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Tropical Haven close to pool with waterfall ! Best Value

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

HAWAIIAN TROPICAL GARDEN VILLA.......A Cultural Haven..... Would you enjoy a spacious 2 bedroom condo that is elegant, luxurious and peaceful? You will love the tropical setting lushly planted in exotic flowering plants and palm trees surrounding a waterfall resort-style pool.

This condo, unit B-3 is easy access, all one level, no stairs! You can walk to the beach, through the historic park,and fish ponds in minutes. Across the street is The Mauna Lani (Holistic) Spa Fitness & Tennis Club, where you can book massages and unique spa treatments. The Palm Villas is located at the center of Mauna Lani resort where you can walk to the Shops at Mauna Lani and enjoy fine dining at Tommy Bahama's, Ruth Chris, The Blue Room, and Monestera's, or have fun strolling through art galleries and boutiques. Mauna Lani has two world class scenic golf courses by the ocean! Tee off at either the North or South courses and have lunch at the Clubhouse.

The condo is beautifully furnished with art and tropical decor and has everything you need for a relaxing vacation. The master bedroom has a California King bed and its own TV and adjacent bathroom with oversized soaking tub. The guest bedroom has a Queen bed and nearby separate bathroom. The lanai is fun for relaxing, sipping Mai Tai's and BBQing. (Built in Thermdore BBQ.) Just steps outside the condo is the resort-style lava rock pool with waterfall, adjacent bubbling spa, and recreation/fitness 'Hale' where you can enjoy a morning work-out on the fitness equipment. As a bonus, the owners have provided a collection of information on Hawaiian culture, including books, DVD's and the CD player is loaded with the owners 5 favorite Hawaiian music CD's.A Beach Club card will be provided where you can enjoy the private Mauna Lani Beach Club and outdoor cafe with its beautiful sandy beach. This is one of the best snorkeling beaches in Hawaii and a place to rent water equipment including stand up paddle boards and kayaks.

Your vacation condo is professionally managed by Kohala Estate Realty, LLC. We are on-site and available for any guest needs during your stay.

We offer CSA Travel Insurance and CSA Damage Protection. Ask our Reservations Manager about it at the time of booking.

Hawaii State Tax ID: W50700188-01

More Details

Property Manager
Cindi Morgan
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Cindi Morgan

Lee and Kathryn first came to the Kohala Coast of the Big Island over 30 yrs ago, when there were no homes, no condos, and no shopping malls. The only 2 hotels were the Mauna Kea Beach (1964) and the newly built Sheraton (now Marriot) Waikoloa (1979) With a hawaiian friend, we walked the coastline before most of what you see here today existed, and we instantly fell in love and decided that one day, if we saved enough, we would live here.

Kathryn had been sent over the decades by her work as Director of Admissions at USC and then Vice President for Enrollment at Whittier College to recruit students from the state. This required visits at least 3 times per year, and then we would spend our summer vacations here. We were so fortunate to have been able to discover each one of the islands, and more important, to begin friendships with families and school personnel that have lasted to this day.

Cindi Morgan purchased this condo in 2008

Why Cindi Morgan chose Puako

After visiting many places in Hawaii that literally took our breath away, we found that our dream would be to live here, on the Kohala Coast, the most enchanting place of all. We love the Kohala Coast most of all because the people here are authentic, loving, giving, and committed to preserving hawai'ian history, heritage and the unique sense of place that is Mauna Lani We hope that you will decide to stay in our island home, and that if you do, you will be as enthralled with this island as we are.

What makes this condo unique

It's not just that this is the sunniest and driest spot in all Hawaii; its not just that the beaches are all spectacular (Waialea, Hapuna, Anaeh'omalu or A-Bay, and Kauna'oa are all within a 10 minute drive: it's not just that there are world class restaurants and the tallest mountain on earth; It's not just that you can visit a cloud forest or a green sand beach or Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, the world's only drive in Volcano.


Puako Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • 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
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , large soaking tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , New King bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom has a California King bed, Queen size Beds (1) Guest bedroom has a Queen bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Boat
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
B-3 Easy access- no stairs. Easy walk across grass to Resort style pool, fitness and BBQ area. Lanai set with umbrella in tropical private setting. Outdoor kitchen with BBQ and bar sink Library of Hawaiian Books, DVD's and CD's


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Tropical Haven close to pool with waterfall ! Best Value
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews

Wonderful condo in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of two couples, and this condo was perfect. It’s a nice quiet neighborhood, and the Condo was very well equipped - especially the kitchen! The property manager lives right next door, and she and her husband were very helpful. Don’t hesitate to book here for your stay on HI - you won’t regret it!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely place!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place, impeccably clean, comfy beds. Mounds of towels! Beach towels, bath towels, kitchen towels... Oddly not much place to hang them to dry though (maybe a portable rack that could fit in the bathtub would help?). Well equipped kitchen, with basic pantry ingredients to get you started. Sweet little lanai with excellent built in grill. Lots of books about Hawaii (including the ultimate: "the Big Island revealed"), and very useful information and suggestions in the guest book. All windows and doors are screened, and the efficient cross over ventilation allowed us to rarely use the AC. Fall asleep to the sound of birds :-))

Palm Villas are a soothingly quiet place, with beautiful and lush landscape (oh the sweet scent of the plumerias!). The pool with a lava rock waterfall is fabulous, and the hot tub with super powerful jets felt fantastic after full days of hiking, biking and exploring!

The walk to the beach club is about 15mins through a park, over lava rocks, and through the fascinating fish ponds and is partially shaded. Really pretty beach, well appointed, and beautiful snorkeling. All you need to take with you is a towel, which makes the walk to the beach a lot easier. The beach club restaurant is a bit pricey (but so is everything else in this part of the island), but it was so relaxing to hang out at the beach, have poke and a cocktail at the restaurant, then go back to the beach, then maybe another mai-tai at the restaurant... The beach at the Mauna Lani hotel is just another 10 mins walk along the water. Turtles on the way there! Hapuna Beach and Mona Kea beach are about 15-20 mins drive. Grocery stores nearby as well.

Staying on the Kohala coast is quite a different experience than the Kailua-Kona area. Definitely more quiet, which is not necessarily for everyone. It is also more expensive, but overall, in my opinion, well worth the splurge. Can't wait to be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Perfect Stay in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful condo in a heavenly location with more than you ever need! A spacious and comfortable home in a charming resort surrounded by gorgeous trees and flowers. The master bath has a soaking tub that will ease the jet lag out of you right away (at least that was my first order of business). Kitchen full of appliances and necessities, a grill outside, TVs (if you somehow get tired of the views) and a fitness center, outdoor pool, and hot tub just steps away. A very short drive, or a slightly longer and more scenic walk, to a beach with great snorkeling and a lovely restaurant. Lots of helpful info and guidebooks from the owners with recommendations of all sorts of different activities all over the island - we came without a really solid plan of what we wanted to do and quickly got plenty of ideas (visited Pololu Valley, took a Manta Ray Snorkel Cruise). Shops and restaurants nearby, so whether you want to relax by the pool and grill some fresh fish or snorkel and visit a volcano this condo is an excellent place to call home for your trip. We had a truly wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautifully Decorated & Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This condo has everything you might need, from spices to boogie boards. Plus, the owners provide a list of excellent suggestions so you can enjoy the best beaches, fine restaurants, shopping (groceries, galleries, garments, gifts), and many sights all over the island. We followed their advice and had a wonderful time. Telescopes at 14,000 feet, a 400 foot waterfall, local eats in Hilo, a botanical garden with plants from mars (almost), a glowing volcano, a haunting hike across a crater, lava tunnels, black sand with sea turtles, farmer's markets (2), and near the condo a different beach every day. The place includes access to the beach club (a short walk through a lava park) for the best snorkeling we found. And if you just want to relax, the pool and hot tub are just out the back door; so is a gym and BBQ. A golf course surrounds the complex and many others are nearby.

We spent two weeks there and really didn't want to leave. We'll be back asap.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We'll definitely return to the Palm Villas!

  • 5 of 5

The Palm Villas was an ideal rental for us. The grounds were beautiful and the atmosphere relaxing. It was comfortable, clean and had lots of amenities. The kitchen had all the small appliances and tableware you would need. There were spices and cooking oils to help you get started with your cooking and aluminum foil, saran-wrap & zip-loc baggies to help manage any leftovers. The bedrooms and bathrooms (2 of each) were very nice and comfortable. For the more active folks there were also beach chairs, coolers, boogie boards & snorkel gear to use.

I believe the best part was how friendly and accommodating the property managers were. Jane responded promptly to our requests and EXCEEDED our expectations.

The delightful pool was right out the back door. The Beach Club has a beautiful beach and a nice restaurant where we frequently meet for lunch after some AWESOME diving with Mauni Launi Sea Adventures. The diving is a short 5-15 minute boat ride to some of the best dive sites in Hawaii. After your first tank they offer you a cold drink and a towel for the ride back to the dock. You're surface interval back at the dock with snacks and hot tea or coco if you got chilled from the dive. Before you know it it's time for your second tank dive. You'll see creatures big and small.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent choice for smaller families

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 3 (22 yr. old daughter) just spent 11 wonderful nights in this Palm Villas unit. Mauna Lani, Palm Villas, and this unit were all delightful. We've been on Hawaiian vacations before, but this one was our favorite. The private beach club is awesome - great beach, great shady spots, and some of the best snorkeling we've ever experienced. We took day trips to the volcanos (Hilo area), a two-tank Manta Ray dive (with Big Island Divers - amazing), and a delightful morning horseback ride in Waipio Valley (Na'alapa Stables).

As others have shared, this rental comes complete with beach chairs, bamboo mats, beach towels, etc. We really liked the comfy furniture and carpeted Lanai. The owner provided book of recommended things to do and places to eat was nice too.

We highly recommend this condo and would love to visit here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shiono at Mauna Lani
Sushi Restaurant
Bay Terrace
Buffet Restaurant
The Blue Room Brasserie
French Restaurant
Ocean Bar & Grill
Lunch Restaurant
Under the Bodhi Tree
Vegetarian Restaurant
Kimo Bean Coffee Co
Coffee Shop
Juice 101
Juice Shop
Hawaiian Restaurant
Napua at Mauna Lani Beach Club
Hawaiian Restaurant
Brown's Beach House Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Hale Kai Restaurant
Dona & Toni's
Italian Restaurant
Waikoloa Coffee Co
Coffee Shop
Honolulu Coffee
Coffee Shop
Island Fish & Chips
Seafood Restaurant
Kings' Shops
A-Bay's Island Grill
Pacific Rim Restaurant
Daylight Mind Coffee Company
Lemongrass Express Waikoloa
Asian Restaurant
Ippy's Hawaiian BBQ
Barbecue 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
Kua Bay
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
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Kona International Airport
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Mauna Lani Beach Club
Car: recommended

Located at Mauna Lani Resort! (not Puako) The Mauna Lani Beach Club is one of the best snorkeling beaches in Hawaii and a place to rent water equipment, including stand up paddle boards and kayaks. Hapuna Beach is only 10 minutes away and is one of the best white Sand Beaches on The Big Island. You can zipline in the Kohala rainforest about 30 minutes away.




Additional information about rental rates

Departure Cleaning Fee $170
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 14.41%

Hawaii State Tax ID W50700188-01
This is a non - smoking property

25% is required upon making Reservation The balance is due 45 days prior to arrival. If booking less than 45 days prior to arrival the full balance is due.

CANCELLATION POLICY:​ ​ No refunds if canceled less than 45 days prior to Arrival Date. 50% of initial
payment shall be returned if canceled BEFORE the 45th Day of Arrival Date. Travel Insurance is
recommended. We offer CSA Travel Protection. Please ask us at time of booking.

Security Deposit: $ 500.00 Refunded within 15 days of departure less and lost keys, beach club card (cost $ 100) or damages.

Mauna Lani Beach Club access card Card provided
Beach chairs, cooler and beach towels provided

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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