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Zen Lite: Well Equipped, Private Studio Home Near Kehena Beach - Great Rate!

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studio
1 bathroom
2 guests
3 nights minimum
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Zen Lite is a lovely, fully equipped studio home in the Kehena area of the Puna district on the Big Island of Hawaii. It may be small, but Zen Lite's clever layout provides plenty of space for a couple or a single traveler. The home is well stocked with amenities, including high speed internet with wifi, a compact yet functional kitchen, and a beautiful, lush and very private yard. The stylish décor and lovely wood treatments feel luxurious, especially considering how affordable this sweet cottage is! The house is set well back from the quiet lane at an elevation that really catches the breeze. The driveway slopes up to the front of the home, which is framed with exotic palms and many tropical plantings. Two sets of stairs lead to the large, shady lanai where you'll find a table and chairs...Zen Lite is a lovely, fully equipped studio home in the Kehena area of the Puna district on the Big Island of Hawaii. It may be small, but Zen Lite's clever layout provides plenty of space for a couple or a single traveler. The home is well stocked with amenities, including high speed internet with wifi, a compact yet functional kitchen, and a beautiful, lush and very private yard. The stylish décor and lovely wood treatments feel luxurious, especially considering how affordable this sweet cottage is! The house is set well back from the quiet lane at an elevation that really catches the breeze. The driveway slopes up to the front of the home, which is framed with exotic palms and many tropical plantings. Two sets of stairs lead to the large, shady lanai where you'll find a table and chairs for when you want to enjoy your coffee, cocktails or meals outside. Step inside and open up the many windows that surround the circular single-room dwelling to let the light and enjoy the views. A vaulted, open beam ceiling with a cupola and ceiling fan optimize airflow to keep you comfortably cool. You'll love the wood treatments – the walls were hand crafted from plantation grown redwood and cedar and the flooring is from bamboo.  The deep green surroundings, lovely Asian themed décor and attention to details will encourage your relaxed state of mind right from the get-go. A comfortable queen bed and two chests of drawers furnish the bedroom area. A bookshelf next to the bed is home to a selection of Hawaii travel guides, novels, magazines and so on. There's a coat rack and several hangers, if you happened to bring any dressy clothes. The kitchen is compact but well-designed, with a two burner stove, microwave, mini-fridge, sink, water dispenser, blender, coffee maker, coffee grinder, and microwave oven. A charcoal BBQ is provided for your grilling pleasure. A full complement of dishes, pots, pans, and kitchen utensils are provided. A table with seating for two provides your indoor dining option. The bathroom has a sink and toilet. Two yukata (Japanese bathrobes) hang on the wall, inviting you to get you in the spirit.  There's a very private outdoor shower on the side of the house. You've never really enjoyed a shower to the fullest until you've experienced it in the open air! The yard is shady and planted with lovely tropical plants, including edibles like banana, lilikoi, mango, and citrus. Many shade and privacy plants surround the home. There's a sitting area in the yard for when you want to commune with the outdoors. The Kehena area is on the south east coast of Hawaii Island and encompasses several small, residential neighborhoods. It is quiet, relaxing, and off the beaten path, while still being within a short drive of many of the area's most popular spots. Located along ‘Red Road', named for the red cinder that used surface it, this is easily one of the most beautiful coastline routes you'll ever drive. This area is home to Kehena beach, a clothing optional black sand beach where you can enjoy a refreshing swim or relax on the sand. To the south, lava has been flowing for over 30 years and is often visible from the Kalapana lava viewing area, less than 10 minutes away by car. Head north on Red Road to find some of the area's other unique attractions:  Pohoiki Bay at Isaac Hale Park is the local surfing hot spot, and also the boat ramp for lava cruises; Ahalanui Park has a georthermally heated ocean-side lagoon that is close to Jacuzzi temperature;  the Wai Opae Tidepools at Kapoho Vacationland provide some of the best snorkeling in the entire state, where dozens of tidepools formed by ancient lava flows have been designated a marine conservation area and are home to a wide array of sea life and beautiful coral gardens. Eclectic Pahoa Village is a 15 minute drive, and is home to diverse and delicious restaurants, funky shops, grocery stores, gas, banks and other services.  Historic Hilo town and the entrance to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park are both about an hour's drive. W********-01 Additional amenities include: charcoal grill (byoc), outdoor shower (private), washer and dryer (private), coffee grinder, unassigned off street parking. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: W83396267-01More
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Ceiling Fans
Suitable For Children Under 5
Microwave
Refrigerator
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Reviewed 6 September 2018

It was hard to leave after my time here. The Zen Lite was a perfect retreat and I was able to gain special access during the lava flow. It offers sturdy Wi-Fi and electricity that held up extremely well during the two hurricanes that hit...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank eventlooks
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Clean and comfortable. Great communications from rental,agency. Nothing fancy, but a great spot. I didn't trust the filtered water fo drinking, and brought bottled water.... but I'm just paranoid... 5 minute walk to Kahena beach. It desperately needs a new coffe maker, the one ther...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank Connector672828
Management response:Responded 1 November 2017

Mahalo nui for your review, Paddy! We'll get the coffee maker replaced right away - thanks for letting us know. Take care!

About the Manager
Hawaii Holiday Vacation Rentals
Languages spoken:English, Spanish
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2009
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Zen Lite is a lovely, fully equipped studio home in the Kehena area of the Puna district on the Big Island of Hawaii. It may be small, but Zen Lite's clever layout provides plenty of space for a couple or a single traveler. The home is well stocked with amenities, including high speed internet with wifi, a compact yet functional kitchen, and a beautiful, lush and very private yard. The stylish décor and lovely wood treatments feel luxurious, especially considering how affordable this sweet cottage is! The house is set well back from the quiet lane at an elevation that really catches the breeze. The driveway slopes up to the front of the home, which is framed with exotic palms and many tropical plantings. Two sets of stairs lead to the large, shady lanai where you'll find a table and chairs...
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