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

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

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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Kapoho House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
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.


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Princess Cottage is a great value for the location in Kapoho! Pond!
average rating of 4.3125 based on 16 reviews

A perfect place for relaxation.

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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nice Place

  • 4 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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!
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Spokane Wa


  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kapoho getaway

  • 4 of 5

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).

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: Hawaii Holiday Vacation Rentals
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Spokane Washington, USA

Two weeks in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful, once in a lifetime experience. After talking with friends who had stayed here in the past, we decided to spend two weeks at the cottage in March 2104. The area and people truly became our home away from home. We found so much to do and see that we could've easily enjoyed another two weeks! The Princess Cottage is one of the best values in the entire area and provides the perfect relaxing environment for your stay. The owners are nearby and provide a wealth of information and suggestions for everything from what to do to where to eat and shop. The cottage itself is clean, comfortable and secure, easily handling the four adults we had during our stay. The location is away from all of the typically touristy things Hawaii has to offer, but close enough that a day excursion can take you almost anywhere on the island. The local towns and farmers markets provide a view of what it is really like to live on the Big Island. We typically ate one meal a day away from the cottage and found that local restaurant prices were reasonable, and the food was excellent at every place we tried. During the evenings we returned to the cottage and relaxed with drinks on the large comfortable lanai, enjoying the cool breezes. It was the perfect place to talk through the day's adventures and plan for the next. I highly recommend staying at the Princess Cottage for your next vacation on the Big Island.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Waianae, HI

beautiful place away from town.

  • 5 of 5

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 spotless.

The property manager was very helpful.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Thankyou for the goodies and accomodating our early arrival.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: Hawaii Holiday Vacation Rentals
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Property Manager

Aloha Coast Realty/Hawaii Holiday Vac. Rentals
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english, spanish
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018


Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Champagne Pond
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest





  • Rates are based on a party of 2; additional guests are are $10 each per night plus tax.
    There is a cleaning fee of $110
    All reservations require a non-refundable $35 damage waiver and Hawaii taxes of 13.416%

    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.

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