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TURTLE HUT II AT PUNALU'U BLACK SAND BEACH! MORE FIVE STAR RATINGS! REVIEWS!!

Barbara Rushton

Advertiser since: 2003
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Barbara Rushton

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Calendar last updated:
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TURTLE HUT II AT PUNALU'U BLACK SAND BEACH! MORE FIVE STAR RATINGS! REVIEWS!!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Naalehu Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

TURTLE HUT II: a spacious Polynesian-style bungalow for your dream vacation in Hawaii! Our repeat guests agree! that we offer the very best LOCATION and CLIMATE and AFFORDABILITY, bar none! Colony One at Sea Mountain Resort!

Our location on the southeastern unspoiled coastline of Hawaii's Big Isle, is virtually mid-way between the attractions of both Kona and Hilo.......and with many unique places to explore along the way! We're also a scant half-hour drive to the Volcanoes National Park and Madame Pele's spectacular eruption shows. Nestled on a bluff overlooking Ninole Bay in the middle of 90 miles of pristine, undeveloped coastline, this small Polynesian style condo resort and golf course blend seamlessly into their natural tropical setting.

We are also blessed by the prevailing tradewinds, a factor which keeps our air quality fresh and clean, unlike the Kona coast, and our temperatures are also cooler both day and night! You will love to lounge on the pool deck at night and watch the night sky for falling stars, as there is no cleaner air on planet earth.

Of course, we also have the very best amenities for our guests, right here in the resort! Many of our guests choose to spend mornings with breakfast on the lanai, feeding our tame cardinals a taste of papaya or toast, then off to the pool and spa or golf or tennis until noon; touring in the afternoon, and finishing the day with a great fish BBQ on the pool deck with new friends! Some spa time, anyone?

There is so much to see and explore nearby: within a 30 minute drive, our magnificent GREEN Sands Beach is not to be missed; Kula kai Caverns in Ocean View has several guided tours tailored to your physical abilities and interests; South Point's fishing ladders, natural history and ocean blow holes; Wood Valley's Shangri-La environment offers a BuddhistTemple; the recently opened Ka'u Coffee Mill & Museum, where you may sample international award-winning local coffee brands and learn all about coffee farming, from picking 'cherry' to final roasting; shopping the quaint nearby villages of Volcano Village, Pahala,mthe former sugar cane plantation town, Naalehu, site of our famous Punalu'u sweet breads bakery, and Ocean View, boasting the llargest subdivision in the USA, atop the slopes of Mauna Loa Volcano.....all of these options whenever you can bear to leave our beautiful black sand beach and snorkelling with the turtles!

Finally, affordability matters to everyone these days. And with airfares climbing to ridiculous levels, we've lowered our rates as low as we possibly can to attract and keep a clientele of discerning guests for all of our properties. A full house at low rates is certainly better than one half full, at our former much higher ragtes!

Be sure to read the 'Travelers Reviews' Tab above to see the wonderful things virtually ALL of our guests have said about their stays with us! They consistently rave about the location, and amenities, and having all the comforts of home, in paradise! We are very proud of our 100% positive record, and work very hard to achieve and maintain that level of service to our pampered guests.

The Hut's 'great room' runs the entire width of the unit, and has soaring vaulted wooden beamed ceilings, with ceiling fans in both the full sized living room and dining rooms. The full kitchen has brand new stainless steel range and over-the-range micro-hood, full size refrigerator, dishwasher, and even a washer and dryer. Of course, we also stock all the small kitchen appliances you would hope for: coffee maker and grinder; blender; rice cooker; toaster, and so on.

We always strive to spoil our guests as we would wish to be, so we also stock top quality beach chairs, beach umbrella, mats and coolers; high thread count sheets and custom towels; and high end and comfortable furnishings. We are always happy to furnish our guests with insider recommendations on best & worse restaurants, activities & attractions and our own 'do not miss' list! It's all part of the 'aloha spirit' which we strive to convey and which showers our business with a very high repeat and referral rate!

Keywords: BEST Beach & Golf & Location & Climate & Unspoiled, Exotic Hawaii at affordable rates! See our former Guest Reviews, and see why we have earned more than double the number of FIVE STAR ratings than any other condos in our resort!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Barbara Rushton (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2003
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Speaks: english
Response time:
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Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 20, 2014

About Barbara Rushton

At long last, and as many of our guests have requested, we're now thrilled to offer our second property, Turtle Hut II. This one is a large, full one bedroom model, in the style of a Polynesian bungalow with high vaulted, wood-beamed ceilings in the 'Great Room'. Thanks to the success and loyalty of our clientele, we were able to purchase this lovely unit for families desiring lots of space and a full kitchen with such amenities as dishwasher and washer/dryer, GREAT for long stays!

Barbara Rushton purchased this condo in 2006

Why Barbara Rushton chose Naalehu

Barb purchased our first condo at Colony I at Sea Mountain way back in 2003. If you've never seen this piece of paradise, you're missing out on what most visitors agree is the last oasis and place of 'Old Hawaii'. Nestled on a bluff overlooking Ninole Bay along 90 miles of pristine, undeveloped coastline, this small Polynesian-style complex blends perfectly into its natural, tropical landscaping. It offers all you'd expect of a modern resort right on the premises, yet is located perfectly for visiting attractions in either Kona, Hilo or Volcano.

What makes this condo unique

Our favorite day whenever we have the chance to stay here ALWAYS begins with coffee and bits of fruit and toast to feed our local cardinal and finch families! Many come to our screened door if we're even a tad late to call us out! and we've named several of our favorites through the years.

We also LOVE the huge volcano-style spa at night, gazing up at the unbelievably clear night skies to spot the constellations and catch a falling star or more! After a long day at the beach or golf or hiking, there's no more relaxing and beautiful place on earth!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed EVERYTHING, and especially the Farmers Market & getting introduced to strawberry papayas, amazing! will miss them at home. Loved Hawaiian Tropical Gardens & smoothies at What's Shakin' & Akaka Falls. We hiked Volcanoes Natl Park several days...to top it all off, turtles all over your beach...amazing.

We will pass along this great find to anyone who asks about a place to stay on the Big Island!
Sep 2013
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Reviews

4.8
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Turtle Hut II at Punalu'u Black Sand Beach! More Five Star Ratings! Reviews!!
average rating of 4.8139534 based on 87 reviews
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-(808) 936-9615 (Hawaii, USA)
Naalehu Ka'u District
Mt. Horeb, WI
5

Beautiful view, great breeze...

  • 5 of 5
Our stay at Turtle Hut II was fantastic. We were greeted by the housekeeper due to us arriving earlier than expected (time changed messed us up). She was very pleasant and proceeded to tell us about all of the opportunities in the area. She did not shoo us away, as she easily could have as we were hours early! The condo met all of our needs. My daughters loved the geckos and the turtles, OH My, so many turtles! My husband saw an octopus when he was snorkeling off the black sand beach. We managed the drive to many places and beaches. The view from the pool is exactly as the picture shows only much, MUCH more spectacular. I loved sitting out by the pool, reading and looking up to see the ocean view. Wonderful place to see and visit. Barbara has wonderful suggestions as to where to by groceries and to eat! Mahalo for a wonderful stay, LeaAnn~Mt. Horeb, WI.
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Aloha, LeaAnn and Ohana, and WOW! it sounds like your stay included some really rare moments! Your hubby saw an octopus? while snorkelling at our beach?!? Now, that's a first! to my knowledge! You'll definitely have to come back during WHALE season, when you can watch literally dozens of whales in the bay, pool - front!, as they breach and blow and play with their babies! OR, make it back during turtle hatching season! when thousands of turtle hatchlings break open their egg shells and try to waddle their way into the ocean for the first time......BOTH very magical experiences!
Our housekeeper Lizzy fell in love with your girls, too! and always loves to meet and greet the guests she is preparing the condo for, and of course all of us lucky enough to live in paradise also love to share our lists of favorite places.
We'd love to have you all back, whenever the spirit moves you, LeaAnn! Mucho mahalos for taking the time to write such a detailed and beautiful review of your stay! We're very grateful!
Always with aloha,
Barb, Dina & Lizzy
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Naalehu Ka'u District
Nanaimo
5

Excellent family base for South end of Island

  • 5 of 5
Turtle Hut II was a perfect base for exploring Volcanoes National Park and the surrounding towns and sights. The pool and hot tub were excellent for relaxing in the evening and meeting new people to compare local knowledge. The condo was fully equipped and comfortable. We would not hesitate to book this condo again.
Cheers
  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Naalehu Ka'u District
Switzerland
5

Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5
The property was very clean and very nicely done up with love to details. We found everything we needed to cook our meals. Barbara is very responsive and it was a pleasure to deal with her. Mahalo!
  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Naalehu Ka'u District
Atlanta Area
5

Turtle Hut II was the perfect weekend hideaway!

  • 5 of 5
We loved our stay at Sea Mountain. The condo was adorable, clean, comfortable and had everything we needed for our 3night stay in the area. We especially appreciated the fresh flowers and the freshly baked goods that awaited our arrival. It felt like a four star hotel. We woke up every morning and hiked along the beautiful black sand beach before heading out for our daily activities. We even got a chance to use the pool and hot tub. The huts are close to Volcano National Park and the South Point, along with quaint restaurants and other places of interest along the way. It's the natural part of Hawaii still pristine and unspoiled. We will definitely come back. Mahalo Barbara
  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Aloha Sally and Paul, and wowza! I'm actually blushing out loud as I read your beautiful review, so articulate and thoughtful! Thank you so much for taking time from your busy lives back in the "real world", versus paradise, to send such a glowing note! We'll be looking forward to your return, when we'll give you insider's tips to explore Papakolea, our awesome GREEN sands beach; Kula Kai Caverns, which international spelunkers rate as better than most caves in the world; a nearby black and white sand beach where you may join pods of spinner dolphins for a refreshing early morning swim, and more!
Always with aloha,
Barb
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Naalehu Ka'u District
Traverse City, MI USA
5

Serene, natural loction and a very cute condo well stocked and appointed

  • 5 of 5
We loved the condo and the complex. This is a quiet, relaxing location. The custom tile turtles in the shower and entry floor added great character. The pictures, although accurate, don't quite capture the feel of the condo. Impeccably clean, a soft comfy bed, nice towels and sheets, a kitchen stocked with everything. The condo felt Hawaiian and relaxing. Snorkel gear, beach chairs, boogie board, cooler, beach towels are among the thoughtful extras included that make for worry free travel and ease of enjoyment. The southeast coast of the island is exactly what we wanted. I am confused by an earlier review that did not like the location. If you are looking for the city life of Kona, go stay there. We LOVED the amazing stretch of coast and land that didn't have too much "civilization". If you are looking to be able to explore the National Park, want to be able to walk to a black sand beach and turtles, head to south point and walk to the green sand beach the value for the $ here is unbeatable. The owner's communication was timely, thorough, and thoughtful. (THANKS!) We truly didn't want to leave. If you get up to Volcano village we really liked the Kilauea Lodge for lunch. If we are fortunate enough to return we would start our trip here for sure and would recommend it for anybody except those that need City life close by.
  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Aloha dearly Kent, and honestly, I'm momentarily at a loss for words which could possibly express how wonderful your review makes us all feel! Our "Turtle Hut team" works very hard to prepare and present to each guest a home-away-from-home that fulfills their hopes and dreams, and we rarely know if we've achieved our goals as well as you have so thoughtfully described! Please be assured I'll be forwarding your complete review to everyone, from our housekeepers who scrub and polish every surface til it gleams, to the gardeners who keep the grounds so vibrant with flowers and landscapes.......this will make their daily grind SO worthwhile and meaningful! Mahalo nui loa for taking time from your busy life to write such a glowing, sincere and informative review of our little piece of paradise.
As we say here in the islands, "Malama pono, pumehana, and a hui hou" (Until we meet again, take good care of yourself, dear friend),

Always with aloha,
Barb & Dina, Kenike & Paula,
Debbie, Chuck & Dan
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Naalehu Ka'u District
France
5

Just a wonderful place to star

  • 5 of 5
This appartment was just a wonderful place . We had such a great time and didn't really want to leave. The appartment is very well equipped and as we love to cook, we found everything we needed and we really enjoyed the place. The appartment is really nicely furnished and you have several places to relax, either in the living room or on the balcony. Another wonderful thing was the black sand beach and the turtles, which we appreciated every day. In addition, you are not far from the South Point or the Volcanic National park, so if you enjoy to hike, you are exactly at the right place. In sum, it is a real wonderful and cozy place to relax and a real get away. ... And not to forget, the owner was really very nice and helpful via email or phone with hints and tips for our stay! And I would definitely recommend this place to people who love to be a little bit on their own to enjoy nature.
  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Kona or Hilo
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Shaka's in Naalehu
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
Sea Mountain Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Hwy. 11
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Hana Hou Cafe, Shaka's, Punaluu Bakery, Ka'u Cafe
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Punaluu Black Sand Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Turtle Hut III Large Polynesian Bungalow at Colony I at Sea
Nearest Point of Interest
Punalu'u Black Sand Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Turtle Huts at Punalu'u Black Sand Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Uncle Abel's Surfing Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Honu'apo (Whittington) Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Village of Na'alehu Farmers Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Hana Hou Cafe & Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Kula Kai Caverns
Nearest Point of Interest
Na'alehu Village
Nearest Point of Interest
Green Sand Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Wood Valley
Nearest Point of Interest
Clouds' Rest Ka'u Coffee Stand
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Kula Kai Caverns
Car: recommended

Ideally located mid-way between the towns of Kona and Hilo, and only 30 minutes to the spectacular Volcanoes National Park, our resort is truly the best spot on the island! Away from the crowds, traffic and vog, the natural wonders of the Ka'u district and 90 miles of unspoiled coastline along the southeastern shore, Colony One beckons travelers from all over the planet who seek to find the REAL Hawaii. You won't want to miss the Na'alehu, Volcano Village, and Ocean View Farmers' Markets every Wed. & Sat. morning for fresh fruits, veggies & local coffee and an amazing array of art and crafts from our local craftsmen. Also, Kula Kai Caverns in nearby Ocean View; Green Sands Beach, 20 minutes drive; Zip-Line in Mountainview; Buddhist Temple and new Ka'u Coffee Museum & Mill in Wood Valley; the ancient fishing ladders and petroglyph fields, and sacred heiau in South Point; unlimited hiking opportunities including portions of the historic Ala Kahakai Trail fronting our resort; and even Lomilomi Massage for anyone? Just call our highly recommended local massage therapist(s) and they'll set up the massage table right on the lanai for you! This is also GOLFERS paradise, with both Sea Mountain Golf Course (adjacent to our resort!), and nearby Volcanoes Country Club G.C., where 18 Holes & your cart cost only $25.00.......and we provide clubs with bag inside the master bedroom closet!

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From $80 Per night

Naalehu Condo Rental Rates

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Winter/High Season
Dec 12 - Apr 13
7 night minimum stay
$595
 
 
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3 night minimum stay
$80
$2,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping Fee $80 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.25%
Notes We love long stays! and will be happy to quote great rates on stays of three weeks and longer!
Low Season 3 Night Minimum Stay, @ $80/Night
High Season 7 Night Minimum Stay, @ $85/ Night
Generous Refund Policy of 100% of Deposit when cancelled within 60 days of arrival

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Naalehu Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1Recently remodelled with double walk-in tiled shower! featuring, of course, a large turtle mosaic made of rainforest marble! Double sink vanity, fully equipped with comforts of home including a hair dryer
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) Tempur-Pedic Pillow Top Luxor Queen Bed, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen-size Sleeper Sofa
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
4 Tennis Courts & Sea Mountain & Volcano Golf Courses under $25 for 18 Holes w/cart! Art Galleries Farmers Markets Wine Tasting Gourmet Restaurants Hike Historic Kings Trail Visit Nearby Green Sands Beach Explore Kula Kai Caverns in Nearby Ocean View Ride the Zip Linel in Nearby Mountain View Visit Punaewa Zoo Akuasawa Orchid Farm Puna Hot Ponds Lava Tree State Park Champagne Pond Volcanoes National Park....and so much more!

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