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Private Gated Ocean View Home - Apa'Apa'a - Mauna Kea Resort - Best Value!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 10 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, + convertiable bed, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Our home is the place for you and your family. Relax in our lovely private home with fabulous sweeping ocean and mountain views. We are located in the famous Mauna Kea Resort on the mauka (mountain) side of the highway. We are situated in a gated cul-du-sac with only 2 homes, providing a quiet environment for your visit. Two sides of the house are surrounded by a green belt of native plants behind which is part of the golf course.

Newly furnished, the home contains 3 BRs, 3 ½ baths. Each bedroom has its own private bath and the master bedroom has an added outdoor shower. Our home comfortably sleeps six people. There are two master suites, both with king beds. The third bedroom (our Ohana suite) features a separate entrance, 2 twin beds (can be made into a king bed), small microwave, sink and refrigerator.

We have a newly re-modeled private solar heated pool and spa facing the ocean to enjoy at your leisure. A great place to enjoy the beautiful sunsets year round.

The kitchen features granite counter tops, quality appliances and ample workspace. All bedrooms contain flat screen TV’s and DVD players. A separate media room contains a 47 inch flat screen TV, home entertainment system with Blu ray/DVD player and Xbox entertainment system . There is free wireless high speed internet. There is a 2 car attached garage.

If you would like to access the resorts and take advantage of the amenities, the resort has a daily access fee. Enjoy the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel- the BEST beaches, golfing and tennis on the island.

Keywords: home, ocean view

More Details

Property Manager
Donna Brucato
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Donna Brucato

We live on the mainland but love to come to our home as often as we can. It has such a quiet wonderful feel.

Donna Brucato purchased this house in 2011

Why Donna Brucato chose The Big Island

We have vacationed at Mauna Kea and Hapuna Beach for years and love this part of Hawaii best. We have always wanted to own a home here and finally had the opportunity to purchase this beautiful home.

What makes this house unique

This home is very private, with only one other house on the north side. Two sides of the house have a green belt of native plants. Wonderful sweeping views of the ocean and coast line both to the north and south. We grow organic papaya and banana trees bearing fruit most of the year for our clients. There are also a variety of citrus and pineapple in season. Lovely lanai along entire west side of the house with teak lounges and tables and chairs. New gas grill for outdoor meals. Enjoy the sunsets from the great room, lanai or swimming pool and spa.

If you choose the amenity package, you can enjoy the same amenities we do at both hotels--including reduced fees for golf at both Mauna Kea and Hapuna, tennis at the seaside courts at Mauna Kea, beach and pool access at both hotels (including beach towels, lounge chairs and umbrellas).


The Big Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • If you would like the option of purchasing resort access to the world renown Mauna Kea Resort beaches (2) please let us know!
  • Did you know there is no natural gas on this island? NO? Me too! Who knew! That's why we have a surcharge to run our big hot tub! Gas shipped in!
  • Let our concierge's book your adventure, dinners, cars, golf carts, whatever you need!. Contact us to hook you up!
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • 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
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • King Master - toilet , tub , shower , outdoor shower , Huge walk in closet with outdoor shower - vanity upgrades
    Jr. King Master - toilet , tub , shower , Huge walk-in closet in addition to the bedroom one.
    Ohana Suite - toilet , shower , Part of the Ohana suite!
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , Enjoy this guest bathroom in addition to every bedroom's
  • Each bathroom is attached to a master room. There is also a guest bathroom separate from the bedrooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Jr. Master King - 1 king , South master suite - lanai access flat screen TV ceiling fan
    Master King - 1 king , North master suite/flat screen TV ceiling fan lanai acesss
    Ohana Suite - 2 twin/ single , Huge suite with game table, frig, microwave, king conversion
  • Each master bedroom features fans, flat screen TV's and a master private bath. The large private Ohana (suite) has twin beds that can be confirmed to a king upon request and a mini kitchen (wet bar, refrigerator and microwave) as well as a game table and XBOX.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
This home is truly a Hawaiian delight with tropical surroundings right on the property. It is the best valued home within the Mauna Kea because the owners are generous and want to help dreams come true for those looking to make vacation memories. They feel blessed when they are not there, that someone is renting their home.


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Private Gated Ocean View Home - Apa'Apa'a - Mauna Kea Resort - Best Value!
average rating of 4.970588 based on 34 reviews
Lincoln, Ne. USA

Hawaiian Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

From the minute you open the front door and see the expansive ocean view, you know you are in paradise! The house is everything as described and MORE! The location, views, landscaping, pool/spa, are beyond perfect. The house is immaculate and very well appointed. The beds were very comfortable and all house linens were crisp and clean. The kitchen is very well stocked, making cooking or grilling easy and fun. Donna could not have been a more gracious and professional contact. Nathalie, the concierge, had everything we asked for waiting upon our arrival. All the appliances were in working order and house instructions were very clear. The two resorts you have access to are easy to get to and are both wonderful properties. We have rented homes around the country and abroad, and this house definitely ranks at the top on every level. A perfect Hawaiian vacation house!!!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect house in perfect location on the Big Island

  • 5 of 5

First and foremost, the house was 100% as advertised in VRBO. We were a party of four (two couples), and this property was perfect, as it had two full master bedrooms and baths on opposite sides of the house. The absolute best thing for us was that the living room, dining room and pool/spa area faced directly west for the sunsets, and they were unbelievable each and every evening. We spent the days exploring all the cool things the Big Island has to offer by vehicle, and then cooked on the grill or in the kitchen, eating on the dining room table inside or outside on the patio. Each evening, we retired to the heated pool/spa for talk of the days events. The roads are all great on the Big Island, so it was very easy to get to all parts of the island for sightseeing. We were not prepared to golf on this vacation, but next time we will be, as the courses right there and nearby are phenomenal. The location of the house was optimal, as there are only two houses in a small, private gated area, nestled above all the other houses below, so there was very little noise and no obstruction of the panoramic ocean/sunset views. This was our best overall experience with VRBO, and we thank everyone involved for the wonderful property and the great time we all had on the Big Island from July 7 through July 19, 2017.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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La Jolla,

Sunset views, great location and perfectly organized

  • 5 of 5

I can't thank the owners enough for having everything so thoughtfully organized. We had a wonderful stay with our family of 6 adults. We had great BBQ's most nights and spent our days at the Mauna Kea Beach. With the club parking included in the daily club package it was so convenient. We loved that all 3 bedrooms were master suites so everyone had a large and spacious room and bath. The owners provided everything we needed from paper towels, dishwasher soap, even Olive oil and spices for our cooking needs so we didn't need to purchase so much for a short week stay. This home was so well organized with every cabinet and drawer labeled and enough glasses,dishes and pots and pans to make cooking at home really easy. It inspired me to better organize my own things at home better:). It is a quiet and peaceful home that we look forward to renting again. Much Aloha!🌴?🍍?🐠?

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brucato House

  • 5 of 5

Everything went very well. House was clean and well-kept. Also, there were some staple provisions there which was very helpful Only difficulty we encountered was on the day of arrival - the lockbox did not work as per the instructions and the address was incorrect (two numbers were transposed) in the instructions that were sent to us. A few minor things in the house need a little attention but nothing at all serious. We were very pleased with the rental and would go back there again if it was still available.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so excited that you enjoyed your stay and want to come back! We want you too! And I'm glad we cleared up any misunderstandings and was relieved to research that the arrival paperwork was correct. Looking forward to your return! Hikialani Resort Destinations
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Spokane Valley

Nice House

  • 4 of 5

The house view was like no other. Georgous !!! The pool and hot tub was amazing! The house its self was nice however needs an update with bedding , pillows, and carpet need replacing. There are ant traps and dead bugs everywhere. Kinda made me feel uneasy but I guess that's what you get in Hawaii. The bedding/ bed was not as luxurious as I would have thought because of the home being so beautiful. The furniture/ bed one bedrooms were dated. The house has two master bedroom that are located with in the house the third master ( two twin beds) had its own entrance. Kinda surprised me because it's not what I had imagined for my 10 and 12 year old. The 12 year old loved it however. The rental agent was great they responded to any problems we had. Also the garage was filled with coolers, snorkels and floats.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. I'm sorry about finding dead bugs. It is a constant battle in Hawaii. We do have a pest control company come out monthly to keep it under control. I am in the process of looking for new bedding for the master suites and new bedside tables for the master suite. I have also purchased new shades for the master suite. I am glad you were able to make use of the snorkels, floats, etc in the garage. We also have a large selection of beach toys. We hope you will visit again. Judy
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Fort Worth, Texas

Perfect location, incredible pool

  • 5 of 5

We had an incredible stay at this house over Christmas and New Year's. The layout of the house is perfect, with 3 rooms which I would basically call masters. This was great for our family which included 3 generations of couples (30 yo, 55yo, and 80 yo), no one ended up with a 'bad' room. This has definitely been a problem for us in the past, finding a house with 3 rooms which all have large beds and their own large bathoom/closet is definitely difficult. The 'Ohana' Suite was great as it afforded us a bit more privacy being disconnected from the rest of the house, but not too far at all. One story also made it really easy for our elderly guests.

Another great benefit is the ability to use the facilities at the Mauna Kea and Hapuna Prince hotels (this was for an additional fee, but very modest when compared to the cost of the rest of the vacation, and definitely worth it). They are just down the road, not very walkable (distance wise is not bad but it is up a pretty steep hill) but valet is free and parking is included, so no big deal. We ate at a few of the restaurants there and they were great. The beach at both hotels was really nice and you don't have to bring anything down with you because you are provided with chairs and towels. We didn't spend too much time there though because the pool and house was so incredible.

Within a relatively short drive (<15 minutes) you also have access to a number of restaurants at some of the other resorts. As long as you are eating there valet parking is free, so it is really easy. There is also a Foodland fairly close, easy for making the occasional grocery run.

For the golfers, Donna is a platinum member and as a guest at one of her houses you get special rates at the Hapuna and Mauna Kea golf courses. The discount was pretty significant, making the golf a bit more affordable.

If you are hesitant on the Big Island (which we were a little) I say go for it! We liked it more than our past stays in Honolulu. Not as many people, but plenty to do. We saw the volcanos, did an ATV tour, snorkeled, and relaxed. Additionally I think it one of the warmest and driest parts of any of the islands. During our stay it seemed to be raining every else, except where we were. All in all it was an incredible stay and we are ready to go back next year!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Hapuna & Mauna Kea- in the resort
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Hapuna & Mauna Kea - in the resort
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Hapuna & Mauna Kea - in the resort
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Hapuna & Mauna Kea - in the resort
Car: recommended




Additional information about rental rates

Departure Cleaning Fee $400 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $59
Hot Tub (pool solar) $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.42%

Cancellation: 100% refundable outside 60 days to arrival with $75 cancellation processing fee. No refund after July 1 for Christmas/New Year's booking,
Resort access is offered by the Mauna Kea for $95 per day per group. This gives access to two resorts - Mauna Kea and Hapuna Prince Beach. This fee is paid directly to the resort.
Concierge services available for pre-arrival island arrangements or special services. Let us know how we can help!
This property is managed by Hikialani Resort Destinations, Inc. BusLic 22015

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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