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Detached House + Resort Car + Private Pool & Spa On Golf Course

Lynn and Etienne

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Lynn and Etienne

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
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Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2015
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Detached House + Resort Car + Private Pool & Spa On Golf Course

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


Mauna Lani House Rental Photos and Description

4 BR 4.5 BA with 3100 sq ft of living space including lani and detached Ohana

Pakele Lani is Hawaiian for “heavenly escape” and that’s precisely what awaits guests of this 4 bedroom 4 ½ bath detached single-story home.

There are comfortable beds for up to 12 adults and 4 additional children with 3 king beds, 1 queen bed, 1 twin bed, 1 king sleeper, 1 single sleeper, 1 roll-away, 1 toddler bed and 2 cribs. Most of the beds have memory foam mattresses.

The home includes a 4-seat NEV electric car that makes travel within the resort even more convenient and fun. It's perfect for carrying our stand-up paddle board to the beach. The NEV can go anywhere within the resort that a regular car can go, and benefits from reserved parking spaces at the Beach Club. The NEV allows some members of the group to explore the island in their rental car while others use the NEV to get around the resort.

Located in the gated KaMilo community within the renowned Mauna Lani Resort, there are over 3100 square feet of living space including a detached Ohana (guest house). Furnishings and décor are of the highest quality. With a private pool and spa, access to the KaMilo Recreation Center and all the amenities of the Mauna Lani Resort, this impeccable property provides absolutely everything for a peaceful and relaxing holiday.

For maximum comfort and privacy, each bedroom has en-suite facilities, extreme thread-count linens, plush towels, a ceiling fan and a television with Internet-connected media player.

The home is fully air-conditioned, though most will want to open the wall of glass doors and savor the balmy tropical breezes. Wireless internet is available throughout the property. Pakele Lani has everything needed for a beach excursion from plush beach towels and snorkel equipment to beach chairs, umbrellas, cabanas, folding beach wagon, coolers and sand toys. There are also boards for body, skid and stand-up paddle action.

There are 10 bicycles and helmets provided for guests to use. They range from kid bikes with training wheels to full-sized adult mountain bikes.

There are several nearby beaches within the Mauna Lani resort. The best beach is the private Mauna Lani Beach Club. This beach has cabanas, beach chairs, showers, bathrooms, and a full service restaurant and bar. The water is calm and warm and the snorkeling is superb. It's a pleasant 3 minute drive in the NEV or in your rental car. We provide a gate card for free access to the private parking lot and the beach.

The closest beach is Holoholokai Beach Park. Directly behind the house on the other side of the the 11th fairway, it's just a 5 minute walk or bike ride away. This beach has picnic tables, parking, bathrooms and showers. It's great for beach combing, surf-side walks, whale watching and surfing.

Pakele Lani is surrounded by meticulously maintained mature tropical trees, flowering plants and lush ground cover. There is ample parking for up to 4 vehicles in the large private drive directly in front of the home. Just past the eucalyptus entry gate are the lava rock fenced front yard, ohana, patio and entry foyer.

The commodious shaded lanai has lounges, chairs, an outdoor dining area and BBQ grill. It's great for pool-side entertaining, relaxation and family meals. Warm tropical breezes, the scent of Plumeria and the sounds of rustling palm fronds and waves of nearby Holoholokai Beach caress the senses.

The fenced rear yard abuts the 11th fairway of the Mauna Lani North Course. The large level lawn, private pool and spa give guests plenty of room to soak up the ever-present South Kohala sunshine.

Just across the way from Pakele Lani is the KaMilo Recreation Center. At no additional cost, guests may enjoy an enormous family pool with separate shallow area for small children, a lap pool, a well-equipped work-out facility, two spas and and over two acres of grassy play-fields. There is also a covered picnic and gathering area with kitchen that can seat over 50 people. The picnic area can be reserved for parties or events.

Pakele Lani’s spacious Great Room with its soaring grass cloth and mahogany vaulted ceilings opens onto the expansive covered lanai and pool deck. Choose from a variety of spaces to sit or recline on soft leather while serenaded by the sweet calls of Hawaii’s Zebra Doves. Every evening this huge living space is treated to spectacular Hawaiian sunsets.

A chef’s dream, exotic hardwood cabinets frame the kitchen with its lavishly equipped top-quality cookware, appliances, utensils and tableware by Thermador, Wüsthof, Zojirushi, Bella, Breville, Pfaltzgraff, etc. Everything from the rice cooker to the Belgian waffle maker is the best in category.

The separate Family Entertainment Room has a king-size memory foam sleeper couch and is well stocked with toys, books, games and activities for all ages. Featured are toys for preschoolers on up including Thomas the Tank Engine trains, action figures, dolls, Mega Bloks, Legos, board games, numerous video disks and a Playstation system with over 20 popular game titles and a variety of controllers.

The spacious Master Suite has a king bed, soaking tub, two-person shower, two wash basins and separate WC. It has direct access to the lanai and outdoor spa for romantic evening soaks under the spectacular Hawaiian night skies.

The Princess Suite is located down a hallway near the front of the main house well away from the living and entertaining areas. It has a king bed, and a private walk-in shower and commode.

The Keiki Room has a queen bed, a twin bed and its own bath with a shower over tub and separate WC. There is a television and a ceiling fan. In the closet you will find a crib, high chair and stroller to accommodate even the youngest of guests. There's a full sized laundry room down the hall.

Just in front of the main house is the Ohana, a self-contained living space with a private entrance. It is ideal for the nanny, personal assistant, or traveling companions who need a bit more privacy. There is a king bed as well as a love-seat that opens into a single bed. The Ohana has a micro-fridge and coffee maker as well as a walk-in shower and separate WC. Sliding doors lead to a private lanai with café table seating.

We provide daily housekeeping starting after the second night of your stay. This includes cleaning of the kitchen and all five bathrooms, fresh towels, and other cleaning tasks as requested. There are no additional charges for setup or for cleaning after your departure.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Lynn and Etienne (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2015

About Lynn and Etienne

We have loved the Big Island of Hawaii since we first came here on our honeymoon over a decade ago. We fell instantly in love with the climate, the beautiful landscapes, the perfect ocean and the relaxed lifestyle. Over the years we found ourselves coming back here more and more often - always staying in vacation rental properties. These experiences taught us what really mattered in a vacation property. We took this education into account when we designed Pakele Lani. Everything a guest could need is here - and its all the best we could get. No corners were cut.

The name Pakele Lani means 'Heavenly Escape' because Hawaii has always been that for us. Our family home is just up the street. We look forward to sharing our corner of paradise with you. Come escape with us from the crowds, bad weather and the stress of the 'real world'.

Lynn and Etienne purchased this house in 2013

Why Lynn and Etienne chose Mauna Lani

Vacations are about comfort and relaxation for everyone. The best thing about this property is the variety of different spaces that allow people to enjoy themselves without tripping over one-another.

The private pool in the back yard is great for cooling off while sun-bathing - or for the kids to play nearby at the end of the day.

Nothing compares to lying in a completely private back-yard spa under a night sky filled with an impossible number of stars... and it's just ten feet from the master bedroom.

The separate family room has ample entertainment for all ages and is located away from the great room - which itself has perfectly comfy chairs, a large sofa and a monster TV.

And, of course, the Ohana is the ultimate private escape. A completely separate structure for those members of your party who need/deserve their own space.

We wanted a premium property that would satisfy the most discerning guests - ourselves. This is the result of our decade long search for the ideal property and our uncompromising selection of amenities and decor.

We hope you love it as much as we do - and open our hearts to your suggestions to make Pakele Lani live up to its name.

What makes this house unique

Three pools! A private pool in the back yard, and across the street a huge community pool where the kids can hang out with new friends, while you work out in the 1/4 Olympic (12.5 yards) lap pool.

Privacy! No shared bathrooms in this house. No neighbors can see into the main house thanks to rock walls, dense foliage and the property placement on a golf course fairway. Better still, the Ohana and Princess rooms are well away from the main living spaces. This allows some people to sleep while others socialize.

The kitchen! Only the good stuff. The owner is an avid chef. All the right tools are there and they are all best-in class. In many cases we bought several different models of an appliance. The best ones are in Pakele Lani. The others went on Craigs List or eBay.

The Beach Club! Right up the road, the private Beach Club is never crowded. It's sheltered from wind and waves so the snorkeling and paddle boarding are always great. The full service restaurant and bar seal the deal.

The other beach! The Holoholokai Beach Park is an easy walk away. The tide pools and unspoiled coastline are magnificent for beach-combing, surfing, or advanced snorkeling. A grassy picnic area with tables and bathrooms is right next to the surf.

The sunsets! The huge glass doors of the great room face directly to the west. Every night we get a different spectacular sunset over the golf course and ocean.

Why HomeAway

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Pay with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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based on 22 traveler reviews

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Detached House + Resort Car + Private Pool & Spa On Golf Course
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

Perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5

Very nice home! Complete with all the creature comforts you could ask for. We look forward to a return visit!!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We welcome your return to Pakele Lani. All the goodies will be here for you when you come back to your heavenly escape in paradise.

Perfect for family reunion

  • 5 of 5

The vacation rental in Mauna Lani was so very perfect for our family celebration. The house was so beautiful and located so that we could fully enjoy the breath-taking sunsets on the Lanai. All the furnishings were first class as were the appliances. The owners were so very gracious and provided every imaginable amenity from the NEV (neighborhood electrical vehicle)a fun ride, to the surf boards and other swimming gear. The house was so comfortable it was hard to leave, even to see the many sights of Hawaii's Big Island. We were a family of eight-five adults and two children. All in our party had their own space and thoroughly enjoyed the room they were given. The internet connection throughout the house allowed some work to be completed while enjoying our Hawaiian vacation. We highly recommend this property for anyone who enjoys first class accommodations.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. We strive to make Pakele Lani a place where our guests can feel completely at ease. That's why we chose the best quality appliances and furniture and provide daily housekeeping service. A vacation should be relaxing. We look forward to seeing you on Hawaii Island again next year. Aloha
Gaithersburg, MD

Vacation Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this rental was very nice. It has everything you can think of and is of exceptional quality. The location is convenient to the grocery store, beaches, shopping and restaurants. The house worked out great for our group of 5 adults but would also be fantastic for families with small children. The lawn was nicely landscaped with a beautiful view of the golf course. Loved sitting on the lanai watching the birds of Hawaii. I would definitely return to this property.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are gratified that you enjoyed your stay at Pakele Lani. The golf course and ocean beyond do make for a relaxing atmosphere. Our Neighbourhood is family friendly, but calm. That's why we enjoy living here so much. We hope you will return again someday soon. Mahalo
Burien WA

Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

5 Stars plus! I planned my husband's 60th Birthday party on Hawaii. This home fit our needs perfectly. We were 4 couples all adults, plus 2 adult children for part of the week. I was excited to find a house that had 4 bedrooms en-suite, quite hard to find. It is a beautiful home. Within an hour of arriving we were sitting on the lanai over looking the golf course enjoying a cocktail. We were extremely pleased with the quality and comfort this home provided. Comfortable beds, all of them. Quality linens, furniture and the kitchen was well appointed and had all the necessities we needed. Between the great kitchen and BarBQ we decided to eat in every night. The home has a large TV, which we enjoyed watching the Super Bowl and being a Smart TV we were able to watch movies most nights from our Netflix account. We used the beach chairs, coolers and boogie boards when we went to the beach, what a convenience. We did a lot of walking around the resort. About a block away is the community pool and workout room, which we also used. By the end of week, we were as a group trying to figure out how we could buy there, but to be honest this home has the best lot and the others couldn't compare.

When everything is good it's easy to write a review. But when you have a problem, I believe how the problem is handled is more important to review. We had a problem, unfamiliar with the electric cart one of our guest damaged some of the bicycles and the cart. Etienne was very professional on how he handled it. Within a few days he had a detailed list for the repairs. He was very respectful of the repair costs and I felt he was more than fair. Now would I rent again, yes. Would I recommend to friends, yes. In fact I have already told my dentist about the property and how it would be great for his family. Overall it was an amazing week that we all enjoyed. Debbie, Seattle, WA

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We aim to make our guests feel as if they are part of our family - and for our home to meet the highest standards for comfort and amenities. You were terrific guests. We are glad you enjoyed your holiday at Pakele Lani and hope you will return for another stay with us on a future trip to beautiful Hawaii Island.
Newport Beach


  • 5 of 5

We were a family reunion, half of our group coming from Australia, and the other half coming from America and U.K. Our ages ranged from 70+ yrs all the way down to 2 months old!! This house was absolutely, hands down, the BEST house for our specific needs (and any needs truly) - multiple bedrooms for privacy, ease of accessibility (all 1 level), cribs/toddler bed/strollers/ TOYS!!!, pool, spa, electric car, beach access! You name it, this house had it. We had everything at our disposal from bikes, to beach gear, to golf clubs, to toys (for all ages and genders), laundry, fully stocked kitchen. I know I'm forgetting something, because there is too much to remember. You will be completely shocked and amazed at how well thought out the homeowners were with their property.

We met them on arrival and they gave us a very quick tour of the house and its amenities. Lynn and Etienne were super helpful and live just down the street. At first we weren't sure how it would be with the homeowners so close, but it turned out great! If we needed something we could call them and we enjoyed hanging out with them and their friends at the neighborhood pool! Etienne was even kind enough to help give part of our group a ride to the airport as we had 3 different departure times and only 1 car!

Again, I can't stress how easy this property made our vacation. You pay a little more, but everything is included with this house! You don't have to think twice about jumping on a bike to ride down to the black sand beach, or taking a toddler into the pool because they have water wings and swim diapers for you in case you forgot to pack them. The details are what make this place the BEST!

Thank you Lynn and Etienne for putting up a Christmas tree for our group, and for making the accommodations so comfortable! We hope to get back to Pakele Lani soon!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy you and your family had such a great time at Pakele Lani. Our goal is to make the home somewhere we would be comfortable living ourselves without making any changes. We look forward to seeing you all again here again in the future.
Colorado, USA

Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 8 had the most amazing vacation with this beautiful home as our base. The owners of Pakele Lani have provided a most clean and comfortable home with everything we needed, and then some! The owners made sure the children's sleeping arrangements were as we wished and that everyone was happy. We cooked most of our meals in the well-appointed kitchen. Closets and cupboards contained all kinds of toys to the delight of the grandchildren, and we appreciated the beach toys and snorkel equipment in the garage for our daily trips to the many beaches in the area. We loved Hapuna State Beach for its beautful white sand and waves for boogie boarding. The beach club was wonderful and we also enjoyed the beach at the Fairmont Hotel down the road. We will be telling all our friends and relatives about this lovely home!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are gratified that your family had a great get-away here in paradise. We try to make our guests feel they are in their own home while they stay with us. That's why we never skip on amenities, supplies and equipment, but more importantly, we endeavour to be completely responsive to the needs of our guests. Whether it's special sleeping arrangements or recommendations for the best boogie boarding beach we're happy to provide assistance. Thanks again for staying with us. We hope to see you and your friends here again really soon.


Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Kona International Airport at Keahole (KOA)
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Several Beaches within walking distance
Car: recommended

With no rain to speak of, pristine tropical breezes, moderate humidity and warm temperatures, Mauna Lani has been said to have the finest weather in the world. Year-round average daytime temperature's range from 81 to 87 degrees F. Nighttime temps average in the low 70's. Average annual rainfall is less than an inch. Unlike other parts of Hawaii, there is no volcanic pollution (vog).

Pakele Lani guests have free access to the exclusive Mauna Lani Beach Club - boasting a private white-sand beach with lounge chairs, covered cabanas and an on-site restaurant and bar. The calm beach is perfect for sunbathing, beach play, and snorkeling. Stand-up paddle boards and kayaks are available for rent. While there, visitors may also enjoy a sightseeing cruise on the Winona catamaran or take a stroll through the magnificent historic fish ponds to view a myriad of fish and visiting sea turtles.

The Shops at Mauna Lani are an easy ten-minute stroll from the home. They offer fine and casual dining, a real grocery store, fashion, art, a 4D cinema and live entertainment.

The Francis H I'i Brown North & South Championship Golf Courses at Mauna Lani are set on lava flows with lush greens and magnificent ocean views. With some tee shots to the green directly over the ocean, this is one of the world's most talked about golf destinations.

The Fairmont Orchid has a weekly 'Gathering of the Kings Lu'au'

Mauna Lani has its own Tennis Club, Sports and Fitness Center, and Spa.


Rates & Availability

From $760 Per night

Mauna Lani House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season 2015
May 29 2015 - Aug 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
Holiday Season 2015
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 4 2016
7 night minimum stay
High Season 2016
May 29 2016 - Sep 4 2016
5 night minimum stay
Holiday Season 2016
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping & cleaning $500.00 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,200.00
Tax Rate 13.42%
Notes Prices exclude 9.25% Transient Accommodations and 4.17% General Excise Taxes
Tax ID: W71783957-01

Check-in time: 3:00 pm Hawaii Time
Check-out time: 10:00 am Hawaii Time

Owners : Lynn Morgenroth and Etienne Handman

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Mauna Lani House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Powder Room - toilet , Off the great room
    Master - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Outdoor jetted spa, soaking tub and double shower
    Princess - toilet , shower
    Keiki - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Ohana - toilet , shower
  • All bathrooms have plush towels, bath mats, hair dryers and mirrors
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Princess - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Quiet room - isolated from main living areas
    Ohana - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Guest house with sliding doors opening to patio
    Family Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , King-size memory foam sleeper sofa
    Keiki - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed
    Master - 1 king , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , Sliding doors open to outdoor spa
  • All bedrooms have private bathrooms, extreme thread-count sheets, TV's and ceiling fans
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Private Chef
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Let us know of any amenities, features or services you would like us to add to Pakele Lani. We want to make your future stays as close to perfection as humanly possible. Talk to us about babysitting or concierge services. We can refer you to local people with whom you can make direct arrangements.

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