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“excellant condo”
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Upgraded brand new Full Size front load washer and dryer!  No need to walk down to the laundry room!
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Upgraded brand new Full Size front load washer and dryer!  No need to walk down to the laundry room!
We welcome you into our newly remodeled home in Hawaii. Updated Kitchen boasts brand new Stainless Steel appliances and ample room!
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35 reviews
Upgraded brand new Full Size front load washer and dryer!  No need to walk down to the laundry room!
We welcome you into our newly remodeled home in Hawaii.
Updated Kitchen boasts brand new Stainless Steel appliances and ample room!
We added a built in desk area to do work, check emails, or write letters home!
Turtles frequent the Punalu'u Black Sand Beach
Historic Black Sand Beach, the first landfall  of Polynesian colonists
Living room features a Queen size Johnathan Louis sleeper sofa, TV with a Wii & video games!
New King size platform bed with storage underneath if you plan to stay a while!
New bathroom with natural Slate floors and a large walk in shower
Linens & towels provided. Each cleaning will provide you with eco-friendly guest amenities.
Natural Slate walk-in shower
Watch the sky turn colors at sunrise from the lanai
'peek a boo' ocean view from the lanai
We have ample seating on the lanai, a small bar table and a full size patio table for all to enjoy!
Hawaii Green Geckos are a frequent visitor on the lanai
Sea Mountain at Colony 1 from the lower road to the golf course at sunrise!
the entire complex overlooks the golf course out to the ocean
Salt water swimming pool is refreshing in the middle of the day
lava hot tub overlooks the ocean
sign from the highway at sunrise
...just sit back, relax, and take in the beauty of Hawaii
The 'Ninole Loop Road' is a 3 mile 'loop' that is great for a morning run
mountain view walking back up from beach.  Golf Course up on hill.
Colony 1 grounds
Golf Course features 6,416 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72
Play a round of golf at the course which surrounds Colony 1
Punalu'u Black Sand Beach is a short walk from the condo
take a walk to the Punalu'u Black Sand Beach
Historical pond at Punalu'u
relax on the beach during your stay
Black Sand beach across from golf course 'Koloa Bay'
Offering at the ancient Heiau 'Kaieie', near Colony One
from the highway
local Punaluu Bake shop offers pastries, ice cream, coffee, lunch and the most amazing bread
Hawaiian sweet bread baked locally at Punaluu Bake Shop
Local bands play every day at the Punaluu Bakery!!  Sit back, Sip coffee and enjoy a malasada!
South Point is a popular spot for cliff diving when the seas are calm
South Point, the most southern point in the USA.  A great spot to sit and watch the sunset!!
Hana Hou, local grind - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Desserts!
Wind turbins at South Point
Green Sand beach
Scuba dive & Snorkel at Place of Refuge (approx. 45 min. drive)
Place of Refuge diving
Overlooking the land towards Punaluu Black Sand Beach from Naalehu.
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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Pahala, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

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Don C
Kelowna, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“excellant condo”
Reviewed 3 February 2015 for a stay in January 2015
5
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We have stayed at this resort as a timeshare owner.This year we did a flipkey for a room and will do it again.This unit was very nice, clean and had everything you could think of including spices in the cupboard.
We got there early, before checkin time but were allowed to leave some thing in the room until the cleaning was done. Much appreciated in 80 degree weather and you are packing food. Would return in a heartbeat, very relaxing, enjoyable resort at a very beautiful area of the Big Island.
The whales and turtles were plentiful. had 5 turtles on the beach one day, never missed a day seeing at least one of them. The whales were also putting on their shows in the water, seen a few total breaches, lots of rolls and waves..

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Liked best: quiet, relaxing area
Liked least: it came to an end
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Richard L
Long Beach, California
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Comfortable and quiet”
Reviewed 17 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014

The owner of this unit cares. It has been nicely redecorated; and it seems more upgrades are planned. It is in perhaps the most quiet part of the complex. You cannot view the black sand beach from here, but you can walk to it.
This was our third stay at Sea Mountain. We come to Kaʻu for a music workshop that fills our days and evenings. If we planned to spend more time in the unit, we would select one closer to the ocean. For our purposes, though, this unit was excellent.
One cautionary note: In the entire complex, the wifi is unreliable.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Donny312
Chicago, Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Honeymoon Perfection”
Reviewed 13 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014
3
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I cannot say enough about this condo and the service of the owner. We stayed in HI during Hurricane Iselle and our other rental was destroyed by the hurricane. Back to Trip Advisor, in panic mode, we emailed everyone we could find. The owner was very prompt and we got into the condo the next day! The pictures are quite accurate, as are the other reviews. The unit is perfectly sized for 2; 4 may be a stretch.

Location: Many people try to stay in Volcano or Hilo, and say this stretch of HI is far from it all. We found that to be untrue. It is a less traveled section of highway, and therefore a very easy drive to South Point or Volcano National Park. One day we drove all the way to Akaka Falls, which was still under 90 minutes one way. It is important to note that there is not a full grocery store nearby, so stock up before you come. Pahala has a general store but is mostly standard dry goods. The condo is a short walk or drive to the Punalu'u Black Sand Beach. We had coffee on the beach every morning with the turtles, when the beach is still deserted before tour groups show up.

Bedroom: Nice comfy bed with ceiling fan. Note there is no AC but this was not an issue. The shade do not block out all light so if you plan to sleep in until 10 am, this may not be perfect.

Bathroom: Best bathroom! Wonderful huge stone shower with plenty of hot water.

Living/Dining/Kitchen: Well appointed. We brought detergent, olive oil, etc since the grocery store was far away, but found many of these items there. I cannot recall if we found anything missing in the kitchen. The TV has cable, Wii, DVD but we didn't use it much at all. My only recommendation to the owner would be to add some way to listen to an iPhone/iPod/music.

Lanai: There is a nice lanai, though you don't have direct ocean views, it is still quiet and very relaxing.

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Liked best: Location, Bathroom
Liked least: Lack of stereo
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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BarbaraR4...
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Absolutely perfect in every way!"”
Reviewed 31 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We stayed in this gorgeous condo last month, and found it to be perfect in every way! Perfect location for just kicking back and relaxing, enjoying Sea Mountain's great amenities; and also perfect location from which to tour all of the fabulous places in either Hilo to the north, or Kona, in the opposite direction. Selena has decorated the condo beautifully, and the newly slate-tiled shower and bathroom is a work of art! We will definitely be back!

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Liked best: the location!
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Kingston, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Like a Home Away From Home”
Reviewed 5 June 2014 for a stay in April 2014
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed here for 5 nights last year and liked it so much that we booked it for two months this year. Our flight arrived late so we stayed in Kona for one night because the road to the condo, although very scenic, was extremely twisty, plus we were tired. When we arrived, the condo was spotless, the kitchen fully equipped, the king bed very comfortable, and the shower was huge. The condo has movie DVD's, Wii games, books, tourist pamphlets, and a binder full of helpful hints and information about the area. We enjoyed most of our meals on the the second floor deck which had a large table and 4 chairs. We kept the patio doors open day and night to take full advantage of the ocean breeze. There is a view of the ocean between the other buildings and we could hear the waves crashing 24/7. It was so scenic and relaxing. The Black Sand Beach is a five minute walk where the giant sea turtles rest. A car is an absolute necessity as this condo is secluded, which is exactly why we appreciate it so much. Driving times for gas, restaurant, convenience store, or bakery (10 minutes); full grocery store (20); South Point (25); Volcano National Park (30); Hilo (60 min.); Kona (90). We enjoyed the condo pool, hot tub, and BBQ area every day. The staff were very friendly and willing to help in any way.
The grounds were immaculate, but the downside to this was the frequent noise from the groundskeepers' equipment.
We had a wonderful holiday thanks to the beautiful climate, scenery, people, and this comfortable condo.

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