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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?....you'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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  • Surpassed our expectations

    "Our family of six spent 10 memorable days over Christmas at the Coral Pool House. We appreciate that Jim & Gail were thoughtful in providing a small tree for the occasion. Nice touch! Their description of the property, and tide pools is accurate and thorough. The House was clean, nicely decorated and the kitchen well supplied. If you are traveling with young children, keep in mind that the bedrooms are upstairs and access to them is via an outside stairwell. Snorkeling here is exceptional in both the abundance and variety of fish and corals, and very safe. We found the best time to go was in the morning, and at high tide. Even the closest and shallowest pool has fish to see. Our two year old granddaughter delightedly exclaimed "Wowee!" as she made good use of the body board with the viewing window. Although this residence has a contained septic system, we were aware of posts and reviews regarding possible sewage/cesspool leakage in this general area before we booked, but saw no evidence of it here; absolutely none. No problems, no concerns , no complaints. Everything was 101%."
    Guest: Scott & Donna Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 5, 2015
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  • Great property!

    "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Rabbit & Dragon! The kids (6&8) got up early every day and had a swim in the hot pond - they just loved it. The house is very spacious and well furnished. The photos don't do it justice - it's a gorgeous place. Our only complaint would be the nightly frog concert - it's very noisy and kept us awake for the first two nights. Otherwise we loved everything about this property. Thank you so much! Daniel, Noa, Loris & Isabelle"
    Guest: Isabelle K. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 11, 2014
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  • Good rental property; nice pool

    "This is a modern, well-kept property with two units: one upstairs and one downstairs (we rented the downstairs). It has a private, natural, very-large volcano-heated warm pond to swim in. Excellent location to other thermal swimming sites, including half-a-block to the famous Champagne Pool. Good quality beds and modern appliances. The only downside is not much privacy (it's a duplex, surrounded by other rentals and not much foliage), and not a lot of "Hawaiian character" to the somewhat utilitarian structure. Property would also benefit from more/better outdoor furniture."
    Guest: DelawareTraveler Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 2, 2014
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