Estate, 7 Bedrooms, 6.5 Baths, (Sleeps 16+) (Heated Saltwater Pool)
Richard Sandulli / Kelly Sandulli
About Richard Sandulli / Kelly Sandulli
Ever since my wife and I honeymooned on the Big Island, O'ahu and Maui, we simply fell in love with the Hawaiian Islands and their splendor. In 2000, we decided to pursue our dreams of building a home on the Big Island of Hawaii, our favorite of the islands we had visited then and still our favorite after experiencing all of Hawaii. We purchased our land in the exclusive Champion Ridge subdivision as it seemed the most exciting and friendly of the neighborhoods at the five-star Mauna Lani Resort and we have never regretted our decision. Halenani, our seven-bedroom, 6.5-bathroom estate was completed in March of 2003. We now have children who enjoy the house and love to bring along friends -- they never want to leave! We are excited to be sharing our home with the world through VRBO and hope to see you at Halenani some day! This is our primary home, so we rent it only sparingly to groups we believe will be responsible and appreciate the best of everything.
Richard Sandulli / Kelly Sandulli purchased this Estate in 2003
Why Richard Sandulli / Kelly Sandulli chose Puako
Champion Ridge at Mauna Lani is very private yet friendly and exciting all the same. It is gated, affording privacy, yet also has a putting green and neighborhood garden, allowing for the BEST of everything. This is simply the best 7 bedroom home for rent at Mauna Lani. Everything is top of the line.
What makes this Estate unique
We love going to the beach! We are beach-hunters and travel all over the island just to reach our favorite beaches. Our favorite at the moment is Kauna'oa Beach, which has often been voted the best in the United States and one of the top 5 world beaches! We enjoy sunning on our lanai, swimming in our pool and unwinding in our wonderful flower garden.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 12:00 p.m.
NO REFUNDS AFTER FOR HOLIDAY WEEKS (THANKSGIVING, JULY 4th, CHRISTMAS / NEW YEARS AFTER BOOKING)
GUESTS CONSENT TO SECURITY RECORDING IN PUBLIC AREAS OF HOUSE
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Sharing and experiencing a little piece of heaven.
My wife and I recently celebrated our fiftieth wedding anniversary at this very lovely and amazing home. We were joined by our children and their families. With five young, active grandsons to entertain, feed and watch over, we could not have designed a home more accommodating to satisfy our needs.
After reserving the home for this occasion I immediately had trepidation that maybe it was a mistake for all of us to be under one roof for eight days. The reality is that the home is so well designed there was never a sense of crowding, offering plenty of privacy and a floor plan that allows everyone their own quiet place and little peace of heaven. The entire experience far exceeded our expectations, both in terms of the beauty of the property and the caring and attentiveness of the owners. If you are looking for a memorable and very special getaway, look no further.
Fabulous Anniversary Celebration
We rented this Champion Ridge residence in July and had a wonderful time. We took our children and seven grandchildren there for the week. The location was perfect for running and long walks. The house is beautiful with great views, well equipped and a comfortable layout. It was a perfect set up as all bedrooms, but the master, are situated on one side of the house and connected by an airy, covered passageway/lanai. It gives the feeling of privacy for each family and yet the pathway made it easy to keep shoes and toys outside of the room. The outdoor showers were fun and great to have after returning from the beach. The chldren loved the glass enclosed media room. We ate all our meals on the patio/lanai since it opened up from the living area and kitchen and became one large space. This was delightful and we could easily watch the kids in the pool. The house is furnished in a comfortable, informal manner which makes living there easy and relaxed. Media is everywhere and there is a terrific music system.
The perfect Big Island vacation home
Out of all the available properties, this one caught my eye for my wife's 50th birthday. The open floor plan, gourmet kitchen, spacious rooms, infinity pool, etc made this a clear winner. The thing is though: the pictures DO NOT do justice to this home.
You enter through a stunning entryway over a pond into a huge open living area. The area is open to the outside (though can be enclosed). It is like living outside in the warmth of Hawaii, but protected by the elements! Simply amazing! All the rooms are private enclaves with many special touches including outdoor showers. This house leverages the great weather of the Kohala coast to maximum advantage.
The owners are personable and easy to work with, and the local contact is on call for anything just minutes away.
If you are looking for a special place, stop looking. You have found it.
Title accurately represented property.
Home was great, well appointed and stocked with everything you would need - great kitchen and appliances even a fresh coffee bean coffee brewer, computers in all the bedrooms, large lani with big screen tv and awesome views, great service from the rental agents. It met all our expectations for a one of our best Hawaii vacations.
Thank you. We strive to think of everything to make your stay as comfortable as possible. This is not a "rental home" per-se. It is our permanent home, so we only will rent up to 6 weeks a year, no more. We are selective in terms of groups and fastidious about maintenance. We aim to be the best property in Mauna Lani for a group looking for a comfortable big house. We love it when great guests like you appreciate the care and attention to detail that we have put into our home.
Halenani- The Perfect Vacation House
Our trip to Halenani was spectacular from the moment we walked through the doors and were struck by the awesome views that can be seen from almost every corner of the wide open layout of this home. Beyond the views this home was in immaculate condition throughout and the owners have thought of everything in providing for themselves and those lucky enough to rent this home for a vacation. The bedrooms were spread out and afforded privacy while the main living areas were open to the beauty of the island and beyond. The pool and entertainment options were a hit with the kids and the kitchen was a hit with the cooks! The property managers were also extremely helpful and responsive.
Pictures in the listing barely do this house justice and no one in our party had any interest in leaving this property at the end of our stay. We all found it the clear highlight of our almost three week Hawaiian trip after staying at the St Regis on Kauai and the Four Seasons on Maui for our first two stops. We hope to return some day again soon with the Halenani Estate being a prime draw.
I hosted a family reunion for 4 families and 14 people and was blessed to have found this property through VRBO. The house far exceeded our expectations, and the rooms, layout, amenities, fixtures, pool and jacuzzi and landscaping are much much nicer when experienced in person than portrayed in the pictures.
My first comment is that this property is the owner's personal home on the Big Island, and is not a property that was purchased for rental purposes. They clearly put a lot of work into the architectural flow of the house and aesthetic features. We has 14 people in our party and all were easily and comfortably accommodated in the 6 beautifully appointed bedrooms. The common living room, media room, dining room and kitchen areas & outdoor deck/lanai were all ample with comfortable furniture throughout. The fantastic pool was a daily attractor for the entire family, and the stargazing at night from the pool deck / lanai is simply awesome.
Despite the many attractions of the Big Island, the house was really the centerpiece of our stay, and cited by all as one of the best memories we will take away from this family vacation.
The property managers were super helpful, responsive and gracious - and went out of their way with helpful suggestions on beaches, activities, etc. The house has been kept in immaculate condition, as it is primarily a home for the owners and not just a designed-for-rental property.
I will recommend this particular house to any of my friends that are visiting the Big Island. You get the luxury of a Four Seasons type property, but you can house a very large party under 1 roof.
Thank you. We take great pride to see that EVERYTHING is maintained to the utmost. This is a private home, one that I will only rent 6 weeks a year when we are not on island. We do not take rentals for less than one week, and are very careful to whom we rent. We love all the positive feedback because this is a matter of loving our home, not having to rent it. We believe this is the finest large home for rent at Mauna Lani, but my wife and I will never over-rent as we care far more about the condition and maintenance of the house than any monetary consideration. Thank you again for your kind words.
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