About the property
- Villa4000 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Landmark Oceanfront Villa With Pool & Spa Overlooking Kehena Beach!!
Aloha from Kehena Beach Villa!
Perched high on the edge of a lush coconut studded absolute oceanfront sea cliff at the dead end of this quaint coastal beach community's most exclusive cul de sac stands this romantic gated landmark villa that was thoughtfully designed to be enjoyed by a couple who desire a level of privacy, comfort, safety and luxury that is more akin to a high end resort but is value priced and capable of accommodating a group of up to 8 adults if desired.
The the property has exclusive views of the magnificent Kehena Cove including the Kehena Black Sand Beach all the way to the tip of the cove where the villa is situated and assures a high level of privacy and exclusivity that is not shared by neighboring vacation rentals. There are no immediate homes on either side along the coast of the villa which is surrounded by 6 foot solid lava rock walls and accessed by a coded artistic gate that was custom designed by famed Honolulu based French sculptor Frederic Zimmer. The entire oceanfront block is adorned by a series of artistic gates and custom matching light fixtures that automatically illuminate the gorgeously landscaped lava rock walls nightly. The only other oceanfront home on the block is the smaller sister residence which is equally private and luxurious.
The villa is a landmark for Kehena Beach and is the closest oceanfront residence to the beach. It is situated on a large oceanfront parcel
and spans nearly 200 feet along a 50 foot high sea cliff that is typically teeming with sea birds. The lucky guests of the villa will not only enjoy the direct views of Kehena Beach and Bay, but also the extraordinary sunrises and moonrises and will experience near constant cooling trade winds due to the primarily northeasterly orientation of the oceanfront villa.
The oceanfront deck, or 'lanai' has been updated and redesigned, nearly doubling its size in 2014 per our former guest's recommendations and is certain to be the most popular living area of the villa. It features a large and new refreshing jetted Endless pool in which one may enjoy the stunning views while relaxing or swimming in the solar heated water. At night time it can be illuminated to enjoy a nighttime swim or just sit and watch the stars! The pool can be accessed from either the open uncovered lanai or the covered pool 'cabana' sides which has a translucent roof and comfortable outdoor furniture facing the pool and beach view. The tiled lanai is furnished with teak furniture including a custom bar, adjustable cushioned chaise loungers, and bar height dining table and chairs. One has the option of dining 'al fresco' or under the covered portion of the lanai which has a translucent roof to provide the added illumination of the stars and moon at night. The oceanfront railing is clear glass. The Endless pool directly abuts the deck on 2 sides so you can just step right in. There is an outdoor lava rock shower with hot water adjacent to the pool deck.
The courtyard to the villa greets you with a pond and lava rock waterfall feature and a stunning variety of guppies and goldfish. An adjacent screened 'lobby' area is well furnished to accommodate your party and is the ideal site to gather in the evening by the soothing sounds of the waterfall and the chorus of coqui frogs that it invites. The grounds are professionally landscaped and maintained. The garden foliage is striking and includes many varieties of bromeliads, orchids and heliconias.
The gym is a recent addition and has a wall of sliding glass doors that overlook the courtyard gardens. It has a wall mounted TV/DVD player with access to over 250 DishTV channels as well as a blender, fridge, and sink for your convenience. Per our former guests recommendations, the gym has been updated to include a hybrid elliptical trainer/recumbent bicycle so that a lower impact cardiovascular workout can be accomplished. Dumb bells and a Gold's Platinum professional gym that is equipped even for bench pressing or squats without the need for a spotter is provided.
The oceanfront yard is terraced with a lava rock walkway above that has a unique imported covered teak swing for two. Below there is a grassy lawn dotted with mature coconut trees and a cozy hammock for two! You will also encounter a new 9 person oceanfront spa. Don't forget to bring your I-Pod so you can plug it into the spa outlet and enjoy your favorite tunes.
If you can not resist the urge to visit Kehena Beach, it is a mere 5 minute walk from this, the closest oceanfront residence. This gorgeous strip of sand is not to be visited by the faint of heart. Although nudity is generally deemed unlawful in Hawaii, the beach has been routinely frequented by naturists since its formation back in 1955 after a small lava flow. Sturdy shoes or Tiva's are recommended to walk down the rocky trail to the beach. It is steep in some places and not deemed suitable for young toddlers, the elderly, or anyone who might have significant physical limitations. It is, however, well worth the effort. The black sand, unlike most of Hawaii's 'black' sand beaches, is granular and pure black. The beach itself is reputed to be among Hawaii's most scenic beaches.
Kehena Bay is perhaps best known for the Spinner Dolphins that frequent the beach year round and occasionally can be seen swimming among local swimmers. It is not unusual to see Spinner Dolphins performing acrobatics with the naked eye directly in front of the house. Whales can occasionally be viewed during the season from about November to April. At times , one can hear the majestic sounds of the mother Humpback Whales communicating with their calfs, particularly throughout the evening and night. Sea turtles can be spotted year round. The reef below is teeming with marine life and on calmer days one can look down and see a wide variety of reef fish.
First time visitors to Kehena Beach are discouraged from entering the ocean until they have talked with our property manager, particularly the young, elderly, and those with physical limitations should avoid. As with anything Mother Nature provides she should be respected for it's power and unpredictability! Swimming with the dolphins should not be attempted unless you are a good swimmer and feel safe being a couple of hundred yards out in the ocean! Undoubtedly, there are frequently opportunities to watch a considerable number of people swimming with the dolphins, but to do so as a malahini (newcomer) is not without risk to the life and safety of the swimmer. The beautiful but rocky shoreline can prove to be unforgiving.
There is a drum circle that regularly occurs Sundays on the beach. You can view it on U-tube. It tends to be reminiscent of the sixties. The atmosphere is laid back and includes a very eclectic crowd. There are no facilities at Kehena Beach , but you are guests of the nearest oceanfront estate to the beach, so you are only minutes away by foot from all the comforts you may desire .
You may wish to access a lunar calendar and make a reservation around the time of the full moon. The experience of watching the moonlight shimmering on Kehena Bay cannot be aptly described with words. On certain months, you may be afforded the opportunity to watch the moon rise over the ocean horizon.
We look forward to Hosting you!
* We are a Licensed Vacation Rental in the State of Hawaii*
Mahalo nui loa (Many thanks),
Kehena Beach Estate
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We manage this Amazing Villa for our close friend and Neighbor of many years. He built this Luxury Villa to share with everyone the beauty of the Puna Coast. Aloha and E Komo Mai!
Why Iliahi chose Kehena
The opportunity to build right on the cliff and capture the amazing views overlooking Kehena Black Sand Beach home to spinner dolphins and humpback whales in winter months ! The East side of Hawaii captures amazing sunrises and constant trade winds.
What makes this Villa unique
Located along the Puna Coast and right on the cliff's edge, gated and very private & exclusive!
Pool / Spa
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
As amazing as it looks
My brother and I with our two families stayed for 7 days. The property is just as amazing as it looks. We had difficulties with the stove, and within a day, a new one was delivered. It would be nice to have been told to bring additional paper products (towels, toilet paper, napkins) before arriving. Technically it's in the "fine print" of the agreement, but one roll of paper towels seems a little bit scarce for a 7 day stay and 7 people!
There was one snorkel so you'd definitely be better off bringing your own beach toys. When they say the beach below is a "clothing optional beach" they're NOT kidding!! It was actually rare to see anyone with clothing ON, so it's definitely not a "kid friendly" atmosphere (unless you want them to be traumatized for life ~ we had female teens).
It was, however amazing to stay in the pool and watch the dolphins frolic below!! I have no regrets and appreciate the work it takes to keep a property such as this up and beautiful!
Renter beware - when they say check-out is at 10:00am, they're NOT kidding! We were out by 10:15 and the cleaning lady had already stopped by, soon followed by a call reminding us about the check-out time. It would be nice to have maybe a half hour window to work with.
The Wednesday night Uncle Robert's farmers market was a very cool recommendation and well worth the 5 minute drive!
Thank you so much for everything!
Fantastic - would come back again!
This place fit our needs perfectly! We wanted to have our own place, without a lot of the normal touristy crowds, and we felt as if we had our own bay while we were here! The accomodations were just like they were described, and we really enjoyed our time there.
A few minor things to mention - bring or buy a cheap pair of binoculars so that you can see everything going on in the bay - there aren't any in the house.
Also, the place could use a spatula, and some updated sale & pepper shakers (minor inconveniences...)
Mahalo Nui Loa Jim for this amazing review you and wife gave us! We cannot wait to Host you both again!
With much aloha,
Tim and Iliahi
Lovely home and fantastic views. Loved listening to the ocean crashing on the cliff, and the setenade of the frogs in the evenings.
Mahalo nui loa Paul and Ohana for stying with us during your Christmas Vacation!
We hope to see you all again soon!
With our warmest aloha,
Tim and Iliahi
The view was amazing, the property was everything we wanted. We had a fantastic 12 days there enjoying the view and the sun.
Mahalo Nui Loa Mary and Ohana for staying with us and celebrating your Birthday here! We where so Honored to Host have you, we hope to see you again soon.
A Hui Ho!
With our warmest aloha,
Tim and Iliahi
Great location and beautiful views
We were 4 couples who stayed 5 nights and really enjoyed the areas attractions and the properties location and vista, the hot tub and pool. We saw whales, dolphins, enjoyed multiple trips to view the lava flows as well as snorkelling in the lava pools. The owners were easy and excellent to deal with. thanks Tim & Iliani
Mahalo nui loa for such a wonderful review and coming back to stay with us Chris! We happy your Ohana had such a wonderful experience:)
With much aloha,
Tim and Iliahi
We were in Hawaii for two weeks, visiting multiple islands, and I wish would could have spent the entire time here! The home is even more beautiful than pictured. Our greeting and arrival tour were generous and thoughtful. The sound of the ocean, the views, the kitchen equipment (we cooked in quite a bit), the bedrooms - all worked perfectly for our group of 7. The location is remote enough to allow magnificent light-free views of the night sky but convenient to the quaint little town of Pahoa. Many people seem to favor Kona for a visit to the Big Island; I would return here in a heartbeat!
Mahalo Nui Loa for such an Amazing and beautiful review! We really love hearing back from our Guest. We do really hope you come back and stay with us again.
With much aloha and Happy Holidays!
Tim and Iliahi
Absolute Oceanfront 300 ft from Kehena Black Sand Beach, We are only 2 miles from Kalapana home to Uncle Robert's Awa Bar with live entertainment Wed. and Fri. nights and Farmers Market, it also features a small corner store, and even a forming Black Sand Beach. Other sites.. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, 50 min drive, Ahalanui Park, Oceanside tropical lagoon for swimming, geothermally heated (15 minute drive), Kalapana, Lava hiking and resturant and local entertainment (10 minute drive), Mackenzie State Park, Spectacular oceanside park, incredible coastal views within ironwood forest (15 minute drive), Isaac Hale Beach Park, Surfing and boat launch (15 minute drive), Lava Tree State Park, Ghostly lava formations in jungle setting (20 minute drive), Superb Snorkeling nearby at Kapoho tide pools, Kalani Honua Retreat, Restaurant, cafe, Hula classes, massage, and more (5 minute drive)Pahoa (20 minute drive), Offers dining, full-service grocery, health food, fast-food, gas, and other amenities, Hilo (40 minute drive), Hilo Bay, Akaka Falls, Rainbow Falls , Downtown Hilo, Hilo Botanical Gardens, Waipio Valley, Sacred Mauna Kea and more of the East side of the Big Island are only a 45 to 1 hour away.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Extra clean fee for side using side at $50 each. The side cottages are only extra bedrooms and are not rented out separately. If only 2-3 guest are renting the Villa, the side cottages will be locked up. No parties allowed, no overnight stays, no events allowed.