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
- alternative lifestyle
- non smoking only
- pets considered
About Robert Trickey
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
Why Robert Trickey chose Kehena
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.
What makes this cottage unique
The pool is something most guests really appreciate, and the majority of properties in the surrounding area do not have them.
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