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Golf Course*Views*Beach Club Access*Steps to Pool*Amenities*Bikes*

Bedrooms 2
Space 148 m²
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Villa, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Kulalani is a beautifully landscaped, peaceful, private, gated neighborhood situated within the Mauna Lani Resort. It is a 25 minute drive north from Kona International Airport, a 10 minute walk to the closest beach, and a 10 minute walk to the closest grocery store.

Our 1,600 sq. ft. home is perfect for 2 to 4 adults who are seeking total relaxation. It is also suitable for a family of four. ( There is a pack n play available upon request.) The master bedroom (California King) is on the second floor along with a generous en-suite and private lanai overlooking the 5th green of the Mauna Lani North Golf Course and the Kohala mountains. This is the perfect place to enjoy your morning cup of Kona coffee. The second bedroom (Queen Size) is on the first floor with an adjacent full bathroom. This bedroom has an additional flat screen TV.

Our townhouse is professionally decorated and maintained to the highest standards. The 20-foot ceiling in the living room opens to the kitchen and dining area. The covered, wrap-around lanai overlooks the 5th green of the Mauna Lani North Golf Course. We never tire of the unobstructed mountain view and total privacy. There is a full outdoor kitchen on the 331 sq ft lanai with a Viking BBQ and wet bar.

It’s important to us that our guests enjoy a wonderful vacation experience during their stay in Hawaii. In order to ensure this, all the necessary amenities are provided. We also entrust our Property Manager, John, to take care of our guests. If you have any questions about the Big Island – he’s your guy. John is only a call away. His response time is so fast he has had guests ask if he lives in the neighborhood!

The Recreation Center in Kulalani is one of the best on the Big Island. There you will find 2.5 acres of beautiful gardens surrounding a lagoon pool, Keiki pool, a half-lap adult pool, two Jacuzzis, a fully-equipped fitness center and a gathering pavilion with outdoor kitchen. The gardens in this area are so beautiful that our daughter held her wedding reception in the Gathering Pavilion in 2013. Our home is located directly across from the entrance to the Recreation Center. It only takes 2 minutes to get from poolside to the fridge to replenish the ice in your drink!

Access to the Owner’s Beach Club is available for your use. This private, gated beach has a safe swimming cove, lifeguards, restaurant, and some of the best snorkeling on the Big Island. There are lounge chairs provided so you only need to pack towels and the cooler when you visit.

The Mauni Lani Bay Hotel and the Fairmont Orchid Hotel are located within the Mauni Lani Resort. The nearby 'Shops of Mauni Lani' have several restaurants, art galleries, gift shops, free entertainment, and a full grocery store with deli, bakery, meat and seafood departments. The Mauna Lani Resort is home to two Championship golf courses, the Francis H. I'i Brown North and South Courses.


• WiFi

• free unlimited long distance calls to mainland US and Canada

• High Definition TV in living room and TV's in both bedrooms

• board games, video, and book library

• two resort bicycles

• beach towels, chairs, cooler, boogie boards, & beach toys

• access to the Mauna Lani private beach

• full kitchen accessories

• clothes washer and dryer

More Details

Property Manager
John Landers
Member since: 2006
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2018

About John Landers

My husband and I were born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. We have three daughters who are all attending universities. Over the past 15 years we found ourselves traveling to and from Hawaii and just could not stay away. We always dreamed about owning a place in paradise.

Now that we are approaching those 'golden years' that everyone refers to, we thought it would be a good time to make our dream come true by owning a home on the Big Island and traveling back and forth as we have always done.

John Landers purchased this townhome in 2008

Why John Landers chose Kulalani

We chose to live on the Kohala Coast because of the white sandy beaches that receive less than 10 inches of rain each year. We love the Hawaiian people, culture, food, weather, and the history. We consider ourselves as residents of Hawaii even though we are not there year-round. We are offering you our home and hope that your family will enjoy the same pleasures that our family does when we are there.

What makes this townhome unique

Kulalani is a place to heal the mind, spirit, body and soul.

This is our typical day in Kulalani:

We start our day with local fresh fruit and coffee on the 'garden lanai'.

Next, it's to the 'fitness center' for a quick work out or swim.

A picnic lunch is quickly assembled and we are off to one of our many 'favorite beaches'.

In the mid-afternoon (after we've had enough sand), we return to the 'lagoon pool' with a book and have another swim.

'Happy Hour' typically starts around 4:00 p.m. and gently takes us into the 'sunset' part of the day.

Now it's back to the lanai for 'catch of the day' fresh off the BBQ.

Retirement to the upstairs lanai is our next stop, where we sip our 'Special Coffees' and assume 'Star Watch' position.

Bed time usually comes early so that we can . . . . (brace yourself)


Guestbook comments from the manager

After our arrival on the Big Island we followed the description to this house. We stepped in and we couldn't believe that THIS should be our place to be for the following 6 days. Wow. This is such a beautiful house with all we needed and more. It fulfilled all our dreams and we felt at home from the first moment. To wake up in the upper level is amazing. We love this place. I would rate this experience with 6 of 5 stars, if possible. We would definitely love to return. Mahalo nui to the owners for sharing this place and to John for caring.
May 2015
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation townhome rental in Kulalani, Hawaii

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 148 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    First floor bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    First Floor Bedroom - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Child Beds (1) Child bed is a Pack n Play.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
beach accessories, T/V in guest bedroom, video library, board games, two bicycles


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average rating of 4.8461537 based on 46 reviews

Very pleasant stay, great vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying at the property and would recommend it.


The property managemer John was excellent, he was friendly and very helpful. The swimming pool area is very close by and was a lot of fun with my 5 year old daughter, it had a shallow end and was no deeper than 3 ft. The rental had two excellent cruiser bikes to use, my wife road one every day to her conference at the Fairmont.

The property had an awesome selection of beach supplies that really made it a great rental. They had a couple beach chairs, umbrella, 3-4 sets of snorkel gear (different sizes), cooler, child flotation device, sand toys, 3 boogie boards. We used the beach stuff every day.

We loved the private beach at the Mauna Lani club, we could swim in the ocean with our daughter as there were no breakers, we could lay on the beach, play in the sand, there were several beach chairs and covered lounges to lay on, a nice restaurant right at the beach location, and you can snorkel just off the beach over a nice reef and see lots of tropical fish.


Honestly it was an outstanding rental, so it had only a few issues. The kitchen was well stocked with excellent pots/pans, etc but had the usual rental property dull knives. The king sized bed upstairs was on the fairly firm side, this is a personal preference but I would have preferred a softer bed.

The property is located on a golf course so every morning around 6 AM a lawn mower or something similar started up on the golf course. Not a problem if you're getting up early, which is what we did every day or if you keep the windows closed. The first few days we had a nice breeze so we had the windows open in the morning.

Lastly, the couches in the living room were the one thing we were questionable about before renting, they looked uncomfortable, and pretty much they were as uncomfortable as they look. Not a deal breaker, but that's one thing the renters could improve.

  • Submitted: 24-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Big Island Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful luxury unit. Clean and decorated in a lovely plantation style. We had 4 adults staying and we had plenty of room and privacy. The kitchen has everything you need if you want to cook as well as a big BBQ on the patio. We loved sitting on the balcony in the morning to watch the sun rise and listening to the birds. When we arrived it was raining and we got lost in the complex, call John and he answered on the first ring and was more than happy to help us with directions. This unit is a short walk to the pool. Shopping and restaurants are close by with the Waiokola Village just a short drive away. We highly recommend trying Lava Lava restaurant for dinner, great food and entertainment.

  • Submitted: 11-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely house, but we will not be returning

  • 3 of 5

Mauna Lani is a wonderful spot for a beach vacation. The beach club is fabulous, and the pool here is very nice. You couldn't have a better location for the pool, it is just across the street. We stayed here with another couple and our 8 month old daughter. The rooms are nice, we stayed in the upstairs and had plenty of room for a travel crib, and the bathroom had a great shower and jacuzzi tub. Although you will find most of what you need, we started referring to it as the 'minimally stocked house'. It needs more plates and beach towels and those sort of things; we either hand washed some plates for dinner or ran a half empty dishwasher. We liked having the snorkeling gear, and it would have been nice to know they had a high chair and pack and play so I could have packed less.

The reason we won't be back is the air conditioning. The owners mandate setting it no lower that 75 degrees and will reset it if you do. There are sensors on the doors that will shut off the air conditioning and they did not trigger correctly, so my husband had to call the property manager to figure out why it was 79 degrees at 9pm. 75 degrees is not cool enough for a two story house, it was hot upstairs and my daughter who sleeps 7pm to 7am at home kept waking up in the night because she was uncomfortable, which is not fun while on vacation. We ended up leaving the windows open at night and that varied from too hot to too cold, it was also hard to get a good cross breeze going. I checked with friends who have rented other houses in Mauna Lani and the standard is 71 degrees, and no one has ever had it reset.

  • Submitted: 11-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of Kulalani 401. We appreciate and understand your concerns and always do our best in keeping high standards at Kulalani 401. John was very quick in responding to each of your concerns when you contacted him. In your arrival pack you received, the AC temperature setting is mentioned. If you read the arrival directions, you would have read the part about the AC settings. 75 degrees is plenty cool enough especially in a 84 degree climate. Electricity being the highest cost in the nation, we ask each of our guests to please be respectful and conscientious. The outside temperature of 66 degrees in the evenings before 7 PM is plenty cool for the townhouse. Leaving the ceiling fans on with the windows and doors open would more than adequately cool the entire house. The AC was set at 75 when you contacted John about the temperature being at 79 inside. He did mention to you about the sensors on the doors and windows and to please check them. The sensors are there so the AC doesn't continuously run when the doors and windows are left open, which is not being efficient in use. You told John you found a sensor that was not straight. This only gets knocked off alignment after a door is slammed, which explains the broken handle that we found upon your departure. The other issues you brought up with not plenty of dishes, glasses, silverware, kitchenware for your stay is questionable. There is plenty of everything for use on a daily basis for the 4 adults you stated would be staying according to your reservation. You didn't mention the blinds that you broke while here and called John each time there was a problem. They were taken care of immediately the very next day. You also failed to mention the artwork that was pulled off the wall that needed to be put back up. Sorry you didn't mention to John about the lack of beach towels. He would have had them there the same day if he knew about them. We are sorry that you didn't read In the amenities listed on this VRBO site, that we do have listed a high chair and pack n play as available. More communication from you to the property manager would have been helpful to make your stay more enjoyable. Aloha and Mahalo!
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loved this place, the complex is so close to so many sites, beach,restaurants and historic sites.

  • 5 of 5

The condo was spotless and had all the needed amenities.

  • Submitted: 13-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another Great Stay in Kulalani

  • 5 of 5

The unit is very clean, well appointed and has a beautiful view of the golf course. We have stayed here several times. We like the proximity to the pools and the totally private lanai. There are two bikes for getting around the resort. John is the property manager. He lives close by and is only a phone call away. There are fabulous beaches just a 5 minute drive either north or south on the highway. Kua Bay, Mauna Kea, Beach Club to name just a few. We have already booked our next stay.

  • Submitted: 21-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Excellent week in Kona

  • 5 of 5

We have been to the Big Island before, this time is even more enjoyable. Beautiful location and property. Everything described was correct. There are some many fantastic snorkelling spots nearby. Perfect weather and friendly people. Will like to come back in 2018.

  • Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Keahole International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Tommy Bahama's
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Mauna Lani Golf South Course and North Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Queen Kaahumanu
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Tommy Bahama's- The Shops at Mauna Lani
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Mauna Lani Private Beach
Car: necessary

National Petroglyph Park, Ancient Hawaiian Fishponds, National Heritage Sites, Helicopter Tour to National Volcano Park, Bus Tours to Mauna Kea Conservatory


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation townhome rental in Kulalani, Hawaii

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter Early 2018
Jan 6 2018 - Mar 15 2018
5 night minimum stay
Early Summer Special 2018
Apr 3 2018 - Jun 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
Late Summer Special 2018
Jul 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
Fall/ Early Winter 2018
Oct 1 2018 - Nov 13 2018
5 night minimum stay
Late Winter Rates
Nov 14 2018 - Dec 15 2018
5 night minimum stay
Holiday Season 2018
Dec 16 2018 - Jan 5 2019
5 night minimum stay
Early Winter 2019
Jan 6 2019 - Mar 31 2019
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection C$74.53
Cleaning Fee C$284.24
Tax Rate 14.42%

HTAT # W44713536-01

● It is strongly recommended that you purchase vacation cancellation insurance.
● All reservations are subject to a $100 cancellation fee.


Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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