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Kehena Point Cliff House - Walk to Black Sand Beach

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

Kehena Beach Estates House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-5)

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
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Jamie Deyden, Reservation Agent
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 30, 2016
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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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Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

Kehena Point Cliff House - Walk to Black Sand Beach
average rating of 4.617647 based on 35 reviews
2

Beautiful view, mediocre experience.

  • 2 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Anthony, I'm sorry to hear you were so unhappy with the Kehena Cliff House. I got a call from you that you were departing and that a light fixture was broken by one of the guests and if I had questions to call you. You mentioned nothing about running out of water or any other of the listed issues. Were sorry to hear the weather was uncooperative for you on your stay - we do get unusually high humidity to couple times a year - there's not much we can do. As per the excellent reviews from our guests that truly enjoy this beautiful unique home (and return regularly) I am sorry it was not up to your needs.
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Whitehorse
5

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 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 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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5

Amazing House on a great location!

  • 5 of 5

Sensational stay at an amazing location with an amazing rental group! Highly recommended! Amazing views and experience!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Ben we truly appreciate you staying at the Kehena Cliff House and look forward to seeing you in the future. Mahalo, Jamie
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San Francisco
5

lighthouse on a nude beach... hello?!?

  • 5 of 5

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.

Have Fun!!

John and Jackie and Sasha

  • Submitted: May 3, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for staying at the "Awesomesauce" Kehena Pont Cliff House! We hope you will come back and stay again. The Management
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The Woodlands, TX
5

Absolutely Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you for joining us at the Kehena Point Cliff House. Please come again! - The Management
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5

Leilani Anzai

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We certainly enjoyed having you as guests in this special place. Please come again! - The Management
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Hilo Farmers Market
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Waipio Valley Lookout
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Cafe Pesto
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Kaleo's Bar & Grill
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Makuu Farmers Market
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Hulihee Palace
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Island Naturals Market & Deli
"Island Naturals Market in Hilo or Pahoa offers great fresh and natural foods."
Palace Theater
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Hilo Bay Cafe
"Excellent food - right in Hilo."
Luquin's Mexican Restaurant
"Really good Mexican food with full bar. Try the Lime Margarita with LiHing Mui on the rim."
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Anaeho'omalu Bay
"A beautiful white sand crescent shaped bay. We've gone out many times on the whale watching..."
Holei Sea Arch
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Cronies
"A good restaurant and bar right on the Bayfront in Hilo. Try their fish and chips."
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
"A beautiful place to see every kind of tropical plant imaginable. The trails are fairly st..."
New Chiang Mai Thai Cuisine
"Very good Thai food in the heart of downtown Hilo."
Pacific Tsunami Museum
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Isaac Hale Park
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Kalapana
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Fair Wind Cruises
"We love taking our family and friends on the Fair Wind cruise to Kealekakua Bay for a day of..."
Kehena Beach
"This is a gorgeous black sand beach on the southeast section of the Big Island on Hiway 137...."
Papakolea Green Sand Beach
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Pahoa
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Hilo International Airport (ITO)
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Pahoa
Nearest Golf
35 Miles
Volcano
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Kalapana
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Kehena Black Sand Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Kehena Black Sand Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Kalapana
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.

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.

Rates & Availability

Kehena Beach Estates House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $135 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

$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.

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Amenities

Kehena Beach Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 960 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • 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 ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Each bedroom has it's own bathroom with sink, toilet and walk in shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (2) Two queen beds with ocean views., Twin or Single Beds (1) Loft area, Baby Cribs (1) Available for $25.00 fee
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • 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 ...
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Contemporary unique home with ocean views from every room, outdoor shower, snorkel gear, boogie board

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