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Blue Kehena

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Sleeps 6, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. No pets allowed.

Pahoa, Hawaii 96778 United States

Walking distance to Kehena Black Sand Beach, a clothing optional destination beach, Blue Kehena sits in the verdant jungle of the lush Kehena neighborhood. Elegant and exotic, the décor in Blue Kehena hearkens back to both missionary Hawaii and early influences of plantation workers from Japan with sturdy antiques, Asian influences, dramatic artwork and evocative modern furniture. Comfort is the foremost influence in the beds and lounge pieces in the home. Rich Koa wood panels, ceiling height doors and unique antiques grace each room of the 4 bedroom retreat.

NOTE: there is NOT a hot tub. AirBnb glitch.
NO parties please, this is a quiet residential neighborhood and local ordinances prohibit gatherings at licensed short term rental properties.

There are 4 bedrooms, two upstairs and two downstairs. Each downstairs bedroom has a queen size bed, ensuite bathroom and separate outside entry door. The upstairs bedrooms are artful and have lush, tree-top views one with a king size bed and one with a queen size bed, gorgeous garden views and a shared bathroom on the hallway. Our kitchen is fully stocked and we have dining both inside and outside on the large lanai.

Blue Kehena's private yard will amaze you with tropical trees, flowers and a private outdoor shower. Our small neighborhood is perfect for strolling on quiet streets, enjoying bird songs and finding exotic tropical plants. Ours is an Eco friendly house that harvests more energy and water than it consumes. Staying here will immerse you in real Hawaiian living!

Kehena Black Sand beach is just a short walk from the house then hike down the footpath for a unique clothing optional beach treat. Visit Uncle Robert's Night Market a short drive away in Kaimu every Wednesday night for local flavor foods, vendors and live entertainment... a MUST! Sunday drive to the Maku'u Market on Highway 130 for over 100 food, crafts and art vendors and lots of local vibe! The owner's wish is that when you leave Blue Kehena, you will truly feel the spirit of our island and the essence of ALOHA.

This is a Hawaii County licensed short term rental.
TA-176-577-8944-01
STVR-19-356048
NUC-19-835

Rooms and Amenities
Property Type House, 2 story
Unit Code BK
Beds 1 king bed, 3 queen beds
Bathrooms 3 bathrooms
Rooms Sleeps 6, 6 dining seats
Floor Area 2112 square feet
Pets No pets allowed.
Standard Amenities king, queen, shower, toilet, nude beach, rain forests, restaurants, volcano, waterfalls, Dining, Books, DVD Player, Television, Clothes Dryer, Hair Dryer, Internet, Linens Provided, Living Room, Parking, Telephone, Towels Provided, Washing Machine, Wifi, Free Wifi, Dishes & Utensils, Kitchen, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Stove, Toaster, bird watching, eco tourism, photography, scenic drives, sight seeing, walking, whale watching, Near The Ocean, Rural, Deck / Patio, Lawn / Garden, Outdoor Grill, scuba diving or snorkeling, snorkeling, sound/bay fishing, swimming, children welcome, flexible, necessary, Adventure, Away From It All, Family, Romantic, Outdoor lighting, Deadbolt lock on entryway, Smoke detectors, Fire extinguisher, First aid kit, Enhanced cleaning practices, Clean with disinfectant, No-contact check-in and check-out, High touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant, Towels and bedding washed in water that's at least 60sC/140sF, 1 day (24 hours)
Kitchen Full Kitchen, Refrigerator, Coffee Maker, Ice Maker, Microwave, Toaster, Cookware
Living Ceiling Fans, Linens, Washer & Dryer, High Speed Internet, Phone
Convenience Nearby Grocery
Outdoor Deck, BBQ Grill
Geographic Secluded, Near Beach
Entertainment Smart TV
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94% of our reviewers would recommend this vacation rental.

Vacation Rental Reviews

  • beautiful home in a great location 10/10

    Stayed 7 days ending in November, 2023

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    Kristen C from Mosman Park, WA recommends this vacation rental

    I stayed here with friends for my 30th birthday for a week and we had an EPIC time! It was very comfortable for all of us, lots of space and enough bathrooms. The kitchen was the best equipped kitchen in a rental I have ever experienced! We would fight over the outdoor shower, amazing. The kehena beach is so close (grab some mangos on the way) and very fun to play in the waves, beautiful sunsets and morning swims, the house has pool noodles, boogie board and snorkel masks too. We visited shipman beach to swim with turtles (stop at lava thai after your hike!), went to the hot springs down the road, had a local night on wednesday at uncle awas, saturday farmers market at kamui, volcano hike. This is an awesome area to stay, lots to do, stock up on groceries and booze in Hilo beforehand! Thank you blue kehena!

    • Manager Responded on 12/11/2023

      Mahalo for your review and for such great tips for future guests, Kristen! We love sharing this special place with guests who love it like we do. It sounds like you had a truly epic visit :-) We hope you'll keep us in mind if you travels bring you back to our little corner of paradise! Aloha, The Salt Water Hawaii Vacations Crew Salt Water Real Estate, Hilo HI

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  • The best stay on the island

    Stayed 2 days ending in November, 2023

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    Amber A recommends this vacation rental

    A must stay! Surrounded by jungle and very private. Feels like your in the trees in a tree house. Beautiful breath taking bach is only a couple minutes walk away. You can hear the waves in the distance. Fresh clean natural hot spring just down the road. Fisherman catching fish from the shore. Local Hawaiian music on Wednesday and organic fresh local food in Pahoa. Get a true feeling of island living in luxury at this beautiful home.

    • Manager Responded on 11/21/2023

      Mahalo nui for your review, Amber. We sure do love sharing this special place with people who love it like we do! We hope you'll keep us in mind if your travels bring you back to our little corner of paradise :-) Aloha, The Salt Water Hawaii Vacations Crew Salt Water Real Estate, Hilo HI

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  • Blue Kehena stay

    Stayed 6 days ending in October, 2023

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    John K from N/A, CO recommends this vacation rental

    We enjoyed our stay completely.

    • Manager Responded on 11/21/2023

      Mahalo for your review! Come back anytime :-) Aloha, The Salt Water Hawaii Vacations Crew Salt Water Real Estate, Hilo HI

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  • Beautiful Paradise

    Stayed 10 days ending in September, 2023

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    Lori M from Murtaugh, ID recommends this vacation rental

    The home has a really nice setup for a larger group. The tree frogs were delightful, you can hear the roar of the ocean in the distance. We had a lovely time and created wonderful memories. We did decide to take our chances walking down to the nearby black sand beach, a beautiful spot but didn't stay long due to the number of naked bodies flailing around. Overall this was a great stay, I am already missing the beautiful surroundings and night sounds.

    • Manager Responded on 10/9/2023

      Mahalo for your review, Lori. We're so glad your group enjoyed their time in Puna and made memories at Blue Kehena! Come back anytime. Warmest Aloha, The Salt Water Hawaii Vacations Crew Salt Water Real Estate, Hilo HI

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  • Great escape house

    Stayed 7 days ending in August, 2023

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    Laura F from Billings, MT recommends this vacation rental

    The house is wonderful and has beautiful fruit trees on the property! It offers a great beach escape if you’re comfortable with the clothing optional beach and a short but steep hike down which with young kids was a challenge. We used it as a “base camp” for our trip and we were able to see south point, hike in the volcano, and explore Hilo- just be prepared to drive a good amount if you’re planning to explore more of the island!

    • Manager Responded on 9/7/2023

      Mahalo nui for your review, Laura. You're right - lower Puna is a pretty remote spot! We're glad that the house worked well for your family in spite of the driving. If you venture back this way please keep us in mind. We'd love to host you again! Warmest Aloha, The Salt Water Hawaii Vacations Crew Salt Water Real Estate, Hilo HI

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  • awsome

    Stayed 17 days ending in April, 2023

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    Susan B from Three Lakes, WI recommends this vacation rental

    I would definitely stay at Blue Kehena again!

    • Manager Responded on 4/22/2023

      Mahalo for the review, Susan. Come back anytime! Warmest Aloha, The Salt Water Hawaii Vacations Crew

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  • Perfect venue in Pahoa

    Stayed 3 days ending in November, 2022

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    a guest from Hingham, MA recommends this vacation rental

    This house was a well maintained and equipped spot close to Kehena Beach. The home had everything we could ask for in terms of supplies. The outdoor deck was perfect for lounging. Being one street off the main road, it was quiet and relaxing

    • Manager Responded on 12/26/2022

      Mahalo for your review, Cameron. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit. Come stay again anytime! Warmest Aloha, The Salt Water Hawaii Vacations Crew

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  • Great location and house

    Stayed 5 days ending in September, 2022

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    a guest from Riverview, NSW recommends this vacation rental

    Thanks for a wonderful stay and house we enjoyed our time.

    • Manager Responded on 10/20/2022

      Mahalo for your review, Bianca. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit :-) Warmest Aloha, The Salt Water Hawaii Vacations Crew

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  • Well Worth a Visit!

    Stayed 4 days ending in July, 2022

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    Ps G from N/A, CO recommends this vacation rental

    The house is absolutely beautiful, exactly as described, and is in an incredible location. It's a 6-minute walk through a lazy neighborhood to an iconic and much-loved black sand beach. And a quick drive to the wonderful small town of Pahao. I'm just sad we didn't stay longer and hope to fix that in the future!

    • Manager Responded on 8/15/2022

      Mahalo nui for your review, Phillip! The lower Puna area is so special, and Blue Kehena is a great spot to lean into the experience :-) We hope you do come back soon and stay for as long as possible!! Warmest Aloha, The Salt Water Hawaii Vacations Crew

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  • Needs Smaall Improvement

    Stayed 3 days ending in July, 2022

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    John A from McKinney, TX recommends this vacation rental

    Plumbing had a vibration that sounded like an alarm....ALL NIGHT LONG Property Management knew about the problem and it wasn't fixed during our stay.

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  • Review Review Review

    Stayed 21 days ending in February, 2022

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    a guest from Bellingham, WA recommends this vacation rental

    Nicely laid out home with nice quality finishes. New Trex deck and lush landscaping. Enjoyed the location- next to Kehena Beach and Red Road.

    • Manager Responded on 2/17/2022

      Mahalo for your review, Lee. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit. Come back again, anytime! Warmest Aloha, The Salt Water Hawaii Vacations Crew

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  • Great Escape!

    Stayed 7 days ending in January, 2022

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    a guest from N/A, CO recommends this vacation rental

    This house is perfect for a real getaway experience. Plenty of rooms for a large group and plenty of space for midsize group. Love the geckos!

    • Manager Responded on 1/27/2022

      Mahalo for your review, Cynthia! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. The geckos miss you, so come stay again soon! We'd welcome you back anytime :-) Warmest Aloha, The Salt Water Hawaii Vacations Crew

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  • Pleasant stay

    Stayed 6 days ending in August, 2021

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    a guest from Orangevale, CA recommends this vacation rental

    Very pleasant stay. On the island for a local wedding and this was a great place to lay our heads. We actually had so much fun on our trip that we forgot when we were to check out! Management was extremely supportive in our need for a last minute “late checkout”. Thanks to everyone again !

    • Manager Responded on 8/26/2021

      Mahalo for your review, Moira, and CONGRATS to the newlyweds :-) We're so glad you enjoyed your visit, and hope you'll keep us in mind for future stays. Warmest Aloha, The Salt Water Hawaii Vacations Crew

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  • Family Vacation

    Stayed 6 days ending in June, 2021

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    a guest from Rancho Ccucamonga, CA recommends this vacation rental

    Nice property. 7 adults stayed comfortable. Standing fan in each closet was a nice find. Walked to the near beach. Is a drive for anything resembling a town, but with it.

    • Manager Responded on 8/2/2021

      Mahalo for the nice review Lehua! Aloha, Jess

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  • Nice location, just missing that extra touch

    Stayed 6 days ending in May, 2021

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    a guest from Bellingham, WA does not recommend this vacation rental.

    Close to the beach and the management company was good. However there were lots of cockroaches (and I've travelled in Thailand, Nepal, Peru, Tanzania, and more and never experienced this many bugs). The girls in our group would get up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night and start screaming when bugs would scatter in front of them. Phone didn't work and there's no cell service. For a week with 8 people they only supplied 3 small trash bags and expected us to drive 40 minutes to the nearest town to pick up more. Discovered the smoke detector was not plugged in when it started beeping and woke us up (safety should always be prioritized and smoke detectors should be checked and verified before each rental.) Dishwasher "normal" cycle took over 3 hours. Would be nice to have later than 9pm quiet hours on Friday and Saturday. We stayed up to watch a movie until 11pm on Friday night and the neighbors complained. Overall a good experience but not one where you felt the owners went that little extra to make your trip special.

    • Manager Responded on 7/1/2021

      Aloha Mark, we're sorry the property and experience didn't meet your expectaions. Our neighbors are close and it is important that we are good neighbors to those who live here ... meaning the 9pm quiet hours are really vital. A vacation rental home is meant to be enjoyed as a home, not a reosrt where others are also vacationing and don't care about noise. Anyway, the bugs are a bummer for sure which is why this home is treated bi-monthly by professionals. They may still get inside on occassion as this is in an actual jungle. The dishwasher has been replaced and we do keep up with maintenance. With Aloha, Jess

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  • Wonderful house in an excellent location

    Stayed 10 days ending in April, 2021

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    Karolina J recommends this vacation rental

    Blue Kehena felt like home away from home. The lush jungle like setting provided privacy and added to the ambiance of this Puna house. It was well stocked, clean, very spacious, and nicely decorated. We stayed here 11 nights and loved every minute of our time at this magical place. And the closeness to the black sand beach is hard to beat. If you like peace and quiet and enjoy the “old Hawaii” vibe this is a place that won’t disappoint.

    • Manager Responded on 7/1/2021

      Mahalo Karolina for loving Blue Kehena as we do. We hope you'll come again! Aloha, Jess, Shawna and The Salt Water Crew

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