Do you want to be nestled in a villa overlooking the ocean with privacy while having the amenities of one of the best hotels on the big island? If so, this is it!
Walking in to the villa, you instantly felt like you were on a resort island. Great decor at the property, with an excellent floor plan. Two bedrooms, 3 beds, 2.5 bath, back yard with bbq,a pool, and a view that never stopped. The villa was already cooled with the AC on while walking in, so you felt like you just walked into heaven.
One of things that we especially liked was the kitchen. While the website says it has a very spacious kitchen, we did not realize how much of everything it really has. All of the appliances are brand new. Additionally, everything was there from a blender, to a coffee grinder. There was also a bar as well with a mini fridge as well with champagne wine glasses etc. It was very convenient to enjoy meals at the hotel. We ended up going to the farmers market and making some fresh fruit smoothies.
The other piece that was incredible was the check in process to the Mauna Kea. While we were staying at the Villa, when we walked into the Mauna Kea hotel, the staff welcomed us with a traditional hawaiian lays and some passion fruit, orange and Guava juice. (POG). At the time they welcomed us with open arms and talked about the places we can visit at the hotel.
The concierge staff was exceptionally helpful as they showed us the best places to go snorkeling. The Mauna Kea is also the only hotel that has a special area designated to look at the Mante Ray's which were amazing and we would strongly recommend! We also ended up eating at the bar and grill restaurant that overlooked the ocean. We enjoyed some drinks and shared the a pizza that was very reasonably priced for Hawaii. We are still talking about the pesto pizza as its one of the hotels specialities as its garnished with fresh radishes and looks like a piece of art.
The villa is also very close to a trail, so if you are interested in a scenic jog or walk, are the property, you have that at your fingertips as well.
I can't say enough about this rental.
Enjoy your trip to Hawaii