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Detached House + Resort Car + Private Pool & Spa On Golf Course

40 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights


Waimea House Rental Photos and Description

4 BR 4.5 BA with 3100 sq ft of living space including lani and detached Ohana

Pakele Lani is Hawaiian for “heavenly escape” and that’s precisely what awaits guests of this 4 bedroom 4 ½ bath detached single-story home.

There are comfortable beds for up to 12 adults and 4 additional children with 3 king beds, 1 queen bed, 1 twin bed, 1 king sleeper, 1 single sleeper, 1 roll-away, 1 toddler bed and 2 cribs. Most of the beds have memory foam mattresses.

The home includes a 4-seat NEV electric car that makes travel within the resort even more convenient and fun. It's perfect for carrying our stand-up paddle board to the beach. The NEV can go anywhere within the resort that a regular car can go, and benefits from reserved parking spaces at the Beach Club. The NEV allows some members of the group to explore the island in their rental car while others use the NEV to get around the resort.

Located in the gated KaMilo community within the renowned Mauna Lani Resort, there are over 3100 square feet of living space including a detached Ohana (guest house). Furnishings and décor are of the highest quality. With a private pool and spa, access to the KaMilo Recreation Center and all the amenities of the Mauna Lani Resort, this impeccable property provides absolutely everything for a peaceful and relaxing holiday.

For maximum comfort and privacy, each bedroom has en-suite facilities, extreme thread-count linens, plush towels, a ceiling fan and a television with Internet-connected media player.

The home is fully air-conditioned, though most will want to open the wall of glass doors and savor the balmy tropical breezes. Wireless internet is available throughout the property. Pakele Lani has everything needed for a beach excursion from plush beach towels and snorkel equipment to beach chairs, umbrellas, cabanas, folding beach wagon, coolers and sand toys. There are also boards for body, skid and stand-up paddle action.

There are 10 bicycles and helmets provided for guests to use. They range from kid bikes with training wheels to full-sized adult mountain bikes.

There are several nearby beaches within the Mauna Lani resort. The best beach is the private Mauna Lani Beach Club. This beach has cabanas, beach chairs, showers, bathrooms, and a full service restaurant and bar. The water is calm and warm and the snorkeling is superb. It's a pleasant 3 minute drive in the NEV or in your rental car. We provide a gate card for free access to the private parking lot and the beach.

The closest beach is Holoholokai Beach Park. Directly behind the house on the other side of the the 11th fairway, it's just a 5 minute walk or bike ride away. This beach has picnic tables, parking, bathrooms and showers. It's great for beach combing, surf-side walks, whale watching and surfing.

Pakele Lani is surrounded by meticulously maintained mature tropical trees, flowering plants and lush ground cover. There is ample parking for up to 4 vehicles in the large private drive directly in front of the home. Just past the eucalyptus entry gate are the lava rock fenced front yard, ohana, patio and entry foyer.

The commodious shaded lanai has lounges, chairs, an outdoor dining area and BBQ grill. It's great for pool-side entertaining, relaxation and family meals. Warm tropical breezes, the scent of Plumeria and the sounds of rustling palm fronds and waves of nearby Holoholokai Beach caress the senses.

The fenced rear yard abuts the 11th fairway of the Mauna Lani North Course. The large level lawn, private pool and spa give guests plenty of room to soak up the ever-present South Kohala sunshine.

Just across the way from Pakele Lani is the KaMilo Recreation Center. At no additional cost, guests may enjoy an enormous family pool with separate shallow area for small children, a lap pool, a well-equipped work-out facility, two spas and and over two acres of grassy play-fields. There is also a covered picnic and gathering area with kitchen that can seat over 50 people. The picnic area can be reserved for parties or events.

Pakele Lani’s spacious Great Room with its soaring grass cloth and mahogany vaulted ceilings opens onto the expansive covered lanai and pool deck. Choose from a variety of spaces to sit or recline on soft leather while serenaded by the sweet calls of Hawaii’s Zebra Doves. Every evening this huge living space is treated to spectacular Hawaiian sunsets.

A chef’s dream, exotic hardwood cabinets frame the kitchen with its lavishly equipped top-quality cookware, appliances, utensils and tableware by Thermador, Wüsthof, Zojirushi, Bella, Breville, Pfaltzgraff, etc. Everything from the rice cooker to the Belgian waffle maker is the best in category.

The separate Family Entertainment Room has a king-size memory foam sleeper couch and is well stocked with toys, books, games and activities for all ages. Featured are toys for preschoolers on up including Thomas the Tank Engine trains, action figures, dolls, Mega Bloks, Legos, board games, numerous video disks and a Playstation system with over 20 popular game titles and a variety of controllers.

The spacious Master Suite has a king bed, soaking tub, two-person shower, two wash basins and separate WC. It has direct access to the lanai and outdoor spa for romantic evening soaks under the spectacular Hawaiian night skies.

The Princess Suite is located down a hallway near the front of the main house well away from the living and entertaining areas. It has a king bed, and a private walk-in shower and commode.

The Keiki Room has a queen bed, a twin bed and its own bath with a shower over tub and separate WC. There is a television and a ceiling fan. In the closet you will find a crib, high chair and stroller to accommodate even the youngest of guests. There's a full sized laundry room down the hall.

Just in front of the main house is the Ohana, a self-contained living space with a private entrance. It is ideal for the nanny, personal assistant, or traveling companions who need a bit more privacy. There is a king bed as well as a love-seat that opens into a single bed. The Ohana has a micro-fridge and coffee maker as well as a walk-in shower and separate WC. Sliding doors lead to a private lanai with café table seating.

We provide daily housekeeping starting after the second night of your stay. This includes cleaning of the kitchen and all five bathrooms, fresh towels, and other cleaning tasks as requested. There are no additional charges for setup or for cleaning after your departure.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Lynn and Etienne
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 13, 2016

About Lynn and Etienne

We have loved the Big Island of Hawaii since we first came here on our honeymoon over a decade ago. We fell instantly in love with the climate, the beautiful landscapes, the perfect ocean and the relaxed lifestyle. Over the years we found ourselves coming back here more and more often - always staying in vacation rental properties. These experiences taught us what really mattered in a vacation property. We took this education into account when we designed Pakele Lani. Everything a guest could need is here - and its all the best we could get. No corners were cut.

The name Pakele Lani means 'Heavenly Escape' because Hawaii has always been that for us. Our family home is just up the street. We look forward to sharing our corner of paradise with you. Come escape with us from the crowds, bad weather and the stress of the 'real world'.

Lynn and Etienne purchased this house in 2013

Why Lynn and Etienne chose Kohala Coast

Vacations are about comfort and relaxation for everyone. The best thing about this property is the variety of different spaces that allow people to enjoy themselves without tripping over one-another.

The private pool in the back yard is great for cooling off while sun-bathing - or for the kids to play nearby at the end of the day.

Nothing compares to lying in a completely private back-yard spa under a night sky filled with an impossible number of stars... and it's just ten feet from the master bedroom.

The separate family room has ample entertainment for all ages and is located away from the great room - which itself has perfectly comfy chairs, a large sofa and a monster TV.

And, of course, the Ohana is the ultimate private escape. A completely separate structure for those members of your party who need/deserve their own space.

We wanted a premium property that would satisfy the most discerning guests - ourselves. This is the result of our decade long search for the ideal property and our uncompromising selection of amenities and decor.

We hope you love it as much as we do - and open our hearts to your suggestions to make Pakele Lani live up to its name.

What makes this house unique

Three pools! A private pool in the back yard, and across the street a huge community pool where the kids can hang out with new friends, while you work out in the 1/4 Olympic (12.5 yards) lap pool.

Privacy! No shared bathrooms in this house. No neighbors can see into the main house thanks to rock walls, dense foliage and the property placement on a golf course fairway. Better still, the Ohana and Princess rooms are well away from the main living spaces. This allows some people to sleep while others socialize.

The kitchen! Only the good stuff. The owner is an avid chef. All the right tools are there and they are all best-in class. In many cases we bought several different models of an appliance. The best ones are in Pakele Lani. The others went on Craigs List or eBay.

The Beach Club! Right up the road, the private Beach Club is never crowded. It's sheltered from wind and waves so the snorkeling and paddle boarding are always great. The full service restaurant and bar seal the deal.

The other beach! The Holoholokai Beach Park is an easy walk away. The tide pools and unspoiled coastline are magnificent for beach-combing, surfing, or advanced snorkeling. A grassy picnic area with tables and bathrooms is right next to the surf.

The sunsets! The huge glass doors of the great room face directly to the west. Every night we get a different spectacular sunset over the golf course and ocean.


based on 40 traveler reviews

Detached House + Resort Car + Private Pool & Spa On Golf Course
average rating of 5.0 based on 40 reviews

Beautiful home and wonderful place for a perfect Hawaiian vacation.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had the pleasure of staying at this beautiful home just north of Kona. Everything you could possibly need or want was there for your comfort and convenience. There were 11 of us including 3 small children. Everyone of us loved this home and property. We used the snorkeling hear in the garage almost every day. There were an assortment of toys and games and the children loved having new and interesting toys to play with. There were also plenty of DVD's, but we were so busy we didn't have time to watch movies. The kitchen was well stocked and we loved being able to cook and eat at home sometimes inside and sometimes on the lanai.

One of the favorite aspects for my family was the pool right outside the lanai doors. It was perfect. We would spend the morning at the beach (2 minutes away) and then come home and swim in the pool and warm up in the hot tub, then back in the pool. The yard is lovely, the house is private and the community was perfect for an ideal getaway.

Each room was lovely with private bathrooms and everything a person could want.

The property visited us to be sure that we had everything we needed and we were free to call him if there was anything else we needed. They wanted to be sure we had what we needed to have an outstanding vacation.

This was an excellent choice for us and we would recommend it highly!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Amazing vacation home with all the extras!

  • 5 of 5

The KaMilo home more than met our expectations. It was large, beautifully decorated and equipped with all the conveniences you could ask for. The golf course location was gorgeous and the pool and hot tub offered us many hours of enjoyment. We were a family of six adults and four young children and there was something for everyone. The bedrooms and living spaces were large and comfortable and immaculate. There were toys for the children and bikes and scuba gear for everyone. We made good use of the very nice fitness center and additional pools within a half block of the house and went to the beautiful private beach club which was also included. What fun!! It was an amazing week and we would come back in a heartbeat. The Mauna Lani shopping area was close by with shops, restaurants and entertainment - they even had a luau one evening where we enjoyed the music and both hula and fire dancers. Great experience!!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An amazing home - in the middle of paradise.

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Lynn and Etienne's. Our party of 11( we all came in for my wedding at the Mauna Lani) had the absolute BEST time, cooking at home, hanging out at the beach club, snorkeling and paddle boarding during our 5 night stay. Etienne went out of his way to make us feel completely at home and was always a phone call away if we needed anything. The pictures do not do the house justice - this place is just magical! :D Thank you so much for everything!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We originally chose this house due to the amount of people it could sleep. The numbers assume some babies and toddlers - they have strollers, toys, high chairs, cribs and beds for a few tots. We would have killed for those features a few years back! Make sure you review all of the rooms to make sure your group fits. Ours worked out great. Everything was top notch! The occasional hiccup was quickly resolved. The great room was amazing - perfect for an island vacation. My son is begging for one of the reclining chairs for his dorm room. (Too nice, not happening.) The kitchen has all of the cookware and appliances you might need. We made waffles, pancakes, poke, grilled chicken and fish along with rice and quinoa in the rice cooker. The pool is a huge bonus. While you picture yourself at the beach, it is nice for the kids to swim while breakfast or dinner is being prepared. Sunset in the hot tub is also a plus!

While the house itself is beyond compare, the extra touches are amazing. More than just the basic beach towels and snorkel equipment, you get use of a stand up paddle board, electric car, coolers, beach chairs, and a variety of beach equipment. It was an amazing vacation - and the house was a great!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing find in Mauna Lani - highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

This home was fantastically equipped and I am not just referring to all the kitchen appliances but the fun stuff. Toys, books, DVDs and a playstation gaming system that make it perfect for kids of all ages. We travelled as two families with five children aged between 8 and 14 year old. We weren't sure how much we would use the pool at home but we couldn't get the kids out of it. Whilst not big it ticked the box and meant the kids were not rushing us out the door in the mornings and we could have a leisurely start to the day. Us adults liked the hot tub for early morning coffee and the beautiful sunsets you get from the property.

It was a very short two minute walk to the neighborhood pool which is clean and large and never felt busy plus one of our group loved the lap pool for more serious exercise. We took full advantage of the neighborhood electric vehicle for quick trips to the local supermarket for more aloe gel or to grab a cocktail sans children. We laughed every time we used it - so much fun! The beach club was only a 5 minute ride or 15 minute cycle and was great for paddle boarding and snorkeling but we visited Kua Bay and Hapuna for the more serious business of boogie boarding which was exceptional and perhaps a little rough for the 8 year old! The garage at this home has a good range of bikes but also all the stuff you need for the beach but don't want to have to buy. Boogie boards, cooler boxes, great quality snorkeling sets and lots of sand toys too. There is also table tennis which we opened up on the drive one night.

The house itself is beautifully furnished and well laid out so everyone gets privacy and their own bathroom. Our teen boys shared the casita which they loved. The beds I believe are all memory foam and were very comfortable. I definitely recommend this house as a holiday rental for two families or three if you have very young children as we noticed they had cots and all the baby equipment you could need ready for set up.

Etienne was great to deal with and responded quickly including when we lost light for our nighttime hot tub/star gazing and quickly popped round to change a bulb for us. Great to know he was close by if needed but equally gave us total privacy during our stay.

Other must do's were the Tommy Bahamas restaurant, Lava Lava club, Fairmont beach restaurant, Hapuna Beach and Kua Bay plus the Volcanoes National Park which was well worth the trip. Amazing vacation thank you.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular house in paradise

  • 5 of 5

We rented this beautiful property for 6 nights. It was everything that we expected and more. The house was clean and well kept and included an inviting pool and hot tub. The house was well stocked with many ammenities including toys for children of all ages. We were provided with all sorts of beach and water equipment. Having use of the golf cart was great. The magnificent beach was only minutes away. Our hosts did everything to make our stay a pleasant and memorable one. We would definitely recommend this property to our friends and family. Using VRBO was easy. An accurate description of the rental property was provided. The process of the payment plan was made simple .

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Kona International Airport at Keahole (KOA)
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Several Beaches within walking distance
Car: recommended

With no rain to speak of, pristine tropical breezes, moderate humidity and warm temperatures, Mauna Lani has been said to have the finest weather in the world. Year-round average daytime temperature's range from 81 to 87 degrees F. Nighttime temps average in the low 70's. Average annual rainfall is less than an inch. Unlike other parts of Hawaii, there is no volcanic pollution (vog).

Pakele Lani guests have free access to the exclusive Mauna Lani Beach Club - boasting a private white-sand beach with lounge chairs, covered cabanas and an on-site restaurant and bar. The calm beach is perfect for sunbathing, beach play, and snorkeling. Stand-up paddle boards and kayaks are available for rent. While there, visitors may also enjoy a sightseeing cruise on the Winona catamaran or take a stroll through the magnificent historic fish ponds to view a myriad of fish and visiting sea turtles.

The Shops at Mauna Lani are an easy ten-minute stroll from the home. They offer fine and casual dining, a real grocery store, fashion, art, a 4D cinema and live entertainment.

The Francis H I'i Brown North & South Championship Golf Courses at Mauna Lani are set on lava flows with lush greens and magnificent ocean views. With some tee shots to the green directly over the ocean, this is one of the world's most talked about golf destinations.

The Fairmont Orchid has a weekly 'Gathering of the Kings Lu'au'

Mauna Lani has its own Tennis Club, Sports and Fitness Center, and Spa.


Rates & Availability

Waimea House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 2016
Nov 5 2016 - Nov 18 2016
5 night minimum stay
Dec 2016
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 10 2016
5 night minimum stay
Holiday Season 2016
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season 2017
Jun 4 2017 - Sep 4 2017
5 night minimum stay
Holiday Season 2017
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping & cleaning $500 + Tax
Rental deposit $1,200
Tax Rate 13.42%

Prices exclude 9.25% Transient Accommodations and 4.17% General Excise Taxes
Tax ID: W71783957-01

Check-in time: 3:00 pm Hawaii Time
Check-out time: 10:00 am Hawaii Time

Owners : Lynn Morgenroth and Etienne Handman

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Waimea House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Powder Room - toilet , Off the great room
    Master - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Outdoor jetted spa, soaking tub and double shower
    Princess - toilet , shower
    Keiki - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Ohana - toilet , shower
  • All bathrooms have plush towels, bath mats, hair dryers and mirrors
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Princess - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Quiet room - isolated from main living areas
    Ohana - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Guest house with sliding doors opening to patio
    Family Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , King-size memory foam sleeper sofa
    Keiki - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed
    Master - 1 king , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , Sliding doors open to outdoor spa
  • All bedrooms have private bathrooms, extreme thread-count sheets, TV's and ceiling fans
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 10 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Private Chef
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Let us know of any amenities, features or services you would like us to add to Pakele Lani. We want to make your future stays as close to perfection as humanly possible. Talk to us about babysitting or concierge services. We can refer you to local people with whom you can make direct arrangements.

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