Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)
When not enjoying the lovely Big Island vibes Sue & Peter spend their time in the Bay Area living on a 55' steel boat they built. They hope to bring her to Hawaii in the near future.
Owner purchased this Condo in 2005
Why Owner chose Pāhala
We both fell in love with the Big Island a few years ago. No matter how many times we go, there is always more to see & do. We chose this condo primarily for its location. Close to Volcano National Park & only an hour away from Hilo, our favorite city on the Big Island. The black sand beach is a 10-minute walk & its nice to visit it early before all the tour buses get there. That is a great time to see the turtles resting on the beach. We love that the complex is fairly secluded and quiet, a rare thing in todays busy world. The beautiful and peaceful setting instantly relaxes us. The view from our lanai is one of our favorite spots to spend time reading/eating/relaxing.
What makes this Condo unique
Colony One/Sea Mountain is a unique place. The setting & location are wonderful & unusual. The complex is well maintained & small enough to stay friendly. People say hello to each other as they walk past & lots of conversations are started while lounging in the pool/hot tub area. Since buying our unit, we usually go twice a year fixing it up & making it as comfortable as possible for our guests. Being a ex-tour guide, I have put together a binder of things to do while visiting the Big Island, including favorite beaches, restaurants, hikes & hidden treasures. We invite you to be our guest at #24.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
We enjoyed our stay at SeaMountain 24. What gorgeous views from the lanai of the ocean and swaying palms! Just a short walk to the black sand beach. The golf course between the ocean and the condo buildings is not being used (I guess it's for sale), which added an odd ghostly quality to the geography, but we liked the fact that there were very few people around. So private and quiet (except leaf blowers).
The condo is clean and well equipped. We cooked several meals, and the kitchen is small but adequate. We enjoyed the spacious layout (huge bathroom!) and very comfortable bed (great sleeps).
We were impressed with Sue's quick agreement to allow our son and daughter in law to stay with us on our final night (on the pull out couch). Very gracious of her. Excellent hosts!
My only problem was with the lock box at the front door that housed the key. Maybe we are just getting old, but we had trouble opening it, which was frustrating. But this is such a small thing, really.
All in all, a great vacation spot.
Lovely condo in unusual location
We had a great short stay here, enjoying the breeze on the lanai, the stroll to beautiful Punalu'u beach and the laid back area around.
As far south as you can get in the USA
This was a nice apartment near the beach and Volcano park. Quiet little town along the way. Very pleasant stay.
Sue was great in accommodating our last minute change in plans and provided everything we needed for a wonderful 8 day stay on this beautiful island. The location is somewhat remote but it is an excellent place to check out the entire island with a rental car. We hope to return some day!!
Beautiful resort condo, lacking some items
The split-level condo was beautiful and spacious. The living and dining rooms had wood, cathedral ceiling. The large lanai had a partial view of golf course and ocean. Short walk to Punalu'u black sand beach where we saw 10 sea turtles at once. Calm each morning but didn't swim in the afternoon because became windy with large waves and rocks (April 2019). Easy to find and convenient for Volcanoes Nat'l Park but few facilities nearby. We enjoyed our stay but kitchen lacked spices and butter, and there was only a tiny bit of PAM spray and black pepper. Also lacked umbrella, thermos. Clean but shower floor and walls could have been scrubbed more or rubber floor mat provided.
The perfect place for my needs.
Black Sand Beach, Volcano National Park