We would love to welcome you to our Kehena garden spot.
Our guest lodgings are two unique private houses situated in a tropical garden and orchard.
Our original unit is the HONEY HOUSE, a delightful 480 sq ft stand-alone studio.
The HONEY HOUSE features big louvered windows and fans so you can get lots of breeze when you want, or selectively close any portion during rain showers or cool night breezes from the moutain in winter. The bathroom is deluxe with a custom extra-large tiled shower featuring both overhead and handheld fixtures. The shower can be open to the outdoors if desired by way of sliding doors. There is also a delightful outdoor shower in the garden. The kitchen has a big stone counter, a standard size refrigerator and sink, and gas range. It is fully equipped with blender, coffee maker, cookware, dishes and utensils. There is a big bank of louvered windows over the counter. An outdoor barbeque grill is available. We provide filtered drinking water at your kitchen sink (with Multipure filtration). We supply bedding and towels, and a small paper-back library. The entry is at ground level so there are no steps to climb. There is off street parking right outside. WIFI is available in the Honey House.
Our second unit is the HIKINA STUDIO, a nicely furnished rustic 500 sq ft studio with a new bathroom. On the same lovely property, it has many of the same features as the Honey House.
The Hikina Studio is newly refinished. It has a high ceiling with a fan, and a sliding glass door onto the entry lanai. The sunny bathroom is brand new with a big bathtub and a beautiful marble surround and floor. The kitchen has a standard size refrigerator and sink, and gas range. It is fully equipped with blender, coffee maker, cookware, dishes and utensils. We provide filtered drinking water at your kitchen sink (with Multipure filtration). We supply bedding and towels. There is off street parking right at the bottom of the stairs. The Hikina has a LAN hookup and WIFI.
Your stay on this lush acre situates you within the organic tropical garden and fruit tree orchard we have been growing for over 20 years. The whole property is clothing optional. Tall bearing coconut palms, slender papayas and clumps of banana share space with plantings of pineapples and garden veggies. In the summer months pineapples and papayas are often abundant. In the winter months avocados and citrus fruits are in season. Bananas and other treats are frequently available from our garden any time of year. We always start you out with a fruit basket picked from our orchard. For entertainment you can watch the gentle muscovy ducks roaming the property, or there is always WIFI.
Best of all, for beach lovers, is that Kehena black sand clothing optional beach is only a 3-5 minute walk away. It is far enough away so that the beach traffic is never an issue. Yet it is close enough so that you can walk through our neighborhood, down the trail at the end of Kii Nani St., cross the Kalapana Kapoho Beach Rd. and on down the cliff trail to the beach.
Kehena beach is a tropical gem. Tiny bits of olivine are scattered throughout the black lava sand. The sunrise is fantastic here on the south east coast. At daybreak people seeking solitude, a place to stretch and do yoga, meditate or swim, make their way down to the beach. The descent down the beach trail opens up a vista of the ocean. Sparkling with tradewind wavelets the sea beckons. The wind might pause and the conditions glass off. The tides rise and fall, sand and ili ili pebbles move and change. In the afternoon the beach gets more of a crowd, and becomes a great social scene and meeting place. It is a big party on Saturday and especially on Sunday afternoons.
Spinner dolphins are frequent visitors any time of year. The humpback whales travel our waters from November to March.
We are 3 miles from Kalapana and 5 from Kilauea, home of Pele, goddess of the volcano, bringer of lava flows and changes. She casts her spell over this locale. We are just a few miles from the active lava flows, but the air is clean. We are blessed by prevaling trade winds blowing away the volcanic haze.
A short walk from us is an ironwood forest fringing the seacliff with perched tidepools. A trip down the coast by bike or car can take you to more tidepools where black and white sands mix together, a coconut grove where water sometimes comes in and fills up lagoons, an area with protected snorkeling pools.
In Pohoiki 8 miles away there is surfing and a boat ramp, a warm spring and local color.
There is a large hot pond on the coast, open 24-7 for leisurely swims.
There are endless places to explore.
For those who want to see the local produce, crafts and popular foods, we have a thriving local farmer's market scene.
Wednesday night Uncle Robert’s (nearby) features a thriving market with plenty of great food ready to eat as well as crafts , basic produce, and live music. Awa may be served many afternoons & nights in an intimate club atmosphere.
SPACE offers an intimate Saturday morning market with a whole different vibe. It's a great place for Saturday breakfast and to look at local crafts.
There is a big Sunday morning market on the Highway between Pahoa & Keaau, and a small high quality farmer's market in Volcano early on Sunday morning. Going to the Volcano market can often be combined with a trip into Volcanoes National Park a few minutes away for a hike or a visit to the visitor center or the Volcano art gallery (featuring local artists.)
Downtown Hilo has a farmer’s market which is open every day, but is bustling on Saturday and Wednesday mornings. There are several museums in Hilo and a planetarium.
For dancers we have frequent live music nearby, and a weekly ecstatic dance every Sunday morning, 5 minutes by car at Kalani.
Whale watching, dive trips, and boat trips to view lava are all possibilities.
On the other hand one can just relax.
Eat some homegrown fresh fruit.
Take a stroll to the beach.
Get wet, lay on hot black sand in sun or shade.
Listen to the rhythmic music of the waves.
Tune in to the sounds of nature and just bliss out.
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