We have stayed at the Four Seasons resort 4-5 times, but this was our first time to stay outside the hotel at one of the Villas. I would highly recommend this type of vacation, especially for families. The Villa itself was wonderful and very well maintained. Its a ways from the beach, but with the golf carts it takes only a few minutes to be at the ocean. The feel of the Villa is very upscale and even more luxurious than the rooms at the four seasons for sure. Sitting on the deck looking across the golf course towards the ocean you get a great sense that you are staying in somewhere special. I can not say if its the nicest Villa in Hualalai, but if you are used to staying at the four seasons this villa is a very nice step up in the luxury scale.