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50' from the Ocean, Views from every room & 2 Lanais -AND Last Minute Savings!

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
People
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 queens, 2 baths with ocean view showers, 2 lanais & 1 great room.

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. As you open the entry door, you see a 16' glass wall between you and the ocean. The kitchen, dining and seating "great room" is 17' wide with 16' of it glass. A whole lot of ocean view. All the furniture is rattan, the sectional, dining set and barstools. The decor is Hawaiiana right down to the surfboards and traditional local crafts. There is a desk, 42" TV and a large DVD library. The floors through out the house are porcelain tile. The ceiling is woven bamboo. The kitchen counters are rain forest marble tiles. Light fixtures are retro-tropical and complete the look.

On either side of the great room are master bedrooms with showers that have ocean views. The beds in each room face the ocean and have 6' windows facing the ocean. Even the windows on the sides of the bedrooms have ocean views. You will appreciate the views and the windows that all open for the sea breeze. The showers in each bathroom are quite large and feature unique local touches.

The sliding doors in the great room open onto a 35' lanai perched 40' above sea level. It is 53' to the water from the lanai. There are very few homes this close to the waters edge. The lanai has 2 sofas, 2 lounge chairs and 2 ottomans all with Sunbrella cushions.

The lanai at the front of the house, has a gas grill, American made patio dining set and spring base lounge chairs with Sunbrella cushions. This lanai also has an ocean view and is private and offers full sun. This lanai is perfect for private sun lounging or star gazing. Dining here can be out of the trade winds and away from the porch lights.

There is a carport and covered entry stairs in the old Hilo style as it does rain at night especially. Locals fish off the pali below the house and opii pickers test their luck at low tide. Unless it's an extremely calm flat day, there is no ocean access below the house. And remember to never turn your back on the ocean, rouge waves do appear.

There is a laundry room downstairs accessed from outside the house. There are some ice chests, snorkel gear and reef slippers also. The yard is landscaped with 8 coconut palms, hibiscus, heliconia and monstera. There is an ocean side outdoor shower under the lanai.

More Details

Owner
Susanna Billings
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, Chinese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
25 February, 2017

About Susanna Billings

Since 1984, we've traveled to Hawaii and the Big Island's Puna district since 1988. While we love our home base in California's Central Coast, we both are most comfortable in Hawaii. Susanna was born in China and has traveled the world for work and play. Her passion is food and wine and her kitchens reflect her tastes. John began his business in San Luis Obispo in 1973 and still shops the world for home furnishings for indoors and out. That business, Daylight Home Lighting & Patio, is widely known for quality and selection second to none. John has designed 3 homes and all reflect function and comfort with a classic sense of style.

Susanna is the manager and booking contact for Kehena Makai. She is always connected and responds to questions, concerns and issues no matter what time zone or continent she is in. We love travel, love meeting people, entertaining friends, Hawaii the Big Island is one of our 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.

Susanna Billings purchased this house in 2006

Why Susanna Billings chose Pahoa

Kehena subdivsion has ocean front lots unlike other neighborhoods and Kehena Makai has a low key, sugar cane shack curb appeal. We like that it looks like pre-war Hawaii and blends into the neighborhood. We bought the house in 2006 and it had just been built in 2001. When we purchased it, it had plywood floors, no sheet rock, a corrugated steel ceiling and was very basic. We loved the old Hawaii feel of the place and felt it deserved to be more finished. We added walls, porcelain tile floors, woven bamboo ceiling, sliding doors, ocean view showers and an up graded kitchen with rain forest marble counters. The kitchen/dining/seating main room has a 17' peak and exposed beams. Ceiling fans are seldom needed as the many windows and trade winds keep the house as cool or warm as you'd like. The lanais are on both sides of the house and both have ocean views. We 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 Hawaiiana more! If you like to snorkel in one of the best tide pools in Hawaii, 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Even the rainy days are fantastic at this side of the island - so much to do and see! We spent days chasing down the best ice coffee - from the food truck at the park just north of Pahoa.

It's hard to pin point our faves:

Mauna Kea Observatory

Wai'opae tidal pools and hot pod

hike to Shipman Beach, great!

And this house! The sorndo, the sun, the air is like velvet.

Thank you, mahalo for your hospitality!
Feb 2013
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 980 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Fax
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • 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 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Both bedrooms are ocean front, each has a queen bed with its own bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Canoe
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(42 traveller reviews)

50' from the Ocean, Views from every room & 2 Lanais -AND Last Minute Savings!
average rating of 4.6190476 based on 69 reviews
5

Amazing views, location and more.

  • 5 of 5

House was wonderful.we were a family of 4, and it was plenty big. 2 big bedrooms..each with bath and shower. Large living room..Kitchen space with decent kitchen. All the kitchen stuff you need..all the usual small appliances. Sunrises right out the windows over the ocean. Wonderful way to start the day.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're very happy when folks enjoy our home. Thank you and thanks to everyone who spent time to write a review.
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5

Lovely house, stunning location, great hosts

  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth stay at Kehena Makai, and I'm already thinking about when we can return. We love this part of the Big Island, and this house has a unique combination of comfort and charm. The view takes your breath away no matter how many times you stay there. The intense sound of the waves crashing below is invigorating and meditative at once. The hosts are wonderful to work with. They really want you to be at home in their home. Just a fabulous place.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful view, good location

  • 5 of 5

The house is lovely and nicely furnished with all of the comforts of home. The beds facing the ocean view were so comfortable. We enjoyed snorkeling in tide pools about 1/2 an hour away and driving the scenic local roads. Breakfasts at the Tin Shack and Pele's Kitchen in Pahoa were awesome. Evenings on the lanai listening to the ocean and star gazing were so enjoyable. On the first night, the singing frogs were really loud, but they had moved on by our 3rd night. Uncle's Kitchen down the road is pretty rustic, but the food was good and the little market has any basics you might need if you don't want to drive to Pahoa. If you plan to hike to the lava flows and/or visit Volcanoes National Park, this is a great location to stay. Communication with the owners was thorough and all of the info you need is in a binder you see when you check in. Highly recommend this place!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

8 nights of R & R!

  • 4 of 5

Stayed 8 nights at this peaceful place & loved almost every minute! My husband and I were looking for a good rest from everyday life and this place certainly delivered. The ocean side lanai is fabulous with VERY comfortable furnishings. The view is perfect for wave watching, boats going by and of course the sunrises. Saw a couple of turtles and someone, who I think, was spear fishing out in the water. The front lanai was great if you wanted afternoon sun or at night time, listening to the endless chorus of coqui frogs. I was worried the crashing waves and frogs would make it hard to sleep but I had no problem! The house itself was very clean & comfy. Loved the large showers too! We did have a beetle hatching on the 3rd night which kept us on our toes keeping them outside! Not too much of a problem as I kept the vacuum handy! Just make sure the screen door is shut tight. It was funny to watch the geckos inside stalking them.... only to have them fly away. Did have some ants inside despite all our efforts to keep everything in the fridge & kitchen clean but hey... you in the jungle! Spent alot of time at the beach, wave watching and took a sunrise hike with Kalapana Cultural Tours to see the lava entering the ocean. Uncle's Night Market is fun & my husband golfed up at Volcano. Took a short drive to Kapoho for snorkeling too. The house had everything we wanted and the little neighborhood was perfect for short walks. We would love to return one day during whale season!! Mahalo for everything!

Susan & Peter Dobson

  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Exceptional view

  • 3 of 5

We stayed for 3 nights in Nov 2016. As advertised the house is literally a stone through from ocean. The view from lanai is exceptional. Closest proximity to Kehena black sand beach and Kalapana town (for lava tube and lava meeting ocean view) makes this place ideal. The famous red road is a great option for senic tour.

The house is well stocked with tropical theme all over.

The lanai is a great location for viewing sunrise and uf you happen to be in Pohoa around full moon breathtaking view of crashing waves at night from lanai.

We enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful...

  • 5 of 5

Great experience..perfect location away from it all...yet close enough to towns for supplies.

Lloyd (caretaker) was absolutely the best!

You cannot go wring with this home. All that I hoped for.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Kilauea Volcano
"it's the new flow and the only flow into the ocean currently in the world. It's a couple of ..."
Lava Tube Cave
"the Lava Tube cave is in the Volcano National Park."
Hulihe'e Palace
"lots of beaches for beginners to swim and snorkel at"
Hiilawe Falls
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
ITO Hilo International Airport
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Uncle Robert's Wed nite & Pahoa every night
Nearest Golf
40 Miles
Volcano Country Club or Hilo Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.01 Miles
Hiway 137 Red Road, a Hawaiian Heritage Drive
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Kaleo in Pahoa
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Kehena Black Sand Beach, clothing optional
Car: necessary

We are on our own private lava ledge of the Pacific ocean, perched 40' above the water. No ocean access, but what a setting. On top of the Kehena Pali, we're a 4 minute walk to the Kehena Black Sand beach, 10 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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Kehena Beach Estates, Puna District

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Peak Season
19 Dec 2016 - 20 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£702
for 3 nights
From
£181
£1,394
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £14 per night, per additional guest
 
Regular Season
21 Apr 2017 - 12 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£648
for 3 nights
From
£162
£1,249
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £14 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak Season
13 Dec 2017 - 6 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£702
for 3 nights
From
£181
£1,394
£5,094
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £14 per night, per additional guest
 
Regular Season
7 Apr 2018 - 12 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£648
for 3 nights
From
£162
£1,249
£4,513
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £14 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£648
for 3 nights
From
£162
£1,249
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £14 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £47
one time cleaning fee £100 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

Options on Damage Protection is either you purchase a $59 plan for a $1500 coverage on our property, or $1000 refundable deposit which will be held and refunded by Homeaway within 7 days after your stay to your same credit card or checking account you paid with if no damage reported by manager. By clicking "book it" you accept our terms and conditions as stated in the "rental agreement" attached; and our CANCELLATIONS/TRANSFERS policy: must be in writing. No refund on deposit, and no refund on total rental payment within 60 days before arrival unless it can be rented with less 25% fee.
CHECK IN time: after 4:00 P. M. on the arrival date CHECK OUT time: before 11:00 A. M. on the departure date.
To book directly with us: with a check payment, and $1000 damage/security deposit is held onto a credit card without charging, and there's no booking fee. Rate is quoted based on 2 people; maximum occupancy is 4 people; $15 a night for the 3rd person
Cleaning fee is $125 plus tax, one time cleaning per stay; Hi state tax is 13.416%. $1000 damage deposit is charged and held by vrbo/homeaway, and will be refunded by vrbo/homeaway to your same credit card or checking account you paid with within 7 days after your stay. No smoking, no pets please.

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