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

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


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. VRBO's new policy is that we are no longer allowed to share our direct phone number on our VRBO listing. If you have questions that you would like us to answer directly over the phone, please contact VRBO Customer Service and ask how you can talk to us in person.

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 VRBO Customer Service if you have questions about the 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. VRBO/HomeAway's policy regarding the service fee and refund in case of cancellation is theirs and separate from the owner's cancellation policy.

More Details

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 guest experience.

Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

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.


Puako Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1646 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • 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


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Hale O' Honu'ea at the Fairways Mauna Lani: 2+br Perfect For Families, Snowbirds
average rating of 4.9761906 based on 42 reviews

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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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Just like below reviewer said, home is better than pictures. Our little family of 3 had a great time staying here. Sonia's recommendations for activities/restaurants were very helpful.

I came back home last night and I am already thinking about going back. :)

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Bloomfield

Exceptional accommodations. Well equipped!! Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location, beautiful accommodations.

Sonia was extremely helpful and accommodating.

I would definitely go back!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Kathryn for the kind words! We are so thrilled that you chose Hale O' Honu'ea to celebrate such a memorable anniversary, and hope that you will stay with us again if you return to the Big Island. With much aloha, Sonia
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Very Helpful Owner

  • 5 of 5

Sonia shared lots of great information about activities and restaurants near the property. She was very responsive to all the questions we had. She was quick to follow up on the very few issues we had (i.e, problem with the door lock). All the information Sonya had given us was very clear and very helpful (e.g., how to access the Beach Club at the property). Thanks, Sonya --- wonderful property and fabulous service!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I hope you found everything you wanted, and welcome you back anytime! Mahalo for the kind words, Sonia
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Portland, OR

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

The perfect family place. All beach toys and accoutrements included. One stop shop. Great value. Easy peasy! We would come back again for sure. Kids had a ball. Mauna Lani beach was a great experience. Very convenient to grocery, restaurants, shops. Master bed and bath are huge. Attention to detail. Lots of thoughtful touches.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Nearest Airport
19 Miles
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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $220
Damage Deposit $500

Hawaii General Excise Tax (4%) and updated 2018 Hawaii Transient Accommodations Tax (10.25%) are assessed on the Total Rent of all hotel and vacation rentals for the state of Hawaii.

Hawaii Tax ID: GE--203-140-5056-01 and TA-203-140-5056-01

Final cleaning fee = $220.00; 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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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