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Halenani - Eco-Friendly 7-Bedroom Estate at Mauna Lani

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Space 8,215 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 - 10 nights


About the property

Estate, 7 Bedrooms w Convertible bed(s), 6.5 Baths, (Sleeps 16)

Aloha and welcome to Halenani, the premiere estate on Hawaii's sunlit Kohala Coast. Halenani is unique in its ability to create a paradise oasis within paradise itself. The superb landscape design, ponds and gardens surrounding the home sing to you from afar and beckon you to enjoy the very best of tropical luxury. No expense was overlooked in its building. The lot is perhaps the best of Champion Ridge, affording stunning golf, mountain, and ocean views by day and unforgettable sunsets and starlight by night. Walking through the gated foyer with its flowing ponds, lush flowers and waterfalls, you realize that Halenani is unlike any other estate with its majestic and 'Garden of Eden'-like facade. Additionally, Halenani remains one of the most eco-friendly properties in Hawaii generating almost 30KwH of electricity daily (from over 130 PV solar panels), plus 270 gallons of solar hot water and energy efficient lighting and appliances.

Why limit the never-ending luxuries that comprise Halenani to yourself? Bring along friends; there's plenty of room! The 7-bedroom, 6.5-bathroom home provides each guest central access to the main living areas while yielding privacy all the same. After a swim in the warm, sky-blue ocean or in Halenani's unique infinite-edged pool and spa, why not retreat to your very own private shower garden outdoors, available to all of the suites? It's just so easy to spend the day indoors when you are treated to bedrooms with king-sized beds, automated curtains, walk-in closets, oversized bathrooms with dual-head showers, vanities, and outdoor showers, an office area with its own Apple iMac computer, and your very own 46-inch high-definition television (equipped with HD Satellite TV, Blu-Ray DVD Players and their own stereo systems)! Every single room is air conditioned separately, so you will never fight over an optimal temperature again!

If you have kids, they will be so pleased to learn that they have their very own wing with two bedrooms and a media room of its own! The Surfrider Suite encompasses two bedrooms, one with a queen-sized bed and the other with four twin bed sets, attached by a dual bathroom. It even has its own media area with a 50-inch television (equipped with 4 video game consoles, a karaoke system, HD Satellite TV, and a Blu-Ray DVD Player).

When you are in the mood to entertain, Halenani is THE spot to do so. A cook's dream kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, an enormous pantry, and four dishwashers make cooking a pleasure three times a day. Dining areas, with combined seating for 20, ensures that space is never an issue. A grand living room with hanging heliconias overhead lures guests to sit and converse for hours while elevated above the lanai. The lanai also provides a dining area of its own and a spacious gas grill for the perfect Hawaiian barbecue. It's all so easy!

You want entertainment? Halenani provides it all. A dedicated media room provides guests with a 50-inch television (equipped with Satellite TV, Cable, Blu-Ray DVD, VCR, and more) plus an 82' hi-def lanai 4K TV with museum enclosure each with an easy-to-use touchscreen interface to access it all. Enjoy an automated massage from one of the iJoy massage chairs or engage in games in the gaming area towards the rear. Want to watch a movie during the day? Use the automated blackout curtains to ensure the paramount of home cinema experiences. Additionally, you may enjoy movies on the outdoor cinema area -- located on the lanai for outdoor/pool viewing! The outdoor area is equipped with Blu-Ray DVD, HD Satellite TV, AppleTV. How much better can it get?

When you finally will yourself to leave Halenani and go explore the island, it is so easily done. Lounge at the exclusive Homeowner's Beach Club with its very own restaurant and everything you would need for the day! No need to bring snorkeling equipment -- you can access everything you need there! Take a stroll through the ancient Hawaiian fishponds or bike through the great lava fields and caves all within Mauna Lani Resort! Visit petroglyphs, sandy beaches, and splendid hotels (the Mauna Lani Bay and the Fairmont Orchid, both 5-star) are located within Mauna Lani Resort as well. How convenient!

If you do decide to stay with us at Halenani, which would be a fantastic decision on your part, we shall send you a complete list of our recommended activities, as well as driving directions and restaurants, on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Safety is our priority at Halenani. In addition to a photoelectric pool alarm system, an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and numerous first aid kits are stationed throughout the home.

Halenani is also eco-friendly with 132 x 230 Watt solar panels (30Kw) on the lanai roof but hidden from any view. Most days, these produce up to 170 Kwh of solar power, plus a separate solar hot water heater supporting 280 gallons on continuous hot water and 9 available showers. Master bath also has built-in steam room capabilities in the dual master shower. Natural salt-water based infinity pool.

Just relax, breathe on a sandy beach and smell the sweet aroma of Plumerias in bloom. Halenani will pamper you and make your Hawaiian adventure unforgettable. Hawaii TA & G.E. tax registration: W00089478-01

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2018

About Rick

Ever since my wife and I honeymooned on the Big Island, O'ahu and Maui, we simply fell in love with the Hawaiian Islands and their splendor. In 2000, we decided to pursue our dreams of building a home on the Big Island of Hawaii, our favorite of the islands we had visited then and still our favorite after experiencing all of Hawaii. We purchased our land in the exclusive Champion Ridge subdivision as it seemed the most exciting and friendly of the neighborhoods at the five-star Mauna Lani Resort and we have never regretted our decision. Halenani, our seven-bedroom, 6.5-bathroom estate was completed in March of 2003. We now have children who enjoy the house and love to bring along friends -- they never want to leave! We are excited to be sharing our home with the world through VRBO and hope to see you at Halenani some day! This is our primary home, so we rent it only sparingly to groups we believe will be responsible and appreciate the best of everything.

Rick purchased this estate in 2003

Why Rick chose Puako

Champion Ridge at Mauna Lani is very private yet friendly and exciting all the same. It is gated, affording privacy, yet also has a putting green and neighborhood garden, allowing for the BEST of everything. This is simply the best 7 bedroom home for rent at Mauna Lani. Everything is top of the line.

What makes this estate unique

We love going to the beach! We are beach-hunters and travel all over the island just to reach our favorite beaches. Our favorite at the moment is Kauna'oa Beach, which has often been voted the best in the United States and one of the top 5 world beaches! We enjoy sunning on our lanai, swimming in our pool and unwinding in our wonderful flower garden.


Puako Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 8215 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
    Master bath - toilet , tub , shower , bidet , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
    Half Bath off Lanai - toilet
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 6.5
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Great for 4 young kids!
    Master Suite - 1 king
    Bedroom 7 / Media Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Pull Out Bed, full bath and entertainment center
  • King size beds (4) 4 King Beds in Master Suite and Guest Suites, Queen size Beds (1) 1 Queen Bed in one of the Surfrider Suite bedrooms (kids wing) and the other in Bedroom 7, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) A convertible bed is located in the media room with full bath., Bunk Beds (2) Bedroom 6
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
-Infinity-edge pool and spa cascading over a grand lava ridge encompassing terrific golf, mountain, and ocean views -Media Room with surround-sound 50-inch television, automated blackout curtains, game area, and its own bathroom -Outdoor 80-inch television for Lanai and pool viewing -Indoor and outdoor dining areas -Terrific living room with seating for 16 -Superb kitchen with stainless-steel appliances and walk-in pantry -Whole-house sound system with satellite radio, CD carousel, and Fireball music library -Grand Foyer with flowing ponds and rich landscaping, entry to the house is through a electronic telephone access system -Lush gardens with Hawaiian flowers and fruit -Outdoor beach and pool shower -Keiki (Kids) Wing media room with 50-inch television, Blu-Ray High-Definition DVD Player, DirectTV High-Definition Satellite, XBox, Karaoke System, Playstation, and countless video games -Central air condition systems for every room of the house; each one independent of one another.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
southern california

Sharing and experiencing a little piece of heaven.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I recently celebrated our fiftieth wedding anniversary at this very lovely and amazing home. We were joined by our children and their families. With five young, active grandsons to entertain, feed and watch over, we could not have designed a home more accommodating to satisfy our needs.

After reserving the home for this occasion I immediately had trepidation that maybe it was a mistake for all of us to be under one roof for eight days. The reality is that the home is so well designed there was never a sense of crowding, offering plenty of privacy and a floor plan that allows everyone their own quiet place and little peace of heaven. The entire experience far exceeded our expectations, both in terms of the beauty of the property and the caring and attentiveness of the owners. If you are looking for a memorable and very special getaway, look no further.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Anniversary Celebration

  • 5 of 5

We rented this Champion Ridge residence in July and had a wonderful time. We took our children and seven grandchildren there for the week. The location was perfect for running and long walks. The house is beautiful with great views, well equipped and a comfortable layout. It was a perfect set up as all bedrooms, but the master, are situated on one side of the house and connected by an airy, covered passageway/lanai. It gives the feeling of privacy for each family and yet the pathway made it easy to keep shoes and toys outside of the room. The outdoor showers were fun and great to have after returning from the beach. The chldren loved the glass enclosed media room. We ate all our meals on the patio/lanai since it opened up from the living area and kitchen and became one large space. This was delightful and we could easily watch the kids in the pool. The house is furnished in a comfortable, informal manner which makes living there easy and relaxed. Media is everywhere and there is a terrific music system.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

The perfect Big Island vacation home

  • 5 of 5

Out of all the available properties, this one caught my eye for my wife's 50th birthday. The open floor plan, gourmet kitchen, spacious rooms, infinity pool, etc made this a clear winner. The thing is though: the pictures DO NOT do justice to this home.

You enter through a stunning entryway over a pond into a huge open living area. The area is open to the outside (though can be enclosed). It is like living outside in the warmth of Hawaii, but protected by the elements! Simply amazing! All the rooms are private enclaves with many special touches including outdoor showers. This house leverages the great weather of the Kohala coast to maximum advantage.

The owners are personable and easy to work with, and the local contact is on call for anything just minutes away.

If you are looking for a special place, stop looking. You have found it.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2013
  • Stayed: April 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Golden, CO

Title accurately represented property.

  • 5 of 5

Home was great, well appointed and stocked with everything you would need - great kitchen and appliances even a fresh coffee bean coffee brewer, computers in all the bedrooms, large lani with big screen tv and awesome views, great service from the rental agents. It met all our expectations for a one of our best Hawaii vacations.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2013
  • Stayed: January 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We strive to think of everything to make your stay as comfortable as possible. This is not a "rental home" per-se. It is our permanent home, so we only will rent up to 6 weeks a year, no more. We are selective in terms of groups and fastidious about maintenance. We aim to be the best property in Mauna Lani for a group looking for a comfortable big house. We love it when great guests like you appreciate the care and attention to detail that we have put into our home.
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Rumson, NJ

Halenani- The Perfect Vacation House

  • 5 of 5

Our trip to Halenani was spectacular from the moment we walked through the doors and were struck by the awesome views that can be seen from almost every corner of the wide open layout of this home. Beyond the views this home was in immaculate condition throughout and the owners have thought of everything in providing for themselves and those lucky enough to rent this home for a vacation. The bedrooms were spread out and afforded privacy while the main living areas were open to the beauty of the island and beyond. The pool and entertainment options were a hit with the kids and the kitchen was a hit with the cooks! The property managers were also extremely helpful and responsive.

Pictures in the listing barely do this house justice and no one in our party had any interest in leaving this property at the end of our stay. We all found it the clear highlight of our almost three week Hawaiian trip after staying at the St Regis on Kauai and the Four Seasons on Maui for our first two stops. We hope to return some day again soon with the Halenani Estate being a prime draw.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Halenani - Paradise Indeed!

  • 5 of 5

I was delighted that my family consented to try the Big Island for our semi-annual Hawaii vacation, as it is far and away my favorite place on the planet. Any apprehension someone in our group of 9 may have had about our destination was immediately dismissed upon stepping inside this glorious estate. Halenani is simply the finest vacation property I have ever had the pleasure to visit, and that includes many of the world's finest hotels and resorts. The design, layout, amenities, comfort, ambience, location - all absolutely first rate.

The estate has been maintained in immaculate condition, so much so that we all felt truly privileged to be able to stay in such a beautiful home. The only thing I'd change is the duration of our stay - one week is not enough when surrounded by such splendor! Many thanks for sharing your lovely residence with us. We definitely hope to return someday.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2012
  • Stayed: February 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
19.1 Miles
Kailua-Kona (KOA)
Nearest Golf
Overlooks Mauna Lani North 16th Green, 17th Tee
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Mauna Lani Shops (Many)
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Mauna Lani Beach Club
Car: recommended

Some sports items available upon request. IED device on premisis.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $5,000
Tax Rate 13.42%

$5,000 Refundable Security Deposit Required for 14 of fewer people. $500 additional per person up to a maximum (16). Interim cleaning will be required for stays longer than 7 nights. Such cost will be be the responsibility of the tenant and will be in addition to the security deposit. Security Deposit by certified check if time of check in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.