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Cute Comfortable with Private Pond in Kapoho Vacationland

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Just a couple of blocks from the famous Waiopae Tidepools, this comfortable 2-bedroom home is the perfect private base for your Big Island adventures.

Kahua Kapoho in sunny Kapoho Vacationland is a clean, classy, private and very well equipped vacation rental home at a great rate. You'll love swimming, floating and soaking in the private tidal pond. Plus you're just a 5 minute walk from the famous Wai Opae tidepools, a protected marine reserve where you'll experience some of the best snorkeling in the entire state.

Kahua Kapoho sits on a yard landscaped for tropical privacy. The back yard is dominated by an extra-large private geothermal tidal pond. Photos just don't do the pond justice. The tall, dense trees that surround the property keep it shady, cool and private, but they cast the pond in shadow. Crystal clear and geothermally heated to a luxurious 90 degrees, the pond is filtered constantly by the tide. you'll get a kick out of watching the water raise and lower each day. It's an easy way to tell when the tide is up - handy because that's the best time to grab your snorkel and walk over to the tidepools, where acres of volcanically formed tidepools are home to a mind blowing array of fish and coral.

When you arrive at Kahua Kapoho, you'll immediately feel the Aloha. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac, all you'll be able to hear most of the time is the constant of the ocean. You'll head up a flight of stairs and enter onto the large, fully screened lanai. The elevated home catches the trade breezes, and you'll spend a lot of time out on the lanai. There's a sitting area for relaxing and talking story; a dining table for enjoying your meals; even a bed so you can nap or sleep close to nature if the mood strikes. Ceiling fans encourage extra air flow and rope lights add to the ambiance.

When you step inside, you'll notice how well kept and bright the house is. Pale laminate bamboo flooring and walls in shades of white and cream add an airy lightness. The owners have decorated the house very thoughtfully in a whimsical, tropical style. The effect is clean and classy, with just a touch of kitsch.

The living room provides ample seating. The large TV has satellite reception and a DVD player. There are books with Hawaiian and nature themes, a small selection of music CDs and DVD programs. High speed internet including Wifi and a selection of games and puzzles round out the entertainment options.

If you choose vacation rentals because you cook while on vacation, you are going to love this kitchen! There's a flat top electric range, extra-large fridge, dishwasher, microwave and coffee maker. But it doesn't stop there! You'll also find coffee grinder, toaster, bagel toaster, toaster oven, slow cooker, rice cooker, blender, hand mixer and even more. The counters go on for days. There's a deep ceramic double sink and every prep and serving utensil you can imagine. And then there's the quality cookware - much nicer than what one usually finds in a rental property.

There are two spacious and nicely furnished bedrooms - one with a king bed and the other with a queen. Both bedrooms offer a full Ensuite bathroom with tile floors and shower over tub. Each has a large closet that includes a set of drawers and hangar rack. Each bedroom also has a sliding glass door that leads out to the small front lanai.

Kahua Kapoho provides a full size washer and dryer for your convenience. There are 4 bikes for exploring the area. The outdoor shower is perfect for rinsing off after a dip in the pond or when you return from snorkeling at the tidepools.

Kapoho is a quiet community on the eastern tip of the island. It's often referred to as "Sunny Kapoho" as it sees only about a third of the rain that falls in Hilo. You'll have a blast exploring along the Red Road - one of the most beautiful drives you'll ever take. Heading south from Kapoho you'll find Ahalanui Park, aka Millionaires Pond, a park with a lagoon at the ocean's edge that is almost Jacuzzi temperature. 5 minutes past there is Isaac Hale Park at Pohoiki Bay the local hot spot for surfing and boogie boarding, and is home to the boat ramp that the lava viewing boats use. Kehena Black Sand Beach is a 15 minute drive. The Kalapana lava viewing area (Pele willing) is 25 minutes away at the end of the Red Road.

Eclectic Pahoa Town is 9 miles from Kapoho, with yummy restaurants, fun shopping , and necessities like convenience and grocery stores, banks, gas, etc. Historic Hilo is 45 minutes from Kapoho, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is about an hour.


More Details

Property Manager
Aloha Coast Realty/Hawaii Holiday Vac. Rentals
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english, spanish
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017


Kapoho House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill


5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Cute Comfortable with Private Pond in Kapoho Vacationland
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

100% Loved the House

  • 5 of 5

My husband, my son and I enjoyed the time we spent in your home. The property is peaceful. We enjoyed walking to the tide pools every morning to take in the sunrise. We loved the resident gecko. We cooked great food and slept peacefully with the sound of the ocean and the frogs in the background. I would not hesitate to return. We have stayed in other vacation homes and this one is unforgettable for all the right reasons.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your review! We are so glad to hear that your family enjoyed your stay, and we hope to welcome you back again soon.
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Portland Oregon

Such a great house

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location of this house. Close to our family and close to the Tide pools. Really enjoyed the Lanai and having Chicken and Dumplings out there!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Keaau, Hi

Very Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

I was very happy with the location.

The vacation rental was spotless.

The property manager was very helpful.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Loved the house and pond. No land line phone was a problem. Ceiling fans were a challenge - frustrating. Very clean - huge geckos, kinda creepy, but they're better than roaches! Will visit again!!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: Hawaii Holiday Vacation Rentals
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Amazing vacation house!

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

I was very happy with the location.

The vacation rental was spotless.

The property manager was very helpful.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

This is an amazing vacation rental. Having had one of my own in the past I can tell you that if you rented this home you would enjoy it in every way.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: Hawaii Holiday Vacation Rentals
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Ferry
Nearest Golf
Nearest Train
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Ski
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability


  • Rates are based on a party of 2; additional guests are are $10 each per night plus tax.
    There is a cleaning fee of $125
    All reservations require a non-refundable $35 damage waiver and Hawaii taxes of 13.416%

    We accept major credit cards for payment.
    We require a 25% deposit to confirm, with the balance due 90 days before arrival.
    Reservations arriving within 90 days are due in full at the time of booking.

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