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Betsy Reinard Tropical Destinations LLC

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms Studio
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Betsy Reinard Tropical Destinations LLC

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
February 28, 2015
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Bedrooms Studio
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Kehena Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Oceanfront Large Studio Cottage With Outdoor Shower. Private On 1 Acre

Oceanfront cottage on very private 1 acre. Tidal pools to explore and cool down, while the waves crash into the reef you experience the freshness and invigorating effervescence of the fresh clean ocean bath.

Wander from your cottage through the grassy lawns, down the rock wall staircase, follow the black sand paths to the beach sand that has been deposited around the reef.

Photograph, fish, whale watch, catch the glimmer of spinner dolphins and sea turtles bobbing in the surf.

Watch the colorful sunrise over the ocean, the glow of the volcano in the distant night sky as you count your lucky stars and watch the bright moon rise.

The spacious studio has a comfy memory foam overlay on a queen bed with luxurious 550 thread count sheets to crawl into after a day of exploring the tidal pools in front of the property. Photo ops abound! Fish or just relax with a book. Use this peaceful beautiful place with the sound of the waves to inspire you. Be creative and write, paint or whatever your heart desires.

Make this vacation your health retreat! We have access to many therapists and practitioners in the area.

1.5 miles NE you will find a hidden black sand beach with tide pools and beautiful palm tree lined coastal view. Swim and sun.

Just 5 miles away to the East are the hot ponds. You may pack your lunch or buy from a vendor as you enjoy swimming and surfing at Pohoiki Bay. Watch the fishing boats launch and return with their catch. Travel on East to Kapoho to enjoy world class snorkeling. Just 7 miles west is Kalapana. Location of the 1980 lava flow that ran over most of the village,the developement ,& the black sand beach.

Walk out to the newly forming beach!

Uncle Roberts is a local family of survivors who did not lose their property to the flow. They have an open air market on Wednesdays, Fridays with food vendors and hula, music all kinds of excitement!

They organize lava tours. The lava viewing site is close by and there is a convenience store and Pahoa Village Cafe Kalapana a great outdoor cafe as well! These are just a few things to do on Hwy 137 .

Did we mention the hilly scenic road is also a favorite for bikes and runners?

Kalani Resort and Spa is less than 1 mile away from the cottage and offers yoga, massage, healing touch, hula lessons, drawing, lahala weaving and we keep a schedule in the cottage to look at. They are serving food items in their cafe or you can enjoy their buffet meals.

There are many attractions to the Big Island. The Volcanoes National Park where the crater is glowing and attracting many visitors in the evenings.

Take your 4 wheel drive up to the observatories on Mauna Kea or go to the visitors center which is not so challenging a rental car can get there.

Rainbow Falls, The Botanical Gardens, The Imiloa Astronomy Center, Tsunami museum and The Palace Theater, the Panaewa Zoo, the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut plant are a few things to do in or near Hilo Town 30 minutes away.

On the way home check out the award wining Pahoa Town, 11 miles from the Cottage via Opihikao Road. Pahoa has the quaint old Hawaiian style buildings on the main street. Restaurants such as Kaleo's, Ning's, Luquin's are there to serve you.

The community center boasts of an Olympic size swimming pool complete with exercise programs and a community center with yoga or hula classes.

This property is equipped with a strong cell phone booster, Broadband internet, free USA and Canadian long distance Majic Jack voice over phone and Direct TV with the sports and movie channels provided. We believe you will be hard pressed to find time to watch TV with this view.

Disclosure: Inclement weather could interrupt internet/phone and Television service availability.

This property is Eco-friendly and is on solar power. That is adequate to run a bi-pap or sleep apnea machine at night. Bathroom is fully modern plumbed, detached. You will love the outdoor shower attached to the cottage with an ocean view. Enjoy on demand hot and cold running water while you experience a million dollar view. We recently put in a new hot water heater for the cottage and I am hearing rave reviews from our current guests!!

The cottage is appointed with many wonderful books and reading materials. There is an assortment of Hawaiian history , folklore, crafts and customs along with stories. Plants and flowers can be identified.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
Betsy Reinard Tropical Destinations LLC (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 28, 2015

About Betsy Reinard Tropical Destinations LLC

I fell in love with this amazing property. The minute I walked onto this place I was in awe of it and totally blessed to have it.

Betsy has a nursing background with complimentary medicine interests.

Betsy has always wanted to be involved with healing through natural means. The mind body connection teaches us that environment can be the best medicine for someone with a stressful lifestyle. We offer a respite from the daily grind. We have seen the effect this has on guests that arrive stressed, nervous, agitated and leave rested, with serenity, tranquility,peacefulness.

We are in touch with the reputable healing centers and therapists on this island. There are massage therapists close by and will make house calls.

She is happy to share the healthful recipes from a local healer/colonic therapists used for their clients during a cleanse.

Kalani health retreat less than 1 mile away teaches art,yoga,hula, weaving lahala,ecstatic dance,12 step programs,massage therapy with lomi lomi, hot rocks and has great food too!

Betsy Reinard Tropical Destinations LLC purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Betsy Reinard Tropical Destinations LLC chose Kehena

Whats not to love? Ocean front, no visible neighbors or road, seclusion, privacy, the ultimate destination for serenity, peace, tranquility.

Eye candy views, the tidal pools, expansive lawns and the jungle canopy of flora that keeps the road far away from the guest. There is a peaceful uplifting feeling for those that come here. Many people comment on the 'good feeling' spiritual experience they get here. Let the surf lull you to sleep every night! Watch the pink orange sun rise over the ocean each morning.

Rumor has it that Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones stayed here. This is unverified of course.

What makes this cottage unique

Oceanfront, unobstructed views, no street or houses between the cottage and the beach, tidal pools to play, examine and soak in. Abundant sea life such as whales, dolphins, sea turtles and reef creatures to marvel at. Very private on all 4 sides, so unique! Not visible from the street. Play croquet or volleyball or just dig your toes in the lawn.

Camping is available for the extra guests. There are tents available for rent. There is a 3/4 bath detached. A delightful bamboo and river rock outdoor shower with hot and cold running water.

The kitchen is Jimmy Buffet style (complete with the parrot picture) outdoor and open with a propane stove and refrigerator, stainless steel sink,large cupboard to stow away your goods. All with a million dollar view!!

Our guests have a commercial stainless steel propane grill at their disposal with a side burner to grill, roast, make rice and cook a complete meal.

Enjoy your gourmet meal or snack on the open lanai/kitchen/dining room with the best view in town!

DISCLOSURE: This is a lava zone 2!! The lava flows on this Island which many people are counting on when visiting. The road hwy 130 may be affected with the lava moving slowly in that direction 100yds/day. There are 9,000 residents who all need a route to do commerce here. I know of 2 roads being opened up. One will reconnect hwy 130 to Volcano and the other to Hilo will be a shorter distance then the current route. This is the Big Island experience as it happens!

Bedrooms Studio
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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based on 34 traveler reviews

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Breathtaking View Oceanfront Cottage, Tidal Pools, black sand 1 Acre!
average rating of 4.882353 based on 34 reviews

Great Hostess, value

  • 5 of 5

Betsy was informative, friendly and accommodating. The cottage has a kitchen outside on the porch and there is an outdoor shower. The toilet is a short walk down a few stairs and about 20 feet away. The ocean is close and lulls you to sleep. Whales sometimes can be seen. Overall, a great experience.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: aloha and mahalo for the kind review. We have been seeing an abundance of whales this past month and the guests are always in awe of the beauty, tranquility and also of the excitement this property and the area has to offer. The lava viewing area in Pahoa shows how close mother nature is to us yet the distance being over 13 miles gives a cushion from the vog and a safer feeling. Improvements are made as can be done. The solar system has been upgraded tremendously. A washer and dryer are now available to use. Comforts of home with a rustic charm and outdoor seating areas are places to meditate, whale watch, read or enjoy the pool on the property. The extra bonus of the industry is meeting life long friends. Mahalo to my new friends for you review and come back soon!!

Great Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

My son and I stayed at the studio for 5 days and had a great time! Located on the ocean side of the beautiful Red Road, it was private, surrounded by lush scenery. Great stargazing at night and just a stones throw away from the ocean. Being August, I was worried that it might be too warm to sleep without AC, but that wasn’t the case at all. In fact, we slept with a light blanket, and as a bonus, the waves lulled us to sleep. The studio was very clean and in great shape. As others have said, I wish we had stayed much longer. One more thing, the on-site owner, Betsy, was a fabulous hostess— very kind and accommodating!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: These visitors found this untouched by the tropical storm. While many places were having extended power outages from the storm our solar system was keeping everything running,lit, cold, ice etc. There were few if any inconveniences. Cell phone signals and wifi were working. The calming of the seas also calmed the spirit. The surge brought in sea shells and coral specimens to comb the beach for. A coconut in the morning gives energy for the forthcoming day of snorkeling or swimming. Our visitors wished to stay longer but another couple were booked in that day. We will stay in touch.

Would go back in a heart beat!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I loved staying here. It has provided us with so many lasting memories. Our hosts, Betsy and Victor, were awesome, giving us a tour upon arrival and making us feel welcome. My only regret is that we were on the go so much, and out exploring the island, when we visited. This is a perfect location for simply hanging out--painting, writing, exploring the area just outside your door. It was wonderful to be lulled to sleep by the sound of the waves. It is such a serene place. Quite lovely. I would very much like to go back.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Great Island Time

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with Betsy & Victor for one week, and had a fabulous time!!!

Breakfast in the outside Kitchen was a real treat, the feel of being in the Jungle with the views and sounds of the Ocean, and with all the Geckos visiting.

Enjoyed it 100%

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Lafayette, Louisiana

A little slice of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking to rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit this is the place for you! My husband and I spent 2 wonderful weeks here. Betsy and Victor were very hospitable, accommodating, and knowledgeable about surrounding activities and places to visit. They were there to lend a helping hand if needed, otherwise the place seemed as if it were all ours! Penny and Pharaoh (dog & cat) make their presence known, but are not intrusive - they seem to know when to show up and when to disappear. Betsy and Victor definitely made us feel as if we were "home". Living "off grid" was an adventure within itself, but we still had luxuries of the real word if we needed to be "connected". Waking up to a beautiful sunrise as you drink your coffee and drifting off to sleep with the waves crashing in the background is priceless. Enjoying fresh coconut water for breakfast will be missed - as will Victor's excellent demonstration of how to open the coconut! Betsy even left us surprises of papaya and mangosteen in our fruit basket on a few occasions. They invited us to dine with them at their table and treated us to a "local" dinner, which was one of the highlights of our visit!

If you feel adventurous, you do not even have to leave the property. There are plenty of tide pools to explore and sea life to observe. If you grow tired of that (which I cannot imagine) you can take nature walks, drive down to Uncle Robert's Cove, or just cruise the coast - it is all so breathtakingly beautiful! We would definitely recommend this hidden gem to anyone seeking simplicity, adventure, and rejuvenation!

Listing and pictures are as described. Property is well maintained. Betsy and Victor were there if we needed them, always helpful and giving great pointers. Don't miss the Hilo market - especially on Wednesdays and Saturdays, check out the geothermal pool, view the lava glow at night, and get some snorkeling in at two-step!

MAHALO Betsy and Victor!!!!!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha We're so elated for our latest guest and for their experience on the island of Hawaii. Michelle mentioned that it had been four years since their last getaway. Nothing got in their way. Jet setting here and there, visiting all kinds of areas. Betsy and I loaded them up with extra info not found in the cabin and they hit the road making the day last into the night. Well done across the board. Our animals, the coziness of the cabin and the surf relaxed and charged them up for round after round. Good Stuff!!!! The new above ground pool with deck is a new hit and a quaint spot for sunsets. We hope all their friends get jealous! Mahalo for all you did to make our little life here more powerful by your warm presence and friendship. Till we meet again. Warm regards. Go Saints!!! B&V

Escape to Real Hawaii and find your Aloha Spirit

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent four relaxing days in March in this lovely out-of-the way retreat; a welcome change from the traffic and tourist scene of Kona. The hosts, Betsy and Victor, were fun, helpful, and unobtrusive, and made our stay really special. We shared a Hawaiian dinner and a breakfast, drank some of their wonderful coconut milk, and learned much from them about local goings on. The large one-room cottage was simple, but nicely decorated with lots of interesting reading material. Though “off the grid,” all electronics (TV, web/phone access booster, and such) worked well. The outdoor covered kitchen was basic, but well equipped with lots of seasonings, staples (e.g., rice, pasta), pans, a nice BBQ, etc. I loved cooking surrounded by the beautiful foliage with a view of the ocean. No problem with bugs or anything else. An outdoor shower is off the back down a stairway and pleasant enough, though hot water was limited. A private toilet room is a few steps away attached to the main house. While not for everyone, if you want simple, perfectly comfortable lodging in a special quiet part of the island, this is it. It rained most nights off and on, but the days were lovely. Don’t expect white sandy beaches, but the local environment and culture is really interesting and full of wonders to explore. Don’t miss the geothermal hot tide pools, effervescent pools, and the fantastic protected snorkeling ponds.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Mahalo to our guest for such kind words. First and foremost is that the shower issue is no longer an issue! Secondly we're so thankful you had a short but relaxing stay. Food on our islands is second to none. Happy to have shared our table with you. Other than the shower hiccup, looks like all else was wonderful. The simple style of the cabin and the abounding nature which surrounds it makes for peacefulness. Get away for some off grid accommodations and you'll be hooked! If all else fails the thermal hot ponds will soothe and the reef out front will certainly whisk your aches away. Lots to do. No dull moment. Again mahalo to our latest reviewers. We hope to hear from you again. Aloha V&B


Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
11 Miles
Pahoa Village Cafe, Pahoa
Nearest Golf
35 Miles
Hilo, Volcano
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Pahoa Village Cafe, Kalapana, Kaleo's, Pahoa, Hi
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Kehena, Pohoiki Bay, Kapoho, Kalapana
Car: necessary

Paddle boarding is a sport like surfing . You stand up on an extra wide board and paddle it. Sounds easy? Try it at Pohoiki Bay the boat landing is awesome for geothermal pools, snorkeling, surfing and swimming.

The geothermal hot ponds are just 5 miles from the house! Kahena beach is the famous clothing optional black sand beach just 1.5 miles down the street.

Near or in Hilo Town there are Akaka Falls, Rainbow Falls, the Botanical Gardens, several great beach parks

Near Keau via hwy 11 you will find these attractions

Panaewa has an excellent zoo and is free!! The Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Plantation has free tours and samples at their gift shop YUM!

Near Kalapana you can walk to the lava, go to Uncle Robert's Wednesday night market with food and live music entertainment. Have a glass of the Hawaiian herbal kava root drink. Talk story while under the thatched roof of the kava bar.


Rates & Availability

From $89 Per night

Kehena Cottage Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

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cleaning $30 + Tax
Tax Rate 4.25%
Notes ACTIVE VOLCANO book at your own risk. They will not leave us without roads. With 9,000 residents.
Sink and toilet plus an outdoor shower make a full private bath. The shower has a million dollar view with instant hot water YES to Flip flops!!
Laundry is available for long term guest 1 week+
Tents and camping available for extra paying guests. Owners live on the property for guest convenience.

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Kehena Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , toilet and sink are detached and just steps from cottage
  • The bathroom facilities are detached but private to the guests of the cottage. Outdoor shower will be an experience you wont forget!
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Very large studio with all the comforts of home
  • This cottage is a studio however the kitchen and bathroom is separate. It has a futon, coffee table glider rocker and a bistro table for 2. The QUEEN bed is positioned to see the stars and the moon. There are 2 large dressers to stow your things and store towels and linens. The cottage has an outdoor kitchen and dining on the lanai complete with stove, fridge, sink and cupboard. Many guests have mentioned washing dishes with the ocean view right there is no chore at all!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This is a unique one of a kind property with the perfect ambiance for solitude,reflection, writing,reading or seeing the local tourist attractions up close, with nature. Many people come to the Big Island to get connections with health issues. We can even help with a colonic therapist :+D, massage therapist or other local practitioners. This property is eco friendly and is its own power company. We feel you wont miss 'the grid' after this experience. We are powered mainly by the sun/solar panels. When extra power needs arise our generator does the trick. We also charge batteries as needed via the generator. Maybe 1 hour per day average. Usually in the evenings for extra OOOMPH to get through the night. We use LED and solar lights yet have electricity for lights and TV, cell phone PC's and all the appliances. Sorry no hair dryers unless the generator is on.

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