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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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 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
  • 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 4.852941 based on 34 reviews
Whitehorse, Yukon Territory

Nice and quiet stay in this lovely home...

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed our two-week stay (Feb. 2018) in this quite lovely home. Mark and Maggie are excellent hosts. Their home was spotlessly clean and welcoming when we arrived. There were many other add-ons for our use as well. When our grandchildren finally arrived three days before our stay was up they were delighted with the "treasure chest" full of games and thoughtfully, a coloring book and crayons! This was our third visit to Discovery Harbor and always enjoy sunrise and listening to the many beautiful birds chirping throughout the day. We were able to observe the Jan. 31 lunar eclipse right from the front verandah. As well we enjoyed visiting our many friends! We will definitely be thinking of this home for our 2019 visit!

Jim and Jerry L. Sherburne

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house.

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here 2 weeks over Christmas. The house was stocked with lots of necessities. Netflix streamed well on the TV and WiFi speed was very good. I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Escalon ,ca.

Very nice house.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice, easy to get to.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house in a quiet neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week here and loved the location. Big house, very quiet neighborhood, and awesome coffee shops, bakeries, and farms right down the street. Would definitely book again.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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South Carolina

Big Island Vacation - September 29 to October 6 2017

  • 5 of 5

This lovely home was a great place for us to hang our hats during our time on the Big Island. It was close to the volcano, the black sand beach and the green sand beach. The house was well equipped with every thing we needed - the beds were very comfortable and the nights were cool and great for sleeping. Our 92 year old dad traveled with us and he enjoyed sitting on the lanai each morning (as the rest of us did as well) drinking his coffee. We could not have found a better location or house for us to enjoy as our home base while traveling and site seeing on the island. The neighbor brought us some tangerines from her fruit trees which we enjoyed very much. It is truly a Quiet Retreat and beautiful. When we arrived (which was late due our flight arrival time), the light on the lanai was on for us and a light over the kitchen stove was on for us as well, we thought that was a very special thing since it was dark. We had no trouble finding the house using our GPS system.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great deal.

  • 5 of 5

Great house, excellent price, we enjoyed our stay. Very friendly neighborhood. The town was like out of the 50's everyone was so nice and it was peaceful.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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




Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $100
Tax Rate 13.41%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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