Kehena house rental - Watching sunrises every morning on your lanai
Watching sunrises every morning on your lanai
 
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • 2 Bathrooms
Minimum Stay 3 nights
 

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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 2 - 4

Kehena Makai is like a pearl among Kehena properties. It sits right on the lava rock ledge where the waves splash on them every moment, you can feel the spray! The owners had this house completely remodeled and everything is new as of June 2007. It's so much nicer to vacation in a brand new home, let alone the superb ocean front setting. There's nothing between you and the ocean, just feel the nice tropical warmth. The blue Pacific ocean is 180 degree wide open in front of you! During the day you might spot whales and dolphins. At night the ocean sound is your lullaby to get your to sweet dreams. The only house closer to the water is Kapoho Makai, our other rental property in Vacationland, where the whole yard is under water during high tides.

Kehena Makai is beautifully furnished in classic Hawaiiana style rattan and bamboo. Both bedrooms are master oceanfront with views along two walls. The woven bamboo ceiling adds to the tropical ambiance.

The house is built in the traditional sugar cane shack style and yet newly constructed in 2001 and finished in 2007. This is a classic Hawaiian home in upscale materials and design. You will appreciate the views and the windows that all open for the sea breeze. We have had many repeated guests since we started the rental.

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Ocean front location, plus a well decorated and comfortably furnished interior are what we are up to. We own Daylight Home, Lighting and Patio, a home furnishing retail store in San Luis Obispo, CA. John also likes to participate in building homes; Susanna helps him with the business and loves to communicate with people who are interested in renting our lovely homes, and likes to decorate the interiors and cooks. So it works out just perfect. We love travel, love meeting people, entertaining friends, Hawaii the Big Island is one of our most favorite destinations in the world. We love the air, the sky, the rain, the ocean, the fish, the people, the plants, the flowers, the animals, the lava, the passion. We feel that we are the kane and wahine when we are on the island or when we miss the island. Our license plates are 2kapoho and 2kehena!

Susanna Zhao Billings purchased this house in 2006

John came to the Big Island in the 80s and his love for it has grown all these years. We purchased this home Kehena Makai in 2006 to further fulfill our Hawaiian dreams. John's been working a lot on this house to make sure it has the best offering a higher end vacation rental home could be, so more people could experience the unique and true Hawaiiana of this part of the island. We love white sandy beach and luxury resorts too, but we love the original Hwaiiana more! If you like to snorkel in one of the best reserved marine conservations in the world, there's the Kapoho Waiopai tide pools; if you like to see Pele there's the only live volcano which flows into the ocean, amazing fireworks drop into the ocean with sky high steam it's just breathtaking; if you like to drive along the uncultivated coast line you can do it along one the most beautiful drives in the world - the red road with tree canopy on top of your head; if you like to see traditional and historical hula cultures there's the Merry Monarch Festival every April at Easter Time; if you like to surf with the local boys and girls, come on over; if you like to see the best tropical botanic garden, come on over...this is Puna, the real Hawaii.

43 Reviews of Property 362220 in Kehena, Hawaii

Feel the Ocean Spray Right on Your Lanai !!
average rating of 4.75 based on 43 reviews
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Kehena Puna District
Lincoln NE
5

Relax in Paradise

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
The house was great for our Hawaii vacation. We had a great time, the house is very comfortable, quiet and private. The listing is accurate with both description and photos. The owners were helpful with all of the details. I would highly recommend this house. The Lani is wonderful with great ocean and sunrise views. Only disappointment... no whales.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Kehena Puna District
Anchorage, Alaska
5

GREAT choice for first visit to the Big Island

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
My husband and I had been to Maui many times but never to the Big Island. We had no sense of what might be a good location, so chose this rental house based on other reviews. It was the perfect place for us to enjoy everything we wanted to do for our first trip -- enjoyed good thai food in Puna, easy access to Volcano National Park, farmers market in Hilo, snorkeling, several wonderful beaches close by, and a quiet street for evening walks. We also enjoyed down time at the house, watching the sunrise every morning, listening to ocean waves, cooking our own meals, and just hanging out relaxing. We'd definitely return to this same rental again, and recommend it to others! We love that it's not too far from Puna and Hilo, yet is right on the water, and off the beaten path enough that you can stay at home and be away from the crowds and just enjoy the sound of the waves. The house has everything you need -- dishes, towels, laundry room. Booking the house was easy, directions were great, and owners quick to respond to our inquiry and questions. Note: The house is far enough off the beaten path that tv and wifi service are intermittent. The power did go out once while we were there, and the tv wasn't getting satellite reception for much of our time there. This was okay with us. But, if you need reliable internet or tv/cable 24/7, this isn't the house for you. We did have to go into town once to check our email while th power was out. Also, the tap water is not recommended to drink, so be prepared to boil your water or purchase enough bottled water for drinking. The owners didn't warn us about this (or maybe they did, but we forgot), so we weren't prepared and had to take a half day to track down potable water. Again, not a big deal, and worth it for being in such a secluded location, but important to keep in mind as you choose your rental house.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
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Kehena Puna District
5

Breathtaking View

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
This is the 2nd year in a row that we stayed at this ocean front vacation home on the most beautiful stretch of the Big Island.

The house is beautifully decorated with Hawaiian motif. Full and thoughtful amenities, including fins and snorkels...

The best feature of the house is the lanai which offers the sweeping view of the ocean. We spent hours lodging on the lanai sipping coffee or a glass of wine while watching passing whales, playing dolphins...

We can't wait to go back next year!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Wow is my first impression

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
Wow is my first impression when driving up. We just arrived and the sound of the birds and the ocean is amazing. I can not wait to do some exploring tomorrow. The surf is beautiful.

It has been a wonderful time here and relaxing. A couple of tips: the Botanical Garden is worth it, the black sand beach is amazing, and a wasted day isn't really wasted if you are out here in paradise. Wish I had another week. Thank you for making this wonderful place available.
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Perfect location to go south to the Volcano Park

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
Your house is beautiful! Thank you for a wonderful time! Love the breeze, crashing waves and frogs!

Perfect location to go north or south to the lava and Volcanoes Nat'l Park, or do absolutely nothing at all. So relaxing!

We will be back! Mahalo
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We had a wonderful week

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
We had a wonderful week in your beautiful home. Your thoughtfulness as books is apparent in so many ways - the charming decor, fully stocked kitchen, and we really appreciate the guidebook you put together!

As other guests mention the experience of sitting on the lanai partaking the ever changing drama of the elements - transcendent.

Thank you for sharing your home.
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an incredible vacation for us

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
Thank you for the opportunity to stay at the Kehena house. So glad that we waited to come. I was able to enjoy so many things, such as the Kapoho Tide Pools, and the Warm Pond. The Puna area is so beautiful, all the lush rainforest areas are amazing. Tracking all the roads in the area is very eye opening. Max, our grandson had a great time with the geckos in the house. We even had some pre-dinner entertainment with two of them mating (we think that's what they are doing).

Being on the water, waking up every morning with the beautiful sunrises were breathtaking. We will remember this trip for a long time.

Volcano was another great adventure. Glad we had a guided tour.
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Unexpected!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
We definitely didn't expect this piece of paradise when we chose this house for our home base for this side of the island!
During our first we check out Kehena Black Sand BEach (Sunday) and were surprised to see what we saw! Your welcome booklet gave us plenty of useful information about everything we could think to do to stay more than busy (and extremely entertained) for the 3 days we were here.

We loved to have our morning coffee/tea while watching the sunrise on the lanai and looking for wildlife (we saw dolphins!!) using the grill on the front porch to make burgers, and enjoyed the ease of staying here because of all of the amenities that were supplied for us...thank you!
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Truely a fascinating place!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
LOVED our travel along the red road and the tide pools at your other rental house.

Kilauea put on an unbelievable show!! We went by boat with Shane of Lava Ocean Tours! Also loved the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden at Onomea Bay north of Hilo.

Slept soundly each night with the frog lullabies!
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Loved it all.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
We hope to return soon!
Aloha!