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Private 1500 Sqr Ft Swimming Pond

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Aloha and Welcome to Nanea Kai. We are very proud to share our 1,800 sqr. ft. island style home with you. As you drive past your wooden sun carved gates, you will enter into your own private sanctuary.Our family living room is made up of Hawaii's prized Koa wood. Many windows let the cool breeze through as well as EACH room has its own ceiling fan. Our large kitchen is a great gathering spot and has a granite counter island that everyone can gather around. As you walk out onto the wrap around entertainment deck, you will look into the 1,500 sqr. ft. thermal heated swimming pond. Our pond ranges from 2ft.- 10 f. at the deepest spot. This pond is fed from under ground springs from the ocean so it rises and falls with the tide.This is also a great filtering system that keeps the water very clean and clear and with a temperature that is normally in the 80's. This makes snorkeling in the pond a pleasure. We do supply some snorkeling equipment as well as a hot/cold out side shower. If you take a right outside our drive way, you will see a tunnel of trees which leads to tide pools as well as the breathtaking view of the ocean. Walk another 6 minutes and your will be at the Wai' Ope Fish Reserve. See so many colorful fish as well as the different colored corals. This is Not a place you will find packed with people. A 5 minute drive will take you to Ahalanui warm springs park . Pahoa is a 15 minute drive with quaint restaurants and to do your marketing. Hilo Town is 30 minutes away where you can visit the farmers market with all its exotic fruits for sale as well as souvenirs, surf shops, restaurants, diving rentals , ect.. Across the street is a black sand beach were you can watch the canoe teams practice or walk and look for beach glass. Then theres the Volcano National Park you want to visit. Walk through lava tubes and see the steam vents. The Volcano Golf course is right above the park as well as the Volcano Winery. If its night time lava cascading down the volcano you want to see, thats about a 20 minute drive from our home. Viewing is free and it opens to the public at 5 p.m. Bring a jacket, flashlight (theres some at the house) and water. Park rangers are there to make sure everyone is safe. My favorite thing to do is just lay by the pond , feed the fish and enjoy the sound of the ocean. Hope you'll visit us soon.


Keywords: beach house,family friendly,island style home, gated home,kopoho,big island, Wai 'Opae. private pond

More Details

kim rodrigues
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2017

Why kim rodrigues chose Pahoa

My husband and I always rented a home in Kopoho to get away. We love it so much we decided to buy one. Its like stepping back in time.

What makes this house unique

The constant sound of the ocean.


Kapoho House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 2 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1) in master bdrm, Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1) In Hawaii we call it a pune'. an extra place to strech out. this is in the living room, Twin or Single Beds (1) turndel bed in kids room
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
House keeping fee is $150.00 per week stay


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(79 traveler reviews)

Private 1500 Sqr Ft Swimming Pond
average rating of 4.746835 based on 79 reviews

Love this place

  • 5 of 5

We loved our three days in the Pahoa area. The backyard tidepool filled with fish was perfect for our three year old. The kapohoe tide pools were the best snorkling we had on our trip and the conditions were so calm we had both our children snorkling with us.

Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm always so happy to hear when families make great memories. May these always bring a smile ... Aloha, Kim
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Great time again!

  • 5 of 5

Nanea Kai is so nice. We had such a great time as we always do there. The weather was fantastic. The pond was warm. The house is so comfortable. Mark and Kim thanks so much for the great time. It is always the highlight of our vacation. A bit of thunder, lightning and pouring rain the last day but this is the tropics and there is a reason it is so green at Kapoho!!! We even enjoyed that!!!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: we love having you.... it always feels like a place frozen in time.... Hawaiian time..May the memories always bring a smile... AlllloooooooHA
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Adventure wonderland!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at this property and loved every part of it. We have two little kids and had no problems keeping them entertained between swimming in the awesome backyard pond filled with fish and snorkelling in the spectacular tide pools right besides the home. The home has a great amount of square footage, an amazing kitchen, large deck and is very well equipped. We would definitely recommend this property to other young families.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thankyou so much for all the kind words about our home. It really warms my heart when people love our home as much as we hoped for. May the memories always bring a smile to your day... Mahalo, Kim
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San Francisco

Great house

  • 4 of 5

Large home with plenty of space. So many great things about this house. I would have given 6 stars, but it could use some updates. Linens were a little old and ragged and beds really soft. Loved all the doors, windows and fans which kept the house nice and cool. Lots of rain, so the owner needs to do checks to make sure there are candles and batteries in the flashlights. Thanks for the great house.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sylvan Lake, Alberta/Canada

nice beachy big house

  • 4 of 5

Kids loved the hot tide pool in the yard and adults loved the ocean tide pools. One of the nicer maintained homes in the area. Nice safe community here. Very cool old school hawaii homes here. No turtles this time in the tide pool. Weather was mostly sunny here vs a week of steady rain on the kona side we stayed on before coming here lol. House has everything you need including snorkle gear beach chairs etc. No beaches on this corner of hawaii other than kehena hippy beach. Very cool vibes here not very many tourists here at all. In fact we got lots of stares from all the hippy people in pohoa. We likely looked lost and definately out of place. Youll understand if you ever visit pohoa lol. The lava bike rental is a must do at the end of the road at kalpana. Saw lava flowing. Crazy the guys that live on the lava. $7000 a quarter acre there. Back to the house. Wifi works great and our phones worked great roaming. Tv has satalite with tons of channels. No ac here but tons of fans. We all agreed a good memory foam topper or mattresses would be nice. Beds werent that comfy. But house is awesome and one of a kind. Not very many bugs around the house either for being in the rainforest here. Love the covered lanai. Really cool to sit here while the tropical rains come down. Sun shines perfectly into back yard. Wrap around lanai is also great for finding shade. Ive stayed in one other house here years ago and this house is way better. Tide pool is much cleaner here and more pool like than many others. Kids loved that the outside shower has both hot and cold water. Avoided a few meltdowns with that. Tons of pool toys. We had lots of little kids 3,5,7,10 and 13 years old. This property was perfect and nicely fenced in so you dont need to follow them around constantly. One house away from the ocean and a short walk to tide pools. Tide pools are warm and full of fish and coral and no ocean currents. Very safe easy world clasa snorkling right out your door with no one else around most days. Kind of a secret place. With no boats or fishing aloud here there no tours. And being so far from kona theres no tourists really. Great place to stay a few days as you travel around the island. I hope the empty properties here get bought up and restored. Such a nice little community here.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I love & appreciate your review. Wishing you and your family many blessings in the new year. ALOOOOOHAAAAA.... Kim
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Kailua, HI

Pelehu weekend w/Ohana

  • 4 of 5

Property was perfect for my Ohana of 4/adults 4/kids. Lots of room to spare w/out everyone being over crowded. Kids love being close to the tide pools though the surf was high at the time of our visit. Pool was interesting but kids loved being in the water. Had my daughter/boyfriend, my cousins from Kona, nephew/nieces w/kids that live in the Puna area over to BBQ. We had a wonderful time. There were some small household issues but they were soon resolved w/Kim and Mark. Kim and Mark are very caring and really want you and yours to enjoy their home, fresh water pool and what the area has to offer. Can't go wrong w/the area. Very inviting and weather is your usual Puna liquid sunshine..

Mahalo, Mark, Kim, Anthony, Alton and Susan it was a group effort w/your help and support.


  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for all your kind words. It really does take a village to take care of our home. SOOOOO glad all worked out... May the memories of all your ohana being together always bring a smile. Merry Christmas & God bless, Kim
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Car: necessary

private pond you can snorkel in


Rates & Availability

Kapoho House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
house keeping per week $150
Tax Rate 13.41%


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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