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Recent Kapoho reviews

  • Modern appointments, great location- what a steal

    "We stayed here last week for spring break as part of an extended family trip and could not be more pleased. The house is well appointed with modern amenities. We aren't talking a beach house that has been aging for 15 years. The kitchen was modern (only lacking a dishwasher), and the house had a large main bathroom, a large upper suite and plenty of room for our 3 kids (age 3 - 8) plus six adults. Want wi-fi? Got it. Nice grill for cooking outside? Done. Plenty of patio space for lounging or napping during hammock time? Oh, you know it is there. Look, I love me some resorts where there are throngs of staff waiting on you hand and foot. But that comes with a huge price, especially in Hawaii. If you are searching VRBO you know what I am talking about. This place is about 40 minutes to an hour from Hilo International Airport, with a Wal-Mart and grocery stores on the way. With some simple planning, and shopping before you arrive, you are setup in a wonderful (small) neighborhood near some of the best snorkeling Hawaii has to offer. My 8 yr old daughter caught the snorkeling bug, and we had wonderful father/daughter bonding time every morning and evening as we dove together in calm waters. Pros: Modern house well appointed with snorkel gear, kitchen needs, electronics (tvs, dvd, wi-fi, etc) and lounging (lots of couches and a hammock to snooze on). Walking distance to amazing tide pools with breathtaking, novice snorkel opportunities. A bit off the beaten path. On the busiest day we saw maybe 20 people spread out over a large area. We could easily get off on our own. Lush rain forest terrain with fruit trees, tide pools and lots of wildlife. We saw birds, Mongoose, wild pig and more. Within a 20 minute drive of grocery and some restaurants. Only 40 mins to an hour to Hilo. Great owners. We had an electrical problem there (GFCI tripping periodically) and the owners did everything possible to fix the problem for us. It was easily worked around, but their attentiveness was ingratiating. Cons: No beach. This is where the lava flows, so think lunar landscape, not sandy white beaches. When you go snorkeling you are stumbling over sharp lava rock, so wear decent shoes and gloves. Even then, most of us had some scrapes. A bit secluded, so you'll want a car for times you just want restaurant food and it is hole-in-the-wall dining. Rainy side- not constant sun but every day there were hours of light sun for every hour of rain. Be flexible."
    Guest: Devhyfes Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 13, 2015
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  • wonderful house

    "It was a great stay at your wonderful house- we felt really at home. We wished we could stay one more week- mainly on that wonderful veranda. It was the most beatiful and comfortable accomodation we had in the 4 weeks, we stayed in Hawaii! Maholo!"
    Guest: F. N. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 15, 2015
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  • extended stay in "the last frontier "

    "What a fantastic place! A few short steps and you're watching the sunrise over the ocean every morning! A few more steps and you're at one of the top snorkel spots on the Big Island. Great place to really get away (no cell phone /text coverage), but that was one of my favorite parts. There is WiFi and a house phone in the house. The house was perfect (our kids wanted to move in) for our family of 6. The provided snorkel gear got great usage. The nearby town of Pahoa is a pretty cool little place. Great bakery, Pele's Kitchen, the farmer's market on Sundays (make sure to visit Jeremy for fresh cut coconut with a straw.) Also, just down the road at the very end is Uncle Robert's. Great island music and Kalua pork and cabbage from a local (look for her, she's low key in the middle of all the other marketeers) on Wednesday nights. It is really "the last frontier " of Hawaii, which makes it a great place for people who want to get away from the tourists traps. Kim was really easy to work with. We "got stuck" for a few extra days, and it was real easy to call her and get our time extended. When we left, I forgot a couple of things, so I called her and she was right on it to get my items secured and even mailed back to me. Mahalo, Kim! See ya next time!"
    Guest: Rob K. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 21, 2015
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  • What a treat!

    "We loved our week in this lovely and charming cottage. Private and tranquil, stocked with everything needed for function and comfort. Location is great, close to Volcano National Park and the surrounding area has more than can be seen in the time we had. Rosemarie is a great host, making us feel at home the moment we arrived"
    Guest: Dave & Kat Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 26, 2015
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