|Minimum Stay||5 - 10 nights|
BEST LOCATION AND VIEWS! Enjoy the facilities of Mauna Kea and Hapuna Prince Beach Resorts with all the comforts of home. We have one of the very best units in Wai'Ula'Ula, located close to the exclusive Wai'Ula'Ula amenity center and with panoramic unobstructed views of the ocean and picturesque coast to the south. We are on the ground floor and have our own private lawn area. We look straight down the golf course fairway to the Pacific beyond. Come view an awesome sunset over the Pacific from our lanai!
WE WELCOME FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN. Our condo is furnished in tasteful contemporary style with a local island flair. It comfortably sleeps 8 -- ideal for 1 or 2 couples or families. Two well-appointed master suites with king-size beds plus a 3rd bedroom furnished for kids, with dual bunk beds, each sleeping 1 or 2 on the bottom plus a 3rd on the top bunk. There is a separate TV with DVD player in the kids' room. Unit includes laundry with full-size washer and dryer.
This 2,100 SQ.FT. GROUND FLOOR condominium was new in 2006 and offers spacious indoor living areas and an expansive wrap-around outdoor patio/lanai. The unit has coffered ceilings in the great room, dining room, and dual master suites, zoned air conditioning throughout, plantation ceiling fans, and cherry wood cabinetry. The large kitchen has an island for casual seating, granite countertops, and is equipped with top-of-the-line appliances.
Large living room/family room with large screen LCD TV and DVD player. High-speed wireless internet is there when you need it. Lanai is fully equipped with Wolf gas BBQ, bar sink, and under counter refrigerator. This is an ideal setting for outdoor entertaining or relaxing with a cold beer in the afternoon sun.
EXCLUSIVE WAI'ULA'ULA AMENITY CENTER is situated just a few yards away and offers a beautiful infinity swimming pool, two hot tubs, plus a fully equipped fitness center. It is for the exclusive use of owners and guests at Wai'Ula'Ula, Mauna Kea's newest resort community.
RESORT AMENITIES PACKAGE INCLUDED AT NO EXTRA CHARGE: access to all facilities of Mauna Kea and Hapuna Prince Beach Hotels, including tennis and the two Championship golf courses, for all members of your group. Minutes away from Mauna Kea and Hapuna beaches, two of the finest swimming beaches on the Big Island.
On-island contact: Mauna Kea Resort Services, (808) 880-3490
Here are a few reviews from our renters:
'I am sitting in the living room of the Hopkins' condo as I type. My 5-year-old son is napping (hours on the beach and pool can wear even the most determined non-sleeper down) on 'the coolest bunk beds in the world;' my wife and daughter walked up to the infinity pool for more swim time. The condo is top-notch in every way. It is beautifully furnished and situated in a great location for views as well as access to the pool and fitness center.
The location of the condo development on the grounds of the Mauna Kea Resort is excellent. This is the first time we have stayed in Hawaii and not felt packed in with other vacationers. We are a short ride to the Hapuna Prince Beach Resort and its amazing beach and are within a 15 minute drive of a whole range of other resorts. But the best part is, when we’re at the condo, we don’t feel like we’re in resortville! In other words, this place offers the best of both worlds. We’ll be back!'
-- the Bernard family, Portland, OR
'Your condominium was beautiful. It was so nicely decorated and accommodating for a family of five. The ability to access the pool and beach at Hapuna Beach was a nice extra. We are definitely interested in staying there again some time.'
-- the Feldman family, Los Altos, CA
'Quite simply, the condo was spectacular - our family was there for the first week of 2010 and our only regret was that we would have liked to have spent more time there. In the past we have stayed at the Mauna Kea Hotel; however, now that we have 2 small children we find it challenging to stay in hotels. Staying at this condo was a great balance - we had a luxurious, spacious condo with every amenity that you could imagine plus had signing privileges at the Mauna Kea which was a 5 minute drive. We were treated and felt as if we were guests at the hotel but felt that we were at an advantage since we were able to sleep in a beautifully furnished, 2100 square foot home as opposed to a 500 sq. foot room. Did I mention the amazing views? Highly recommended and we will be back!'
-- the Youn family, Orinda, CA
'We want to thank you for allowing us to stay in your palatial abode. It was the most relaxing part of our trip and your outdoor patio/kitchen was just wonderful. We found it even more beautiful than your VRBO photos.
Your expansive, spectacular ocean view just took our breath away every morning as we lingered over our aromatic Kona coffee on the lanai. Several in our party had not visited the Big Island before and experiencing it with your place as our home base was just a giant bonus. Having access to the Mauna Kea and Hapuna Prince resorts could not have been more convenient. I even used the shuttle back to the townhouse when our group split up on various adventures and I was without a car and it was so easy and fast. We swam with turtles off the Mauna Kea beach and found the snorkeling there surprisingly good. The easy access to horseback riding in Waipio, Manta ray snorkeling from the Kona harbor and art browsing in Hawi, made us realize that your location just truly can’t be beat.
We rarely (if ever) say we want to return to a place because we like to try something new every time we travel (so many places so little time!). But this was so special and worked out so well for our group, we would very much like to return to your piece of paradise. So many, many mahalos for helping put smiles on the faces of our teenagers, taking the work stress away from my husband and making our family getaway the best yet!!'
-- the Blix-Macaulay family, Portland,OR
Keywords: luxury,Hawaii,ocean view,condo,family-oriented,big island
We live in N. California most of the year, where we have enjoyed productive careers in health care. We look forward to spending time at our retreat in paradise with family and friends.
David and Rosemary Hopkins purchased this condo in 2006
We fell in love with Mauna Kea Resort the first time we visited there many years ago. We couldn't wait to own property there to enjoy during our retirement, and so we were thrilled to discover this new low-density development before it was built and when we could have our choice of locations.
Amazing views, sitting on our lanai and watching the sun set over the ocean. Close proximity to Mauna Kea and Hapuna beaches, which are the best on the island. Also, a short drive to Waimea, which has remained a quaint Hawaiian village.
We just got home from this wonderful property. We spent 11 nights at the unit over the Christmas and New Year holiday. The unit was perfect for our family- 3 great bedrooms with bathrooms for each, tons of snorkeling equipment and boogie boards for the ocean. The kitchen is great and outdoor grill and patio are a great amenity as well. The access to Mauna Kea and Hapuna Prince made our vacation wonderful as well as those properties are included in your rental. I would highly recommend this property for anyone with a family looking to have an unforgettable vacation. Thank you also to the owners for their responsiveness and the on-site help from the Mauna Kea representative- she even stocked the fridge for us as we had a late arrival with children. We can't wait to come back!
We spent 8 relaxing days last month on the Big Island in this beautiful condo. Our group consisted of three adults and four children between the ages of 4 and 11. We had stayed in a different unit at the same complex a few years ago and loved the general location and condo pool. This unit was far better than our previous rental. The condo has a lovely view of the ocean (gorgeous sunsets every evening!), a spacious layout that allowed everyone their own space but also kept us connected in the main living area and outdoor lanai, and all the conveniences that we needed: washer/dryer, double bunk beds for the four kids, kitchen appliances, coffee maker, rice cooker, spices, extra towels, kid-friendly dishware, etc. The owner was a pleasure to work with and responsive to our questions.
We spent many days boogie boarding and playing at nearby Mauna Kea beach and eating lunch at the beachside restaurant there. It was great to be able to use the resort towels, chairs, and facilities via the amenity package with Mauna Kea and Hapuna Prince Hotels. We also love the infinity pool and hot tub at Wai'ula'ula. We were often the only ones swimming there!
We prefer staying at this location over the more bustling Waikoloa resort area. It was an easy drive to the grocery store at Mauna Lani, the shops at Waikoloa, and the charming areas up north -- Kawaihae, Hawi. Coming back to our peaceful ocean view sunsets was a special treat each evening.
We love the Big Island and we will come back to this condo on our next trip!
My family of 8 stayed at this beautiful condo. The condo is absolutely beautiful!! The views and privacy were perfect. We did not have one issue. The kitchen was stocked with everything we needed. There were plenty of towels for everyone. It was so nice to have the BBQ and table outside with the amazing views. The staff at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel were so good to us and made sure we had everything we needed. Having access to the beach and swimming pool at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel was so nice. Access to the gym, swimming pool and hot tub on the grounds was plus and so close to the condo. Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful home. We would definitely recommend this place to anyone and would love to stay here again.
Over several years our family (grandparents, adult children, grandchildren, sometimes as many as eight) has stayed at this lovely place many times, maybe seven altogether, including a scheduled return in summer, 2017; never have we been disappointed or felt we should investigate elsewhere. As in so many of the "reviews," the place itself is magical in its flexibility, beauty, comfort and amenities. Other than to say we enthusiastically endorse the following reviews, we want to emphasize the extraordinary activities available to any visitor. On various stays we've gone to Volcano National Park, to Mauna Kea, bought freshly picked white pineapples from a farmer outside of Havi, gone deep sea fishing and dolphin/whale watching, swam with Manta Rays, experienced spear fishing, kayaking, "zip lining, "gone to farmer's markets, taken scuba lessons, snorkeled in places with unparalleled fish populations, watched the grandkids take both lessons and clinics from the teaching professionals at the Mauna Kea Tennis Center, have seen them come home exhausted from a day of beach and pool play at both the Hapuna Prince and Mauna Kea. Along with all the exotic activities, the kids love the pool/hot tub at the Wai 'Ula 'Ula amenity center, and after supper go there to play games in the pool and enjoy the hot tub before bed. The adult kids and their spouses love the exercise equipment at the WUU amenity center. In short, it's heaven to "veg" in the condo, or simply vary activities from day to day, depending on interest, energy level and age.
In short, A101 is a complete destination in itself, but it is also a splendid gateway to an incredibly rich variety of activities!
We are sadly leaving this beautiful condominium tomorrow. We have been here for a week and have enjoyed every second. My family has traveled to Hawaii since we were young and have visited every island. This year we decided to stay at a condo and enjoy the Mauna Kea Resort. My sister and I and our families stayed here. There were three teenagers and one 9 year old. The condo was perfect! My sister and I each had our own master suite with large bathrooms and the kids shared a room with two sets of bunk beds with their own bathroom. The condo is so beautiful. The windows open completely to the lanai so you do not feel like you are inside. The furnishings are stylish and the kitchen is fully stocked. There are beautiful lounge chairs on the lanai plus a table and chairs and a nice built in barbeque. I loved the location on the first floor with privacy and an unobstructed view of the ocean overlooking beautiful landscaping. The Mauna Kea Resort Club was included with the condo so we were able to park every day down at the hotel and enjoy the most beautiful beach in Hawaii and use the towels and chairs. We were able to charge all food and drinks to the condo and every day we enjoyed lunch at the Hau Tree at the beach. Additionally, we snorkeled both at the Mauna Kea Resort and the Fairmont and Mauna Lani that are very near to the condo. We stocked up at Costco when we first got in so we enjoyed great meals at the condo but were able to enjoy dinner out also. There are wonderful restaurants at the Mauna Kea Resort and nearby. Our children had plenty of things to do and enjoyed the ocean, the beach and bocci ball every day after lunch. This past week has been the perfect family vacation.
Great condo. It was stocked well, and the location near the amenity center was perfect. The bunk beds were wonderful for our large family. The view from the patio was picturesque. Better still, the passes to the Mauna Kea and Hapuna Prince hotels and beaches gave us plenty of options. The owners are friendly and helpful. I cannot recommend this condo enough! When we return to the Big Island, we will definitely try to book this condo again.
Best beach on the island is at Mauna Kea Hotel, just downhill from our condo. Beautiful white sand, good surf in winter, calm in summer. Great for paddle-boarding.
|Cleaning fee||$275 + Tax|
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