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Turtle Hut at Punalu'u Black Sand Beach Check out special Summer rates

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4) New beds and more

TURTLE HUT: 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.

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 snorkeling with the turtles!

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.

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!

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Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2018

About DeAubrey

We lived in Hawaii when my husband was in the Army. 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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Pahala 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
  • Children welcome
  • 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 ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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 with new gel foam mattress and adjustable frame; Sofa bed in the living area with gel foam mattress.
  • 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 at Punalu'u Black Sand Beach Check out special Summer rates
average rating of 4.7156863 based on 152 reviews

Clean. Quiet. Relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

Turtle Hut II is by far the nicest VRBO rental we have experienced. I opened the door and said "Wow". Not very big but definitely not too small for the four of us and it had everything we needed for our too-short 3 day stay. Absolutely loved it. Thanks for the fresh cut flowers. A wonderful touch.

Jim and Laurie Pierce,

Cold Lake, Alberta.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. I am so pleased you had a great time and wanted to stay longer. We hope you will think of us if you return. With much mahalo DeAubrey
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Comfortable, affordable condo in gorgeous location

  • 5 of 5

The condo was clean, comfortable, quiet, and breezy. Punalu'u beach, a beautiful black (lava) sand beach populated by many honu (green marine turtles), is only a 10-minute walk. We snorkled in the bay when it was calm and it was thick with honu and reef fish. It is much quieter than Kona, and much less expensive. It is about an hour by automobile to South Kona district and about an hour in the opposite direction to Hilo, so it is not completely isolated.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very clean and well taken care of accommodations.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Hawaii. It was our first trip and this was definitely the quiet relaxing destination that we were looking for. The location of turtle Hut was absolutely perfect next to the black sand beach. We could not have asked for a better place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice quiet place to stay

  • 4 of 5

Turtle hut was nice place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fully furnished get away

  • 4 of 5

This condo was very nice and stocked with everything we could have wanted. We greatly enjoyed the black sand beach and watching the turtles each day!! It was awesome to have beach chairs to use. We appreciated DeAubrey’s suggestions for things to do. This unit is an hour outside of Hilo and even further from Kona, so there is a lot of driving involved to experience things. The only thing I would suggest is letting the renters know there is no A/C! I never thought to ask if the unit had a/c because everywhere on the mainland has a/c. It was very hot and muggy despite having all the fans going. We had a tough time sleeping because we couldn’t get cool.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pretty Condo Close to Black Sand Beach

  • 3 of 5

Very nice condo and surrounding property. Great location as it is a five-minute drive to the Black Sand Beach. The unit was equipped with everything we needed during our three-night stay. I slept in the bedroom while my daughter slept on the sofa bed. The sofa bed definitely needs a new mattress. My daughter stated that it was very uncomfortable. I sat on the bed and noticed that I could feel the coils and lumps and bumps. The bedroom was very hot and stuffy even with using the ceiling fan as the weather was very hot & humid outside during our stay. I would definitely book a unit with air conditioning should I stay again at this condominium community. We enjoyed our stay at Turtle Hut II. I only gave it a 3 star rating because of the sofa bed mattress, which should have been replaced a long time ago.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Paula, and thank you for staying with us. We spent two weeks in the condo right before you arrived making many upgrades, including a new gel foam mattress with adjustable frame, new 4K tv's, new stainless steel refrigerator, and many other improvements. There was a memory foam topper for the sofa bed in the bedroom closet that most guests use; however, we agreed with you that the sofa bed mattress needed to be replaced. Unfortunately, we were unable to do so before you arrived. There is now a new 4.5 inch gel foam mattress on the sofa bed. As for air conditioning, we understand that is a very personal choice. We were very comfortable in the condo. However, please note that the current Colony 1 Condominium Bylaws do not allow for air conditioning. There are a few units owned by a vacation club that are not subject to the Bylaws and they do have air conditioning. If the Bylaws change, we will consider adding air conditioning. Mahalo, DeAubrey
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Hana Hou Restaurant
Punaluu Bake Shop
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

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.