PRIVATE OCEANFRONT CONDO PUNALUU BLACK SAND BEACH

Jeff S.

Speaks german, english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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PRIVATE OCEANFRONT CONDO PUNALUU BLACK SAND BEACH

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Welcome to your home away from home, Hale Ke Kai, “where the land and sea meet.” You will come to find out why so many local residents and visitors call it one of the best units at Colony I. We feel honored to have the opportunity to show you the reasons so many have fallen in love with the islands. Those reasons are here to be found in abundance.

The Big Island is our home and we go to great lengths to help you feel at home too. This spacious and beautifully furnished one bedroom condo is single level with absolutely no steps. Although it is considered a condo, there are no upstairs or downstairs neighbors, only the back wall of the closet is shared. Hale KeKai is unit #23 at the Sea Mountain Resort. The lanai (patio) is very private. Speaking of the lanai, “Wow!” is the usual response. Sweeping unobstructed ocean views that blend gently without interruption into an incredible mountain view. This is Hawaii, your Hawaii.

A high quality king size bed in the master bedroom will combine with the soft breezes and gentle lull of the waves to bring calm wondrous dreams of the beauty of the real Hawaii. The living and dining areas also have sweeping ocean views and are outfitted tastefully yet comfortably as this is as much our home as yours. The living area also boasts a fold out sofa bed that we have slept on ourselves and is very comfortable.

The kitchen with range, oven, microwave, full size fridge, coffee/espresso maker, dishwasher, and small appliances is well stocked with quality flat ware, a variety of teas, and condiments and spices to get you started on the meal of your choice.

The bathroom has a cavernous granite tiled shower that is an easy step inside. We love every corner of this place and believe you will too.

Enjoy some world famous Ka’u Coffee on the lanai or hang out at the pool or hot tub with new found friends, either way you will be glad to have found one of the world’s hidden gems. Punaluu Black Sand Beach, consistently voted one of the Top Ten Black Sand Beaches in the World, is only a few minutes’ walk away. Sunbathe beneath the palms, snorkel with turtles, or watch them haul up on the beach. Enjoy some golf or tennis right next door or for the more adventuresome, hike out either direction and re-discover Hawaiian historical sites (please show due respect to all archaeological sites and observe proper viewing distance and rules regarding all marine creatures).

Hale Ke Kai is perfect for any family or couple seeking the trip of a lifetime. A secluded, yet accessible wonder that will be remembered.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is only 30 minutes away, making Punaluu the closest ocean front lodging. Hike the volcano by day and relax in the hot tub under the stars by night. The pool and hot tub have wonderful ocean views and you can barbeque fresh island fish or local grass fed beef on one of the quality barbeques next to the pool.

Our special vision for Hale Ke Kai is for people who may be less able to travel to have the chance to visit one of the best kept secrets in the world…and be comfortable. Hale Ke Kai has no steps, no stairs, just a little bump at the front and sliding doors. This means couples where one partner is movement impaired or a family with aging parents can still share moments of beauty and peace. Our goal is for every family member, including children, to feel safe and at home. Should you or your loved one have special needs, please contact us, we will make every attempt to accommodate your needs.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Jeff S.

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2013
Speaks german, english

Big Island residents since the year 2000 and avid hiker/kayak adventurers who also love working with horses and farming. We take great pride in our beautiful home at Punaluu and make every effort to help our guests feel at home too. Being close by allows us to keep our home up to a higher standard of cleanliness and beauty.

Jeff S. purchased this condo in 2013

If you seek the real Hawaiian experience, this is it. Hale Ke Kai at Colony One is smack in the middle of the longest undeveloped coastline in Hawaii. It also happens to be the closest oceanfront accommodations to Volcanoes National Park and is a few minutes walk to Punaluu Black Sand Beach. This is where we have been going to 'get away' for years.

The raw beauty of Hawaii surrounds Hale Ke Kai. Experience the stars and awesome views of the ocean, coast, and mountains without the noise, lights, and crowds. Truly one of the worlds' hidden gems.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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5
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Private Oceanfront Condo Punaluu Black Sand Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
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Private Oceanfront Condo Punaluu Black Sand Beach
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Punaluu Ka'u District
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5

AMAZING PIECE OF PARADISE!

  • 5 of 5
We had the pleasure of staying at this fantastic getaway golf condo in the K'au district. It was clean, comfortable, and perfect for our needs. Dealing with the owners directly was a great experience, as they were always available and responded very quickly to any requests or concerns. I would strongly recommend this property, especially if you are seeking a quiet location, 20-25 minutes from the volcano, with access to a great golf course and beach. It is a little secluded and you will feel as though you're in a very special place.
  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
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Private Oceanfront Condo Punaluu Black Sand Beach
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Punaluu Ka'u District
San Diego, Ca
5

GREAT CONDO NEAR THE BEACH!

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I stayed here for a week. It had everything we needed. Great view from the lanai of the ocean and nearby golf course and has a washer/dryer which we found to be very convenient. It's within walking distance of the black sand beach. We saw a lot of turtles at this beach. Jeff, the owner, was responsive to any questions we had. All in all, we would definitely stay here again and had a great time!
  • Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Private Oceanfront Condo Punaluu Black Sand Beach
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Punaluu Ka'u District
Ottawa, Canada
5

CAN'T GET ANY BETTER

Can't Get Any Better
  • 5 of 5
We stayed in this beautiful house from April 25-30, 2014. My husband and I drove from the Kona Airport to the house and were very tired when we arrived. The minute we walked in, we fell in love with this house and were amazed at how spacious, quiet, beautiful and well appointed it is. The patio door opens out to a wonderful view of the ocean and we spent many hours sitting out on the lanai enjoying the sounds and the sights of the countryside. Jeff, our host, is very thoughtful and welcoming and every step of the process (from booking to arriving) went very smoothly. Jeff provided a very informative guide to the area with tips on "road less traveled" places to explore. Upon our arrival as exhausted travellers, we found some nice cold beer in the fridge and some Ka'u coffee on the kitchen counter and immediately felt relaxed and at home.
We enjoyed the quietness and the natural state of the Ka'u district. Everything felt real compared to some of the touristy areas we had visited in previous days. At the same time as it is quiet, it also has a wealth of wonderful sites to enjoy such as the Black Sand Beach, a 5 min walk from the house; there is much to explore right there by the house on this marvelous beach. The Green Sand beach is also very close by, a short drive away and a must see! We were also impressed with Hawaii Volcano National Park and the house was a little oasis we came back to after exploring the Park.
Everything in this house was perfect - very private, very quiet and a convenient location for nature lovers and explorers. There is a little town or village nearby, Naalehu, that has all of what anyone may need in terms of groceries and a couple of simple but very good local restaurants. We wish we had stayed longer and had time to re-visit or spend a day at some of the places we loves and also see more of the east coast.
Most of all, the house owner, Jeff, is a thoughtful, friendly and very responsive host. He went out of his way to assist our Canadian friends in sending us a special Anniversary surprise. We were very touched by this kind gesture and will never forget this.
All in all, this was a most rewarding experience and is the best part of our overall trip to Hawaii. We found that the big island combines the expected beautiful sandy beaches found in other islands, with very dramatic natural beauty and unique natural landscapes. If you want to see all of these unique sites, we highly recommend to stay a Jeff's place.
  • Submitted: May 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I am humbled. I do my best to not interfere with our guests experience, but when asked to arrange an Anniversary gift, I was super happy to oblige. Mahalo!
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Private Oceanfront Condo Punaluu Black Sand Beach
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5

AWAY FROM IT ALL

  • 5 of 5
This area of the Big Island isn't for everyone, but if you want to stay in a very secluded, beautifully maintained condominium development--maybe before or after a stay in Kona or the Kohala Coast--you should consider Hale Kekai. The advantages include being close to the Volcano National Park and Hilo as well as Punaluu, the black sand beach and its turtles.
One disadvantage is the lack of nearby grocery stores, but this is easily remedied by shopping in Kona on the way there.

The condo was just as pictured on the VRBO site and was well located away from other condos' foot traffic. We ate breakfast every day on the inviting lanai with its great ocean and golf course views. The bed was very comfortable, and as promised by the owners, so was the sofa bed that our son used. The kitchen was stocked with condiments, always a plus, and we really appreciated the beer, fruit drinks and Kona coffee awaiting us after the long drive from the Kona airport.

The owners provided us with excellent sightseeing advice and restaurant recommendations and were easily reachable and responsive on the one occasion we needed some assistance.
Highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Private Oceanfront Condo Punaluu Black Sand Beach
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Punaluu Ka'u District
5

PERFECT CONDO!

  • 5 of 5
Condo & grounds could not have been nicer! Very clean,quite,very nice ocean views ect. Owners were great to deal with. Wish we could give a higher rating for this place! We will be back--
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Private Oceanfront Condo Punaluu Black Sand Beach
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Punaluu Ka'u District
5

GREAT STAY AND GENEROUS OWNERS

  • 5 of 5
We loved our time at Jeff and Xenia's place. It was spacious for the two of us; we enjoyed the king-sized bed and modern bathroom and loved the view from the lanai - perfect place to breakfast. Before heading out to Volcanoes National Park, Hilo or the southern point, we always referenced the binder of information. It was also so nice to come back in the evenings to the option of hot tub and pool. When our airline bungled our travel plans and our stay was unfortunately cut short a night, Jeff graciously refunded us a night. You won't be disappointed staying here.
  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Waikiki Beach
Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Hilo (ITO)
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
11
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Punaluu Black Sand Beach
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
South Side Shaka's (Shaka's)
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Sea Mountain Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Punaluu Bakery and Hana Hou Restaraunt
Car: recommended

Hale Ke Kai is located in the Colony One condominiums at Sea Mountain Resort on the Big Island of Hawaii. Punaluu Black Sand Beach is a few minutes walk away. Punaluu offers swimming and snorkeling at one of the 'Top Ten Black Sand Beaches in the World.' Colony One is surrounded by the southernmost golf course in the United States and also has tennis courts minutes away. There are day hikes along the coast where you can see the beautiful coastline of Ka'u with a mountain backdrop provided by Mauna Loa. There are many archaeological sites and petroglyphs (Pre-contact drawings carved in the lava) along the coastal trail. The nearby town of Pahala is about 10 minutes (East or 'Hilo side' as the locals say) away and has a small convenience store, bank, Post Office, and Pharmacy. Pahala is an old sugar plantation town and still has the local flair that other towns can only imitate. A short drive from Pahala is the Ka'u Coffee Mill recognized as one of the best roasteries in the world. The Mill is a must visit for every lover of coffee, macadamia nuts, or beautiful artwork. Kathleen Kam's wonderful scenes of Ka'u adorn the Guest Shop and the staff provide free tours of the Coffee Mill, Roastery, Drying Area, and the Coffee Fields. Free samples are available. Continuing up the road a few minutes leads you to the splendor of Wood Valley and the Tibetan Buddhist Temple, Nechung Dorje Draying Ling. Walk the temple grounds and feel the peace of this special place.

Volcanoes National Park is only 30 minutes away with lava viewing and excellent hiking or walking trails for all levels. Next to the National Park is the town of Volcano. Volcano has a great local art center and has a number of restaurants to choose from, all the way from sandwiches at Lehua Cafe to the posh evening meal Kilauea Lodge.

Because the Big Island is...well, an island, you can also go the other way (West or as the locals say 'Kona side') to Naalehu about 15 minutes from Hale Ke Kai. Along the way you will pass Honuapo Beach Park with it's Hawaiian Fish Ponds used to catch fish with the tide in days gone by. As you go up the hill to Naalehu (or when you return to Punaluu) be certain to stop at the Scenic Point. The view is one of a kind...the longest undeveloped coastline in Hawaii and probably the world. Naalehu has a large grocery store, the Punaluu Bakery (great Malasadas), and restaurants to choose from. Head further 'Kona side' and visit South Point, the southernmost point in the U.S.. Green Sands Beach is a hike, or 4wd trip away from South Point (you can also hire local people to drive you out). Green Sands is famous for its olivine cliffs and sand and is a unique spot to swim in the shore break or dig your feet into the warm sand.

The Big Island and Ka'u abound with activities that will keep everyone in your group wanting to stay longer, and we hope that Hale Ke Kai plays an integral part of a truly memorable visit.

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Punaluu Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter
Nov 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$105
$690
$2,990
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$95
$640
$2,550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning & Restocking Fee $90 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.25%
Notes Rates are subject to change without notice until reservation is confirmed
Cleaning and restocking fee $90

$10 per night for more than 2 guests

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Punaluu Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 672 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Granite tiled shower is not only beautiful, but easy to get in and out of with plenty of room.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , High quality King size bed with quality linens.
  • Full size dresser, night stands, and closet provide plenty of storage for any length of stay. Ceiling fan.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Games
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • ruins
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • sight seeing
  • eco tourism
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • surf fishing
  • kayaking
  • golf privileges optional
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • golf
  • tennis
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • fishing
Notes:
Hale Ke Kai is located in the Colony One condominiums at Sea Mountain Resort on the Big Island of Hawaii. Punaluu Black Sand Beach is a few minutes walk away. Punaluu offers swimming and snorkeling at one of the 'Top Ten Black Sand Beaches in the World.' Colony One is surrounded by the southernmost golf course in the United States and also has tennis courts minutes away. There are day hikes along the coast where you can see the beautiful coastline of Ka'u with a mountain backdrop provided by Mauna Loa. There are many archaeological sites and petroglyphs (Pre-contact drawings carved in the lava) along the coastal trail. The nearby town of Pahala is about 10 minutes (East or 'Hilo side' as the locals say) away and has a small convenience store, bank, Post Office, and Pharmacy. Pahala is an old sugar plantation town and still has the local flair that other towns can only imitate.
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