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This is a wonderful ocean front cottage w/ 'a stunning' ocean view. Whales & Dolphins can often be seen from the lanai during winter months.

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Whale House @ Kehena Beach
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The Space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $5 / night after 3 guests
Cleaning Fee: $20
Weekly discount: 1%
Cancellation: Strict


The Space

Come swim with the dolphins at Kehena Black Sand Beach! (Whales in winter months)
Aloha ! This is a great place to stay! Find out why this cottage is the best kept secret in Puna.
The Whale House is located in one of the most beautiful places on earth - Kehena Beach on The Big Island of Hawaii.
It is the closest unit to Kehena Beach on Kalapana-Kapoho Rd (aka) The Red Road. It has 1 bedroom w/ queen bed & full bathroom, a sofa bed that sleeps two in the LR, a fully equipped kitchen, a beautiful lanai, washer & dryer, free/reliable WI-FI internet, land line w/ free long distance (party line), Direct TV, flat screen TV, CD , refrigerator.
PLEASE NOTE: NO KITCHEN (per Hawaii County Regulations) but food places near by (Kalani, Uncles, Kalapana café, Kaimu Market, Kaleos)
There is a Hawaiian rock BBQ w/ sink & utensils just outside which is situated in a tropical garden w/ ocean view.

There is an beautiful ocean view from the living room and lanai, including the bathroom.

If you are interested in Yoga, we are situated in between two world famous Yoga Centers located here on 'The Red Road'.

Many people come to Hawaii to visit Volcano 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, geothermically heated ponds, snorkeling, whale watching w/ dolphins that migrate to the warm Hawaiian waters from Alaska. You can often see them from our lanai off our beautiful coast - in the Kehena Beach area. Many of my tenants have told us that they were able to swim w/ the dolphins and you can too!

This is the place for water lovers - you should see the spectacular ocean view & sunrise over the south pacific from our lanai - where you may want to eat your breakfast!! Whales and Dolphins can often be seen from the lanai during winter months.

Also, snorkeling area is just down the road at the Tide pools? You can easily navigate all of these places from the cottage in 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. A health food buffet is just 1.2 miles away and the Kalapana Café & Uncles is just 3 miles from us.

The Whale House is also near Pohoiki Point and the famous Kapoho snorkeling grounds which remain popular snorkeling, surfing and swimming areas. Compare our rates to those in Kapoho - you will find that we are close enough, our view is incredible as well and you won't have to pay those Kapoho rates.

In addition, Volcanoes National Park is just a 45-60 minute drive from here and there is a recent lava flow 10 minutes from us and it is free to see. This is a great home base to see all the sites in Puna, yet far enough away from the rainy parts on this side of the island.

You are also close to the lava viewing area, tide pools, snorkeling, fishing areas, Akaka, Kahuna and Rainbow Falls, Boiling Pots, hiking, Farmers Market (1/2 block away), Space Community Arts Center, Keck Observatory, Kilauea , Uncles Bamboo Tiki Bar w/ live music, cafes, food markets, Volcanoes Nat'l Park and so much more - are just 10-45 minutes away.

My mission is to make sure that you have what you need to make your visit a happy, and memorable experience ! This is also a great place to relax and enjoy nature. Many people come to Kehena Beach to 'get away from it all and breath clean air, eat great food, soak up the sunshine, exercise, commune with nature, and meet some wonderful people. So come and find out 'what the aloha spirit really is'. We invite you to come Hawaii..it truly is one of the most beautiful places on earth.

You will love this place - picture yourself sitting on the lanai w/ the sound of waves crashing on the cliffs below while gazing at the South Pacific through ocean front coconut trees that are swaying w/ the Hawaiian trade winds. This is truly the Hawaii that you dream about. Call Andre to inquire. (View from this house is shown in our pictures)

NOTE: We also have a special provision for weddings. Pastor Thomas Monago is our wedding officiant who will perform your wedding at the beach or local park.
This is also the perfect 'honeymoon suite' where you can actually sit on your lanai and see whales and dolphins off shore...along with the boats and cruise ships that cruise by.

Guest Access

This is a very nice 1 BR cottage overlooking the Pacific ocean and the view is the best in the area..
FREE: Parking is next to the cottage .
We also have 'PACK & PLAY' ON THE GO CRIB' for your little ones @ $5.00/day.

Interaction with Guests

We know that you value your privacy , but live 1 mile away if you need us. We are available as needed.

The Neighborhood

Nice, quiet seaside neighborhood. Close to farmers markets, market w/ ATM, food vendors, cafe' and buffet near by at Kalani- Honua but they close early.
Pahoa is 13 miles up Rte. 130 and has several restaurants and supermarkets.
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.

Getting Around

- if you want to fish for big game, we can hook you up.
The best fishing is 'here'.
WE ALSO OFFER AIRPORT SHUTTLE & TOURS - if you don't wish to drive or rent a car...This is what you get !
- 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 lspacious, comfortable 4 door pick up w/ air conditioning
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.

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

- if you want to fish for big game, we can hook you up.
The best fishing is 'here' off the Puna /Kalapana coast!
Utensils and linen are provided. We also provide you w/ a map and give directions to local attractions.
PLEASE READ THIS IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE! This cottage is across the street from a very popular yet beautiful, black sand beach which is clothing optional.
Since this is tropical Hawaii, there are insects in the area & near the cottage 'at times' which is normal living for Hawaii residents. We do provide Citronella candles and a stinger light which are quite effective 'when needed'.
The beach is also down a trail across the street & the beach is not wheelchair accessible and again.

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House Rules

Please remove waste and clean the dishes when you leave. Also, try to remember to turn off fans and lights when leaving the cottage. We don't allow smoking in the house.

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Fire Extinguisher

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Hawaii, United States
Member since August 2011