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Coral Pool House oceanfront Big Island home: 2 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, sleeps 6

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
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  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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The CORAL POOL HOUSE, 'Kaheka Ko'a,' is a newer (2008) OCEANFRONT HOME with snorkeling and swimming in your backyard. It is directly on the shore of the WAI'OPAE STATE MARINE PRESERVE (Kapoho Tide Pools). Kapoho is a small, quiet rural community on the Big Island, near Hilo and 40 miles from Volcanoes National Park. The home has an awe-inspiring view of the 50-acre marine preserve and beyond.

**DISCOUNTS available - see Rates**

IN YOUR STAY AT THE CORAL POOL HOUSE YOU MAY EXPERIENCE:
* Unparalleled panoramic ocean views of coastline, marine preserve, reef, sea and night sky.
* Snorkeling in an extensive natural aquarium with a rainbow of fish and coral.
* Swimming and floating in tranquil pools.
* Modern accommodations in a new home (2008), including whirlpool hot tub and WiFi.
* Tropical scenery of the rural Puna coast.
* Clouds of stars in the night sky.

OCEAN VIEW: The Coral Pool House captures an expansive ocean view from its shoreline location. The living area, bedrooms, lanais (covered decks) and hot tub all have a panoramic ocean view. You can catch the natural rhythms of the day: sunrise, clouds painting the skies, tidal flows, waves crashing on the outer reef, passing whales (December - April), and sunsets while relaxing in the living area, beds, shaded lanais or whirlpool hot tub.

MARINE PRESERVE: The shoreline location of the Coral Pool House provides easy access from its grounds into the tranquil waters of the Wai'Opae (why-o-pie) Marine Life Conservation District for snorkeling, swimming and floating. The marine preserve is one of only 11 in the Hawaiian Islands. The preserves were established to protect the unique marine life of these special places. Wai'Opae preserve has among the greatest density and diversity of marine life of all the Hawaii preserves. The coral and fish-laden pools are home to 11 coral and over 100 fish species, and the endangered green sea turtle.

To quote the popular 'Big Island Hawaii Snorkeling Guide' (authored by two biologist who have snorkeled throughout the world), Wai'Opae marine preserve is '... a unique and fantastic snorkeling spot. ... one of the best snorkeling areas in the world... The pools are gorgeous. The visibility is usually stellar. The corals are diverse, colorful and in incredible health. The fish are abundant and diverse as well. Everything is up close and personal. It really is a wonderful experience.'

SNORKELING and SWIMMING: The grounds of the Coral Pool House meet the sea where you can slip into its tranquil coral pools. The pools offer fabulous snorkeling, for the beginner to the experienced. The inner pools are calm 360 days a year due to the protective outer reef. Thermally heated fresh water seeps into these inner pools, making them noticeably warmer. They are ideal for swimming in, as well as snorkeling, or for those who just wish to float and relax. Outer pools may be enjoyed by the more experienced snorkeler, offering greater density of corals and some fish species not seen in the inner pools. Large predators (like sharks) are absent due to the shallow barrier reef.

The outdoor solar shower offers a warm rinse when exiting the pools. On the grounds of the home is a shallow warm pool (80-85 degrees), great for those experiencing snorkeling for the first time or for kids to play in. Children may be observed at play from inside the home, the lanais or patio. We provide some snorkeling equipment (masks & snorkels), boogie boards and information on marine life that you will encounter.

NEW OCEANFRONT HOME: The Coral Pool House offers the comfort of a MODERN FULLY APPOINTED HOME while taking in its exquisite natural setting. All rooms and the upper lanai have open beam ceilings. Family dining may be enjoyed indoors or on the lanai. The ocean breeze keeps the home mosquito free. The covered ground-level patio, near water's-edge, is an enjoyable place for a picnic. Meals can be prepared in the modern fully appointed kitchen (granite counters, cherry wood cabinets) and on the lanai's BBQ. The whirlpool tub is a wonderful place to relax and 'soak' in the view.

The home's bedrooms have new quality beds and en-suite baths, with a deep soaking tub in the master bathroom. The master bedroom has a king bed. The second bedroom has both a queen and double bed.

The home also has wireless internet, phone, satellite LCD flat screen TV (pause/record options), DVD, CD, stereo, cards, board games, videos and books for your enjoyment. The home's caretaker lives nearby, in the community, and is available if you need assistance.

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS: Tropical landscapes offer stunning scenic drives along the coast, cascading waterfalls and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. If you can pull yourself away from the Coral Pool House, a drive along the SCENIC PUNA COAST is not to be missed (beginning one mile from the house). Nearby, there are several other scenic drives, hikes and parks, including a large thermally heated swimming pond (2 miles). The historic village of Pahoa, with shopping, groceries, fresh fish and farmers markets, and restaurants, is 10 miles away. A 40-mile drive takes you to Volcanoes Park, with its active volcano. Other volcanic features may be experienced closer to Kapoho, such as: Lava Tree Park (7 miles) and Kalapana (15 miles), where lava is flowing into the sea.

Although tropical, Kapoho has the least rain in east Hawaii. We also enjoy some of the cleanist air in the world.

The area is served by the Hilo International Airport (29 miles). Hilo has many options for shopping, dining and entertainment. You may view several picturesque waterfalls on the Waianuenue River, which flows through Hilo.

Further information on the Coral Pool House (Kaheka Ko'a), the Wai'Opae marine preserve and local attractions will be provided following your booking. In addition, for those that stay with us, we are pleased to help you with your travel plans, based on our local knowledge. Please inquire if you have any questions and visit or web site

Tax ID: W15883045-01


Keywords: Oceanfront home, Kapoho, Kapoho Tide Pools, Waiopae, vacation home, vacation rental, snorkeling, Hawaii, Big Island, Hilo, Volcanoes National Park

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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:

    We rent only to adults 25 and older. Families with children are welcome....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Games and books for kids are provided. A shallow natural wading pool is on the property where children may be observed from the house or patio. The home does include lots of steps, high decks (with safety railings)and direct access to water (no fence), which may be of concern....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 double

    2 beds, sleep four, with ensuite bath and full ocean view...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Quality mattress, linens, ensuite bath, full ocean view...moreless

  • King size bed (1) in master bedroom. Queen size Beds (1) in 2nd bedroom, Double Bed (1) In second bedroom. Quality mattresses, linens and full ocean view....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    granite counters, cherry wood cabinents...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    ganite counters, cherry wood cabinents...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Deep soaking tub, granite counters, cherry cabinents....moreless

  • Bathroom 4: outdoor shower

    Solar shower for rinsing when comming in from pools....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The home has panoramic ocean views from living, dining, bedrooms, kitchen, lanais and spa. The outdoor shower offers a warm rinse upon exiting the ocean....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Dish satellite TV with program recording and pause options...moreless

  • Television
  • Video Library:

    Movies and music...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Oceanfront:

    The home's grounds are at water's edge with easy access into the fish and coral-laden waters of the Wai'Opae marine preserve. A full panoramic ocean view is available from all rooms of the home. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    Inside and outside dining for 6 each...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    New quality high speed service (Aloha Broadband). No more terrible service from Hughes Net....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Quality bedding, towels (including beach towels), wash cloths...moreless

  • Living Room:

    seats 7...moreless

  • Parking:

    2 cars maximum, no off-street parking....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Driveway for 2 cars, no off street parking...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    You may use your lap top throughout the house or outside on the lanais and patio....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully stocked including rice cooker, coffee maker, blender and toaster....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Modern kitchen with cherry cabinets and granite counter tops. Includes all new appliances....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    New full size refrigerator with ice maker...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    (2) See lanai...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Covered patio at ground level near waters-edge with solar outdoor shower....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    (2) One each at living and bedroom levels with panoramic ocean views. Outdoor dining and cooking on Lanai at living level. Whirlpool spa tub on lanai at bedroom level. Ocean breeze keeps lanais mosquito free....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    flowering plants...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Natural pond on edge of property. Snorkel in a clear-calm natural acquariuam...moreless

  • Hot Tub:

    Whirlpool spa tub on upper lanai with panoramic ocean view....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
*DISCOUNT $40/nt*
Aug 28 - Sep 6, 2016
3 night min stay
$195
$1,190

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

*DISCOUNT $40/nt*
Sep 11 - Oct 5, 2016
3 night min stay
$195
$1,190

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Value
Oct 9 - Nov 15, 2016
2 night min stay
$235

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Standard
Nov 16 - Dec 17, 2016
3 night min stay
$265
$1,680

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Holiday
Dec 18 - Jan 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,170

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Prime - Winter
Jan 2 - Mar 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$295
$1,890

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Standard
Apr 1 - Jun 16, 2017
4 night min stay
$265
$1,680

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Prime Summer
Jun 17 - Aug 19, 2017
4 night min stay
$280
$1,785

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $120 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 13.25%

Notes:

*DISCOUNTS*

$120 value: Rent 2 weeks or more, receive complimentary cleaning & restocked supplies for each additional week

$100 discount: reserve all nights in the following periods: Oct 9 - 12 (3 nts), Nov 13 - 16 (3 nts), Nov 25 -29 (4 nts), Jan 4 - 7 (3 nts), Jan 25 - 29 (4nts).

Tax ID: W15883045-01

RESERVATION DEPOSIT: 1/3 - 1/2 to reserve, balance due 60 days prior to arrival.

For your convenience you may book the home online, service fee included. If you wish, you may reserve the home directly with the owner, less the service fee.

Cancellation Policy: minimum 10% of total rent will be held for all cancellations. Refer to Rental Agreement.


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Last updated: 08/25/2016
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Location

29 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hilo
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Pahoa
25 Miles
Nearest Golf
Hilo
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
137
11 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Pahoa

Car: Necessary

The home is on the shore of the Wai'Opae marine preserve. The home's grounds meet the sea where you can slip into the tranquil waters of a natural aquarium filled with a rainbow of fish and coral. Take scenic drives and hikes through tropical landscapes along the Puna coast.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: Gail and I (Jim) live in Kapoho. We enjoy living in the quiet rural community, snorkeling in its clear-calm waters and exploring the rural Puna Coast.

Why the Owner Chose Kapoho, Puna District, HI, USA:
Many years ago on a visit to the Big Island we discovered Kapoho. Wai'Opae marine preserve offers the best snorkeling we have experienced. Its clear-calm waters are like snorkeling in a large fish and coral-laden aquarium. We also enjoyed the rural, non-touristy, nature of the area with many places to explore. We were so enchanted with Kapoho and the snorkeling that we purchased property directly on the shore of the marine preserve and built a vacation home where we and our guests can step right out of the house to go snorkeling and swimming.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The Coral Pool House is one of only seven oceanfront homes directly on the 50 acre Wai'opae marine preserve. It is the only new home and was designed to capture the breathtaking ocean view from every room. From the grounds of the home you can slip into the Wai'Opae marine preserve for a fabulous snorkeling experience. Due to the protective reef, the pools are rarely affected by high surf conditions that can commonly spoil one's snorkeling adventure elsewhere. The preserve offers variety in your snorkeling experience as you move from the inner pools, near shore, to those near the reef. The ocean view from the home is magnificient. I especially enjoy watching the sunrise as it paints the sky, relaxing in the hot tub while soaking in the ocean view, and grilling a dinner of fresh local fish on the lanai BBQ. I never get enough of watching the interplay of sea and land directly from the home or while hiking and driving along the scenic Puna coastline.


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  • Coral Pool House oceanfront Big Island home: 2 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, sleeps 6

    Coral Pool House oceanfront Big Island home: 2 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, sleeps 6

  • Snorkel in the clear-calm waters of the Wai'Opae marine preserve, Kapoho

    Snorkel in the clear-calm waters of the Wai'Opae marine preserve, Kapoho

  • Relax in comfort & enjoy the view

    Relax in comfort & enjoy the view

  • Oceanside dining indoors or out (gas Weber BBQ on lanai)

    Oceanside dining indoors or out (gas Weber BBQ on lanai)

  • Wake up to a spectacular ocean view from the masterś king bed

    Wake up to a spectacular ocean view from the masterś king bed

  • Wake to the morning sun & watch sunrises light up the sky (view from the home)

    Wake to the morning sun & watch sunrises light up the sky (view from the home)

  • Enjoy a panoramic ocean view from the 2nd bedroom

    Enjoy a panoramic ocean view from the 2nd bedroom

  • Enjoy clouds of stars in the nights sky (view from yard)

    Enjoy clouds of stars in the nights sky (view from yard)

  • Snorkel & swim in Kapoho Tide Pools (Coral Pool House center-left)

    Snorkel & swim in Kapoho Tide Pools (Coral Pool House center-left)

  • Snorkel among the corals & fish of Wai´Opae (aka Kapoho Tide Pools)

    Snorkel among the corals & fish of Wai´Opae (aka Kapoho Tide Pools)

  • Snorkel in the clear-calm waters of Wai'Opae marine preserve (Kapoho Tide Pools)

    Snorkel in the clear-calm waters of Wai'Opae marine preserve (Kapoho Tide Pools)

  • Travel  State Scenic Byway from Kapoho to Kalapana (one mile from house)

    Travel State Scenic Byway from Kapoho to Kalapana (one mile from house)

  • Coral Pool House on shore of Waiopae marine preserve, Kapoho Hawaii

    Coral Pool House on shore of Waiopae marine preserve, Kapoho Hawaii

  • Enjoy spectacular-panoramic ocean view from lanais & every room in the house

    Enjoy spectacular-panoramic ocean view from lanais & every room in the house

  • Full modern kitchen with panoramic ocean view (granite counters, cherry wood)

    Full modern kitchen with panoramic ocean view (granite counters, cherry wood)

  • Relax in the hot tub after a day of snorkeling or exploring the Puna Coast

    Relax in the hot tub after a day of snorkeling or exploring the Puna Coast

  • Master ensuite bath (granite counters, cherry wood cabinets, deep soaking tub)

    Master ensuite bath (granite counters, cherry wood cabinets, deep soaking tub)

  • 2nd bedroom with queen & full size beds

    2nd bedroom with queen & full size beds

  • 2nd bedroom ensuite bathroom (granite counter, cherry wood cabinet, shower)

    2nd bedroom ensuite bathroom (granite counter, cherry wood cabinet, shower)

  • Moon light over Wai'Opae, aka Kapoho Tide Pools (view from home)

    Moon light over Wai'Opae, aka Kapoho Tide Pools (view from home)

  • Snorkel or just relax in  the homeś backyard

    Snorkel or just relax in the homeś backyard

  • Wai'Opae marine preserve with over 100 species of fish & 11 species of coral

    Wai'Opae marine preserve with over 100 species of fish & 11 species of coral

  • Green sea turtles feed & rest in the Wai'Opae preserve (aka Kapoho Tide Pools)

    Green sea turtles feed & rest in the Wai'Opae preserve (aka Kapoho Tide Pools)

  • Visit nearby Volcanoes National Park

    Visit nearby Volcanoes National Park

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This listing was first published here in 2003.

Date last modified - Saturday, August 27, 2016

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