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

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

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday condo in Naalehu - Colony I #54 on Big Island

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

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
James Rowley
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 October, 2016
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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!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Our condo was left in disarray. Towels were stained. Kitchen items, decorations, and a fitted sheet were missing. We only held back 1/2 of the deposit which was less than the cost of the items missing or in need of replacement.

I disagree with all of her comments about the cleanliness as we have had many positive statements over the years about the pristine condition of our condo.

I would suggest that no one rent to this person in the future.
Sep 2016
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based on 21 holidaymaker reviews

Big Island Vacation Rental (on The Island of Hawaii)at Punaluu Beach
average rating of 4.571429 based on 22 reviews

Not what I expected

  • 1 of 5

Compared to the last condo I stayed at here at Sea Mountain, this one was very hot. No breeze coming in to cool the place down. Blankets and sheets didn't look like they had been washed but rather just folded up and placed in the closet. Some of the pots in the cabinets still had food on them. They held my deposit saying there was a missing fitted sheet from the sofa bed which only had a mattress when we opened it and we had to use a flat sheet from the closet. They claim we had stained towels but yet we had nothing to possibly stain the towels with. maybe it's because we're locals who rented that they feel they can do this to us. SO SAD. especially because we cleaned up most of the condo before we left on Sunday night which we didn't have to be out until Monday but we have jobs and when we rented this place they have a minimum of 3 nights and only used the place for 1 night which was the night we had a funeral service located in Naalehu town. got to the condo Saturday around 4pm and left Sunday 8pm.

I do not recommend this place to anyone. Search google and I'm sure you can find a better one.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, well-equipped and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

This place was exactly as described. We were driving around the island and found this a great place to base ourselves whilst exploring the south and Volcanoes National Park. The property was immaculately presented and Jim was very helpful in providing information about nearby attractions.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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


  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: 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.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: 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!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: 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!! :-)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from 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


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Naalehu, Ka'u District

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

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £164
Cleaning Fee £74
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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in the Naalehu in the Big Island Hawaii

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
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 ...
  • Hob ...
  • 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 Large Double Bed
  • 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 ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 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
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • 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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