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180º Ocean Views with Direct Wai 'Opae Tide Pool Access

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Ocean front Hawaii at it's very best - you won't want to leave!

2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 2 extra queen size beds, sleeps 4-8

Experience the best the Big Island has to offer at Blake’s Beach House at Wai ‘Opae! This stunning beachfront home provides a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Located within the Wai ‘Opae Marine Life Conservation District, Blake’s Beach House is home to some of the best snorkeling in the world! The large tide pools are protected by an outer reef; providing a safe environment for families, residents, tourists and those with modest swimming abilities to enjoy. While exploring the incredible coral gardens, diverse marine life, and thriving fish populations, you may even come across a turtle or two!

Blake’s Beach House was recently renovated with an upgraded kitchen and tasteful heirloom furnishings that will remind you of the best Hawai‘i has to offer. The master suite comes fully furnished with a king-size bed, luxury bed linens and towels, and a private bathroom. The second bedroom is furnished with two twin beds that are easily combined to form a second king-size bed. Both bathrooms are equipped with luxurious granite vanities, full tubs, and showers. The main bathroom also includes direct access from the deck, the ultimate convenience after a long day of swimming and snorkeling.

The Gourmet kitchen is appointed with high quality stainless appliances and offers full ocean views from the 12-foot island/bar. Whether you’re standing at the cook top, sink, dishwasher or seated on the bar stools – you won’t miss any of the action. You’ll also enjoy serene sunrises and unobstructed ocean views from the wrap-around deck; the ideal place to sit with coffee and good book at breakfast or lounge with a cocktail at sunset.

When you’re ready to venture out, black sand beaches, waterfalls, nature hikes, and scenic rain forests are all a short drive away. One mile to the South, you can swim in the volcanically heated ponds of Ahalanui. Farther down the road, you can surf or boogey board at Isaac Hale (or Pohoiki) Beach Park. Eclectic Pahoa Village, about 15 minutes away, has grocery and health food stores, restaurants and gas stations. Uncle Robert's Awa Bar and Farmer’s Market, located about 20 minutes South in Kaimu, is always a source of interest, frequented by local musicians.

Blake’s is conveniently located 50 minutes from one of the Big Island’s major attractions—the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, with hiking, restaurants, museums, and more. While Hilo, the second largest city on the island is just 40 minutes away.

Local Attractions: Hot Ponds at Ahalanui (5 minutes), Isaac Hale (Pohoiki) Beach Park (10 minutes), Pahoa Village (15 minutes), Farmer’s Market and Black Sand Beach in Kaimu (20 minutes), Hilo Town (40 minutes), Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (50 minutes).

This is Hawai’i ocean front living at its very best. You’ll tell stories of your stay at Blake’s Beach House at Wai ‘Opae for years to come.

More Details

Property Manager
Kirk Pu'uohau-Pummill
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 6, 2017

About Kirk Pu'uohau-Pummill

Hawaii native. Retired professional photographer. Active surfer and hiker.

Kirk Pu'uohau-Pummill purchased this house in 1983


Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Hilo International Airport
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Kaleo's Bar & Grill in Pahoa Town
Nearest Beach
Wai 'Opae Tide Pools
Car: necessary

The tide pools right in front of our home are a protected marine sanctuary, and the official name of this area is Wai’opae Tidepools Marine Life Conservation District.


Kapoho House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Master and Guest bath have granite vanities and tub with shower. High quality towels and beach towels.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master with best quality bed and bedding. Ensuite with granite counters, tub and shower. Vaulted ceilings with fan. HD Smart TV with Blueray and Dish TV. Guest bedroom has extra long twin beds with top quality mattresses. HD TV and Blueray player and Dish TV.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming


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180º Ocean Views with Direct Wai 'Opae Tide Pool Access
average rating of 4.8913045 based on 46 reviews
Cleveland, OH

Beautiful Home, Incredible Tide Pool Access

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, artistic, and tasteful was how we found ourselves describing this incredible property. Both bedrooms are roomy and nicely furnished, and the two bathrooms made getting ready easy for everyone. The hallmark feature is the open kitchen / dining / living area that with large windows opens directly to generous deck space. The owner, Kirk, is clearly committed to both the ecology of the area and the enjoyment of his guests, offering education about the house and the Tide Pool area (great books on fish species and coral) and ensuring supplies are high quality and considerate (like the fluffy beach towels and refrigerated aloe!). Kirk also balances accessibility and privacy perfectly, with quick response to any questions via email / phone. While only a minor issue, my cell service (verizon) wasn't strong in the immediate area, so I would offer this just as awareness for other travelers (there is a landline in the house). Tide Pool access is literally across the one lane road in front of the house or through a public access point down the street (3 minute walk). Day trips for us included Volcano National Park, Punaluu Black Sand Beach, lava viewing at End of Road (check out their facebook page for more info) and Hilo. Of course simply hanging out at the house was incredible too - catching a morning high tide snorkel and having your own, direct ocean view happy hour on the deck can't be beat. However you fill your days, you undoubtedly won't be disappointed staying at this property!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your kind words. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay.
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Wonderful waterfront property

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week! Nice residential area with friendly residents. The main living area is open and breezy with almost all the walls being composed of sliding glass doors. The beds , pillows and bedding was very comfortable and luxurious which is important to me. I would not hesitate to stay here on a return visit. The tide pools were wonderful snorkeling, especially if you walk to the south end of the neighborhood and use the public access. Even at low tide the water here was deep enough to swim comfortably with plenty to see. Close to lava viewing area. The only thing I would have wanted at this property is an outdoor table and chairs on the porch on the wider north side of the house, or maybe at the back patio area which has good views UNDER the house out to the water. I thought we had one of the best (or the best) house on the street.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Piece of Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about our stay here! The home is beautiful and clean, with everything you need. We enjoyed the constant ocean breeze throughout the house through the open screened windows and doors. The sunrises are breathtaking. Snorkeling in the tide pools was a highlight. We loved coming back in and perusing the books on Hawaiian fish to identify what we were seeing. It is a great location for seeing everything on the Hilo/volcano side of the island. We drove to Kona once, and left glad we were staying in quiet, lush Kapoho. Mahalo for making our Big Island vacation so amazing and comfortable for a family of 5.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your kind words. We feel blessed to have an oasis like this and to share it with others. We are pleased that you enjoyed yourselves.
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  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure to stay at the Blake house for a week and would have been happy to move in permanently. The location is stunning with unobstructed views of the the ocean and the Wai 'Opae tide pools only steps away. The house had everything we needed to stay comfortable, prepare meals, do laundry, check in with the office occasionally through a good internet connection, and most important of all, just relax. My favorite part of each day was falling asleep to the sounds of the ocean waves and waking up to the same each morning. The tide pools were absolutely perfect for our kids to snorkel for the first time in the calm waters protected from the ocean surf. We weren't lucky enough this trip to see any turtles, but we did get to see several eels along with many different fish species and corral.

Definitely plan to rent a high clearance vehicle if you plan to stay here. There is a very short but steep driveway into the property from the road. When the tide is high and covering the road nearby, you'll understand why the driveway was built this way.

The Puna coastline is the perfect place to relax and explore the quiet part of the island and enjoy the slower pace around Pahoa. We would stay here again in a heart beat!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Boise, Idaho/USA

Amazing place and tidepools

  • 5 of 5

From the living plant bouquet to the orchids in the bathroom to the views on the deck, this was a wonderful place and an amazing location. Snorkeling in the tidepools every day was a highlight and our best experience on the island. Going to Uncle Roberts was an experience of Hawaiian music and impromptu dancing. We bought fish from markets in Pahoa and Hilo and grilled them on the propane grill which worked really well. We loved our stay here and hope to return someday.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that you had a good experience. You were amazing guests. We hope you come again.
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Truly Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Can't ask for anything better to have a perfect view and access to Tide pools

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning Fee $130 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.25%

Please note: The driveway is steep, so make sure your vehicle has good ground clearance.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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