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Oceanfront Very Private Single Family Home on Kapoho Tidepools

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Ocean-side of home showing our private thermally-heated lagoon

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Last updated: 12/12/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Kapoho house description

Experience the famous Kapoho-WaiOpae Tide Pools and Marine Preserve from this VERY PRIVATE and ACCESSIBLE OCEANFRONT HOME on the eastern shore of the Big Island of Hawaii!

Take a few easy steps down from this comfortable and artistic single-family home into the protected inner reef of tidal pools. The panoramic coastline views combined with the easy ocean access make it a perfect retreat for the active family.

Relax into the sounds and sights of the ocean, tropical breezes, ocean sunrises and moonrises! Enjoy incredible stargazing over the dark ocean sky.

See the VIRTUAL TOUR (click the link at the end of this listing) to really know what you could experience. In addition to the tour, the 16 photographs show the updated furnishings and amenities since the virtual tour was created. (NOTE: We no longer have a hot tub.)

From the over 200 ft of ocean shoreline on the property, you can float, swim or snorkel in your very own private warm, calm ocean lagoon or swim further out to explore the extensive coral pools. These pools support 11 types of coral, over 113 types of colorful tropical fish, green sea turtles and an occasional monk seal.

These warm tide pools are such incredible fish habitat that they are one of only 11 marine preserves in the entire State! Enjoy the safest and best snorkeling in East HI from this secluded beautiful location.

This exceptional home has Italian tile throughout, granite counters in a well-stocked kitchen with stainless steel appliances, and an open airy Great Room overlooking the ocean. Upstairs are 2 bedrooms with ocean views, one has a new king bed and one a queen. Plus a third bedroom with double bed overlooking a lovely garden with great ocean wave sounds to lull you to sleep. The house will nicely accommodate a family of five.

Two balcony decks overlook the ocean and a third looks over the tropical gardens. An oceanfront covered entertaining and lounging area is on the garden level adjacent to the patio that is perfect for sunbathing before slipping into your own private lagoon. Enjoy the ground-level covered and semi-enclosed tropical garden bathroom with toilet, sink and shower. The property is fenced to enhance a feeling of security and has private off-street parking.

Other nearby recreational activities include: VOLCANO NATIONAL PARK with lava viewing within 15 miles; Ahalanui Warm Springs County Park with 90 degree ocean-fed pool; fishing, diving, kayaking, surfing, winter whale-watching and star gazing; hiking, bicycling, golfing, scenic drives along the coast; zoo, astronomy center, NW Hawaiian Islands visitor center; and museums, shopping, farmer's markets, and dining.

Located in a small, quiet seaside community in 'sunny Kapoho' with the least rain in East Hawaii and the best air quality on the island. The historic town of Pahoa is 10 miles and has groceries, fine restaurants, fresh fish market, internet cafe, boutiques, business center, urgent care clinic, pharmacy, etc. Hilo International Airport is 29 miles. The Kona airport is 115 miles, about a 2.5 hour drive.

We have a five-day minimum but will consider as few as three days if we have an opening of fewer than five days and our caretakers do not need to work on the property. To make a reservation, please check the calendar for availability and then email us with your desired dates and phone number.

Thank you for your interest!



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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

                  • Massage

                  Suitability

                  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                    25 years for responsible party renting our home....moreless

                  • Non Smoking Only
                  • Pets Not Allowed
                  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

                  Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

                  • Bedroom 1

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                  • Bedroom 2

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                  • Bedroom 3

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                  • King size beds (1) high quality Simmons mattress Queen size Beds (1) high-quality Simmons mattress, Double Beds (1) high-quality Simmons mattress...moreless

                  Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

                  Other Amenities

                      • Private warm calm ocean lagoon on property for swimming/snorkeling/floating, fantastic views of tide pools and ocean, most private location in Kapoho that is directly on ocean....moreless

                      Entertainment

                      • Books:

                        Excellent natural history library to learn about Hawaii and the marine environment, plus guide books and much more....moreless

                      • Games
                      • Music Library:

                        Satellite TV has terrific music channels....moreless

                      • Satellite / Cable:

                        Dish TV with several movie channels...moreless

                      Theme

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

                      Attractions

                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Churches
                      • Library
                      • Museums
                      • Restaurants
                      • Zoo

                      Local Services & Businesses

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

                      Leisure Activities

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

                      Location Type

                      • Beachfront:

                        Directly on the Kapoho tide pools with Pacific Ocean on outer edge of sheltered inner tide pools for fantastic snorkeling....moreless

                      • Oceanfront:

                        Ocean shoreline meanders through the property providing many locations for easily stepping into the water and lounging along the shoreline....moreless

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Fishing
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Kayaking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Surf Fishing
                      • Surfing
                      • Swimming

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 6 people

                      General

                      • Clothes Dryer:

                        New in unit...moreless

                      • Free Long Distance:

                        Unlimited free long distance to USA and Canada....moreless

                      • Garage:

                        For storage of snorkel and beach gear, beach chairs, extra linens and paper products, personal gear. NOT for car....moreless

                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room:

                        A GREAT ROOM with panoramic ocean views up and down the coast over the fascinating tide pools. Comfortable leather couch and recliners....moreless

                      • Parking Off Street:

                        Ample off-street parking adjacent to house....moreless

                      • Telephone:

                        Unlimited on-island and long distance to USA and Canada....moreless

                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine:

                        New in unit...moreless

                      • Wireless Internet:

                        Bring your lap top. High speed wi-fi....moreless

                      Kitchen

                      • Catering Available:

                        Local options....moreless

                      • Cooking Utensils:

                        Full set of pots and pans, coffee maker, blender, toaster, countertop convection oven, dishes and flatware, cooking utensils....moreless

                      • Kitchen:

                        Full well-stocked kitchen with granite counters, dining island, new stainless steel appliances, plus separate DR. Coffee maker, blender, toaster, countertop convection oven, icemaker,, microwave, etc.....moreless

                      • Microwave
                      • Refrigerator:

                        New stainless steel in 2011....moreless

                      Outside

                      • Balcony:

                        3 balcony decks off BRs and entry, 2 with ocean view....moreless

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Huge oceanfront patio for lounging....moreless

                      • Gazebo:

                        Covered picnic table area directly overlooking pools....moreless

                      • Lanai / Gazebo:

                        Large covered lanai in garden setting adjacent to ocean with comfortable lounging,TV, bamboo bar, covered picnic table and dining table, and refrigerator....moreless

                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        Gorgeous tropical gardens featuring huge lilies, several species of palms and much more....moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Water Sports Gear:

                        Boogie boards, reef shoes, flippers, floating 'noodles' and inflatable floating accessories, a few life jackets, beach umbrella, coolers....moreless

                      Payment Type

                      • Mastercard
                      • Visa

                      Pool / Spa

                          • Private Pool:

                            Private natural ocean lagoon on property for private swimming, floating, or snorkeling. Excellent location to introduce children to wonders of marine world where you can keep an eye on them from the decks, lanai and inside the house....moreless

                           

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                          $200/day May 1- Oct 31 base rate per couple.  Additional charge for extra persons.
                          $250/day Nov 1 - Apr 30 base rate per couple. Additional charge for extra persons.
                          Negotiable rate for more than 2 based on group composition. Maximum 5 guests.
                          50% required to reserve for min 5 days or more; balance due 2 mo prior to arrival.
                          100% required to reserve for less than 5 days, if available.
                          Non-refundable base cleaning fee $125 for 5 hours.
                          Hi Bus License # W01044144-01. Additional 13.25% State tax collected.
                          Refundable $165 damage/additional cleaning deposit if contract provisions met.
                          

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                          Last updated: 12/12/2014
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                          Location

                          Volcano National Park visitor center is 37 miles and closest lava viewing area is 15 miles away.

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 1998

                          About the owner: We retired to this home in Hawaii in 2001 from Alaska. Linda served as a natural resource manager, habitat protection biologist and SE Alaska Regional Supervisor for 27 years in Alaska. She met Kirk in Kapoho area while on vacation after he had completed a solo sailing trip there from Bellingham WA. Once in Hawaii, Linda was contracted by the State of Hawaii to serve as their first Marine Protected Areas Statewide Coordinator to foster greater conservation of the very most important marine ecosystems. The WaiOpae Tidepools Marine Life Conservation District at Kapoho was established during her tenure in this position. We started the Cape Kumukahi Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3), in 2004 and completed several multi-year conservation projects for the Kapoho tidepools. We now spend part of the year in our home in Bellingham, WA and the rest in Hawaii.

                          Why the Owner Chose Kapoho:
                          This property is absolutely unique compared to any other oceanfront properties we have seen throughout Hawaii due to easy year-round access into the protected tide pools plus the open Pacific Ocean just beyond the pools to watch the waves and whales and listen to the surf. The snorkeling is better than almost every other place I have snorkeled in Hawaii.


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                          Photos

                          • Ocean-side of home showing our private thermally-heated  lagoon

                            Ocean-side of home showing our private thermally-heated lagoon

                          • Walk into private warm lagoon; enjoy private point w/ panoramic coastline views

                            Walk into private warm lagoon; enjoy private point w/ panoramic coastline views

                          • LR, DR, & Kitchen  with panoramic views of ocean and tidepools

                            LR, DR, & Kitchen with panoramic views of ocean and tidepools

                          • Modern well-stocked kitchen w/  SS appliances, granite & koa counters

                            Modern well-stocked kitchen w/ SS appliances, granite & koa counters

                          • Second BR with Queen and Ocean View

                            Second BR with Queen and Ocean View

                          • Comfortable seating in covered oceanfront lanai

                            Comfortable seating in covered oceanfront lanai

                          • Looking from picnic area to lanai w/ stairs to upper floor seen in back left

                            Looking from picnic area to lanai w/ stairs to upper floor seen in back left

                          • Oceanfront veranda, upper balcony, path to garden-level bathroom.

                            Oceanfront veranda, upper balcony, path to garden-level bathroom.

                          • Outdoor shower with total privacy fence, bench and towel racks

                            Outdoor shower with total privacy fence, bench and towel racks

                          • Full moon rising as seen from house

                            Full moon rising as seen from house

                          • Sunrise from balcony; average tide level; pathway helps show outer property area

                            Sunrise from balcony; average tide level; pathway helps show outer property area

                          • Painted pillars help show our adjacent oceanfront lot that extends further south

                            Painted pillars help show our adjacent oceanfront lot that extends further south

                          • Entrance to house from off-street parking area on our adjacent oceanfront lot

                            Entrance to house from off-street parking area on our adjacent oceanfront lot

                          • Looking down on our private lagoon and landscaped point from upstairs LR

                            Looking down on our private lagoon and landscaped point from upstairs LR

                          • Another View of the DR/LR overlooking the tidepools and ocean

                            Another View of the DR/LR overlooking the tidepools and ocean

                          • Master BR w/ Queen, Ocean View and Balcony Deck

                            Master BR w/ Queen, Ocean View and Balcony Deck

                          • Covered oceanfront lanai has refrig, TV, bar, dining table, comfy chairs, grill

                            Covered oceanfront lanai has refrig, TV, bar, dining table, comfy chairs, grill

                          • Oceanfront picnic area with sunscreen roof - great place for yoga at sunrise

                            Oceanfront picnic area with sunscreen roof - great place for yoga at sunrise

                          • Large veranda w/ stairs into private lagoon.  Swim out further into deeper pools

                            Large veranda w/ stairs into private lagoon. Swim out further into deeper pools

                          • Walkway to garden-level private bathroom which has shower, toilet and sink

                            Walkway to garden-level private bathroom which has shower, toilet and sink

                          • Father and children explore inner pools next to property

                            Father and children explore inner pools next to property

                          • Owner kayaking out from our lagoon into outer pools at high tide

                            Owner kayaking out from our lagoon into outer pools at high tide

                          • Pathway to ocean on border between our two lots

                            Pathway to ocean on border between our two lots

                          • Sunset and full moon rising as seen from the veranda

                            Sunset and full moon rising as seen from the veranda

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                          3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 5

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