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Off the Lanai and Into Champagne Pond! (CPondC)

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bath beach cottage, sleeps 4 guests. Full kitchen, Wifi, all the essentials.

Charming cottage with beach right on Champagne Pond! For those lucky enough to have stayed in the Beach Lots community of Kapoho, you know there are only 6 homes that front the very popular Champagne Pond, and this is one of them! Walk out the lanai, climb the ladder into the crystal-clear inlet in front of the cottage, and swim out with the turtles to the large part of Champagne Pond. For those who haven't yet experienced Champagne Pond, it's a huge geothermally heated warm pond, with incredible snorkeling in calm warm waters with sea turtles and colorful tropical fish.

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But wait! There's also a white sand beach! A rare find in East Hawaii, but the owners of this cottage decided to build their own rock wall overlooking the pond and fill it up with that white sand that slips through your toes. Sunbathe away in sunny Kapoho while you relax on lounge chairs and feel that ocean breeze.

It's not just about location at Champagne Pond Cottage. This truly charming two-bedroom cottage was built in 1957 by James and Mildred Kuwana. It survived the 1960 lava flow that covered Kapoho. Mr. Kuwana and another long-time resident had the lava flow dredged to create what is known today as Champagne Pond. The home was refurbished in 1994 and just recently upgraded with a new kitchen and bath, complete with granite countertops and beautiful windows.

The cute kitchen is well equipped with refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, microwave, coffeemaker, toaster, blender, rice cooker, pots and pans, cutlery, dishes, and there is a full-size washer and dryer. (The kitchen has no conventional oven but there is a charcoal BBQ on the lanai.) Windows surround the kitchen on three sides to bring in the view.

Ohia wood floors grace the living area, which has comfortable seating, a flat-screen satellite TV with a gazillion channels including CD-quality commercial-free music stations, and a DVD player. The outdoor lanai serves as the main dining area with a picnic table overlooking the pond.

The cottage has a strict maximum of ony 4 people on the property at any time (sorry no invited guests are allowed at this property) due to the small septic system. The master bedroom has a queen bed and the second bedroom has bunk beds. The bedrooms are small but work well for a family.

Champagne Pond Cottage offers a glimpse into an old Hawaii home, with upgraded features and a location you will never forget!

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More Details

Property Manager
Aloha Coast Realty, LLC/Hawaii Holiday Vac. Rentals
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english, spanish
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2017

Amenities

Kapoho Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair ...
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - Bunk Beds
  • Queen size Beds (1), Bunk Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(99 traveler reviews)

Off the Lanai and Into Champagne Pond! (CPondC)
average rating of 4.6969695 based on 99 reviews
Bay Area CA
5

So relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 3 and this cottage was the perfect amount of space for us. It was so much fun to swim in the beautiful ocean outside your back door. The geothermal "pools" are just spectacular! Bring your own snorkel gear. We were in the water everyday checking out all the beautiful fish. Many people pay good money to get a snorkeling trip like the one in your own backyard. We saw tons of beautiful fish everyday and even swam beside 2 Sea Turtles! It was truly spectacular! House was well stocked with towels and everything that was needed. The master bedroom is very small and the bed not too comfy. But the second room of 2 bunks (4 beds) was great. If you are a family of 4 or 5 this is still plenty of space. It's a cute funky beach cottage and we LOVED every second. If you are not big on lizards and geckos you may be a little squeamish! However, we LOVED seeing all the geckos outside and in the house. There was one in particular that must live behind the cupboards in the kitchen. Numerous times we gently removed it from the house and every time it wound up back inside. My 7 year old daughter just adored catching and releasing geckos. It was hours of entertainment. Lots of crabs down in the "pool" too. She loved seeing them and we did catch one baby one while there to check out and release. The crabs are really quick. They don't like humans and move out of sight when you get near. So again nothing to worry about if your not a big animal lover like we are.

The only negative was that along side of this property is the public access route. So there is a constant stream of people walking alongside your property to access the pools as well. We stayed Monday through Thursday which I'd consider the slow part of the week and there was still a steady flow of people each day. So it wasn't really as private as I would've liked but guess that's the price you pay to be somewhere as gorgeous as this. Others want to see it too :) We'll be back! Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A wonderful stay in Champagne cottage

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

I was very happy with the location.

The vacation rental was spotless.

The property manager was very helpful.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We are a family of 4 and we had a wonderful 3 days in Champagne cottage . The location is amazing and the natural ponds are great fun . Kitchen is excellent and decor throughout is more than adequate . The only downside is the size of the main bedroom and the bed being rather small ( i have a pregnant wife so it meant me sleeping in the living room . Kids were happy on the large bunkbeds . Outside area is great and the 1st day we were snorkeling a large turtle came and joined us !! highlight of the trip ! ..Not sure the man made beach is useful but a few times we opened the door and went through the black sand beach which was great . All in all a great stay and i would happily come back and visit again .

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Hawaii Holiday Vacation Rentals
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5

Amazing retreat

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

I was very happy with the location.

The vacation rental was spotless.

The property manager was very helpful.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

I live here on the Big Island and I always wanted to rent a vacation home at my favorite place, Champagne Ponds. At first I was unsure if I wanted to spend a little extra just to be on the water, and when the ad said cottage I was even more leery. I decided to give it a try and I was pleasantly surprised with everything. I had an amazing weekend surrounded my Hawaii's finest. The "cottage was well stocked and clean, the warmth of this home made relaxing so easy. If you ever decide that you want to get away from all the hustle and bustle of every day life, this is by far the best place to go, and one of the most amazing vacation rentals on this island!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: Hawaii Holiday Vacation Rentals
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5

Champagne Pond Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

I was very happy with the location.

The vacation rental was spotless.

The property manager was more than helpful.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

I had an overall great experience with my stay. House was clean & well prepared, price was just right. Loved the fact that property was gated for a nice security. Management was great up until checkout, they will work with you on a later check out upon availability however make sure to have late check out confirmed by email or in any form. My late check out was mixed up and the agent i spoke to was nicely RUDE about things. Other then that i will book this cottage again in the future!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: Hawaii Holiday Vacation Rentals
Owner's Response: I am the nicely RUDE agent that you spoke with. I am sorry for that. It was a miscommunication and I apologize. When I first returned your call, I didn't see the note that one of other people had put in your file about the late check-out. I wasn't trying to be rude; I was trying to be firm ;-) Sometimes we have to be with people to get them to leave Champagne Pond Cottage!
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Honolulu, HI
5

Next time we go to Kapoho - we're staying here!

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

I was very happy with the location.

The vacation rental was spotless.

The property manager was very helpful.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

The cottage/house was wonderful - but the best part was that we were very late in booking and Denyse was so VERY helpful and obtaining this property for us! Aloha nui loa!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: Hawaii Holiday Vacation Rentals
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Captain Cook, HI
5

Delightful Quaint Sweeeeeeeet Champagne Pond ...

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

I was very happy with the location.

The vacation rental was spotless.

The property manager was very helpful.

Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Delightful Quaint Sweeeeeeeet Champagne Pond Cottage

What more is there to say? no kaoi!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: Hawaii Holiday Vacation Rentals
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Nearest Airport
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Nearest Golf
Nearest Train
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Ski
Nearest Beach
Car: recommended

Kapoho is a quiet community on the eastern tip of the island. It’s often referred to as “Sunny Kapoho” as it sees only about a third of the rain that falls in Hilo. This neighborhood offers easy access to the water and some of the best snorkeling in the state. The gated Kapoho Beach Lots community features access to Champagne Pond - a large lagoon that is geothermally heated to a luxurious 90+ degrees. Just to the south, Kapoho Vacationland is home to the Wai Opae Tidepools, a protected marine sanctuary filled with tropical fish, coral gardens, and all manner of spectacular sea life.

You’ll have a blast exploring along the Red Road – one of the most beautiful drives you’ll ever take. Heading south from Kapoho you’ll find Ahalanui Park, aka Millionaires Pond, a park with a lagoon at the ocean’s edge that is almost Jacuzzi temperature. 5 minutes past there is Isaac Hale Park at Pohoiki Bay the local hot spot for surfing and boogie boarding, and is home to the boat ramp that the lava viewing boats use. Kehena Black Sand Beach is a 15 minute drive. The Kalapana lava viewing area (Pele willing) is 25 minutes away at the end of the Red Road.

Eclectic Pahoa Town is 9 miles from Kapoho, with yummy restaurants, fun shopping , and necessities like convenience and grocery stores, banks, gas, etc. Historic Hilo is 45 minutes from Kapoho, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is about an hour.

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Rates & Availability

Notes

  • 4 night minimum stay; Higher rates on weekends (Fri, Sat & Sun)

    Rates are based on a party of 2; additional guests are are $10 each per night plus tax.
    There is a cleaning fee of $110. All reservations require Hawaii taxes of 13.416%
    There's a refundable $250 security deposit that is returned after checkout as long as occupancy rules are observed, the house is left in good shape, and all keys and gate openers are returned.

    We accept major credit cards for payment.
    We require a 25% deposit to confirm, with the balance due 90 days before arrival.
    Reservations arriving within 90 days are due in full at the time of booking.

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