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Oceanview,Pingpong,Darts,Bbq. Deck Overlooks Private Pond.Wai O'Pae is 5min Walk

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We are fairly secluded at the end of a cul-de-sac. Very Peaceful!

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

Kapoho house description

Aloha! Ascend the 7 stairs at Mama J's Pond House.You may be tempted to walk to the end of the 300sq ft deck & check out the large private pond before entering this lovely Hawaiian style home. Then enter the greatroom w/ vaulted ceilings. Open some windows so you can hear the ocean. Get settled into 1 of the 2bdrms thru the archway on your left. There is a lightswitch on rt side of Arch Room to illuminate the pond for a view from inside whilst you unpack if you've arrived at night.

Each of the 2 bdrms has new (2013) Cal king bed w/ new 100% cotton sheets & 4 pillows ea. 2 extra pillows,quilts & afghans on closet shelf in Arch Room.
Altho' ea bdrm is basically the same in size w/ nightstand, alarm clock, bedside lamp, Hawaiiana artwork, ceiling fan & a luggage rack, they ea have their own unique features.

Deckside bdrm toward front of house has screened sliding glass door opening onto the deck. It has a small closet for things you may need to hang up.
Seaside bdrm toward back of house is a bit breezier w/ extra window affording peek-a-boo view of Wai Opae Marine Sanctuary. This is the side the sun comes up on but curtains are dark so you can sleep. It has its' own small balcony w/ 2 chairs & a table. Perfect for watching the sun come up on the ocean or having a bit of outdoor privacy if you are traveling w/ others. Altho' there is no closet in this rm, there are hooks on the back of the bdrm door and a small closet in Arch Room to hang your things.

You may smoke on deck or seaside bedroom's lanai using provided ashtrays. PLEASE shut the windows &/or door closeby to keep inside of our home smokefree. Mahalo (Thank You) for respecting our home concerning this rule.

The Arch Room is large and adds to the spacious feel of our home. There is a beautiful teak writing desk in there. Also a landline for Big Island outgoing calls. Use your calling card for long distance. As you will find w/ most places in Puna District, cell phone reception is spotty. AT&T seems to work best. This landline has been provided for your safety & convenience.

There is a new regulation size ping-pong table in this room. Electronic plastic-tip dart board game at end of hall. See rules for some dart games in top drawer of desk.

Bathrm is big by Hawaii standards. There are 3 tiled stairs (please watch your step!) leading to a beautiful sunken shower stall. The shower has good water pressure. There are 2 small frosted windows in bathrm that may be left open for that peek-a-boo view of the ocean as you walk in. They are up high enough and no neighbor back there, you will still have your privacy.
There is a w/d in a corner of the bathrm. Bath towels are provided as are beach towels. Please take only beach towels (colorful ones on bottom shelf) outside of house. There is a laundry hamper behind bathrm door.
There is a shower (coldwater only) to rt of front door stairs for rinsing off after the 5min walk to the tidepools. Hang your suits & towels on the clothesline at top of stairs so that they're ready to go again!
In the bathrm we have provided shampoo, bodywash and air freshener. They are all products w/ scent so you may wish to bring your own.

Kitchen has a 4 burner gas stove w/ oven. Service for 8. Ice-maker in freezer of the full size fridge. There are basics such as toaster, 12 cup coffee machine, microwave & some pots n' pans. Think you will find everthing you need but may wish to inquire further if you are used to cooking gourmet meals. Salt, pepper, a few basic seasonings, cooking oil and soy sauce provided. 1 roll papertowels, coffee filters, dishsoap & sponge provided. No auto dishwasher but there is a pretty peek-a-boo of the ocean when perching on the bar stool at the sink. Our water supply is from the city so it is safe to drink.
Weber grill on site. Please byo charcoal. Please no grilling on the deck but there is a lovely outdoor space close to the deck, ask. Bbq tools provided.

The greatroom (living rm/ kitchen) has 2 ceiling fans and lots of screened windows. Cool and breezy. Tho' it is wonderful to sleep w/ all the windows open and wake up to the sound of ocean, you may experience salty stickiness on the new laminate wood flooring throughout house in the morning. E komo mai (Welcome) to beach livin'! We have provided a dust mop and suggest wearing house slippers or socks as remedy to open air= sticky floor mornings. Or, shut windows before you retire & rely on the ceiling fans, extra plug-in pole fan provided.

Living part of room has comfy loveseat & 2 wide seat wooden arm chairs. The loveseat pulls out to bed for some more lounging room. Linens and extra pillows in Arch rm closet.
32inch hi-def TV w/ Blue-ray DVD player. You will receive code to access wifi upon arrival.
About 15 DVDs on our bookshelf. Many books pertaining to Hawaii, especially Big Island. There are also a few board games.
Beautiful hand-hewn kitchen table made in Indonesia from retired fishing boats seats 4. We have 2 padded folding chairs & 4 personal size folding tables to add to living rm furniture area for tv side dining. A table on the deck seats 6.

Now let's get to the real reason you are considering Mama J's Pond House as your base for all the Big Island has to offer...relaxing outdoors at your fairly secluded home away from home. We are located at the end of a cul-de-sac, seldom will you see a neighbor. The large front deck has lots of seating (see pictures) and a table that seats 6 overlooking the pond. Inquire ab our bbq facilities available on premises.
The hammock for one sets up easily & holds up to 300lbs. The light comfortable parachute material hammock is stitched in a way that you can pull it up over yourself for a nap. The roar of the nearby ocean will lull you to sleep.

The large private pond is amazing. You may find yourself lost in meditation as you gaze at the fish swimming in the pond. Watch the tide in the pond rise & fall. Try to spot one of the eight smallish koi who will one day be the kings of the pond! Many types of birds flit around the surrounding trees.You may even espy a mongoose. Water is clear unless it has rained hard the day before. Usually is clear again on next day.
For your safety, we do not allow swimming in our pond. It is a tranquil gazing pond. The water is clear and you may view the fish & bottom which is 6ft deep in some parts during high tide.
The pond's fish are self sustaining meaning that they survive on the many types of small crustaceans in this natural pond.You may toss fish pieces of bread or small pieces of vegetables to watch 'a feeding frenzy.' Please no junk food!
Wai Opae Marine Sanctuary as peekabooed from many of our windows and a 5 min walk away has the best snorkeling on all of the Big Island. We have 2 snorkels for your use kept on a shelf in Arch room. We have outdoor shower to rt of our front stairs for rinsing off. There is no shower at Wai 'Opae.
Surf, swim, fishing areas close by. Hotponds including Ahalanui 10 min drive & Champagne Pond 5min drive. Volcano National Park is 40miles away.

Altho' our home has 2 Cal-king beds and a pull-out sofa in living room, We think you will be most comfortable w/ 4ppl max. 5 ppl staying is our limit. Please respect, be honest when booking reservation ab amt of ppl that will be staying. We do charge a nominal amt for more than 3 ppl to take care of what might cause extra on our utility bills. We are an Oahu couple just getting started. If there is a problem w/ anything during your stay or things not as expected upon arrival, please call Stan. We will find a way to make things right. Our nearby housekeeper/maintenance team will show up at YOUR convenience should the unlikely event that they are needed arise.

We take pride in our vacation home and would like to share our home with you. Mahalo Nui Loa (Thank You very much) for considering your stay at our little piece of paradise. Aloha! Jahnys and Stan

Property Type

  • House
  • 1012 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Smoking Allowed:

            Smoking allowed on either lanai only if nearby window to house is shut. Please use provided ashtrays. Absolutely no smoking inside. Fine will be accessed from damage deposit if evidence of smoking found indoors or drapes smell like smoke because you have forgotten to shut nearby window....moreless

          • Not Suitable For Children:

            Wide stairs leading to house w/ a pier and post deck above a pond. Additional wide stairs to enter sunken shower area. Many breakables. Not a good choice of place to stay for those w/ young keiki (children). We want all to be safe!...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

          • Deckside Bedroom: 1 king

            Pond view. Sliding door leads to deck.Ceiling fan. ...moreless

          • Seaside Bedroom: 1 king

            Ocean & pond views. Small private lanai. Ceiling fan....moreless

          • Bed 3: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Full sleep sofa. Comfortable but is located in living rm...moreless

          • The bdrms are of ab the same size. Both have NEW king-cal beds w/ 100% cotton linens & 4 pillows ea. Both have bedside tables w/ a drawer, reading lamp and alarm clock. Both have luggage rack,ceiling fan & Hawaiiana art. Deckside bdrm has small closet. Seaside bedrm is the side the sun comes up on but curtains are dark. Fairly shaded on that side so shouldn't be too bad if you like to sleep in. It has a private entry and small lanai w/ seating for two. This rm is a bit breezier than the other and can hear the ocean. It does not have a closet but there are several hooks on the back of the door and a small closet in nearby Arch Room. Fold-out sofa bed is full size and new. 2 extra pillows & flat sheets located in Arch Room closet. This extra bed is located in the greatroom (living rm/kitchen) close to front door. A couple of the many windows in this large room are not curtained but they are high up enough to afford privacy....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            4 stairs lead to shower stall w/ good water pressure. w/d...moreless

          • Outdoor shower

            Cold water located next to front stairs. Rinse off afterswim...moreless

          • Altho' there is just one bathrm it is rather big by Hawaii standards. 4 tiled stairs to access shower stall behind a tiled wall.Please watch your step. Good water pressure. As always, test the temperature as water in there is capable of getting VERY hot. 2 terry bathrobes for your use. 2 rolls of T.P. to start you out provided. Bodywash and shampoo provided. These are scented products so you may prefer your own. Washer/dryer off to side of entryway....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Full kitchen. Everthing basic you'll need to make a meal for up to 8 ppl. If you are a gourmet cook, call to see if we have something beyond basic that you might need. We might can get you a loaner....moreless

          • Oven:

            Please check on food you are cooking. We gave this oven an ultimate test, cooked a 20lb turkey.Usual temp in usual amt of time but DID have to rotate every hr so as to not burn on one side....moreless

          • Dining:

            Table in kitchen seats 4. There are 2 extra fold-away padded chairs & 4 fold-away wooden 'tv tables' for dining on Movie Night. Table on deck seats 6....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Salt n' pepper plus a few other basic spices & condiments. Cooking oil and soy sauce provided. Dish soap & sponge. 1 roll paper towels....moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Basic 12 cup coffee maker. New (2013) w/ timer. Filters provided....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Full size. Ice maker in freezer....moreless

          • Stove:

            Gas. 4 burners....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Service for 8...moreless

          Amenities

          • Towels Provided:

            Kitchen towels provided. 100% cotton bath towels provided. You may wish to bring a washcloth. Beach towels provided, the colorful ones on bottom shelf of bathrm. ...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            100% cotton sheets.4 pillows on ea cal-king bed. 2 more pillows, extra bed sheets and blankets provided in closet for use on pull-out sofa bed....moreless

          • Parking:

            Room for 2 vehicles on property in front of house. Nearby street parking for visitors....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Also 8ft covered clothesline w/ clothespins next to deck stairs....moreless

          • Living Room:

            See pics. It's a large greatroom. (kitchen,dining, living)...moreless

          • Washing Machine

          Other Amenities

              • In the Arch Room is a shelf where you will find a lantern in case of a power outage or to create some more light at end of deck. We purposefully left end of deck dark so that you could create your own atmosphere. There is a ltswitch for deck rt inside front door. A light to illuminate the pond on far wall, rt side of Arch Rm. There are 2 masks w/ snorkel on this shelving. Also where you will find the hammock in the r/y/g color parachute material bag. Hooks to hang it up are the big eyebolt next to white closet on deck & kitty-corner post across. There are two 28qt/41 can coolers. We have found these practical to take on our shopping trips to Hilo (the food prices are more reasonable). There are 2 terry cloth bath robes for your use hanging on back of bathrm door. Nothing fancy but they are clean in case you need to save rm in your suitcase....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Games:

                There are a few board games on bookshelf in great room. Please play inside house. Small pieces that could fall overboard. Likewise watch your valuables that you bring onto deck....moreless

              • Game Room:

                Regulation size new ping pong table in Arch Room. Electronic plastic tip dart board. Instructions for some games in top rt drawer of desk....moreless

              • Video Library:

                appox 20, various subjects. More DVD's avail for rental at Pahoa Home Video 9miles away. Call 965-1199 for hours....moreless

              • Books:

                Many Hawaiiana Books. Please do not remove from premises i.e. take to beach....moreless

              • Television:

                HD 32in TV w/ blueray DVD player. Ab 20 dvds at house. ...moreless

              • DVD Player:

                Blue Ray...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable
              • Ping Pong Table

              Communications

              • Internet:

                Wifi is for basics such as checking email and social sites. It is not to be used for streaming of movies, games and music. Mahalo for your respect. You will receive code upon arrival....moreless

              • Telephone:

                Landline for outgoing local calls or to use your calling card. Cell phone use all over Puna district is spotty. AT&T works best but still not completely reliable....moreless

              Pool & Spa

                  • Private Pool:

                    Large thermal pond that is beautiful for viewing. No swimming or fishing....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Balcony:

                    Small balcony off Seaside Bdroom has 2 chairs & small table. View of pond & ocean. If you smoke out here, please shut bdrm window to keep our home smokefree & use provided ashtray. Mahalo...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Weber Grill. Please bring your own charcoal, lighter fluid & lighter. Bbq tools provided. Please no cooking on deck. Nice little area next to pond in front of deck to set it up....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    300 sq ft deck overlooks pond on one side. There is a table that seats 6 and a built-in bench running length of deck. Hammock avail. ...moreless

                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    2 masks w/ snorkles...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions
                  • Budget
                  • Family

                  Location & View

                  • Ocean View:

                    Two peekaboos of ocean viewed from kitchen, bathrm, one of the 2 bdrms and back lanai. This is part of Wai 'Opae Marine Sanctuary which has the best snorkeling on the Big Island. It is a 5 min walk....moreless

                  • Waterfront:

                    House is situated over a very large thermal pond. It is filled w/ several kinds of fish, surrounded by lava rocks & lovely vegetation. Relaxing to observe the fish & watch the tides. NO swimming...moreless

                  Activities

                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Boating
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Kayaking
                  • Sailing
                  • Swimming
                  • Surfing
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Cycling
                   

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                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • one time cleaning fee $115 + tax
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                  • Tax Rate 13.41%

                  Notes:

                  $139 + tax are based on 1-3 person occupancy. $15+ tax for additional ppl up to 5 max. Please call Stan @808-291-6493 HIST between 8am & 8pm so that he can answer any questions and we can all feel comfortable that that this is the right rental for you.

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                  Last updated: 07/31/2014
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                  Location

                  26 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Hilo Airport

                  Car: Necessary

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2013

                  About the owner: Born & raised in Whittier, Calif, I moved to Oahu in 1981. My longtime partner Stan was born & raised here on Oahu. Owning our piece of Paradise in Kapoho is possible because of my Mom. We named the house in her honor, Mama J (Joyce)'s Pond House. Our Hawaiian style home was blt in 1974 and remodeled in 2005. Many old school architectural features remain such as vaulted ceilings, blt-in cubbies & the Arch Room. The flooring & paint are new as is all of the furniture and most appliances. We have much pride in this house, it is for family & friends to get together on special occasions. We are constantly working on improvements...utmost is safety, cleanliness & comfort. We are proud to share our home for your getaway and have you find it up to our standards. We want YOU to be as happy as we are when we stay here. We will be just a phone call away to answer questions and do what we can to make your stay more comfortable. In the unlikely event that something was overlooked during cleaning, please call upon arrival & we will make it right via our nearby housekeeper. Aloha, Jahnys and Stan


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                  Photos

                  • We are fairly secluded at the end of a cul-de-sac. Very Peaceful!

                    We are fairly secluded at the end of a cul-de-sac. Very Peaceful!

                  • Most of the 300sq ft deck. Hooks for hammock (not shown) are at far end. You can hear the ocean!

                    Most of the 300sq ft deck. Hooks for hammock (not shown) are at far end. You can hear the ocean!

                  • View from end of deck

                    View from end of deck

                  • See if you can spot the not so small anymore koi we added to pond!

                    See if you can spot the not so small anymore koi we added to pond!

                  • Many Hawaiiana books, it's hammock time! Also a few board games & many DVD's

                    Many Hawaiiana books, it's hammock time! Also a few board games & many DVD's

                  • seaside bedrm

                    seaside bedrm

                  • Deckside bedroom.

                    Deckside bedroom.

                  • Sunken shower stall behind that towel bar wall. New w/d not shown in pic

                    Sunken shower stall behind that towel bar wall. New w/d not shown in pic

                  • Wai Opae as glimpsed from our house is a 5min walk.Best snorkeling on island!

                    Wai Opae as glimpsed from our house is a 5min walk.Best snorkeling on island!

                  • Wai Opae tidepools. Shoes are necessary to get closer than this.

                    Wai Opae tidepools. Shoes are necessary to get closer than this.

                  • If you have 4-wheel drive, 5mins to reach Champagne Ponds from ocean side.

                    If you have 4-wheel drive, 5mins to reach Champagne Ponds from ocean side.

                  • Ahalanui, also known as The Hot Pond or Millionaire's Pond is a 10min drive from house.

                    Ahalanui, also known as The Hot Pond or Millionaire's Pond is a 10min drive from house.

                  • Side View showing walkway between 300sq ft deck & small lanai on l w/ ocean view

                    Side View showing walkway between 300sq ft deck & small lanai on l w/ ocean view

                  • Table w/ view of our pond and sounds of nearby ocean can seat 6.

                    Table w/ view of our pond and sounds of nearby ocean can seat 6.

                  • Thermal pond is full of fish & surrounded by lush vegetation

                    Thermal pond is full of fish & surrounded by lush vegetation

                  • 3/4 of the greatroom (living area w/ kitchen)

                    3/4 of the greatroom (living area w/ kitchen)

                  • The Arch Room. Soft tip electronic dart board not shown.

                    The Arch Room. Soft tip electronic dart board not shown.

                  • Seaside bdrm. Door leads to small lanai w/ seating for two and ocean view.

                    Seaside bdrm. Door leads to small lanai w/ seating for two and ocean view.

                  • Deckside bdrm has sliding glass doors that open onto 300sq ft deck.

                    Deckside bdrm has sliding glass doors that open onto 300sq ft deck.

                  • View from seaside bedrm, kitchen and bathrm. There is a 2nd peekaboo not shown.

                    View from seaside bedrm, kitchen and bathrm. There is a 2nd peekaboo not shown.

                  • Visitor to Wai Opae.

                    Visitor to Wai Opae.

                  • Champagne Ponds, 3min drive to gated community, park outside gate.Walk 10min to A-frame house. Public access path next to this pond.

                    Champagne Ponds, 3min drive to gated community, park outside gate.Walk 10min to A-frame house. Public access path next to this pond.

                  • Champagne Ponds at dusk

                    Champagne Ponds at dusk

                  • Please sign our guestbook during your stay. Mahalo!

                    Please sign our guestbook during your stay. Mahalo!

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