3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home With Pool And Expansive Ocean Views Night Skies.
About Catherine Tantau
Hi, I purchased this home when it was being built after falling in love with the Big island. I grew up in San Francisco and now live in Grass Valley, CA. I visit the island as often as I can and love sharing it with people.
Catherine Tantau purchased this House in 2003
Why Catherine Tantau chose Discovery Harbour
I loved that this area was unspoiled; a rare thing in the islands. This home provides a natural, peaceful setting and a chance to get close to the native Hawaiian culture in a unique way as well as experience people from all over the world who have settled here. Talk to the locals; there is no end to the wonderful stories you will hear.
What makes this House unique
I fell in love with this spot because it provided me a respite from my hectic professional life and a sanctuary for my family. We've had many family gatherings here and plenty of room for our guests to relax day or night. Star gazing is amazing with no city lights to interfere with the experience. You'll have to try it at night and watch the full moon rise! There's nothing like it! The pool area and large lanai are welcoming both day and night. It's the perfect spot to watch the sunrise over the ocean and see the night sky emerge. The pool can be brisk in the winter months but is a lovely retreat after a hike or relaxing day.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Smoke free home.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Nice house with a beautiful view!
Easy and quick to rent! We had rain every day so unfortunately we didn’t get to use the pool but it looked nice. Beautiful yard!
Penny, I'm so glad you enjoyed our home, the garden and our beautiful view. I'm sorry you encountered so much rain but as you know, that can happen in a tropical climate. It is what makes the garden look so lush, along with he skillful work of our garden Steve. Enjoy your travels,
It worked well for our purpose of staff housing for a short term.
Internet connectivity issues when we first got there. Also need to remember to switch electrical breaker on for the hot water heater. Swimming pool is beautiful even though we didn’t even get a chance to enjoy it.
Our family along with another couple stayed at this home for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Perfect is all that I can say. The home was in great condition and had great amenities. Our goal was to relax and explore the southern portion of the Big island and this home was the perfect location for trips to the Punaluu bakery, South Point and the green sands beach. The pool and the backyard and were wonderful to relax in and the views were amazing. Sunrise provided daily entertainment as the sky exploded with color. Our weekend could not have been any better! Thank you!
Perfect for our stay
We arrived very late at night and found the location without problem. It is a bit of a hike to/from either side of the island, the speed limit is part of the cause, the speed limit varies between 35-55. The home is very well equipped, from linens to appliances, space and furnishings, and of course the pool. The grounds are well kept and beautifully planted. The view of the sunrise over the ocean is serene, it makes for a fantastic time lapse video. The nearest town was just fine for our needs, a post office, library, and sweet bread bakery is all one really needs. :-). All of the above and more made this home perfect for our group.
Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We always like to hear that our guests have enjoyed our home as much as we do. As you mention, we are a bit out of the way from the larger towns of Hilo and Kona which provides a unique experience for visitors who want to relax and explore a simpler, less hectic Hawaii. Best wishes for a safe return to Chicago!
The most tranquil and inviting home
We are going to miss waking up to this beautiful view every day. The pictures do not do this home justice. All the plants and view are much more beautiful in person. We stayed here for 6 nights and wish we could stay longer. Many beaches around Naalehu that are just spectacular. Everything on this island is gorgeous. I cannot get the Big Island out of my mind! Will definitely stay here again.
Absolutely loved our stay.
The house was in a great location, clean, comfortable, had everything we needed and the pool and view were the best. We throughly enjoyed our stay, we would totally book again.
This is the perfect spot to rest, relax and explore the Big Island of Hawaii. If you're looking for a retreat from the crowded condo scene you'll find this area of Ka Lae (Southoint) is one of the last pristine, undeveloped sites left in the islands. In fact, it has the longest stretch of unbroken coastline in the Hawaiian islands. Located 50 miles from Kona or Hilo you can travel to both sides of the island to visit Volcano National Park or Hilo town or visit the white sand beaches near Kona. Closer to home, this wild and open area of the US known as the Kau region, boasts a black sand (Punalu'u) and Green sand (Mahana) beach. A hike to Mahana offers a wonderful hike past the southernmost point of the US. The evening sky is so clear and full of stars it will take your breath away. You can almost see the curvature of the earth from this vantage point!
Local farmers markets abound in Naalehu, Volcano Village and Hilo. A short 15 minute drive to Pahala provides an opportunity to visit the Coffee Mill. Coffee has replaced sugar as the key agricultural product here and Kau coffee has received numerous international awards quickly overshadowing the Kona coffee the island has been known for. You can watch the coffee processing and stroll the coffee orchards as well as enjoy free coffee and local macadamia nut tasting at the Mill. Even closer to home is the Orchid Farm on South Point Road and the 'Flyin Hawaiian' airstream coffee truck in Naalehu as featured last year in Sunset magazine. Both are local gathering places featuring fresh Kau coffee. You are free to stroll through the Orchid Farm at leisure and enjoy the magnificent orchids being cultivated. You'll also want to visit the Buddhist temple just above Pahala and the Coffee Mill. It's nestled in Wood Valley on the edge of the rain forest. The small temple is a brilliant jewel. The monks who tend the grounds welcome all who come by for a visit. It's a tranquil spot for quiet meditation or a peaceful stroll. The Dalai Lama has visited this spot and you'll find some of his work featured in their small gift shop.
You won't want to miss the Volcanoes National Park about 40miles away. This is an active volcano and you can see the steam vents, hike on old lava fields, explore old native hieroglyphics and walk through ancient lava tubes. Not to be missed! Of course opportunities to watch whales, swim with dolphins at Hookena and snorkel at any number of beaches are all terrific outings.