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Hale O' Honu'ea at the Fairways Mauna Lani: 2+br Perfect For Families, Snowbirds

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,646 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Story Townhome, 1646 Sqft Indoors With 2 Lanais In A Lush Tropical Setting

The Fairways: Just 20 minutes north of Kona Airport in the beautiful Mauna Lani Resort and ideally situated between the Fairmont Orchid Hotel and the Shops of Mauna Lani and the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel. The Fairways is an impeccably maintained luxury gated community on over 20 acres adjacent to the Francis H. Brown North Golf course, one of two championship golf courses within Mauna Lani (your stay includes discounted guest golf rates at both).

Amenities at the Fairways include a large BBQ pavilion, large and luxurious free form swimming pool, spa, waterfalls, and a fitness center with a/c.

Hale O' Honu'ea: Stay in this beautifully furnished 2 bedroom townhome, with polished granite and stainless steel gourmet kitchen, 2 1/2 baths and 1 car garage and relax in over 1600 square feet of indoor living in a spacious open layout.

The tranquil Lanai off the main floor includes a wet bar, Viking grill/rotisserie and dining seating for 6.

The floor plan here is ideal for privacy and comfort with both bedrooms upstairs away from the main living area and on far ends of the home, each with an ensuite full bathroom.

The master suite includes a den sitting area, ensuite with jacuzzi tub and private lanai that together with the downstairs lanai extends the living space to over 2000 square feet. Enjoy the view of the naturalized golf course landscaping and the 11th green of the north course in the distance.

Your stay at Hale O' Honu'ea includes a gate pass to owners parking at the semi-private Beach Club with ocean-side restaurant, coral reef snorkeling and white sand beach. Covered cabanas and sunbathing chairs are on the beach for guests of property owners only, so all you need to bring are the towels, boogie boards and sand toys that we provide and your sunblock!

Water enthusiasts can rent stand-up paddle boards, surf boards, outriggers and other equipment adjacent to the beach or even join a snorkel, whale-watch (in season), scuba dive, or sunset cruise.

Within Mauna Lani you can explore the lesser known 49 Black Sand Beach or the one of the five white sand beaches and waterfront, the historic petroglyphs and ancient fish ponds, and enjoy the free cultural activities offered at the Shops of Mauna Lani. Meet turtles swimming in the ocean, sunning on the rocks or those that are part of the Mauna Lani honu preservation program.

Enjoy discounted guest rates at both the North and South Frances H. I'i Brown Golf Courses.

Exploring beyond Mauna Lani? We have provided cooler bags, beach chairs and guide books (and are happy to give you more ideas if you ask).

This is a no-smoking, no-pet property. Please contact us for extended stay rates.

STARTING IN FEBRUARY 2016, VRBO/HOMEAWAY WILL ASSESS THEIR OWN "SERVICE FEE" OF 4-10%. IT IS NOT COLLECTED BY OR PAID TO THE OWNER. The service fee is visible as a line item to the traveler in the price quote and in the checkout process. Please contact us IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS SERVICE FEE.

The service fee is a charge paid by the traveler to HomeAway for HomeAway's services. It is not paid to the owner for the rental of the accommodation

More Details

Owner
Jeff and Sonia
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

About Jeff and Sonia

My wife and I have a young family and we have been visiting the Hawaiian islands for almost a decade to escape the cold winters (and even the cool summers) of the Pacific Northwest. We are both competitive athletes and have done dozens of marathons and triathlons all over the world including Ironman distance races. In fact, we first found the Fairways at Mauna Lani racing the Honu 70.3.

We have 2 young children and enjoy traveling anywhere we can enjoy good food, good weather, different cultures - and still play in the outdoors.

Jeff and Sonia purchased this townhome in 2014

Why Jeff and Sonia chose Puako

We found ourselves returning to Mauna Lani more than any place else in the tropics. What we love most about Mauna Lani is that it offers privacy away from the crowds elsewhere yet offers the convenience of close by restaurants and shops when you want them. It has beautiful calm waters for safe snorkeling, waves (when you want them) for surfing, and nature abounds with the turtles, coral reef, dolphin and whale sightings. There are miles of running and cycling right out the door.

We stayed at other properties within Mauna Lani but feel that the grounds, large free form pool, spa and location of the Fairways are the perfect combination of private yet convenient to the amenities of the rest of the resort as it is close enough to walk to the Fairmont Orchid and Shops of Mauna Lani.

What makes this townhome unique

We chose Hale O' Honu'ea because of all the floorplans we've stayed in Mauna Lani, it suits our family and friends the best. All bedrooms are upstairs which makes us feel safe; the bedrooms are on opposite ends of the townhome so they feel private; each has it's own ensuite bathroom for convenience; the open floor plan of the main living space and windows on the upper floor allow the island breeze to move through.

We've made updates to make it even more comfortable and hope that you will enjoy it as much as we do.

Our daughter named 'Hale O' Honu'ea', Home of the Hawksbill Turtle. In conjunction with Oahu's Sea Life Park, Mauna Lani Resort raises honu (the green sea turtle) releases them when mature, helping the comeback of honu. The native Hawksbill turtle, or Honu'ea, is more endangered and the Big Island is one of it's few nesting places. Our family hopes someday to see the Honu'ea frequenting the waters of Mauna Lani too.

We are transitioning to our condo to be more 'green'. We've installed ceiling fans and screens to enjoy the island breeze. We provide personal amenity dispensers that reduce plastic bottle waste of typical hotel 'travel size' products. We are converting to CFL and LED lighting. We've chosen BPA-free acrylics for outdoor drinkware. We provide environmentally responsible detergents and will continue to transition to like products throughout Hale O' Honu'ea. We admit that we have far to go, but we feel these small steps are all in the right direction to protect the natural beauty of this special place.

Amenities

Puako Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1646 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Guest ensuite - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master ensuite - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Large ensuite with double sinks and separate WC
    Powder Room on Main floor - toilet
  • Part of our ongoing green efforts at Hale O' Honu'ea include providing starter supplies of personal care products in full size amenity dispensers in both bathroom showers and hand soap pumps at all sinks throughout the home. This drastically reduces the plastic bottle waste of typical hospitality or travel size amenities and allows us to provide high quality personal care products for our guests, including organic, tear-free shampoo and body wash in the second bedroom perfect for kids.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master+den - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Riser day bed sofa in den converts to 2 twins or 1 king
    Guest - 2 double , 1 baby crib , Pack-n-play portable crib available at no extra cost.
  • The master bedroom has a king bed and is located on the second floor. The spacious master suite includes a den, a large closet, and the master bath. The den provides access to the upstairs lanai. The riser day bed sofa in the master den has full thickness mattresses and can be converted to a twin, two twins, or full size king bed. The second upstairs bedroom features two double beds and a full bath. The second floor bedrooms are located at opposite ends of the floor, separated by a hallway ensuring individual privacy. The living room sofa folds out to a queen bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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average rating of 4.9736843 based on 38 reviews
5

Home better than the pictures

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't ask for a better stay-home was wonderful and the owners were very helpful when we had a user error with the internet. Jeff and Sonia, thank you so much for opening your home for our stay!

Sean and Chrissy

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your kind review!
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5

Great Location and Family Friendly Unit

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 (two boys ages 4 and 8) had a wonderful week long stay at Hale O'Honu'ea at the Fairways Mauna Lani! We were immediately impressed with owners Jeff and Sonia and how helpful they were. Before we came Sonia sent all the information we would need well in advance and even took the time to mail us a magazine about the Big Island. She was beyond helpful in providing babysitter recommendations for us and was able to promptly answer any of our questions.

When we arrived they unit was very clean and exactly what we expected based on the pictures and description. There were tons of beach and pool toys for us to use and our kids (and us adults) loved the boogie boards. The kitchen had a wide variety of pots and pans and utensils. We were able to find whatever we needed.

The pool area is large and very kid friendly. The deepest area of the pool is only 4ft. It was clean and well maintained. We found ourselves there every afternoon.

We highly recommend staying here and would choose the same unit again if we get the chance to go back!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, OR
5

Amazing property and wonderful hosts!

  • 5 of 5

I can’t say enough about what a great experience it was staying at Hale O’ Honu’ea! It is spacious, beautifully decorated, comfortable, and super clean. Even the garage was spotless, with lots of fun gear to use like boogie boards, flippers, snorkel gear, beach chairs & bags, and more. The TV and sound system were very high quality, it was fun to relax and have a movie night after being out all day. Our two girls loved it too, it’s a great place for kids. We liked it so much we’ve already booked our next stay! As far as hosts go Jeff and Sonia have been the best we have experienced- super organized, quick to respond and so helpful. The grounds of the Fairways are great as well, nice pool and hot tub and the beach club is really nice- we were so excited to have amazing snorkeling that was safe for younger kids just a 5 minute drive from the condo. I really can’t recommend this place enough!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for the glowing review Kelly - and we'll see you back soon. With much aloha, Sonia and Jeff.
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Prosper, TX
5

Excellent Property

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with this property. It was well furnished including high speed internet and TVs in every room with cable. I also like the location of this property.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Curtis, We're glad that you found us on this stay at the Fairways. Speaking with you personally and hearing that you've stayed in the Fairways several times and like our Hale O' Honu'ea the best was great feedback. I hope we can welcome you back in the future! Mahalo, Sonia
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Escondido, CA
5

Wonderful Place...Highly Recommended

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay at Hale O' Honu'ea. Condo is essentially new, with great amenities, and perfectly clean. Fairways is a great resort...nice pool and awesome private beach area.

Highly recommended for families.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

lovely condo

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Hale O'Honu'ea. The unit was just as described and the hosts were very responsive. We appreciated how well organized and marked everything was. It was impeccably clean and the beach club provided a nice access to the ocean.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Kailua-Kona
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Tommy Bahamas
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 19/Queen Kaahumanu Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Tommy Bahamas
Nearest Beach
2.2 Miles
Private Beach Club access & parking pass included

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Checkout cleaning $205
Tax Rate 13.42%

Monthly Rates Available.

Add Hawaii General Excise & Transient Accommodation Tax 13.42%; TAT = 9.25% + GET = 4.17%
Hawaii Tax ID W30844591-01

Final cleaning fee = $205.00; Bi- weekly cleaning fee for stays over 14 days = $205.00

5% fee for cancellation 90 days or more, 15% if less than 90 days from scheduled arrival. We will reimburse cancellation for any nights we "re-rent" less fees paid.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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