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Awesome Ocean View - just steps to snorkeling

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Two persons in one unit only. Second unit available for up to two more.

Located across the street from the Waiopae Tidepools Marine Life Conservation area. Great, wide view from the lanai of the tidepools and ocean. Newly repainted and refurnished in May 2016. Quiet, clean, budget vacation rental. From the lanai and from the house you have a Five Star panoramic ocean view. The rental has all you need in the way of furnishings, cookware, dinnerware for a comfortable stay. This is a mostly undeveloped coastal area, tropical forest and lava-line coast. Black sand beach and town of Pahoa are ten miles away. PLEASE NOTE: The house has two units in a side by side duplex. Each unit can sleep up to two guests. The units are mirror images of each other with similar views and furnishings. The unit in the pictures will be booked for you if you are only two guests. If there are more than two guests, both units may also be rented together, if available. Second unit is featured in VRBO #786384.

The $275 deposit is for damage and cleaning. If you clean and leave the place as you found it, I refund the full amount. Otherwise, a $75 cleaning fee is deducted.

More Details

Richard Shea
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

About Richard Shea

Retired, I used to live in the house. I book only two persons maximum per unit.

Richard Shea purchased this house in 2000

Why Richard Shea chose Pahoa

This is a clean, quiet, budget rental at price much lower than adjacent or nearby vacation rentals. Very few rentals in the area have as good a view or location. A great deal considering view and location. The house is a side by side duplex. Two guests will sleep in the pictured unit; if there are three or four guests, both units are rented to you and joined by a common door on the lanai. The units are entirely private, with separate staircases and entrances on on opposite sides of carport. Well insulated, no loud music or parties allowed. If you want to book both units, they can be joined by opening the locked door between the lanais (decks). Other unit is shown in VRBO listing 786384.

What makes this house unique

Snorkeling and swimming across the street in the Waiopae Tidepools, a marine sanctuary. Awesome ocean and tidepools view from the house.


Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 137
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
Kapoho Tidepools across the street
Car: necessary

The eastern tip of the Big Island is unique in Hawaii. Nearby active volcanic eruption has created coastal lava landscapes, lined with tropical forest. Undeveloped beautiful area with miles of hiking along the coast and drives through tropical forest.

The rental is located across street from Kapoho Tidepools Waiopae Marine Sanctuary. Great ocean views and sunrises, from the lanai or cross the street and sit by the tidepools. The front room of the unit also offer a wide ocean view through sliding glass doors.


Kapoho House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Comfortable, memory foam, supportive queen bed in the unit pictured in this listing. This is a duplex house with side by side units joined by a common door on the lanai. The second bedroom is in the adjoining unit and has a comfortable queen size bed. If you are two guests you have the unit pictured. If there are three or four guests, you will also have the other unit, listed in VRB) #786384. The pricing is adjusted according to the number of guests.
  • Books
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming


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average rating of 4.4 based on 20 reviews

A special spot

  • 5 of 5

Tucked away in a quiet neighbourhood and with the best snorkelling spot that we found on the island. Great views of the ocean and tidepools. This is a special part of the island and after travelling right around the island, we are so happy to have spent our entire ten days holiday in this house. Lots of thoughtful bits and pieces in the house to make the holiday feel like a home away from home.

Thanks very much for the chance to stay at Kapaho!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best trip to the big island so far

  • 5 of 5

We have been to the big island three times and have enjoyed them all, but so far this was the best. It's paradise at your door step. The Kapoho tide pools are literally across the street. Space is spacious, clean and very comfortable. 18 minutes to Pahoa and 25 minutes to Uncle Robert's.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing position, and perfect size!

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed here twice now and both times it has been beautiful. The place is a generously spaced single bedroom and the balcony overlooking the ocean is amazing!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome location

  • 4 of 5

This location was amazing as the tide pools are right in front of the house. Easy to go for a snorkel then head back to house for lunch then right back into the tide pools. We never met Richard but his renter next door Pam was extremely friendly and gave us tons of information for the area. She also recommended Kaleo's restaurant 15mins away that was great! The house was clean and had the basics. Only one of the 4 sliding doors had a screen door which wasn't in great condition but did the job. The area is beautiful for walks and a short drive to the warm pools. Also all the volcano access points are about a 35min drive and well worth it!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing place with great location

  • 5 of 5

We loved every minute of our stay at Kapoho. The snorkeling in the Tidepools was great. From the Lanai we saw whales passing by every day. We highly recommend this accommodation.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing location! Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing location. What a view, and to be able to wake up and be in the pools in five minutes, fabulous. The place is newly spruced up with new paint in cool colors. The kitchen is basic but totally functional. My only complaint: there was no cheese grater. Great wifi and tv with Netflix and more. I loved that you could clean up yourself, and avoid a cleaning fee. Totally worth it! I wasn't really down with having to pack out the trash and hunt down the local transfer station, however. That seemed a bit absurd. Would, without a doubt, stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $275

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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