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Jeff S.

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german

Private Oceanfront Condo Punaluu Black Sand Beach

53 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Ka'u District Condo Rental Photos and Description

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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Jeff S. (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german

About Jeff S.

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

Why Jeff S. chose Ka'u District

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.

What makes this condo unique

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.

Reviews

4.9
based on 53 traveler reviews

Private Oceanfront Condo Punaluu Black Sand Beach
average rating of 4.90566 based on 53 reviews
5

Exceptional Value

  • 5 of 5

We split our time between Oahu and Hawaii Island making this resort a weekend golf outing at least annually. Having rented many condos over the years at this resort responding to glowing advertisements about cleanliness, furnishings and amenities, we usually arrive only to be disappointed. Indeed, many of the rental units are disgustingly unkept and in dire need of renovation. Those were our thoughts as be began tis trip. However, we were very pleased with what we found at Halekekai. It is quite obvious that Jeff takes proprietorship personally. There were no threadbare towels, furniture, fans & appliances were clean and nearly new, all doors and windows were fully functional, and kitchen & bath needs were well supplied. Jeff was timely and very responsive to our minor requests by text. Immediate property and grounds adjacent to the unit were well maintained and the view is superb. If I could have it all, air conditioning would take it over the top (we have not found an air conditioned unit in the resort). While I'd like to keep it a secret, I would definitely recommend this property as an exceptional value!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Scenic and quiet

  • 3 of 5

If you want to get away from it all, this is just the ticket. Excellent location for Hawaii Volcanic Monument. 5 minute walk to black sand beach. Golf course is fun to play and very scenic. It's a bit rough but only $22 for 18 holes with a cart! Condo is on the end so pretty private and great views of course and ocean. They do have ant problems so don't leave any food or drink out. Owner is very nice and responds right away to any issues and provides lots of helpful info. Kitchen could use an upgrade and pans need to be replaced. Bath has a lovely large tile shower and having washer and dryer in unit was excellent. Would stay here again, very reasonably priced.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic, private condo!

  • 5 of 5

This condo was wonderful. Fantastic set up, felt bigger than it is, very comfortable. Amazing view and lanai! Very quiet and peaceful which is exactly what we were looking for.

The only con I have is that I think some of the screens need to be replaced, as there were some holes (specifically in the lanai doors) and let in some bugs (including a baby lizard)! There are also ants which wouldn't be too bad if no food gets on the floor but we had a toddler so that wasn't realistic in our circumstance but there are multiple traps throughout the condo. The bakery was amazing, and we went to Volcanoes twice. Seeing the lava at night is a must-see! Pretty amazing. The pool was wonderful and the view from the hot tub, spectacular! The stars were amazing too. Would definitely return!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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5

We loved the condo! Beautiful setting, private, perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Jeff- you do a superb job of keeping your condo nice. Great Hawaiian furniture, art work --- love it and we cannot wait to return. The local area is so relaxing, great bakery close, great Volcano restaurant with Good Martini. Almost forgot --- golf!!!! Nice course.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Gorgeous ocean view & sparkling clean condo

  • 5 of 5

It was difficult to leave such a beautiful place! My favorite part was drinking coffee in the morning and taking in the beautiful panoramic view of the ocean from the patio. The condo was immaculate and well stocked (there's even beach chairs and a cooler in the closet). The was plenty of space for our family of 4 to spread out. The owner is very responsive and really nice. Our boys enjoyed playing in the swimming pool and exploring the tidal pool next to the black sand beach. We also had fun playing tennis on the nearby courts. The location is great- its an easy drive to the green sand beach and other south end attractions. The black sand beach is an easy walk, and we enjoyed watching the sea turtles there. We highly recommend stopping at the Punalu'u Bake shop in Na' alehu (about a 10 min drive from the codo) for malasadas to go with the morning coffee. We also recommend breakfast or lunch at the Han Hou restaurant which is also located in Na' alehu. We hope to return to this lovely destination.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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5

Paradise is everywhere . . .

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this privately located, very nicely appointed condo just a short walk from the Punalu'u Black Sands Beach area. Lulled by ocean breezes, beautifully landscaped grounds and the abundance of birdlife, we found ourselves perfectly content to spend hours just taking it all in. The proximity to Volcano National Park is a plus and the malasadas at the Punalu'u Bakery are a wonderful way to start the day (with a cup of the local Kau coffee, too).

Wednesday found us at the Farmer's Market in Hilo which provided enough fruits and veggies to get us through the rest of our stay. Strawberry papayas, sweet pineapple, limes and apple bananas figured into our breakfasts, too.

The people who stay in this colony are very friendly and many conversations were enjoyed around the pool and hot tub (with ocean views). Mahalo for everything!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Map

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

Pahala Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter 16/17
Nov 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$115
$760
$3,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
winter 17/18
Nov 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$125
$800
$3,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$105
$690
$2,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning & Restocking Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.25%

Rates are subject to change without notice until reservation is confirmed
Cleaning and restocking fee $90

$10 per night for more than 2 guests

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Ka'u District 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 ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • 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:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
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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