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HAWAIIAN DREAMS COME TRUE AT O2- Luxury Mauna Kea Rental Home

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Panoramic ocean view 4 bedroom, 4 bath home, sleeps 10, with infinity pool

The Hawaiian word for family is ohana and we affectionately call our home, O2 or Ohana 2, as it is our family vacation home and we would love to share it with the you!

Marvel at the shimmering Pacific Ocean and tropical Kohala Coast views from our inside living space as it opens onto the lanai where you can just kick back, relax, swim in the salt-water infinity swimming pool (heated with no additional cost), enjoy the Hawaiian sunset from the outdoor dining area, and end the night stargazing from our spa sipping. Our luxury home has a seamless indoor-outdoor living plan.

Recently remodelled and newly furnished in an open-concept style. Relax in our living room with comfortable seating to enjoy our large screen HDTV with cable, DVD, stereo system and Xbox 360 or sit at our games table adjacent to the TV area and play your favourite board/card games while listening to Hawaiian music.

When you have won (or sadly lost) the last hand, move from the games table closer to the kitchen and sit at our O2 bar, one of our two granite topped islands in the kitchen. This bar/service area features a wet bar, wine fridge and elevated counter area that easily seats 4-6 family/friends.

Enjoy cooking in our fully equipped designer kitchen with granite countertops throughout. There are two cooking "triangles" and our kitchen features a Viking range, Sub-Zero fridge, Bosch microwave and Bosch dishwasher. You can also prepare Big Island local fare on the outside gas grill on the lanai one step from the kitchen for your convenience.

Of course, if you prefer not to cook the award winning restaurants of the Manna Kea and Hapuna Price resorts are at your service!

We have a HDTV (on a swivel bracket) in the kitchen that you watch from the bar or the dining table. The dining table seats 8 comfortably. There are sliding patio doors on two slides of the dining area and a panoramic window on the third. All outward views from the dining table are of the Pacific Ocean and Kohala Coast. You can also enjoy your meals at the lanai dining table which seats 6. We usually dine with 8 easily and roll 2 chairs from the games table. We enjoy watching the Mauna Kea sunset and the pool lights from the lanai dining area. We also have up-lit some of the palm trees in the back yard with beautiful effect. They are lit in a way that doesn't disturb the nightly galaxy of stars show!

The house is air conditioned throughout (central air) and each of the beautifully designed four bedrooms have full bathrooms (three en-suite), ample closet space, and HDTVs.

There is a laundry room at the back of the kitchen which houses a washer and dryer. You can also reach this through the double-car garage as it is a main thoroughfare into the kitchen from the garage.

The master bedroom with a king size bed opens directly (2 sets of sliding glass doors) onto the back lanai with the pool and spa. Wake up to ocean views along the North Kohala Coast with Maui majestically appearing in the distance. If you want to catch up on TV or Netflix, there is an HDTV on the dresser against the wall across the from the bed.

The master bathroom has a double vanity, soaking tub, separate toilet and walk-in shower. One of the sides of the indoor shower is a glass door that leads into a private area with an outside shower and meditation bench. Many times in our stay, we use this as a place for all to shower off after a day at the beach before we jump into the pool or change for the evening.

The second bedroom has a king bed and windows facing the inner courtyard. We find this the coolest and most ambient bedroom because of the location. The HDTV is nicely tucked away on a shelf inside the closet across from the bed and is easily accessible and visible when you open the mirrored-glass doors. It has an ensuite bathroom with a single granite-top vanity, toilet and a walk-in shower. The door for this bedroom is closest to the kitchen - best for those who want late night snacks ...or are last to bed!

The third bedroom, which we call "the kid's room", features two extra long twin beds and windows facing the inner garden. There is an HDTV on the dresser against the wall facing the bed. This bedroom has its own door to the main bathroom with a walk-in shower, granite topped vanity and toilet. It doubles as the bathroom to the open area of the house. As this bedroom is closest to the living room, we find this room is best for the kids and those who like to stay up late gaming or watching TV.

The Ohana Suite (a self-contained unit) has a private entrance and features a king bed, queen sleeper sofa, small living room, HDTV, walk-in shower, toilet, kitchenette with bar sink, microwave, fridge, as well as flatware, dishes and glassware. This suite has an air conditioning unit that is controlled separately from the main house for your own comfort. There is also a small private lanai that is frequently used by the Ohana suite family for early morning coffee. This suite is best for a family with young ones where the adults feel most comfortable with their children sleeping in the same room.

Not only do we feel very comfortable in our home, we love O2 because of the view, privacy and serenity...and it has something for everyone. We installed a new pool surface last year and converted our infinity pool to a salt-water system. We find that this is much easier on the eyes, skin and bathing suits! We also resurfaced our shuffleboard court and spend a lot of time here in the late afternoon before dinner. Lawn encircles the property with play areas on all sides. We like that there is a lot of room to run and play.

Guests ask us what we do during our time at O2. Some get up early and go to the gym. Some attend yoga class at Mauna Kea Beach. Some tee off. Some sleep in! We usually have breakfast around the O2 island bar and the kids head off to group lessons at the Seaside Tennis Club ($25 per lesson) with the adults in tow. We then head to the Mauna Kea Beach (voted one of the top 10 beaches in the world) for the rest of the morning. We also enjoy snorkelling there in the early morning or one of the neighbouring beaches. Many times we head to Waimea for lunch and to buy groceries for dinner. We love going to the Waimea Farmer's market on Saturday mornings. We usually spend the afternoons in our pool and then head to the beach for a swim before dinner. Dinner is on the lanai and we close the evening playing card/board/video games or enjoying the starlit sky from the spa.

Because we have a membership in Mauna Kea Resort Services, you are eligible (with a $125 per day fee for the group) to enjoy all the privileges and amenities of the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel. This includes the sports club, spa, Seaside Tennis Club, 2 championship golf course, 2 beaches, 2 pools, resort restaurants, ocean activity center, kids club, business center, free parking and valet parking.

Come and feel the Aloha vibrations, enjoy all sorts of activities, shopping and magnificent restaurants of the beautiful Big Island or simply relax and enjoy our home. We want to make your Big Island stay at O2 a memorable one!

More Details

Property Manager
Gail K
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish, Some Mandarin and French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 11, 2018

About Gail K

Our family has been staying at the Mauna Kea since 1997. We purchased this home in 2012 and upgraded throughout 2014 and 2015. We refinished the pool and upgraded to a salt water system which is very easy on the eyes, skin and bathing suits!

For a truly tropical experience, we added a private outdoor shower nestled in meditation garden complete with bench connected via a glass shower door to the master bathroom to allow for a truly tropical experience. The outdoor shower area/meditation garden can also be accessed via a gate from the poolside so you can shower after coming from the lanai, pool or beach.

On the inside of our home, we converted the office area into a fourth bedroom. The kitchen was completely remodelled installing top-of-the-line fixtures and appliances. We love the new open concept of our home removing the wall between the kitchen and living room and replacing it with an island which features a wet bar and sub zero beverage fridge. We also added a games table between the living room and the kitchen island. We find ourselves playing games there most nights after enjoying our dinner on the lanai dining area watching the incomparable Hawaiian sunset.

Gail K purchased this house in 2012

Why Gail K chose Kamuela

We love the Big Island! The local beach is rated top worldwide with snorkelling steps off-shore.The large home allows plenty of space for the whole family. Our home is designed work for you so your vacation is easy. We love the combination of living like a local but having access to all the vacation extras you could want.

What makes this house unique

1.We have a meditation garden and outside shower off the master suite that is accessible from the outside through a gate. We love having an outside shower that can be used after a day at the sandy beach.

2.The entrance to our home is gated with only two properties on our street (ours is one).


Kamuela House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • Master Ensuite Bathroom: Double granite vanity, toilet, soaking tub, shower and outdoor shower Bathroom 2 : Ensuite Bathroom toilet and shower Bathroom 3: Toilet and shower Bathroom 4: Ohana Ensuite Bathroom double granite vanity, toilet and shower All bathrooms have walk-in showers. All bathrooms have ample linen, hairdryer, as well as shampoo, conditioner and body wash.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sofa bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • From your master bedroom you will enjoy a comfortable king bed and views along the North Kohala Coast and Maui majestically appearing in the distance. You will also enjoy the panoramic ocean view and infinity pool and spa. Two sets of sliding glass doors lead you to the pool, spa and lanai. Walk down the hall flanked by a large mirrored-door closet into an en suite bathroom with private toilet, shower and separate tub. A glass door from the indoor shower leads you into a private meditation area that includes an outside shower. The second bedroom features a comfortable king bed and windows facing into the inner courtyard. Third bedroom featuring two twin beds and windows to the inner garden. The fourth-Ohana Suite features a king bed, queen sleep sofa, small living room, private entrance and kitchenette. All have ceiling fans, air conditioning, closet, wifi and HDTV flat screen with Premium Cable. All have linens and towels.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • 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:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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HAWAIIAN DREAMS COME TRUE AT O2- Luxury Mauna Kea Rental Home
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews
Mill Valley, CA

One of the best vacation homes ever!

  • 5 of 5

Ohana 2 was one of the best vacation homes we have stayed at for our annual family getaway. The house is beautiful, immaculate and well appointed in every room, especially the kitchen! Access to the Mauna Kea and Hapuna resorts only added to the amenities available to us. The hospitality of both the owner and property manager was exceptional - mahalo to you both! We look forward to returning for a longer stay soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing O2 for your vacation stay!
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Terrific 2 weeks in Apa'apa'a Heights

  • 5 of 5

The home and outdoor living area are lovely. Central living area including kitchen, dining room, game area and living room is all open and continuous and opens through a sliding glass wall to the patio, swimming pool, shuffle board court and spectacular view. The 3 bedroom/bathrooms plus the separate living unit are all very comfortable. Location gives easy automobile access to both Hapuna and Mauna Kea resorts and beaches. The home is well equipped and supplied and everything worked well. The property manager was very helpful also.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was in a great location and the house had all the amenities!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Hawaii. We were travelling as a large group so the place made it very accommodating for us. The house has all the amenities of home and we were able to enjoy the pool and spa immensely!! Would definitely recommend this property!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An Amazing Home and Vacation of a Lifetime

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Gail for your attention to detail!! My family stayed here for a week as my daughter and son in law were married at the Mauna Kea! We loved every room, every nook and cranny of your home! Improvements, I can not think of any :-) ! The pictures almost don't do it justice, especially the breathtaking view. We loved the pool and hot tub, and we all enjoyed the kitchen and the updated appliances and room enough for everyone to prep, cook and clean in multiple areas! The Laundry Room is also a big plus! My granddaughters loved the games , tv and mostly the pool! They slept with their parents in the bungalow off the main house. I think they might have needed bedding and pillows but we found easy enough. Kathleen , the Property Manager was nothing short of amazing in every way!! Not having to go to Costco after our Really Long and delayed flight from the east coast with kids was unreal!! She helped us with reservations and advice--so nice! The treats you left were so nice...I need to get the name of those amazing macadamia nuts..And Coffee drinking is at a new level for good! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts and our dream is to return to a very special Island and your home! We also had quite an adventure horseback riding but that is another story for another time. But I will say the Waipio Valley is a magical place! Thank you again for all your help and assistance with the Resort club as well. All our Best, The Loughlin Family

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing vacation home! Will certainly be returning! The home exceeded our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

I can not say enough good things about our recent family vacation to the big island of Hawaii! First, Gail quickly responded to all my questions and ensured that we had all the information we needed prior to our arrival. Upon arriving to the vacation home, Kathleen kindly greeted us and gave us a tour of the home. The vacation home is more beautiful than we were expecting. Gail has thought of every detail to ensure we have the best stay. The view from the property is amazing! Watching the sunset from the pool area never gets old. You are just minutes from happuna beach.. where we enjoyed mornings watching the kids play.

Certainly a family vacation to remember, and we will be returning!

Thanks again Gail and Kathleen!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful setting - beautiful home - close to the best beach

  • 5 of 5

Perfect in every way! Gorgeous setting, beautifully furnished, lovely pool, and so close to the best beach in Hawaii. We will return!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
Nearest Golf
Hapuna Prince Beach Hotel
Nearest Restaurant
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Mauna Kea
Car: recommended

Farmers Market on Saturdays in Waimea.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $500
Damage Deposit $1,800

Cancellation policy - 100% refund if the booking is cancelled outside of 10 days of arrival. If cancelled within 10 days of arrival we do charge a one night stay.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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