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House in Paradise by the Ocean - Walk to Tidepools

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Last updated: 03/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, wrap around porch

HIBISCUS HOUSE is a beautiful, garden paradise in sunny Kapoho!

There is a lovely, relaxing tidal pond in the front yard to cool you on those warm Hawaiian days! The 3/4 acre grounds include towering coconut palms, bananas, African Tulip Trees, mangoes, Cook Pines, and plumeria.

This roomy home (upper unit) boasts a spacious wrap-around covered lanai from which to enjoy the garden views and new Weber grill. There are 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, a dining area and large living room with vaulted ceilings. The master bedroom has a King-sized bed with tiled bathroom. The other 2 bedrooms have queen size beds. A second bath is off the hall. The bathrooms were remodeled in 2012 and are fully tiled. With ample sized common areas and all the amenities for gourmet cooking, the home is suited either for entertaining or for a quiet romantic getaway. Watch the large screen HD satellite TV, or DVDs or Netflix movies. Fall asleep to the sound of the ocean waves or relax on the lanai after a day of snorkeling, swimming with turtles or dolphins, or hiking or lava viewing.

The home is a 3 minute walk from the Kapoho Tidepools: a beautiful, protected coral reef which has the best snorkeling, skin diving, and swimming in the area. The reef protects swimmers from big waves and creates safe swimming even for young children and holds beautiful schools of tropical fish and colorful coral. A snorkeler's paradise!

Sunny Kapoho retains the ambience of 'Old Hawaii'. Situated on the eastern coast of the Big Island, away from major tourist development, Kapoho still holds the serenity and unmarred beauty of an island paradise.

There are numerous day-trip adventures to the Hot Ponds, Kileaua Volcano, Hilo town, Akaka Falls, botanical gardens, farmer's markets and delightful restaurants. Or you can just kick back and escape to the paradise and tranquility that is Hawaii.

For a family reunion or large group, you can rent the downstairs as well for a total of six bedrooms and four bathrooms. As us about discounted rates for the whole house. And KIDS 17 and under STAY FREE!

Keywords: Beach house, lanai,
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Member since: 2000

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/23/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1440 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    must be 21 or over...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    books and games for children; large safe areas inside, on lanai & in yard for playing...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Please contact owner for details...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Attached Unit


  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    ensuite tiled bath; Tempupedic bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    sliding door to lanai...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    sliding door to lanai...moreless

  • King size beds (1) new, Queen size Beds (1) new, Double Beds (1) new, Baby Cribs (1) Graco playpen, high chair, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Private tidal Pond for swimming in front yard. Ceiling fans in every room, Ocean breezes, Huge lanai cooled by the tradewinds, perfect for morning coffee or evening cocktails, Bathrobes, some snorkel gear available. Beautiful garden with coconut trees, banana trees, hibiscus flowers and plumeria. New appliances and beds. Upstairs has new large screen High Definition television....moreless


  • Books:

    library of children's books...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player


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


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean:

    Walk to swimming and snorkeling in Wai O'Pae Tide Pools....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    ceiling fans in every room...moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    WE NOW HAVE INTERNET!...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available:

    printer w/paper provided to print your boarding passes, etc...moreless

  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    plush over-sized towels, beach towels, 400 count linens or higher...moreless

  • Living Room:

    roomy, two separate seating areas....moreless

  • Parking:

    two driveways...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Two driveways allow space for RV or boat....moreless

  • Telephone:

    available landline...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Beach towels; bath towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker:

    French press, electric drip coffee maker; coffee grinder....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    cast iron cookware, small & large natural wood salad bowls; corkscrews, excellent knives;...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Service for eight; complete sets....moreless

  • Dishwasher:


  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    fully equipped for gourmet cooking; wine, champagne glasses, glass stemware. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    brand new....moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    salt, pepper, sugar, honey, tea, balsamic vinegar; 7 oz whole coffee beans....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    New French door refrigerator with water & ice dispenser....moreless

  • Stove:

    New stove with glass cooktop....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    wraps around the house; Eucalyptus wood dining set for 8, plus additional seating...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    The tidal pond is a delightful daily swimming meditation....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.7
from 35 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$945 $3,750

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Housekeeper $100
  • Tax Rate 13.42%


Rates begin at $135.00 for two adults up to $250.00 for 6 adults. No per person fee for children under 18. Full house rental (6 bedrooms/4 bathrooms) is $350.00/night. Housekeeper costs of $100.00 - $300.00, varies depending on the total number of people in the party, including children.

Fully refundable security deposit required to book: $250.00; $500.00 for full house rental.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 03/23/2017
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 137
9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Wai O'pae Tide Pools walk there

Car: Recommended

Beautiful hot ponds (geothermal) in State Park 1-1/2 miles! Historic and still active Kilauea volcano is just a short drive away. Visit ancient crater and watch molten lava pouring into the Pacific Ocean (when Pele allows). The house has 3/4 acres of landscaped grounds to explore. The tidal pond in the yard is a serene oasis & is a perfect way to cool down in the late afternoon. We have Farmer's markets that are not to be missed! You can buy tropical flowers, fruits & vegetables, local honey and beautiful jewelry, batiks, crystals, wood carvings, and basketry of the Islands. Orchid nurseries close by, museums in HIlo. Waterfalls 1/2 hour away.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

Why the Owner Chose Kapoho, Puna District, HI, USA:
In December 2002, my family stayed in this house for vacation. The land is magical and the sound of the waves, the incredible tide pools, the volcano, and hanging out all night on the lanai listening to music and playing games made it the most relaxing vacation we have ever known. The kids couldn't get enough of jumping in the pond, bringing coconuts to us from the yard to crack open and swimming in the tide pools. When I learned the house was for sale, I got a couple of friends together and we jumped in.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Convenient access to wonderful snorkeling at the tide pools is top of the list. The Hot Pond, lava viewing, & swimming at Richardson's Ocean Beach in Hilo are both fun and relaxing. I love the Farmers Markets for fresh fruit, We return once or twice a year and always use the time to upgrade the amenities to make the experience more relaxing and luxurious for our guests. The linens are completely changed out every year. All the beds are new, lighting and ceiling fans are new as are ALL the appliances. We hope you stay with us and we'll share the secrets of magical East Hawaii. We are adding more fruit trees this year and plan to tile both bathrooms and refinish the lanai.

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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/23/2017

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  • Hibiscus House - front

    Hibiscus House - front

  • Hardwood dining set on lanai

    Hardwood dining set on lanai

  • Master Bedroom with king bed, large window & separate lanai entrance

    Master Bedroom with king bed, large window & separate lanai entrance

  • dining area off the kitchen

    dining area off the kitchen

  • living room, lanai entrance

    living room, lanai entrance

  • second bedroom w/ lanai entrance on left

    second bedroom w/ lanai entrance on left

  • Sliding glass doors from each bedroom to lanai

    Sliding glass doors from each bedroom to lanai

  • Front yard garden area seen from lanai

    Front yard garden area seen from lanai

  • Kapoho Tide Pools - 3 min walk, idyllic swimming, snorkeling & sunbathing

    Kapoho Tide Pools - 3 min walk, idyllic swimming, snorkeling & sunbathing

  • Black Sand Beach close by

    Black Sand Beach close by

  • large covered lanai, plenty of room for large groups

    large covered lanai, plenty of room for large groups

  • Front yard tidal pond

    Front yard tidal pond

  • Large, fully equipped kitchen w/ice maker & water dispenser

    Large, fully equipped kitchen w/ice maker & water dispenser

  • living room

    living room

  • Sunny dining area

    Sunny dining area

  • Third bedroom, queen sized bed & entrance to lanai

    Third bedroom, queen sized bed & entrance to lanai

  • Gas grill on kitchen side of lanai

    Gas grill on kitchen side of lanai

  • Front yard tidal pond, seen from the lanai

    Front yard tidal pond, seen from the lanai

  • Ocean front geothermal Hot Pond-1 mile

    Ocean front geothermal Hot Pond-1 mile

  • petroglyphs, Chain of Craters road

    petroglyphs, Chain of Craters road

VRBO #4594

This listing was first published here in 2000.

Date last modified - Thursday, March 23, 2017

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