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James Rowley

Member since: 2006
Call Manager
Speaks: english

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

19 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 206-919-2704-01 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
Call Manager
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 19 traveler reviews

Big Island Vacation Rental (on The Island of Hawaii)at Punaluu Beach
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 19 reviews

Punaluu Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Thank you James & Sue. What a great condo. You feel right at home when entering. Parking just a few feet away.We love Punalum area. For us it is great experience to get away and relax to the quite live of the south island.

The condo is well stocked by owners of items you may need. If you need shop for groceries locale gas station has a few items. Otherwise but before you arrive, or go to Hove, Volcano, or Hilo. There are two restaurants and one locale famous bakery for food.

We enjoyed cooking in well appointed kitchen at condo or using bar-b-q at pool.

We will return to this unit again and again.

Thank You


  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful condo

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. Thank you so very much for sharing your condo. We really enjoyed our stay. The view was wonderful, the condo was clean comfortable and well decorated. I will stay here again as we have family that lives near by.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a great review!. Hope to see you again, soon! Sue and Jim Rowley
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Great Value, Quiet Location!

  • 5 of 5

BACKSTORY: Hubby (age 67) and I (age 62) rented this condo for seven nights on a recent trip to the Big Island. We found it to be exceptionally clean, well-stocked, and a great price. Additionally, the owners are super to work with; we had difficulty at first booking the property and they promptly assisted us.

I would say the only "downside" to the property -- and this depends on what you like to do when you travel -- is the location. If you are the "need to be in the middle of things" type, it's not for you. We, however, are the "let's get away from it all and have some relaxation" type and it was great for that.

It is located about 1.5 hours from the Kona Airport and 50 minutes from Hilo. It's kind of out there all by itself. Restaurant and small grocery are at least a half-hour away. About 45-50 minutes to Volcanoes Nat'l Park. A five-minute walk to Black Sand Beach with sea turtles!

The grounds are nicely maintained, and it's very quiet.

This unit is ground-floor with parking just a few steps from the door. No outside stairs at all (but inside there are 5-6 steps from the bedroom/bath area to the living area).

We enjoyed the pool (old-school; deeper than most and the bottom is complete TILED in 1' tiles! You don't see that anymore!). Outdoor hot tub was warm but not too hot and designed with a lava rock theme. At night, the faux rock wall has red lights in it to represent lava. There are also three small ponds with gold fish. From the hot tub and pool area you can see the ocean. There is an adjacent golf course as well, but we didn't play it.

We much prefer cooking our own meals and relaxing to going out to dine all the time. The kitchen has all stainless steel appliances and enough gadgets, pots&pans, etc to make cooking a meal easy. Dinnerware, flatware and glassware are good.

The owners kindly provide a few things hard to bring with you: beach towels, snorkel fins; coolers (both hard and soft side) and a beach umbrella. We used them all.

Bedroom features a king-sized bed adjacent to the bathroom -- which has been redecorated to feature surround tile in tub/shower area, granite countertop. Very nice size bathroom.

There's a flat-screen t.v. and free WIFI.

Overall, I'd rent this unit again and recommend it with this caveat: it's "out in the country" and if you need to be near restaurants, shopping, nightlife, etc. this is not the location for you.

Great owners to work with!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review! Hope to see you again, soon! Sue and Jim Rowley
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Dream property - our best stay in Hawaiian islands

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 nights in this condo in August 2016 and it was our best time in Hawaiian islands (we also visited Kauai, Oahu and Maui in the same trip).

It is located 5-10 minutes from the black sand beach (where we saw many turtles resting on the beach in the early morning) and 30 minutes from Hawaii NP (where we saw the lava flowing).

The resort is very well maintained, with nice vegetation ; the pool and spa are very clean.

The apartment itself is spacious and had everything we needed (comfortable king size bed, big fridge, nice balcony, ...) and was very quiet at night!

We would rent it again without hesitation the next time we are visiting the Big Island!

Thanks James for the rental opportunity, you contributed to make our vacation very special!! :-)

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park
Kilauea Volcano
Crater Rim Trail
Akaka Falls State Park
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:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
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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