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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

    "The Lite House is a great little house away from all the hustle and bustle of Kona and Hilo. We walked to the Champagne Ponds every morning for a quick dip. The house is on the edge of a quiet a serene neighborhood at the edge of a lava field. Watching the sun rise over the lava field each morning was magic."
    Guest: Weston Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 7, 2015
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  • Kapoha Bay View Home

    "Lovely home in a nice private location. Home does have the basics for your stay but found that some items that I would have considered kitchen basics (foil, plastic wrap, and salt) need to be brought in. Short walking distance to Champagne Pond which provides for a nice dip in the water, though this area is very busy on the weekends. It would be a good idea to plan your shopping/grocery trips as the nearest store is at least 20 minutes away. Drive to volcano and Hilo are both a good 45 min away but after a long busy day in these area, it's nice to come back to the home to relax and unwind. For those traveling during hotter months, there is no air conditioner; we were fortunate that during our time there, we were able to open up windows to allow the place to cool down in the evening but could see it as being a potential issue if we had traveled during summer months. Loved following asleep to the sounds of the night!"
    Guest: Hawaii 2015 Vacation Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 13, 2015
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  • Great views and Tidepool Access

    "Our family loved the ocean view from the upstairs lanai, though the passage to that came through a bedroom. And the location for snorkeling the tidepools is tremendous. The house is generally well-equipped, though there was no colander in the kitchen or working remote control for the dvd player. It's a good choice for a group, though a little more attention to small details would help."
    Guest: Drew Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 24, 2015
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