About the property
- Townhome1646 sqft
- 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
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- 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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
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.
Home better than the pictures
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
Mahalo for your kind review!
Beautiful condo and lovely, helpful owners!
Very well-appointed condo in a quiet, lovely association. Sonia was helpful in answering all of our questions. We would definitely go back!
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.
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 :)
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
Beautiful location, beautiful accommodations.
Sonia was extremely helpful and accommodating.
I would definitely go back!
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
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!
I hope you found everything you wanted, and welcome you back anytime! Mahalo for the kind words, Sonia
Additional information about rental rates
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.