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The Jewel Box - Oceanfront luxury close to black sand beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Modern and clean 2 bedroom, 2 bath with additional bonus area

An extraordinary tropical experience awaits you on the Big Island! Located on the Eastern side of the Big Island is The Jewel Box, a striking resort-style house newly remodeled with your comfort and luxury in mind. You'll find beautiful hardwood floors, white shaker style cabinets, silestone counters and Dahl tiles throughout. Ceiling fans and tradewinds cool every room, while floor to ceiling windows feature amazing ocean views. Sit back and enjoy the relaxing tranquility on three separate lanais, one on each level. Decorated in vintage Hawaiiana and modern conveniences, The Jewel Box has every comfort you would expect and enjoy.

Main Level:

The main floor features an open concept kitchen, dining area and living room, plus bedroom and adjoining full bath with a large tiled shower. A full covered lanai runs the full length of the house with lounge chairs and dining area. The kitchen is well equipped with full sized refrigerator/freezer, gas stove, dishwasher, microwave, as well as complete cookware and dining settings. The living room has a flat screen TV with satellite dish, DVD player and Apple TV. Free WiFi internet access is also provided.

Top Level:

The 3rd level is a master suite and full bathroom with shower and a private deck with lounge chairs and a sweeping view of the ocean.

Lower Level:

Walk outside, down garden path, and you will find a bonus room with its own lanai with lounge chairs and a grill. This room features a futon for additional guests.

Local Attractions:

The Jewel Box is located in the Puna District. This area on the eastern shore stretches from the ocean to the 4,000 foot summit of Kilauea volcano.


A few blocks out the front door is the Red road, one of the most scenic and renowned drives in all of Hawaii, featuring black sand beaches, dense rainforest, and Ahalanui Park (a spring warmed by the volcano's steam). Along this 12 mile drive are a number of beach parks including Waiopae tidepools with some of the most incredible snorkeling on the island.

A short walk from The Jewel Box is Kehena Beach, a secluded (clothing optional) black sand beach hidden from view from the roadway. Enjoy yoga and many other classes offered at nearby Kalani Resort. Two miles away is Uncle Roberts, a night market, which hosts live music, food stalls, handcraft exhibition, and a bazaar-style market every Wednesday night.

Nearby is Pahoa, an old mill town with a row of clapboard shops along a boardwalk, local restaurants and a bakery. During the weekend, the Pahoa Makuu Farmers Market features fresh fruit, roasted macadamia nuts, food stalls and local art.

A short drive is Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Volcano Village, a charming rainforest town known for its glass blowing and art galleries. The surrounding rainforest is in sharp contrast to the steam vents and rugged landscapes of the nearby park.

On Puna's Eastern point is the Cape Kumukahi area with scenic hiking. The air here is measured to be the freshest in the world. From Cape Kumukahi, hike a little over a mile along the 1960's lava flows to Kapoho Bay, a local swimming hole and beach geothermally heated by the Kilauea volcano.

The Jewel Box is about 35 minutes away from the Hilo Airport.

HI tax ID. #W33073512-01

More Details

Property Manager
Jamie Deyden, Realtor
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2018


Kehena Beach Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large full tiled shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Master bathroom with full tiled shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Separate private bonus room downstairs with futon sofa, lana
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Upstairs master bedroom with ensuite bathroom, private lanai
  • Main floor bedroom with king bed, ocean views from lanai, door to main bathroom
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
UV filter on water system


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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The Jewel Box - Oceanfront luxury close to black sand beach
average rating of 4.818182 based on 22 reviews

Beautiful house, incredible view, relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

If you want avoid crowds and experience relaxation perched on top of lava cliffs at the oceans edge, this is your place.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha John, Mahalo for your kind review of the Jewel Box. We appreciate you choosing to stay at this beautiful home and hope you return again. Kind Regards, Jamie
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If you want a relaxing vacation close to the volcano, this is it!

  • 4 of 5

The pictures do not do this house justice. It is absolutely stunning. We spent 7days here and didn't leave the house on 3 of those days because it was so enjoyable to just relax, eat and drink on the balcony overlooking the waves. It is 3 miles from a bike rental location where you can rent a bike and travel 4 miles to see active lava flow into the ocean and down the volcano.

If the house had new screens I would have rated it a 5. Some of the screens on the windows and doors need some minor repairs to keep the bugs out at night. Just be aware that you are in the tropics where bugs like to live and are very attracted to lights at night time. During the day, we had zero issues with the bugs.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your review Kevin the screens are being repaired. Having homes right on the water in Hawaii takes it's toll on aluminum screens. We do our best to keep up on them. We hope you will come back someday. Kind Regards, Jamie
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  • 5 of 5

The place is amazing and nice. It had everything you could need. I was surprised to find a yoga mat as well--something I considered packing but didn't--doing yoga on the deck in the morning sunrise became one jewel of my stay. Another, of course, was walking down to the beach and swimming. The sights, the sounds and the smells were particularly absorbable in this location on the ocean--I sat for many hours watching the waves dance, meditating, smelling the plumeria in the yard and not wanting to leave the house. Going to sleep hearing the waves break and seeing the moonlight over the ocean really made my dreams this vacation. Also, Jamie and Robert were extremely helpful. Thank you very much!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Rimas, Mahalo for your review. I'm glad we had the chance to meet. We hope you are able to return someday. Kind Regards, Jamie
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5 perfect days

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 wonderful nights at the Jewel Box last week. The house is beautifully decorated with 3 levels that look right out at the ocean. Evenings with the patio doors open listening to the crashing waves made for some of the most restful sleep I've had in ages! The house had everything we needed: Comfy furniture, lots of great kitchen gadgets, spices and accessories (toaster, blender, coffee maker). We couldn't have been happier with this house to explore this side of the big island! Hoping to return one day

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Joseph, Mahalo for choosing to stay at the Jewel Box you were wonderful guests and we hope you come back someday. Warm Regards, Jamie
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Wonderful location near the volcano!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful ocean views were excellent every day. Neighborhood was quiet and well landscaped. Black sand beach was close by but difficult to access. Had wished there were beach chairs provided. Uncle Roberts market was close by, Wednesday nights have entertainment and food not to be missed.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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So Beautiful We Didn't Want to Leave!

  • 5 of 5

If you want to stay at the most perfect house in the area this is it! The house is absolutely gorgeous. It is perfect especially for two couples who are vacationing together since there are 2 master suites. (If you're splitting the bill no one would feel like they are drawing the short stick) It has everything you could possibly need. The kitchen is well equipped, the linens are lovely, the washer/dryer are top of the line, and there are all the little extras like binoculars, water shoes, really nice beach towels, bathrobes & slippers. When we drove around the area we honestly could not find a house like it. It's located in such a beautiful area with a view of the ocean that never grows old! If you are not used to the "hippie" community you may be taken aback a bit. They live in vans & tents all over the area, so lock up. Shop in Hilo before you get there since the stores are Pahoa are quite interesting & the crowd very colorful.

We loved this house so much we stayed an extra night. We care for homes as a living and are very picky about cleanness & decor. We were very impressed. Jamie was a dream to deal with! The house has a lockbox with the key for easy check in/check out availability. Jamie is available by phone or email at all times & was quick to respond when we had inquiries. We would stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Hilo International (ITO)
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
50 Miles
Volcano Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Kehena Black Sand Beach
Car: necessary

Located on the wild and scenic Puna coastline, close to geothermally heated warm ponds, the Waiopae tidepools for fantastic snorkeling, Lava Tree Park, Volcano National Park, lava flow viewing only 5 minutes away (when flowing), Pohoiki Boat launch and surfing/boogieboarding spot, ocean fishing, plus walk to Kehena Black Sand beach for optional nude sun bathing. Yoga and other classes offered at nearby Kalani Resort. Also just a few minutes to Kalapana and Wednesday night Uncle Robert's fun night, Farmer's Markets and a few minutes to the quaint, colorful village of Pahoa for many restaurants, banks, and shopping. About 45 minute drive to the city of Hilo, waterfalls, botanical gardens, ziplines, etc.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $135 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

one week minimum Christmas - New Years weeks. $50.00 cancellation fee if cancelled at least 60 days prior. No guarantee of refund within 60 days of cancellation, unless unit is re-rented.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.