About the property
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- Minimum Stay2 - 6 nights
Swimmable Warm Pond, Outdoor Living At Its Best, 3 Bedroom/ 2 Bath, Sleeps 2-6
Luana (In Hawaiian means "to be at leisure, enjoy pleasant surroundings, live in comfort") and Luana Hideaway is just the place to experience the" Real Old Hawaii", at its best in the pleasant and relaxing surroundings of the special micro-climate in Kapoho, where most days it is Warm and Sunny with gentle Trade Wind breezes and nighttime showers. Kapoho Beach Lots is still that well-kept secret spot.
Once you enter through the gate of your private oasis, you will be welcomed by the large covered breezeway and lanai, which includes 3 covered outdoor lounging areas, a large dining area and of course most importantly your own inviting and completely private natural warm pond, for your swimming pleasure. The very Stylish Luana Hideaway is your own special Kapoho retreat, with Champagne Pond just steps around the corner.
When you're not floating around, snorkeling or swimming in your private relaxing hot pond, you'll find a large flat-screen satellite TV with Dish Satellite, Blu-ray DVD player, IPod/FM dock and WIFI High Speed Internet throughout the entire house.
If you can tear yourself away from the pond, you will find outdoor living at its best. Relax in one of the 3 seating area on the covered outdoor lanai or have a barbecue and dine at the outdoor teak table that seats 6 comfortably.
Let the sound of the Ocean lull you to sleep in one of our 3 bedrooms offering firm luxury mattresses and quality linen.. The Master Suite includes a Queen Size bed and en-suite bathroom with a full tub behind elegant shoji doors. The Guest Bedroom in the main house has two Twin size beds and lovely garden views. The third bedroom with Queen Bed, is located in a private, separate studio on the other side of the covered lanai. Additional cleaning costs apply for 3-6ppl and/or use of 2nd or 3rd bedroom. Cleaning fee quoted is for 1-2ppl using 1 bedrooms and will be re-quoted if applicable to provide a correct cleaning fee based on number of guests and number of bedrooms to be used; according to the details your provide in your email inquiry.
The beautiful, open plan custom kitchen is equipped with high end appliances and everything you'll need to cook fresh local Hawaiian produce and seafood! The owner of the property has taken great care to create a luxurious entertaining experience for guests.
Luana Hideaway was completely rebuilt in 2012 and has a breezy contemporary Hawaiian feel. Luana Hideaway endeavors to be a green house, so please assist us by doing your part in recycling etc. . The house affords privacy with its Hawaiian rock wall and cedar fence and is located within the lovely walking area of the gated community of Beach Lots. Please understand that vast majority of houses in East Hawaii do not feel the need for A/C and therefore everyone's windows are open and noise travels far, so please be respectful of your neighbors.
Parents please note: The pond is not fenced separately, so small children must be under constant monitoring if outdoors, as they could easily make their way into the pond. Children from 8 months are considered paying guests due to wear/tear and cleaning, as similar to any other guest. Pack/Play available by prior request at booking.
Luana Hideaway sleeps only 2-6 ppl and is is NOT a party house. House is for use only of registered paying guests and due to a zero tolerance party policy, you will find everything in clean and excellent condition. This is a tasteful comfortable well-appointed home and we endeavor to keep it that way, for our guest’s enjoyment who appreciate such. Luana Hideaway is waiting for you at an affordable price, so please let’s keep it that way by being honest regarding the number of paying guests in your party.
We provide for your guests; quality foam floaties, games, cards, guidebooks, yoga mats, flashlights, dvd player, umbrellas, quality linen, bath towels, beach towels, ice chest, beach umbrella and chairs and Gas BBQ grill. We provide initial supply of body soap, dish soap, dishwasher soap, laundry soap, toilet paper, salt, pepper, sugar, foil, plastic wrap and first aid supplies. A pack and play (no sheets) is available if requested in advance.
If Luana Hideaway is not available for your dates, please see our other rental home 2 doors down; Honu's Hideaway (727270).
Self Check-In is available from 3pm and from 8:30am-9:30pm Hawaii Pacific time we are available for assistance via phone. Calls outside of these hours, go to our voicemail for callback and followup the next day.
When you're ready to explore the area, Champagne pond (for swimming/snorkeling) is only a 1 minute walk and less than a block away. Wai'opae/Kapoho Tide Pools offer some of the safest best snorkeling in all of Hawaii and are only a 2 minute drive out the gate or a 10+ minute walk. Pohoiki offers surfing 3 miles. Ahalanui Warm Pond provides warm but comfortable social swimming 2 miles away. The Red Road is a beautiful scenic drive with our Famous Uncle Roberts Wednesday Night Market at the end of the road. Also nearby are numerous scenic drives, tide pools to explore and beautiful spots for picnicking, etc. Pahoa is 8 miles away with grocery, health food, Longs drugs, Kaleo’s (great food), Tin Shack Bakery, Nings Thai. Volcano National Park is a 45 min drive.
Once you stay here and experience our home, pond and grounds, you'll know why we call this special place, a true hidden gem and why so many guests return.
You really need to stay at least 4 nights to both explore and relax a bit. To be efficient in seeing all of the Big Island, we recommend 1-2 nights in Sth Kona, 2-3 nights in Nth Kona (Kohala), 1 night in Volcano and 3-5 nights in Kapoho or better yet, taking 2 weeks for time to relax and sight see (taking in the east side of island). We are always happy to discuss and make suggestions regarding your holiday plans.Hawaii tax Id:W82990880-01
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About Kathy Young
Hawaii has called me thrice. I first discovered this secret bit of south Puna paradise in 2006, on the last leg of a trip from Australia, where I had been living for the previous 24 years. In 2009 it all came back to me, when I felt the need to purchase a holiday rental for my own safe relaxing retreats (sanity) from overwork due to a home business I could only escape by going far away. I love Old Hawaii, the uniqueness of this area and the wonderful year round perfect micro-climate here. When I sold my farm business in 2011 happily but unexpectedly; it seemed my plans were already laid out for me, with a home here waiting (Honu’s Hideaway) as Hawaii called me again for the third and final time when I moved here permanently . There were continued requests to book Honu's from my many guests who had so enjoyed Honu's during my many previous absences. Now with all the time in the world and the fact that honestly I did not yet know how to completely relax, I needed a new project. When my friend and neighbor’s house, just 2 doors down decided to go back to the mainland, I decided to purchase it and turn it (Luana Hideaway) into a great entertaining and lounging house for myself and a safe yard for my doggies. and Honu's back to a rental. Well the best laid plans of mice and men, can and do go astray; when I eventually realized that I was really not cut out for suburbia or at least not yet. I grew up on a farm and had lived on acreage most of my life, a back yard was just not enough. In 2012 I purchased a lush tropical 4 acre Off-grid Organic farm (Now called Ala Ula Farmstay) 10 minutes away, so now I have the best of both worlds. I have my farm lifestyle and when there are check outs or vacancies in Beach Lots, I get to enjoy and relax in the warm ponds. I am glad I can share this wonderful experience with you, as if you have not tried it you do not know what you are missing. A hui hou, Kathy Young
Kathy Young purchased this House in 2011
Why Kathy Young chose Kapoho
Kapoho is a very special area blessed with wonderful warm clear warm ponds for swimming and relaxing.
What makes this House unique
Luana provides a private wonderful warm pond, with great entertaining and relaxing spaces.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A wonderful oasis
Six of us stayed here for four nights- and it was truly a wonderful place. The house is really lovely, well equipped with everything you could need. The warm-water lagoon in the back was a delight, even after the sun went down, and even though the weather was cool and rainy. The region has much to offer, including the fantastic Red Road drive- so beautiful, so peaceful- away from all that crazy highway traffic. A little out of the way, but so worth it.
My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights this past February. This house is incredible and unique! It's very clean and well maintained. It has such a nice lanai, perfect for relaxing outside. And the pond is such a great feature, i could have spent a whole day in there! The location is great too, close to Champagne Pond, and not a bad drive to Volcano National Park. I would absolutely stay here again and highly recommend it!
Quiet, casual, private;
The accommodation basically met our expectations as did the private pond which we used daily for our morning wake-up. The location was to be expected in this community but the off-street parking was tight. The living areas, bedrooms, bathrooms were fine and open to the elements. A short walk to the Champagne Pond and other snorkeling spots were within easy access as was driving to the Red Road attractions. The kitchen area was well stocked with preparation tools and sharp knives readily available but adequate paper products like TP, paper towels and Kleenex were unavailable for replenishment. We purchased stocks while in Hilo. Overall I'd return to this private hideaway but will bring paper products and grocery/kitchen items.
Unique, beautiful, and quite recommended!
Our family enjoyed a fantastic stay at Kathy's home the week following Christmas. The home and property were beautiful and so well situated for swimming in the private pond, as well as walking to other swim areas. We visited Champagne Pond, but there were other marked swim areas, as well. We could have easily stayed a few weeks more! You will find beautiful drives in the area and some yummy food in Pahoa's restaurants. We had 3 generations in our family traveling together, and all of us equally loved our time here. We certainly recommend it!
Wonderful home and wonderful pond.
This home is wonderful. Very private. Well stocked with condiments and spices.It has plenty of dishes and and kitchen gadgets.
The pond is so relaxing and private. Flowers all over the yard.
When we stayed it rained in the evening a few times and the smell of all the flowers blew in the window.
I would stay here again.
Great property, clean, spacious, with a well stocked kitchen.
We had a few bumpy issues with the Homeaway software which we were able to resolve with some effort and Kathy's help. The house is as described with nice extras such as the snorkel equipment, floats, etc. Beds are firm so be prepared if you like a softer bed. And a garbage disposal would have been great but maybe was absent due to water and sewer constraints. The most comprehensive guest information book we had ever seen (and we have rented all over the US, east and west Europe) was available including shopping, and emergency information and just about everything in the house was labeled (light switches, emergency lighting, etc.). Our only suggestion we have for Kathy is to have a drawing or photos of the property that better represent the layout. Both bathrooms are in the main part of the house with the bedroom with the second large bed in the bedroom across the breezeway from the main part of the house.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Cleaning Fees will be re-quoted to reflect the correct fee and are based on number of guests including children, number of bedrooms used and length of stay: The cleaning fee for up to 7 nights is $129 for 1-2pp using 1 bedroom only, $149 for 2-4ppl using 2 bedrooms only & $169 for 3-6ppl using 3 bedrooms. Your initial cleaning quote is for 1-2ppl using 1 bedrooms only and will be re-quoted, as applicable to reflect the correct fee. Longer stays of 8-13 nights incur an extra $20 cleaning fee. Stays of 14-23 nights will include a midpoint clean(linen not included) charged at 70% of your quoted cleaning fee. Stays 23+ nights include midpoint cleans on average every 8-10 days(linen not included) charged at 70% of your cleaning fee. Damage Fees: All reservations incur a non-refundable $35 damage waiver. Per the terms of our Rental Agreement we require valid Master/Visa credit cards information at check-in, as a security guarantee for damages, excessive cleaning, etc., beyond the $70 coverage provided by your $35 damage fee. Deposit: We require a 50% deposit to confirm, with the balance due 60 days before arrival or full payment if arriving within 60 days. Reservations may be considered as cancellations, if we do not receive the remaining balance 90 days before check-in. Cancellations: Rent payments are 100% refundable up to 61 days before check in date, minus $113 cancellation fee and VRBO charges. For cancellations less than 60 days of check-in, you will be refunded cleaning fee and the amount if applicable that we were able to re-rent the property up to the amount you have paid; minus $150 cancellation fee, any hawaii tax due and VRBO fees. A variation of the Booking which reduces the number of nights stay will be a treated as a cancellation of the Booking in respect of those nights. Due to our minimum night’s stay policy, no refund will be made for a variation to the extent that it breaches this policy.