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Punaluu Black Sand Beach, Big Island, Hawaii

Hale Ke Kai
1 of 24Hale Ke Kai
Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Pahala, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
Welcome to your home away from home, Hale Ke Kai, “where the land and sea meet.” You will come to find out why so many local residents and visitors call it one of the best units at Colony I. We feel honored to have the opportunity to show you the reasons so many have fallen in love with the islands. Those reasons are here to be found in abundance.
The Big Island is our home and we go to great lengths to help you feel at home too. This spacious and beautifully furnished one bedroom condo is single level with absolutely no steps. Although it is considered a condo, there are no upstairs or downstairs neighbors, only the back wall of the closet is shared. Hale Kekai is unit #23 in the Sea Mountain Resort. The lanai (patio) is very private. Speaking of the lanai, “Wow!” is the usual response. Sweeping unobstructed ocean views that blen...
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Listing #FKN2301336
About the Owner
Jeff S
Languages spoken:German, English
Response Rate:89%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
Because we live on island and not far away, we can be easily reached if there is an issue or question. You will be able to contact us directly via telephone, text, or email.
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

Jeff was great to deal with and his communication was superb. It was relaxing staying at his condo and we walked to the Black Sand Beach and swam with the turtles. Jeff's condo is nicely appointed and the shower is great. We had a little...More

Thank Ken C
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Great location for Volcano National Park & Black Sand Beach. Spectacular views of the ocean from your private patio. Condo is adequate for two people and well equipped. Great king size bed. Jeff, the owner gave us plenty of info for planning our activities while...More

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  • Alarm Clock
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet Access
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
Guests need to fill out a registration form upon arrival for safety reasons and to get a parking pass (instructions are on the form). No glass is allowed in the pool/barbecue area...
    1 Full bath
    1 Sofa
    1 King
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  • Cleaning fee: €85 / stay - Fee
  • Damage Deposit: €256 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
standard cleaning and restocking fee
Hawaii Tax 13.25 %
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About the neighbourhood
Hale Ke Kai is located in the Colony One condominiums at Sea Mountain Resort on the Big Island of Hawaii. Punaluu Black Sand Beach is a few minutes walk away. Punaluu offers swimming and snorkeling at one of the 'Top Ten Black Sand Beaches in the World.' Colony One is surrounded by the southernmost golf course in the United States and also has tennis courts minutes away. There are day hikes along the coast where you can see the beautiful coastline of Ka'u with a mountain backdrop provided by Mauna Loa. There are many archaeological sites and petroglyphs (Pre-contact drawings carved in the lava) along the coastal trail. The nearby town of Pahala is about 10 minutes (East or 'Hilo side' as the locals say) away and has a small convenience store, bank, Post Office, and Pharmacy. Pahala is an old sugar plantation town and still has the local flair that other towns can only imitate. A short drive from Pahala is the Ka'u Coffee Mill recognized as one of the best roasteries in the world. The Mill is a must visit for every lover of coffee, macadamia nuts, or beautiful artwork. Kathleen Kam's wonderful scenes of Ka'u adorn the Guest Shop and the staff provide free tours of the Coffee Mill, Roastery, Drying Area, and the Coffee Fields. Free samples are available. Continuing up the road a few minutes leads you to the splendor of Wood Valley and the Tibetan Buddhist Temple, Nechung Dorje Draying Ling. Walk the temple grounds and feel the peace of this special place. Volcanoes National Park is only 30 minutes away with lava viewing and excellent hiking or walking trails for all levels. Next to the National Park is the town of Volcano. Volcano has a great local art center and has a number of restaurants to choose from, all the way from sandwiches at Lehua Cafe to the posh evening meal Kilauea Lodge. Because the Big Island is...well, an island, you can also go the other way (West or as the locals say 'Kona side') about 15 minutes from Hale Ke Kai. Along the way you will pass Honuapo Beach Park with it's Hawaiian Fish Ponds used to catch fish with the tide in days gone by. As you go up the hill to Naalehu (or when you return to Punaluu) be certain to stop at the Scenic Point. The view is one of a kind...the longest undeveloped coastline in Hawaii and probably the world. Naalehu has a large grocery store, the Punaluu Bakery (great Malasadas), and restaurants to choose from. Head further 'Kona side' and visit South Point, the southernmost point in the U.S.. Green Sands Beach is a hike, or 4wd trip away from South Point (you can also hire local people to drive you out). Green Sands is famous for its olivine cliffs and sand and is a unique spot to swim in the shore break or dig your feet into the warm sand. The Big Island and Ka'u abound with activities that will keep everyone in your group wanting to stay longer, and we hope that Hale Ke Kai plays an integral part of a truly memorable visit.
Getting around
We provide every guest with an Insider's Guide put together using the knowledge we have from our many years on the Big Island. Inside are tips, tricks, some local da kine, and all kinds of info that you won't find elsewhere. Our guests rave about it!
How to get there
Colony One at Sea Mountain is easy to get to. It is about an hour and a half scenic drive from Hilo airport passing through the beuty of Volcanoes National Park on the way. We provide a special Insider's Guide with each booking that gives detailed driving instructions and tons of cool local knowledge you won't find anywhere else.
Airport: Hilo International (ITO): 82.0 km
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 0.5 km
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