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KEHENA KAI - A ROMANTIC BALINESE RETREAT ACROSS FROM KEHENA BEACH WITH HOT TUB

Kenny

Advertiser since: 2012
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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Calendar last updated:
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KEHENA KAI - A ROMANTIC BALINESE RETREAT ACROSS FROM KEHENA BEACH WITH HOT TUB

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Kehena House Rental Photos and Description

Peaceful sanctuary across the street from the famous black sands of Kehena Beach

Aloha & Welcome to Kehena Kai, your vacation home across from Kehena Beach.

Imported from Bali Indonesia, Kehena Kai is an extremely unique, 4 level, quaint, rustic & exotic home which features 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and is the closest, private, non-shared vacation rental to the famous Kehena black sand Beach. (no other homes or guests on the property :).

The home is situated on a knoll, with private gated parking, where you can pull right up to the front stone steps. When you close the gate and step through the doors of this relaxing, Balinese home, you should immediately feel the calm, and recognize its uniqueness, exotic architecture and its eclectic and rustic appeal, offering you a safe haven for your Wedding, Honeymoon, Vacation or just your need to get away from it all.

' If you need a break from the traditional vacation rentals or hotels, Kehena Kai is the place '

You'll enjoy the rustic elegance, the exposed custom teak beams and trim, the imported flooring and Bali roofs detailed with 5 ceiling fans throughout. The ample and airy living room is decorated with exotic, unique local, and imported decor to help you find the calm.

The Bedroom features a queen-sized 4-poster bed, with quality bedding, Sealy Posturepedic mattress with memory foam top, Shoji screens when you need a little extra privacy, and one of-a-kind. imported antique furnishings and decor.

Also enjoy a separate, large built-in daybed, plus a cozy single loft-bed for sleeping, reading or relaxation.

The bathroom features a unique open and over-sized, floor-to-ceiling shower with imported rock from Indonesia, and a rainfall shower fixture. The sink and toilet are in a separate room just one step up from the shower.

The kitchen is fully equipped and features granite counter tops, new LG stainless steel refrigerator, dishwasher, stove and oven, coffee maker & grinder, french press, microwave, refrigerator, cookware, toaster and all necessary utensils needed to help you feel at home.

The patio is enclosed by 6 ft. lava rock wall, offering privacy, lounge chairs, an umbrella for shade, a spacious 5-person, 20-jet hydrotherapy Hot Tub/Spa with delightful massaging jets, large lounger seat, fun waterfall feature and a unique LED underwater lighting for ambiance. It is covered with a Bali-style roof. There is also a new Weber BBQ Grill for your grilling pleasures.

Other Amenities include second patio with washer & dryer room, WiFi throughout, a CD Player with a small selection of CD's to get you started, snorkel gear (including fins), beach chairs and mats, towels, yoga mat and medium sized cooler for your day trips.

Our garden is constantly evolving and at anytime can include: papayas, bananas, pineapple, and edible hibiscus, which is also surrounded by coconut trees and beautiful tropical foliage with a variety of flowers.

*** Please visit our website http://www.kehenakai.com for more details, like, Local attractions: photos and videos, information about Kehena Beach and the area. We offer discounted rates on rental cars through AVIS & BUDGET using our business code, we also have access to professional masseuse with in-home massages and much more.

We also help, plan & conduct Romantic Weddings , Vow Renewal with Rev. Kenny as the Officiator & Karlos as your event Photographer. *** Please view www.romanticbeachweddings.com for more information, as we are the new owners of the site.

We are extremely lucky to be located right across the street from the ocean with breaktaking views, and only steps to the famous Kehena Beach, one of the few remaining black sand beaches on Hawai'i Island.

Kehena Beach Estates is a magical neighborhood, where breezes are usually constant. You'll enjoy the tropical and fabulous ocean views from the living room, bedroom, kitchen, dining and even from the bathroom, with no other homes in front to obstruct your views.

With nearly perfect weather, the ocean lulls you to sleep at night on occasion, with the sound of rain drops which are most welcome in this area as we are on a catchment system and rely heavily on the rain (it wouldn't be lush without it), offering many variations of wind, a spectacular sunrise and sunset, and so much more from nature.

In its own microclimate, Kehena Kai offers an awesome package and we always look forward to the enjoyment of meeting you and hosting your next stay in East Hawai'i, and also sharing our piece of paradise with you.

Let us immerse you in unconditional hospitality and Aloha.

Kehena Kai at Kehena Beach, 'Once Discovered, Never Forgotten'

Aloha and welcome to Kehena Kai. E Komo Mai!

~ Kenny :)

Rates do not include Hawaii TAT (Transient Accommodation Tax and GE tax at 13.416%.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kenny (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 31, 2015

About Kenny

Purchased in 2012, we returned the home to its longtime purpose as a vacation getaway. We wanted to afford the opportunity to share the home, in this dream location with others. Hawaii has a consistent climate, and the neighborhood boast some of the friendliest and carefree people around. We hope to share our appreciation of Hawaii, the culture, and spirit of aloha with you. Our reviews validate some of the memories and friendships that have been created from previous guests. They checked-in as strangers and checked-out as our new friends.

Let us be your next host during your stay on the East side of Hawaii, and we'll guarantee our finest hospitality.

Kenny purchased this house in 2012

Why Kenny chose Kehena

This property seems to have chosen us as opposed to the other way around. It is in a prime location, in a small beach community, across the street from the ocean, with all the pleasures of a paradise dream, and access to a black sand beach (clothing optional).

Kehena Kai is the closest, private, non-shared, vacation rental to the famous Kehena black sand Beach (No other homes or guests on the property :)

Kehena Kai is an eclectic, cozy, exotic vacation rental offering a rare opportunity to be only steps away from Kehena Black sand beach. The home also offers all the amenities that you need to relax and vacate. We are within a short driving distance to view the active volcano, lava flow, as well as the Kapoho hot ponds, lava tubes, Alahalanui State Park, and much more. There is a convenience store at the end of the road, as well as semi 'fast food' restaurant, and also Uncle Robert's Awa Bar, which features local entertainment and farmer's market on Wednesday nights 5pm-9pm and Friday nights after 6pm.

What makes this house unique

Imported from Bali, this home offers the kitchen, dining room, living room, bathroom, and master bedroom on four different levels-all with ocean views. In lieu of an air conditioning system, the bathroom, kitchen, living room and bedroom all have ceiling fans. Most of the structure and its beams are made of teak wood and the roofs of the kitchen, bedroom and bathroom, boasts authentic Balinese roofs with ironwood shingles. The stone work in the interior and exterior are imported.

We fell in love with this home because of its proximity to the ocean, its Balinese charm, and the peace and serenity you feel once you step through the door. Every aspect of this home screams charm, and we are sure you will feel the same during your stay at Kehena Kai.

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Pay with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

4.9
based on 51 traveler reviews

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Kehena Kai - A Romantic Balinese Retreat across from Kehena Beach with Hot Tub
average rating of 4.901961 based on 51 reviews
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Kehena Kai - A Romantic Balinese Retreat across from Kehena Beach with Hot Tub
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p430217vb
+808 -8962863
Kehena Puna District
Minneapolis, MN
5

MOST AMAZING EXPERIENCE OF MY LIFE!

  • 5 of 5
We have used VRBO probably a dozen times and this was BY FAR our BEST experience!! The owners Kenny & Karlos were the best owners I have ever worked with. We liked them so much we spent the week joking about how we needed to find an excuse to get them to come back. Lol The house was amazing. The cleanest house I have ever rented. It is perfect. It is beautiful. The hot tub is very private. We loved it! We could not say one bad thing about our entire stay. It was the best vacation of our lives. Life changing. The Neighborhood is so laid back and friendly we didn't want to leave. When we booked our trip we spent weeks looking for a house away from the tourists that we could enjoy a week by the ocean just the two of us. And this was the perfect choice. We woke up every morning before the sun and sat out front to watch the sunrise. It was magical. Words can not describe it. We watched whales and their babies jump out of the water right next to the shore while we sat in our lawnchairs. At night you can hear them come past near the shore. It was the coolest thing ever. I can't believe how many whales we saw during our week there. The tide pools and the hot pond down the road were amazing. We would go float around in the hot pond every morning while we decided what we wanted to do for the day. It was like snorkeling in a pond sized bath tub full of amazing fish. But my favorite thing of all was the people in this area. so friendly and they make you feel at home. I encourage you to get to know people while you are there. Step out of your comfort zone and you will be glad you did. We met some amazing people with amazing stories. Never judge a book by its cover. Because you just might miss an amazing story. I literally cried as I closed the gate on our way back to the airport. Even after 9 days on the island we were not ready to leave. So many things we didn't have enough time to do. We will most definitely be back. I highly recommend this place!!!!!!!!
  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kinds words and for sharing your amazing experience with everyone. You two validate why we do what we do, and why we want to share this magical vacation rental with everyone. We wish you continued happiness and please come back and visit us in Hawaii. Aloha nui loa, Kenny & Karlos
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Kehena Kai - A Romantic Balinese Retreat across from Kehena Beach with Hot Tub
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p430217vb
+808 -8962863
Kehena Puna District
Wettingen, AG, Switzerland
5

unforgettable stay

  • 5 of 5
We spend six days at Kehena Kai and was it the best rental accommodation we ever stayed in. The house and property absolutely exceeded our expectations. We felt comfortable the minute we walked in and the owner was on site upon arrival to give us a tour and made us feel very welcome. I would definitely recommend this house to a couple who is looking for a perfect romantic getaway. The property is perfectly maintained, private, tastefully funished. The location is excellent and right near the beach; we could even see whales from the front entrance seating area. The owners Kenny and Karlos arranged our wedding ceremony during our stay and made it an unforgettable moment for us to remember. Thank you both so much;-). We made the mistake of only booking 6 days, so we will return to Kehena Kai to spend our vacation this year.
  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: To an unforgettable "married" couple who came all the way from Switzerland :-) Thank you so much for sharing your Wedding/Honeymoon stay with us, and for allowing us to embrace and nurture your wedding day wishes. We can't wait for you two to return and create more fun, more memories, and more meat balls! Mahalo nui loa
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Kehena Kai - A Romantic Balinese Retreat across from Kehena Beach with Hot Tub
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Kehena Puna District
Oregon
5

great place to chill out on the Hilo side of the island

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Kehena Kai for 4 nights in December and it was just perfect for us. The rental house is just as cozy as it looks in the photos. Kenny and Karlos provide everything you could want for your adventures and it's also a cool place to just hang out and relax. The kitchen was really well stocked, we were able to cook what we wanted very easily. I loved the stone shower. Everything about this place was so thoughtful.

We went down to Kehena Beach a couple of times (including on Sunday to watch the drum circle) and really liked the nice, quiet beach. We only wish we'd been in the area on a Wednesday for the the Kalapana market, but we'll save that for next time! You're not far from Pāhoa here, for your supplies, although we had stocked up in Hilo. We did go to Pāhoa one day and saw the fresh lava flow from the recent eruption.

We feel really lucky to have stayed at Kehena Kai. Don't hesitate with this place, just book it! You won't regret it.
  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
business
Kehena Kai - A Romantic Balinese Retreat across from Kehena Beach with Hot Tub
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p430217vb
+808 -8962863
Kehena Puna District
5

Romantic Getaway

  • 5 of 5
my husband and I stayed 5 nights in Kehena Kai cottage. Kenny and Karlos have done a wonderful job with this place,it is very cozy very will stocked. The grounds are beautiful, the private spa is wonderful. The view from the front is just perfect, on our last morning we had a visit from the spinner dolphins. we also had the pleasure to have Kenny remarry us and he did a wonderful job we could not have asked for a better day, we also had Karlos do the photos and he was amazing. We can not wait to go back. Pam and Don B.
  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Pam & Don, thanks so much for the kind and unsolicited review. It was actually our pleasure to have had you as very respectable and honored guests who took care of Kehena Kai as if it were your own, and to have also had the opportunity to be a part of your special wedding day. Thanks again for believing in us. Until next time, Aloha nui, KnK
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Kehena Kai - A Romantic Balinese Retreat across from Kehena Beach with Hot Tub
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p430217vb
+808 -8962863
Kehena Puna District
5

Romantic Getaway For Two

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I stayed at Kehena Kai for 7 nights and wished it had been more! The cottage is gorgeous inside. Well stocked and immaculately maintained. The photos do not do this cottage justice. The grounds are beautiful as well as the amazing ocean view. Kenny and Karlos were super responsive to any questions we had. The cottage is along a spectacular coastline of the Lower Puna District, the drive is one of the prettiest in all the islands. Great private spa for two. The stone lined shower was amazing. This is one of the nicest romantic getaways we have been to. Its not too far from Pahoa for restaurants and light shopping.
  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Mahalo nui loa Dick & Kathleen. Thank you for the really nice review, and thank you two so much for hanging in there through our Hurricane, lava flow, tropical storm and all the other challenges that came along with it. You two are extremely kind, understanding, and very responsible guests, and we were grateful to have had the opportunity to host you in Hawai'i. Please visit us again. Aloha nui
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Kehena Kai - A Romantic Balinese Retreat across from Kehena Beach with Hot Tub
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+808 -8962863
Kehena Puna District
Calgary, Canada
5

Absolutely Perfect

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I visited for our honeymoon and we're absolutely blown away. The area is so calm and peaceful and the people are always so happy. Between the tide pools, Kehena beach and the extremely friendly locals, this place is paradise.

The house is absolutely stunning. It brings a peaceful calm to you when you walk in, and it is hands down one of the most well maintained and beautiful pieces of property we have ever seen. Kenny and Karlos area so welcoming and friendly! They provide you with everything you need to have an amazing time! This stay was perfect!

We will definitely be back to bask in the wonderful hospitality we received here and the peaceful nature of this beautiful location!

Mahalo Kenny and Karlos!

Darren and Nicole
  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Hilo International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
At the end of the Kalapana Kapoho Road
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Hilo Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
At the end of the road
Nearest Beach
Kehena Beach
Car: necessary

Kehena Kai is less than a minute walk away from the famous Kehena Black sand beach where spinner dolphins often join you in the ocean. Humpback whales on the other hand are seasonal, and tend to frolic during migration season, (December through April). If you are lucky, you can also hear them playing in the ocean near the property.

Conveniences near Kehena Kai also include, Uncle Robert's Awa Bar at the end of the road which offers local entertainment, a local take out/dine out restaurant, and a convenient store.

East Hawaii also boast some of the best oxygen on the planet, as well as an active Volcano, historic trails, the largest Sea Mountain (Maunakea), the most massive mountain in the world (Maunaloa), and lush vegetation.

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $95 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%
Notes HOT TUB MISUSE AND/OR DAMAGE: Guests must comply with the Hot Tub rules provided at the rental, and must refrain from adding any additional chemicals, lotions, oils or liquids, to the hot tub. If the agent discovers that any of the aforementioned has been added without prior authorization a $50 fee will be accessed.

* Rates are for double occupancy ~ Each Extra Person $25 p/day

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

Amenities

Kehena House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • 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:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom + Separate Shower - toilet , shower
  • 1 over-sized bathroom with separate imported from Bali blue rock over-sized floor-to-ceiling shower with a rainfall fixture. It's like showering outside. Soaps, shampoo and other body care products also available including first aid kit.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Enjoy the exposed custom teak beams, marabou flooring, and exotic Bali roofs with ceiling fans throughout, including : (1) Four post bed, Queen-size Bed with duvet, (1) Built-in Twin bed loft, and (1) Built-in daybed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
FYI -The entire neighborhood in Kehena Estates is on a catchment system (water collected by the rain), and although filtered and usable for showering and brushing teeth, we provide a 5 gallon dispenser for drinking and cooking (Easily refillable).

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