Oceanfront Very Private Single Family Home on Kapoho Tidepools(27 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:5 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps up to 5 depending on group composition
Take a few easy steps down from the veranda into our private thermally heated lagoon and the protected inner reef of the WaiOpae tide pools. The 180-degree panoramic coastline views from inside the house, the upper decks and the oceanfront veranda, combined with the easy ocean access, make it a perfect retreat for the active family.
Relax into the sounds and sights of the ocean, ever-changing tide pools, tropical breezes, ocean sunrises and moon rises! Enjoy incredible stargazing over the dark ocean sky. There are no coqui frogs due to being directly on the ocean!
All of the 26 photographs were taken from the property and accurately show the house, property, oceanfront location, and comfortable furnishings. NOTE: Several of the other listings that show up on vrbo when you search for oceanfront or beachfront are NOT on the oceanfront, but instead further inland in the neighborhood and therefor much cheaper.
From the over 200-ft of ocean shoreline on the property, you can float, swim or snorkel in your very own private warm, calm ocean lagoon or swim further out to explore the extensive coral pools. These pools support 11 types of coral, over 113 types of colorful tropical fish, green sea turtles and an occasional monk seal.
These warm WaiOpae tide pools are such incredible fish habitat that they are one of only 11 marine preserves in the entire State! Enjoy the safest and best snorkeling in East Hawaii from this secluded beautiful location.
This exceptional home has Italian tile throughout, granite counters in a well-stocked kitchen with stainless steel appliances, and an open airy Great Room overlooking the ocean. Upstairs are 3 bedrooms with ocean views; one has a king bed, one a queen and one a double bed. All have great ocean wave sounds to lull you to sleep. The house will nicely accommodate a family of five.
Two balcony decks overlook the ocean and a third looks over the tropical gardens. An oceanfront covered lanai provides a second entertaining and lounging area on the garden level adjacent to the veranda that is perfect for sunbathing before slipping into your own private lagoon. Enjoy the ground-level covered and semi-enclosed tropical garden bathroom with toilet, sink and shower. The property is fenced to enhance a feeling of security and has private off-street parking.
Other nearby recreational activities include: VOLCANO NATIONAL PARK with lava viewing within 15 miles; Ahalanui Warm Springs County Park with 90 degree ocean-fed pool; fishing, diving, kayaking, surfing, winter whale-watching, star gazing; hiking, bicycling, golfing, scenic drives along the coast; zoo, astronomy center, NW Hawaiian Islands visitor center; and museums, shopping, farmer's markets, and dining.
Located in a small, quiet seaside community in 'sunny Kapoho' with the least rain in East Hawaii and the best air quality on the island. The historic town of Pahoa is 10 miles away and has groceries, fine restaurants, fresh fish market, internet cafe, Subway, gas stations, Longs Drugstore, boutiques, business center, urgent care clinic, pharmacy, etc. Hilo International Airport is 29 miles. The Kona airport is 115 miles, about a 2.5 hour drive.
We have a five-day minimum but will consider as few as three days if we have an opening of fewer than five days and our caretakers do not need to work on the property. To make a reservation, please check the calendar for availability and then email us with your desired dates, names of all people in your group, phone number and best time period to call you to answer any questions and get your Visa or MasterCard authorization over a secure phone line. We will email you a firm quote and the rental agreement that explains the cancellation policy before we ask for your payment. We have processed guests' credit cards through the independent Payment Processing Service since 2009 and none of our 250 guests has had any issues with this payment arrangement.
Thank you for your interest!
Keywords: Oceanfront single family house
Member since: 2009
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed:
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
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- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
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- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided
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- Catering Available:
- Coffee Maker
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- Dishes & Utensils
Full well-stocked kitchen with granite counters, dining island, new stainless steel appliances, plus separate DR. Coffee maker, blender, toaster, countertop convection oven, icemaker,, microwave, etc.....moreless
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My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning $125
- Refundable Damage Deposit $165
- Tax Rate 13.25%
Hawaii Transient Accommodations Tax ID Number: TA-146-082-6112-01. Hawaii General Excise Tax ID Number: GE-146-082-6112-01. Our home has been a vacation rental since 2009 and has maintained a five-star rating on vrbo. A standard rental agreement must be signed by renter and owner that specifies names of all persons included in the reservation, total cost, down payment received, balance due and date, and terms and conditions to rent our home and to receive a refund of the damage deposit. A sample rental contract will be provided upon receipt of your inquiry. The State taxes are 13.25% on the rental fee only.
If reservation is for >60 days out, then 50% of the total is due to book and final 50% is due 60 days before arrival. If reservation is <60 days, or is less than standard 5-day minimum, then 100% of total is due to book. Visa or MasterCard authorization is to be provided by person making reservation via telephone in a private and secure conversation with owner.
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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Year Purchased: 98
About the owner: We retired to this home in Hawaii in 2001 from Alaska. Linda served as a natural resource manager, habitat protection biologist and SE Alaska Regional Supervisor for 27 years in Alaska. She met Kirk in Kapoho area while on vacation after he had completed a solo sailing trip there from Bellingham, WA. Once in Hawaii, Linda was contracted by the State of Hawaii to serve as their first Marine Protected Areas Statewide Coordinator to foster greater conservation of the very most important marine ecosystems. The WaiOpae Tidepools Marine Life Conservation District at Kapoho was established during her tenure in this position. We started the Cape Kumukahi Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3), in 2004 and completed several multi-year conservation projects for the Kapoho tidepools. We now spend part of the year in our home in Bellingham, WA and the rest in Hawaii.
Why the Owner Chose Kapoho, Puna District, HI, USA:
This property is absolutely unique compared to any other oceanfront properties we have seen throughout Hawaii due to easy year-round access into the protected tide pools plus the open Pacific Ocean just beyond the pools to watch the waves and whales and listen to the surf. The snorkeling is better than almost every other place I have snorkeled in Hawaii. This single-family home is the most private in all of Kapoho due to vacant oceanfront lots on both sides of the home and no homes across the street.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Private warm ocean lagoon just a few steps down from the oceanfront veranda. Fantastic snorkeling right from your door. Wonderful and ever-changing views of the Pacific Ocean and Wai Opae tide pools from the house and patios. No need to pack up the kids to go somewhere to enjoy the water, just supervise them safely from the comfort of your deck or veranda in the sun or shade.
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House from ocean-side of property; our vacant lot to S and our closest neighbor
180 degree coastline views from veranda, upper decks and inside house; view to N
Walk into private warm lagoon; enjoy private point w/ panoramic coastline views
Great room with leather recliners/couch, TV, dining area, kitchen and library
Another View of the DR/LR overlooking the tidepools and ocean
Master BR with king and Ocean View
Oceanfront covered lanai for extra lounging and dining space
Covered lanai below main house for extra longing and dining space next to ocean
Cement stairs from veranda into private lagoon w/outdoor bath/shower nearby
Gardens on the streetside of gated property + no houses across street = privacy
People playing in tidepools as seen from our deck. Painted posts on our 2nd lot
View to S from deck showing verandas, private lagoon and our vacant lot to south
Entrance to house from off-street parking area on our adjacent oceanfront lot
Watch tide pools change with the tides and the ocean in the distance from the LR
Modern well-stocked kitchen w/ SS appliances, granite & koa counters
BR w/ Queen, Ocean front and Balcony Deck
Oceanfront covered lanai lounge for open-air dining and relaxing w/ fridge + bar
Garden-level lounge next to ocean and below main house; note stairs to get up
Snorkel in lagoon (which is private out to the point) out into the outer pools
Outdoor shower with total privacy fence, bench and towel racks
Sunset and full moon rising as seen from the veranda
Full moon rising as seen from house
This listing was first published here in 2009.
Date last modified - Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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