New Home in Mauna Lani Estates

Vacation Rental Photos by PanaViz

Kona Vacation Home Photos. New Home in Mauna Lani Estates

Kona Vacation Home Photos. This is a new and exciting home in Mauna Lani Estates. The simple luxury of this property is a fresh approach to relaxed resort life. The beautifully-crafted tropical design sits in harmony with surrounding fields of lava and the lush Mauna Lani landscape.

The spaces of the home flow from interior to exterior, and a Hawaiian respect for nature and the land ‘Aloha aina’ is evident in the thoughtful use of natural materials, natural light and natural ventilation.

Vacation Rental Photography by PanaViz
Vacation Rental Photos by PanaViz

Vacation Rental Photos by PanaViz
Vacation Rental Photos by PanaViz
Vacation Rental Photography by PanaViz

Vacation Rental Photography by PanaViz

Vacation Rental Photography Checklist

Kona Vacation Rental Photography

Pre-Shoot Photography Checklist

We photograph your property to showcase it in the best possible way on the web and in print. We do not clean rooms or organize things, so it is important that the property is prepared in advance of our arrival.

The camera sees EVERYTHING. Here is a quick checklist to help you get organized for a photo shoot.


Yard should be prepped as it would be prior to guests checking in.
Pool should be debris free.
Pool lights should all be working.  IMPORTANT
Hoses and pool cleaners should be removed from pool.
Lawn should be mown. Leaves raked.
Patio/Lanai floors should be dirt and dust free.
Patio Furniture should be clean. Covers should be removed.

Inside Home:

Home should be cleaned and staged as it would be prior to guests checking in.
Check and fix all non-working light fixtures. IMPORTANT.
Clean windows and screens. IMPORTANT.
De-clutter. Remove/hide:

  • Miscellaneous items from kitchen counters (use your own judgement here)
  • Refrigerator magnets
  • Electrical cords
  • Books & magazines
  • Pet dishes
  • Boxes
  • Toys
  • Brooms & other cleaning supplies & equipment
  • Hide garbage cans (inside & out)

  • Consider procuring small flower arrangements, fresh fruit and loose tropical flowers.

REMEMBER: The cleanliness & neatness of the scenes we photograph impacts directly on the quality of our photography. We can fix some things digitally after the fact at your request, but this is time intensive and can be costly

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What to Look for in Vacation Rental Photography

Vacation Rental Photography Tips

What to Look for in Vacation Rental Photography

What to look for in Vacation Rental Photography.

Why do you need professional photos of your rental? Your cell phone takes pretty killer pictures now!

  • Good photos of your vacation rental are essential in marketing your property.
  • Travelers that choose to stay in vacation homes are savvy shoppers, and most compare many properties online before they book.
  • Your photos help your property stand out among the competition and directly impact your bookings. It is crowded on the booking sites!

1. Professional Photography

One cannot stress the importance of having professionally photographed images of your home.

Amateur photography will not only poorly showcase your rental; it suggests that the owner or manager of the home simply does not care.

Professional architectural photographers know how to frame each image and to keep the vertical lines of the structure vertical.

They know how to show your view and your interiors without blowing out the windows or darkening the insides.

A good vacation rental photographer has an eye for best showcasing your rental!

2. Cleaning and Staging Your Property

Vacation homes are an alternative to hotels, and hotels usually have fabulous photos that are immaculately styled and photographed.

Vacation owners can do the same, endeavoring to keep the images real.

Hotels may have restrictions on props and amount of staging, but rentals are homes. People will lounge in them, cook in them; take leisurely baths and more.

Stage the rentals to reflect these homey comforts. We suggest that you style your homes with items that come with the rental such as the tableware, adding extras such as a small flower arrangement and fresh fruit.

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3. Focus on the Strengths of the Rental

Vacation rentals tend to be unique, reflecting the owners sensibilities in décor, furnishings and goods stocked. Photos should display the character of your home. Flaunt the majestic sunset, the resplendent bath, and the thoughtfully stocked games cabinet. Star that chef’s kitchen.

Have the photographer take pictures of nearby scenic attractions, common pool and other features. Your guests will appreciate any assistance in fleshing out their daily itineraries, and nearby attractions add value to your rental. Aerial images are a great way to showcase the desirable location of your rental.

4. Decide on Types of Media

At a bare minimum, owners should have a suite of 25 or more good still images.

Owners should then consider supplementing stills with a select few virtual tours. Unlike still images, which show a room from one vantage point, a 360 degree panorama shows all corners of a room, giving travelers a better spatial awareness of your lodging. Your guests ultimately have greater confidence in booking your rental.

Below is an excellent example of a vacation rental virtual tour.

Finally, if your budget permits, invest in a narrated video tour of your home. While still photos and virtual tours tend to be documentary in nature, a well-produced narrated video can evoke a more emotional response from a visitor.

5. Displaying Your Photos

It is critical that your professional photos are properly showcased on the web. Display the images in high resolution and full screen on your own website. Use relevant captions, tags and keywords to describe each image. On booking sites that downsize your images, link back to your own webpage. If using 2 or more types of media, display them in full screen from a single viewer. Enable high resolution display of stills, virtual tours and videos on mobile devices, including Apple devices.

PanaViz is an architectural photographer providing vacation rental photography services on Maui, Kauai, Oahu and Big Island, Hawaii. Our affordable photography services are utilized by vacation rental owners, management companies and booking sites.

Kailua Vacation Home Photos

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Kailua Vacation Home Photos

Kailua Vacation Home Photos. Resort living in Makalei Estates. This timeless Tuscan-inspired estate sits on a hillside in one of the most desirable gated Mauka communities on the Island. 3 acres at an ideal elevation of approx.1,100 ft., with unobstructed panoramic ocean views of the Kona coast.

Kailua Vacation Home Property Photos

Kailua Vacation Home Photos

This elegant, yet exceptionally comfortable estate with a custom entrance gate invites you up the long winding drive lined with canopied trees through lush mature landscape and gardens.

The spacious main house features 20-ft. vaulted ceilings, Travertine floors, and an abundance of beautiful custom cabinetry, granite counter tops & a chef’s dream kitchen with Dacor Sub Zero and Miele appliances.

The home’s free-flowing design provides both intimate and open entertaining spaces to suite your needs.

Kailua Vacation Home Photos

This estate includes a detached two bedroom guest house plus an apartment above the three car garage. Huge office/game room. A hobby room off the garage for artistic inspirations.

Kailua Vacation Home Photos

Kitchen /family room with indoor outdoor fireplace and pocket doors leading out to the expansive lanai with a second kitchen, pool, and spa.

An exquisite Venetian plaster tiled step down wine cellar for 500+ bottles. Solar PV system.

The master suite with a fireplace is situated at the North Wing, two en suite guest rooms are located on the South Wing.

Kailua Vacation Home Photos
Kailua Vacation Home Photos
Kailua Vacation Home Photos
Kailua Vacation Home Photos
Kailua Vacation Home Photos

Pick fresh fruit from your citrus trees, star fruit and mangoes.

This beautiful estate is an entertainer’s delight set in a low density and peaceful luxury community with large estate sites ensuring privacy while protecting the majestic views. Located 15 min. from Kailua-Kona and Kona Airport

Property Details

  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bath
  • Living Area 5,652 Sq Ft
  • Land: 3.17 Acre

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Resort communities that I serve on Kona include Mauna Kea Resort, Maunal Lani Resort, Kohanaiki, Hualalai Resort, Kūkiʻo Golf and Beach Club, Waikoloa Beach Resort and more..

Areas that I serve include Waimea, Kawaihae, South Kohala, North Kohala, Hawi, Waikui, Puako, Holualoa, Kona, and more…

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Luxury Vacation Rental Photography

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A Unique Vacation Home on Maui

At PanaViz, we get to photograph the most unique and thrilling vacation homes in Hawaii. Here we share a home that stayed with us.

This home is located in the exclusive neighborhood of Launiupoko that embodies the pinnacle of island luxury.

The home encompasses over 10,000 covered square feet. Giant pocketing doors open from the designer kitchen and indoor dining area to blend the 5326 sf livable space with the 6193 sf of open or covered decks and lanai. The vast pool, spa and stunning waterfall embraces the home and incorporates into the architecture of this singular property.

Sitting on over 5 acres of tropically landscaped area with a grass tennis court , there is a feeling of privacy and serenity of the property.

With a design sensibility inspired by one of the finest resorts in the world, the property masterfully weaves together unique materials and the most discerning finishes to adorn all aspects of the home.

Sweeping ocean and multi-island views set the backdrop for this expansive residence with 3 full master en suite bedrooms that offer privacy with expansive ocean views.

There are 4 full bathrooms and 2 half bathrooms.

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Hinahina Luxury Residences at Kohanaiki

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Kohanaiki, a 450-acre, private residential community located on the Kona Coast of the island of Hawai`i, recently unveiled its new Hinahina Residences designed by renowned architect Warren Sunnland.

The first new development of its kind on the Big Island in nearly a decade, Kohanaiki represents an evolution of the private club experience. The property is instilled with a welcoming, relaxed and comfortable lifestyle that is reflected in the warm and graceful attentiveness of the staff and the sense of genuine community among members.

PanaViz was tasked with photographing the various luxury homes offered in this development. These homes were designed, built and furnished by various world renowned architects, builders and design firms.

Hinahina Luxury Residences at Kohanaiki

  • Architect: Glazier Le Architects
  • Builder: Maryl
  • Year Built: 2016
  • View: Ocean Mountain Golf Lake
  • Amenities: Pool Spa
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Interior Square Feet: 2,123 sq ft
  • Lanai: 1,195 sq ft

The Hinahina Residences grace one of the most private settings in all of Kohanaiki adjacent to 1,160 acre Kaloko Hon?kohau National Park. Designed by renowned architect Warren Sunnland, these 2-level residences are situated along the 7th fairway and enjoy ocean, golf course, and lake views to the west and sunrise views of Hualalai and Mauna Loa from to the east.

Hinahina Residence 6 features a great room, kitchen, and master suite on the upper level with ocean views and views of neighboring Kaloko Honokohau National Park. The ground level offers a retreat and two guest bedrooms, opening up to a spacious lanai and landscaped private yard with a swimming pool and spa.

This home comes fully furnished with a package by Henderson Interiors.

Architect: Glazier Le Architect Builder: Maryl Interiors Furnishings: Henderson Interiors Photography: PanaViz

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Luxury Vacation Home Photography

Vacation Rental Photography

Dave Tonnes of PanaViz gets to photograph some truly phenomenal homes in Hawaii.

See some of the memorable homes he has captured below.

Images include aerial photos at various times of the day to show the unique homes.

Dave keeps the styling minimalist and inviting. Simple staging such as filling the huge bathtubs with water and flowers, etc. He generally uses his judgement to photo-style various scenes with things such as leis, tea cups, wine glasses, etc.

He liked to photography the homes at various times of the day. If the weather is inclement, he will wait for sun breaks. He does a lot of the photography at dusk and nightfall.

Luxury Vacation Rental Photography of Fabulous Ocean Front Home


Diamond Head Luxury Home

A unique home we photographed on Oahu in the past

This home was designed to capture Hawaiian indoor/outdoor living.  It had 5 bedroom and 4-and- a-half-bath.  It had glorious views.  It was located on Oahu’s exclusive Gold Coast.

The home offered all of the features expected in a luxury home. A splendid entrance lead to a courtyard with glorious tropical foliage.

A gourmet kitchen, and gorgeous living areas finished with exquisite solid wood and natural stone open onto a beautiful pool, spa, pool house; all within the sounds of breaking surf and views of incredible sunsets.

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Wai’alea Bay Estate

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Wai’alea Bay Estate

This incredible property covers around 3 acres and is located on a beautiful peninsula nestled between two stunning ocean bays. It features a charming Hawaiian-style beach house with five bedrooms and four bathrooms, along with two cozy two-bedroom guest cottages, two greenhouses, and a pool house.

Owned by a celebrity, this property is situated at Waialea Bay on the Big Island of Hawaii. It boasts about 830 feet of prime oceanfront along the Kohala Coast, close to the famous surf spot and the inviting white sandy beach known as 69’s. You can also explore the underwater wonders of Kiele Bay, a secluded snorkeling spot just south of the home.

This historic estate seamlessly combines luxurious privacy with the timeless charm of Hawaiian design. Spacious verandas overlook the ocean and create a seamless flow between indoor and outdoor living spaces, allowing you to fully enjoy one of the most exquisite oceanfront locations on the entire island.

The property’s uniqueness has been acknowledged by the Honolulu Garden Club, which is affiliated with the Garden Club of America. The estate features a variety of coconut tree species, and you can savor the delights of a terraced vegetable garden and fruit trees, including lemons, papayas, pomelos, and mangoes.

Oceanfront Peninsula Estate Offers One-of-a-Kind Opportunity

This celebrity-owned property at Wai’alea Bay encompasses 830 feet of prime ocean frontage on the Kohala Coast, adjacent to the world-class surf break and white sandy beach known as 69’s.

Wai’alea Bay Estate

This place isn’t just a Hawaiian beach house with five bedrooms and four bathrooms. It also has two guest cottages, each with two bedrooms, two greenhouses, and a pool house. Spread across roughly 3 acres, this property is tucked away on a secluded and beautiful peninsula, nestled between two stunning ocean bays.

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Spectacular Locale

The clean, blue water of the secluded Kiele Bay borders the south side of the home. Spacious verandas overlook the ocean and maximize indoor-outdoor living space to take full advantage of one of the finest oceanfront properties on the entire island.

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An Estate with a Story

The historical estate seamlessly blends luxurious privacy with classic island style. Story goes that when the home was built in the 1920s, as no roads had yet been built to the area, lumber was floated over from Kawaihae Harbor for the home’s construction. The home includes over 2,900 square feet of indoor living area and 3,200 square feet of outdoor living space.

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Sustainable Living

Immerse yourself in a sustainable way of living on this charming former honeybee farm. Explore the two roomy greenhouses, fully screened and equipped with irrigation and lighting. The Honolulu Garden Club, connected to the Garden Club of America, has taken note of the diverse range of coconut tree species on this distinctive property. Delight in the abundance of tropical goodies from the terraced vegetable garden and the fruit trees, including zesty lemons, succulent papayas, refreshing pomelos, and juicy mangoes.

The Big Picture

Within a short walking distance from the main residence is the oceanfront cottage, which comfortably hosts guests with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a full kitchen. Walk through the terraced vegetable garden to a second guest cottage, where two bedrooms and two bathrooms provide another private retreat. Over three acres total, opening up to the ocean on three sides, the estate allows abundant space to entertain, relax, and explore.

Home Details

  • 9 Bedrooms
  • 7.5 Baths
  • Living Area 4,530 Sq Ft
  • Lot Size 2.05 Acres
  • In-ground Pool & Spa
  • Built 1989
  • Frontage: Ocean
  • Views: Bay, Coastline, Mountain, Ocean, Ocean Horizon, Sunset

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All About Virtual Tours

What is a virtual tour?

A panoramic tour  is composed of a number of still shots taken from a single vantage point.  These images are then stitched together and displayed in a viewer to show a seamless view from this vantage point.  

What makes a good virtual tour:

  • Good Photography.
  • High Definition and Fullscreen.
  • A crisp viewer in a platform that has good market penetration.