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Mauna Kea Luxury - 180º Ocean, Maui, Sunset & Golf Course Views

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Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 10 nights

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Minimum Stay
5 - 10 nights


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4 bedroom, 4 bath incl. in-law unit with private entrance, en suite kitchen/bath

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This stunning home offers the best of both worlds: the comfort of a spacious, private home and access to all of the facilities of the Mauna Kea resort - one of the most beautiful resorts in all of Hawaii. Come relax in the privacy of what we hope you’ll feel is like your home away from home that we have outfitted with many extras for the whole family to enhance your stay. A well-stocked high-end kitchen including wine refrigerator, games, beach towels and toys, coolers, snorkel gear, fast wifi, flat screen TVs with AppleTV with Netflix and more in every room are just some of the things we provide. In addition, you will have access to private concierge services to facilitate every aspect of your trip, from purchasing groceries to stock the refrigerator before your arrival, to restaurant recommendations and reservations, and helping arrange activities throughout the island. Our local property manager is available to you 24x7 for any needs that might arise.

Staying in this house entitles you to full use of the amenities of the Mauna Kea resort for a nominal fee ($65/day which covers all guests). Championship golf, tennis, beaches, heated pools, restaurants, spas, fitness centers, shops, business center and valet parking are just some of the options available to you at both the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel with full signing privileges. The beautiful white sand beaches are consistently rated the best beaches in all of the Hawaiian islands. Swim, snorkel, boogie board, paddle surf, play in the sand, or relax on the hotel-provided lounge chairs under beach umbrellas. Or just hang out by the wonderful heated pool. Scuba diving, whale watching, shopping and farmer’s markets are all just minutes away.

Located in the Uplands at Mauna Kea, the house is designer-decorated inside and landscaped by a renowned Hawaiian landscape architect. The beautiful furnishings and appointments set this never before rented house apart from others like it. Inside the house, the spacious master bedroom suite opens out onto the lanai and features a king-sized bed, an abundance of closets, and a spacious en suite bathroom with a deep soaking tub and a large walk-in shower. The second bedroom features a queen-sized bed with an en suite bathroom. The third bedroom also has a queen-sized bed with a nearby bathroom with shower. The fourth bedroom is a large ohana suite (“ohana” is Hawaiian for “family”) with a private entrance, and features two queen sized beds, en suite bathroom with shower and a kitchenette.

The communal areas are just as inviting. The kitchen is equipped with Viking appliances including a gas range, and granite countertops. It is a joy to cook in with a huge selection of pantry items, cookware, and dishes. Relax in the oversized couches and chairs in the living room or family room. Gather in the family room to watch HDTV with Apple TV enjoying movies, live sports and news, music, and even content from your iOS devices or Mac. Sit the whole group down at a beautiful dining table that seats up to 10 people or have casual meals indoors or out at smaller glass tables. With a central stereo system, you can enjoy your music throughout the house.

Outside, enjoy the incredible views of the ocean, Maui, and breathtaking sunsets over the foreground golf course from the spacious lanai. Swim and frolic in the 40’ saline infinity pool, which is heated at no additional cost. Relax in the couches, chairs and lounge chairs with afternoon smoothies and cocktails or in the spa for a post-swim or end-of-day soak. Enjoy your meals at the additional outdoor dining table so you can watch the views, or your kids.

If you are ready to leave the resort, great restaurants and shopping in Mauna Lani, Waikoloa, and Waimea are close by. Talk to us and we can fill you in on our experience with the wonderful mix of luxury stores, department stores, boutiques, art galleries, dining, farmers markets and even dive shops!

Current fees for Mauna Kea Resort Membership:

$ 65 per day for the length of your stay (irrespective of the number of guests)

Cancellation Policy:

Our cancellation policy is that we will give a 75% refund if cancelled within 10 days and the entire security deposit. After 10 days, no refunds will be given. Since our guests often book their travel plans far in advance, we would likely be unable to rebook the house at a later time.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Diana Nemirovsky
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 4, 2016
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About Diana Nemirovsky

We are a family – two grown daughters and our Mom, an interior designer. We have been going to Hawaii for over 20 years, and hope to retire here some day.

Diana Nemirovsky purchased this house in 2015

Why Diana Nemirovsky chose Kohala Coast

After many visits to the Maui, we came to the Big Island and the Mauna Kea resort and have never looked back. It has been our dream to own a home here, and now we do and want to share it with you. When recently the opportunity came up to buy a vacation home, it didn’t take much convincing to choose this house in Moani Heights just a mile from the beach. We love how the outside is welcomed in through so many windows and glass doors offering views of the beach, ocean, and golf course. Mom is an interior designer and on seeing this house immediately fell in love. The quality and care of the finishes, decorating and landscaping set it apart from all others we looked at.


based on 16 traveler reviews

Mauna Kea Luxury - 180º Ocean, Maui, Sunset & Golf Course Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

The Perfect Rental....Really Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We’ve been coming to the Mauna Kea for years and have rented multiple properties and this is by far the best rental we’ve had. The home is beautiful and so well kept you wouldn’t even know it was a vacation rental. Everything was really clean and this is the only rental we’ve had that offered a mid-week cleaning with the rate. It was so nice to have the kitchen and bathrooms cleaned mid-week. Another amazing feature is the fact that they will stock the fridge for you at the cost of groceries – no additional charge! My nephew’s birthday was on Sunday and we were worried we wouldn’t have time to get a cake, so they went to Costco and ordered a sheet cake with a dinosaur on it and my 2-year old nephew could not have been more excited. I gave them the list of groceries and put “if possible” next to almost everything and they went to four different stores to complete my order, now that’s service! Kathleen the onsite contact was great to work with before we arrived and for the first time since we’ve been coming to the island, we had a rental that had zero issues. We never had to call Kathleen to come fix anything the entire time we were there. I can’t say enough good things about this rental. We will no longer try other properties at the resort, this will be our only rental in the future. Thanks for such an amazing trip!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As someone who has visited the Big Island many times over the years, your kind review is especially meaningful to us. Thank you! We do try hard to provide the experience we would like if we were renting, and I'm glad to know we have succeeded. It was fantastic having you, and we look forward to welcoming you again on your next trip. Warmly, Diana
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Exactly as advertised

  • 5 of 5

Refreshing to find all the features of the home, including the views, were exactly as advertised. The resort access was a plus.

Our family of 7, after a busy day, relaxed outside and around the pool. If you like this part of Hawaii, the big island, this is a great location.

Im a tough customer to please- I have no complaints

I would recommend this home to my friends, and would gladly return.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ben, We are so glad you enjoyed staying at our house, and that it met your expectations. It means a lot to us that even our most discriminating guests walk away feeling as great as you and your family did. We're looking forward to having you back soon. Warmly, Diana
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Just as lovely as the pictures show

  • 5 of 5

This property was everything we hoped for. The rooms were good size and well decorated. The home is close to both golf courses in the area. Shopping was not far away (15-25 minutes). Our contact, Kathleen, while at the property was very responsive and helpful. Our arrival was delayed by 8 hours due to weather on the mainland and Kathleen offered to get breakfast groceries for us since we would be arriving after 10 pm. So very kind and thoughtful. We enjoyed the privacy that the home offered. The view of the ocean was slightly farther than we thought it would be but still had a great view with amazing sunsets. The access to the beaches at both Mauna Kea and Hapuna was easy and very enjoyable. On our final night we went to Merriman's in Waimea for dinner - make sure you visit this one, it's a winner. We also took the evening Stargazing tour on top of Mauna Kea with Mauna Kea Summit Adventures, it was a tour that should not be left off your to do list (but make sure you have jackets and pants - it was 30 degrees and windy!). We will return again and hopefully, this house will be available!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful House, Gorgeous Views, Helpful Staff

  • 5 of 5

This house is amazing! The house is beautiful and perfect for a large family(we had 9 adults) and everything is top notch. As beautiful as the inside of the house is, the outside is Gorgeous! The pool and hot tub are amazing, the views and sunsets are stunning. We spent most of our time outside around the pool and hot tub as well at the Hapuna and Mauna Kea beach, which as a guest you have access with a small fee. Kathleen and her staff were great and helpful. They even did a full house cleaning half way through our stay. We will be back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words Dave. We're so glad everyone enjoyed their time at our house, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Completely fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful property. It was perfect for our family. Both the owner and the property manager were exceptionally helpful. I hope to be able to stay here again sometime!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely everything we had hoped for...and more.

  • 5 of 5

This house was absolutely perfect for our family vacation. It has stunning views of the Hapuna golf course, the ocean and the Hawaii'n sunsets. The heated pool and the hot tub were great to relax in after a day at the beach. All top of the line appliances made our stay very convenient to cook and to do our laundry. Access to both the Hapuna Beach Prince and the Mauna Kea hotels make staying at the house perfect for families. The property management team were excellent. They even did our grocery shopping for us so when we arrived at the house it was already done.

Kathleen and her staff went above and beyond to ensure a great vacation for our family. The house provided a great family atmosphere for all 9 of us that separate hotel rooms could have never accomplished.

"A+".....5 star rating..... 10/10... However you want to measure this property- it was perfect!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Waimea House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 28 2016
5 night minimum stay
Winter Holiday 2016/17
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 2 2017
10 night minimum stay
Presidents Week
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning Fee $500 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.41%

Cancellation policy is to refund 75% of your booking (and of course 100% of your security deposit) if cancelled within 10 days of booking. Because our guests often book far in advance, it would be a challenge for us to find another guest if we allowed later cancellations, so we are unable to offer refunds after 10 days of booking. If your plans are not finalized yet, we might be able to hold your dates for a few days while you coordinate with others in your group - just ask us!

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Waimea House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Ensuite Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Unbelievably spacious with gigantic closets & double vanity
    Ohana Suite Bathroom - toilet , shower , Features two vanities
    2nd Bedroom Ensuite Bathroom - toilet , shower , Features cherry cabinets
    3rd Bathroom - toilet , shower , Features cherry cabinets and granite vanity
  • The master bedroom, second bedroom, and ohana suite all have en suite (attached) bathrooms. The master bedroom features separate deep soaking tub and all bathrooms have walk-in showers.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Features Stickley furniture, lg. closets, & ensuite bathroom
    2nd Bedroom - 1 queen , Features en suite bathorom with shower
    3rd Bedroom - 1 queen
    4th Bedroom - Ohana suite - 2 queen , Features private entrance, kitchenette, & bathroom w/ shower
  • The master bedroom features a king-sized bed; all other rooms feature queen-sized beds. The master bedroom features sliding doors facing the ocean allowing you to enter/exit from the bedroom to the lanai without going through the living areas. Each bedroom offers HDTV with AppleTV, DVD players, premium cable, ceiling fans, and WiFi.
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  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Access to the five-star Mauna Kea Resort including the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, its two beaches, award-winning golf courses, and all amenities available for a modest per-person, per-stay fee. Unlike many other homes for rent, our pool and spa are heated for you at NO additional cost so you can enjoy a swim after a day at the beach or whenever you feel like relaxing at home. Housekeeping is provided twice per week. Daily housekeeping can be arranged at an additional cost.

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