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Snorkeling, Sun, and Rejuvenation - Kapoho Kaiyo Ocean Retreat

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Last updated: 12/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Kapoho house description

Aloha! Come to Kapoho Bay, a snorkeler’s delight, where the sun shines and the trade winds blow, located in the SE corner of the Big Island, a short 35-minute drive from the Hilo airport. #Kapoho #pahoa

LAVA UPDATE: Our home is in no danger. It is 10 miles south of the current lava activity, which is headed NE. The road to our area, Hywy 137 will remain accessible even if Pele happens to affect the road near Pahoa. Any concerns or questions, just ask? The manager lives 2 doors away! // Live lava viewing can be seen in Volcanoes Nat'l Park: http://www.nps.gov/havo/planyourvisit/lava2.htm

Slip into Island Time as lush tropical colors, walls of windows, and Asian-inspired decor surround you with a sense of serenity. The sounds of the ocean can be heard throughout. Your home away from home sleeps up to 8 people; there are two private bedrooms, one located on each of two levels; the rec room has a futon couches which convert into two additional beds; plus a Pack’n’Play for the keiki (little ones). Each floor has a bathroom. This is an ideal set-up for 2-3 couples, a family with children, or just a romantic get-away for the two of you. There is a full-size living room with satellite TV, a dining room, and a spacious chef’s kitchen, with its adjoining screened in dining deck. There is also an office area. The lower level is wheelchair-friendly with wider doors, large roll-in shower, grab bars, etc. Enjoy your privacy on the large back lanai, overlooking lush tropical vegetation, while you soak in the sun or barbeque. If you want to relax in the shade, choose the lower covered lanai that opens onto the backyard. Trade winds waft through the house keeping it cool. Ceiling fans add additional breeze when needed. Whether you are indoors or out, relax, stretch out, listen to the waves, and enjoy the garden vegetation and mountain views.

You can have absolute privacy during your stay. However, if you have a need or desire, the manager is nearby, ready to attend to any needs you may have. Also, if you would like any additional services, she can arrange these for you. These other amenities might include a massage therapist, a chef, tour guide, housekeeping and laundry services (the latter especially nice for longer stays). Self-serve on-site laundry available also for an additional fee. A guide book of suggested local activities and events, with maps, is at the house. There is also a copy of an island guide book available for your use during your stay.

One of the best snorkeling sites on the island is Wai ‘Opae Tidepools Marine Conservation Area, a 2-block walk away. In protected waters, you can swim and snorkel amongst coral and a myriad of colorful ocean creatures, including sea turtles. If you are not into swimming, at low tide, you can walk the rims of the pools and look down into the colorful sea fans and schools of fish. The area is wonderful for walking along the roads or the lava ocean front. Various adult sized snorkel gear, boogie boards, float noodles, and beach towels are provided for use.

Five minutes down the road is Ahalanui Warm Springs Park, where volcanically heated water mixes with seawater to provide a natural hot pond for swimming and soaking. Five more minutes brings you to Pohoiki Point for surfing and boogie boarding and another warm pond. Fifteen minutes from the house is Kehena Black Sand Beach.

LIVE LAVA VIEWING - Pele wanders as she likes, her trail of molten lava creating new land. If the lava flow is near the east end, it is only about a 15-20 minute drive to go see lava as it pours glowing red into the sea, sending plumes of steam skyward while creating earth's newest land. Halema’uma’u Crater has been active for several years and can be viewed from within Volcanoes National Park, which is forty-five minutes from the house.

Pahoa Town is 10 minutes away with quaint shops and delicious dining. Local outdoor markets near Pahoa and in Hilo are wonderful & interesting experiences: pick up garden-fresh groceries and local art, or just soak in the colorful scene. Hilo is a short drive north with shopping, theaters, waterfalls, botanical gardens, outdoor markets, zoo, cinemas, museums, and more. Kona is 2 hours away.

The home is fully furnished with linens and kitchen needs. WiFi Broadband Internet is awaiting your laptop if you want to stay 'connected'. There is a Sat TV/DVD/VCR player - Bring your i-pod/MP3 to hook into the entertainment system. There is an outdoor barbecue. Also provide on site are: Beach towels & mats; Boogie boards, and snorkel gear. All you need to bring is your swimsuit, a few comfy clothes, and get ready to relax and enjoy.

Come 1 night or a few weeks! No minimum night stay.

If you have pets you would like to bring with you, check with the managers for approval. Monthly, several month rental?: contact manager for details. Kama'aina?: contact the manager for specials.

We look forward to welcoming you to our home soon. E KOMO MAI! NOU KA HALE! (Welcome! Come on in, the house is yours!)

Keywords: House, ocean, tidepools, Kapoho, snorkeling, pet-friendly, handicap friendly, Big Island, Waiopae, Wai’Opae, Kapoho Kaiyo Ocean Retreat

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2026 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered:

            Contact us for more information and approval...moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            First floor is entirely handicap and wheelchair friendly with wider doors, lower placement of electrical switches, grab bars at toilet, and a roomy 5x3 foot roll-in/walk-in shower with grab bars and bench (great for non-handicapped people also!)...moreless

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            Shower is large 3'x5' accessible with grab bars...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Snorkeling equipment (various adult sizes - WS to MXL), beach towels, boogie boards, and other beach toys available at home; screened dining deck; sounds of ocean--2 block walk to wonderful tidepools; first floor is ADA-friendly, large doors, roll-in shower, grab bars; hair dryers, iron and board, bedside alarm clocks, Guest Guidebook with activity suggestions and maps. Housekeeping and laundry service available upon request (additional fee). Massage Therapist, chef and tour guide also available upon request (additional fee). Property manager lives nearby and is readily available for any need or desire you may have; however, she respects your privacy and will remain 'unseen' unless you have a request....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Guest book exchange - take/leave...moreless

              • DVD Player

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Festivals
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

              • Eco Tourism
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing

              Location Type

                  • Ocean View:

                    Can't see the ocean, 2 blocks away, but can hear the waves throughout house...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Spelunking
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    Indoor dining room, plus a screened dining deck and open al fresco dining on the lanai...moreless

                  • Dining Area

                  General

                  • Broadband Access
                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    On-site laundry facilities available for additional charge....moreless

                  • Covered Parking
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room:

                    Open design with Sat TV, entertainment center, office area (WiFi thru house)...moreless

                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Telephone:

                    with answering machine option...moreless

                  • Towels Provided:

                    plus beach towels...moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    On-site laundry facilities available for additional charge....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    plus coffee mill and coffee grinder...moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Well stocked for elegant or casual dining, cooking, baking, etc...moreless

                  • Dishwasher
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    Kitchen is big and airy with all equipment for cooking, baking, wok'ing, BBQ'ing, microwaving, mixing drinks; almost anything you might want. Blender,toaster, baking tins, coffee grinder, coffee maker, rice cooker,spices, picnic serviceware...moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Refrigerator:

                    with ice maker...moreless

                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Balcony:

                    The 2nd floor upper balcony, runs the length of the back side of the house, overlooking lush vegetation and giving privacy for sunbathing on the chaise lounge, a drink at the bistro table, or just relaxing in the sun or viewing a myriad of stars at night, far from city lights. A shade umbrella is available for when the sun is too much and you just don't want to walk down to the first floor covered lanai. Entrances are from both the master bedroom and the living room. ...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    A screened in dining deck adjoins the kitchen: for eating, reading, or just listening to the waves...moreless

                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    The first floor covered lanai gives a roofed lanai for those wanting outdoor times in the shade. It also has water and a utility sink for rinsing off both you and your gear when you return from snorkeling....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Tropical garden surround the house...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    Snorkeling gear of varying adult sizes, boogie boards, float noodles, etc available in the 'Toy Box' closet...moreless

                  Payment Type

                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Winter High
                  Dec 10 - Mar 15, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $125

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

                  Spring Low
                  Mar 16 - Jun 14, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $100

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

                  Summer
                  Jun 15 - Sep 30, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $115

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest


                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
                  • Cleaning Fee $80 + tax
                  • Tax Rate 13.41%

                  Notes:

                  Pets: Must get prior approval from manager and sign an additional Pet Agreement.

                  Children: all persons over the age of 2 are charged the add'l person rate. When using the "Book It" system, enter all individuals (over the age of 2) as "adults".

                  Kama'aina? contact manager for specials

                  [Hawaii Tax ID # W48435491-01]


                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 12/23/2014
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                  Location

                  • Waiopai Marine Conservation Area Tidepools

                    "A myriad of wonderful tidepools in a sheltered area; colorful fish, sea turtles, corals, and..."

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                  • Ahalanui Warm Springs Park

                    "A gigantic 'hot' tub - fed by volcanically heated rainwater which mixes with saltwater - rig..."

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                  • Cape Kumukahi

                    "The cleanest air on earth! This point is where air has traveled the longest distance across..."

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                  • Isaac Hale Park

                    "10 min drive from the house to Pohoiki Point - surfing, boogie boarding, another warm pond. ..."

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                  • Champange Pond

                    "A short walk across open land brings one to the nearby Champange Pond - warm, bubbling, and ..."

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                  • Pahoa

                    "10 min to Pahoa Town - with its quaint boardwalk, yummy ethnic restaurants, boutiques, groce..."

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                  30 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Hilo International Airport (ITO)
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Pahoa
                  35 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Hilo Municipal Golf Course - 18 holes/par 71
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Kapoho-Pohoiki Road Hywy 137
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Pahoa - several yummy ethnic on boardwalk in town
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Wai'Opae Tidepools

                  Car: Necessary

                  Volcanic heated salt water pond for swimming/soaking nearby, volcanic heated steam caves nearby, 45 minutes to Volcanoes National Park--currently 20 minutes to nearby lava flow viewing, tropical botanical gardens. #HVNP

                   

                  Manager info

                  Year Purchased: 2007

                  About: I've always been a mountain girl and spend a lot of time hiking around my home in Alaska. However, I also love the tropics and the ocean, and I am very fascinated by Pele and her volcanic activity. My second home in Hawaii provides a great (warm!) retreat to relax at and from which to explore this incredible island.

                  Why Kapoho:
                  I bought land here after a visit to a friend, though I had not come looking for property. The area has such a wonderful feel: relaxed, warm, friendly, peaceful, wonderful tropical vegetation, close to the fantastic ocean tidepools, and great fresh food markets. I designed the house to capture the trade winds, to withstand the elements, and to provide a wonderful transition from the indoors to outdoors. Once the house was finished in 2007, I chose to share it with others as a vacation rental.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  When I spend time at my property, I gather fresh food at the local market, and then settle in to just relax at house, listening to the ocean. Of course, there is usually work for me to do, but I also go out the front door and walk the coast, go snorkeling, and soak in the nearby warm pond. I head off to explore the lava areas - nearby, Volcanoes Nat'l Park, and up Mauna Kea - I visit botanical gardens, hike and do photography. It's a wonderful base for going off on challenging explorations, or just hanging near home and relaxing. If I don't want to eat on my own deck, I partake of the local food at the markets and in the quaint retaurants in Pahoa (10 min away). This is peaceful 'Old' Hawaii - not the place for those who want shopping and night life - it IS the place for rest, relaxation, rejuvenation, and exploration. It's a great place whether one is solo, wanting time with a special someone, or bringing the whole family - or extended family - to enjoy time together in wonderful Hawaii. Come visit. You just might fall in love with the area also!


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                  • Kapoho Kaiyo Ocean Retreat

                    Kapoho Kaiyo Ocean Retreat

                  • A welcoming entry

                    A welcoming entry

                  • Relax in privacy on the rear lanais overlooking tropical vegetation

                    Relax in privacy on the rear lanais overlooking tropical vegetation

                  • Kitchen equipped with Wok, Rice cooker, Coffee Maker, Toaster, Outdoor BBQ, more

                    Kitchen equipped with Wok, Rice cooker, Coffee Maker, Toaster, Outdoor BBQ, more

                  • 2nd floor Purple Lei Bedroom

                    2nd floor Purple Lei Bedroom

                  • 1st floor Blue Ocean Bedroom

                    1st floor Blue Ocean Bedroom

                  • Rec Room - with futons - sleeping 4 additional people

                    Rec Room - with futons - sleeping 4 additional people

                  • The 'Toy Box' - snorkel gear, floats, boogie boards, mats, umbrellas, etc

                    The 'Toy Box' - snorkel gear, floats, boogie boards, mats, umbrellas, etc

                  • Guest Info Book - activity ideas, maps, directions, etc - guests love it

                    Guest Info Book - activity ideas, maps, directions, etc - guests love it

                  • An Underwater Wonderland awaits you - just 2 bocks away!

                    An Underwater Wonderland awaits you - just 2 bocks away!

                  • Aerial view (commercial photo) of Wai'opae Tide Pools and Kapoho Vacationland

                    Aerial view (commercial photo) of Wai'opae Tide Pools and Kapoho Vacationland

                  • Pohoiki - surfing, boogie boarding, fishing - just 10 min away

                    Pohoiki - surfing, boogie boarding, fishing - just 10 min away

                  • Living room / Dining room: Sat TV, entertainment center, window wall to garden

                    Living room / Dining room: Sat TV, entertainment center, window wall to garden

                  • Indoor Dining Room

                    Indoor Dining Room

                  • Cook in a Full-size Kitchen; then walk thru door to a screened Dining Deck

                    Cook in a Full-size Kitchen; then walk thru door to a screened Dining Deck

                  • Enjoy eating on the dining deck adjoining the kitchen, listening to the ocean

                    Enjoy eating on the dining deck adjoining the kitchen, listening to the ocean

                  • 2nd fl full bath opening to master bedroom

                    2nd fl full bath opening to master bedroom

                  • 1st fl is accessible; bathroom has large 5' wide walk/roll-in shower

                    1st fl is accessible; bathroom has large 5' wide walk/roll-in shower

                  • 1st floor covered Lanai with backyard garden view

                    1st floor covered Lanai with backyard garden view

                  • The Office - WiFi - BYOComputer

                    The Office - WiFi - BYOComputer

                  • Gardens of tropical vegetation surround the house - view of the back yard

                    Gardens of tropical vegetation surround the house - view of the back yard

                  • Swim, snorkel, watch the sunrise at Waiopai Tide Pools, just 2 blocks away!

                    Swim, snorkel, watch the sunrise at Waiopai Tide Pools, just 2 blocks away!

                  • Soak in volcanically heated pool on ocean edge at Ahalanui- 1 mile down the road

                    Soak in volcanically heated pool on ocean edge at Ahalanui- 1 mile down the road

                  • Watch Pele perform!   A short drive/hike can bring you to live lava viewing!

                    Watch Pele perform! A short drive/hike can bring you to live lava viewing!

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                  2 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

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                  Speaks: english
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