Villages At Mauna Lani

Villages At Mauna Lani

68-1025 N Kaniku Dr, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8780
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Welcome to Villages At Mauna Lani, your Waimea “home away from home.” Villages At Mauna Lani aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

Rooms at Villages At Mauna Lani Hotel provide air conditioning and a kitchenette, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available.

In addition, Villages At Mauna Lani Hotel offers a pool, which will help make your Waimea trip additionally gratifying. And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

While in Waimea be sure to experience local lobster favourites at The Blue Room or Hale Kai.

There is no shortage of things to do in the area: explore popular art galleries such as Lahaina Galleries.

Villages At Mauna Lani puts the best of Waimea at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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solomentehawaii wrote a review Aug 2007
La Jolla, California751 contributions207 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked this condo through VRBO and saved about 40%. We received outstanding service.

This complex is located next to a fairly upscale shopping center that was in the process of opening (similar to Kings shops, or Shops at Wailea). It is a good walk to the Mauna Lani or the Fairmont, but we used the Fairmont's shuttle, which will pick you up at the shops and drop you at your condo for free. It is not an easy walk to the beach from the condos, but we would get there on our morning walks.

The complex is gated and has a decent pool and jacuzzi. The homes are essentiall duplexes, but they really feel like single family homes. Ours was 2700 sq feet plus three lanais and an attached two car garage.

There were two master suites, which is wonderful for couples traveling together: no one gets short changed. Each bathroom was beautiful, with marble, granite, etc, and rivaled some hotel rooms in size. The third bedroom had its own attached bath and walk in closet as well. Even the laundry ROOM--not just a closet--was gorgeous. My brother utilized the downsstairs built in desk which was basically his office for the trip.

The kitchen was beautiful with a subzero fridge, drawer sytle dishwasher and granite counter tops. On the lanai there was a built in stainless steel BBQ with a refrig that was OURS alone to use. We had peak ocean and golf course views.

We were a quick drive to some beautiful beaches (Hapuna, Mauna Kea) and we enjoyed some resort style amenities. You get to use the Beach Club which is basically access to a parking lot right next to a small beach with a restaurant on it, but we really liked it for a quick trip to a beach and we enjoyed the bar at the restaurant (Lava flows on the beach).

These condos were the nicest I have ever stayed in and I don't know if I can even think of a resort that had nicer accomodations. My family was thrilled with what I had booked. I would definately stay here again.

Disadvantages are that you aren't a quick walk to a great beach, but you are just minutes by car.
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Date of stay: June 2007
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesBusiness service (e.g., internet access)
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COArtist wrote a review Feb 2010
Colorado86 contributions68 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We discovered this area in 2006 & have returned every spring since with family. Each "condo" is actually a full-sized, beautiful, elegant home, attached by one wall, duplex style. We have rented several. (Owned by individual people, some units may be in better shape than others.) These are a huge cut above traditional condo rentals. The area is gated and next to a nice, small grocery store & other shops, including Tommy Bahama retail & restaurant. Within walking distance is the Fairmont Orchid, and the other direction is the peaceful Mauna Lani Resort. It is an easy drive to beaches & jungles. Much, much nicer than the Hilton Condo area. More like a home you would purchase if you could. The neighborhood is quiet and well-maintained. It has a mature, dignified feeling, & makes our yearly trip to the Big Island the perfect escape.
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Date of stay: February 2009
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Laura Z wrote a review Jul 2014
Fremont, California22 contributions45 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We enjoyed our stay in unit #220. The owner was a bit fussy about the AC. Unfortunately we were there when there was no trade winds at all. So it would have been nice to freely use the A/C. Other than that the unit was great. It is great for multiple couples. Each room had privacy. I would also note that the fourth bedroom only has a slider so it would be better suited for children. It was also nice to be able to park our car in the garage. The owner also provided beach chairs, towels, and a cooler. Will stay again.
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Date of stay: June 2014Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Just note that this was not a hotel. The unit was private. The back lanai over-looked a small...
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ajkri wrote a review Apr 2014
Christina Lake, Canada151 contributions49 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
As the other reviews stated these unit are beautiful and spacious. Three master suits have beautiful bathrooms and tvs in every room it is nice to have space for everyone. We thought we were renting a unit close to the pool and we were only a short distance but you cannot walk across the green space in this complex you must stay on the street so the pool was quite a walk in the end. The reason for the poor rating is the service or lack of it we received. When we arrived we did not have any hot water. My husband called the maintanance person and my husband was instructed him to re set the hot water tank. When we inspected the hot water tank it was obvious it was in the middle of being worked on. The panel was removed and tools were left on the tank so the owners knew there was a problem and rented it this way. We called the agent and asked to get someone in to fix the tank but no one ever came. So every morning we were without hot water until my husband re set the tank. Then the water would heat all day and become scalding until the tank shut off again obviously something was wrong with the thermostat. To re set he tank you needed to push a button that was right beside a warning and live wires inside the panel on the tank. We did this everyday of our trip because no one came to fix it. We made numerous calls and emails to maintenance and the rental agent. At the end of our vacation we asked for a percentage of our rental returned and were denied. This is unacceptable to be dealing with maintance issues on our vacation.
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Date of stay: March 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Frank H wrote a review Nov 2009
Evergreen, Colorado39 contributions34 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Last week we checked into condo 329 at the Villages and found it to be beautiful but poorly maintained. When we checked in the air conditioning had been on all day but it was 89 degrees in the condo. We had the management company come over to check it out and she finally agreed to bring an HVAC pro in that night even though it was time and a half. He found all the filters were totally plugged which was the main problem. That resolved the air issue.

We also found and showed the management company a smoke detector that was hanging from the ceiling with two wires and we don't know if it was functional or not. That was never fixed.

The master bath had a beautiful jacuzzi tub but the plug was pulled out and couldn't be re-engaged so the tub was useless.

Very nice kitchen with two drawer type dishwashers. The bottom one didn't work properly and wouldn't clean dishes. Very nich flat cooktop with directions to clean it only with special cleaner - of course there wasn't any there.

To sum it up.....management company should be fired by owner. Their value is being degraded.
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Date of stay: November 2009
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Joanne H wrote a review May 2018
Monument, Colorado173 contributions38 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a gated community- very quiet and safe. Some homes have individual pools, some do not but the community pool is nice ( concrete gets hot! So take flip flops). The mauna Lani beach club is on a nice, calm bay, covered seating is available if you get there about 900-1000 am. There is good snorkeling in the bay. You can rent paddle boards etc right there. The restaurant has good food and the mango margaritas are yummy. The grocery store is walking distance and well provisioned. There are several restaurants within walking distance as well.
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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seaugu66 wrote a review Mar 2018
Vancouver, Canada77 contributions31 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our family chose the Big Island of Hawaii for a family vacation - primary reason being that none of us had been to the Big Island - One big decision was accommodations for five. As a result, we researched the issue thoroughly. We decided on Unit #320 at the Villages at Mauna Lani. Absolutely “No Regrets”!! The property was exactly as described! The owner/s (Chris) were excellent to deal with and accommodating. Queries were promptly responded to. Rather than repeat the property description, I’d like to suggest it be googled on TripAdvisor or VRBO sites. To mention a few of the amenities particularly appealing to us were the high end appliances and furniture throughout! 3 Br. 31/2 baths. The private beach & restaurant; the private pool within less than a 5min. walk. Meticulously manicured landscaping and grounds and the sound of birds chirping for noise. Excellent shopping (food & other) within very easy walking distance. Just absolutely amazing. I will definitely continue to recommend this property to friends and family. I will also continue to monitor reviews just to see what anyone could possibly find negative about this property 😎
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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David B wrote a review May 2017
San Francisco, CA2 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The condo itself was very nice and the Mauna Lani beach club beach was wonderful. However we were *extremely* disappointed (and felt very misled) when we learned from the Mauna Lani that were in fact NOT able to use the Mauna Lani pool. The South Kohala - Mauna Lani website says " Guests of South Kohala Management will have access to resort facilities." What they actually mean is "you can not use the Mauna Lani pool". The Mauna Lani said they had to put up a notice signed by their general manager explaining that only guests of the Mauna Lani could use their pool since they believed that people renting out condos were mis-representing access to the ML pool.

The Villages's pool was much smaller, not nearly as scenic, and generally underwhelming.

That said, the Mauna Lani Beach Club has a fantastic beach for snorkeling and playing in the sand (we have 2 young kids), so although we were very very frustrated by what felt like intentionally misleading customers, we didn't let it ruin the vacation.
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Date of stay: May 2017
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from SouthKohala, Manager at Villages At Mauna Lani
Responded 5 Feb 2018
Thank you for your review and we are pleased that you enjoyed your accommodations at the Villages. As a guest of the Villages you are extended the resort privileges of the home owner, with complimentary access to the Mauna Lani Resort facilities at the Beach Club (a private beach with lounge chairs, towels, a full-service restaurant and a parking access card). You also have access to the amenity complex at the Villages development (a pool, gym and outdoor BBQ facilities). The "Mauna Lani Pool' that you are referencing is the pool located at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows. This is a hotel pool that is only available for use by hotel guests (not resort home owners or vacation rental guests). Visitors may dine at the hotel restaurants and patronize public shops and areas, but the hotel facilities are not owned by the resort nor accessible by anyone other than a a guest of the hotel. Thanks for bringing up this point to other travelers. Management has reviewed our online content and descriptions of these facilities to ensure accuracy for future visitors. Mahalo!
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relaxandread wrote a review Mar 2016
Bay Area, CA85 contributions69 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We've rented multiple units in this complex and additionally know many owners. These are privately owned, very well-constructed town-homes in a gated community that is not directly on the ocean (additionally there are a few stand-alone homes, although these may not be bookable). All of the units have 3 bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, a lanai with outdoor barbecue, well-equipped kitchens, and a laundry room. There are two basic floor plans (Lehua and Maile), with the larger Maile units having the living/kitchen space and master bedroom upstairs (and a balcony lanai that probably will give you glimmers of the ocean).
Because of the footprint of the community and private ownership, there is wide variation among the units. There will be different levels of furnishings, different views (sometimes very little), different maintenance/property managers, and varying degrees of closeness to a next-door shopping center and the recreation center within the complex (which consists of a smallish pool, outdoor hot tub, and workout room). Typically there only will be cleaning done after you have ended your stay (i.e. no maid service). All told, it pays to research the specific unit that you wish to stay in.
The vibe of this complex is sedate - there are many full-time residents who want things quiet. Brief-stay renters are strongly discouraged and it often would not be possible to have more than two cars parked at each unit. Some of the owners may charge for excess electricity use - but with Hawaii electricity rates (highest in the nation), this is understandable. Having the two AC units running most of the time could easily give the owner a bill of over $500 per WEEK (and let's not forget the monthly HOA fee the owners have to cover).
In sum, these are large, very well-constructed units in a very nice complex in the Mauna Lani resort. If you are looking for larger recreational facilities as part of a condo complex (e.g., better pool), you might want to consider the Fairways, Ka Milo, or Kulalani complexes nearby (or the two hotels - Mauna Lani Bay or The Orchid).
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Date of stay: January 2016
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Try to research the individual units offered and look at photos.
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FAtienza wrote a review Jun 2014
Manila, Philippines43 contributions47 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Unit #205 (as my husband did the Ironman this 5/31/2014) and we highly recommend it. The unit is tastefully furnished and bursting with all the amenities you'll need. Everything was in good working condition: hot water, air conditioning, washer/dryer, stovetop, toilets, tubs, etc.

Kathi the house assistant was a gem! She visited us on our 2nd day and explained how to operate all the facilities / equipment. When I reported that the coffee machine didn't work, she promptly brought a French press and coffee percolator. Denise, the house manager is very straightforward to deal with.

We were a family traveling with 3 kids and were with other families & couples that all rented units in the Mauna Lani Villages. I have to say, ours was the most fully equipped! There were tons of towels (rationed in other units, ie: 2 per room only), beach towels, beach chairs, bikes, beach umbrellas, mattresses, lots of extra bed sheets, pillows. There was even a kayak! The unit owner provides toilet paper, kitchen tissue, laundry detergent, washing machine liquid, liquid hand wash. The unit owner was considerate enough to not leave their car in the garage so we were able to park our car indoors. Other friends complained that they could not use their garage as it was locked with a vehicle inside.

The Ironman bike route loops in front of the entrance gate of the property and it was precious being able to put lounge chairs out front and cheer for the triathletes! The Villages is also 5 mins away from the Fairmont where the Ironman finish line is.

The reason why I rated it 4 stars and not 5 stars is because on my personal rating scale, 5 stars is for uber luxurious resorts / hotels. Nonetheless, Unit #205 is stylish, comfortable, fully equipped, well maintained with great service from Kathi (who lives in Mauna Lani Villages too!). We would definitely rent this unit again if we go back to Kona!
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Date of stay: May 2014
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caljang wrote a tip Jan 2017
Vancouver, Canada91 contributions50 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try to get a unit close to the main gates/grocery . Also ask if there are bikes available-those would be useful."
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relaxandread wrote a tip Mar 2016
Bay Area, CA85 contributions69 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try to research the individual units offered and look at photos."
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Laura Z wrote a tip Jul 2014
Fremont, California22 contributions45 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just note that this was not a hotel. The unit was private. The back lanai over-looked a small putting green."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Villages At Mauna Lani
Which popular attractions are close to Villages At Mauna Lani?
Nearby attractions include Kona Kozy's Comedy & Magic Show (0.3 km), The Shops At Mauna Lani (0.3 km), and Mauna Lani Historic Park (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Villages At Mauna Lani?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a fitness centre.
Is parking available at Villages At Mauna Lani?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Villages At Mauna Lani?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar, Brown's Beach House, and Juice 101.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Villages At Mauna Lani?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Villages At Mauna Lani?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Villages At Mauna Lani?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Villages At Mauna Lani?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve (1.2 km).
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