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Recent Kapoho reviews

  • Kapoho family vacation

    "The four of us arrived late on a Monday. The house is exactly as it looks in the pictures. It's modern, clean and very nicely designed. The kitchen is excellent and has just about everything you need to cook just about anything (we love to cook.) The back balcony has a good grill (small but good.) The back yard leads out to jungle so you can grill in your BVDs if you like. Sure there is no AC but the celling fans work great and it's never that hot. The wifi worked great. The TV reception is OK but why are you watching TV?'re in Hawaii? There is cell service but I never got more than 2 bars on my Verizon Iphone. More importantly, there is enough of a signal to use the navigation app. That noise you hear, is the ocean crashing on the lava about 1 1/2 blocks away. The next morning we walked to the tide pools where the snorkeling is just as good as everyone says. DO NOT forget swim socks. Trying to walk on the slippery lava in flipflops is tricky and ludicrous in bare feet. Once you get in the water, it's all worth it. The fins, masks and snorkels that they keep at the house are good enough for novice snorkelers like us but investing in a good mask and snorkel wouldn't be a bad thing. There are plenty of fins in all sizes so don't both to buy those. Now, there is some grocery shopping you can do in nearby Pahoa, but the two natural food stores don't quite suit carnivores like us. Luckily we stopped at the KTA Super Store on the way out of Hilo which is awesome. They have everything you could need, plus a good bakery, deli and meat department. Prepare for the higher prices, it's Hawaii. Restaurants in nearby Pahoa are ok. We bought some great marinated meats at the KTA and grilled. Breakfast was fruits and breads.....exactly what we wanted. Hilo is about a 30-40 minute drive through lush and amazing scenery. You have to go to the Ahaluanui Park, which is about 15 minutes away. It's a volcanically heated pool where waves crash over and into it. There is some marine life here, but this place is ideal for families with kids. The water is about 5-6 at it's deepest. We rented a 4x4 so we drove to Champagne Pond which made the extra cost of the 4x4 rental totally worth it. It's a bit too far to walk. Cat, the property manager is only two doors down and is very helpful. The owner contacted me after returned and is very very nice. I would definitely stay here again."
    Guest: Leslie P. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 15, 2014
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  • Delightful stay off the beaten path

    "We recently stayed here over Christmas, and could not think of a better place. Loved the cool air and chorus of frogs at night, and the cottage itself was nice and had plenty of room for my wife and I and our two sons. The lagoon is great fun- we had a lot scheduled, so only spent one day around the house, and spent much of it in the lagoon. If you stay here, be sure to fly into Hilo- we flew into Kona, and had activities scheduled in that area the next day, so spent more time driving than we would have liked, but we did get to see much of the island. Apparently, there is a good reason they call this the Big Island! Thank you, Ilse, for opening your home to us, and the Christmas card was a nice touch and very much appreciated!"
    Guest: Jeff S. Date of Stay: December 2013 Review Submitted: January 3, 2014
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  • Made Memories that will Last Forever

    "From a Guest who visited right after we had a tropical storm that knocked out power to this area for weeks: We had a wonderful time, no complaints of any kind and my family members were all so appreciative of everything that was done to keep us safe and happy--I can never thank you enough. I wanted our visit to be perfect--we all agreed we would not have changed one thing--we had weird meals-- making coffee on the grill was quite an experience, and made you really appreciate your first cup in the morning--but that only added to the fun. We sat outdoors in the evenings and watched the stars, ever mindful that we were seeing some of them for the first time, as our atmosphere is not so clear--we laughed and joked and made memories that will have to last us forever, because we will never be able to do that again. This was a truly once-in-a-lifetime (mine) event and I pray that I never forget one moment. It was a joy and privilege to meet you, very thoughtful of you to check on us. Aloha, in every sense of that beautiful word, The M Family"
    Guest: Ron W. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: October 17, 2014
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  • Your Own Piece of Paradise

    "Some places are just so special and magical that my tendency is not to share the place with others for fear it will not be available again when my husband and I want to visit! The drive to the bungalow was incredible, in and of itself. Beauty, nature, wild, raw, open, sweet smelling, awe inspiring are just a few words that explain just the excursion to this special destination. When we arrived we regarded the house number on a solid tropical wooden gate (it seemed majestic to us), stopped the car , looked at each other and said ‘this CAN’T be the place !?” I told my husband to use the clicker and the solid wood gate slowly opened up, welcoming us to our home for the next week. We drove well onto the property and next to the house then the gate slowly closed behind us. Wow! Having stepped out of the car we looked upon expansive lush lawns, gardens and blooming plumerias. The bungalow looked just like the pictures! So far we were impressed and equally so at sight of the sparkling cove in front of us, beckoning us to just jump in, right then and there! Instead, we went inside and found a spacious great room with lots of windows, beautiful hard wood furnishings and tropical décor. We just couldn’t help but keep pinching ourselves as we opened up all the doors and windows to let the fresh sea air and tradewinds fill the rooms. We noticed the bathroom, tastefully done with a murano glass bowl sink and roomy tiled shower full of natural light. The bungalow had everything we needed (we stocked up at Safeway in Hilo before coming to our destination) to make this our temporary home. My husband and I slept like babies on the generous king bed and we were well rested each morning. The first night the Coqui frogs were many and prevalent but they apparently cleared out once they understood we were there. Subsequent nights we looked forward to the sound of only a few Coquis lulling us to sleep, along with the lapping waves against the cove. Comfy living room, comfy counter stools and large counters…loved being able to just sit inside or out and gaze upon the surf in the bay beyond the cove. We sipped coffee and cocktails at the lanai table every morning and evening. Nice to be able to sit outside under the covered lanai while it rained and also provided ample shade during hot days. There were lots of tropical fish in the cove, which could be seen by just sitting on the wall. We took dips each night with a bright full moon showing the way. Wonderful!"
    Guest: Dana B. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 22, 2014
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Kapoho Travel Tips

Escape to Paradise With Kapoho Vacation Rentals

Kapoho vacation rentals take you away from the stress of life and place you in the heart of an area surrounded by natural beauty. Less than hour from Hilo Airport on the Big Island of Hawaii, Kapoho has many stunning features to wow your senses. From flowing lava to whale watching, you can find something amazing to see. When you rent a vacation house in Kapoho, you'll have the privacy and the space you need to relax.

Kapoho Vacation Houses Offer Family Fun

From multiple bedrooms to furnished living space, Kapoho vacation houses have the home amenities your family uses every day. Fully equipped kitchen areas give you the chance to gather around for a family meal. If you plan to visit Queen Liluokalani Gardens, pack a picnic to enjoy at one of the pagodas. The 30-acre Japanese garden features walkways, ponds, bridges, and oriental plants. If your family members prefer swimming, head to the tide pools. Protected by coral reefs, these thermal pools offer calm water perfect for children.

The Power of Nature Resides Near Puna District Beach Rentals

There are many things to enjoy during your stay at Puna District beach rentals. Nearby Rainbow State Falls offers an 80-foot waterfall. Its early morning mist often creates a rainbow that spans across the lagoon. Just a little distance from the waterfall, you'll find the Boiling Pots, a series of cascading pools. Watch flowing lava make its way to the ocean, see dolphins play with their young, or soak up some rays while laying on a lava shelf. Surrounded by lush vegetation, you can enjoy the scent of exotic flowers and the tastes of fresh tropical fruits. Crystal clear water lets you see schools of fish, moray eels, sea turtles, and multi-colored coral reefs.

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