The owner of this property requires a 50% down payment to reserve and full payment 60 days before check-in.
We started the process for lodging in October for our Hawaii trip in June. With 3 girls (17,14,13), we quickly realized that renting 2 hotel rooms didn't make sense for our family. We needed space for downtime, thus began the process of finding a condo/cottage rental. After determining what was important to our family (ability to cook breakfast, pack lunches, cook the occasional dinner, access to a beach with water activities for our girls, pool, restaurants & food shopping close by, home with laundry capabilities, a dining area in the rental that could accommodate all 5 of us (most condos have tables with 4 chairs only), so I plugged in our dates & began looking at all that was available to us & came upon Kelly's Kamilo cottage. It was an easy choice to make as it had everything I was looking for & more. As I read her description of her cottage, it was clear that she designed, decorated & stocked her cottage with every comfort she would want for her family, & she didn't disappoint. ALL Bedding cleaned after every guest---it's like she knew us. Bikes, chairs, floats, kayak, beach toys.....perfect, don't have to worry about any of that when we get there. And when we did get there, all of those items were neatly stored in the garage with easy access. No crowded condo filled with sandy stuff, everything had its place--again, its like she knew us. The directions & instructions for arrival were spot on, no surprises. A welcome text from Kelly arrived not long after we landed. It was the middle of the night for her, but she wanted to be sure we were settled in with no issues. She also checked in with us throughout our stay. AGain, she gets it. The cottage is well appointed with comfortable beds, chairs, & sofa. The decor is beautiful yet simple & not overdone. The kitchen is well stocked with excellent cookware, utensils & serving pieces. Usually on vacation you have to 'make do' with putting a meal together. Not the case here. We were able to host dinner one evening for friends who were staying on the other side of the island, & everthing I needed for dinner for 10 people was at my finger tips. Nice serving dishes & platters, yet the cabinets weren't overstocked. Again, Kelly gets it. The Mauna Lani resort area was also exactly as Kelly described it. The beach area was perfect, we also went to the black sand beach in the resort. The restaurant at the beach was fantastic. Our background is hotels and hospitality, & we were wowed by this rental.
We have been fortunate enough to stay in the Mauna Lani area several times in the past. This property is certainly one of our favorites! The house is stunning, and has everything an extended family would need. It is all on one level with large living spaces, beautiful bedrooms and baths, and comfort for all. It is a short walk to the pool and workout complex(used daily by our Family) and convenient for everything in the area. The access to the Mauna Lani Beach Club gives you the most lovely beach/swim area available - easy access for ALL ages to enjoy the water, beach, and surrounds. The owner responded immediately to any quick inquiries, and provided helpful activity and outing suggestions in the welcome notebook. We would count ourselves very fortunate to be able to return here one day for another Family memory!
We loved our stay at this beautiful and comfortable cottage and can't wait to return again. It is the most well equipped vacation rental we've stayed at in terms of kitchen and kid gear. Owner is extremely responsive. Cannot recommend enough!
My husband and I just spent a week at this property in the KaMilo and really enjoyed it. It was just the two of us, but the house would easily accommodate two or three couples in total or a family of up to six. The house is in great shape with very nice furnishings and decor, plus it has a garage, laundry, and a well stocked kitchen. There are also bikes, beach chairs, beach toys, etc for your use. It is an easy walk to the Fairmont and to a nearby shopping center for coffee, dining or shopping. The house is close to the pool and workout facility within the KaMilo development, and it's a short drive to the private beach area. You can also get a discount at the Mauna Lani golf courses if staying at this property. The owner was very responsive and easy to work with. I highly recommend this property for your next stay in the Kona area.
We had a outstanding vacation at Kelly and Brian's Mauna Lani home away from home. The 3 bedroom cottage was well equipped with a fully stocked kitchen, towels and beach toys. Kelly was exceptional with speedy, well-timed communication, making our vacation stress free. We would not hesitate in booking this cottage again! Mahalo!