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Catherine Tripp

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Luxury Golf Villa F2 at Mauna Lani

19 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Waikoloa Village Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

The Golf Villas is a luxury gated community nestled on the famed South Course at Mauna Lani. Mauna Lani is one of the world's truly great resorts and has several stunning beaches, two of the world's best golf courses, two top ranked tennis facilities, two 'lap of luxury' spas, historical sites, fine dining and shopping. Mauna Lani is also centrally located for exploring the many wonders and activities of the Big Island -- snorkeling, surfing, horseback riding ATV tours, tropical rain forests, the Mauna Kea Observatory, an active volcano, more sites of historical importance than any of the other Hawaiian Islands. Or you can simply kick back and relax at your own private beach. We dearly love Hawaii and F2 not only contains a variety of guides to the big Island, but one of the finest collections of Hawaii history and stories that you will ever find.

The Golf Villas is a low density community, the most tranquil and pristine condo complex at Mauna Lani with palm trees and tropical gardens surrounding the pool and spa and a gym. If you are looking to relax in luxury, this is the place for you. The Villa is beautifully appointed with well over 1,800 square feet of living space. This is our home away from home. As a result, this is not a sterile mass produced hotel-like experience. F2 is an incredible two story 3 bedroom 3 bath villa with two lanais overlooking the 10th tee on the South Course. The Villa is furnished with an emphasis on handcrafted furniture from local artists and from across the Pacific Rim, using sustainable or reclaimed tropical woods, local art and vintage Hawaiiana. At the same time, we have emphasized luxurious comfort, no thin mattresses, small beds or uncomfortable chairs here. The living room is filled with comfy overstuffed chairs and couch. All the beds (one King and two Queens) have the finest quality mattresses, fine linens, multiple pillows and various types of Hawaiian style quilts. The lanai seating is top of the line Tropitone with a rocker seat perfect for watching the sunsets. If you want to work while you are here, there are two work areas with office chairs, an HP printer and fax as well as wireless internet connections.

The kitchen and baths and outdoor grill have granite countertops, the appliances are all top quality GE Profile stainless and you will find the kitchen and grill are stocked with just about every cooking utensil you could need, including a coffee grinder so you can have the freshest Kona coffee each morning.

The Villa contains three HD plasma TV's (including a large screen in the living room, high quality Onkyo and Atlantic Technology stereo, two Boston acoustic stereo CD clock radios and every bedroom also has a TV and DVD player. There is also a VCR (for those of you that still travel with videos!) The Villa is stocked with DVD's and CD's including some of our favorite Hawaiian music as well as books and board games.

In the covered garage you will find two bicycles, four beach chairs, a beach umbrella and some snorkel equipment. Your stay at F2 also provides you with access to the beautiful pristine Mauna Lani Beach Club, discount golf on the North and South courses, and tennis matching assistance.

Finally we know what it is like trying to plan the “perfect” vacation. And we want to help you. When you stay at F2, think of us as your personal concierge service. If you have never been to the Big Island, we would love to help you plan your trip. If you are a return visitor, we would be delighted help you to discover what is new on the Island and make this the best Hawaiian vacation you have ever experienced.

Keywords: Condominium

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Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Catherine Tripp (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

About Catherine Tripp

Golf Villa F2 is our home away from home, filled with Hawaiiana, books, music and Island treasures. We have been coming to the Big Island a couple of times a year for 10 years, and this is our favorite place. We hope you will enjoy your stay!

Catherine Tripp purchased this condo in 2007

Why Catherine Tripp chose Kohala Coast

The Mauna Lani Resort is the perfect place to lay your cares down, and enjoy the beauty and luxury of a place built for relaxation. Mauna Lani Bay is perfect for snorkeling and sunning. The Golf Villas have all the amenities (jacuzzi, pool, exercise room, etc.) and F2 is spacious and comfortable. We had a great time furnishing and decorating our home-away-from-home, and enjoy hosting guests for sunset cocktails and pu-pu's.

What makes this condo unique

The Lanai has fully equipped grill, load up the fridge with all your island favorites, or load up the car (you have your own garage) and take the 5 minute drive to Mauna Lani Bay. The sandwiches and beverages are great. We have a parking pass to the beachside lot. The Shops at Mauna Lani include a full grocery, some great restaurants, and fun shopping. At the Tennis Shop, you can rent bikes for as long as you wish, giving all guests the freedom to roam at will. Black Sand Beach is a 3 minute drive away and quite a treat, biking and walking paths abound, and the scenery is breathtaking.

Reviews

5
based on 19 traveler reviews

Luxury Golf Villa F2 at Mauna Lani
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
5

We loved our stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our family, my husband, I and two sons on holiday break from college are still remembering and talking about the fantastic time we had while staying here for 1 week in January. It is hard decision choosing where to stay but I made the right decision when I chose F2. We loved the well decorated spaciousness. Photos do not do justice to the artwork and furnishings that we enjoyed here. We all had our own bedroom and bathroom. I wanted this to be a restful time for all and since my sons share places with others, this was important.

We loved the location; steps to the pool, workout room and just a couple minutes by car to the gated beach club where the beach and snorkeling is fantastic. I was some what worried before I booked about being off the beach but from my experience, if you are staying at a beach resort, the walk is longer to the beach than the actual car ride and parking here is excellent with shade parking. Shade parking on the beach!!! What? And a restaurant and beach chairs available there and if you want to rent a paddle board or whatever, you may. My concern turned out to be one of the best things about renting F2

We checked out almost all the beaches on the coast and this location is just minutes away from other fantastic beaches one must see and experience. And speaking of touring, one doesn't have to pay to valet your car and it is right outside your door in case you have to get something from the car. We loved this about the unit!

The unit was also very clean and we wanted for nothing! There wasn't anything we felt that was lacking. We appreciated the use of the beach towels, boogie boards, beach chairs that we used at other beaches. We also took the bicycles out for a ride. The food store was close, as was the snorkel rental store which offers numerous drop-off points on the Island. To our family, what more could anyone need?

We loved the lanai off the master bedroom, and the grill in the downstairs. We are missing your beautiful home, and the beautiful weather. We recommend this rental to any family who would appreciate the joy that can be theirs by staying here. Mahalo for the sweet memories.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Don’t Miss This Place

  • 5 of 5

What a spot! You don’t have to be a golfer to love Mauna Lani. This condo is has everything you need for a Hawaiian Vacation that is second to none. Some of the best snorkeling on the island is just three minutes from the front door. There is a black sand beach just minutes away as well as several hikes through historic Hawaiian archaeological sites right on the resort property. Shop for food just minutes from your door at the Mauna Lani Foodland or at the fresh farmer’s markets all over the island, and use the well-equipped kitchen and grill to eat like a king. Mauna Lani is on the dry side of the island, so you hardly ever have to worry about rain spoiling your time on the beach or the perfect Hawaiian sunset. But don’t worry. If you start to miss soggy weather, just head over to the other side of the island on the Saddle Road and you are deep in tropical rain forest before you know it. We were there in July of 2015 and loved every minute of it. This is the perfect place to stay in paradise.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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BEST FAMILY CONDO

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four really enjoyed the luxurious, modern, two-story three-bedroom condo floorplan that F-2 offered. We especially loved the location directly across from the wonderful pool/hottub area as we had two tweens. The décor and furniture were the perfect mixture of modern and Hawaiian yet comfortable and tasteful. We made a game out of looking at all of the artwork. Honestly, the photos did not even begin to show how amazing and gorgeous this place was (look at the kitchen photo - everything is as great as the new stainless appliances and granite counters). DVD collection had fun family movies, porch offered a swing for morning coffee and a table for meals. Laundry was quality and worked well so we packed lightly. Private wifi worked great. TV's in all the rooms were fun for the kids and husband. Fans were appreciated where we tried to keep the air conditioning off as much as possible, and downstairs screen doors were nice. Keyless entry was great. Foodland minutes away was perfect for all our cooking needs. I highly recommend F-2! It was possibly our best family vacation yet, and quite a bit due to our condo.

I recommend getting instructions on the location and how to use the air conditioner if you're coming in at an odd hour because it could be hot at first, and you might not be in your right mind to cool the place down for sleeping (although after that you will likely not use it too often unless it's summer). Also, if you aren't very technical, make sure you know how to use the DVD player, etc, as there are limited instructions - I found cable instructions, but luckily the setup was much like our own. And we couldn't find small ice cream sized bowls. That's not too many suggestions for a huge condo! Honestly, it's perfect!

OVERALL: I recommend! Five stars!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

Such nice accommodations. My husband, baby and myself came to Kona for the Honu 70.3. The house was so nicely done with everything we needed. It was across from a nice pool and within a short drive to a pristine beach and shopping.

We stayed in another place for the first part of our trip and I wish we'd stayed here the whole time.

The owner was so fantastic and flexible. We decided to come early and she was incredibly accommodating. We loved our stay and would def come back.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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No more hotel stays...

  • 5 of 5

We usually seek out this type of accommodation's on ski trips or trips to the bay area/wine country etc... This however was by far the best, most convenient (beach,golf) location we've ever stayed at. We still can't believe that something this great was just 45 mins. away by plane. We had (6) adults in this unit and their was more than enough room. Awesome would be an understatement! Thank you so much Catherine and Jeff for your response in such short notice...

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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family friendly

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in condos in this region of the Big Island before but this was by far the best unit we have rented. It comes supplied with snorkel gear, bikes, beach chairs and boogie boards. It is comfortable, attractively furnished and has everything you need for a great stay. It has a wonderful view of the golf course so spent time sitting on the back patio. We will definitely consider renting this unit again.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Other Activities: Shopping, kayaking, boating, spa, tennis, golf

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Rates & Availability

Waikoloa Village Condo Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$300
$2,100
$9,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

One Time Cleaning Fee $260
Tax Rate 13.42%

Our Hawaii Tax ID number is: W40939348-01
General Excise Tax charged on all transactions in Hawaii is 4.166%. Transient Accommodations Tax charged on lodging is 9.25%. VRBO does not have two rows for taxes, so cleaning fee of $260.42 includes GET already.

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Amenities

Waikoloa Village Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Golf Course Front
  • Golf Course View
  • Mountain View
  • Resort ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) Master Bedroom has 4 poster King Bed, Queen size Beds (2) Both guest bedrooms, upstairs and downstairs, feature Queen size beds
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Shared Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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