#71 Dramatic ocean and lava rock shoreline views, walk to black sand beach

  4 guests
  0 bedrooms
  1 full bathrooms
  Has Pool
  506 sq. ft.

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Sleeping Arrangement

Common Space
1 Queen, 1 Sofa Bed


Dramatic ocean and lava rock shoreline views, walk to black sand beach

(All about Julie’s place)
Relax and reconnect in one of the most stunning and serene locations in all of Hawaii! Sea Mountain Resort is a truly magical place, surrounded by beauty in every direction. Looking mauka (towards the mountains) you’re treated to lush green views of the slopes of Mauna Loa with its coffee plantations and macadamia nut farms, and makai (towards the ocean) you’ll find stunning lava rock and palm tree-lined ocean views as far as the eye can see.

(The space)
Unit #71 is a sunny and spacious ocean view studio unit that can sleep up to 4, with a queen bed in the bedroom area and a queen pull-out sofa bed in the living room.  The bedroom alcove includes large windows on two walls with ocean and lanai views and louvers for air flow, and a large closet and bedside dressers with room for storage.  Located inside the closet you will find plenty of hangers, extra bedding, an iron and ironing board should you find a need for them, and a clothes drying rack for your wet swimsuits and towels for use on the lanai.  The bathroom has a walk-in shower with a rain shower head and fun tropical fish tiles, and shampoo/conditioner/body wash for your use.  The kitchen is equipped with everything you will need for your stay including a full-size refrigerator with freezer, stove/oven, microwave, coffee maker/grinder, new NutriBullet blender, rice cooker, electric kettle, toaster, BBQ tools, and many pots, pans, cooking utensils and dishes. You will also find some spices, salt, pepper and cooking oil. The living area includes a new 42” smart TV for streaming or cable, some books and games, and both a ceiling and tower fan. There is a desk for your use, and wifi is provided. Ocean views from kitchen, living area and bedroom.
The expanded lanai offers two separate sitting areas, one for dining and enjoying the view, and a more private sitting area shielded by lovely tropical plants. The lanai is our favorite place to eat our meals, have our morning coffee while enjoying the sunrise views, or relaxing with a glass of wine at night while stargazing. The night sky views here are amazing due to the lack of city lights. You probably have never seen so many stars before, it’s amazing!  There is plenty of room on the lanai or on the grassy area in front of the lanai to do yoga (yoga mats included!).  The distant sounds of the ocean, the rustling of the palms in the warm breeze and the bird songs, combined with the dramatic view of the waves crashing against the black lava rock coastline is so breathtaking and intoxicating, you may want to spend most of your time right here!

Just a few steps away down a winding path you will come to the lovely pool area with refreshing swimming pool, a lava rock design hot tub, gas BBQ grills, bathrooms, an outdoor shower, ice machine, koi pond with waterfalls, beautiful landscaping with tiki torches, and plenty of tables, chairs and lounge chairs. With the sweeping ocean and mountain views and the warm tradewinds it’s impossible not to feel completely relaxed here!

The unit is conveniently situated near two different parking lots. You can choose to enter the unit either through the front door, where you will find a small cabinet for storage and descend down a short flight of stairs to the living area, or you can enter through the lanai door and avoid the stairs, drop off your sandy gear, and use the hose to rinse off after your day at the beach. There is no air-conditioning in the unit but we do have a ceiling fan plus tower and table fans. Usually with all the windows and doors open you will find that the tradewinds keep things comfortable. If the unit does get too hot it shouldn’t last long. To cool off, we like to head down to the pool or the beach for a dip or just to relax in the shade.

Here at Sea Mountain Resort you will find yourself in a secluded and peaceful oasis surrounded by nature. This is unspoiled Hawaii, far from the highrises and crowds of Waikiki. It’s the only resort on this side of the island, and the closest resort to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, the #1 tourist attraction on the Big Island. It’s also the closest resort to both the island’s most popular black sand beach and it's only green sand beach, and a short drive from countless other attractions and activities, including ancient Hawaiian historical sites, lava caves, and coffee plantation tours. The famous Punalu’u Bake Shop is just 10 minutes away in the quaint town of Na’alehu, offering sweet bread, malasadas (Portuguese donuts) and other goodies. In town you will also find several local restaurants and coffee shops, as well as a park with a playground, and a farmer’s market each Wednesday and Saturday.
A short walk from the resort brings you to Punalu’u Beach with it’s gorgeous black sand, palm trees, water lily-filled pond, daily visits from Hawaiian sea turtles, and a lifeguard on duty. Here you can play in the waves, take a swim or snorkel with the tropical fish and turtles, or relax in a beach chair or hammock strung between two palm trees, napping or reading a good book. Everything you need for a fun-filled day at the beach is included in your condo rental: beach chairs, towels, umbrellas, hammock, snorkel gear and ice chest/coolers.

(Guest Access)
The entire unit with private entrance. Keys will be provided for both the front door and the lanai door.

(Some important things to note)
Sea Mountain is in a remote location, about 1 hour 45 minutes from the Kona airport and 1 hour 10 minutes from the Hilo airport. A car is a must as public transportation is very limited. You will want to stock up on groceries in Kona or Hilo before you head to the resort as there is very little available nearby. Pahala, about 10 minutes away heading towards Hilo, has a gas station, a small market and a small Long’s Drugs. This is also where the Ka’u Coffee Mill is located, with coffee tasting, gift shop and free tours. Na’alehu, also 10 minutes away but headed towards Kailua-Kona, has a few restaurants and coffee shops along with the Punalu’u Bake Shop and gift store. The nearest grocery stores are in the funky community of Ocean View, about 30 minutes away, but selection is limited and prices are high. There are also a handful of restaurants, a coffee shop, and other businesses here. More restaurants can be found in Volcano Village, which is also about a 30 minute drive. Be prepared to drive if you’re planning to go out.
There is no air conditioning or heat in the unit as the temperatures year-round normally stay between 65-85 degrees. There are windows and doors with screens throughout the unit allowing for great air-flow, and there are fans provided. If you get chilly there are extra blankets available. You can sit inside of an air-conditioned space anywhere, but one of the best things about being at Sea Mountain is keeping all the doors and windows open to feel the warm tropical tradewinds! Heaven!
There are two clean laundry areas equipped with newer appliances that make doing your laundry quick and easy. You can install the PayRange app and not have to worry about quarters, and the app will also notify you when the cycle ends, so you can relax at the pool or on the lanai while you wait!. Washing and drying each take about 30 minutes per load. No worries about doing your laundry in the condo and adding all that heat and humidity! You can also do much bigger loads and finish faster than you can with the small stackable washer/dryer units.
The golf course and tennis courts are currently closed but are under new ownership. There are golf courses located nearby in Volcano Village and Discovery Harbor.


hair dryer
body soap
hot water

Bedroom and Laundry:
bed linens
extra pillows and blankets
clothing storage

TV with standard cable
We also have a bluetooth speaker for music

Home Safety:
smoke alarm
fire extinguisher
first aid kit

Internet and Office:
dedicated work space

Kitchen and Dining:
cooking basics
dishes and silverware
coffee maker
barbecue utensils

Heating and Cooling:
ceiling fan
portable fans

Location Features:

private entrance
public or shared beach access

patio or balcony
outdoor furniture
beach essentials

Parking and Facilities:
free parking
hot tub
BBQ Grills available near pool
laundry facilities available for guest usage

long-term stays allowed


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* Rates are subject to change without notice. Pricing excludes taxes, additional options or fees.
Vacation Rental Standard Pricing Night     Min Nights
Low Season $125     2
Mid Season $135     2
Peak Season $135     2
Holiday Season $210     2



Annette - Feb 2018 - "We enjoyed our stay here. The unit is clean and comfortable for two people. Short walk to the pool and grill area and parking lots. This unit is a downstairs unit and is accessed using stairs. Kitchen is well stocked with everything you might need for cooking. It is a bit of a drive to Kona or Hilo, but we enjoy driving so that wasn't a problem for us. Volcano National Park is close by so we visited during the day then again at night. We could see the mountain from our front door, ocean from the patio, Nene geese on the golf course and green turtles at the Black sand beach. We did not need to contact the management for any problems but another family did and the staff were very prompt and polite in assisting them. We look forward to visiting again."