Black Sands Beach - Authentic A *REAL* Getaway!

Your Breathtaking View from the Main House!
Your Breathtaking View from the Main House!Property is Vast -- 2 acres (Main House Shown)Main House Shot from Up In The Loft!At Daybreak -- Solitude, Birds Chirping & Peace!Main House -- Outside - Side View of PropertyMain House -- Outside - Note Massive Lanai (porch)Main House -- Outside - Stairs going UPMain House -- Kitchen - Nice & Roomy!Main House Kitchen -- Plenty of Pans & AppliancesMain House Kitchen -- Closer of Pans, AppliancesMain House Kitchen - Stove shot to counter/cabinetMain House Kitchen -- Glassware in CabinetMain House Kitchen -- Some Spices, & WhatnotsMain House -- Main Bath is also very Roomy!Main House -- Main Bath Vanity & ShowerMain House -- Main Bath Inside Shower StallMain House -- Main Bath, Washer & CleanUp SuppliesMain House -- Second BathroomMain House -- Comfortable Living AreaMain House -- Living Room looks into KitchenMain House -- Living Room Note Beautiful Ceiling!Main House - Living Rm to Kitchen - FlatScreen TV!Main House -- Looking Up & Out Front Windows!Main House -- Looking Further Back Out WindowsMain House -- Looking From Your Kitchen Table!Main House -- Looking From In the KitchenMain House -- Master BedroomMain House -- Master Bedroom, Bed DetailMain House -- Master Bedroom, Has Exit to LanaiMain House -- Master Bedroom,  Lanai Windows View!Main House -- Master Bedroom,  View of Beach ParkMain House -- Master Bedroom,  Full View Outside!Main House -- Forward Bedroom,  Nice Closets!Main House -- Forward Bedroom,  Wall of Windows!Main House -- Forward Bedroom,  Coming Into DoorMain House -- Forward Bedroom, Looking Out DoorMain House -- Back Bedroom, Looking Into From DoorMain House -- Back Bedroom, Looking Into fm CornerMain House -- Under Is Protected ParkingCottage -- Outside ViewCottage -- The Front Lanai (porch)Cottage -- BathroomCottage -- Bathroom ShowerCottage -- View from Living RoomCottage -- KitchenCottage - Living RoomCottage -- BedroomCottage -- Bedroom Has Wall of Windows!Cottage -- Daybed in Main RoomCottage -- Bedroom Side View -- Beautiful Walls!Cottage -- Bedroom View Out WindowThe Beach House at Night!The stars at night!Directly in front of property -- see the honu!The beach in front of the house w happy visitors!Lei Stand Across from Beach -- Fun to watch peopleWalking trails are just 5 minutes away!As seen on coastal trails close by the property!Right behind lei stand across from property!One of the 1st "outdoor" Churches,  just moments..
5 Reviews

From $266 / night

96-876 Government Rd, Punaluu, HI 96772
Black Sands Beach - Authentic A *REAL* Getaway!
3 bedrooms
6 guests
Varies min stay

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 6
Type: Home
Per night: $295
Per week: $1,859
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Punaluu vacation home rental
For Our Three Bedroom Two Batch Beach House -- $295/night is normal rate; for 7 nights or longer the rate drops to $265.50/night

You can throw a coconut from the front yard into Punaluu Bay!

NOW with wireless Satellite Internet!

Setting on the water's edge of Punalu'u Beach Park, you can literally see the visitors arriving and departing, buying souvenirs and snacks at the concession stands just across the way -- and have an exclusive view of the back side of the lifeguard's station!

Punalu'u Beach Park is THE famous Black Sand Beach (for the Big Island) known for "where the Hawaiian green sea turtles come a shore"!

There are two Lindall cedar homes, Gambrel designed, built eight feet off the ground to take advantage of the gentle ocean breezes and the stunning views.

The large home has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, a loft, (sleeping up to 6 adults comfortably) and a large living room with sweeping views of the beach and bay. A lanai (porch) spans the front of the house with staircases leading down to two acres of manicured lawn shaded by a bounty of coconut trees marching majestically to the very shore of the Bay.

The smaller cottage is a one bedroom with full bath, living room and a complete a mini kitchen. A cozy retreat for a romantic, secluded honeymoon or vacation!

The Beach Cottage and Beach Home are both fully furnished, including dishes, cookware, linens and all the accessories needed to make your stay comfortable and worry-free!

The property sits on 2 acres of land, which includes private parking under the 8 foot lifted homes. Roadways around the area are paved, house has full public electricity and "local piped water", fully plumbed.

These homes are beach homes -- they are not luxurious nor are they intended to be. They couldn't really blend into the area or be near as authentic or enjoyable were they made fancy! When in the "big house" the outside as seen thru your large picture windows almost seems like you are "there" and, pinch yourself -- indeed you are.

Nothing else comes close to a retreat spent here.

This listing is for the main house, you can inquire about adding on the cottage or renting it separately when you make your email inquiry.

Don't you deserve to treat yourself to this outstanding experience and regeneration? Who is really special to you you'd like to invite to come along?

Makes a FANTASTIC location for family reunion, wedding, honeymoon -- inquire.

We can help with booking airfares, local attractions, rental cars, please mention when you email -- the sooner the better!

The owner is a native of Hawaii and also is a licensed real estate broker, established as a professional for over 42 years. If you have any need to find property on any of the Hawaiian Islands he is happy to be helpful, just mention in your inquiry email.

And Make It A GREAT DAY!

Jim Dahlberg

Area Information
Turtles bask in the sun on the black sand beach, you might fully expect to see a half a dozen turtles within 15 minutes. Be sure to be camera ready!

The snorkling is awesome and there is plenty of space to lay a beach towel down and relax -- either in or out of the sun.

The Green Sand Beach is 40 minutes away and the Volcano National Park 30 minutes away.

There are numerous restaurants, a famous sweetbread bakery, bank, grocery store, laundry, thrift store, hardware store and post office within a short 15 minute drive!

Sitting on the ridge above Punaluʻu is the Hōkūloa Church, a Memorial Chapel and graveyard built near the birthplace of Henry ʻŌpūkahaʻia (1792-1818) who inspired the missionary movement that forever changed Hawaii.

Kiʻi pohaku (petroglyphs) can be found near the County Park Pavilions within a protected area surrounded by a rock wall just past the parking area. It is easy to miss these "unmarked" ancient carvings.

About the owner

Owner Profile

Jim Dahlberg

Jim Dahlberg

Jim Dahlberg

  • About:

    These days semi retired but still active in several vacation rental properties on the Big Island.

    Also have my own line of real 100% Kau coffee.

    I have been representing clients in Hawaii Real Estate for over 42 years!

    Also have local clients that utilize my services for property management...
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Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jan 01 2014 Dec 31 2017 $295 $295 - - 2 Nights
Jan 01 2016 Dec 31 2017 - - - $7,965 1 Month
Jan 01 2016 Dec 31 2017 - - $1,859 - 1 Week
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 12 a.m.
Lodging tax: 13.42%
Deposits: $500 minimum or 1/2 of amounts over $1000 if arriving later than 2 months from booking -- otherwise all funds due at booking. Any balance due 60 days before arrival.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Discover, Mastercard, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: We must collect taxes on rent of 13.42%. We surcharge 5% for each payment if you use a credit/debit card or paypal funds. If you need to wire funds it costs us $12 from our bank to accept and we surcharge that back to you. If you stay less than 2 nights, we add $25 fee. If there are more than 6 in your party, we charge $10/each/night plus the applicable tax.

Reviews (5)

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Punaluu, Big Island, Hawaii

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5 reviews
Tatum Wong Yuen


Tatum Wong Yuen

Kona, HI


February 18, 2015

Beautiful property

Brian Choban


Brian Choban

Normal il


November 6, 2014

Great place! We enjoyed having the black sands right in our front yard!

Velda Akamu

Family Retreat

Velda Akamu

North Kohala, HI

Family Retreat

September 6, 2012

We had a great time. We took care of our business in town and came back to relax, and enjoy the beach house which was just steps away from the beach. The houses were well stocked with everything. The counters & floors were dusty and the furniture dated, and the house needs some TLC, but overall the experience of the place is priceless. The grandkids spent as much time as they could at the beach-from morning till as late as we would allow. We did get both the house and the cottage but the house had enough room for all of us. We would reccommend the place and use it ourselves again.

meshelle sharples

Lovely get away!

meshelle sharples

Cams, WA

Lovely get away!

November 21, 2011

LOVE LOVE LOVED this location....couldn't ask for anything better for your own private swimming pond & snorkeling right out back. Cottage is "just that" one bedroom...could use a bed instead of 2 futons. But prefer this to almost any of the ritzy resorts we've stayed at.

Jarett morales

Week-end Vacation

Jarett morales

Hilo, Hawaii

Week-end Vacation

July 13, 2010

This was a great beach front getaway. From day one just the scenery from the balcony was incredible. The house is located basically in the center of the beach and your view scans from one end of the bay to the other. Just the crash of the ocean and feel of the cool breeze soothe and relax your senses as you just sit and stare at the picturesque beauty before you. The black sand beach is incredible. We had many opportunities to photo turles as they crawl up the beach to lay in the sun. If you venture into the water you can find yourself surrounded by them feeding in the shallows almost oblivious to your presence. An underwater camera is a must. The house is exactly as described, kind of a simple country home. We stayed in the front room which kept perfectly cool with the on shore winds blowing. The kitchen was fully stocked for all the cooking that was done for the three families staying within the house. I've stayed at the fancy on shore condo type areas, but this place is something that the kids and I will remember for a long time. This is the type of Hawaiian country experience that will last in our memories for life.

Owner Supplied Testimonials

Jim, you have a special place there. Our entire week was marvelous, but was glad I planned for your place to be the grand finale. The four of
us went out on the beach our last night and marveled at the stars, a priceless moment.

I hadn't appreciated how few of the black sand beaches have survived the eruptions over the last 15 years. Just out of curiousity, are there any
others left? I saw the one at Pololu Valley that involves a good hike to get to, but didn't notice any others during our explorations of the island.'s one of the few homes at Punaluu Black Sand Beach...

God bless and mahalo.
Dr. Dennis Gimlin and Family

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