Villas at Mauna Kea

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(808) 880-3490
Kamahoi Pl, Kohala

Completed in 1982, these 21 single-story individually gated duplexes look like stand-alone homes but are attached by one common wall. Drive up and you’ll feel like you‘ve entered a 1950s-style home complete with garage and flat roof. It’s not the facade that shines here. Once inside, you’ll be greeted by an open floor plan, a sunken living room and 2,700 sq. ft. of space to spread out. Units are updated and include every amenity you can think of (and some you may never have thought of—like a soaking tub in the middle of the bathroom floor). But walk out onto the patio with your own small pool, and you’ll see why this place really works for us. Expansive views over the greens down to the ocean are fantastic from here. Mauna Kea Beach is only a 3- to 5-minute walk away. You may use all the facilities at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, and sign for anything you do or eat at either resort. When you book through the agent we list, you are treated as any other guest would be at these two hotels. The listed agent is available 24/7 for your needs—though some things may not be possible at, say, 3 a.m. Grocery shopping and housekeeping service can be arranged for a fee. The property is very quiet as many units are not rented out by their wealthy owners. 2/3 (2,700 sq. ft.) are $1,200–$1,500 and 3/3 (2,700 sq. ft.) are $1,500–$1,900. The price spread reflects the lack of a pool and the season.

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Resort at a Glance

  • 40 units
  • Private pool (in most)
  • Central a/c
  • Free high-speed Internet access
  • Washer/dryer in unit
  • Free room safes in a few
  • BBQ on lanai
  • Free local calls
  • 7-nigt minimum

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  • Mauna Kea Beach
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