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Detached House + Resort Car + Private Pool & Spa On Golf Course

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

4 BR 4.5 BA with 3100 sq ft of living space including lani and detached Ohana

Pakele Lani is Hawaiian for “heavenly escape” and that’s precisely what awaits guests of this 4 bedroom 4 ½ bath detached single-story home.

** Please note: Homeaway/VRBO calls our fully refundable rental deposit a Cleaning Deposit. It is NOT a fee **

There are comfortable beds for up to 12 adults and 2 additional young children with 3 king beds, 1 queen bed, 1 twin bed, 1 king sleeper, 1 single sleeper, 1 roll-away, 2 toddler beds and 2 cribs. Most of the beds have memory foam mattresses.

The home includes a 4-seat NEV electric car that makes travel within the resort even more convenient and fun. It's perfect for carrying our stand-up paddle board to the beach. The NEV can go anywhere within the resort that a regular car can go, and benefits from reserved parking spaces at the Beach Club. The NEV allows some members of the group to explore the island in their rental car while others use the NEV to get around the resort.

Located in the gated KaMilo community within the renowned Mauna Lani Resort, there are over 3100 square feet of living space including a detached Ohana (guest house). Furnishings and décor are of the highest quality. With a private heated pool and spa, access to the KaMilo Recreation Center and all the amenities of the Mauna Lani Resort, this impeccable property provides absolutely everything for a peaceful and relaxing holiday.

For maximum comfort and privacy, each bedroom has en-suite facilities, extreme thread-count linens, plush towels, a ceiling fan and a television with Internet-connected media player.

The home is fully air-conditioned, though most will want to open the wall of glass doors and savor the balmy tropical breezes. Wireless internet is available throughout the property. Pakele Lani has everything needed for a beach excursion from plush beach towels and snorkel equipment to beach chairs, umbrellas, cabanas, folding beach wagon, coolers and sand toys. There are also boards for body, skid and stand-up paddle action.

There are 10 bicycles and helmets provided for guests to use. They range from kid bikes with training wheels to full-sized adult mountain bikes.

There are several nearby beaches within the Mauna Lani resort. The best beach is the private Mauna Lani Beach Club. This beach has cabanas, beach chairs, showers, bathrooms, and a full service restaurant and bar. The water is calm and warm and the snorkeling is superb. It's a pleasant 5 minute drive in the NEV or in your rental car. We provide a gate card for free access to the private parking lot and the beach.

The closest beach are the Holoholokai Beach Park and Pauoa Bay. Directly behind the house on the other side of the the 11th fairway, it's just a 5 minute walk or bike ride away. This beach has picnic tables, parking, bathrooms and showers. It's great for beach combing, surf-side walks, whale watching, great sunsets and surfing.

Pakele Lani is surrounded by meticulously maintained mature tropical trees, flowering plants and lush ground cover. There is parking for two large vehicles in the private driveway directly in front of the home. Just past the eucalyptus entry gate are the lava rock fenced front yard, Ohana, patio and entry foyer.

The commodious shaded lanai has lounges, chairs, an outdoor dining area and BBQ grill. It's great for pool-side entertaining, relaxation and family meals. Warm tropical breezes, the scent of Plumeria and the sounds of rustling palm fronds and waves of nearby Holoholokai Beach caress the senses.

The fenced rear yard abuts the 11th fairway of the Mauna Lani North Course. The large level lawn, private pool and spa give guests plenty of room to soak up the ever-present South Kohala sunshine.

Just across the way from Pakele Lani is the KaMilo Recreation Center. At no additional cost, guests may enjoy an enormous lagoon swimming pool with separate shallow area for small children, a 12.5 metre lap pool, a well-equipped work-out facility, two spas and and over two acres of grassy play-fields. There is also a covered picnic and gathering area with kitchen.

Pakele Lani’s spacious Great Room with its soaring grass cloth and mahogany vaulted ceilings opens onto the expansive covered lanai and pool deck. Choose from a variety of spaces to sit or recline on soft leather while serenaded by the sweet calls of Hawaii’s Zebra Doves. Every evening this huge living space is treated to spectacular Hawaiian sunsets.

A chef’s dream, exotic hardwood cabinets frame the kitchen with its lavishly equipped top-quality cookware, appliances, utensils and tableware by Thermador, Wüsthof, Zojirushi, Bella, Breville, Pfaltzgraff, etc. Everything from the rice cooker to the Belgian waffle maker is the best in category.

The separate Family Entertainment Room has a king-size memory foam sleeper couch and is well stocked with toys, books, games and activities for all ages. Featured are toys for preschoolers on up including Thomas the Tank Engine trains, action figures, dolls, Mega Bloks, Legos, board games, numerous video disks and a Playstation system with over 20 popular game titles and a variety of controllers.

The spacious Master Suite has a king bed, soaking tub, two-person shower, two wash basins and separate WC. It has direct access to the lanai and outdoor spa for romantic evening soaks under the spectacular Hawaiian night skies. There is also a nursery with the option for a full-size crib or toddler bed.

The Princess Suite is located down a hallway near the front of the main house well away from the living and entertaining areas. It has a king bed, and a private walk-in shower and commode.

The Keiki Room has a queen bed, a twin bed and its own bath with a shower over tub and separate WC. There is a television and a ceiling fan. In the closet you will find a crib, high chair and stroller to accommodate even the youngest of guests. There's a full sized laundry room down the hall.

Just in front of the main house is the Ohana, a self-contained living space with a private entrance. It is ideal for the nanny, personal assistant, or traveling companions who need a bit more privacy. There is a king bed as well as a love-seat that opens into a single bed. The Ohana has a micro-fridge and coffee maker as well as a walk-in shower and separate WC. Sliding doors lead to a private lanai with café table seating.

We provide daily housekeeping starting after the second night of your stay. This includes cleaning of the kitchen and all five bathrooms, fresh towels, and other cleaning tasks as requested. There are no additional charges for setup or for cleaning after your departure.

More Details

Lynn and Etienne
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

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

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

About Lynn and Etienne

We have loved the Big Island of Hawaii since we first came here on our honeymoon over a decade ago. We fell instantly in love with the climate, the beautiful landscapes, the perfect ocean and the relaxed lifestyle. Over the years we found ourselves coming back here more and more often - always staying in vacation rental properties. These experiences taught us what really mattered in a vacation property. We took this education into account when we designed Pakele Lani. Everything a guest could need is here - and its all the best we could get. No corners were cut.

The name Pakele Lani means 'Heavenly Escape' because Hawaii has always been that for us. Our family home is just up the street. We look forward to sharing our corner of paradise with you. Come escape with us from the crowds, bad weather and the stress of the 'real world'.

Lynn and Etienne purchased this house in 2013

Why Lynn and Etienne chose Puako

Vacations are about comfort and relaxation for everyone. The best thing about this property is the variety of different spaces that allow people to enjoy themselves without tripping over one-another.

The private pool in the back yard is great for cooling off while sun-bathing - or for the kids to play nearby at the end of the day.

Nothing compares to lying in a completely private back-yard spa under a night sky filled with an impossible number of stars... and it's just ten feet from the master bedroom.

The separate family room has ample entertainment for all ages and is located away from the great room - which itself has perfectly comfy chairs, a large sofa and a monster TV.

And, of course, the Ohana is the ultimate private escape. A completely separate structure for those members of your party who need/deserve their own space.

We wanted a premium property that would satisfy the most discerning guests - ourselves. This is the result of our decade long search for the ideal property and our uncompromising selection of amenities and decor.

We hope you love it as much as we do - and open our hearts to your suggestions to make Pakele Lani live up to its name.

What makes this house unique

Three pools! A private pool in the back yard, and across the street a huge community pool where the kids can hang out with new friends, while you work out in the 1/4 Olympic (12.5 yards) lap pool.

Privacy! No shared bathrooms in this house. No neighbors can see into the main house thanks to rock walls, dense foliage and the property placement on a golf course fairway. Better still, the Ohana and Princess rooms are well away from the main living spaces. This allows some people to sleep while others socialize.

The kitchen! Only the good stuff. The owner is an avid chef. All the right tools are there and they are all best-in class. In many cases we bought several different models of an appliance. The best ones are in Pakele Lani. The others went on Craigs List or eBay.

The Beach Club! Right up the road, the private Beach Club is never crowded. It's sheltered from wind and waves so the snorkeling and paddle boarding are always great. The full service restaurant and bar seal the deal.

The other beach! The Holoholokai Beach Park is an easy walk away. The tide pools and unspoiled coastline are magnificent for beach-combing, surfing, or advanced snorkeling. A grassy picnic area with tables and bathrooms is right next to the surf.

The sunsets! The huge glass doors of the great room face directly to the west. Every night we get a different spectacular sunset over the golf course and ocean.


Puako House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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 ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Powder Room - toilet , Off the great room
    Master - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Outdoor jetted spa, soaking tub and double shower
    Princess - toilet , shower
    Keiki - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Ohana - toilet , shower
  • All bathrooms have plush towels, bath mats, hair dryers and mirrors
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Princess - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Quiet room - isolated from main living areas
    Ohana - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Guest house with sliding doors opening to patio
    Family Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , King-size memory foam sleeper sofa
    Keiki - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed
    Master - 1 king , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , Sliding doors open to outdoor spa
  • All bedrooms have private bathrooms, extreme thread-count sheets, TV's and ceiling fans
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 10 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Private Chef
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Let us know of any amenities, features or services you would like us to add to Pakele Lani. We want to make your future stays as close to perfection as humanly possible. Talk to us about babysitting or concierge services. We can refer you to local people with whom you can make direct arrangements.


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Detached House + Resort Car + Private Pool & Spa On Golf Course
average rating of 5.0 based on 63 reviews

Wonderfully ‘stocked’ home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect base for our extended family of 13, ranging in age from one to 65!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family of 8 adults and 4 kids had a fantastic experience. The owner, Etienne, made sure that we had everything we needed. Having the cart was great and made getting around the resort easy. The pool and spa are clean and warm. Beds are comfortable. Everything you need is already there. Bikes, Boards, Chairs, Games, Toys, Great TV's....all in great working order. Even the knives were sharp!! We have stayed in more than 10 places in the Mauna Lani area and this place is our new favorite. Loved every minute. Thanks for your magnificent attention to detail.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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High quality home with anything U could possibly need.

  • 5 of 5

The owners

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful and well appointed, the facilities on the property excellent. The amenities - snorkel gear. bicycles, NEVC vehicle, all added greatly to the experience.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous place!

  • 5 of 5

Our family (comprised of 8 adults, 6 under the age of 6) LOVED our stay in Pakele Lani. The house was clean and neat, everything we could have possibly needed for comfort or for play at the beach was available. We were close enough to the beach for quick trips, but had enough to do at the house for the little ones when they needed a break from roaming around. The Mauna Lani resort is exceptional, and the kids insisted on watching the hula show behind the grocery store twice. The Mauna Lani beach is perfect for little kids and great for snorkeling. The only issue we really had was the hot tub wasn’t hot for a few days, but we were out and about so much we didn’t notice until we did. All in all Lynn and Etienne have created a remarkable experience at their vacation home. We also adored our daily house cleaner, she tried to stay out of our way if we were at home, but still managed to do light housekeeping around us and honestly I can’t imagine what it would have been like if we hadn’t had the lift housekeeping daily with all the sand etc that we trekked in! I was a bit disappointed at first when we booked a place that wasn’t on the beach, but after staying at Pakele Lani I have no regrets, it was a good decision!

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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  • 5 of 5

The house was wonderful. Everything was so simple and easy because it already has everything you need for a great vacation. Lynn and Etienne were easy to work with and so helpful.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Kona International Airport at Keahole (KOA)
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Several Beaches within walking distance
Car: recommended

With no rain to speak of, pristine tropical breezes, moderate humidity and warm temperatures, Mauna Lani has been said to have the finest weather in the world. Year-round average daytime temperature's range from 81 to 87 degrees F. Nighttime temps average in the low 70's. Average annual rainfall is less than an inch. Unlike other parts of Hawaii, there is no volcanic pollution (vog).

Pakele Lani guests have free access to the exclusive Mauna Lani Beach Club - boasting a private white-sand beach with lounge chairs, covered cabanas and an on-site restaurant and bar. The calm beach is perfect for sunbathing, beach play, and snorkeling. Stand-up paddle boards and kayaks are available for rent. While there, visitors may also enjoy a sightseeing cruise on the Winona catamaran or take a stroll through the magnificent historic fish ponds to view a myriad of fish and visiting sea turtles.

The Shops at Mauna Lani are an easy ten-minute stroll from the home. They offer fine and casual dining, a real grocery store, fashion, art, a 4D cinema and live entertainment.

The Francis H I'i Brown North & South Championship Golf Courses at Mauna Lani are set on lava flows with lush greens and magnificent ocean views. With some tee shots to the green directly over the ocean, this is one of the world's most talked about golf destinations.

The Fairmont Orchid has a weekly 'Gathering of the Kings Lu'au'

Mauna Lani has its own Tennis Club, Sports and Fitness Center, and Spa.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $500

Prices exclude 10.25% Transient Accommodations and 4.17% General Excise Taxes
Tax ID: 140-227-1744

Check-in time: 3:00 pm Hawaii Time
Check-out time: 10:00 am Hawaii Time

Owners : Lynn Morgenroth and Etienne Handman

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.