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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: 06/22/2014
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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!



Keywords: Oceanfront single family house

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

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

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              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

              Kitchen & Dining

              • 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

              • Cooking Utensils:

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

              • Dining Area Seats:

                6...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Seating for 6 people

              Amenities

              • 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

              • Garage:

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

              • Parking Off Street:

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

              • Hair Dryer
              • Linens Provided

              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

                  • Music Library:

                    Satellite TV has terrific music channels....moreless

                  • Television
                  • Games

                  Communications

                  • Telephone:

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

                  • Free Long Distance:

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

                  • Wireless Internet:

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

                  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

                      Outdoor Features

                      • 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

                      • Water Sports Gear:

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

                      • Lawn / Garden:

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

                      • Gazebo:

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

                      • Balcony:

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

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Huge oceanfront patio for lounging....moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Theme

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

                      Location & View

                      • Oceanfront:

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

                      • Beachfront:

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

                      Activities

                      • Zoo
                      • Medical Services
                      • Laundromat
                      • Kayaking
                      • Golf
                      • Surfing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Surf Fishing
                      • Fishing
                      • Hiking
                      • Cycling
                      • Swimming
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Groceries
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Museums
                      • Restaurants
                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Churches
                      • Library
                      • Paddle Boating
                      • Photography
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Shopping
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Whale Watching
                      • Boating
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Walking
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                       

                      Reviews

                      Write a review 4.7
                      from 17 traveler reviews
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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.
                      

                      Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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                      Last updated: 06/22/2014
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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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                      Speaks: english

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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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