About the property
- Cottage1040 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
Punana Kiowai Hawaiian Cottage, 2 Bedrooms -1 bath + outdoor shower, Sleeps 4-6
Punana Kiowai - House of Comfort by the Pond is located in Sunny Kapoho. This beautiful Hawaiian home is sure to provide you with everything you need to enjoy a relaxing vacation in tropical Hawaii. Begin your vacation by swimming in your own private natural lava pool. Heated by the warm lava rock and cooled by the ocean water, this pool will soothe and help you relax any day or night. Only a few steps from snorkeling in the marine conservation tidepools, this Hawaiian home will delight you in ways you never expected.
The home features two bedrooms with queen-size beds; a sofa-bed in the living room; a full bathroom with tub/shower, plus an outdoor shower; eat in kitchen and bar area with dishwasher; wrap-around porch with outside dining and comfortable seating; screened in lanai with Hawaiian chaise lounges and comfortable chairs, dining and beverage refrigerator in lanai; BBQ and more outdoor dining by lava pond; Flatscreen TV/DVD player; WiFI; computer/printer; wireless and wired speakers; ceiling fans in every room with windows that open to enjoy the ocean breeze. This house is perfect for two couples or a small family.
Newly refurbished, tile floors , dishwasher, kitchen lighting, new ceiling fans, flatscreen TV with satellite dish network... you will love the Punana Kiowai!
Sunny Kapoho is a 40 minute drive south of Hilo, near Pahoa at the southeastern tip of the Big Island. This area is lush with wild orchids and tropical vegetation that overflows with natural beauty and authentic Hawaiian charm. Nearby activities include Ahalanui Park, a geothermally heated pool surrounded by palms. A mixture of ocean and spring water that averages 90 degrees makes for a soothing and restoring swim in a therapeutic pool. Just a short walk to beautiful Kapoho Bay, Champagne Ponds and the Ocean offer great snorkeling, and viewing of whales, sea turtles, tropical fish and colorful coral.
Swimming floats, noodles, beach chairs and towels, sand umbrella, hammock, bicycles and a basketball hoop on the back patio. Laundry room has washer/dryer and solar dryer (clothesline).
The kitchen is fully stocked with spices, utensils, ceramic and melamine dishes, wine & champagne glasses, coffee mugs plus all the appliances: toaster; microwave; coffee maker and espresso machine; blender; rice cooker; electric griddle and skillet/stew pot.
Four choices for dining: Lanai; Wrap-around porch; Pool-side or In-kitchen bar.
Farmer's market is open daily in Hilo and famous Makuu market in Pahoa on Sundays. You will love all the fresh produce, flowers and local arts and crafts and food options.
Come enjoy your next vacation at Punana Kiowai!
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- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About Peg McAllister
We purchased this beautifully located cottage in 2005, near the Wai O'pae Tidepools. We love the serenity, the endless options of things to do, the sound of the ocean, the tropical fragrant flowers, coconuts, papaya and aloe growing on the property. Each day brings a beautiful sunrise over the tidepools, snorkeling among colorful fish and coral, a place to relax and to enjoy family and friends.
Peg McAllister purchased this Cottage in 2005
Why Peg McAllister chose Kapoho
Our Hawaiian cottage features a unique natural lava heated swimming pool, tropical plants, palms, even a Black crowned Heron comes to fish on occasion. An outdoor lava BBQ, wrap around porch and fully screened in lanai. Privacy on all sides of this property, offering lush vegetation and ocean sounds.
What makes this Cottage unique
The view from the wrap around porch offers changing views of the natural lava heated pool as the tide changes twice each day. I fell in love with the property because of the pool, I jumped in during my first visit with the realtor! I was sold that this is where I want to spend my vacations. Many of our guests come back year after year, too!
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
The home, area, and lava pool are all amazing! The other reviews are spot on. This is the most relaxing and magical place I've stayed. The Wai Opae tide pools are within very short walking distance for incredible snorkeling and gorgeous sunrise walking. The location is perfect. The home has everything you need and there's even a super relaxing screened-in patio with comfy lounge chairs. Peg is super responsive and helpful! Thank you so much Peg for the amazing stay!
Tropical Paradise in Kapoho
Better than description or pictures! The house is tastefully furnished, well supplied with every water item/toy you could need, easy to be in with welcome ceiling fans in all the rooms (it was cloudy/humid most of our 3 night stay). The private pool is AMAZING! The screened lanai has comfy lounges/chairs, a picnic table, refrigerator. You could just stay on the property for a week and be charmed. The location is OUTSTANDING! We walked down the road to the tide pools which were stunning with all sorts of fish and corals (hardly anyone there on Tues morning). Next day took the 4WD road in our Jeep out to Champagne Pool which was the clearest water imaginable and great fish. Host wasn't kidding when she said people don't want to leave. We don't either...
Beautiful, unique property! Fully equipped with every amenity one could think of.
Had a nice time at this comfortable home despite heavy rain throughout our stay. Would have loved to have spent more time enjoying the yard space.
Beautiful cottage with its own hot pool
This comfortable 2 bedroom cottage feels like home! Everything you could want including your own geothermal warm pool and just a short walk to the Kapoho Tide Pools. This was our third stay and we'll be back.
Aloha, It is wonderful to have returning guests and I appreciate so much you taking the time to write a review so others will know of your experience at our Hawaiian cottage.
Well cared for great place well away from hustle and bustle
The house is very comfortable. With two bedrooms and one bath it has plenty of space with outside verandas. There is a large covered and screen enclosed lanai with lounge chairs, tables, lighting for great outside seating. The lava pool is wonderful. Even when the tide is out there is plenty of water for a dip. And the house is very close to the tidal pools which have wonderful snorkeling. Overall, a great little hideaway.
A charming little cottage with its own hot pond just a few minutes walk from the tide pools. Well kept. Clean. All the conveniences we needed. Loved the outdoor shower after our swims. Despite all the rain during our stay, it was mostly sunny everyday... I guess that’s why they call it sunny Kapoho in Hilo! The tide pools were the highlight of our stay in this part of the island. Be sure to drive down the “red road” to the beach and make your way to Uncle Roberts on Wednesday night. You really can’t beat the value in this rental and we would definitely stay here again. Mahalo Pegg!
Mahalo for your review, so glad you enjoyed all the highlights of the area and our cottage and especially the natural lava heated pool on our property.
Kapoho Vacationland offers families and friends the best snorkeling in the Hawaiian Islands in the Kapoho Wai 'Opae Tidepools, less than 100 yards from our front door. Our vacation cottage offers a natural lava heated swimming pool on the property. Children and adults love swimming in your own pool, flood lights for evening swimming!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Prices quoted are for up to 4 guests, each addit'l guest, $25 per person/night. 75% of fee is due at time of booking, 25% due 90 days prior. If you are paying with Non-US Credit card, international credit card fees will be charged back. CANCELLATION POLICY: 1. If you cancel prior to 90 days of your arrival, there is an administrative cancellation fee of $125. 2. If you cancel within 40 to 90 days of your reservation date, you forfeit your entire deposit. However, if we are able to rent your reserved dates for an equal or greater amount, we will refund you the balance of your deposit after deducting the $125 administrative cancellation fee. 3. If you cancel within 40 days of your arrival, after your rental fees have been paid, we will charge you according to the following: a. If we are able to rent your dates to another guest for an equal or greater amount, we will refund your rental fees, cleaning fees, and deposit minus the $125 administrative cancellation fee. b. If we are able to rent only a portion of your rental dates, we will charge you the difference in rental value and refund you the balance plus your cleaning fee, and your deposit minus the $125 administrative cancellation fee. c. If we are unable to rent your dates, you will forfeit your lodging fees. In this case, we will refund to you your prepaid cleaning fee and taxes. You will still be charged the $125 administrative cancellation fee. Note: No refunds will be issued for late arrivals or early departures. It is not our intention to charge you for dates not rented; however, please understand that once you confirm your dates, we reject all other inquiries for those dates. It becomes increasingly difficult to rent the closer we get to arrival dates. It is highly recommended that you purchase Trip Cancellation Insurance, since vacation rental reservations are typically made far in advance. (Various policies viewable at www.insuremytrip.com)