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Private Steps to the Ocean - Sunny Kapoho Cottage!

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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

More Details

Property Manager
Ronelle Kubo or Charlotte Kekela
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

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!


Kapoho House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
  • 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.


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

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Private Steps to the Ocean - Sunny Kapoho Cottage!
average rating of 4.2941175 based on 17 reviews

Sunny Kapoho

  • 5 of 5

We just want to say MAHALO NUI for allowing us to stay in your home. It was absolutely wonderful. Being right on the ocean was great. The house was clean and well stocked with pots and pans. Having the washer and dryer was an added plus as we normally donʻt have that in other houses.

We look forward to staying in the future.

Michele Macanas

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. Come back again!!!
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Torrance, california

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

I had planned a last minute vacation while visiting my parents in kona, it was my 47th birthday and i just wanted to get away for the weekend so took a chance and found this little home on the waters of kapoho bay. While looking for a vacatuon rental i kept going back to your property because my heart was already set on it. I was lucky enough to get it in just a 2day notice and my birthday weekend was available. Its been more than 30years since i have been at kapoho and kalapana, and i am so glad i did this. The moment we arrived in hilo and picked up the keys from Rene, I felt her Aloha and knew right away my weekend was gonna be a blast. The house and location was even more than i expected, bigger than what the photos show, it was cleaned and nice kitchen for me to cook some awesome meals for my ohana. Great cooking utensils, frige is big and clean and really good stove and oven. There was no ant, roach, critter problem at all in the house. The 3 corner fans in the living room kept us cool at bedtime with the ocean breeze coming through the windows. We swam every day and all day and went fishing right out front the house. My ohana enjoyed catching A'ama (black crab), it is so abundant there. The amount of reef fish, turtles amazed us right in the swimming area. Perfect built in steps to get in and out of the water, we were blessed with beautiful sunny weather the whole time. We didnt leave at all for the 4days, there was no need to and we didnt want to. We are big VRBO renters all over the states and by far, like my mother said "this one was da best one!!!" It was so hard to leave such a beautiful, warm and comfortable home. I had posted pics of my trip, and friends and family are all asking where and how did i get it. We'll i'm sorry but i'm trying to keep it my secret cause i dont want all of them know where it is!!!! But what can do when you have such a beautiful home, and can't have all to myself. Mahalo Rene for sharing your home and making me love my home away from home.

Aloha nou but not pau, i will be back

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Damian for your kind words. The moment I met you I knew you were a humble person and that you would enjoy your stay. Sorry didn't know that it was your birthday, Happy Belated Birthday and hope to see you again. Thank you and your ohana for choosing us for your vacationing needs. Mahalo, Ronelle
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Local Person's Review

  • 5 of 5

We were in need of a relaxing weekend away from Hilo town. Looking for a quiet, secluded location to just "chill out"... We found that location here. It was a nice little staycation.

After reading over the other reviews, looked like most were from people not from the islands. Possibly not used to conditions in the area...

We did not encounter rodents or critters during our stay. Not an ant in sight. The Management Company handled the pest control very well [as per previous reviews]. Though keep in mind, as in nature rodents and critters tend to roam on their own time. You are in Hawaii, not a major concrete city.

Weather was finicky on the first day... It was overcast and a little rainy at about 1500 when we arrived. But it got better as the days went by. It's also to be expected in October.

Nicely updated washer & dryer and in a better location. (Noticed the photo of the apartment style w&d in the restroom area.)

The management company was easy and wonderful to work with. Scheduled, picked up keys and did everything specifically with Ronelle. Thank you!

All in all, will definitely choose this location as a vacation rental, if we're looking to stay in Kapoho again : )

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sherry for your kind words. I'm very glad that you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again in the near future. Ronelle
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  • 5 of 5

Stunning location, sweet, sweet! The accommodations were fine as well. A few more cooking utensils would have been helpful but all was well taken care of and comfortable. I will come back!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. Hope to see you again. Ronelle
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Vernonia, OR

Tropical Storm Iselle

  • 4 of 5

Just wanted to let you know that we were watching the storm closely and saw a few pictures of downed trees on the Kapoho/Pahoa Road and from the tide pools, and wanted to make sure that everyone was ok...we just loved your house on our visit last October and hoped that any damage caused by the storm was minimal. We can't wait to come back !!!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Patti, Our home had some damage from the storm, but we are working very hard on getting our vacation fixed and getting it back to be rented. Thank you for your concern and we hope to see you again soon..
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It could be 5 stars if......

  • 3 of 5

The property and location was the best! It had the seclusion and privacy we enjoy. The snorkeling was awesome, swimming with turtles everyday and the view is unbeatable. Really enjoyed the location to all the best attractions that the Big Island has to offer. On the down side the home is in need of updating, it is like going back in time to the 80's. Still had a problem with the ants, we just purchased ant traps and plastic bags for the food. Unable to cook on three of the four stove burners as the drip pans did not fit correctly, so we did a lot of grilling which was okay for us and with Pahoa close by for dining out. Would stay there again if house was updated and ant problem taken care of for the price you pay.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your response. We are glad that you enjoyed the swimming at our vacation rental and you got a chance to see some turtles. We are aware of the sugar ants problem and this has been an ongoing issue for us. We have been looking into different ways to minimize this problem mostly in the kitchen area. As for the drip pans on the stove we will have this taken care of and purchase the right part.
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Car: necessary

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

Kapoho House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Columbus Day
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Veterans Day
Nov 10 2017 - Nov 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 18 2017 - Dec 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 28 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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