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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Had a wonderful Christmas Stay

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
and cooked a traditional English Christmas dinner - turkey/stuffing/Christmas fruit pudding and all.
Saw a whale at the sunrise - blowing!
Saw the green lizard on wall behind TV - very friendly!

Thank you for a beautiful home to stay in.
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love Puna the area

  • Submitted: May 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
Thank you for a wonderful stay in Puna. We loved every moment here and especially enjoyed sitting outside on the lanai and watching the moonlight on the water. The night we arrived, the moon was hanging low in the sky - enormous and beautiful.

We drove down the red road many times, I think it's the most beautiful stretch of road anywhere! We went to the tide pools and saw an assortment of shimmering fish. We went to the Green Lake, hiked the Green Mtn, had lomi lomi massage at Kalani on the way...

What a wonderful visit, I look forward to coming back again soon. Thank you!
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love the ocean sounds and the isolated feeling!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
What a beautiful setting! We loved the house and the view and the sounds! The isolated feeling was great!

Restaurants in Pahoa like Kaleo was marvelous, great food & live music!
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love your home

  • Submitted: May 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
it was so hard to pull ourselves away from your wonderful home with its most amazing view to go explore the sights...we love the layout, decor and comforts of the home, the pebble shower floor is wonderful on my feet...

We got up to see sunrise everyday, looked for whales a lot.Thank you for your book of recommendations, we tried to do it all! I think the tide pools were the best.
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Honeymooners

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
Absolutely beautiful place...vacation of a lifetime. Could not have picked a more perfect spot for our honeymoon! We had a blast! Explored tide pools every morning...Gorgeous sunrises...perfect weather. Money well spent! Thank you for sharing your home, thank you to Jon and Gail for recommending this treasure!

We'll be back!
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Kehena Puna District
Felton, CA USA
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Beautiful spot

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
Loved every minute. The house is right on the water, you couldn't get any closer! You feel as if you're on a boat, but without the rocking!
The house is beautiful. There are matching bedrooms/bathrooms (newly decorated, very nice) on each side which makes it perfect for 2 couples.
All essentials are there, along with nice Hawaiian decorations. You are in a home & can feel that.
I would stay there again in a heartbeat.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Kehena Puna District
Los Angeles, CA
5

Pahoa Paradise

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
My wife and I spent 10 glorious days in this fabulous house and I want 10 years. The view is mesmerizing, the house wide open yet cozy and the location perfect. Just a short walk through the beautiful neighborhood to the clothing-optional black sand beach for a great swim. And a short drive to either Kalapana for breakfast and a stroll on the amazing Lava Trail or the Tide Pools for the best snorkeling we've enjoyed for years. The closest town, Pahoa, supplies all you need with 2 great restaurants, Keleo's and Paolo's and a great coffee house, Puna Java to boot. Best vacation we've had in years and the best house we've ever rented. Five stars!
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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  • Submitted: May 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
Thank you so much for sharing your slice of heaven with us. When I asked you long ago if this was a quiet and "non touristy" get away - you said yes! You were right, exactly what we were looking for - rest, relaxation, rejuvenation, can't ask for more! See you again soon.
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  • Submitted: May 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
We enjoyed this lovely home for a month! We so appreciate all your details and how well the house is supplied!! This is our 2nd visit to this area and your house is the best! Saw whales three times and breached! Cruise ships in the night once a week. Delicious big papaya for breakfast everyday 6 for $2 at farmer's market...
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  • Submitted: May 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2010
We couldn't have asked for a better way to cap off our 10 day Hawaii honeymoon! It was nice to get away from Kona and escape to this beautiful little oasis. It was incredible to wake up to the sunrises each morning. We would definitely recommend this place to our friends!