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Watching sunrises every morning on your lanai

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Last updated: 08/21/2014
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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.

Property Type

  • House
  • 980 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Massage

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            parents should make sure young kids are not going to the ocean front by themselves...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only:

            Please don't smoke even on the lanai, it will blow inside.......moreless

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Entertainment

          • Books
          • Books For Adults
          • Games
          • Television
          • Satellite / Cable:

            TV with satellite...moreless

          • CD Player
          • DVD Player
          • Music Library:

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

          • Video Library:

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

          • Toys

          Theme

          • Family
          • Away From It All

          Attractions

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

          Leisure Activities

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

          local services and businesses

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

          Location Type

          • Near The Ocean:

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

          • Ocean View
          • Beach
          • 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 and adventure activities

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

          catering options

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Communication / Internet

                  • Fax

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  forms of payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      General

                      • 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

                      • Free Long Distance:

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

                      • Iron & Board
                      • Telescope
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Filtered Water
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Washing Machine:

                        private in the basement....moreless

                      • Clothes Dryer:

                        private in the basement....moreless

                      • Internet
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Linens Provided:

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

                      • Telephone:

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

                      • Parking:

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

                      • Living Room
                      • Wireless Internet:

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

                      house cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional

                          Kitchen

                          • Kitchen:

                            full kitchen just like at home....moreless

                          • Blender
                          • Coffee Grinder
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Stove
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Microwave
                          • Grill
                          • Kitchenette
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Toaster
                          • Freezer
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items:

                            basic salt and pepper, spices. ...moreless

                          • Stove
                          • Cooking Utensils:

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

                          Outside

                          • Outdoor Grill Gas
                          • Porch / Veranda
                          • Canoe
                          • Beach Chairs
                          • Beach Towels
                          • Large Cooler
                          • Small Cooler
                          • Lawn / Garden
                          • Terrace
                          • Balcony
                          • Outdoor Grill
                          • 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

                          • 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

                          Payment Type

                          • Visa
                          • Mastercard
                           

                          Reviews

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Peak Season
                          Dec 10 - Apr 13, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          $199
                          $1,359

                          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

                          My Standard Rate
                          3 night min stay
                          $179
                          $1,199

                          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest


                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • One time cleaning fee $100 + tax
                          • Tax Rate 13.416%

                          Notes:

                          rate quoted is for two people; $30 a night for two more people.

                          Dec 15 to Jan 10 minimum stay is 5 nights otherwise $225 a night.

                          Damage Deposit is $400 to be held on a credit card without charging if not necessary;

                          No parties or big gatherings in the house otherwise lose the $400 deposit.

                          Booking is confirmed when signed rental agreement and deposit is received.


                          Cancellation policy:

                          Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                          Calendar

                          Last updated: 08/21/2014
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                          Location

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

                           

                          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.


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                          Speaks: mandarin, english, Chinese

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                          Photos

                          • Watching sunrises every morning on your lanai

                            Watching sunrises every morning on your lanai

                          • 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 from the street side, with dry carport for two vehicles

                            front of the house from the street side, with dry carport for two vehicles

                          • 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

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                          Date last modified - Monday, August 18, 2014

                          $179 - $199 per night (USD)
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                          2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 4

                          View calendar: Updated 08/21/14
                          Minimum stay: 3 nights
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