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5 Reasons to Buy a Condo at Fairways Mauna Lani

Are you looking to buy a condo on the Big Island of Hawaii?

Here are 5 reasons I think you should consider the Fairways at Mauna Lani Resort (and specifically Unit #1202).

1. Pets are Allowed

Pet “working” on the computer

The Fairways at Mauna Lani Resort allows pets! I am a huge fan of dogs and cats. I also am a fan of flexibility. If you own a condo in the resort that does NOT allow pets (which is most of them), then you have excluded a group of potential buyers when it becomes time for you to sell. So even if you don’t have pets, having the option to have them is a big bonus. (Cat is not included with sale!)

2. The Pool is Awesome

The pool and amenity center are centrally located in the resort-inspired design. I love going by and seeing the waterfall cascading down the lava rocks into the hot tub. I really feel like the pool evokes a feeling of a permanent Hawaii Island vacation.

Fairways Mauna Lani Pool from above

3. Short Term Vacation Rentals are Allowed

Mauna Lani Beach Club – You get access as an owner when you join the Advantage Club (it’s free)

A short term rental is a rental for less than 30 days. We have had some new laws pass about short term vacation rentals and if you want to know more — you should definitely talk to an agent who knows about Bill 108. (Feel free to give me a call as I am following it very closely.) One fact that is known about the new law is that condos inside of the resorts are allowed to do short term vacation rentals if they are not restricted by their own associations’ rules. Fairways Mauna Lani is ok with short term rentals — whew! You and your renters get access to the Advantage Club, which I wrote about here.

4. Outdoor BBQ is Not Only Allowed – it Comes with a Built-in Wet Bar

Outdoor BBQ and Wet Bar

A stainless Steel Viking Gas Range on the lanai is very inviting for living the outdoor Hawaii lifestyle. Some people cook most of their meals outside because they can, and I have to say — why not give it a try?

With a granite countertop and a wet bar — you are set up to win. Ohia posts on the lanai help set the scene as well. Note that not all complexes have built-in BBQs, and some don’t allow you to BBQ at all except in a common area.

5. A Great Deal on a Three Bedroom Condo

Dining room and living room — note the high ceilings

The master bath is so big it is hard to capture with a camera. There is also a full-size walk-in closet and dual sinks.

Soaking tub and separate shower in master bath

Currently, the lowest priced three bedroom condo at Fairways Mauna Lani is priced well below comparable units. The owners got a great deal when they bought it — so they are passing the savings on to the next buyer. They just dropped the price to $675,000. This is my listing, and I’d love to give you a tour. Here is the detailed listing information MLS #622612 on the Hawaii Life website.

Take a Virtual Tour

Good thing I have a 3D Camera — click the picture below to take a look around!

MLS #622612 3D Showcase

Want to Know More?

So those are 5 great reasons to love Fairways Mauna Lani, in my opinion. Come take a look and let me know what your top 5 are!

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Bob & Jill Bankhardt

February 15, 2019

We’re interested! What are the monthly homeowners fees? Does the condo come furnished? We’ve stayed at the hotel twice in the recent past, where is this located in relation to the hotel and beach? Thanks!

Dave Minkus

February 18, 2019

> Hi – The condo fees are $1245 monthly. They include insurance, cable tv and internet, water, landscaping, pool and amenity center, external building structure and maintnenace and more! Give me a ring at 808-895-4327 so we can chat more!

Dave Minkus

May 7, 2019

> And now the price has been dropped to $649K. Please don’t miss out as they are about to get a full time renter and will probably take it off the market after that. This is the lowest priced 3 bedroom unit at Fairways Mauna Lani. Please let me know if you have questions or want to see the unit.

Lisa Velasquez

February 16, 2019

Great points Dave!
BTW, Can I buy that sofa set? I love it!!

Dave Minkus

February 18, 2019

> Hi Lisa – the sofa set will go to the new owner as the condo is being sold furnished.

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