Fairways at Mauna Lani, Big Island

The Fairways at Mauna Lani is a luxurious, gated community located in the prestigious Mauna Lani Resort on the sunny Kohala Coast of Hawaii. The resort offers a range of amenities, including a large pool with a lava rock waterfall, hot tub, fitness center, and access to the private Mauna Lani Beach Club. Guests can enjoy snorkeling, golfing at two championship courses, tennis, and various recreational activities. The resort is within walking distance to the Shops at Mauna Lani, which features dining options, a gourmet market, and art galleries. The Fairmont Orchid Hotel and Auberge Mauna Lani Resort are also nearby, offering additional amenities and dining options. With its beautiful surroundings, convenient location, and range of activities, the Fairways at Mauna Lani is an ideal destination for vacationers seeking a relaxing and enjoyable stay in Hawaii.

Fairways at Mauna Lani Average Rates


As of July 2024, the average price of a 2 bedroom unit at Fairways at Mauna Lani is $396. The average price of a 3 bedroom unit is $463. Note that prices vary depending on the specifc unit and season (holiday rates are usally much higher), and the averages don't include Hawaii's 18% accommodation tax or cleaning and booking fees. Visit the rentals page to see specific unit rates.

Fairways at Mauna Lani's Best Rentals

View All 29 Fairways at Mauna Lani Rentals (with vacancy and search options)

What Do Guests Think? An AI Analysis of 547 Guest Reviews


Reviewer Portrait

The following executive summary is based on a comprehensive and impartial AI analysis of guest reviews. Keep in mind that all units are individually owned, and review scores among units can vary considerably.

Guests overwhelmingly enjoyed their stays at the Fairways at Mauna Lani condo resort on the Big Island, praising the cleanliness, amenities, and location of the units. Many appreciated the well-equipped kitchens, comfortable living spaces, and the inclusion of beach and snorkeling equipment, bikes, and other extras that enhanced their vacation experience. The resort's access to beautiful beaches, private homes in a gated community, and the peaceful, upscale atmosphere were frequently highlighted. The property managers were noted for their responsiveness and hospitality. Some minor issues were mentioned but did not significantly detract from the overall positive experiences. Guests enjoyed the pool and hot tub area, and many took advantage of the private beach club access. The convenience to nearby restaurants, shopping, and attractions was also a plus. Overall, the Fairways at Mauna Lani provided a memorable and enjoyable stay for families, couples, and groups looking for a comfortable and well-appointed base to explore the Big Island. This summary is based on a comprehensive analysis of 547 guest reviews.

Recent Fairways at Mauna Lani Reviews


I felt like I was being in a luxury resort. The accommodations were spacious, well cared for and clean and well equipped. I enjoyed the pool but would have liked to have access to the fitness center.
Richard S.
March 2024

This is a well-planned and cared-for unit 20 minutes north of the Kona airport.The weather is consistently better there than any place we visited on the island - a pocket paradise. It is near world-famous beaches, has private beach access and boasts a quiet location in its resort. The home itself is well laid out so a couple can spend their visit on the main floor, with additional bedrooms and bath on the second storey. The kitchen is exceptionally well provisioned, the living area comfortable and the shaded lanai a favorite place for morning coffee. We appreciated the spacious ensuite and particularly enjoyed the thoughtfully put-together walk-in closet. Originally we were concerned about parking outside the unit, but found many owners use their garages for golf carts and park in the nearby provided spaces quite happily - we did as well. Maybe the best feature of all was the support and communication with our hosts, primarily Jamie and Tannis. In all the years we have relied on VRBO rentals, they have simply been the best. Thoughtful, informative, considerate, generous, responsive - they are models for the industry. So to them, a heartfelt thank you for welcoming us as well as they did in their wonderful home!
Marc P.
March 2024

The place is so clean and very well furnished. The neighborhood is quiet and the pool area is lovely. Ron, the host was very responsive when I contacted him. The kitchen is well equipped and there are some great beach toys to use too.
Monica M.
March 2024

Great property, great condition, comfortable beds, outfitted kitchen. Will come again!
Roger B.
March 2024

Well stocked home. Great location.
Linnea B.
March 2024

The condo is exactly as advertised and incredibly well equipped. The location is our favorite part of the island.
Bradley F.
March 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was more than happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: great experience. everything was clean. check in was right on and in person appreciated. very good management company. we had a great stay
brent b.
March 2024

Very nice grounds, conveniently close to stores and grocery. clean dna well decorated. The stairs are the most soft squishy stairs i've ever walked on it was like a cloud. beds were comfy and everything was really nice :)
Ejon T.
March 2024

This home exceeded our expectations! We stayed with our sons (ages 14 and 17). The first thing that struck us was how clean and kept up the home was! Second was all the extra amenities - washer and dryer, ice machine, cooler, many beach chairs/boogie boards, detergent pods, shampoo, beach towels, extra blankets and 4 beach cruisers. There was even a spare inner tube and tools to fix a tire on one of the bikes and an air pump. The whole upper floor is the master suite which was massive! The other room was small with 2 twin beds but adequate. The open floor plan on the main level was great for family time. We used the grill one night and it worked well. We didn’t spend much time at the pool as we had so many other things to do but it looked very nice and had a key to enter that area. Location of the home was perfect to make it everywhere on the island as we did daily excursions (volcano, hikes, beaches, etc). Our only issue was the parking situation as we sometimes had to walk a couple blocks as there were not open spots in front of our home. The maintenance guy was very responsive when we had an issue with the dishwasher and got it fixed right away. There is a grocery store minutes away to get the necessities. Would definitely return!
Dustin B.
March 2024

Everything about this condo is fantastic! It has everything you need for a great stay on the island. It was the perfect space for our 5 adult (3 generations) family. Communication with owners was great with great tips for enjoying our stay. Thanks so much and I hope to stay again sometime!
Nikki B.
March 2024

Couldn’t ask for a better stocked condo than this one. Had everything your heart desired for the beach. We cook most dinners in and very well equipped kitchen. Very secure area and very pretty surroundings. Private beach was perfect. Very clean when we arrived and would go back in a heartbeat.
Cindy L.
March 2024

We had a great stay
Ted R.
March 2024

This is our 2nd time staying at this property in the last 3 years. Everything was great. The communication with Tannis and Jamie was easy and they were so quick at responding. The house was clean and well stocked. Loved the welcome basket that they include. Its such a nice touch. The house comes with lots of beach chairs, snorkelling equipment ( which we could also tell was new) , boogie boards , picnic coolers etc. Everything you need to go to the private Mauna Lani Beach club. This house is a 10+.
Annette S.
March 2024

This property is just as described! Clean and beautiful! Four of us stayed 8 nights. Plenty to of space.
Denis A.
March 2024

Everything that was mentioned was provided. As advertised.
Daniel C.
February 2024

Great location backing onto pool. Access card to owners beach. All amenities we needed! Would stay here again.
Jacqueline S.
February 2024

Had a great time. Property was as advertised and enjoyable.

February 2024

Great stay! Very well appointed home. Perfect five day vacation. Property Manager friendly and very responsive. Nice app/guidebook with details after arrival.
Sonja F.
February 2024

Have stayed at The Fairways many times, and this is one of the best floor plans. Main floor MBR with 2 bedrooms upstairs. Convenient to pool and facilities. Highly recommend!
DAVID H.
February 2024

Fairways at Mauna Lani is a hard place to leave. The sunsets and tropical setting keeps bringing us back. This unit has had a number of nice updates in the last year. The owner and property manager are both very responsive and pleasant to work with. I would definitely recommend.
Christine P.
February 2024

you could settle down in this condo for your entire stay and do nothing but enjoy yourself. Pool 100 yds away, dining/shopping options nearby, golf if that is your thing. The lanai off the master BR will suck up some time too. Kitchen was lavishly appointed and stocked. For you workaholics, there is an office nook upstairs for you to manage your kingdom from w/o ruining everyone else's fun! Nowhere in HI is inexpensive anymore (25% tax/fees added on) but comparable packages aren't any less.
paul c.
February 2024

Returning guest to this unit. As always, very clean with ample supply of household goods, great and convenient location to pool, wonderful kitchen goods for cooking and grill is excellent. Nice selection of beach chairs and sunshades for visits to less developed beaches as well. Mark is a terrific host and makes sure guests have all questions answered and needs met. Very responsive to questions. Enjoyed walks to beach, the Shops and great dining! Thank you for another memorable and wonderful stay!
Damien D.
February 2024

Well appointed. Looking forward to going back.
Aaron J.
February 2024

The fairways…at mauna lani This home was perfect for our needs. The four of us were comfortable with the size of the place which allowed us own space. The kitchen had all the amenities that made preparing meals easy. The bedrooms were very comfortable. The house was situated a stones throw from the main entrance, swimming pool and hot tub. The fairways was easy walking distance from foodland, tommy bahamas and the fairmont resort and beach…perfect.
Tom S.
February 2024

Spent 9 wonderful days at this property. We appreciated all the amenities, especially the private bbq and the bikes!
MORENE K.
February 2024

Perfectly located and close to the beach, stores, restaurant and sites, this is a beautiful unit. Everything you need is there, from a fully equipped kitchen to all the beach gear you need. Property management is super responsive to questions.
Martha C.
February 2024

Have stayed 3 times over last 3 years. Excellent place to stay. Feels like home.
Lanzone R.
February 2024

Clean, well maintained, beautiful property
Srimathi T.
February 2024

Wonderful condo, with everything there for our comfort. Highly recommend there avvomodations and hosts.
Kip M.
February 2024

The house was lovely; clean, quiet and very well equipped. Communication with the owners was great.
Elizabeth M.
February 2024

Excellent property. We have stayed at a number of condos in the Fairways and this was the best. Very clean and well stocked. Laura responded quickly to our questions. Great location by the pool … would be very convenient for family traveling with children. If you are there on a Saturday closest to a full moon, the Mauna Lani Twilight … a wonderful evening of talk story ad music.
Carol H.
February 2024

Honestly the most well stocked, accommodating home we have stayed in over the past 10 years. Great location, extremely well kept, and Mark was gracious and communicated promptly. Would definitely recommend and visit again.
Beth M.
February 2024

Very happy with the home and provisions. Huge problem with cockroaches. Got traps and caught over 100 of the buggers😖
Shari E.
February 2024

Very lovely property. Accommodations were spacous and well stocked. Felt right at home. Spent a lot of time on the outdoor patio enjoying the beautiful grounds that were well maintained.
Tracy K.
February 2024

Wonderful place to stay on the Big Island.
Ikee G.
February 2024

Fairways number 804 condo was a perfect condo for my husband and myself. The lanai furnishings were inviting, the living room and dining room furnishings were comfortable. The upstairs bedroom with the additional master seating area were comfortable and well appointed. The master bed had an upscale mattress which provided support and comfort. The hostess responded within minutes of our texts for whatever we might need with additional information, instructions, and support. It was reassuring to know the hostess was hands on and readily available. This to us was key!
Paula S.
January 2024

Eight years in Mauna Lani Resort condos, and this one is the best yet! Our first time in a Fairways condo, and we were not disappointed…largest/nicest pool we’ve been in, gorgeous landscaping and a great sense of community. The condo was spotlessly clean upon arrival, with a well-equipped kitchen and a complete variety of beach toys available in the garage. We loved the layout, huge TV, decorations, and privacy of the unit, with easy/ample parking. Beautiful master bath and great linens/bedding. We could not recommend this condo more! As an aside, we found a broken beach umbrella in the garage, call the management company (Paradise) in the late evening, and were pleasantly surprised to get someone on the phone and find two new beach umbrellas delivered by the next morning…that’s great service! Thanks for a wonderful experience…we’ll be back! Mike and Judy (Bend, OR)
Michael O.
January 2024

It was great staying in a condo that supplied basic necessities in the kitchen. We also had access to beach chairs and bikes. And of course the best perk was an access card to the Beach Club. My friends and I call it Mai Tai beach and it’s our happy place!
Ellen J.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Great condo, much better than the photos suggest. Loved the use of the bikes and beach chairs. Check in was smooth. Property manager was easily reachable and allowed us a late check out. Would highly recommend this unit.
Nandini B.
January 2024

Close to seashore, access to beach club and the Fairmont hotel next to property
Nandini
January 2024

The condo was clean with a well stocked usable kitchen. The beach club pass was the reason we booked and because it was close to a meeting we attended. There are pods for the washer and dishwasher and the owners have spices and such to facilitate cooking. Plan to buy your own shower soap as only one tube of shower gel enough for one shower is provided. The owners have a Ring doorbell installed, therefore they can see and hear every time you come and go from the condo. I personally found this intrusive. They also have the thermostat set at 76 degrees. If you desire a temperature below that, they require you to pay them a surcharge. There are only two beach type chairs provided for your use, they are in only fair condition. Additional chairs are the style that fold up in carry bags. Overall, this was a fine condo in which to stay. The owners provided detailed instructions and I found our stay to be pleasant and trouble free. The issues above were minor, however the Ring doorbell was a first for me at a Vrbo, and I personally didn't like that it was there. As an owner, however, I can see how it would provide value and peace of mind when not residing there full time.
Susan W.
January 2024

Our family of 7 had the most incredible stay at Ron’s condo. Every possible little need was thought of and provided for at this place! We had a minor issue come up with the A/C and Ron immediately responded and dealt with it in a timely fashion. We will be booking this place again if we are fortunate enough to return to the Big Island. Thank you, Ron!
Diane P.
January 2024

We had an amazing time staying at this property for an extended trip. The property was beautiful inside and out and meticulously maintained. Our host was very welcoming and attentive. Mauna Lani is a great resort, so it’s in a very good location.
Kelsey J.
January 2024

Beautiful property. Loved the private beach! Would definitely come and stay here again.
Martha J.
January 2024

Great location. I have stayed in this complex multiple times before and this place was good, not great. There were bikes in the garage, but not availed for use of home renters, the beds were a bit hard, and the unit is an end unit, but there is another unit that looks upon the lania, so not as private as I thought. Overall it was good.
Kerena S.
January 2024

Place was better than advertised. The condo has absolutely everything you need for an amazing vacation. I was shocked at the number of consumable items supplied. Most places only give you enough for a few days, but we had more than enough for our entire trip. The condo was beautiful. The pool was right outside. Parking was easy and convenient. We took advantage of the private BBQ a few nights. The Mauna Lani area was beautiful, and I cannot forget the owners beach which had a beautiful beach, amazing snorkeling, and calm waters for paddleboarding. Tried to book for next year already, but our dates we taken.
Greg M.
January 2024

We had a ten day trip with our adult children and their partners. This place was amazing - just short of perfect. The property is clean, private, quiet and serene. We have no real complaints - our stay was easy, we were comfortable and all of the tools, equipment and toys included with the rental made things so convenient. The kitchen is stocked with many of the things you really don’t want to buy on vacation, the BBQ and outdoor kitchen is fabulous, and the storage locker is full of goodies for your daytime adventures. If I had to nitpick, for us, the two single beds in one of the bedrooms was not great and having only two showers took some juggling. The pool in the townhouse complex is convenient and was rarely busy. It is an easy walk to the nearby grocery store and there are restaurants and a coffee shop in the complex. The townhouse is much closer to the Fairmont hotel than the Auberge hotel at Mauna Lani - if you go for meals at Auberge you’ll probably want to drive. The beach club is quite a long walk (or a run), so you need to drive if you are bringing gear. We preferred the black sand beach (which you will pass on the road to the beach club) - it is public but attendance is limited to the number of parking spots so it is like a private beach. We had a lot of fun snorkeling, swimming and hanging out there. The location is good for trips into Kona and across the island to Hilo for activities - highways are easy to access. You will not be disappointed with Olu’Olu!
Kevin A.
January 2024

Comfortable, quiet with easy access to beach, restaurants and market. I would definitely rent again.
Jodi L.
January 2024

I don't want some disappointing experiences with the owner to overwhelm this review, so will start with the positive. Condo location: 5/5 - on sunny side of island, close to best beaches Condo amenities 5/5 - thoughtful inclusions such as beach gear and kitchen equipment Communications 2/5 - We've rented many vacation properties over the years and never been so hounded by owners. They demanded to speak to us live -- not via email, which I explained was our preference -- during our vacation, to inquire into exactly how many people were staying with us (the exact number agreed in our contract), where we were storing bicycles that we rented, etc. We were given approximately a dozen pages of rules which we followed. We are a quiet family with two adult sons, but neighbors were asked to report on our behavior. This excessive monitoring put a damper on our holiday. Not once but twice did the owners impose additional and unexpected fees over which we had no say. One was an unexplained increase in rental cost, and the other was for higher than expected energy costs because on the last day we left a couple of windows open to release shower condensation. We spent HOURS cleaning the condo upon departure as we knew the owner was quite fastidious and we are responsible tenants, but this was never acknowledged. I'm sorry because the owner seems like a nice guy who was unreasonably anxious. I'm afraid an otherwise enjoyable holiday will be forever marred in our memories for this reason.

January 2024

This was by far one of the nicest places we have rented. It was extremely clean, was decorated to perfection, and had absolutely everything we needed. The neighborhood was wonderful and the kids enjoyed the pool area. The bikes were an added bonus, as were all the necessities for a fun day at the ocean. I appreciated that spices and oils were left in the cupboard, so that we didn't have to buy everything we needed to cook. The property manager was very accessible and helpful. Would definitely stay here again.
Joni M.
January 2024


Or feel free to contact us if you need help finding a place to stay. We are Hawaii's vacation rental experts.

More Big Island Vacation Rentals


Condo Guide

hawaii condo resort
Browse an alphabetical list of Big Island's condo resorts, with a map of their locations.
Big Island Condos

Rental Search

hawaii condo
Use the rental search page to find the best rentals for your preferences.
Rental Search

Highly Rated

hawaii vacation rental
Browse the island's highest rated rentals. They're popular so book early.
Big Island Vacation Rentals