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FEEL THE OCEAN SPRAY RIGHT ON YOUR LANAI !!

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Susanna Zhao Billings

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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FEEL THE OCEAN SPRAY RIGHT ON YOUR LANAI !!

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Kehena - Kehena Makai

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 2 - 4

Kehena Makai is like a pearl among Kehena properties. It sits right on the lava rock ledge where the waves splash on them every moment, you can feel the spray! The owners had this house completely remodeled and everything is new as of June 2007. It's so much nicer to vacation in a brand new home, let alone the superb ocean front setting. There's nothing between you and the ocean, just feel the nice tropical warmth. The blue Pacific ocean is 180 degree wide open in front of you! During the day you might spot whales and dolphins. At night the ocean sound is your lullaby to get your to sweet dreams. The only house closer to the water is Kapoho Makai, our other rental property in Vacationland, where the whole yard is under water during high tides.

Kehena Makai is beautifully furnished in classic Hawaiiana style rattan and bamboo. Both bedrooms are master oceanfront with views along two walls. The woven bamboo ceiling adds to the tropical ambiance.

The house is built in the traditional sugar cane shack style and yet newly constructed in 2001 and finished in 2007. This is a classic Hawaiian home in upscale materials and design. You will appreciate the views and the windows that all open for the sea breeze. We have had many repeated guests since we started the rental.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome

Susanna Zhao Billings

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2006
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Ocean front location, plus a well decorated and comfortably furnished interior are what we are up to. We own Daylight Home, Lighting and Patio, a home furnishing retail store in San Luis Obispo, CA. John also likes to participate in building homes; Susanna helps him with the business and loves to communicate with people who are interested in renting our lovely homes, and likes to decorate the interiors and cooks. So it works out just perfect. We love travel, love meeting people, entertaining friends, Hawaii the Big Island is one of our most favorite destinations in the world. We love the air, the sky, the rain, the ocean, the fish, the people, the plants, the flowers, the animals, the lava, the passion. We feel that we are the kane and wahine when we are on the island or when we miss the island. Our license plates are 2kapoho and 2kehena!

Susanna Zhao Billings purchased this house in 2006

John came to the Big Island in the 80s and his love for it has grown all these years. We purchased this home Kehena Makai in 2006 to further fulfill our Hawaiian dreams. John's been working a lot on this house to make sure it has the best offering a higher end vacation rental home could be, so more people could experience the unique and true Hawaiiana of this part of the island. We love white sandy beach and luxury resorts too, but we love the original Hwaiiana more! If you like to snorkel in one of the best reserved marine conservations in the world, there's the Kapoho Waiopai tide pools; if you like to see Pele there's the only live volcano which flows into the ocean, amazing fireworks drop into the ocean with sky high steam it's just breathtaking; if you like to drive along the uncultivated coast line you can do it along one the most beautiful drives in the world - the red road with tree canopy on top of your head; if you like to see traditional and historical hula cultures there's the Merry Monarch Festival every April at Easter Time; if you like to surf with the local boys and girls, come on over; if you like to see the best tropical botanic garden, come on over...this is Puna, the real Hawaii.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Reviews

Reviews for this holiday house rental in Kehena, USA

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Feel the Ocean Spray Right on Your Lanai !!
average rating of 4.75 based on 43 reviews
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Feel the Ocean Spray Right on Your Lanai !!
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+1 805 878-0087
Kehena Puna District
4

LOVELY!

  • 4 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
Our stay was all we might wish for. The house was well equipped and in good working order. Our only regret was that we only had three nights.
Mahalo!
Helpful votes: 0/1
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Feel the Ocean Spray Right on Your Lanai !!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p362220
+1 805 878-0087
Kehena Puna District
5

Even Better than I expected!

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
If you are like me, you have looked at 100 rentals trying to find just the right one for your Hawaiian vacation. And now you have happened upon this one. Trust me...Pick this one. I had never been to Hawaii and had never done a vacation rental house. I wanted to spend a week totally unplugged from work and soaking in the Hawaiian vibe. I could not have chosen a better place. I was a bit overwhelmed by the whole rental process, but Susanna and John promptly and politely replied to all of my questions. Soon I had booked it and was counting the days. We flew into Hilo and drove to Kehena Makai. The directions provided were perfect. I walked into the house and could not believe that it was even better than the pictures. Completely comfortable, fully stocked, and the view from the lanai...unbelievable. The house was immaculate, and we enjoyed the beds that faced out onto the water so that we could see every sunset. You can absolutely feel the spray from the ocean on the lanai and we were sucked out onto the porch for many hours reading to the sound of the pounding surf or just watching it roll in and out, mesmerized. While you have the feeling of complete relaxing isolation, there is a small community surrounding the house that is fun to walk around. Also, at the house, a large flat screen TV with DirecTV, a great wi-fi connection, and a land line phone keep you connected, if you so desire. A fully stocked kitchen let us cook most nights and a new washer and dryer let us wash clothes when we needed to. There is a front porch with a grill and a table, but we were so taken by the ocean, we never sat there. A great secluded black sand beach is about 1/2 mile east. About 3 miles west is the small community of Kalapana, which has a fabulous cafe, a coffee shop, and a small market with great prices on essentials (even better than what we paid at Safeway in Hilo). We shared a table with locals at the cafe and learned some of the history of the area. Don't miss crossing the street from the cafe and taking a walk out across the lava field to another more expansive black sand beach. Scenic drives are close as are other great restaurants (try Kaleo's in Pahoa). Volcano NP is just one hour away (although we missed it because of the government shut down). Hilo has all the necessities you need, but take it from me...once you get to this magical place, you will not want to leave.
Owner's Response: I dreamed of whales last night, I missed my Hawaii, it's been a while. But this morning I woke up with this notice from Homeaway of this nice article (I'd rather call it an article than a review, well written Wendy)! This is "da kine" review we'd love to have, thank you, thank you and thank you! We're also glad to know that you had a good time and enjoyed our home - that's very important for a vacation and that's the reason why we turned our house into a vacation rental home, so more people could enjoy the beautiful part of Hawaii, since this area is so unique among all the Hawaiian islands. You could have the lush resorts on the white sandy beach everywhere but you could not see the beautiful and unique Puna district, the Black Sand beach, Uncle Robert's night market (think of Hawaiiana far beyond of a market), the Volcano National Park, the Wai'Opae tide pools, the people, the spirit and the energy etc, etc. Come and experience all these then you can tell your friends and families that "I've been to Hawaii!", while of course you will have to find the right home to stay to enjoy.
Aloha to Wendy, and to all!
Helpful votes: 6/6
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Feel the Ocean Spray Right on Your Lanai !!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p362220
+1 805 878-0087
Kehena Puna District
Seattle WA USA
4

Nice and quite, except for the roar of the ocean

  • 4 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
Stayed at this house for two days with the main goal of seeing the volcano. Was a great location, close to Hilo and Volcano national park. Also checked out the "new" black sand beach near Kalapana. House was fine, but starting to show some wear (sliding doors were tough to open, and only one had a screen). Also couldn't figure out how to work the overhead fan in the main room. Ceiling fans in the bedrooms worked and that's what was really important. Definitely had a family vacation house vibe.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers
Helpful votes: 1/2
business
Feel the Ocean Spray Right on Your Lanai !!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p362220
+1 805 878-0087
Kehena Puna District
United States
4

Right on the ocean, feel the spray, and hear the waves.

  • 4 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
In all weathers it was a wonderful experience to sit on the ocean side Lanai (porch). The house was comfortable and clean. Everything as described, owners really helped in every way, would highly recommend this wonderful house for position, comfort, location, and ease. We explored Volcano National Park from here, beaches and rainforest area. Our children loved the flora and fauna. Wonderful to experience this side of the Big Island, and we would return here again.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Feel the Ocean Spray Right on Your Lanai !!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p362220
+1 805 878-0087
Kehena Puna District
SF Bay Area, CA
5

Perfect Place To Relax

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
Last time we visited the Big Island, we stayed at B&Bs, including one in Hilo. They were fine but we want to be able to "spread out", so we looked into vacation rentals and we decided on Kehena Makai after researching Puna area candiates that has ocean front location, and are well kept. Besides the description on VBRO, the owners also has a webiste for Kehena Makai that is quite informative.

It was everything we thought it would be. It is ia a rather remote area, so we did get the "peace and quiet" we were looking for. It is well situated, with easy asscess to the major roads. Despite no cell signal, with wireless interanet access, we can easily communicate via email and text. We spent most of our time on the lanai - reading, chatting or just enjoying the scenary and the ocean below us. The sound of the waves were so soothing and the layout of the hosue was so accommodating that we truely relaxed during our 6 day stay. We cooked a lot of meals in the well equipped kitchen. The ocean facing beds were very comfortable, and we woke up with the rising sun shining through windows and it is very tempting to just lay there an enjoy the view and the rhythm of the waves. The laundry room downstairs was well equipped, and the instant hot water heater worked well. We easily dispose of the recyling items and trash as the tranfer station/recycling center was only a mile away and it opens from 6:30-6:30 on Sat, Mon & Thurs.

The owners and the local care taken were both responsive and we never encountered any issues during our stay. The only disppointment was that we did not see any dophins, which is not anyone's fault. We had a great experience at Kehena Makai and will return again.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Location

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
ITO Hilo International Airport
Nearest Motorway
0.01 Miles
137
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Kehena Black Sand Beach
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Pahoa
Nearest Golf
40 Miles
Volcano Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Kaleo in Pahoa
Car: necessary

We are on our own private lava ledge of the Pacific ocean, perched 15 above the water. No ocean access, but what a setting. On top of all Kehena, we're a short walk to the Black Sand beach, ten miles to Kapoho Vacationland and the famous Waiopae Tidepool Preserve and the Hot Pond and Champagne Pond along the beautiful Red Road, near Kaimu, Kalapana and Opihikao.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Kehena, Puna District

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Peak Season
19 Dec - 29 Apr
3 night minimum stay
$791
for 3 nights
From
$226
$1,655
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$722
for 3 nights
From
$203
$1,473
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $100.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%
Notes rate quoted is for two people; $15 a night for the 3rd person, or $30 a night for the 3rd and 4th persons, maximum 4 people stay.
From Dec 15 to Jan 10 minimum stay is 5 nights otherwise $225 a night.
Damage Security Deposit is $400 refundable after stay;or hold on to a credit card without charging if not necessary;
No parties or big gatherings in the house otherwise lose the $400 deposit. Mahalo

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Kehena in Puna District

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Floor Area:
  • 980 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • beach
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Telescope
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Full 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Ocean Front Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Ocean Front Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Television
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Games
Communication / Internet:
  • Fax
Outside:
  • Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Canoe
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Barbecue
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • naturist beach
  • museums
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • rain forests
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • snorkelling
  • diving
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf pass optional
  • surf fishing
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