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Unique Mauna Kea S. Fairways Pod Home w/ Contemporary Hawaiian Style

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,823 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights


About the property

4B/4.5B Home With 2 Master Suites, 2 Guest Bedrooms, Ocean Views Within MK Gates

Welcome to our Hawaii home! We have enjoyed many memorable vacations here with our extended family and friends, and hope that you too will have the tropical vacation of your dreams. Our home was built with attention to detail, and designed to reflect a traditional Hawaiian feel while enjoying contemporary features. There are three separate pods, all with distinctive copper roofs. Gracious indoor/outdoor living will allow you to enjoy the Aloha spirit and the near-perfect weather all year long. In addition, we are happy to provide Light Housekeeping Service (must be pre-arranged with out House Manager) to truly make this a vacation for everyone! Here’s what our home offers:


-3823 sq. foot home within the gates of Mauna Kea Resort, with ocean and golf course views

-2 Master Bedroom suites with walk-in closets, built-in cabinets, ensuite large bathrooms with private gardens, vaulted wood ceilings with fans and AC

-2 guest bedrooms with garden views, vaulted wood ceilings with fans and AC, and built-in cabinets

-Spacious gourmet kitchen with Viking range, Subzero refrigerator, granite counters, Kitchen Aid dishwasher, trash compactor, oven and microwave, All-Clad cookware, etc., and vaulted wood ceiling with fan

- full laundry room

-Kid’s Den, with flat screen TV, X Box, video games, and board games

-Dining Room, seating for 8 to 10, with pool and garden view, and vaulted wood ceiling and fan

-Bar, with under counter refrigerator, ice maker, and Fisher Paykel dishwasher

-Office with ocean view, desk, sofa (extra single bed), printer, vaulted wood ceiling and fan

-Living Room with ocean and pool views, glass doors on 3 sides open to gardens and lanai, and vaulted wood ceiling and fan

-Beautiful Koa wood floors and Seagrass rugs in Main Pod; tile floors in the other Pods

-Large sliding glass doors with pocket mahogany shutters throughout home


-Saltwater pool, solar heated year around


-Teak outdoor furniture, including 9 chaise lounges

-Lawn with seating area

-Tiki torches

-Gas BBQ

-Lanai with custom kiave wood base glass dining table, teak chairs for 8, outdoor refrigerator & sink

Guests may also enjoy full access to the Mauna Kea and Hapuna Resorts and their amenities for a daily charge for the entire group. They can contact Residential Services to set up an account that allows for charging privileges, discount rates for tennis and golf, priority parking, access to fitness centers and classes, and full beach privileges, including use of lounges, towels, umbrellas, and cabanas. There is a fee for this, which is dependent on the length of the stay. Our home is a three minute drive to the Mauna Kea, or a scenic 20 minute walk. The ocean provides unlimited fun and also the opportunity to spot sea turtles, whales when in season, and manta rays. We can wholeheartedly assure you that the beach and ocean of this magnificent piece of paradise will never fail to amaze and delight.


Please Note: We strongly recommend that you communicate with us directly instead of using the HomeAway App in order to avoid having to read and agree to a very lengthy Terms of Service Agreement, a Privacy Policy that we believe is overly broad, and the receipt of numerous unsolicited emails. We purposefully do not provide information to that App as we believe in personal and specific communication.

HAWAII TAX ID NO. W69896698-01

More Details

Property Manager
Judy Hyde
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
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 26, 2018

About Judy Hyde

We are in our mid-60's, have 3 adult children, and 4 grandchildren. Our hobbies are travel, golf, hiking, bridge, swimming, stand-up paddle, and reading.

Judy Hyde purchased this house in 2008

Why Judy Hyde chose Kamuela

We bought this property for our extended family and friends to celebrate holidays and special occasions. We wanted to be within the gates of the Mauna Kea resort, enjoy a private retreat with spectacular views, and have a heated pool - a feature that is necessary in the winter months.

What makes this house unique

This is a very relaxing and comfortable home. The individual pods make group living really easy. We love the location - a simple drive or a scenic walk to our favorite beach in the world, and we treasure the privacy and views from every room. We have been fortunate to share our home with many friends, and pleased to know how much they enjoyed their stay.


Kamuela House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3823 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Resort ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • 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 ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom #1 - toilet , tub , shower , Ensuite, double sinks, private garden
    Master Bathroom #2 - toilet , tub , shower , Ensuite, single sink, private garden
    Bathroom #3 - toilet , tub , shower , Single sink, Private garden
    Bathroom #4 - toilet , shower , Single sink
    Bathroom #5 - Powder Room in Main Pod
  • All bathrooms are stocked with hair dryers, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, and body wash.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Suite #1 - 1 king , Walk-in closet, AC, Ocean view, opens to Pool and lanai
    Master Suite #2 - 1 king , Walk-in closet, AC, Ocean view, Opens to Pool and Lanai
    Bedroom #3 - 2 twin/ single , AC, Garden view. Twin beds can be converted to King bed
    Bedroom #4 - 1 queen , AC, Garden view
  • All bedrooms have ample closet space and built-in cabinets. All have ceiling fans and AC. Spa type robes are in the closet, along with beach bags. For sleeping more than 8, there are two custom designed sleeping sofas in the den and office of the main pod (must be prearranged). Can sleep up to 10.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Make this a vacation for everyone! There will be a light housekeeping every day by our fabulous housecleaner. Please note that you may have full access to the Mauna Kea Resort and all of its amenities for a daily fee for the entire group.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews

Celebrating my birthday in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This fantastic home is very well maintained inside and out. My husband and I enjoyed our private insuite bedroom, as well as another son in his. Another son with his two children enjoyed the back bedrooms. Gorgeous views. Great use of Moana Kea parking pass and private beach. Wonderful restaurants at Moana Kea and other places up and down the coast. The helicopter ride of the entire island was fantastic from a nearby business. Housekeeper was super. Will rent it again for sure.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house is beautiful, spacious and very comfortable. We had everything we could want and more!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay! The location was perfect and the house had a great family feel to it. An unexpected pleasure was stargazing every night on the lawn! Can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property had a great flow, light housekeeping personal were amazing.

  • 5 of 5

Bedrooms had no common walls so noise reduction was great, kitchen had everything a family of 9 could need, view was amazing...the jacuzzi and pool were great too.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Great House!

  • 5 of 5

Great for a relaxing week - quiet, wonderful view, and everything you need to enjoy the beauty of the island. The amenities at Mauna Kea and Hapuna Prince are closeby, but we were surprised (as others have written), that we barely wanted to leave the house. We definitely recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful home with everything you will need

  • 5 of 5

We had eight people at the house and were very comfortable. The layout is perfect as the bedrooms are set off from the living area which made it easy to find privacy if you did not want to be part of the crowd. The surprise for us was the number of nights we chose to stay in and cook. It is such a relaxing setting and the kitchen is very well equipped with all the utensils and appliances you could imagine.

Judy, the owner, is charming, responsive, and filled with useful information. Nicole, the property manager, was also attentive to our needs and responded immediately to questions.

Can't imagine any place better than this!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful home with everything you will need.

  • 5 of 5

Located within easy reach of the Mauna Kea and Hapuna resorts, this home very comfortably accommodates eight and provides a wonderful view overlooking the golf course and ocean. It comes with a nice sized pool and jacuzzi.

The living area of the house is very spacious and has a kitchen stocked with all of the appliances and utensils you need to prepare wonderful meals. We were surprised at how often we chose to stay home and cook as opposed to dine out. It was just so much fun being together in such a relaxed environment. Multiple outside/inside seating options made us feel we were in a different place each time.

Two of the bedrooms front the pool and have en suite bathrooms. The other two have separate baths in the hallway. All bedrooms are set apart from the living area so the crowd that wanted to stay up late could do so without bothering the early to bed contingent. It was easy to find privacy or hang with the group.

The owner, Judy Hyde, is extremely pleasant, filled with useful information and working with her was a pleasure. The onsite property manager, Nicole, was very responsive and also very helpful in answering questions.

I can't imagine staying at a better place.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Mauna Kea Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Manta, Mauna Kea Hotel
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Mauna Kea & Hapuna
Car: necessary

Our home is a great starting point to tour the entire island, and is close to Waimea, a charming Hawaiian town off the tourist track, where there are farmer's markets, live theater, shopping, and excellent restaurants. Less than 4 miles away is the little town of Kaiwaihae, with outdoor produce market, a local fresh (straight from the ocean) fish market, a macadamia nut factory, and several good restaurants.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $500
Damage Insurance $99
Damage Deposit $1,000

Any expenses not covered by the Property Damage Protection Plan, will be deducted from the Security Deposit of $1000.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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