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

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Waimea Townhome Rental Photos and Description

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. Please contact us through Facebook, or EMAIL, or phone 360.265.5080 for extended stay rates.

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 us through Facebook, or EMAIL, or phone 360.265.5080 IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS 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

Phone: 360.265.5080

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

Jeff and Sonia
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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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 Kohala Coast

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.


based on 22 traveler reviews

Hale O' Honu'ea at the Fairways Mauna Lani: 2+br Perfect For Families, Snowbirds
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews

Lovely townhouse in beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

We were just two people rambling around in this large 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home - but not complaining. The furnishings, linens and kitchen amenities were great. Loved the air conditioning - which was absolutely necessary.

Beaches, restaurants, a good grocery store, and even petroglyphs were close by. An ocean view would have been nice, but then I'm sure we would have had to pay a lot more. Beautiful place to stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Ellen and thank you for the review. I'm glad you found the kitchen amenities and furnishings suited you. I hope you consider staying with us again if you return to the Big Island. Mahalo, Sonia
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Chula Vista, CA

Beyond our expectations!!

  • 5 of 5

Oh where to start! Wonderful experience from start to end. Owner Sonia goes above and beyond to make her townhome a wonderful place to stay in. We have no words to express our gratitude. We have rented several places through VRBO in different parts of the country and this one takes the cake, A+ customer service. Sonia your attention to detail to your home and your excellent customer service, from mailing us the island guide magazine before our trip and to the umbrella!! We would loved to stay here again in the near future. Best regards ~ Ochoa Family

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha - and thank you for your feedback. I'm glad we were able to get the umbrellas in time for your stay - they're something I've been meaning to add to the town home, but sometimes shopping on the Big Island is challenging! I hope you look us up again when you return to the Big Island. Mahalo, Sonia
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Honolulu, Hawaii

Excellent condo

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and appreciate the child friendly touches. Jeff and Sonia were great to work with and we would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home with amazing amenities...

  • 5 of 5

Hale O' Honu'ea was an absolute highlight to our Big Island adventure. The owners are the best we have ever worked with and truly showed their love of the Island. When I asked a question...Sonia followed up with not just a one liner, but a page on best places to shop! She helped me in figuring out great places to go with some of our family's dietary restrictions. They also allowed us to mail some dietary foods early and it was there at arrival Very easy to work with and quick to respond. This is the number one thing that sold us on this condo! The pictures do not do justice as to how beautiful the condo really is, either! We walked in and everyone was totally delighted in the beauty, spaciousness, and comfort of the condo. The turtle/ocean theme is displayed throughout the home with beautiful accenting that begged us to learn more about area turtle.! Our teen girls LOVED having a room with twin double beds, vs. the standard twin beds. They retired to their rooms early most nights to enjoy winding down with their own TV. Our room was beautiful & spacious. We didn't used the futon/daybed space for bedding, but it was great for space! We tended to hang out on the lanai off that space.. beautiful views. The shower was absolutely a highlight to our was relaxing and had great water pressure to remove all the surf & sand of the day. The Jacuzzi tub was great. The kitchen was beyond expectations with everything we needed for cooking as well as an amazing grill area off the deck. They provided everything for the beach you could imagine...beach toys, boogie boards (these were used ALOT!!!), large sun umbrellas, beach towels, etc. The pool area was relaxing, inviting, and was never very busy. The shops are close by and we had fun browsing there. The beach club is wonderful to play and leisurely walk through. We will return and highly recommend this condo to couples, families, and anyone wanting a relaxing place to stay! Five Stars... we also loved some of the tips in seeking our sea turtles. It was the highlight of our trip!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Denise - we truly love the Big Island and have tried to create a home in Hale O' Honu'ea with everything we would want on vacation as well as what our guests will enjoy. The two full sized beds in the 2nd bedroom were new just this January and so far have been a great hit for families. I love to cook so having everything I need in the kitchen is important! I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay and the little touches we've put in to the home. I hope your family will have wonderful memories of your trip and that you can stay with us again when you can return to our little slice of paradise. Mahalo, Sonia
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Los Gatos, CA USA

Wonderful house with all the needed amenities in a great location

  • 5 of 5

My husband, 2 boys (ages 6 & 8), and myself traveled to Hawaii just before Christmas for a one-week stay. Before booking lodging, Sonia provided detailed information on the layout of the house and nearby activities/restaurants/shops/things-to-do. She made the decision very easy about where to stay!

Ahead of our travel date, Sonia provided a list of available amenities, which was incredibly helpful (so we knew what NOT to pack!). And the amenities made the stay so easy! Boogie boards, beach bags, towels, chairs, and even shampoo, conditioner, and bath soap (for adults or for kids)! We cooked breakfast every day in the house, and about half the lunches and dinners as well -- the kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed.

The house was clean and everything was well taken care of. The single car garage was a great "mud room" to shake off all the sand from the day and leave our wet things to dry.

The location of the property was wonderful. We enjoyed the beach club (access only for those staying in Mauna Lani) -- it was the best sheltered snorkeling and sand play we found for our two boys. We used the site's pool and hot tub several times. The nearby shops and restaurants were great. We went to the Mauna Lani 3D movie a few times (Sonia provided a set of free tickets). And we watched the nighttime show at the nearby shops as well - super fun for the family! It wasn't far to travel to Kailua Kona, and even closer to visit Hapuna Beach, which had the best swimming and boogie boarding. We also did a day trips to Mauna Kea and the volcano national park.

I'd highly recommend this location. You'll be well taken care of and enjoy your stay very much!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing rental property from amazing owners

  • 5 of 5

Before I discuss about the property I would like to comment on how great Sonia the property owner has been, from my initial contact she was always very responsive, would get back in a timely manner and was also very nice to deal with. The house was very clean and well kept, we felt like we were at home, the property had all the necessary amenities and more. I would highly recommend this property to anyone, not only because it’s a great property but the owner Sonia is an amazing person with a big heart.


  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the glowing review, and I hope you have the opportunity to return to the Big Island and stay with us again in the future. Mahalo, Sonia
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Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
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Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 19/Queen Kaahumanu Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
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Nearest Beach
2.2 Miles
Private Beach Club access & parking pass included


Rates & Availability

Waimea Townhome Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 6 2016 - Dec 9 2016
2 night minimum stay
2016 Holiday
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 Winter-Spring
Jan 2 2017 - Apr 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Checkout cleaning $205
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.42%

Monthly Rates Available.

Add Hawaii General Excise & Transient Accommodation Tax 13.42%; TAT = 9.25% + GET = 4.17%
Hawaii Tax ID W30844591-01

Final cleaning fee = $205.00; 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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Waimea Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1646 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • 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 4 people
  • 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 - toilet
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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