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

Kenny or Karlos

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Bedrooms 1
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KEHENA KAI - A ROMANTIC BALINESE RETREAT ACROSS FROM KEHENA BEACH WITH HOT TUB

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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 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, 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, Hawai'i and us.

We offer discounted rates on rental cars through AVIS & BUDGET using our business code, and we also help, plan and conduct romantic weddings with Rev. Kenny as the Officiator & Karlos as your event photographer please view www.hawaiiromanticweddings.com for more information. We also have access to professional masseuse with in-home massages, and much more.

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!

K K :)

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

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kenny or Karlos (Owner)
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About Kenny or Karlos

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 or Karlos purchased this house in 2012

Why Kenny or Karlos 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.

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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 45 traveler reviews

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Kehena Kai - A Romantic Balinese Retreat across from Kehena Beach with Hot Tub
average rating of 4.888889 based on 45 reviews
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Kehena Kai - A Romantic Balinese Retreat across from Kehena Beach with Hot Tub
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Kehena Puna District
Jersey City, NJ, USA
5

Absolutely Wonderful Stay in Paradise

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I drove to Kehena Kai from the other side of the island (Captain Cook) and spent the day leisurely making our way. We had been in communication with Kenny & Karlos via email and arranged to arrive in the early evening.

We arrived at the beautiful home and were greeted by Kenny and Karlos, two of the friendliest people we've ever met. I had suggested to them that they leave a key so we wouldn't inconvenience them but actually meeting in person was a great touch. They were both so welcoming and seemed genuinely excited to be sharing such a lovely place with us.

The home was absolutely stunning. Everything was so very well kept, and was in fantastic shape, especially considering that massive storms had hit that side of the island only weeks before. We took full advantage of the hot tub, the kitchen, the living areas, and the very convenient access to Kehena beach (less than 5 minutes away).

We drove into Pahoa for dinner two nights we were there and spent Wednesday night in Kalapana at the weekly market party (definitely hit this up if you're there on a Wednesday). Everyone we met was so friendly and happy.

We were sad to say goodbye to Hawaii, especially after finishing our vacation at such a wonderful place. We're definitely going back.
  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Mahalo you two also showing your kindness and really great energy with you. We are thankful that you enjoyed your Honeymoon stay and it was our pleasure to host it. We hope you two return to Hawaii in the near future

Until then, take care.
Aloha KnK
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Kehena Puna District
Vineland, NJ USA
5

Best Vacation We've Ever Had!!!!

Best Vacation We've Ever Had!!!!
  • 5 of 5
Kehena Kai on the Big Island was by far the best vacation of our lives! Many times you’ll see pictures online of a vacation rental and find that when you arrive the place doesn’t quite live up to the photos presented. This was not the case with Kehena Kai! In fact, the place might just be even more beautiful in person then it is in the pictures! The Balinese decor and ambiance lent everything a great balance so the place feels beautiful and yet comfy all the same time. You’ll love the jacuzzi outside with LED lights, the walk in shower, the beautiful view of the ocean, but what really made this place for my wife and I are the owners Kenny and Karlos. They are warm and welcoming while at the same time understanding how to be available when needed and when to leave you on your own to enjoy they’re beautiful property. Along with staying at Kehena Kai, my wife and I were also married by Kenny and Karlos during our stay and we couldn’t say enough nice things about how helpful, professional, and just comforting they were throughout. If you are considering getting married in a tropical paradise or just spending some time on the amazing Big Island of Hawaii you can’t do much better then the property at Kehena Kai!!! It was by far the best vacation we’ve ever had and it’s a hell of a value for the price in our opinion!
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Aloha and mahalo nui loa for the review Bill & Charlena. We miss you two already and had the best time planning and being a part of your beautiful wedding day at the rental. Thanks for taking such great care of Kehena Kai during your 2 week "WeddingMoon" stay, and big big big thanks for choosing us. Aloha nui KnK :-)
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Kehena Puna District
Rijeka, Croatia
5

excellent way to relax and enjoy Hawai'i

excellent way to relax and enjoy Hawai'i
  • 5 of 5
Owners kindly welcomed us in their beautifully decorated villa, explained how house functions, neighborhood and stuff, and left us to enjoy to the fullest this spacious house
- all for yourself
- with excellent chillout music cds
- fully equipped kitchen
- very comfy bed
- thoroughly clean
- completely secluded from neighbors and street

with
- insect nets on all openings to prevent unwanted visitors
- with phone in case of emergency and for local calls
- high speed WiFi
- covered jacuzzi on the terrace

and without TV (together with everything else it is a BIG plus)
....
words cannot describe how enjoyable it is to spend your time there!

It was hard to leave it every time when we went to explore surroundings.
- and beautiful black sandy beach some 50 m from the villa (clothing optional, if one prefers)
- most interesting Kaimu beach park 6 km away, at the end of the road to the right from the house
- active volcano Kilauea is also not far away

Big thanks to Carlos and Kenny! We hope you continue to run successful business, and keep renting this nice villa by the time we manage to visit Hawai'i again :)
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to express your stay with such kind and informative words. We will be awaiting your return on one of your many anniversaries! Aloha KnK
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Kehena Puna District
Atlanta, Georgia
5

Bliss!

  • 5 of 5
From before we arrived to after we returned home, Kenny & Karlos made our Honeymoon & Wedding stay the most remarkable experience ever!!! The property is an amazing & breathtaking retreat with wonderful location & stunning views! We had everything we could have needed plus more. Kenny & Karlos are both incredible souls that will make your stay perfection!!
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Shelly & Ashley for the review. We already miss you guys, and feel truly enamored that we were able to put smiles on your faces from beginning to end, as you did the same for us. It was more than a pleasure to officiate your wedding and accommodate your honeymoon stay. Take care and we'll hopefully see you on your 1st anniversary. Continue to love each other with passion. Aloha KnK :-)
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Kehena Puna District
Houston
5

Breathtaking

  • 5 of 5
Kehena Kai and surrounding area exceeded our expectations and made our honeymoon experience unforgettable! Romantic and secluded with exquisite ocean views and lush foliage.
  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Aloha and mahalo for the review Kris. All we can say to you is thank you. Thank you for choosing us over a year in advance and trusting that we would make your daughter's wedding everything she wanted and more. It was an absolute pleasure working with you. Aloha 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

Great vibe & great hosts

Great vibe & great hosts
  • 5 of 5
Wow, I couldn't have asked for more beautiful people as our hosts. Kenny & Karlos are so welcoming, and made sure we had everything we needed. We want to move to this area from the mainland just so we can be friends with those two! :-)

The space itself has a wonderful flow. The open concept layout makes it seem much larger than 900 sq ft. The shower is fabulous; all Balinese stones naturally massage your feet as you walk over them, and there is a rain-shower style showerhead.

On Kenny's recommendation, I had Dawn Marie come to the house for a 90 min. massage and I was blown away. It is rare that you receive one of the best massages of your life on a vacation, but I did. Dawn has a real gift, and it is difficult to explain a massage in words so if you're staying here, just get one so you can understand. :-)

There is also a small sleeping space built into the house; we removed the cushion to reveal a large wood surface for working on our jigsaw puzzle. Hooray! Get yourself a jigsaw puzzle and a bottle of wine and enjoy the breeze coming in through the many windows and the sounds of geckos and little frogs.

The location is right across from the Kehena beach, and that beach is the most beautiful one I've known in my life.

We had a minor hiccup with the WiFi (which we needed for work, though I highly recommend you completely unplug if you can) and they fixed it within an hour.

Do bring your bug spray; it's not a problem with the property, it's just something to be aware of with this side of the island regardless of where you stay. We visited at the exact same time last year and I didn't receive any mosquito bites. We visited again this year and there were more mosquitoes. It's just nature's way of reminding us we're not in control, so just bring what you need to deal with potential mosquitoes. :-)

Book this place, prepare to unplug, and don't look back.
  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Mahalo nui Tara & Jason for the fantastic and informative review. You two are always welcome, and it's guests like you that make us continue to love this business. Even though our encounter is brief at check-in, it does feel like we establish new friends, which makes our experience even more wonderful. Aloha nui loa! Please come back :-) Hugs KnK
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Hilo International Airport
Nearest Beach
Kehena Beach
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
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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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Kehena House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$160
$1,060
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $95 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
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.

Cancellation Policy

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

Amenities

Kehena House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Sports & Activities
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
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:
  • CD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Books ...
  • Stereo
  • Games
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets not allowed
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • museums
  • live theater
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • scenic drives
  • eco tourism
  • whale watching
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting big game
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • hunting
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • snorkeling/diving
  • mountain climbing
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
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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