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

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights


Waimea House Rental Photos and Description

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.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Pat Vitucci
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
December 1, 2016
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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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'House of the Turtle' - Ultimate Hawaii Paradise Vacation Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
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: Jun 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: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful House of the Turtle

  • 5 of 5

We attend a professional conference every January in Hawaii and typically stay in a house or condo where people of diverse ages and interests can share and enjoy space together. This year 2016 we had a group of 10 friends and family members at the House of the Turtle. This was the best property including excellent amenities, location, and hospitality of the manager and host. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Mauna Lani Home

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home for a group vacation with 4 couples. The reason we chose this house was because it had four separate bedroom suites each with a private bathroom. The extra 3 bedrooms were accessed through the front courtyard allowing for privacy. The house itself was spectacular. The front courtyard had a lovely Honu fountain. The main part of the house had a large living area, fully stocked kitchen, indoor and outdoor dining, a TV/Movie room, the master bedroom suite, and laundry. We spent most of our time lounging by the disappearing edge pool that had a lovely view of the Kohala mountains. All furnishings were elegant but very comfortable. The property manager met us at the house upon our arrival and was easily accessible throughout the stay. One bonus was the mid-week cleaning and linen change, which is included in the rental price. Usually this is offered as an add-on charge. Also by renting this house, you get discounted rates at the Mauna Lani golf courses. This is the best house I have rented in Hawaii and I would definitely rent this house again.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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mauna lani house

  • 5 of 5

the house was awesome. plenty big and comfortable.

everyone had a blast.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for large family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent a week at the house, total of 6 adults, 3 tweens, and a 21 month old. Everything went smoothly and communication with both owner (Pat) and manager (Kathleen) was easy and Kathleen was very helpful (she recommended a chef for a celebration dinner at the house and both dinner and fire dancer were excellent). We also appreciated her prestocking the house with basic groceries (although Foodland Market is 5 minutes away at the Shops at Mauna Lani and a bigger grocery store is 15 minutes away in Waikoloa Village; we never made it to Costco 40 minutes away) and we appreciated the nice welcome basket and fruit on arrival. The house set up, as mentioned in a prior posting, is nice for a group since 3 of the bedrooms are off the central courtyard and away from the main part of the house so there is privacy for those who prefer to sleep in. The house felt very private and we never saw or heard neighbors, but it feels large and open and spacious. Beds were very comfortable and the house is nicely appointed; we used the boogie boards and beach umbrellas and a few pool toys, but didn't see the snorkeling gear. Activity-wise, numerous beaches nearby including the private Mauna Lani one (nice snorkeling and less crowded than Kahalu'u beach, and calm so good for little ones)--our favorites were Hapuna and A'Bay. Shopping close and nice at Queen's and King's Markets (10 minutes). Great shave ice at cart 15 minutes north just past turn off for Waimea (Original Big Island Shave Ice). Sadly, the malasada truck in Waimea (30 min) was closed when we went through. We favored the pool in the afternoons/evenings when there was some nice shade on the patio. Overall, a great house and a great vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Waimea House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Holiday Season 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Jan 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring Season 2017
Feb 1 2017 - May 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer Season 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Holiday Season 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Jan 31 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $2,500
Tax Rate 13.25%

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

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Waimea House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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