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Paradise retreat for two with private pond and waterfall

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

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.

More Details

Eckert Family [owners] Mitzi Bettencourt [property manager]
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

Paradise retreat for two with private pond and waterfall
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews

A beautiful escape

  • 5 of 5

Place is even better than the listing makes it look!! The private tide pool was even more amazing than we could have expected. Bed was super comfortable. Plenty of house and beach towels provided. Super short walk to Kapoho tide pools which were great.

Only caveat is that if coqui frogs singing loudly all night is something that would bother you, you will need to plan ahead. I didn't mind it but my wife needed to wear earplugs.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This was a beautiful place to stay, great location, wonderful grounds, unique decor, and very well stocked with everything you could wish for. The waterfall fresh water pool that is naturally warmed was just great! Like your own personal resort! The outdoor shower was very appreciated. Be aware this side of the island has geckos, insects and wild pigs, and we "enjoyed" seeing all three, but that only led to more memories. Access to the tide pools is very easy, and they are an excellent place to snorkel and swim. Very safe except for the lava rock entry so just be careful in walking on it. I think the area is made for quiet vacationers who value nature and the beauty of the island and ocean, not party seekers who like lively bar life. Two problems I saw, which were likely addressed, electrical sparking was seen in one outdoor wall switch and a portable fan didn't work. Likely the high amount of rainfall caused both. Having the property manager next door was great when these problems were seen and you'll get immediate and friendly help if you need it. She can also give you advice on where and what to see. We would return to this unit in a heartbeat! If you have a problem with stairs you won't like this rental.

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful week!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first experience with a vacation rental, and we couldn't have picked a better one. Everything was exactly as said and the owners and the property manager were so accomodating and helpful. I was a little concerned about not having an air conditioner because I am so hot natured. But the breeze and the fans were plenty. I will definitely be coming back! Thank you Eckert family for sharing this wonderful place you have.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Rental

  • 5 of 5

This house is in a very low key area. Very quiet, foot traffic is low.... Meaning that it is not over run with tourists. If you are looking for a romantic getaway or just quiet time to rejuvenate your spirit, then this is the place. Thank you to the owners for opening their home and sharing their special space in Hawaii with those of us looking for that softer place in life. Love, peace to you!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A true Hawiian experience!

  • 5 of 5

Away from the crowds, a charming, beautifully and fully equipped Hawaiian home. Set amidst swaying palms and foliage offering total privacy a lovely breeze was always present. The private pond and outdoor shower totally amazing and the snorkeling a two minute walk away, the best I have ever experienced. The tidal ponds offer sheltered water and hundreds of fish. It is no wonder this "special" place receives an ongoing 5* is a little piece of heaven.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved staying there and can't wait to go back. The pond was amazing, the grounds were amazing, the house was amazing, Mitzi was amazing, I can't say enough about this place. We loved it thank you for letting us stay there,

John and Debi Bacchilega

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Kapoho House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $110 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

Cleaning fee varies by length of stay.

Hawaii Tax ID# W57221976

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Kapoho House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • pond

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