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Dave & Sandy

Member since: 2000
Speaks: english

Mauna Lani Terrace H303 - Luxury Ocean Front Penthouse

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Kohala Coast Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

The Mauna Lani Terrace is located within the world class Mauna Lani Resort. NOTE: OTHER CONDOS IN THIS COMPLEX DO NOT COMPARE TO DAVE & SANDY'S H303. DON'T BE MISLED. ONLY A TOP FLOOR CORNER PENTHOUSE LOCATION WILL GIVE YOU ULTIMATE VIEW, PRIVACY, SECURITY AND QUIETNESS. This luxury condo is nestled between two pristine white sand beaches. Every room has a spectacular view over the royal fish ponds and gardens at the blue Pacific. Unwind in over 1400 square feet of designer perfect tropical, Asian decor. Turn off the central A.C. and let the trade winds flow through your villa. The privacy and quiet of this location are legendary. Extensive remodel finished May,2010. TWICE WEEKLY MAID SERVICE. OTHER CONDOS ONLY PROVIDE WEEKLY SERVICE.

You may choose to eat out at the four award winning restaurants next door at the Mauna Lani Hotel. Or, you may cook a meal in the gourmet, fully equipped kitchen in your beautiful villa. A short walk will take you to two white sands beaches with crystal clear water live coral and thousands of reef fish and turtles. Many visitors say it is the best snorkeling in Hawaii. Or, you may choose to play on one of the two most beautiful golf courses in the world. There is also a world class tennis facility, spa and workout gym.

Twice a week light housekeeping included.

As past residents of Hawaii for 35 years, Dave, and his wife Sandy have the proud owners for 10 years. Mauna Lani Terrace won the coveted 'Best Building Award' for the State of Hawaii in 2003. Many happy visitors: 'Our 10th visit to the Mauna Lani Terrace,--Yours is our favorite'(The W family from San Francisco)Other comments:'not only beautiful, but comfortable,Yours is our favorite,Your place is terrific,Views were spectacular,Most relaxing vacation ever,We love your condo,We will be back next year.' Dave & Sandy's H303 has earned a very loyal following of return guests. A large percentage of their guests return year after year.

License: W01450920-01

Keywords: Condominium

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Dave & Sandy (Owner)
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english

About Dave & Sandy

Dave and Sandy have been the proud owners of Mauna Lani Terrace H303 since June, 2003. We use it for a second home also. By staying in it as often as possible, Sandy can continue to think of ways to make it more comfortable and luxurious. She has supervised the extensive remodeling over the past two years. As 35 year residents of West Hawaii, we have a unique insight into what pleases visitors to our Paradise. About 50% of our rental days are return guests. Many of them had already discovered Mauna Lani Terrace. Once they stay in H303, they virtually always return to it.

Dave & Sandy purchased this condo in 2003

Why Dave & Sandy chose Kohala Coast

In June of 2003 we sold a beach property in California and needed to replace it with a property on the Big Island. Since I was a real estate broker here since 1979, I had a unique knowledge of every luxury condo complex on the Kohala coast and knew that nothing compared to Mauna Lani Terrace. Sandy and I toured the 7 or 8 Terrace condos for sale at the time. We will never forget the day that we opened the door of H303. We could see down the hall through the living room we saw a view that took our breath away, the most beautiful ocean view that we had ever seen. It was love at first sight. Sadly, it was the most expensive of all of the condos that we viewed. More then we thought we could afford. However, with my many years of experience negotiating real estate, we miraculously made the deal. To this day, when we walk through the front door of that exquisite condo, we still can't believe it is ours. We love to share it with our dear guests, many of whom have become long time friends.

What makes this condo unique

Number 1 is the view. No other condo can boast an equal view of the ocean, fish ponds and palm trees. Every room has a view. The H building is considered the prime location in the Terrace. It is a 7 minute walk to the right to the Mauna Lani Hotel with it's restaurants and the white sand beach in front of it. A 7 minute walk to the left takes you by the royal fish ponds to the beautiful white sand horse shoe shaped bay with pristine coral reefs and multitudes of colorful reef fish and turtles. A 2 to 3 minute walk takes you to the pool, jacuzzi, sauna and barbecue area. The top floor location of H303 affords the maximum privacy, security and view. Ground floor units have no privacy or security from people walking by and looking in. Being a corner unit, there is a view, sunlight and ventilation from the side providing a much more open airy feeling. Tastefully decorated with an Asian-tropical flair. 100 year old antique Chinese hutch. We have been upgrading H303 from the day of purchase. New porcelain tile throughout the condo,imported hand made wool rug from Nepal, new kitchen with new Bosch washer and dryer, new Thermador oven-microwave,GE Profile 5 burner glass cook top,granite counters, tile back splash. Since one of Sandy's passions is baking and cooking,the gourmet kitchen is exceptionally well equipped. Bathrooms, new tile on walls and glass blocks to let more light in. Master shower completely replaced with larger designer shower.Paid local artist $1000 to design and etch glass shower door with unique floral design.New flat screen TVs in living room and bedrooms. Wireless internet connection.Our housekeepers, Susan and Chris have been with us for many years and are not only employees, but family.We have had more then one guest try to steal them and take them home to do their housekeeping.They are honest, reliable are immaculate cleaners.


based on 20 traveler reviews

Mauna Lani Terrace H303 - Luxury Ocean Front Penthouse
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
San Francisco

All the great reviews are true!

  • 5 of 5

My family of five stayed here for a week in July. David was very easy to work with prior to our arrival, and he checked in via email during our stay to make sure everything was fine. Clearly he and his wife are well traveled. Their condo included everything that a vacationer could ever need.

High end toiletries, a well stocked pantry, dish and laundry soap, and a ton of amenities were all included. The welcoming gift basket (Kona coffee, tropical fruit, macadamia nuts, cookies...) was a very nice touch.

The condo itself was the nicest we've ever rented. Tastefully furnished, impeccably clean, and in a location that was serene and breathtakingly beautiful.

The only downer was checking out on our last day! So sad to have left this paradise.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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simply beautiful

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed in this unit for 8 days and loved the property. The unit inside is beautiful and very comfortable. Each evening there are magnificent views of the sunset. It never gets old! The unit is also very conveniently located... close enough to the pool, grills and a very short scenic walk to a wonderful beach to the south. This beach was one of our favorites on the Island...great snorkeling, a nice restaurant, and plenty of lounge chairs. We also made use of the tennis courts. There are clinics you can join (for a fee) or just rent a court to play. Courts are located near the spa. The rental process through Dave and Sandy and was very easy and very reliable. Upon a arrival we were greeted with a lovely basket of fresh fruit, coffee and goodies. I would highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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As good as it gets

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four just returned from a wonderful stay in H303. Aside from being clean, with stunning views, and a gracious welcome basket complete with fresh fruit, coffee, and tasty treats, the owner/ management of the unit is fantastic. The view from the living room, kitchen and deck is unparalleled (and we believe the best there is). Would highly recommend for anyone who appreciates great views, convenience to pools and a calm swimming beach perfect for snorkeling, easy accessibility to the hotel, and pure luxury. The unit is well equipped with everything you need to prepare meals at home, or take down to the BBQ. Highly recommend and hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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As good as it gets!!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had the pleasure of staying in this beautiful condo for 6 nights in December 2014. From the time we arrived we felt right at home. This condo has the most amazing views of the fish pond and the ocean, as well as the grounds which are very well taken care of. You can tell that this condo is well taken care of and is very clean. The private beach access makes a quick trip to the water very convenient with great snorkeling and wonderful covered beach lounges, with the bar and grill right behind the beach for that afternoon Mai Tai. We watched whales every day from the lanai and you can hear the ocean at night if you leave the sliding door open. I love the location because you are really close to the Kohala beaches (hapuna, 69, mauna kea, anaho'omalu). We have been to the big island 14 times and this is without a doubt the nicest property we have ever rented. If you are planning the trip of a lifetime and need a condo to match look no further, you have found it!!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thoughtful review of H303. As you observed, the view is awesome. However, we can't take credit for the spectacular sunsets or the crashing surf. We have to credit the Creator for those special delights. But, Sandy and I do take pride in an immaculate, luxurious, well equipped retreat from the stressful world outside. We will look forward to you joining our list of return guests.
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Perfect for a family

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our third visit to Dave and Sandy's exceptional vacation rental, but we couldn't bring ourselves to leave without booking a fourth visit. We have stayed in a lot of beautiful resorts in Hawaii, but this resort and condo are by far our favorites.

If your family prefers a lot of resort activities (hula lessons, pool games, crowds of kids), you may prefer one of the other, busier Kohala resorts. If you are looking for beauty, relaxation, and lots of good family time, this is the perfect spot.

Dave and Sandy stock this home with everything you need for a great vacation. The closest beaches are within view and a five minute walk. The pictures don't lie... This place IS that beautiful, and you can hear the ocean from the lanai. If you want to eat out, there are several good restaurants within a short drive (our favorites are the Blue Dragon, Lava Lava Beach Club, Kona Brewing Company, and the Napua Beach Club, which is just a short walk from the condo.) if you want to cook, buy some fresh fish and really good local produce at the Foodland nearby and reserve a grill at the resort; it is a really lovely spot to have an al fresco dinner and so easy with the kids.

One thing to note: the rules at the swimming pool are pretty strict... You aren't supposed to make loud noises, play pool games, or bring kickboards or other toys into the pool. This is a nice ruled for those condos overlooking the pool, because it keeps things quiet and peaceful. But, it can be pretty tough for kids who like to play in the pool.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. Sandy and I take great pride in pleasing our return guests. The majority of our guests return year after year. We have reserved your dates for next year as requested.
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Better than ever!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our sixth stay at Dave and Sandy's lovely condo, and our trip could not have been better! Not only is the penthouse condo itself serene and quiet (a must for me!), but the private beach club offers an idyllic and secluded cove in which to snorkel (best spot on the island!) with no crowds. Where else in the world can you float in warm blue water with a view of three volcanoes -- Haleakala (on Maui), Kohala and Mauna Kea? Look no further if you're planning a vacation on the sunny Gold Coast of the Big Island: This nicely updated, clean, comfortable and conveniently located condo -- with its incomparable views and easy access to great golf and restaurants -- is truly as good as it gets!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lava Tube Cave
Kilauea Volcano
Hulihe'e Palce
Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Ruth Chris Restaurant
Nearest Golf
100 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Car: recommended

Historic fishponds, archeological sites. Hawaiian culture.


Rates & Availability

Mauna Lani Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Christmas-New Years
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.42%

3 to 7 nights is $585 a night. 8 nights or longer is $549 a night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Kohala Coast Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Can be converted to King, Baby Cribs (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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