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Sweetsummer$119/nt Ocean View Pualani Tropical Beach House, Hot Tub, Bikes, Fun!

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Ocean & tropical views-wrap around the entire house deck. Ocean, palms, beauty!

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Last updated: 07/31/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Kapoho house description

The Pualani Tropical Kapoho Beach home features open-beamed ceilings and panoramic tropical and ocean views. You can see the passing lights of cruise ships at night from the lanai. Come enjoy the solar energy home and the BRAND NEW HOT TUB (April 2014).There's a full kitchen, generous living and dining area opening onto the lanai, a queen-bed bedroom and bath. For extra guests, the second bedroom downstairs has two double beds. And for your evenings, there's a Satellite flat screenTV/DVD, an assortment of videos and CDs, and for those who would rather curl up with a book, there are lots to choose from. Outside in a gazebo near the house is a full-featured spa for your relaxation and enjoyment! The kitchen is fully equipped with a microwave, blender, coffee maker, range, fridge and all cooking and dining needs. This home is thoughtfully and tastefully appointed to make it feel like your very own home-in-Paradise. Ride bicycles (no extra fees for bikes like some rentals) to the nearby tidepools and lagoons for wonderful snorkeling and swimming. Hot tub, outdoor shower, and hi-speed internet!

Location: Located in a quiet, oceanfront, gated community with easy accessibility to Kapoho Bay and the ocean itself, there are several calm lagoons for swimming and snorkeling. Some of the lagoons are even heated by geothermal fresh-water springs! A guide map at the house will direct you to all the best spots. Champagne Pond is a 10-15 minute walk from the home or 5 minutes by bicycle, and this home is perfectly located to walk to the Wai'opae Marine Sanctuary for even more swimming and snorkeling experiences. Volcano National Park is about a 45 minute drive. The newly forming black sand beach in Kalapana is about a 20 minute drive down the 'Red Road,' Hiway 137. Lava has recently been flowing into the ocean here and you can hike to see it. 'Uncle Robert's' farmer's market is a wonderful way to spend a Wednesday evening. With wonderful Hawaiian musicians, local food vendors, arts & crafts, this event is better than a Luau. Put this on your 'to do' list!

This tropical hideaway is a perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of other tourist locations. The trade winds keep the home comfortable year round, and the sound of the ocean across the street with the waves rolling across the reef is very pleasing to the senses! You feel like you are in your own tropical tree house with panoramic ocean and tropical views. I have many happy guests, and some who love to return year after year!

Amenities:: Champagne pond is 10-15 minute walk, full feature Spa in gazebo in yard, Satellite Flat screen TV, completely furnished for your comfort! The Wai'opae Marine Sanctuary is about 5-10 minutes south of the property by foot or bicycle. Just 40 minutes to Volcano National Park, and 1/2 hour to view the volcano flow (Kalapana) in to the ocean! Be sure to check out the Makuu Farmer's Market on Sundays, and Hilo Farmer's Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Lava viewing boat tours, helicopter tours at Hilo airport, botanical gardens, zoo, great little restaurants in Pahoa - Ning's Thai Food, Kaleos, Luquin's Mexican Food, Boogie Woogie Pizza, Paoulo's Italian food, Pele's Kitchen, and more! We love 'The Ponds' in Hilo too!

Activities:: Hiking, snorkeling, kayaking, swimming, bike riding, volcano site-seeing, Olympic size swimming pool in Pahoa, several fine restaurants in Pahoa (8 mi.), hot ponds, lava viewing tours from Pohoiki, helicopter tours from Hilo airport, farmers markets in Makuu & Hilo, botanical gardens & more!

Area: Kapoho is a beautiful, peaceful and quiet place that is perfect for those who want no part of 'tourist Hawaii.' It is a small, friendly community that's also the sunniest spot on the Windward side of the Big Island. The nights bring a little rain, and the days are generally sunny and bright.

If you have already experienced 'tourist Hawaii' and are ready for something different, you will appreciate this. If you would like a taste of what it would be like to live among the folks who spend their lives here, work here, play here and raise their families here, you might find this interesting. If you're into hiking, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, exploring, or just being, you'll love it.

If this home is not available for your dates, please check out my other vacation rental on this website, listing number 301938, the oceanfront Alohahouse! If you would rather be really close to the ocean, but don't care about swimming in it, you will find this place amazing...living on the edge of the Pacific Ocean!

Property Type

  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Singles
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 2: 2 double

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          • Upstairs bedroom has queen bed with floor to ceiling windows for fabulous ventilation and wonderful views! It also has a full size bathroom. Downstairs bedroom has two double beds and a full bathroom....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • Some things that I enjoy that are free:1) Ride my bike to the ocean access spots and go snorkeling. My favorite spot is the southernmost cove at Vacationland. 2) Go for a soak and swim in the rain at Champagne Pond. 3) Visit Hilo on Wed or Sat mornings to go to the farmer's market. It is wonderful! 4) Visit the Makuu Farmer's Market on Sundays - local food, music, crafts, etc.5) Swim in the Pahoa Olympic Size Pool - open daily from 9-5 and weekends 9-4 and it's free!! 6) Visit the Pana'Ewa Rain Forest Zoo just south of Hilo. 7) Go for a swim/soak at the Ahalanui Hot Pond 8) Hike to the new black sand beach in Kalapana where the road ends (and have an ice cream - lunch at the restaurant here is very good too!!) 9) Hike to Green Lake (lots of places to hike on the island!) 10) Go to Kalapana end of the road to Uncle Robert's Awa Bar for local food and entertainment every Wednesday evening! ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable
              • VCR
              • Radio
              • CD Player
              • Music Library:

                A selection of cds for your listening pleasures!...moreless

              • Video Library

              Theme

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

              Attractions

              • Botanical Garden
              • Caves
              • Nude Beach
              • Pond
              • Rain Forests
              • Volcano
              • Waterfalls
              • Winery Tours
              • Zoo
              • Forests
              • Reefs
              • Restaurants
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Museums

              Leisure Activities

              • Walking
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Luaus
              • Sight Seeing
              • Scenic Drives
              • Whale Watching
              • Antiquing
              • Boating
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Wildlife Viewing

              local services and businesses

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

              Location Type

              • Beach
              • Near The Ocean
              • Beach View:

                Ocean views from the lanai of Pualani...moreless

              • Lake View
              • Ocean View:

                The home has a view of the ocean - it is about 500 yards away from the view picture from the lanai of the home. The ocean is also across the street about 200 yards....moreless

              • Water View

              sports and adventure activities

              • Kayaking
              • Rock Climbing
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Snorkeling
              • Spelunking
              • Surf Fishing
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Swimming
              • Golf
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Surfing

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Dining:

                    Dining table for four guests, additional table & chairs for outside dining in the yard!...moreless

                  • Seating for 4 people

                  forms of payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      General

                      • Living Room:

                        Comfortable living room with floor to ceiling windows to take in the tropical and ocean views. Bamboo furniture and decorated in a tropical style!...moreless

                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Linens Provided:

                        Plenty of extra sheets & linens!...moreless

                      • Internet:

                        Free internet...moreless

                      • Towels Provided:

                        Lots of bath towels & beach towels!...moreless

                      • Iron & Board
                      • Free Local Calls
                      • Broadband Access
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Parking
                      • Telephone:

                        Telephone is provided for local calls (all Hawaii calls), but please bring your cell phone for mainland calls. Mahalo!...moreless

                      Kitchen

                      • Refrigerator:

                        Full size regrigerator...moreless

                      • Cooking Utensils:

                        Fully equipped...moreless

                      • Kitchen:

                        Efficient kitchen with electric smooth surface range, full size refrigerator, microwave, & fully equipped - Nice views too! A fun place to cook!...moreless

                      • Stove:

                        New electric smooth surface cook top and range...moreless

                      • Dishes & Utensils:

                        Fully equipped!...moreless

                      • Dishwasher
                      • Freezer
                      • Oven
                      • Microwave
                      • Blender
                      • Coffee Grinder
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Stove
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Toaster
                      • Grill

                      Outside

                      • Beach Towels
                      • Binoculars
                      • Small Cooler
                      • Wood Deck
                      • Gated Community
                      • Porch / Veranda
                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Balcony:

                        There is a wrap-around deck around the entire upstairs of the home....moreless

                      • Barbecue
                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Wrap around deck on the upstairs to take in all the views!...moreless

                      • Lanai / Gazebo:

                        Hot Tub in a gazebo in the yard....moreless

                      • Bicycles:

                        We have two beach cruisers and two bicycles for guests to use...moreless

                      • Golf:

                        Hilo Golf Course and Volcano Golf Course...moreless

                      • Water Sports Gear:

                        A pretty good assortment of masks, fins, snorkels, and a couple of boogie boards....moreless

                      • Gazebo:

                        There is a gazebo in the yard where there is a hot tub for your enjoyment. Two lounge chairs for relaxation!...moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        Charcoal grill - bring your own briquettes!...moreless

                      Pool / Spa

                      • Hot Tub:

                        Private Hot Tub in a gazebo in the yard. Outdoor shower next to it - snorkel, shower & soak!!...moreless

                      • Outdoor Hot Tub
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Sweet Summer 2014
                      Jul 8 - Sep 1, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $119
                      $830 $3,200

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

                      Fall 2014
                      Sep 2 - Dec 15, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $129
                      $895 $3,200

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

                      Christmas 2014
                      Dec 16 - Jan 10, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $150
                      $1,050

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

                      2015 rates
                      Jan 11 - Dec 18, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $129
                      $895 $3,400

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      $129
                      $895 $3,400

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 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 $110 + tax
                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
                      • Tax Rate 13.42%

                      Notes:

                      Hawaii Tax ID #W51759221-01

                      Discounts for last minute reservations and long-term! Inquire!

                      Please inquire about reduced monthly rates or longer stays

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                      Last updated: 07/31/2014
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                      Location

                      35 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Hilo
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Kapoho
                      8 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Pahoa
                      35 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Volcano or Hilo
                      8 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Pahoa - Kaleos, Luquin's, Thai Food, Pizza

                      Car: Necessary

                      The Pualani Tropical Dream House is located in Kapoho Beach Lots on the Southeastern tip of the Big Island of Hawaii. It is 40 minutes south of the Hilo airport. Kapoho is a beautiful place—a peaceful and quiet place that’s perfect for those who want no part of “tourist Hawaii.” We try our best to make it very clear that there are few tourist accommodations near here. We have many beautiful swimming spots on or near the ocean, a couple of sandy beaches near Hilo and a beautiful scenic drive to the other side of the island will let you discover even more of the lovely beaches on our island. We chose Pualani in Kapoho as our vacation home for the very reason that there is very little tourist traffic here and that this is one of the last places on the islands that is still considered “real Hawaii.” If you have already experienced “tourist Hawaii” and are ready for something different, you might like this. A short drive to Pohoiki surf spot, Ahalanui Hot Pond, Champagne Pond & Volcano!

                      Other Activities: Swim with the turtles in geothermally heated lagoons and snorkel in the Kapoho tide pools!

                      Golf: Golf course in Hilo and Volcano!

                      Some things that I enjoy that are free:

                      1) Ride my bike to the ocean access spots and go snorkeling. My favorite spot is the southernmost cove at Vacationland.

                      2) Go for a soak and swim in the rain at Champagne Pond.

                      3) Visit Hilo on Wed or Sat mornings to go to the farmer's market. It is wonderful!

                      4) Visit the Makuu Farmer's Market on Sundays - local food, music, crafts, etc.

                      5) Swim in the Pahoa Olympic Size Pool - open daily from 8:30-5 and weekends 9-4 and it's free!!

                      6) Visit the Pana'Ewa Rain Forest Zoo just south of Hilo.

                      7) Go for a swim/soak at the Ahalanui Hot Pond

                      8) Hike to the new black sand beach in Kalapana where the road ends (and have an ice cream - lunch at the restaurant here is very good too!!)

                      9) Hike to Green Lake (lots of places to hike on the island!)

                      Some things that I enjoy that are not free

                      1) Go to Volcano National Park

                      2) Visit the Botanical Gardens north of Hilo

                      3) Have lunch or dinner at Cafe Pesto

                      4) My very favorite restaurant is Kaleo's in Pahoa. 'Ono' food, and live entertainment on Thursdays and Sunday evenings. Best to make reservations. A little pricey.

                      5) Stop for take out fish & chips at the fish market in Pahoa at the Malama Market Shopping Center and bring it back to the house to eat and watch the ocean.

                      6) I love Lemongrass in Keaau for a plate lunch to take back to the house too!

                      7) The Thai food restaurants in Pahoa are very good if you like Thai

                      8) Luquin's for Mexican food and a margarita (Pahoa)

                      9) Paolo's is excellent Italian food (Pahoa)

                      10) The Hilo Bay Cafe in the Walmart Shopping Center is very good and healthy

                      11) The Ponds restaurant in Hilo

                      12) Ken's Pancackes Hilo

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2004

                      About the owner: We live in California, but love Hawaii! We have been visiting the Big Island since 1976. We loved Harry K. Brown Beach Park in Kalapana before the lava flow took the beach away and formed new land. Kapoho, on the eastern tip, of the island is our favorite spot because we love to swim and snorkel in the warm lagoons and tidepools. This is heaven on earth to us.

                      Why the Owner Chose Kapoho:
                      We fell in love with this home because of its open air feeling, high ceilings with LOTS of windows, the lush environment, sounds of the ocean waves breaking across the Kapoho reef, and its great location. It is in the gated community with access to Champagne Pond and the other fabulous spots in the area, but also just a short walk or bike ride to the Wai'Opae Marine Sanctuary. We found the best of both worlds!

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      This home is a real tropical retreat away from the tourist crowds. We can really relax here and love swimming and snorkeling the the warm tidepools. We love riding our bicycles to the Wai'Opae Marine Sanctuary and Champagne Pond. A morning dip is always fun and then we come back to our tropical tree house for coffee and breakfast.


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                      Photos

                      • Ocean & tropical views-wrap around the entire house deck. Ocean, palms, beauty!

                        Ocean & tropical views-wrap around the entire house deck. Ocean, palms, beauty!

                      • Aerial view of Kapoho Beach Lots. Pualani is in the lower left of the picture.

                        Aerial view of Kapoho Beach Lots. Pualani is in the lower left of the picture.

                      • Comfy bamboo furniture, high ceilings, screened windows for great ventilation!

                        Comfy bamboo furniture, high ceilings, screened windows for great ventilation!

                      • Two double beds in downstairs bedroom, high ceilings, ceiling fan, windows!

                        Two double beds in downstairs bedroom, high ceilings, ceiling fan, windows!

                      • Well equipped and functional kitchen with ocean and tropical views!

                        Well equipped and functional kitchen with ocean and tropical views!

                      • Brand new April 2014 hot tub spa! Feels so good after snorkeling!!

                        Brand new April 2014 hot tub spa! Feels so good after snorkeling!!

                      • Downstairs rec room where bikes are kept and a fun place to hang out!

                        Downstairs rec room where bikes are kept and a fun place to hang out!

                      • Tropical themes prevail in the 'fun room!'

                        Tropical themes prevail in the 'fun room!'

                      • Great tropical surroundings - fun to ride bikes to all the ocean access nearby!

                        Great tropical surroundings - fun to ride bikes to all the ocean access nearby!

                      • Reef protected Kapoho Bay - a great place to visit!

                        Reef protected Kapoho Bay - a great place to visit!

                      • A view of the Kapoho Bay!

                        A view of the Kapoho Bay!

                      • One of my favorite ocean accesses in Kapoho is just a quick bike ride away

                        One of my favorite ocean accesses in Kapoho is just a quick bike ride away

                      • Beautiful ocean views from Pualani in Kapoho Beach Lots

                        Beautiful ocean views from Pualani in Kapoho Beach Lots

                      • High open beamed ceiling in the cedar built house! Very comfortable!

                        High open beamed ceiling in the cedar built house! Very comfortable!

                      • Master queen bamboo bedroom with lots of great ventilation and views!

                        Master queen bamboo bedroom with lots of great ventilation and views!

                      • Partial kitchen view with LOTS of windows!

                        Partial kitchen view with LOTS of windows!

                      • Private Hot tub, outdoor shower, chairs for lounging, a great place to relax!

                        Private Hot tub, outdoor shower, chairs for lounging, a great place to relax!

                      • Brand new sparkling clean spa - a great way to start and end the day!

                        Brand new sparkling clean spa - a great way to start and end the day!

                      • Fun room! Sliders to Hot Tub & yard - great place to hang out after a long day!

                        Fun room! Sliders to Hot Tub & yard - great place to hang out after a long day!

                      • Fun bathroom in fish and turtle decor!

                        Fun bathroom in fish and turtle decor!

                      • Wai'Opae Marine Sanctuary nearby - fabulous coral reefs and snorkeling

                        Wai'Opae Marine Sanctuary nearby - fabulous coral reefs and snorkeling

                      • Swim and snorkel with giant sea turtles (honu) in tropical warm water!

                        Swim and snorkel with giant sea turtles (honu) in tropical warm water!

                      • 4 bicycles to ride around the neighborhood and swim spots!

                        4 bicycles to ride around the neighborhood and swim spots!

                      • Pualani in Kapoho Beach Lots, lush, tropical, awesome ocean views!!

                        Pualani in Kapoho Beach Lots, lush, tropical, awesome ocean views!!

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