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The Kahonua Hale at the Kapoho Tidepools/Wai'Opae State Marine Sanctuary

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Ka Honua Hale. A custom built home by the owner. A dream home come true.


Last updated: 05/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Lovely 3/2“HOME” near the ocean-Snorkel, swim or lounge, at Wai'Opae tidal pond

The Kahonua Hale was custom built in 2008 by my son and I. Our home is located in a tiny ocean side village called VacationLand. No hotels, traffic, traffic lights, or large tourist crowds. We have vaulted open beam ceilings, all tile floors, three outdoor lanais to choose from, two car garage, beautiful landscaping, fruit trees, roughly 700 feet from and 7 minutes walk to the tide pools fun. See a sky full of stars. TAT #W12504471-01

Rent is for upstairs and downstairs.

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Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/26/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2600 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    I know from personal experience that if you bring your children and let them snorkel in the Kapoho tide pools, it will be a memory they'll never forget. Watch out, Like my grand daughter, they'll bug you forever to return....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    We do not, out of respect for future guests, allow smoking inside the house. But, we have a back yard lanai where if you do smoke, it's perfectly o.k....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    As many guests are sensitive to pets, we cannot allow any pets on the premises...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    We have 25 easy steps that lead up to the house. I'm afraid there's no way a wheel chair will make it....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 3-6

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Master bedroom has private bathroom with large jetted tub. dual ceiling fans, new cal king bed, slider door leads out to wrap around lanais covered by our custom hip roof design. Bedroom 2 is our lanai bedroom. Receive the cool ocean trades right into the lanai bedroom. comfy queen bed, vaulted open beam ceiling. 3. kids bedroom has smart tv and double bed, sliding glass door leads outside to wrap around lanai. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, jetted tub

    this is our master bedroom. Private bath....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    all tiled bath area, ...moreless

  • Master bathroom has a sliding pocket door for privacy and a large jetted bath tub. Ceiling fan above sink helps keep air circulating....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Snorkeling, volcano watching as kilahuea is always active and PU U O O volcano is now flowing. Come snorkel at the Kapoho tide pools. This will be an event that will make your whole vacation. Kapoho is a community located at the end of the world. surrounded by papaya farms and orchid ranches, coastal scenic drives. I always tell folks to google or you tube Kapoho. Everyone who comes to Kapoho, so far, has loved Kapoho. It's quite unique and offers so many different things to do and see. There's never any large tourist crowds because in Kapoho we have no resorts. TAT #W12504471-01...moreless


  • Books:

    Our late mother was a book collector and we have a huge library on books of art and surfing....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct tv with normal channels. NO movie channels as we have over 100 dvd's....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    We have three televisions in the house. Two have surround sound and one has smart tv with dvd for the kids. ...moreless

  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    I won't call this a beach view, but there is a peek a boo view from our back yard lanai. it's an ocean view. ...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Wai 'Opae drive is very close and the Kapoho tide pools on Wai O Pea is about a seven minute flat, easy walk from our front door....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Nice view of Green Mountain seen from our back yard lanai....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    again, depending on how tall the coconut trees are, we do have a peekaboo ocean view from our back lanai. ...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    The ocean front is very close. 700 hundred feet....moreless

  • Rural:

    Kapoho is a region with no hotels, motels or large tourist crowds. We call kapoho the last frontier on the Hawaiian Islands. ...moreless

  • Village:

    Our village called Vacation Land is mostly residential, so the feeling of Aloha lives in our community....moreless

  • Water View:

    depending on coconut tree growth, off our back lanai we do have a peek a boo ocean view. But the pounding surf is always present day and night....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    open dining room to kitchen with lots of windows....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Yep got one of those also...moreless

  • Garage:

    As described in parking, this keeps your rental car safe from falling coconuts. rear exit is covered by our custom gable roof. Not any homes have such a structure....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Aloha Broad Band Internet with Wifi...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    We do provide all linens and thread count is high....moreless

  • Living Room:

    23 foot towering cathedral ceilings adorn our living room. 12 windows at the top of the ceiling let in the Hawaiian sunlight....moreless

  • Parking:

    we have a beautiful way over built enclosed garage with remote controlled opening door with rear exit covered by our custom gable roof. I keep my car on one side, you get the other side. ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Free phone calling to Canada and the U.S. mainland is included in your rent. Very rare. but we try to make this as easy a place to rent with as many home amenities as possible....moreless

  • Towels Provided:


  • Washing Machine:

    full laundry room in the house...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Our kitchen is open to the dining area and living room. This allows everyone to have a blast while cooking. fully equipped, dishwasher, garbage disposal, all cookware etc....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Boat:

    Hawaii Sailing

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Nice Golf course is located in Hilo. A 40 minute drive from our home....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden:

    wrap around the house lawns. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    Next door community, a ten to 20 minute walk is a tennis court....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Guests always leave their snorkeling equipment at the house....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Located in Pahoa, there's a beautiful public pool...moreless



from 2 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,120 $3,500

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Cleaning Fee $125 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13.416%


Our property is quite unique and said to be the nicest home in the community. Since we are so close to the ocean, the Easterly Trade winds blow right off the ocean and into our home. We have a back yard lanai with a peekaboo ocean view,but at night, you'll fall asleep to the sounds of the Gekkos and Coqui frogs. Our home is quite spacious, well maintained. Our nightly rates are very reasonable for this beautiful home. We are also represented in Hawaii by Orchid Property Vacation Rentals. Winston Churchill is our licensed property manager and will be there to make certain all your expectations are met. Upon booking, I'll supply you with Winstons phone number and all information to contact me directly. Come view the on going lava flows of the Pu U O O volcano which continues to flow.

We charge $160.00 per night for two persons. Please add an additional $10.00 per persons over two.

PLEASE NOTE> Cancellations are a part of doing business but, we do request a 30 day notice of cancellation prior to arrival. TAT #W12504471-01

Manager's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/26/2017
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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Barpub
25 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
50 Miles
Nearest Ski
Moana Kea
8 Miles
Nearest Beach
Kehena black sand beach

Car: Necessary

The Kapoho tide pools can be viewed on You Tube. In fact, there's an aerial drone view. Snorkeling is said the be the best on the Islands at the Kapoho Tide pools which our community is host to. A quick walk from our front door. Then there's the on going lava flow from PU' U' O O that is very near us. Or visit Volcano National Park. Just one hour away.

Every Wed. evening come celebrate and party and Uncle Roberts in Kalapana. Great food from local vendors, live band with dancing, fire dancing, home made gifts from local vendors. An incredible experience located at the very end of Highway 137. The red road of Puna.

You can also visit the Pahoa open market place every Sunday and buy fresh home grown veggies.

Come to Mckenzie State Park and pull up a chair and relax while you witness the crashing waves against the cliffs. Come celebrate at Kehena black sand beach. Clothing optional but every Sunday is the open drum circle. Always fun times.

Experience a land with no hotels, motels, large tourist crowds and no traffic or traffic lights. Truly a paradise at the end of the world. Now for the entire month of JUNE 2015, we have discounted our nightly rate to $125 per night for up to four persons.

TAT #W12504471-01


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2008

About: I am an avid surfer, surfing California and Hawaii since 1962. I am a retired Motion Picture and television set lighting technician and still an executive board representative for IATSE local 728. My wife and I have been together for 43 years. We have two children and six Grand children. Besides my family, the Kahonua Hale has been my dream come true and we love sharing our home with new and old guests.

Why Kapoho, Puna District, HI, USA:
Our home is fantastic and, if you like privacy, being very close to the ocean, experiencing the easterly trade winds, and discovering Hawaii as Hawaii once was, without large crowds and hotels and, you love snorkeling, then this place just might be your escape to paradise. There's no place quite like Kapoho Hawaii.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Sits high off the ground to catch the Easterly trades. No need to park outside the community and walk to the tide pools because our guests are allowed to park in our garage and the walk to the tide pools is about 7 minutes. We have cable tv, surround sound, free phone calling to the mainland, 3 outside lanais to choose from, and the house is adorned with fine art works from our late mother, Belle Doris Herzon/Hirschfeld. Google Al Hirschfeld. We offer a full laundry room, lots of view windows, no homes behind us and our block is comprised mainly of all new custom homes. One main benefit that can be verified is that our home for what it is, is priced way below that of any other comparable home in the region. That's because we don't care about making a profit on our home. We care that our home earns enough so we can make sure it's well kept up for our guests. We continue to upgrade every year.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/26/2017

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  • Ka Honua Hale.  A custom built home by the owner. A dream home come true.

    Ka Honua Hale. A custom built home by the owner. A dream home come true.

  • sunrise at the kapoho tide pools

    sunrise at the kapoho tide pools

  • sleepy time on outside lania hammock.

    sleepy time on outside lania hammock.

  • handicap friendly stairway to house, covered by our custom gable rood. No rain

    handicap friendly stairway to house, covered by our custom gable rood. No rain

  • large open kitchen for family gatherings.

    large open kitchen for family gatherings.

  • our covered outside lanai offers the perfect place for outside dining

    our covered outside lanai offers the perfect place for outside dining

  • This is the region you'll be coming to. No traffic, traffic lights,   Kapoho.

    This is the region you'll be coming to. No traffic, traffic lights, Kapoho.

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Friday, May 26, 2017

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