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Warm Springs Guest House at Wai' Opae Marine Sanctuary.

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Last updated: 07/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Kapoho house description

The guest house is located in a small, seaside community not far from the Cape Kumakahi lighthouse, at the easternmost point of the Big Island. This is a rural area with beautiful vegetation where a few wild chickens roost in some of the trees. The house is a very comfortable, totally private, 2-story 1500 sq. ft. home with large lanais adjoining both the kitchen and the master bedroom on the 2nd floor. This is a park-like setting with 2 tidal ponds, many palm trees and tropical plantings. There is a large tidal-controlled thermal swimming and fish pond (usually about 88 degrees Fahrenheit) with colorful reef fish in front of the house and a dock for relaxing and sunbathing.

It's a four minute walk down the street to the ocean to the best swimming entry into the world famous Wai’ Opae fish preserve tidal ponds (about ½ mile long and several hundred feet wide) which offer the safest swimming and unrivaled scenic snorkeling in east Hawaii. The large interconnected ponds are separated from the open ocean by a reef and are always calm even when the sea beyond the reef is wild.

Accommodations: Warm Springs Guest House has a King sized bed in the master bedroom on the 2nd floor, 2 singles in one downstairs bedroom, and a single in the other downstairs bedroom. There are 2 full baths: 1 on the first floor and another adjoining the master bedroom on the 2nd floor.

Amenities: There is a table with folding umbrella on the dock and a picnic table on the kitchen lanai. The kitchen is fully equipped including, granite counter tops, refrigerator-freezer, microwave oven, Jenn-Air radiant electric cooktop, coffee maker, coffee grinder, blender, a wide assortment of pots and pans, and an outdoor charcoal barbecue. There is a Wifi computer connection (see amenities) phone, satellite TV, DVD-CD player, and an AM-FM radio.

Linens including beach towels, all household supplies. A washer and dryer are also provided.
Activities: Swimming, snorkeling, skin diving, surfing, and a large public hot pond are all available nearby. Walking and bicycling around Kapoho are safe and pleasant. There are farmer's markets in Pahoa, on the road to Hilo, and in Hilo Town. Lava viewing is often possible from Kalapana (about 10 mi. from Kapoho) or in the National Park (depending on where the lava flows happen to be located at the time) and Volcanoes National Park has many hiking trails in both rain forest and desert environments. Sightseeing possibilities are nearly unlimited.

Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Children Welcome:

            children must be supervised as there are 2 tidal ponds on the property...moreless

          • Limited Accessibility:

            1st floor with 3 singe beds and a bathroom are handicapped accessible...moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5

          • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


          • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single


          • Bedroom 1: 1 king


          • Master bedroom with King bed on 2nd floor, large 1st floor bedroom with 2 twin beds and small 1st floor bedroom with 1 twin bed....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


          • Master bedroom has it's own bathroom. The second bathroom is on the first floor....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • WiFi (Wireless Internet): For limited use of emails, searches, etc., but not for videos or gaming. Password given on request at check in....moreless


              • DVD Player
              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Radio
              • Books:

                many books and magazines...moreless


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Adventure
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


              • Volcano
              • Waterfalls
              • Zoo
              • Reefs
              • Restaurants
              • Forests
              • Marina
              • Pond
              • Bay/Sound
              • Botanical Garden
              • Library
              • Rain Forests
              • Nude Beach
              • Churches
              • Playground

              Leisure Activities

              • Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Beachcombing
              • Whale Watching
              • Walking
              • Eco Tourism
              • Bird Watching
              • Paddle Boating
              • Photography

              local services and businesses

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

              Location Type

              • Mountain View
              • Oceanfront:

                300 ft to Wai' Opae tide pools and ocean entry...moreless

              • Water View
              • Rural
              • Near The Ocean:

                Approximately 1/2 block to ocean and tide pools entry for swimming....moreless

              • Village:

                Vacationland is a small ocean front village....moreless

              • Waterfront:

                The waterfront is 1/2 block away from the house....moreless

              sports and adventure activities

              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Kayaking
              • Sailing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Snorkeling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Surfing
              • Swimming

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                  • Dining:

                    most guests use the dining area on the lanai overlooking a tidal pond...moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 5 people


                  • Living Room
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Filtered Water
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Sofa Bed
                  • Internet
                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Password given on request at checkin....moreless

                  • Telephone
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Parking
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Activities Guide
                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Toilet Paper


                  • Ice Maker
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Kitchen:

                    no oven but a large microwave and charcoal barbecue outside...moreless

                  • Stove:

                    4 burner stovetop...moreless

                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Blender
                  • Coffee Grinder
                  • Pantry Items:

                    basic condiments...moreless

                  • Stove
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Coffee Maker:

                    burr grinder for whole bean coffee...moreless

                  • Toaster
                  • Refrigerator:

                    large french door refigerator...moreless

                  • Freezer
                  • Microwave:

                    large over the counter microwave oven ...moreless


                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Small Cooler
                  • Walkway To Water
                  • Terrace
                  • Balcony
                  • Barbecue
                  • Beach Towels
                  • Wood Deck
                  • Porch / Veranda
                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    2 tidal ponds. One for swimming (with koi and reef fish) and another called the garden pond....moreless

                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    2 lanais. One outside of the master bedroom and another outside of the kitchen....moreless

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Outdoor Pool


                  Write a review 4.7
                  from 30 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  5 quests
                  Jan 1 - Dec 30
                  4 night min stay
                  My Standard Rate
                  4 night min stay
                  $840 $3,240
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Cleaning fee $80 + tax
                  • Tax Rate 13.25%


                  Payments (except the security deposit via PayPal) must be made by check, bank or post office draft, or cash.

                  Rates are based on double occupancy. Extra guests are $10 each/night

                  A $250 returnable security and damage deposite via PayPal is required to secure a reservation.

                  The first rental payment (1/2 of total rent) due within 10 days after we receive the security deposit and the final payment due 30 days prior to arrival.

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                  Last updated: 07/19/2014
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                  27 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  9 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  9 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant

                  Car: Necessary

                  East Hawaii has numerous scenic features less than an hours drive from Kapoho. These include swimming in thermal ponds, snorkeling in the Wai' Opae protected fish reserve, walking to an area of active lava flows from Kilauea volcano, visiting the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, a world class botanical garden, ocean front parks and beaches, scenic drives, a tsunami museum, Imiloa astronomy center, boat tours lava flows of lava flows entering ocean, hiking, etc.


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2000

                  About the owner: We have lived in on the Big Island for more than 45 years. I'm (Dallas) a retired geophysical volcanologist and for many years was on the staff of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. Beverly is a botanical artist specializing in endemic Hawaiian plants and also does tropical themed stained glass commissions.

                  Why the Owner Chose Kapoho:
                  We purchased this property for a family weekend retreat because it had the ambience one would expect from a home in the tropics on the coast ... not coldly functional but truly warm, inviting, and comfortable with wonderful ponds in a park-like environment.

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                  Speaks: english

                  Links to more information:

                  Guestbook comments from the owner

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                  • Catching Minnows

                    Catching Minnows

                  • Warm Springs entrance

                    Warm Springs entrance

                  • Master Bedroom Lanai

                    Master Bedroom Lanai

                  • 1st floor bedroom

                    1st floor bedroom

                  • 1st floor Bedroom

                    1st floor Bedroom

                  • House Pond

                    House Pond

                  • Stairs to Master Bedroom

                    Stairs to Master Bedroom

                  • Kitchen


                  • Cheers


                  • Garden Pond

                    Garden Pond

                  • Master Bedroom

                    Master Bedroom

                  • Garden Pond (pond 2)

                    Garden Pond (pond 2)

                  • 1st floor bedroom (2 twin beds)

                    1st floor bedroom (2 twin beds)

                  • Wai' Opae Tide Ponds

                    Wai' Opae Tide Ponds

                  VRBO #16633

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                  This listing was first published here in 2002.

                  Date last modified - Friday, August 08, 2014

                  $135 - $165 per night (USD)

                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 5

                  View calendar: Updated 07/19/14
                  Minimum stay: 4 nights
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