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New Luxurious 4 Bedroom Home- Walk to the Two Best Beaches on the Big Island

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 353 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 4.5 Bath - 4 minutes to beach, private pool/spa & golf course view

Welcome to Moku Hale, a 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath luxurious new Balinese pod style home.

Located in the heart of the Mauna Kea Resort, Kauna'oa enjoys very close access to two of the best beaches on the Big Island. Just minutes away either walking or with the golf cart provided for your stay.

This magnificent island-inspired custom home features elegant living space with 4 bedrooms, each complete with their own ensuite. The bedrooms are separated from the main house into 3 pods giving guests utmost privacy. Two of the bedrooms also feature garden outdoor showers. The bedrooms surround a grassy courtyard.

All bedrooms open onto courtyard that provided access to the pool without going through the main house. For this reason the home is not suitable for children under the age of 8.

Situated on a beautiful lot above the 12th fairway of the renowned Mauna Kea Golf Course, this Shay Zak designed home enjoys unobstructed golf course views and peek-a-boo ocean views.

The kitchen is a chef's delight featuring top of the line appliances such as Subzero and Viking. There are also two Meile dishwashers for your convenience. All the cabinetry is custom made walnut with caesarstone countertops. There is also an 18 bottle wine fridge in the pantry.

The main house is open concept the the walls opening up completely on two sides to give you the ultimate indoor/outdoor experience. Enjoy your own large private infinity pool and spa, fire pit, outdoor grill and tiki torches.

Relax at your private pool and enjoy the facilities at the clubhouse including a fitness centre, large infinity pool with outdoor cabanas and a change room with a steam shower and a sauna. There is also a 3 par practice golf course across the street for your use at any time - just walk on. The house is also within minutes of two world renowned 18 hole golf courses, the Mauna Kea and Hapuna Courses.

Beautifully landscaped yard where you can have a bocci ball tournament after a day at the beach.

Enjoy the proximity of two hotels within walking distance. The Mauna Kea and the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotels both offer great restaurants, spas and the Mauna Kea Hotel has weekly Luaus and a beautiful tennis facility.

A perfect home for entertaining and relaxing!

More Details

Diana Ibbotson
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2018

About Diana Ibbotson

We are a family of four and we live in Canada in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. We feel so fortunate to be able to live in two of the most beautiful places on earth.

Diana Ibbotson purchased this house in 2014

Why Diana Ibbotson chose Kamuela

Having spent many years vacationing in Hawaii we always hoped to have a home of our own where we could have space for our children and friends. We spent a couple of years touring and researching all of the islands (tough job!). Finally the decision was made - the Big Island fit the dream. Building became the best decision for us so that we could have things exactly as we wanted them. Happy to say the house is exactly what we wanted.

We love the outdoor lifestyle we enjoy because the convenient location of the house and all of the amenities provided by the Kauna'oa Club. All our guests are welcome to use the fitness centre, infinity pool, spa and cabanas during their stay. Across the street is a 3 par golf course that can be used by guests at any time. A short ride to the Mauna Kea Hotel takes you to the beautiful ocean side tennis courts. You can participate in clinics and just book a court for a small fee. The amenities were a big reason we chose to be in Kauna'oa and we have not been disappointed.

What makes this house unique

The Balinese-pod style of our home is meant to provide guests with the privacy of an upscale resort. You can get away from everyone in your own private sanctuary.

Another favourite thing of mine is the golf cart which is provided for your use. So easy to haul all the gear to the beach, go out to dinner or throw a paddle board on for a sunrise paddle. All these activities can be accomplished on foot as well but sometimes convenience wins.

This home was a 3 year labour of love from conception to completion and we are excited to be able to share it with you.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Kamuela

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 353 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course 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 ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , outdoor shower , Bath tub is outdoor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , Powder Room in Main House
  • Both master bathrooms have indoor and outdoor showers. High end finishes. One master bathroom also has a lava rock outdoor tub.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 4 bunk bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Master bedroom with king size bed and ensuite with outdoor shower and tub. Second Master with ensuite and outdoor shower. Third bedroom with King Size Bed and Ensuite. 4th bedroom with 4 bunk beds and ensuite bathroom. 2 Master bedrooms are in separate pods and bedroom 3 and 4 share a pod.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Daily maid service can be provided at an extra cost.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
La Jolla,

Absolute Perfection!

  • 5 of 5

We had rented Moku Hale for our son's wedding that was at the Mauna Kea Resort. Easy walk to the Mauna Kea Hotel and Beach so that made it very convenient to walk to the beach, bar and dinners when we didn't feel like cooking. A golf cart is also provided if you don't feel like making the short walk. The home offers complete privacy in a absolutely breathtaking setting. If you appreciate design you will LOVE this home. Everything is of the very best quality and so much thought has gone into every detail. We all loved this home so much and it made our trip even more fantastic. The owners leave every toy and convenience available for your use to make your stay so easy and comfortable.

We have been staying at the Mauna Kea Hotel for over 35+ years and this was the first time we stayed outside the hotel. It was so much fun to have dinners as a family on the patio and enjoy the beautiful yard while watching the sunset. Each bedroom is located in it's own pavilion which is really nice as each couple has their own private space. The rooms all open to a large, grassy courtyard all leading to the great room/kitchen which offers a dramatic view across the pool and golf course. The layout is ideal for families and of course the wonderful open floor plan with the large open walls of glass make the indoor/outdoor feel just exquisite. This is without a doubt the finest home available to rent in the area. We are so very grateful to the owners for sharing this very special home with us. If you insist on the best interior design, immaculate conditions and only the best paddle boards, kayaks, cooking tools and so many other items this is the place.

  • Submitted: 23-Jul-2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hosts thought of everything!

  • 5 of 5

Location was perfect: beach, tennis & golf were all within walking distance. The home was beautiful and stocked with everything a family could need for a beach vacation - snorkeling gear, tennis racquets and balls, golf clubs, golf cart, kayaks, SUP boards, boogie boards, bikes, etc. (Did I miss anything? The owners sure didn't! Everything we needed was there!) The kitchen had two dishwashers, which we used everyday, along with the grill. So nice to eat-in and not have to spend the time or extra money to eat-out. The infinity pool was a hit with our elementary age kids. The whole set-up with a main common building surrounded by 2 master buildings and a guest/bunk building was perfect for our 2 families. It was a memorable, once-in-a-lifetime trip, in large part to Moku Hale!

  • Submitted: 29-Mar-2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! I am so glad that the home worked well for your two families and that you had everything you needed.. Hope to hear from you again for your next visit. Mahalo
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Moku Hale

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful aloha home. Great location as it is walking distance to the beach, walking trails, country club, and two fabulous golf courses. There are lots of toys for the beach including comfortable sand chairs. The barbecue set up is great for grilling local fish from the harbor. Beautiful pool and hot tub setting. Very clean. The outdoor showers were a hit. The kitchen set up is ideal for those who enjoy cooking as it is well supplied. House is beautifully appointed.

  • Submitted: 17-Jan-2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dream Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

Hard to find a place to start describing Moku Hale. Located in a quiet luxurious community, this home has everything you could ask for. The home itself is beautiful. Fantastic finishes and high end everything! The pool, grounds and home are meticulously well cared for. My favorite part of the whole trip was enjoying the outdoor showers by moonlight! The clubhouse is a 1 minute walk and has a larger pool, exercise facility and sauna. The house is within walking distance to Mauna Kea Beach and within golf cart distance to Hapuna beach. The owners provided everything we needed for our stay. Sea Kayaks, beach chairs, snorkeling equipment and boogie boards. Our kids had an amazing time. The practice golf course is right across the street from the house and was a fun diversion. The house is set up in pods which makes it great for several couples or 2 small families to stay. The owners were great to work with. They arranged to have an extra golf cart delivered to the house for us and had the house manager meet us upon arrival. They were quick to respond to any issues we had (which were few) and I have no doubt that if we had any major issues they would have been fixed very quickly. This was a great vacation and we hope to be back. Thanks a million for creating this amazing place!

  • Submitted: 29-Nov-2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind comments. We are very happy that you and your friends and family enjoyed the house as much as we do. We look forward to hosting you again in the future!
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An Incredible Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at Moku Hale at the end of October and it was an incredible vacation for my husband and I and our 3 children. The property is impeccable, luxurious and has everything you could ever need. We loved the pool, the grounds, the amenities, and the pure luxury and cleanliness of the property. Originally we thought we would want to have guest access to the Mauna Kea Beach Club, but it was not necessary whatsoever. This property is within walking distance of one of the island's most beautiful beaches, and we had provided for us chairs, beach toys, kayaks and paddle boards. We also had access to a great gym and a larger pool nearby. Our family took the golf cart everywhere, to play tennis every day, to golf, to go to the beaches and to enjoy the restaurants at both of the nearby hotels. It was a memorable vacation for us and we will certainly be returning. Mahalo for having us.

  • Submitted: 17-Nov-2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Island Dream

  • 5 of 5

Moku Hale is the ultimate island getaway for those seeking relaxation, golf and close access to amazing beaches. The accommodations were beyond our expectations and luxurious in all aspects. The layout of this property is superb for vacationing couples and families, as the bedroom pods allow for privacy away from the main house. The sunsets from the pool are spectacular, or take a short walk/cart ride, to the beach to enjoy. Two beautiful golf courses adjacent to the property are easily accessible. We can't wait to return to Moku Hale. Mahalo for allowing us to spend time in your beautiful island retreat.

  • Submitted: 18-Jun-2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your response. We are so happy that you enjoyed our home as much as we do. We look forward to hosting you again in the future.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
Mauna Kea
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Mauna Kea/Kauna'oa
Car: necessary

Kauna‘oa is an intimate gated residential enclave in the

very heart of the Mauna Kea Resort, the beloved retreat

on the Big Island’s glorious Kohala Coast. Rising gently

over magnificent Kauna‘oa Bay and surrounded by the

world-renowned Mauna Kea Golf Course,

Kauna‘oa renters enjoy the privileges of the Kauna‘oa Country Club, a luxurious club and spa exclusively for owners and their guests. A private Par 3 Practice Course created by Weiskopf Designs Group provides hours of enjoyment for beginners and seasoned golfers alike. At the Infinity Pool and Rock Spa, breathtaking views frame a peaceful setting that soothes and refreshes mind, body and spirit. Meanwhile, the wonders of the Mauna Kea Resort lie at your doorstep. The stunning white sand beaches. The pristine waters. The incomparable golf.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Kamuela

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Dec 15 2018 - Jan 5 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$3,767.4
Cleaning C$879.06
Tax Rate 14.42%

30% non-refundable deposit at booking. Full non refundable payment required 60 days prior to arrival accompanied by a refundable $3,000 damage deposit. Payment accepted via check or wire transfer.

Owner'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.