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Recent Kapoho reviews

  • True Aloha

    "What a great place to relax for our family! Life with kids is busy and hectic and this was a wonderful place to wind down, spend time doing things together and sharing adventure. A lovely, private and safe location. The lagoon pool was completely awe inspiring. To have water that our kids could get into any time of day, always really warm (like 90 degrees), only a few steps from the Lanai (porch) so we could watch and hear them. They could swim, snorkel and explore in the crystal clear water filled with fish, shrimp and cute little crabs. This is a natural spring feed lagoon so there is no chlorine or chemicals. Many of the houses in this private residential area have lagoon pools but a few locals told me this was one of the best. The lagoon was perfect to help them practice there swim and snorkel skills before we walked 1 minute across the street to one of the safest most comfortable snorkeling spots in all of Hawaii, Champagne Pond! The warm spring waters flow into this "pond" that is guarded from waves by a rock sea wall and mix with sea water such that all the sea animals are there and the water is incredibly warm. It is a magical place usually no deeper than 6' and often only 4', very warm and calm and filled with Moorish Idols, Butterfly Fish, Puffers, Goatfish, Sea Turtles, wrasses, gobies, mullet, boxfish and on and on. My daughter named the sea turtles and we visited them everyday. These are all animals that leave the pond to feed everyday but come back to rest in the warm water. When a high tide comes in many of the fishes are changed and there is a new group to experience. We drove up one night to see the glow of the Lava in the Volcano park and see the other flows but really walking/hiking on the lava flow of 1960 that is only 100 yards from the house was the most inspiring and interesting. You can easily drive all over the island but really for us it was all here. The kids watched probably 3 hours of tv over 2 weeks. We watched one move on the sat tv together as a family. Otherwise it was swimming, snorkeling, hiking, preparing meals and cleaning up together. On the way in and before we left we ate in Hilo at Ken's. I highly recommend it for a family."
    Guest: Aloha Man Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: December 18, 2014
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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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  • 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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  • Off the beaten path paradise!

    "WOW! Absolute paradise. LOVE IT! The House is very spacious and very clean. You enter through a combination gate that feels private and secure. Master bedroom has a queen bed that is very comfortable. Spacious room with a great ocean view. Master bath is very big and we loved the shower with the ocean view. Lots of hot water and good water pressure. Two other queen bedrooms in the back of the house that share a bathroom. Smaller than the master but nice. Kitchen was well stocked with everything you need including paper towels, spices, oil, water. Another spot that has a great ocean view. Nice big lanai, with a great view of the ocean and very peaceful to read and relax. Fantastic pool with ocean view. Just missing a spa, then it would be perfect! Water temperature is perfect and we used it everyday. It gets the sun in the mornings and that was a perfect time for a dip. BBQ is in the pool house in case it rains (which it did everyday briefly), worked perfectly. Two hard tail MTB (rockhoopers). Extra tubes, spoons, helmets and gloves available. Great for exploring! We road down to the tide pools, about 12 miles round trip. Great bikes and much appreciated. Gravel road coming in from both directions. When we arrived there were so many potholes we thought we may have to turn around. On day #4 they actually filled in those potholes and put down new gravel. Much better! The drive out through the mango grooves is beautiful. Continue on to Kalapana, spectacular! (better than the drive to Hana). The neighbors (who we hardly saw) and rags were awesome. Love that dog. So much so we googgled a golden doodle to check them out to see where we could get one back home. Very friendly and very nice having a dog around in the middle of nowhere. At night it got to be very dark and a little scary on the first night with strange noises. It sounded like someone or something was crashing through the bushes out in front. We soon figured out that it was some kind of fruit that was falling onto the Palm Franz making all that noise. Enabled us to sleep a lot easier at night. You get used to the frog and birds at night and throughout the day. They actually are quite comforting at night. You can also hear the waves crashing against the rocks but only barely as the frogs drown out the sound. We found Kai Malolo to be very very relaxing and just what we needed. This is a fantastic house rental, one of the best we have ever rented in fact. We will definitely be coming back."
    Guest: Kiwi14 Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: October 3, 2014
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