Mauna Lani house rental - Soaring grasscloth and mahogany ceilings open to covered lanai / Resort car included
Soaring grasscloth and mahogany ceilings open to covered lanai / Resort car included
 
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps12
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
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.

*** New for 2014 - guests may use our custom Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (NEV) during their stay ***

Located in the gated KaMilo community within the famed 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.

A 4-seat NEV electric car 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.

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 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.

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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

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.

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.

7 Reviews of Property 501195 in Mauna Lani, Hawaii

Detached House + Resort Car + Private Pool & Spa On Golf Course
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
business
Detached House + Resort Car + Private Pool & Spa On Golf Course
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p501195vb
Mauna Lani Kohala Coast
5

Pakele Lani exceeds expectations.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
The home is beautifully laid out with four bedrooms (including the private suite), all with a dedicated bath. The floors, counter tops, bath enclosures, wall, window, and ceiling treatments are exactly what you’d expect in an exclusive resort enclave. The furnishings are from the most prestigious American companies. And the setting is remarkable, overlooking the eleventh hole of the North Course at Mauna Lani, with glimpses of the Orchid Hotel and Pacific Ocean visible on the horizon.
The covered lanai and decking area around the private pool and hot tub allow relaxing in full or partial sun. The hot tub’s jets and aeration options are at arm’s reach. Even the stainless steel barbeque is top notch, and delivered a perfect meal of surf and turf.
The Resort Car is ideal for navigating the extensive Mauna Lani estate, and especially accessing the golf club and the homeowner’s beach. All the required toys have been provided, including a paddle board, bogie boards, masks, snorkels, and fins of all sizes. There is even a flock of bicycles in every desirable size.
The home is wonderfully appointed. There are beach towels galore, countless video games, board games, and movies. The kitchen is well stocked, with elegant stemware, flatware, and dinnerware. No appliance or utensil has been overlooked. And the shelves and drawers are amply stocked with everything from spices to tin foil.
No matter where you turn, from the great room to the kitchen, from the bedrooms to the bathrooms, Pakele Lani is first class. And so are the owners. We were greeted by Etienne Handman, who had provided a stunning arrangement of tropical flowers, a bottle of fine wine, and a lovely note. Just knowing that the owner was available and down the street was a comfort. Even in the little things, the Handman’s got it right. They brought in last minute supplies so that we wouldn’t run out, checked to see if there was anything we needed, and provided a quick tutorial on the systems. Even their refund of our security deposit was quick, almost beating us home.
We love Kona, Hawaii and the Mauna Lani, having visited most every year since the hotel opened 30 years ago. This was the nicest, best appointed, and most enjoyable accommodation of all. We’ll be back.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Wow Craig. You said so many nice things - we’re blushing. We simply want our guests to feel as comfortable as if they were staying in their own home. Feedback like yours encourages us to keep paying attention to the little things. We look forward to your return to Hawaii.
Lynn and Etienne
business
Detached House + Resort Car + Private Pool & Spa On Golf Course
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p501195vb
Mauna Lani Kohala Coast
5

Perfect Retreat

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
I am a long time user of both HomeAway/VRBO and Tripadvisor and have never submitted an evaluation of any of my experiences. After our stay in this home I feel compelled to do so for the first time.

This home was first class in its design. furnishings, location and in the amount of privacy it afforded; but what made our stay truly first rate was the owners attention to detail. I could not imagine needing something on a vacation in Hawaii that was not provided in this home. This house is FULLY stocked with virtually any item you could need on vacation (bikes, coolers, snorkeling equipment, paddle board, crib, stroller, games, videos, etc.).

One evening we hired a professional chef to come in a prepare a meal for us and 11 friends and the kitchen had everything she needed, and then some.

The Owner was always available to answer any questions we had regarding the house.

Thank you Etienne for making our stay so enjoyable.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We're so happy you and your family enjoyed your stay at Pakele Lani. As long time vacation rental travellers ourselves we appreciate that it's often small things that make a big difference. We try to incorporate the lessons learned from our stays in other properties in our own property.

It sounds like Chef Katherine did a great job for your pool-side dinner party on the back-yard lanai. We want to thank you for introducing us. She said they could comfortably serve 30 guests in this space. We'll be recommending her and her partner Chef Paul to future guests.

Your kind words mean the world to us. Thank you again.

Lynn and Etienne
business
Detached House + Resort Car + Private Pool & Spa On Golf Course
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p501195vb
Mauna Lani Kohala Coast
5

Beautiful, spacious and amenities galore!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
We stayed at this amazing house for an entire week for a work function at the nearby Fairmont Orchid hotel. The house was very well maintained, clean and as advertised by the owners. We had five guys living there and the house felt spacious and open. The use of the additional ohana was very helpful. All the appliances were clean, new and updated. There were so many fun active accessories to use such as snorkeling gears, bikes and a paddle board. The biggest enjoyment we had was the use of the electric golf cart, which came very handy between the house and the grocery store. The owners were extremely on top of everything. Checking in to make sure we did not have any issues. They were very helpful with our questions and concerns regarding anything related to the house. The listing photos are accurate in what the actual property looks like and located in a private community. The house is also set up for families with younger kids.
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you as guests at Pakele Lani. We're happy all the sporting equipment and other amenities helped you and your friends enjoy the Hawaiian surf and sun. We look forward to seeing you on the Island again someday soon.

-Lynn and Etienne
business
Detached House + Resort Car + Private Pool & Spa On Golf Course
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p501195vb
Mauna Lani Kohala Coast
5

Perfect for the whole family!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
What a treasure to find such a well-equipped, easy, beautiful home in the Mauna Lani area. We were there for a conference at the Fairmont Orchid. This home is in the gated community right "behind" the Fairmont. It's an easy walk or better yet - the NEV that came with the house was perfect for running to the hotel and the shops and the beach. But the community pool was also quite an attraction with our kids, and only a 2 min walk from the home. Currently there is construction going on in KaMilo, but not near this house. you can see/hear it from the community pool & the putting green, but don't even notice it from the sanctuary of Pakele Lani. The sunset view over the golf course is lovely and the amenities at this house are amazing. The garage is filled with "toys". Snorkeling gear, boogie boards, water toys, many bikes for both adults and kids, helmets, the list is endless. The kitchen is also well-stocked and all of the furnishings are luxurious. It does not "live like a rental" :-) There were tons of toys in the Family Room for both our 5 yr old and our baby. They even supplied a crib, highchair, baby monitor, and an infant float thing for the pool.
The owner is very nice and came over to show us everything and offer advice on excursions, etc. Everything was perfect. We will definitely stay here again when this conference brings us back to the Big Island. But we may have to fight off our colleagues who were staying at the Fairmont and came over for a barbeque one night. They were jealous!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Pakele Lani. The Lego building and vehicles your son made were very impressive. Please also tell your son qu'il parle très bien français. We hope to see you on the island again in the future.

Mahalo

Lynn and Etienne
business
Detached House + Resort Car + Private Pool & Spa On Golf Course
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p501195vb
Mauna Lani Kohala Coast
SF Bay Area
5

Wonderful Vacation

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
Fantastic! This is an amazing property, in a wonderful location, with incredible amenities. We had a terrific time at this special home and found the owners to be simply wonderful to work with. We would definitely consider returning. Thank you!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to meet you and your extended family. Your boys are absolutely delightful. We are thrilled to hear they enjoyed the toys, bikes and the electric car. Thanks for recommending Big Island Bees. We're adding that to our suggested activities list. We look forward to seeing you here again in the future.
business
Detached House + Resort Car + Private Pool & Spa On Golf Course
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p501195vb
Mauna Lani Kohala Coast
5

Paradise Found!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
Our kids span a wide age-range, and Pakele Lani fit everyone's needs perfectly! This is the most feature-filled vacation rental EVER! From the heavenly mattresses, to the extraordinarily well-eqipped kitchen, to the neighborhood electric vehicle (NEV), to the stand-up paddle board, to the snorkel equipment, to the board games, DVDs, pool, hot tub...the list is infinite! The home is sparkling clean and beautifully decorated and finished. The owners take great pride in offering a spectacular experience to their guests. The Mauna Lani Resort is beautiful, fun and easy. I would have spent every day at The Beach Club had my family not dragged me away to see the many gorgeous sites on the island. Mauna Lani feels luxurious but not pretentious. We will definitely return soon!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure meeting your family. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Pakele Lani. We strive to do everything we can to help you enjoy the genuine paradise that is Hawaii. Watching your daughter learn to ride without training wheels was heartwarming. Mahalo for staying with us and for booking another stay later this year. -Lynn and Etienne
business
Detached House + Resort Car + Private Pool & Spa On Golf Course
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p501195vb
Mauna Lani Kohala Coast
5

Washington State

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
Had a wonderful time. So nice to hang out on the patio, in or out of the pool, and just relax! We really appreciated the snorkel and beach accessories there for our use! Very nice touch! The kitchen is well stocked with appliances and cooking supplies. The temperpedic beds are great for old backs as well!
Thanks again Lynn & Etienne!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Our goal is to ensure that Pakele Lani (Heavenly Escape) lives up to its name. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay so much. We hope to see you and your friends here on the Island again.

Aloha

Lynn and Etienne