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Oceanfront Vacation House will 'Take Your Breath Away' tax #46-5447620

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Thank you for your interest in our 'Hali o Kai Nani', (House of Heavenly Water), and indeed it is! This is your opportunity to stay in one of the premier homes in Kapoho, right on the ocean!! Please tell me the dates you are interested in and I will promptly get back to you with rates for the times you may want!

THIS HOUSE BECAME A TV STAR IN OCTOBER 2007! IT WAS FILMED AND FEATURED ON THE HOME AND GARDENS TELEVISION SHOW.....(HGTV)....'HOUSE HUNTERS.' TAPING OF THE SHOW OCCURRED IN OCTOBER, 2007, WITH THE PROGRAM BEING RERUN WITH THE TITLE 'LOOKING TO GET OUT OF THE COLD!'....SO IF YOU DECIDE TO STAY HERE, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO SEE WHERE YOU STAYED ON THE TELEVISION SHOW! THE SHOW OFTEN RUNS IN RERUNS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR! In the meantime I say....Aloha, and Mahalo for your interest in our wonderful Big Island vacation rental. I know you will enjoy the Panoramic ocean view from all rooms of this first class oceanfront vacation house, which will take your breath away... As well as the spectacular views of the daily sun rise while laying in the master bedroom and the moon beams at night on the ocean!

SOME RECENT GUESTS SAID IT BEST.....just wanted to let you know we definitely did not regret our decision to stay at Oceanfront! It was definitely our favorite of the 4 places we stayed on the Big Island this trip. The view, the waves, the peacefulness, the proximity to such beautiful places - wow! We even liked the fact that it rained briefly a few of the mornings so we could sleep in and relax a bit! The house was so comfortable with all the details thought of!...Mahalo'

'What a jewel of the world your place is! We spent 9 nights and each day was better than the last. Amazing sunrises, a moon rise that lit up the ocean, and the best snorkeling right from your front yard! Our kids had a blast in the tide pools and even saw an octopus! We hated to leave and we will definitely be back! Mahalo for letting us stay at your house.

MARTINI POND, which is a tidal pool in your front yard, has geothermally, volcanic heated water flowing into it and it mixes with the ocean water for a soothing blend that you will feel wash over you as you swim in this unique ocean pond! A short walk through the neighborhood gets you to Hula Cove with beautiful coral and large schools of a huge variety of fish...even turtles!

We try to pay attention to your every need, with beautiful Polynesian decor, bamboo ceiling, granite kitchen counters, and shoji doors. A honeymoon delight or a place to rejuvenate oneself. An ideal place for snorkeling in the many lava tidal pools as Vacationland is now a Marine Fish Reserve. Spend time in Martini Pond for your daily dip, shower off, and then go for a walk around a neighborhood that is like a botanical garden filled with flowers, trees, and foliage. A recent guest told us it is like being in the movie Jurrasic Park! During whale season, November through April, you can hear their tails flap from your deck.

Located on the east side of the Big Island known as sunny Kapoho, you are a one mile drive to thermal hot ponds, Kahena Black Sand Beach where turtles typically hang out and rest, awe inspiring scenery as you drive through the Hawaiian countryside, and so much more. Take a day trip to Volcano National Park for hiking through a wonderful park with lava tubes, craters, trails restaurants and more! Golfing is nice by Volcano as well as in Hilo. Plan to take the short drive to Hilo and spend the day. The Botanical Gardens are sure to impress! Be sure and experience the local cuisine in Pahoa, just 8 miles away! While in Pahoa, make the Tin Roof Bakery one of your stops! To experience local culture at it's finest, every Wednesday evening is an event at Uncle Robert's in Kalapani. Local musicians, dancers, and a Farmers Market. Bring your appetite as the food vendors are unique and delicious! This oceanfront vacation house is in an ideal location to experience the pristine undeveloped east side of the Big Island in luxury. MAHALO! I HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU!

Keywords: Oceanfront Vacation House

More Details

Owner
Carol Plancich
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

About Carol Plancich

Sam and I visited the Big Island for the first time in 2013. We found a people who were very hospitable to us and immediately felt a sense of belonging. Escaping from the winter of Alaska, who could resist the warm tropical breezes, the most amazing snorkeling in the world famous Wai Opae tide pools, and above all, the million dollar view from the lanai...not to mention the sunrise! Coming to stay at the house is a respite from all the crazy things going on in the world, the stresses of work, and life in general.

Carol Plancich purchased this house in 2014

Why Carol Plancich chose Pahoa

There are some places in this world that are magical, and Kapoho is one of those places. On our visit early this year, we enjoyed our oceanfront stay so much, that we only left to go to the grocery store to stock up, so we didn't have to leave our paradise for a few more days! We just wanted to hang out and relax and swim and snorkel with the turtles and everything else that lives in the ocean! Our first vacation ever, that we came back totally rested and renewed! It is one of a kind, with special qualities that make it an ideal place to visit, live and play. There truly are, no other places like it! The ultimate place to get away from the hustle and bustle of crowded tourist areas. Featuring also, a quiet and friendly neighborhood.

What makes this house unique

The view from the lanai has been described by dozens of visitors to Oceanfront as the 'million dollar view'. You have to see it to believe it. The ocean shows different qualities every day. In fact, it changes by the minute. From its majestic purples, royal blues, to its golden hues it puts on a different show each day. With tide pools to snorkel in, first class accommodations, and the ocean right out your door, I truly can't think of a better place to stay while you take advantage of all the wonderful things to do on the Big Island.

Amenities

Kapoho House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Newly remodeled walk-in glass shower enclosure.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • 2 Queen size beds, 1 baby crib and 1 futon/sofa in total in the house.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Heated tide pool is one mile away! Also Isaac Hale beach is about two miles down the road. Isaac Hale features picnic areas, surfing, boogie boarding and beach activities! If you walk around the trails to the right of the boat launch area, you'll find secluded hot ponds, but better yet, watch the incoming waves as turtles like to play in them!

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(48 traveler reviews)

Oceanfront Vacation House will 'Take Your Breath Away' tax #46-5447620
average rating of 4.7083335 based on 48 reviews
Portland, OR
5

Just what we needed

  • 5 of 5

A comfortable home steps from the water, with an ever-changing ocean view. We were looking for some low-maintenance down time -- that's exactly what we found. A well stocked and maintained home, steps away from wonderful snorkeling adventures. Perfect size for two, but could fit four. Our host was helpful and responsive, and the property was exactly as described. I hope we'll be back again soon.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto, Ontario
5

A great house in Vacationland!

  • 5 of 5

The house was great! Spacious and well appointed. The view off of the lanai was amazing and watching the sun come up every day was fantastic.

We loved poking around and snorkeling in the tide pools. Lots of fish everywhere!

Definitely one of the nicer places in Vacationland and if we ever head back to the Big Island we will stay again for sure!

Thanks again for having us!

Matt, Carrie and Noah

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Home with Everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this lovely home for 3 1/2 Weeks and did not want to leave. Sitting on the deck watching whales and so many different birds, plus the sun rise and moon rise was wonderful. Everything we needed was provided, cookware, dishes, silverware, pantry items, etc. The arrangement of the rooms allowed for a view everywhere. The ocean was steps away and we enjoyed snorkeling almost every day. Yes, we will be back! Mahalo Carol!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bozeman, MT
5

Absolutely awesome!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Kopoho! The home was near perfect in every way, super clean, great kitchen, bath, and bedrooms. The deck was such a relaxing spot to sit and watch the ocean and spectacular sunrises. Snorkeling at the Wai Opae tide pools was phenomenal and just a couple blocks up the road. Nice quiet and secure neighborhood. Internet and TV worked perfectly when we were not out playing and exploring. We would love to come back!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Incredible Location and Ocean View

  • 4 of 5

You really can't beat the location and sunrise ocean views that this home provides. You are literally on top of the water depending on the tide. The house amenities are no frills but cozy and comfortable. We enjoyed our stay very much.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing location, right on the beach and close to Volcanos National Park

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 days at this gorgeous house right on Kapoho tidepools for Christmas vacation. The house is in a great little community right on the water and is beautiful inside and out. The community is very quiet and feels very secure and somewhat secluded. We liked that the house had a locking gate, as well, to keep access just to us.

The house is literally right on the beach and has a wonderful lanai with table and chairs to view the ocean and eat all your meals. The kitchen has everything you need to cook all your meals and was very clean and up to date. The bed in the master bedroom was super comfy (we didn't use the other bedroom) and there are many fans, windows and a giant glass door that allow for the cool breezes to pass through. There was lots of water gear (snorkel equipment, boogie board, coolers) that we didn't use because we brought our own, but it all looked to be in great condition.

You have direct access out to the tidepools for snorkeling and exploring. We saw amazing amounts of fish, eels and other little tidepool critters. The waters were extremely calm in the tidepools even when the surf was a bit rough. We loved the easy access to lava hikes (30 minutes to the ocean entry hike) (60 minutes to the National Park) and (30 minutes to the Black Sand Beach Flow). Pahoa is a funky little town and everyone we encountered was very friendly. We had some amazing fish and chips from Pahoa Fresh Fish and an awesome dinner of local Hawaiian fare at Kaleo's Bar and Grill.

Carol was super helpful with her emails prior to our stay and made sure we had received all of our information. She even included maps and a helpful list of things to do near the house. Bottom line, great location, great house and an amazing time on the Big Island. We'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Hilo
Car: necessary

Volcano National Park is an easy drive and a very impressive day. Explore the Lava tubes and walk among foliage which reminds you of Jurassic Park! Hot ponds just one mile down the road are a great place to soak and watch the sunrise! Farmers Markets, and a must experience is to visit Uncle Roberts in Kalapana! Two golf courses in the Hilo area and one by Volcano...not bad courses compared to ones in Alaska! Oh! and don't forget to take time to walk on the lava flow. If you are lucky enough to be visiting when the volcano is erupting, watch it fall into the ocean!

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Rates & Availability

Kapoho House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
$150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

Rates are based on double occupancy. One additional guest is $20.00 each nightly. A couple is $30.00 nightly. Cleaning fee is $100.00 and all rates are PLUS 13.42% Hawaii State Taxes. We are requiring a 25% deposit upon confirmation and the 75% due 60 days prior to rental date. Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice. Accept echeck, & Visa (3% fee Dom., 4% Int'l.)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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