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Kapoho Oceanfront Home

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,396 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Bedrooms 2, Bathrooms 2, Sleeps 13

10% Off Last Minute New bookings on reservations booking 30 days from arrival or less & a 3 night minimum, except during the Holiday Season Dec 18th to Jan 2nd!

Pacific Ocean Realty LLC is the Direct Booking Agency is not the property Manager. FYI: If you book on VRBO,Homeaway,Flipkey,Tripadvisor or 3rd party you maybe charged an additional fee for using their services.

Step into tropical ocean from the property for great swimming and snorkeling to see sea turtles. Ocean access is only about 15 short feet from the house in Sunny Kapoho Bay. Ocean view from every room of the house including master bedroom.

This is an Oceanfront Home of History. Sleeps 2-13 guests, 2 bedroom & 2 bathroom complete single level home. Well equipped kitchen and spacious living room for comfortable ocean & tv viewing. Free high speed wifi internet, dish network tv, Ipod Dock & Local phone. Well maintained large Koa wood dinning table; been in their family for years. Large covered patio with 2 picinic benches looking out towards the yard, fishing wall & ocean (also has a small bed on the covered patio for those die-hard fishermen).

Bed Arrangements:

Master Bedroom King Size bed

2nd Bedroom Includes: Queen, Full, Twin and 2x Twin Bunk Beds

The Living Room has 2 Futon Sofas (does not foldout anymore but can be used upright or lay the pad out on the floor).

This is a privately owned home in Kapoho is great for Fishing, Diving, Bon Fire, Swimming, Snorkeling, Any Ocean Activities!

Located in the sunniest spot on the quiet side of the Big Island of Hawaii. Here you can still be in touch with a bit of old Hawaii, untouched by city life. We cordially invite you to visit this Big Island OCEAN FRONT piece of paradise! Kapoho Beach Lots is a small, quiet gated-community, approximately 30-miles south east of Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii. Please note that the caretaker lives in the back house below the Kapoho Oceanside Villa Home. The rear property yard is shared with back rental. Vacation rentals Kapoho, Hawaii

Important info below: Please Read Carefully Before Booking

BOOKING:IMPORTANT! NEVER WIRE MONEY TO ANYONE! We require three (3) night payment (less tax/cleaning) or if your booking 28 nights or longer reservation a 50% deposit is required at booking & if you choose to get traveler’s insurance that is due at the time of the booking. Plus at initial booking we will process payment for a $39 security damage fee which covers $3000 of damage (covered by CSA Insurance) or you'll need to provide a $3000 refundable security deposit+4% credit card processing fee. The balance is due 60 days prior to your arrival date which we will charge your credit card for this balance automatically and email you that payment has been made. If you book your rental less than 60 days in advance of your stay, we require full payment at booking.

Nightly Rates are based on 2 guests & $15.00 Per Night for additional Guests (children under 2yr at check-in are Free!). Pack-n-play available upon request at booking (sorry we do not have sheets for the crib).

Per the onsite Caretaker, we cannot do back to back reservations if the booking before or after your reservation has 10-13 guests (Please ask Booking Agent about this before booking)

You are Required to choose between a $39SDP fee (Security Deposit Protection Fee) click here for more info or a $3,000 Refundable Damage Security Deposit Amount + 4% credit card processing fee (deposit is refundable 7-10 business days after the exit of your stay less any assessed damages)

Cleaning Fee various based on number of people in the home: 2-6 $125, 7-8 $150, 9-10 $200, 11-13 $225 (Automatic Quoting system in Emails & on this website cannot calculate cleaning fee accurately it usually uses our base cleaning fee of $125, so will quote increase based on number of people in home). If there are 2 infants, then 2 infants = 1 guest fee of $15.00 per person per night & counted towards the guest count for cleaning fee calculation.

Please ask about our Discounts: 10% off for 7 nights or longer, 5% off for Returning Guest to the home, or 10% Off for Last Minute Bookings when arriving within 30 days from the day you are booking the home with a 3 night min. No discounts during Holiday Season Dec 18th - Jan 2nd, except for 5% returning guest discount.

Rates, Terms & Specials are subject to change any time before Booking is completely Confirmed but not after booked.

3 night minimum stay, Holiday Season is 5 night minimum stay

Check-in is between 3-9pm & if you are planning to Check-in later than 9pm please call me to arrange it with us (please keep in mind that we will not be awake or available to check you in after 11pm).

Check-out is 11am, unless you use the Lower Level Bed/Bathrooms and/or there is more than 6 guests then 10am will be your check-out time.

This home & many other homes in the area do not have air conditioning, instead we use our fans, windows & breezes.

There are small coqui frogs that make some bird sounds in the night & our homes do not have as many as most homes have in the beautiful rural areas (these frogs are almost all over the Big Island)

Amenities, Rates, Terms & Specials are subject to change.

Please note that the Caretaker lives on the property in a back house below the Kapoho Oceanside Villa Home. The Kapoho Oceanfront Home can book up to 13 guests and Kapoho Oceanside Villa Home can book up to 10 guests (sometimes it's a little more guests if the owner makes the exception for either home). The guests from each home can use the common designated areas for fishing, entryway, parking, swimming accesses and activities in the large grass lawn. This home, Kapoho Oceanfront Home, is a home of history and maintained by the Owner & Caretaker.

The Caretaker is hired by the Owner to watch over the property and guests while staying the homes.

We encourage Guests to bring beach towels & water gear of their own preference.

Property is supplied with initial amount of: Toilet paper, Paper Towels, Dish soap, Body soap, & Laundry Detergent.

Smoking & Pets prohibited inside & outside close to windows/doors of the home and a minimum of $250 additional cleaning fee will apply if the policy is violated.

Our Rental Policy does not allow tents or canopies, parties, weddings, loud music and gatherings with non-guests, max 4 cars (only 1 gate pass & 2nd gate pass upon request for only registered guests vehicles), no parking on the streets. Quiet Hours 10 PM to 8 AM.

Specials are only good for NEW BOOKINGS

State GE & Transient Tax ID for this property: W20580572-01

Please note: there are bugs & critters (such as: roaches, ants, rodents, lizards, etc) in Hawaii & at times they can sneak into the home or hangout around the outside (this happens because our Hawaii Homes are located in a beautiful natural tropical settings, plus lots of guests prior tend to leave lights on & doors open which invites them in). Owners make their best efforts to keep these pests away.

Please note only AT&T cell phones work well here and T-Mobile sometimes

Dengue Fever on the Big Island: Please keep in mind, currently there is Dengue Fever on the Big Island but the State & Department of Health are working on controlling this. We suggest you to take the recommended precautions, see link here for daily County Alert updates: (there are still thousands of visitors coming to the island everyday and almost everyone on island is living their lives normally).

Cancellation Policy: We offer CSA Travel Protection for your insurance against unforeseen events beyond your or our control can affect travel plans prior to or after your arrival. • Cancellations made sixty (60) days or more prior to arrival with written notice shall be given a full refund minus $150.00 cancellation fee. Cancellations within the first 24hs of Booking will incur a credit card processing fee, after the first 24hrs the other cancellation policy rules will be in effect. • Cancellations of less than sixty (60) days prior to arrival shall forfeit the entire rent and excise tax (less cleaning fee & Security Deposit Protection Premium if cancelled before the date of check-in) unless we are able to re-rent the property. Refunds on any forfeiture will be issued the dollar value the unit is re-rented (only up to the value we have received from you) for during the same dates as the cancelled reservation. Nevertheless, ALL RESERVATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO A $150.00 CANCELLATION FEE or a 20% cancellation fee only if cancelling or moving a some nights. There is no refund for early departure or no shows. Please keep in mind we do not distribute the money collected from the new guests until about middle of the following month of the reservation dates, since that is when bookings are completed & processed for money distribution. There is Travel Insurance available and highly advise you to get Travel Insurance for your reservation, please see Tab on this site labeled Guest Services/Travel Insurance for Travel Insurance information & Contact us if you would like to buy.

• If the reservation is 28 nights or longer, we require a 50% payment at booking. If you cancel, then the flat $150 cancellation fee is to be in effect only before or on 150 days (5 months) prior to arrival & then after that any payments made will become non-refundable unless we are able to rebook it and whatever amount we rebook your cancelled dates for (only up to the value we have received from you) less $150 cancellation fee will be returned to you within a 1-1.5 months after the last day of your previously cancelled reservation. Please note, you will not receive more than the amount of payment we have received from you but you may receive less depending how much we are able to book it for. • No cancellation of guests within 60 days of arrival.

•Please keep in mind that any changes to your reservation may incur a fee after you have booked (ie: changing dates, cancelling dates, etc) but there will be a 20% fee on the value that is being cancelled or changed; even if it's more than 60 days prior to check-in.


More Details

Property Manager
Booking Manager
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

Loved loved loved our stay. Beautiful inside & out views!! All ocean all the time. Really enjoy the market @ Uncle Roberts ... Brings out all the locals of all ages. Great Hippie style & Hawaiian Style crafts, yummy foods & drinks to try... Best of all great music!!! Party on! Survived the Hike to Shipmans beach in spite of the jungle Detour/where the hell am I and what am I walking thru part. Yeah God!
Nov 2014
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Kapoho House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1396 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Master Bedroom: King size beds (1), 2nd Bedroom: Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Twin Bunk Beds (2) Livingroom: Futon's (2) but do not foldout so they would sleep a single person/child Please request ahead of time - there is a Pack-n-Play available for the Baby (you'll need to bring your own sheets),
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
Master Bedroom: King size beds (1), 2nd Bedroom: Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Twin Bunk Beds (2) Livingroom: Futon's (2) but do not foldout so they would sleep a single person/child Please request ahead of time - there is a Pack-n-Play available for the Baby (you'll need to bring your own sheets), Sleeps 2-13 Guests. Fishing Pad from the Property to fish of the Sea Wall. We provide the Initial Toilet, Soap & Paper Towel Supplies (please keep this in mind when staying for an extended stay). ACTIVITIES: Bicycling, Diving, Farmers Markets, Golf, Grocery Stores - Natural Food, Malama Market, Longs... Jogging, Kayaking, Lava Boat/Hike Tours (when lava is flowing), Lava Tree Park - 15min Drive, Other Eco-Tourism Activites/Adventures, Paddle Boarding, Restaurants - Mexican,Thai,Hawaiian,etc, Shopping, Shoreline Fishing, Snorkeling, Spear Fishing, Surfing, Tide Pools (Snorkeling), Volcano National Park - 1hr Drive, Ziplining,


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Kapoho Oceanfront Home
average rating of 4.888889 based on 127 reviews
Hilo, Hawaii


  • 5 of 5

We rented both houses for a family reunion. Unbeatable location! Great fishing for the children with bamboo poles and the fishermen with rods and reels. The waters were perfect for the snorkelers and skin divers. Audrey was so warm and helpful. Can't wait for our next vacation there!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing View!

  • 5 of 5

Could not have had a better experience! Went with my crew of 5 (hubby, 10, 3.5 and 4 months) and it was a perfect fit for our family! Daddy could play with the big littles while mommy stayed out of the sun with the baby. We loved the snorkeling and fishing in front of our house. Kids also loved s'mores by the fire pit every night.

Great proximity to daily excursions. Helicopter ride to the volcano was the best!

Be sure to shop before you get to the house!

Will be back soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really cool

  • 5 of 5

A very cool location and the house is great! Right on the ocean with snorkeling in front of the house! Champagne pond next door with thermal warm water all around. Turtles and lots of fish too! The bathrooms need a little updating but we loved the place. You definitely need a car as it is in a gated community - which means it's very safe here.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truly a gem on the East Coast of Hawai'i Island

  • 5 of 5

Was completely blown away by the beauty of the property and the ameneties of the house. It is right on the ocean, with plenty of body boards, floaties and snorkels for use by the tenants. Audrey is the care taker and was very helpful in getting us acquainted with all the house had to offer and property's rules. My family and friends would stay there again and again if possible. We are recommending to all of our 'ohana. Thank you for such an amazing experience.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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As a beach house, this property is perfect. Beautiful bay, good neighborhood, great getaway.

  • 5 of 5

All had a great time. Manager was very accommodating, property permitted easy access to snorkeling here or nearby Waiopae tidal pools, plus proximity to Champagne pond an added feature; therapeutic geothermal salt water tidal pool in Pahoa is fascinating; also enjoyed a bit of roughing it at the nearby lava field.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, TX

Beautiful Location!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 6 were looking for a quiet home near the ocean on the big island that would be within driving distance of the major tourist sites (volcano, etc). Kapoho Oceanfront Home proved to be the ideal property. The home easily slept our family and was in a perfect location. The view was spectacular, and the snorkeling was perfect. The caretaker was attentive and very nice. It was a bit warm inside (in July), so a few fans would have helped, but overall, our stay was spectacular.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Oceanfront and Views Home. Step into tropical waters from
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Kapoho Bay for your Swimming and Snorkeling
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Our Ocean and Champagne Front Paradise Rental
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Our Oceanside Villa offers private ocean access, fishing pad
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Geothermally Heated Champagne Pond
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Our Ocean View Home 200' walk to Champagne Pond
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Our Bay View Home, newly built, 275' walk to champagne pond
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Lava Field and Balck Sand Beach
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Lava Field formed by 1960's flow
Other Activities:

Onomea Trails – Na Ala Hele Hawaii Trail & Access System

Great Snorkeling with Tropical Fish & Sea Turtles from the property. Swimming from the property ocean access & Water is crystal clear in sunny Kapoho on Low to Medium tides.