Can I bring my own private chef to provide meals for my group?
No, this is not possible because we do not have a facility for your private chef to use.
Each cottage has a small kitchenette, nice for preparing meals for up to 6 people but these kitchens are too small for a bigger group. There would not be enough food storage space or work space to prepare meals for a larger group. There is also only service (plates, cups, silverware, etc.) for 6 people in each cottage. If you would like to include meals, we can provide meals for your group! Please contact us with how many meals you would like & for how many people.
How many people can Mauna Lea Manor Sleep?
We have 16 beds amongst the four cottages for guest lodging that can sleep up to 23 people.
For an additional $50.00 USD per day, a fold out twin size futon can be added to any cottage for one additional bed. If you bring more than 23 people to the property we will have to charge $500.00 USD fee for water because we live on a rain catchment system and our facility cannot supply more than 23 guests at one time. If you have a group over 23 people, we can help you locate additional beds at hostels or hotels nearby so your group can be close to one another.
What size are the beds and how many are in each cottage?
4 beds/ sleeps 6
1 canopy King bed
2 top twin bunks*
1 queen bed in loft*
3 beds/ sleeps 5
1 queen bed
1 twin bed
1 queen bed in loft*
4 beds/ sleeps 5
1 king canopy bed
2 top twin bunks*
1 twin in loft*
5 beds/ sleeps 6
2 twin bottom bunks
2 twin top bunks*
1 king bed in loft*
* these beds require use of a vertical ladder to access, please no children under 10 years old in the lofts
And additional fold out futon can be added to any cottage for an additional fee of $50.00 a night, not to exceed occupancy of 23 people total on property. More than 23 people on property incurs a fee of $500.00 USD for additional water hauling (as our rain catchment system cannot service more than 23 people).
How big is the on site movement studio (Heaven)?
This space was originally a 2 car garage that has been converted into a dance/yoga studio. It is 23 feet wide and 18 feet deep. It can fit exactly 36 yoga mats touching each wall and each other without overlapping (4 rows of 9 mats) so we recommend only 18 yoga mats (3 rows of 6 mats) for the most comfortable arrangement, allowing space around each mat for teacher to approach each student for adjustments, etc. It can fit 25 people maximum standing (for dance classes) 3 rows of 8 people (24 students) with teacher at the front or circle of 12 couples with teacher at the center. For other activities, such as drumming circles or lectures, where movement will be minimal 30 people seated on floor may be possible. For massage training we can fit a maximum of 8 massage tables comfortably and can also provide these 8 massage tables if you would like to rent.
Is there a space for large groups to eat together on site?
Yes, but we have to set it up so there is a one time additional fee of $200.00 for us to do this, but you may use it for the full duration of your stay.
Our communal dining area can seat up to 30 people. This space is outdoors but covered, protected from rain. It also has string lights with bluetooth speakers that you can use your bluetooth device to play music during dining.
You will need to supply your own disposable plates, silverware, napkins, serving utensils, serving dishes and cups or any other table linens & center piece decorations you wish to set up with.
-5 round glass top tables
-30 folding chairs
-1 smaller round top table (cake/drink/dessert table)
-1 rectangular buffet table
-up to 3 chafing platters for keeping food on buffet warm (you must supply the propane & disposable tin trays to place inside)
Are studio classes included in my stay?
No, however they can be if you also purchase a Camp. Please look at the camps we have available if you would like to see pricing for turning your holiday at Mauna Lea Manor into an activity camp focused on your interest in yoga, dance, or art. Specific camps listed are priced per person. Just add the listed price to your lodging fees. You can also design your own camp for a group and pricing for this option includes lodging (all 4 cottages- 16 beds- up to 23 people) and option of 1, 2, or 3 meals provided daily. Unless otherwise noted on chalkboard outside of studio you are welcome to drop in to any studio class for $15. We generally offer daily yoga classes at 9:00am and a variety of dance classes, please check studio class schedule to see the current class times and pricing.
Can I drink the tap water?
Drinking the tap water will not hurt you. We catch rain water and it goes through 3 filtering systems before arriving at your tap (UV light, charcoal, & sediment filters). It is also treated monthly by a professional water tank service to be sure the catchment tank is clean of algae or debri. However, we prefer that you only drink the provided filtered drinking water in each cottage so that we can conserve tank water for showers and toilet flushing. Please only take one short shower daily and only drink filtered water to help us be sure there is plenty of water for all guests to enjoy.
If you run out of drinking water, just place your blue jug outside the front door of your cottage for a refill.
Is there a laundry facility for me to use on site?
No, but we can provide laundry service for $5 per load or recommend nearby laundromats where you can get your washing done. Tyke's in the Kona old industrial area beside Killer Tacos is a guest favorite.
How far away is the nearest airport?
Kona International Airport (KOA) is the nearest airport and it is 20 minutes from Mauna Lea Manor.