About the property
- House3500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 10 nights
House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)
Hale Kea, or the 'White House' is a luxurious 3,500 sq ft vacation home located in the South Fairways of the prestigious Mauna Kea Resort. The home is situated in a completely private and beautifully landscaped setting with stunning 180 degree ocean views. The outdoor garden features a non-chlorinated 30' lap pool (unheated), hot tub, outdoor shower and a covered deck. The home faces westerly overlooking the turquoise waters of Kaunao'a Bay with distant Maui views and nightly sunsets to dazzle.
This architecturally significant residence was completely remodeled with designer finishes of locally handcrafted sustainable wood, reclaimed teak and modern furnishings imported from Europe that have been customized with Hawaii-themed fabrics. The home uses terrazzo Italian Carrara slab marble and imported glass tile extensively. Designers featured include many contemporary and mid-century masters such as Richard Schultz, Eames, Phillipe Starck, Jens Risom for Pucci, Cherner, Chista, Buchfelder for Moss, Marcel Wanders, Verner Panton and Le Corbusier.
Hale Kea has a casual open-space floor plan with glass sliding doors that open every room of the house to the peaceful outdoor setting. The kitchen is equipped with Viking appliances, a wine cabinet and water purification system. The living room features a media center with a large wall-mounted TV & DVD player and a Sonos sound system with speakers in every room of the home that can easily sync to your iPod or iPhone playlist. There are indoor and outdoor dining options, situated to maximize the incredible views. Other amenities include a washer & dryer, an extensive library, complimentary WIFI access throughout the property and air-conditioning in all the bedrooms only. The main living area (living room, dining room & kitchen) is not air-conditioned but designed to enjoy our wonderful trades with several ceiling fans and large sliding screened doors that can be opened for maximum natural ventilation.
There are two bedrooms in the main house, each with a king size bed and private bathroom. The detached 'Hale I'i' (guest house) includes two bedrooms, each with a queen-size bed, and an attached Jack & Jill bathroom. All the bedrooms have air-conditioning and beds are dressed with luxurious Frette linens. The bathrooms feature a large rain shower and provide robes and L'occitane toiletries.
Guests of this property will be serviced by South Kohala Management with a check-in office conveniently located within the Mauna Lani Resort. Our staff is on-site daily to ensure your best stay possible.
* HI ID #TA-005-058-5600-01
South Kohala Management
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 27, 2018
About South Kohala Management
We wanted a home that reflects the history of this classic resort with modern upgrades.
South Kohala Management purchased this House in 2006
Why South Kohala Management chose Island of Hawaiʻi
Mauna Kea Fairways is one of the most exclusive locations in Hawaii. This home provides the perfect combination of being completely secluded yet within a short distance of world class resort amenities.
What makes this House unique
This very private home is designed to integrate with the natural beauty of the area. The outdoor space features a natural pool, hot tub and lots of seating to entertain. The home has been completely renovated with designer furnishings that bring together the natural Hawaiian beauty and mid-century modern feel that is distinctive to the Mauna Kea Resort.
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Not worth the price and not great for families
We just completed our 6 day stay. Pros: Beautiful house located near two good resorts that you can access by buying the resort amenities package. Definitely recommend getting the resort package. Location is on the sunny part of the island so we had good weather for most of the trip. Grocery store, shops, etc are within 10 miles so not too bad of a drive. House had all dishes, appliances, etc that you could need and definitely accommodates a group of 8 comfortably. Pool and hot tub were great. Cons: The house has a major pest problem. We have stayed in multiple tropical locations around the world and certainly understand the occasional bug but this house was crawling with roaches and scorpions. Not exactly what you expect from a luxury estate. Definitely wouldn't recommend having small children in the home. We reported the issue after killing two scorpions in the bedroom and getting sick of swatting roaches everywhere so the property management company sent pest control out - meaning we could not be in the house we paid to be in one of the afternoons. Next day house still filled with bugs. Other cons - privacy is a challenge as there are no drapes (just light color shades) and there are floor to ceiling windows surrounding the house. Makes for great views but very easy to see through at night into the bedrooms especially if people are in the yard / pool area. Had to make sure all lights were out in the bedrooms when changing. Location of the house, while great in terms of weather is far from many sights on the island (hour plus) such as Hilo, black sand beach, rainforests/ waterfalls, etc so something to keep in mind if you are trying to see a lot and plan your days accordingly. Overall given he issues encountered I would say the house is overpriced and I wouldn't classify it as a "luxury" home.
Thank you for taking the time to review our property. To be clear, we did have a quarterly pest control done at this property a few days prior to your arrival and this usually causes insects/pests to come out of their hiding places before they perish. Based on your complaint, we did send the private housekeeper for this home to go out to inspect and clean. She did find that there were a couple of dead bugs but not the "major issue" that you mentioned. You did ask for pest control to come out and spray, which meant you needed to vacate the property for safety reasons. Regarding the shades, they are not lined or considered black out curtains but the bathroom would have been a better option for changing when people were in the pool area or yard. This property is a luxury home and we will continue to classify it as such.
Our Family Summer Vacation
We have been coming to the Mauna Kea Resort for many years but this trip was over the top. This mid century modern home is exquisite in every way. Plenty of night and ocean views from every room. The kitchen was perfectly equipped and the lap pool provided hours of fun when we were not hanging at the beach. South Kohala Management is a first class team of professionals that make sure your needs are being met. We will do this one again. Guaranteed.
Great "designer's dream" house. So much style, but also comfortable! We enjoyed the killer ocean view (whales!) and the very well equipped kitchen. We will be back!
My husband and I and another couple booked this home for a much needed getaway this Fall. We have been vacationing at the Mauna Kea resort for almost a decade and we were so happy that we chose this Fairways home instead of staying at the hotel! The home was beautiful and exactly as pictured. We absolutely loved the home's decor and found the furnishings to be very comfortable (including the beds!) and much more updated than the hotel rooms. The home is situated perfectly for two couples as we each had our own end of the home and each bedroom had equally beautiful views and privacy. My husband swam laps every morning in the pool and we had dinner on the outdoor deck almost every night (the property manager suggested some great Farmer's Markets in the nearby town of Waimea and we had home cooked organic meals everyday-much cheaper and better quality than the typical hotel food one finds around here). We also purchased the resort pass which we found to be very reasonably priced and received all the perks of being a hotel guest. We had one issue getting the outdoor speakers to work and the property manager came right over to help us. This was definitely the relaxing retreat that we needed and is the only way we will be vacationing at the Mauna Kea from now on. I highly recommend this home to anybody who wants the full resort experience but with the flexibility to retreat to your own private sanctuary. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us!
Located just 28 miles north of the Kona International Airport, The Mauna Kea Resort on the Big Island of Hawaii is one of the most iconic travel destinations in the world. Built by Laurance Rockefeller and completed in 1965, it has been the choice of distinguished travelers and dignitaries since it's construction. The resort was developed around two of the world's most picturesque and peaceful beaches, Kauna'oa and Hapuna Bay. Here you'll find soft white sand and brilliant turquoise waters with the majestic Mauna Kea volcano as a backdrop.
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