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Princess Cottage is a great value for the location in Kapoho! Pond!

Kapoho, Puna District, HI, USA
  • House700 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay4 nights

Princess Cottage in Kapoho Beach Lots is a great value for the location! Swim in or lounge by the Princess Pond on the property or walk a couple of blocks to famed Champagne Pond. Two bedrooms, one bath. Sleeps 4!

Princess Cottage is a fantastic value in a unique and memorable location. This traditional 2 bedroom beach cottage is located in the heart of Kapoho Beach Lots, a quiet residential community on the eastern tip of Hawaii's Big Island. There are two bedrooms and one bathroom, accommodating up to 4 guests. A large, private, geothermally heated tidal pond commands most of the front yard, complete with a lounging patio with chairs and a BBQ that overlooks the clear waters. You'll spend lots of time on the spacious, covered lanai relaxing after a good swim, enjoying your favorite book, or talking story with your travel mates over evening cocktails.

Princess Cottage is across the narrow lane from Champagne Pond – in just a minute or two you can walk to the nearest access point and enjoy of one of East Hawaii's best swimming spots. Protected by a reef, Champagne Pond is a calm body of water fed by underground hot springs and heated to a luxurious 90 degrees where Honu (green sea turtles) can often be found. Snorkel in the thermally warmed waters or simply float on the surface while enjoying the beautiful surroundings.

Everything you need for a comfortable and relaxing Hawaiian getaway is provided at Princess Cottage.  One bedroom is in the main part of the house just off the living room and has a double bed, closet and dresser. Check the closet for books and board games to add enjoyment to your stay. The other bedroom is detached for extra privacy, with a private entrance from the lanai. This bedroom is furnished with a queen bed and large armoire with plenty of hangers.

The living room is appointed with a matching loveseat, rocking chair and a chair with ottoman. There is a TV with satellite reception and a DVD player. A CD player with AM/FM radio provides for your musical enjoyment. The open floorplan combines the living room, dining area and kitchen and has open beam ceilings and a ceiling fan to keep the air flowing. A sliding glass door opens to the large lanai. The full bathroom has a vanity and shower-over-tub, and also houses the washer and dryer.

The full kitchen is outfitted with everything you'll need to prepare, cook and serve meals. There's an electric range, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, coffee grinder, blender, toaster, rice cooker and plenty of cookware, dishes and utensils.  The country style dining table has seating for 4. There's also a dining table outside on the large covered lanai where you can enjoy your meals out-of-doors.

If cooking isn't your thing, there are great restaurants in Pahoa Village about a ten minute drive away. Hilo is another 30 minutes from Pahoa where you will find the Hilo International Airport, large grocery stores, movie theater, museums, cultural centers and so much more. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is an hour away.

There are some fantastic spots to explore in the Kapoho area as well.  You'll have a blast exploring along the Red Road – one of the most beautiful drives you'll ever take. Heading south from Kapoho you'll find the Wai Opae Marine Conservation Area – AKA the Kapoho Tidepools – with some of the best snorkeling in the state. Head south and you'll discover Ahalanui Park, aka Millionaires Pond, where a large lagoon at the ocean's edge that is heated by hot springs to near Jacuzzi temperature, as well as pavilions and BBQs. A couple more miles south is Isaac Hale Park at Pohoiki Bay the local hot spot for surfing and boogie boarding, that is also home to the boat ramp that the lava viewing boats use.  Kehena Black Sand Beach is a 15 minute drive – it's unofficially clothing optional but don't let that bother you; most beach goers do wear swim suits. Drive another 10 minutes past Kehena and you'll reach “the end of the road”.  Here's where you can get to the Kalapana lava viewing area, where Pele often puts on a show, and find Uncle Robert's Awa Bar where a festive Wednesday night market with live music, great food, and local artisans selling their handmade items.


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    • Internet
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 double
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • 1

      Location Type

        • Near The Ocean
        • Rural


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Budget
            • Family


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Internet
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                    • Telephone
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Kitchen
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove


                            • DVD Player
                            • Satellite / Cable
                            • Television


                                • Lanai / Gazebo
                                • Outdoor Grill


                                    • botanical garden
                                    • museums
                                    • restaurants

                                      Leisure Activities

                                        • bird watching
                                        • eco tourism
                                        • scenic drives
                                        • sight seeing
                                        • walking
                                        • whale watching

                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                            • ATM/bank
                                            • groceries
                                            • medical services

                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                • snorkeling
                                                • surfing
                                                • swimming


                                                    • Cottage on Princess Pond. Delightful two bedroom cottage on a secondary ocean view lot and a lovely private warm pond that ranges from 75 to 85 degrees year round.

                                                      18 Reviews


                                                      Latest reviews

                                                      Well maintained. Clean. Cool breeze in the evenings.

                                                      Donna K.

                                                      We were able to drive wherever we needed to go from here in a reasonable time. Gated community. Safe. Neighbors were friendly and helpful.

                                                      Wonderful little cottage, great location and family friendly!

                                                      Nicole A.Ottawa, Ontario

                                                      This was our first stop on our Big Island vacation, and we loved it! The Princess Pond was a hit with out kids, bath waiter warm and full of fun things to look at (shrimp & fish), and just outside the door! Champagne Pond was also wonderful for old an young alike - make sure to bring water shoes! Best if you can stop at the farmers market at Hilo to stock up on fresh produce, and hit a grocery store on your way in, as there's lots to do nearby, but groceries are a bit of a hike. The cottage itself was cute and clean and had the all necessary equipment to make the stay easy-even a tube for floating around in the pond. Highly recommend this lovely location. Neighbors were friendly as well!

                                                      A perfect place for relaxation.

                                                      aaron t.

                                                      The princess cottage was everything our family needed to be accommodated from comfortable beds down to kitchen necessities. The natural pond was great to play or relax in at the end of the day and a large enough yard to play some soccer in with the kids. The tide pools are a two minute walk from the cottage that are full of beautiful fish and even sea turtles. The hosts were friendly and helpful. All around a wonderful place for our first trip to Hawaii. We would definitely stay here again. Mahalo!

                                                      nice Place

                                                      DEBORAH H.

                                                      Just a few things to point out - railings on steps need to be fixed on both sides of house - loose & unsteady ....patio portion leaked when it rained & really didn’t care for toilet seat....but otherwise very comfy & good location...pond was awesome! Mahalo

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      Mahalo nui for your review, and letting us know about the railings and leak on the lanai, Deborah! We'll get a handyman out there right away. Take care!


                                                      Totally enjoy myself at this well equipped cottage!!

                                                      Just across the street from the ocean and got into the hot pond almost every day!!! Would recommend this place!!

                                                      Kapoho getaway

                                                      A guest from Honolulu, HIHonolulu, HI

                                                      Rating Details:

                                                      I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

                                                      I was more than happy with the location.

                                                      The vacation rental was very clean.

                                                      The property manager was adequately helpful.

                                                      Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

                                                      Reviewer Comments:

                                                      The house is basic and charming, suited to the locale, unlike big, newer, out-of-place looking houses. Separate bedroom off the deck makes for very comfortable arrangement if you have 2 couples. Too bad about the coqui frogs; take earplugs if you're a light sleeper (for the whole area).


                                                      Kapoho, Puna District, HI, USA


                                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                                      Rates are based on a party of 2; additional guests are are $10 each per night plus tax. There is a cleaning fee of $95. Extended stays require a monthly cleaning fee. All reservations require a non-refundable $35 damage protection plan and Hawaii taxes of 14.416% We accept major credit cards for payment. We require a 25% deposit to confirm, with the balance due 90 days before arrival. Reservations arriving within 90 days are due in full at the time of booking.

                                                      18 Reviews
                                                      Excellent 4.3/5
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