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Views of Wai Opae Tide Pools from Every Room - 15% Discount for May Bookings

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The bifold doors bring the ocean part of the Living Room and Lanai

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  • Minimum stay:4-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

First we want to make sure that everyone understands that there is no danger to our area from lava. Currently the lava flow has changed from almost passing through Pahoa and is now flowing closer to the Pu'u'o'o Crater. Updates are available at www.bigislandvideonews.com

Our son is a Los Angeles Architect and he designed for us this beautiful oceanfront retirement home that looks like it is off the pages of Architectural Digest. The whole house has massive windows to take advantage of the 180 degree view of the Wai Opae Tide Pools. The house has bamboo, 23' vaulted, hand rubbed beam ceilings with floating globe pendants. There is a curved staircase with Mango steps that leads from the living room to the 2nd bedroom and on to the master bedroom and loft. One of the most spectacular things about this house is that it faces east and every morning the sun rises with awe inspiring colors while tinting the tide pools all shades of gold, orange and pink.

Our home has 2 bedrooms and a loft, 2 baths and sleeps 6. The Master bedroom is on the 2nd floor and is a loft room allowing the view of the ocean from the queen size bed. Whether it is a fast storm, a brilliant sunrise or the changing colors of the tide pools the view never gets old. There isn't a better place to sit back with a good book then up on the Master Bedroom lanai (deck) with comfortable chairs and endless ocean views. The master bathroom is very unique in that it has a lanai with an indoor/outdoor shower and a free standing deep soaking tub. The cabinets are made from Mango wood and the counter top is flamed black granite.

The guest bedroom also with a queen size bed and was designed so that it is five feet higher than the living room. The front wall is movable which lets the ocean view be the centerpiece of this room. There are floor to ceiling jalousie windows framing the bed and looking down on the back yard tide ponds For additional guests there are two single futons in an office loft above the master bedroom to make the home comfortable for 6 people.

The main bathroom has a tiled tub and shower combination with large windows. The resin sink has inlayed real sea shells and coral. There is a laundry area with full sized front loading washer and dryer and storage area behind bi-fold doors.

The kitchen is modern and has top of the line African Ribbon Mahogany cabinets with flamed and leathered granite counters. The appliances are new and include a side by side refrigerator with an ice maker that holds 10 lbs of ice. It also has a dishwasher and microwave oven and a large island with a gas stove and oven. The island looks out to the living room and the large lanai so the cook is never separated from the group. There is enough space in the Kitchen so that 4 people can work comfortably. The kitchen has a 'breakfast' Lanai with table and chairs - The perfect spot to have that morning cup of coffee while watching the sunrise. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything except your fresh food to prepare gourmet meals.

There are two sets of bi-fold doors in the living room; one faces the ocean and makes the ocean become a living wall of the house and the other doors open up on to the lanai providing a seamless transition from indoors to outdoors. After a busy day of snorkeling and sightseeing there are comfortable chairs and a place to put the feet up and relax while watching a 42' flat screen tv with roku and wireless internet.

Out the living room bi-fold doors opens to the lanai with a wood deck, outdoor couch, love seat and chair, bbq, ti ki bar and jacuzzi. The 600 sq ft lanai not only looks over the ocean it also overlooks the backyard which has a large pond that rises and falls with the ocean tide. The ponds are brackish (which means that they are a combination of fresh and salt water) and are home to a large school of Tilapia fish which love to be fed.

There are stranded bamboo hardwood floors throughout the house, mango custom cabinetry, unique floor plan and awe inspiring views which make this a perfect vacation home for anyone that wants to hear the waves, watch the whale’s jump, have world class snorkeling 40 ft from the front door and experience the most glorious sunrises imaginable.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

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

    Minimum Age 25...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    The Backyard has 2 unfenced ponds plus all the stairs make the home possibly unsuitable for toddlers....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Our home has two sets of stairs....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Loft: 2 twin/ single

    This is a loft which is over the living rm and master bdrm...moreless

  • The master bedroom is a loft that looks out over the wide expanse of the Wai Opae Tide Pools. We decided not to wall out our view by closing in the bedroom. There is a 10' sliding door that opens up on to a third floor lanai. The second bedroom was designed a half a floor above the living room so if desired the sleepers can have a view of the ocean. The queen sized bed is set between floor to ceiling jalousie windows that look out on the tide ponds in the back yard. There is a loft office that has 2 single futons. The loft is the highest part of the house and looks down on the living room and master bedroom. We also have thick sleeping pads stored in the loft that could be moved anywhere in the house if the people in the Master bedroom would be more comfortable not having people looking down on their room. The loft was designed as an office but our grand kids loved sleeping up there so we added the futons for additional sleeping....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Includes full size washer and dryer ...moreless

  • Master Bathroom: toilet, tub, outdoor shower

    With an open air shower and deep free standing tub...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Two book shelf's with an assortment of books from the easy novel to table top view of the universe. Children books and more novels are in the loft....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Blu Ray DVD PLayer...moreless

  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    42' flat screen smart 3D TV with Bose speakers....moreless

  • Toys:

    A box of children's toys are in the loft....moreless

  • Video Library:

    A small but growing library...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    Our Vacation Home has a 180 degree view of the Wai Opae Tide pools, the waves crashing on the reef and the ocean beyond. During the season you can see whales and dolphins from the living room couch....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Walk out the front door and it is 40 ft to the water and some of the best snorkeling in the islands....moreless

  • Rural:

    Kapoho feels like old Hawaii. There are no resorts and no coffee shops only peacefulness and a place to hear the ocean and experience the stars against a totally black sky....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    There are two dining areas. 'The main teak dining table which is expandable and 6 chairs are in the back of the living room. A smaller table and 4 chairs are on the kitchen lanai....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    Since the house is up on stilts the parking is under the house....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Wireless wifi...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    The living room has two 12' glass bifold doors. One opens up to the ocean and the other opens to the large lanai. The bamboo ceilings are 23' above the floor with hand rubbed beams....moreless

  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    Local phone line....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    A large selection of bath and beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Full size washing machine in the downstairs bathroom...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    2 sets of dishes and utensils to feed 12....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Island kitchen with flamed and leathered granite counters, top of the line African Ribbon Mahogany cabinets, granite sink, tile back splash. The kitchen is large and easily handles 4 cooks....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    A large selection of spices, condiments and sauces. Toilet paper and paper towels are also provided....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Side by Side refrigerator with water and ice in door...moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas stove with quick boil burner...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Master bedroom lanai views the multi-shades of the tide ponds as the sun and clouds play across the water. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    The kitchen has a deck (lanai) and is a great spot to have a morning coffee while watching the sunrise....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    There are 4 lanai's. The largest is 600 sq ft and spans a tide pond. Views are the ocean and back yard tide ponds. With the living room bi-fold doors open the lanai become part of the house....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Under construction -- ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    propane grill...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Snorkel equipment available, folding chairs, cooler, mats....moreless

Pool / Spa

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
SUMMER 2015
Jun 6 - Aug 23, 2015
4 night min stay
$250
$1,700 $6,750
Fall 2015
Aug 24 - Dec 17, 2015
4 night min stay
$225
$1,525 $5,900
Christmas 2015
Dec 18 - Jan 4, 2016
5 night min stay
$350
Winter 2016
Jan 5 - Apr 17, 2016
4 night min stay
$275
$1,875 $7,750
Spring 2016
Apr 18 - Jun 4, 2016
4 night min stay
$250
$1,700 $6,750
Summer 2016
Jun 5 - Aug 28, 2016
4 night min stay
$275
$1,875 $7,750
Fall 2016
Aug 29 - Dec 17, 2016
4 night min stay
$250
$1,700 $6,750
Christmas 2016
Dec 18 - Jan 7, 2017
5 night min stay
$350
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 13.416%

Cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 04/18/2015
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Location

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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hilo
9 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Pahoa
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
Hilo
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
The Red Road (Hwy 137)
9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Pahoa
65 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mauna Kea
10 Metres
Nearest Beach
Wai Opae Tide Pools

Car: Necessary

Kapoho Sunrise House overlooks the Wai Opae Marine Conservation District. The tide pools are a safe nursery for young fish. The snorkeling is world class with thousands of fish and over 20 types of coral. Our vacation house is located a mile off of the Red Road or Hwy 137 arguably one of the most beautiful drives in Hawaii. Just a mile south on the red road is the hot pond knows as the Millionaire's pond. Just imagine floating in a large rock walled pool in 90 degree water with palm trees overhead and the ocean waves crashing just on the other side of the break water! Down the road another mile is Issac Hale State Park. This is one of the only beaches on the East side of the Big Island that has surfing and boogie boarding. It also has a boat dock and if you are lucky enough to catch one of the local fishermen coming ashore from a fishing trip you might be able to buy fresh Hawaiian fish direct from them. Further south on the Red road is MacKinzey State Park. From the rock ledges watch the waves crash into the lava walls and send spray 20 to 80 feet in to the air. During high surf it is necessary to be careful not to get drenched. Again heading south there are beautiful turnouts just to watch the waves and become mesmerized by the color of the water. Look for cars parked along the road and a a small path down to the black sand beach. This is Kehena beach which is a bathing suit optional beach. End of the road is Kalapana where the relentless lava covered most of the village in 1990's. The new black sand beaches of Kalapana can be seen after a short walk starting at the cul de sak at the end of the road. Wednesday night is a 'not to be missed' farmers market with an open bar, island music and international and local food. The band plays all type of music and it is not uncommon for local Hawaiians to stand up and do the hula when a loved Hawaiian song is played.

From our Vacation Rental turn right - north - on to the Red Road from Kapoho Kai road and go to where the pavement ends and a dirt road begins you will enter a primeval Rain forest. This forest is so pristine that it is easy to believe that you have entered a time capsule and have traveled back in time to the age of Dinosaurs.

With in close proximity to our vacation home and not to be missed is Lava Tree state park 5 miles, Volcano National Park, with the new Halemaumau crater, 40 miles, 4 mile scenic drive north of Hilo 40 miles, Akaka Falls 45 miles, Waiapio Valley 70 miles and the top of Mauna Kea mountain with its observatories and vast views 70 miles.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: We purchased the lot in Kapoho in 2003 and after 10 years of struggle the house was finally finished in 2013. John and I were vendors and we traveled all over the United States selling Native American Jewelry at Indian Pow Wows and motorcycle rallies. Every time we traveled to Hawaii to do a show we would spend a week in Kapoho. When we drove down the palm lined entrance to Kapoho Vacationland it felt like we were coming home. In 2003 we drove by the front of the tide pools and a realtor was pounding a for sale sign on this lot and we put it in escrow that day. It then took us 8 years before we could start building our dream house.

Why the Owner Chose Kapoho:
It is hard to imagine a place more beautiful and peaceful then this area.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Sunrises and sunrises and sunrises and snorkeling and snorkeling and snorkeling and clean soft air, trade winds, moonrise, and a close knit community. Can it get any better than this?


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Speaks: english

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Photos

  • The bifold doors bring the ocean part of the Living Room and Lanai

    The bifold doors bring the ocean part of the Living Room and Lanai

  • The arrow is pointing at Kapoho Sunrise House and the tide pools in front

    The arrow is pointing at Kapoho Sunrise House and the tide pools in front

  • Living Room Bifold Doors Open to let the Ocean inside.

    Living Room Bifold Doors Open to let the Ocean inside.

  • Looking from the living room to the lanai and the Wai Opae Tide Ponds

    Looking from the living room to the lanai and the Wai Opae Tide Ponds

  • Sunrise from the Lanai

    Sunrise from the Lanai

  • Modern Kitchen with African Ribbon Mahogany Cabinets.

    Modern Kitchen with African Ribbon Mahogany Cabinets.

  • Full size Washer and Dryer in the main bathroom

    Full size Washer and Dryer in the main bathroom

  • Elegant curved stairs leeds to Master Bedroom Loft.

    Elegant curved stairs leeds to Master Bedroom Loft.

  • Master Bedroom Loft with views of the tide pools.

    Master Bedroom Loft with views of the tide pools.

  • Master Bathroom with a lanai open air shower

    Master Bathroom with a lanai open air shower

  • A drawing by a 6 yr old of the tide pools and how much fun she had at our house.

    A drawing by a 6 yr old of the tide pools and how much fun she had at our house.

  • What we call pancake coral.  The coral spreads out like a Spanish Dancer's skirt

    What we call pancake coral. The coral spreads out like a Spanish Dancer's skirt

  • Early Morning light gives the house and ponds a lovely glow.

    Early Morning light gives the house and ponds a lovely glow.

  • The house from the ponds

    The house from the ponds

  • Living Room ceiling -Natural Black Bamboo, hand rubbed beams, and drop pendants

    Living Room ceiling -Natural Black Bamboo, hand rubbed beams, and drop pendants

  • Early morning on lanai

    Early morning on lanai

  • Another beautiful Sunrise taken from the lanai.

    Another beautiful Sunrise taken from the lanai.

  • Main Bathroom -- Mango counter and tiled in bath tub

    Main Bathroom -- Mango counter and tiled in bath tub

  • Guest bedroom with windows looking down to the tide pool in the backyard.

    Guest bedroom with windows looking down to the tide pool in the backyard.

  • View from the top of the stairs in the Master Bedroom

    View from the top of the stairs in the Master Bedroom

  • A Beautiful afternoon at the ponds viewed from the Master Bedroom lanai.

    A Beautiful afternoon at the ponds viewed from the Master Bedroom lanai.

  • Backyard pond at high tide

    Backyard pond at high tide

  • A school of Convict Tangs in the tidal pools.

    A school of Convict Tangs in the tidal pools.

  • Racoon Butterfly Fish in the Lagoon

    Racoon Butterfly Fish in the Lagoon

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 12 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 04/18/2015
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