#50, ‘Olu ‘Olu Condo with full kitchenette, marble shower walk-in shower, private lanai, short walk to Punalu’u Black Sand Beach
A peaceful Hawaiian retreat, teeming with breathtaking views of the ocean, and a 5-minute stroll from the world-famous Punalu’u Black Sands Beach. You’ll enjoy a picturesque pool perched above the Pacific, a large hot tub, and many amenities for your serene retreat. Located 30-minutes from Volcano National Park, and a 10-minute drive from Na‘alehu (home of the United States’ Southern Most bakery, restaurant, and bar). Read on to hear more about staying at the most beautiful place on Earth…
ABOUT THIS SPACE:
This charming unit, now under new ownership, sleeps 4. It gets its name, ‘OLU ’OLU, from the unique ‘olu ’olu (pleasant and refreshing) energy you will experience. The bedroom has a new memory foam King-sized bed and the living room has a Queen-sized sleeper sofa. This unit is bright, clean, and open, and just a few steps to the refreshing pool, a spacious hot tub, and Weber grills. It features a fully stocked kitchen with dishes, flatware, cookware and appliances. The lovely lanai setting with table and chairs, is perfect for enjoying your meals or morning coffee. Free internet & cable TV included. Extra-large washer and dryers are conveniently located near the unit and operated by an easy-to-use App, PayRange, which notifies you when your laundry cycle is complete. We have included a laundry hamper for use, which is located in the bedroom closet.
At Olu ’olu you’ll appreciate an open floorplan, featuring a bright and airy living room with sustainable bamboo floors, a flat-screen TV with cable, high-speed internet, and a collection of our favorite guide books of Hawaii.
You’ll find a fully stocked kitchen, with a full-sized refrigerator and freezer, an oven with range, toaster, BBQ tools, a microwave, and all the pots and pans, plates/cups/utensils, you’ll need to prepare a meal. We also have a coffee maker, tea pot, and suggest having your morning beverage outside on our lanai!
Our kitchen has a swing-out island with folding stools, which may serve as a cozy spot to enjoy cocktails as you keep your ‘chef’ company. Guests love how convenient it is to prep food in the kitchen, stroll out the sliding glass door, and grill by the pool.
The bedroom has a brand new King-size memory foam mattress – you will melt into a deep sleep after your hike, or round of golf, or book-reading marathon by the pool. The bedroom has great views of native Hawaiian plants and flowers, and has a spacious chest of drawers in the closet, which will allow you to unpack your personal belongings. Also inside the closet you will have access to extra bedding, beach towels, beach cooler, an iron, an ironing board, a laundry hamper and plenty of hangers.
The bathroom has a Honu (Hawaiian sea turtle) inspired walk-in marble shower, with bathing gel, shampoo, and conditioner. We’ve installed a new water heater, so you’ll have a steamy hot shower after your adventures at Punalu‘u Beach Black Sands Beach, Volcano National Park, and Papakolea Green Sands Beach.
The private lanai is a wonderful spot to have your meals, coffee, or flip through a magazine. We also have a private outdoor hose, which is perfect for washing sand off from your feet and beach gear!
The Sea Mountain resort has a Polynesian-inspired architecture and impeccably kept grounds. You’ll find yourself getting lost in the views – a breathtaking mix of the golf course green fields and trees, dramatic lava, and an expressive Pacific ocean.
The pool and spa area offer comfortable loungers and tables for dining (or playing cards), two gas grills, outdoor showers, multi-stall restrooms, an ice machine, and a waterfall/pond that is home to koi fish. The sizable spa/jacuzzi is built with lava rock, incorporating the view before which it sits, and adding to an unparalleled aesthetic. At any time of the day or evening, the pool and jacuzzi offer a unique view, with the ever-changing Pacific ocean as a stunning backdrop.
Nearby the unit you have access to a laundry facility, with washers and dryers operated an easy-to-use App, PayRange (also, quarters may be used to operate laundry).
Our resort is known for its proximity to Punalu’u Beach, with its famous Black Sand Beach, luscious palm trees, surrounding lily pond and frequent visits from Honu (green sea turtles). Snorkel, swim, play in a tide pool, lay back and read your favorite book, or people-watch under the shade of a palm tree.
A short walk in front of the resort and you’ll find your very own private beach, a magical spot to bring a charcuterie board and watch the waves and abundant marine life (it is not recommended to swim here – strong currents and rocky shoreline).
‘Olu‘olu is a truly remarkable place, providing both a serene and energetic environment unlike anywhere else on the planet. We happily welcome you to our home and look forward to hearing all about the discoveries you make on your journey.
PREPARING FOR YOUR TRIP
Sea Mountain resort is a serene and secluded getaway, at 73 miles from Kona International airport, or 58 miles from Hilo International airport.
You’ll find essentials at the market in Pahala (10 minutes away), Mizuno Suprette, however we suggest visiting grocery stores on the way to the resort:
Options in Kona: Safeway, Sack ‘n Save, Target Grocery
Options in Captain Cook: Choice Mart, Oceanview Market (30 minute drive)
Options in Hilo: Island Naturals, Safeway, Sack ‘n Save
*Note about Farmers Market: the Ka’u farmers market is every Wednesday and Saturday from 8am-12pm in Naalehu (10 minute drive from Sea Mountain).
*Note about climate: the Tradewinds make for the perfect temperature at Sea Mountain. With windows open and cross breeze (no air-conditioning needed) it is advised to pack layers.
*Note about resort: the golf course is currently closed, but it provides an excellent walking path and is rife with birdsong (nearby golf is a 20 minute drive at Discovery Bay).
Punalu'u Black Sands Beach: 5 minutes
Punalu'u Bakery: 10 minutes
Shaka Bar & Restaurant: 10 minutes
Golf // The Club at Discovery Bay: 20 minutes
Ka’u Coffee Mill Tour and Tasting: 14 minutes
Volcano National Park: 30 minutes
Volcano House Restaurant and Bar: 30 minutes
Papaklea Green Sands Beach: 37 minutes
South Point // Southernmost point in the US: 34 minutes
Hilo: 1 hour 10 minutes
STVR #: 19-369168, GE-053-166-2336-01, TA-053-166-2336-01
** Please be advised, the 3rd Tuesday of each month the entire condo complex has pest control with inspections and treatment as necessary in all units. By booking and staying on this date, your booking acknowledges you will grant access and treatment.