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Give Your Family a Vacation They Will Remember for a Lifetime!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Three bedroom + loft/3 bathroom townhouse located in the world famous Mauna Lani Resort on the Big Island of Hawaii's prestigious Kohala Coast. The Mauna Lani Palm Villas is a small gated complex located on the 17th fairway in the heart of the resort with its own waterfall pool, hot tub, and fitness center.

Additional resort facilities are within a short walk of our front door including two championship golf courses, miles of beachfront with a private beach club, a world famous spa and fitness center with an Olympic pool, a tennis center, shops, and restaurants. The Mauna Lani Resort includes miles of hiking/biking trails through ancient Hawaiian fish ponds making it perfect for walkers and joggers. The Shops at Mauna Lani feature island boutiques, fine dining, a gourmet full service supermarket, and free entertainment.

Rent a car and explore the island including Kilauea Volcano, waterfalls, rainforests, horse ranches, and the historic towns of Kona and Hilo. Go deep sea fishing for marlin. Take a helicopter ride over the volcano from the nearby heliport.

Enjoy the Big Island's beaches. They come in all different colors: white, black, green, salt and pepper. Scuba, snorkel, surf, or boogie board. Watch the whales play in the ocean. Let yourself kick back and enjoy the sun and sand. You or your children can even swim with Dolphins at the nearby Dolphin Qwest or snorkel/scuba with Manta Rays.

Our condo is fully stocked and ready for your arrival. It sleeps 8 comfortably so you can bring the kids and Grandma and Grandpa or six of your best friends. The master bedroom has a king sized bed. Bedroom #2 has a queen sized bed and bedroom #3 has two twins. The loft has a full size futton. Each bedroom has its own private bath.

Rental includes all linens, dishes, pots and pans, and beach toys (boogie boards, snorkel gear, beach chairs, mats, cooler). We have high speed internet and unlimited long distance to the Mainland US and Canada so you can stay in contact with the office or with family. Each bedroom has a TV with built in DVD player. The Living Room has a home theater. Bring your favorite CDs and DVDs and/or IPod.

You can begin your day sipping Kona coffee on your private, covered lanai off the Master suite. Then, after a day of sightseeing, golfing, or swimming, relax in the condo. Use the indoor gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances or outdoor "summer kitchen" with propane barbecue grill and built in wet bar to cook your steak. Sip your wine on the back lanai overlooking the pool and gardens. Watch the sunset. Soak in the hot tub. Enjoy the peace and quiet of your home away from home. You will know you are in Paradise.

State of Hawaii General Excise Tax Number W00166398-01

Owner is a licensed Realtor in the State of Hawaii

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Trude Fawson
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

About Trude Fawson

Mauna Lani Palm Villas - Unit I-1

Owners: Trude and Scott Fawson

Photo taken on the Mauna Lani South Course

Why Trude Fawson chose Puako

We started coming to the Big Island in 1999. We were living on a mountaintop in Colorado at 10,500 elevation and needed to escape 5 feet of snow a week in April when the rest of the country was enjoying spring. Our first visit was for 2 weeks. We found that Hawaii was addicting and gradually spent more and more time on the Big Island. We are currently building our dream home in Kona so we can spend the rest of our lives in Paradise. Hawaii is now our home.

What makes this condo unique

We fell in love with the natural beauty of the Mauna Lani Resort. It's a place to forget about work and just relax. We scuba at the Beach Club. We golf on the 2 championship golf courses. We love walking around the fish ponds and reading about the history of Mauna Lani. The restaurants are wonderful. We enjoy watching the whales and all of the ocean life. Knowing that Mauna Lana is an eco friendly resort that cares about the environment is important to us. We find the location of the Palm Villas to be ideal since we can walk anywhere in the resort.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was our 3rd stay at Palm Villas (and second stay in this unit!!!). This time around we had a blast boogie boarding at Hapuna Beach. A lovely few days at Mauna Kea Beach (arrive before 9 a.m. to get in!!), and as always, awesome snorkeling at the Mauna Lani Beach Club. We had excellent meals at Napua, Tommy Bahama, Café Pesto, and Bamboo (in Hawi). Being from So Cal we found awesome Mexican food at El Maguey in Kona. Also a fun, yummy lunch at Kona Brewing Co. The kids loved the seahorse museum tour and the beach there is beautiful. We will be back soon. Aloha Mahalo
Jul 2014
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Puako Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1), Queen Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) Two twins can be pushed together to create a King size bed. King linen provided., Baby Cribs (1) Portable, fold up crib Also high chair, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon opens to full sized (double) bed
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Fully equipped exercise room and spa within our complex. Our condo is supplied with all of the beach toys you will need during your stay including boogie boards, snorkel gear, beach chairs, umbrella, mats, cooler, kid's toys.


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Give Your Family a Vacation They Will Remember for a Lifetime!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 65 reviews
Red Deer, AB

Stop viewing other properties and book this one!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family has travelled many times and we always use VRBO and this is the first time that we have stayed at the same place twice and cant wait to come back again. This time we brought my parents along with my 2 teenage boys. If you are a first time traveller to the Big Island I would highly recommend staying here. Mauni Lani is 25 minutes away from the airport but beautifully situated for all activities if you enjoy the sun, beach, shopping, eating, quiet and private. There is something for everyone.... when the boys and I would go boogie boarding on the best beach on the island only 10 minutes away my Mom would stay in the shade on the patio and enjoy the birds and gecko's as she read her book or took a dip in the pool that is literally only steps away from the back door. The grounds are so perfectly manicured that you can have full privacy on the top or bottom decks or you can walk thru the grass and trees and end up in the beautiful pool with waterfalls and a hot tub. There is even an exercise room next to the pool and a tennis and spa facility only a 2 minute walk away. we played tennis many times (you pay extra for this facility) and it was probably the best courts that I have ever played on and super friendly staff to help out.... racquets, balls, cold towels, juice and water are all supplied there. After being to the Big Island a few times this is the only place that we will go back to and Trude is an amazing owner who is also a local resident so any questions or issues are quickly dealt with. Here is a list of things that we did in our 11 day stay. You can do anything on the island from here and most things that we wanted to do are within a 30 minute drive. I spend hours and hours researching places to stay and things to do before we travel so that I know that we are going to have a great time, so trust me when I say that if you are lucky enough to stay at this condo, you will never regret it. And I guarantee that you will have so much to do that you will have to come back again.

safe travels.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible house!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect luxurious place for our family of 4 with two young children! Very spacious, clean, with all the amenities, toys, extras (ziploc, saranwrap, etc)... the pool and lanai were a hit! Quiet and breezy... we LOVED it!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home!

  • 4 of 5

This condo is gorgeous! The back patio is right off the swimming pool, but its still very quiet. They provide everything you could possible need. I had a highchair for my little one, as well as bath and crib. One of closests also provided every beach toy you could want. The beach is a short drive away inside the complex and its perfect. Very calm and beautiful. My 2yr old LOVED it. So glad we stayed here; we very much enjoyed it!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved our Vacation at Mauna Lani

  • 5 of 5

This property doesn't disappoint! It was exactly as nice as it appeared in the photos. It was spacious, well appointed and very comfortable for our family group. I spent 4 days exploring the Kona Coast with my son and his family. WE loved this location and its proximity to dining and shopping. The swimming pool was a big hit with our group as well.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Red Deer, AB

Waking up in Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We have been to Hawaii 3 times and this was our first time staying at Mauna Lani. If only we had found this property the first time. WOW.... what a perfect location and home. We have 2 young boys (ages 11&13) and having the pool right near our back yard was amazing. I would wake up, have a coffee on the patio, watch the gecko's and birds and soon after the boys would head to the pool for a swim. Mauna Lani is a huge area and we spent hours searching which VRBO location would be best, we read so many reviews of other properties and looked on maps to see which area of Mauna Lani would be most convenient and luckily we chose Trude's home. STOP looking around and do yourself a favor and book this one!!!! I promise you will not be disappointed. We walked every day down to the ocean, going thru the ancient volcano fields with huge abandoned lava tubes and thru the beautiful Hawaiian fish ponds. This property is very quiet and peaceful but you can walk or drive up to the shops and restaurants with ease. Many other properties are only one floor and much smaller, this one had an upstairs with a beautiful master bedroom, ensuite and balcony that was perfect to read on or have a glass of wine after a long day. We spent many days on Hapuna Beach only minutes away and it was great for boogie boarding and there was even a snack shack for treats!

We were so impressed with our stay that we have already booked a return holiday next year. I only wish that I could stay longer!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, CO

Perfect Place in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This was our second trip to this condo and we'll be back again. We love the layout of this incredibly clean and well-designed condo. There were nine of us, five adults and four children ranging in age from 4-13. We were all comfortable and had plenty of room to spread out. The condo has everything you can think of from boogie boards and snorkel gear to ketchup and placemats! We ate every meal outside on the patio, our family's favorite place to hang out and catch up with each other about the day's adventures. The grounds are beautifully kept and the pool has a small waterfall and is an oasis of relaxation and fun. The beach, that is within walking distance or can be easily driven, has some of the best snorkeling on the island. It is also perfect for small children with white sand and almost no waves. The location, in relation to other places on the island, is also fabulous. It is only a couple of hours to the other side of the island and the summit of Mauna Lao. Kona is just 20 minutes away. We know that some people visit the Big Island and spend half their time on the west side and the other half near the volcano but we can't imagine being anywhere but here. Having to leave Mauna Lani is the biggest drawback to this rental- eventually you have to go home!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Kona International Airport
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Mauna Lani Beach Club -10-15 minute walk, 2 min dr
Car: not necessary

Whale Watching, Petroglyph Trails, Stargazing at Mauna Kea, Luaus


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $250 + Tax
Electricity charge $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 14.42%

Contact owner for Special Last Minute Rate for bookings made within 30 days of arrival and available discounts for longer stays.

Hawaii Tax ID GE/TAT 069-348-9664-01
Managed by Lanui Realty Incorporated RB-22324
75-6111 Akoa Street
Kailua Kona Hawaii 96740
Trude Fawson, Principal Broker RB-22325

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.