About the property
- House600 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Studio with queenbed and full bath sleeps 2
This unique paradise retreat for 2 is located in Vacationland on the Hilo side of the Big Island. Located only a few minutes’ walk to the Wai Opae tide pools, this romantic property features a private pond with its own 10 foot high waterfall. The average lot in Vacationland is a little over 8000sq ft. but this property is on 3 lots and backs up to 300 acres of undeveloped land offering a peaceful, quiet and private surroundings. Set in a secluded tropical garden setting you may pick apple bananas, mangoes, papaya and coconuts when in season.
This pristine and charming house has been decorated with vintage Hawaiian pieces that have been collected over many years. The house has a complete kitchen that was remodeled in 2011. There is a full bathroom upstairs and an outdoor shower downstairs. The studio opens on to a private lanai that was newly redecorated earlier this year. There is satellite TV and a phone for on island calls. This is a 2 story house but the downstairs is used for storage and is not connected with the upstairs.
This area has many beautiful warm ponds. Depending on the tides the water level will vary in all of these ponds including the pond on the property. There is a very large warm public pond at Ahalanui Park approximately 1 mile down the Red Road (HWY 137) that you can swim in at all tide levels.
Eckert Family [owners] Mitzi Bettencourt [property manager]
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- Response time:
- within two days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 8, 2018
We truly enjoyed our stay at the Waterfall Cottage. It is ideal for a couple. The ocean air through this highly screened cottage, and the sound of the ocean in the distance was so relaxing. There is a large covered and furnished Lanai that was perfect for setting outside (even in the rain). The outdoor lava rock natural pool is fed by the ocean and even sports a few small fish (and it is warm!) We were able to take a relaxing dip in it from time to time while enjoying the waterfall. The cottage is a very short walk to the trail-head that leads to the first of many fabulous snorkeling pools that are teaming with fish and coral. We were lulled to sleep by the sound of frogs every evening. The small kitchen is well stocked for cooking at home. We loved our visit and would return to this area and this cottage again.
Private island refuge... with a waterfall!
We are so impressed with the love and effort you’ve put into the Waterfall house. Every amenity has been anticipated. Though technically a studio, the bedroom area can be effectively separated with a large bamboo blind. This leaves ample living space with the indoor living room (with a futon/sofa) and the spacious lanai. The tasteful decor of authentic hawaiiana inside is amazing! The grounds and tropical pond are the best I’ve seen in Vacationland. It's really like being surrounded by a botanical garden. It hard to leave the pond when the tide is high and the waterfall is running. Another thing we LOVE: the outdoor shower. Such a treat after the pond or snorkeling. I could go on, but suffice it to say, we love and admire your Kapoho home and hope to come back before too long.
We so appreciate guests like you ! Thank you for your positive feedback. This house is such a part of who we are as a family. We feel so blessed to share it with lovely folks like you.
The property is very private and beautifully landscaped. The hot pond and waterfall make you feel as though you have just stepped into Eden. Star gazing at night by the pond was a treat. Really enjoyed the outdoor shower. The house is perfect for a couple and we found everything needed to cook meals. It's also a perfect location for exploring the volcano and east island sites. I would suggest going to Uncle Roberts Market on Wednesday nights from 5-10pm for great local live music and food in Kalapana which is a short drive away.
The lanai offered a great escape from the mid-day sun and Puna area rain storms.
Mitzi the property manager gave of plenty of privacy, which we enjoy.
The only thing missing for us was the BBQ and beach chairs.
Overall it is an amazing experience for the price! We will definitely be back!!
Karl and Melissa Woods
Everything we expected and More!
It's always a pleasure to discover your vacation rental is better than expected. This property for us is better than staying at a 5 star resort! It's private, clean, fully self contained. We were able to shop the local farmer's markets and prepare delicious meals enjoyed on the balcony. The pond was warm and secluded. The landscaping was beautifully maintained. The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed to prepare meals. Everything was appointed in good taste. It definitely felt more owner occupied than rental property, which we greatly appreciated, as we have rented many properties over the years for our vacations.
The location for us was perfect. We would make our coffee and take a short morning stroll to watch the sunrise over the tide pools which provides some of the best snorkeling on the island.
It was peaceful with a few residents also there to greet the dawn. Absolutely magical and serene. If you want a peaceful vacation of simple pleasures, this is an ideal spot for a relaxing getaway. We really enjoyed all aspects of the cottage, pond and property, it's a privilege the owners share their little piece of paradise, and we are grateful. We will definitely be returning. With Much Aloha, Renee & Brian
We loved the waterfall cottage. The location is great, the grounds and tide pool are beautiful and the house is prefect and well supplied. Manager Mitzi next door super helpful. We will be back
Great rental house
We had a great 10 days here. The house had everything we needed and was very clean. The covered porch was great and we spent alot of time there enjoying the breeze and the view. Snorkling is close and we enjoyed in by ourselves most early mornings.
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Cleaning fee varies by length of stay. Hawaii Tax ID# W57221976