Maluhia Moon


Rates: $201 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 0
Bathrooms: 1
Bed types: K (sleeps 2)
Reviews: 4.80 (from 115 reviews)
This is a lovely, sweet, affordable and clean little unit. It is one of the very few 'free-standing/stand-alone' units within the Paniolo Complex. It is one of the much quieter units within Paniolo as it sits on the side that fronts the Prince Golf Course- not the street. And we are only one level so you don't have anyone on top of the studio making noise. The unit has a lanai overlooking the golf course, a CalKing bed, a full bathroom as well as a kitchenette with an apartment sized refrigerator. Also, there is a wonderful breeze coming off of Anini beach that flows through the unit on most days. There is also a wonderful, clean, warm pool and BBQ in the pool area.



Keywords: Condominium Registration Number: W04579765-01, W72077124-01, 540050030009

Maluhia Moon Reviews



Tim S.
April 2024
We have been using vacation rentals for more than 10 years. I all that time we have never had a poor experience. Our experience with this one was different. When we walked into the unit the fragrance was pretty strong despite all of the windows being open. Once we put away the sources of the fragrance it smelled musty. There are no curtains other than a couple shears. The TV and Internet didn't work per VRBO instructions and required help from Joy the next door neighbor to get it working. The TV and Internet services are Joy's so you are sharing her services. During our stay the internet was out almost everyday at some point. The TV is 24". It wasn't clean. There was rodent feces on the bathroom mirror, TV cabinet, and along the walls in the unit. According the the information sheet, roaches and mold are common too. We did see moldy areas but no roaches. We did have several lizards living in the kitchen. There were several broken dishes in the kitchen cabinet and a inoperable fan as well. The host Valerie, the least helpful person I have ever dealt with. From my first contact about the key code, which she never responded too, requiring a second request three days later to our last communication, it was bad. For some reason, she expects you to be her property manager.


Jared S.
March 2024
Great rental experience. Incredibly Beautiful environment. Everything works. Was a great place to return to after our outings during our vacation. Close to Foodland, some great beaches, and the Napali coast. Joy, the neighbor/property manager is really friendly. Would absolutely recommend.


PETER M.
February 2024
The property is in a great location, with a very nice pool. However there was no place for 2 people to sit side-by-side; a loveseat would have been preferable to an armchair. Also more lighting is needed at the eating area. Lastly, there was an extra damage protection cost that was not indicated until after the rental charges were finalized; in all our travels, this is the only place where we incurred this kind of charge. Our overall experience was greatly enhanced by our kind and helpful neighbours.


Geraldine H.
December 2023
I really enjoyed staying here! The artwork and lanai garden are lovely. The arrangements are a little unorthodox, but once you get oriented you have everything you need. Joy, the next door neighbor, was REALLY a joy! She was always available for questions and helped me get the cable TV working.


Martin C N.
October 2023
I landed in Kauai without accommodations and Valerie was very responsive. She managed to have the place ready for me within a few hours of my booking. It had everything I needed to prepare my own meals, hit the beach, go snorkeling and get a good nights rest. Walking distance to Princeville shops/restaurants as well as Anini beach and Queens Bath. Highly recommended.


Monica C.
October 2023
Thank you for a great stay!


Thomas H.
October 2023
Lovely island decor. Easy walk to shops and restaurants. Clear, beautiful pool on property.


Gregory C.
September 2023
We arrived late aft. Sunday & left early morning the following Sunday. We were greeted by Joy our neighbor & she made both of us feel quite welcome & was a treasure trove of useful information. The unit was extremely comfortable & had everything we needed to feel at home. The roosters were quite annoying but they were everywhere we went. Excellent 38th Anniversary vacation.


Amanda W.
September 2023
We had everything we needed in this sweet studio duplex. Our host was very responsive and the neighbor Joy was very friendly and helpful whenever we had any questions. The place itself was sufficient for cooking simple meals. The bed is comfortable and the fan was quite useful for sleeping. The location is excellent. Unfortunately we didn't have much of a view because they're doing construction on the golf course and they've put a green wall/tarp up, but it's still surrounded by beautiful plants and the area is very nice. We were very pleased with our stay and would definitely come back again!


Sandrine P.
August 2023
The place did the trick for what we needed. It is pretty small but that showed on the pictures so we knew what to expect. It is well furnished and we appreciated the hot plate to cook as well as the snorkeling equipment. Location is very good, walkable distance to a close beach, easy parking in front of the unit. I agree with the fact that it could use a little update/refresh, and cleanliness could be better (especially if you look behind furnitures). Overall a cheaper option that did the trick for us since we were not spending the day in the unit anyway.


Sara P.
August 2023
Prefect place to stay for two. Our neighbors Joy and Les were awesome people. Neighborhood was beautiful and felt really safe and quiet, everyone was really friendly. Tons of beaches to play at and beautiful scenery everywhere. Heated pool good for nighttime swimming. Comfortably close to grocery stores, restaurants and shops. My favorite thing about the rental was the amazing view of the mountains right down the road at the local Princeville park. Loved the people I met and the things I saw!


Brian M.
June 2023
very convenient for us. Could do with a better Air fryer oven and the barbeque was not working properly


Rebecca L.
June 2023
Everything was great, the small unit was plenty for myself and my husband, we didn't use everything provided but we appreciated that there were beach chairs, coolers, etc. for guests. The small fridge was great for leftovers and cold drinks, bed was comfy, shower pressure was really nice. No complaints, we will definitely be back! Mahalo :)


Greg M.
May 2023
We were met by Joy. A very fun loving ex History Teacher. She let us in and told us about everything we needed to know. Place is very small but we new we would only need a place to lay our heads down so it was perfect. There is a nice trail behind the property that leads to a semi private beach. Enjoyed snorkeling, floating and resting on the beach. Very close to everything you would need. We had a great time.


gerard j.
May 2023
Perfect location for sightseeing the whole island. Pro’s: parking in front of the condo Location Tranquility of the condo and surrounding Good shower Good bed Con’s: condo is dated Beach furniture/chairs, needs to be replaced with new comfortable ones Outdoor furniture, we love staying outdoor on the lanai, but we missed a table and comfortable seating. A water cooker will be nice to have.


Don G.
May 2023
Nice quiet area.


Eric W.
April 2023
I thought we were renting the cottage in the picture, but it turned out to be an attached studio on the left side of the photo. Anyway, it was comfortable and clean in a nicely landscaped development. Nice pool and BBQ area. Back deck perfect for morning coffee with bird song. Kitchenette worked fine for preparing all our own meals. The cottage full time resident was friendly and helpful. It rained most days we were there which made it a bit dark inside the studio. An additional central light source in the kitchen would have been wonderful. Had to use iPhone flashlight to read microwave and toaster oven control buttons. (My old eyes are likely to blame). It didn't really take away from our enjoyment of a very relaxing week. Would stay again in a heart beat.


Bob Q.
April 2023
Nice place to stay if budget minded. Place was nice, clean, and tidy. There is no AC just windows and fans. Place stays cool if you keep windows and sliding door open. Things to be aware of….It right next to the golf course which is under construction right now so a bit noisy around 7am until 5pm. Also a lot of feral cats that live around property. I like cats but I am allergic to them. I couldn’t leave my shoes outside as well since they were spraying them. Lol. Overall - a good place to stay if you are out and about all day;)


Mary W.
April 2023
Easy check in process. Unit clean and good location. However the lanai view is a green tarp and no view of golf course and every morning there were cats sleeping on the two lounge chairs. Unit is “dated” and needs a refresh. We would stay in Panilo Estates again because of location but in an upgraded unit.


Joy S.
April 2023
Wonderful little property close walk to the beach. Perfect for Northshore and Kapaa activities. Recommend coffee on the deck to watch the amazing sunrises and hear the chorus of the birds. Clean and cool pool. Overall a good bang for your buck.


Cindy Z.
March 2023
Keeping on our list for next time! Loved the location. The neighbor was kind and helpful! Quiet, perfect, and relaxing.


Karen K.
March 2023
Lovely comfortable cottage. I love that supplies are left and we had coffee, paper products, mayo, mustard, oil, spices, etc. on hand. It was fun to add to the stash for the next customer. Pool was lovely and grill easy to use. Toaster oven, microwave, hot plate made it possible to cook meals. Closet had snorkel gear, boogie boards, beach chains for beach outings. So easy to go north or south from this area. And grocery store was a quick walk. Joy, next door is happy to guide you to restaurants, places to visit etc. If you are feeling adventurous follow the path behind the cottage all the way to the beach. Only down side was lack of laundry facilities and no close laundromat.



March 2023
We loved staying at Kalihiwai! The neighbors were kind, gracious and helpful. It was all around a great place to rest and relax.


Valerie C.
February 2023
Save for the torrential rains that accompanied my visit, I had a lovely time in this cottage. Joy who lives next door is very kind and helpful. The place was very clean and quiet. Perfect for me. Thank you to Valerie and Joy.


Hannah R.
February 2023
Fantastic stay. Loved the location of the property and did not realize the beach was a short walkable distance away! Neighbors are extra kind and helpful. Parking was beautiful and the house was the perfect size for two.


Darcy C.
January 2023
Upon check in neighbor Joy greeted us. She is super friendly and helped us orient to the area. Lodging exceeded our expectations providing us with a wonderful breeze, trees and symphony of bird songs. The Kitchen is so nice we prepared a number of our meals, I loved that it had a bathtub, bed was comfortable. Val responded quickly when we had trouble logging into the internet. The login info was outdated on VRBO.


Caylan P.
January 2023
We had a lovely time! Really enjoyed having the mini kitchen, cooler, and snorkels available to use! Be prepared for early chicken wake-ups. Very close to hanalei which has everything you need. Never want to leave!


Emily L.
November 2022
Close to beaches, grocery store, and I like the pool and lanai. Cute decor touches like painted tiles and books. You don’t need to bring an alarm clock as the roosters will take care of that, haha.


Brian K.
November 2022
It has a high beam ceiling and wood floors. Nice artwork & decor. We felt very comfortable here and we liked the convenience of making our own food. Joy was very friendly and was quick to help us when we had a parking issue. We would go there again anytime!


Russ G.
October 2022
We had a great time here, the gracious host provided lots of special touches to make the visit comfortable. There were beach items, lots of books, games, extra food and sundries, everything we needed and more. The studio has a hot plate, microwave and toaster oven, so we were able to save some money by cooking any of our own meals. The local bird life provided a wonderful soundtrack to our stay and we enjoyed the various animals that happened by. Highly recommended.


Krystyna Z.
October 2022
Nice studio that has everything you need! Large fridge for food and toaster oven to heat up leftovers. We were able to add a last minute night on to our stay with no issues. Easy to stay in touch with the property manager. Bonus feature is the cat Zinc who lives in the area. Give Zinc some love!


Luke S.
August 2022
Beautiful place with a peaceful & quiet neighborhood! Close to all activities in the north of Kauai! Easy check in & check out! Would highly recommend this spot!


Jasiah O.
August 2022
This house was perfect for us! It had exactly what we needed while having that small out of the way feel. It was super quiet and the island air flows through the house from the trail to the beach just off the back porch. This made air conditioning so unecessary. The chickens were cool and the place was juat great! It feels like your home away from home.


Elizabeth L.
July 2022
This unit was amazing- better than it looked in the photos! The kitchenette was great! We made a stir fry vegetable dish on the hot plate and cooked a frozen pizza in the toaster oven so a lot is possible! Kitchen was stocked up with lots of supplies like spices, oils soy sauce, etc. Joy next door had many helpful hints for places to go. I even came to enjoy the rooster wake-up crows outside the window (which is EVERYWHERE in Kauai!). The only thing I did not like was Princeville- which is no fault of this unit. It is very safe, but a mostly white and golf-centered kind of community. You can escape by hiking down the numerous steep trails down to beaches where the environment is more natural. Overall, we had a good 8-night stay here to explore the island before our backpacking trip on the Kalalau trail. Unfortunately, I feel a car is needed if you stay in Princeville and want to explore. Ubers are super hard to find, and if you do, very expensive.


Anne P.
June 2022
This was a nice quiet studio. Bed was comfortable. No issues at all. Parking right out front. Nice lanai on back.


Megan K.
June 2022
We had a great stay at this VRBO in Princeville. The location was great, having access to snorkel equipment and chairs was also a wonderful bonus. Neighbors are also friendly and the property is beautiful!


Brie L.
May 2022
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here, friendly neighbors, beautiful walkable Anini beach, just take care if it's muddy as it's a steep way down the hill to get there. Conveniently located just down the road from Foodland and other restaurants, and Hanalei which has more restaurants and shops is just a 10 min. drive.


Natalie D.
May 2022
A great studio for my friend and I on our vacation. Good location, great quiet neighborhood and cute home. Would love to stay here again if I am back on the island.


Catherine H.
May 2022
Pros - great location for exploring the north shore of Kauai, Val is a very responsive communicator and the sound of the birds in the morning is fab! The studio itself has lots of windows and stayed cool for our trip. Cons - the windows have extremely thin netting so you have zero privacy. It's not a heavily trafficked route that the room backs onto, but it still isn't ideal. The accommodation overall has many homely touches and its obvious it is a loved holiday home, it does look quite tired though and is very much a no frills stay. If that's what you're looking for, this is perfect!


Emily S.
April 2022
The property was perfect for my partner and I. Great location. Very clean. Joy was amazing. Would definitely stay here again for the next visit.


Rick M.
March 2022
Great place to stay. It says studio, but more than enough room. We were surprised by its size. Joy, next door was great to talk to. She kept us up to date on all the birds in the area. Just a nice relaxing place.


Seth C.
March 2022
We are from just over on Oahu but this was our first time in Kauai. This place was an amazing choice and the price was really fair for the great property and easy communication with the owners. We enjoyed the location and waking up to the sunrise through the back sliding glass door. Bonus points for momma and baby chicken chirps in the morning as it was always pleasant to hear them when I woke up.


Martin D.
February 2022
Enjoyed our stay in Kaihiwai. The property was convenient to Hanalei. Plenty of small beaches around and there were art fairs on the property about every weekend. The neighbors were friendly and a great source for local sights.


Philip F.
January 2022
Nice property on the golf course and a short walk from one of the better beaches you’ll find on the north side of Kauai. Due to Covid I had to reschedule my trip multiple times and the awesome host was quick to accept. Clean and very friendly host, definitely would recommend.


Shahid B.
December 2021
Awesome location, super close to beautiful beaches and Hanalei bay. Nice jogging trail. Super nice host, responded to communications promptly. Only con is lack of laundry facilities at the property.


Paxton N.
December 2021
Joy was an absolute delight to talk with. She honestly made the trip great. I want to live in this little cottage someday.


Julia P.
November 2021
The studio was perfect for what we needed. We appreciated the toaster oven, beach chairs/towels, and the easy check-in. The view of the grassy area is beautiful. It’s surrounded by plenty of birds, chickens & roosters. You will be awakened by the roosters really really early in the morning so be prepared. It does get humid in the studio so you’ll need to find a good balance between the fan and opening/closing the windows. Overall it was a great experience.


Alex C.
November 2021
First of all the host and the whole team is just fantastic. The place is quite nice, and the value is great - for a decent priece you get a very good place in a wonderful location. We loved how close it was to Halalei bay - spent most of the time there. It is the most beautiful surf spot I've seen, and it is good both to learn on the beach break and if you want to challenge yourself to some bigger waves on the outer reef.


Ashley C.
October 2021
The very best thing about this property is the neighbors are the nicest people I've ever met. They were so helpful and I would come back time and time again just to stay next to them. This place is exactly as described and a perfect place to lay your head down at night. We were there 8 nights and 9 days and the only complaint I have, is that there were only 2 towels and a roll of toilet paper for the entire time. Which was not quite enough. Other than that it was a wonderful stay!!


Ryan H.
October 2021
The unit was as advertised. We enjoyed our stay and would definitely come again.


Heather G.
September 2021
The birds and scenery were so beautiful. we also liked having walk access to the beach.


Connie Z.
September 2021
Studio is well equipped. Beach items are supplied and in good shape. Next door neighbors are great and very helpful. Everyone in the complex was friendly. Aloha spirit here is very refreshing.


Johnathan C.
September 2021
This property was awesome great location would rent again


Emily B.
August 2021
Everything was as advertised. Check in was super easy. The place is located near awesome beaches, hikes (assuming you have a permit AND reservation for the Kalalau trail), and snorkeling spots! We would stay again on our next trip to Kauai.


Bonnie J.
August 2021
Everything I wanted. Great view, well equiped , good location, I definitely want to stay there again!


Leanna M.
July 2021
Working with Val was great! She was very responsive and helpful! The neighbors Joy and Les are also wonderful people! Everything about the spot was exactly what we needed for our trip!


Josette E.
July 2021
My husband and I both gasped in awe of this beautiful suite when we first walked in. Like Kauai, I don’t think photos can do this place justice. It’s the perfect place to relax after a day in the sun. It’s airy and the breeze cools it down nicely at night. It had everything we expected and so much more. The kitchenette was incredibly equipped with everything from a coffee maker and fridge to a toaster oven, hot plates and a small grill. We also loved the location. We’ve actually stayed in this neighborhood before and love it. It’s quiet and within walking distance to the beach and the Princeville Center. It’s also a short drive to Hanalei Bay. Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful suite!


Mackenzie K.
July 2021
Clean place with a decent kitchenette setup for some light cooking and a nice path right behind the place that leads to the local beach. No A/C, but the fans do the trick throughout most of the day. Beware, the roosters may wake you at 1am! 😊


Diane K.
June 2021
Loved our stay. Love this island. Clean and quiet... all of the basics are supplied. Roosters are your alarm clock. Breeze through the unit was nice so no need for an A/C. Val was quick to respond to any questions. We will be back again! Already booked again for next year .

Note: Vacancy calendar is approximate. Visit the owner/manager's reservation site to verify your dates.

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