Lynn and Etienne

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

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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)
Advertiser since 2013
Speaks english, french

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.

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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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based on 15 traveler reviews

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Detached House + Resort Car + Private Pool & Spa On Golf Course
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
Detached House + Resort Car + Private Pool & Spa On Golf Course
Mauna Lani Kohala Coast
San Francisco

Great for families

  • 5 of 5
My family staid at this house for two weeks during August 2014. The house is amazing - the photos don't do it justice.

A few detailed items:
1) We have stayed at dozens of rental houses over the past five years and this was BY FAR the best equipped. TONS of toys, books, video games, movies, snorkel equipment, beach toys, coolers, even a meat thermometer for the grill.
2) The owners live two doors down and are super helpful - including a quick tour of the place upon arrival (saved the normal hour trying to figure out how to turn the oven on). They responded to emails super fast before and during our visit.
3) The property comes with a resort cart which is fantastic - you can split your group in two or mostly not use your rental car (or potentially not even have one). The car can go anywhere in the mauna lani resort (beach club, mauna lani, fairmont, or shops at mauna lani)
4) The house has ALL TEMPUR-PEDIC beds. AWESOME if that's what you are used to at home (like we are)
5) The Kamilo development has fantastic facilities. Two big pools, a large toddler pool (~1-2 feet deep), and two hot tubs (one for adults only).

If you don't know the area well, we have stayed a few places along the Kohala cost and the Mauna Lani resort is our favorite mostly because of
1) The beach club, which is great for younger kids as the waves are very mild. It also has great snorkeling and a fantastic restaurant (great for a romantic dinner)
2) The shops at the mauna lani which has a good grocery store as well as a few good restaurants - it makes you less captive than most resorts while retaining the up side.
  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: What great guests you were. We're thrilled the toys, games and other amenities helped your family to get the most from your stay at Pakele Lani this summer. We want our guests to feel like they are in their own home away-from-home.
Detached House + Resort Car + Private Pool & Spa On Golf Course
Mauna Lani Kohala Coast

Beautiful home, loaded with extras!

  • 5 of 5
The location and the amenities in this home made it ideal for our stay. Mauna Lani is a beautiful and large property with two nice golf courses, the very cool little beach club, and restaurants, a few shops, and a large grocery store, all close enough that you can use the home's provided electric golf cart to get you there. We golfed, paddle boarded, and snorkeled on many days, and came back to cool off in the pool while our fresh fish was on the BBQ. The owners of the home are lovely and available should you need anything.
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We are very happy you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you return for another "heavenly escape" again very soon.
Detached House + Resort Car + Private Pool & Spa On Golf Course
Mauna Lani Kohala Coast
Gig Harbor, Wa.

Mauna Lani Family reunion

  • 5 of 5
We couldn't have asked for a more ideal home for our family reunion. There was every imaginable amenity available to us including a garage full of toys for all ages. Our host was very helpful and attentive, all in all a perfect stay, and we would do it all again without question!
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are extremely happy your family reunion was a success. We aim to make Pakele Lani feel as if it were your own home - with everything you need or want right there.

We look forward to seeing you here on Hawaii Island again in the future.
Detached House + Resort Car + Private Pool & Spa On Golf Course
Mauna Lani Kohala Coast
Olympia, WA

Fantastic Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5
The house was exactly as advertised. The garage is packed with all the tools you need to have an awesome trip - snorkel gear, paddle board, boogie boards, beach toys. You name, the house has it.

The house comfortably accommodate our group of 10 - from grandparents to toddlers. The kitchen is stocked which makes it very easy to cook for a crowd. There are loads of toys, books, videos, and games that make down time easy for any member of the family.

And, what a great time we had transporting our crew back-and-forth to the beach via the electric cart. You won't want to leave the Beach Club but if you do, the house pool and the neighborhood pool are excellent.

We found the house very clean and sincerely enjoyed our visit.

Thank you Lynn and Etienne for creating such a wonderful vacation home for our family.
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Aloha Amy. We are very pleased your family had such a good time at Pakele Lani. It's trite, but we really do strive to make it feel as if it were in your very own home in paradise. We welcome you and your delightful family to return again. Mahalo nui loa

Etienne & Lynn
Detached House + Resort Car + Private Pool & Spa On Golf Course
Mauna Lani Kohala Coast

Wonderful Stay at Pakele Lani

  • 5 of 5
We couldn't have been happier with our stay. The owners were incredibly gracious and ensured we had everything needed. The house is incredibly well stocked, with no conveniences overlooked. From the garage full of bicycles, sports equipment, beach toys, etc to the interior of the house with toys/games for little ones, tv with blu ray in each room and even a wifi printer (handy for boarding passes). The pool/spa at the house were so nice we never spent much time at the community pool, but it was a lovely setup with 2 large additional pools, fitness facilities, and hot tubs. We loved using the NEV for grocery trips or to go to the wonderful Mauna Lani Beach Club. The snorkeling was great and the house has ample equipment for all sizes. Wish we had more time at Pakele Lani to explore and enjoy everything the house has to offer.
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We're happy your brief stay with us was so much fun. Next time we hope you can stay a bit longer. Our goal is to make our home feel like somewhere you could stay forever and never get bored. So there will probably be even more activities and amenities at Pakele Lani for your next visit. Thank you again.

Lynn and Etienne
Detached House + Resort Car + Private Pool & Spa On Golf Course
Mauna Lani Kohala Coast
Calgary, Alberta


  • 5 of 5
Our stay at Pakele Lani was fabulous. The home is immaculate, beautifully decorated, meticulously maintained and fully equipped with an abundance of amenities (bicycles, snorkelling, games, children's toys, beach accessories etc). The open spatious layout accommodates a large group and it has a very inviting and relaxing ambience. It was a perfect setting for our extended family group. We loved the privacy of the home and the great green space and view onto the golf course. The resort fitness centre and pools are very well maintained. The restaurant at the private beach is great and the resort is situated in an ideal location with great access to nearby restaurants. Both the Fairmont and Mauna Lani Spa and Tennis Club offer tennis clinics and reasonable rates for courts. There is great yoga on the beach adjacent to the Mauna Lani Spa and Tennis Club. If you plan to do a lot of cooking it is worthwhile registering for the free Maika`i Card at the nearby Foodlands as the savings are noteworthy. There is a Costco in Kona which is about a 10 minute drive from the airport. Enjoyed golf at both the Muana Lani courses and nearby Hapuna course. Lynn and Etienne were very accessible and accommodating throughout our stay. They have lots of helpful information to share about the island and really go out of their way to ensure you enjoy your stay. We have already recommended this property to friends and family and look forward to a return visit.
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It was our distinct pleasure to meet your wonderful family. Seeing you all thoroughly enjoying yourselves warmed our hearts. It's very kind of you to mention Pakele Lani to your friends. We look forward to seeing you and your friends again here really soon.


Etienne and Lynn
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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.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $760 Per night

Mauna Lani House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Holiday Season 2014
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
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
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,200
Housekeeping & cleaning $500 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%
Notes Main house can be rented without the Ohana for a $100 to $125 discount on the daily rate. In this case Ohana might be rented to other guests. Contact owners for details

Prices exclude 9.25% Transient Accommodations and 4.17% General Excise Taxes
Tax ID: W71783957-01

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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