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Balmy weather and tropical breezes, island style glory, abundance

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Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights


Kehena Beach Estates House Rental Photos and Description

House, KIng size bed + Futon sofa/bed, full kitchen, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

The original Honey House is a finely finished piece of craftsmanship. It is a stand-alone 480 square foot garden bungalow.

Hardwoods and bamboo accent the living area. The full bath features a tiled shower, granite counter, and access to a garden lanai. We feature whole house water filtration so you can drink from any faucet in the house. The kitchen has a gas range and all kinds of cooking equipment. There are usually pantry items such as oil, vinegar, soy sauce, mustard, salt, pepper. There is a king size bed and a big fluffy futin couch that can be turned into a 2nd bed if needed.

We are currently under construction adding to and improving our second stand-alone unit. We can accept reservations for Nectar House for stays starting December 1 this year (2016). The new house has two bedrooms and two baths. The master suite is well soundproofed and separate. Features include marble tiled bathrooms with tubs, cook’s delight kitchen will be beautiful and functional with hardwood counters and shelves, gas stove and plenty of equipment. There is whole house water filtration offering safe drinking water at all faucets. Comfortable and airy our new house can easily sleep six, offering an option for larger groups or families.

We offer plenty of fresh fruit from our orchards, whatever is in season. Bicycles are available by arrangement. In the orchard is a shared outdoor shower, hot & cold.

Regular rates on our studio spaces are $75 per night / $490 wk/$1750 month / $75 cleaning fee/ taxes/ 3 night minimum/ extra charge for more than 2 guests, no charge for kids under 6. One night drop-ins possible if we have an open unit.

Reservations Available starting Dec 1, 2016. Regular rates on Nectar House (two bedroom/two bath/two deck house) are $140 per night / $100 cleaning fee/ taxes/ 3 night minimum/ extra charge for more than 4 guests, no charge for kids under 6.

Contact us for pricing if you are interested in longer term less expensive rental options for the months of May-September.

We are located on a secluded clothing optional acre in Kehena Beach Estates, on the the Puna coastline, and most easily accessed from Hilo airport. We are only 5 minutes walk from Kehena black sand beach yet surrounded by fruit trees, fragrant flowers, and edible gardens. The song of the frogs and toads have a delightful natural rhythym that puts us to sleep every night. We have house geckoes and sometimes wild pigs visit.

You can walk two blocks down our quiet street to the end and then take a neighborhood trail that comes out on Kalapana Kapoho Road right across from the beach. Or take the road all the way. Hawaiian spinner dolphins often stop in for a visit to our beach. Quiet in the morning, the Kehena faces east. It is sunny in the morning and shady in the afternoon.

Plenty of natural beauty and excitement is currently available (Sept 2016), as the lava is again flowing into the ocean a few miles past Kalapana. Anyone who can hike can access the lava right now by car and a walk of several miles along a flat gravel road and a few minutes of traversing lava flow. Bicycle rentals are also available at the parking area to shorten and quicken the hike. Lava tours by boat are available at Pohoiki 8 miles away. Helicopter and plane tours can be taken from Hilo.

VRBO's CALENDAR on this website shows whether we have at least one unit available.

Check our website calendars for availability of specific units.

More Details
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Dave or Val
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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Why Dave or Val chose Pahoa

We bought this property back in '87 and have loved it ever since. The vacation rental unit was completed in 2009, we welcome our guests to come and enjoy.

What makes this house unique

While you stay we will share organic seasonal fruits from our orchard. Enjoy a serene setting in a rural coastal tropical paradise.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wonderful experience.Dave is a 1st class host, friendly, informative and provides what you need.We went to sleep with the frogs, woke to the rain and enjoyed the beauty all around.An experience everyone should have.
Sep 2012
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based on 5 traveler reviews

Balmy weather and tropical breezes, island style glory, abundance
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Our small family stayed at the honey house in early June 2016, and we absolutely loved it. The house is very clean, comfortable and peaceful. The garden is out of this world and the frog chorus at night and birds in the morning are very special. Dave is a wonderful host, kind, welcoming and quiet. He made us feel at home and we loved the red papayas for breakfast. The black sand beach and the tide pools are absolutely beautiful and worth visiting. I highly recommend this place to anyone and hope to back one day myself.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A slice of Hawaiian paradise, Hidden gem.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for 21 days and it was Wonderful. There is no television But there is Wi-Fi. I enjoyed the soaker tub with shower. Loved the many fresh fruits and avocados, walking distance to the kehena beach and short drive to warm pools and tide pools as well as Pahoa village (Nings Thai food was great). Loved Makuu and Pahoa markets(kind of like a weekly flea markets) and uncle Roberts for local entertainment. A car is needed but I suggest checking to rent one from local instead of rental place.

This is a Wonderful place to stay full of nature.

Thank you Dave for your kindness, glad to have seen the newly hatched ducks.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Courtenay, BC

Wonderful and Peaceful Stay at the Honey House

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Honey House in February and really loved our stay. The house is beautiful and the bathroom and tiling were awesome.

It was such a treat to meet such kind hosts and have a big basket of fruit waiting in the kitchen. The location was a great place to explore from and it was nice to enjoy the peace and beauty of the area. It was neat to see the brand new ducklings too!

Thanks Val for mailing us our camera battery back too! Hugely appreciated.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Honeymoon Adventure

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I decided to do our Honeymoon on the Big Island. We stayed in a few locations over the nine nights.. and we were very lucky to be able to spend a few nights at the Honeyhouse.

Val and Dave were great hosts. Very welcoming. The honeyhouse was very cute, fun and comfortable. The shower was a highlight as it opened into the jungle.. so much fun. There is also an outdoor shower on the property to be enjoyed. This property is located a few minute walk from Kehena beach, which is a magical place to spend some time. It's clothing optional which is great.. and one of the days we went down there was a group of dolphins doing flips and having fun right off shore.

A great place to go for dinner, breakfast or a massage is at the Kalani yoga retreat a short 3 min drive away.

The highlight of our visit was hiking in to see the lava flow into the ocean. It's only a few minute drive from Val's place to where you start the hike. Val was very nice in offering to take us on a morning hike. Up at 4:00 am, flashlights, hiking poles and cameras in hand. We hiked over lava fields for 60 minutes in the pitch black to get to lava. What an amazing adventure.. and for sure one of the coolest things we have ever done. Thanks Val!!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles, CA

Garden Oasis - Home Away From Home!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay on the Big Island fell during December, plenty of Mele Kalikimaka and Aloha but I was very worried about the rain. Worry not - our vacation was wonderful!! We spent time exploring the entire island but I was so glad we decided to stay on the Hilo side as it proved to be a much more authentic and genuine taste of Hawaii.

Calling the Kehena Honey House "home" was easily one of the best decisions of the trip. Located in the lush jungles of the Puna district, the Honey House felt very much like we had gotten away from it all while surrounded by a beautiful neighborhood and friendly community right near a breath taking black sand beach.

Nestled in our own private corner of the beautiful garden, the house had every amenity of home. Large kitchen with stove and refrigerator as well as any kitchen appliance you might need on holiday and spacious bathroom with plenty of counter space, large tile shower with screen doors that (optionally) opened right out into the garden. The main living area of this spacious studio has a very comfortable king sized bed, large wooden table with 4 chairs and a sofa/futon for relaxing or can be converted into a comfortable spare bed for two. We stayed with friends during our trip and the Honey House provided more than enough room for four of us without ever feeling cramped! I was very impressed by the size of the main living area, it was even bigger than it seems in the photos and the large breezy windows made it feel like the house was a part of the exquisite landscape outside!

Our host, Dave, was incredibly gracious and more than willing to accomodate our needs. Dave brought us fresh fruit and vegetables every day that were right from the garden. I know the variety will depend on the season but I have to mention that we had an unforgettable 5 lb avocado during our stay! We also enjoyed delicious bananas and fresh coconut so sweet that we used the milk in our coffee. Each night we made a salad or sautéed delectable veggies that most of us had never heard of before. It was quite a treat. On one rainy day we opted to stay inside and relax and baked banana bread with fresh bananas from the garden. Dave gave us a tour of the garden and of the area taking us on a lava beach hike one evening that was a truly memorable and unique experience.

I would recommend the Honey House to a vacationing couple, family or close friends who want to turn an ordinary vacation into an very special and wonderful holiday! Mahalo!!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Kalani Resort
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Kehena, Kalapana
Car: recommended

5 minute walk to clothing optional black sand swimming beach. 15 minute drive to warm spring pond, surfing and snorkling areas. Lava viewing in Kalapana by boat and walking tour when flows are happening, ask us. Hawaiian cultural activities, massage, dances and yoga available nearby.


Rates & Availability

Kehena Beach Estates House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

$200 deposit confirms your reservation. Room charge, taxes and cleaning fee due upon or before check-in payable in cash, Paypal transaction, or by other arrangement with the owners.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Kehena Beach Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 480 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The Honey House bathroom is sweet. The shower has custom tile work, overhead and hand shower. The big granite counter is easily accessible from the shower for all your products.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Comfy king size bed, Futon couch folds out to Queen size Bed, Ceiling fan
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Organic garden and orchard setting, we supply fresh fruit from our trees, no extra charge. You can drink a recently harvested coconut, and enjoy seasonal tropical fruits. 5 minute shady walk to the beach. Shared outdoor shower in the garden.

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