipu (easy to walk to so many things) and everything the south shore has to offer.

One tiny wish would be for the 3rd bedrooms to have Twin XL beds rather than regular twins (for those longer teenage bodies), but that is microscopic compared to how amazing everything was. We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Carolyn, Thank you for the great review, we are happy you enjoyed your stay. You are correct about the house, there is something magically Hawaiian about it, perhaps it was the blessings when it was built and the Ti leaves in the doorway cement. Regarding the twin XL beds, you are correct they would be better. But I have never seen twin XL sheets or mattress pads on Kauai so we have to keep the regular twin beds. Please come back often! We offer return guests a 5% discount for each return visit, up to 20% off their fifth and subsequent visits when they book directly through me. Aloha, Buzz Wisda
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Lihue (LIH)
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Brennecke's Restaurant
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Kiahuna Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Kaumualii Highway
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Brennecke's Restaurant
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Poipu Beach Park (Brennecke's Beach)
Nearest Point of Interest
Brennecke's Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Poipu Beach Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Brennecke's Beach Broiler
Nearest Point of Interest
Casa di Amici Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Poipu Beach Broiler
Nearest Point of Interest
Grand Hyatt Regency Kauai
Nearest Point of Interest
Sheraton Kauai Hotel
Nearest Point of Interest
Kiahuna Shopping Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Casablanca Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Kiahuna Swim and Tennis Club
Nearest Point of Interest
Marriott Waiohai Ocean Club
Nearest Point of Interest
Waiohai surf spot
Nearest Point of Interest
Left-Left surf spot
Nearest Point of Interest
PK's surf spot
Nearest Point of Interest
Centers surf spot
Nearest Point of Interest
Acid Drop surf spot
Nearest Point of Interest
Heroins surf spot
Nearest Point of Interest
Kukuiula Harbor surf spot
Nearest Point of Interest
Cow's Head surf spot
Nearest Point of Interest
First Break surf spot
Car: necessary

Near this Kauai rental vacation home is whale watching, sea turtle watching, and relaxing, Beautiful Sunsets are always available at no extra charge!!!!


Rates & Availability

Poipu House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May Last Minute
May 1 2017 - May 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
May 2017
May 6 2017 - May 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 13 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
may jun
May 27 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Aug 26 2017 - Dec 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Dec 16 2017 - Apr 14 2018
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Apr 15 2018 - Jun 15 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 16 2018 - Sep 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
Sep 3 2018 - Dec 14 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Outclean Fee $325 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,030
Tax Rate 13.42%

14 night minimum during Christmas.

Cancellations: Up to 90 days prior to arrival, $950 of damage deposit is returned. Within 90 days of arrival, $1000 of damage deposit and $315 of cleaning fee is returned. We will try to re-rent and forward any rents we receive to you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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