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Huge Oceanview 3 Br/4Ba Home, 40 Second Stroll to the Ocean, LAST MINUTE RATES"""

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,650 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 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
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

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 Poipu

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:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
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.


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Huge Oceanview 3 Br/4Ba Home, 40 Second Stroll to the Ocean, LAST MINUTE RATES
average rating of 4.923077 based on 219 reviews

Perfect vacation! Perfect home!

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about our stay in your home. Thank you for all the careful thoughts you offer in your home. It was clean, well equipped and super comfortable. No one wanted to leave. Kauai is our family's favorite island, so we will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location near the water!

  • 5 of 5

The house was spacious and had a great Hawaiian feel. Our party of five adults had plenty of room to spread out. It was an easy walk to a wonderful beach and just a few moments drive to shops and restaurants. This was our first visit to Kauai and we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice location close to beach and clean property.

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay and were excited about the convenient location very near the water and Breneke Beach. The house was very comfortable and roomy. Hope to have a chance to get back again sometime.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, Well-Appointed Property

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely, spacious home. The kitchen was well-supplied. The only item I could not find was a slow cooker! We have rented many homes in our travels through the years, and this is definitely a top tier rental. We would rent this property again.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceeded our expectations! In a picturesque setting with spectacular views of Poipu Beach!

  • 5 of 5

The home is big and spacious and all the comforts of home . With awesome views of Poipu Beach from the top master balcony, wrap around covered patio where you can sit in the mornings and drink cup of coffee and feel the trade winds move through out the house. 2 Master bedrooms with full and spacious bathrooms and the other bedroom is a nice size. A total of 4 bathrooms a full laundry room with a sink .Full kitchen with modern appliances for The chef in the family. We used the BBQ that’s located on the back patio many times works awesome. The home is a 30 second walk to the beach where you can boogie board and snorkel and just down the beach is Waiohai great for surfing ! I can’t wait for our next trip ! R. Fonseca

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northport, NY, USA

Fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

We were 3 couples spending a week at this lovely home. Spacious bedrooms all with their own bath, open floor plan downstairs, patio area around the house on 3 sides with lots of comfortable furniture. Everything you could need to enjoy your stay is provided. The location of the house is fabulous! A short walk to the end of the block where you can watch the sun set over the Pacific Ocean. A little further is Brenneke's Beach- our favorite spot. A beautiful beach, grassy and tree shaded areas with picnic tables and benches. Across the street is Brenneke's bar/restaurant and a really nice, well stocked deli. We had sandwiches made there for a road trip to Waimea Canyon and they were delicious. We highly recommend this property. Thank you for a wonderful vacation!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Outclean Fee $356 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.42%

14 night minimum during Christmas.

Cancellations: Up to 90 days prior to arrival, first payment is returned, minus a $50 cancellation fee. Within 90 days of arrival, damage deposit and cleaning fee are returned. We will try to re-rent and forward any net rents we receive to you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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