The Honu Villa in Mauna Lani


Rates: $995 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 4
Bed types: KKQ (sleeps 8)
Reviews: 5.00 (from 57 reviews)
Our Honu Villa in the Villages at Mauna Lani is a private one-level Hawaiian Kahili home filled with everything you need for a Hawaiian vacation including your own pool and spa! We are members of the Mauna Lani Resort Golf Courses and have substantial discounts for our guests for both the north and south courses, (up to $100 pp/per round) and tee time bookings 60 days in advance. Our home also provides access to Mauna Lani's private beach club. Located in an intimate gated community in the heart of Mauna Lani Resort on the Kohala Coast. Meant for enjoyment, relaxation, and privacy, this oversized, exceptionally decorated, 3-bedroom, 3.5-bath home (not condo) boasts sweeping golf course views and easy walking distance to the Shops at Mauna Lani (grocery store, Tommy Bahama's, and more), Fairmont Orchid Hotel, Auberge' Mauna Lani Bay Hotel, and the incomparable white sand beaches. The largest floor plan of single-level homes, our Honu Villa boosts over 3,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor living space, with its private pool/spa and lush tropical landscaping. We also provide access to the Mauna Lani Beach Club complete with beach lounge chairs, restaurant, and drink service.

Relax with three master suites with their en-suite bathrooms, elegant Hawaiian Décor, and original works of art. The master bedroom also has a volcanic rock outdoor shower. The home features a vaulted great room, and a completely stocked, chef-ready gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, Sub-Zero appliances, and hardwood cabinetry. Separate office and Laundry Room. Mahogany finishes, retractable pocket doors creating a seamless indoor/outdoor living space, a huge covered entertainment lanai, and much more make this island resort home a true island paradise. Enjoy complimentary use of The Villages amenity center exclusively for owners and their guests. It features a freeform pool, spa, clubhouse with kitchen, and fitness center. You can also access the Mauna Lani Spa and Tennis Club for additional costs.

Our home has four beds, and can comfortably sleep 8. The dining room seats 8 and is perfect for an elegant dinner party or a casual get-together with friends. Our lovely home on the Big Island of Hawaii is beautifully appointed with all of the amenities of home. You will enjoy wireless internet, plasma TVs, outdoor BBQ, and lanais. Our kitchen has more gadgets than you will know what to do with, and our morning espressos are a must with the Kona coffee! There is a laundry with full-sized washer/dryer. And an office if you must plug in while in Hawaii.

Enjoy access to the following: Golf at the renowned Francis H. I'i Brown Golf Course with up to $100 discount per guest per tee time. Play tennis, and pickleball, take fitness classes or yoga, or swim in the lap large lap pool at the Mauna Lani Racquet Club. Luxuriate at the Mauna Lani Spa. Take a short drive to the private Mauna Lani Beach Club with excellent snorkeling. 5-minute walk to the Shops at Mauna Lani with Tommy Bahama’s, Foodland Grocery store, and other restaurants and shopping.

The Villages pool, hot tub, and gym are less than a block away, and the private Mauna Lani Beach club has some of the best snorkeling and scuba on the island whether you're a never-ever beginner or a seasoned pro.

The Mauna Lani Spa and Tennis Club is one of the finest spas on the islands. Their fitness class and yoga classes on the beach are fabulous too.

The home is located in the Mauna Lani resort, just 20 miles north of Kona International Airport. The big island offers awesome beaches, great hikes, star gazing, snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, world-class fishing, and golf.

Don't forget that from November to April 10,000 humpback whales travel 3000 miles from Alaska to Hawaii to frolic, calf, and mate in the warm Hawaiian waters. These awesome majestic creatures are so prevalent they can easily be seen from the shore. If you're after a closer look there are numerous companies that can take you out on the ocean for a birds-eye view of these beautiful endangered creatures.

Whether you want to zip line through the rainforest, snorkel with the Manta rays, hike to see the world's longest most active volcano, view snow atop Mauna Kea's 13,900ft peek as you walk along some of Hawaii's most beautiful beaches, or just read a book while catching up on much-needed R&R listening to the waves crash on the shore the Big Island of Hawaii has it all.

Very close (one block) are the Shops at Mauna Lani complete with a grocery store and numerous restaurants and shops. Our home in Hawaii is our second home. It is not your typical rental unit and as such is filled with every comfort of home. There is more to do on this island than you can imagine. Our home is absolutely perfect for a family or three couples to enjoy a trip to Hawaii. No matter what type of vacation you are looking for - reading and relaxation, to active sports, our home is in the perfect spot.

We are registered with the State of Hawaii, ID number TA-105-462-1696-01 and STVR-19-351179.

Registration Number: GE-105-462-1696-01,TA-105-462-1696-01

The Honu Villa in Mauna Lani Reviews



Daniel H.
March 2024
The house was much bigger than we had expected based on the listing. It had absolutely everything that we could have needed for our vacation and more. The beach club was perfect for swimming, snorkeling and lounging. The back patio door which opened completely to create a seemless indoor/outdoor space to enjoy the beautiful weather and read while the kids played in the pool was great. Finally, the master bedroom suite with huge bathroom, bathtub, 2 indoor showers, and an outdoor shower was complete luxury. Thanks for a wonderful Hawaii experience.


Rob A.
January 2024
Our family of 6 spent a glorious week over Winter Break in this home. It was perfection. We were afforded every amenity you could think of under the sun. We enjoyed and took full use of the bikes, umbrellas, beach chairs and towels, goggles and fins, cooking supplies, and even the robust supply of games playing Catan every night. We did yoga poolside, went on runs, and cooked meals on the outdoor grill. The location was unparalleled, right next to the wonderful market where we bought our fresh poke and fish, and within biking and driving distance and access to the amazing beaches including the black sand beach. We felt like we were locals. We hope to be back again soon. Thank you for a week to remember.


Selene E.
August 2023
The home is beautifully decorated with everything Hawaii is. It is fully stocked with everything you need and is nothing less than immaculate. The property manager is WONDERFUL and the location is perfect. We truly enjoyed this private home from its comfort to its elegance. We have visited the island many times before and this home made this year’s return the best yet. We can’t wait to come back!


Lisa N.
July 2023
The place was outstanding. Perfect location and I have never stayed in a house with a better stocked kitchen. We cooked in every night and it was a perfect way to celebrate turning 50. Laura and Kathi were great and easy to communicate with. We will stay again at this property.


Ravi G.
July 2023
We had a great stay here. There were 8 of us total (3 adults, 5 kids aged 5-11) for 6 nights. The space was great. Large bedrooms, nice bathrooms. The kitchen was expansive and open to a large living room, which was great for family interactions. We cooked most of our meals at the property. The pool was just outside the back patio and was a great asset. All the extra equipment in the garage (beach toys, snorkel gear, boogie boards) really enhanced our trip experience. Kathi, the property manager, was very responsive throughout.


Eric V.
June 2023
Family of four stayed in this lovely home. Very private, quiet and peaceful. Single level home a huge plus over two story homes in the area. We love to cook at home and this is the best stocked kitchen on the Big Island. We’ve stayed on Mauna Lani property for past 18 summers. This has been our most favorite property. Very gracious host and would definitely come back. Thank you.


Charles N.
December 2022
All aspects of the rental were made very easy. Payment was simple, the instructions for arrival through departure were complete and easy. I would use the services again.


Greg Q.
October 2022
Wonderful property. Incredibly well-equipped. I’m a frequent HI visitor and discerning guest and will definitely be returning to this property. Highly recommended.


Aaron R.
August 2022
We had an exceptional stay at Laura’s home. It was really perfect for all our needs and we’ve stayed in MANY vacation rentals. • She was a very responsive, flexible and kind host, and the house was immaculate. • They have everything you could need for a stay, especially for kids: o Kids sand toys, children’s books, boogie boards, snorkeling gear, bikes, fish ID books, etc. • It’s insanely convenient for anything else you could need. Snorkeling Bob’s is around the corner for additional snorkel rentals, and Foodland Farms next door has a great selection of groceries, produce and fish. • The beach club is a total gem, and you can also easily swing by the Mauna Lani for breakfast or dinner with free parking with validation. Close to some other stellar beaches as well like Hapuna and Mauna Kea (recommend the hike between these beaches). • The lanai faces the afternoon sun and sunset which makes for glorious afternoons at the house and grilling fish. • Wifi was great. • Top notch delonghi espresso machine. • Outdoor shower is awesome.


William L.
August 2022
Laura was a great host and this is a great property located in the Mauna Lanai community on the Big Island. Because of a flight delay, we missed our first night. Laura was great in working with us to stay an extra night. First trip to the Big Island and had an excellent time. House - Nice house within gated community. Stocked with everything you could need and then some. Rooms were nicely appointed. Very clean. Pool and hot tub were great. Perfect for family or couples. Very quiet. Location - the gated community is walkable and there is a small shopping area about half mile or less away. It has a small grocery store (def recommend stopping at Costco by the airport), a couple of restaurants and some shops. Looks like some stuff closed down, maybe because of Covid. The Mauna Lani beach is very nice and relatively quiet. It’s about a mile. A little more than you’d want to walk with beach gear. Would have been nice to have access to bikes or golf cart but did have access to private parking at the beach. We had 3 teenage girls with us who preferred to go to Kona where there are more teenagers. But Mauna Lani is best if you want a slower experience. All and all a great place and would highly recommend.


DeWitt C.
July 2022
We stayed at Laura's beautiful Mauna Lani home for an extended vacation on the Big Island and enjoyed every moment of the visit. The home and property are just perfect. Beautifully maintained, exceptionally well-equipped (seriously, among the best we've ever seen), the location up north on the coast was great for us, the amenities and access to the beach club was a nice bonus, and the checkin process and communication was top-notch throughout. We had no problems whatsoever the entire visit, and would gladly stay in Laura's home again on our next return to the Big Island.


Michael M.
June 2022
Best property we've ever rented. Very well equipped, the owners and staff are great and it's a fantastic location. Highly recommended.


Curt B.
May 2022
Laura's place was terrific. Everything was in place and she and the host were on top of everything. Can't say enough about the location, property and hosting of this property.


charles s.
April 2022
So much attention to detail throughout the house makes this a wonderful vacation experience . We have returned multiple times and greatly appreciate all the owner does to make the stay perfect . Well equipped kitchen is a cooks dream and great beach accessories! I do hope all guests are respectful so this continues to feel like a home vs some "bare boned" rentals . Highly recommend to all!


Leah K.
February 2022
We had an excellent time at this home. The Mauna Lani beach club is a great place to snorkel and walk an ocean front path. The house is well stocked with plenty of towels, bedding, pool and beach toys. The kitchen was perfect with high end appliances and everything you could need. The outdoor area is private, comfortable and peaceful. There was plenty of room for our group to be together as well as spread out. My only critique would be of the wi-fi being very slow. We would absolutely love to stay here again!


Mark L.
February 2022
Fantastic. A well stocked, beautifully decorated home within walking distance of shopping, the beach, and tennis. This was our second extended visit and we are looking forward to returning next year. Laura is a wonderful and attentive host. This place feels like home, not a rental.


Michael K.
January 2022
Overall, the house and layout were great. Our only complaint is that we were informed a few days before our rental period began, which was over Christmas, that one of the AC units was not working, but that they were supposed to have fixed either before we got there or shortly afterward. After talking to to the property manager, she let me know that the AC unit had not been working since July and doubted it would be fixed. The owner did offer for us to cancel the remaining nights and issue a refund, but the reality was there were no similar rentals on such short notice during Christmas. Some people might prefer AC, so if that is the case definitley inquire to make sure it is fixed.


Mark m.
January 2022
Easy process. Great stay


Scott S.
October 2021
A beautiful well appointed home that was perfect for our week away. The pool area was very private and neighborhood quiet. Large kitchen with everything you need. Close proximity to restaurants, store and beach. Outdoor shower is awesome!!


audrey e.
September 2021
This beautiful home had EVERYTHING you could ever need for your vacation. It is gorgeous and was perfect for our family vacation. The beach club access was great too. Just know, if you want to use the tennis and fitness center, it's pricey.


Peter N.
September 2021
The house was better than expected! The location was perfect for us, close to the beaches we wanted to visit and plenty of shopping. It was secluded yet just 30 minutes from Kona which we spent plenty of time visiting. If we ever come back to the big island I would not hesitate to stay again. Thank you so much!


Michael M.
August 2021
I would definitely recommend this property. We have been coming to this area for many years and this was hands-down the best property we’ve ever stayed at.


Clifford K.
July 2021
Great experience and fantastic layout.


Adam B.
June 2021
A very nice property in Mauna Lani. The home has everything needed for a great vacation in Hawaii. The location is provides easy access to a grocery store and restaurants. The owner is very easy to work with and responsive. I would highly recommend and would certainly stay again.


Matt S.
June 2021
Great stay. Outdoor shower is great. Location great, many beaches to check out


Blaise B.
April 2017
Rented for a week and could not have been any happier. The house is inviting, spacious, and wonderfully decorated. Beach club and restaurant were awesome. Having a pool in the backyard was very convenient (especially with a 6 month old). Everything from beginning to end was great. Would rent again in a heartbeat. Thank you Laura!


Allen K.
March 2017
We were absolutely thrilled with the house. We have never encountered a house so well equipped and any minor issues were dealt immediately. It was a perfect place to use as a hob for the many attractions on the Big Island. Even the lava flow was spectacular. We were there for a month and loved it.


Sarah P.
February 2017
I can't say enough good things about our recent stay in Mauna Lani and this amazing home. First of all the contact with the owner, Laura, was easy and made me feel comfortable that I was renting from a responsible owner. Kathi was very helpful once we arrived. The house was extremely comfortable, spacious, and clean with a large kitchen well supplied with cookware, dishes and appliances. We also enjoyed using the outdoor grill by the pool. The three bedrooms are large, the master being the most spacious and elegant, and all have large separate bathrooms which was a requirement for us, traveling as three couples. The beds were comfortable!! The location of the house at the end of the street, and the yard with pool, provided a sense of privacy and quiet which we enjoyed especially when drinking our coffee outside every morning! While the house has a small pool and the Villages community has a very nice pool area with a workout room, we mostly used the Beach Club for lounging, snorkeling and even diving. The beach was great and the water protected from wind and big surf. The restaurant right on the beach was perfect for a midday meal and drinks. We ended up renting cruiser bikes to get around the property of Mauna Lani, which has a lot to offer and is well kept up. We also appreciated the location of Mauna Lani and its proximity to many of the Islands attractions such as Hapuna Beach, the Mona Kea and the town of Waimea, for shopping and Farmers Markets. But after a busy day, I always felt good about having such a peaceful and comfortable home-base to return to. Its was a wonderful vacation. Thanks!


Jill S.
February 2017
Our stay at this Mauna Lani property was wonderful. The house is beyond amazing. It's not what one would expect of a rental property and it's obvious it's more the owner's second home than a rental. There is an onsite manager (Kathi) that you can contact and ask questions of, but also the owner (Laura) is extremely responsive. We really loved that the home had a pool and spa, although there is also a common one for the development (Villages at Mauna Lani) along with a private beach club. Shopping, restaurants, and a grocery store are within walking distance (be sure to apply for a Foodland Maika'i card for great discounts at the store). We found ourselves spending more time at "home" than we did touring. We'll be reminiscing about this place for years to come.

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

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