3700 Sq Ft W/ 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, Private Pool, Sleeps 10
About Shannon Low
We are a family of five from Calgary, Alberta, Canada that has vacationed in the Hawaiian Islands for many years. It is our dream come true to own a small piece of paradise and a privilege to share it with others. The property was built in 1993, the year we were married and vacationed on the Big Island. We are thrilled that fate allowed us to acquire this amazing property as we celebrated our 20th Anniversary in 2013.
Shannon Low purchased this House in 2013
Why Shannon Low chose Waimea
Mr. Rockefeller, who developed the area in the 1960's, said it best: 'A great beach deserves a great hotel'. The Mauna Kea Resort and Beach are hands down the best on the Big Island. Perfect sand, ocean views and manicured tropical landscaping make this location absolutely stunning. You will never want to leave! Renovations to the Resort during 2017 will see Mauna Kea continue it's 50 year legacy of being the best on the Big Island! The property is a perfect mix of spaces to both gather together as a group and to find individual peace and sanctuary. Cool off in your own pool if you don't want to leave! The many outdoor areas (upper deck, lanai, fitness deck and pool deck) provide an array of activities and spaces to customize your Big Island vacation. All of this complemented by impeccable landscaping and fully stocked kitchen and bathrooms! You will dream of returning!
What makes this House unique
Access to the exclusive Mauna Kea Beach, which is limited to the public, and the enjoyment of the many amenities of the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel make our home the perfect pairing of private retreat and resort living. The home boasts an excellent balance of modern sophistication and Balinese living to perfectly capture the spirit of the islands. Beautiful wood and marble flooring with custom-cove wood ceilings adding to the luxurious furnishings. The multiple outdoor spaces and expansive views of ocean, Maui, mountain and golf course make this property truly spectacular. Secluded a notable distance from the highway, the property is quiet and peaceful. Driving into your expansive port-cochere and entering the formal yet inviting entryway, you will be welcomed by the warm island breezes and soothed by the always sunny Kohala weather. Sublime. Below is a short list of the many awards given to the Resort: *World's Best Awards, Travel + Leisure, Top Resorts in Hawaii, July 2013 *Best in Market, Forbes Travel Guide, July 2013 *Best Luxury Hotel/Resort, Hawaii Magazine, Readers Choice Awards, May 2013 *World's Best Hotels, Travel + Leisure, T+L Top 500 List, 2013 *Readers' Choice Award, Hawaii Magazine, December 2012 *Reader's Choice Awards, American Registry, Top 50 Resort, August 2012 *World's Best Hotels, Travel+Leisure, 2012 *Best Hotels on Big Island #2, Best Hotels in Hawaii *#12, US News and World Report, January 2012 Top 500 World's Best Hotels, Hawaii, Travel + Leisure, January 2012 *Top 30 Hawaii Resorts, Readers's Choice, Conde Nast Traveler, 2016
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Second to none!
Exceptional place for our family birthday celebration! Wow! Thanks so much to Shannon and the Low Family for sharing your wonderful home. It was perfect in every way. One member in our family is gluten intolerant and so the gourmet kitchen with cookware and spices, olive oil, sesame seeds ( black and white), balsamic vinegar, etc. was perfect.They even have a popcorn maker and rice cooker in addition to a food processor, blender, Ninja, drip coffee maker, Keurig, hot water kettle, etc. Lisette picked up groceries ahead of time, so our fridge was stocked and ready to go for breakfast and lunch the next day. The local mangos are huge and delicious!! We took advantage of the Mauna Kea resort guest membership during our stay and snorkeled off the beach to the far left (every time we saw Humuhumunukunukuapua'a, large parrot fish, trumpet fish, rays, trunk fish, wrasses, etc.) and played tennis by the sea. We enjoyed an excellent tennis clinic with Hector which he offers at 9am (every day I believe). They have an excellent pro shop as well. We did the night manta ray snorkel with the Manta Ray Advocates located right on the beach at the Mauna Kea and it was excellent; we saw 6 rays and they gave us the GoPro footage video ( included with the fee). They only take 6 people at a time so make sure and reserve early. The fish tacos at the Hau Tree were fantastic as was dinner at the Manta followed by seeing the Manta Rays from above without going into the water. We also recommend Brown's and Ulu's restaurants.
We used the pool, ping pong table, and TV only twice-we watched the US Open tennis. We grilled our dinner outdoor on the deck 2 nights and afterwards we watched the stars from the outdoor couches and saw Jupiter, Saturn and the Milky Way with the naked eye ( they do have a telescope as well). The house is beautifully furnished and decorated and the shampoos and soaps and lotions are wonderful as well. It is a peaceful and tranquil location. Perfect for a family vacation or sharing a vacation with friends. There are many spaces and places to be able to have your own personal space if wanted. We used a few of the coolers when we hiked in Hilo and the Polulu Point black sand beach. The full size washer and dryer and supplied detergent was definitely a bonus as well. We hope to return again someday to this very special home. Aloha!
Mahalo for this amazing review! I'm so glad that your Big Island Birthday celebration was spectacular! It sounds like you enjoyed all that the home, resort and island has to offer - well done! It was my pleasure to host your family! Aloha!
The White House
Shannon and Lisette were both helpful and responded quickly to our questions.
Beautiful property & well equipped home!
Thanks for sharing your home.
Mahalo for your 5 star review!!! It was a pleasure to host your family! Aloha!
Perfect Mauna Kea vacation
White House by the Sea was absolutely ideal and made our vacation even more wonderful!
The location is fantastic- we enjoyed walking down to the beach for swims throughout the day and a few times at night to see the mantas. The ping-pong table was a big hit with our teenage boys and we all enjoyed star gazing with the telescope after dinner each evening.
Everyone also enjoyed being able to get away to their own little havens if they needed a break from "family-time".
The house is very well-appointed with everything you need- right down to chopsticks!
Shannon was terrific to communicate with and provided us with arrival information for the house that was very helpful for our planning. Lissette met us when we arrived and checked in with us throughout our stay to make sure that all was well.
Overall, White House by the Sea is exactly what we hoped for but the views, setting, and comfort of the home were even better than expected.
Thank you Shannon for sharing your wonderful home!
Mahalo for this amazing five star review! I am always so grateful when the efforts of myself and our on island concierge are appreciated and it is wonderful to know that the amenities we have placed at the property for our enjoyment are in turn enjoyed by our guests! The layout of the home and the many views make it a very unique experience and I am thrilled that you could enjoy. Walking down to the beach at Mauna Kea is one of the most beautiful and scenic experiences on the island, isn't it? I am so glad that your family had an amazing vacation on the Big Island together as I know it is truly one of life's treasures. Aloha!!!
Family vacation perfection
A perfect house and location for our family trip. The house was stocked with everything we needed and we loved cooking dinners in the kitchen and eating outside on the deck under the stars every night! They even have an amazing telescope for star gazing. Our family enjoyed ping pong tournaments, morning swims and biking to the beach for snorkeling, paddle boarding and yoga by the beach. Heaven! Shannon was a dream to coordinate with and was super responsive and accommodating to everything we needed. The house manager was also wonderful and very attentive and quick to reply when we had questions or needed anything. We had an amazing and relaxing vacation and would love to go back one day!
Aloha and WOW it sounds like your family had an amazing vacation at our property! I'm so glad that the amenities on hand were enjoyed and that the home and resort met your expectations! It is easy to please within the prestigious Mauna Kea community! Items like the telescope, ping pong table and bikes were added just for guests like yourselves - a little something extra to allow families to make the most of their time together on the Big Island! Mahalo!
Beautiful home and wonderful vacation
White House by the Sea is a beautiful property. It was exceptionally clean and well stocked. The location is wonderful. We enjoyed using the amenities on Mauna Kea resort. Shannon provided us with detailed information before our trip that was very helpful for planning. Lissette with Homechex checked on us several times to make sure everything was going smoothly. I would highly recommend this property and hope to return here again. Thank you Shannon for sharing your lovely home
Mahalo for this glowing review! I am honoured to share our amazing home with guests and would love to host you again one day! Our concierge services are top notch and offer guests an additional layer of service - I'm very glad that you appreciated the attention! Aloha!!!
Fabulous home and beautiful location.
The White House by the sea was everything we had hoped for and more. It was so clean and well equipped with nothing overlooked. It was even more beautiful then the pictures. There was plenty of room for all of us and the location near the beach was fantastic. Shannon was always so kind and responsive to all our questions and Lissette with homechex was great meeting us at the house to check in and answering any questions we had along the way. We will always remember our time together in the White House by the sea. Thank you so much for sharing your magnificent home with us.
Mahalo for your exemplary review! I am thrilled that you appreciated the amenities on hand at the property and our high standard for cleanliness - I agree that the pictures can not do it justice! Mahalo for choosing our home for your Big Island vacation and I am grateful for the wonderful memories you take away from our magnificent home! Aloha!
Located on the always sunny Kohala Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii, our home is nestled within the Mauna Kea Beach Resort with access to the exclusive Mauna Kea Beach. Scenic drives to Hawi to the north, Kamuela to the east or Kona to the south offer unlimited opportunities for exploring. Near many beautiful beaches, Big Island upcountry, the Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site, Mauna Kea Observatory, Lapakahi State Park, the Kawaihae Harbor, shopping and dining at Waikoloa and helicopter tours at Blue Hawaii, our home is the perfect base for your vacation on the Big Island. Whale watching can be done from our deck or a private catamaran from December to May. Don't miss Sunday Brunch at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, stargazing from the deck, the Farmer's Markets in Kamuela or snorkeling at Mauna Kea Beach!