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Dolphin Cottage @ Kehena Beach, Hawaii

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
1 night minimum
Cottage
Our Dolphin Oceanfront cottage is located in a remote area on The Big Island of Hawaii known as Kehena Beach. The Dolphin ocean front cottage is across the street from Kehena Beach in one of the most beautiful places on the planet - the famous 'Red Road' in Puna. It is in a prime location - 10 minutes from the active Kalapana lava flow and < 1 hr to Volcanoes 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, geo-thermically heated ponds, snorkeling, whale watching w/ dolphins that migrate to the warm Hawaiian waters from Alaska. You can often see breaching whales out in the water from our lanai, just several yards off our beautiful coast - in the Kehena Beach area. Ma...Our Dolphin Oceanfront cottage is located in a remote area on The Big Island of Hawaii known as Kehena Beach. The Dolphin ocean front cottage is across the street from Kehena Beach in one of the most beautiful places on the planet - the famous 'Red Road' in Puna. It is in a prime location - 10 minutes from the active Kalapana lava flow and < 1 hr to Volcanoes 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, geo-thermically heated ponds, snorkeling, whale watching w/ dolphins that migrate to the warm Hawaiian waters from Alaska. You can often see breaching whales out in the water from our lanai, just several yards off our beautiful coast - in the Kehena Beach area. Many of my tenants have told me that they were able to swim w/ the dolphins as well - and you can too at the world famous 'Kehena Black Sand Beach' ! This is the place for water lovers - you should see the spectacular view from the lanai. Literally, you will see coconut trees swaying w/ the trade winds against a blue pacific ocean backdrop. We also have the best and safest snorkeling grounds just down the road in the Kapoho Tide pools? You can easily navigate all of these places from our cabin at 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. This spacious and comfortable, high ceiling cottage has one bedroom w/ queen bed, full bath, living/dining area w/ food prep area includes blender/coffee w/ coffee maker (MW & toaster oven in utility room 15 ft. from Dolphin Cottage) and a Hawaiian rock BBQ outside situated in a tropical garden w/ ocean view. If you require a full kitchen, please refer to the Whale House that has a fully equipped kitchen. It can't get much better than this. We have a laundry - utility room as well w/ sink. Soap is available. It can sleep up to 4 using the sofa bed ( size of double bed) or full sized floor mattress Futon. This cottage is just 8 miles from Pohoiki Point (surfing area) and the famous Kapoho snorkeling waters are also near by and remain popular snorkeling, surfing and swimming areas. Compare our rates to those in Kapoho - you will love our place. Volcanoes National Park is < 1hr drive from the cottage where you can see Kilauea Caldera and walk through Thurstons Lava Tube. You will love Kehena Beach in the Puna District of Hawaii. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: HAWAIITAXI.D.W52008989-01More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Susan & Andre C
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2013
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Reviewed October 21, 2019

This was a beautiful little cottage and would have loved to stay longer than the one night. I didn't print out the directions for the cottage though and needed to call to find it.

Date of stay: October 2019
Thank Jo B
Reviewed April 19, 2019 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay at the cute and spacious violet colored Dolphin Cottage. It was nicer inside than we had expected and had everything we needed. The lanai was perfect for sitting on and listening to the sounds of the ocean across the street. So...More

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank StarSculptress
Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

Location, location, location! Stayed here 2 nights in early December.  Wish it could have been longer.  The Dolphin Cottage was charming.  Perfect place to explore Kapoho Tidepools, lava flows and Pahoa town.  It's right in the middle of the rainforest, across from a beach and...More

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank csaiacv
Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

Perfect location for going on the lava boat tour! Look forward to going back and exploring the stunning area, thank you

Date of stay: August 2017
1  Thank doreenm149
Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

Very comfortable cottage right across the street from the ocean. We were only there for 15 hours, but perfect for our night before viewing the lava flowing into the ocean.

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank Susan B
ANDRE C, VR Owner at Dolphin Cottage @ Kehena Beach, Hawaii, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2017

We are happy to hear that our tenants are enjoying the cottages. We have made some very nice upgrades lately and really make this spot a great value.

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Reviewed June 7, 2017

Upon opening the door I was pleased to see a lovely 'cottage' - just like it said!! It was clean, furnished and decorated nicely with a perfect patio for two looking out to the ocean. Not much traffic but many frogs and ocean sounds made...More

Date of stay: May 2017
Thank Glenda M
ANDRE C, VR Owner at Dolphin Cottage @ Kehena Beach, Hawaii, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2017

Glad you enjoyed it. We have hundreds of wonderful reviews on other sites as well because it is a great place. Hope to get more bookings on Flupkey and TripAdvisor some day. Btw, there is a store on the same street as the cottage just...More

Reviewed February 9, 2017

Nothing to complain. Clean, big, has everything you need. And the owner was great, whatever we needed he was there right away. Also left great advises on the fridge. No kitchen stove inside the house, but we were not there to cook anyway. To have...More

Date of stay: November 2016
1  Thank ggabo
Reviewed November 4, 2016

One of three cottages across the street from Kekaha Beach. About a 20 minute drive from Isaac Hale Beach Park - which is important if you're taking the dawn boat trip to see the lava flowing into the sea. Everything was clean and ready for...More

Date of stay: November 2016
Thank cacurlytop
ANDRE C, VR Owner at Dolphin Cottage @ Kehena Beach, Hawaii, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2016

Yes, these cottages are across the street from Kehena Beach and just down the road from where the boats leave for the lava boat tours. We work hard to keep our cottages clean as that is what we expect when we require lodging. Mahalo

Reviewed August 30, 2016

We had expected kitchen as mentioned in the details (may have missed the fact that there's only one kitchen for three cottages and you may not get the one with kitchen). Owners should clarify on the web that Dolphin Cottage doesn't have a kitchen. But...More

Date of stay: January 2016
Thank Kaushiks_MA
ANDRE C, VR Owner at Dolphin Cottage @ Kehena Beach, Hawaii, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2016

OK, let me explain our position. First and foremost, our cottages are 5 star on Air Bnb and that is hard to do. If most people felt like this gentleman, we would never have a '5 star rating' w/ well over 100 reviews. What we...More

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Easton, Pennsylvania
Reviewed July 19, 2014

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Date of stay: June 2014
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Alarm Clock
Balcony
Grill
Blender
Ceiling Fans
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Linens Provided
Microwave
Paper Towels Provided
Porch
Safe
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Shared Garden
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Stereo System
Telephone
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
Kehena Beach is a remote but beautiful & quiet coastal community near the beach, Kapoho Tide Pools, Ahalanue Warm Ponds, Pohoiki Point and the Kalapana lava fields (a great hiking area). The ocean is across the street and there are several coconut trees in front of the cottage. It is a very green area w/ roads that go through tunnels of trees.
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