Big Island Hawaii Vacation Home at Mauna Lani Resort
Simple and harmonious by design, to honor the natural beauty of it's surroundings, 49 Black Sand Beach is an exclusive gated community of only 49 select homesites spread over 60 acres within Mauna Lani Resort.
This dramatic Polynesian styled palatial home fronts the prestigious Francis I'i Brown South Golf Course with sunset and ocean views in the distance. Black Sand Estate offers visitors all the pleasures of a true Hawaiian paradise at this lushly landscaped retreat spread over 8 separate pavilions. Together, the enchanting architectural design forms a stately residence of more than 5,000 square feet with 6 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms.
A fish pond with glittering Japanese koi encourages a meditative, restful mood. The living & dining rooms feature expansive views, ceiling fans, rare native Hawaiian Ohia wood floors, and a single dining table large enough for the entire family. The kitchen provides plenty of space for the chef with granite countertops, beautiful cabinetry, 8 burner Wolfe gas range, and Sub Zero fridge.
A courtyard patio is perfect for entertaining and relaxing. There you will find multiple covered dining and lounging pavilions set between colorful gardens of blooming tropicals, as well as a complete outdoor kitchen with sink, fridge, ice maker, and elaborate DCS BBQ.
Our favorite benefit of this wonderful home is the detached media and game pavilion which is thoughtfully placed a comfortable distance from the bedrooms. It has air conditioning, a full-size billiards table, ceiling fans, large screen television, top shelf home theater entertainment system, party bar with sink and fridge, Balinese style day bed big enough for 4 people, down filled chairs, shower bath, and phone.
Within your own private compound enjoy swimming in the infinity edge pool or soak in a free form hot tub spa. While relaxing at home you are surrounded by lush grass lawns, mature gardens, tiki torches, palm trees, and your choice of 3 different hammocks. Shade is provided by natural umbrellas cleverly crafted from bamboo. From the master bedroom, office, pool, spa, dining pavilion, and kitchen and living rooms you gaze out over the golf course, a tranquil fresh water pond, and out towards the blue Pacific.
As you enter the compound you stroll across a lovely grass lawn and meander around the gardens. Suddenly a courtyard opens up in front of you and on the left and right in a large U shape are the multiple living pavilions. The game and media pavilion is off to the far right. Ahead of you over a bridge and past the koi pond is the pool, spa, outdoor kitchen, and central lounging areas. To the left is the master bedroom, office, and 2 guest rooms. To your right are 2 other guest rooms and the living/dining/kitchen pavilion.
The bed and bathrooms were inspired by Balinese and Thai luxury resorts, each with their own bathroom and outdoor shower. 3 bedrooms are master bedrooms with an additional outdoor lounging day bed for private sunning.
The office has a sofa, fax, high speed internet service, and a television with DVD, CD and VCR.
You may walk or drive a very short distance, only a few blocks away, to Black Sand Beach Cove with a public beach and private Residents Only Club House. Located directly on a peaceful and wind protected black sand beach, the Residents Club provides guests of owners with a tennis court, beautiful lap pool, hot tub spa, covered lounging areas, hammocks, dining pavilion, kitchen, locker room with sauna and showers, outdoor massage pavilions, open-air workout room, and rock spa. Explore the exotic gardens and pick native fresh fruits from the private orchard. Or, simply enjoy the convenience of the residential concierge service. The gentle lapping of petite waves on the protected cove, entices you to snorkel in the warm waters or just relax on a hammock under the cool shade of a coconut palm.
The shoreline along Mauna Lani resort offers superlative snorkeling, boating, sailing, scuba diving and kayaking. You may enter the water and launch a kayak right at 49 Black Sand Beach or Mauna Lani coves for a day of mind-blowing water recreation unparalled in Hawaii.
Two gentlemen met at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics who would forever put their mark on the spectacular Kohala Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. One was Francis Hyde I'i Brown, Hawaii's "Mr. Golf" and a owner of a secluded fishing retreat along this celebrated coast. The other was Noboru Gotoh, Chairman of giant Tokyu Corporation of Japan. As their friendship grew, they discovered they shared a love for the sport and a passion for the environment that would lay the foundation for a unique and visionary partnership. Hawaiian elders gave this unique place the name Mauna Lani, "Mountain Reaching Heaven". Mauna Lani, now stands as one of the great resorts of the world. At Mauna Lani relax and refresh on the beach or explore colorful reefs in crystal clear waters. Try one of the sunset cruises, fine dining experiences at one of the resort's award-winning restaurants, or lie back and count the stars under the brilliant skies.
Facilities within Mauna Lani available for your pleasure include a children's camp, The Mauna Lani Bay Beach Club, The Mauna Lani Sports & Fitness Club, and two exceptional Golf Courses. Mauna Lani Bay is a perfect complement to 49 Black Sands Beach as it offers a beautiful white sand crescent shape beach also perfect for snorkeling, swimming or relaxing. The Beach Club at Mauna Lani Bay has a small lunch restaurant and bar which serves up the best burgers in Hawaii. There is also a convenient kiosk for sports gear rentals. The Mauna Lani Spa features experiences based on Hawaiian healing methods to nurture the mind, body and soul. The Spa grows its own tropical Hawaiian ambrosias and medicinal plants. The Mauna Lani Sports & Fitness Club has a fully equipped fitness center with lap pool, dry sauna, steam room and whirlpool, personal training & fitness classes, and six Plexipave tennis courts. The Mauna Lani Golf Course is considered one of the world's best resort courses with 36 holes of golfing elegance. The Francis H. I'i Brown North and South Courses were sculpted from fields of black lava creating the feeling of a tropical oasis. Resort rates for golf are extended to guests of this superlative villa.
Despite the Big Island of Hawaii being large enough to swallow all of the other islands of Hawaii State, all types of recreation are a short distance from the Kohala Coast resorts. The best sport fishing in the world departs from Kawaihae Harbor. Pleasure boats launch from Mauna Lani, Mauna Kea and Waikoloa for whale watching, snorkeling, scuba diving, and sunset sails. Enjoy horseback riding, hiking, biking, excursions to the summit of Mauna Kea or Mauna Loa for star gazing, tour coffee plantations, see orchid and macadamia nut farms, trek to the red hot lava flows of Kilauea volcano at twilight, or visit ancient petroglyphs and fishing shrines built by the former kings of Hawaii.
Enjoy access and charging privileges within Mauna Lani Resort at the Mauna Lani Golf Course, Mauna Lani Spa & Racquet Club and the Mauna Lani Beach Club. The Personal Concierge of Tropical Villa Vacations will arrange for private yacht or fishing charters, private helicopter air tours, volcano flight-seeing, horseback riding, and other special outings.