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W O W *** L U X U R I O U S *** Vacation at Designer's Paradise Villa *** W O W

Mike and Cathy Cusack

Member since: 2008
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Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 - 10 nights

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W O W *** L U X U R I O U S *** Vacation at Designer's Paradise Villa *** W O W

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 - 10 nights


Mauna Lani Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6 in adjoining den)

Our Villa, which we've named 'Hale Hula' (Hula House), is a custom, professional Interior Designer’s Own Home; it is our home, one that we have opened up to special guests! Hale Hula Villa is Mauna Lani Resort’s NICEST, MOST COMFORTABLE, Most Luxuriously Appointed Villa!

*** Read our 56+ 5-star reviews! ***

You will be paying only 1/3 the cost of the Fairmont Orchid Hotel - with FAR SUPERIOR amenities and value!


Great care has been taken to select comfortable and luxurious designer furnishings. The works of local island artists and sculptors abound and, of course, there is a beautiful hand crafted 'Hula Lamp'. Your huge kitchen is well stocked with all the gadgets and equipment that you could want. Miles of granite counters and stainless steel appliances will please the chef. We know you will enjoy the outdoor kitchen with Viking gas BBQ grill, rotisserie, and sink, for 'dining alfresco' on the lower lanai after a busy day of island activities. Enjoy the view of the waterfall cliffs, pool and swaying palms.

The upper master bedroom suite is most comfortable, with its pillow-top King bed and custom bedding, Casablanca ceiling fan, separate, adjoining sitting area with queen sofa bed, and a private lanai for enjoying the sunrise over Mauna Kea and bird songs with your first cup of Kona coffee. The master bath is luxurious, with gorgeous local-artist jungle painting, walk in shower, jetted tub, and double sinks with granite counters. The guest bedroom area is also a private suite, having a private bath, two closets, a desk, and a pillow-top queen size bed, also with custom bedding, beneath the Casablanca ceiling fan.

High speed wireless Internet is included throughout, along with 40' LCD HDTV, DVD, and VCR in the living room, 35' Sony LCD TV, and DVD in the master bedroom, and an LCD TV in the guest bedroom. Games, books, and ukuleles (with instruction manual), are there for getting you quickly into the island culture.

Hale Hula Villa is located at The Fairways at The Mauna Lani Resort. Mauna Lani has long been the choice of those in the know, because of its rich traditions and ties to the Hawaiian royalty. Within the resort are two of the finest hotels on the island (Mauna Lani Bay and the Fairmont Orchid), two of the most acclaimed golf courses (Francis H. I’i Brown North and South Courses), The Mauna Lani Sports and Fitness Club, miles of white sand beaches, nine restaurants, including Tommy Bahama, Ruth's Chris, Canoe House, and Brown's Beach House, two award winning spas, a brand new shopping mall for the discerning shopper, and a well-stocked specialty grocery store, all within a short walking/driving distance from Hale Hula. The Mauna Lani Beach Club is private, BUT YOURS TO ENJOY, while staying with us at Hale Hula. The private white sand beach and snorkeling at this beach are spectacular, as the fish abound here, amongst pristine coral formations.

The Fairways at Mauna Lani has unsurpassed lush landscaping, unique Hawaiian architecture, and beautiful aqua blue pools and spa. We chose our Hale Hula Villa for its views of the tropical gardens and the pool area with its waterfalls and swaying palms. Proximity to the pool is just right to provide soothing views and convenience without the noise. The resort offers a fully-outfitted exercise room, located just a few feet away. Don’t forget that BEACHES ARE WITHIN A SHORT WALKING DISTANCE from the condo.

Before you get too comfortable in this lush island paradise, don’t forget that the Big Island offers an abundance of adventures FOUND ONLY ON THIS ISLAND, such as the very active Kilauea Volcano.

As your hosts, we can introduce you to some of our favorite, less “touristy” places, and some inside tips to make the most of those most-visited popular attractions, and restaurant recommendations, while you’re out and about.

By special arrangement, we can provide you a GUEST SHOPPING SERVICE. A guest wishing to have certain items, e.g., groceries or sundries, pre-purchased by Hale Hula management, and stocked in our villa, is a great convenience, eliminating the guests' need to shop for initial supplies or food.

We have a local professional caretaker, a “Hawaiian Representative” for your support and convenience: L. McGoff that will contact you to greet you upon your arrival. Please read our 8/17/13 guest comment by Aileen (Wayne, Pennsylvania) about Larry: In her review, Aileen said, 'Larry provides a fantastic overview of the property and all amenities, which saves the vacationer time and anxiety.'

We’d love to share with you, our special place, Hale Hula Villa! We personally promise you a most comfortable stay, a perfect location, and a very special vacation!

Mahalo and aloha!

Mike and Cathy Cusack

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mike and Cathy Cusack (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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About Mike and Cathy Cusack

My wife Cathy and I live in Boise, Idaho (when we're not in Hawaii). We have one son, a beautiful daughter-in-law, and two adorable grandchildren. I am a materials Engineer and an avid hiker, mountain climber and river rat. Cathy is an Interior Designer who enjoys building and remodeling houses. We both love adventure travel which really led us to choose Hawaii for our second home. The Big Island is much more than white sand beaches and sunny days (although we love those). Snow capped mountains with observatories that reveal the secrets of the universe and fountaining volcanoes with lava running to the sea are all within a few hours drive. The rich and exotic culture within the framework of the familiar is an intriguing paradox. We love the adventure and think that you will also!

Mike and Cathy Cusack purchased this condo in 2006

Why Mike and Cathy Cusack chose Mauna Lani

We became acquainted with Mauna Lani when Cathy was doing an installation for a client who had purchased a home in the resort. We were immediately impressed by the relaxed atmosphere so unlike the typical tourist area bustle. It reminded us of the old Hawaii. There is a real spirit of Aloha here. Mauna Lani is committed to educating visitors about the the rich history of the area and exposing them to Hawaiian culture through wonderful 'front porch' dance and music programs. The resort is also dedicated to preserving the historic royal fish ponds and petroglyphs that abound. All this coupled with the outstanding beaches, 2 world class golf courses, tennis, shopping, first class dining, & less than 10 inches of rain a year made it an easy decision to purchase in Mauna Lani!

What makes this condo unique

We like to think that a lot more thought and personal attention to detail has gone into our home than the usual vacation rental. You will be pampered with designer furnishing, high thread count sheets, and beautiful art work, much of it created on the island. The unit is only 3 years old and has all those nice amenities like stainless steel appliances and granite counters. The Fairways is a very peaceful place. It is very uncrowded and guests comment that they often have the gorgeous pool to themselves. The gardens are lush and soothing. Itineraries and travel tips are provided on request.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Aloha Mike and Cathy,

We just wanted to let you know that we received our $500 deposit check in the mail today. Thank you so much for sending it back so quickly.

We had a fabulous time and loved your Hale Hula! Everything was first class. This was our first time staying in the Mauna Lani area and we are very happy that we chose your place. We loved the Beach club (we've snorkeled there before) and having parking there was great.

So we are now back to our reality, but the memories of our vacation will hopefully sustain us for awhile. Thank you so much for helping make our vacation great!

Wishing you much aloha,

Vicki & Dave
Oct 2008
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Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 - 10 nights
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W O W *** L U X U R I O U S *** Vacation at Designer's Paradise Villa *** W O W
average rating of 5.0 based on 63 reviews
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Another Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

Having just returned from our second stay in the villa, I can honestly say nothing has changed in 3 years. It's perfect! The location and amenities are great and very relaxing. Having quiet and relaxing evenings after a day at the beach, hiking or sightseeing is great. Even travelling with two energetic young boys, coming home at the end of the day was always a relief and the whole place is calm and relaxed. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Relaxing stay, under the Milky Way.

  • 5 of 5

The villa is beautiful, comfortable and absolutely perfect. It was, without a doubt, our favorite place to stay. Everything you could ever need is furnished in this beautiful villa. We had chairs for the beach, towels for the pool, fantastic grill for dinners on the lanai, pool and hot tub steps away. The evenings are quiet and peaceful with fantastic peeks at the Milky Way. Spotlessly clean with comfortable beds. Heaven! You won't want to leave! The location is perfect for whatever thrill is out there! We went snorkeling, whale watching, zip lining, swam under a waterfall, drove to Hilo on the new highway,making great time, for a helicopter tour of the volcano. In Hilo, be sure to try Lucy's for amazing Mexican food. We went to at least 7 great beaches within 10 miles of the villa. Try the reserved seating at the Marriott luau. Special attention and a great show. Or just spend all day on the upper lania reading a good book under the swaying palms listening to the birds sing. I did and dream of doing it again. Thank you Mike and Cathy, we loved it!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Mill Creek, WA, USA

The Very Best!! - Just Booked THIRD Annual Stay

  • 5 of 5

We discovered Hale Hula and the wonderful hosts, Mike and Cathy, in 2013. We love this place, and have just booked our third trip after staying there in 2013 and 2014. We feel like this is our second home.

The condo is spacious, beautifully decorated, and is located just a few steps away from the pool area. During our last visits, among other things, we have gone night SCUBA diving with the Manta Rays (see Jack's Diving Locker), explored the volcano observatory and enjoyed the star gazing there. The private beach has some of the best snorkeling we have found, complete with turtles and multi-colored fish. My wife is not a "beach person", and absolutely loves the pool.

Larry McGoff, the resident manager, is incredibly knowledgeable about the area, very accommodating, and just an overall great guy.

One word sums up our feelings about this condo - FANTASTIC!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
San Jose, CA

Wonderful location, super vacation!

  • 5 of 5

If you’re looking for a beautiful condo full of amenities in a great location, this is the place! From the moment we booked the condo, we appreciated Mike and Cathy’s attention to detail and helpful recommendations on everything from restaurants to the best beaches to the best place to rent a car – they were fantastic! They clearly take much pride in their lovely condo, and make sure their guests have a great time. We stayed at the condo for 10 days in July and had a wonderful time. The condo is centrally located, with access to tons of restaurants, beaches and local attractions. One of the best perks of staying here is access to the private beach club, which is a short drive away. The beach club is perfect for kids; the water is calm, clear and warm, and the snorkeling is excellent. There’s also a great restaurant with yummy fish tacos, a full kids menu and the best mai-tais in the area! We enjoyed all of the amenities at the condo, including beach towels, beach toys and the very convenient washer/dryer. The property also has a large pool and hot tub, which our kids really enjoyed. We met the onsite property manager, Larry, when we arrived, and appreciated all his help in recommending restaurants and fun activities. We highly recommend this condo!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Really comfortable, beautifully decorated and great amenities

  • 5 of 5

The condo is even better than the photos - really nice furniture and beautiful art on the walls. Very well stocked kitchen supplies and utensils, washer and dryer, beach towels and toys for use were really nice to have available. Pool is only a few steps away and very refreshing in the afternoons. The best feature is the access to the private beach club, a short drive away. Great snorkeling, lots of lounge chairs and shade, plus the restaurant serves very good food while you look out at the beautiful view. Close to shops and restaurants, with activities and hula shows close by as well. Would recommend this to anyone with a teenager - they have their own room and bath.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and another couple stayed here for 2 weeks. Place is fabulous. Everything in the description by owner is accurate. The place is well decorated and stocked with everything you need. Great beach near by for guest, pool, shopping, food store. Larry the contact person here was very helpful and took great care of our every need. You just can't beat it. Do the Blue Hawaiian helicopter tour only 5 minutes away.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
19 Miles
KOA (Kona International Airport)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Fairmont Orchid & Mauna Lani Bay Hotels
Nearest Golf
0.1 Miles
Francis H.Ii Brown North Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Ruth's Chris, Tommy Bahama, Fairmont Orchid
Nearest Beach
0.8 Miles
Car: recommended

OWNER-PROVIDED CUSTOM ITINERARIES JUST FOR YOU, we'll point you to: coastal valley exploration, 'secret' beaches, mountain hiking, lush-jungle forest hikes, volcano exploring, lava tube hiking, night-time lava hiking, pahoehoe and A's lava viewing, sea turtle watching, whale watching, deep sea fishing, locals' restaurants' guide, exceptional snorkeling sites, sacred Hawaiian places, hula dancing, ukulele playing, honest-to-goodness GREEN-FLASH SUNSETS, boogie boarding, body surfing, surfing, sea shelling, our favorite restaurants, locals' special places, Astronomical Observatories, Jeeping, many more upon request. (Reader, please ignore following keywords: beach vacation, big island condo rental, big island Hawaii, big island Hawaii vacation, big island Hawaii vacation rentals, big island vacation condo, big island vacation rental, cheap Hawaii vacation, cheap vacation, condo luxury, condo rental, condo rental Kailua, condo rentals, condo rentals Hawaii, condo resort, condo vacation )


Rates & Availability

From $199 Per night

Mauna Lani Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2015 May
May 1 2015 - May 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
2015 Summer/Fall
May 29 2015 - Nov 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
2015 Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2015 - Nov 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
2015 Early Winter
Nov 30 2015 - Dec 17 2015
7 night minimum stay
2015/2016 Christmas
Dec 18 2015 - Jan 2 2016
10 night minimum stay
2016 Winter/Spring
Jan 3 2016 - Apr 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
2016 May
May 1 2016 - May 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Condo departure cleaning $235.00 + Tax
On-site rep meet & greet $0.00
Tax Rate 13.42%
Notes A deposit of 50% of the entire amount is due upon booking: $200 by credit card; remainder of the deposit by check or by a credit card (which will incur a 2% additional fee). The final balance of 50% is due either by check or credit card (with an additional 2% charge) 60 days prior to guest arrival, but 120 days prior at Christmas period.
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Mauna Lani Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1660 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Gym
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Den - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1) Island Rattan King bed with luxurious pillow-top mattress, Designer-Line bedding, and 500 thread count sheets. Casablanca ceiling fan. 35' LCD Widescreen SONY TV., Queen size Beds (1) Island Pineapple Queen bed with luxurious pillow-top mattress and Designer-Line bedding beneath Casablanca ceiling fan. Convenient desk with wireless internet. Ukuleles (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Ultra-comfortable Queen sofa sleeper, in adjoining Den, within the Master Bedroom Suite. Perfect for two younger children.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Gated Community
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
DAILY ITINERARIES PERSONALIZED JUST FOR YOU, Interior designer's luxurious personal furnishings, master bedroom w/custom designer bedding and separate sitting room w/sofa & LG flatscreen TV, 3 ceiling fans, local island signed framed art, bronze sculptures & lamps, outside dining for 6, Viking BBQ, granite counter tops, whirlpool tub, walk-in shower, 3 flat-screen TVs, HDTV, high-end FULLY-EQUIPPED KITCHEN w/stainless steel appliances, convection oven, glass cook-top, rice cooker, coffee grinder, blender, toaster.

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