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Oceanfront! Swim, snorkel and relax in this serene setting (in gated community)

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom open plan home with gazebo next to the ocean

E Komo mai, or Welcome to Honu Ocean Paradise!

Tucked away in beautiful, sunny Kapoho on the Big Island's eastern side, this newer 3 bedroom oceanfront home is the perfect destination for an island getaway. Located in a private, gated community, our home opens its doors to a peaceful setting adjacent to the ocean with a lanai and outdoor gazebo. Come see the Honu (Hawaiian for turtle) rest and swim in our private rock fish pond.

Spend your days snorkeling in geothermally heated waters only footsteps from this charming and happy home, visit nearby island favorites such as the Volcano National Park, Lava Tree State Park and Ahalanui Park or explore the the Big Island further with day trips to Kona or Waipio Valley.

Come and enjoy the natural beauty of Hawaii!

More Details


Kapoho House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , adjacent to master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Towels/Beach towels are provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • mattresses/sheets in all the bedrooms.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Oceanfront! Swim, snorkel and relax in this serene setting (in gated community)
average rating of 4.967742 based on 62 reviews
Prosser, WA

Great view

  • 5 of 5

The home was clean and organized. The snorkeling was very special, especially in your front yard. Would definitely recommend this home. Hard to find on a dark night, but well worth the search.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Martensville, Saskatchewan, Canada

Wonderful rental

  • 5 of 5

This was an absolutely fantastic rental property. We were a group of six adults and found the house to have everything we needed for a very enjoyable stay. Beds were comfortable and the living space was great, although we didn't spend much time inside. The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed. The outside space is where this property really shines. Very quiet neighbourhood and the water access was wonderful. We spent most of our days sitting and enjoying the view and snorkeling. Even for a very nervous/novice snorkeler like me, this was a wonderful spot. We saw many turtles every day and fantastically coloured fish. Loved that one, sometimes two, turtles would spend the night in the "fish pond." Dale was very easy to deal with and was quick to get back to me with any questions I had. It's a 40 minute drive from Hilo, so just be organized and buy your groceries ahead of time so you don't have to leave paradise more often than you want to. I can't wait to come back again--I can't recommend this property highly enough.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Newer House in an Awesome Location

  • 5 of 5

Our group enjoyed staying in this nicely appointed home for 4 nights. I've stayed in the gated Kapoho Beach Lots before at an older property and this time it was nice to stay in a newer modern home. The location is perfect and the cove out back is very safe for swimming. It was easily accessed with steps to walk into and out of the water. We snorkeled most days and while we were here my boys took a private guided trip to see the lava with Kilauea Eco Guides.

The beds were very comfortable, and we all enjoyed hanging out in the gazebo. Also, one of our party spent a lot of time sitting on the back deck of the house reading her book. There was plenty of space to spread out.

I also liked the fact that house was not on catchment water. I would stay here again if I was looking to rent in the area. The house is in a safe and quiet location. Communication with the owner was very pleasant, and they obviously care that you have a good stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Big Island

Gorgeous views, very comfortable, clean and very well appointed. Had everything we needed!

  • 5 of 5

I have lived in Kapoho 31 yrs and am familiar with all of the rentals around. We picked this one (the best for the money in the area!) for our best friends visiting from Cape Cod as it is the perfect location on the bay. The swimming and snorkeling is so fun and so safe, no rough waves or strong tides. We saw turtles every day. The home is impeccably clean and so much thoughtfulness has gone into stocking it. We like to cook and it had whatever we needed. Loved eating outside in the gazebo by the water. Another rarely thought of feature but much appreciated was that the beds all had high quality COTTON linens. Polyester is too hot for pleasant sleeping in the tropics! We would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a fabulous waterfront vacation rental on a gorgeous bay.....

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exeter, NH

Fabulous oceanfront house on warm pond

  • 4 of 5

Loved the ocean access and warm waters right outside. Turtles, tropical fish, and birds in this quiet spot. The house was very comfortable, with cool breezes off the water, and the gazebo adds to the living space. Five minutes away is the giant public warm pond.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay. Clean and comfortable. Swimming with the turtles and all other marine life. Would recommend. Would come back for sure.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property Manager

Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About Dale

Our property was passed down by my parents who always dreamed of having an ocean front home where our family could gather and special memories would be created.

Several years ago, we decided to build a new, open plan home (completed in 2013) on the property and this is the result. It's been fun decorating our home with a few pieces of furniture that have been passed down from one generation to the next.

Enjoy our home and the tranquility of Kapoho!

Dale purchased this house in 1983

Why Dale chose Kapoho

If you are looking for a quiet, oceanfront home to relax, this is it! Create your special memories by coming to our home and enjoying what the Big Island has to offer.


Kilauea Volcano
Lava Tube Cave
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Lava Tree State Park
Champange Pond
Ahalanui Warm Springs Park
Akaka Falls State Park
ActiveLava Flow
Hilo Farmers Market
Big Island Candies Inc
Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Hilo Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Kaleo's or Luquins in Pahoa
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 137
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Kaleo's or Luquins in Pahoa
Car: necessary

For a day trip, head to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. See the explosive lava eruptions captured on film at the Kilauea Visitors Center then drive on down the chain of craters road to see the lava flowing. For the adventurous, drive down on Hwy130, park then hike for 5 miles to see the active lava flowing.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 14.42%

Tax ID W35927574-01 , local contact - Gerry 808-961-5031
Cleaning fee of $150 will be charged. Smoking and pets are not allowed inside or outside our home. Sorry, no parties or events are to be held here. Additional $300 fee will be charged if any of these are violated. Cancellation policy: Please refer to rental agreement and rules

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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