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

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

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Last updated: 07/29/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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 AND CONSERVATION PROGRAM which helps Big Isle turtle populations.

Property Type

  • House
  • 1120 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • 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

              • Alternative Lifestyle
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • 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

              Kitchen & Dining

              • 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

              • Dining Area Seats:

                6...moreless

              • Child's Highchair
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Seating for 6 people

              Amenities

              • Linens Provided:

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

              • Clothes Dryer:

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

              • Washing Machine:

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

              • 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

              • Towels Provided
              • Parking
              • Living Room
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board

              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

                  • Television:

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

                  • Satellite / Cable:

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

                  • Books:

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

                  • Games:

                    Several board games and cards....moreless

                  Communications

                  • 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

                  • 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

                  • Wireless Internet:

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

                  • Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • 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

                  • Outdoor Grill:

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

                  • Lawn / Garden

                  Theme

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

                  Location & View

                  • 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

                  Activities

                  • Live Theater
                  • Surfing
                  • Hiking
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Swimming
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Churches
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Ruins
                  • Restaurants
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Spelunking
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  BASIC RATE
                  May 1 - Nov 30, 2014
                  1 night min stay
                  $119
                  $700
                  WINTER RATE
                  Dec 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                  1 night min stay
                  $139
                  $900

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

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

                  Notes:

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


                  Cancellation policy:

                  Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                  Last updated: 07/29/2014
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                  Location

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

                  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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                  Photos

                  • 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

                  • A full bed with every detail considered to make this stay memorable.

                    A full bed with every detail considered to make this stay memorable.

                  • The breezy lanai looks out on the lawn and tropical trees, a good spot for lunch

                    The breezy lanai looks out on the lawn and tropical trees, a good spot for lunch

                  • The Lanai Bedroom connects to a deck and makes the outdoors part of your domain.

                    The Lanai Bedroom connects to a deck and makes the outdoors part of your domain.

                  • 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!

                  • Stay away from coconut trees and be CAREFUL of falling coconuts

                    Stay away from coconut trees and be CAREFUL of falling coconuts

                  • The den has two single beds. This one is by a window to peek out at a new day!

                    The den has two single beds. This one is by a window to peek out at a new day!

                  • 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 Hawai'i" feel.

                    The living room has an "old Hawai'i" feel.

                  • Nearby Alapaki Street has the closest access to the water, 200 steps from house

                    Nearby Alapaki Street has the closest access to the water, 200 steps from house

                  • PEEK A BOO of ocean across the street.

                    PEEK A BOO of ocean across the street.

                  • The dining room is my favorite space in the house. I think you will enjoy it.

                    The dining room is my favorite space in the house. I think you will enjoy it.

                  • 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.

                  • Gigantochloa sp. Sumatra bamboo borders part of the yard for privacy and shade

                    Gigantochloa sp. Sumatra bamboo borders part of the yard for privacy and shade

                  • 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

                  • 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 den again, with a single bed set up as a daybed.

                    The den again, with a single bed set up as a daybed.

                  • The wood slab is made of kamani and koa woods and ended up in a surfboard shape.

                    The wood slab is made of kamani and koa woods and ended up in a surfboard shape.

                  • Back yard view of the house.

                    Back yard view of the house.

                  • This peek a boo of the ocean is visible from the BBQ area.

                    This peek a boo of the ocean is visible from the BBQ area.

                  • The indoor tub/shower has a turtle painting.

                    The indoor tub/shower has a turtle painting.

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                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Thursday, June 19, 2014

                  $119 - $139 per night (USD)
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                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

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