|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Perhaps you have seen this unique contemporary house on HGTV's Off Beat American or the Travel Channel or on Fabulous Vacation Homes. Now is your chance to enjoy something different! This award winning all-concrete house is perched right on Kehena Point overlooking the beautiful Pacific ocean. Wake up to a breathtaking sunrise. Watch whales in season (November-April), and walk to a black sand beach (clothing optional) where the locals swim with the dolphins. Just a few minutes drive to the current lava flow viewing sight.
You will marvel at the architecture of this home. The unusual round windows provide stunning views from every part of the house. You enter at the middle floor with a living room/dining area plus covered lanai and loft area, and fully equipped kitchen with stainless LG 25 c.f. refrigerator/freezer,
Satellite TV provided on each floor. Flat screen on each floor. Stereo system with plug in for ipod or ipad. New - now with wireless internet! Going up the spiral staircase, you enter the master bedroom and bath with tiled shower and viewing deck. The upper lanai is perfect for star-gazing at night or whale watching and sunning during the day. Going down to the first floor is the second bedroom and bath, close to the laundry room and garden with outdoor shower and lawn with lounge chairs for sunning and enjoying the ocean views. Both bedrooms have queen beds with decorator linens.
Accentuating the interior are koa, mango wood and teak appointments and furniture, plus high-end appliances such as LG, Gaggenau and Bosch.
The main floor and master bedroom floor have lanais with stunning views of the ocean and cliffs below.
This area of Puna is lush with forest canopies, papaya fields and filled with old-fashioned Hawaiian charm. Just 15 minutes to quaint, colorful Pahoa town with its many great restaurants, boutiques and stores. About 40 miles to Volcano National Park and 45 miles to Hilo.
Kehena Point is the perfect getaway and a place you will remember for years to come! As one of our guests remarked, 'Leave your heels at home, immerse yourself into the laid back, poncho wearing hippie friendly, whale watching, swim with dolphin, organic loving community.'
Keywords: Unique home, ocean cliff views, ocean front
"My husband and I very much enjoyed our 4 night stay in this one-of-a-kind place, in this one -of-a-kind location. We came to the East side of your beautiful island to experience Mother Nature - and did she deliver! Our first night, the waves were so strong it seemed they would crash right through. Very humbling for two inland city-dwellers.
We will miss the frog song, chasing the geckos and we will always rememberr our too brief time in Paradise." - Lorel and Tom, Vancouver, BC Canada
I was really excited for this house, I've seen it before on previous trips to Puna, and I always thought it was really cool. Unfortunately, between our non-responsive host and the bizarre (but very easily fixable) issues with the house, it ended up being something of a disappointment. The catchment tank wasn't full when we arrived, and we ran out of water on the last day. Jaime wouldn't answer her phone, and never responded to my voicemail. Even if the area has been light on rain recently, there's no excuse for that. There are very reasonable services in the area that deliver water and the hosts should have taken care of that before we arrived. Also the loft space above the kitchen is dangerous to get in and out of (one of us broke a toe and accidentally took out a lightbulb in a fall) , and it turns out all that's up there anyway are a few mismatched, different sized pieces of raw foam with a mattress pad awkwardly forced around it anyway. The listing makes it seem like a real bed. Also, other than the front door (which is hanging unevenly and makes a horrific metal-on-metal screeching noise upon being forced open), there are no doors anywhere in the house, including the toilet area, which is only separated by a frosted, clear 4.5 foot half shower door type thing with giant gaps on the top and bottom. Also there's a giant window in front of the toilet on both floors, which isn't an issue on the top, but on the bottom it's weird to have to look people in the eyes who are in the yard while you're sitting on the toilet. Also, anyone staying on the middle floor has to awkwardly go up or down into either of the bedrooms where people might be sleeping or just wanting some privacy anytime they need to use the restroom (which then means that the person in the bedroom also needs to leave until the other person is done using the bathroom unless they want to watch the other person do their business through the frosted half-door feet away from the bed.). This place would be cool for 2 people who are flexible and don't mind the lack of air conditioning despite the high temperatures and catastrophic humidity, but for any more than 2 people the lack of privacy is pretty irritating. Don't be fooled by the cool looking avant garden design- there's nothing high-end about this property. There are many better options in the area, and I recommend looking elsewhere. The cliffs were nice... But there are free cliffs to check out all over lower Puna. Mahalo.
We stayed at the Cliff house for three days and had tons of fun. It is a very interesting house, well stocked and beautifully furnished, tasteful decor and... AMAZING views from every room. The location is quite something: Cliff house says it all, as you are perched on a triangular land with ocean splashing on both sides: perfect, quiet and majestic. Front seat for witnessing wonderful storms and sunrises alike. Sleeping at the sound of crashing waves below is just something you must do once in your life. Experience the power of nature! Amazing stargazing and photo op for the camera inclined. The local "hidden" beach is fun and we enjoyed it very much. We stayed there with our two girls (age 4 and 6) and they manage to stay safe inside (circular stair) and outside (cliff). Make friend with the home gecko and the mosquitos will stay away ;)
Sensational stay at an amazing location with an amazing rental group! Highly recommended! Amazing views and experience!
Hi you all,
We are a boyfriend/girlfriend couple from San Francisco and we stayed at this place with our 9 year old daughter for three nights and it was awesome! The modern/lighthouse look, looking out over the Pacific ocean made us feel like wealthy ship captains. The grown ups slept int the upstairs room, and the kid had reign over the downstairs. The separation of spaces works really well.
Most of our daylight hours were spent at the neighboring black sand beach--which is a nude beach, but hippie-nude, cool, and super family friendly. It's also a great jumping-off point for the Champagne pools and amazing diveable tide pools close by. If you're a little left of left this will be awesomesauce, if not, it will be eye-opening, and probably even better.
Location-wise, this is probably best for more active types; the access to the beach is rugged, but if all you want to do is hang out and enjoy the million dollar views, this place cannot be beat.
John and Jackie and Sasha
Wow. My girlfriend and I stayed here for a couple of nights and we had an absolutely amazing time. The house is a bit out of the way and to say Pahoa is a tad on the weird side would be an understatement, but the views are gorgeous and the property is fantastic. The wild life was incredible as we had lizards running all over the place in the morning and took some crazy pictures that turned out great. The view of the stars at night from the upstairs patio was incredible and waking up with the windows and doors open, the waves crashing on the rocks below sounding like they were at our feet or under the bed was the most romantic part of the trip.
The property is in an excellent location for day hikes to Volcano National Park. We also managed another day hike around Waipio Valley which can be intimidating to tourist but was our favorite part of the island.
We also tried both Thai restaurants in Pahoa and recommend both. My only complaint would be that we didn't have an opportunity to see lava flows while we were there (not the owners fault) and some of the lights didn't seem to work inside the property which wasn't a big deal. We arrived late on a Sunday and had no problem getting the keys or getting into the house. If possible, fly into Hilo and not Kona as it is a long drive on two land roads either way around the island to the property.
Overall I would 100% recommend this property and look forward to my next trip to the island so I can stay here again.
We are locals born and raised in Hawaii but every so often we like to play tourist. This house was extraordinary. The property is so beautiful with those huge windows. Every morning I woke up, I felt like I was on a ship as I could see the ocean out the windows even lying in bed. Day and night the views were spectacular. At night we watched the moon rise out of the ocean, and saw numerous falling stars, it was awesome! We fell asleep to the waves crashing against the reef, so soothing. The kitched is very modern and it accommodated all of our needs. The house itself was extremely well equipped. I would definately reccomend this beautiful place to anyone and everyone!
Only a few minutes drive to lava flow viewing (as Pele permits). Clothing optional black sand beach within walking distance. About 10 miles to hot ponds.
Note: As of 10/2014, there is a lava flow slowly advancing towards Pahoa. This could be a once in a lifetime chance to witness a change in the Hawaii landscape, if the lava advances into the town. There is a possibility that the highway 130 could be covered by the lava. The County has already built several alternate contingency routes - good gravel roads for travel to and from the Puna area, if needed. The car rental companies will allow rental cars to use these roads.
|cleaning fee||$135 + Tax|
$50.00 cancellation fee applies if cancelled prior to 60 days in advance of reservation date. If cancelled within 60 days, no refund guaranteed unless unit can be re-rented. One week minimum during Christmas - New Years. 4 night minimum for holiday weekends. Damage Protection required, unless paying damage deposit.