May 30, 2016

Pattie Freeman provides excellent service and luxury properties for satisfied guests on the Kohala Coast

The guests of Hawaii Vacation Rentals comments for the Aina Malia home on Wailea Bay.

My family and I rented this beautiful Ohana for a Week. We wanted a place that our family could gather for a week to celebrate our 40th Anniversary, my 63rd Birthday and have a shower for a future daughter in la who lives and works here. Aina Malia was the perfect spot. My twin boys had both recently gotten engaged and our daughter married last summer so this was an opportunity for all 8 of us to get to know each other better and forge some new family memories. Having separate entrances and bathrooms for each couple worked great and everyone loved the outside showers and most comfortable beds. The home was so well organized and everything was well labeled so searching was kept to a minimum and they had EVERYTHING we might have needed. Having the pass through from the outdoor dining table to the kitchen allowed for whoever was cooking that night to still feel a part of the action. Each couple had a night to prepare a meal for everyone and on our anniversary we had a friend come up from Kona to make dinner for us all. Having the double fridges allowed us to bring much of the food up with us. And big BONUS was the Bar fridge for sparkling water and beer! The Eagle Ray sitings in the calm morning clear water were the perfect compliment to our coffee and later snorkeling or paddle boarding. The yard made for some exciting Bocce Ball games in the early evening as well. Having the beautiful new washer and dryer made keeping towels dry so easy. While we did not have much down time (by choice we are an active group!), the movie selection was extremely tempting! The beautiful glass and wood bowls as well as the original art truly made us feel that a special place was being shared with us. Someone was always finding new details in the tile and ceramic work, or with the asian wood components incorporated into the home. Sleep always came easy by 10 PM with the fans cooling us when the natural breezes stopped.The sounds of the birds got us moving again by 6AM! Healthy schedule! Having the hiking trail that follows the coast was a bonus for the runners in the group and my morning swim to the rock island and back was perfect.
We hosted a shower with a small group of my future daughter in laws friends from here on the island on Sunday. They loved being able to walk down the rock path and step into the sandy bottom of the bay.

I wish I could plan another trip for next year but we’ll have weddings pulling us together! So memories of Aina Malia will have to hold me for a few years! Mahalo for making it so easy to be in someone else’s home and feel so at home!
The Doucettes (Sun Valley, Idaho and Kona, Hawaii)
Aina Malia Beach 69 RS

May 17, 2016

Pattie Freeman Property Manager on the Kohala Coast of Hawaii, Big Island Rentals

Here is a testimonial of one of Hawaii Vacation Rentals guests who recently stayed in the Paniau Surf Cottage

Paniau Shoreline Coast / Puako / Pattie Freeman

Property Manager

Pattie, I loved the house. Liked the end of the road privacy and space, and the park across the road. The house was beautifully decorated and refreshingly uncluttered. Liked the high-end cabinets and appliances. If I could be sure of coming again next year and my exact dates, I would not hesitate to rent this house again. Our only complaint would be just one toilet. But that is a small price to pay relative to the rest of the house. Thank you for everything. Sheila was great. We appreciated her extra attention to our needs. Karen
Property
Pattie, I loved the house. Liked the end of the road privacy and space, and the park across the road. The house was beautifully decorated and refreshingly uncluttered. Liked the high-end cabinets and appliances. If I could be sure of coming again next year and my exact dates, I would not hesitate to rent this house again. Our only complaint would be just one toilet. But that is a small price to pay relative to the rest of the house. Thank you for everything. Sheila was great. We appreciated her extra attention to our needs. Karen
Victoria
Olympia , US
Reviewed: Nov 13, 2015

May 10, 2016

Stay in this Luxury Town Home at the Villages Mauna Lani while you research luxury investment properties on the Kohala Coast of the Big Island

Luxury Town Home at the Mauna Lani Villages Resort Area

Luxury Town Home at the Mauna Lani Villages Resort Area

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The Villages Mauna Lani 510 feels like a large luxury home. It is located only a short walk on the same street as the pool area and recreational center, with large work out room , conference room and kitchen. Plenty of lounge chairs around the pool to hang in and enjoy your Hawaiian days of relaxing, swimming, snorkeling , walking , or just sitting on the lounge chairs provided.

Master Bedroom with Full Bathroom including separate shower and soaking tub has King Size Bed, walk in closet with it’s own private lanai for enjoying the morning or as twilight starts to arrive. 2nd Bedroom is upstairs at the other side of the hall includes a small work area as well as two full size beds and a private bathroom with a shower. The 3rd Bedroom on the lower level has it’s own private bathroom and offers a Queen Size Bed.

This tropical oasis is a wonderful place to spend a family vacation. Located in the Mauna Lani Resort area, the Villages are conveniently located near the town center of Mauna Lani.

Almost all the activities, restaurants, stores, and amenities at the Resort can be accessed using the links to the The Shops at Mauna Lani, the Mauna Lani Resort, and the Fairmont Orchid Resort provided below. Additional resort specific information follows the links.

The Shops at Mauna Lani
Mauna Lani Resort

Fairmont Orchid

Napua at Mauna Lani Beach Club — Open for lunch daily, 11 am to 4 pm. Open for dinner, 5 pm to 9 pm, but check, as days are seasonal. Usually closed for dinner on Mondays. 808-885-5910. Good fish tacos and fish and chips for lunch. Reservations recommended.

Petroglyphs – Petroglpyhs are ancient Hawaiian carvings on lava stone. The Malama Petroglyph Trail is a1-1/2 mile round trip hike that takes you through the Puako Petroglyph Archeological District, maybe five minutes from our entrance. The walk takes about 25 minutes. It is right next to Holoholo Kai Beach Park and they share the same parking lot. The Park has a comfort station, water, and grass and tables for a picnic, and a great ocean view.

The Park and Malama Trail are open from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm and the access gates are closed tight at 6:30 pm, so watch your time or walk home. BUT BE ADVISED: wear shoes on the trail. Thorns from the kiawe trees are sharp and wicked. No shoes mean really hurt feet. Wear a hat. And take water with you. It can get very hot in the afternoon, so an early morning walk is suggested. And yes, it is worth the effort.

Take N. Kaniku Drive towards the Fairmont Orchid (left turn from our entrances). Turn right just before the entrance to Fairmont and that road will end at the parking lot.

Kalahuipua’a Historical Park and Trails – Just south of The Shops and on the road to the Mauna Lani Spa, this is a short walk to the fishponds. The park is open from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm. The parking lot has a comfort station. You should wear shoes and a hat, and take water with you.

A two minute drive from our entrance. Take the first left past The Shops. It is the road to the Mauna Lani Spa. Take the first right into the park’s parking lot. The gate is closed and locked at 6:30 pm.

Historic Fishponds – This is a leisurely walk between the Mauna Lani Resort and the Baby Beach. It is a must see. An easy walk, tennis shoes are nice, but you can get away with sandals or flip flops if this is the only place you are walking.

Honoka’ope Beach (aka 49 Black Sands Beach) an out of the way public beach located within the 49 Black Sands Beach gated community. The only amenities are a comfort station in the parking lot and a small shower at the beach. So, you need to take food, water, beach mats, etc. The beach is a short 2 minute walk from the parking lot. It is quiet and only gets a crowd on holidays and weekends, but even then it is not usually “crowded.” If the wind is up, and the sea choppy, swimming can be a challenge. But otherwise a very nice beach

Easy to get to. On the way to the Beach Club, take the second left past the circle. There is a marker on the right side of the road that says “Shoreline Access.” You are going through a gated community so you must check in with the security guard and give your name and a phone number, and your car license is written down.

Hiking – If you really want to hike, you can take the Beach Access Trail. It goes from Puako in the north, past Holoholo Kai Beach Park, The Orchid, The Mauna Lani, through the Fishponds and Baby Beach, around Mauna Lani Point, to Honoka’ope Beach in the south. The portion from the fishpond to Honoka’ope Beach is the ancient Ala Kahakai trail and takes about an hour, but the scenery is great.

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