About this listing
This is a very cute 1 BR/1 bath cottage overlooking the sea - the view is fabulous from the lanai. There is a sofa bed as well that can sleep 2 smaller framed people..
Free parking next to cottage, free Wi-Fi, phone w/ free long distance, Direct TV , washer/dryer w/ soap provided as well. MW and toaster oven in utility room just 15 ft. from cottage.
The Dolphin Cottage is a cute, clean & cozy place to stay with an incredible ocean view. The bed is 'hotel class' plus a nice sofa bed in the living room.
PLEASE NOTE: Our prices include TAT/GET tax - so there are no additional fees after arrival.
This cottage is located in the beautiful ocean side community of Kehena, which is a TROPICAL coastal strip 50-60 minutes from Volcanoes National Park. The Dolphin Cottage has an ocean view from every room in the house. You get FREE Wi-Fi internet, Direct TV, phone w/ free long distance to the mainland and Canada !
This Dolphin Oceanfront Cottage is across the street from a small black sand beach where dolphins are often seen. The beach is down a trail across the street. Please note: the beach is not wheelchair accessible and bathing suit optional.
Kehena Beach is a prime location (natural Hawaii) and has been the best kept secret on the island for years. It is now becoming more popular and visitors are returning. This area is a major contrast to Kona, which is known as a tourist hot spot. So, if you want a quiet, peaceful place and want to see 'real Hawaii' - this is the place for you!
It is also near the recent lava flows and Volcanoes National Park - home of Kilauea and the periodic lava flows just a short distance from us. There are also Hawaiian jungles, tropical rain forests, beautiful coastal views, geo-thermically heated ponds, snorkeling w/ spinner dolphins and the whales that migrate to the warm Hawaiian waters from Alaska in winter months. You can often see breaching whales out in the water from our lanai, just several yards off our beautiful coast . Many of my tenants have told me that they were able to swim w/ the spinner dolphins as well - and you can too at the world famous 'Kehena Black Sand Beach' !
This is the place for water lovers and people who want to get away from the crowds of tourists in other parts of the island.
From your lanai, you will see coconut trees swaying w/ the trade winds against a blue pacific ocean .
We also have the best and safest snorkeling grounds just down the road in the Kapoho Tide pools? You can easily navigate all of these places from our cottage at Kehena Beach, it has come to be a very popular spot 'right in the center of all of these attractions'.
For those of you who are seeking night time entertainment, check out 'Uncles Outdoor Hawaii Bar' if you want to sip a beer, listen to live Hawaiian music, eat great food and enjoy a farmers market at the same time.
The cottage looks small but is spacious and is a comfortable . The high ceiling cottage has one bedroom w/ hotel class queen bed, comfortable sofa bed in the LR and a full bath (tub and shower). Towels, wash clothes, soap and shampoo are included.
PLEASE NOTE: NO KITCHEN (per Hawaii County Regulations) but food places near by (Kalani (1 mile), Uncles (3 miles) Kaimu Market and sandwich shop, Kaleos in Pahoa 14 miles)
There is a Hawaiian rock BBQ just outside which is situated in a tropical garden w/ ocean view. MW and toaster oven located in utility room 15 feet from cottage.
It can't get much better than this. We have a laundry room as well and soap is included .
It can sleep up to 4 w/ sofa bed (firm) or full sized Futon - your choice.
This cottage is just 8 miles from Pohoiki Point (surfing area) and the famous Kapoho snorkeling waters are also near by and remain popular snorkeling, surfing and swimming areas. Compare our rates to those in Kapoho - you will love our place.
Kilauea Volcano is just a 45-60 minute drive where you can walk through Thurstons Lava Tube and look in to Kilauea Caldera.
You will love Kehena in the Puna District of Hawaii.
For those couples w/ babies, we have 'PACK & PLAY ON THE GO CRIB' for the little ones.
We also have a washer /dryer in the utility room for everyone to use, Wi- Fi internet, landline (party line), and Direct TV.
Free private parking is next to your cottage on a fenced property.
We have 'well maintained bikes for rent too (includes helmet and lights)
Interaction with guests
We don't live on the property, but some day 'hope to'. We are not too far away and available as needed. We also realize that your privacy is important.
This is a remote, quiet Hawaiian coastal neighborhood. Since this is a remote but incredibly beautiful area - we recommend that you purchase groceries and foods/meals in Hilo or Pahoa prior to coming down here - especially if coming late.
If you are interested in sports fishing - this is the place - just ask! We can hook you up and you won't have to go to Kona either!! We have GREAT fishing on this side of the island. That's why the other guys come here!
If you want to rent a dependable used car for less, please ask us and we will be able to provide a ph. # to you - after booking - per Air B n B regulations.
There are restaurants, markets w/ ATM, café within 3.4 miles despite comments that there are none, just ask us how to get there.
Since this is a tropical area, there are times when mosquitoes and other insects are nearby but not all the time.. We use stinger lights and citronella candles to keep them away.
- if you don't wish to drive or rent a car, we can pick you up !
- shuttle to and from airport (taxis charge over $100 each way)
- tour of Kehena Beach, travel down the red road to Pohoiki Point, Ahalanue Warm Pond, Kapoho Tide Pools and snorkeling grounds, Lava tree state park, Pahoa town & lava flow, Kalapana trail over lava flow to black sand beach, Volcanoes Nat'l Park (Kilauea, Thurston Lava Tube & Tour of Chain of Craters Road.
- tour in a spacious, comfortable 4 door pick up w/ air conditioning
TOTAL COST FLAT RATE FEE ($300.00) FOR 4 PEOPLE
Now, If you want to rent a dependable used car for less, please ask us and we will be able to provide a ph. # to you - after booking - per Air BnB regulations.
We have 'well maintained bikes for rent too (includes helmet and lights)
There is the Hele-on bus that passes by our cottages 3x/day at $1.00. You can take it to Hilo for $1 & from Hilo to Kona for $1 as well. The total round trip would cost $4.00. You can't beat that deal.
Other things to note
We rent 'well maintained bikes too (includes helmet and lights)
WE ARE THE ONE STOP SHOP FOR LAVA BOAT
TOURS BY GREG plus Lava Walking Tours, Fishing Charters, Sailing Charters. The current lava flow is just 10 minutes away.
Escorted and un-escorted Sightseeing Tours, and more!
Some of our current rates are:
Lava Boat Tours (up to parties of 7(URL HIDDEN) $175 Per Person (2
hours – four tours daily)
Lava Walk Tours (up to parties of 15(URL HIDDEN)$99 Per Person (3
hours – two tours daily)* ****Greg is the ONLY guide w/ the closest access point to the lava flow - which will decrease your walking time/distance by hours!
****Greg is the ONLY guide w/ the closest access point to the lava flow - which will decrease your walking time/distance by hours!
Fishing Charter(URL HIDDEN) $175 Per Person
(call for reservations)
Tail Me Tou(URL HIDDEN) $400 Per Car/Day
RESTAURANTS/MARKETS/FARMERS MARKETS NEAR BY: The Kalapana Cafe' is just 3 miles away and opens at 7am - 9pm
There is also a nice buffet less than 5 minutes from the cottage at Kalani , which is known for health food and yoga.
Pahoa is just 13 miles away up Rte. 130 and is loaded w/ great restaurants (Ribs, steaks, fish & chips, pizza, sushi, Thai, Mexican etc...) W52008989-01
We value respect and cleanliness.
Turn lights and fans off when leaving.
Removing trash is required when leaving.