|Minimum Stay||7 - 8 nights|
The Mauna Lani Terrace is located within the world class Mauna Lani Resort. NOTE: OTHER CONDOS IN THIS COMPLEX DO NOT COMPARE TO DAVE & SANDY'S H303. DON'T BE MISLED. ONLY A TOP FLOOR CORNER PENTHOUSE LOCATION WILL GIVE YOU ULTIMATE VIEW, PRIVACY, SECURITY AND QUIETNESS. This luxury condo is nestled between two pristine white sand beaches. Every room has a spectacular view over the royal fish ponds and gardens at the blue Pacific. Unwind in over 1400 square feet of designer perfect tropical, Asian decor. Turn off the central A.C. and let the trade winds flow through your villa. The privacy and quiet of this location are legendary. Extensive remodel finished May,2010.
You may choose to eat out at the four award winning restaurants next door at the Mauna Lani Hotel. Or, you may cook a meal in the gourmet, fully equipped kitchen in your beautiful villa. A short walk will take you to two white sands beaches with crystal clear water live coral and thousands of reef fish and turtles. Many visitors say it is the best snorkeling in Hawaii. Or, you may choose to play on one of the two most beautiful golf courses in the world. There is also a world class tennis facility, spa and workout gym.
Twice a week light housekeeping included.
As past residents of Hawaii for 35 years, Dave, and his wife Sandy have the proud owners for 10 years. Mauna Lani Terrace won the coveted 'Best Building Award' for the State of Hawaii in 2003. Many happy visitors: 'Our 10th visit to the Mauna Lani Terrace,--Yours is our favorite'(The W family from San Francisco)Other comments:'not only beautiful, but comfortable,Yours is our favorite,Your place is terrific,Views were spectacular,Most relaxing vacation ever,We love your condo,We will be back next year.' Dave & Sandy's H303 has earned a very loyal following of return guests. A large percentage of their guests return year after year.
Dave and Sandy have been the proud owners of Mauna Lani Terrace H303 since June, 2003. We use it for a second home also. By staying in it as often as possible, Sandy can continue to think of ways to make it more comfortable and luxurious. She has supervised the extensive remodeling over the past two years. As 35 year residents of West Hawaii, we have a unique insight into what pleases visitors to our Paradise. About 50% of our rental days are return guests. Many of them had already discovered Mauna Lani Terrace. Once they stay in H303, they virtually always return to it.
Dave & Sandy purchased this condo in 2003
In June of 2003 we sold a beach property in California and needed to replace it with a property on the Big Island. Since I was a real estate broker here since 1979, I had a unique knowledge of every luxury condo complex on the Kohala coast and knew that nothing compared to Mauna Lani Terrace. Sandy and I toured the 7 or 8 Terrace condos for sale at the time. We will never forget the day that we opened the door of H303. We could see down the hall through the living room we saw a view that took our breath away, the most beautiful ocean view that we had ever seen. It was love at first sight. Sadly, it was the most expensive of all of the condos that we viewed. More then we thought we could afford. However, with my many years of experience negotiating real estate, we miraculously made the deal. To this day, when we walk through the front door of that exquisite condo, we still can't believe it is ours. We love to share it with our dear guests, many of whom have become long time friends.
Number 1 is the view. No other condo can boast an equal view of the ocean, fish ponds and palm trees. Every room has a view. The H building is considered the prime location in the Terrace. It is a 7 minute walk to the right to the Mauna Lani Hotel with it's restaurants and the white sand beach in front of it. A 7 minute walk to the left takes you by the royal fish ponds to the beautiful white sand horse shoe shaped bay with pristine coral reefs and multitudes of colorful reef fish and turtles. A 2 to 3 minute walk takes you to the pool, jacuzzi, sauna and barbecue area. The top floor location of H303 affords the maximum privacy, security and view. Ground floor units have no privacy or security from people walking by and looking in. Being a corner unit, there is a view, sunlight and ventilation from the side providing a much more open airy feeling. Tastefully decorated with an Asian-tropical flair. 100 year old antique Chinese hutch. We have been upgrading H303 from the day of purchase. New porcelain tile throughout the condo,imported hand made wool rug from Nepal, new kitchen with new Bosch washer and dryer, new Thermador oven-microwave,GE Profile 5 burner glass cook top,granite counters, tile back splash. Since one of Sandy's passions is baking and cooking,the gourmet kitchen is exceptionally well equipped. Bathrooms, new tile on walls and glass blocks to let more light in. Master shower completely replaced with larger designer shower.Paid local artist $1000 to design and etch glass shower door with unique floral design.New flat screen TVs in living room and bedrooms. Wireless internet connection.Our housekeepers, Susan and Chris have been with us for many years and are not only employees, but family.We have had more then one guest try to steal them and take them home to do their housekeeping.They are honest, reliable are immaculate cleaners.
We just returned from our sixth stay at Dave and Sandy's lovely condo, and our trip could not have been better! Not only is the penthouse condo itself serene and quiet (a must for me!), but the private beach club offers an idyllic and secluded cove in which to snorkel (best spot on the island!) with no crowds. Where else in the world can you float in warm blue water with a view of three volcanoes -- Haleakala (on Maui), Kohala and Mauna Kea? Look no further if you're planning a vacation on the sunny Gold Coast of the Big Island: This nicely updated, clean, comfortable and conveniently located condo -- with its incomparable views and easy access to great golf and restaurants -- is truly as good as it gets!
I was concerned that the photos and reviews would be too good to be true – but the place is that great and the owner was wonderful as well. This was our first VRBO rental – March of 2009. We arrived after dark and woke up to an amazing view. There is a Costco south of the airport which helped control expenses. I can’t imagine anyone not being thrilled with this rental.
This is my second review. The first one, I wrote two years ago. Since that time, we have come to H303 twice--last May of 2013 for two weeks to celebrate my sister and her husband's 30th wedding anniversary (glorious!) and just recently in November for one week with some friends.
Again, I must stress that this lovely living space--with its Zen decor and panoramic 180 degree view of the ocean, ponds, and green space--can rarely be duplicated on this island for the price. Dave and Sandy are personable and available by phone or email almost immediately. From the main lanai (which they upgraded this fall to a little bar with stylish backsplash) you can see the Mauna Lani Hotel glittering with lights at night, watcg the Mauna Lani Terrace pool light up like a turquoise kidney bean, and hear the waves slamming on the shore.
We are coming back this March with our family and have rented the condominium below H303; however, my husband and I are staying upstairs in gorgeous H303!!
This time, we played four rounds of golf, three at Mauna Lani and one at Mauna Kea and had our finest meal of the week at Mauna Kea's Manta Ray.
The housekeepers, Chris and Susan, are complete professionals. I wish I could import them to the mainland so they could clean our home here!
Thanks Dave and Sandy.
Judge and Mrs. Ron Sabraw
As a corner unit, there are windows on three sides, views galore. You see a long stretch of ocean, a close-up view of the natural lava fish ponds, the beaches at Mauna Lani Resort, the Terrace pool, and sloping green lawns. Pond watching from the lanais is a spectator sport: fish jump out of the water, collect into flashing silver schools and race away from the fishing bird that touches down twice a day. The entrance to H303 is a breezy exterior stairway with flowers and trees in an open atrium to the side. The decor and furniture are elegant and comfortable. The ocean views and cool breeze from the kitchen window make cooking and washing up a delight. This unit has every tiny thing you need in the kitchen, comfortable lanai furniture, luxurious beds and a vaulted ceiling in the living room with louvered openings to increase airflow. Susan, the housekeeper embodies the aloha spirit with her big, friendly smile. There's no other word for it, H303 is perfect! On a side note, Monstera Sushi at The Shops of Mauna Lani is the best Japanese food I've ever had. Most diners are locals, the interior is visually-pleasing simplicity and the service was impeccable.
We just returned from our fourth stay at Dave and Sandy's lovely H303. This immaculate home has it all: drop dead gorgeous views, tasteful and comfortable furnishings, the most awesome little cove in the Islands (perfect for snorkeling or swimming), and easy proximity to world class dining, golf, etc. We're so fortunate to be part of the "H303 Club," and we wouldn't dream of ever staying anyplace else. This condo really is as good as it gets! Mahalo for sharing your home with us, Dave and Sandy! Can't wait to return...
Beautiful views from every room. Well maintaned. Close to pool and barbque. Perfect for two couples or small families. Office on property to answer any questions you may have during your stay. BEWARE
Sandys cookies are addicting.
Thank you Dave and Sandy
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My Standard Rate
8 night minimum stay
3 to 7 nights is $585 a night. 8 nights or longer is $549 a night.
Deposit of $2000 required at time of booking. Balance due 45 days prior to arrival.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.