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Mark and Maggie Dudash

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Quiet Retreat Minutes from Black Sands and Volcanos

11 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Ka'u District House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This is a quiet retreat on South Point at the top of Discovery Harbour, where the weather is not too hot or cold year round. We now have wi-fi internet throughout the house, but no television. We do have good signal for most cell phone plans. But please feel free to disconnect from the rest of the world and enjoy all the island has to offer. The coffeemaker has a builtin grinder for whole beans, so enjoy a cup of local coffee on the lanai.

Volcano National Park is 30 minutes away. Punaluu Black Sand Beach is 10 minutes away, and the Punaluu golf course is close to the beach.

Naalehu, the southernmost town in the U.S., is 2 miles away and offers a good farmer's market on Wdenesdays. The bakery is worth the trip, and we reccomend the Hana Hau Restatraunt as well.

Whittington Park offers great oceanside picnicking and tidal pools to explore. South Point is beautiful with the sea caves and cliff divers, and Green Sands is worth the trip.

The house has 2 queen beds and 2 twin beds. There is a TV and DVD player. There is a Redbox location in Ocean View, 10 minutes down the road.

Keywords: 3 bed, 2 bath ranch near the top of Discovery Harbour

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Mark and Maggie Dudash (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Mark and Maggie Dudash

We fell in love with Hawaii when we went on a second honeymoon. South Point is quiet and rural, just the way we like it. We live about an hour outside of Chicago, and enjoy some of the amenities that a big city has to offer, but prefer a more quiet life, at home and on vacation. We enjoy traveling with our girls, and as a family like to explore God's creation. Living on the Great Lakes made us look for water, and we enjoy the ocean and all it has to offer.

Mark and Maggie Dudash purchased this house in 2010

Why Mark and Maggie Dudash chose Ka'u District

We chose South Point for its quiet rural setting and proximity to the National Park. We enjoy hiking and kayaking, and sitting on the shore listening to the ocean. We also like the tradewinds and cooler temperatures at night.

What makes this house unique

The local coffee is great. We love the access to Farmers' Markets and fruit stands. Volcano Village and Naalehu are quiet towns with a unique Island character that we appreciate. The fact that we're halfway between Hilo and Kona give us the advantage of both sides of the island to explore.

Reviews

4.8
based on 11 traveler reviews

Quiet Retreat Minutes from Black Sands and Volcanos
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews
California
5

Nice, Clean, Quiet and Remote

  • 5 of 5

Loved my three week stay here, first week with my Mom, the remaining alone. Spent much time at Green Sands, Volcano, visiting Ohana and at Punalu`u. For me, it was centrally located. Neighbors are super friendly and inviting. Hated the rooster next door the first two nights, but came to quickly love him. House was clean, well stocked, and comfortable. Miss Lizzie driving by in the morning from the Flyn Hawaiian Coffee Truck, Paradise Meadows and the little organic farm at the end of Kamaoa at South Point Road already. Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kent, WA
5

A perfect place to stay

  • 5 of 5

My 19 year old son and I had a wonderful stay in this spacious home. The neighbors who take care of the property were kind and gracious. We came to explore, snorkel, and fish. Even though they did not fish themselves, they loaned us some books about fishing in Hawaii. And gave us various locations where they have seen people fishing. The location is prime for accessing Volcano National Park, Black Sand Beach. Huntington Park, South Point(the southernmost tip of the United States, I was told), and the Green Sand Beach(take the 3 mile shuttle, it is worth it). On Wednesday, we enjoyed the Farmers Market in Naalehu.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boise, Idaho
5

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Our family of seven (2 parents and 5 children ages 8 - 16) just fell in love with this lovely home the minute we drove up to it! It was so roomy, the furnishings beautiful (and beach-themed) and there were so many nice touches like plenty of towels and blankets and even bug spray and sunscreen! There was also a nice basket of fresh fruit from Sheri (the property manager who lives next door). Sheri was so warm and kind and was happy to answer any questions we had about places to visit on the Big Island. We slept so well in the comfortable beds and enjoyed being able to wash our laundry right on the premises. Relaxing, quiet, peaceful, perfect! We can't wait to come back and stay again!

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Spacious house in a quiet area

  • 5 of 5

This house is in a little neighborhood about 40 minutes from the National Park. There is so much room that, while we had 3, we were thinking we could have added another family and been comfortable. There are a number of activities within minutes (South Point, coffee mill, lava tube, etc.) If you are looking for a quiet place to stay, this is it.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

3 Ladies

  • 5 of 5

All three of us found our vacation rental to be exceptional. Located in a nice quite neighbourhood, it was stocked with all the necessities (towels, bedding, dish soap) plus all those things you might need but may forget - salt, pepper, mayonnaise, oil, laundry soap, sunscreen, shampoo, first aid kit and a great selection of guide books, local birds and plants books, movies, and books. The house was spacious and clean. The caretaker lives next door and was gave us lots of good info on what to see locally (sites and markets) plus other things on the island that we may not have thought of. Reasonably priced, friendly, clean, great location - we give it all five stars and are recommending it to friends. Thank you for a great stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome Choice of Places to Stay

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I left our husbands at home and traveled to the Big Island. We did a lot of research on places to stay before we left and chose this rental. No disappointment here!! It was an awesome location for our purposes, the caretakers were wonderful and very accommodating with lots of suggestions for what to see and what not to. We loved the fresh fruit - and the pie!! We spent much time driving to various sights and hiking each day. Our lunches/sandwiches were easy to pick up at the bakery in Naalehu as we headed out. The house was clean and had absolutely everything we needed and more! If we ever get back to the Big Island we will definitely consider returning to this rental. Thank you for allowing us to use your "home" for our week's vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Kailua-Kona
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Shaka Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Puna Luu
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Hana Hou
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Puna Luu
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Ka Lae House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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3 night minimum stay
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$420
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $100
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Ka'u District House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1215 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rock climbing

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