About the property
- Condo1260 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 - 17 nights
Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)
This is our 12th year of sharing our home with our guests. Please read some of our 20 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.
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.
The units in the Waikoloa Villas complex are not air conditioned and many residents of Waikoloa Village choose not to have air conditioning .
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 20 wonderful Five Star reviews directly from our guests.
MORE MORE than 100!!
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 first original reviews in our earlier years of renting were posted by us from our condo guest books 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, if 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.
It is just a short 10 minute drive to the South Kohala Gold Coast, where there are six beautiful 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 or tablet.
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
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
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.
Owner purchased this Condo in 2005
Why Owner chose Waikoloa Village
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.
What makes this Condo unique
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 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.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Our stay at Sylvia & Denis' condo was everything we hoped for! Relaxing, convenient, clean and comfortable. We loved the proximity to the grocery store and golf course and the short drive to local beaches was always beautiful and fun. The pool is close by and was always very well kept up. We enjoyed it very much. The condo is equipped with everything we needed and it was a pleasure to return there at the end of a busy day. The island is home to many critters that make exploring a feast for the eyes. Wild turkeys near the condo, parakeets at the grocery store and herds of goats on the drive down the hill not to mention the beautiful tropical fish in the waters! We had a wonderful stay.
Could not have been more perfect!
I wish every vacation rental could be as clean and enjoyable as this unit. Thank you for accommodating our every need.
Aloha Belinda and Mark,
We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We do enjoy presenting a clean and comfortable stay, thanks to our great housekeeper. I bet you enjoyed the new stainless steel appliances, stove, microwave,and refrigerator we had installed just prior to your visit.
Mahalo for your kind words.
Sylvia and Denis
First off, we like to cook and the kitchen was very well equipped. Virtually all our holidays are spent in vacation homes/apartments and many have been disappointing in the kitchen realm. In respect to location the rear (lanai) faced south so we could have lots of sun in the afternoon and catch the sunset. The lanai was very large and comfortably furnished. It overlooked one of the two pool/hot tub/sun bathing facilities hidden by bamboo and the 9th fairway. As a resident guest you can enjoy the golf course after three PM very inexpensively. The course is open so not much chance of losing balls. Beaches are close by. Hapuna is one of the best but get there early. There is lots of beach furniture available in the unit.
We preferred the location over Kona which is too busy for us. Waikoloa is very quiet which suited us fine. There is a very good grocery store a five to ten minute walk from the unit. Other services and restaurants are also available there.
Would we stay here again? Yes! We found the owners very accommodating and would go out of their way to assist us. Thank you.
Paul & Val
Aloha Paul and Val,
Mahalo for your kind words. We love having satisfied and happy guests and it makes our efforts all the more worthwhile. Your descriptions of both our House of Happy Songs and the Villas complex, in addition to the surrounding area is a help to other people looking for information. Sounds like either sitting on the lanai watching the game (from a safe distance) or joining the golfers in the game was a good pastime for you. Mahalo for staying with us.
Sylvia and Denis
A beautiful home in great location with plenty of amenities and access. Appreciated the beach gear.
Spent the week and really enjoyed the amenities. Especially the spices and staples as we made many of our own meals. The beach umbrellas and boogie boards got a workout and were much appreciated.
Wonderful home away from home
We loved how centrally located this property was. The condo had everything we needed to make our vacation complete. The coolers, beach chairs and boogie boards were great to have available for us to use. The kitchen well stocked with all the utensils and extras needed. The lanai provided hours of relaxation and a beautiful view of the golf course and sunsets. Thank you for having us!
We are glad that you enjoyed staying at our House of Happy Songs and that your needs were met. Hope this made your birthday all the more memorable!
We try to anticipate what our guests might want and enjoy thinking about what we might desire if we were in their shoes. We were in that position many times before we bought our condo some 12 years ago.
Thank you for taking good care of our home and for staying with us.
Mahalo nui loa,
Sylvia and Denis
Better than advertised. Best location on the Big Island!!
Look no furthe!!. Great place!! Great price! I am a suoerhost myself (with the competing vacation rental website) ....therefore know the difference. The place was very clean, neat and the hosts were professional and accommodating (all of which are a very rare on the Big Island) in every way. The location was fantastic. Walk to dinner and shops. On 9th hole of a fantastic golf course. Pool and hot tub were fantastic...super clean. Would recommend Highly. Best place I have stayed in Hawaii. Thank you Den and Sylivie. I will return.
We are glad that you had such an enjoyable time staying in our "House of Happy Songs". We do enjoy helping our guests with their plans and try to make their stay comfortable and easy. That means being available to answer questions quickly both by email, text and phone. By doing so we have ended up getting to know and becoming friends with folks from all over the country, so a bonus for us! Our location does give our guests easy access to so much of the island and there is a lot to do within a short distance.
We spent 4 months in our condo this past winter in vacation mode, but also doing more things to enhance the look, feel and livability of the space. Over the past couple years we have added a new full size washer and dryer, dishwasher, and shower doors. Last year we added a 60" flat screen TV and this year decided to mount it on the wall, giving a more spacious, roomy feel to the living area.
Reviews such as yours validate what we have tried to accomplish in our special second home in the Islands....having a place to enjoy during our Colorado winters and also being able to share it with others.
Sylvie and Den
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