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Elegant Cottage, Ocean View, Swimming, Snorkeling, Bikes, Wifi

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Your private oasis, straddling the edge of the gated community and open land.

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Last updated: 06/30/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The Lite House is a quality home with super comfortable, high-end furnishings and appliances, in a private and quiet section of a gated community. This is a small home, the perfect place for a couple who wants their privacy, and also a bit of luxury. It is also suitable for a small family (four maximum). The Queen-size bed is 12' thick memory with high thread-count cotton sheets. The quality, inner-spring double bed futon in the living room allows for two more people.

The Lite House is touched on three sides by state land (no immediate next door neighbors) so there is exceptional privacy for being in a subdivision. There is nothing but open space (state land) between the house and the ocean. The property that the Lite House sits on used to be ocean-front property. The 1960 lava flow filled in where the ocean touched the property on three sides, and the shoreline was extended. You might say that it is still an 'ocean-front' property, but now with a bit more of a walk to get into the water (scroll down to see revealing satellite photos).

From the Lite House, you can see the Cape Kumakahi Lighthouse in the distance; its faint glow at night adds charm when you are outside, or looking through the kitchen window. Cooling trade winds are almost always present, and come right through the house when you have the doors and windows open. Enjoy being outside, any time, and with no mosquitoes! At night, the sound of Coqui frogs is a distant and mild serenade.

It's a 3-4 minute walk to locally famous Champagne Pond, where you can snorkel with the turtles or just float around on the calm, volcanically heated water. Lap swimmers have also found Champagne pond to be exceptionally suitable.

In the adjacent neighborhood are the Kapoho Tide Pools (aka the Waiopae Marine Preserve), known for world-class snorkeling. Snorkel gear and boogie boards are provided for your use.

Two bicycles are also provided for exploring the area. The terrain is mostly level, and with very little traffic. The marine preserve is about a ten-minute bicycle ride from the house, or you may drive. Kapoho Beach is a very bicycle-friendly and pedestrian-friendly community.

Hike about a quarter of a mile to the rugged, scenic shoreline and watch the waves crash against the lava coast. When the waves are high you can also see them crashing from inside the Lite House.

Note: We did not design this house, but we named it the 'Lite House' for a reason. Please be advised that it may not be comfortable for 'extra-plus' sized guests.

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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    We do not rent to guests under 25. They must be with parent or guardian...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Convertible bed(s)

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  • Queen size Beds (1) 12' memory foam mattress, quality sheets, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) full size and high quality with inner springs...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

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  • Shower with two separate sinks

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    flat screen, Dish network with record (for later viewing) and pause options...moreless

  • Video Library:

    small selection of DVD's...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Nude Beach
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    Ocean view, and ocean access across "new" State land. ...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Ocean-front property until the 1960 lava flow extended the shoreline....moreless

  • Water View:

    When surf's up, see wave spray from the lanai....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining both inside and outside, seats four...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance:

    free long distance to US and Canada...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    bath, kitchen and beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

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

    granite counters, quality cabinets, stainless steel appliances...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    gas...moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    with baskets and locks...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Includes table, chairs and lounge chairs...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Barbeque local catch from nearby fish market...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    snorkeling gear and boogie boards ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Champagne Pond 3-4 minute walk. Relax in geothermal heated waters visited by green sea turtles....moreless

  • Heated Pool
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Middle Season
Apr 1 - Aug 14, 2015
4 night min stay
$95
$2,015

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Low Season
Aug 15 - Nov 14, 2015
4 night min stay
$90
$1,860

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

High Season
Nov 15 - Mar 31, 2016
4 night min stay
$100
$2,170

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $75 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 13.25%

Notes:

Guests must be over 25 years of age, unless with parent/guardian.

Rates quoted are for two persons. Extra guests are $10.00 per person, per night


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 06/30/2015
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Location

29 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hilo International
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Pahoa
25 Miles
Nearest Golf
Hilo
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
137
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Pahoa
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Kapoho Beach

Car: Necessary

The Lite House is in Kapoho's private gated community, 29 miles from the Hilo International Airport. It is a 3-4 minute walk to Champagne Pond for floating/swimming/snorkeling with sea turtles . Kapoho Beach and Kapoho Bay are also worth exploring and are a 10 minute walk across the lava. Wai'Opae Marine Preserve (aka Kapoho Tide Pools), with fabulous snorkeling, is a short bike ride or drive (2 bikes included for your use). The entrance to Volcanoes National Park is 40 miles, the lava flow viewing area is approximately 15 miles from the cottage, and Lava Tree Park is 7 miles. The historic town of Pahoa is 8 miles away, and Hilo (the Big Island's largest town) is 25 miles. Once outside the gated subdivision, take scenic coastal drives both north and south.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: I (Diane) am a kindergarten teacher having just retired. My husband, Richard, and I are looking forward to spending some quiet-time in Kapoho! We have family there, and look forward to when we can see each other any time we want, just by hopping on our bicycles. And I can't wait to take my air mattress down to Champagne Pond every day and float in the lovely, warm water with the turtles!

Why the Owner Chose Kapoho:
We love the constant, pleasant climate of Kapoho, with its famously clean air. Additionally, mosquitoes have had a unrequited lifelong love affair with Richard, so their absence at this particular home's location especially appealed to him! And we enjoy the fact that the location is so peaceful, and with such privacy.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
- New and luxurious - All new furnishings - Privacy and Quiet 24/7 - Borders state land on three sides, ocean view - Ocean-front property before the 1960 lava flow - Almost always a cooling breeze coming in - No Mosquitoes - No loud frogs - 3-4 minute walk to Champagne Pond - Bicycles, snorkel gear, and boogie-boards provided


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish

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Photos

  • Your private oasis, straddling the edge of the gated community and open land.

    Your private oasis, straddling the edge of the gated community and open land.

  • Looking east over the lava field toward the ocean just 1/4 mile away.

    Looking east over the lava field toward the ocean just 1/4 mile away.

  • New, quality futon makes into double bed. View across open space to ocean beyond

    New, quality futon makes into double bed. View across open space to ocean beyond

  • Queen bed with high thread-count sheets on a 12' Memory Foam mattress.

    Queen bed with high thread-count sheets on a 12' Memory Foam mattress.

  • Maytag front-loading washer, dryer; with laundry supplies for your convenience.

    Maytag front-loading washer, dryer; with laundry supplies for your convenience.

  • Serenity and beauty off the lanai toward the ocean.

    Serenity and beauty off the lanai toward the ocean.

  • Walk to the wave-crashing, scenic coastline, protected cove and black sand beach

    Walk to the wave-crashing, scenic coastline, protected cove and black sand beach

  • Geothermally-heated Champagne Pond--great for swimming laps, or floating lazily.

    Geothermally-heated Champagne Pond--great for swimming laps, or floating lazily.

  • Take a short bike road, or drive, to snorkel in Waiopae marine preserve

    Take a short bike road, or drive, to snorkel in Waiopae marine preserve

  • Visit the ongoing lava flow at Kalapana.

    Visit the ongoing lava flow at Kalapana.

  • Kapoho Lighthouse, from the Lite House. Breathe the cleanest air in the world!

    Kapoho Lighthouse, from the Lite House. Breathe the cleanest air in the world!

  • Pineapple plants on the property provide infrequent treats for lucky visitors.

    Pineapple plants on the property provide infrequent treats for lucky visitors.

  • Your Refuge--The Lite House

    Your Refuge--The Lite House

  • Comfy living room with Asian hardwood entertainment center.

    Comfy living room with Asian hardwood entertainment center.

  • High-end kitchen (fully supplied), and an enlargeable table that seats four.

    High-end kitchen (fully supplied), and an enlargeable table that seats four.

  • Bath with high-end European design: 2 sinks, mirrors, toilet and shower.

    Bath with high-end European design: 2 sinks, mirrors, toilet and shower.

  • Enjoy fabulous sunrises with ocean view across open State land.

    Enjoy fabulous sunrises with ocean view across open State land.

  • The 'new' coastline, courtesy of Mother Nature.

    The 'new' coastline, courtesy of Mother Nature.

  • Two cruiser bikes help you explore the easy terrain of the neighborhood and area

    Two cruiser bikes help you explore the easy terrain of the neighborhood and area

  • Relax with the turtles, as the owner did with this one, in warm Champagne Pond.

    Relax with the turtles, as the owner did with this one, in warm Champagne Pond.

  • Follow the coast along the scenic Kapoho-Kalapana Road.

    Follow the coast along the scenic Kapoho-Kalapana Road.

  • See Rainbow Falls near Hilo.

    See Rainbow Falls near Hilo.

  • Walk through Lava Tree Park, which reveals a fascinating geological history.

    Walk through Lava Tree Park, which reveals a fascinating geological history.

  • Fruit-bearing banana tree yields its harvest occasionally to some of our guests.

    Fruit-bearing banana tree yields its harvest occasionally to some of our guests.

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish
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  • Calendar last updated 06/30/2015
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