Feedback

Elegant Cottage, Ocean View, Swimming, Bikes, Wifi, No Mosquitoes

The owner has been emailed.
To book this property, you need to complete your booking through checkout on the VRBO website. We can't protect your payment if we don't know you've booked through us. Learn more

Calendar

Last updated: 09/28/2016
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The Lite House is a small, quality home with comfortable, high-end furnishings and appliances, in a private and quiet section of a gated community. This home is the perfect place for a couple who wants their privacy, and also just a bit of luxury. It could also accommodate a small family (four maximum). The queen-size, 12" memory foam bed has high thread-count cotton sheets for cool, comfortable sleeping. In the living room, the inner-spring futon converts into a double bed.

The Lite House is located at the far end of the subdivision, with sparsely scattered neighbors. It is touched on three sides by a fifty-five year-old lava flow, which is now Hawaii State land as is all land newly formed by lava on the Island. There is nothing between the Lite House and the ocean but expansive lava field and horizon-to-horizon open sky. This combination allows for both unobstructed refreshing trade winds and exceptional privacy within this subdivision. It also showcases spectacular, panoramic sunrises and star gazing. Prior to the 1960 lava flow, the Lite House property was ocean-front. You might say that it is still an 'ocean-front' property, but now it's a quarter mile walk to reach the rugged shoreline (scroll down to see revealing satellite photos). The occasional dramatic crashing wave can be seen and heard from inside the Lite House.

From the Lite House, you can see the Cape Kumukahi Lighthouse in the distance. Its faint beacon adds nighttime charm while it monitors the cleanest air in the northern hemisphere blowing in from off the ocean. These pleasant trade winds are almost always present, and come right through the house when you have the doors and windows open. Enjoy being outside, any time, and with no mosquitoes! At night, the sound of occasional Coqui frogs is a distant and mild serenade.

Champagne Pond, the secluded, geothermally- heated cove exclusive to this subdivision, is a 4- minute walk from the cottage. Here you can snorkel with the sea turtles and fish, or simply float around on the calm, exceptionally clean and clear water. Serious lap swimmers have also found Champagne Pond to be quite suitable.

In the adjacent neighborhood are the Kapoho Tide Pools (aka the Wai'Opae Marine Preserve), known for world-class snorkeling. We provide basic snorkel gear and boogie boards for your use.

If you enjoy bicycling, we make two bikes available to explore this scenic area. The terrain is mostly level, and with very little traffic. Kapoho Beach is a very bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly community. The marine preserve is about a fifteen-minute bicycle ride from the house, or you may drive to the parking area and then walk the last quarter of a mile to it.

Note: We did not design this nice little house, but we named it the 'Lite House' because it is best suited for normal-size folks. Consequently, we regret that it may not be comfortable for 'extra-plus' sized guests.

Keywords: house, home, cottage, bungalow

Peace of mind when checking out through VRBO

  • We'll back you with our Book With Confidence GuaranteeTM
  • You'll get comprehensive payment protection when checking out on our website
  • We're always here for you with customer service available 24/7

Read more about our Book with Confidence GuaranteeTM

Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    We do not rent to guests under 25. They must be with parent or guardian...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s)

    ...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1) 12' memory foam mattress, quality sheets, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) full size and high quality with inner springs...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Shower with two separate sinks

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    flat screen, Dish network with record (for later viewing) and pause options...moreless

  • Video Library:

    small selection of DVD's...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Nude Beach
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    Ocean view, and ocean access across "new" State land. ...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Ocean-front property until the 1960 lava flow extended the shoreline....moreless

  • Water View:

    When surf's up, see wave spray from the lanai....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining both inside and outside, seats four...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance:

    free long distance to US and Canada...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    bath, kitchen and beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

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

    granite counters, quality cabinets, stainless steel appliances...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    gas...moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    with baskets and locks...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Includes table, chairs and lounge chairs...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Barbeque local catch from nearby fish market...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    snorkeling gear and boogie boards ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Champagne Pond 3-4 minute walk. Relax in geothermal heated waters visited by green sea turtles....moreless

  • Heated Pool
 

Reviews

Write a review 5
from 38 traveler reviews
Loading...
 
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Aug 16 - Nov 15, 2016
4 night min stay
$95
$1,950

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

High Season
Nov 16 - Mar 31, 2017
4 night min stay
$105
$2,250
Middle Season
Apr 1 - Aug 15, 2017
4 night min stay
$100
$2,100
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$100
$2,100
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Cleaning $75 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13.25%

Notes:

Guests must be over 25 years of age, unless with parent/guardian.

Rates quoted are for two persons. Extra guests are $10.00 per person, per night.

Less than minimum nights OK to fill gaps in schedule, or if touching up against other preexisting booking (owners will need to assist with this type of reservation).


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Travel with peace of mind.
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.
 

Calendar

Last updated: 09/28/2016
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
 

Location

29 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hilo International
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Pahoa
25 Miles
Nearest Golf
Hilo
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
137
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Pahoa
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Kapoho Beach

Car: Necessary

The Lite House is in Kapoho's private gated community, 29 miles from the Hilo International Airport. It is a 4- minute walk to Champagne Pond for floating/swimming/snorkeling with vegetarian sea turtles. Kapoho Beach and Kapoho Bay are also worth exploring and are a 10 minute walk across the lava. Wai'Opae Marine Preserve (aka Kapoho Tide Pools), with fabulous snorkeling, is a short bike ride or drive (2 bikes included for your use). The entrance to Volcanoes National Park is 40 miles, the lava flow viewing area is approximately 20 miles from the cottage, and Lava Tree Park is 7 miles. The historic town of Pahoa is 10 miles away, and Hilo (the Big Island's largest town) is 25 miles. Once outside the gated subdivision, take scenic coastal drives both north and south.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: I (Diane) am a kindergarten teacher having just retired. My husband, Richard, and I are looking forward to spending some quiet-time in Kapoho! We have family there, and look forward to when we can see each other any time we want, just by hopping on our bicycles. And I can't wait to take my air mattress down to Champagne Pond every day and float in the lovely, warm water with the turtles!

Why the Owner Chose Kapoho, Puna District, HI, USA:
We love the constant, pleasant climate of Kapoho, with its famously clean air. Additionally, mosquitoes have had a unrequited lifelong love affair with Richard, so their absence at this particular home's location especially appealed to him! And we enjoy the fact that the location is so peaceful, and with such privacy.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
- New and luxurious - All new furnishings - Privacy and Quiet 24/7 - Borders state land on three sides, ocean view - Ocean-front property before the 1960 lava flow - Almost always a cooling breeze coming in - No Mosquitoes - No loud frogs - 3-4 minute walk to Champagne Pond - Bicycles, snorkel gear, and boogie-boards provided


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish

Links to more information:

Guestbook comments from the owner

Loading...
1 of 4
 

Photos

  • The Lite House

    The Lite House

  • Looking east over the lava field toward the ocean just 1/4 mile away.

    Looking east over the lava field toward the ocean just 1/4 mile away.

  • New, quality futon makes into double bed. View across open space to ocean beyond

    New, quality futon makes into double bed. View across open space to ocean beyond

  • Queen size 12" thick Memory Foam bed, with reading lamps.

    Queen size 12" thick Memory Foam bed, with reading lamps.

  • Maytag front-loading washer, dryer; with laundry supplies for your convenience.

    Maytag front-loading washer, dryer; with laundry supplies for your convenience.

  • Serenity and beauty off the lanai toward the ocean.

    Serenity and beauty off the lanai toward the ocean.

  • Walk to the wave-crashing, scenic coastline, protected cove and black sand beach

    Walk to the wave-crashing, scenic coastline, protected cove and black sand beach

  • Geothermally-heated Champagne Pond--great for swimming laps, or floating lazily.

    Geothermally-heated Champagne Pond--great for swimming laps, or floating lazily.

  • Take a short bike road, or drive, to snorkel in Waiopae marine preserve

    Take a short bike road, or drive, to snorkel in Waiopae marine preserve

  • Visit the ongoing lava flow at Kalapana.

    Visit the ongoing lava flow at Kalapana.

  • Kumukahi Lighthouse, from the Lite House. Breathe the cleanest air in the world!

    Kumukahi Lighthouse, from the Lite House. Breathe the cleanest air in the world!

  • Pineapple plants on the property provide infrequent treats for lucky visitors.

    Pineapple plants on the property provide infrequent treats for lucky visitors.

  • Your Refuge--The Lite House at sunrise

    Your Refuge--The Lite House at sunrise

  • Comfy living room with Asian hardwood entertainment center.

    Comfy living room with Asian hardwood entertainment center.

  • High-end kitchen (fully supplied), and an enlargeable table that seats four.

    High-end kitchen (fully supplied), and an enlargeable table that seats four.

  • Bath with high-end European design: 2 sinks with mirrors, toilet and shower.

    Bath with high-end European design: 2 sinks with mirrors, toilet and shower.

  • Enjoy fabulous sunrises with ocean view across open State land.

    Enjoy fabulous sunrises with ocean view across open State land.

  • The 'new' coastline, courtesy of Mother Nature.

    The 'new' coastline, courtesy of Mother Nature.

  • Two cruiser bikes help you explore the easy terrain of the neighborhood and area

    Two cruiser bikes help you explore the easy terrain of the neighborhood and area

  • Relax with the turtles, as the owner did with this one, in warm Champagne Pond.

    Relax with the turtles, as the owner did with this one, in warm Champagne Pond.

  • Follow the coast along the scenic Kapoho-Kalapana Road.

    Follow the coast along the scenic Kapoho-Kalapana Road.

  • See one of the many waterfalls near Hilo.

    See one of the many waterfalls near Hilo.

  • Walk through Lava Tree Park, which reveals a fascinating geological history.

    Walk through Lava Tree Park, which reveals a fascinating geological history.

  • Fruit-bearing banana tree yields its harvest occasionally to some of our guests.

    Fruit-bearing banana tree yields its harvest occasionally to some of our guests.

VRBO #414549

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Partner Offers

Enter dates to see accurate pricing

Minimum stay 4 nights
Dates are unavailable
Please enter travel dates
Please enter # of guests
Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
This listing requires that rentals start on a .
Request to Book

Booking confirmation within 24 hours

Get an Instant Quote

Pay with confidence
 please wait... When you book through the VRBO website, your booking is backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee Learn more
  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Property type
    Cottage
Owner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Send email
  • Response time Within 12 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 09/28/2016

530-533-9256
we are on Pacific Standard Time

Add vacation protection services to your booking

Three services to protect your trip:

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

Travel with peace of mind.

Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


Get it now

Share this property via Email

Elegant Cottage, Ocean View, Swimming, Bikes, WiFi, No Mosquitoes

Pahoa #414549

1 BR  1 BA  Sleeps 4

You must be signed in to share this property by e-mail

Share this property via Email

    Please correct the following errors and resend:
  • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
  • Oops! You have exceeded the limit of 10 email addresses.
  • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.