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Quiet Retreat Minutes from Black Sands and Volcanos

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,215 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This is a quiet retreat on South Point at the top of Discovery Harbour, where the weather is not too hot or cold year round. We now have wi-fi internet throughout the house, but no television. We do have good signal for most cell phone plans. But please feel free to disconnect from the rest of the world and enjoy all the island has to offer. The coffeemaker has a builtin grinder for whole beans, so enjoy a cup of local coffee on the lanai.

Volcano National Park is 30 minutes away. Punaluu Black Sand Beach is 10 minutes away, and the Punaluu golf course is close to the beach.

Naalehu, the southernmost town in the U.S., is 2 miles away and offers a good farmer's market on Wdenesdays. The bakery is worth the trip, and we reccomend the Hana Hau Restatraunt as well.

Whittington Park offers great oceanside picnicking and tidal pools to explore. South Point is beautiful with the sea caves and cliff divers, and Green Sands is worth the trip.

The house has 2 queen beds and 2 twin beds. There is a TV and DVD player. There is a Redbox location in Ocean View, 10 minutes down the road.

Keywords: 3 bed, 2 bath ranch near the top of Discovery Harbour

More Details

Mark and Maggie Dudash
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2018

About Mark and Maggie Dudash

We fell in love with Hawaii when we went on a second honeymoon. South Point is quiet and rural, just the way we like it. We live about an hour outside of Chicago, and enjoy some of the amenities that a big city has to offer, but prefer a more quiet life, at home and on vacation. We enjoy traveling with our girls, and as a family like to explore God's creation. Living on the Great Lakes made us look for water, and we enjoy the ocean and all it has to offer.

Mark and Maggie Dudash purchased this house in 2010

Why Mark and Maggie Dudash chose Discovery Harbour

We chose South Point for its quiet rural setting and proximity to the National Park. We enjoy hiking and kayaking, and sitting on the shore listening to the ocean. We also like the tradewinds and cooler temperatures at night.

What makes this house unique

The local coffee is great. We love the access to Farmers' Markets and fruit stands. Volcano Village and Naalehu are quiet towns with a unique Island character that we appreciate. The fact that we're halfway between Hilo and Kona give us the advantage of both sides of the island to explore.


Discovery Harbour House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1215 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rock climbing


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Quiet Retreat Minutes from Black Sands and Volcanos
average rating of 4.878049 based on 41 reviews

Awesome! Plenty of room in a quiet neighborhood!

  • 5 of 5

Staying at this house was a great experience for our family. The house had plenty of room, the kitchen was well stocked and we loved having a washer and dryer. We also enjoyed using the boogie boards and beach chair in the garage. There are plenty of towels, beach towels, extra sheets and blankets and everything you need to make for a wonderful vacation. It's definitely a drive to most sites, but you are very conveniently located between the Hilo side and the Kona side. Punaluu Bakery is also a must and only 10 minutes away. We spent 10 nights here and loved our time in this home. Every room has ceiling fans and as long as we opened the windows when we returned each day we were very comfortable. Thank you so much for offering such nice affordable housing on the Big Island. We loved our stay and would highly recommend this home to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Everything a family with wanderlust needs for their home base

  • 5 of 5

It is such a pleasure to find an island property that seems to anticipate all your needs. Ice packs in the freezer so you can pack a picnic lunch? Check. An insulated cooler bag in case you didn't bring one of your own? Check. A well-stocked pantry, all the dishes you need too cook anything, take-out menus and food recommendations on the fridge? Check. Wifi so you can hit Google maps for directions? Check. Netflix so you can veg out after a day of adventures up and down the Kona coast? Check. Clean, comfortable, well-appointed rooms and bathrooms? Check. A washer and dryer so you don't have to do a mountain of laundry once you return to the mainland? Check. A quiet and gracious neighborhood, located near a lot of wonderfully quirky or plain gorgeous places? Check.

We cannot wait to return. Our special week on the big island was made even more so by how easy and welcoming this place was.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, OR

A quiet week

  • 5 of 5

Very relaxing, quiet area. Nice house, well cared for. Will probably stay again.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kingman Arizona

Everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable and cozy home with horizon ocean views only about 15 minutes to Punaluu Black Sand Beach where turtles regularly come ashore. A comfortable bed and nice to be able to keep the windows open 24/7 and no heating or air conditioning needed. This was my 3rd trip to the big island in 15 months and this was the best place I've stayed.

You will need a car to stay here and you can explore both sides of the island including Volcano National Park about 40 minutes away.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

It was great. Roomy. Very clean.. The kitchen stocked with all kinds of things. Snacks. Condiments. Etc... It was in a quiet location. The only thing we weren't fond of was the living room sofa and chairs which were not very comfortable. Otherwise great place..

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Home was very nice. We love our stay here,

  • 5 of 5

Very Quiet and safe, Beautiful view of the ocean and great cross breezzs at night, it was nice to have the windows open and know that you were in a safe neighborhood the people here are very friendly. We would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Shaka Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Puna Luu
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Hana Hou
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Puna Luu
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.