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Ocean Cliff Villa overlooking Black Sand Beach w/Pool, Hot Tub & Gym!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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*

TA-212-7056-01 GE-212-791-7056-01

Mahalo nui loa (Many thanks),

Kehena Beach Estate

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Kehena Beach Estates Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No additional Guest allowed on premises, no smoking allowed anywhere on property. No parties allowed. Only 2 vehicles max, parking outside gate.
  • Please wash all dishes and throw out all trash in outside bin before departing
  • No jumping in pool, no glassware in pool, please rinse off any sand before entering pool.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main House - toilet , shower , bidet , Main House Full bathroom
    Main House - toilet , Main House 1/2 bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 1 1/2 Bath for Main House only. the 2 extra bathrooms are in detached bedrooms.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Main House Master - 1 queen , Main House
    Main House 2nd Master - 1 queen , Main House
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Detached bedroom, only opened if paid for.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Detached bedroom, only opened if paid for.
  • Main House only with 2 bedrooms 1 bath with full kitchen. Loft and Studio ( Detached bedrooms)1 bedroom 1 bath and kitchenette. Note: The side cottage are not rented separately and will be closed if only 2 -4 persons are renting. Extra charges will apply for extra guest for the side cottage at $50 per day per person.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Absolute Oceanfront property, Right on the Cliff, Full Gym, Screened Lobby, Hammock, Swing, Fish Pond and waterfall, Teak Patio Furnishings and Ocean view Bonus Yoga Room.


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Ocean Cliff Villa overlooking Black Sand Beach w/Pool, Hot Tub & Gym!
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 19 reviews

Fantastic views

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home and fantastic views. Loved listening to the ocean crashing on the cliff, and the setenade of the frogs in the evenings.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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Awesome place

  • 5 of 5

The view was amazing, the property was everything we wanted. We had a fantastic 12 days there enjoying the view and the sun.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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Queensland, Australia

Great location and beautiful views

  • 4 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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Location, location, location & this was the best!

  • 4 of 5

Never having stayed on the Hilo side of the Big Island and having the impression that it rains frequently, we were hesitant...and it did rain, but only for a few minutes at a time, and really not much. It was sunny and warm, the waves on the beach were so relaxing both day and night, as were the tree frogs that serenaded us each evening.

Tim gave excellent recommendations, we even went back to Kaleo's Restaurant a couple times; and don't miss 'Uncle Robert's' if you are there on a Wed night-go early, stay late.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Nui Loa Suan for the wonderful review! We cannot wait to have you guys back again! With much aloha, Tim and Iliahi
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Stunning views!!

  • 4 of 5

The property was lovely - just what our family needed for the last week of out Hawaii vacation. The owners offered great suggestions for restaurants and activites. Some issues with the wifi, which the homeowner addressed for us. Loved the pool. Saw dolphins frolicking and rainbows daily. Loved the outdoor shower, and koi pond. Overall a wonderful visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Nui Loa for such a wonderful review, we are so glad you and your Ohana a great time and we hope to have you all back again. A Hui Ho! With much aloha, Tim and Iliahi
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Property Manager

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About Iliahi

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 Beach Estates

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!

Guestbook comments from the manager

It is really a great place to stay at. The kind of place I only see in magazine about where the famous stay!!! The location is fantastic, the decoration is great, everything is available. The beds are very comfy, and although I normally need to be in total darkness to sleep, no problem at all. I just wish I could return soon, having a drink on the terrace... Enjoy
Jan 2014
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Kehena Beach
The Bali House~Romantic Oceanfront Escape w/Hot Tub across from Kehena Beach!
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Uncle Robert's
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Hilo Municipal
Nearest Motorway
0.05 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Kalapana Village Cafe
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Kehena Beach
Car: necessary

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Additional Guest Fee $50 per person per night
Damage Insurance $59

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.