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The Villages in Mauna Lani! Large Private Home Next to The Shops

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)


To see the latest updates to our place and fun things to do go to "Big Island Pad" on Facebook! :)

We invite you to stay in our beautiful slice of Hawaii! Our home is located in THE VILLAGES, a private, gated community near everything! The Villages offers guests maximum comfort and convenience. Our home is walking distance to all of Mauna Lani's amenities and cardkey access is provided to the newly updated Private Beach Club during your stay.

Our 2,200 sq. ft. home (plus over 600 ft of private balconies and lanai's) was built in the first stage of The Villages.

The unique features of this home compared to other homes in The Villages are:

*Only unit with lava rock wall from driveway to front door.

*Next to and behind one story units versus two story units means complete privacy with the added perk of afternoon/evening sun on the lanai!

*Beautiful mountain views from the front on a quiet side street with only 5 homes.

*All upgrades possible during construction of the unit

*New lounge chairs on the patio and a wonderful outdoor living room updates the lanai space! Pictures on fb

Enjoy the best of both worlds as you are shielded from the two main roads leading into The Villages by an expansive, raised, tropically landscaped island- Peace of mind with smaller children as only a handful of homes sit on our quiet little street. It's a short 124 yard stroll to The Shops (Farmland Foods gourmet grocery store, Tommy Bahama Cafe, Ruth Chris, Oasis and more)

The 'Lehua' layout has a great room concept that extends through a large window-wall pocket door, to a spacious lanai and yard creating a fun, entertaining space.

All kitchen items are top of the line and you will find nothing missing for any size meal you choose to prepare including, stainless steel appliances, GE dishwasher, island with double sink, large Sub-Zero refrigerator, coffee maker, coffee grinder, toaster.

Upstairs, the master bedroom has a walk-in closet with built-ins, private balcony and large bathroom with spacious soaking tub. The second bedroom, upstairs, has two twin beds (can be converted to a king bed upon request) plus a twin size daybed and a private bath. The third bedroom, downstairs, is its own private suite with a queen bed and adjoining bathroom with a walk-in shower. A pocket door off the 1/2 bath reveals a large laundry room with Fisher Paykel w/d and is stocked with complementary laundry soap and beach towels during your stay. Flat screen t.v.'s in all rooms along with wireless Internet capability are provided.

The lanai has a beautiful refinished teak wood table and lounge chairs seating 6-8 people. The outside kitchen includes a built-in barbecue, refrigerator, and sink. In addition, a separate private patio off the kitchen awaits for sunbathing, morning coffee or a quiet reading spot.

Private Beach club access, fitness center access, and private (The Villages has THE WARM POOL in Mauna Lani!) pool/spa access, kid friendly.

Indoor living space- 2,174 sq. ft. plus over 600 sq. ft. of balconies lanai's...Mahalo for looking at our listing!

Keywords: spacious vacation home, condominium, house, townhouse, villa, visit Big Island Pad on Facebook too! #bigislandpad

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018

About Kathryn

We are a family of five, all born and raised in Alaska. For more pictures and things to do please visit our place on Facebook at Big Island Pad!

Kathryn purchased this house in 2009

Why Kathryn chose Puako

Mauna Lani is situated in the heart of the sunny Kohala coast. As past renters in Mauna Lani we found the The Villages to be the perfect combination of resort living (with easy access to it's amenities) yet peaceful and relaxing. The expansive lanais at The Villages invite you to live outside!

We like the privacy of the homes, quality of construction and close proximity to the shops. The Villages' pool has a very nice temperature that is great for kids of all ages!

We enjoy hanging out at the beach club and taking walks through the lava caves and fishponds. We love to play golf and tennis in Mauna Lani!

What makes this house unique

Returning guests to The Villages are pleasantly surprised by how private our unit is. There are no homes looking into our backyard. During the initial phase of construction, a lava wall was built between our unit and the next. We have been told that the cost of this wall became too expensive to replicate throughout the development so it is unique to our place! In addition, we think you'll love our home because of the open layout to the large private lanai and yard. Our home is professionally decorated with Tommy Bahama furniture and soothing paint colors- Resort furniture can be aesthetic but uncomfortable, we have the perfect mix of aloha with the added benefit of the most comfortable sectional couch you will ever lounge on! We want you to feel at home while on your vacation in paradise!

You'll enjoy the quick walk to the shops for the newspaper in the morning and the short stroll to the pool. We provide 4 Tommy Bahama beach chairs, 2 cruiser bikes and beach/pool toys for our guests to use.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Kathryn,

My family enjoyed staying at your beautiful home. I just wish we had

planned on staying longer and hope we can return soon. I will recommend your

home to my friends who have heard our stories and are enamored with the

concept of bundling a race and a family vacation in Kona.
Jun 2010
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Puako House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Resort ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • King size beds (1) In the Master., Queen size Beds (1) In the suite on main floor., Twin or Single Beds (2) Located in second bedroom upstairs along with twin daybed. Twins can be converted to a KING bed upon request for $35 housekeeping fee., Baby Cribs (1) pack-n-play style.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Hawaii tax id W32261913-01 The house is non-smoking. Recently, the association board made all common areas in The Villages non-smoking as well.


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The Villages in Mauna Lani! Large Private Home Next to The Shops
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews
United States

Beautiful, spacious, wonderfully supplied townhouse in Kohala

  • 5 of 5

Oh! We had such a marvelous time staying at The Big Island Pad! It was the perfect location on the Kona coast, enabling easy access to fabulous beaches, sights, and activities. The complex pool was just a few steps always and was lovely and warm. The beach at private beach club, a short 5-minute drive away, was FANTASTIC, with great snorkeling and swimming. A big grocery store and several great restaurants were just steps away. The unit itself was spacious and beautifully appointed, and the kitchen was better equipped than my own. The pantry staples like spices and olive oil were very much appreciated! We mentioned a few small maintenance issues (closet light not working, slow-draining sink) and that very day the handyman took care of them. I would recommend The Big Island Pad to anyone wanting the perfect home base for Kona!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a helpful review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you will return soon. Aloha!
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  • 5 of 5

This home is everything it claims to be! Beds are very comfortable! Kathryn the owner was very quick with responses and bee helpful and friendly! We enjoyed our stay very my much!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bellevue, Washington

Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Great location and well appointed condo.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, OR

The villa was wonderful. It was well appointed and had plenty of space for our entire group.

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to the big Island and we could not have picked a better location. The hosts were very helpful and the amenities were great. I would definitely recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you will return!
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Bellingham , WA

Great Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

There were many things to love about this lovely condo. Perfect home for a family vacation. I flew over from Bellingham to visit my brother and his family of 7, plenty of room for all of us. The location is great, there is an upscale grocery store within a two minute walk. The Shops at Mauna Lani are next to the grocery store. Great coffee shop, Tommy Bahamas and The Blue Room have fabulous cocktails and appetizers. The private beach club is wonderful and a short drive from the condo. Be sure to see the black sand beach one day its just before the beach club. My niece and I found a great walking path and morning yoga on the beach in front of the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel. (free parking) Major hotels are close if you wish to enjoy a cocktail at sunset. The pool/hot tub are just around the corner. The property is beautiful and very well-maintained and there isn't a single amenity missing. All equipment is provided for snorkeling, picnicing and sitting on the beach. We were extremely pleased with this condo and impressed with the customer service from the owner. The website gives a pretty good representation of the unit. This was a lovely place to be with family can't wait until their next Spring Break!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Monica Bultena

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this lovely property while attending a conference at the Orchid. It was perfect for our needs, beautiful, spacious and had everything we could need. Loved the fact that the cute little grocery store was just right around as well. Thanks Kathryn for sharing your property. It's good to be home but I miss cocktail hour on your Lani🍷🌴

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Under the Bodhi Tree
Vegetarian Restaurant
Juice 101
Juice Shop
Kimo Bean Coffee Co
Coffee Shop
The Blue Room Brasserie
French Restaurant
Bay Terrace
Buffet Restaurant
Brown's Beach House Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Shiono at Mauna Lani
Sushi Restaurant
Hale Kai Restaurant
Hawaiian Restaurant
Ocean Bar & Grill
Lunch Restaurant
Napua at Mauna Lani Beach Club
Hawaiian Restaurant
Dona & Toni's
Italian Restaurant
Waikoloa Coffee Co
Coffee Shop
Island Fish & Chips
Seafood Restaurant
Daylight Mind Coffee Company
Honolulu Coffee
Coffee Shop
Kings' Shops
A-Bay's Island Grill
Pacific Rim Restaurant
Ippy's Hawaiian BBQ
Barbecue Restaurant
Lemongrass Express Waikoloa
Asian Restaurant
Paradise Pizza & Grill
Pizza Restaurant
Hawaiian Fish N Chips
Seafood Restaurant
Charley's Thai Cuisine
Thai Restaurant
Hot Malasadas Truck
Hapuna Beach State Park
Three Frogs Cafe
Cafe Hapuna
Waikoloa Restaurant & Bar
Hapuna Golf Course
Island Lava Java Waikoloa
Pueo's Osteria, LLC
Italian Restaurant
Racha Thai
Thai Restaurant
Number 3 Restaurant
Lunch Restaurant
Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site
al Vicolo
Italian Restaurant
Seafood Bar and Grill
Bar & Grill
Aloha Deli
Breakfast Restaurant
Cafe Pesto - Kawaihae
Family Restaurant
Anuenue Ice Cream & Shave Ice
Kawaihae Kitchen
Asian Restaurant
Kohala Burger & Taco
Hamburger Restaurant
Big Island Country Club
Pizza Restaurant
Merriman's Big Island
American Restaurant
Red Water Cafe
American Restaurant
Waimea Coffee Company
Coffee Shop
Hawaiian Style Cafe
Hawaiian Restaurant
JoJo's Avenue - Shaved Ice & Treats
Hina Rae’s Sugarshack
Paniolo Country Inn
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Kailua kona
Car: recommended

Our place is walking distance to all Mauna Lani's amenities. The Spa including fitness/tennis center with lap pool and exercise classes, tennis courts, pedestrian walkways. Private beach club access and discounted golf for guests at Mauna Lani. We are the closest accommodation

without being right next to or hearing The Shops at Mauna Lani! The gourmet grocery store is quick walk with free hula shows offered on Monday and Thurs. evenings! Ruth Chris' Steak House, Monstera and Tommy Bahama cafe and The Blue Room means variety when choosing your dining experience at The Shops.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $225
Tax Rate 14.41%

Hawaii Department of Taxation #W3-226-1913-01

*Optional service pricing:
$50 to convert twin beds to king configuration
$50 per person per day over 6 people
Late check-out is 50% nightly rate ($165 during regular season pricing)

*please specify any optional pricing needs in the comments section of inquiry. Thank you!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.