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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Kehena reviews

  • Extremely helpful owner

    "Found myself with conflicting reservations with two VRBO properties. Deborah was extremely accommodating with quick email turnaround, clear cancellation policy, and a quick PayPal refund. I highly commend her for her integrity."
    Guest: Mark D. Date of Stay: May 2016 Review Submitted: May 22, 2016
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  • Charming, quaint romantic hideaway.

    "We use vrbo rentals a great deal for our travels and vacations, and I have to say that this property is by far the best provisioned unit that we have ever stayed in and perhaps one of the most charming units we have experienced. The cottage is situated in the Mauna Loa Estates, a small sub-division of Volcano village and deep in the verdant fern forest. It is a short 2 minute drive into the village for great dining, and is a mere 5 minutes from the Volcanoes Park where you can spend days. Keaau is about 20 minutes drive. It’s a great location. There are no expansive views because you’re surrounded by lush rainforest. The days are filled with bird song and the night with the sound of coqui frogs. Candice and Richard have built so much personality into this property. It is well decorated and is full of small details to make your stay all the more memorable. We loved it here. They have thought of everything. Some tips so that you don’t make the same mistakes we made: don’t bother buying and bringing bottled water. The tap water is filtered, and then filtered again. The coffee, honey and sugar that they provide is delicious and not cheap junk. They have plenty of paper product, cling wrap, ziplock bags and plastic cutlery so that preparing picnic lunches while you hike in the park is a breeze. Furthermore, we appreciated the wall safe and security system for the cottage while we were away hiking each day – it meant that we didn’t have to carry valuables with us. There are flashlights, gloves for hiking on the Pali and a pair of walking poles. At 4,000' elevation it can get cold at night, so there are heaters and even slippers available. Like I said, they have thought of everything. Of particular note, Candice and Richard have their own guide book available for you to read in the cottage. It is full of step by step guidance for hiking and touring in the park. I will go so far as to say that their book is by far better than Doughty’s “Revealed” book. Take it with you while you drive the Chain of Craters road and use it to find all sorts of hidden gems on the trip. If you are planning a stay in the Volcano area, then THIS is the place to stay if you’re looking for quaint charm and character, peace and quiet, and a chance to reconnect with nature."
    Guest: Jer R. Date of Stay: March 2017 Review Submitted: March 24, 2017
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  • The Dolphin Cottage was perfect.

    "Nicely decorated, comfortable bed, clean, great beach across the road (down a very step trail - clothing optional beach). Located close to where the lava flows into the ocean . We rented bikes for 15.00. I would stay again for a short period (does not have a full kitchen)."
    Guest: Holly k. Date of Stay: March 2017 Review Submitted: March 31, 2017
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  • Exceeded expectations‼

    "To begin, we've been visiting Hawai'i and staying in rental houses for decades. James and Gary's beautiful Hale a Kimo Kali is easily the nicest home we've ever rented. The house, grounds, furnishings, decorating and attention to detail are exceptional. The house is incredibly well equipped, any thing you could possibly think of that you might want or need is there for you. If you're planning to visit Hilo side of the Big Island this is the house you want."
    Guest: Toby & Letticia S. Date of Stay: April 2017 Review Submitted: April 25, 2017
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