About the property
- Townhome1600 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 nights
Villa, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)
Kulalani is a beautifully landscaped, peaceful, private, gated neighborhood situated within the Mauna Lani Resort. It is a 25 minute drive north from Kona International Airport, a 10 minute walk to the closest beach, and a 10 minute walk to the closest grocery store.
Our 1,600 sq. ft. home is perfect for 2 to 4 adults who are seeking total relaxation. It is also suitable for a family of four. ( There is a pack n play available upon request.) The master bedroom (California King) is on the second floor along with a generous en-suite and private lanai overlooking the 5th green of the Mauna Lani North Golf Course and the Kohala mountains. This is the perfect place to enjoy your morning cup of Kona coffee. The second bedroom (Queen Size) is on the first floor with an adjacent full bathroom. This bedroom has an additional flat screen TV.
Our townhouse is professionally decorated and maintained to the highest standards. The 20-foot ceiling in the living room opens to the kitchen and dining area. The covered, wrap-around lanai overlooks the 5th green of the Mauna Lani North Golf Course. We never tire of the unobstructed mountain view and total privacy. There is a full outdoor kitchen on the 331 sq ft lanai with a Viking BBQ and wet bar.
It’s important to us that our guests enjoy a wonderful vacation experience during their stay in Hawaii. In order to ensure this, all the necessary amenities are provided. We also entrust our Property Manager, John, to take care of our guests. If you have any questions about the Big Island – he’s your guy. John is only a call away. His response time is so fast he has had guests ask if he lives in the neighborhood!
The Recreation Center in Kulalani is one of the best on the Big Island. There you will find 2.5 acres of beautiful gardens surrounding a lagoon pool, Keiki pool, a half-lap adult pool, two Jacuzzis, a fully-equipped fitness center and a gathering pavilion with outdoor kitchen. The gardens in this area are so beautiful that our daughter held her wedding reception in the Gathering Pavilion in 2013. Our home is located directly across from the entrance to the Recreation Center. It only takes 2 minutes to get from poolside to the fridge to replenish the ice in your drink!
Access to the Owner’s Beach Club is available for your use. This private, gated beach has a safe swimming cove, lifeguards, restaurant, and some of the best snorkeling on the Big Island. There are lounge chairs provided so you only need to pack towels and the cooler when you visit.
The Mauni Lani Bay Hotel and the Fairmont Orchid Hotel are located within the Mauni Lani Resort. The nearby 'Shops of Mauni Lani' have several restaurants, art galleries, gift shops, free entertainment, and a full grocery store with deli, bakery, meat and seafood departments. The Mauna Lani Resort is home to two Championship golf courses, the Francis H. I'i Brown North and South Courses.
• free unlimited long distance calls to mainland US and Canada
• High Definition TV in living room and TV's in both bedrooms
• board games, video, and book library
• two resort bicycles
• beach towels, chairs, cooler, boogie boards, & beach toys
• access to the Mauna Lani private beach
• full kitchen accessories
• clothes washer and dryer
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 20, 2018
About John Landers
My husband and I were born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. We have three daughters who are all attending universities. Over the past 15 years we found ourselves traveling to and from Hawaii and just could not stay away. We always dreamed about owning a place in paradise. Now that we are approaching those 'golden years' that everyone refers to, we thought it would be a good time to make our dream come true by owning a home on the Big Island and traveling back and forth as we have always done.
John Landers purchased this Townhome in 2008
Why John Landers chose Puako
We chose to live on the Kohala Coast because of the white sandy beaches that receive less than 10 inches of rain each year. We love the Hawaiian people, culture, food, weather, and the history. We consider ourselves as residents of Hawaii even though we are not there year-round. We are offering you our home and hope that your family will enjoy the same pleasures that our family does when we are there.
What makes this Townhome unique
Kulalani is a place to heal the mind, spirit, body and soul. This is our typical day in Kulalani: We start our day with local fresh fruit and coffee on the 'garden lanai'. Next, it's to the 'fitness center' for a quick work out or swim. A picnic lunch is quickly assembled and we are off to one of our many 'favorite beaches'. In the mid-afternoon (after we've had enough sand), we return to the 'lagoon pool' with a book and have another swim. 'Happy Hour' typically starts around 4:00 p.m. and gently takes us into the 'sunset' part of the day. Now it's back to the lanai for 'catch of the day' fresh off the BBQ. Retirement to the upstairs lanai is our next stop, where we sip our 'Special Coffees' and assume 'Star Watch' position. Bed time usually comes early so that we can . . . . (brace yourself) DO IT ALL AGAIN TOMORROW!!!
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great Experience! We will rent again!
Wonderful location, all the best beaches and snorkeling spots are nearby, plus much much more!
Also I want to thank John, the property manager for a great experience. He was very responsive, friendly and easy to work with, which makes a big difference in the overall experience.
Spacious condo for westside exploration
We really enjoyed our stay at this spacious and tastefully furnished condo. The space is airy and relaxing. It is close to all the best beaches on the Kona side, which we explored every morning (Waialea, Hapuna, Mauna Kea, 2-step). The pool is only steps away, and we spent every afternoon there relaxing before sunset and dinner. The nearby Foodland market is excellent for picking up a quick lunch and other provisions. John the property manager is super responsive to our inquiries. Would definitely recommend!
Big islands getaway
Clean spacious and well decorated. Great proximity to food, shopping, beaches, and the pool and gym.
House easy to use and spacious. Property mgr accommodating. Would definitely stay again
Excellent property, well maintained and clean. Location very hard to beat.
Perhaps the best way to describe our satisfaction with this property and the Property Manager John Landis is to admit that we have stayed here for periods of 3 weeks to one month each year for 8 years. We will be back again next year.
Very pleasant stay, great vacation rental
We enjoyed staying at the property and would recommend it.
The property managemer John was excellent, he was friendly and very helpful. The swimming pool area is very close by and was a lot of fun with my 5 year old daughter, it had a shallow end and was no deeper than 3 ft. The rental had two excellent cruiser bikes to use, my wife road one every day to her conference at the Fairmont.
The property had an awesome selection of beach supplies that really made it a great rental. They had a couple beach chairs, umbrella, 3-4 sets of snorkel gear (different sizes), cooler, child flotation device, sand toys, 3 boogie boards. We used the beach stuff every day.
We loved the private beach at the Mauna Lani club, we could swim in the ocean with our daughter as there were no breakers, we could lay on the beach, play in the sand, there were several beach chairs and covered lounges to lay on, a nice restaurant right at the beach location, and you can snorkel just off the beach over a nice reef and see lots of tropical fish.
Honestly it was an outstanding rental, so it had only a few issues. The kitchen was well stocked with excellent pots/pans, etc but had the usual rental property dull knives. The king sized bed upstairs was on the fairly firm side, this is a personal preference but I would have preferred a softer bed.
The property is located on a golf course so every morning around 6 AM a lawn mower or something similar started up on the golf course. Not a problem if you're getting up early, which is what we did every day or if you keep the windows closed. The first few days we had a nice breeze so we had the windows open in the morning.
Lastly, the couches in the living room were the one thing we were questionable about before renting, they looked uncomfortable, and pretty much they were as uncomfortable as they look. Not a deal breaker, but that's one thing the renters could improve.
Lovely house, but we will not be returning
Mauna Lani is a wonderful spot for a beach vacation. The beach club is fabulous, and the pool here is very nice. You couldn't have a better location for the pool, it is just across the street. We stayed here with another couple and our 8 month old daughter. The rooms are nice, we stayed in the upstairs and had plenty of room for a travel crib, and the bathroom had a great shower and jacuzzi tub. Although you will find most of what you need, we started referring to it as the 'minimally stocked house'. It needs more plates and beach towels and those sort of things; we either hand washed some plates for dinner or ran a half empty dishwasher. We liked having the snorkeling gear, and it would have been nice to know they had a high chair and pack and play so I could have packed less.
The reason we won't be back is the air conditioning. The owners mandate setting it no lower that 75 degrees and will reset it if you do. There are sensors on the doors that will shut off the air conditioning and they did not trigger correctly, so my husband had to call the property manager to figure out why it was 79 degrees at 9pm. 75 degrees is not cool enough for a two story house, it was hot upstairs and my daughter who sleeps 7pm to 7am at home kept waking up in the night because she was uncomfortable, which is not fun while on vacation. We ended up leaving the windows open at night and that varied from too hot to too cold, it was also hard to get a good cross breeze going. I checked with friends who have rented other houses in Mauna Lani and the standard is 71 degrees, and no one has ever had it reset.
Thank you for your review of Kulalani 401. We appreciate and understand your concerns and always do our best in keeping high standards at Kulalani 401.
John was very quick in responding to each of your concerns when you contacted him. In your arrival pack you received, the AC temperature setting is mentioned. If you read the arrival directions, you would have read the part about the AC settings. 75 degrees is plenty cool enough especially in a 84 degree climate. Electricity being the highest cost in the nation, we ask each of our guests to please be respectful and conscientious. The outside temperature of 66 degrees in the evenings before 7 PM is plenty cool for the townhouse. Leaving the ceiling fans on with the windows and doors open would more than adequately cool the entire house.
The AC was set at 75 when you contacted John about the temperature being at 79 inside. He did mention to you about the sensors on the doors and windows and to please check them. The sensors are there so the AC doesn't continuously run when the doors and windows are left open, which is not being efficient in use. You told John you found a sensor that was not straight. This only gets knocked off alignment after a door is slammed, which explains the broken handle that we found upon your departure.
The other issues you brought up with not plenty of dishes, glasses, silverware, kitchenware for your stay is questionable. There is plenty of everything for use on a daily basis for the 4 adults you stated would be staying according to your reservation.
You didn't mention the blinds that you broke while here and called John each time there was a problem. They were taken care of immediately the very next day. You also failed to mention the artwork that was pulled off the wall that needed to be put back up.
Sorry you didn't mention to John about the lack of beach towels. He would have
had them there the same day if he knew about them.
We are sorry that you didn't read In the amenities listed on this VRBO site, that we do have listed a high chair and pack n play as available.
More communication from you to the property manager would have been helpful to make your stay more enjoyable.
Aloha and Mahalo!
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HTAT # W44713536-01 CANCELLATION POLICY: ● It is strongly recommended that you purchase vacation cancellation insurance. ● All reservations are subject to a $100 cancellation fee. CANCELLATIONS INCUR THE FOLLOWING FEES: ● OVER 61 DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL- FULL REFUND ● 60-15 DAYS BEFORE ARRIVAL - 75% OF TOTAL RENTAL RATE ● 14 DAYS- ARRIVAL- NO REFUNDS