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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.

Please note that a short section of the access road to our house is rough and as such we recommend use of a Jeep or similar SUV.

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:
April 26, 2017

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

180º Ocean Views with Direct Wai 'Opae Tide Pool Access
average rating of 4.8717947 based on 39 reviews
New Hampshire


  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd stay here and our 8th stay in this little subdivision. We fly from New Hampshire to Kona and drive here as often as we can. We have visited the other islands and spent time elsewhere on the Big Island too. But, we like it best here. Kirk is fabulous to work with and very kind. This time he found that we had forgotten a camera lens and it is on its way back to us now. The house is lovely with outstanding views across tide pools to the ocean which can be lapping at the road out front, at high tide. The difficult road in front of the house has now been replaced with a cement road which feels a little bit like a ocean front promenade. Everyone is enjoying it and access to the house has become much easier and should be real easy soon when the house driveway can be tied into it. (We were there just after the concrete road had been put in.) The tide pools continue to be teaming with colorful fish. We were fortunate to also get a chance to see lava fountains from the Jagger Museum outlook (Volcano National Park.)

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding view and snorkeling

  • 5 of 5

The view from this property is outstanding. You'll see spectacular sunrises and the beauty of the ocean. Beds are super comfortable and the kitchen is well equipped. Snorkeling is a must if you're staying here and is outstanding and safe. Mornings get a little hot as you are essentially in a green house with 270 degrees of windows but the bedrooms stay cool. It's a drive to get to other places of interest (Volcanoes Park, Hilo, Mauna Kea) and 15 minutes to a good coffee shop (Tin Shack) but the views and snorkeling are worth it.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful clean house with everything we needed and incredible location!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your kind words. We are pleased that you enjoyed our home.
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Great location for snorkeling

  • 5 of 5

The house worked out great for the 2 of us, great views with all the windows. Some of the sliding doors were a little tougher to open, probably from the ocean. The best part was the great snorkeling right out the door. Will definitely come back again for the next time.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. I lubricated sliding doors yesterday.
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Loved our stay!

  • 4 of 5

The house was so well-stocked & comfortable. Would definitely recommend a Jeep or something similar. But it was worth the drive! The proximity to the tide pools was wonderful. We would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, OR

Beautiful views. Great outdoor space. Great wall of windows. Ocean, tide pools and jungle.

  • 5 of 5

We would definitely stay there again! Great location, views and snorkeling! The beds are very comfortable and nice towels as well. All the things that, put together, make for a wonderful vacation getaway spot!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. We are pleased that you enjoyed our home. Kirk
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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

Kapoho House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

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

Please note: The road in front of our property is quite rough and will require use of a Jeep or SUV with high ground clearance.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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