Palm Villas, Big Island

The Mauna Lani Palm Villas is a small, gated complex in the heart of the Mauna Lani Resort, featuring 44 luxury townhomes spread over 6 acres. Surrounded by championship golf courses and a historical preserve, the resort offers a peaceful and secluded atmosphere. Guests can enjoy a resort-style waterfall pool, hot tub, fitness center, and barbecue area. The Mauna Lani Beach Club, with its private beach, is just a 15-minute walk away, while the Mauna Lani Spa, Fitness Center, and Racquet Club are located across the road. The resort also offers miles of hiking and biking trails through ancient Hawaiian fishponds. Nearby, the Shops at Mauna Lani provide a variety of dining options, boutiques, and a gourmet supermarket. With its convenient location and range of amenities, the Palm Villas is an ideal choice for vacationers seeking a relaxing and enjoyable stay in Hawaii.

Palm Villas Average Rates


As of May 2024, the average price of a 2 bedroom unit at Palm Villas is $311. The average price of a 3 bedroom unit is $344. 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.

Palm Villas's Best Rentals

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What Do Guests Think? An AI Analysis of 450 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 have overwhelmingly positive experiences at the Palm Villas condo resort on Big Island, highlighting its beautiful, clean, and spacious accommodations that come well-equipped with amenities for a comfortable stay. The resort's location is praised for its proximity to stunning beaches, restaurants, and shops, making it convenient for guests. The community pool and access to the Beach Club are frequently mentioned as highlights. The inclusion of beach gear in the units is a much-appreciated touch. Some guests noted minor issues with maintenance and strict pool rules but these do not detract significantly from the overall excellent experience. The resort's quiet, peaceful setting, along with responsive hosts and well-maintained grounds, contribute to guests' desires to return and recommend the Palm Villas to others. This summary is based on a comprehensive analysis of 450 guest reviews.

Recent Palm Villas Reviews


Wonderful well equipped unit in a beautiful setting. Totally enjoyed our stay. David was quick to respond to any questions we had. Highly recommend.
Henry M.
February 2024

Space was clean and landscaping beautiful! Pool across the street easy access & gated beach access card also convenient (~5 min drive). Kitchen had just about everything we needed. Would stay here again!
Julie H.
January 2024

The accommodations were great. The location was beautiful. Thank you for having such a clean and beautiful location.
Charles K.
January 2024

We love this location. This unit was fully stocked. It even had a pack and play for infants. Communication with company was perfect and quick. Unit could have been cleaned a bit more. It was given a quick "wipe" before us versus a clean.
Carmen W.
January 2024

This was such a beautiful condo complex! The gated community was impeccably landscaped. The condo had everything we needed from morning coffee on the shaded patio overlooking lava caves and palm trees to homemade tropical drinks at night. There are plenty of places to explore during the day. The beach club with a beautiful protected cove beach was a short walk from the condo down a paved path through a historical lava park. You can hear the waves crashing from the condo! There was quick communication regarding check in and minor issues were handled quickly. It was nice having a full washer and dryer in the unit. The entire Mauna Lani resort is beautiful! We would definitely stay here again. It was a spectacular and so peaceful! We hated to leave!
Brenda T.
January 2024

Friendly owners. Condo very well stocked.
Susie L.
January 2024

We enjoyed a family trip, my spouse and our young adult kids. We were traveling with my sister and her family including kids 8 & 10 years old. (stayed in condo in the same complex - many to choose from so great for this arrangement) There was something for everyone, walking to beach, beautiful pool, walk to restaurants at Mauna Lani. Walk to coffee shop and groceries. Beautiful lava tube parkland adjacent to the villas. The kitchen at I-1 was the best equipped kitchen of any vacation rental I've stayed in. Even a griddle for pancakes in the morning. Would definitely stay again!
Kate K.
January 2024

We enjoyed our time in this unit. There were three good sized rooms that was perfect for 5 of us. The beds were a little hard but that is personally preference. The kitchen was well stocked and we used both the rice cooker and slow cooker. The view was lovely and we enjoyed out time on the Lanai. The Mauna Lani are was great and we liked this area and close proximity to Foodland. I would rent this unit again.
Angela M.
January 2024

The property is fantastic. A beautiful walk to the beach, close to coffee shop, groceries and restaurant, a short drive to more of the same. Highly recommend.
Jonathan B.
January 2024

The property is fantastic. A beautiful walk to the beach, close to coffee shop, groceries and restaurant, a short drive to more of the same. Highly recommend.
Jonathan B.
January 2024

We had a wonderful time in this rental. Great location and resort. The space was very functional, spacious, clean, and had all the essentials. The neighborhood is beautiful and quiet. There were a few minor maintenance issues (screen door handle broken, lanai ceiling fan did not work) but it did not diminish from a great stay. Garage has all the beach essentials. Love Rentals was very responsive and had timely communication with the checkout process. Great customer service. We will definitely be back!
Maureen A.
January 2024

The location was great. Not in a city but not too far from everything. Market and coffee shop within walking distance, as was the beach. It was also the perfect place to launch for our various trips around the island.
Carolyn
January 2024

Our overall experience was great. This place had all the amenities one would need which was greatly appreciated for a family of 5. The location was perfect, easily accessible to the beach and a perk to use the private beach for the club. I rated the place 4 star vs 5 because we had ants in the guest bathroom during our stay. However, I mentioned this to Jane the property manager when we were leaving which she was appreciative of the information and would notify pest control. There were personal toiletries there too which I wasn't sure if it was meant for other guests to use or just not removed from previous. The property management was very attentive and responsive in a timely fashion. I would stay here again. Mahalo!!
Catherine H.
January 2024

The condo was cozy, clean and had breathtaking views.
Mark B. C.
January 2024

Very very nice, great beds, great furnishings, great kitchen.
Adam L.
January 2024

This top floor condo has an amazing location and unobstructed views of the golf course. Management team was responsive and addressed our requests timely. Overall, we had a nice stay.
Irina K.
January 2024

The condo’s location in Palm Villas is excellent, close to tennis, and the unit has lovely views of foliage and the pool. It was quiet and comfortably sleeps 6. We really appreciated the beach gear for guest use in the garage and loved spending time at the beach club. I would give 4.5 stars overall if I could. We had issues with some of the appliances not working properly including washer/dryer, and while it sleeps 6, the 2 tables each had 4 chairs. Kitchen has the basics. Parking is oddly in the unit next door. Property management was responsive, which we appreciated.
Jasmine A.
January 2024

Great place, very quiet with amazing access to community pool and a short scenic walk to the beach. Richard was great to deal with and the condo was exactly as advertised. Great to have access to coolers, beach umbrella, beach chairs, snorkel gear, etc. There wasn't anything that we needed during our stay that wasn't provided in the unit. Can't wait to come back!
Michael R.
January 2024

The condo was very clean and spacious for our family of 6. Steps away from a beautiful pool that was never crowded. The beach club parking pass was great. The garage was stocked with Tommy Bahama beach chairs, a cooler, snorkeling equipment, bikes, etc. Walking distance to 5 star hotels, great restaurants, and a grocery store. The property manager, Olivia, was always available and was wonderful to work with from booking through checkout. I highly recommend this property!
Philip R.
January 2024

This condo is in a great location. We had everything we needed to cook and it was very easy to get to everything around the island. We used the private beach access one day, but there are so many beautiful beaches nearby that we ended up visiting a different beach every morning. Overall, we were very happy with the condo and the location and the hosts were very quick to respond to any questions. My only suggestion would be to add a day bed in the upstairs loft. There is plenty of space for it.
Heather B.
January 2024

House was as advertised and better. We are a very experienced VRBO family and I’ve never seen a house so well stocked. We cooked a full Christmas dinner! Very clean, nice amenities, and great beds. Only drawback is the extreme, in my opinion, restrictions on “noise”. Although we never had a problem.
Stephanie R.
December 2023

We took a quick trip back to Hawaii to visit our friends and family after moving to the mainland a few years back and stayed at the condo in Mauna Lani. I am very picky with cleanliness and I was very impressed!! The unit is very clean and had all the things we needed. Having a baby it was a must have to have a pack and play and they had a very clean one. We also needed to extend our stay and Meredith was great with helping us with this. The swimming pool is right off the Lani, which was great especially with kiddos. The game changer was the private beach. As someone who is from Hawaii and knows all the beaches, they get very crowded, this was not the case with the private beach. It was super clean and had all the chairs and cabanas, as well as an on site restaurant. The beach doesn’t have big waves which makes it great for little kids. We will 100% always stay in this unit when we come back and visit! Can’t say enough great things!
Jessica L.
December 2023

The condo was great for our family! We enjoyed being on the Mauna Lani property and having access to the beach club and our own pool (which was very nice). You can walk to the beach, but it is easier to drive if you are bringing stuff with you (and there is a lot of great beach stuff in the garage). Decent snorkeling at beach club and the Mauna Lani grounds are pretty. Nearby restaurants are higher end (especially if you have kids) but the grocery store is great with lots of prepared food for easy lunches and dinners. The unit was well-equipped although it was a little dusty when we arrived, and it could use a dish rack in the kitchen (this is a minor complaint obviously!). Very good location for golfers as well. We had a little issue with the key pad on the door, but management was very responsive and also sent someone out to fix it within the hour. We would stay there again!
Laura W.
December 2023

Really enjoyed this property. Well appointed with everything we needed. Short walk to the beach and right across the common area from the pool.
Tony S.
December 2023

Not as family friendly as indicated. The accommodations were great, very clean, very well equipped and comfortable with great indoor space for family time. The community, however, was not family friendly as one of the neighbors was very rude about constantly “policing” noise, kids playing too loud in the pool, and things on the lani or balcony, so much so that we felt like we were being watched all the time which is an unpleasant feeling. We have absolutely no complaints about the condo itself, if it was in a different neighborhood away from the rude neighbor it would have been perfect!
Megen W.
December 2023

The condo provided a restful and beautiful stay at Mauna Lani. This lovingly-cared for and sparking clean unit has a captivating view to Mauna Kea from the loft, super comfy furniture, and is thoughtfully surrounded by lush greenery that affords a sense of privacy between the unit and the pool across the lawn. The greenery, including a divine plumeria, and orientation also keep the house cooler. This time of year, the tradewinds provided most of the air conditioning needed. The kitchen has a good assortment of tools with plenty of working space, and the lanai bar appointments in addition a beautiful looking grill that I failed to take advantage of. The loft has a bed and a nicely-sized desk, which provided a work area with a gorgeous view. It's just a 20-25 min walk to the beach at Makaiwa Bay, and the tennis courts and fitness center are a 2 minute walk. All the communication from the owners and management was timely and helpful. Thank you for a relaxing and productive stay!
Tinsley C.
December 2023

Great value. Lovely pool and hot tub, steps from the apartment. Pleasant walk to the beach club. Parking in a garage. One of the better 3-bedroom offerings available in Mauna Lani, and I've stayed in quite a few! We locked ourselves out of the garage in a genius move, and the staff jumped into action in response to my text. Within 30 minutes we were able to get in and get back to beach mode! A dream team.
Nicole V.
December 2023

A beautiful beach is only a fifteen minute walk away, nice grocery nearby too. The pool area is beautiful. We had a wonderful time!
gayle b.
December 2023

Lovely condo. Very well-equipped. Great location. Owners helpful and available.
Elizabeth A.
December 2023

We had a horrible experience staying at this condo in August. There was a strong mold odor emanating from behind the washing machine that permeated two of the three bedrooms. The noxious smell gave us headaches and prevented us from sleeping. (There is no door to the laundry area.). When we used the water in the bathroom across the hall, we could hear water rapidly dripping in the wall behind the washing machine. We called the property manager and left a VM to report the water leak and mold odor. After receiving no response, I called the owner. The owner was extremely argumentative, admitted that he was aware of the water dripping but insisted there was no mold, despite the noxious odor. He told me the property manager was too busy to meet us at the unit and refused to refund the remainder of our 7-day stay. Out of concern for our family's health, we scrambled to find another condo for the remainder of our vacation. Thankfully, we found another unit (and it was lovely, so we were able to salvage our trip). Although we stayed in this condo for less than 24 hours, the owner continued to send rude texts for the remainder of the week. I reached out to VRBO for assistance in obtaining a refund for the condo being uninhabitable, provided a video of the dripping water, and they reached out to the owner to request he issue a refund for the unused portion of our stay, but the owner still refused. We will need to file a lawsuit. Save yourself a headache and avoid this place.
Amy W.
December 2023

Overall the apartment was fine and location perfect for our needs. I would suggest that all of the bed pillows be replaced. They are either too hard or way too soft which made it hard to get a good nights sleep . However, I would happily recommend this place.
Diana C.
December 2023

Very comfortable and functional accommodations close to everything. Unit was clean and nicely decorated. Had a small hiccup with the AC, but the property management came out right away to fix it. The pool is nearby and was very nice. 10 minute walk to the beach along a nice path through lava field and fish ponds (15ish with a 4 year old). Foodland and shops right nearby. Beach gear in the garage, nicely stocked kitchen, BBQ grill worked great, fans in the rooms and good AC to keep cool. Garage comfortably fit a four door Jeep without any fuss. Did not hear any of our neighbors and the neighbors below said they did not hear us, so that was nice. Middle bedroom was absolutely perfect for our four year old with the twin and additional slide out mattress. Master bathroom is a little small/tight. If you're on the taller side, be careful not to knock down the pictures on the wall when standing up! (Sorry again) Would definitely stay again.
Brian O.
December 2023

This is a nicely maintained property at the quiet edge of the development. The rooms offer multiple places to relax, and the layout would be ideal for having two pairs of adults using the downstairs bedrooms, and a couple of kids in the loft.
Karl P.
November 2023

Everything as advertised. Very clean well appointed and great location close to everything with beach club access.
Gregory A.
November 2023

Excellent location in the Mauna Lani resort. Our family of four with older teens loved the beautiful setting, quiet complex, clean and comfortable condo. Thoughtfully outfitted with everything we needed for a perfect stay. We would love to come back to this place!
Wendy A.
November 2023

Very pleasantly surprised as this was new area for us. Very quiet and private next to lava field on lanai. Perfect fit for 3 generations with grandson living in loft. He was totally happy. Well located to most activities. Lovely pool area. We would happily rent here again.
Kristina P.
November 2023

We were so pleased with this condo. It is exactly as the pictures show. It is well maintained and very clean. You can tell there is attention to every detail from the furnishings, kitchen items, stocking of basic supplies, and beach gear including chairs, coolers, tons of snorkel gear, sand toys, etc. The condo even has children's toys and books which was a pleasant surprise as our grandkids visited. The lanai is perfect for morning sunshine and evening shade. The beds are comfortable with the exception of the twin beds as they are smaller and more suited for children. The management is very prompt with responses and were great to work with. I highly recommend this condo for families. You won't be disappointed.
Jami L.
November 2023

The property was beautiful and everything they advertised. The location was perfect and the pool and beach club were just a bunks for the 10 days we stayed. I would recommend this property to anybody that wants ants to relax and enjoy the island
Matt H.
November 2023

This is a wonderful vacation spot. The house is super clean and owner has everything in it that you could possibly want. If its not there, you probably don't need it. Owner is the most reponsive and accommodating person I have ever dealt with over numerous years of renting from vrbo. The house rooms are set up very well and the view from lanai is so peaceful. You wake up to the birds singing every morning. We stayed in October so area was not busy. We were on ground floor with no one above us, so very quiet. We will rent this spot again.
Jean O.
October 2023

Overall this property was nice and the property management company was very helpful, but the complex has way too many rules so it makes it hard to relax. The carpet in this place is getting pretty worn and nothing has really been updated inside. I also noticed some white towels and bed sheets that were stained. Those should be thrown out as it’s pretty gross to pull out a fresh towel with stains. Lastly. the dryer didn’t work very well and seemed to take forever to properly dry clothes and towels. Not sure we’ll come back to this particular complex but overall we had a great time.
Kristine P.
October 2023

our family (2 adults, 3 kids ages 10, 7 and 3) stayed here for the second week of our two-week family trip to Hawaii. the place was beautiful, clean and spacious, with every amenity we could have needed. 10min walk along a fascinating nature path to the nearest beach, although with a 3yo, driving ultimately proved easier. the host, Richard, was thoughtful and responsive, even extending us a partial refund when the community pool had to temporarily close for maintenance. the community was delightful, with cheerful neighbors and plenty of restaurants, a small grocery store, and a few retail shops within a couple minutes' drive, and of course the surrounding area is absolutely stunning, with a dozen gorgeous beaches all within a 10-15min car ride. we'll be returning to the Big Island in the next few years, and this place will definitely be at the top of our short list. highly recommend.
Justin H.
October 2023

Great location and proximity to everything, beach, shopping and pool. It was a bottom floor unit and unfortunately the guests above were not courteous and you could hear them walking loud and playing music at all different times. The AC unit is outside one of the bedroom windows and is very loud for whomever is in that bedroom but overall we had a wonderful time! Mahalo for sharing your home!
Monica M.
October 2023

Great place to stay to enjoy the exquisite Kohala Coast and the island of Hawaii generally
Paul W.
October 2023

Beautiful resort area. Plenty of dishes, pots, pans and towels for a fun stay. Beach club access was great. Walking distance to restaurants and beach. Pool was wonderful an escape in itself. Very quite complex. Comfy beds. Beach gear needs updating but we mostly used the coolers
Lisa S.
October 2023

Everything was perfect: location, amenities, pool, location. We will stay here again for sure.
Tari K.
October 2023

We enjoyed our stay! The location was PERFECT - right next to an easy access to the pool! Home was clean and communication with management was AMAZING. the only downside was parking. We only got 1 parking pass and then alternatively needed to park in the garge which barely fit the mini van. (Like we coudl hardly get it in to close garge door). When we had a guest come there was no where for them to park, even though there were plenty of open spaces. Parking in one they immediately got 2 notices on the car which was pretty frustating and obnoxious. If you have more than one vehicle or you plan to have guests this place was pretty inconveniant. (We have stayed in multiple other places in the area over the years and there is always guest parking options). Also frustrating was the quiet time hours which started at 9pm each evening. We are a quiet group of adults but were so nervous about getting a fine that we sat inside instead of on the patio each evening. Last - we were pretty annoyed wiht the 2 page long list of all the things we would be fined for if we didn't comply. Again, we rent several times a year on the Big Island and we are good renters so to feel freaked out all week that we would get fines for things was frustrating. We will not stay in this neighborhood again for this reason. But the condo was nice and location was great!
Ciara S.
October 2023

Great condo and location inside of Mauna Lani resort. Condo was clean and as described. The snorkeling equipment was old and didn't work well, the other beach equipment worked but has been well used. We would stay here again!
Derrick P.
October 2023

This was a great condo for a lovely getaway. The place was generously stocked with everything we needed. I can't wait to stay again.
GINA F.
October 2023

You need to fix the dishwasher. We fished the screw out of the dishwasher but it’s too short and the hole is stripped.
Clifton H.
October 2023

Great location and unit
geoffry h.
October 2023


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