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Truly Oceanfront... Serene Japanese Home

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Last updated: 09/22/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Keaau house description

This beautiful Japanese home was custom-built in 2009. Each room has shoji sliders which open fully to let the outside in. An antique Japanese garden gate was the inspiration for the custom-built front door using Japanese Sugi Pine. This wood was also used for both the master bath's vanity and tub surround. The house was designed to allow visitors standing outside the front door to be able to view the ocean through the rooms of glass. The home is protected via an alarm system.

The home is located in a quiet, peaceful neighborhood, where the only sounds are the waves striking the lava cliff walls. The home is built 140' from the ocean, the last 40' is uncovered lava which drops down the 20' cliffs into the Pacific. We've left the backyard completely natural with many ironwood trees and a few coconut palms for a park-like setting, the ironwood's soft carpet of needles come up to the house edge.

The Great Room has a dramatic cathedral wood ceiling. One shoji doors open a full 12' onto a long, covered engawa. Another shoji door opens onto a tri-level deck that overlooks the backyard and ocean. Throughout the house is dark horizontal-cut bamboo flooring. All rooms have ceiling fans.

There are two master suites. The downstairs master has a queen-size wooden Japanese Zen bed, the shoji sliders open a full 10' that lead to a covered engawa. There's a stunning Japanese-style bathroom tiled in natural Slate stone. Both suites have large walk-in closets with dressers. The upstairs master has a comfortable queen-size bed, with the shoji sliders leading to the slate-tile covered lanai overlooking the ocean. This attractive bathroom has a large granite counter along with slate stone flooring and shower walls. You're able to sit in bed (in both master suites) and watch the ocean. I've seen schools of dolphins, turtles, scuba divers, and many, many whales. Of course, you could sit out on the engawa, deck, or even the backyard for closer viewing.

The full kitchen has granite counters and a crushed granite sink, bamboo flooring, an antique Japanese tansu, and shoji sliders that can shut the kitchen completely off from the Greatroom.

Our area of Keaau is quite unique, this bay is also known as 'Whale Cove' for the many migrating whales that stay here during the winter months. The area is also called the 'Blue Hole' since the volcano's VOG rarely comes out for a visit. Most mornings you're treated to an incredible sunrise!

Keywords: Japanese, Oceanfront, Vacation Home

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 1650 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Not Suitable For Children:

            Sorry, no children under the age of 12. The 20' cliffs are hazardous....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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          • Also have 1 queen-size double-height inflatable mattress.

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 2: shower, toilet

            Upstairs master bath has a shower....moreless

          • Bathroom 1: tub, shower, toilet

            Downstairs master bath also has a large soaking tub....moreless

          • Bathroom Guest: toilet

            Downstairs vanity bath for guests....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining Area Seats:

            4...moreless

          • Dining
          • Kitchen
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Pantry Items
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Dishwasher
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Microwave
          • Seating for 4 people

          Amenities

          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided
          • Hair Dryer
          • Parking
          • Iron & Board
          • Living Room seats 5
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Parking Off Street

          Other Amenities

              • Shoji sliders throughout home. 2 covered Engawa's, 1 covered Lanai, large rear deck for ocean viewing. answering machine. iron & ironing board. When it rains heavily a creek fills with water that runs under the house, through the backyard and onto the lava cliffs....moreless

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • CD Player

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Small propane grill, and small charcoal grill....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Lawn in front yard only....moreless

              Theme

              • Romantic
              • Family
              • Away From It All
              • Historic
              • Tourist Attractions
              • Adventure

              Location & View

              • Oceanfront:

                Along the beautiful Puna coast. The last 40 feet of our yard is uncovered lava which drop down the 20 foot cliffs into the ocean....moreless

              • Mountain View:

                On a clear day you can see impressive Mauna Kea, snow covered in winter months....moreless

              Activities

              • Churches
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Kayaking
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Snorkeling
              • Mountain Biking
              • Water Skiing
              • Surfing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Fishing
              • Cycling
              • Sailing
              • Swimming
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • ATM/Bank
              • Laundromat
              • Groceries
              • Fitness Center
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Shopping
              • Boating
              • Whale Watching
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Antiquing
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Zoo
              • Restaurants
              • Museums
              • Cinemas
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing
               

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              Year round  $185/nt .. $1110/wk (+ taxes & cleaning)
              DISCOUNTS for last minute or extended stays.  Rent downstairs ONLY
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              3 night minimum stay.  Cleaning fee $150.  Hawaii taxes apply.
              Damage fee $300 (FULLY-refundable less any damage or lost items).
              Rates are HIGHER during holidays and special events.
              A 25% deposit to confirm reservation. Fully-refundable if cancelled 30
              days PRIOR to arrival. If less than 30 days a small service fee applies.
              

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              Last updated: 09/22/2014
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              Location

              15 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Hilo Airport
              5 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              5 miles
              17 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Several beaches in Hilo
              10 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              In Keaau & Pahoa
              10 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              In Keaau & Pahoa

              Now Zip-Lining has come to the Big Island! I have tour books, current maps, and suggestions on what to do on the Hilo side of the Big Island

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2009


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • Large deck overlooking the ocean.

                Large deck overlooking the ocean.

              • Greatroom and Dining area.

                Greatroom and Dining area.

              • Beautiful view of greatroom shojis and bamboo art.

                Beautiful view of greatroom shojis and bamboo art.

              • Backyard overlooking the sea.

                Backyard overlooking the sea.

              • Full Kitchen with Granite Counters and Crushed Granite Sink.

                Full Kitchen with Granite Counters and Crushed Granite Sink.

              • Lower master bedroom with outside covered Engawa.

                Lower master bedroom with outside covered Engawa.

              • Soaking tub in downstairs bath.

                Soaking tub in downstairs bath.

              • Large upstairs master bath.

                Large upstairs master bath.

              • Large tri-level deck.

                Large tri-level deck.

              • Overflowing copper rainchain.

                Overflowing copper rainchain.

              • Wave breaking onto our lava cliffs.

                Wave breaking onto our lava cliffs.

              • Serene photo taken ABOVE Hilo's Rainbow Falls!

                Serene photo taken ABOVE Hilo's Rainbow Falls!

              • Back of house showing both upper & lower master suites.

                Back of house showing both upper & lower master suites.

              • Greatroom which overlooks the sea.

                Greatroom which overlooks the sea.

              • A View Through Engawa Into the Great Room.  Shojis Open.

                A View Through Engawa Into the Great Room. Shojis Open.

              • Dining Area with Kitchen Shojis Closed.

                Dining Area with Kitchen Shojis Closed.

              • Vanity bath near front door.

                Vanity bath near front door.

              • Wonderful wide angle photo of downstairs master bath.

                Wonderful wide angle photo of downstairs master bath.

              • Sugi Pine Vanity.  Both Bathrooms & Both Closets Have Shoji Doors.

                Sugi Pine Vanity. Both Bathrooms & Both Closets Have Shoji Doors.

              • Upper master suite.

                Upper master suite.

              • Beautiful sunrise from our lava cliffs.

                Beautiful sunrise from our lava cliffs.

              • Our 'rustic' bench.

                Our 'rustic' bench.

              • Ancient Hawaiian heiau site at the end of our road.

                Ancient Hawaiian heiau site at the end of our road.

              • A boat tour of lava meeting the sea.

                A boat tour of lava meeting the sea.

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              Date last modified - Saturday, September 20, 2014

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              2 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 4

              View calendar: Updated 09/22/14
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