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Private Oceanfront Condo Punaluu Black Sand Beach

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 672 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Owner
Jeff S.
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

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.

Amenities

Pahala Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 672 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
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
  • 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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(65 traveler reviews)

Private Oceanfront Condo Punaluu Black Sand Beach
average rating of 4.8923078 based on 65 reviews
4

Lovely Views

  • 4 of 5

This is a nice place for a quiet and relaxing stay. It has beautiful view of the ocean and golf course. It is a great staging point to visit Volcano National Park and the southern part of the island.

The condo has a great shower and full size washer and dryer. The refrigerator and microwave have recently been updated. If you are looking to watch some tv or a movie in the evening - the unit only has a small tv.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Qualicum Beach, B.C.
4

Gorgeous view, quiet location.

  • 4 of 5

We have stayed at Sea Mountain twice before and love the area of Punaluu! This condo is a one bedroom hut, with everything on one floor, which we really liked. The location of #23 within the complex is great! It is on the end of the front row, so it is very private and has an unobstructed view of the ocean, the golf course, and the mountains! The condo is very well equipped in terms of kitchen utensils, laundry facilities, bathroom towels, beach towels, etc. The only reason I did not give this condo a 5 star review is because it needs a little TLC. Two others things that would be great additions to the condo would be a stand up light in the living room, for reading in the evening, and window coverings on the windows that don't currently have them. We would gladly return to this condo and location in the future.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Jane! Thank you for staying and for your review. I was a bit disappointed to get four stars, but I do appreciate your suggestions. I just wish you had told me of your disappointment(s). Now that you are gone, I have no way of showing you good faith. Winters are very difficult to make it through without my unit starting to show wear and tear. All it takes is one guest at the beginning of the winter season to be careless and it is nearly impossible to do anything until late spring when bookings slow down. I just cannot make a repair and repaint in 4 hours between guests. I understand that that is not your problem, but I do my best to stay on top of repairs. The window coverings you suggest actually were at the upholstery shop, but the upholstery shop closed unexpectedly and ran off with 8 yards of material that matched my sofa and the curtain rods. Needless to say, I am aware of that and need to special order more of the material. I will consider adding a standing lamp again. My last two were broken and I actually was warned by another guest that they were a hazard for her children. Soon thereafter, the second was broken by another guest. I choose to absorb such costs (as long as they are minor) to show my guests good faith when they tell me about an accident before checking out. I will address all of your concerns and greatly appreciate your feedback. Mahalo nui, Jeff
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5

Clean, quiet, relaxing. Heavenly pool. Lovely furnishings with all the amenities.

  • 5 of 5

Clean, quiet and peaceful. The climate at SeaMountain seems warmer and drier than some of the other parts of east Hawaii. Feels like what Hawaii should be. The unit was lovely, well decorated, nice layout, with all the amenities. Having the washer and drier in the unit was a plus. Great place for walks, golfing was fun to watch from the pool and lanai.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for giving Hale Kekai a thumbs up and thanks for being great guests!!!
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5

A wonderful place to stay😊

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a month at Sea Mtn. This condo was wonderful, bright and cheery! Suited our needs to a tee. The view was unbeatable, we enjoyed many hours on the lanai. We golfed multiple times a week, the golf game may not have been great, but the surroundings made up for it. I would recommend this condo, and hope we have a chance to return. Mahalo Jeff for sharing your slice of paradise ☀️, and being available for our questions. Loved it❤

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! It is really so humbling when a review like this appears. It is why I love to share this special place. Mahalo nui loa and a hui hou!
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5

top notch

  • 5 of 5

It was an amazing place and would go back again for sure. Great location, everything needed inside of the place and a great price.

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

cool place

  • 5 of 5

this is much more a cottage than a condo, very spacious and well equipped.

it's just 45 minutes to the volcano in a very quiet area.

we plan to return some time.

ruth & markus from switzerland

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
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
 
Winter 18/19
Nov 1 2018 - Mar 31 2019
3 night minimum stay
$130
$850
$3,750
 
 
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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