Whale House w/ AC @ Kehena Beach, Hawaii (Oceanfront)

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1 bedroom, WiFi, bed sheets, wheelchair access

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Whale House w/ AC @ Kehena Beach, Hawaii (Oceanfront)

4.8/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 3.5/5 for cleanliness.

Entire home

1 bedroom1 bathroomSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Barbecue grill
Pahoa, HI

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationKehena Beach1 min walk
  • Popular LocationSPACE Seaview Performing Arts Center5 min drive
  • Popular LocationStar of the Sea Painted Church7 min drive
  • AirportHilo, HI (ITO-Hilo Intl.)53 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4
51 sq m
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
    2 double beds
Bathroom 1
    Combined bath/shower

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Whale House w/ AC @ Kehena Beach, Hawaii (Oceanfront)

Pahoa Cottage in Kehena Beach Estates with kitchen
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Aloha, come swim with our friendly dolphins at Kehena Beach - all year long!
Whales are here during winter months and can be seen and heard from shore.

You will love The Whale House @ Kehena Beach.
This unit sleeps up to 3-4. It has 1 bedroom w/ a queen bed and a comfortable leather sofa bed ( double bed sized) in the living room, fully equipped kitchen w/ large refrigerator, oven, utensils, plates, glasses/cups, blender, coffee maker w/ coffee, pots/ pans, microwave, full bath, lanai, laundry room and more.
This is a deal considering the beautiful stretch of oceanfront land in this area.
This cottage is one of three on the estate. Please check out our comment book!!!
We keep a book in the house to capture customers comments that are made about our place and how we can improve our accommodations. It is FULL of messages just like this!

1) Susan And Andre...We had a wonderful time here! The patio overlooks the ocean and we saw whales jumping and crashing right in front of us! The cottage is located on the beautifully lush Red Road and is very convenient to the cool town of Pahoa and also a short drive to Hilo. There is an awesome black sand beach directly across from the cottage and a farmers market at the end of the road (west end I believe) that was one of my favorite activities. Local vendors, music, food, dancing - farmers market was definitely a highlight. We would absolutely stay here again.

2) Thank You so much, the past 3 nights in the cottage have been FANTASTIC! I realy look forward to coming back to visit.

3) Very nice cottage! We really enjoyed! Two thumbs up! We will recommend this place for sure!
The Whale House is located in one of the most beautiful places on earth - Kehena Beach, on The Big Island of Hawaii. There are actually 4-5 black sand beaches in the area to chose from. (Kehena Beach, Mackenzie Beaches and sea caves, Kaimu and Kapoho Beach ( must hike to ).

Our spacious cottage is one of the closest cottages to Kehena Beach on Kalapana-Kapoho Rd (aka) State HWY 137.. Our cottage also has a washer & dryer, FREE Super fast WI-FI internet, land line w/ free long distance, Direct TV, flat screen TV w/ Netflix, tile floors, outdoor rock or gas BBQ’s and typical household amenities that give you the feeling that 'you are at home
It doesn't get much better than this.
It also has an ocean view from every room in the house, including the bathroom.

If you are interested in Yoga, we are situated 3 doors down from Ramashalla, 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 at Pohoiki Beach, can snorkel at Kehena/ Pohoiki (when water is calm) , surfing at Pohoiki Beach, 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!!

Also, did you know that we have the newest black sand beaches in the world? These were created by the recent volcanic eruption and are now the most popular beaches in Puna. You can easily navigate all of these places from the cottage in Kehena Beach.

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.

In addition, Volcanoes National Park is just a 45-60 minute drive.

You are also close to the lava viewing area, KaMauna Caves ( large lava tubes) , coastal 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 truly is one of the most beautiful places on earth.

You will love this place !

Air-conditioned accommodation at this cottage offers a hairdryer. Kitchens offer hobs, microwaves, kitchenware and utensils and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Andre and Susan
Speaks English

Property amenities


  • WiFi available

Parking and transport

  • Car recommended


  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels provided


  • TV with cable/satellite service

Outdoor areas

  • Barbecue


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near a laundromat


  • Air conditioning


  • No pets allowed


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Phone

Location highlights

  • Near the ocean
  • In a rural location
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a zoo

Things to do

  • Swimming nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Whale watching nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 4
  • Unit size: 550 sq ft (51 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a deadlock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation
Property registration number GE-042-418-7904-01,TA-042-418-7904-01

We should mention

A car is recommended for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

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About this area


This cottage is located in Kehena Beach Estates, a neighbourhood in Pahoa, and is in a rural area and by the ocean. Mackenzie State Park and Kehena Beach reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Star of the Sea Painted Church and Pohoiki. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Kehena Beach - 1 min walk
  • SPACE Seaview Performing Arts Center - 5 min drive
  • Star of the Sea Painted Church - 7 min drive
  • Pohoiki Beach - 18 min drive
  • Lava Tree State Monument - 34 min drive

Getting around

  • Hilo, HI (ITO-Hilo Intl.) - 53 min drive


  • Uncles Awa - 7 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 32 out of 39 reviews
5 - Excellent 82%
Rating 4 - Good. 6 out of 39 reviews
4 - Good 15%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 39 reviews
3 - Okay 3%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 39 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 39 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%






Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Pre-wedding vacation
We stayed here before going to Kaua'i to elope. Great location for Solitude and getting away from the hustle and bustle. If I had to do it again I might have rented this spot for two or three days and then maybe a few days in Kona instead of a week. Mainly because you are 20 minutes from restaurants and stores, but overall not a big deal. Kona is a two-hour drive from this location. But there's tons of fun stuff with in an hour. Right down the street from the lava fields and right across the street from the black sand beach. Host was great with communication. Would you absolutely stay here again!!! The only con is the proximity to the houses around you. If you have the windows open you can hear everyone getting in and out of the cars and it's a little distracting but there are worse things in my life. Mahalo!
Stayed 5 nights in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Nice place
It was great
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Beautiful spot. Hosts communicated important details like where to get groceries and several activities in the area. The house was very clean. We could have used some washcloths, but otherwise can’t think of anything I’d change or add.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Wonderful Spot
Perfect place to see the "jungle" side of Hawaii! These cute cottage has everything you need and right across the road from the beach.

5/5 Excellent

Amazing location
This place was so perfect for where we wanted to be. Everything we needed was provided. Owner is super nice & accommodating. That black sand beach is spectacular & a 1 minute walk! Really enjoyed our stay. Highly recommended.