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Recent Kapoho reviews

  • Faultless

    "We stayed here for fourteen nights over the 2014/2015 new year period, and it was hard to go home. Kai Malolo is very well appointed that it's hard to understand how such a property can be available in this price range. The house can sleep six in three double bedrooms (I'm not completely sure what size the beds are, don't quote me on this), and has two bathrooms - one with two sinks - Europeans would be use to a bathroom with one sink, but I think in the US two vanity units counts as a full bathroom. Both also contain a shower, in addition there is a home office with printer and wired internet connection and a walk-in closet in another of the rooms. Laundry is kept in a separate room with a writing bureau; and the rest of the house is an open-plan format sharing the lounge and dining area with a kitchen separated through an island. A lanai runs along the rear length of the property allowing for viewing of the whales in the bay area but does not offer direct access to the garden/walk to the coastline. Additionally the garage for the property contains bikes, snorkelling gear and fishing equipment covering most of the activities you may like to do. The pool house has a variety of floats and inflatables for younger or less confident swimmers. The pool area is also completely fenced off so safe if you have little ones wandering around. Our stay was very relaxing. From the first day we were stunned at how quiet the area is - there is literally no noise. The little-used access road is so far from the house that traffic can barely be heard and the neighbours, those closeby, are very respectful with regards to noise (the exception being their dog Rags who does like to make sure the area is well guarded, but I was thankful to know we were at no risk of anything sneaking up on us! He is a very friendly and loveable great beast though). As for facilities inside, almost everything was catered for - there is a great entertainment system, plentiful towels and sheets, a fully stocked kitchen. We even had a running challenge to work out what we *didn't* have and the only thing we found we needed was a pizza wheel ;) The house was spotless, none of the usual insect problems you can have in Hawaii. We really struggled to come up with any downsides to this place: the pool was chilly, the access road is bumpy - neither of which are the owner's fault. Will definitely stay again! Note: property has stairs to the door and is not really suited to disabled access."
    Guest: Aaron Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 31, 2015
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  • Great rental!

    "This place was truly wonderful. The lanai looks out over a lush tropical backyard, the tidepools are only a short walk away, and the neighbourhood was very quiet. We followed David's directions for snorkelling at the tidepools (and avoided the crowded public area), and it was fantastic. - we saw more types of fish than I can remember, urchins, beautiful coral, and even a sea turtle swam by! The house is equipped with a ton of snorkel gear, water shoes in all sizes, beach towels and mats, etc. - everything you need. The outdoor shower on the lanai is incredibly refreshing both in the morning or in the evening. And you can watch the geckos scamper and play around you. That alone made staying here worthwhile. We didn't see it listed in the ad, but were pleasantly surprised to find the charcoal BBQ under the house. We grilled our dinner most nights, and even grilled fresh pineapple - yum! The house is a bit of drive from the nearest grocery store / town area (part of its charm is that the neighbourhood is secluded), so if it's your first time arriving you might want to get groceries in Pahoa, or even the Foodland store up in Kea'au depending on where you're coming from, before driving all the way to the house. Overall - a great stay, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place to friends or family looking to stay on the Big Island!"
    Guest: Nichole Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 14, 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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  • Perfect Spot off the Beaten Path!!!

    "We really enjoyed our stay here. We stayed in the upstairs part of the house and had plenty of room. Nice big living room and kitchen area with a very modern feel. I thought it was decorated very well with plenty of taste and suited our needs perfectly. More than enough cooking utensils with pots and pans and appliances to make anything you want. The house was very clean and well kept along with the neighborhood and general area. Has a large wrap around porch to sit out and enjoy the beautiful weather. The ocean was just a short walk across the street and can be seen from the porch. There is a nice little pond literally on the side of the house that wraps through a few of the neighboring houses that we swam in (has concrete steps right next to the house to get in). We split our trip up into 3 nights at this place and 3 nights in a condo/resort on the Kona/Waikoloa side. At the end of the stay we all wished we had just stayed here the whole time. It was very convenient to see the all Volcanoes and the waterfalls, rain forests, warm springs down the road, and botanical gardens. I think the Kona side is more "trendy" right now for tourists, but this side of the island is the true Hawaii for me. Thanks Jeana."
    Guest: Paul R. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 18, 2015
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