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Back home again in your cute Iki Honu home away from home

Back home again in your cute Iki Honu home away from home Enjoy the view on your covered and screened lanai Cozy and relaxing with newly upgraded interior Take a seat inside and watch the sunrise Relax in the private, secluded Jacuzzi Newly remodeled bathroom. Swim with the turtles Visit Volcano Park and see new earth being formed Snorkeling right across the street Snorkel and Swim --  Colorful Coral and Fish Picture perfect Hawaii The volcanically heated tidepools are always calm Go early to see Rainbow Falls at its best Take in the ocean view from the lanai. The Big Island offers fantastic views all along the coast. Get up close and personal with a butterflyfish.

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Last updated: 04/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Hilo house description

Welcome to Iki Honu (Little Turtle) Cottage, a beautiful, intimate single home in the property, directly across  the street from the famous Kapoho warm Tide Pools -- Marine Conservation District. Fantastic snorkeling and swimming in volcanically heated tide pools, calm like a bathtub, yet full of beautiful corals and tropical fishes and sometimes green sea turtles. The home is perfect for a couple, entire house renewed and upgraded including new appliances, new Travertine floor, new Cherry wood cabinets in the kitchen, beautiful granite counter top, fully equipped kitchen, large closet space, natural bamboo ceiling and bathroom with shower, super screened lanai area overlooking the ocean, private hot tub Jacuzzi. All the comforts of home AT A GREAT PRICE!

Two bicycles and two snorkel sets are available for your use. Free of charge.

Free wireless internet.

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If this property is booked for your desired dates, please consider our other larger home Picture Perfect Hawaii, Listing #160103. We will offer a special discount.

Keywords: Studio with one Queen size bed and Memory foam mattress. A shower and a full kitchen.

One time cleaning fee of $95.

Calculation from the website may not be accurate and need to be adjusted.

Property Type

  • 700 sq. ft.
  • House

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

          • Queen size Beds (1)

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Plenty of dishes, utensils, wine glasses, drinking glasses and plastic glasses for the Jacuzzi...moreless

          • Dining:

            Large patio table with 4 chairs in the lanai overlooking the ocean...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Sugar, salt & pepper, Ketchup, mustard, soy sauce, etc...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Rice cooker, blender, coffee maker and toaster oven....moreless

          Amenities

          • Covered Parking:

            You can park underneath the house. Ideal for unloading your car if it is raining....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Two sets of towels and 2 beach towels for jacuzzi...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Two sets of linens...moreless

          • Iron & Board
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Hair Dryer
          • Washing Machine

          Entertainment

          • Television:

            Flat screen TV mounted on the wall...moreless

          • Satellite / Cable:

            Provided by Dish Network...moreless

          • CD Player
          • Stereo
          • DVD Player

          Communications

          • Internet:

            High speed internet provided by Hawaiian Telcom...moreless

          • Telephone

          Pool & Spa

              Outdoor Features

              • Balcony
              • Outdoor Grill

              Theme

              • Budget
              • Away From It All
              • Romantic

              Location & View

                  • Ocean View:

                    You can see the tide-pool from the lanai....moreless

                  Car

                      • Necessary

                      Activities

                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Swimming
                      • Kayaking
                      • Medical Services
                      • Hospital
                      • Groceries
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Laundromat
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Fishing
                      • Hiking
                      • Spelunking
                      • Cycling
                      • Surfing
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Sailing
                      • Golf
                      • Zoo
                      • Restaurants
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Walking
                      • Live Theater
                      • Cinemas
                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Museums
                      • Marina
                      • Shelling
                      • Boating
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Shopping
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Whale Watching
                      • Bird Watching

                      Other Activities

                          • Snorkel in Kapoho Tide pool just across street from the house. You would see Sea turtles, various kinds of tropical fishes and beautiful corals in rainbow of colors....moreless
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • I loved everything about this place.

                            I loved everything about this place.

                            • Guest Sandyy003 (Seattle, WA )
                            • Date of stay 08/18/09
                            • Review Submitted 08/24/09
                            It was my husband and my first time in Hawaii. Iki Hono was the perfect experience for our first trip together. We loved the jacuzzi and the lovely ocean view from the bed. This was a lovely place to stay. We will def come back.

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                            Manager response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at A Snorkeler's Paradise - Iki Honu, and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Big Island again soon.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 8/8

                          • Great place!

                            Great place!

                            • Guest Elizabeth D.
                            • Date of stay 04/10/14
                            • Review Submitted 04/18/14
                            We loved the snorkeling, the lovely setting, and the birds and frogs. It is a very relaxing location and close to the tide pools. We hope to return soon.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • Relaxing ambiance.

                            Relaxing ambiance.

                            • Guest Judy (Victoria,BC Canada)
                            • Date of stay 01/31/14
                            • Review Submitted 02/08/14
                            This is our 2nd stay at Iki Ono and we had another wonderful time. After spending 4 weeks in Kona we welcomed the quiet, laid back atmosphere of the Kapaho area. Our studio cottage was perfect, clean and had all the amenities you needed. A perfect spot for 2 people. The unit is steps away from the tide pools and each morning we watched the sun rise. A great way to end our holiday.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • needed longer

                            needed longer

                            • Guest Sparkey50 (Delta, B.C.)
                            • Date of stay 01/06/14
                            • Review Submitted 01/28/14
                            We have just come back from seeing the big island. This was one of the places we stayed at and wished we had longer. I guess it will be just a good reason to come back. The information you can read from others explains the pools and accommodations. Both great. We had wonderful weather in Hilo but know it can rain. I don't think it would dampen your stay. A drive to Hilo but go to Annies if you do. We were trying to get somewhere interesting at the same time close to Volcano. We were about an hour from volcano and because you are out in a country type area, see lots of trees and feel a tranquillity. The owners give you lots of information about their home and the area. The market in the town area is great but get your stuff ahead of time as its not around the corner. There were a lot of staples at the house so think of that before buying things. We barbqued and ate out on the deck. Very dark out there so not much to see but the stillness. (all screens too) There are mosquitoes but appear only when it cools down and not there in the morning when you have coffee in the hot tub. Remember you are in Hawaii so things are not all trimmed up perfect like a hotel but very clean. We would come back. The area and home are unique.

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • First time visitors to Hawaii

                            First time visitors to Hawaii

                            • Guest Linda R.
                            • Date of stay 01/05/14
                            • Review Submitted 01/22/14
                            Great place for a couple wanting to snorkel the Kapoho tide pools and explore the Puna area. It was an easy drive from Hilo. The property was very clean and well maintained, with accurate photos and description. Helpful information was available regarding where to eat, groceries and what to see in the area. We really enjoyed the character and privacy of this rental and would recommend it to a friend.

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • Nice property and location for tide pool access

                            Nice property and location for tide pool access

                            • Guest twobirds (Rochester, MN)
                            • Date of stay 11/03/13
                            • Review Submitted 11/24/13
                            We stayed at this property for two nights. We chose this property primarily for its close location to the tide pools. We found that access to the tide pools was indeed an easy and short walk (a couple minutes). We have snorkeled quite a bit over the past thirty years (primarily in the Caribbean) and found the water quality in the tide pools to be the best we have ever snorkeled in. The fish and coral quality and diversity were also very good when we were there. We even were able to follow a large turtle several times. One note if you have never snorkeled in a tide pool before (our first time): pay close attention to the tide times since this can affect your ability to get between some of the pools. Also, if there is heavy rain, the pool can be cloudy in spots due to mixture of the rain water into the salt water pond. The only disappointment we had with the snorkeling is that the weather was cloudy and sometimes rainy, but even with that, we had an enjoyable time. We found the property to be very well maintained and the amenities good. The kitchen was well-equipped and the bed comfortable. The bikes were a nice extra and the Jacuzzi, which we used several times, was well maintained. The property is in a nice quiet location, across the street from the tide pools. The lanai is a nice place to sit; however, our only disappointment was that we could not “see the ocean from the enclosed lanai” as stated on the web site. Perhaps at one time you could, but with the vegetation in its current state, it was not possible. For that reason, we gave this property a good rating versus excellent. If you want to be on the tide pools, you would choose one of the properties across the street.

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                          • Everything You Would Ever Need . . .

                            Everything You Would Ever Need . . .

                            • Guest Robert P.
                            • Date of stay 11/19/13
                            • Review Submitted 11/22/13
                            Everything we needed for a quiet, romantic get away was antisapated by the owners and provided to us in this little house. The entire property was very clean and well-appointed with granite, tile and stainless steel. The arrangement of the large kitchen, spacious bedroom, huge screened lanai, outside barbeque and private hot tub made the little house "big" and "comfy". Just a 2 minute walk to the tide pools made it easy to return home for lunch, dinner or nap. Snorkling is our "thing" and this is the "place", morning, noon and early evening - calm tide pool water, easy ins and outs, a lot of pools and shelves to explore as the tide goes in and out. The experience is better that the advertisement!

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • Wonderful Getaway Spot

                            Wonderful Getaway Spot

                            • Guest Emily A.
                            • Date of stay 11/14/13
                            • Review Submitted 11/21/13
                            My boyfriend and I stayed here for a few days and had an AMAZING time! The place itself is very clean, with a wonderful outdoor space and very new kitchen. The jacuzzi was really nice, and we had an incredible time snorkeling in the nearby tide pools (and saw a sea turtle!). We appreciated all of the amenities that are included (especially the snorkeling gear!). Highly recommended!

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • Great end to our honeymoon!

                            Great end to our honeymoon!

                            • Guest Kira R.
                            • Date of stay 10/26/13
                            • Review Submitted 11/01/13
                            My new husband and I stayed here for the last leg of our honeymoon from October 26-29, 2013. I was pleasantly surprised when we arrived (first time booking fromVRBO), the place was very clean and fully stocked! It was great to be able to cook our own meals and have dishes and utensils that were useful. The Kapoho tide pools are a 5 second walk and were so much fun to snorkel. I have a hard time snorkeling usually due to a fear of the water but I felt really comfortable in the tide pools. It is great for experienced snorkelers or beginners. Make sure to hit the grocery store on your way to Iki Honu as it is in a pretty remote area away from stores and restaurants.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                            Manager response: I would like to add to the comment about buying your groceries in Hilo before you head out to my house. I send out "Driving direction" to all guests for the grocery stores that they can choose in Hilo just after they leave the airport. The nearest town with stores is Pahoa which is about 10 miles away from Iki Honu.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                          • Character and location

                            Character and location

                            • Guest Craig E.
                            • Date of stay 09/10/13
                            • Review Submitted 09/29/13
                            An excellent place to stay! Great access to the snorkeling. The rental was clean and well-maintained. No significant problems. The website description was quite accurate. We would certainly rent it again.

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                           
                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
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                          2 night min stay
                          $130
                          $840 $3,600
                          * 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
                          • Tax Rate 13.42%

                          Notes:

                          One time cleaning fee of $95.

                          $300 deposit is required to hold your reservation. The balance of payment is due 90 days before arrival date.


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                          Calendar

                          Last updated: 04/21/2014
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                          Location

                          • Nearest Airport: Hilo Airport at 25 Miles
                          • Nearest Beach: Kapoho Tide pool at 0.1 Miles
                          • Nearest Barpub: Pahoa at 8 Miles
                          • Nearest Restaurant: Pahoa at 8 Miles
                           

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                          • Back home again in your cute Iki Honu home away from home

                            Back home again in your cute Iki Honu home away from home

                          • Cozy and relaxing with newly upgraded interior

                            Cozy and relaxing with newly upgraded interior

                          • Relax in the private, secluded Jacuzzi

                            Relax in the private, secluded Jacuzzi

                          • Swim with the turtles

                            Swim with the turtles

                          • Snorkeling right across the street

                            Snorkeling right across the street

                          • Picture perfect Hawaii

                            Picture perfect Hawaii

                          • Go early to see Rainbow Falls at its best

                            Go early to see Rainbow Falls at its best

                          • The Big Island offers fantastic views all along the coast.

                            The Big Island offers fantastic views all along the coast.

                          • Enjoy the view on your covered and screened lanai

                            Enjoy the view on your covered and screened lanai

                          • Take a seat inside and watch the sunrise

                            Take a seat inside and watch the sunrise

                          • Newly remodeled bathroom.

                            Newly remodeled bathroom.

                          • Visit Volcano Park and see new earth being formed

                            Visit Volcano Park and see new earth being formed

                          • Snorkel and Swim --  Colorful Coral and Fish

                            Snorkel and Swim -- Colorful Coral and Fish

                          • The volcanically heated tidepools are always calm

                            The volcanically heated tidepools are always calm

                          • Take in the ocean view from the lanai.

                            Take in the ocean view from the lanai.

                          • Get up close and personal with a butterflyfish.

                            Get up close and personal with a butterflyfish.

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                          Date last modified - Tuesday, April 08, 2014

                          $130 per night (USD)
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                          0 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 2

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                          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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