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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
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2018

About Jeff S.

Big Island resident since the year 2000 and avid hiker/kayak adventurer who also enjoys the country life. I take great pride in my beautiful home at Punaluu and make every effort to help guests to feel at home too. Being close by allows me to keep Hale Kekai up to a higher standard of cleanliness and beauty.

Jeff S. purchased this condo in 2013

Why Jeff S. chose Pahala

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
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 672 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
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 ...
  • Telephone
  • 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 -
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average rating of 4.862069 based on 87 reviews
4

Nice house.

  • 4 of 5

Was a decent place to stay. The bedroom, sheets and towels were all clean, nice comfortable bed and really nice shower, but the rest of the place is a bit old, un organized drawers and messy kitchen. Close to black sand beach, to go see the turtles, and about a 40min drive from Volcano National Park. Nice to have the patio area for breakfast, and to watch the ocean. There is a pool at this condo but didn't use it.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Very private and clean

  • 4 of 5

the property and condo was very nice - enjoyed the pool and jacuzzi, the condo was spacious and relaxing for a couple tired after long days of seeing the sights; would stay there again on our next visit as the location was perfect for jumping off and visiting the black and green sand beaches.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Beautiful surroundings, nicely manicured landscaping, beautiful views

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in Pahala. Nicely remote. The condo was not fancy but very adequate and comfortable. King bed was great, kitchen nicely equipped, 1/2 walk or drive to Black Sand Beach which is wonderful. Be sure to arrive in the morning before crowds arrive. Pool and hot tub were great. Host Jeff was very friendly to work with.

Be sure to visit Naahela and Hana Hou. Food was delicious. Also the Punalu'u Bakery! Yummy.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Place to Relax on Southern end of the Big Island

  • 5 of 5

The condo is exactly as described by the owner with much better views that the pictures from the listing. Very relaxing and comfortable place to enjoy the big island. Our only complaint was that we only stayed for 4 days and would have like to have more time on that side of the island. We will come back to this place as it was very enjoyable. The condo had all the things you needed to make your stay like home with chairs and coolers for the beach as well. thanks Jeff for your help and tips on things to do in the area.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Zeeland
5

Peaceful Condo, Birds Singing and Ocean Waves.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I really enjoyed three days at Jeff’s condo. Everything was great. Swam with turtles at Black Sands. Enjoyed the birds and view of the ocean from the patio. Two notes: 1. Bring groceries as there is limited buying in area and 2. Water shoes are best for beach as it is quite rocky once you enter the water. Quiet here, a nice change of pace.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Our favorite place to stay on the Big Island

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay in Jeff's Unit #23 at Sea Mountain. Repeat customer says it all. We love the place. Great quiet location in the complex. Location and orientation of this particular unit gives it much more privacy and better views than most all the rest of the units. No steps from parking to front door and unit is single level. Overlooks golf course and has great views of seashore and ocean. Jeff is a pleasure to work with and he communicates very well. This owner really tries to please. The unit is well equipped. Not fancy, but nice island motif. Most our time was spent touring the Island, but it was very convenient and pleasant to come "home" to our little place at Punalu'u. We will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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 Eagle's Lighthouse Cafe to the posh evening meal at 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

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

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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