Warm Springs is Located at the Best Snorkeling Area in East Hawaii.
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- Minimum stay:5 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
The guest house is located in a small, seaside community not far from the Cape Kumakahi lighthouse, at the easternmost point of the Big Island. This is a rural area with beautiful flora . The house is a very comfortable, totally private, 2-story 1500 sq. ft. home with large lanais adjoining both the kitchen and the master bedroom on the 2nd floor. This is a park-like setting with 2 tidal ponds, many palm trees and tropical plantings. Your private tidal-controlled swimming pond (usually about 88 degrees Fahrenheit) with colorful reef fish is in front of the house and has a dock for relaxing and sunbathing. There are only 3 private ponds at rentals in vacationland which are deep enough for swimming. The kitchen lanai which overhangs our front pond is a favorite place for covered outdoor dining. Most quests take all their meals on the pond lanai.
It's a 3 minute walk to the best swimming entry into the famous Wai’ Opae fish preserve tidal ponds (about ½ mile long and several hundred feet wide) which offer the safest swimming and unrivaled scenic snorkeling in east Hawaii. The large interconnected ponds are separated from the open ocean by a reef and are always calm even when the sea beyond the reef is wild.
Accommodations: Warm Springs Guest House has a King sized bed in the master bedroom on the 2nd floor, 2 singles in one downstairs bedroom, and a single in the other downstairs bedroom. There are 2 full baths: 1 on the first floor and another adjoining the master bedroom on the 2nd floor.
Amenities: There is a table with folding umbrella on the dock and a picnic table on the kitchen lanai. The kitchen is fully equipped including, granite counter tops, refrigerator-freezer, large microwave oven (no stove oven), Jenn-Air radiant electric cooktop, coffee maker, coffee grinder, blender, a wide assortment of pots and pans, and an outdoor charcoal barbecue. There is a Wifi computer connection (see amenities) phone, satellite TV, DVD-CD player, and an AM-FM radio.
Linens including beach towels, all household supplies. A washer and dryer are also provided.
Activities: Swimming, snorkeling, skin diving, surfing, and a large public hot pond are all available nearby. Walking and bicycling around Kapoho are safe and pleasant. There are farmer's markets in Pahoa, on the road to Hilo, and in Hilo Town. Lava viewing is often possible from Kalapana (about 10 mi. from Kapoho) or in the National Park (depending on where the lava flows happen to be located at the time) and Volcanoes National Park has many hiking trails in both rain forest and desert environments. Sightseeing possibilities are nearly unlimited.
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Member since: 2002
- 1500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Nude Beach
- Rain Forests
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Mountain View
- Near The Ocean:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 5 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill:
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My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning fee $80 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit $250
- Tax Rate 13.25%
Payments (except the security deposit via PayPal) must be made by bank or post office draft, or cash.
No charge for children under 1 year old.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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East Hawaii has numerous scenic features less than an hours drive from Kapoho. These include swimming in thermal ponds, snorkeling in the Wai' Opae protected fish reserve, walking to an area of active lava flows from Kilauea volcano, visiting the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, a world class botanical garden, ocean front parks and beaches, scenic drives, a tsunami museum, Imiloa astronomy center, boat tours lava flows of lava flows entering ocean, hiking, etc.
Year Purchased: 2000
About the owner: Beverly is a botanical artist specializing in endemic Hawaiian plant watercolors and tropical themed stained glass commission. My husband (Dallas) is a retired geophysical volcanologist and for many years was on the staff of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.We have lived in on the Big Island for more than 45 years.
Why the Owner Chose Kapoho, Puna District, HI, USA:
We purchased this property for a family weekend retreat because it had the ambience one would expect from a home in the tropics on the coast ... not coldly functional but truly warm, inviting, and comfortable with wonderful ponds in a park-like environment.
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Warm Springs entrance
Garden Pond (pond 2)
1st floor bedroom (2 twin beds)
1st floor Bedroom
living room window
This listing was first published here in 2002.
Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016
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