Views of Wai Opae Tide Pools from Every Room - 40' to Amazing Snorkeling
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- Minimum stay:1-7 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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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- 1300 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- 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
- DVD Player:
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
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
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
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
- Deck / Patio:
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:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Aug 24 - Dec 17, 2015
4 night min stay
Dec 18 - Jan 4, 2016
5 night min stay
Jan 5 - Apr 17, 2016
4 night min stay
Apr 18 - Jun 4, 2016
4 night min stay
Jun 5 - Aug 28, 2016
4 night min stay
Aug 29 - Dec 20, 2016
3 night min stay
Dec 21 - Dec 28, 2016
7 night min stay
Dec 29 - Jan 5, 2017
7 night min stay
Jan 6 - Apr 30, 2017
4 night min stay
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Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Refundable Damage Deposit $1,500
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Cleaning Fee $150
- Tax Rate 13.416%
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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.
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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The bifold doors open to make the ocean and Lanai part of the Living Room
The arrow is pointing at Kapoho Sunrise House and the tide pools in front
Looking across the kitchen through the french doors and the kitchen lanai.
The family bathroom with washer and dryer
Curved staircase to the master bedroom
Master Bathroom has an outdoor shower
The Main Lanai.
From the lanai looking through the bifold doors to the living room and kitche
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
A school of Convict Tangs in the tidal pools.
The back yard
Early Morning light gives the house and ponds a lovely glow.
Large gourmet kitchen with African Ribbon Mahogany Cabinets
Working in the kitchen does not alienate the cooks from the rest of the house.
The guest bedroom
Master Bedroom with all custom mango wood furniture
Master Bedroom Lanai with a tremendous view over the ponds.
Hot tub on the main lanai.
A Beautiful afternoon at the ponds viewed from the Main Lanai.
Sunrise from the Lanai
Racoon Butterfly Fish in the Lagoon
Sunrises you will never forget
The backyard ponds have Tilapia fish that love to be fed.
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Tuesday, November 24, 2015
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