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Coastal Hawaii Cottage on a Tropical Tidal Pond

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms main house + 1 bedroom in Detached Unit, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

The 'Pond House' is a spacious 1000 square foot. cottage with a full front screened lanai. The tropical landscaping center piece is a tide pond. Light and airy are the full kitchen and living room.

In the main house,there are two tropical ceramic tile bedrooms, one with a queen-size bed, the other with two singles that can be converted to a king. Both bedrooms open to an outside lanai for sunbathing or star gazing. Additionally a 200 square foot separate guest room (a third bedroom), with outdoor bath house, is available to accommodate a larger group.

We have a private parking area for two cars, more cars than that can park at the entrance to the house lots. Keywords: Cottage

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Kapoho Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Detached Unit - 1 king , king can change to two singles
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , king can change to 2 singles
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • King size beds can change to singles Punee on the lanai. Single day bed in the living room.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Books on Hawaii, Paperback books, Electric stove, Toaster oven, Blender, Ceiling fans, Lawn Chairs, baby playpen


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Coastal Hawaii Cottage on a Tropical Tidal Pond
average rating of 4.6216216 based on 37 reviews

Awesome location beautiful stay!!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was just right!!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for sharing your awesome comments about staying at my ‘Pond House’. I know people look at what other people’s experiences are in first off I am very happy you had a good time, secondly that you took the time to write about it. Aloha, Jan
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Perfect for Our Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five (two parents, three young adult children) had a wonderful stay at the Pond House. It was well supplied with what we needed and the addition of the guest house meant we could get away from each other when necessary. The nearby town of Pahoa has some good restaurants and also a market (we cooked a lot of our own meals) and other services.The Kapoho Tide Pools are only steps away from the house, so you can have an adventure without driving anywhere. The setting of the house is incredibly beautiful and peaceful. The owners obviously take pride in the property and they were also extremely kind to us when we needed some extra help.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2009
  • Stayed: December 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always our desire to try and help our guests have a relaxing, enjoyable and memorable stay at our 'Pond House" and learn a little more about Hawaii while they are here. We enjoy talking story about Hawaii and what Hawaii has to offer in it's natural beauty and local culture. Whether it be swimming with the tropical fish in the tide pools a few steps away, a guided trip to our nearby orchid and palm nursery, experiencing Volcano National Park activity or just laying back, on the daybed on the screened lanai feeling the tropical breeze, guests have gone home with a smile. We live five minutes away, therefore close enough to be helpful if needed and yet far enough away to give our guests the privacy they want in a cottage by the ocean. Each guest is special to us and it is our pleasure to be able to share our aloha with them. Mahalo (thank you) for thinking of us.
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Clean and comfortable, perfect location right by the tidepools. The kitchen was well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time exploring the area (it didn’t hurt that the weather cooperated).

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

Jan was very helpful prior to our trip and during our stay. She was available for any questions we had. Great location. Beds were comfortable. We didn't have problems with anything. There are geckos, as you see everywhere on the island, but they don't bother you. I definitely recommend you use bug spray with deet when you are outside. The attached cottage is more "rugged" than the house but is a great value so you cannot complain. We spent most of our time on the lanai.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey...mahalo for coming to stay at my Pond House and lovin' nature. Those gechos can be so entertaining. The tropics are all about living with nature...but I know sometimes, for some people the 'mossies' can be pesty .Getting into the ocean tidepools, a couple hundred feet away, is a reason to be there...its all good...aloha
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Quiet and secluded

  • 5 of 5

I treated my teenage grandchildren to a stay at the house. We had a great time and they had a blast snorkeling. Jan was very accommodating and friendly. mahalo!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kamuela, HI

Just what my famy needed. Great place to rest and recharge.

  • 5 of 5

The home was a reflection of the owner. We all felt the same that we were welcomed there and it was warm and comfortable. We wished we had one more day and night..we plan to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for coming to Kapoho, to my 'Pond House', to finding peacefulness in the surroundings and closeness to the ocean...always a refresher for me. I hope you will come stay again...and as you say...give yourself a few days to just relax and enjoy. Aloha, Jan
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Jan Anderson
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About Jan Anderson

I have lived in Kapoho for 35 years, own a landscape and orchid farm, raised a family here and feel grateful to share the beauty of this areas, in a more natural and peaceful atmosphere of simple living.

Jan Anderson purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Jan Anderson chose Kapoho

I watched the 'Pond House' being built in the 80's because I lived across the street. I always liked it because it had a large tidal pond in the front yard and a 300 acre undisturbed property behind it. The house itself was built in a way to have light and air and the beauty of nature be part of every room in the house. I have enjoyed furnishing and decorating the 'Pond House' so it feels like an intimate, easy going, get away.

What makes this cottage unique

My cottage has the feeling of 'old Hawai`i. Sitting or laying down in the screened lanai, you are surrounded by nature, looking out onto a tidal pond, hearing the open ocean waves and watching palm trees catching the wind....very peaceful.

Plus, it is very easy to go from the house, down a trail to the open ocean tidepool area, for snorkeling, catching a sunrise or just exploring!


Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Hilo Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Pahoa town
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 137 and 132
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Pahoa town
Nearest Beach
40 Metres
tidepool coastline

Owner's Orchid and Palm Nurseries tours.

This whole lower Puna area is abundant with nature at it's finest. It is rural and therefore not crowded, so you can enjoy peaceful, ocean, tropical experiences. Watching the sunrise over the ocean tide pools is a favorite as well as relaxing in the immense naturally heated geothermal hot pond down the road. The old highway from Kapoho to Kalapana is one of the last old roads that lead you through tunnels of tropical trees and foliage while you drive along the coastline of beautiful ocean waves.......truly memorable.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $80 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.25%

Rates: Minimum stay -2 nights
Main house: - Daily $125.00/Weekly $750.00 - single/double occupancy
Adjacent 3rd bedroom-Daily $20.00 / Weekly $125.00- single/double occupancy
Additional adults @$10.00 per night per person (children 12 and younger stay free)
*** When looking for a quote, only count #of adults and the children 13 years and not include the# of children 12 and can tell me in your comments if there are children 12 years and under
Cleaning fee - $80.00 – $100.00 depending on # of guests and length of stay
All rates plus state GE & TAT tax 13.25%
The Pond House is a smoke free and pet free environment
There is a two car parking limit in the private driveway
* Wai'opae Tidepools is a Marine Life Conservation District is a ' no fishing zone' *

Cancellation Policy:
In the event of you canceling, there will be a $50.00 fee payable.
Cancellation prior to your arrival date will allow for a refund (less the cancellation fee) for the canceled dates that are re-booked by other guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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