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50' from the Ocean - Feel the Ocean Breeze, See the Sun Rise Right on the Lanai

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Kehena house description

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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Property Type

  • House
  • 980 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    the house is rented to adults only...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    parents should make sure young kids are not going to the ocean front at downstair by themselves since it's so close to the ocean...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    no smoking on the whole property...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    due to a family member's allergy....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Ocean Front Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Ocean Front Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Both bedrooms are ocean front, each has a queen bed with its own bathroom....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library:

    Hawaiian music, from IZ to Makaha Sons, vintage Hawaiian music and many others....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    TV with satellite...moreless

  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library:

    various titles from Nemo to Pirates of the Caribbean, IZ to Borat and lots others...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Rain Forests
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Volcano
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Eco Tourism
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean:

    50 feet from the ocean with no other buildings between the house and the Pacific ocean...moreless

  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront:

    The waves of the Pacific ocean are just 50 feet away from you, 180 degree wide open view right in front of you; you see the sunrise and moon rise every day, dolphins sometimes, whales seasonally....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Communication / Internet

  • Fax

Dining

  • Dining:

    a nice set of rattan dining table with 6 chairs ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    private laundry room in the basement....moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    On top of the covered parking it's a sun deck with brand new stylish and comfortable lanai furniture for the afternoon sunbath....moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance:

    Limited amount, due to no cell phone receptions. Please use your own calling card or credit card for long conversations....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Plenty of high quality and brand new linens and towels available to make your stay more enjoyable....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    2 covered parking spaces in front of the house...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Cordless phones are in each room of the house for your convenience. No cellular reception from most major carriers...moreless

  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    private laundry room in the basement....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Bring your laptop or iPad. Secured high speed internet is on site...moreless

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Full set of cutlery knifes, pots and pans, cooking utensils, baking gages, just like home...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    there are more than needed for different needs...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    full kitchen just like at home....moreless

  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    basic salt and pepper, spices. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Canoe
  • Golf:

    closest golfing is in Volcano National Park (40 minute drive), Hilo Community(40 minute drive) or Big Island Country Club(90 minute drive)...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    there are two lanais, the ocean front has two full groups of tropical outdoor wicker furniture with comfortable cushions for you to enjoy the sun rise on the Pacific ocean in the morning; the street side lanai is for the afternoon sun bathing with privacy without leaving the house....moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Dec 19 - Apr 9, 2015
3 night min stay
$199
$1,359
Low Season
Apr 10 - Dec 18, 2015
3 night min stay
$179
$1,199
Peak Season
Dec 19 - Apr 15, 2016
3 night min stay
$199
$1,359
Low Season
Apr 16 - Dec 18, 2016
3 night min stay
$179
$1,199
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$179
$1,199

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • one time cleaning fee $100 + tax
  • Property Damage Protection $49
  • Tax Rate 13.416%

Notes:

credit cards are accepted through direct "book it" on Homeaway and VRBO; to book directly with us and the payment is check only; international booking is by credit card only; a signed copy of rental agreement is required.

Rate is quoted based on 2 people; $15 a night for 1 more person; maximum occupancy is 4 people

Cleaning fee is $100 with tax, one time cleaning; Hi state tax is 13.416%.


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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Location

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

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.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: 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!

Why the Owner Chose Kehena:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english, Chinese

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Photos

  • Pacific Ocean is the backyard

    Pacific Ocean is the backyard

  • Left hand side view of the Pacific Ocean from your lanai

    Left hand side view of the Pacific Ocean from your lanai

  • that's how close to the ocean when you are in the sitting room!

    that's how close to the ocean when you are in the sitting room!

  • Aqua blue bedroom with ocean view and it's own bathroom

    Aqua blue bedroom with ocean view and it's own bathroom

  • Jade green bedroom with ocean view and it's own bathroom

    Jade green bedroom with ocean view and it's own bathroom

  • Ocean view towards the right on the Lanai

    Ocean view towards the right on the Lanai

  • panoramic Pacific ocean from your lanai

    panoramic Pacific ocean from your lanai

  • Rainbow and High Tide

    Rainbow and High Tide

  • Kilauea Volcano in 2012 few miles down the ocean towards the right of the house

    Kilauea Volcano in 2012 few miles down the ocean towards the right of the house

  • Turtles playing downstairs in the waves

    Turtles playing downstairs in the waves

  • moon shines early in the evening

    moon shines early in the evening

  • Front of the house - view from the street, Pacific Ocean is the backyard

    Front of the house - view from the street, Pacific Ocean is the backyard

  • that's how close you are from the ocean when on your lanai

    that's how close you are from the ocean when on your lanai

  • full kitchen just like home

    full kitchen just like home

  • Aqua blue bathroom with glass and marble wall shower

    Aqua blue bathroom with glass and marble wall shower

  • Jade green bathroom with art ceramic shower

    Jade green bathroom with art ceramic shower

  • Office desk with WIFI and TV, satellite, lots DVDs and CDs, books and games

    Office desk with WIFI and TV, satellite, lots DVDs and CDs, books and games

  • Dining table comfortably sits 4 people with ocean view

    Dining table comfortably sits 4 people with ocean view

  • brave local guys pick Opii at low tide. Opii is a delicacy local shellfish.

    brave local guys pick Opii at low tide. Opii is a delicacy local shellfish.

  • Whales are playing in front of the house on a New Year's Day 2012

    Whales are playing in front of the house on a New Year's Day 2012

  • newly built Lanai on street side for afternoon sun when you don't feel out tour

    newly built Lanai on street side for afternoon sun when you don't feel out tour

  • another gorgeous morning

    another gorgeous morning

  • Christmas morning 2014 - got dolphins playing around but we were out so missedit

    Christmas morning 2014 - got dolphins playing around but we were out so missedit

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, Chinese
  • Calendar last updated: 03/26/2015
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