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Vacation Rental between Kehena Beach and Kapoho Tide Pools.

Andre and Susan

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house

Andre and Susan

Member since: 2010
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Calendar last updated:
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Vacation Rental between Kehena Beach and Kapoho Tide Pools.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house


Kalapana House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + 1.5 baths, (Sleeps up to 13 - please ask how)

Aloha! We call our place 'COCONUT PALMS' - it is a private 3 bedroom w/ 1.5 bath - fully furnished house that includes linen, kitchen utensils, bath tissue, TV, phone, and dependable broadband internet included. It comes with an ocean view and it's less than 10 minutes from the active lava flow.

Coconut Palms has been the home to visitors around the world for about 3 years now and many are starting to return.

It's a wonderful place to stay if you want to be centered in the Puna District of Hawaii (Kalapana), which is one of the most beautiful places on earth.

This is a sunny spot of the island where there is less rain! Although it rains much less down here, Kalapana remains green and beautiful.

Many people come to Kalapana to visit Volcano National Park - home of Kilauea and the periodic lava flows just a short distance from us.

There are also Hawaiian jungles, tropical rain forests, beautiful coastal views, geothermically heated ponds, snorkeling, whale watching w/ dolphins that migrate to the warm Hawaiian waters from Alaska.

You can often see them from land swimming off our beautiful coastal park and in the Kehena Beach area.

Many of my tenants tell me that they were able to swim w/ the dolphins and you can too.

This is the place for water lovers - we have what you need at no extra charge: snorkeling equipment, boogie boards, noodles for your swimming pleasure. Did you know that the best and safest snorkeling area is just down the road in the Kapoho Tide pools?

You can easily navigate all of these places from Coconut Palms, it has come to be a very popular spot 'right in the center of all of these attractions'.

For those of you who are seeking night time entertainment, check out 'Uncles Outdoor Hawaii Bar' if you want to sip a beer, listen to live Hawaiian music, eat great food and enjoy a farmers market at the same time.


1) At Coconut Palms of Kalapana - we recently upgraded our LR furniture w/ a new leather reclining rocking chair and a very comfortable leather sofa bed.

2) Beautiful spiral staircase that takes you to the 3rd floor bedroom w/ a double bed, TV, phone, fridge and spectacular 120 degree panoramic view of the ocean and Puna coast. Picture yourself and a loved one w/ a glass of champagne, having a romantic evening gazing at the millions of stars from our love loft. It is surrounded by windows and naturally well ventilated by the Trade Winds that blow through our area.

3) High Speed internet FREE..bring your laptop !

4) newly renovated bedrooms

Coconut Palms is located in Kalapana - Sea view Estates on the Hilo side of the Big Island of Hawaii and just a walk to the world famous Kehena Black Sand Beach.

Pohoiki Point and the famous Kapoho snorkeling waters are also near by and remain popular snorkeling, surfing and swimming areas. Compare our rates to those in Kapoho - you will love our place.

Kilauea Volcano is just a 45-60 minute drive where you can walk through Thurstons Lava Tube and look in to Kilauea Caldera.

The unit is situated in a safe, quiet & friendly Hawaiian neighborhood off Kalapana-Kapoho Rd.

This house boasts large rooms and of course is impeccably clean, has 3 large bedrooms (including loft)/ 1.5 bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, large deck, washer & dryer, FREE Super fast WI-FI internet, house & studios have a land line, Direct TV, DVD player w/ movies (i.e.) Avatar on flat screen TV, CD player, microwave, coffee maker, refrigerator/freezer, tile floors, and typical household amenities that give you the feeling that ‘you are at home’.

We have no mosquito problems. VOG is rare in this area as we are not down wind from the volcano.

This 3 BR / 1.5 BATH house & loft w/ an ocean view and within walking distance to a park situated on the coast w/ a spectacular ocean view, and Kehena Black Sand Beach.

You should see the sunrise over the ocean from our deck - where you may want to eat your breakfast!!

If you are interested in bicycle riding, we have a couple old beach bikes for those of you who like to bike ride on occasion.

The beach, lava viewing area, tide pools, snorkeling, fishing areas, Akaka, Kahuna and Rainbow Falls, Boiling Pots, hiking, Farmers Market (1/2 block away), Space Community Arts Center, Keck Observatory, Kilauea , Uncles Bamboo Tiki Bar w/ live music, cafes, food markets, Volcanoes Nat'l Park and so much more - are just 10-45 minutes away.

My mission is to make sure that you have what you need to make your visit a happy, and memorable experience ! This is a great place to relax and enjoy nature. Many people come to Kalapana to 'get away from it all and breath clean air, eat great food, soak up the sunshine, exercise, commune with nature, and meet some wonderful people. So come and find out 'what the aloha spirit really is'. We invite you to come of the most beautiful places on earth.

Other accomodations are available as well, please inquire for details about our completely private studios for less..

My name is Andre, please call me with any questions, I'd be happy to talk w/ you.

Keywords: Coconut Palms Vacation Rental has a great reputation for cleanliness and value. Look at what you get for the price !

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Andre and Susan (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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About Andre and Susan

Aloha, we fell in love with Hawaii while on vacation and decided that we wanted to live here. Can't think of a better place on earth to live that 'right here' in the Puna District. Come see it, you may never want to leave.

Andre and Susan purchased this house in 2009

Why Andre and Susan chose Kalapana

We love Kalapana-Seaview Estates which is a very nice, safe, family oriented community situated next to Kehena Beach in a very beautiful, remote coastal area in the Puna District of Hawaii - The Big Island. Kalapana is 'the Hawaii' that everyone dreams of and quite different than the city of Kona. We live in the Kalapana area ourselves and absolutely feel that it is the nicest part of the entire island... you will too. You may not want to leave...we didn't.

What makes this house unique

The property is within walking distance to the coast and has an ocean view. If you are looking for a great place to relax, hike around, and enjoy a remote, quiet, tranquil and peaceful part of Hawaii - this is it. If you enjoy farmers mkts, we have one just 1/2 block away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We recently were honored to have visitors stay in our 3-5 BR house from 'Cirque Du Soleil'. They stayed 3 days and left a very thoughtful note when they left.

Andre and Susan,

Thank you so much for letting us stay here at your beautiful home. We all had a lot of fun. We got home late last night so I didn't want to call to wake you.

We signed this program for you! Our show is called Amaluna!

Hopefully one day you can come see it live!

Hope to see you again soon! MAHALO!

Love Antonio, Di Di, and Amy
Jan 2014
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Vacation Rental between Kehena Beach and Kapoho Tide Pools.
average rating of 4.8 based on 88 reviews
United States

Loved Puna & Coconut Palms

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Coconut Palms! It is on a rural side of the island and did not disappoint being in a neat location. We loved going to the local farmer's market only 1/2 block away on Saturday and the sheer beauty of the area was lovely. The home had two rented studios as well and we had fun meeting the others that stayed there. We even had friends rent a studio and join us for a few days which was very convenient! The 3 bedroom home allowed plenty of space for our family of 5. Only two small critiques - I could not find the cheese grater for the life of me (it may have been there but I could not locate it) and it would be appreciated to have mattress pads on the beds for hygiene-sake and comfort. These two small things do not diminish or take away from the fact that we were very satisfied with our stay and hope to return in 2015! We felt the home provided excellent value. The photos and description were very accurate and the property was clean and comfortable. Miguel even paid my son $5 to catch a local chicken - which he proceeded to do (only for entertainment purposes, mind you). It was quite memorable to say the least! We highly recommend Kopoho Tide Pools for snorkeling (some of the best we've EVER experienced), The warm water pool, The Sunday drum circle at Kehena Beach, The lava flows visible only 10 minutes away in Kalapana. Tasty ice cream and grub at the Kalapana Cafe about 10 minutes away. There is plenty to do in the area but be aware this is not on the main drag - it's a bit off the beaten path which we sincerely appreciated and loved. Thanks for having us! See you in a couple of years!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Asheville, NC

Great stay in Kehena, HI

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the three bedroom house in Kehena. It was very comfortable and had all the amenities we needed to make our stay pleasant. We were located close to the ocean and enjoyed the day trips to several beach areas. The volcano park was about 30 minutes away and definitey worth the trip to see the sights there. It was off the beaten path which was just what we wanted. There was a grocery store about 20 minutes away which had everything we needed. Would recommend this rental to anyone wanting a comfortable stay in a rural part of the Big Island of Hawaii. A great value!!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


  • 5 of 5

Been there many times but my first renting the house. Awesome! Had a great time with the family. Thank you again Andre!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Oceanfront cottage not as expected

  • 1 of 5

We really thought we were getting a more handicapped friendly place, I was able to cope, but given we had no other choices, made the best of it.

we could be in the purple house – which now we were told only had a kitchen dry sink- instead it had NO sink! According to Wikipedia “The dry sink is a basin that is not connected with a plumbing system.”

(that means no sink unless going down the steps to the outside to wash dishes counts) – and could use the other cottage for four days – but would have to move back and forth. The cottage that we thought was originally contracted had somehow disappeared from the picture. It was no longer a viable space for us to use for our week’s stay. The two (2) cottages that we did stay in never had more than three (3) minutes of hot water. In the two of three cottages we occupied, many of the simple things one looks for in a “furnished kitchen” were missing, sugar and a cutting board being glaring examples. Brooms and dustpans appeared toward the end of our stay. Instead of shampoo, we only had hair conditioner provided. We had TV and “dish service” but no clue as to what channels were available or how to find the dish guide channel. We had GREAT wireless Internet in the “full sink” cottage, but due to the router location, only a few spots in the “sink-less” cottage had more that a single service bar. The listing talked about a shared grill, but we could find no outdoor lighting for it, nor was there a fire starter or anything to light (Grill tools and starter fluid showed up the last three days we were there stowed near the washing machine.)

As an added attraction, the laminate flooring was bubbling up, creating a tripping hazard. The watered dish soap was no thrill either.

To sum up, Andre is a nice guy, he tries really hard, but we will not deal with him again. The cottages are going to be really nice once he gets them stocked better, get more air circulating in them, and figures out the dry sink situation.

Despite all these problems, we had a good stay, without the issues able,, it would have been GREAT! Oh well......

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: First of all, I am a nurse and I do sympathize w/ the fact that you feel 'disabled'. You can certainly label yourself disabled but I look at it as 'physically challenged'. You seemed to get around ok when you were here and I was surprised that you complained about the cottage w/ the 8 steps. You initially wanted a studio that had a full set of stairs and being the compassionate person that I am, gave you an ocean front cottage for 1/2 the price w/ the option to go to the Gumamela Cottage that was on the ground floor for no extra charge. You gladly accepted this and now you complain to the world that I was bouncing you around from one unit to another. Gee whiz, it was your choice. I can't believe your complaints now when you had said it was amazing. Jay, I should be the one to complain because you totally 'trashed' both of my cottages unlike I've ever seen - in any of my places. I saw the aftermath...your garbage was all over the place in both cottages. It seemed to me that you purposely went out of your way to do this and I didn't even charge you a cleaning fee either. Also, the other complaints you had are unbelievable. The internet here is very good in all units, nobody has ever complained about it - just you. Also, when you mentioned the BBQ issues, did you know that I drove all the way to Hilo the next day to get everything that you could have needed for a BBQ and placed it in the utility room for you to use, but you never even used it anyway. Can't believe you complained about the dish soap. Did you know that dish soap containers dispense dish soap better if a little water is added. Another thing, we don't ever buy conditioner by itself. That conditioner you spoke of was shampoo w/ conditioner. The floor you complained about was really an exaggeration. These are brand new units and that small part of the floor near the couch is settling in. You also complained that I told you that we had a dry sink in the cottage. You even went as far as to 'define ' it for some reason, when I never even mentioned a dry sink. I did tell you that it was in the utility room. Also, I want you to know that I never mislead ANYONE as you insinuated. Jay, you told me you were disabled and therefore - being the person that I am, I really wanted to be kind to you and help you out - because of your disability. It was obvious that you weren't feeling well upon arrival - you both looked pretty sick . I certainly hope and pray that life improves for you.

Saturday Farmer's Market, half block away. Owner Andre is great.

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in the studio facing the street. On the narrow side lanai, just outside the sliding glass doors, you can see the Pacific. From the large shared lanai that is connected, there is decent quality snorkle gear of various sizes including fins. The coquis are a little loud at night (and roosters in the a.m.) so glad I brought my earplugs because you'll probably want to sleep with the windows open. The Farmer's market is mauka (toward mountain) about half a block. Andre, the owner, is always friendly and helpful. The place was clean and there were plenty of extra towels in the community pantry in the hall. Satin sheets on one of the beds was a pleasant surprise. You can slow down to Hawaii time here. Kehena Beach is a nearby "clothing optional" black sand beach that has a gathering and drum circle on Sundays (about a 2 mile walk each way). The surf is very powerful here so only very good swimmers should swim here (in my humble opinion). The warm ponds, Pohoiki Bay hot pond, and tide pools aren't far. It rains on this part of the island fairly regularly, but when it rains, it seems to not last very long; the sound is quite relaxing. The result of it being rained on regularly here is there is so much lush greenery and vegetation everywhere. This location is fairly close to a place where you can hear live music on some nights (Uncle Robert's). It's also fairly close to the point where Pu'u O'o lava is flowing into the ocean (get a tour guide). There's a terrific grassy lawn park at the entrance to this subdivision which is a great place to throw frisbees. Other notes about the studio: full sized fridge, microwave, DirecTV, The only sinks are in the bathroom and outside down at the bottom of the stairs. I'd rank the beds above average and seem relatively new. All their water (including bath/shower) is triple-filtered (plus UV filtered) drinking water. The rocks are sharp here so the only warning is you'll want to avoid running around in the yard or driveway barefooted. Hurry up and get there in order to slow down and stop. Amazing farmer's markets in Pahoa and Keeau. Got to try longan, rambutan, and papaya in Hawaii - longan and rambutan are exotic fruits that are aphrodisiacs; mildly sweet. Just beware, flies love their juices so I'd avoid eating them at the beach, or in the woods for that matter. When I return, I will strongly lean toward staying here again. Aloha!

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Northern California

So Much To See, So Little Time.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four stayed for 4 days; We loved the clean and spacious house and the fully equipped kitchen. Andre's house is right at the center of all the activities. The view to see the active volcano is better from Kalapana side (10 minutes drive) then driving 19 miles on the Chain of Craters Road in the National Volcanic Park. Kapoho Tide Pool is a must to see! We have never seen better coral reefs than this area. We really appreciate that Andre gave us an enlarged map and marked down all the local's secret spots. We wish we had more time to stay at his home; our family will come back for another vacation soon! For any one wish to visit the Big Island, I recommend the book of "Hawaii The Big Island Revealed" by Andrew Doughty. We have learned a lot from that book.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Hilo Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Kalapana-Kapoho Road
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Kaleos in Pahoa (voted #1 on The Big Island)
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Kehena Beach
Car: recommended

Dolphin and Whale viewing visible from beach/land during winter mos. HAWAIIAN FARMERS MARKET is 1 block away.

We also have a licensed massage therapist who provides discounts to our clients and teaches yoga classes to those interested.


Rates & Availability

From $95 Per night

Kalapana House Rental Rates

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Kalapana House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Child Beds (1) Futon available., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Couch turns in to bed.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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