GORGEOUS MODERN GUEST HOUSE & POOL, PUBLISHED IN THE NY TIMES!

Robert Trickey

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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GORGEOUS MODERN GUEST HOUSE & POOL, PUBLISHED IN THE NY TIMES!

Kehena Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, Studio Unit, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3-4) or Complete Main House (Sleeps 2-8)

Why not make your trip unforgettable by staying somewhere so remarkable that it made the front page of The New York Times?

On June 30, 2005, POHAKUNANI (Hawaiian for 'The Beautiful Rocks'), appeared on both the front page and inside the home section of The NEW YORK TIMES, having also been featured in the June issue of CALIFORNIA HOME & DESIGN magazine. With architecture by Craig Steely and interior & landscape design by Robert Trickey, Pohakunani also appears in two design & architecture books: ISLAND LIVING, by Linda Leigh Paul, (pub: Rizzoli), and MINIMALIST HOUSES by Simone Schleifer (pub: Taschen).

Why all this publicity?

When you see the sleek simplicity of the design setting off the jagged lava field, framing stunning views that sweep from the ridge of the rift zone down to the glimmering ocean, you’ll know why.

Please note that this listing is for the Studio Unit Guest House (sleeps 1 to 4) but you can also rent the stunning Main House (sleeps up to 8).

The automated calendar below tracks ONLY the availability of the Guest House unit, so if you're interested in the Main House, please contact us directly at 808 965-7710 or by e-mail here.

At 850 square feet, the private Guest House Studio Unit is spacious enough to feel like a real home, and floor-to-ceiling glass doors (opening onto the unit’s own lanai) seem to extend the space, capturing the lovely garden like a gorgeous painting.

At Pohakunani, you'll find a more stylish, tasteful and private experience than any of the other rentals in the area, at comparable prices. Here, you can enjoy all the wild beauty of this place from a comfortable and sophisticated vantage point.

Many of our guests find themselves just hanging around the deep-blue pool for hours on end, relaxing in the quiet, other-worldly beauty of the place (and most express the wish that they didn’t have to leave!)

With regard to Puna, if you haven’t stayed in this area before, you’ll be amazed to find such a truly heavenly and unspoiled part of “Old Hawaii” as these parts— Lush and green, yet drier and better for outdoor activities than other parts of Puna— You’ll see why residents think of it as “our little secret”.

GUEST HOUSE AMENITIES:

Use of the beautiful in-ground swimming pool; Handsome designer furnishings; Fully equipped kitchen & dining areas; Good quality Cal King & Twin beds; High thread-count sheets & fluffy towels; Satellite TV (200+ channels of programs & music); DVD player & VCR; Local calls on phone & internet access; Ceiling fan & dimmers on all switches; Large selection of books; Charcoal barbecue.

Arrangements can also be made for: Rental bikes & other sporting equipment; Tours & activities; Massage & bodywork (all at discount rates through our local connections.)

OTHER NEARBY ATTRACTIONS and SERVICES:

- Kehena Beach; Beautiful black-sand, clothing-optional beach (2 minute drive, 10 minute walk).

- 'Ahalanui;' Gorgeous natural warm pond, coconut grove, and park (15 minutes).

- Kalapana/Kaimu; Lava hiking, restaurant, small store (seven minutes).

- Kalani Retreat; Restaurant, café, yoga and hula classes, massage (five minutes).

- Kapoho; Snorkeling and Water Activities (20 minutes).

- Pahoa Village; Restaurants, stores, gas, banks, post office, etc. (20 minutes).

- The 'Red Road'; Bike or drive along our pristine stretch of coastline.

Keywords: Guesthouse Studio Unit; Single Rooms

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • alternative lifestyle
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
It is such a pleasure to host such sweet and appreciative guests here at my house, and such an honor to be so kindly thanked and praised. Please come back any time and enjoy some more of Pohakunani and the Big Island's magic! Robert
Sep 2011
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Robert Trickey

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I'm an interior & furniture designer, and I am lucky enough to live full-time at my beautiful house here on the Big Island of Hawaii's magical Puna coast.

Robert Trickey purchased this cottage in 2000

Pohakunani is the most stylish and beautiful property for rent on the entire Puna coast, and the setting and architecture combine to make it an unforgettable experience for all who stay here.

The pool is something most guests really appreciate, and the majority of properties in the surrounding area do not have them.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Gorgeous Modern Guest House & Pool, Published in the NY Times!
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Gorgeous Modern Guest House & Pool, Published in the NY Times!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p30871vb
(808) 965-7710 (Hawaii, USA)
Kehena Puna District
United States
5

SECOND STAY AS GREAT AS THE FIRST

  • 5 of 5
If you've never been to an Hawaiian island before, know that this one, particularly this east side of the Big Island is about witnessing earth's dynamic of new land forming and finding fantastic enclaves, not only of tropical vegetation, but settlements on a frontier of sorts, like the very cool and modern architecture of Robert Trickey's house amidst a 1955 lava flow. This was our second visit to Robert's house and a stay in his guest house proved, once again, to be really wonderful. It was pleasant to see that not much has changed since our prior visit in 2005(?). That trip of two weeks gave us ample time to really explore and understand much about the Big Island. As a result, this trip returning to a familiar spot had its advantages - less time running about, more time to simply relax and do nothing. We did of course enjoy catching some morning rays and brave the waves on good swim days at nearby Kehena beach. It's a 15 min walk from the house. Swimming there is a challenge as the bold surf makes getting in and out of the water difficult, but once beyond the wave-breaks and having learned that timing is everything, the depth and clarity of the water is astonishing. If you time it right you might swim with dolphins, though for us they proved elusive on both our trips. Almost everyday we walked the neighborhood for exercise, mornings and evenings. If you loop back and forth covering every road in the development it's about a mile-and-a-half. Often we'd extend the routine with a trek across the main road and through some wooded land to watch the sea while doing some body stretching on the bluff under the Ironwoods . Returning back to the guesthouse a cool plunge in the pool was always welcome. Robert's sweet dogs, Epoe and Aka, were always happy to see us. We read books, reclined on the couch with lanai sliders wide open, stared out at the lunar-like landscape of the lava from the main lanai, and enjoyed everything about Hawaii's fantastic climate, no matter what was going on with the weather. We missed Robert this trip as he was on the mainland, but all the special arrangements he made for us were handled graciously by Jim, a super-nice guy and friend in charge. Mahalo, Jim, ...Mahalo, Robert! We cherish our wonderful memories of times spent with you and your place in Puna Palisades.
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Gorgeous Modern Guest House & Pool, Published in the NY Times!
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(808) 965-7710 (Hawaii, USA)
Kehena Puna District
Atlanta
5

CARL & SAM

Carl & Sam
  • 5 of 5
We've just returned from spending 4 wonderful nights/ 5 days at this hidden oasis of peace and quiet. Robert, our host, was spot on with his local information and his tips for making our stay more enjoyable.Comfortable and clean, with a beautiful setting, we couldn't have asked for much more.( Robert, we will tell all our friends). The only thing we have left is to decide when we'll go back next year to stay at this fine location!
  • Submitted: May 20, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Gorgeous Modern Guest House & Pool, Published in the NY Times!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p30871vb
(808) 965-7710 (Hawaii, USA)
Kehena Puna District
Washtington State
5

AMAZING!

  • 5 of 5
Not only was the location perfect, the home was simply fantastic! Robert was incredible as a host and a fast friend! We really enjoyed doing Qigong each morning and the wonderful gifts of a beautiful and quiet location to simply, be. Not far from the house was Kalapani Farmers Market on Wednesday evening we enjoyed Kava and vegetarian and vegan eats and many artisan wares! It was complete perfection and we never wanted to leave! Thank you Robert!!! Thank you Epo and Aca too for sending great canine energy our way!
  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Mary and Michelle, you were totally awesome guests! I only wish we could have had more time together, because you are such kind and lovely people, and it was such a pleasure to be with you. Please come back whenever you can, and Ipo and Aka will be patiently waiting with sweet doggie kisses for you. Aloha, Robert
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Gorgeous Modern Guest House & Pool, Published in the NY Times!
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Kehena Puna District
Los Angeles, CA
5

BEAUTIFUL SECLUDED GUEST HOUSE

  • 5 of 5
Robert's spacious guest home was a great retreat in the more secluded Puna district of Hawaii. Robert was a warm and gracious host, and communication and logistics were easy to work out with him. The modern design is amazing, and I loved the big windows of the guest house allowing views of the beautiful garden. When we came, it was rained about everyday, which we were naively not so ready for, but the rains were brief. The home is located amongst the surreal lava fields, and coming from Waikiki, really has that rural island feel. The only thing that kind of detracted from the stay was the high humidity, but it's not something that you can do much about. Otherwise, a great stay and I'd definitely recommend for someone looking for a quiet relaxing getaway!
  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Gorgeous Modern Guest House & Pool, Published in the NY Times!
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(808) 965-7710 (Hawaii, USA)
Kehena Puna District
Sun Valley, Idaho
5

ABOVE THE NORM

  • 5 of 5
Far exceeded our expectations in every way. For anyone interested in architecture, fine design, and landscaping this was a paradise. Very clean and well appointed. Everything one would need for a comfortable stay. Owner was helpful in every way, but not obtrusive. A great place to relax, read, and enjoy the pool and beautiful surroundings. Several good restaurants about fifteen minutes away in Pahoa; especially enjoyed Kaleo's, Ng's (Thai), and the new Vietnamese place. A real treat!
  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Bill and John, and we are a regular mutual admiration society, because you both were model guests-- It's so easy to be a good host when people are as well-mannered and appreciative of the details of the architecture and landscape, and the other features that make the house outstanding. I hope you come back very soon, and thanks for your kind & generous words. Aloha, Robert
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Gorgeous Modern Guest House & Pool, Published in the NY Times!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p30871vb
(808) 965-7710 (Hawaii, USA)
Kehena Puna District
United States
5

WONDERFUL AND BEAUTIFUL VACATION!

  • 5 of 5
Thank you for letting us stay at your cottage. We had an amazing time, and the rental was absolutely beautiful! Fantastic architecture and furnishings, and a fabulous location. It was a great jumping off point to see so many things, like the volcano and Waipio Valley. But, with it being somewhat remote, it was perfect for relaxing in the evenings after a long day of adventure, as well as just to escape everyday life. As a side note, the stars at the house are amazing and hypnotizing - we'll never forget the shooting star we saw on the first night that looked like a firework blasting across the sky. It was unbelievable.Truly a wonderful vacation.
  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Kristina, it was a delight to have you and Christian, and I'm so gratified that you had such a relaxing and rejuvenating time. Please come back soon! Aloha, Robert
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Hilo (ITO)
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Kehena Beach
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Kalapana
Car: recommended

Volcano viewing & personalized tours to many attractions available by arrangement and at varying, but quite reasonable costs. Private chef and other concierge services also available.

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Availability & Rates

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Kehena Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
August
Aug 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$185
$1,140
$3,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
High/Holidays
Dec 12 - Mar 1
3 night minimum stay
$219
$1,463
$5,670
 
 
Merrie Monarch
Apr 5 2015 - Apr 12 2015
2 night minimum stay
$209
$1,390
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$169
$1,113
$4,140
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning $60
Tax Rate 12.0%
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Amenities

Kehena Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Catering Available ...
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • alternative lifestyle
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • nude beach
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • surfing
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • cycling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
Notes:
Phone with free local calls, High-speed wireless, Small/medium dog-friendly
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