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Kahi Ko'Ola Uhane - the Place of Renewed Spirit

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Caressed by ocean breezes. Lulled by gentle waves. Ever-changing skies with spectacular clouds, glorious sunrises, multitudes of stars. Away from the bustle of town in a small beachfront residential community. Surrounded by peace and tranquility. Original art, sculpture pieces, oriental carpets. Luxury touches at a very affordable price. Secure WiFi broadband internet connection throughout the house.

The best snorkeling in East Hawaii is just a few steps away at the Wai 'Opae Marine Sanctuary. Reefs break the waves beyond the tide pools so even small children can float in the calm waters and see the multitude of colorful tropic fish.

It is the perfect spot for a few days or a long term stay.

The house is up on stilts with all living areas on the second floor, accessible by stairs. You can relax outdoors on the lanai gathering area or sit in the living room and enjoy the fresh salt air through the two french doors that open the living room to the lanai. The private garden below has fragrant Plumeria, bananas and pineapple.

Both bedrooms also face the ocean. The master bedroom with a queen bed opens on to the enclosed end of the lanai and features an outdoor shower accessible from the lanai or from the bedroom. It also has a private bath with a classic claw-foot tub and laundry facilities (full size washer and dryer), and a walk in closet. The loveseat in the master bedroom unfolds to a double foam bed. The second bedroom has a double bed and is across from the hall bath with stall shower.

The kitchen features a gas stove and includes all needed for preparing family meals, simple to elaborate.

The dining table can be expanded to seat 6.

Every room has a fan, cross ventilation and guide lights for comfort and safety.

Keywords: house, private setting,ocean view

More Details

David Shaw
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2017

About David Shaw

Prop mgr/owner is a retired college teacher and counselor who also spent some years as a chef after retiring from school.

Wife is a CPA practicing locally in Pahoa.

We love our Kapoho home and take pride in presenting one of the best rentals in the area for an affordable price.

David Shaw purchased this house in 2008

Why David Shaw chose Pahoa

We love to snorkel and watch the fishes, and Wai 'Opae is one of the best sites on the Island, certainly the best in E. Hawaii.

What makes this house unique

The sound of the breakers and the sea breezes are primo for relaxing and soothing the spirit. The outdoor shower is another amenity that provides an entrancing evening experience.

It's always hard to leave every time we go to Kahi Ko 'Ola Uhane.

Guestbook comments from the owner

July 16, 2011 to July 22, 2011

Aloha David & Nancy,

My sons and I had a wonderful 6 days at your Kahi Ko 'Ola Uhane. You have thought of everything anyone could possibly need here and more!

We loved the tidepools, coral gardens, Champagne pond and the little town of Pahoa.

We will miss the cute geckos that live behind the mirror and dreser that come out to visit. We will let all our friends know how lovely your place is.

Mahalo, we had and Ono time!

Jeanne & Aaron

Redondo Beach, CA.
Jul 2011
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Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(55 traveler reviews)

Kahi Ko'Ola Uhane - the Place of Renewed Spirit
average rating of 4.672727 based on 110 reviews
Portland Oregon


  • 5 of 5

GREAT HOME. WELL EQUIPPED! Peaceful little community, completely walkable. Beach a block away with some of the best snorkeling ever!! Fragrant jasmine bush in the front yard. TOTALLY COMFORTABLE BEDS!

The OUTDOOR SHOWER was a GREAT TREAT, we used it exclusively, big shower head, nice hot water!!! Large expansive deck, perfect for a family or adults. GREAT LOCATION ON THE ISLAND. Perfect to hang out and relax or adventure out and come back to rejuvenate. LESS THAN 5 MINUTES TO ALANUI HOT PONDS. I cannot say enough about what a great value this property is, the owners were available and helpful and our stay was


  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha and Mahalo for the exuberant review! We do strive to make our home an excellent value by pricing in the lowest quadrant for our area. But this does not mean we skimp on quality or effort to provide an accommodation that ranks with the best Vacationland can offer. We will look forward to seeing you again next year!
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A wonderful oasis

  • 5 of 5

Indeed our spirit was renewed after a long flight and wintery weather in Canada. The home was nice and secluded and only a few blocks away from our daily snorkel routine. The environment of this secluded community is lush, full of greenery, beautiful trees and peaceful. It was only when we explored the west side of the island later on that we realised how spoiled we were with the abundance of vegetation. The outdoor shower was another highlight and so were the beautiful flowers all through the home.

Thank you David for making our stay so enjoyable in your well appointed home.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for the kind words from you happy visitors. It is always a pleasure to create a memorable stay for our guests.
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Laid Back Slower Pace

  • 4 of 5

If you want to be away from all the rat race and enjoy Hawaii at a more normal pace, in a beautiful environment this is the place to do it.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your post - yes, Vacationland is 'away from it all', everyone contemplating staying here needs to know that driving will be necessary for services. But as you say, one gets to enjoy the slower pace of life and easy access to wonderful swimming and snorkeling.
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Everything we could hope for!

  • 5 of 5

This home is so beautiful! My sister and I stayed here for 4 nights and it was just perfect. When we arrived, there were fresh exotic flowers in every room. The house is walking distance to the tidepools and fully stocked with all the snorkel equipment, water shoes and beach towels you might need. There are houses on both sides, but the foliage is so thick, you truly feel private and secluded. The weather was just wonderful! Rain every night and again in the early morning, but clearing up to beautiful days. We enjoyed sitting on the balcony with our coffee each day during the morning rain and enjoying the view of the lush backyard with the ocean peeking through the trees. The outdoor shower was my favorite thing! So relaxing and refreshing! David was a pleasure to work with, very attentive but not intrusive. Pahoa is a short drive away and has several little restaurants as well as a decent grocery store and Longs Drugs for anything you might need. If you're considering renting this home, do it! It is an incredible value. The only potential con (depending on your situation) is the stairs. The home is built on stilts, so to speak, so it is necessary to walk up/down a full flight of stairs every time you come and go. This was no problem at all for my sister or I. However, if you have mobility restrictions, this may be an issue.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha and so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Yes, the stairs are 16 steps up and down as stated, all who stay here must be spry enough to climb daily, no elevator available!
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Lovely home, in a stunningly beautiful location...

  • 5 of 5

Renewed spirit, indeed! This lovely home is comfortable, endearing, and located in a lush, well-kept neighborhood. We loved going for morning and evening walks, hopping around the lava rocks and marveling at the beauty of the tidepools.

Sunrise over the tidepools was one of the most glorious sights I've ever seen.

I fell in love with the sweet shy geckos that hang out here and there. One morning I thoughtfully pondered them, and googled all about geckos (the Internet is good here) while I drank local coffee from Hilo farmers market. (french press is in the cupboard). Great way to de-stress from the daily grind. :)

The location of this home is well situated for exploring the east side of the big island. We also found several amazing farmers markets within 45 minutes from home base. We ate green papaya salad everywhere we went, so delicious! The very best was at the Sunday farmers market in Pahoa. It was made one salad at a time by a wonderful lady. Locals travel for miles just to get her green papaya salad, and as we all stood in a long but fairly quick line, we got to know one another, chatting, while all eyes were watching the harmony and precision of the salad preparations. It was worth the wait, I got 1+ spicy and it was TDF delicious!

This was exactly what we needed, a great, beautiful, comfy spot to chill, on the days we felt like lazing about enjoying the immediate beauty, and a great home base for our island excursions.

Mahalo, David and Nancy, for sharing and hosting this amazing place!

~ Kelly and Larissa

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha ahiai, everyone- We're so glad that you enjoyed your visit to our corner of Paradise that is East Hawaii. Appears that Kelly had everything she liked, including our ever-present but unobtrusive geckos. Rest assured that they will never approach you or crawl on you - they are shy indeed.
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Home-away-from home

  • 4 of 5

From the moment we walked in to find the many floral arrangements, one in each and every room, we felt the welcoming aloha spirit. It was a perfect location from which to explore the many wonders of the Big Island. The tidal pools are a short walk away. Imagine enjoying a relaxing outdoor shower in the moonlight by just stepping out the door of your master bedroom. The house is located not too far from Pahoa, and about 45 minutes from Hilo. We have no problem in recommending this vacation home to other travellers.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha and Mahalo for your kind words. Just wanted to add that while the Kilauea Volcano is sending lava from Pu'u O'o into the ocean near HVNP and Kalapana, viewing the flow and the ocean entry is easily accessed from the house - of course one needs to hike or bike to the flow from the parking area.
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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Hilo Intl Airport (ITO)
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Pahoa Village (several available in the village)
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Hilo Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 137, formerly 'The Red Road'
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Pahoa Village (Some top-notch local and ethnic)
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Wai 'Opae Marine Conservation Area
Car: necessary

Swimming & snorkeling in tide pools, Hiking in Volcano National Park, Golf in Volcano or Hilo, Fishing nearby, Shopping and Restaurants in old Pahoa town or historic Hilo, Farmers market in Hilo Wednesday and Saturday, in Pahoa and Maku'u on Sundays. Great browsing at the Maku'u market!


Rates & Availability

Kapoho House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

-base rates are for 2 persons. Additional persons (exc. infants) are charged at the rate of $15.00p/p per day -cleaning fee (non-refundable) $90 - 100 dependent upon length of stay Taxes : 4.166% Hawaii GET, 9.255% Hawaii TAT Total taxes =13.42% of rate total including cleaning fee.
For a stay of 4 nights or more, 85.00/ night
For a stay of 15 nights or more 75.00/ night
Stay 21 nights +, 65/night

-Minimum 3 day deposit due upon rental booking date
-Remainder due 30 days prior to first day of stay as booked
-Please read Cancellation Policy terms as a part of the Rental Agreement on the house website and agree prior to submitting your final booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Kapoho House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Dialup Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) double futon located in Master Bedroom can be set up in living room or dining area for guests
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Games, novels, guidebooks Classic clawfoot bathtub suitable for soaking away all cares Outdoor shower, private and relaxing Banana trees, pineapples, orchids

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