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Green Sea Turtles enjoying a sunset on our black sand beach!

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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
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TURTLE HUT I

Now you've found your perfect vacation spot... 'Hale Honu' or 'Turtle Hut,' aptly named for the endangered hawksbill turtles nestling along our black sand beach, offers a tranquil haven to human travelers, too! Perched on a bluff with Mauna Loa Volcano as its background and the soft blue waters of the Pacific as its foreground, Sea Mountain welcomes visitors seeking 'Old Hawaii' at its best.

Just browse through our former Guest Reviews Tab and you'll see we have earned more than triple the number of FIVE STAR ratings than any other listing in our resort, or our district! There are many reasons why:

The Turtle Huts have everything you're looking for in your 'dream' Hawaiian vacation: outstanding LOCATION, fantastic AMENITIES and surprising affordability for a top-rated resort in paradise! Recent resort upgrades include high speed internet and wi-Fi, premium and unlimited on-demand TV programming and local and long distance telephone.

Serene...peaceful...secluded...oasis...historic...natural.... are apt descriptors for this magnificent region. The Turtle Hut's location in the more secluded and peaceful section of the resort is an added asset, and its VIEW of the OCEAN is what brings our guests back, year after year. We are thrilled to have earned more than triple the number of FIVE STAR ratings from our guests than any other property in our resort, and we work hard to achieve that record.

We are ideally located between Kailua-Kona and Hilo, making day trips to either side of the island's attractions easy! We're also only a short half hour drive to Volcanoes National Park and its awesome eruption shows, Turtle Hut overlooks the magnificent Pacific Ocean AND the 18th Green and Fairway of Sea Mountain's Par 72 Golf Course. Can you believe 18 holes of golf with your cart for only $25.00?! with plenty of whale-watching possibilities thrown in for free! A 30 minute drive and a short hike takes you to Papakolea, our incredible GREEN Sands Beach, or tour nearby Kula Kai Caverns in Ocean View, South Point, Wood Valley? Hike the ancient Ala Kahakai Trail fronting our resort and beyond to discover petroglyphys and heiaus dating back to pre-contact times...The possibilities nearby are endless.

Bask in our glorious tradewinds-cooled sunshine or under our spectacular star-filled night sky! Our beach has been consistently rated among the most exotic, natural beaches in the world by beach afficianados, so the unit is equipped with great beach chairs and mats, umbrella, and basic snorkel sets.

Thoughtfully furnished and equipped with a selection of books and music to enjoy from the lounges on your lanai! and, of course, a blender awaits your mai tai or cocktail of choice.

Nearby villages of Volcano, Pahala, Na'alehu and Ocean View offer 'local style' culture as well as conveniences such as grocery stores, gas stations, banks, restaurants, hair salons, nail and facial aestheticians, massage therapists, and on Wed. and Saturdays, wonderful Farmers Markets with amazing arrays of fresh veggies, fruits, local Ka'u coffees and treasures from local artists and craftspeople. When in doubt where to eat?, just browse through the local restaurants list you'll find in the condo! for up to 21 great choices nearby, rated by travellers like you, and filled with helpful information.

Perhaps most importantly, when you rent from us, you are renting from TRUE, local owners, NOT from a property management business or out-of-state owners with little knowledge of the area or concern about your experience! Our guests receive concierge-style service from us, including recommendations on restaurants, activities and little-known 'not-to-miss!' places. You'll never receive this level of aloha from out-of-state owners or rental businesses!

Need additional room for family members joining you? Look up 'Turtle Hut II'now available for booking. Same great resort and amenities, offering additional space. Look up listing #251908!

Keywords: Exotic, unspoiled Hawaii at bargain prices!
Great BEACH; POOL & SPA: GOLF: VOLCANO Natl Park & Green Sands Beach only 30 minutes away! Save $$$

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Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 1

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Age 21...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking permitted in designated areas...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • You'll love our new double walk-in shower, complete with a turtle mosaic, of course!...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Adjacent to Sea Mountain Golf Course and a short drive to Volcano Golf and Country Club and Volcano Village's art galleries, five-star restaurants and winery. Hiking the Ala Kahakai and ancient Kings Trail nearby marked with petroglyphs and sacred Heiau; 4-wheel drive, hike or go with our local guide to our Green Sand Beach near South Point.; lomi-lomi & traditional massage available right on your lanai for a special treat!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Great variety of books to relax with at the beach or on the lanai, from hawaiian history to novels of every genre...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Board and Card Games including poker chips for play with neighbor or poolside!...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Eclectic music selections, from Hawaiian to golden oldies to classics or country!...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    (2) Color Cable TVs in both Living Room and Bedroom; Premium TV program package with On Demand & Showtime movie channel...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    (2)TWO LED Color TVs, in living room & bedroom...moreless

  • Toys:

    Childrens outdoor lawntoys, coloring books...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    (3) Numerous CDs & DVDs for relaxation and entertainment...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Luaus
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Golf Course View:

    Overlooking the 18th fairway and green...moreless

  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View:

    Lots of our guests set the coffee maker to be sure to enjoy sunrise! over the ocean each morning.....its magnificent!...moreless

  • Resort:

    Colony I at Sea Mountain Resort...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Spelunking
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    (2) Coin-operated Laundry Huts...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    High speed internet and Wi Fi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Yes, including beach towels!...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Ample,MFREE parking...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Ample free parking in front of unit...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Telephone with answering machine Unlimited local & long distance calling!...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    (2) Coin-operated Laundry Huts...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    WiFi available entire area surrounding pool & spa deck & BBQ/dining areas!...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    and Coffee Bean Grinder for guests to try our local Ka'u award winning coffees!...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Beautiful tropical dinnerware & all the cooking utensils you could possibly want!...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    Full size refrigerator, four burner electric range with oven, microwave with bake/grill, George Foreman grill, toaster, blender, coffee bean grinder, coffee maker...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Combination microwave- oven/broiler bakes, too!...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Blender, Coffee Bean Grinder, Basic Spices & Condiments...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full-size stainless steel Refrigerator/freezer...moreless

  • Stove:

    Four burner electric range with oven...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Two (2) adult bicycles available for rent upon request...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large attached tiled lanai with ceiling fan and table and chairs for dining or just enjoying the beautiful ocean & golfcourse view...adjacent large lawn, too!...moreless

  • Golf:

    Sea Mountain Golf Course, adjacent to our resort, and only $25.00 for cart & 18 holes! Volcano Country Club Golf Course, only 30 minute drive, $28.00 for cart & 18 holes! Hilo Muni GC, 1 hr drive...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large beautiful lawn area adjacent to covered lanai, great for sunbathing or stargazing at night!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Three large gass BBQs located on the pool deck!...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Four tennis courts; however, they are not owned by our resort, and not well maintained...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Basic snorkel gear & Boogie Boards provided, plus water safety vests for kids...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Beautful tiled pool view great views of the ocean and the whales and dolphins at play!...moreless

  • Shared Hot Tub:

    Magnificent lava rock spa overlooking Ninole Bay or the brilliant stars at night!...moreless

Building Type

  • Building
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
low Season Rate
Apr 19 - Dec 16, 2016
3 night min stay
$75
$525
Winter Rates
Dec 17 - Apr 16, 2017
7 night min stay

$595 $2,400
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$75
$525
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning & Supplies Fee $70
  • Tax Rate 13.25%

Notes:

Winter Nightly Rate $85; Low Season Nightly Rate $75; Check-in time is 3:00 pm and check-out time is 11:00 am unless prior arrangements have been agreed to by both owner and guests. $75.00 fee will be charged if keys to unit are lost or not returned to unit upon check-out; and guests agree to leave the condo in the same condition in which they found it

upon arrival, wear & tear of items excluded. Generous cancellation policy outside of 60 days before arrival.

The Turtle Hut is a proud member of the Hawaii Visitor & Convention Bureau since 2010

The Turtle Huts at Punalu'u operate under Hawaii State Business License #W176504 since 2003, and we proudly collect and transmit 100% of the general excise and transient accommodations taxes paid by our guests. Payment of taxes is, in our opinion, part of the "aloha spirit", and is vital in supporting our public schools, police, fire and judicial service, hospital and health care services and to provide for the care of those less fortunate than we are.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Location

60 Miles
Nearest Airport
Kona or Hilo
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Shaka's BAr & Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Sea Mountain Golf Course
0.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 11
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Hana Hou Cafe, Punaluu Bakery, Burger Shack, Shaka
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Punaluu Black sand Beach

Car: Recommended

Perfectly located mid-way between Kailua-Kona and Hilo, and only a half hour drive to Volcanoes National Park, our resort is the perfect home base location for touring all of the island's special attractions; and within only a 40 minute drive, our guests marvel at the magnificent other sites on our "Don't Miss!" List: Papakolea, the GREEN sand beach, Kula Kai Caverns, South Point, Wood Valley, Ka'u Coffee Mill, and just a wee bit further, a beach where you may swim with wild spinner Dolphins!

Wednesday & Saturday Farmers' Markets in Na'alehu & Volcano Village offer great fresh produce and local coffees as well as one-of-a-kind artist creations to take home! Enjoy a facial or Hawaiian Lomi-lomi massage in Na'alehu or Volcano; aestheticians and microdermabrasion specialists, as well!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: I believe that my move to Hawaii in 1997 is a perfect example of why the Big Island is referred to as the 'Healing Island'. Sure, I had fallen in love with Hawaii ever since my first vacation here in the '80s, but I was far from financially ready to make the move until pow! my life blew up one insane day, and the decision to move was made for me! And so it was, within 22 days, I resigned from my position as a police administrator, divorced, and hopped a plane bound for Kailua-Kona, Hawaii with my 80 year old mother. Why Hawaii? It was the only place on earth where I had always felt completely happy and healthy and where I knew I would be safe to begin a new life. It is often said that the Mana, or 'Spirit', of this island calls out to those whose hearts need to heal. I know now that it was not a coincidence that I was called here or that I found an old coffee plantation house for sale, next to the most famous 'place of refuge' on the island, Puuhonua O Honaunau. With pennies down, we bought it and learned how to grow and roast coffee! and hung macadamia nuts to dry in our old panty hose! Eventually, we sold that wonderful place for such a profit that you may now guess the rest of this story: yes! that first humble blessing, our place of refuge, sold for an amount large enough to provide not only for our next home, but also for the purchase of this beautiful condo at Punalu'u! And now I am blessed to offer a haven and oasis to travellers and visitors from all over the world, whether weary from life and needing to heal, as I was; or those coming to explore and enjoy the wonders of Hawaii! I still pinch myself often, to be sure this is all real!

Why the Owner Chose Pāhala, HI, USA:
I first saw Colony One at Sea Mountain way back in the '80s when we stopped at the Black Sand Beach on a tour bus, and I vowed then that I would find a way to stay there on my very next trip to the islands. Sea Mountain is unique, not only to the Big Isle, but truly is not to be found anywhere else in the entire island chain! Not a ticky-tacky high rise, this small complex sits on a bluff like a quaint Polynesian Village might have, with the calm, turquoise Pacific Ocean at its foreground and the dark green forestland of Mauna Loa Volcano as its background. I can't imagine a more perfect location for a vacation, as we're located half-way between the 'big' towns of Kona and Hilo, and only a 30 minute drive to the Volcanoes National Park. There's plenty to do without ever leaving the resort, as well! With our own magnificent black sand beach, Sea Mountain Golf Course, a beautiful fresh water pool and a volcano-style spa, tennis courts, tropical gardens and manicured lawns to enjoy, I jumped at the first possible chance to purchase one that I could afford, in 2003. I've had nothing but positive experiences managing the rentals myself, and I've met people from all over the world! I've made enough $$ in the last couple of years to offer free stays to returning soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan, and have a few more scheduled this year. Life just doesn't get any better than this! Please come and find out for yourself!

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
The perfect day for me while staying at the Turtle Hut myself always begins with watching the SUN-RISE out of the ocean with a freshly brewed cup of local coffee, right on my lanai! Remember, we're located on the windward coast, so its the sunrise that lights up the sky with every glorious color you can imagine, and I promise you'll re-define 'pink' and 'orange' and 'red' and try to find new ways to define those desciptors. I always have great company on the lanai, as our neighborhood cardinals and finch families will be waiting for me --sometimes chirping their impatience from atop the chairs! -- calling for their pieces of fruit and nuts! We've given them all names, down to the smallest male yellow finch with a broken left foot, who we call - you guessed it: 'Lefty'. When I'm lucky enough to have finished most of a papaya from the garden here, I usually take off for a good, long walk. There are endless walking or hiking choices here, depending on your conditioning, time and interests. One of my guests called me one day so thrilled that he had found waterfalls! on his hike during a heavy rain! The perfect day's end always is spent here in our magnificent volcano-style spa. It's huge! and the perfect place to un-wind from a long day while gazing at unbelievably clear night skies. One night, I counted seven falling stars!


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Photos

  • Green Sea Turtles enjoying a sunset on our black sand beach!

    Green Sea Turtles enjoying a sunset on our black sand beach!

  • Bright, light and comfortable living room awaits you at day's end!

    Bright, light and comfortable living room awaits you at day's end!

  • King-size double pillow-top memory foam mattress is steps from gardenia lanai!

    King-size double pillow-top memory foam mattress is steps from gardenia lanai!

  • A huge plus! is our expanded tiled lanai with private expansive lawn area & VIEW

    A huge plus! is our expanded tiled lanai with private expansive lawn area & VIEW

  •  Welcoming Hawaiian Honu greets you in the foyer for the holoholo of your dreams

    Welcoming Hawaiian Honu greets you in the foyer for the holoholo of your dreams

  • Rarely busy, our pool & spa overlooking Ninole Bay & whales in season is awesome

    Rarely busy, our pool & spa overlooking Ninole Bay & whales in season is awesome

  • Grill your fresh catch or local ranch beef on our pool deck & dine poolside!

    Grill your fresh catch or local ranch beef on our pool deck & dine poolside!

  • Can you see the turtles surfing in this photo? How many?

    Can you see the turtles surfing in this photo? How many?

  • Always uncrowded, so peaceful, the only sound is the palms swaying in the breeze

    Always uncrowded, so peaceful, the only sound is the palms swaying in the breeze

  • Volcano-syle Spa is THE special treat after a day of hiking or golf!

    Volcano-syle Spa is THE special treat after a day of hiking or golf!

  • "Please come snorkel with me?"

    "Please come snorkel with me?"

  • Only a short drive away!

    Only a short drive away!

  • Listen to the ocean surf, smell the gardenias, and watch the golfers on fairway

    Listen to the ocean surf, smell the gardenias, and watch the golfers on fairway

  • You'll love our new double-size walk-in shower, with atiled mosaic turtle scene!

    You'll love our new double-size walk-in shower, with atiled mosaic turtle scene!

  • Relax & enjoy drinks & meals while feeding local cardinals & finches who stop by

    Relax & enjoy drinks & meals while feeding local cardinals & finches who stop by

  • World famous Punalu'u Black Sand Beach rimmed with palm trees & shade!

    World famous Punalu'u Black Sand Beach rimmed with palm trees & shade!

  • No better treat than our SPA after a day of golf, hiking, touring or whatever?!

    No better treat than our SPA after a day of golf, hiking, touring or whatever?!

  • Punalu'u...always rated among the top ten beaches in the USA!

    Punalu'u...always rated among the top ten beaches in the USA!

  • Only a leisurely ten minute stroll from your front door!

    Only a leisurely ten minute stroll from your front door!

  • Kids love to body and board surf at our beach!  Care to join them?

    Kids love to body and board surf at our beach! Care to join them?

  • Afternoon nap time for eight ! Green sea turtles at our beach.....do you see all

    Afternoon nap time for eight ! Green sea turtles at our beach.....do you see all

  • Kilauea Volcano's shows at nighttime are the most dramatic!

    Kilauea Volcano's shows at nighttime are the most dramatic!

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