This was the perfect place for your romantic getaway, a rejuvenating & healing retreat on the Pacific, or a family vacation. Unfortunately on the morning of June 6th Pele’s roaring hot and fast lava flow took this very special sweet spot of the island😩. The Paddle House had a short life but was visited and enjoyed by many. And I had the fortune to meet the guests from all over the world that vacationed here. For that I am grateful. R.I.P. Waiopae Tide Pools and the beloved Paddle House...
Our new two bedroom waterfront home (completed Jan/2016) is located outside the village of Pahoa, in Kapoho Vacationland within the Wai'Opae Marine Life Conservation and Tidepool Preserve. The preserve offers gorgeous vistas both below and above the water. The snorkel ponds are a short swim (from the backyard during high tide!) or a few blocks walk away from The Paddle House. They’re protected by a coral reef so they’re calm, full of amazing fish and “Honu” (sea turtles). The crashing ocean waves are just beyond.
SinceJuly 2016 we have an active lava flow only a 30 minute drive away that can be viewed by foot, bike or by air. Don't miss it! (Still happening as of April 2018)
Our private home features sweeping ocean views, 2 bedrooms, the main with a queen bed, second with a double bed. (Couch not to be used as bed for 4th guest if not wanting to share bed, but there is a single pump inflatable air mattress) There are 2 full baths as well as an outdoor shower. The full kitchen, featuring local Kamani wood cabinets and Quartz compound counters, is open to both the dining area and living room and all have high vaulted ceilings.
This pristine abode includes a well equipped kitchen with state of the art refrigerator, stove, microwave, coffeemaker, coffee grinder, toaster oven, blender, rice cooker, crock pot, pots and pans, cutlery, glasses, dishes etc. and basics such as olive oil, vinegar, and spices. Everything you need except for food!
My VRBO fees listed do not include the required Hawaii state TAT and Excise taxes of 14.41 % due in cash upon arrival.
Also WiFi, and Radio, Washer, dryer and clothesline, Charcoal outdoor grill, anti-gravity lounge chairs, beach chairs, yoga mats, 3 sets of basic snorkels and fins, beach towels, other aquatic amenities, recreational reading material, and guide books with a list of local hot spots, activities and restaurants.
You have an entire new two bedroom home with upper and lower decks, gorgeous ocean views and all within a stones throw of incredible snorkeling.
Kapoho is a great vacation spot for those who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the hotel resort crowd, and the perfect place to experience both the natural beauty that abounds here, as well as the history and majesty of Hawaii in style and comfort.
There is a Friday afternoon, small roadside market at Green Gate, near the entrance to the community with fresh, just picked local fruits and veggies as well as Smiley's baked goods (if you get there early!)
If you have a desire to explore beyond the Kapoho community you can take a drive down the coast along historic Red Road towards Kalpana.
~One mile away you can do laps or just soak in the volcanically heated warm swimming pond of Ahalanui Beach Park.
~Drive a mile further and you can surf, boogey board or fish with the locals at Isaac Hale Beach Park on Pohoiki Bay.
~Continue on to Mckenzie State Park, a great hiking spot right on the Pacific and then check out Kehena Black Sand beach, 5 miles away (clothing optional). It’s a favorite hangout spot for both locals and dolphins!
~Kalapana and Uncle Roberts at the end of the road offer expansive views of recent lava flows, and of the active current flow, farmer’s market on Wednesday Eve and Saturday morn, crafts and local eats and entertainment.
~Old Pahoa town, is eight miles away. There you will find the original boardwalks that date back to the late 1800's when this sleepy little town was king in the sugar plantation days.
It offers a health food store, Thai food, Italian, Chinese and Tex-Mex, Fresh Fish Plates and Sushi.
~If you are in exploration mode waterfalls, nature hikes, steam vent caves, botanical gardens and scenic drives through rain forests are all nearby.
Hilo, the second largest city in the Hawaiian Islands, with all of it's historical points of interest, color and famous for it's friendly people, lies just 45 minutes away. This is old Hawaii at its natural best with wonderful shops, theatre, art museums, and a diverse selection of restaurants.
~The ever changing Volcano National Park, with a beautiful golf course and winery, is about 90 minutes away.
~My VRBO fees listed do not include the required Hawaii state TAT and Excise taxes of 14.41 % due in cash upon arrival.