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Welcome to your beautiful, private island retreat! Walk through the sun-dappled yard as the steady ocean breezes embrace you. Be delighted as you enter this custom, open-planned vacation home, thoughtfully designed with high ceilings, ample windows and light-filled spaces. Allow the magic of the Big Island to enter your soul, as you feel yourself begin to relax and rejuvenate. The living room floor and entry has a surround of Chinese green slate, carpet in the center. The ceiling soars above while a view of the ocean is seen beyond the French doors as you enter the rear covered deck. Furnished in a relaxed/Zen style with a large sofa, a large quantity of pillows, a banana-leaf woven lounge chair, and a simple Asian cabinet which conceals the entertainment center (Panasonic 32' flat screen TV, Sony DVD player and Surround sound system). Furnishings are carefully chosen for comfort and quality.
Additional House Details: The kitchen has ceramic tile flooring, natural wood custom cabinetry with easy sliding drawers, a large pantry and refrigerator, wall oven, gas range top, granite bar with alabaster lighting, and custom wood-framed windows that slide easily letting in the nearly constant NE trade winds (the kitchen sits in the NE corner of the house). The dining room adjoins the kitchen, just beyond the bar counter. It boasts a Danish retro-modern teak and cherry wood dining table with six original matching chairs, new bamboo flooring, and it opens onto a great covered deck which has privacy and ocean views, plus an additional outdoor dining table and four chairs. The deck also has a sweet little love seat and a teak Adirondack chair.
The bedroom is private from the rest of the house and has incredible ocean views as well as sunrise and sunset vistas. The floor is slate tile and opens onto a sunny deck from the sliding glass door. One can occasionally see the red/orange glow from the lava flows in the west. Orange, tangerine, tangelo, and meyer lemon trees produce abundantly just outside. White pineapple patches guide the way to the new meditation pavilion while ohia, monkeypod, fig, loquat, dragon fruit, soursop, starfruit, plus many tropical flowers, grace the yard in their turn.
This house just feels right!
To Do Options & Recommendations: 10 minute drive to view lava river flowing into ocean with steam plume, swim with dolphins at Kehena Black Sand Beach, watch whales from the cliffs November-March, swim with or view turtles (honu) in Kapoho (15 minutes drive), star-gazing, warm ponds, tide pool exploration, steam vents, volcanic crater lake (Green Lake also called Hale Mahina), farmers' markets (SPACE market at Belly Acres on Saturday mornings; Maku'u Market on Sunday near Pahoa). Events and classes such as yoga, dance, and healing arts at Kalani Resort and also at SPACE.
Check in time is 4pm. Check out time is 11 am. You may request late or early check in/out and I can see if it's possible. Aloha.
* King Bed: Medium firmness,' Serta perfect sleeper'.
* Queen mattress in loft. Views of tree tops, lava field and mountains, louver-type windows run length of the loft.
* Convertible Bed: Very large futon in living room easily converts to a King size bed for extra guests....moreless
Linens Provided: High thread-count cotton sheets and pillowcases, down/feather and down substitute pillows as well. Full Kitchen: Toaster, microwave, espresso machine, coffee maker and grinder, large pantry, pull-out shelves, bar counter with granite top, easy maintenance and a joy to prepare meals in. Catering Available: Please inquire or see notes on house. Covered Parking: On concrete slab with ohia posts, adjacent to house. Gazebo: This new space can become private as it has bi-fold doors on two sides and a half-wall to the yard. Open to the a'a flow/state land area and ocean view. Ocean View: Unobstructed view to the South & West. Sunrise over ocean, Sunset, Steam plume views. Private garden pavilion for meditation and sunset viewing. * Pet Friendly: Additional pet deposit required. Pets considered on a case by case basis. * Kid Friendly: Children under 12 years old free. * Minimum Age Limit * Clothing Optional/ Nude Sunbathing Nearby * Alternative Lifestyle...moreless
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Satellite / Cable:
Dish Network 100 channels. HBO and Showtime....moreless
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Near The Ocean:
A one minute or less drive to coastline and Kehena beach. The house sits at approximately 100 ft elevation. This provides some ocean views from back lanai.
Toaster, microwave, espresso machine, coffee maker and grinder, large pantry, pull-out shelves, bar counter with granite top, easy maintenance and a joy to prepare meals in....moreless
Kenmore Stainless steel with chest freezer/ice maker....moreless
Deck / Patio
This new space can become private as it has bi-fold doors on two sides and a half-wall to the yard. Open to the a'a flow/state land area and ocean view. Comfy hammock and yoga mats provided....moreless
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Kehena, Puna District, Big Island, Hawaii, USA (40 Minutes to Hilo, 1 minute to Kehena Black Sand Beach!) Lava and Volcano viewing nearby, take a trip by boat from Pohoiki to watch lava entering the ocean, or take a 15 minute lava walk to view it at sunset. A must-do in this lifetime! Tide pools abound, some are geothermally heated to bathtub temperature. Great corals and tropical fish. Kehena Beach has dolphins playing most mornings, they sometimes stay all day, spinning and jumping as you watch from shore or swim with them. Red Road hugs the coast and is great for biking. Explore the magnificence of unspoiled Hawaii. Kalani Resort (1 mile) offers classes in Yoga, Dance, and Art. Kalani has a buffet style breakfast, lunch, dinner,open to the public. They also have a great sauna and pool available. Enjoy Pahoa town for restaurants such as Thai, Tuscan (Italian), Mexican, and more.
Other Activities: shopping, health/beauty spa, wildlife viewing
Year Purchased: 1990
About the owner: I'm fortunate to have been a longtime resident of the wild and spectacular Puna Coast since 1981. I've witnessed the powerful and creative force of Pele firsthand, and I'm thrilled to share this unique experience with new visitors. I am a home builder and designer and I consider this one to be my finest. I love to cook, and designed the kitchen to be functional and beautiful. I love plants and enjoy gardening and landscaping, which is reflected in the park-like grounds. I hope you find my home to be as comfortable and yet inspiring as I have over the years. It is my joy to offer this home to you.
Why the Owner Chose Kehena: I built my former home here shortly after purchasing the lot in 1989. There's no other spot like it! It sits on a slight hill at the edge of state land, which is unspoiled 1955 a'a lava covered in grey-green lichen and dotted with young ohia trees, beyond which the blue pacific ocean beckons.... Kalapana is in the sun-drenched 'blue belt' of Puna, where it is more likely to be bright blue sky and gentle flowing breezes. The area is wild and free, where many report they can sense the creative volcanic energy.