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50' from the Ocean, Views from Every Room & 2 Lanais -and Last Minute Savings!

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front of the house, Pacific is the backyard

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Last updated: 08/29/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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.

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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
  • Forests
  • 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
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean:

    Exactly 50' from the lanai to where the waves break against the cliff, "pali". Not a good place for young children or those that are oblivious to the power of the ocean and rouge waves....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Ocean view from both showers, beds, kitchen island, seating and dining room and both lanais. Walking through the front door and you see 16' of sliding glass doors with a full ocean view....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    The waves of the Pacific ocean are just 50 feet away facing East with sun & moon rises and usually the trade winds about 8 mph. Our lanais are 40' above sea level. Horizon is about 6.3 miles offshore....moreless

  • Rural:

    We are rural, 20 minutes to Pahoa. Our street Moana kai Pali, has mostly foot traffic of neighbors walking. A block away is the "Red Road" which is the Heritage Drive along the coast to Kapoho....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

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

  • Fax

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
Low Season
Apr 2 - Dec 15, 2016
3 night min stay
$179
$1,199

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

Peak Season
Dec 19 - Apr 20, 2017
3 night min stay
$199
$1,359

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

Low Season
Apr 21 - Dec 18, 2017
3 night min stay
$179
$1,199

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:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • one time cleaning fee $125 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13.416%

Notes:

Last minute booking special: 10% off if booked within 30 days of your arrival date and 3 days minimum, not including weekly/monthly specials. By clicking "book it" you accept our following terms and conditions:

CANCELLATION POLICY: No refund on deposit, and no refund on total rental payment within 60 days before arrival unless it can be re-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 check payment is preferred, and $400 damage/security deposit is held by 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.


Owner's 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
Uncle Robert's Wed nite & Pahoa every night
40 Miles
Nearest Golf
Volcano Country Club or Hilo Golf Course
0.01 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hiway 137 Red Road, a Hawaiian Heritage Drive
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Kaleo in Pahoa
0.01 Miles
Nearest Beach
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.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Kehena Beach Estates, Pahoa, HI, USA:
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.


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Speaks: english, Chinese

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Photos

  • front of the house, Pacific is the backyard

    front of the house, Pacific is the backyard

  • great room with 16' of glass sliding doors for kitchen, dining & sitting

    great room with 16' of glass sliding doors for kitchen, dining & sitting

  • Aqua blue bedroom with ocean view and bathroom

    Aqua blue bedroom with ocean view and bathroom

  • Jade green bedroom with ocean view and bathroom

    Jade green bedroom with ocean view and bathroom

  • 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

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

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

  • Turtles playing downstairs in the waves

    Turtles playing downstairs in the waves

  • moon shines early in the evening

    moon shines early in the evening

  • to the right hand side of ocean fron lanai

    to the right hand side of ocean fron lanai

  • Sun rises almost every morning

    Sun rises almost every morning

  • Lots of ocean view dining

    Lots of ocean view dining

  • Merri Monarch 2016

    Merri Monarch 2016

  • left hand side of the ocean front lanai

    left hand side of the ocean front lanai

  • full kitchen just like home

    full kitchen just like home

  • Aqua blue bathroom with a walk in glass shower and ocean view from shower

    Aqua blue bathroom with a walk in glass shower and ocean view from shower

  • Jade green bathroom with local artist ceramic tiled shower

    Jade green bathroom with local artist ceramic tiled shower

  • Lots of great sunrises, worth getting an early start on the day

    Lots of great sunrises, worth getting an early start on the day

  • Kilauea Volcano in 2012 a few miles down the ocean

    Kilauea Volcano in 2012 a few miles down the ocean

  • Lanai on street side for afternoon sun, dining and ocean viewing

    Lanai on street side for afternoon sun, dining and ocean viewing

  • a baby geico plays on a grapefruit, they are good mosquito catchers

    a baby geico plays on a grapefruit, they are good mosquito catchers

  • Catch of the night, gifted by locals fishing from the backyard.

    Catch of the night, gifted by locals fishing from the backyard.

  • View from street side/front 40' wide lanai

    View from street side/front 40' wide lanai

  • in the morning at the house

    in the morning at the house

  • at the Volcano National Park 40 minutes drive from the house

    at the Volcano National Park 40 minutes drive from the house

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Monday, August 29, 2016

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