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'House of the Turtle' - Ultimate Hawaii Paradise Vacation Home

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Media Room Sleep 10

Stunning one-level custom home with approx. 4,000 sq ft of air conditioned space located in a desirable gated subdivision at the heart of mauna lani. This unique property built in 2006 features four suites with their own private entrance, media room, heated infinity-edge pool and spa, outdoor showers, outdoor grill and dining area, travertine tile, sliding pocket doors and ample office space. Exquisite finishes such as mahogany ceilings, doors and trim throughout.

A chef's dream kitchen is complete with professional state of the art stainless steel appliances (sub zero), custom cabinetry and expansive granite countertops and eat-in island.

This residence, ideally located, just walk out your back door and enjoy. You also have access to mauna lani's picturesque and private north and south golf courses. Beach club with a protected environment for snorkeling on walking distance.

More Details

Pat Vitucci
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2018

About Pat Vitucci

Pat has enjoyed the Big Island for over 25 years and has owned many properties in the Mauna Lani community. The recent purchase of the 'House of the Turtle' is the ultimate setting for a perfect experience for your Hawaiian vacation on the Big Island. Pat owns a successful financial firm in the San Francisco Bay Area and enjoys visiting Hawaii at least monthly. When Pat and his family are enjoying the islands, they love to golf, play tennis, surf the private beaches and relax at the Spa. Pat loves to eat the fruits of the island for breakfast in his gourmet kitchen and splurges for dinner at many of the world class restaurant within walking distance. One of Pat's favorite experience is swimming with the dolphins. Please enjoy my home as much as my family and I do. Aloha!

Pat Vitucci purchased this house in 2013

Guestbook comments from the owner

OMG . . .my husband, Tom gave me the best 40th birthday ever! He rented your lovely home and took me and the kids on a great Hawaii vacation. Tom even had someone bring in dinner on my special day. We loved your home because it felt like our home. Hope we are able to come back soon.
Sep 2014
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Puako House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Resort
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double
    Bedroom 5 - Media Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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'House of the Turtle' - Ultimate Hawaii Paradise Vacation Home
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 20 reviews

Beautiful house

  • 4 of 5

Good location

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect getaway with superb service!!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a stay at the Turtle House. There were 8 adults and 4 kids and we never felt cramped at all! The house is clean, well stocked and has pretty much everything you need! And if there's something you need that isn't there, the property manager Kathleen is more than willing to help you get it! They'll even stock up the fridge for you before you arrive. Amazing hospitality and service from Kathleen and her husband and son! They even helped us find a private chef for a special meal and it was truly so so delicious!!! We all enjoyed our stay there and will definitely stay there again when we return.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Home with everything you need.

  • 5 of 5

The home was as advertised and reviewed, excellent. Our group of 9 from 4 year olds to senior adults were all impressed with the location and the amenities in the home. The separate rooms with baths gave everyone their needed privacy, yet the common area were superb for meals and having fun.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Nyack

The worst part of the whole trip was leaving

  • 5 of 5

The grounds were immaculate. The house is perfect for any large group. The kitchen, BBQ, pool, hot tub, showers, bedrooms, living room, dining room all perfect. This was the perfect way to start the new year. Vincent was very prompt in answer any questions over email and Kathy was always available on the phone when we arrived.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Raleigh, NC

Amazing Property - Better Than Advertised!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just returned from this incredible property, and it was absolutely perfect! We actually got married while there - we had the ceremony in front of the infinity pool, and was very memorable, with a beautiful backdrop. We had 10 people total at our wedding, and the setup of the home is perfect, as most bedrooms have their own private entrance as well as private bathroom. Kathleen is the property manager; she took care of every single detail, and was accessible the entire time via text and phone. I'd highly recommend his property -- it exceeded all expectations!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Epic Stay at House of Turtle

  • 5 of 5

What a stay. We visited the Kohala Coast for my father's 70th birthday. House of Turtle was perfect for our 3 families (10 total). The house itself feels like you just signed an NBA contract...floor to ceiling windows that open to the Hawaiian breeze and infinity pool. We spent most nights BBQ'ing and just enjoying the beauty. Nearby golf courses at Mauna Lani were equally spectacular. Definitely play both courses (North and South). Grocery store just down the street for any/all provisions. Make House of Turtle your next family vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Waikoloa Coffee Co
Coffee Shop
Honolulu Coffee
Coffee Shop
A-Bay's Island Grill
Pacific Rim Restaurant
Island Fish & Chips
Seafood Restaurant
Kings' Shops
Hawaiian Fish N Chips
Seafood Restaurant
Daylight Mind Coffee Company
Napua at Mauna Lani Beach Club
Hawaiian Restaurant
Charley's Thai Cuisine
Thai Restaurant
Lemongrass Express Waikoloa
Asian Restaurant
Ippy's Hawaiian BBQ
Barbecue Restaurant
Paradise Pizza & Grill
Pizza Restaurant
Shiono at Mauna Lani
Sushi Restaurant
Ocean Bar & Grill
Lunch Restaurant
Bay Terrace
Buffet Restaurant
Hawaiian Restaurant
The Blue Room Brasserie
French Restaurant
Kimo Bean Coffee Co
Coffee Shop
Under the Bodhi Tree
Vegetarian Restaurant
Juice 101
Juice Shop
Brown's Beach House Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Hale Kai Restaurant
Hot Malasadas Truck
Hapuna Beach State Park
Three Frogs Cafe
Waikoloa Restaurant & Bar
Cafe Hapuna
Hapuna Golf Course
Island Lava Java Waikoloa
Pueo's Osteria, LLC
Italian Restaurant
Racha Thai
Thai Restaurant
Number 3 Restaurant
Lunch Restaurant
Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site
Big Island Country Club
al Vicolo
Italian Restaurant
Seafood Bar and Grill
Bar & Grill
Aloha Deli
Breakfast Restaurant
Cafe Pesto - Kawaihae
Family Restaurant
Anuenue Ice Cream & Shave Ice
Kawaihae Kitchen
Asian Restaurant
Kohala Burger & Taco
Hamburger Restaurant
Kua Bay
Makalawena Beach
Makalei Golf Club
Pizza Restaurant
Merriman's Big Island
American Restaurant
Red Water Cafe
American Restaurant
Waimea Coffee Company
Coffee Shop
Hawaiian Style Cafe
Hawaiian Restaurant
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Kona International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Ruth Chris & Tommy Bahamas
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Mauna Lani Golf Courses (2)
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 19
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Mauna Lani Private Beach Club


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $2,500
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 14.42%

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed.
Cleaning fee will be assessed per guest per week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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