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Literally in the Tide Pool Preserve and Surrounded by the Ocean at High Tide!

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The house sits right on the tide pools, swim and snorkel right downstairs

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Last updated: 09/30/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Our house has the pristine natural views like no other rentals with over one mile of tidepool views on three sides, and from the dining room, living room and 1 of the bedrooms. A very private location with no neighbors and no lights in the view when in the house and on the Lanai (there's 1 neighbor but we never saw them more than once in a year)! Experience water on four sides when tides are 3.0 and above. Enjoy sun and moon rises and the refreshing ocean breeze with little or no flying pests. You can leave doors and windows open (with screens closed of course) and not need to turn the ceiling fans on. This is the freshest air in the world and a most pleasant location to enjoy the sea and tide pools. In Dec 2014 we did hurricane repair and remodeling of the house, now it has brand new kitchen cabinets, enlarged living room, and new sliding glass doors with 180 degree ocean view.
You can literally snorkel from the house in the famous Kapoho tidepools that are at your door step. We are located on the edge of the Tidepool Preserve so fishing is allowed to the north and daily locals fish with nets and spears. From our cottage and south, is the Wai O Pae Tide Pool Preserve. offers entertaining vistas both below and above the water.
Location Information: A five minute drive will take you to Ahalnui Beach Park with its amazing 90+ degree geothermally-heated tide-pool. This is a gorgeous place for the whole family. You are only 15 minutes to unique Pahoa town, which is a step back in time. You will find many very good restaurants to choose from and a ''Real Hawaiian'' atmosphere! You will love this place. We will provide a 'Welcome Letter' once you book so you could have very detailed info of the area as of what to do to have the most fun.
Additional Details for the Rental: Lanai: great for dining, cocktail and wine happy hours, reading, or just hanging out there to enjoy the Pacific ocean view, sea breeze, watch your kids playing in the shallow pools downstairs, or maybe whale watching if you are lucky. Broadband Internet: You may either go wireless, or using the cable modem. Remember to bring your own lap top if you have to work some during your stay; otherwise a smart phone is perfect since most major cellular carriers have connections there. Kid Friendly: The tide pools downstairs are kids' snorkeling paradise! they are not just for 'big kids'! One of the best snorkeling areas among all the Hawaiian islands since it's been the marine conservation area since 1960s.
The Unique Benefits at this House: The Pacific Ocean is right in front of the house, between you and the Pacific, there're the tide pools where you and your children can swim and snorkel in your backyard any time during the day, talk with the fish, swim with the turtle, it's heaven. We found this area is the best of Hawaii, unlike most everywhere else with sandy beach and resort one after another, this is the real and original Hawaii.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 890 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 and up...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    The tide pools downstairs are not just for 'big kids', they are a real kids' snorkeling paradise! Parents can lounge in cushioned rocking chairs on the lanai and monitor kids snorkeling below....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • 2nd Bedroom : 1 queen

    5' wide window at foot of bed with full tide pool view ...moreless

  • Master Bedroom : 1 queen

    large bedroom with windows on 2 sides and 1/2 bath...moreless

  • Queen Bed: 1 queen bed for each bedroom with comfortable pillow top mattresses....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Half 1: toilet

    ...moreless

  • Full 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    window opens to tide pool and coastal view...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Many Amenities... DSL Broadband, bring your laptop, TV with DVD players, Dish TV, Hawaiian CDs and books, cards and games, binoculars, great drinking water, dishwasher, microwave, coffee grinder and maker, blender, toaster, electric stove, range hood, designer dinnerware, drink ware, BBQ grill, quality lanai chairs, and some snorkel gear. Sway in the breeze on the hammock on the lanai and soak up the tidepool lifestyle....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    if you forget to bring your book for the trip, we're sure you will be able to find a couple from our book library; you are welcomed to take one to finish or leave the one you finished to others....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library:

    Many music CDs with lots of Hawaiian music, modern and vintage....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    DirectTV with lots of DVD movies....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Pond
  • Rain Forests
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Volcano
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    Wireless, or using the cable modem. Remember to bring your own lap top. ...moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Right in the bathroom for your convenience....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    secured Wifi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Plenty of linens and bath towels; towels with patterns are for you to take to the beach, solid colored bath towels always stay inside the house to avoid sand and rocks on the skin...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Open living room, dining area and kitchen. Love seats and chairs are all facing the tide pools and ocean....moreless

  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    As a vacation renter/resident you park at the house, tide pool day visitors park outside the entrance. We provide a dash board note for you to park 100 yards up the street during extreme high tides....moreless

  • Telephone:

    landline with cordless phones in the house....moreless

  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Right in the bathroom for your convenience, brand new as of Dec 2014....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Remember to bring your own lap top or iPad; perfect cellular reception from most major carriers; turn on wifi connection on mobile devices at the house so to save cellular data....moreless

  • Fax

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    With every tool you may possibly need to make a gourmet meal during your vacation, just like home....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    more than needed...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    large and powerful...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    A full kitchen just like home. Brand new cabinets as of Dec'14, pots and pans, full sets of wine and cocktail glasses, full sets of dinnerware, silverware, plenty utensils...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    electric cook top oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    basic salt and pepper, some spices etc; check them out before buying more....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    large and spacious...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio:

    24' X 8' with 180 view of tide pools 10' below. Dining set for 4 and 2 cushioned rockers with ottoman that many guests spend the whole day lounging in watching the ever changing views!...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Great for dinning, wine or reading, or just hanging out there to enjoy the ocean view and sea breeze, or maybe whale watching if you are lucky, or watch your kids playing in the tide pools downstairs...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber gas grill out of the trade winds at top of entry stairs....moreless

  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Slow Season
Apr 2 - Dec 12, 2016
3 night min stay
$179
$1,199 $4,796

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Peak Season
Dec 13 - Apr 21, 2017
3 night min stay
$199
$1,359 $5,436

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Slow Season
Apr 22 - Dec 12, 2017
3 night min stay
$179
$1,199 $4,796

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$179
$1,199

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • one time cleaning fee $125 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13.416%

Notes:

Last minute booking special: 10% off if booked within 30 days of your arrival date and 3 days minimum, not including weekly/monthly specials. By clicking "book it" you accept our following terms and conditions:

CANCELLATION POLICY: No refund on deposit, and no refund on total rental payment within 60 days before arrival unless it can be re-rented with less 25% fee.

CHECK IN time: after 4:00 P. M. on the arrival date CHECK OUT time: before 11:00 A. M. on the departure date.

To book directly with us check payment is preferred, and $400 damage/security deposit is held by a credit card without charging, and there's no booking fee.

Rate is quoted based on 2 people; maximum occupancy is 4 people; $15 a night for the 3rd person

Cleaning fee is $125 plus tax, one time cleaning per stay; Hi state tax is 13.416%. $1000 damage deposit is charged and held by vrbo/homeaway, and will be refunded by vrbo/homeaway to your same credit card or checking account you paid with within 7 days after your stay.

No smoking no pets.


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Hawaii vacation rental homes

Big Island vacation rental houses

Kapoho Vacationland

Wai'opae tide pools

tide pools, snorkel, swim

ocean front vacation rentals

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: Since 1984, we've traveled to Hawaii and the Big Island's Puna district since 1988. While we love our home base in California's Central Coast, we both are most comfortable in Hawaii. Susanna was born in China and has traveled the world for work and play. Her passion is food and wine and her kitchens reflect her tastes. John began his business in San Luis Obispo in 1973 and still shops the world for home furnishings for indoors and out. That business, Daylight Home Lighting & Patio, is widely known for quality and selection second to none. John has designed 3 homes and all reflect function and comfort with a classic sense of style. Susanna is the manager and booking contact for Kapoho Makai. She is always connected and responds to questions, concerns and issues no matter what time zone or continent she is in. We love travel, love meeting people, entertaining friends, Hawaii the Big Island is one of our favorite destinations in the world. We love rural Hawaii, that's why we purchased our home here and turned it into a wonderful vacation rental, so more people could enjoy the nice and unique setting of the house. Having vacation here is a total adventurous experience, away from the the white sandy beach resorts.

Why the Owner Chose Kapoho, Puna District, HI, USA:
We found this area is the best of the original Hawaii, where you don't see the traffic, tourists crowds etc, where you could have your own privacy and peace.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The Pacific ocean is right in front of the house, between you and the Pacific, it's the tide pools where you and your children can swim and snorkel any time during the day, talk with the fish, swim with the turtle, it's heaven.


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Photos

  • The house sits right on the tide pools, swim and snorkel right downstairs

    The house sits right on the tide pools, swim and snorkel right downstairs

  • Morning color and the tide pools north of the Preserve which starts at our house

    Morning color and the tide pools north of the Preserve which starts at our house

  • Sunrise looking North up the coast

    Sunrise looking North up the coast

  • Rocking chairs right on the Wai O Pae Tide Pool Preserve all day everyday!

    Rocking chairs right on the Wai O Pae Tide Pool Preserve all day everyday!

  • Sitting area is facing the tide pools

    Sitting area is facing the tide pools

  • writing desk and dining table with views up the coast and from 16' of glass door

    writing desk and dining table with views up the coast and from 16' of glass door

  • the main bedroom with a queen bed has the street view and a half bath

    the main bedroom with a queen bed has the street view and a half bath

  • The main bathroom has a shower/tub with ocean view

    The main bathroom has a shower/tub with ocean view

  • Rattan furniture, native ohia hardwood floor and porcelain tile throughout house

    Rattan furniture, native ohia hardwood floor and porcelain tile throughout house

  • a lucky renter got this shot right from the house last April (2014)

    a lucky renter got this shot right from the house last April (2014)

  • lanai towards the left hand side of the tide pools

    lanai towards the left hand side of the tide pools

  • A perfect morning to start your vacation at Kapoho Makai at a medium high tide

    A perfect morning to start your vacation at Kapoho Makai at a medium high tide

  • Rattan rocking chair and a view just in front of the house fills with sunshine

    Rattan rocking chair and a view just in front of the house fills with sunshine

  • the Living Room space facing the tide pools and the Pacific beyond

    the Living Room space facing the tide pools and the Pacific beyond

  • Kitchen remodeled 2015 with 16' of glass ocean view

    Kitchen remodeled 2015 with 16' of glass ocean view

  • entry door at top of stairs

    entry door at top of stairs

  • the half bath inside the main bedroom for your convenience

    the half bath inside the main bedroom for your convenience

  • bedroom with view up the coast

    bedroom with view up the coast

  • hallway to bedrooms, bathrooms and laundry in our cozy seaside tide pool cottage

    hallway to bedrooms, bathrooms and laundry in our cozy seaside tide pool cottage

  • Kids swimming and snorkeling heaven

    Kids swimming and snorkeling heaven

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This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Friday, September 30, 2016

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