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Custom Cedar Home - Pool - Partial Ocean View - Gated Community

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,012 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Warm, spacious, cedar home overlooking the home's natural warm pool and a partial ocean view with palm trees and lovely ocean breezes. The geothermal pool is private and relaxing, the open and covered decks are large, with a spacious open living room area for casual comfortable living. Three bedrooms, two queens, one with two single beds, all with ceiling fans. Very short walk to ocean shoreline, large warm 'Champagne Pond' and further on 'University Pond', ocean pools to snorkel and swim with green sea turtles!! Located in private gated community. Your home away from home, with beautiful sunrises, open skies while cruising on the deck...hear the ocean lulling you to sleep.

Kapoho is country oceanside living not for those who want city life, it is a quiet, relaxing community!

Currently the map is completely inaccurate, if you google map 14-4987 Kapoho Beach Road, Pahoa, HI 96778, it will be accurate. Trying to get corrected with vrbo/homeaway. Feb, 28, 2016

We are at 14-4987 Kapoho Beach Road, Pahoa, HI 96778.

Keywords: Beachhouse

More Details

Paula Uusitalo
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

Why Paula Uusitalo chose Kapoho

We purchased the land in 1984, built the house in two phases, 1992 and 1998. It was wonderful to be able to raise the kids there during the years before high school. Swimming in Champagne Pond and quiet community was wonderful.


Kapoho House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2012 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa (1) Futons (2)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Private natural arm geothermal pool, house phone and voice mail service, top line WIFI internet service, Dish TV, Smoke free home (smoking permitted on decks only); easy going country living


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

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Custom Cedar Home - Pool - Partial Ocean View - Gated Community
average rating of 4.763158 based on 38 reviews
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Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

What a great escape! If you love to be near the

water and love to snorkel and explore, come on and

stay at this wonderful house.

The best snorkeling on the Big Island is here with

the Champagne Pond two blocks away and a view

from the deck like nothing other in the early

morning and at night. Stars for days and days to be

a star in this great retreat. If you like remote, this is

for you. Pahoa, which is about 20 mins away has

some great restaurants and a cash only market and

a great natural foods store. This place is changing

like crazy, so get there before the natural life is all

lost. Last 'real' Hawaii is here.

The conservation area, which is a short walk or

drive, is spectacular with snorkeling pools of

splendor. Coral and sealife everywhere.

Watch the tides so you know when to see the sea

turtles in the Champagne Pond. They come and go

with the high tide.

You'll sleep like a baby here, with the winds and

rain that happen to pass in the evening and early


Too splendid for your get away. Enjoy.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2007
  • Stayed: August 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bothell, wa

Good location, rustic getaway

  • 3 of 5

My construction crew of two and I enjoyed our stay. The beds were comfortable and the house was clean. Quiet, secure neighborhood. Bathrooms offer little privacy as they are adjacent to kitchen, dining, and living room with open ceilings and slatted bi-fold doors. Kitchen utensils were useful. It’s definitely a rustic home; with nice fir interior paneling and post-to-beam Construction. Plenty of light and a large upper lanai for outdoor entertainment. Bring charcoal for the BBQ! Neighbors are close but privacy is adequate.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location and clean

  • 4 of 5

This is a great property for a couple or a family. May be a bit problematic for multiple couples due to the lack of bathroom privacy. The bathroom walls do not go the ceiling and is in the middle of the home.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, you two told me you really enjoyed your stay, so it is interesting that you would comment when there were only two of you there regarding the bathrooms. As stated earlier, we have considered closing it in, however with 15 years of vacation renting and only three complaints regarding the bathroom situation, the first one from a family with teenage boys, most people are outside, or enjoying themselves otherwise. We have had numerous repeat renters, and many double or three generations with no complaints, just returning later. Thank you for enjoying our home!
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Portland, Maine

Wonderful place to stay in Kapoho Beach Lots

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Paula's house! We were a group of 6, and had plenty of room. It was very easy to communicate with Paula and to arrange check-in. The house itself is super convenient to Champagne Pond, but tucked up on a slope and very private. We liked the house particularly because it was so open and quiet and simple: no overdone loud "Hawaiian" decor! The huge deck was fantastic! Our only suggestion would be blinds or shades for the sliding doors to keep the house cooler during the day, and solid doors on the bathrooms- it's a bit awkward to be more or less open to the living room while in both bathrooms. Otherwise, it was a great stay- falling asleep to the breeze and the coqui frogs at night is pure bliss! Thank you for a lovely stay Paula!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Victoria! It was a pleasure to meet all of you, and very happy you enjoyed your stay, our home, the privacy, Champagne Pond and all, thank you much! Yes, the bathrooms, it is open air, when we built back in the ancient days, it turned out the way it is, and we have considered changing. After 15 years of vacation renting, with basically no complaints, most people do not worry about it, we have had numerous repeat vacationers over the years. Again, very happy you enjoyed your stay! Paula
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Beautiful vacation with the family!

  • 5 of 5

I booked this house for my 'ohana visiting from California during the New Year's holiday. The house comfortably housed her family of 2 parents and 3 children. When we stayed over one night, me and partner had a large sofa bed to sleep on. Paula was a gracious host, who even met me at my work in Hilo to deliver the keys and instructions. The home comes with its own personal warm pond, which the kids loved! We drove to nearby Kapoho Tide Pools for a day of amazing snorkeling. Ideal vacation home for a family with kids, who are looking for safe swimming and snorkeling options.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Well kept. All the amenities were provided. The only problem was that the weather didn't cooperate.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Pahoa Town
Nearest Golf
28 Miles
Hilo Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Pahoa town
Car: necessary

At our home you can walk to the large warm tide pool 'Champagne Pond' and 'University Pond' for swimming/snorkeling, walking, jogging. A car is needed for the orchid farms, County public hot pond, Pahoa (8 miles), farmer's market, Volcano, Hilo & vicinity, active Kilauea volcano (Volcanoes National Park), waterfalls, tropical gardens, local entertainment & cultural shows, I'imiloa Astronomy Center, observatories, the mountains: Mauna Kea, with its observatories and Mauna Loa, much to see!




Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 14.25%

Weekly rate, $750 is for the first four persons, 12 or older, additional is $10 per person. Taxes, GE and TA, 13.25% apply. For three and four night stay there is a $60.00 cleaning fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.