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Luxury Escape at Mauna Kea

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 10 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
5 - 10 nights

About the property

Your Exclusive Luxury Retreat at Mauna Kea Resort

Built in 2008 by architect Roth Kimura, this two-story, 8,000 square foot luxury estate home with 2,750 square feet of outdoor entertaining space, is located on a private, secure cul-de-sac in the Bluffs area of the Kohala Coast. The Beach House at the Bluffs features award-winning green design, original artwork, and exceptional attention to detail and fixtures throughout.

This stately home sleeps 8-12 comfortably and includes a second-floor master suite (the Pele suite) with stunning ocean views and three ground-floor guest suites with direct access to the spacious lanai and pool area.

The property features a private 25-meter (80') swimming pool with infinity edge and Jacuzzi spa, as well as sand boxes and a wading pool that are ideal for young children.

The Bluffs area is a private community nestled between two world-class resorts - Mauna Kea and Hapuna - with magnificent beaches. The property is only 300 yards away from Hapuna Beach and 3/4 of a mile away from Mauna Kea Beach. Both beaches are easily accessible by walking trails or by using the Beach House’s four-passenger golf cart.

A personal concierge works with guests to plan all of the elements for a perfect vacation. A butler and private chef are available to ensure a relaxing and enjoyable stay. As guests of the Beach House at the Bluffs at Mauna Kea, each individual in your party is enrolled as a full member in the Mauna Kea Resort 'ohana, or club, with signing privileges and preferential access to resort amenities, which include golf, tennis, a variety of sports and fitness activites, salon and spa services, and dining and entertainment.

No cleaning fees.

TAT# W98470337-01

Mauna Kea Resort Services, LLC

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Andrew Ludwick
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2017


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Luxury Escape at Mauna Kea
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
San Francisco, CA

Perfect vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

My family had the pleasure of staying at this home this year as well as two years ago. In a word, the house is fantastic. The home and grounds are absolutely beautiful; the attention to detail is marvelous. Each bedroom is unique and breathtaking in its own right. The shared living spaces are divine and allow for relaxing to elegant times. The pool is lovely and features a great "kiddy pool" if you are bringing little ones. Easy walking distance to two beaches, resorts, golf, and pools. Everything you need is close by - we hardly even left the house while we were there! The view from the living room and patio is beautiful, with palm trees, the ocean, and the infinity pool providing the perfect backdrop to watch the sunset. We enjoyed the large table outside most nights for dinner as a group. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Menlo Park, CA 94025

Excellence in Every Detail

  • 5 of 5

Hands down the greatest vacation my family has ever taken. Every detail of this beautiful escape is top of the line.

The house is perfectly built; very spacious with endless communal spaces as well as cozy nooks perfect for curling up and reading a good book. A brilliant architectural design allows for easy transition of the living room from luxurious wood and glass walls, to an open air layout which overlooks the infinity pool; perfect around sunset.

Here are just a few of my favorite details. Secluded rooms with cathedral ceilings. Outdoor showers which allow you to gaze on the clearest stars you've ever seen. A Whale tail statue at the end of the pool, which artfully dips beneath the lawn, leaving manicured ripples of grass behind.

By far the most impressive place I've had the pleasure of staying at.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Carlos, CA

Luxurious home, beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

WOW! This is an amazing home with breathtaking views. What a place to stay while in Hawaii! It is like a little slice of heaven. Each room feels like a master suite, with large walk in closets, and his and her sinks, and outdoor showers. The swimming pool is stunning and perfect for those lazy afternoons spent reading and swimming. We loved walking to the beach and eating by the pool at both Hapuna and Mauna Kea. It is so nice to have the option of dining in or dining out at fabulous restaurants. This is one of my favorite vacation spots. Can't wait to return! Aloha.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Your Own Private Resort

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have stayed a week at this house with a group of friends. This house has the perfect accommodations for a large group, there are spacious suites (with outdoor showers!), a large kitchen to cook in and plenty of sitting areas both indoors and outdoors to gather. The house is located at the end of a cul-de-suc so you feel like you are at your own private resort. There is easy access to the beach and golf course, although you may, like us, find yourself more often relaxing on the patio taking in the ocean view. This is a great place to spend a vacation and we can’t wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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STAY HERE!!!!'s why.....

  • 5 of 5

This home is gorgeous beyond what you can see in the pictures, and it makes the perfect place for a luxurious, relaxing vacation.

First, the location is ideal. The house is in a private, gated community (you have to go through two gates to get in...lots of security!) at the end of the street. This house is situated just a few minutes walk away from not one, but two beautiful beaches: Mauna Kea beach and Hapuna Prince Resort Beach. This gives you great options for different views and snorkel spots. When we went snorkeling, we saw all kinds of amazing creatures right off of the beach, including sea turtles and reef sharks!

The house itself is stunning in terms of architecture and offers great living space. Let's start with the bedrooms. Each bedroom has gorgeous ocean views, spacious closets, huge en suite bathrooms, and tons and tons of room. The bedrooms on the ground floor even have outdoor showers. Every bedroom feels like a master. The kitchen is clean and modern with high end appliances that make you feel like a chef. There is a media room perfect for watching late night movies, and there is a large laundry room. There are multiple gorgeous living and hang out spaces. Each of these rooms have beautiful art and comfortable furniture. .My personal favorite backs up to the pool and outdoor dining room. Two of the walls in this room are giant windows where you can see the gorgeous view, and these windows can be completely opened up so that the indoor space becomes outdoor space.

But the real reason you're there is to be outside, and the outdoor space at this house can't be beat. The front has a large yard where you can play outdoor games. But the back is the really spectacular part of this property. You won't want to leave the pool (which also has a little sand pool attached for little ones,) and there is a great covered outdoor table with bar area and grill for you to cook dinner and relax. The views of the sunset from this home cannot be beat. We captured the most gorgeous views of palm trees and pink and purple skies with our cameras.

And if that isn't enough, the house is environmentally friendly!

This house is a dream and I highly recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is how Hawaii was meant to be experienced

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have stayed in this house twice: once with friends, once with families. Both times, it sparkled. No detail has been missed. The rooms are spacious, immaculate, and have private outdoor showers. The kitchen is fully equipped and is a delight for an aspiring chef (we made a mean batch of jambalaya there!). The floor-to-ceiling windows and open floor plan encourage indoor and outdoor dining and lounging. The artwork is stunning. And to top it off, it's perched on a hill, facing west, for picture perfect sunsets.

Some other great benefits:

+ Walking distance to two, pristine beaches

+ Short drive to 4 & 5 star restaurants

+ Grocery stores nearby

+ Located on an award-winning golf course

+ Close to a helicopter launching point to tour the volcanoes

+ Easy access to adventure sports, like snorkeling with manta rays

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Golf
300 Metres
Mauna Kea Golf Course
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Hapuna Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Waimea Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring & Easter
Jan 4 2017 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
May & June Special
May 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
July & August
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Fall Season
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 18 2017
5 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving & Pre-Holiday
Nov 19 2017 - Dec 19 2017
5 night minimum stay
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 3 2018
10 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $10,000
Tax Rate 13.42%

Cleaning fees are included

Full payment in advance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Waimea Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 8000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Golf Course View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Resort ...
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Pele Suite bath - toilet , tub , shower , outdoor shower
    Mauna Kea Suite bath - toilet , tub , shower , outdoor shower
    Kohala Suite bath - toilet , tub , shower , outdoor shower
    Hapuna Suite bath - toilet , tub , shower , outdoor shower
    Powder room - toilet
    Powder room - toilet
    Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
  • Each suite includes a private, four-piece bath. The ground-floor suites feature private interior courtyards, each designed to an island theme, offering charming alternative outdoor showers.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Pele Suite - 1 king
    Kohala Suite - 2 queen
    Mauna Kea Suite - 1 king
    Hapuna Suite - 2 queen
  • The Beach House at the Bluffs sleeps 8-12 comfortably in its three ground-floor guest suites and second-floor master suite. All suites offer stunning ocean views, abundant natural light, and ocean breezes. The suites are named for Hawaii gods and goddesses. Pele is the goddess of fire, lightning, wind, and volcanoes. Located on the second floor of the Beach House, the Pele suite is the ultimate private retreat. Mauna Kea means “white mountain” and this suite is named after the snow-capped volcano from which the Mauna Kea Resort takes its name. The Kohala district, in which the Beach House is located, features a rich variety of natural habitats – from the dry forests on the coast to the cloud forests on the slopes. Hapuna means “spring” or “pool” and this suite is named after nearby Hapuna beach.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The villa features beautiful architecture and local artwork. Please visit our website at for more information and photos.

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