While the listing description of Hale Maluhia (House of Peace) is accurate, the experience of living there for 10 days far surpassed our expectations for this lovely home. My husband and I really appreciated the house layout, especially the lush gardens, the openness and sense of privacy afforded by the design. The house is nicely situated so that during the day you have your choice of sun or shade on the lanais. The owner's comfortable aesthetic is another added plus. Nicely appointed, nothing in the house feels too precious.
How delightful to fall asleep to the sound of the ocean and wake up to a variety of bird calls along with winds gently rustling through palm trees. Most days we spent at the beach, hiking or golfing (we brought our own clubs), but we always looked forward to coming back to this house in early evening. Hale Maluhia is designed for living, meaning it's a terrific entertaining space that is also great for relaxing, reading. (In all fairness, I should add that we brought our computers so we were able to work while enjoying this gorgeous location.)
Proximity to the Grand Hyatt and Shipwreck Beach is a big plus, especially if you have kids. You can pack a day bag, go for a wonderful hike, swim or boogie board at Shipwreck, then be home in few minutes.
We found the owner's suggestions about what to visit extremely helpful as we've never been to Kauai.
Though we tend to select new trip destinations--it's a big world,after all--we found Hale Maluhia so welcoming we definitely want to come back.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
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