Waiulaula 340


Rates: $871 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 4
Bed types: KKQ (sleeps 6)
Reviews: 5.00 (from 72 reviews)
Mauna Kea Resort announces a $180-million renovation with no rollout plans as of yet, other than the April - November 2024 closure of the Mauna Kea golf course under the direction of Robert Trent Jones Jr. with visionary work of Robert Trent Jones Sr. and both sons Reese and Bobby Jr. Other plans include 252 hotel rooms, new spa, and dining venues. Resort pool will close for a short time as they relocated the spa. The resort tells us the renovation will be done in stages and won’t really affect amenities too much.

This beautiful Villa is located on one of the most ideal lots in Wai'Ula'Ula. It features fabulous sunset views and expansive views of the Pacific Ocean, Kohala Mountains, and the Island of Maui; this Villa has a private saltwater pool and spa. The West facing view allows for spectacular sun on the uncovered portion of the lanai, while the covered lanai provides plenty of shade.

The furniture is top of the line with the living room featuring a Kreiss Corniche sectional. Both master suites have Serta Perfect Day California Kings, and the third bedroom is furnished with 2 Serta Perfect Sleeper Queens.

The expansive 650 sf lanai is furnished with the finest grade A teak furniture, this provides an even larger and more comfortable area for morning coffee, afternoon sunbathing, dining and enjoying the evening sunset.

If technology is a priority for you and your family, this is the villa for you. All three bedrooms have 50 inch flat screen TV's. The living room is equipped with a 70 inch 4K flat screen and Sonos Sound Bar. All TV's use the 4K Apple TV platform. Both master suites, the great-room and lanai are equipped with a Sonos Sound System that is controlled with your smartphone. The wireless internet is powered by Spectrum, with speeds up to 300 mbps.

Secure, gated, and nestled on the sprawling 48-acre resort of Wai’ula’ula in the exclusive Mauna Kea Beach Resort, guests have access to two world class resorts; The Mauna Kea Resort, and The Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel.

The spectacular floor plan includes 3 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, all on one level. The sliding glass patio doors and screens disappear into the walls, bringing the lanai, living room, and kitchen together into a combined 3005 SF of indoor & covered outdoor living space; in addition, 650 SF of uncovered, sunny lanai surround the pool & spa area. The wraparound covered portion of the lanai features a built-in Wolf gas BBQ grill, fridge, sink, areas for dining and relaxing, and plenty of shade.

The Villa’s kitchen is equipped with top-of-the-line granite counter tops, Sub-Zero Refrigerator, stainless-steel Wolf and Viking appliances.

Sleeping accommodations include two Master Suites: The first Master Suite has a king bed, 50' flat screen TV, walk-in closet, enclosed glass shower that walks through to an outdoor shower, a large vanity with two sinks, private toilet area and a large walk-in closet. The second Master Suite has a king bed, 50' flat screen TV, large glass walled shower, jacuzzi, private toilet area, two separate vanities and large walk-in closet. The third bedroom features two queen beds, 50' flat screen TV, walk-in closet, and walk-in shower.

Wai’ula’ula features its own Amenity Center that includes an infinity-edge pool overlooking the Pacific, hot tub, kids pool, movie & game room, living room, changing/bathrooms with showers, a state-of-the-art fitness center, full kitchen, and dining area with 3 Viking gas grills.

Guests enjoy access to the world class Mauna Kea Beach and Hapuna Prince Resorts*, including 36 holes of championship golf, first-class tennis, workout facilities, two pristine white sand beaches, and upscale restaurants and shops.

*Guests wishing to receive privileges at the Mauna Kea and Hapuna Prince Hotels can do so for current rate per night per group. These privileges give access to both hotels' fitness centers, discounted golf, and reserved chairs and towels at both hotels' pools and beaches.


Registration Number: GE-131-438-5920-01%2C+620130130081%2C+TA-131-438-5920-01

Waiulaula 340 Reviews



Allen R.
September 2023
Our stay in late summer 2023 was first-class. The home is beautifully appointed with original art and comfortable furniture. We were greeted with an adorable welcome gift from Donna, the fantastic host. Here’s what I think will be useful to future guests: The central air conditioning worked really well, but the mornings and evenings were cool enough to enjoy fresh air through the enormous sliding screen 'wall' that borders the lanai. The kitchen had everything we needed in terms of pans and tools, and the appliances are all best in class. The amazing shower stall that exits to the private outdoor courtyard feels straight out of Architectural Digest. Practically every light switch has a dimmer, so you can really set the mood. And of course, this home has a wonderful pool and spa. The spa is surprisingly private given the expansive views, and it was unforgettable being in the water under the stars. Other highlights were watching the sun set over the horizon and the backyard’s gorgeous plants. The community was very quiet. There aren’t really any cons, though be aware that the home is in a quiet part of the island. It’s about 40 minutes of highway driving away from Kailua-Kona, the nearest town with the most stuff to do on the island's west side. Fortunately, smaller but cute Waimea is only about 20 minutes away, and has numerous restaurants, grocery stores, etc. Highly recommended!


Gerald H.
September 2023
My wife and I enjoyed our stay at the Waiulaula Villa. The house was just as advertised - spacious, well-furnished, great outdoor spaces and located in a peaceful community. We especially enjoyed the pool, spa and outdoor kitchen. The striking sunsets each evening added to the ambience!


Tom m.
July 2023
Loved the floorplan of home, the outdoor space and especially the access to Mauna Kea Beach and golf course. We had a great time.


Brian W.
June 2023
We had a lovely 8 day stay at this villa and thoroughly enjoyed the pool, view and accommodations. It’s also great to be able to use the two hotels and their beaches just down the hill. Would definitely stay here again! Donna was an excellent host as well!


Matt B.
April 2023
We go to the Big Island every year for the last 15 years and always rent a home. This was the most well appointed home in the Wai'ula'ula community that we have stayed in over the years. We will definitely be coming back and hope to stay here again!


Alexis H.
April 2023
We’ve stayed in the Wai’ula’ula community before and this house was wonderful! Well equipped, clean, and the ocean views are beautiful. Bedrooms were comfortable and quiet, and having our own pool and hot tub was such a bonus. It was also nice having smart tv’s for quieter evenings. Easy to get to and from the Mauna Kea, and purchasing the resort privileges was absolutely worth it!


Amy F.
March 2023
This is a spectacular property. It exceeded every expectation and is exceptionally well-equipped. It is ideally located to reach every major Big Island site. We chose to forego the resort membership and we’re glad we did. We were on the move every day. Also, all the resorts allow limited parking and beach access on their properties, so you can enjoy a resort beach with an early start to your day. This home’s neighborhood also has a stunning pool and credible gym just a 5-minute walk away.


Brett T.
March 2023
The villa is huge and lovely. The pool and hot tub are small but great. One of the nicest grill setups anywhere. Lanai was beautiful. Outdoor shower was amazing. Access to the two resorts was expensive but lovely to have. My family had an amazing time!


Jessica B.
January 2023
We loved this home! It is gorgeous, spacious, and a short drive to two of the most beautiful beaches on the island. We took advantage of the resort access and really enjoyed using those facilities. Donna was so easy to work with and made our stay even easier with her quick and helpful communication. We are already talking about booking it again!


David O.
December 2022
Beautiful and very well appointed villa. The resorts are beautiful but they do require a drive - not within walking distance. Agent very accommodating.


Dr. Joshua M.
November 2022
We are returning guests to this property and already can’t wait to come back! First stay was just my husband and I, second included our 1 year old son and my parents. Everything was just perfect, it felt like a luxury vacation but with all of the comforts of home (especially important having a 1 year old!) combination of resort access plus ease of renting a home was perfect for a family vacation. We are already planning our next trip back and are so thankful. Double master is perfect for 2 couples, my little one slept so well in his comfy room in a pack and play. What an incredible week!


Molly B.
August 2022
This home was a wonderful vacation spot for my family when visiting the Big Island. When we weren't exploring the beaches or volcanos, I particularly enjoyed reading on the lanai. The house was well equipped with everything we could need - from cooking equipment to home supplies. I'd definitely go back again.


Chris K.
August 2022
A very beutiful property that has all the amenities needed for a fun stay. The property has the necessaties you would find in your own home from cooking utensils to iPhone chargers. I would strongly recommend leveraging the properties at Mauna Kea as they are two of the nicest beaches on the island. It was great to break up the days we spent at the beach and used the pool in the afternoons. The villa is on one of the best locations in all of the Big Island as you are close to many great restaurants at Mauna Lani, Manua Kea, Waikoloa and The Fairmont. Donna was responsive and also available to answer questions during our stay. A great quiet and comfortable stay!!!


Matthew W.
July 2022
We had a great stay in this well appointed home. In addition to the pool at the house, the amenity center has a nice pool and decent gym within walking distance from the property. This unit was absolutely perfect for our needs.


irene c.
July 2022
beautiful views..... very spacious home....


Rachel M.
July 2022
House was perfect for our needs. Beaches were a short drive (not really walkable).


Michael H.
July 2022
We just spent a week at the villa and it was everything we had hoped for. The property is immaculate. The location is great with several shopping areas within 15 minutes. The lanai and pool make for a perfect gathering spot. This is a must stay property.


Jim L.
June 2022
The unit is laid out great for a couple of families to stay together. The rooms are huuuge, each bedroom has an en suite bath, and finishes are high-end. The small pool at the unit is perfect for young kids. We also enjoyed having the options of the community pool (about a 10min walk or 2min drive) and the two hotel beaches+pools (~5min drive). Resort amenity includes complementary valet, so process of popping down to the hotels to swim or eat breakfast was super quick and easy. I wish there was a grocery or market nearby, but otherwise it was just about perfect. Highly recommended.


Craig N.
May 2022
We were very happy with the house, it was terrific.


Bob B.
May 2022
The house was great! Fully stocked, great views, perfect location and a wonderfully designed house and interior. We love the Mauna Kea Resort and took full use of it every day. Little breezy this time of year but the evenings were perfect! Only suggestion is that the fan for the BBQ does not clear out the smoke from our cooking very well. Left a thick layer of smoke on the lanai as we cooked. Donna was great, as always! Quick responses and cheerful demeanor!


Molly L.
April 2022
Our family had the most delightful time staying in this incredible house! The view is incredible and the location adjacent to the Mauna Kea is very convenient. The house is extremely well-appointed, with beautiful furniture and artwork, as well as being very comfortable and inviting. The whole-home sound and entertainment system was awesome! We really enjoyed the ability to connect our devices directly to the speakers via airplay. We really appreciated the quality and quantity of the bedding, pillows, and towels. The outdoor shower was a favorite, especially after a dip in the pool and hot tub. The kitchen has everything needed - we cooked a lot and enjoyed our family time eating both inside and outside on the lanai. We also appreciated the many beach toys, boogie boards, and other helpful supplies in the garage. The manager, Donna, was very responsive to our questions and delightful to work with. We can’t wait to stay here again!!


Fred/Heather N.
March 2022
I would gladly return to this property. The house is immaculate, the grounds are beautiful, and the neighborhood is quiet. The pool, spa, and outdoor shower complete the feeling of total relaxation. Our family turned off the air conditioning, opened the doors, and let the birds wake us up each morning. We chose not to use the resort access, as we had a lot of other activities planned on the island. We did get good use of the cooler, boogie boards, and beach umbrella.


Patricia S.
February 2022
We all had a wonderful stay. The location of this house was perfect. It's comfortable and extremely well appointed. We loved the pool and the views of the ocean. Thanks for everything!


Barry W.
February 2022
Comfortable home great for the entire family. Nice amenities, a few wear and tear issues needed to be resolved especially due to prior renter. A wonderful place to take the entire family on vacation.


Andrew M.
January 2022
5 star villa with great property manager.


Moya S.
January 2022
We have stayed in several houses in the Hapuna / Mauna Kea communities. This was the best house! The layout is great with two large suites. A third suite has two double beds, so perfect for kids to stay together and have their own bathroom. Kitchen and great room layout really accommodate multiple people cooking and eating at once. It has a nice smaller sized pool and hot tub and then the larger, community pool is just a 5 minute walk from the house. We will definitely book this home again! Mahalo for a great experience!


Pamela F.
October 2021
You will not be disappointed in your stay here. Met and exceeded expectations on many levels. Donna, the property manager, was helpful and attentive and the property is beautiful.


Bridget O.
October 2021
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful villa. So clean, very well stocked, and gorgeous view. The location and the resorts were great as well. Our host was very responsive, knowledgeable and helpful - the best host we have worked with on VRBO. Highly recommend renting this villa and we hope to return some day!


Sara R.
October 2021
I have traveled to Hawaii, and specifically the Big Island, numerous times and this was the best property that we have visited. The house was spotlessly clean, spacious, and beautiful. The bedrooms (and bathrooms/closets) are large with great storage. We cooked nightly in the kitchen (with a view of the ocean!) and ate dinner on the patio at night. The pool and hot tub were a great addition. Sunsets from the grass area were gorgeous. (Although if you can catch them at the Mauna Kea beach you won't be disappointed!!). We definitely recommend paying for the hotel access at Mauna Kea and Hapuna Beach resorts - being able to show up with just your sunscreen and leave umbrellas, towels, and chairs to the hotel was absolutely worth it. Donna was wonderful to work with, and made our stay so easy. I can't say more about how great the villa and experience was. We are still talking about what a fabulous trip we had. Hope to be back soon!


Lee B.
April 2021
Best house rental experience my family has had. The views (ocean/sunset) and location were great. The house was clean, spacious and well appointed. It truly felt like home with comfy beds, cool art on the walls, etc.


Jamie M.
April 2021
Beautiful and lovely Big Island villa! Fantastic views from the exceptional lanai. The rooms, kitchen and whole property are amazing. We had a wonderful stay and would definitely return. The use of the two resorts was a nice bonus, but the onsite pool and workout area are both excellent. Amazing place for sure.

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