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Kehena Point Cliff House - Walk to Black Sand Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 960 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps up to 4)

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

More Details

Property Manager
Jamie Deyden, Realtor
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

"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
Nov 2010
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Kehena Beach Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 960 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Each bedroom has it's own bathroom with sink, toilet and walk in shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2) Two queen beds with ocean views., Loft area, Baby Cribs (1) Available for $25.00 fee
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Contemporary unique home with ocean views from every room, outdoor shower, snorkel gear, boogie board


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Kehena Point Cliff House - Walk to Black Sand Beach
average rating of 4.6976743 based on 44 reviews

September Stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 3 nights with 2 couples and enjoyed it thoroughly. Definatelly architecually the most unique home I've ever stayed in. I especially loved waking up with an unobstructed view all around (what a head board! ), the sounds of the ocean as a constant backdrop and morning yoga on the point. It was a good base for exporing the park and especially great for exploring the lava, both overland and ocean entry. The market and shopes at the south end of the road were very cool. Oh ya - the booking and arriving was seamles and the place is well stocked and stopless. Thanks

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for choosing Kehena Point Cliff house for your Hawaiian vacation. We love when our guest leave happy and relaxed. We hope you decide to come a again.
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  • 5 of 5

Amazing property

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha AJ Mahalo for spending your vacation at the Kehena Cliff House - we are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and hope you will come back someday. Mahalo, Jamie
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An Amazing Getaway in Puna

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect, get away from it all, kind of place. The house is sooo fun and the roommates (day geckos) where too cute. The surf and the frogs are the perfect white noise to lull you to sleep at night. Be prepared: this house has 3 levels of stairs and there is no AC, but the ocean breeze keeps it cool enough. They have everything you need there except your food. The kitchen is well equipped and adorable. I would recommend this place if you have a sense of adventure!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your reservation and we hope you come back soon Mahalo
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Wonderful place to relax and have fun

  • 5 of 5

As other reviewers have noted, the views from the house and yard are beautiful. We used the kitchen every day as it was well stocked and we were trying to saving our money for dinner out. The weather has taken its toll on some of the outdoor furniture, but we were fine. I'm going to miss watching the sun rise from the point with a cup of coffee. We found that the fans were enough to reduce the night time 'stickiness' to comfortable levels. We had sun every day, so not complaints about the weather. No bugs, so all windows open for the ocean breeze. Every morning I walked to the beach for some quick laps in the ocean. The water was nice and cool and the waves were fun. Note that some experience with ocean waves is helpful, but the people there are friendly and can guide one on how to get in and out of the break. My wife is not a 'wave' person and felt that the surf was too intimidating for her. The walk along the shore towards Kalapana was beautiful as well. Evidently you can walk all the way to the black sand beach in Kalapana, we ran out of time to explore that far. We did the bike ride to watch lava pour into the ocean, once in a lifetime experience. We enjoyed staying local so much that we didn't explore much more to the northeast. Volcanos NP was a blast, got to see the lava lake from the museum and did the 4 mike hike across a caldera. We had most of evening meals in Pahoa and the grocery store there had everything we needed. We live in a rural area so we especially appreciated the laid-back culture of this region. We needed the rest and got it.

After 35 years of marriage my wife finally convinced me to not plan so many "death marches" during our vacations and just relax. We came here with absolutely no plans and ended up having one of the best vacations ever. I even read two books, a new record.

Regrets? Not many as we knew what we were getting into. Yes, it would be nice to have easier access to ocean swimming, but that's what the other side of island is for.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing the Kehena Point Cliff house as your vacation destination. We hope you consider coming again. Mahalo
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Spectacular view

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I loved this property. The location was great, with direct view of the ocean and the sounds of the waves crashing all day. The property was a 5-10 minute drive to the lava flow. Watching the lava flow into the sea was priceless. If you stay there, please note there is a general store, art gallery and outdoor bar, food stand, and smoothie stand nearby. We knew there was a bar and art gallery, but as we don't drink, we didn't go until our last day there to look at art. My husband and I look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing Kehena Point Cliff House for your stay. We are happy we were able to make your trip to Hawaii memorable. On your next trip to the Big Island of Hawaii we hope you decide to stay here again. Mahalo Debbie
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Great vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

We just loved this house! The location is spectacular, with awesome views from every room; the sunrises from the lawn were beautiful; the black sand beach a 10 minute walk from the house was lovely and secluded (wear shoes for the trail from the road to the beach). The property is close to the quaint little town of Pahoa, with a good grocery and great restaurants. The house is well-stocked, comfortable and stylish. Our 12-year old loved the loft (it's not really suitable for an adult sleeping spot, however). What a great place - we WILL be returning to this house on our next big island trip and will recommend to friends as well.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at the Kehena Cliff House Andy. We are happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed this wonderful home. Hope you can come back again. Mahalo, Jamie
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Hilo International Airport (ITO)
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
35 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Kehena Black Sand Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Kehena Black Sand Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Lava flow viewing site
Nearest Point of Interest
Famous "Red Road"
Nearest Point of Interest
Pohoiki boat Launch
Nearest Point of Interest
Warm pond
Nearest Point of Interest
Waiopae tidepools
Nearest Point of Interest
Hawaii Island Dreams Office
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $135
Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night

$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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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