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TRULY OCEANFRONT... SERENE JAPANESE HOME

holly cox

Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

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holly cox

Advertiser since: 2010
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2014
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TRULY OCEANFRONT... SERENE JAPANESE HOME

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Overview

Keaau House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

This beautiful Japanese home was custom-built in 2009. Each room has shoji sliders which open fully to let the outside in. An antique Japanese garden gate was the inspiration for the custom-built front door using Japanese Sugi Pine. This wood was also used for both the master bath's vanity and tub surround. The house was designed to allow visitors standing outside the front door to be able to view the ocean through the rooms of glass. The home is protected via an alarm system.

The home is located in a quiet, peaceful neighborhood, where the only sounds are the waves striking the lava cliff walls. The home is built 140' from the ocean, the last 40' is uncovered lava which drops down the 20' cliffs into the Pacific. We've left the backyard completely natural with many ironwood trees and a few coconut palms for a park-like setting, the ironwood's soft carpet of needles come up to the house edge.

The Great Room has a dramatic cathedral wood ceiling. One shoji doors open a full 12' onto a long, covered engawa. Another shoji door opens onto a tri-level deck that overlooks the backyard and ocean. Throughout the house is dark horizontal-cut bamboo flooring. All rooms have ceiling fans.

There are two master suites. The downstairs master has a queen-size wooden Japanese Zen bed, the shoji sliders open a full 10' that lead to a covered engawa. There's a stunning Japanese-style bathroom tiled in natural Slate stone. Both suites have large walk-in closets with dressers. The upstairs master has a comfortable queen-size bed, with the shoji sliders leading to the slate-tile covered lanai overlooking the ocean. This attractive bathroom has a large granite counter along with slate stone flooring and shower walls. You're able to sit in bed (in both master suites) and watch the ocean. I've seen schools of dolphins, turtles, scuba divers, and many, many whales. Of course, you could sit out on the engawa, deck, or even the backyard for closer viewing.

The full kitchen has granite counters and a crushed granite sink, bamboo flooring, an antique Japanese tansu, and shoji sliders that can shut the kitchen completely off from the Greatroom.

Our area of Keaau is quite unique, this bay is also known as 'Whale Cove' for the many migrating whales that stay here during the winter months. The area is also called the 'Blue Hole' since the volcano's VOG rarely comes out for a visit. Most mornings you're treated to an incredible sunrise!

Keywords: Japanese, Oceanfront, Vacation Home

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
holly cox (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 50 traveler reviews

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Truly OCEANFRONT... serene Japanese Home
average rating of 4.96 based on 50 reviews
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Truly OCEANFRONT... serene Japanese Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p305329vb
-(530) 676-4740 (California, USA)
Keaau Puna District
5

Superb Retreat

  • 5 of 5
Simply The Best!!!
We enjoyed our stay here, immensely...The amenities are beyond reproach...the interior was amazing...The decks and grounds are wonderful...Having travelled the world, it is great to have found a "world class" home here in Keaau...Hard to leave, anxious to return...Mahalo for sharing your home.
  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers
business
Truly OCEANFRONT... serene Japanese Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p305329vb
-(530) 676-4740 (California, USA)
Keaau Puna District
5

Eastside Oasis

  • 5 of 5
This home was perfect for our stay. We wanted to spend more time visiting the natural sites on the east side of the Big Island rather than driving back and forth to Kona. We didn't want to make any sacrifices on space, conveniences, or ocean views. (Picky, aren't we?) This home gave us all we wanted and needed, great space, great location, and a great view.
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Truly OCEANFRONT... serene Japanese Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p305329vb
-(530) 676-4740 (California, USA)
Keaau Puna District
5

Puna paradise

  • 5 of 5
This house is a stunning retreat, and I would love to live here. It provided me the opportunity to refresh after months of corporate grind. Most days began with a swim at Richardson Beach and continued with some afternoon adventure. I often cooked dinner, so I particularly valued the kitchen. And the bathrooms are spa quality. If decompression and restoration are your goals, consider a vacation here.
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+
business
Truly OCEANFRONT... serene Japanese Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p305329vb
-(530) 676-4740 (California, USA)
Keaau Puna District
5

Great House Beautiful View

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I enjoyed staying at this great house! It was quiet (except for the frogs outside at night - but they added to the charm) and nicely out of the way. Exactly what we were looking for! It was well stocked with linens, towels, kitchen items and even snorkeling equipment.
  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
business
Truly OCEANFRONT... serene Japanese Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p305329vb
-(530) 676-4740 (California, USA)
Keaau Puna District
5

Absolutely Perfect from beginning to end!

  • 5 of 5
When I found this gem, I couldn't believe it. From the beginning with the emails to and from Holly, the helpful hints and guides, meeting Cristel upon arrival and the home itself... everything was wonderful. I even received my deposit back in less than a week after departure.

The house is exactly as you see in these photos and very well maintained. There is no A/C, but the wind off the ocean is more than enough to cool everything down. There is a TV, but with the view there is no need or desire to use it (except maybe, MAYBE at night). The kitchen has everything I could have imagined ever needing and the washer and dryer worked very well. The shoji doors made everything so open and airy. The beds are comfortable, there are 2 full baths (one in each bedroom) and a 1/2 bath near the home entrance. The last half of the backyard is hardened lava and it ends with short cliffs (10-20 feet) in to the ocean. The waves splash up and make for beautiful pictures. There are crabs and snails on the cliffs and at night you can hear what we believed to be frogs. Their chirp with the sound of the ocean was a great way to fall asleep. Even the neighbors on both sides are very pleasant!

The house was a few miles from the nearest grocery and gas station, but this did not bother us in the least. The final road to the house is rather amusing (at least it was to us). It is a very straight road but it seems the state paved over the lava field so rather than flatten the road it is like a kitty roller coaster for a few miles. The pavement is smooth, just lots of small hills one after the other. We found it fun.

There are screened windows so you can still enjoy the sound of the ocean while you sleep without having to have the shojis open. Or you can leave the doors open if you prefer. If there is a con at all in this property it would be mosquitoes after sunset IF the doors are left open. This is not a property issue though, just mother nature.

I have already gushed to several people about this house, and if I ever return to Hawaii (which I definitely intend to) this will be a must stay for me. We enjoyed this home so much we didn't even travel out on the island our last day, we stayed at the house and enjoyed the ocean crashing on the lava cliffs in the backyard.

Everyone was so pleasant, the house was so beautiful and comfortable, and the view can not be beat. Do not pass up this opportunity (unless, of course, it is a week I want to come back ;).
  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Truly OCEANFRONT... serene Japanese Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p305329vb
-(530) 676-4740 (California, USA)
Keaau Puna District
5

Pakipika moe'uhane !!

Pakipika moe'uhane !!
  • 5 of 5
It seems only fitting to start with a huge "thank you" to Holly for allowing my wife and I to experience this truly amazing home. Many years ago we made the decision that we were going to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary in Hawaii. Living in the Midwest, our first priority in renting a vacation rental was that it had to be ocean front. Our second priority was that it needed to be peaceful and quiet. Finding Holly’s home fulfilled both of our wishes and then some!
Our first experience with renting this beautiful home was the pleasure of being to correspond directly with Holly by email and phone. Holly is a true sweetheart and was more than accommodating with answering our questions and giving us the assurance that she truly cared about her quests and their rental experience.
Leaving -18 degree weather and arriving in 78 degree weather was a treat in itself. After a short 40 minute inter-island flight from Honolulu we arrived in Hilo. Driving from the Hilo airport to the house was an easy 25 minute drive.
Entering the home, the bamboo floors and woodwork in the home immediately caught my attention, beautiful! The master suites on both floors are simply amazing, enough said! After a quick tour of the interior of the home, Christel opened up the shoji to the main deck facing the ocean. Walking out on the deck and taking in the view for the first time and hearing the ocean waves crashing against the lava cliffs are something that will never be forgotten.
Needless to say our first exploring was straight to the ocean’s edge from the property. Standing on the black lava rock, ocean spray hitting you in the face and viewing snow capped Mauna Kea in the background was absolutely priceless!
During our 7 night stay, we were truly blessed with our experience of the Big Island and the home. The diversity of the landscape on the island is truly spectacular. At the end of our day adventures we were always happy to be back at the home. We would open the shoji doors and enjoy the sounds of the ocean, frogs and refreshing breeze while preparing our evening dinner. A majority of evening dinners were fresh fish from the Hilo fish market, the deck grill worked great for this. There is also a Foodland in Keaau and a Safeco in Hilo for groceries. Hilo provides the biggest selection of restaurants, I would recommend either the Asian or local Hawaiian restaurants for the best food experience. Would I rent this property again, in a heartbeat!
  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Hilo Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
In Keaau & Pahoa
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
5 miles
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
In Keaau & Pahoa
Nearest Beach
17 Miles
Several beaches in Hilo

Now Zip-Lining has come to the Big Island! I have tour books, current maps, and suggestions on what to do on the Hilo side of the Big Island

Photos

Photos

Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

Keaau House Rental Rates

Notes

  • $155/nt and up
  • US Dollars
  • Year round $185/nt .. $1110/wk (+ taxes & cleaning)
  • DISCOUNTS for last minute or extended stays. Rent downstairs ONLY
  • and get BIG Discount. Use PayPal for credit cards... or by Check.
  • 3 night minimum stay. Cleaning fee $150. Hawaii taxes apply.
  • Damage fee $300 (FULLY-refundable less any damage or lost items).
  • Rates are HIGHER during holidays and special events.
  • A 25% deposit to confirm reservation. Fully-refundable if cancelled 30
  • days PRIOR to arrival. If less than 30 days a small service fee applies.
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Amenities

Amenities

Keaau House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Upstairs master bath has a shower.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Downstairs master bath also has a large soaking tub.
    Bathroom Guest - toilet , Downstairs vanity bath for guests.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Also have 1 queen-size double-height inflatable mattress.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Shoji sliders throughout home. 2 covered Engawa's, 1 covered Lanai, large rear deck for ocean viewing. answering machine. iron & ironing board. When it rains heavily a creek fills with water that runs under the house, through the backyard and onto the lava cliffs.

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