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Hawksbill House by Ocean in Kapoho Beach Lots, Helping with Turtle Conservation

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A peek a boo of the calm inlet from the BBQ area.

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Last updated: 03/26/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Kapoho house description

Imagine a Hawaiian place that still looks like Hawaii did in 1960, where the breezes cross the wide Pacific and come ashore clean, and the soothing sound of the nearby waves create a gentle refrain. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath with sleeping den is fully updated and newly remodeled. The house is 1,120 square feet, with two outside areas of 300 square feet and 200 square feet where you feel surrounded by nature. The perimeter fence and lattice creates a great sense of privacy while allowing wonderful views of lush plantings.

The gated community of Kapoho is a cluster of about 250 homes around a crescent bay, one of the few good swimming areas in Puna District. The community is known to kama'aina (local folks) as a quiet refuge from town.

Hawksbill House is 200 steps from a calm ocean area where geothermally heated fresh water issues from the edges of the natural swimming pond. After the Kapoho Lava Flow of 1960, the springs became warm (in the 80-plus degree range). The heated groundwater seeps from shoreline crevasses to float upon the seawater. This water is the closest thing to heaven on earth that I know! I would be happy to share my aloha for this water and this place, and help you make your own memories here.

A percentage of my profits will be donated to the
HPA/NOAA SEA TURTLE RESEARCH PROGRAM which helps Big Isle turtle populations.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1120 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome:

    Special wall was built with ship's wheel, and other fun features for kids. This wall is called the KEIKI WALL (Keiki means child in Hawaiian). There is a port hole, a steering wheel, and many other fun things to 'fiddle with.'...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double

    FULL bed in this bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    Full bed in this bedroom...moreless

  • Den: 2 twin/ single

    Twin beds set up for lounging or single sleepers...moreless

  • Double Beds (1) Each bedroom features a FULL BED (double bed)., Twin Beds (2) Twin-sized coil beds are available for your sleeping comfort in the den. Crib (1) DaVinci mini-crib is available....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower

    Indoor bathroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Bathroom outside the front door after swimming!...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Ceiling fans (5), attic fan, partial oak wood floor, new carpet, large patio, smaller (200 sf) lanai, fruit trees, privacy fence, near ocean (1 minute walk), sea breezes, wave sounds, old Hawaii feel in a gated community, cultural and historical tour information...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Some Hawaii books and some paperback best seller novels....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Several board games and cards....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    DISH network family programming on the TV along with several local channels....moreless

  • Television:

    TV in the living room is available to view your DVD videos from PAHOA HOME VIDEO in Pahoa town, phone 965-1199....moreless

  • Toys:

    Blocks...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Kapoho Cone can be seen from the yard, in whose crater lies sacred Green Lake (or Wai a Pele, water of the fire goddess Pele)....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    The home is across the street from an oceanfront home, a PEEK A BOO of the ocean can be seen from parts of the house....moreless

  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Hiking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Spelunking
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Broadband Access:

    The home is set up for wireless broadband internet through the telephone line (DSL). We will provide the password so you can get logged on....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Newly purchased dryer in addition to clothes lines on the patio....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bedding is almost entirely soft cotton with two pillows per person on each bed....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    . Open air parking for several cars is available....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Park your large vehicles on my lawn....moreless

  • Telephone:

    House has a land line but no answering machine. The land line is used to allow your guests to enter the gated community. Long distance toll calls on this line must be made with a calling card....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Washer lacks a delicate cycle. Clothes lines are in patio....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    The home is set up for wireless broadband internet using the phone lines (DSL)....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Complete with coffeemaker, coffee grinder, blender, toaster, mixer, microwave (no disposal or dishwasher). Many spices, condiments, and hot beverages (coffee!) are stocked in the kitchen....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Newly purchased, 2011....moreless

  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    This area is about 300 square feet, a place to be close to nature. The trade winds cool this patio, the lattice screens this area for privacy. ...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    This cool, and lovely area is about 200 square feet, with table and love seat. This lanai looks out on the lawn and lush tropical vegetation....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    This is a place to be close to nature, while feeling your privacy is protected by the screening and lush plantings....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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WINTER RATE
Dec 1 - Apr 30, 2015
1 night min stay
$139
$900
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$119
$700

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • CLEANING FEE $120 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13.25%

Notes:

ADDITIONAL PEOPLE (MORE THAN TWO) $15 PER NIGHT PER PERSON


Cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 03/26/2015
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Location

26 Miles
Nearest Airport
HILO AIRPORT
8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Kaleo's Bar and Grill, Luquins in Pahoa,
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 137
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Luquins, Kaleo's, New York Pizza in Pahoa
60 Miles
Nearest Ski
60 miles away at summit of Mauna Kea, if snowy

Car: Necessary

The premiere attraction on the Big Island of Hawai'i is the Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park (HVNP). The actual volcano, Halema'uma'u, is 40 miles and about an hour drive away. I would suggest the Visitor Center, Thurston Lava Tube, and the delightful 1 mile walk called Bird Park or Kipuka Puaulu. At dusk, be sure to check out Halema'umau, home of the fire goddess Madame Pele, to see if she is glowing tonight!

Another stellar attraction is the Mauna Kea Visitor Center evening stargazing, which is held from 6 pm to 10 pm, weather permitting, every night of the year. Astronomy on Mauna Kea is making discoveries such as

'Goldilocks planets,' not too hot and not too cold, and other cutting edge discoveries. There are only a couple of sites on the planet with air clean enough for this kind of work. The visitor center is at 9,300 foot elevation on the mountain, access is up the Saddle Road from Hilo or South Kohala.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: When I was 10 my parents bought a home on the water at Kapoho (a few doors away from Hawksbill House). The water, not the land, became my new home. I became bonded with the pond nearest my home, and it will always be a place of aloha for me.

Why the Owner Chose Kapoho:
In my work as at Bishop Museum Library on Oahu, I was able to discover some facts about the Kapoho area, and its significance to ancient Hawaiians. The most important wahi pana (celebrated site) in this region is Kumukahi (literally, 'first beginning'), where the energy of the sun first touches the Hawaiian Islands. The significance of this location was understood by Hawaiians, who would bring their sick to be healed here. There are unique cultural sites within a two mile radius of Hawksbill House. The still popular saying, 'From the rising of the sun at Kumukahi,' refers to this area. My house has been named for Waiaka'ea Bay which was just a half mile north of Kapoho Bay and is now covered by a lava flow. The 'wahi pana' or celebrated place Waiaka'ea Bay, 'Water used by the Hawksbill Turtle' Bay, has been used to create an 'inoa ho'omana'o' or commemorative name, Hawksbill House. Kapoho is one of the places the Fire Goddess Pele traveled in her search for a home. Pele came to Kapoho and dug some of our swimming holes, but she decided not to stay and moved instead to Kilauea Crater where she still resides.


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Speaks: english

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Photos

  • A peek a boo of the calm inlet from the BBQ area.

    A peek a boo of the calm inlet from the BBQ area.

  • The dining room is one of several dining areas in the home

    The dining room is one of several dining areas in the home

  • The galley kitchen has a granite counter and a view of  lush plants outside.

    The galley kitchen has a granite counter and a view of lush plants outside.

  • Bananas on a tree in the side yard.  Hope some ripen while you are here!

    Bananas on a tree in the side yard. Hope some ripen while you are here!

  • Plumeria (Hawaiian = melia) blooming in the yard. These make a popular lei.

    Plumeria (Hawaiian = melia) blooming in the yard. These make a popular lei.

  • The wood slab is made of kamani and koa woods

    The wood slab is made of kamani and koa woods

  • Back yard view of the house.  You park in the back yard

    Back yard view of the house. You park in the back yard

  • The indoor tub has a turtle painting.

    The indoor tub has a turtle painting.

  • The den features this daybed and a full bed.

    The den features this daybed and a full bed.

  • Angry cloud builds where Pele's lava is burning the forest

    Angry cloud builds where Pele's lava is burning the forest

  • In the den

    In the den

  • The yard surrrounded by lush foliage

    The yard surrrounded by lush foliage

  • Warm water issues from geothermally heated springs and floats on the salt water

    Warm water issues from geothermally heated springs and floats on the salt water

  • The breezy lanai looks out on the lawn and tropical trees

    The breezy lanai looks out on the lawn and tropical trees

  • The Lanai Bedroom connects to a deck and makes the outdoors yours

    The Lanai Bedroom connects to a deck and makes the outdoors yours

  • Gold Dust Day Gecko, a recent introduction to Hawaii, likes inside the house too

    Gold Dust Day Gecko, a recent introduction to Hawaii, likes inside the house too

  • Shoe rack for your 'kama'a' or shoes.

    Shoe rack for your 'kama'a' or shoes.

  • Take a sail out over the blue at our KEIKI (children) WALL.

    Take a sail out over the blue at our KEIKI (children) WALL.

  • The living room has an 'old Hawaii' feel.

    The living room has an 'old Hawaii' feel.

  • A mango headboard over the queen bed. Sweet dreams!

    A mango headboard over the queen bed. Sweet dreams!

  • Monarch butterflies love the crown flowers (bottom) and frolic in LOULU palms

    Monarch butterflies love the crown flowers (bottom) and frolic in LOULU palms

  • The den features a full bed and daybed

    The den features a full bed and daybed

  • The entrance to the house is easy access

    The entrance to the house is easy access

  • Washer(electric) and dryer(gas)  for your convenience

    Washer(electric) and dryer(gas) for your convenience

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    6
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
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  • Reviews
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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Calendar last updated: 03/26/2015
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