HAWAIIAN TROPICAL GARDEN VILLA.......A Cultural Haven..... Would you like a spacious 2 bedroom condo that is elegant, luxurious and peaceful? You will love the tropical setting lushly planted in exotic flowering plants and palm trees surrounding a waterfall resort-style pool. This condo, unit B-3 is easy access, all one level, no stairs! You can walk to the beach, through the historic park,and fish ponds in minutes. Across the street is The Mauna Lani (Holistic) Spa Fitness & Tennis Club, where you can book massages and unique spa treatments. The Palm Villas is located at the center of Mauna Lani resort where you can walk to the Shops at Mauna Lani and enjoy fine dining at Tommy Bahama's, Ruth Chris, Just Tacos, and Kenichi Pacific, or have fun strolling through art galleries and boutiques. Mauna Lani has two world class scenic golf courses by the ocean! Tee off at either the North or South courses and have lunch at the Clubhouse.The condo is beautifully furnished with art and tropical decor. It has everything you need for a relaxing vacation. The master bedroom has a California King bed and its own TV and adjacent bathroom with oversized soaking tub. The guest bedroom has a Queen bed and nearby separate bathroom. The lanai is fun for relaxing, sipping Mai Tai's and BBQing. (Built in Thermdore BBQ.) Just steps outside the condo is the resort-style lava rock pool with waterfall, adjacent bubbling spa, and recreation/fitness 'Hale' where you can enjoy a morning work-out on the fitness equipment. As a bonus, the owners have provided a collection of information on Hawaiian culture, including books, DVD's and the CD player is loaded with the owners 5 favorite Hawaiian music CD's.A Beach Club card will be provided where you can enjoy the private Mauna Lani Beach Club and outdoor cafe with its beautiful sandy beach. This is one of the best snorkeling beaches in Hawaii and a place to rent water equipment including stand up paddle boards and kayaks. Your vacation condo is professionally managed by an on-site manager should you need anything during your stay.
Lee and Kathryn first came to the Kohala Coast of the Big Island over 30 yrs ago, when there were no homes, no condos, and no shopping malls. The only 2 hotels were the Mauna Kea Beach (1964) and the newly built Sheraton (now Marriot) Waikoloa (1979) With a hawaiian friend, we walked the coastline before most of what you see here today existed, and we instantly fell in love and decided that one day, if we saved enough, we would live here.
Kathryn had been sent over the decades by her work as Director of Admissions at USC and then Vice President for Enrollment at Whittier College to recruit students from the state. This required visits at least 3 times per year, and then we would spend our summer vacations here. We were so fortunate to have been able to discover each one of the islands, and more important, to begin friendships with families and school personnel that have lasted to this day.
After visiting many places in Hawaii that literally took our breath away, we found that our dream would be to live here, on the Kohala Coast, the most enchanting place of all. We love the Kohala Coast most of all because the people here are authentic, loving, giving, and committed to preserving hawai'ian history, heritage and the unique sense of place that is Mauna Lani We hope that you will decide to stay in our island home, and that if you do, you will be as enthralled with this island as we are.
It's not just that this is the sunniest and driest spot in all Hawaii; its not just that the beaches are all spectacular (Waialea, Hapuna, Anaeh'omalu or A-Bay, and Kauna'oa are all within a 10 minute drive: it's not just that there are world class restaurants and the tallest mountain on earth; It's not just that you can visit a cloud forest or a green sand beach or Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, the world's only drive in Volcano.