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Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, Right on the Tide Pools

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The house sits right on the tide pools, swim and snorkel right downstairs

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Last updated: 09/04/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Kapoho Makai has pristine natural views like no other rentals with over one mile of tidepool views on three sides, and from the dining room, living room and 1 of the bedrooms. A very private location with no neighbors and no houses and no lights in the view when in the house and on the Lanai (there's 1 neighbor but we never saw them more than once in a year)! Experience water on four sides when tides are 3.0 and above. Enjoy sun and moon rises and the refreshing ocean breeze with little or no flying pests. You can leave doors and windows open and not need the ceiling fans. This is the freshest air in the world and a most pleasant location to enjoy the sea and tide pools. In Dec 2014 we did hurricane repair and remodeling of the house, now it has brand new kitchen cabinets, enlarged living room, and new sliding glass doors with 180 degree ocean view.

You can literally snorkel from the house in the famous Kapoho tidepool that are at your door step. We are located on the edge of the Tidepool Preserve so fishing is allowed to the east and daily locals try with nets and spears with occasional success. The preserve offers entertaining vistas both below and above the water.


Location Information: A five minute drive will take you to Ahalnui Beach Park with its amazing 90+ degree geothermally-heated tide-pool. This is a gorgeous place for the whole family. You are only 15 minutes to unique Pahoa town, which is a step back in time. You will find many very good restaurants to choose from and a ''Real Hawaiian'' atmosphere! You will love this place. We will provide a 'Welcome Letter' once you book so you could have very detailed info of the area as of what to do to have the most fun.

Additional Details for the Rental: Lanai: great for dining, cocktail and wine happy hours, reading, or just hanging out there to enjoy the Pacific ocean view, sea breeze, watch your kids playing in the shallow pools downstairs, or maybe whale watching if you are lucky. Broadband Internet: You may either go wireless, or using the cable modem. Remember to bring your own lap top if you have to work some during your stay; otherwise a smart phone is perfect since most major cellular carriers have connections there. Kid Friendly: The tide pools downstairs are kids' snorkeling paradise! they are not just for 'big kids'! One of the best snorkeling areas among all the Hawaiian islands since it's been the marine conservation area since 1960s.

The Unique Benefits at this House: The Pacific Ocean is right in front of the house, between you and the Pacific, there're the tide pools where you and your children can swim and snorkel in your backyard any time during the day, talk with the fish, swim with the turtle, it's heaven. We found this area is the best of Hawaii, unlike most everywhere else with sandy beach and resort one after another, this is the real and original Hawaii.

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • House
  • 890 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 and up...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    The tide pools downstairs are not just for 'big kids', they are real kids' snorkeling paradise!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Master Bedroom : 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • 2nd Bedroom : 1 queen

    we can accommodate families with 3 young kids if 1 in sofa...moreless

  • Queen Bed: 1 queen bed for each bedroom with comfortable pillow top mattresses....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Many Amenities... DSL Broadband, bring your laptop, two cordless phones with answer machine, TV with DVD players, Dish TV, Hawaiian CDs and books, cards and games, binoculars, great drinking water, dishwasher, microwave, coffee grinder and maker, blender, toaster, electric stove, rangehood, designer dinnerware, drink ware, BBQ grill, quality lanai chairs, hammock, and some snorkel gear. Sway in the breeze on the hammock on the lanai and soak up the tidepool lifestyle....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    if you forget to bring your book for the trip, we're sure you will be able to find a couple from our book library; you are welcomed to take one to finish or leave the one you finished to others....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library:

    Many music CDs with lots of Hawaiian music, modern and vintage....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    DirectTV with lots of DVD movies....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Pond
  • Rain Forests
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Volcano
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Communication / Internet

  • Fax

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    You may either go wireless, or using the cable modem. Remember to bring your own lap top. ...moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Right in the bathroom for your convenience....moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    For up to two vehicles....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    secured Wifi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Plenty linens and bath towels; towels with patterns are for you to take to the beach, solid colored bath towels always stay inside the house to avoid sand and rocks on the skin...moreless

  • Living Room:

    it's a big living space with open living room, dining area and kitchen, sofas and chairs are all facing the tide pools and ocean...moreless

  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    underneath the house on raised concrete slab, high enough not to be merged by high tide so far. Only residence and renters can drive in the community now, visitors park outside the entrance....moreless

  • Telephone:

    landline with cordless phones in the house....moreless

  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Right in the bathroom for your convenience, brand new as of Dec 2014....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Remember to bring your own lap top or iPad; perfect cellular reception from most major carriers; turn on wifi connection on mobile devices at the house so to save cellular data....moreless

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    With every tool you may possibly need to make a gourmet meal during your vacation, just like home....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    more than needed...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    large and powerful...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    A full kitchen just like home. Brand new cabinets as of Dec'14, pots and pans, full sets of wine and cocktail glasses, full sets of dinnerware, silverware, plenty utensils...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    electrical cook tops with oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    basic salt and pepper, some spices etc; check them out before buying more....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    large and spacious...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio:

    it's called lanai in Hawaii. We have a nice lanai big enough to hang out in rocking chairs, have meals around the dining table out there....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Great for dinning, wine or reading, or just hanging out there to enjoy the ocean view and sea breeze, or maybe whale watching if you are lucky, or watch your kids playing in the tide pools downstairs...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber gas grill - it works but due to ocean front and salt air it may not work as good as the one at home....moreless

  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Apr 10 - Dec 18, 2015
3 night min stay
$179
$1,199

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Peak Season
Dec 19 - Apr 5, 2016
3 night min stay
$199
$1,359

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$179
$1,199

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • one time cleaning fee $125 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13.416%

Notes:

$400 our property damage protection plan is secured to your credit card, we will not charge your card if not necessary, an agreement is signed and a copy is returned to us upon booking.

CANCELLATION POLICY: No refund on deposit, and no refund on total rental payment within 60 days before arrival unless it can be rented

with less 25% fee.

CHECK IN time: after 4:00 P. M. on the arrival date CHECK OUT time: before 11:00 A. M. on the departure date.

credit cards are accepted through direct "book it" on Homeaway and VRBO; to book directly with us and the payment is check only; international booking is by credit card only.

Rate is quoted based on 2 people; $15 a night for 1 more person; maximum occupancy is 4 people

Cleaning fee is $125 plus tax, one time cleaning per stay; Hi state tax is 13.416%.


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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Hawaii vacation rental homes

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Wai'opae tide pools

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ocean front vacation rentals

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: We love the real Hawaiiana, that's why we purchased our home here and turned it into a lovely and wonderful vacation rental home, so more people could enjoy the nice and unique setting of the house. With our own 30 year home furnishing business experiences, the house is very nicely furnished and decorated, yet comfortable for any age group of folks to have a great vacation and enjoy the Hawaiiana and aloha. And we are glad we could be able to share our home with folks from everywhere of the world. We found this area is the best of Hawaii, unlike most everywhere else with sandy beach and resort one after another, this is the real and original Hawaii.

Why the Owner Chose Kapoho:
We found this area is the best of Hawaii, unlike most everywhere else with sandy beach and resort one after another, this is the real and original Hawaii.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The Pacific ocean is right in front of the house, between you and the Pacific, it's the tide pool where you and your children can swim and snorkel any time during the day, talk with the fish, swim with the turtle, it's heaven.


Contact us

Speaks: english, Chinese

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Photos

  • The house sits right on the tide pools, swim and snorkel right downstairs

    The house sits right on the tide pools, swim and snorkel right downstairs

  • lanai towards the left hand side of the tide pools

    lanai towards the left hand side of the tide pools

  • the main bedroom with a queen bed has the street view and a half bath

    the main bedroom with a queen bed has the street view and a half bath

  • the 2nd bedroom with a queen bed - cozy and different

    the 2nd bedroom with a queen bed - cozy and different

  • newly remodeled kitchen - love the new and fresh cabinets and venthood

    newly remodeled kitchen - love the new and fresh cabinets and venthood

  • the newly remodeled dining/living area with a writing desk

    the newly remodeled dining/living area with a writing desk

  • golden sunrise

    golden sunrise

  • A perfect morning to start your vacation at Kapoho Makai

    A perfect morning to start your vacation at Kapoho Makai

  • Catching the amazing sunrise

    Catching the amazing sunrise

  • the view from the the bed of the 2nd bedroom

    the view from the the bed of the 2nd bedroom

  • door way before leaving the house

    door way before leaving the house

  • Kalapana farmer's market on Saturday mornings 8-2 
great fresh locally growns

    Kalapana farmer's market on Saturday mornings 8-2 great fresh locally growns

  • kids are playing in the tide pools downstairs on a high tide morning

    kids are playing in the tide pools downstairs on a high tide morning

  • Inviting Lanai on a low tide morning

    Inviting Lanai on a low tide morning

  • the half bath inside the main bedroom for your convenience

    the half bath inside the main bedroom for your convenience

  • The main bathroom has a shower with ocean view

    The main bathroom has a shower with ocean view

  • the Living Room space facing the tide pools and the Pacific beyond

    the Living Room space facing the tide pools and the Pacific beyond

  • house from the street side, drive in to park under the house on raised concrete

    house from the street side, drive in to park under the house on raised concrete

  • Another beautiful morning

    Another beautiful morning

  • you will find out you spend lot time on the lanai

    you will find out you spend lot time on the lanai

  • a lucky renter got this shot right from the house last April (2014)

    a lucky renter got this shot right from the house last April (2014)

  • Lanai towards the right hand side of the tide pools

    Lanai towards the right hand side of the tide pools

  • Sitting area is facing the tide pools

    Sitting area is facing the tide pools

  • High tide? No worries! Park vehicle downstairs of the house on raised concrete.

    High tide? No worries! Park vehicle downstairs of the house on raised concrete.

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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Speaks: english, Chinese
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