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Hurricane Iselle Damaged Us But We Should Be up and Running by the 10th of Sept

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The bifold doors make the LR, Lanai and tide pools become one large space.

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Last updated: 08/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
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  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Kapoho house description

Hurricane Iselle has caused us some damage, not in the house but under it. The waves washed under the house and we lost our stairs, all of our landscaping and the rock walls around the tidal pond. Electricity should be on next week, the back yard pond cleaned out and the stairs rebuilt by the 10th of Sept. We Hope! The Community of Kapoho Vacationlands was hard hit and we lost 7 or 8 houses. So in that respect we are lucky. Also lucky that the County of Hawaii made us build up 16' above sea level.

Thanks to all of our guests that have been so understanding.

John and Kathy Sullivan

Our son is a California Architect and he designed this house as a special retirement home for us. 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. The whole house has massive windows to take advantage of the 180 degree view of the Wai Opae Tide pools. 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 2 baths and sleeps 6. The Master bedroom is on the top floor and is a loft room allowing a 180 degree 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 it's comfortable chairs and endless ocean views. The master bathroom is very unique in that it has it's own 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 center piece 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 a loft above the master bedroom and living room 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 real sea shells and coral. Behind bi-fold doors is a laundry area with full sized front loading washer and dryer and storage area.

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 and seating for three. The island looks out to the living room and the large lanai so the cook can always be part of the group. There is enough space in the Kitchen so that 4 people can work comfortably. The kitchen has it's own '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 needed to prepare gourmet meals.

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

Out the living room bi-fold doors is the lanai with it's cumaru deck, teak furniture, bbq, ti ki bar and the main dining table and chairs. The 600 sq ft lanai not only over looks the ocean it also overlooks the back yard which has two large ponds that rise and fall 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.

Because the lot is only 5 feet above sea level the house has been built on 12' cement columns. Under the house is a large jacuzzi and parking for several cars.

There are stranded bamboo hardwood floors through out the house, custom mango 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 whales jump, have world class snorkeling 40 ft from the front door and experience the most glorious sunrises imaginable.

Property Type

  • House
  • 1300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

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

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Minimum Age 25...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Events Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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          • 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

          Kitchen & Dining

          • 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

          • 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

          • 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

          • Dishes & Utensils:

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

          • Stove:

            Gas stove with quick boil burner...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            6...moreless

          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Dishwasher
          • Oven
          • Microwave
          • Seating for 6 people

          Amenities

          • 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

          • Garage:

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

          • Washing Machine:

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

          • Towels Provided:

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

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Linens Provided
          • Parking
          • Hair Dryer

          Entertainment

          • Television:

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

          • Video Library:

            A small but growing library...moreless

          • Games
          • Toys
          • Satellite / Cable

          Communications

          Pool & Spa

              Outdoor Features

              • 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

              • 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

              • Water Sports Gear:

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

              Theme

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

              Location & View

              • Ocean View:

                Our Vacation Home has a 270 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

              • 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

              • Oceanfront:

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

              Activities

              • Churches
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Kayaking
              • Swimming
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Surfing
              • Hunting
              • Sailing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Snorkeling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Spelunking
              • Surf Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Laundromat
              • Groceries
              • Medical Services
              • Massage Therapist
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Live Theater
              • Restaurants
              • Zoo
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Walking
              • Sight Seeing
              • Whale Watching
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Boating
              • ATM/Bank
              • Scenic Drives
              • Deepsea Fishing
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Fall
              Aug 24 - Nov 23, 2014
              4 night min stay
              $200
              $1,350 $5,200
              Chrstmas 2014
              Dec 21 - Jan 4, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $2,000
              2015 standard rate
              Jan 5 - Apr 1, 2015
              4 night min stay
              $250
              $1,600 $6,200
              SUMMER 2015
              Jun 6 - Aug 23, 2015
              4 night min stay
              $250
              $1,650 $6,500
              My Standard Rate
              4 night min stay
              $225
              $1,500 $5,900
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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              Fees and Rental Conditions:

              • Property Damage Protection $49
              • Cleaning Fee $150 + tax
              • Tax Rate 13.416%

              Cancellation policy:

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              Location

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

              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 26 types of coral. Our vacation house is located a mile off of the Red Road, 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. Beyond Kalapana the lava is still working it's way to the ocean and the glow of the lava flow usually can be seen after dark. If you are lucky and the hot lava is going into the ocean steam clouds will be visible.

              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: 2003

              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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              Photos

              • The bifold doors make the LR, Lanai and tide pools become one large space.

                The bifold doors make the LR, Lanai and tide pools become one large space.

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

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

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

                Living Room Bifold Doors Open to let the Ocean inside.

              • Early morning on lanai

                Early morning on lanai

              • Sunrise from the Lanai

                Sunrise from the Lanai

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

                Main Bathroom -- Mango counter and tiled in bath tub

              • Elegant curved stairs leeds to Master Bedroom Loft.

                Elegant curved stairs leeds to Master Bedroom Loft.

              • Master Bedroom Lanai

                Master Bedroom Lanai

              • Master Bathroom with a lanai open air shower

                Master Bathroom with a lanai open air shower

              • The house from the ponds

                The house from the ponds

              • Another beautiful Sunrise taken from the lanai.

                Another beautiful Sunrise taken from the 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

              • 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.

              • Modern Kitchen with African Ribbon Mahogany Cabinets.

                Modern Kitchen with African Ribbon Mahogany Cabinets.

              • 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

              • Looking into the house with the bi-fold doors partly closed.

                Looking into the house with the bi-fold doors partly closed.

              • Full size Washer and Dryer in the main bathroom

                Full size Washer and Dryer in the main bathroom

              • 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.

              • The Master Bedroom is a loft that allows for a 180 degree of the ocean.

                The Master Bedroom is a loft that allows for a 180 degree of the ocean.

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

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

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

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

              • 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.

              VRBO #457213

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