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Pualani Tropical Jungle Home in Gated Kapoho, Hot Tub, Snorkel, Bikes, Fun!

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Aerial view of Kapoho Bay. Pualani in lower left of photo

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Last updated: 08/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The Pualani Tropical Kapoho Beach home, located in the gated community of Kapoho Beach Lots, features open-beamed ceilings and panoramic tropical and some ocean views. The home is located across the street from Kapoho Bay and you can hear the waves roll across the reef...the most soothing beautiful sounds! A wrap around the house lanai enables you to enjoy the views from many angles. Come enjoy the solar energy home and the BRAND NEW HOT TUB (April 2014).There's a full kitchen, generous living and dining area opening onto the lanai, a queen-bed bedroom and bath. For extra guests, the second bedroom downstairs has two double beds. And for your evenings, there's a Satellite flat screenTV/DVD, an assortment of videos and CDs, and for those who would rather curl up with a book, there are lots to choose from. Outside in a gazebo near the house is a full-featured spa for your relaxation and enjoyment! The kitchen is fully equipped with a microwave, blender, coffee maker, range, fridge and all cooking and dining needs. This home is thoughtfully and tastefully appointed to make it feel like your very own home-in-Paradise. Ride bicycles (no extra fees for bikes like some rentals) to the nearby tidepools and lagoons for wonderful snorkeling and swimming. Hot tub, outdoor shower, and hi-speed internet!

Location: Located in a quiet, oceanfront, gated community with easy accessibility to Kapoho Bay and the ocean itself, there are several calm lagoons for swimming and snorkeling. Some of the lagoons are even heated by geothermal fresh-water springs! A guide map at the house will direct you to all the best spots. Champagne Pond is a 10-15 minute walk from the home or 5 minutes by bicycle, and this home is perfectly located to walk to the Wai'opae Marine Sanctuary for even more swimming and snorkeling experiences. Volcano National Park is about a 45 minute drive. The newly forming black sand beach in Kalapana is about a 20 minute drive down the 'Red Road,' Hiway 137. Lava has recently been flowing into the ocean here and you can hike to see it. 'Uncle Robert's' farmer's market is a wonderful way to spend a Wednesday evening. With wonderful Hawaiian musicians, local food vendors, arts & crafts, this event is better than a Luau. Put this on your 'to do' list!

This tropical hideaway is a perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of other tourist locations. The trade winds keep the home comfortable year round, and the sound of the ocean across the street with the waves rolling across the reef is very pleasing to the senses! You feel like you are in your own tropical tree house with panoramic ocean and tropical views. I have many happy guests, and some who love to return year after year!

Amenities:: Champagne pond is 10-15 minute walk, full feature Spa in gazebo in yard, Satellite Flat screen TV, completely furnished for your comfort! The Wai'opae Marine Sanctuary is about 5-10 minutes south of the property by foot or bicycle. Just 40 minutes to Volcano National Park, and 1/2 hour to view the volcano flow (Kalapana) in to the ocean! Be sure to check out the Makuu Farmer's Market on Sundays, and Hilo Farmer's Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Lava viewing boat tours, helicopter tours at Hilo airport, botanical gardens, zoo, great little restaurants in Pahoa - Ning's Thai Food, Kaleos, Luquin's Mexican Food, Boogie Woogie Pizza, Paoulo's Italian food, Pele's Kitchen, and more! We love 'The Ponds' in Hilo too!

Activities:: Hiking, snorkeling, kayaking, swimming, bike riding, volcano site-seeing, Olympic size swimming pool in Pahoa, several fine restaurants in Pahoa (8 mi.), hot ponds, lava viewing tours from Pohoiki, helicopter tours from Hilo airport, farmers markets in Makuu & Hilo, botanical gardens & more!

Area: Kapoho is a beautiful, peaceful and quiet place that is perfect for those who want no part of 'tourist Hawaii.' It is a small, friendly community that's also the sunniest spot on the Windward side of the Big Island. The nights bring a little rain, and the days are generally sunny and bright.

If you have already experienced 'tourist Hawaii' and are ready for something different, you will appreciate this. If you would like a taste of what it would be like to live among the folks who spend their lives here, work here, play here and raise their families here, you might find this interesting. If you're into hiking, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, exploring, or just being, you'll love it.

If this home is not available for your dates, please check out my other vacation rental on this website, listing number 301938, the oceanfront Alohahouse! If you would rather be really close to the ocean, but don't care about swimming in it, you will find this place amazing...living on the edge of the Pacific Ocean!

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 2 double

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  • Upstairs bedroom has queen bed with floor to ceiling windows for fabulous ventilation and wonderful views! It also has a full size bathroom. Downstairs bedroom has two double beds and a full bathroom....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Some things that I enjoy that are free:1) Ride my bike to the ocean access spots and go snorkeling. My favorite spot is the southernmost cove at Vacationland. 2) Go for a soak and swim in the rain at Champagne Pond. 3) Visit Hilo on Wed or Sat mornings to go to the farmer's market. It is wonderful! 4) Visit the Makuu Farmer's Market on Sundays - local food, music, crafts, etc.5) Swim in the Pahoa Olympic Size Pool - open daily from 9-5 and weekends 9-4 and it's free!! 6) Visit the Pana'Ewa Rain Forest Zoo just south of Hilo. 7) Go for a swim/soak at the Ahalanui Hot Pond 8) Hike to the new black sand beach in Kalapana where the road ends (and have an ice cream - lunch at the restaurant here is very good too!!) 9) Hike to Green Lake (lots of places to hike on the island!) 10) Go to Kalapana end of the road to Uncle Robert's Awa Bar for local food and entertainment every Wednesday evening! ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    A variety of books for your pleasure!...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    A selection of cds for your listening pleasures!...moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    Satellite TV...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Pond
  • Rain Forests
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Volcano
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Luaus
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach:

    There are many places to access the ocean in the gated community and also just south at the Wai'Opae Marine Sanctuary - walking or bicyle distance!...moreless

  • Beach View:

    Ocean views from the lanai of Pualani...moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    You can see, hear, & smell the ocean from the home. You can swim and snorkel about 10 minutes from the home....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    The home has a view of the ocean - it is about 500 yards away from the view picture from the lanai of the home. The ocean is also across the street about 200 yards....moreless

  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining table for four guests, additional table & chairs for outside dining in the yard!...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Free internet...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Plenty of extra sheets & linens!...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Comfortable living room with floor to ceiling windows to take in the tropical and ocean views. Bamboo furniture and decorated in a tropical style!...moreless

  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    Telephone is provided for local calls (all Hawaii calls), but please bring your cell phone for mainland calls. Mahalo!...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Lots of bath towels & beach towels!...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully equipped...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully equipped!...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Efficient kitchen with electric smooth surface range, full size refrigerator, microwave, & fully equipped - Nice views too! A fun place to cook!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Full size regrigerator...moreless

  • Stove:

    New electric smooth surface cook top and range...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    There is a wrap-around deck around the entire upstairs of the home....moreless

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles:

    We have two beach cruisers and two bicycles for guests to use...moreless

  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio:

    Wrap around deck on the upstairs to take in all the views!...moreless

  • Gated Community
  • Gazebo:

    There is a gazebo in the yard where there is a hot tub for your enjoyment. Two lounge chairs for relaxation!...moreless

  • Golf:

    Hilo Golf Course and Volcano Golf Course...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Hot Tub in a gazebo in the yard....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal grill - bring your own briquettes!...moreless

  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Water Sports Gear:

    A pretty good assortment of masks, fins, snorkels, and a couple of boogie boards....moreless

  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Private Hot Tub in a gazebo in the yard. Outdoor shower next to it - snorkel, shower & soak!!...moreless

  • Outdoor Hot Tub
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
July/August 2016
Jul 2 - Aug 31, 2016
2 night min stay
$115
$795
Fall 2016
Sep 1 - Dec 17, 2016
2 night min stay
$135
$925 $2,900
Christmas 2016
Dec 18 - Jan 15, 2017
2 night min stay
$159
$1,100 $4,200

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$139
$950 $3,400
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $120 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 13.42%

Notes:

Hawaii Tax ID #W51759221-01

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Last updated: 08/25/2016
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Location

35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hilo
8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Pahoa
35 Miles
Nearest Golf
Volcano or Hilo
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Pahoa - Kaleos, Luquin's, Thai Food, Pizza
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Kapoho

Car: Necessary

The Pualani Tropical Dream House is located in Kapoho Beach Lots on the Southeastern tip of the Big Island of Hawaii. It is 40 minutes south of the Hilo airport. Kapoho is a beautiful place—a peaceful and quiet place that’s perfect for those who want no part of “tourist Hawaii.” We try our best to make it very clear that there are few tourist accommodations near here. We have many beautiful swimming spots on or near the ocean, a couple of sandy beaches near Hilo and a beautiful scenic drive to the other side of the island will let you discover even more of the lovely beaches on our island. We chose Pualani in Kapoho as our vacation home for the very reason that there is very little tourist traffic here and that this is one of the last places on the islands that is still considered “real Hawaii.” If you have already experienced “tourist Hawaii” and are ready for something different, you might like this. A short drive to Pohoiki surf spot, Ahalanui Hot Pond, Champagne Pond & Volcano!

Other Activities: Swim with the turtles in geothermally heated lagoons and snorkel in the Kapoho tide pools!

Golf: Golf course in Hilo and Volcano!

Some things that I enjoy that are free:

1) Ride my bike to the ocean access spots and go snorkeling. My favorite spot is the southernmost cove at Vacationland.

2) Go for a soak and swim in the rain at Champagne Pond.

3) Visit Hilo on Wed or Sat mornings to go to the farmer's market. It is wonderful!

4) Visit the Makuu Farmer's Market on Sundays - local food, music, crafts, etc.

5) Swim in the Pahoa Olympic Size Pool - open daily from 8:30-5 and weekends 9-4 and it's free!!

6) Visit the Pana'Ewa Rain Forest Zoo just south of Hilo.

7) Go for a swim/soak at the Ahalanui Hot Pond

8) Hike to the new black sand beach in Kalapana where the road ends (and have an ice cream - lunch at the restaurant here is very good too!!)

9) Hike to Green Lake (lots of places to hike on the island!)

Some things that I enjoy that are not free

1) Go to Volcano National Park

2) Visit the Botanical Gardens north of Hilo

3) Have lunch or dinner at Cafe Pesto

4) My very favorite restaurant is Kaleo's in Pahoa. 'Ono' food, and live entertainment on Thursdays and Sunday evenings. Best to make reservations. A little pricey.

5) Stop for take out fish & chips at the fish market in Pahoa at the Malama Market Shopping Center and bring it back to the house to eat and watch the ocean.

6) I love Lemongrass in Keaau for a plate lunch to take back to the house too!

7) The Thai food restaurants in Pahoa are very good if you like Thai

8) Luquin's for Mexican food and a margarita (Pahoa)

9) Paolo's is excellent Italian food (Pahoa)

10) The Hilo Bay Cafe in the Walmart Shopping Center is very good and healthy

11) The Ponds restaurant in Hilo

12) Ken's Pancackes Hilo

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: We live in California, but love Hawaii! We have been visiting the Big Island since 1976. We loved Harry K. Brown Beach Park in Kalapana before the lava flow took the beach away and formed new land. Kapoho, on the eastern tip, of the island is our favorite spot because we love to swim and snorkel in the warm lagoons and tidepools. This is heaven on earth to us.

Why the Owner Chose Kapoho, Puna District, HI, USA:
We fell in love with this home because of its open air feeling, high ceilings with LOTS of windows, the lush environment, sounds of the ocean waves breaking across the Kapoho reef, and its great location. It is in the gated community with access to Champagne Pond and the other fabulous spots in the area, but also just a short walk or bike ride to the Wai'Opae Marine Sanctuary. We found the best of both worlds!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This home is a real tropical retreat away from the tourist crowds. We can really relax here and love swimming and snorkeling the the warm tidepools. We love riding our bicycles to the Wai'Opae Marine Sanctuary and Champagne Pond. A morning dip is always fun and then we come back to our tropical tree house for coffee and breakfast.


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Aerial view of Kapoho Bay. Pualani in lower left of photo

    Aerial view of Kapoho Bay. Pualani in lower left of photo

  • Exterior view of Pualani with wrap around deck-sun or shade anytime!!

    Exterior view of Pualani with wrap around deck-sun or shade anytime!!

  • Comfortable bamboo furniture, lots of windows with superb ventilation! Paradise!

    Comfortable bamboo furniture, lots of windows with superb ventilation! Paradise!

  • Efficient and bright kitchen at the Pualani vacation rental!

    Efficient and bright kitchen at the Pualani vacation rental!

  • Compact but very functional kitchen!! Washer/dryer and fully equipped!

    Compact but very functional kitchen!! Washer/dryer and fully equipped!

  • Queen size master bedroom - a lovely place to sleep with lots of fresh air!!

    Queen size master bedroom - a lovely place to sleep with lots of fresh air!!

  • Tropical themes prevail in the 'fun room!'

    Tropical themes prevail in the 'fun room!'

  • Brand new sparkling clean spa - a great way to start and end the day!

    Brand new sparkling clean spa - a great way to start and end the day!

  • Reef protected Kapoho Bay - a great place to visit!

    Reef protected Kapoho Bay - a great place to visit!

  • One of my favorite ocean accesses in Kapoho is just a quick bike ride away

    One of my favorite ocean accesses in Kapoho is just a quick bike ride away

  • A favorite ocean access - this beautiful photo taken as a storm was passing by!

    A favorite ocean access - this beautiful photo taken as a storm was passing by!

  • Pualani Tropical Dream House in gated Kapoho Beach Lots

    Pualani Tropical Dream House in gated Kapoho Beach Lots

  • Ocean View from Pualani Home in Kapoho Beach Lots

    Ocean View from Pualani Home in Kapoho Beach Lots

  • New hot tub and outdoor shower! A great way to start and end your day!

    New hot tub and outdoor shower! A great way to start and end your day!

  • Living room with bamboo furniture

    Living room with bamboo furniture

  • Partial kitchen and dining view! Lush and tropical everywhere!!

    Partial kitchen and dining view! Lush and tropical everywhere!!

  • Two full size beds downstairs in nice airy bedroom!

    Two full size beds downstairs in nice airy bedroom!

  • The fun room! Four bikes to check out the beautiful Kapoho neighborhood!

    The fun room! Four bikes to check out the beautiful Kapoho neighborhood!

  • Deck wraps around the entire Pualani home so you can always find shade or sun!

    Deck wraps around the entire Pualani home so you can always find shade or sun!

  • A view of the Kapoho Bay!

    A view of the Kapoho Bay!

  • Plumeria in the yard - Pualani means 'Heavenly flower'

    Plumeria in the yard - Pualani means 'Heavenly flower'

  • Champagne Pond, Kapoho Beach Lots, Hawaii

    Champagne Pond, Kapoho Beach Lots, Hawaii

  • Fantastic snorkeling in Kapoho!

    Fantastic snorkeling in Kapoho!

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This listing was first published here in 2002.

Date last modified - Thursday, August 25, 2016

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