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Turtle Hut II at Punalu'u Black Sand Beach! More Five Star Ratings! Reviews!!

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

TURTLE HUT II: a spacious Polynesian-style bungalow for your dream vacation in Hawaii! Our repeat guests agree that we offer the very best LOCATION and CLIMATE and

AFFORDABILITY, as reflected in our 5 Star ratings and guest reviews. We would love to reserve YOUR stay, and have another opportunity to show you why we've earned nearly twice as many 5 Star ratings as any other condo in our resort.

Our location on the southeastern unspoiled coastline of Hawaii's Big Isle, is virtually mid-way between the attractions of both Kona and with many unique places to explore along the way! We're also a scant half-hour drive to the Volcanoes National Park and Madame Pele's spectacular eruption shows. Nestled on a bluff overlooking Ninole Bay in the middle of 90 miles of pristine, undeveloped coastline, this small Polynesian style condo resort and golf course blend seamlessly into their natural tropical setting.

We are also blessed by the prevailing tradewinds, a factor which keeps our air quality fresh and clean, unlike the Kona coast, and our temperatures are also cooler both day and night! You will love to lounge on the pool deck at night and watch the night sky for falling stars, as there is no cleaner air on planet earth.

Of course, we also have the very best amenities for our guests, right here in the resort including high-speed internet, Wi-Fi and premium TV & movie packages. Many of our guests choose to spend mornings with breakfast on the lanai, feeding our tame cardinals a taste of papaya or toast, then off to the pool and spa or golf or tennis until noon; touring in the afternoon, and finishing the day with a great fish BBQ on the pool deck with new friends! Some spa time, anyone?

There is so much to see and explore nearby: within a 30 minute drive, our magnificent GREEN Sands Beach is not to be missed; Kula kai Caverns in Ocean View has several guided tours tailored to your physical abilities and interests; South Point's fishing ladders, natural history and ocean blow holes; Wood Valley's Shangri-La environment offers a BuddhistTemple; the recently opened Ka'u Coffee Mill & Museum, where you may sample international award-winning local coffee brands and learn all about coffee farming from picking 'cherry' to final roasting; shopping the quaint nearby villages of Volcano Village, Pahala, a former sugar cane plantation town, Naalehu, site of our famous Punalu'u sweet breads bakery, and Ocean View, boasting the largest at subdivision in the USA, atop the slopes of Mauna Loa of these options whenever you can bear to leave our beautiful black sand beach and snorkelling with the turtles!

In addition to these magnificent sites of nature's beauty which are free, we are thrilled to announce a new partnership with KapohoKine Adventures, the island's #1 rated tour company! All of our guests will receive a 15% discount on any tour for every member of their party, just by stating they are our guests! Breathtaking volcano lava night tours? Helicopter tours? Zip line and waterfall packages? All at 15% off to our guests!

Finally, affordability matters to everyone these days. And with airfares climbing to ridiculous levels, we've lowered our rates as low as we possibly can to attract and keep a clientele of discerning guests for all of our properties. A full house at low rates is certainly better than one half full, at our former much higher ragtes!

Be sure to read the 'Travelers Reviews' Tab above to see the wonderful things virtually ALL of our guests have said about their stays with us! They consistently rave about the location, and amenities, and having all the comforts of home, in paradise! We are very proud of our 100% positive record, and work very hard to achieve and maintain that level of service to our pampered guests.

The Hut's 'great room' runs the entire width of the unit, and has soaring vaulted wooden beamed ceilings, with ceiling fans in both the full sized living room and dining rooms. The full kitchen has brand new stainless steel range and over-the-range micro-hood, full size refrigerator, dishwasher, and even a washer and dryer. Of course, we also stock all the small kitchen appliances you would hope for: coffee maker and grinder; blender; rice cooker; toaster, and so on.

We always strive to spoil our guests as we would wish to be, so we also stock top quality beach chairs, beach umbrella, mats and coolers; high thread count sheets and custom towels; and high end and comfortable furnishings. We are always happy to furnish our guests with insider recommendations on best & worse restaurants, activities & attractions and our own 'do not miss' list! It's all part of the 'aloha spirit' which we strive to convey and which showers our business with a very high repeat and referral rate!

Please note that our Hut II is a "true" one bedroom condo, not a studio unit masquerading to be one! It's virtually twice the size as a studio unit, and has two full levels: level one includes the foyer and bedroom, and double bath; level two is the "great room" with the living room,dining room, full kitchen, and full-length lanai, for even more relaxing island lifestyle! We have two beautiful teak dining tables with seating for four on the lanai.

Keywords: BEST Beach & Golf & Location & Climate & Unspoiled, Exotic Hawaii at affordable rates! See our former Guest Reviews, and see why we have earned more than double the number of FIVE STAR ratings than any other condos in our resort!

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Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

About DeAubrey

We lived in Hawaii when my husband was in the Service. We always dreamed of retiring on the Islands but never thought it would be possible, but dreams do come true! We haven't retired yet but this will be our home someday and until then we want to share it with you.

DeAubrey purchased this condo in 2017

What makes this condo unique

We found this complex when visiting the Big Island in 2015. We stayed in a condo like this one and fell in love with the area. We were drawn to this part of the island, a little more laid back. The beach is in walking distance, the pool and hot tub are great and the location was just perfect for us.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a beautiful condo! So comfortable. We were lucky enough to see Kilauea Volcano at dusk emptying in glorious colors., it hadn't done that for a month. Black sand beach is something special -- especially the turtles! Had a wonderful time.
Oct 2017
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Pāhala Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No additional guests.
  • Condo quiet time from 10:00 pm to 8:00 am
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Recently remodeled with double walk-in tiled shower! featuring, of course, a large turtle mosaic made of rainforest marble! Double sink vanity, fully equipped with comforts of home including a hair dryer
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1) Tempur-Pedic Pillow Top Luxor Queen Bed, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen-size Sleeper Sofa Entertainment
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes: 4 Tennis Courts & Sea Mountain & Volcano Golf Courses under $25 for 18 Holes w/cart! Art Galleries Farmers Markets Wine Tasting Gourmet Restaurants Hike Historic Kings Trail Visit Nearby Green Sands Beach Explore Kula Kai Caverns in Nearby Ocean View Ride the Zip Linel in Nearby Mountain View Visit Punaewa Zoo Akuasawa Orchid Farm Puna Hot Ponds Lava Tree State Park Champagne Pond Volcanoes National Park....and so much more!


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Turtle Hut II at Punalu'u Black Sand Beach! More Five Star Ratings! Reviews!!
average rating of 4.7444444 based on 140 reviews
Ashford, WA

Clean, well maintained and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Great place to spend a week

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tom, so glad you had a great visit. We would love to have you visit us again. Mahalo and Aloha DeAubrey
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Poway, CA

A Very Pleasant Retreat

  • 4 of 5

Let me start by writing that as far as location and amenities are concerned, this is a top-notch property. There is a golf course on site, not to mention a short drive/hike to the Black Sand Beach and the Volcanoes National Park is about a half hour-45 minute drive away. The condo is comfy and also has everything you can imagine to make sure your stay is stellar. Only a couple minor drawbacks -- patching the small holes in the bedroom wall would help with aesthetics and charm, and it may be time for a new bed. We both agreed that the bed was uncomfortable. The refrigerator also had some leftover food in it -- I get leaving some condiments is helpful for the next guests, but we have no idea how long the dairy products and frozen breakfast burrito have been in there. Make sure to take heed and purchase all your necessities in Kona or Hilo because the pickings are slim in the adjacent small towns. Be sure to visit the pool and hot tub! Overall we did so much and saw so much and Turtle Hut II was a nice retreat at the end of our exploring.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Steve for your kind review and input. This is indeed one of our favorite spots on the island and has been since our first stay. I am so glad to hear you had a wonderful time and enjoyed it as much as we do. I will pass on the info about the left food to housekeeping and I totally agree about the bedroom. We are having some blinds installed soon for that reason, curtains were removed during the sale of the property. Please join us again when you can and see our updates. Mahalo and Aloha DeAubrey
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Perfect stay at Turtle Hut ll

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful condo, well taken care of, and a good location for exploring the south of the Big Island. Barb is really on top of things. Besides seeing to it that everything was perfect in the condo, she had some excellent tips for restaurants and activities in the area. We highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Loved our stay at Turtle Hut II. Condo was stocked with everything you would need.

  • 4 of 5

Great one bedroom condo with lots to do in the area. Short walk to black sand beach with beach chairs in the condo. Would stay there again on our next trip to the Big Island.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Lloydminster. Alberta,Canada

Perfect Mother-Daughter get away

  • 5 of 5

Wow, this beautiful condo was perfect for us. It was well stocked with everything we needed -from laundry soap to beach towels to snorkel gear. It was very very clean, well kept and we loved the turtle motifs throughout! The area was quiet which we appreciated after a full day of adventuring. Its location allowed us to head in any direction to experience what the Big Island has to offer. The owner, Barbara, ensured we had all of the information needed to make our get away memorable and easy. Her recommendations for sight-seeing , coffee stops, markets and so much more were greatly appreciated. We will certainly stay here again with the whole family next time!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Great location, beautiful grounds

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect condo for my family of four. Its far enough away from the hustle and bustle yet close enough into see everything on our list. My kids (14,17) loved this place the best out of all the placed we stayed on the island. The condo was well equipped with normal daily needs along with extras such as snorkel gear, body boards, beach chairs ect. I spent quite a lot of time on the deck drinking the excellent local coffee watching the sun come up over the ocean. If you have a rental car, yes stay here 100%, if you don't have a rental car, you might want to stay closer to the main cities. I really appreciated the welcome email from the owner outlining local activities, these suggestions led to some pretty epic adventures including turtles, dolphins and fresh local fruit. Thanks Barbara, we had an amazing time.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hana Hou Restaurant
Punaluu Bake Shop and Visitor Center
Sea Mountain Golf Course
Whittington (Honuapo) Park
Uncle Abel's Surfing Beach
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Kona or Hilo
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
Sea Mountain Golf
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Hwy 11
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Hana Hou Cafe, Shaka's, Punaluu Bakery, Ka'u Cafe
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Black Sand Beach
Car: recommended

Ideally located mid-way between the towns of Kona and Hilo, and only 30 minutes to the spectacular Volcanoes National Park, our resort is truly the best spot on the island! Away from the crowds, traffic and vog of Kona, the natural wonders of the Ka'u district along 90 miles of unspoiled coastline on the southeastern shore, Colony One beckons travelers from all over the planet who seek to find the REAL Hawaii. You won't want to miss the Na'alehu, Volcano Village, and Ocean View Farmers' Markets every Wed. & Sat. morning for fresh fruits, veggies & local coffee and an amazing array of art and crafts from our local craftsmen. Also, Kula Kai Caverns in nearby Ocean View; Green Sands Beach, 20 minutes drive; Zip-Line in Mountainview; Buddhist Temple and new Ka'u Coffee Museum & Mill in Wood Valley; the ancient fishing ladders and petroglyph fields, and sacred heiau in South Point; unlimited hiking opportunities including portions of the historic Ala Kahakai Trail fronting our resort; and even Lomilomi Massage for anyone? Just call our highly recommended local massage therapist(s) and they'll set up the massage table right on the lanai for you! This is also GOLFERS paradise, with both Sea Mountain Golf Course (adjacent to our resort!), and nearby Volcanoes Country Club G.C., where 18 Holes & your cart cost only $25.00.......and we provide clubs with bag inside the master bedroom closet!

We have recently partnered with KapohoKine Adventure Tours, the island's #1 tour group, which now offers a 15% discount for our guests on all of their offerings!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $95

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.