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Aloha Spoken Here, ❤️12 Years Hosting Guests, ❤️100+ Great Reviews❤️

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Last updated: 02/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5)

Yes, you have found us, we are still here in our lovely Waikoloa Villas condo! This is our 12th year of sharing our home with our guests. Please read some of our 18 more current Reviews, all of them are FIVE Star.

Our Beautiful Two Bedroom condo, HALE O MELE LA'I, our 'House of Happy Songs' in Waikoloa Villas on the Big Island has been beautifully furnished as a home, not just a vacation rental.

Our Non-Smoking, spacious 1260 sq ft unit, plus a very roomy lanai allows for very comfortable living with a view across the golf course to the Pacific Ocean. We are on the 2nd floor of the two-story complex, so you have an even better view from the lanai and don't have anyone above you.


Please enjoy our VIDEO on this web site which you can access by clicking on the video graphic at the top of the first photo. It shows the condo lovingly furnished inside and out, views of the beautiful grounds, and takes you out and around the island a bit.

Be sure to have your Volume Up on the Computer as that makes the video all the more enjoyable. Also expand the Screen on the computer.

You can read 19 wonderful Five Star reviews directly from our guests.


If you want to see the remainder of the 100 plus reviews you can read more. For a review of the many comments that our Guests have also written in our Guest Book and that we have transferred into VRBO, HomeAway, and Vacation Rentals, Please Scroll down to "Guest Comments From the Owner". It will start with #1 of 88 reviews that you can click and read as far as you desire.

Because these original reviews were posted by us to the site, VRBO has removed the names. Reviews mean so much when trying to decide on the perfect place for you to stay.


Among our Beautiful Furnishings is a cushy Leather Double Recliner (recliner #1 and #2). In our travels we have found that some other couches with wicker frames and loose floral cushions are pretty, but also pretty uncomfortable to sit on, you are spending any extended time in our home, (which we hope you will do). Our 3rd leather recliner in the living area is powered for relaxing ease. The 4th recliner is on the lanai, a good napping spot.

We enjoy decorating with local art of Hawaii, with more than 35 pieces hanging on the walls.


HALE O MELE LAI is indeed our 'House of Happy Songs'. in Hawaiian MELE LA'I means Happy Song and is the name of an old Hawaiian Hymn.

We love the Hawaiian Culture and since Music is such an important part of the Culture and of our own lives, we want to share that with our guests by providing a library of HAWAIIAN MUSIC. You may enjoy picking up the ukulele and making your own music. There is also an instruction book.


We enjoy the best of both worlds by being at about 900 foot elevation, with nights a little cooler and days warm and sunny, therefore the 6 ceiling fans are usually adequate for comfort.

It is just a short 10 minute drive to the South Kohala Gold Coast, where there are six beautiful long sandy beaches to choose from, including the well known Hapuna Beach, (voted the best in the country) and 'Anaeho'omalu Bay ('A Bay').

Waikoloa Villas is situated along the 18 hole WAIKOLOA VILLAGE GOLF COURSE, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., for which we include golf discount cards. For the avid golfer, there are six other golf courses near by.

WAIKOLOA VILLAGE has a small Shopping Center with a full line, top notch, affordable local grocery store with pharmacy, bakery, deli, and fresh fish and meat market. Also in the Village...a gas station, several small restaurants, a larger Italian restaurant, medical offices, dental office, beauty salon, bank ,and Post Office.

We are Centrally Located to the Beaches, Shops and Restaurants along the Kohala coast, the North Shore with Kamehameha's birthplace, the Paniolo (cowboy) town of Waimea, the old town of Hilo, the Volcano, and the shops and restaurants of Kona, and much, much more.

The Big Island has 11 different climate zones from the ocean to the top of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, so much variety of temperatures and fauna and flora to see.


With our Free Wi-Fi HIGH SPEED INTERNET connection you can keep in touch when you bring your laptop.

We take pride in keeping our unit looking fresh and inviting. Our unit is in a quiet setting not disturbed by traffic noise. Our guests often comment on how peaceful and quiet the Villas complex is.


Please read further from our Guest Comments link as to how people have enjoyed themselves and appreciated the way we have dealt with them in a personal way.

We invite you to come and stay in the Beautiful Home-like Environment we have created for your enjoyment.

Hawaii Tax ID# GE/TA-070-473-7280-01 13.42%
(Old number ID# W21547495-01)

Keywords: Condo, spacious, beautiful Hawaiian decor, peaceful, golf, pools, home-like, beautiful grounds, caring owner-operated, value


Member since: 2005

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/22/2017

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 2
  • 1260 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome:

    We have boogie boards, Pack'n'Play crib...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No Smoking Please, either inside our condo OR on the lanai. Waikoloa Villas does not allow smoking on the lanai....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    No pets are allowed in the complex....moreless

  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Master bedroom: 1 king


  • 2nd Bedroom: 1 queen


  • We can comfortably sleep 4 people at this time. ***** Our very comfortable California King has extra length and a beautiful Hawaiian style quilt and sham. ***** Our Queen size Bed also is very comfortable, with beautiful floral on black background comforter and matching curtains. ***** The Twin or Single Bed is in the 2nd bedroom. It also carries the theme of floral on black background to compliment the queen bed in the same room. *** We have a 'Pack and Play' type of baby bed, adjustable for age....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • Books:

    A shelf of books on various aspects of Hawaii, sights, sounds, and culture. ...moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    We have a very good collection of Hawaiian music CD's to immerse you in the sound and mood of the islands. We also provide an ukulele (not the cheap souvenir type) for you to make your own music....moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    We recently replaced the entertainment center with a 60" TV. Doesn't get much better than this. A smaller TV is in the master bedroom....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Rain Forests
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Volcano

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Luaus
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Golf Course Front:

    As you look out over the golf course you can watch the golfers from our lanai....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    When looking across the expanse of the golf course you see a distant view of the blue Pacific, not looking at other buildings. Sunsets are gorgeous, filling the sky....moreless

  • Village
  • Water View:

    Distant view across the golf course...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Lovely rattan chairs and glass table for those infrequent times when you want to eat indoors. Most people eat at the glass table on the lanai with the comfortable upholstered swivel chairs....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    We have 6 ceiling fans that supplement cooling the condo when the trade winds aren't blowing well enough. At 900 ft elevation the air is cooler and fewer people in the Village use air-conditioning....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    HIGH SPEED INTERNET! WiFi...moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    New stackable washer and dryer...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Yes, sheets and bedding are provided. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Look for the cushy leather double recliner and the powered recliner in the pictures. Recliner heaven!...moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Two free parking spaces...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    Please bring your cell phones. We no longer have a land line....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Plenty of towels ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    New stackable washer and dryer. We've upgraded from the ‘laundry center’ kind that are seen in many condos....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Relax on the couch, or on the lanai recliner, or at the desk, where ever you want to use your laptop....moreless


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    A Large selection of quality pots and pans and three sets of dishes, glassware and stemware make cooking a breeze in this kitchen. Many utensils, pots, pans, skillets....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All that you would need and more! Four sets of dishes. Stemware. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Recently replaced a 5 year old dishwasher with another new one....moreless

  • Freezer:

    Above refrigerator...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Stove, oven, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, coffeepot, toaster, espresso maker, mixer, blender, rice cooker, teapot. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Above stovetop...moreless

  • Oven:

    Under stovetop...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Spices, sandwich bags, etc....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full sized refrigerator to hold your fruits and vegetables from the Farmers Markets and trips to the grocery store....moreless

  • Stove:

    Full size electric flat surface...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    See lanai....moreless

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Gazebo:

    (2) There is a covered cabana at each pool with barbecue grills, counters, and tables for picnics....moreless

  • Golf:

    Look from our 2nd floor lanai out across the golf course. Read guest comments about the course. High compliments. ...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Our lanai is especially large and roomy---space for table with 4 swivel chairs, and another very comfortable recliner for those naps. The small refrigerator makes it easy to reach for a cool drink....moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Our beautiful and well groomed grounds of tropical plantings are such a delight to view from the lanai. Dedicated and talented workers from our landscaping company keep it in prime condition....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Two large grills are in each of the two cabanas in the pool areas.....moreless

  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis:

    The Waikoloa Village community tennis courts are accessed through our amenity cards. ...moreless

  • Tennis Court
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Boogie Boards, Beach chairs, Umbrella...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    (2) Two pools, heated by solar piping, such a nice comfortable temperature in which to swim....moreless

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub:

    Soak away those tired muscles after a day sightseeing or playing golf.....moreless



Write a review 5
from 19 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Springtime Special
Apr 22 - May 31, 2017
4 night min stay
Jun 1 - Oct 13, 2017
4 night min stay
$850 $2,850
Autumn Season
Oct 14 - Dec 15, 2017
4 night min stay
$895 $2,995
Holiday Season
Dec 16 - Jan 6, 2018
7 night min stay

Jan 8 - Apr 21, 2018
7 night min stay

$1,150 $3,850
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $135 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13.42%


Sorry, The Waikoloa Villas Policy does not allow pets in the condo units or on the grounds.

For monthly rates, please inquire.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 02/22/2017
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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Waikoloa Village Golf Course
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Mamalahoa Highway, #19
8 Miles
Nearest Beach
'A' Bay

Car: Necessary

Volcanoes National Park, Parker Ranch, Coffee Farms, Macademia Orchards, Orchid Gardens, Luaus, Whale Watches, Helicopter Rides, Sunset Sailing Cruise,

Swimming with Dolphins, Explore Petroglyph Fields


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: We moved from Kansas City years ago, where we were teachers, to our dream place of Estes Park, Colorado where we were in business for 25 years. Soon, we wanted a get-away from the winter cold and discovered Hawaii, our NEW dream place! After years of shopping real estate, we finally decided the Big Island was it, so we took the plunge.

Why the Owner Chose Waikoloa Village, HI, USA:
We chose Waikoloa Village because it has a small town local feeling, more quiet and laid back than the hustle and bustle of the beach complexes. We like the Waikoloa Villas complex because we found a feeling of home and comfort, of belonging to a place. We enjoy the somewhat more moderate temperatures and especially the clearer air than in Kona, helped by the trade winds. The culture and spirit of old Hawaii are very important to us and we found that easier to access on the Big Island. We love the small Hawaiian churches where you can meet the people and hear the hymns sung in the beautiful Hawaiian language.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
We enjoy the ability to go from our condo out in any direction---to the Kohala Gold Coast with its beautiful, long, and accessible white sand beaches, the historical old towns up north, the old Hawaiian cultural sites, Mauna Kea, the Parker Ranch, the Volcano, Kona shops, Hilo, great restaurants in the Queen and King shops and so much more. The Villas sits at the edge of the beautiful Waikoloa Village Golf Course, so you can walk over to the Pro Shop, get a cart and head out for 18 holes, very reasonably priced, by virtue of the discount cards we can provide.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/22/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Shaded tables at the cabana

    Shaded tables at the cabana

  • Trees frame Waipio from Valley Overlook

    Trees frame Waipio from Valley Overlook

  • Plumeria Sunset

    Plumeria Sunset

  • Luxurious Lanai Living with another recliner!

    Luxurious Lanai Living with another recliner!

  • Building B houses Hale O Mele La'i on second floor

    Building B houses Hale O Mele La'i on second floor

  • Holoholokai Sunset

    Holoholokai Sunset

VRBO #67128

This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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