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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 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

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 4.625 based on 49 reviews
Whitehorse, Yukon territory

Amazing ocean views, unforgettable experience !

  • 5 of 5

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 ;)

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your review Sandra we look forward to you returning to the Kehena Cliff House.
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The property is epic! Very special place!

  • 4 of 5

Loved our stay! The views and entire venue is incredible! A few disappointments- the biggest was the dirty windows. Clearly the pounding surf below takes its toil as the ocean sprays catch air but even a simple pressure wash to clear the salt build prior to our stay would have been nice. The windows on the main floor were so clouded you couldn’t see out. We spent most of our time outdoors as the weather was perfect. Pack light and beware if you can’t do stairs well! The circular stair case is a workout ( fine with us!). One bedroom/ bath is up and one is down so there is no avoiding LOTS of stairs! Gekos will greet you in all areas of the house and at first this was startling. We learned to make friends with these beatiful creatures and appreciated that there were very few bugs in the house😀. No AC but once the windows are open it’s really not needed. The frogs and surf make for a noisy almost other worldly sound all night but we loved every minute of it! The black sand beach was packed and very sketchy with a lot of drug activity right out in the open. We were surprised that despite the heavy weekend crowd many still took advantage of the no clothing option! We had expected more of a quiet and private beach. It’s a healthy walk from the home and we had no problems with crowds or scetchy people at the property. The house overall was very clean and well stocked. Had some problems with the dishwasher but otherwise all appliances worked well. If not for the windows I’d give this 5 stars. We made special memories here that will last a lifetime! Be aware the location is remote and you need a little sense of adventure and the ability to navigate the circular staircase. Also not recommended for families with young children as the house really is perched on a cliff with pounding surf below and the stair case and loft would present a danger to young ones. Over all we loved it for a couples get away! Special place for sure!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely breathtaking views that'll stay with me forever. Miss it so bad already, just left.

  • 5 of 5

This house is truly designed to emphasize the views with huge windows and angles, while at the same time still feeling rather private despite being in a quaint neighborhood. The waves crashing on the Pali contributed to the best sleeps we've had in forever. We really hope we get to visit again some day soon. This is truly special. Super close to Kehena Beach and also Uncle Robert's. Too cool.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Los Angeles

Unique Hawaiian paradise getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed at this property and we just love it. It is perfect for someone who is not interested in the typical Hawaiian tourist resort, but rather prefers the wild , natural beauty of the Big Island. The house is wonderfully appointed and comfortable, but what we love best is the incredible views from every window and the constant sound of the surf, especially at night. It is located near beautiful black sand beaches, volcano heated thermal pools, and great snorkeling possibilities. Pahoa is a quaint little town where you can get the things you need, and Hilo is only about 45 minutes away, if you are looking for a bigger town. The Volcano National Park is also not too far away and is an amazing experience. The best part of all is that you don't even need to leave the house to sunbathe by the ocean. There is even an outdoor shower with warm water. Fantastic vacation spot!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cornelia we appreciate guests like you so much and hope that you will return again. Mahalo, Jamie
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Unique house! Beautiful area! Gorgeous sunrises! And a powerful surf!

  • 5 of 5

This unique rental blew us away! Great setup, great kitchen, outdoor lounge spaces AND an incredible view. The home had all the beach toys ie: fins, snorkles,chairs, boogie boards etc. Loved to sip a glass of wine on the 3rd story deck at the end of each long day & count our blessings as we watched the stars & listened to the waves & frogs. (Actually caught a meteor shower on nov 17th at 4am til the sun came up!! Incredible!) Conveniently located in Puna district for easy access to all volcano activities. Loads of markets, eateries & shopping for all price points. Pahoa is a gas! Hippies, rednecks, gen X and Richie Riches all co-existing & surfing the same waves. Love the Puna District! It's easy to day trip from this home to all points on the island if u like to drive & explore. Thanks to the owners for making it available! Mahola Nui! Will recommend if forsure!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Bethany, Mahalo for your review. Sounds like the perfect vacation especially the meteor shower! You nailed the Puna district with your description - love it! We hope you will return someday. Have a wonderful Holiday season. Warm Aloha, Jamie
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Ramsey, Minnesota

Not well maintain, gorgeous location

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No cell service, had to call cops 3 three times on trespasser and cops did not know where we were, not cops fault, to far away from everything bugs and geckos in house all the time, windows did not keep anything out and home poorly maintained

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Travelers looking to book the Kehena Cliff House. Please note this guest reviewed this property one year after his stay. Not once did he reach out to me (I looked for messages in my email and VRBO). Cell service can be patchy in this beautiful remote rural area of the Big Island (and many of our guests appreciated this). The Kehena Cliff House has a landline and internet service. As for the trespasser on the property it is possible that someone may have been fishing on the cliffs? I was never called by the guests or the police about a problem. We do have gecko's in Hawaii they are harmless and often entertaining. We also get bugs that are attracted to light now and then the gecko's love them. This home is located right on a cliff overlooking the ocean. The salt air does do damage to outdoor light fixtures and bbq's we do our best to keep everything in clean working condition. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions. We are sure you will enjoy your stay at this amazing spot.
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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.




Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $135 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.42%

$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.