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Off the Lanai and Into Champagne Pond! (Cpondc)

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Last updated: 05/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Charming cottage with beach right on Champagne Pond! For those lucky enough to have stayed in the Beach Lots community of Kapoho, you know there are only 6 homes that front the very popular Champagne Pond, and this is one of them! Walk out the lanai, climb the ladder into the crystal-clear inlet in front of the cottage, and swim out with the turtles to the large part of Champagne Pond. For those who haven't yet experienced Champagne Pond, it's a huge geothermally heated warm pond, with incredible snorkeling in calm warm waters with sea turtles and colorful tropical fish.

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But wait! There's also a white sand beach! A rare find in East Hawaii, but the owners of this cottage decided to build their own rock wall overlooking the pond and fill it up with that white sand that slips through your toes. Sunbathe away in sunny Kapoho while you relax on lounge chairs and feel that ocean breeze.

It's not just about location at Champagne Pond Cottage. This truly charming two-bedroom cottage was built in 1957 by James and Mildred Kuwana. It survived the 1960 lava flow that covered Kapoho. Mr. Kuwana and another long-time resident had the lava flow dredged to create what is known today as Champagne Pond. The home was refurbished in 1994 and just recently upgraded with a new kitchen and bath, complete with granite countertops and beautiful windows.

The cute kitchen is well equipped with refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, microwave, coffeemaker, toaster, blender, rice cooker, pots and pans, cutlery, dishes, and there is a full-size washer and dryer. (The kitchen has no conventional oven but there is a charcoal BBQ on the lanai.) Windows surround the kitchen on three sides to bring in the view.

Ohia wood floors grace the living area, which has comfortable seating, a flat-screen satellite TV with a gazillion channels including CD-quality commercial-free music stations, and a DVD player. The outdoor lanai serves as the main dining area with a picnic table overlooking the pond.

The cottage has a strict maximum of ony 4 people on the property at any time (sorry no invited guests are allowed at this property) due to the small septic system. The master bedroom has a queen bed and the second bedroom has bunk beds. The bedrooms are small but work well for a family.

Champagne Pond Cottage offers a glimpse into an old Hawaii home, with upgraded features and a location you will never forget!


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Location Type

  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Snorkeling



  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.7
from 98 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Rental rates quoted in: $
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Season
Apr 16 - May 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$140 $140
$930 $3,550
Summer Season
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$165 $165
$1,050 $4,200
September Season
Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2015
3 night min stay
$140 $140
$930 $3,570
Fall Season
Oct 1 - Dec 15, 2015
3 night min stay
$140 $140
$930 $3,570
Dec 16 - Jan 5, 2016
5 night min stay
$240 $240
$1,680 $7,200
Jan 6 - Mar 26, 2016
3 night min stay
$199 $199
$1,325 $4,775
Merrie Monarch
Mar 27 - Apr 5, 2016
3 night min stay
$140 $140
$930 $3,550
Spring Season
Apr 6 - May 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$140 $140
$930 $3,550

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Additional information about rental rates:

Rates are based on a party of 2; additional guests are are $10 each per night plus tax. There is a cleaning fee of $110. All reservations require a non-refundable $35 damage waiver and Hawaii taxes of 13.416% We accept major credit cards for payment. We require a 25% deposit to confirm, with the balance due 90 days before arrival. Reservations arriving within 90 days are due in full at the time of booking.

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Last updated: 05/22/2015
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Champagne Pond Cottage is located about 25 miles south of Hilo in Kapoho, one of the most popular vacation areas on the Hilo side of the Big Island, with spectacular swimming and snorkeling right in front of the property. Ahalanui State Park (thermally heated warm pond) is less than 10 minutes away. Nearby activities: sunrise and sunset hikes on the lava fields, steam vents - a maze of short trails leading to natural lava steam rooms, Kalani Oceanside Retreat featuring a low-chlorine Olympic pool and cafe open daily, Laakea Permaculture Gardens. Pahoa Town, about 10 miles away, has eclectic shops and restaurants. Full-day trips: Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden (one of the best in Hawaii), Akaka Falls, Waipio Valley, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (a journey you will never forget).


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Date last modified - Friday, May 22, 2015

$140 - $240 per night
View calendar: Updated 05/22/15
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