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James Rowley

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

Big Island Vacation Rental (on The Island of Hawaii)at Punaluu Beach

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Pāhala Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

This is a true one-bedroom unit, not a small studio unit that is (often) described as a one-bedroom unit.

This unit at Colony One, Sea Mountain, is a full one bedroom unit with a king-size bed in the bedroom on the lower level, and the living room, dining and kitchen on the upper level. There are great views of the sunrise from the lanai, from where you can also hear and watch the ocean. Punalu'u black sand beach is a 15-minute walk from the front door.

The living room contains a queen-size sleeper sofa that comfortably sleeps an additional two people. It has an airy vaulted ceiling with a ceiling fan. The living room has a 37' flat-screen TV.

The fully-equipped and recently remodeled kitchen also contains a washer for your convenience. The dryer in the unit is currently out of order, but there is a drying rack which can be used within the condo, (NOT out on the lanai). We will change this listing as soon as we have the dryer unit operational.

Rentals are professionally handled through a local agent. Registration ID 17456507-1 Check in is 3PM and Check out is 10AM

Keywords: Condominium

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  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
James Rowley (Property Manager)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

Why James Rowley chose Ka'u District

Fantastic, out of the way, quiet, beautiful, serene----where one goes to kick back and relax. Not a lot of amenities, but that's part of its charm--no hustle bustle!


based on 15 traveler reviews

Big Island Vacation Rental (on The Island of Hawaii)at Punaluu Beach
average rating of 4.733333 based on 15 reviews

Quiet, clean condo near the Punalu'u Black Sand Beach

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for 12 nights and enjoyed everyone of them! The condo was quiet and clean and had all the amenities of home. You can see and hear the ocean from the lanai. Punalu'u Black Sand Beach is right down the road and we were able to see turtles on the beach almost everyday! We also enjoyed some star gazing at night from this beach. We enjoyed the pool and hot tube at night and so did many of the other residents at the condo. Unfortunately, you are not allowed to hang your towels on the lanai to dry. We spent a lot of time in the car driving to see all the different attractions on the island (1,600 miles in total) as the condo is fairly far removed from the main areas on the island. The nearest grocery store is about 1/2 hour away. We flew in and out of Kona, however, I would suggest flying into Hilo as the drive is less curvy and takes less time than driving from Kona. A cool local trick we learned while we were there is that there is no need to buy water at the store. There are local water filing locations all over the island which are free! They aren't well marked but ask a local and the will point you in the right direction. There is one in Naalehu. All you need are empty water bottles. The Volcano National Park is about 45 minutes away and was an amazing experience. We had dinner at the Rim House Restaurant for our anniversary and stayed to watch the glow of the volcano once it got dark which was amazing! Akaka Falls was a also highlight, as well as Kapoho Tide Pools. Overall, we had a fabulous vacation and loved staying here. Highly recommend. :)

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thank you Jim & Sue for sharing your island get away. We so enjoyed celebrating our 40th.

  • 5 of 5

The location was magical and the accommodations were perfect, clean, everything we needed. Totally enjoyed our 11 days. The sound of the waves and the breeze were so very relaxing. We would recommend your condo and will hopefully be able to enjoy this again. My husband graduated from Kau' High School in Pahala and was able to reconnect with classmates during our stay. Thank you for sharing this magical place.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Place to Escape from everything!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I arrived to a spotless comfortable place to sleep and call home base for 6 days. This property is not for those who want to be close to amenities and entertainment. It is an hour from Hilo and hour and a half from Kona. Stop for groceries in town before you come out! We are self sufficient Alaskans who wanted quiet, peace, and see the local sights.

We spent 4 days touring through the green sand beach, south point, and the volcano national park. It was an awesome experience.

The unit does not have air conditioning but with fans and open windows it is quite livable.

We would come back in a heart beat!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Hawaiian Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to stay while visiting the Big Island. We chose to honeymoon here and it was just what we wanted, quiet, scenic and in the middle between Kona and Hilo. We spent a week in the property and can't say enough nice things about the experience. The unit is the perfect size for two adults, plenty of space and lot's of light and air. Everything we wanted was right where we thought it would be. It was quite warm while we were there but we'd come home and open the windows and turn on the fans and we were always comfortable. The upgrades to the unit are really nice; stainless steel appliances, updated flooring and tile. The unit is in excellent shape and the decorations gave a very island feel without being too much. We enjoyed the pool and the hot tub, the boogie board and the beach towels. Walking to the black sand beach to see the sea turtles was a treat, so convenient. This is a great place to stay, the owners were very responsive and everything about the unit was just as described. I imagine if you were a golfer it would be even better. Aloha and Mahalo.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Everything about our stay was amazing. The unit was very clean and equipped with everything we could possibly need. The pool and hot tub felt great every night after we got back from sight seeing. Our stay was very peaceful and quiet. The person we booked through was more than helpful. Highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best yet

  • 4 of 5

This was our fourth stay at Sea Mountain Colony One; different unit each time. This unit was by far the nicest. It is well supplied with everything one might need (except mustard, but that?s another story}. Everything inside is tasteful and good quality. It has its own wifi, which is miles better than the general Colony One wifi. The owner is pleasant and accommodating. In the information binder, we even found song sheets for Hawaiian music by a legendary Hawaiian musician, Bill Tapia. We knew Bill late in his 103-year life. A large watercolor in the living room reminded me a lot of ones my father painted. It felt like home.

Note on Colony One: Of the lodgings available in Ka`u, this is the best value. Come here if you are interested in Hawaiian history, culture, lifestyle -- not if you are looking for luxury. And of course, the Punalu`u black sand beach and Volcano National Park are attractions. Each unit in Colony One is privately owned, so they are inconsistent. Also, the resident manager is no help. If something in the unit needs attention, the resident manager will tell you to call somebody else, but cannot give you a name or number. If somehow you should lock yourself out, the resident manager will charge $100 to let you back in. So do not expect service of any kind.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
58 Miles
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Sea Mountain
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Belt Highway 11
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Hana Hou & Shaka's
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: recommended

Big Island condo next to Punaluu Beach Park, NOT ON OAHU


Rates & Availability

Pāhala Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
Sep 16 2016 - Nov 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 6 2016 - Dec 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 6 2017 - Mar 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 13.42%

HI Tax ID 17456507-1, Cancellation Policy: Guests will receive their full security deposit plus: a 50% refund of their paid rental costs if they cancel at least 8 weeks before the start of their reservation; or a 25% refund of their paid rental
costs if they cancel up to 4 weeks before the start of their reservation.
CheckInTime 3 PM CheckOutTime 10 AM Fees for violation up $100

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Pāhala Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 675 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • tub and shower combination, recently completely renovated
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen
  • Queen sleeper sofa (1) in the living room Cal King bed (1) in the bedroom
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Snorkels, masks and beach towels are provided Check In time is 3 PM Check Out time is 10 AM If you need to modify these times, you must contact the owner. If you leave later than 10 AM or arrive earlier than 3 PM without permission, you will be charged a penalty of up to the cost of an additional day.

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