8 Villas in "Mauna Kea Resort"

Mauna Kea Resort Villas and Vacation Rentals

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Mauna Kea Villas

Located at the upper end of the Big Island of Hawaii’s resort corridor on the Kohala Coast, Mauna Kea, with its famous hotel and villas, has a blue-blood past and is one of the first resort areas on the Big Island to be developed.

The story is that back in the 1960’s, Laurance S. Rockefeller searched for the perfect spot to build what would be his design-trend-setting resort. He picked the location of the Mauna Kea hotel because of the beach there, one of the few sandy beaches located on the lava-rock dominated Kohala Coast. The hotel and golf course were built, and the Mauna Kea Resort was born. This event led to the further development down the coast. However, for many, Mauna Kea still holds the magic. 

The hotel has stood kicked off the open-air, tropical hotel design that makes use of natural trade winds to keep breezes flowing through the property. We see this style of hotel around Hawaii and the world. The Mauna Kea hotel is a fabulous asset for the Big Island, with golf and stunning ocean and mountain (volcano) views.

Thankfully, for families and others looking for a more private experience, with the benefit of resort amenities, there are now plenty of vacation villas available in Mauna Kea. The homes range from classic mid-century style homes to luxury condos. The properties homes are elevated and offer ocean views, as well as fabulous private amenities such as pools, covered barbecue areas and manicured lawns.

Access to Mauna Kea Hotel Beach Club

A big perk is for guests renting villas is the ability to purchase rights to the Mauna Kea Hotel’s beach club, offering a full-service beach experience. While the beach is public, it gets busy and those staying in a villa in the Mauna Kea Resort can benefit from a pass that ensure access to the sand!

If you and your family want the privacy of a vacation home, easy access to a sandy beach on your Hawaiian vacation, along with resort-perks, consider a stay at one of Exotic Estates Mauna Kea Villas. The homes are professionally managed and offer ocean or golf-course views.   

Fly Into Kailia-Kona Airport 

Mauna Kea is quiet, refined resort community, dominated by a world-class beach, golf course and fabulous villas, condos and the Mauna Kea Hotel. The resort is located above and below Queen Ka'ahumanu Highway. Above you will find the Waiulaula and Fairways North. These homes and condos are higher up on the mountain slope, allowing for fabulous views from mountains to the palm-fringed blue Pacific.

Mauna Kea is quiet, refined resort community, dominated by a world-class beach, golf course and fabulous villas, condos and the Mauna Kea Hotel. The resort is located above and below Queen Ka'ahumanu Highway. Above you will find the Waiulaula and Fairways North. These homes and condos are higher up on the mountain slope, allowing for fabulous views from mountains to the palm-fringed blue Pacific.

Shopping for Groceries

Shopping can be done at the shopping centers in Mauna Lani resort, about 15 minutes away to the south. There is a supermarket for stocking up on groceries during your stay.
You reach Mauna Kea Resort by driving about one hour north of Kailua-Kona International Airport, which is served directly from the U.S. Mainland by several airlines. Reaching Mauna Kea from the West Coast has never been easier!

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