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One of the Most Beautiful Places in the World

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


About the property

180º Ocean Views with Direct Tide Pool Access.

2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 2 extra queen size beds, sleeps 4-6

Experience the best the Big Island has to offer at Blake’s Beach House at Wai ‘Opae! This stunning beachfront home with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the tide pools, 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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 7, 2018

About Kirk Pu'uohau-Pummill

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

Kirk Pu'uohau-Pummill purchased this house in 1983


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
  • Children welcome
  • 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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One of the Most Beautiful Places in the World
average rating of 4.8653846 based on 52 reviews
New Hampshire

Lovely location, home and service!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We have had another wonderful stay at Blake's. The view is gorgeous. The house is spacious and well equipped. The snorkeling is excellent. It is just a short walk to the main tide pools. We had no issues. Kirk does a great job of management and been a real pleasure to get to know. Highly recommended!!!!!! (We also recommend driving down to Kalapana. The coast is spectacular.)

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo nui loa Jan. It’s been great getting to know you during your stays.
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Lovely, airy house

  • 4 of 5

This is a great spot for snorkeling the amazing Kapoho Tide Pools. The house is very clean, very well stocked with linens, gear and kitchen items, and the road out front is in good repair now.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boulder, Colorado

fabulous house in a fabulous place

  • 5 of 5

very comfortable clean airy great view unbelievable snorkeling great location

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly as we had hoped. Loved this place

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here in Dec 2017. Everyone loved staying here, and wish we could have stayed a few more days. The owners keep it very clean and updated, and the location is phenomenal. The first morning we woke up, we witnessed one of the most stunning sunrises I have ever seen. The entire living is basically floor to ceiling windows, which I just loved. It was a bit tricky to find the house, as the ‘road’ leading to it looks more like a big sidewalk, which has small moveable barriers on either end to keep through traffic out. Other than that, I have absolutely no complaints about this house. We stayed in different locations on the big island during our vacation, and this was by far the nicest place we stayed.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. We appreciated your visit.
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Fantastic sunrises and tide pool views!

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I and our adult daughter loved our stay at this house with its lovely views of the tide pools. We liked to walk to a nearby path to other, connected tide pools where we saw lots of fish. Plenty of space in the kitchen, dining, living area, and nice bedrooms. A clothesline outside allowed drying of towels, and a hose made it easy to rinse our masks and snorkels.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Breath taking!

  • 5 of 5

Overall beautiful, the location was truly perfect!! Amazing views and it was truly terrific!! The house was what we wanted, rustic but incredibly comfortable! No a/c or heat but not necessary! Run, walk, hike, snorkel right there! Nice linens, towels, snorkel equipment and many amenities we didn’t even expect! Loved it! He’s a pilot and I’m a flight attendant for MANY years and we have been EVERYWHERE! We really enjoyed our stay!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning Fee $130 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.25%

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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