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(Oceanfront) Whale House @ Kehena, Hawaii

Andre and Susan

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
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Andre and Susan

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 5, 2015
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(Oceanfront) Whale House @ Kehena, Hawaii

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Property type cottage


Kehena Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cute and Cozy Cottage across from Kehena Beach

Aloha, come swim with our friendly dolphins at Kehena Beach - all year long!

Whales are here during winter months and can be seen and heard from shore.

You will love The Whale House @ Kehena Beach.

This unit sleeps up to 4. It has 1 bedroom w/ a queen bed and a comfortable leather sofa bed in the living room, fully equipped kitchen w/ large refrigerator, oven, utensils, plates, glasses/cups, blender, coffee maker w/ coffee, pots/ pans, microwave, full bath, lanai, laundry room and more at just $105 per night plus tax and cleaning fee of $20.00.

This is a deal considering the beautiful stretch of oceanfront land in this area.

This cottage is one of three on the estate. Please check out our comment book!!!

We keep a book in the house to capture customers comments that are made about our place and how we can improve our accommodations. It is FULL of messages just like this!

1) Susan And Andre...We had a wonderful time here! The patio overlooks the ocean and we saw whales jumping and crashing right in front of us! The cottage is located on the beautifully lush Red Road and is very convenient to the cool town of Pahoa and also a short drive to Hilo. There is an awesome black sand beach directly across from the cottage and a farmers market at the end of the road (west end I believe) that was one of my favorite activities. Local vendors, music, food, dancing - farmers market was definitely a highlight. We would absolutely stay here again.

2) Thank You so much, the past 3 nights in the cottage have been FANTASTIC! I realy look forward to coming back to visit.

3) Very nice cottage! We really enjoyed! Two thumbs up! We will recommend this place for sure!

The Whale House is located in one of the most beautiful places on earth - Kehena Beach, on The Big Island of Hawaii.

Our spacious cottage is one of the closest cottages to Kehena Beach on Kalapana-Kapoho Rd (aka) State HWY 137.. Our cottage also has a washer & dryer, FREE Super fast WI-FI internet, land line w/ free long distance, Direct TV, flat screen TV, wood/tile floors, outdoor rock BBQ and typical household amenities that give you the feeling that 'you are at home'. The Hawaiian rock barbecue is situated in our tropical garden w/ ocean view. It doesn't get much better than this.

It also has an ocean view from every room in the house, including the bathroom.

If you are interested in Yoga, we are situated in between two world famous Yoga Centers located here on 'The Red Road'.

Many people come to Hawaii to visit Volcano National Park - home of Kilauea and the periodic lava flows just a short distance from us. There are also Hawaiian jungles, tropical rain forests, beautiful coastal views, geothermically heated ponds, snorkeling, whale watching w/ dolphins that migrate to the warm Hawaiian waters from Alaska. You can often see them from our lanai off our beautiful coast - in the Kehena Beach area. Many of my tenants have told us that they were able to swim w/ the dolphins and you can too!

This is the place for water lovers - you should see the spectacular ocean view & sunrise over the south pacific from our lanai - where you may want to eat your breakfast!!

Also, did you know that the best and safest snorkeling area is just down the road in the Kapoho Tide pools? You can easily navigate all of these places from the cottage in Kehena Beach, it has come to be a very popular spot 'right in the center of all of these attractions'.

For those of you who are seeking night time entertainment, check out 'Uncles Outdoor Hawaii Bar' if you want to sip a beer, listen to live Hawaiian music, eat great food and enjoy a farmers market at the same time.

The Whale House is located in beautiful Kehena Beach - across the street from the Kehena Beach view point - on the Hilo side of the Big Island of Hawaii.

It is also just a short walk across the street from the world famous Kehena Black Sand Beach.

Pohoiki Point and the famous Kapoho snorkeling waters are also near by and remain popular snorkeling, surfing and swimming areas. Compare our rates to those in Kapoho - you will love our place.

Kilauea Volcano is just a 45-60 minute drive where you can walk through Thurstons Lava Tube and look in to Kilauea Caldera.

You are also close to the lava viewing area, tide pools, snorkeling, fishing areas, Akaka, Kahuna and Rainbow Falls, Boiling Pots, hiking, Farmers Market (1/2 block away), Space Community Arts Center, Keck Observatory, Kilauea , Uncles Bamboo Tiki Bar w/ live music, cafes, food markets, Volcanoes Nat'l Park and so much more - are just 10-45 minutes away.

My mission is to make sure that you have what you need to make your visit a happy, and memorable experience ! This is also a great place to relax and enjoy nature. Many people come to Kehena Beach to 'get away from it all and breath clean air, eat great food, soak up the sunshine, exercise, commune with nature, and meet some wonderful people. So come and find out 'what the aloha spirit really is'. We invite you to come truly is one of the most beautiful places on earth.

You will love this place - picture yourself sitting on the lanai w/ the sound of waves crashing on the cliffs below while gazing at the South Pacific through ocean front coconut trees that are swaying w/ the Hawaiian trade winds. This is truly the Hawaii that you dream about. Call Andre to inquire. (View from this cottage is shown in our pictures)

NOTE: We also have a special provision for weddings. Pastor Thomas Monago is our wedding officiant who will perform your wedding at the beach or local park.

This is also the perfect 'honeymoon suite' where you can actually sit on your lanai and see whales and dolphins off shore...along with the boats and cruise ships that cruise by.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Andre and Susan (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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About Andre and Susan

We have lived in Hawaii for about 12 years and can't think of living anywhere else. We love the slow paced lifestyle and 'the aloha spirit'.

Andre and Susan purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Andre and Susan chose Kehena

This property has the cutest cottages and the most fantastic view , you can only dream about. It truly gives you the 'Hawaiian view' that you have always wanted to see - coconut tress blowing w/ the trade winds against a blue pacific ocean back drop.

What makes this cottage unique

Just a walk across the street to the Kehena Beach View Point and beach.

Also, it is right in the center of all the popular visiting sites (Kehena Beach, the active lava flow in Kalapana, Ahalanue warm pond, Kaimu, Pohoiki surf spot, Lava Tree State Park, Kapoho Tide Pools, and Volcanoes Nat'l Park.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have just competed a visit to the east side of the Big Island, staying for a month at the Sunshine Cottage owned by Andre and Susan. We loved being near the ocean and being able to go to sleep each night listening to the waves and waking up each morning and seeing the sunrise on the ocean. We even enjoyed the rain storms on the metal roof.

The cottage was very clean and Andre, Susan, and Miguel keep everything in good working order. If you have questions, concerns, or need anything, they respond quickly. Otherwise, they respected our privacy allowing us to enjoy the cottage and the area around it. They are very easy going, relaxed, enthusiastic property owners. We are hoping to return next year. Here is a link to the video we made of the cottage and the area.

Again Mahalo for a wonderful relaxing break.

John and Pat
Jan 2014
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(Oceanfront) Whale House @ Kehena, Hawaii
average rating of 4.625 based on 10 reviews
Regina, SK, Canada

Lovely location

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is conveniently up the hill from Kehena beach. It is a nice scenic drive to get to Kapoho tide pools or Pahoa or Volcano national park. You are in the wonderful rain forest of the Puna district. The amenities are basic but they do the trick. Andre received our phone call and had the cabin open for us when we arrived.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

We had a WHALE of a Time!

  • 4 of 5

We were pleased with everything: the property, the cottage, the short walk to the water, the palms, the nearby attractions, and especially the helpfulness of the owners. The cottage is basic, but roomy & very well-equipped for folks like us who truly prefer to cook our own meals. Two things that I will advise future guests about: (1) there are resident frogs that LOVE to sing well into the late night hours and (2) Kehena Beach, while lovely, is a fairly good climb down to shore level, and then you discover it's a "clothing optional" beach. This was not unpleasant, just very surprising as we took the bottom turn! My best conversation with Andre took place in the dark at roadside as he waited to guide in a lost guest. That's pretty good service! Thanks to Miguel, too; you patiently answered all our questions about the area so we were better able to plan for the next day's adventure. You can't go wrong exploring here; either direction is a fun drive and stunningly beautiful.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Southampton, UK

Anna and parents

  • 5 of 5

My parents and I had a lovely stay at André and Susan's cottage in Puna. We were greeted by André when we arrived and he was very helpful. Also, we enjoyed the beautiful mornings on the terasse where you can sit and enjoy the sunrise. Absolutely amazing place.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Very comfortable stay

  • 5 of 5

The stay in our cottage was like staying at home. The cottage is big, very nicely furnished, with comfortable bed and sofas and you can see the ocean from the balcony. The property is missing air-conditioning which would be highly appreciated as it gets really humid there, especially when it rains. The kitchenette did not have a sink which was very impractical. Also, an electric kettle was missing which is a bit impractical for tea-lovers. However, these small drawback did not make it an unpleasant stay. Also, the owner provided us with all the essential information to make our stay hassle-free.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Please note: This person did not stay in our oceanfront cottage as it does have a complete kitchen w/ full sink. This review was written on another cottage - as we have 3 of them. This tenant paid for a cottage w/ a food prep area - not a full kitchen - so I don't understand her comment 'no sink'. We do have a sink in the utility room next to the washer/dryer. There is also a BR sink.

Get Away

  • 4 of 5

Very lush, and far from civilization. Serenaded by coqui frogs at night. Kahena beach seems like a focus for yoga/spiritual/clothing optional/hippy scene. If you are into this it could be Nirvana. ( Warning: Beach apparently a bit dangerous to swim in when surf is high.) The cottage good with essentials, though I never found bedding for the 3rd person. The Washer and Dryer were very handy. The price was very good, and the no-cleaning-deposit is keeps the cost down if you are only on the east side for a few days. Not really close to Hilo or Volcano national park entrance, but good snorkling about 20 min up the coast.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Jonathan, sorry we were not in town to meet you so we were relying on 'temporary help' to manage things while we were away. Our tenants 'usually professionals' - love the cottage and the beautiful area it is located in. We are centered in a location where people are 'health conscious and certainly 'yoga' is a prevalent 'way of life' in the area and we are grateful for that. People love our cottages and when they see the view from the living room, it's great to see the smiles on their face. I can't tell you how many times I have heard people say 'OMG - this is perfect!. Anyways, we hope you return some day and we wish you a Happy New Year! ALOHA FOR NOW...Susan
San Diego, CA

Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for 5 nights; I was in Honolulu for 5 days prior to my stay here, and this oceanfront cottage was definitely more of what I envisioned my relaxing Hawaiian vacation to be like. Peaceful setting, beautiful views, being able to get away from it all while at the same time being able to visit the nearby attractions within a reasonable drive? What more can you ask for. AND you have all the amenities you need, so your stay is comfortable and you feel like you're at your home away from home. The bed was comfy, the shower water noticeably cleaner and refreshing, and the cottage well ventilated (can't forget to mention totally cute). I enjoyed every minute of my stay here, even in the littlest things like eating breakfast on the lanai, while watching the waves and the sunrise. I would definitely stay here again and looking forward to my next trip to Hawaii already!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Hilo Airport (ITO)
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
35 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Kalapana cafe'

Kehena Beach is just a walk across the street.

This black sand beach is loved by many because it is unlike many beachs.

At this beach - you can swim with Dolphins that are just off shore and you don't need to go out in a boat to see or swim with them.

It's my understand that there are two groups of very friendly dolphins. A tenant recently told me that she swam with about 40 dolphins - just off shore. They are here all year long.

Whales are often seen just off shore and they can be seen from our cottages or off the coast during winter months. You can also hear the whales communicating w/ each other as well...and you don't need to be on a boat.


Rates & Availability

From $105 Per night

Kehena Cottage Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $20
Tax Rate 13.41%

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Kehena Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 double
  • spacious bedroom w/ cathedral ceilings, CD player, chest of drawers, ceiling and portable fans w/ large windows. Can see ocean from bedroom.
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

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