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Hale O' Honu'ea at the Fairways Mauna Lani: 2+br Perfect For Families, Snowbirds

Puako, HI, USA
  • Townhome1646 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

2 Story Townhome, 1646 Sqft Indoors With 2 Lanais In A Lush Tropical Setting

The Fairways: Just 20 minutes north of Kona Airport in the beautiful Mauna Lani Resort and ideally situated between the Fairmont Orchid Hotel and the Shops of Mauna Lani and the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel. The Fairways is an impeccably maintained luxury gated community on over 20 acres adjacent to the Francis H. Brown North Golf course, one of two championship golf courses within Mauna Lani (your stay includes discounted guest golf rates at both).

Amenities at the Fairways include a large BBQ pavilion, large and luxurious free form swimming pool, spa, waterfalls, and a fitness center with a/c.

Hale O' Honu'ea: Stay in this beautifully furnished 2 bedroom townhome, with polished granite and stainless steel gourmet kitchen, 2 1/2 baths and 1 car garage and relax in over 1600 square feet of indoor living in a spacious open layout.

The tranquil Lanai off the main floor includes a wet bar, Viking grill/rotisserie and dining seating for 6.

The floor plan here is ideal for privacy and comfort with both bedrooms upstairs away from the main living area and on far ends of the home, each with an ensuite full bathroom.

The master suite includes a den sitting area, ensuite with jacuzzi tub and private lanai that together with the downstairs lanai extends the living space to over 2000 square feet. Enjoy the view of the naturalized golf course landscaping and the 11th green of the north course in the distance.

Your stay at Hale O' Honu'ea includes a gate pass to owners parking at the semi-private Beach Club with ocean-side restaurant, coral reef snorkeling and white sand beach. Covered cabanas and sunbathing chairs are on the beach for guests of property owners only, so all you need to bring are the towels, boogie boards and sand toys that we provide and your sunblock!

Water enthusiasts can rent stand-up paddle boards, surf boards, outriggers and other equipment adjacent to the beach or even join a snorkel, whale-watch (in season), scuba dive, or sunset cruise.

Within Mauna Lani you can explore the lesser known 49 Black Sand Beach or the one of the five white sand beaches and waterfront, the historic petroglyphs and ancient fish ponds, and enjoy the free cultural activities offered at the Shops of Mauna Lani. Meet turtles swimming in the ocean, sunning on the rocks or those that are part of the Mauna Lani honu preservation program.

Enjoy discounted guest rates at both the North and South Frances H. I'i Brown Golf Courses.

Exploring beyond Mauna Lani? We have provided cooler bags, beach chairs and guide books (and are happy to give you more ideas if you ask).

This is a no-smoking, no-pet property. VRBO's new policy is that we are no longer allowed to share our direct phone number on our VRBO listing. If you have questions that you would like us to answer directly over the phone, please contact VRBO Customer Service and ask how you can talk to us in person.

STARTING IN FEBRUARY 2016, VRBO/HOMEAWAY WILL ASSESS THEIR OWN "SERVICE FEE" OF 4-10%. IT IS NOT COLLECTED BY OR PAID TO THE OWNER. The service fee is visible as a line item to the traveler in the price quote and in the checkout process. Please contact VRBO Customer Service if you have questions about the service fee.

The service fee is a charge paid by the traveler to HomeAway for HomeAway's services. It is not paid to the owner for the rental of the accommodation. VRBO/HomeAway's policy regarding the service fee and refund in case of cancellation is theirs and separate from the owner's cancellation policy.


Jeff and Sonia

Member Since 2014
Premier Partner
This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
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Response time:
within one hour
english, french
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
About Jeff and Sonia

My wife and I have a young family and we have been visiting the Hawaiian islands for almost a decade to escape the cold winters (and even the cool summers) of the Pacific Northwest. We are both competitive athletes and have done dozens of marathons and triathlons all over the world including Ironman distance races. In fact, we first found the Fairways at Mauna Lani racing the Honu 70.3. We have 2 young children and enjoy traveling anywhere we can enjoy good food, good weather, different cultures - and still play in the outdoors.

Jeff and Sonia purchased this Townhome in 2014

Why Jeff and Sonia chose Puako

We found ourselves returning to Mauna Lani more than any place else in the tropics. What we love most about Mauna Lani is that it offers privacy away from the crowds elsewhere yet offers the convenience of close by restaurants and shops when you want them. It has beautiful calm waters for safe snorkeling, waves (when you want them) for surfing, and nature abounds with the turtles, coral reef, dolphin and whale sightings. There are miles of running and cycling right out the door. We stayed at other properties within Mauna Lani but feel that the grounds, large free form pool, spa and location of the Fairways are the perfect combination of private yet convenient to the amenities of the rest of the resort as it is close enough to walk to the Fairmont Orchid and Shops of Mauna Lani.

What makes this Townhome unique

We chose Hale O' Honu'ea because of all the floorplans we've stayed in Mauna Lani, it suits our family and friends the best. All bedrooms are upstairs which makes us feel safe; the bedrooms are on opposite ends of the townhome so they feel private; each has it's own ensuite bathroom for convenience; the open floor plan of the main living space and windows on the upper floor allow the island breeze to move through. We've made updates to make it even more comfortable and hope that you will enjoy it as much as we do. Our daughter named 'Hale O' Honu'ea', Home of the Hawksbill Turtle. In conjunction with Oahu's Sea Life Park, Mauna Lani Resort raises honu (the green sea turtle) releases them when mature, helping the comeback of honu. The native Hawksbill turtle, or Honu'ea, is more endangered and the Big Island is one of it's few nesting places. Our family hopes someday to see the Honu'ea frequenting the waters of Mauna Lani too. We are transitioning to our condo to be more 'green'. We've installed ceiling fans and screens to enjoy the island breeze. We provide personal amenity dispensers that reduce plastic bottle waste of typical hotel 'travel size' products. We are converting to CFL and LED lighting. We've chosen BPA-free acrylics for outdoor drinkware. We provide environmentally responsible detergents and will continue to transition to like products throughout Hale O' Honu'ea. We admit that we have far to go, but we feel these small steps are all in the right direction to protect the natural beauty of this special place.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
      • Master+den
        1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Riser day bed sofa in den converts to 2 twins or 1 king
      • Guest
        2 double, 1 baby crib, Pack-n-play portable crib available at no extra cost.
      • The master bedroom has a king bed and is located on the second floor. The spacious master suite includes a den, a large closet, and the master bath. The den provides access to the upstairs lanai. The riser day bed sofa in the master den has full thickness mattresses and can be converted to a twin, two twins, or full size king bed. The second upstairs bedroom features two double beds and a full bath. The second floor bedrooms are located at opposite ends of the floor, separated by a hallway ensuring individual privacy. The living room sofa folds out to a queen bed.


      • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Guest ensuite
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Master ensuite
        toilet, shower, jetted tub, Large ensuite with double sinks and separate WC
      • Powder Room on Main floor
      • Part of our ongoing green efforts at Hale O' Honu'ea include providing starter supplies of personal care products in full size amenity dispensers in both bathroom showers and hand soap pumps at all sinks throughout the home. This drastically reduces the plastic bottle waste of typical hospitality or travel size amenities and allows us to provide high quality personal care products for our guests, including organic, tear-free shampoo and body wash in the second bedroom perfect for kids.

      Location Type

        • Golf Course View
          The Fairways is located on 20 acres adjacent to the Francis H. Brown North Course. Two Championship Courses within Mauna Lani.
        • Resort
          Part of the Mauna Lani Resort with the most sunny days on the island, the Fairways features a luxury pool, spa, and fitness center with a/c, tropical landscaping.
        • Village
          Just a 1/2 mile walk to shopping center with 40 stores. Includes groceries, fine dining and shopping and free weekly events and activities.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Spa
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Fitness Room / Equipment
                      Air Conditioned Fitness Center within the Fairways. Mauna Lani Sports & Fitness Club offers classes and additional facilities.
                    • Garage
                      Tommy Bahama 4 beach chairs and beach umbrella. 4 beach cruiser bikes and helmets. Various beach/pool/sand toys. 2 large LL Bean tote bags for beach trips. Rain umbrellas for trips to the wet side.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Internet
                      Cable internet through TWC; password protected WiFi
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Clothes Dryer and drying rack
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                      Apple TV, Flat Panel TV, Sound Bar, DVD player
                    • Parking
                    • Telephone
                      Free Local and Long Distance to Canada and US
                    • Towels Provided
                      Household and Beach towels
                    • Washing Machine
                      Starter supply of environmentally responsible liquid detergent provided


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Automatic programmable coffee maker with stainless steel carafe and a stainless steel insulated Bodum French Press
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          The kitchen is equipped with glassware, dishes, cooking utensils, and BPA-free acrylic tumblers for outdoor dining.
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          The luxurious kitchen with polished granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances is also equipped with blender, rice cooker, electric can opener and more.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Cloth reusable bags to make shopping easier, as the state of Hawaii has banned plastic grocery bags.
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              The kitchen bar seats 4. The indoor dining room and lanai dining table seat 6. Portable booster chair provided.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Books
                                  Selection of Hawaiian interest books (travel, cooking, history, birds, fish, dictionary)
                                • DVD Player
                                  DVD Player available in living room; RedBox movie rentals available from the Foodland at the Shops of Mauna Lani
                                • Games
                                  Dominos, Hawaii Monopoly, Hungry Hippos, Flip Flops, Backgammon, Chess, Cribbage, Checkers, Playing Cards
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Time Warner Cable
                                • Stereo
                                  Vizio Bluetooth Soundbar in the living room that you can connect your Bluetooth enabled music to.
                                • Television
                                  Living room Apple TV, Sound Bar linked to 50" 4K HD TV, and TVs in bedrooms
                                • Toys


                                    • Golf
                                      Two Championship Golf Courses within Mauna Lani, more within 30 minutes drive. Discounted golf available to guests by booking through the Pro Shop and mentioning that you are staying in Fairways.
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Watersport rentals including life jackets, view boards, SUP, kayaks, outrigger canoes and sailing trips available adjacent to the Owners Beach Club.
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      The town home has main and second floor lanais adding approx 400 square feet of living space.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      The Townhome is surrounded by lush tropical gardens that continue throughout the Fairways.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Gourmet Viking Stainless Grill and rotisserie
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      Assortment of boogie boards, balls and toys provided.


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              The common area with pool, spa, waterfall and outdoor leisure space is within a minute walk from the front door. Free WiFi at pool. The condo is secluded from any common area traffic and noise.
                                            • Hot Tub
                                              In common area


                                                • arboretum
                                                • botanical garden
                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • live theater
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • ruins

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • luaus
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shelling
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • whale watching
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • wind-surfing

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              44 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Home better than the pictures

                                                              Sean M.

                                                              Couldn't ask for a better stay-home was wonderful and the owners were very helpful when we had a user error with the internet. Jeff and Sonia, thank you so much for opening your home for our stay!

                                                              Sean and Chrissy

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Mahalo for your kind review!

                                                              Beautiful condo and lovely, helpful owners!

                                                              Traci W.

                                                              Very well-appointed condo in a quiet, lovely association. Sonia was helpful in answering all of our questions. We would definitely go back!

                                                              Wonderful condo.


                                                              The property was clean and completely enjoyable. We love the Fairways and have rented 4 different units. This unit is comfortable and lovely. The two full bed in the second bedroom is the best feature for our family. Both children had their own bed. I loved the soap, conditioner and shampoo units in the showers. It was very handy if you lacked in your own. The kitchen supplies were a bit less available, so providing for plastic garbage bags, Saran Wrap, foil, baggies, etc. are something to remember to bring with you or purchase at the local grocery. Overall, I would 100% rent again. We absolutely loved it. Thank you for allowing us into your piece of paradise.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thanks for the note. There should have been plenty of garbage bags for your stay, so I will remind our housekeeper to supply them when she does the cleaning.

                                                              Too often we see plastic wash up on our beaches in Hawaii and even fish caught with plastic in their stomachs or turtles entangled in plastic. At Hale O' Honu'ea we are making efforts to limiting disposable plastic use and do not use Saran Wrap and baggies but instead prefer to supply a kitchen drawer full of reusable food storage containers, provide reusable cloth grocery bags, full size shampoo/conditioner and body wash (rather than hotel mini-bottles), filtered fridge water and a Britta pitcher instead of single-use water bottles, etc. Foil is something my husband and I argue about -he wants aluminum foil to use on the BBQ - but we don't have foil recycling on the island, so I say I'd rather scrub!

                                                              I hope you understand our choice not to use more disposable/single use plastic. As for the foil - it will depend on if my husband wins the argument :)

                                                              Loved it!

                                                              Bongchu C.

                                                              Just like below reviewer said, home is better than pictures. Our little family of 3 had a great time staying here. Sonia's recommendations for activities/restaurants were very helpful.

                                                              I came back home last night and I am already thinking about going back. :)

                                                              Exceptional accommodations. Well equipped!! Beautiful

                                                              Kathryn R.New Bloomfield

                                                              Beautiful location, beautiful accommodations.

                                                              Sonia was extremely helpful and accommodating.

                                                              I would definitely go back!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Mahalo Kathryn for the kind words! We are so thrilled that you chose Hale O' Honu'ea to celebrate such a memorable anniversary, and hope that you will stay with us again if you return to the Big Island. With much aloha, Sonia

                                                              Very Helpful Owner

                                                              Mary Jo L.

                                                              Sonia shared lots of great information about activities and restaurants near the property. She was very responsive to all the questions we had. She was quick to follow up on the very few issues we had (i.e, problem with the door lock). All the information Sonya had given us was very clear and very helpful (e.g., how to access the Beach Club at the property). Thanks, Sonya --- wonderful property and fabulous service!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              I hope you found everything you wanted, and welcome you back anytime! Mahalo for the kind words, Sonia


                                                              Puako, HI, USA


                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Tax Rate

                                                              Hawaii General Excise Tax (4%) and updated 2018 Hawaii Transient Accommodations Tax (10.25%) are assessed on the Total Rent of all hotel and vacation rentals for the state of Hawaii. Hawaii Tax ID: GE--203-140-5056-01 and TA-203-140-5056-01 Final cleaning fee = $220.00; Bi- weekly cleaning fee for stays over 14 days = $205.00 5% fee for cancellation 90 days or more, 15% if less than 90 days from scheduled arrival. We will reimburse cancellation for any nights we "re-rent" less fees paid.

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