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Member since: 2007
Speaks: italian

Elegant, Designer Palm Villa Condo @ Eco-Friendly Mauna Lani

1 Review
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


Waimea Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Hale Malino is a relaxing and stylish 1100 sq. ft. luxury condo located in the Palm Villas at Mauna Lani. It has been professionally decorated with comfortable Asian and modern furniture, and original artwork from local Big Island artists Patrick Rankin, Darrell Hill, Gary Ackerman, Dietrich Varez and Brad Lewis. There are also artworks by internationally known artists Kim Keever, Gregory Colbert, Eva Zeisel and the Bouroullec Brothers.

Hale Malino is equipped with top-of-line items throughout. The gourmet kitchen has GE Monogram appliances; All-Clad stainless steel cookware; Henkel knives; a VitaMix Pro Series 750; a Cuisinart food processor; and plenty of porcelain dishes, cutlery and glassware. On the lanai, the Delta Heat BBQ grills fresh fish and Big Island beef to perfection.

The media center has a 50"' Samsung TV, a BOSE stereo and a large collection of CDs, and free WiFi internet access. If you have an iPad/iPhone/MacBook with AirPlay you can stream your ITunes music directly through the stereo. All the sheets and towels are 100% cotton, with hypo-allergenic goose down or foam pillows. The Master Bedroom has a TempurPedic mattress, and the Guest Bedroom has two XL Twins. Every effort has been made to appoint our condo in quiet, comfortable, understated luxury.

The Mauna Lani Beach Club is a 15-20 minute walk away, on a paved trail that leads through an Historic Preserve and ancient fishponds. Enjoy excellent snorkeling at this easily accessible bay, with lifeguard, chaise lounges and clubhouse. Free private beach parking is also available for guests.

Across the street is the Mauna Lani Health and Fitness Club, with tennis courts, a fully equipped gym, and a 25-meter lap pool. Next door is the world-famous Mauna Lani Spa, with its open-air Hawaiian village setting, perfect for a soothing 'Fire and Ice' or Lomi Lomi massage.

The Shops at Mauna Lani are also within walking distance, with restaurants, a coffee shop, and a gourmet supermarket. Foodland Farms carries freshly caught fish, grass-fed Big Island beef, locally grown fruits and vegetables, as well as prepared foods. Since it's open until 11PM, you can spend the day at the beach or Scuba diving without a care, and still easily whip up a great dinner.

All of these amenities are within walking distance from the Palm Villas, making it a most convenient location. Bordered by an Historic Preserve and the Mauna Lani North Course, it is also one of the most secluded complexes in the resort. With only 9 buildings and 44 units spread over 6 acres, it is the lowest density condo complex at Mauna Lani. And our condo is perfectly situated within the Palm Villas. Far from the street, surrounded by lava outcroppings and lush landscaping, Hale Malino is a perfect place to unwind in comfort, privacy and style.

Mauna Lani Resort was named one of 'World's Top Earth-Friendly Getaways' by Conde Nast Traveler magazine in their January, 2008 issue. The award winning Big Island green resort was recognized as one of the world's top luxury, eco-friendly beach destinations, and is the only beach resort in the U.S. named in the collection. Our home has been furnished with responsibly forested hardwood furniture, natural fibers, and energy-saving appliances. There is built-in air-conditioning, but the natural cross-breeze combined with the shady location keep the condo naturally cool. The common areas, the entry and lanai are tiled to also keep everything clean and cool.

This is our home away from home, and we love spending time here soaking in the beauty of the Big Island. We have tried to pay close attention to every detail to make Hale Malino as comfortable and relaxing as possible. We hope to share it with you as well.



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  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Property Manager
Member since: 2007
Speaks: italian

About The Owner

A Scuba diver and SUPer who directs opera when on dry land.

The Owner purchased this condo in 2006

Why The Owner chose Kohala Coast

'You can walk to the beach.' It's true. We looked at many other properties. When debating our various real estate choices with a close friend of mine, she kept repeating: 'From the Palm Villas, you can walk to the beach.' Enough said.

What makes this condo unique

The Fire and Ice massage at the Mauna Lani Spa; the cold towels after a round of golf on either the North or South Course; shore diving in Puako; sunset MaiTai's at the CanoeHouse; the fresh cinnamon buns at Foodland Farms; the Huli-Huli Chicken and fresh fish from Kawaihae Harbor.

Guestbook comments from the manager

I just wanted to thank you for letting us stay at Hale Malino; it was perfect. We loved the location and it was furnished beautifully. My husband liked the artwork so much he picked up his own prints by D. Varez at the Volcano Art Gallery (one of the humuhumu... and one of an erupting volcano). It was also nice to have the books on the tropical flowers, trees and reef fish so we could look up the flowers and fish we'd seen during the day. We tried to take good care of the place and leave it as we found it. We just got back on Sunday (we spent a few days in the Volcano area) and already we miss our leisurely mornings with papaya & lime juice on the lanai of Hale Malino.


Apr 2010
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1 traveler review

Elegant, Designer Palm Villa Condo @ Eco-Friendly Mauna Lani
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

What a wonderful vacation...

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful vacation we had while staying at the Palm Villas condominium. The condo is decorated like a

showroom and yet is incredibly warm and inviting. When we arrived it was so clean that we thought we may have

been the only visitors to ever visit. The view is breathtaking with lava rock and such beautiful flowers and

greenery that we walked around and took pictures to frame in our home in Chicago.

We had so many wonderful excursions and would like to let you know our thoughts. The first day we enjoyed a visit

to the onsite Foodland Farms to fill up our refrigerator. The staff there are so nice and helpful and it had

everything we needed. We then spent the afternoon at the beautiful onsite pool-so relaxing and beautiful. We

recommend highly the Canoe House restaurant at the onsite hotel. We enjoyed our Blue Hawaiian helicopter ride,

but thought it would be more up close to the volcanoes and waterfalls. We enjoyed Volcano National Park-worth the

drive!Beware-the eyes can sting from the sulfer and it is very cold at this altitude. We took an incredible

rolling hills ride to the town of Hawi to experience some real local stores and food-Sushi Rock is fabulous!! We

ended our visit at the Island Breeze Luau. We would not do it again,but it is nice to go one time to really

experience a full Luau. Do not expect a fancy evening-you sit with other people at cheap tables with plastic seats

and plastic cups with water and kool-aid pitchers. The buffet food was not great, but, once again, nice to really

see what the full array of Hawaiian food is. The host was very cheesy, but the cast of dancers were great and the

best part was the fire dancer!!

A great stay, a new love for the incredibly changing landscape on the Big Island and a fabulous tan to take back

with us to Chicago.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Mauna Lani North and South Course
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Mauna Lani Beach Club


Rates & Availability

Waimea Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Christmas and New Years
Dec 15 - Jan 7
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $187
Refundable damage deposit $54
Administrative Fee $48
Tax Rate 13.42%

10 - 20% discount offered for last minute bookings, and for low seasons.

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Waimea Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom has 1 California King; Guest Bedroom has 2 Extra-Long Twin beds, which can be set up as a King-sized bed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • health/beauty spa
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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