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Kapoho Ocean View Home

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Bedrooms 5, Bathrooms 4, Sleeps 10

*Please Note: This home cannot be booked beyond 1 year.

10% Off Last Minute New bookings on reservations booking 30 days from arrival or less & a 3 night minimum, except during the Holiday Season 12/18-1/2!

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.


This Home offers Wonderful Ocean Views! Is a short Walking distance to Natural Geothermal heated Champagne Pond and Kapoho Bay/Ocean, water temperatures between 80-87 degrees Fahrenheit. Guests enjoy amazing swimming, beautiful coral and snorkeling with tropical fish and sea turtles in the local Kapoho area. Kapoho Ocean View Home is a beautiful 3 story home with 5 bedrooms & 4 bathrooms; lots of space for you and your family to relax and enjoy the spectacular views. We have a 3rd story level Master Suite with a Jacuzzi Bath Tub & a 180 degree Ocean Views from the Bedroom & Balcony! All the levels have 32' or 26' Flat Screen TVs & Wi-Fi Internet. The 2nd level has a wraparound Large Deck with dining area and Gas BBQ.

The home is Privately owned in a gated community that is especially well maintained and located within short walking distance to the ocean access and geothermal heated pond of Kapoho Bay.

This home is bordered around tropical plants, flowers, shrubs, palm trees and lawn; the yard and gardens of the Big Island. The vacation rental is beautifully landscaped and awaiting your quiet enjoyment. The multi-level patios overlook the gardens and ocean. Please note there are not any stairs from inside of lower level to 2nd and 3rd level.

Nearby attractions: Volcano National Park, Lava flow viewing, Black Sand Beaches, Steam Vents, Famous Akaka Falls, Kayaking, Fishing, Admiring the Sunrise & Sunsets.

Kapoho is only 9 miles from the sleepy 'old Hawaii' town of Pahoa with variety of restaurants, choices of grocery stores, supply stores, a colorful farmer's market and number of fun shops with local apparel, arts and collectables.

Kapoho Bay is 30-miles South East of Hilo, the largest and oldest capital city on the Big Island.

Hawaii Volcano National Park is about a 1 hr drive. Near by, explore the Puna area's Lava Tree State Park and Ahalanui County Park's naturally heated swimming pools, Kapoho's exquisite coral gardens, the Keaau orchid growing area, and many more adventures and interests to visit. Vacation rentals Kapoho, Hawaii

Important info below: Please Read Carefully Before 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).

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).

Lower Level is locked up to keep cleaning fee to a minimum $125 if there are 6 or less guests, $150 for 7-8 guests or $175 for 9-10 guests. The Lower Level can be opened for an additional $25 cleaning fee if you booked 6 or less guests.

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

3 night minimum stay, Holiday Season is 7 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) • Guests will not be sharing this house. There is only an outside staircase to go from the 1st level to the 2nd level (the inside staircase is only from the 2nd to the 3rd level)

This Home has a common driveway with a smaller home in the back

Guests will not be sharing this house. There is only an outside staircase to go from the 1st level to the 2nd level (the inside staircase is only from the 2nd to the 3rd level)

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

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

Smoking & Pets prohibited inside & outside 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 3 cars (we only have 2 community vehicle gate openers), no parking on the streets. Quiet Hours 10 PM to 8 AM.

State GE & Transient Tax ID for this property: 004-685-4144-01

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 in Kapoho but other carriers are spotty in Kapoho

This home is For Sale but there will be no showings during your stay, please contact Sophia, the owner's daughter & realtor, directly for more info

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:

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

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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.


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Booking Manager
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved the lani, especially at sunset. I wish we could take the warm breezes and beautiful scenery home with us! Being able to walk to the water for snorkeling was fantastic.


I loved hearing the frogs @ night... so peaceful! Perfect home for two families to share! As Jeff Probst would say, "Survivors ready? GO!"
Jun 2014
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Kapoho Ocean View Home
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 75 reviews

Great stay by the ocean in Kapoho

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the Kapoho Ocean View home and it's location. Nice views, convenient to Champagne Pond and walks along the lava coast out toward the lighthouse. We never met Sophia, but she checked in on us several times to make sure we had everything we needed. The house has lots of space and most everything you might need to enjoy the ocean and to be comfortable. The house doesn't have AC but is well ventilated.

The Kapoho Tide Pools are great for snorkeling. Very different, as you have to climb over shallow ledges to get from one area to another. The coral is some of the most beautiful I've seen. The fish are great, too, but the coral is really spectacular. The tide pools are about 1 1/2 miles away, best to drive there from the house, park in the designated area and then walk in through the Vacationland neighborhood for 1/4 mile or so.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good Times at Kapoho Ocean View Home

  • 5 of 5

We were glad to find a house to accommodate our large family. The process of renting was pretty easy. Sophia was attentive and ready to react if we had any issues (which we didn't). We cooked at home most of our stay, and did a few loads of laundry - everything we needed as far as amenities and supplies was available in the house.

The Champagne pond and Kapoho tide pooling were the best! We had two little ones, so the safety and convenience were very welcome. The location was such that you had to drive about 30 mins minimum to get to additional attractions, including grocery stores, but we weren't usually in any big hurry to get anywhere.

Overall, we had a very enjoyable and successful stay. Thanks, Sophia!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious with Incredible Views

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent half of our trip in this house and we absolutely loved it! You can see the black sand coast from the balcony and we would wake up and watch the waves in the morning. The lanais were so relaxing and we ate breakfast on it every morning. We couldn't find the tide pools but we had a great walk around the beautiful neighborhood. The location was great with short to medium drives to the hot pond, Hilo and Volcano. We loved this house so much it was hard to leave! Highly recommended, this house doesn't disappoint.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ocean View Home

  • 4 of 5

Great place to stay for a multiple family vacation. We had 6 adults and 3 children. There was plenty of room for everyone. Close proximity to the beautiful Champagne Ponds. Kapoho tide pools are a short ride down the road. Both are like swimming in a fish tank. Great views from the deck. We were lucky enough to see the lava flow as well which is close by. Volcano National Park and Lava Tree State park are near by. Hilo Farmers Market is a must stop for fresh fruits and veggies. No restaurants close by so plan on eating at home a lot. We sure did! The BBQ grill on the deck was perfect.

There was some minor stuff that happened but nothing that we couldn't handle. One screen kept popping off in the wind so we kept that window shut. The Dish Network box didn't work but that was fine w us because we didn't want to watch TV anyway. The micro got a little schizo and stayed on if the door wasn't open. Like I said this was all minor stuff. Sophia was a great hostess and attended to the problems.

I would defiantly stay here again. My family said it was the BEST VACATION EVER! ! ! ! !

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Chris, Thank you for the review and enjoying your vacation at my family's vacation home. We enjoyed having you and your family in our home and appreciate all your help upon check-out. Glad to hear you all had a wonderful vacation! :) Thank you for the update about the microwave & dish box, we are replacing those items ASAP (electronics don't last by the ocean & it helps you tell us since we do not live there to know). I look forward to hearing from you on your returning trip to Kapoho! Mahalo Nui Loa ~Sophia~
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Fabulous place with attentive manager

  • 4 of 5

The location was wonderful, out of the way of the city but near some water locations we enjoyed. Tide Pools was so close and one of our favorite spots for snorkeling. The home worked really well for what we needed. We were traveling with my family (our five young children) and my parents; so the separated downstairs worked well for my parents to have their own space. Sophia was very helpful and checked in periodically to ensure everything was fine and see if we had any needs/questions, without being overbearing. It was beautiful and peaceful. One star off for home oddities (like doors being difficult to close, chipped tiles etc.) Very minimal aesthetic things, not really effecting functionality.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the Review! Glad to hear this home worked well for you and your family. You were wonderful guests and would love to have you back at any of our homes and we have some right on the bay or some with their private ponds. Mahalo Nui Loa! Sophia :)
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Family Trip

  • 5 of 5

Everything described in the listing, the reviews on VRBO, and info in the manager's emails were accurate and we had no surprises. Read the reviews and descriptions as they are all spot-on! The home had not been used in a few days so the evening we arrived the house was extremely hot and it took most of the night with open windows & high fans to cool down enough to sleep. After that first night, the temperature moderated and it was a perfect tropical-comfort the whole trip. Champagne Pond is a must and we visited several times. Evening stargazing is a must on either balcony....spectacular. Volcano National Park and Hilo both accessible in 50 minutes on scenic, two-lane roads. The roundabout in Pahoa was under long-term construction and while this never actually slowed us down, there were times we saw the one-lane traffic into Pahoa was backed up for miles (evening rush hour out of Hilo towards Pahoa looked to be the peek traffic time). The neighbors were wonderful & friendly. We debated as to whether we needed the ground floor space so I am adding this info which would have been helpful: with 5 in our family we did not need the ground floor as much as we thought we would. The kids used it as a game room but everyone slept on the upper 2 levels with no need for the ground floor bedrooms. Top floor has a room with a queen bed, middle floor has 2 rooms each with one queen bed. If you need more rooms/beds consider renting the ground floor too but our family of 5 all slept on the top & middle floors and the kids used the ground floor as a game room. It is as remote, as secluded and as lovely as the listing and the reviews say it is. Wonderful family visit!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We appreciate your Review and glad to hear you enjoyed. I ask my cleaners to leave the windows open upon Check with a light on and livingroom fans on. The breeze is good when the windows are open. :) Thank you, always looking to improve. Please think of us again if you return to the Big Island, we offer homes directly on the Kapoho Bay and some with the private aquatic warm pond on property. Mahalo Nui Loa! Sophia :)
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You can swim snorkel with Sea Turtles in the Famous Geothermally heated Champagne Pond, Tide Pools about 200' walking distance from the home. Diving, Spear-Fishing, Kayaking & Surfing all in this Kapoho Bay.


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Kapoho House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2656 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (1) 3 Postropedic Beds on the 3rd & 2nd levels, Baby Cribs (1) Please request ahead for the Pack-n-Play, Please bring your own sheets for the Pack-n-Play
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
The home has four Flat Screen TVs, DVD Player & Free High-Speed DSL only on 2 upper decks, Living room and kitchen areas! A large & beautiful wraparound deck on 2nd level with gorgeous ocean views! We provide the Initial Toilet, Soap & Paper Towel Supplies (please keep this in mind when staying for an extended stay). Open Access to the beautiful famous Champagne Pond with Natural Geothermal Heating and Access to Kapoho Bay! Amenities are subject to change w/o notice. We encourage Guests to bring beach towels of their own preference. 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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