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Turtle Hut II at Punalu'u Black Sand Beach! More Five Star Ratings! Reviews!!

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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

TURTLE HUT II: a spacious Polynesian-style bungalow for your dream vacation in Hawaii! Our repeat guests agree that we offer the very best LOCATION and CLIMATE and

AFFORDABILITY, as reflected in our 5 Star ratings and guest reviews. We would love to reserve YOUR stay, and have another opportunity to show you why we've earned nearly twice as many 5 Star ratings as any other condo in our resort.

Our location on the southeastern unspoiled coastline of Hawaii's Big Isle, is virtually mid-way between the attractions of both Kona and Hilo.......and with many unique places to explore along the way! We're also a scant half-hour drive to the Volcanoes National Park and Madame Pele's spectacular eruption shows. Nestled on a bluff overlooking Ninole Bay in the middle of 90 miles of pristine, undeveloped coastline, this small Polynesian style condo resort and golf course blend seamlessly into their natural tropical setting.

We are also blessed by the prevailing tradewinds, a factor which keeps our air quality fresh and clean, unlike the Kona coast, and our temperatures are also cooler both day and night! You will love to lounge on the pool deck at night and watch the night sky for falling stars, as there is no cleaner air on planet earth.

Of course, we also have the very best amenities for our guests, right here in the resort including high-speed internet, Wi-Fi and premium TV & movie packages. Many of our guests choose to spend mornings with breakfast on the lanai, feeding our tame cardinals a taste of papaya or toast, then off to the pool and spa or golf or tennis until noon; touring in the afternoon, and finishing the day with a great fish BBQ on the pool deck with new friends! Some spa time, anyone?

There is so much to see and explore nearby: within a 30 minute drive, our magnificent GREEN Sands Beach is not to be missed; Kula kai Caverns in Ocean View has several guided tours tailored to your physical abilities and interests; South Point's fishing ladders, natural history and ocean blow holes; Wood Valley's Shangri-La environment offers a BuddhistTemple; the recently opened Ka'u Coffee Mill & Museum, where you may sample international award-winning local coffee brands and learn all about coffee farming from picking 'cherry' to final roasting; shopping the quaint nearby villages of Volcano Village, Pahala, a former

sugar cane plantation town, Naalehu, site of our famous Punalu'u sweet breads bakery, and Ocean View, boasting the largest at subdivision in the USA, atop the slopes of Mauna Loa Volcano.....all of these options whenever you can bear to leave our beautiful black sand beach and snorkelling with the turtles!

In addition to these magnificent sites of nature's beauty which are free, we are thrilled to announce a new partnership with KapohoKine Adventures, the island's #1 rated tour company! All of our guests will receive a 15% discount on any tour for every member of their party, just by stating they are our guests! Breathtaking volcano lava night tours? Helicopter tours? Zip line and waterfall packages? All at 15% off to our guests!

Finally, affordability matters to everyone these days. And with airfares climbing to ridiculous levels, we've lowered our rates as low as we possibly can to attract and keep a clientele of discerning guests for all of our properties. A full house at low rates is certainly better than one half full, at our former much higher ragtes!

Be sure to read the 'Travelers Reviews' Tab above to see the wonderful things virtually ALL of our guests have said about their stays with us! They consistently rave about the location, and amenities, and having all the comforts of home, in paradise! We are very proud of our 100% positive record, and work very hard to achieve and maintain that level of service to our pampered guests.

The Hut's 'great room' runs the entire width of the unit, and has soaring vaulted wooden beamed ceilings, with ceiling fans in both the full sized living room and dining rooms. The full kitchen has brand new stainless steel range and over-the-range micro-hood, full size refrigerator, dishwasher, and even a washer and dryer. Of course, we also stock all the small kitchen appliances you would hope for: coffee maker and grinder; blender; rice cooker; toaster, and so on.

We always strive to spoil our guests as we would wish to be, so we also stock top quality beach chairs, beach umbrella, mats and coolers; high thread count sheets and custom towels; and high end and comfortable furnishings. We are always happy to furnish our guests with insider recommendations on best & worse restaurants, activities & attractions and our own 'do not miss' list! It's all part of the 'aloha spirit' which we strive to convey and which showers our business with a very high repeat and referral rate!

Please note that our Hut II is a "true" one bedroom condo, not a studio unit masquerading to be one! It's virtually twice the size as a studio unit, and has two full levels: level one includes the foyer and bedroom, and double bath; level two is the "great room" with the living room,dining room, full kitchen, and full-length lanai, for even more relaxing island lifestyle! We have two beautiful teak dining tables with seating for four on the lanai.

Keywords: BEST Beach & Golf & Location & Climate & Unspoiled, Exotic Hawaii at affordable rates! See our former Guest Reviews, and see why we have earned more than double the number of FIVE STAR ratings than any other condos in our resort!

More Details

Owner
Barbara Rushton
Member since: 2003
Speaks French, Je parle un peu de francais ?!?
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
10 November, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a beautiful condo! So comfortable. We were lucky enough to see Kilauea Volcano at dusk emptying in glorious colors., it hadn't done that for a month. Black sand beach is something special -- especially the turtles! Had a wonderful time.
Oct 2017
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Location

Turtle Huts at Punalu'u Black Sand Beach
Punalu'u black sand beach
Honu'apo (Whittington) Park
Uncle Abel's Surfing Beach
Kula Kai Caverns
Papakolea Green Sand Beach
"truly, this awesome beach should be the EIGHT certified "Wonder of the World", and if you're..."
Wood Valley Temple Retreat & Guest House
"Wood Valley's Buddhist Temple is open to the public, and its surrounding green fields of cof..."
Clouds' Rest Ka'u Coffee Stand
"If you love great coffee, don't miss a stop at Lisa & Jimmy Dacalio's "Clouds' Rest John Bul..."
Village of Na'alehu Farmers Market
"Farmers Market every Wednesday & Saturday morning, 8:00 am til pau. Fabulous fruits, veggie..."
Na'alehu Village
"My own sweet hometown! Na'alehu is a quaint, former sugar plantation/beef & dairy cattle to..."
Punaluu Bake Shop and Visitor Center
"Dozens of tour buses stop here daily, for very good reason: da BEST MALASADAs (Hawaiian sty..."
Ka'u Coffee Cafe
"Newly opened next to the Union 76 Gas Station right on hwy. 11, this is a DON'T MISS on my l..."
The Lava Zone Restaurant & Bar
"Just when you think the lunar landscape surrounding Ocean View will never end, here you'll f..."
Hana Hou Restaurant
"Definitely my favorite place in town, Hana Hou is. DON'T MISS on my list, always! Owners Pa..."
Union 76 Gas Station STORE
"As gas stations go, this one is fine! But the enterprising owners recently added a HUGE sel..."
South Point
"For an interesting day's adventure, drive down South Point Road off Hwy. 11, thru amazingly ..."
Sea Mountain
"Beautiful vaulted wooden beamed ceilings give the feeling you've landed in Bora Bora! Airy ..."
Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Kona or Hilo
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Shaka's in Naalehu
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
Sea Mountain Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Hwy. 11
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Hana Hou Cafe, Shaka's, Punaluu Bakery, Ka'u Cafe
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Punaluu Black Sand Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Turtle Hut III Large Polynesian Bungalow at Colony I at Sea
Nearest Point of Interest
Punalu'u Black Sand Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Turtle Huts at Punalu'u Black Sand Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Uncle Abel's Surfing Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Honu'apo (Whittington) Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Village of Na'alehu Farmers Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Hana Hou Cafe & Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Kula Kai Caverns
Nearest Point of Interest
Na'alehu Village
Nearest Point of Interest
Green Sand Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Wood Valley
Nearest Point of Interest
Clouds' Rest Ka'u Coffee Stand
Nearest Point of Interest
Kula Kai Caverns
Car: recommended

Ideally located mid-way between the towns of Kona and Hilo, and only 30 minutes to the spectacular Volcanoes National Park, our resort is truly the best spot on the island! Away from the crowds, traffic and vog of Kona, the natural wonders of the Ka'u district along 90 miles of unspoiled coastline on the southeastern shore, Colony One beckons travelers from all over the planet who seek to find the REAL Hawaii. You won't want to miss the Na'alehu, Volcano Village, and Ocean View Farmers' Markets every Wed. & Sat. morning for fresh fruits, veggies & local coffee and an amazing array of art and crafts from our local craftsmen. Also, Kula Kai Caverns in nearby Ocean View; Green Sands Beach, 20 minutes drive; Zip-Line in Mountainview; Buddhist Temple and new Ka'u Coffee Museum & Mill in Wood Valley; the ancient fishing ladders and petroglyph fields, and sacred heiau in South Point; unlimited hiking opportunities including portions of the historic Ala Kahakai Trail fronting our resort; and even Lomilomi Massage for anyone? Just call our highly recommended local massage therapist(s) and they'll set up the massage table right on the lanai for you! This is also GOLFERS paradise, with both Sea Mountain Golf Course (adjacent to our resort!), and nearby Volcanoes Country Club G.C., where 18 Holes & your cart cost only $25.00.......and we provide clubs with bag inside the master bedroom closet!

We have recently partnered with KapohoKine Adventure Tours, the island's #1 tour group, which now offers a 15% discount for our guests on all of their offerings!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in the Pāhala in the Ka'u

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • resort ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1Recently remodelled with double walk-in tiled shower! featuring, of course, a large turtle mosaic made of rainforest marble! Double sink vanity, fully equipped with comforts of home including a hair dryer
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) Tempur-Pedic Pillow Top Luxor Queen Bed, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen-size Sleeper Sofa
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
4 Tennis Courts & Sea Mountain & Volcano Golf Courses under $25 for 18 Holes w/cart! Art Galleries Farmers Markets Wine Tasting Gourmet Restaurants Hike Historic Kings Trail Visit Nearby Green Sands Beach Explore Kula Kai Caverns in Nearby Ocean View Ride the Zip Linel in Nearby Mountain View Visit Punaewa Zoo Akuasawa Orchid Farm Puna Hot Ponds Lava Tree State Park Champagne Pond Volcanoes National Park....and so much more!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Turtle Hut II at Punalu'u Black Sand Beach! More Five Star Ratings! Reviews!!
average rating of 4.752941 based on 135 reviews
Mt. Horeb, WI
5

Beautiful view, great breeze...

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Turtle Hut II was fantastic. We were greeted by the housekeeper due to us arriving earlier than expected (time changed messed us up). She was very pleasant and proceeded to tell us about all of the opportunities in the area. She did not shoo us away, as she easily could have as we were hours early! The condo met all of our needs. My daughters loved the geckos and the turtles, OH My, so many turtles! My husband saw an octopus when he was snorkeling off the black sand beach. We managed the drive to many places and beaches. The view from the pool is exactly as the picture shows only much, MUCH more spectacular. I loved sitting out by the pool, reading and looking up to see the ocean view. Wonderful place to see and visit. Barbara has wonderful suggestions as to where to by groceries and to eat! Mahalo for a wonderful stay, LeaAnn~Mt. Horeb, WI.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha, LeaAnn and Ohana, and WOW! it sounds like your stay included some really rare moments! Your hubby saw an octopus? while snorkelling at our beach?!? Now, that's a first! to my knowledge! You'll definitely have to come back during WHALE season, when you can watch literally dozens of whales in the bay, pool - front!, as they breach and blow and play with their babies! OR, make it back during turtle hatching season! when thousands of turtle hatchlings break open their egg shells and try to waddle their way into the ocean for the first time......BOTH very magical experiences! Our housekeeper Lizzy fell in love with your girls, too! and always loves to meet and greet the guests she is preparing the condo for, and of course all of us lucky enough to live in paradise also love to share our lists of favorite places. We'd love to have you all back, whenever the spirit moves you, LeaAnn! Mucho mahalos for taking the time to write such a detailed and beautiful review of your stay! We're very grateful! Always with aloha, Barb, Dina & Lizzy
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5

Great location, beautiful grounds

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect condo for my family of four. Its far enough away from the hustle and bustle yet close enough into see everything on our list. My kids (14,17) loved this place the best out of all the placed we stayed on the island. The condo was well equipped with normal daily needs along with extras such as snorkel gear, body boards, beach chairs ect. I spent quite a lot of time on the deck drinking the excellent local coffee watching the sun come up over the ocean. If you have a rental car, yes stay here 100%, if you don't have a rental car, you might want to stay closer to the main cities. I really appreciated the welcome email from the owner outlining local activities, these suggestions led to some pretty epic adventures including turtles, dolphins and fresh local fruit. Thanks Barbara, we had an amazing time.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Downingtown, PA
5

Beautiful, spacious, all the comforts of home!

  • 5 of 5

We loved spending 4 lovely days at Turtle Hut II on the big Island. The quiet location was just what we were looking for. Being so close to the black sand beach (and the turtle "regulars") was awesome! The condo is beautifully decorated and provided everything we needed. Thanks, Barbara!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Nice and VERY remote place

  • 3 of 5

Turtle hut is a nice place and comes with amenities such as a pool and a hot tub that overlook a golf course. Our stay could have been improved though by providing items such as coffee, shampoo, etc., especially since the nearest store was quite far away. We found the bed was quite uncomfortable and seemed a bit old. On the plus side, there is a washer and a dryer. Also, the place doesn't seem to have AC, but managed to stay cool at night.

Punalu'u Black Sand Beach was gorgeous, and we saw turtles there every day. However, we had to drive at least one hour to any other attraction such as the volcano national park or gorgeous snorkeling places. I wouldn't recommend staying in this location because everything we wanted to do or visit was a long drive away. It felt like we were driving all day to get to places. If you're looking for a remote place, away from tourist attractions or stores and restaurants, then this is the right place for you. Otherwise we would recommend to stay closer to Kona or Hilo.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Every once in a very blue moon, we fail to please a guest, no matter how hard we try; it would be rude to refute these statements over what was supplied, wouldn't it? We left a beautiful Hawaiian Wedding Prayer gift to commemorate this special honeymoon stay, also, but didn't receive an acknowledgement. Visitors who love the hustle & bustle of places like Honolulu or Waikiki would probably not love our peaceful piece of paradise. But we are not in a remote wilderness! There are 4 towns nearby with grocery, sundries and/or drug stores,gas stations, post offices, gift shops, restaurants, and so on; some as close as only six miles (Pahala) and Naalehu (8 miles) and Volcano Village and Ocean View less than 30 pleasant miles away. Our listing and any Big Isle guidebook show the amazing number of awesome visitor attractions nearby: our own Punaluu Black Sand Beach, directly adjacent to the resort; Sea Mountain Golf Course; Volcanoes National Park, at most a 40 minute drive; Papakolea, the world's only green sand beach within 40 minutes; South Point and Kula Kai Caverns, the same; and Wood Valley with its emerald green Shangri-La environs, coffee farms and new Ka'u Coffee Museum & Store, to name the highlights. Our guests rave about our location mid-way between the attractions of Kailua-Kona and Hilo, making our place the perfect home base for days when they plan to tour those areas. We have custom designed several GoogleMaps "dream day trips" for our guests, to maximize their mini adventure tours while minimizing travel time. The high number of guests who return year after year, refer their friends and family to stay in our Turtle Hut , and who write glowing 5 Star reviews really tell the true story!
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5

Great condo. Great host

  • 5 of 5

Great condo had everything needed owner was incredible at providing lots of information on the area and things to see and do.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great visit!

  • 5 of 5

The Turtle Hut condo was exactly what we needed for a restful vacation. Close enough to Volcano Nat'l Park to visit often; great access to the beach; lots of options for island dining nearby; and far enough from the hustle and bustle of the 'big cities' to enjoy a relaxing week. We recommend golf at Volcano Golf and Country Club rather than the Sea Mountain course - it's cooler and in better shape generally. Also recommend hanging by the pool and soaking in the hot tub. Great place to stay!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in the Pāhala, Big Island Hawaii

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Low Season
13 Apr 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£279
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£73
£571
 
 
Winter Season
18 Dec 2017 - 14 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£292
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£77
£601
 
 
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3 night minimum stay
£279
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Additional pricing information

Housekeeping Fee £60.61
Tax Rate 13.25%

The Turtle Huts at Punalu'u : Registered Hawaii Business License # W176504 since 2003. We are proud to say we collect and transmit 100% of the taxes our guests pay to the state of Hawaii.
Turtle Huts at Punalu'u is also a proud member of the Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau, Pualani, since 2009, and
Turtle Huts at Punalu'u is a dedicated contributor to the Wounded Warriors Project, paying forward both the Aloha Spirit and contributions to this mportant program.


We off a generous Refund Policy of 100% of Deposit when a written notice of cancellation is provided (email is fine), within 60 days of arrival; within 60 days, we offer either a pro-rated refund of the days we are able to re-book to another party, and/or full credit for a future visit. In our 15 years of operation, we have always come to a happy resolution for our guests in their times of need......

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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