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Private Steps to the Ocean - Sunny Kapoho Cottage!

Kapoho, Puna District, HI, USA
  • House
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Wake up to the sound of the ocean at our cottage in beautiful Kapoho.

The oceanfront cottage is located in the quiet,gated community of Kapoho Beach Lots. Kapoho is a rare treasure of Old Hawaii lifestyle and is the gateway to fine snorkeling, fishing, and beautiful sunrises. It is one of the few Big Island oceanfront communities where one can easily swim with the turtles. The cottage is the ideal place for couples, a few good friends, or a small family looking for a relaxing and fun getaway.

The cottage is right on the ocean and has it’s own private steps leading into the swimming area... only three steps away! Snorkeling is ideal here as our swimming area is home to many colorful reef fish. The ocean replenishes our swimming cove so rest assured the water is clean and pristine. A few minutes' swim or walk away is the popular Champagne Ponds where turtle sightings are frequent.

This one bedroom, one bath home is furnished with a queen bed, two queen sofabeds, and dining set.

TA# W2-278220-0

Keywords: Vacation Home

Property Manager

Ronelle Kubo or Charlotte Kekela

Member Since 2006
Response rate:
Response time:
within one day
Calendar last updated:
Apr 16, 2018
About Ronelle Kubo or Charlotte Kekela

Our family has owned this beach house for many years. We've had a lot of fun and relaxing vacations at Sunny Kapoho. Our children and grandchildren have learned how to swim here. It has a lot of special memories for all of us. We hope to share this experience with our guests!


    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
        • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)


        • 1 Bathroom

            Location Type

              • Ocean View
                Sit on the patio and enjoy the sunrise and sunset.
              • Oceanfront
                Ocean and Snorkeling is in your backyard!


                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Romantic


                      • Guests provide their own meals


                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Parking
                            Parking is available at the home within the house gate.
                          • Telephone
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Washing Machine


                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Cooking Utensils
                              • Dishes & Utensils
                              • Kitchen
                                Includes cooking utensils, microwave, coffee maker, rice cooker
                              • Microwave
                              • Oven
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Stove
                              • Toaster


                                  • Dining Area
                                  • comfy seating for 6 people


                                      • Books
                                      • DVD Player
                                      • Satellite / Cable
                                      • Television


                                          • Lanai / Gazebo
                                          • Outdoor Grill


                                              • restaurants

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • boating
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing

                                                    Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                      • cycling
                                                      • fishing
                                                      • hiking
                                                      • snorkeling/diving
                                                      • surfing
                                                      • swimming


                                                          • Towels Provided, 4 sets of snorkeling equipment (adjustable- 2 adult, 1 lg child, 1 sm child) and a few water noodles. To reserve this property please contact property manager via email. Our company handle our own bookings, we do not do online booking with VRBO. Your reservations will only be confirmed with owner/property manager.

                                                            House Rules

                                                            Check-in: 2:00 PM

                                                            Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                            Cancellation Policy

                                                            Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                            28 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            Location is all it has going for it

                                                            Tamarra B.Oakley CA

                                                            Everything outside around the house is amazing, inside the house not so much. The house itself is run down, pretty much everything covered in a thick layer of grime and bad smell from the bathroom at all times. The shower curtain was disgusting and covered in mildew. I asked for a new shower curtain, but didn't get one, that was very disappointing. The shower is super tiny, the showerhead was not moveable and sprayed straight out to the floor. I showered outside in my swimsuit rather then getting in that shower with that gross shower curtain. We wouldn't stay there again because of this.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Sorry you feel that way about our home. Yes our home is small but it works for a 1 bedroom beach home. We have an awesome cleaner that takes care and cleans our home very well and always able to help when asked.

                                                            Thank you though for using us for your vacationing needs.

                                                            I loved it. Would definitely stay here again

                                                            Priscilla O.

                                                            Thank you!! We enjoyed our stay.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for using us for your vacationing needs. Hope to see you again.


                                                            Beautiful location

                                                            Niki E.

                                                            The beach and walkway into the water was amazing. The house is very basic and seemed a bit old. The furniture was clean and had all the amenities you would need but nothing over the top here. You’re paying for the location which was absolutely amazing. You can walk to many other ponds as well that are more protected if the waves are big. The check in process was out of the way if you’re coming from the south side, as you have to drive 40 minutes plus (without traffic) to Hilo and then back. Staff was very friendly and overall we enjoyed our stay.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Thank you for your review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again.


                                                            Great spot, nice house, wonderful to be able to walk 10 steps and snorkel!

                                                            Linda C.

                                                            Except for an initial kerfluffle with the codes and keys, which can be entirely blamed on VRBO and their new, “improved” system, this was a wonderful stay in Kapoa.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Thank you for your kind words. We were happy to assist you with the key pick up situation. We will work harder to improve or communication with key pick up.

                                                            Hope to see you again.


                                                            Great location, poor management

                                                            Jeffrey G.Bend, Oregon

                                                            We wound up really enjoying our stay, but had to endure maddening frustration in picking up and dropping off keys. The lock box and drop box are difficult to find, and our calls to all four of the "emergency" numbers did not bring any response for about 5 hours this was in the evening of our arrival, and had nowhere else to go). It was no better when dropping off the key, and had it not been for friendly locals who work in the same building, we would still be looking. Poor management extends to care of the house, including cleaning: we were forced to wash all plates, glasses and silverware before using. Despite these drawbacks, we had a very good time, with some excellent snorkeling right from the property (as advertised). I am ranking in the middle: 5 stars for location, 0 stars for management availability, response and oversight.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Sorry you feel that way. We do our best to make sure all those who rent our vacation rental read our rental agreement. We do address the key pick up instructions on agreement as well with a follow up email prior to your stay.

                                                            We will do a better job on instructions so that others will understand.



                                                            Theresa B.

                                                            We had a blast! It was very neat and clean and the lagoon was amazing.


                                                            Kapoho, Puna District, HI, USA

                                                            Travelers and local people who stayed at this home were able to see the turtles come into the bay. They enjoyed the snorkoling where they have seen beautiful fishes and coral.

                                                            Rates & Availability

                                                            Additional information about rental rates

                                                            Damage Deposit
                                                            Tax Rate

                                                            Rates are subject to change. Please contact our office regarding total rental rate, please do not use online payment form to reserve. Please contact owner/property manager for breakdown.

                                                            28 Reviews
                                                            Excellent 4.4/5
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                                                            Property # 84711