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Awesome Ocean View - just steps to snorkeling

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 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
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2018

About Richard Shea

In Boston most of the time now. 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 Kapoho

This is a clean, quiet, budget rental at price much lower than adjacent or nearby vacation rentals. Interior was repainted and redecorated in May 2016. 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.


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: 2
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 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
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 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. A second bedroom is in the adjoining unit and has a comfortable queen size bed. If you are two guests you have the unit pictured. For more than two guests you need to inquire about the second unit's availability and pricing will be adjusted.
  • 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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Awesome Ocean View - just steps to snorkeling
average rating of 4.4347825 based on 23 reviews

Turtle peace on the Ocean

  • 5 of 5

We swam with the turtles , dolphins and fish while enjoying the sun rises and sets along with some wild winds and rain all magical and truly in the elements of Hawaii.

Richard thank you for your place it was peaceful well setup and throughly enjoyed.

This location offers the safest and largest selection of snorkelling on the island that I have seen to date. Aloha

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best view of Tidepools

  • 4 of 5

Older unit, but view and helpful Aloha spirit of the owner makeup for the units age. Amazed that we had such amazing of a internet connection as well as great Roku ( just ordered roku for home)

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adore this view spot and location.

  • 5 of 5

This is just the best little perch tucked next to the Marine Reserve, which is a wondrous place to explore. The access and view are totally awesome. This is also our favorite part of the Big Island, and don't miss the drive south down the coast -- and at the very end are: Uncle Robert's Wednesday night farmer's market, which is really a wonderful huge party with food and drink, dancing, and aspects of traditional Hawaiian culture, and the Bike/Hike tours to the flowing lava!! (Bike

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: June 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: April 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: February 2017
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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. You are steps from the best snorkeling in East Hawaii. 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.


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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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