House, 3 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
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.
Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out: 10:00 a.m.
Neighbor complaints mean loss of security deposit
Smoking evidence means loss of security deposit
Each child must have a bed or crib
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
Cancellation Policy: 100% refund 90 days prior to arrival, less $100 admin fee. Within 90 days of arrival, cleaning fee and deposit returned.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Perfect location and well equipped home.
Quite neighborhood within seconds to the beach. The crashing waves will put you to sleep and the roosters will greet you in the morning. So much better than a resort environment if you’re looking to detach and relax on a beautiful island.
Excellent location, large beautiful home
This property was excellent! Very close to the beach. We were 4 adults and a 1 year old and had plenty of space. We would definitely stay here again!
Fantastic base to see Kauai
Renting this property made our holiday! The house is lovely and has absolutely everything you need. The (very) nearby beach is one of the best on the island for snorkelling, surfing and seeing turtles. Would highly recommend this property.
Perfect spot in Poipu
My family and I loved our vacation here! It was a short walk to Brenneke’s beach, and the house was well stocked. Mahalo!
Great house, great location.
We are a family of 6, three couples, and each couple had complete privacy with their own bedroom and bathroom. Our daughter even got engaged on the beach right down the street from the house on this trip. Great property and would rent here again in our next stay on Kauai.
Many great aspects, with a couple minor drawbacks
First, the positives: awesome location; spacious, well-laid-out house; very comfortable bedrooms; nice tradewinds upstairs.
The drawbacks, in order from least important to most:
- bathrooms are very dated; fixtures can be tricky
- the *primary* photo of the property prominently features a hammock. I realize this probably sounds petty, but we discussed relaxing in the hammock together. Unfortunately, there is no hammock. After sending email and voicemail, the property manager finally got back to us 24 hours later to say that the hammock broke recently and the property owner won't be replacing it. Disappointing. And you need to update your listing to remove that photo, because it's basically false advertising.
- The property listing states the following: "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." Unfortunately, we found this not to be true. The 3 fans in the great room barely rotate at all, and need to be replaced. The great room was sweltering for our entire stay. In contrast, the bedrooms were all super cool and comfortable, both because the trade winds are felt more on the 2nd floor and because all the bedroom fans work great.
Overall, we still give the property 4 stars. Working fans in the great room and a hammock, as promised by photos, would have resulted in 5 stars.
I wish this guest had called about the ceiling fans in the great room. The fans work great but the fast speed is on the bottom of the variable switch, not the top. About every two years a guest doesn’t discover this quirk.
Near this Kauai rental vacation home is whale watching, sea turtle watching, and relaxing, Beautiful Sunsets are always available at no extra charge!!!!