Villages at Mauna Lani, Big Island

The Villages at Mauna Lani is a gated community within the prestigious Mauna Lani Resort, known for its world-class golf courses, tennis facilities, pristine beaches, and private spa. Guests have access to the resort's private beach club, Mauna Lani Spa, and Mauna Lani Tennis and Athletic Center. The Villages also offers its own exercise facility, private pool, and heated spa. The Shops at Mauna Lani are within walking distance, featuring restaurants, grocery stores, and retail shops. The resort is committed to Hawaiian culture, historic preservation, and environmental conservation, offering self-guided walking tours to explore the Holo Holo Kai petroglyph park, archeological sites, and the famous Kalahuipuaa fishponds. The Kohala Coast boasts a golfer's paradise with numerous challenging courses and is home to six spectacular beaches, including Beach 69, Hapuna Beach, and Mauna Kea Beach.

Villages at Mauna Lani Average Rates

As of July 2024, the average price of a 3 bedroom unit at Villages at Mauna Lani is $730. 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.

Villages at Mauna Lani's Best Rentals

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What Do Guests Think? An AI Analysis of 399 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 enjoy their stays at the Villages at Mauna Lani condo resort on Big Island, praising the privacy, spaciousness, and well-equipped nature of the various units. Each review highlights different aspects of the accommodations, including the availability of beach gear, access to private beach clubs with calm waters ideal for children, responsive hosts and property managers, and the inclusion of high-quality amenities and appliances. The homes are described as clean, comfortable, and beautifully decorated, providing a perfect base for exploring the Big Island or simply relaxing. The convenience of nearby grocery stores and the added bonus of private beach club access are frequently mentioned, enhancing the overall vacation experience. While there are minor issues reported, such as problems with BBQ lighting or access codes, these do not detract significantly from the guests' enjoyment. The resort's quiet neighborhood, proximity to beaches, and additional amenities like pools and fitness centers are also appreciated. Overall, the Villages at Mauna Lani receives high recommendations from guests, who often express a desire to return. This summary is based on a comprehensive analysis of 399 guest reviews.

Recent Villages at Mauna Lani Reviews

The house was the cleanest and most well-stocked vacation rental we've ever stayed in. Quiet and well kept neighborhood close to everything. It was truly exactly like the pictures show. We had a great time and are ready to book again for next year.
Lauren S.
April 2024

Great place! Pics don’t do it justice. Plenty of boogie boards and beach chars. Walking distance to grocery store. Would definitely come again. Thank you for sharing your wonderful villa.
Dan P.
April 2024

Quiet location and lovely home.
Lori H.
April 2024

Lots of room, great location! A few glitches, no way to control temperature of one shower, the handle felt ready to fall off, too hot to use! We were told no high chair. Rented a high chair, one in the closet. No putter. The main flooring throughout the house feels like outdoor tile, uncomfortable with bare feet. Overall this is a great house, just a few little things that should be addressed due to how much you are paying to rent.
Margaret C.
April 2024

This is a wonderful, spacious, high-quality home in a quiet and gated community. Enjoyed the sunset views nightly from the living room, dining room, and/or the expansive lanai. Would definitely stay again!
Herbert D.
April 2024

The condo has all you need. Also, in garage are chairs, boogie boards, sand toys and more. The wagon was a super help. Nice comfy furniture and nice patio as well. My only disappointment was the pool and spa at the clubhouse. Smallish pool and lukewarm spa. We never went back after a brief visit there, too bad. Foodland is handy and walkable from this neighborhood.
elaine t.
April 2024

We have been to The Villages several times and love the area. We stayed at this property for the first time. It did not offer bicycles as other properties do. The grill was not clean and was old, the living room rug also had some spots and we found cheerios under the living room couch. Why does the owner not include the electric golf cart?
Tom G.
March 2024

My family and I had a lovely stay in Steve and Maryanne’s home. The photos perfectly represent the rental. So many times we’ve showed up to rentals slightly disappointed because it’s not nearly as nice as the photos. There was so much room for my wife and 3 teenagers which made for a much more pleasant stay. The lanai was so lovely to sit and enjoy coffee or a drink in the evening and can we please talk about the beds. They were so comfy. I HATE leaving my tempurpedic when I go on vacation so I was pleasantly surprised to discover the primary suite’s bed was a tempurpedic. I would absolutely stay in this rental again when I’m visiting the big island!
James C.
March 2024

The place was well kept and communication with the owner was great. Close to a couple great beaches and enjoyed the access to the Mauna Lani Beach Club. It was fun for the whole family and Robert had great recommendations during our visit and my favourite was a night swim with the Manta Rays! Also the location was walking distance to grocery store and the shops at Mauna Lani. Highly recommend this place for families and feel that there was something for everyone!

March 2024

We enjoyed our stay in this home. It had all the amenities we needed for a great stay. Truly appreciated the beach chairs and boogie boards that were available to use in the garage. We ate most of our meals on the back lanai with sliding doors. It is a short walk on the same street to the community pool which is convenient, and close to the Shops at Mauna Lani.
Melissa D.
March 2024

As the title, indicates, excellent. I would guess something temporary happened: we liked to be outside specially around lunch time, but the 3 last days workers seeming to install pipes even on the lawn of the property was a bit disturbing to be outside. Probably out of luck.
Michel M.
March 2024

The property and amenities lived up to our expectations. Great location for relaxation or activities. Wouldn't hesitate to book again.....
Mark S.
March 2024

Fantastic residence and superb attention to detail from property manager. Highly recommended for future visits.
Jon F.
March 2024

We were in town for a wedding and needed plenty of space for my husband and I, our 2 little boys and our nanny. This house was absolutely perfect. The property was clean, extremely well stocked and beyond comfortable. Would love to stay here again the next time were in town.
Amy B.
March 2024

We were very excited about escaping the Colorado winter for a small family reunion trip on the Big Island and this property did not disappoint. Location was excellent for easy access to the beaches and great dining. The house was immaculate and well stocked with towels and beach items, and the property manager was very easy to communicate with. Even with a sometimes cranky baby in one room, the house was quiet and insulated enough that the other rooms were undisturbed. Our only complaint was that some of the pillows were a little flat and beds could use a memory foam mattress topper or pillow topper. They were definitely more on the stiff side for several of us. Still, we will definitely be back for another visit!
Casey 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.
Daniel H.
March 2024

Great location, near market, beach golf. Property well maintained and quiet. The unit was outstandingly clean and very well stocked. We couldn't think of one thing we needed upon arrival and that usually isn't the case. Donna, the property manager was outstanding - probably the best one I've worked with over the years. Thank you again!
Kathy P.
March 2024

We recently stayed at this property and absolutely loved it! The house and location was perfect for our family. There were 7 of us and with 3 bedrooms w/ en-suites, it worked out great. It was very quiet, and we really loved watching sunsets from the lanai! The kitchen was great and had everything we needed. My granddaughters could go out and play in the grass outside, and enjoyed the local beaches and pool. There were beach/ pool supplies available which was very helpful. South Kohala Management was awesome; easy to contact and very helpful and kind! I would strongly recommend this property and will rent again when we come back with my family. This house is truly beautiful!
Traci K.
March 2024

We loved your beautiful home and we love the Villages at mauna Lani! We try to come to visit every year. We felt it was very well equipped but missing laundry detergent so I used my own for beach towels and would’ve loved an ice chest to take to the beach.
Suzy R.
March 2024

Aloha WOW! What a wonderful home away from home it was for three couples from February 24 - March 3rd. It started with a heartwarming welcome from Robert, whose prompt communication with us continued throughout our visit - and after! Hula Hula Hale had all the amenities - big spacious bedrooms and washrooms, completely stocked kitchen, magnificent lanai - which doubled as another cooking/eating area. We ate all our meals outside! The location was perfect for wonderful walks to the beach and restaurants. Foodland was a 5 minute walk away, so getting groceries was a breeze. Next time we will be sure to purchase a cooler bag to carry our groceries - and then use it as a picnic cooler for lunch on the beach. Having a car was useful to explore other parts of the island - we may consider a golf cart rental next time. If your plan is to just stay within the Mauna Lani Community, then the golf cart would be all you need. The community was larger than we anticipated - lots to see and explore there alone. We also went through Tours by Locals and had Shawn tour us all around the island for a day - that was most informative and a great way to learn more about Hawaii. Coming "home" at the end of the day felt so natural and welcoming. Look no further friends - this VRBO home is your home away from home you have been searching for! Maholo Robert, Jamie and family - for sharing your special space with others!
Christine G.
March 2024

Excellent experience. Great location and this unit was much better than others in the same complex. Updated furnishings, brighter and more modern. Convenient to shopping, beach, hiking and resorts.
Derek K.
March 2024

The house was very comfortable and had a great open space kitchen/family room that opened onto the outdoor area making for a wonderful gathering area for the whole family. The kitchen was well equipped, beds were comfortable and the location was very convenient. We have stayed in the Mauna Lani area for the last 3 years and really liked this community. We did use the community exercise room but not the pool. We really didn't have to communicate with the manager as directions/information were clearly laid out a couple days before or the day we arrived. However I did have a couple questions that I just emailed and got quick answers back. The only thing that i would point out in the description is the second "master" which is quite small - but does have a king bed. The room with the 2 queen beds is quite a bit larger. However it all suited our needs and I'm just glad there was another king bed to have available. We enjoyed our stay!
Sue T.
February 2024

Terrific vacation house for extended family. Very well appointed. Great to have two en suite king rooms. Kids loved the pool and hot tub. Beautiful view and lovely chaises by the pool. Amazing amount of beach and sports equipment in the garage. Kitchen was well equipped and nice having an outside kitchen as well. Zero complaints. We’d happily come back!
Susan V.
February 2024

The house is in a wonderful location. The host was very attractive. Anything needed they were on it. Walking distance to beaches, pool, exercise room, store, and golf. Beautiful home. Will stay again.
Steven P.
February 2024

We came to the big island to celebrate our son’s high school graduation. There were three high school seniors and four adults. The home was perfect for all of us and the amenities were abundant. The communication with the host was prompt and very informative. Our plane kept getting delayed on our departure day and the host went above and beyond to accommodate us. I highly recommend this property and feel fortunate we were able to stay there.
Angela B.
February 2024

We enjoyed our stay. Lots of room for our family of 7. Comfortable beds and quite neighbourhood.
Robin R.
February 2024

Set up very well for 3 couples. Conveniently located to food shopping, restaurants and snorkel rental place. Access to private Beach was great.
Randall C.
February 2024

Great location. Plenty of supplies for cooking and washing clothe and going to the beach. Great floor plan. Would definitely stay there again.
February 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Love Mauna Lani and the villages Been going every January for over 20 years
paul f.
February 2024

This townhome located in The Villages at Mauna Lani, is spacious, beautifully decorated, clean, and very well appointed. Kitchen is equipped with everything you could possibly need for a short or longterm stay. Floor plan works great for couples traveling together with two master bedroom suites, one on each floor. Balcony with large patio table and outdoor kitchen is perfect for enjoying the wonderful Hawaiian weather. Neighborhood is quiet and meticulously cared for. Communications with owners and property manager were excellent. Highly recommend!
Lori S.
February 2024

Two master suites on different levels was ideal for two couples. Comfortable, clean. Made it easy to settle into the Aloha!
Kelsey M.
January 2024

We enjoyed our stay, and overall the home was great!
Chris S.
January 2024

We had a wonderful stay at this great home; the property manager was very responsive to our needs. Would definitely revisit.
Holly P.
January 2024

Somewhat reluctant to give the home and owners the excellent review it and they deserve in fear of driving up popularity of a gem we hope to return to. The location is excellent, close to beaches and golf along the Kona coast. Tucked in the development enough to avoid any road noise or any noise. The layout of the unit was excellent with full bathrooms for each of the 3 bedrooms plus a 4th for guests or general use. Was excellent for an opportunity to spend some time with our adult children and a plus one providing ample common space and private space. The hosts were very prompt and responsive to any questions or asks. As I said, a gem
Paul G.
January 2024

This home is, in every sense, the perfect vacation rental. The property itself is absolutely beautiful and impeccably maintained, from the high end appliances in the fully stocked kitchen to the tastefully appointed bedrooms. The owners, Steve and Maryanne, were great to deal with and always quick to respond to any questions. Their attention to detail is evident from the moment you walk in the front door. The home is also fully stocked with all you would ever need during your stay, including quality kitchen knives and utensils, paper towels, dish detergent, laundry detergent, bathroom tissue, towels - truly no item is spared. The home also has absolutely everything you would need for a day at the beach including numerous folding chairs, umbrellas and coolers. We were also pleasantly surprised by the brand new boogie boards ready for our use. If you are looking to stay on the big island, look no further than this property. You will not regret it.
Dave R.
January 2024

Great rental, very clean, very well furnished! Fully stocked with all the essentials
Chantelle J.
January 2024

We have stayed at other properties on the big island and this tops our list as our favorite. The home is absolutely beautiful and well-appointed with all the amenities. Dual climate air conditioning to suit multiple people's temperature preferences.The check-in and check out process was seamless. The neighborhood was manicured precisely to enhance the Aloha vibes. We would definitely stay in this home again!
Sean C.
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.
Rob A.
January 2024

My husband and I needed a quiet place near the beach and it was wonderful. Comfortable furniture and all the needs in the kitchen! Wow. If you cook, rent this house!
bonnie S.
January 2024

This home is in a nice quiet neighborhood, has great privacy and is right next to a grocery store in very close walking distance. Hard to find on the Big Island. Although there is no ocean view, there is a great beach club with a restaurant for the neighborhood in a very short driving distance. Mauna Kea and Spencer beaches with great snorkeling are very close drives, as well. The house is very well stocked - kitchen, bathrooms and beach toys - we always found what we were looking for. Luba was very attentive and easy to contact. We had no issues. We had a wonderful stay and would highly recommend this rental.
Susan F.
January 2024

What a wonderful property and it was absolutely perfect for our family! This was our first big vacation since our oldest daughter was married and so having space and privacy was very important to us. The property is beautiful, the unit was very well equipped, quiet and so spacious. One of the things that impressed my wife and I was the quality of the furnishings. Some of the properties on other islands that we have spent time at are getting very worn. The proximity of Mauna Lani Villages to the shops made getting last minute food and dining decisions simple! We found that the concierge was always available and very helpful as well as the team in the office with questions. Not only will we book again through Kona Coast, we look forward to returning to the big island!
Grayden B.
January 2024

House was super clean, very well provisioned with cooking supplies, spices, beach supplies, snorkel gear. Easy walk to pool and 3-5 minute drive to Mauna Lani Beach Club, shorter drive to beach at Fairmont. Would stay again!
Christopher G.
January 2024

This home was a perfect place for my family during our Hawaii Christmas vacation. The home met all of our needs with the number of rooms and beds, great space to hang out, outdoor space, spacious kitchen and access to pool and beaches. This home was perfectly situated between Kona and Waimea and made it easy to get Hilo, Pololu Lookout and allowed us to make the most of exploring the island. Donna was extremely responsive and even made a call before our trip to provide information to make our trip as memorable as possible. As we arrived on Christmas Eve Donna made sure the home was ready with a decorated palm tree and some welcoming gifts. Definitely a home we would return to. Thanks Donna for such a wonderful experience!
Brenda R.
January 2024

Nice town home. Mauna Lani is great. House well equipped in kitchen and beach gear. Few items need repair - barbecue and barbecue exhaust - eliminate old carpet (ok for rental)- but don't replace
Michael G.
January 2024

Connie S.
January 2024

Thank you Luba and Randy for a wonderful stay in your home! Everything we could ask for and more! The kitchen is fully stocked and large! Made for many wonderful meals- and the grocery store so close was a huge plus! Close to the beach which we drove to each day thanks to the passes that come with the home. Large bedrooms and family room, peaceful backyard and the home is in a perfect location. We loved every thing about this home and hope to be back next year!
Dana S.
January 2024

We were in Hawaii for a friend's wedding over the holiday. I decided to extend the vacation for an extra week in Kona. What a beautiful home! Three large bedrooms, each en suite. The kitchen was a chef's dream. Fully stocked with every pot, pan and gadget needed to cook anything desired. The hot tub and pool were so convenient (be sure to start warming the hot tub 30 minutes before use). The beach was an easy drive. Lots of snorkeling gear and beach toys/chairs for you to use. No need to buy or bring your own. No regrets at all. We hope to return soon with friends.
Dan B.
January 2024

Beautiful home, perfect for our group of 7 (2 couples and 3 children). Very clean and comfortable, we all loved our time in this property, especially in the evenings when we opened the sliding wall, sat on the back patio and grilled dinner. House was well stocked with everything necessary for cooking, including spices, cooking oils and even pantry staples. Tons of gear for beach excursions, all the snorkeling gear, chairs, umbrellas and beach toys for all ages you could possibly need. Fantastic, quiet neighborhood made it easy to relax and enjoy our vacation. Perfect location just a short walk to groceries, shops and restaurants and just a few minutes drive to the beach. Communication with the owner and the property manager was quick and easy, and they were both more than accommodating to our requests. We loved this property, and will gladly book again for our next trip to this area!
Adam W.
January 2024

Everything was wonderful during our stay over Christmas. The home is spacious, comfortable, peaceful and conveniently located. We had four adults and two littles - plenty of space and privacy. The ensuites were perfect and the kitchen was well-appointed. We took advantage of the Mauna Lani Beach Club (perfect for swimming and Sunning with a bar/restaurant on site. We dined at the Fairmont Orchid Browns Beach House, the Mauna Lani Resort HaLani and Surf Shack, the Mauna Kea Manta, and other restaurants in Waikoloa Village. We used two of the bikes ( had to add air to tires, third adult bike had a broken kickstand and very flat tire). The pool in the Villages community was nice but we enjoyed the beach more. One of the showers had definitely not been cleaned - the management offered to send someone to clean it but we didn’t have them do that. Management was super-responsive and communicated regularly with us throughout our stay. Highly recommend this property on the Big Island.
Tia C.
December 2023

The home is very well appointed and maintained. The home has everything for a comfortable hawaiian stay. Bikes, beach chairs, umbrella, outdoor grill and kitchen, big living area, and every kitchen appliance. Owners made sure to provide instruction manual for everything in the house and nearby suggestions. The two full bathrooms downstairs are brand new and look beautiful. Bed are perfect for a restful night's sleep. We look guard to staying in this home next time we visit the Big Island.
Joseph F.
December 2023

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