comfy, roomy, nice backyard
Large house in a gated community. Everything we needed was there except beach. Take the optional access to Mauna Kea that gives you parking and access to Mauna Kea and westin hotels and parking. They can’t limit public beach access but they can do the same thing while for instance limiting public parking to 40 spaces. Unless you have a membership that effectively limits public access. The family had an excellent experience with the house and the resort. Grahame Freeland
Lovely three bedroom townhome with access to the best beaches on the Big Island. The house is really nicely furnished and stocked with all the essentials to enjoy a wonderful Hawaiian holiday.
Amazing amenities — kitchen with everything you need, lots of shade and sun in backyard, spa is great after long day
We had amazing stay at this wonderful home. We had 3 families and we each had children under 2 and we had more than enough space.
Rick and his concierge team were very accomodating and responsive.
We will definitely be back!
This property was everything we could have hoped for. Beautifully appointed and maintained, a great floor plan for three adult couples and wonderful communication and responsiveness from Richard and Lisette. Mahalo!
We had a wonderful time with our 10 year old at this well appointed and beautiful home. Only recommendation is to provide a map in advance so it is easier to find at night as the directions were sparse. Otherwise we think it is a gem of a place and highly recommend to anyone who wants a private and quiet place with beautiful views of the mountains and sea close to the beach! Thank you so much for sharing your home! Aloha nui loa.
Highly recommend this house. It had a lot of room for our family including teens and grandparents. The kitchen was really well appointed, we had everything we needed. Definitely pay for the Mauna Kea/Hapuna day pass, it's worth it.
We had a lovely stay at this wonderful villa on the Big Island. The owner, Richard, was so thoughtful and helpful ensuring we had club access for the resort. We enjoyed our trip immensely and welcome the opportunity to return to this villa and the resort.
Beautiful Condo, well equipped, in great location. Paying an extra day fee for use of Mauna Kea Hotel facilities is well worth it.
Excellent house, excellent host, excellent property manager! We thoroughly enjoyed all the beach/water toys, the spacious lanai, lovely pool and outdoor shower, and the ability to open the house entirely to the outdoors. The well-stocked kitchen and bathrooms were greatly appreciated. The host and manager were so helpful and responsive. Couldn't ask for more!
R Patrick G.
Very well furnished and provisioned property. Top shelf kitchen. Roomy, in suite bathrooms.
Maybe better suited for 6 adults, plus a child or two versus the advertised 9 or 10.
No issues. One of the best VRBO properties we’ve stayed in.
Great place to stay. Our trip went by too fast. The house was very nicely appointed and super comfortable. The kitchen and bbq were awesome to cook in and the sunset views were amazing. Our kids loved the pool!
A beautiful property in a highly coveted community! Having access to both resorts plus this lovely oasis made our vacation absolutely perfect.
Beautiful and spacious home. Very well equipped with everything needed for a comfortable stay. House manager was very responsive.
Richard and Connie's lovely home was perfect for our family. We had plenty of room for our party of 8 and loved the convenience of having our own pool and lounge area at the end of a day at the beach. The sunsets from the outdoor terrace were absolutely breathtaking. The house is very well appointed in every aspect - a fully-equipped kitchen, plenty of linens, pool towels, games, etc. The property manager was very responsive and they were able to make special accommodations for our stay. We really recommend this property and will stay here again on our next visit to the Big Island!
This home is wonderful. It is in a beautiful gated community with splendid views. It is well stocked and the owner and manager were very responsive. We particularly enjoyed the access to the Westin and Mauna Kea resorts and beach. It costs extra but the privilege is well worth the expense. If you are thinking of a relaxing stay on the west coast of the Big Island, look no further!
Our two sons and their families stayed here for a week while we celebrated our 50th anniversary, as we had rented a home nearby. The home is nicely decorated and the kitchen very well equipped with everything you could possibly need. We thoroughly enjoyed the lanai area and loved the gorgeous sunsets seen from the yard.
Having a membership to the Mauna Kea Resort and the Westin Hapuna Beach Resort made our stay complete. We enjoyed the golf, easy access to the beaches for snorkeling, and the Westin Hapuna Beach Resort pool was a big hit!
Richard was so pleasant to work with and we found Lisette very helpful during our stay. We are grateful to both for making this vacation so special, and we would most definitely stay here again if on the Big Island!
This house was amazing and was a huge splurge for our family, but so happy that we did. We initially had issues with the Sub-Zero refrigerator not getting cold, but the homeowner immediately addressed this and sent out a service person to check and fix the issue.
Every room is nicely furnished, and very comfortable to lounge on. I got a good nights rest on their spacious, comfortable beds. The outdoor pool is small, but nice for a quick dip.
If you are looking for a nice stay and great location, this is the one!
Note: recommend going to Beach 69 (5-10 minutes away), for a sandy beach access.
We loved this villa - perfect size and layout for two couples and 3 teenaged kids. The private pool was a nice bonus. Being able to use the Mauna Kea and Westin facilities for a reasonable daily fee was huge - we spent most of our time on the beach taking advantage of paddle boards, beach chairs. We also hit the gym, took beachside yoga classes and played pickle ball in the tennis facility. The kitchen in the villa was incredible well stocked for cooking meals. We really enjoyed our stay and would go back.
Everything was as pictured. The garage is stocked with toys. The kitchen has everything you could ever want or need including a complete collection of condiments and spices. Rick was very responsive and friendly. We recommend doing the Mauna Kea/Hapuna guest registration for easy access to the beach and parking as well as hotel guest rates for golf. We would love to come back.
Everything about this property was perfect! Privacy, a well-stocked kitchen, beautiful views, a refreshing pool, and comfortable furniture. Resort package was well-worth the cost! We’ll be back!!
Highly recommend this spectacular property. Spacious, clean and stocked with every imaginable kitchen utensil. We loved the outdoor patio, pool and location. Thank you Richard for sharing this piece of paradise
What a wonderful vacation property! The back yard was stunning and the home was outfitted with all the amenities we could have asked for.
This is a fantastic property which I highly recommend. Very private, excellent views, beautifully designed and well-appointed inside and out. The massive sliding glass doors that open the inside of the home out to the Lanai are a wonderful feature.
We were in Hawaii for a three-generation family vacation and we couldn't have asked for a better place for our home for the week! We've rented a number of vacation homes on the Kohala coast over the years and this one sits at the top of the list in terms of comfort, amenities, beach toys and general overall appeal. The kitchen alone was the best equipped rental kitchen I have ever seen, in terms of pots, pans, dishes, serving ware as well as condiments and seasonings! Just wish we had checked out the home BEFORE we stopped at Foodland and bought duplicates of a lot of things. The home owner and the property manager were easy to work with ahead of time and check-in and check-out couldn't have been easier.
I highly recommend this lovely home. I tried to reserve it for next year, but it was unfortunately already rented for the dates we wanted!
The property was everything and more. My wife had to make me leave the residence to view to island. I implore vacationers to rent this property.
This home was perfect for our family vacation to the big island! It's very well equipped and spacious. The entire process was seamless from check in to check out. We loved the large wall that opened up to the patio, the pool/spa, BBQ and being able to access both resorts and beaches. Would highly recommend and will definitely book again!
The Mauna Kea residences are superb. The houses afford families plenty of space to spread out, relax, and enjoy time together. Yet, they are just minutes, walk or drive, from both the Hapuna and Mauna Kea where they can enjoy world class beaches and services. Our family has been coming to the Mauna Kea since 2001, the residences were a natural progression as the family as grown to include fiances and spouses.
Richard's property was all it was advertised to be.
This is the place to stay! Quiet, beautiful and the owner was extremely gracious to let us check in extremely early! On the golf course, hot tub with pool was heaven. Kitchen was well stocked. Yes, I would stay here again in a heart beat!
It's a beautiful home and great location. It has everything you need. The manager Lissett and owner Rick were always very quick to respond to all our questions and needs. We would definitely stay there again.
Short drive to Mona Kea and the beach, just a few minutes. We ended up a smaller group but would be great for a family.
This is a beautiful home on the Mauna Kea property, with its own private pool and spa. This home has every beach amenity and home amenity you can need. Seven adults in our family sprawled out over this home and enjoyed the beaches, pools, golf and restaurants of the Hapuna and Mauna Kea. We waited two years for this trip and it was well worth the wait. Thank you so much for sharing your gem with our family. There is not one thing I would change.
Ideal spot for a family getaway. Easy access to plenty of activities. Love the access to Mauna Kea and Hapuna Beach resorts! The house was beautiful, clean and very well equipped. Thank you!
We had a wonderful time here - we have rented many homes in the area and this was one of our best experiences. The house was very well supplied both for cooking and beach activities. Access to the garage was another big plus for us. We also greatly appreciated being able to contact Lisette, the house manager, who made sure that our stay went as smoothly as possible. Overall a wonderful stay and we hope to come back!
This is a lovely house, with powerful views of the 4 mountains...simply rare and wonderful. Well-appointed kitchen, etc.
Rick, the owner, is extremely assiduous and seems like a genuinely thoughtful, kind person.
We scheduled to meet the property manager Lisette in person, to check-in. She rescheduled at the last minute and left the house open, which worked for us, but not what Rick seemed to want. We didn't meet her until check-out. (Phone messages were unreturned, resulting in quite a lot of chaos.)
Art connected to "the elementals" (fire, water) were in precisely the incorrect positions, bringing a problematic energy to the house. (When I complimented the kitchen, Rick said the decor was "all Lissette".)
Wai'ula'ula duplexes have a outside walled-off machine area, containing A/C and pool equipment, adjacent to one of the bedrooms. We discovered that the only way to get real peace in the bedroom was to flip the pool breakers off. In a note, the pool guy wanted them on all the time. In a note, Glen asked if we could chat. Silence.
We asked Rick to leave the pool off and we'd pay to have it serviced or refilled on our departure. He said the pool guy was adjusting the hours of the pool, which didn't address things adequately.
The pool guy padlocked the breaker box, (very un-”islandy”.) We felt its vibrations and saw the lock, so we waited next to his truck to talk to him outside a neighboring house. He saw us and called the Wai'ula'ula manager John for security backup (!!). After a lot of manager-speak, we agreed on a proposed schedule that was later disregarded, creating tumult.
Rick agreed at this late point (last week of our stay) to accept our offer.
No one showed up as planned one day. Calling the head of the pool company, he said no work would happen before check out. Not to be. The pool guy and John showed up (with no curtains, remember!) before 8 AM. We weren't fully dressed.
I encountered Lissette while in the kitchen; she entered and said, very emphatically, negatively, "what a MESS!". Yes, I hadn't buffed and shined the counters back to their original state; the cleaners were going to do that anyway. It didn't warrant her outburst.
Although it's a nice house with a very nice owner, in our experience, I can't recommend this rental given the current management company "Home Chex". (The management company for the house down the street, Kona Coast Vacation Rentals, was highly professional.)
This house truly made our trip! The central living area is so big and open. The kitchen was huge and had everything you needed to cook and serve. The bedrooms are great, especially for 3 families who needed 3 masters. The outside shower was wonderful, whether we were showering off after the pool/beach or just needed to shower. The owner and concierge were great will all our needs and so quick to respond with any questions. And I highly advise getting the resort pass. It was so great having the privacy of the house but all the perks of TWO resorts. Whenever we make it back to the Big Island, we will reserve this house again!
This is our second time at Richard’s home. The house, location and amenities are top notch. Highly recommended.
When we arrived I thought we were in the wrong house. Not as pictured on the web.
The house is extremely well stocked and everything was thoghtful. Thank you, Richard. Good luck.
We had an amazing stay at this property!! The house is top notch, nice to relax by your own pool, and then have access to the hotel when you want a change of scenery down at Hapuna Beach.
Highly recommend this property as it is very well kept, and the communication was second to none!!
We booked this trip during the Covid winter surge hoping we could travel! This house was even better then advertised! Three big bedrooms in separate wings; gorgeous gourmet kitchen and lovely patio with an ocean and golf course view! The patio has a small pool and spa and a Wolf BBQ! Our host was proactive and gracious; the property manager very responsive! I would highly recommend this home and the experience!
We had the most amazing time in Hawaii and Richard’s home exceeded our expectations!! We’ve stayed at the Mauna Kea resort several times and this was our first time renting a home with the daily resort access pass. It couldn’t have been better! We traveled with 2 families, 5 kids under the age of 7 and this home was absolutely perfect for us, and having a car with the daily resort/parking pass was seamless. The pictures don’t do the home justice! It is large, welcoming, clean and well appointed all around— the kitchen has everything you could possibly need, there are toys, boogie boards, snorkel gear, etc. with laundry and plenty of linens. The spacious outdoor/lanai area was perfect for the mornings and evenings we spent at home... The pool is on the smaller side but the kids didn’t mind! Lissette the manager was there early to unpack our Foodland groceries and get the AC going. We only wish we had stayed longer. 10 out of 10!!
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