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Exceptional Ocean View Villa At Mauna Kea, Walking Distance To Beach & Resort

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 2,700 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

For The First Time, This Villa Is Available For Rent - This Is Heaven On Earth.

Our beautiful Villa offers the perfect atmosphere for your Hawaiian vacation. Most importantly for enjoying the Big Island, the Villa provides the best of indoor/outdoor living with a spacious interior (2,700 sq. ft.) and private Lanai overlooking the ocean.

Inside, you can enjoy two suites with breathtaking views with elegant décor. The master suite is furnished with a king-sized bed, while the second suite offers two double beds. Both suites have luxurious, spa-inspired bathrooms and access to outdoor patios with lounge furniture. The Villa sleeps 6 with 2.5 bathrooms.

Our Villa also offers a large, open kitchen perfect for preparing any meal. The airy living room invites you to lounge on the plush couches, providing the ultimate, comfortable community space. Entertainment options are available throughout our Villa, with 3 TVs, WiFi a robust sound system and a pool table.

On the private lanai, you can enjoy the private pool, Jacuzzi, lounge chairs, breathtaking ocean views, BBQ and dining. There is really no better way to enjoy the beauty of the Big Island.

There is a walking path from the Villa to the Mauna Kea Resort – offering the famous Kauna’oa white sand beach, legendary golf course, seaside tennis pavilion, hiking trails, spa, fine dining, and Hawaiian cultural events. As a guest of our Villa, we offer the option to join the Mauna Kea Club, allowing our guest to participate in all the amenities of the resort for an additional daily fee of $65. This option provides access to the resort facilities, discounts and charging services to eliminate the need to carry cash.

Villa 12 is truly a unique blend of private luxury and resort access. We invite you to enjoy our soul soothing Villa and look forward to sharing the spirit of Aloha with you.

More Details

Sarah Warren
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Sarah Warren

I have been enjoying Mauna Kea for over 30 years, it has always been a magical place for our family. Mauna Kea has given us generational memories that are part of the fabric of our family.

Sarah Warren purchased this villa in 2015

Why Sarah Warren chose Kamuela

Villa 12 is comfortable, elegant, and provides the perfect base for a Hawaiian vacation regardless of what activities you choose to enjoy. The Villa provides privacy as well as wonderful communal space. You can relax at the Villa all day long, enjoy the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel or any of the other adventures that the Island of Hawaii has to offer.

What makes this villa unique

The Villa is surrounded by spectacular views. From the Lanai the panoramic coastlines span the horizon from the front of the house Mauna Kea Mountain can be enjoyed. The Villa is quiet, but only a 5 minute walk from the hustle and bustle of the hotel. The modern kitchen supports whatever lever of cooking you might want to undertake. The outdoor BBQ is always ready for any meal. The pool table adds hours of friendly competition.


Kamuela Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
If you wish to have access to the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel Facilities (access to the Gym, Beach and hotel pool towels, charging privileges, with discounts on Golf, and a $25 Tennis usage fee), Mauna Kea charges a $75/day for staysfewer than 21 days: flat rates for greater than 21 days are extended. This additional amount will appear on your contract and can be paid directly to the Mauna Kea upon arrival.


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Exceptional Ocean View Villa At Mauna Kea, Walking Distance To Beach & Resort
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Wonderful week!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our week at this stunning villa. What a beautiful, peaceful place to arrive at after the long haul from Australia! The villa is incredibly well equipped with everything you could ever need, all of very high quality, and impeccably organised. It was immaculately clean with plenty towels and linen. Sarah, the owner, had thoughtfully even left us pizzas in the freezer and fresh coffee for our arrival. The villa is very spacious- much larger than the photos would suggest - with beautiful views, a lovely pool and spa area and is very private. It’s in an exclusive upmarket enclave, the closest such community to the Mauna Kea hotel and was everything we were after. Our kids (9 and 14) absolutely loved it. It’s a short walk down a path to Mauna Kea, although slightly longer coming back uphill ! We took advantage of the Mauna Kea membership to get towels/chairs and charge “to the room” at the beach and the hotel restaurants. The beach itself is just spectacular with food and (great) cocktails available from the restaurants.

Sarah was such a pleasure to deal with - professional, organised and responsive and Alexis, the property manager who met us on arrival, so friendly and helpful. Thanks so much again Sarah for having us in your beautiful villa - we really hope to be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gary - I am so glad you enjoyed our little slice of heaven, please come again! Cheers - Sarah
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Incredible experience that is one of very few vacations that will be enthusiastically repeated.

  • 5 of 5

It sounds crazy to type given the price point, but this is an incredible value. This a truly world-class property on the absolute best resort on the Big Island. The house is in a great location with luxurious bathrooms (with insanely good water pressure). The pool table is frustratingly level with precise bumpers and comes complete with 21oz cues and chalk. The pool is cool and the spa is hot. You can sleep 6 people here for much less than two rooms at the hotel. Plus you get an entire house with your own pool and massive deck. This is the way to go.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Villa and great location!

  • 5 of 5

The Villa was great for our family of 5 with 3 teenagers. It was beautifully decorated and spacious. We loved having the pool and hot tub. The kitchen was fully equipped and spacious as well. We loved having the pool table for family entertainment at night. Our property manager was great and made herself available if needed. We would highly recommend this Villa and would love to come back and stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excelsior, MN

Home away from home, PLUS!!!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely love this villa. We traveled with our family of 5 (3 teenage sons) and had more than enough space for all of us. The villa is lovely, well-appointed & has everything you'd need for an enjoyable stay. Comfy beds, huge bathrooms, awesome outdoor space, gorgeous views~those sunsets, wow! Our family started each day crashing into the waves at the beach and ended watching a movie on the cozy sofa. The villa is just a short walk to the beach at Mauna Kea which is quite lovely (we paid the $65/day resort fee SO WORTH IT! Access to chairs, towels, health club, etc).

The villa is conveniently located ~groceries & restaurants in 10 minutes, ziplining, horseback riding, whale watching, kayaking adventures all within a 30 min drive (you can also rent gear at the beach).

We appreciate the little touches~shampoo, pool/beach towels, etc. Check the front hall closet~lots of sand toys to borrow (we left another bag full 😄?) Also wake boards to use.. And I can't forget the week-long tournament on the full-size pool table.

The owner Sarah & property manager Alexis were very helpful and super to work with. Can't say enough about this great place!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Rockefeller-built Villa next to the nicest beach in Hawaii

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a week and a half at the Villa, and I have to say that pictures hardly does it justice. With two large bedrooms with attached bathrooms, it's ideal for either two couples or two families who want the comfort of a home in a five-star resort setting. The décor is beautiful, and very comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked with every cooking utensil we could ever need which made cooking easy. There is a BBQ on the deck overlooking the ocean. We ate many meals on the patio overlooking the pool as the sun set behind the ocean. This Villa is stunning and being part of the Rockefeller built resort everything is made with highest quality.

This home and its location are spectacular, especially if you enjoy fabulous sunsets, a variety of water sports and a beautiful beach. Being part of the Manuan Kea resort has huge advantages (not to mention the two amazing bars with the best Pina Coladas!). The resort is very convenient and provides any services you might need (drinks, dinner, beach toys, health club, spa, etc..). snorkeling at Mauna Kea is spectacular and very easily accessed, with many water sport options available: canoeing, kayaking, boogie boarding, paddle boarding, swimming, and night time paddle boarding and snorkeling with the manta rays. The resort is gated and part of the best golf course in all of Hawaii. We rented a car (good idea) and drove only couple of miles up to couple of great sea food restaurants and the two major shopping centers. Also the best shaved ice cream (in hot afternoons!) was only one mile away from the resort and soon became our daily break.

The walk to the beach is short and easy. My 10-year old twins would comfortably walk alone to the beach and take advantage of all the activities. The resort had a huge white air bed anchored in the sea several yards away from the beach which was children's favorite pass time to swim to it and dive from it (without any adult help)...we adults used it as a mark to swim to and back for exercise.

We will be returning, this Villa is perfect! and have already passed the news to our friends who are always looking for good beaches in Hawaii. My another favorite part about this resort versus the Mediterranean beaches that we have often visited, was that it never felt crowded and the beach was clean and felt more like a private beach.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco

Amazing vacation villa on the Big Island

  • 5 of 5

We just stayed at this property for over a week. It was amazing. It worked great for our family of 4 and also worked great when our friends with their kids joined us. Villa is lovely and has all you need including pool, hot tub, pool table and large, comfortable living space. The easy walk to the Mauna Kea Beach resort and all it has to offer is such a plus.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Kona (KOA)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Queen Ka'ahumanu Highway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
Nearest Ski
90 Miles
Mauna Kea Mountain (Dec. - March)
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Mauna Kea
Car: recommended

The Villa is located within the Villas at Mauna Kea. There are breathtaking views of the ocean, golf course and Mauna Kea Mountain as will as sweeping views up and down the Kohala Coast.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $500
Damage Deposit $2,000

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund