Full kitchen w/ stove, microwave plates, pots and pans, utensils and otherAerial view of Whale House among the Kehena Beach Cottages

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

This is a wonderful ocean front cottage w/ 'a stunning' ocean view. Whales & Dolphins can often be seen from the lanai during winter months.
This cottage has a full kitchen w/ the amenities that you would expect.
You get a phone w/ free long distance, free Wifi and Direct TV.

The space

PLEASE NOTE: Our prices include TAT/GET tax - so there are no additional fees after arrival.
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 living room. The Whaler House does have a FULLY EQUIPPED KITCHEN, a beautiful lanai, washer & dryer, free/reliable WI-FI internet, land line w/ free long distance , Direct TV, flat screen TV, CD , refrigerator.

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 (URL HIDDEN) 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, cute and clean 1 BR cottage overlooking the Pacific ocean w/ a stunning ocean view.
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.

Other things to note

We rent 'well maintained bikes too (includes helmet and lights). Some people choose to ride a bike to the lava since it is 4 miles.

If you enjoy farmers markets, there are several in the area.
On Wednesday nights, Uncles has a night time farmers market w/ lots of food and live Hawaiian music. The best thing is that it is just down the road from us.

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. W52008989-01

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The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 4PM - 11PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $5 / night after 3 guests
Cleaning Fee: $27
Weekly Discount: 7%
Weekend Price: $111 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 4PM - 11PM

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.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

91 Reviews

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Chen User Profile
May 2017
We did a short stay here as we were only planning 2 days in east side of the island, however I would say this property worth a longer stay to further explore its value. It is clean, well equipped. It is also very spacious for 2 people. The location is great - it is just by the beach, and is surrounded by plenty of plants and trees. In the night you will be able to look out and see the beautiful sky and stars, with the sounds of all kinds of insects - which is beautiful.

Marie User Profile
May 2017
Highly recommended! Good people, these hosts, lovely cottage and great area! We had a great time!

Nicholas User Profile
May 2017
Susan and Andre are great, the whale house was perfect and I'll be staying there again in the future!

Sue User Profile
May 2017
It was a great home away from home. Everything we needed ! Hope to come back someday with the whole family

Brendan User Profile
April 2017
A beautiful, secluded, and comfortable cottage.

Vanessa User Profile
April 2017
Andre was a fantastic host! My husband and I really enjoyed staying at the Whale house. It was clean, well equipped, and the location was perfect.

Pete User Profile
April 2017
We were 4 adults 2 on fold out futon. We chose Wednesday so we could check out Uncle Roberts. It's 800 people street fair with live music and great food. Right on the Red Road. Natural hot pools etc.

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Susan And Andre User Profile

We love Hawaii and being involved in the vacation rental business. This is the funnest job that we have ever had.

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