Free Mauna Kea Resort Access - 3 BR, 3 BA Oceanview
kamuela, Hawaii, United States 96743
After you review this virtual tour of our lovely tropical home, http://www.realtourshi.com/Tour/DBwl201/TW_WulaL201.html
please allow us to present you with something better than the traditional Hawaiian lei: the gift of FREE, UNLIMITED ACCESS to the plush Mauna Kea and Hapuna Resorts, with their pools, beaches, gyms and parking. SUNSETS AND MEMORIES GO ON FOREVER! You are so welcome to enjoy our Big Island Mauna Kea, Wai'ula'ula Home (at the quiet end of the property, free from traffic and annoying headlights of cars coming and going.) Consider this spectacular property, as we do: our home-away-from home! We’ve spared no expense in lovingly furnishing our home with tasteful, comfortable furniture and collector’s art on the walls. But we know you don’t come to Hawaii to stay inside!
From the lanai terrace of your home-away-from home on the Big Island, you and your family will make memories that – like our sunsets -- will last forever, as you relax in top-of-the-line Brown and Jordan furniture. Grill your favorite foods on our gorgeous Viking Stainless Steel built in Grill. And when you’re not chilling on the lanai, enjoy the safest, sandiest beaches in Hawaii, at the Mauna Kea or Hapuna Prince Hotels where you can swim, surf or sunbathe.
Prefer to work out on state-of-the-art fitness equipment and then plunge in our amenity center’s infinite pool or hot tub? Come on over. It’s only a 5-minute walk! And you can use the grill and tables there for a family luau!
HAVE A SECOND HONEYMOON OR BRING THE KIDS! You and your family or guests will enjoy two spacious master suites with extra comfortable king-size beds, made up with silky-soft, 600-thread count Egyptian cotton sheets. And there’s a 3rd bedroom furnished with two comfy double beds. Each bedroom has its own wide screen TV with almost as many cable channels as grains of sand on the Mauna Kea Beach!
WHEN ONLY THE FINEST WILL DO. Our 2,100 square foot second floor home was built new in 2006 and is located near the end of a private lane. So instead of traffic noise and headlights, at night you’ll hear the surf and see the stars. Wai'ula'ula homes were created from the finest building materials and feature top of the line appliances. The well-appointed kitchen – with its cherry wood cabinets and granite countertop island – is a great place for creating casual meals or more formal dinners. (As formal as the Big Island gets!)
OUR GREAT ROOM IS GREAT! Recessed lighting, coffered ceilings, and a roomy dining area are only the beginning. After a day at the beach, pool or sightseeing, there’s nothing like coming to your home-away-from home to enjoy dinner, followed by a quiet evening of reading from the many books in our library, playing the popular games we provide, or just plopping down on the comfy sectional and watching the massive 50” flat screen TV with Movie-theater quality Surround Sound, fed by a bazillion cable channels, the Blu-ray DVD player or listen to your playlist on your own Apple device.
STAY CONNECTED. We’re working vacationers too! So we provide you with FREE wireless or wired high-speed internet. There’s even a spacious desk and comfortable chair in one of the master bedrooms – if you can take your eyes off the ocean right out the window!
FREE REGISTRATION FEE and FREE RESORT MEMBERSHIP IS INCLUDED for the Mauna Key Resort and Hapuna Resort, entitling you and your family to use those facilities' lovely beaches, pools and gyms. You'll have access to meticulously-maintained tennis courts, two Championship golf courses, and the safest, sandiest beaches on the Big Island! It's our pleasure to offer these memberships FREE of charge.
Rates and Availability
|Weeknight||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay||Max Stay|
|Standard Rate||$495 / night||$495 / night||$3400 / week||N/A||5 nights||N/A|
|Winter SeasonJan 05 2015 - Sep 07 2015||$495 / night||N/A||$3400 / week||N/A||5 nights||N/A|
|395Sep 08 2015 - Sep 30 2015||$395 / night||N/A||N/A||N/A||5 nights||N/A|
|OctoberOct 01 2015 - Nov 22 2015||$495 / night||N/A||$3400 / week||N/A||5 nights||N/A|
|ThanksgivingNov 23 2015 - Nov 30 2015||$650 / night||N/A||N/A||N/A||5 nights||N/A|
|DecemberDec 01 2015 - Dec 13 2015||$550 / night||N/A||N/A||N/A||5 nights||N/A|
|ChristmasDec 14 2015 - Jan 04 2016||$950 / night||N/A||N/A||N/A||10 nights||N/A|
|thanksgivingNov 20 2017 - Nov 27 2017||$650 / night||$650 / night||N/A||N/A||5 nights||N/A|
|ChristmasDec 15 2017 - Jan 02 2018||$950 / night||$950 / night||N/A||N/A||10 nights||N/A|
|thanksgiving 2018Nov 20 2018 - Nov 26 2018||$650 / night||$650 / night||N/A||N/A||5 nights||N/A|
|December 2018Dec 01 2018 - Dec 13 2018||$550 / night||$550 / night||N/A||N/A||5 nights||N/A|
|christmas 2018Dec 14 2018 - Jan 02 2019||$995 / night||$950 / night||N/A||N/A||10 nights||N/A|
|thanks 19Nov 23 2019 - Dec 02 2019||$650 / night||$650 / night||N/A||N/A||5 nights||N/A|
|december 19Dec 03 2019 - Dec 13 2019||$550 / night||$550 / night||N/A||N/A||3 nights||N/A|
|xmas 19Dec 14 2019 - Jan 02 2020||$995 / night||$995 / night||N/A||N/A||10 nights||N/A|
|2020Jan 03 2020 - Nov 23 2020||$525 / night||$525 / night||$3500 / week||$15000 / month||3 nights||N/A|
|thanksgiving 2020Nov 24 2020 - Nov 30 2020||$750 / night||$750 / night||N/A||N/A||5 nights||N/A|
|decemberDec 01 2020 - Dec 14 2020||$650 / night||$650 / night||N/A||N/A||5 nights||N/A|
|xmas 2020Dec 15 2020 - Jan 04 2021||$1050 / night||$1050 / night||N/A||N/A||10 nights||N/A|
|2021 regularJan 05 2021 - Nov 23 2021||$525 / night||$525 / night||N/A||N/A||3 nights||N/A|
We just returned from 8 day family vacation with our children and grandchildren. This was our second time staying at the property. The views are fabulous, the grounds are immaculate and well landscaped and the house is extremely comfortable and well stocked. Our family visited Mauna Kea or Hapuna beach hotels every day. Loved having access. We will be back.
Oh, my goodness. You are way too kind, but we really appreciate your kudos. It's an honor to pamper you and your family!
Our large family just got back from 10 days at this condo. It was perfect. It was spacious, comfortable beds and couch, the lanai was an awesome place to spend each morning and night, and the kitchen was well stocked for the many meals/BBQs we had. Our kids (10, 7, 4) all loved the infinity pool, which was never too busy even over spring break. And we used the access to Mauna Kea and Hapuna Beach hotels almost daily, switching between the two for their great beaches. All in all it was easy check in / out, and we would absolutely recommend this to our closest friends and family. It is easy to see why there are so many 5-star reviews. Thanks Richard - we can only hope to be back some day!!
OMG, Greg, you flatter us. Please know that you and your lovely family are always our welcome guests! Richard
Just returned from a weeks stay at this property. The only problem we had was that we didn't want to leave! Thanks Richard for sharing your beautiful home. This was our second trip to the Big Island and we would love to rent your property again, only next time it will be for two weeks!
Ursula, You and your family are always welcome in our home. Mi casa es su casa! Much aloha for your stay, Richard
This was our second visit to this condo with our family of grown children and once again, it did not disappoint! Richard was wonderful to work with and the condo was clean and appointed beautifully! We toured the Island, swam, used the fitness center near the condo and also the gorgeous beaches and amenities at the Mauna Kea and Hapuna Resorts. We are hoping to go back again if all of our schedules align. A great time was had by all!
Oh, I'm blushing! Please do come again! Richard
The unit was well-appointed and very clean. We spent most of the time at the Hapuna or Mauna Kea which is a short drive down the road. Getting signing privileges at the resorts was easy to setup and very convenient. The owner, Richard, is very responsive and the trip went without a hitch.
Wow, Julie, you flatter me. So kind of you to be our guests. Please come back, anytime!
We choose the property for the resort access to the best swimming beaches in Hawaii, and because it is newer built with a lot of space and both modern and comfortable. We had a few options to choose from and we selected this unit for the competitive price and the owner prompt response. We found Richard to be very easy to work with, much appreciated! Wake up in the morning, jogging, breakfast, tennis, beach, lunch, pool, beach, sunset, dinner, trips around the island, sleep and get ready for the next day. I can do this every day for the rest of my life. We will be back!
We are humbled by your review and honored by your visit. Please cone again anytime!
What a wonderful way to go on vacation, where the biggest decision of the day is whether to go to Hapuna or Mauna Kea for a day at the beach. This was a wonderful home for R&R, where you could comfortably relax, have lots of room to find a quiet space, and enjoy the slower pace of the islands. The pool at the complex is stunning, and a special treat after a day at the beach. The option of a very active vacation with golf, tennis, hiking, swimming, working out, or sight seeing is also a choice that is available. Richard was a pleasure to work with, and the home is beautifully furnished and equipped with anything you might need for your vacation stay. There are so many things to do in this area, but we found reading a book at the beach, swimming in the ocean and enjoying dinner at some of the local restaurants was at the top of our list. We enjoyed a truly relaxing vacation at this lovely home, and we hope to return again in the future.
Oh Anne, what a wonderful review. You honor us with your stay and we welcome you and your family back anytime. Much aloha, Richard
We had a fantastic stay in this large apartment. The apartment is very generously equipped, especially in the kitchen. We loved being able to cook up a storm and enjoy eating outside on the fantastic lanai. We had 4 adults and 4 children and there was a great amount of space for us all love being there. Richard is great to deal with, always quick to respond, very genuine and accomodating.
OMG, Rebecca, you are the best. Please come again and again! Much aloha for your stay, Richard
I can truly say that the actual property was better than the photos posted! We were a group of 7 (2 grandparents, 2 parents and 3 kids). It was very roomy and everyone had their own space. Cooking/barbecuing was so easy. Everything we needed was there including many pantry staples. We really enjoyed using both resorts, however, we mostly played at Mauna Kea. It was so nice to just walk up, get towels and relax. Thanks for opening up your property to share. We made some great memories.
Kora We are so very honored to have had you as guests in our home. Please do come again! Anytime, Much aloha always, Richard
Let’s just say, all the 5-star ratings you see are very well-deserved. Richard is professional, responsive, and truly cares that you have a great stay in his home. The home itself is beautiful and still yet very comfortable. Everything from the appliances, the fixtures, the artwork, the spacious showers, made this home such a joy. We honestly didn’t want to leave. If this home is available, book it now. You won't be disappointed.
Toby You and your family are dream guests. I would welcome you and yours back in my home anytime! Much aloha Richard
Great place! Lots of space and luxury. We had 8 people and had plenty of room. Made use of the boogie boards and sand toys. Definitely planning on returning. Very peaceful and relaxing
Dear Rich, We are so flattered by your kind words and we sincerely hope you favor us with your company again. All the best and much, much aloha, Richard
We spent 10 days with our 6-month old, and it was the perfect place for a longer stay. My sister and brother-in-law joined us for 4 nights, and they were able to have their own area since there is a second master suite on the other side of the condo from our suite and the bedroom we used for our daughter's crib. It is great for a family! The great room and master suites are very spacious and clean with modern amenities, like flat screen TVs and good WiFi. The kitchen has all the tools you need to make great meals to eat on the lanai. The view is as advertised in the photos - beautiful and great in the morning with even better sunsets in the evening. The pool is quiet and a short walk (or 30 second drive, with parking) from the condo. The condo pool is perfect for kids and families, but we drove down to both hotel beaches and pools (Mauna Kea and Hapuna Prince) to mix it up, and it was easy to use with the Club access cards that come with the condo. We did some shopping for food to cook, and found that it was worth the extra 10 mins or so to go to the Islands Gourmet grocery store in the Waikoloa Beach development, instead of Foodland Farms in Mauna Lani. If you drive up to Waikoloa Village there is a huge supermarket that is good to stock up, called Waikoloa Village Market. The owner was very responsive when planning our trip and we thoroughly enjoyed the getaway. We highly recommend staying here, and we plan to go back someday!
You flatter us with your kind words. Your and your family are welcome back anytime, Troy!. Much Aloha, Richard
Our family has been visiting the Big Island for many years and this was by far the most comfortable, beautiful place we ever stayed. The condo not only looked impeccable but was also very cozy with a big comfortable sectional in front of a wide-screen TV and beds that you'd expect in a 5-star hotel. The owner provided very considerate touches like a Keurig coffee machine in the kitchen; shampoo, conditioner and soap in all the showers; and beach towels, sand toys and boogie boards galore. The ocean views and breezes on the lanai were magical. The owner was a joy to work with. And the resort amenities at the Mauna Kea and Hapuna Prince were exceptional.
We are so honored by your stay. You are part of our family now! Please come again, anytime, Richard Lasser and family
Wai'Ula'Ula is the perfect location to access the beautiful Mauna Kea and Hapuna beaches. The condo was clean, well-equipped and a nice location within the development. We hope to return soon and I can't give a stronger recommendation than that!
Please come anytime You honor us with your presence in our home! Much aloha, Richard and family
This condo was squeaky clean, quiet (well, the birds do wake up early) and with smashingly glorious Pacific views, including whale tails visible. The kitchen has more cutlery and dishes than you'll ever need, and the Viking outdoor BBQ was a great discovery for us. Very comfortable beds and great showers. We did take advantage of our beach and pool privileges at the Mauna Kea and Haipanu (sp?) hotels. Set in the middle of a beautiful golf course. The owner was very helpful pre-arrival, in making sure we knew all we needed to make our stay as enjoyable as it was. We were two couples, and we had more room than we needed. 'Enjoyed it.
Gene, You and your family are always welcome and honored guests in our home. Please come anytime! Richard
Richard's home was absolutely perfect for our family. The 3 bedrooms were spacious and well appointed as were the 3 full bathrooms. We enjoyed mornings and evenings on the lanai and our only regret was not getting fresh fish to grill there. The views of ocean and mountains embrace you as the soft island breezes blow through the home. (Love how the Lanai wall opens up completely!) We will recommend Richard's home to friends and family looking to enjoy the Big Island in luxury and free of the commotion of the big hotels. Having full resort access to the Mauna Kea and the Hapuna Prince was the cherry on top. The beaches were perfect! We also enjoyed dining at the Sunday Brunch and the Hawaiian Luau at the Mauna Kea. Each was a treat worth repeating. Thank you Richard for sharing your home. We are hooked and will be back.
Lynn Your family honored our home with your presence. Please do come again! Richard
Jan and I and 3 family members spent a wonderful holiday in Richard's home. Five adults were very comfortably accommodated in 3 well appointed bedrooms - 2 with large ensuite bathrooms and a 3rd hallway bathroom with a large shower for the 5th adult. The condo is attractively furnished and decorated and overlooks the 11th fairway of the Hapuna Prince golf course. We had lovely views of Kawaihae Bay and actually observed all sorts of seasonal whale activity from the lanai. The lanai also provided for some stunning sunsets, relaxed morning coffees and some great evening barbeques. The kitchen is equipped with efficient high end appliances and all of the comforts of home. Richard has graciously enrolled in the member services arrangement offered by both the Mauna Kea and Hapuna Prince hotels which meant our entire party had full access to both facilities including their first class beaches, restaurants and golf courses. The Wai Alu Alu community amenity centre was extremely handy with a lovely pool and small but well equipped gym - a 5 minute walk from the condo. It is a bit of a drive to the major services in Kona but we found it was very convenient to shop in Waimea and Waikoloa Village - both a short 15-20 minute drive from Wai Alu Alu. In fact there are great lunch and dinner options in Waimea including Merriman's and Pau. Our guests had a truly wonderful Hawaii experience. Jan and I enjoyed our best ever winter escape in Richard's lovely home with all of its associated amenities. Throughout, Richard was very helpful and responsive to any queries we sent his way. We have already contacted him about a repeat visit next year !!! So absolutely no hesitation in recommending Richard's home as a very welcoming and stylish Big Island winter retreat.
You honor us with your kind review! Please come back anytime!
We loved the equal master suites, the AC for both areas, the linens, towels, bathrooms, sofa, lanai and barbecue....all with wonderful views!! The dishwasher and coffee pot should be upgraded, and a garage door opener would have been helpful.
Thanks so much for being our honored guest. We'll work on getting a better coffee maker. I don't know what happened to the garage door opener! Perhaps the last guest walked off with it. We'll get it replaced pronto! Please come again!
We had a wonderful time in this beautiful unit with our grown children. The owner was very personable and responsive to our requests. The views were spectacular, from the ocean to the snow capped Mauna Kea. The lanai was lovely for breakfast, lunch and dinner and the BBQ on the lanai was an added bonus. The unit was very well appointed from the kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms to the boogie boards in the garage. (It is located on the 2nd floor without an elevator, if that is a consideration for your needs.) Bedrooms were very large in size with extremely comfortable beds. The washer/dryer also was handy and helped immensely so that we were able to bring the minimal amount of clothing for travel. The amenity center was an easy walk away with a nice pool, workout room and BBQ area. The ability to access the two hotels nearby, Hapuna Beach and Mauna Kea, with their incredible beaches, pools, restaurants and facilities made for a very pleasant way to spend the days. I would recommend having a car so that you will be able to take advantage of everything else that the Big Island has to offer, too. I highly recommend this VRBO unit without any hesitation and hope that we will be back again in the near future.
Hi Terri You are always welcome in our home. Much aloha, Richard and family
While this was our third trip to the big island, it was our first experience with VRBO and we were thrilled when we arrived. Check in was easy. The unit is great, has an amazing view and everything you would ever need. The amenity center is within easy walking distance and has a lovely pool and gym. And for movie watching the tv and surround sound are excellent. The owner is responsive to any request and very pleasant. The beaches of Mauna Kea and Hapuna are THE best! We took advantage of the amenity package this unit offers and spent time at both beaches, using the towels and chairs the hotels provide...it was all so easy. We would definitely recommend this unit and the big island for anyone wanting an awesome vacation!
Sue, you are dream guests. Please come back anytime! Richard and Andrea
This is our third time staying at this complex and first time in this unit. We love coming back to this area year after year due to the great access at Mauna Kea and Hapuna with great amenities and spectacular beaches (we think Mauna Kea is about the best in the world - and we've traveled a lot through Caribbean, South Pacific, etc.) We were four adults staying and the two master bedrooms were great and would have had more space for other 2 people. The unit is beautiful, well maintained plush property. We travel to 5 star hotels and expect the same from our rentals. Pros: · Great stereo/electronics. Great TVs and cable (plenty of TVs in the condo). The surround sound was great as well. · Nicely decorated, clean, beautiful appointed furniture – mattresses in the master bedrooms were very good / comfortable and we loved the couch in the living room. · Great views of the ocean from the lanai. BBQ looked like it was brand new and patio furniture was great (even separate dishes were provided for the lanai). · Plenty of towels and other kitchen extras · Great attentiveness and response from the owner and resort services. Would always receive a response within a couple of hours. · Kitchen was well equipped, with good knives. · As noted before, location is great – our third time staying in the Wai’ula’ula (previously in different condos). This is our favorite place to visit, with amazing beaches, amenities and comfortable and luxurious accommodations. · I’ve seen some reviews saying there was no hot water or took a very long time to get– We had no problems and it really only takes 3 minutes for the hot water come when the shower is turned on. Just need to be patient. Cons: These would not deter us from staying again · We had some IT issues during part of our stay but this was resolved to our satisfaction. · During our visit in September, to fully enjoy the sunset view we needed to go out to the golf course (a 1 min walk). We still saw all the colours but the view of the sun itself was covered by the house next door. We did catch a glimpse from the second master bedroom. I understand that at other times during the year (spring & summer) the sunset is visible from the condo as the sun moves north. · Bring bars of soap. We've told the owner but we got caught off guard. There was shampoo, conditioner and shower gel provided in each bathroom (travel size) but the bars of soap would have come in handy for the sinks
Hi Devi You and your family are dream guests. Please do come again! Cheers Richard
We stayed at this unit for a week with 2 kids ages 12 and 8. Right from the inquiry stages, my interaction with Richard has been excellent, prompt and informative. Unit itself exceeded our expectations (we are picky travelers !!), superb kitchen, equipped with everything you need and then some !! Beds are superior and so are the pillows which are important to us. Views from the lanai is so serene. Great appliances, tv comes with Netflix and other such services !!!! Lots of closet space.. I can go on and on :) Lovely unit. Our only gripe was with Gail, who is the manager from Hapuna Prince hotel. She didn't make any effort to help us since we were there during hurricane. In fact, when I called her, she said she won't be working that day !!!! Don't get me wrong, she was pleasant, but just not going out of her way to make the guests welcome. If at all there is any suggestion, may be kitchen could use a nice tall garbage can with a closure (one of those steel ones) !! That's about it. Unit also has access to Mauna Kea resort and Hapuna Price Hotel, both of which we totally loved for their beach and pool. Will go back in a heart beat. Very quite and lovely place to stay on the island.
Oh, my. You flatter us. We are so happy you and your family enjoyed our home. Please do come again! Cheers, Richard Lasser
We stayed here during the week of our wedding. This condo was beautiful and nicely furnished. It was spacious and the rooms were quite large, we felt like we could fit more people. The owner Richard sent me an email mid week just to make sure everything is okay, which we really appreciated. Definitely would've liked to stay longer.
Dianne, I can't tell you how honored we are by your being our guests and taking such lovely care of our home till we return. Please come back anytime! Your humble Hawaiian host, Richard
My family of four spoiled ourselves in this luxurious condo. My husband and I were able to relax in the master suite while my kids each had their own bedroom and bathroom. What a treat. This condo would easily work for two families or a family with kids and grandparents. There was not one thing that I would change about our Big Island stay. The condo has all of the amenities that you could ask for and more. The full size washer and dryer is a very nice perk and the boogie boards and cooler in the garage were a bonus. It is also decorated beautifully. Having access to both the Hapuna Prince and the Mauna Kea (two of the most beautiful beaches I have ever been to) was key. You need a car to get to ther resorts, but the infinity pool in the condo area couldn't be beat. Most times, we had it to ourselves. I was a little surprised that the Kohala Coast shut down pretty early during the week, but once we realized that, we just adjusted our planning accordingly. We can't wait to return to this condo on the Big Island. I give it my highest recommendation.
Dear Diane You and your lovely family are always welcome. You are our honored guests! Your humble Hawaiian host, Richard
Overall this place is great. It has great views and is very nice. The owner has done a great job of tastefully decorating the condo and it is very welcoming. The owner also does a good job of connecting you with the right people on property should there be any issues. The lanai is perfect for having a great meal outside. Literally, over the week that we were there, we never ate at the table inside. The access to both the beaches and pools at Mauna Kea and Hapuna is great! The kids loved having the boogie boards that are included with the condo for guest use to take down to the beach. A couple of comments to be aware of: 1) the check in process is not intuitive. The guy at the guard station at the entrance to the Hapuna Beach Hotel and Resort property sent us straight to the house, which you cannot get access to without first checking in at the Hapuna Beach Hotel front desk. Seems like he should know otherwise. 2) the wifi router had just been changed and the information in all of the materials had not been updated. We updated it in the information book that is on property with the correct password, etc. Still could never get a great signal from it (2-3 bars at most). Overall, we had a great time and would recommend highly. Thanks for sharing your property with us!
Hi Dave, Thanks so much for being our honored gust. Your check-in and wifi comments were very important to us and we greatly appreciate them. You and your family are welcome anytime! Your humble Hawaiian host, Richard
Hi Richard, We wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed staying in your condo on our recent trip to the Big Island. We felt right at home there (even more at home perhaps than our actual home!). The condo is cozy, well equipped and spacious. We enjoyed the nice views and quiet community. Our toddler son enjoyed collecting golf balls on the property and swimming in the infinity pool (and the soaking tub!). Some of our favorite highlights Ultra quiet (No one else was staying in the building when we were there) Very clean. Specifically impressed by the extremely clean lanai and lanai furniture, and barbeque. We’ve stayed in a lot of places in Hawaii and this was by far the cleanest. Very pretty Koa wood beds and nice bedding (clearly you love Target as much as Jessica does). Nicely decorated unit with modern Hawaiian feel. Crib (with nice bedding too), high chair and playpen made our baby’s stay just as cozy too (any thoughts on Including a baby tub? $20 from Target, would have made our lives a lot easier) We are big into cooking so good array of kitchen tools. Appreciated the storage containers for our leftovers. A few things which would have made the stay even enjoyable While we understand that hot water can take a while to run, we never got any hot water at all in the king master bathtub. Also, the king master and hall bath shower heads need cleaning of mineral buildup so the spray is even and direct. The master bath shower also has a big leak from the neck of the showerhead. Water pressure in the kitchen is also very low making it difficult to wash dishes efficiently. Getting a detailed list of what amenities are provided would have been extremely helpful to plan our trip better. For instance, we did not know beach towels were included so we brought our own. Main TV and remote are overly complicated. 4 adults with advanced degrees could not figure out how to use Netflix :P Cheers Jessica and Murad Bharwani
Hi Murad, Thanks so much for being our honored guest! Your suggestions are very good ones and we'll definitely get things up to speed right away! You are always welcome back! Your humble Hawaiian host, Richard
There is a definite "wow" factor immediately upon entering. The pictures and descriptions simply hadn't prepared me for what we were in for. Everything is high end and very thoughtfully laid out. The access to the Mauna Kea and the Hapuna was a very welcome bonus. The second floor location was the only drawback, but when you see the views it affords you, the concerns are abated. Other than that, superlatives all around.
Gerard, You are a dream guest. Love to have you and your family back anytime! Your humble Hawaiian host, Richard
Our family of five stayed here for our spring vacation and we were thoroughly impressed. The unit was the perfect size for us and it was exactly as described as being in new condition with great furniture, high end linens and appliances. Having the amenity package was a huge bonus as we spent a lot of time using the facilities at the Mauna Kea and Hapuna Prince hotels. Another highlight is the use of the clubhouse, gym, and pool that are walking distance to the unit. We spent an evening there with another family for cocktails and a BBQ while the kids swam. The owners were very helpful and responsive before, during, and after our stay. Would highly recommend it to anyone, especially a family, as an alternative to renting one or two hotel rooms.
We were honored by your family's presence, Eric. Please know that we would love to have you back anytime! Your humble Hawaiian host, Richard
When we walked in the door of the home, my grandson said, "We get to stay here? It's so nice." That sums up our whole week. The owner was very helpful every step of the way, from making reservation to including access to Mauna Kea and Hapuna Beach resorts, (which everyone loved.) The views, amenities, updates finishes are all as described, and the home is immaculate and well kept. Loved our stay, we hope to go again soon.
As a grandpa, I long to hear the words your grandchild said to you. Yes, you get to stay here! And we'd love to have you back! Richard and family
We had a fabulous time at this rental. The place was clean and absolutely gorgeous. My husband and I and our 9-year old stayed with my sister and her two young children and it was the perfect size for us. The place is decorated very tastefully and you know you are in Hawai'i, which we loved. The lay-out was great as we never felt we were in each other's space when we needed a bit of down-time yet there was lots of together space in the open concept kitchen, dining and lounge area. The check-in was seamless and the staff that we dealt with for the rental were wonderful and accommodating. The fitness centre with the pool was lovely, especially the outdoor shower. Our only complaint would be that the basics, like salt and pepper, were absent from the kitchen and that some of the kitchen utensils were dirty when we arrived. Perhaps just missed after the last guest and really, pretty minor compared to all the plusses. Having access to both the Hapuna and Mauna Kea beaches and pools was wonderful and just a two minute drive. Nice to be close to beautiful Waimea as well. Would definitely recommend this rental. Thanks for a wonderful stay!
Hi Jeff, Thanks so much for being our honored guest. We'll make sure we exceed your expectations next time. We hesitate to leave much more than salt and pepper in the kitchen for bug and liability issues. But maybe we should revisit that. And I'll certainly speak to housekeeping about the utensils. We hope you join us again next year! Your humble host, Richard Lasser
For those of you who love lots of crowds and tight hotel rooms, this is NOT for you. However, if you like a family style retreat with views of the ocean, island breezes and high end finishes you have hit the jackpot. This rental exceeded our every expectation. The linens, the decorations the cleanliness - everything was high end. The owners bent over backwards and this is their own home We felt as if it were our own little getaway in paradise. Truly our best property stay on the big island in over 17 years of visiting. We will be back next year! Aloha
Matt, I'm blushing. I don't deserve such high praise, but I am very grateful to the Reeds for being our honored guests. We welcome you back anytime! Your humble host, Richard
We stayed at this condo for 8 days and it was exactly as advertised. It was beautiful on the inside with high end appliances, granite kitchen, and very well furnished. We loaded up on groceries at Costco and had plenty of room in the fridge and freezer to put stuff. The bathrooms were beautiful and high end as well. The lanai (balcony) was spacious with a great view of the golf course and ocean, and had a Wolf gas grill that cooked very well. The complex is very well maintained, and the community center/pool is a 3-5 minute walk from the condo, and also very nice, with an infinity pool, a kids pool, and a hot tub. My kids spent a lot of time there. The Hapuna Prince Beach hotel is beautiful, and renting this condo gives you 2 guest passes and 2 kid passes to the Hapuna Prince and Mauna Kea hotels, so you can use their pools, beach chairs, etc. All you do is give the staff at the desk your name and they will give you towels, rent you beach stuff (boogie boards, etc.), and provide chairs. Hapuna beach is absolutely amazing, with beautiful sand and no rocks. Richard delivered as promised and was a good host. 7 of us stayed at his condo, my wife and 2 kids, my in-laws, and my aunt, and everyone was very happy with the accommodations. Richard even had some beach toys in his garage as well as a cooler and allowed us to borrow both during our trip. The only downside to the location as a whole is that you are a bit isolated, as you are 30 miles north of Kona, and about 10 miles from Waimea (the closest sizable town). So, sightseeing takes a bit more effort if you wish to see the southern parts of the island and Hawaii Volcano National Park. However, you are close to sights on the north side of the island. All in all, this was a luxurious and comfortable place to stay, with wifi, cable, and flat panel TVs in all the rooms. My wife loved the soaking tub in the master bedroom (and there are 2 master bedrooms) and one regular bedroom. The bathrooms were huge and spacious. There was also a full size washer and dryer and ironing board in the condo as well. For anyone with a family, this is a great place to stay, as you will save money over a hotel and have all the amenities of home during your stay. I'd I would happily stay here again.
Wow, Ron. I'm blushing! The Banerjis are always our welcome guests. And if you recommend anyone who ends up booking with us, we'll happily give the Banerjis a free night stay, (any time except for Christmas, of course!)
This was our family's 4th trip to the Kona Coast and our 2nd time at the Mauna Kea/Hapuna Prince. I can't overstate how happy we were with this condo. It's huge, yet we filled it with kids ages 3-11 and will do it again next year (ages plus 1 year!!). The condo is beautifully decorated, completely stocked and ideally located for families who like to spend days alternating between the beach and the pool (with the occasional umbrella'ed cocktail). There are no nicer beaches for boogie boarding and swimming on Kona than Hapuna and Mauna Kea and the beach side pools are perfect for the younger kids. This condo is only a 5 minute drive to both Resorts and has a smaller infinity pool (and work out facility) that's only a 5 minute walk. I just sent the link to 2 people from my work who are looking for a rental for 3 couples without kids, because it will be perfect for a grown up getaway as well. Thanks for letting us rent your amazing home.
Hi Doug Thanks so much for the great review! And for referring our home. If any of your friends book with us, we'll give the Morgans a free night on their next stay here! All the best, Richard
Condo exceeded our expectations. Great views of golf course, ocean, Kohala Mountain and Maui on clear days. Really enjoyed having access to both resort's beaches, pools, and fitness centers. Would absolutely stay here again.
Mark, The Thompson clan is always welcome in our home! We really appreciate your staying with us. If you get another person to rent, I'll give you a free night next time you rent! Cheers Richard and family
When we weren't watching it from the Hapuna Prince beach or pool, we watched the sun set from our balcony. This condo is in tip top shape and includes many amenities. Three generations of family had only positive comments about this accommodation. Thanks so much!
thanks so much! The Pachells are always welcome in L-201! Richard Lasser and family
We all arrived on Dec 17 th for 2 weeks. 2 kids 20 & 16 plus us Adults. We love this area and the condo with the Amenity Package is great! Close like 3 minutes to all beaches at the Hapuna Hotel and Mauna Kea Hotel. Also access to all their restaurants and Valet as well as beach towels and Chairs. The BBQ is wonderful and brand new like everything else. WiFi great! View is beautiful here. We would came back in a nano second.
Hi Greg soooo glad you and your family had fun! Our home is always your home! Richard and Family
This condo is beautiful, comfortable & spacious. It has a full kitchen with everything you'd need if you lived here full time -- or everything you want if, like us, you like to come with the family and do lots of cooking in. It has beautiful furniture & great beds, especially in the two master suites, plus a large lanai with comfortable seating & a big table for eating or reading, or just enjoying the clean air. The lanai also has a large, vented gas grill (which we loved, & used often). The owner's listing descriptions were accurate & the photos accurately reflected the property's appearance & amenities -- except that the photos couldn't do it justice. It has a great 2nd floor location, which catches wonderful breezes through spacious windows, and looks out over a lovely golf course to a wide view of the beautiful blue Pacific Ocean, from multiple perspectives. The condo & the entire complex are clean as a whistle & beautifully maintained. And being associated with the 5-Star Mauna Kea & Hapuna Prince Resorts, staying here entitles you to avail yourself of all their amenities, including easy parking, 5 minutes away, just down the hill, for two of the best beaches on the island (with attentive beach guys & gals providing towels & beach chaises with umbrellas, no charge, at the Mauna Kea, & great lunches & bar service available at the grill right on the beach). The Kohala Coast is a perfect location -- about 1/2 hour north of Kona Airport, only 10 minutes south of the tiny town of Kawaihea (with a dive shop, a great little farmer's market & don't-miss restaurants like Cafe Pesto & the Seafood Bar & Grill), 1/2 hour south of the cool, funky little town of Hawi (great BBQ at the corner "Chuck Wagon"!), & less than 1/2 hour from the mountain town of Waimea, with its beautiful rolling green hills, great shops & restaurants (massive, delicious breakfasts at the Hawaiian Style Cafe, & delicious, upscale dining at Merriman's). We were here with several grown kids for two weeks, over Thanksgiving, & loved every minute of it. We will definitely go back again, & we wholeheartedly recommend this condo & this location to anyone & everyone!
Dear Susan and Dan, You are always welcome at our Hawaiian home! Best, Richard Lasser
Mauna Kea is a fun place to stay with two hotels, two golf courses, tennis courts, two beaches that are each a little different, and several rooming options. We love the Wai Ula Ula condos (our second stay). We really enjoyed our stay at this second floor condo. It is located right off of the 11th fairway of the Hapuna golf course. Close enough to the pool to walk and far enough to be very private. Pool is great for younger kids or adults who want to relax. May be a relatively new rental as the only condiments were salt and pepper. Be prepared to purchase everything you need for your stay for cooking. That said, it is in like new condition and there are lots of options for cooking. Great range inside, though we used the barbecue on the lanai for all of our dinners. Would absolutely stay here again. Perfect for families or for two couples with kids with the layout of 2 masters and a third room with two beds and three bathrooms overall. Appreciate Richard's assistance in getting everything set and ready for our stay. Thank you.
This property was perfect for our family! We were traveling with two young children and 4 adults and we all had more than enough room. The property seems brand new, perfectly appointed and professionally decorated. The view is beautiful and we enjoyed breakfast outside on the lanai each morning, saw goats roam across the golf course each afternoon and the sun set each evening. The walk to the pool was easy, the beach was gorgeous and the beds were heavenly, all in all perfection!
Oh, Jenna, you are so sweet! Thank you so very much for being our honored guest. You're welcome anytime! Richard and family
This was our first VRBO experience, so we didn't know what to expect. The property is absolutely gorgeous, the accommodations were top notch-luxury at its finest. We traveled to the Big Island on a family vacation. We were 5 adults and 2 children. This condo had it all for our great family get-away. The two master suites were perfect for us. There was plenty of room to spread out and find a private spot to do our own thing, or come together and just hang out. The retractable wall was a plus, since we love to watch the sunsets at night. With so many of us, we loved that we could do laundry everyday without leaving home. The kitchen was well appointed and two-three of us could work side-by-side in it. The workout room and pool were just a short walk up the road. Both hotel properties were lovely. The owner was very responsive to any questions we had. This is their home too, and the pride of ownership is everywhere you look. Thanks for the memories.
Hi Cynthia, You are too, too kind. You and your family are always welcome in our home! Have a great year till we (hopefully) host you again! Sincerely, Richard and Andrea
Pictures are exactly what you see when you step into this condo. The beds were super comfortable, the lanai gorgeous to sit at in the mornings & evenings, the newly installed grill a pleasure to use. Plenty of space for a larger group of people. Mauna Kea Beach is our favorite and having access to the property parking was "icing on the cake". Use of the beach chairs, umbrellas & towels were a blessing. Just go & enjoy with no worries what to bring. Location is close to the nearby grocery store. Use of exercise amenity center was a great for our athletic crew. We would highly recommend staying here. It was SUPERB!
Hi Mary, Thank you so very much for your kind review. We look forward to having you and your family back with us many times to enjoy our Hawaiian hospitality! Cheers Richard Lasser and family
We had a wonderful time at this beautiful three bedroom condo. The pictures do not do this property justice as the ocean views were spectular. The lanai is incredible and the rest of the unit had tons of room for our family to spread out. The amenity center (with workout room, pool and grill) and the access to the to oceanside hotels was a huge plus. We hope to return at some point in the future.
This was our first time to the Big Island and we love this location and place we stayed. The condo was everything that was promised and was very spacious with 3 large bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms and a wonder view of the beach!! The amenities available at the Hapuna Prince HoteI and the Mauna Kea were great and both offered an awesome beach, beach chairs and umbrellas. I would recommend this wonderful condo to anyone wanting to go to the Big Island and have already.