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Ocean-side of home showing our private thermally-heated lagoon

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Last updated: 09/26/2016
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Experience the famous Kapoho-WaiOpae Tide Pools and Marine Preserve from this VERY PRIVATE and ACCESSIBLE OCEANFRONT HOME on the eastern shore of the Big Island of Hawaii!

Take a few easy steps down from this comfortable and artistic single-family home into the protected inner reef of tidal pools. The panoramic coastline views combined with the easy ocean access make it a perfect retreat for the active family.

Relax into the sounds and sights of the ocean, tropical breezes, ocean sunrises and moon rises! Enjoy incredible stargazing over the dark ocean sky.

See the VIRTUAL TOUR (click the link at the end of this listing) to really know what you could experience. In addition to the tour, the 26 photographs show the updated furnishings and amenities since the virtual tour was created. (NOTE: We no longer have a hot tub or covered picnic table and the "office" is now the third bedroom.)

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 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 HI 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 2 bedrooms with ocean views, one has a king bed and one a queen. Plus a third bedroom with double bed overlooking a lovely garden with 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 entertaining and lounging area is on the garden level adjacent to the patio 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 and 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 and has groceries, fine restaurants, fresh fish market, internet cafe, 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..

Thank you for your interest!



Keywords: Oceanfront single family house

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years for responsible party renting our home....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3

    ...moreless

  • King size beds (1) high quality Simmons mattress Queen size Beds (1) high-quality Simmons mattress, Double Beds (1) high-quality Simmons mattress...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Private warm calm ocean lagoon on property for swimming/snorkeling/floating, fantastic views of tide pools and ocean, most private location in Kapoho that is directly on ocean....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Excellent natural history library to learn about Hawaii and the marine environment, plus guide books and much more....moreless

  • Games
  • Music Library:

    Satellite TV has terrific music channels....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Dish TV with several movie channels...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Directly on the Kapoho tide pools with Pacific Ocean on outer edge of sheltered inner tide pools for fantastic snorkeling....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Ocean shoreline meanders through the property providing many locations for easily stepping into the water and lounging along the shoreline....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    New in unit...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    Unlimited free long distance to USA and Canada....moreless

  • Garage:

    For storage of snorkel and beach gear, beach chairs, extra linens and paper products, personal gear. NOT for car....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    A GREAT ROOM with panoramic ocean views up and down the coast over the fascinating tide pools. Comfortable leather couch and recliners....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Ample off-street parking adjacent to house....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Unlimited on-island and long distance to USA and Canada....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    New in unit...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Bring your lap top. High speed wi-fi....moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Local options....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Full set of pots and pans, coffee maker, blender, toaster, countertop convection oven, dishes and flatware, cooking utensils....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    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

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    New stainless steel in 2011....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    3 balcony decks off BRs and entry, 2 with ocean view....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Huge oceanfront patio for lounging....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Large covered lanai in garden setting adjacent to ocean with comfortable lounging,TV, bamboo bar, covered picnic table and dining table, and refrigerator....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Gorgeous tropical gardens featuring huge lilies, several species of palms and much more....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Boogie boards, reef shoes, flippers, floating 'noodles' and inflatable floating accessories, a few life jackets, beach umbrella, coolers....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Private natural ocean lagoon on property for private swimming, floating, or snorkeling. Excellent location to introduce children to wonders of marine world where you can keep an eye on them from the decks, lanai and inside the house...moreless

 

Reviews

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My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$250

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $125
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $165

Notes:

Hawaii Business License # W01044144-01 since 2009. 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. Add 13.25% State tax 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.


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Location

Volcano National Park visitor center is 37 miles and closest lava viewing area is 15 miles away.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1998

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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Photos

  • Ocean-side of home showing our private thermally-heated  lagoon

    Ocean-side of home showing our private thermally-heated lagoon

  • Walk into private warm lagoon; enjoy private point w/ panoramic coastline views

    Walk into private warm lagoon; enjoy private point w/ panoramic coastline views

  • LR, DR, &amp; Kitchen  with panoramic views of ocean and tidepools

    LR, DR, & Kitchen with panoramic views of ocean and tidepools

  • Modern well-stocked kitchen w/  SS appliances, granite &amp; koa counters

    Modern well-stocked kitchen w/ SS appliances, granite & koa counters

  • Master BR with king and Ocean View

    Master BR with king and Ocean View

  • Walkway to garden-level private bathroom which has shower, toilet and sink

    Walkway to garden-level private bathroom which has shower, toilet and sink

  • 2nd stairs into our private lagoon and new garden

    2nd stairs into our private lagoon and new garden

  • Full moon rising as seen from house

    Full moon rising as seen from house

  • Sunrise from balcony; average tide level; pathway helps show outer property area

    Sunrise from balcony; average tide level; pathway helps show outer property area

  • Painted pillars help show our adjacent oceanfront lot that extends further south

    Painted pillars help show our adjacent oceanfront lot that extends further south

  • People playing in pools as seen from our deck.  Painted posts on our 2nd lot

    People playing in pools as seen from our deck. Painted posts on our 2nd lot

  • Entrance to house from off-street parking area on our adjacent oceanfront lot

    Entrance to house from off-street parking area on our adjacent oceanfront lot

  • Looking down on our private lagoon and landscaped point from upstairs LR

    Looking down on our private lagoon and landscaped point from upstairs LR

  • Another View of the DR/LR overlooking the tidepools and ocean

    Another View of the DR/LR overlooking the tidepools and ocean

  • BR w/ Queen, Ocean front and Balcony Deck

    BR w/ Queen, Ocean front and Balcony Deck

  • Oceanfront veranda, upper balcony, path to garden-level bathroom.

    Oceanfront veranda, upper balcony, path to garden-level bathroom.

  • Outdoor shower with total privacy fence, bench and towel racks

    Outdoor shower with total privacy fence, bench and towel racks

  • Father and children explore inner pools next to property

    Father and children explore inner pools next to property

  • Owner kayaking out from our lagoon into outer pools at high tide

    Owner kayaking out from our lagoon into outer pools at high tide

  • Pathway to ocean on border between our two lots

    Pathway to ocean on border between our two lots

  • Sunset and full moon rising as seen from the veranda

    Sunset and full moon rising as seen from the veranda

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Monday, September 26, 2016

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