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Oceanfront Home: Spectacular View, Snorkel & Swim from Yard

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Coral Pool House: enter a natural aquarium from the home's grounds

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Last updated: 07/07/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
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  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Kapoho house description

The CORAL POOL HOUSE, 'Kaheka Ko'a,' is a newer (2008) OCEANFRONT HOME with snorkeling and swimming in your backyard. It is directly on the shore of the WAI'OPAE STATE MARINE PRESERVE (Kapoho Tide Pools). Kapoho is a small, quiet rural community on the Big Island, near Hilo and 40 miles from Volcanoes National Park. The home has an awe-inspiring view of the 50-acre marine preserve and beyond.

**DISCOUNTED $40 - $95/night through August 4 - see Rates**

IN YOUR STAY AT THE CORAL POOL HOUSE YOU MAY EXPERIENCE:
* Unparalleled panoramic ocean views of coastline, marine preserve, reef, sea and night sky,
* Snorkeling in an extensive natural aquarium with a rainbow of fish and coral.
* Swimming and floating in tranquil pools.
* Modern accommodations in a new home (2008), including whirlpool hot tub and WiFi.
* Tropical scenery of the rural Puna coast.
* Clouds of stars in the night sky.

OCEAN VIEW: The Coral Pool House captures an expansive ocean view from its shoreline location. The living area, bedrooms, lanais (covered decks) and hot tub all have a panoramic ocean view. You can catch the natural rhythms of the day: sunrise, clouds painting the skies, tidal flows, waves crashing on the outer reef, passing whales (December - April), and sunsets while relaxing in the living area, beds, shaded lanais or whirlpool hot tub.

MARINE PRESERVE: The shoreline location of the Coral Pool House provides easy access from its grounds into the tranquil waters of the Wai'Opae (why-o-pie) Marine Life Conservation District for snorkeling, swimming and floating. The marine preserve is one of only 11 in the Hawaiian Islands. The preserves were established to protect the unique marine life of these special places. Wai'Opae preserve has among the greatest density and diversity of marine life of all the Hawaii preserves. The coral and fish-laden pools are home to 11 coral and over 100 fish species, and the endangered green sea turtle.

To quote the popular 'Big Island Hawaii Snorkeling Guide' (authored by two biologist who have snorkeled throughout the world), Wai'Opae marine preserve is '... a unique and fantastic snorkeling spot. ... one of the best snorkeling areas in the world... The pools are gorgeous. The visibility is usually stellar. The corals are diverse, colorful and in incredible health. The fish are abundant and diverse as well. Everything is up close and personal. It really is a wonderful experience.'

SNORKELING and SWIMMING: The grounds of the Coral Pool House meet the sea where you can slip into its tranquil coral pools. The pools offer fabulous snorkeling, for the beginner to the experienced. The inner pools are calm 360 days a year due to the protective outer reef. Thermally heated fresh water seeps into these inner pools, making them noticeably warmer. They are ideal for swimming in, as well as snorkeling, or for those who just wish to float and relax. Outer pools may be enjoyed by the more experienced snorkeler, offering greater density of corals and some fish species not seen in the inner pools. Large predators (like sharks) are absent due to the shallow barrier reef.

The outdoor solar shower offers a warm rinse when exiting the pools. On the grounds of the home is a shallow warm pool (80-85 degrees), great for those experiencing snorkeling for the first time or for kids to play in. Children may be observed at play from inside the home, the lanais or patio. We provide some snorkeling equipment (masks & snorkels), boogie boards and information on marine life that you will encounter.

NEW OCEANFRONT HOME: The Coral Pool House offers the comfort of a MODERN FULLY APPOINTED HOME while taking in its exquisite natural setting. All rooms and the upper lanai have open beam ceilings. Family dining may be enjoyed indoors or on the lanai. The ocean breeze keeps the home mosquito free. The covered ground-level patio, near water's-edge, is an enjoyable place for a picnic. Meals can be prepared in the modern fully appointed kitchen (granite counters, cherry wood cabinets) and on the lanai's BBQ. The whirlpool tub is a wonderful place to relax and 'soak' in the view.

The home's bedrooms have new quality beds and en-suite baths, with a deep soaking tub in the master bathroom. The master bedroom has a king bed. The second bedroom has both a queen and double bed.

The home also has wireless internet, phone, satellite LCD flat screen TV (pause/record options), DVD, CD, stereo, cards, board games, videos and books for your enjoyment. The home's caretaker lives nearby, in the community, and is available if you need assistance.

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS: Tropical landscapes offer stunning scenic drives along the coast, cascading waterfalls and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. If you can pull yourself away from the Coral Pool House, a drive along the SCENIC PUNA COAST is not to be missed (beginning one mile from the house). Nearby, there are several other scenic drives, hikes and parks, including a large thermally heated swimming pond (2 miles). The historic village of Pahoa, with shopping, groceries, fresh fish and farmers markets, and restaurants, is 10 miles away. A 40-mile drive takes you to Volcanoes Park, with its active volcano. Other volcanic features may be experienced closer to Kapoho, such as: Lava Tree Park (7 miles) and Kalapana (15 miles), where lava is flowing into the sea.

Although tropical, Kapoho has the least rain in east Hawaii. We also enjoy some of the cleanist air in the world.

The area is served by the Hilo International Airport (29 miles). Hilo has many options for shopping, dining and entertainment. You may view several picturesque waterfalls on the Waianuenue River, which flows through Hilo.

Further information on the Coral Pool House (Kaheka Ko'a), the Wai'Opae marine preserve and local attractions will be provided following your booking. In addition, for those that stay with us, we are pleased to help you with your travel plans, based on our local knowledge. Please inquire if you have any questions and visit or web site

Tax ID: W15883045-01


Keywords: Oceanfront home, Kapoho, Kapoho Tide Pools, Waiopae, vacation home, vacation rental, snorkeling, Hawaii, Big Island, Hilo, Volcanoes National Park

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                Games and books for kids are provided. A shallow natural wading pool is on the property where children may be observed from the house or patio. The home does include lots of steps, high decks (with safety railings)and direct access to water (no fence), which may be of concern....moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                We rent only to adults 25 and older. Families with children are welcome....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 double

                2 beds, sleep four, with ensuite bath and full ocean view...moreless

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

                Quality mattress, linens, ensuite bath, full ocean view...moreless

              • King size bed (1) in master bedroom. Queen size Beds (1) in 2nd bedroom, Double Bed (1) In second bedroom. Quality mattresses, linens and full ocean view....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

                granite counters, cherry wood cabinents...moreless

              • Bathroom 3: toilet

                ganite counters, cherry wood cabinents...moreless

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Deep soaking tub, granite counters, cherry cabinents....moreless

              • Bathroom 4: outdoor shower

                Solar shower for rinsing when comming in from pools....moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                Modern kitchen with cherry cabinets and granite counter tops. Includes all new appliances....moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Fully stocked including rice cooker, coffee maker, blender and toaster....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                New full size refrigerator with ice maker...moreless

              • Dining:

                Inside and outside dining for 6 each...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                6...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Ice Maker
              • Pantry Items
              • Dishwasher
              • Stove
              • Microwave
              • Seating for 6 people

              Amenities

              • Linens Provided:

                Quality bedding, towels (including beach towels), wash cloths...moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Driveway for 2 cars, no off street parking...moreless

              • Parking:

                2 cars maximum, no off-street parking....moreless

              • Living Room seats 7:

                seats 7...moreless

              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Hair Dryer
              • Towels Provided

              Other Amenities

                  • The home has panoramic ocean views from living, dining, bedrooms, kitchen, lanais and spa. The outdoor shower offers a warm rinse upon exiting the ocean....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Dish satellite TV with program recording and pause options...moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    Movies and music...moreless

                  • DVD Player
                  • Books
                  • Games
                  • Music Library
                  • Television

                  Communications

                  • Internet:

                    New quality high speed service (Aloha Broadband). No more terrible service from Hughes Net....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    You may use your lap top throughout the house or outside on the lanais and patio....moreless

                  • Telephone

                  Pool & Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

                    Natural pond on edge of property. Snorkel in a clear-calm natural acquariuam...moreless

                  • Hot Tub:

                    Whirlpool spa tub on upper lanai with panoramic ocean view....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    (2) One each at living and bedroom levels with panoramic ocean views. Outdoor dining and cooking on Lanai at living level. Whirlpool spa tub on lanai at bedroom level. Ocean breeze keeps lanais mosquito free....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Covered patio at ground level near waters-edge with solar outdoor shower....moreless

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Romantic
                  • Family
                  • Sports & Activities

                  Location & View

                      • Oceanfront:

                        The home's grounds are at water's edge with easy access into the fish and coral-laden waters of the Wai'Opae marine preserve. A full panoramic ocean view is available from all rooms of the home. ...moreless

                      Activities

                      • Restaurants
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Fishing
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Hiking
                      • Swimming
                      • Surfing
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Medical Services
                      • Groceries
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Shopping
                      • Whale Watching
                      • Walking
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Boating
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Recreation Center
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Surf Fishing
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      No Availability
                      Jun 27 - Jul 28, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $265
                      $1,680

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

                      *DISCOUNT $70/nt*
                      Jul 29 - Aug 4, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $195
                      *DISCOUNT $25/nt*
                      Aug 31 - Sep 8, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $195
                      $1,190

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

                      Value
                      Sep 9 - Nov 19, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $220
                      $1,365 $5,250

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

                      Standard
                      Nov 20 - Dec 19, 2014
                      4 night min stay
                      $235
                      $1,470

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

                      Holiday
                      Dec 20 - Jan 3, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      $295
                      $1,995

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

                      Prime - Winter 2015
                      Jan 4 - Mar 31, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      $280
                      $1,785

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

                      Standard
                      Apr 1 - Jun 30, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      $250
                      $1,575

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

                      Prime Summer
                      Jul 1 - Aug 15, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      $265
                      $1,680
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Cleaning $120 + tax
                      • Tax Rate 13.25%

                      Notes:

                      *DISCOUNTS*

                      $40- $70/nt: through Aug 4 (see rates, above)

                      $115 value: Rent 2 weeks or more, receive complimentary cleaning & restocked supplies for each additional week

                      $200 discount: reserve all nights in the following period: Aug 31 - Sep 8 (9 nights)

                      RESERVATION DEPOSIT: 25-50% of rent ($500 min). Balance (rent, fees, tax) due 2 months prior to arrival


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                      Last updated: 07/07/2014
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                      Location

                      29 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Hilo
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      137
                      10 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Pahoa
                      25 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Hilo
                      11 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Pahoa

                      Car: Necessary

                      The home is on the shore of the Wai'Opae marine preserve. The home's grounds meet the sea where you can slip into the tranquil waters of a natural aquarium filled with a rainbow of fish and coral. Take scenic drives and hikes through tropical landscapes along the Puna coast.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2008

                      About the owner: Gail and I (Jim) live in northern California's Sierra Nevada mountains. We enjoy staying in the quiet community of Kapoho, snorkeling in its clear-calm waters and exploring the rural Puna Coast. Although we love our mountain home, visiting Hawaii provides a very different experience.

                      Why the Owner Chose Kapoho:
                      Several years ago on a visit to the Big Island we discovered Kapoho. Wai'Opae marine preserve offers the best snorkeling we have experienced. Its clear-calm waters are like snorkeling in a large fish and coral-laden aquarium. We also enjoyed the rural, non-touristy, nature of the area with many places to explore. We were so enchanted with Kapoho and the snorkeling that we purchased property directly on the shore of the marine preserve and built our vacation home where we and our guests can step right out of the house to go snorkeling and swimming.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      The Coral Pool House is one of only seven oceanfront homes directly on the 50 acre Wai'opae marine preserve. It is the only new home and was designed to capture the breathtaking ocean view from every room. From the grounds of the home you can slip into the Wai'Opae marine preserve for a fabulous snorkeling experience. Due to the protective reef, the pools are rarely affected by high surf conditions that can commonly spoil one's snorkeling adventure elsewhere. The preserve offers variety in your snorkeling experience as you move from the inner pools, near shore, to those near the reef. The ocean view from the home is magnificient. I especially enjoy watching the sunrise as it paints the sky, relaxing in the hot tub while soaking in the ocean view, and grilling a dinner of fresh local fish on the lanai BBQ. I never get enough of watching the interplay of sea and land directly from the home or while hiking and driving along the scenic Puna coastline.


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                      Photos

                      • Coral Pool House: enter a natural aquarium from the home's grounds

                        Coral Pool House: enter a natural aquarium from the home's grounds

                      • Enjoy the view from the living room while relaxing on comfortable furniture

                        Enjoy the view from the living room while relaxing on comfortable furniture

                      • Dining for six with panoramic ocean view

                        Dining for six with panoramic ocean view

                      • Soak in the view from the hot tub on the lanai

                        Soak in the view from the hot tub on the lanai

                      • Master bedroom: king bed and ensuite bathroom

                        Master bedroom: king bed and ensuite bathroom

                      • Wai'Opae marine preserve with over 100 species of fish & 11 species of coral

                        Wai'Opae marine preserve with over 100 species of fish & 11 species of coral

                      • Green sea turtles feed & rest in the Wai'Opae marine preserve

                        Green sea turtles feed & rest in the Wai'Opae marine preserve

                      • Watch sunrises light up the sky (view from the house)

                        Watch sunrises light up the sky (view from the house)

                      • Snorkel in the clear-calm waters of the Wai'Opae marine preserve

                        Snorkel in the clear-calm waters of the Wai'Opae marine preserve

                      • Full modern kitchen with panoramic ocean view (granite counter, cherry cabinets)

                        Full modern kitchen with panoramic ocean view (granite counter, cherry cabinets)

                      • Dining and BBQ on the lanai with panoramic ocean view

                        Dining and BBQ on the lanai with panoramic ocean view

                      • Enjoy a panoramic ocean view from your king bed in the master bedroom

                        Enjoy a panoramic ocean view from your king bed in the master bedroom

                      • 2nd bedroom, full ocean view, with one queen and one full bed

                        2nd bedroom, full ocean view, with one queen and one full bed

                      • Snorkel in the clear-calm waters of Wai'Opae marine preserve

                        Snorkel in the clear-calm waters of Wai'Opae marine preserve

                      • Enjoy scenic drive along the Kapoho-Kalapana Road (begins 1 mile from house)

                        Enjoy scenic drive along the Kapoho-Kalapana Road (begins 1 mile from house)

                      • Moon light over Wai'Opae Pools, view from home

                        Moon light over Wai'Opae Pools, view from home

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                      $195 - $295 per night (USD)
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                      2 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
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