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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 an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 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.

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!

Amenities

Kapoho House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
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!

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Oceanfront Vacation House will 'Take Your Breath Away' tax #46-5447620
average rating of 4.736842 based on 57 reviews
4

I miss the lanai already!

  • 4 of 5

This house is perfectly situated right on the ocean. You can walk just a few paces down the "street" to very easy snorkeling and wake every morning to a glorious sunrise. We spent every evening on the lanai. Very safe little neighborhood and only a 15-20 minute drive to Pahoa town.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful location, nicely appointed and comfortable house, 180 ocean view

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay, great snorkeling at coral gardens within walking distance. Nice quiet neighborhood. However , suggest providing guests with alternate route to the house if they are arriving at night when there is a high tide.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chattanooga
5

Wonderful home for family adventures

  • 5 of 5

Second stay at this home within a year. We came back to bring our grade school children to see the island. We made sure to stay at this home due to the location, view, and tide pools. Our young children are now snorkel fans and talk about the exciting fish and coral that they have seen.

Carol has excellent communication and a book full of ideas of places to see while here. (Most homes do, but Carol's is very detailed.)

If I ever make it back to Hawaii, I will want to stay here for a third time.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Denver, CO
5

Found Paradise in Kapoho

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed in Carol's house and had a wonderful time. We have two children (7 and 8) and found that the location was perfect. When we first arrived and entered the house, it was warm inside and we were concerned that it would be a rough stay due to the lack of air conditioning. After we opened the large sliding glass wall, all of the windows, and turned on the ceiling fans, the house cooled down perfectly and we were able to sleep to the sound of the crashing surf. There is no need for air conditioning with the constant trade winds.

The house is clean and well maintained with comfortable furniture and bedding. We had all of the kitchen utensils we needed along with a charcoal grill. The washer and dryer were also handy so we did not have to over pack.

We chose this house over others in the tide pool area because of the grass area that the house had. This was perfect for the kids to play in when they weren't swimming. The location of this house was great because it was away from the area where day use folks come to snorkel. Some of the other properties are right outside where people come to set up for the day. In this house, you are about 200 yards to the north, so you don't have to deal with the day users.

The tide pools out front are a wonderful experience. Perfectly safe, especially when the tide is almost at full high tide. Around high tide, the tide pools completely open up to create a maze of snorkeling that is endless. I saw many reports about water quality in the tide pools. We experienced no problems. There are of course some areas in the tide pools that don't flush out with regular tidal fluctuations. Those areas should be avoided, but I don't know of anyone who would snorkel in an area like that anyway. If you are going to stay here, I would suggest bringing your own snorkel gear.

There are a lot of great activities to fill your day when you are not snorkeling including the warm water pool a mile down the main road, biking to the lava flow at Kalapana Gardens, going to Volcanoes National Park, or just sitting in the tide pools staring into the beautiful ocean.

The nearest grocery store is in Pahoa (Malama Market). That will get you by with anything you may have forgotten in Hilo. There is also an Ace Hardware in the same shopping center where we grabbed flashlights for our night time ride to see the lava flows.

This was a great place. We stayed four nights and found that to be the perfect duration.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
5

Beautiful location with a spectacular view. Well equipped home with an excellent lanai.

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay and the easy access to the Kapoho Tide Pools made it extra special.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Absolutely beautiful vacation house!

  • 5 of 5

The views from this house are simply gorgeous! The house was clean and well-equipped and the check-in and arrival instructions were easy to follow. I would definitely stay here again and highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

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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