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Great Snorkel in Kapoho Warm Tide Pool, private Jacuzzi

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

A single family home, fenced in, private Jacuzzi, one Queen bed with shower.

Welcome to Iki Honu (Little Turtle) Cottage, a beautiful, intimate single home in the property, directly across  the street from the famous Kapoho warm Tide Pools -- Marine Conservation District. Fantastic snorkeling and swimming in volcanically heated tide pools, calm like a bathtub, yet full of beautiful corals and tropical fishes and sometimes green sea turtles. The home is perfect for a couple, entire house renewed and upgraded including appliances, Travertine tile floor, Cherry wood cabinets in the kitchen, beautiful granite counter top, fully equipped kitchen with full size refrigerator, gas stove, dishwasher, large closet space, natural bamboo ceiling and bathroom with shower, super screened lanai area overlooking the ocean, private hot tub Jacuzzi and out door shower with hot & cold water. All the comforts of home AT A GREAT PRICE!

Two snorkel sets are available for your use. Free of charge.

Free wireless internet.

Before making an inquiry, please check our calendar as it is always up to date.

If this property is booked for your desired dates, please consider our other larger home Picture Perfect Hawaii, Listing VRBO#160103. We will offer a special discount.

Keywords: Studio with one Queen size bed and Memory foam mattress. A shower and a full kitchen.

One time cleaning fee of $95.

More Details

Property Manager
pao / pam prasarttongosoth
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, Thai
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Wonderful area to visit. Nice home to stay in. Enjoyed our time here!

David and Betty

Fairfield, Iowa
Jan 2010
  • 1 of 15


Kapoho House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Do not sit or lay down on Jacuzzi cover, it will break and you will be charged.
  • Rinse snorkels and floatation after use in the outdoor shower and let them air dry.
  • Place rubbish in the garbage can downstairs when check out.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower. No bathtub. Also outdoor shower next to Jacuzzi on the ground level for your use after snorkeling.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , with memory foam
  • One Queen size Beds with memory foam mattress. Large closet space and a dresser.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Great Snorkel in Kapoho Warm Tide Pool, private Jacuzzi
average rating of 4.769231 based on 93 reviews

Great experience! Wonderful host!

  • 5 of 5

Super location and the place had everything we needed!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house is great and love the tide pools and location.

  • 3 of 5

It was hot and humid. Uncomfortable sleeping. Need a window unit. Plus no hot water for showers. They came to fix it but still warm water for 3 minutes and that was it. Otherwise no complaints.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad to hear that you enjoy my house and its location. I have 2 ceiling fans, one above the bed and another one above the sitting area. I also have stand alone fan that you can move around. I am sorry about the hot water situation. My manager was there to fix it right away.
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Sweet screened porch with ocean breezes, and views (partial). House is well represented in photos.

  • 4 of 5

Very short walk to great snorkel spots. Super comfortable bed and chairs. Nice screened porch. Great full kitchen with lots of nice pans, utensils, etc. we would stay here again. Quiet road and neighborhood. Bring bottled water to drink and to make coffee; the tap water doesn't taste good.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful in every way!

  • 5 of 5

Exceptionally wonderful place on our planet. Two minute walk to lava tidal pools and terrific snorkeling. Kit provided excellent. House super comfortable and very well equipped. Hot tub immaculate and a great way to finish the day or relax after a swim. Pau's recommendations on shopping spot on, lunch in Hilo to Pohoa, dinner at home. Just the way we like it. So much to see in this part of Hawaii. Did I mention wonderful beaches short drive away?

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy and Comfortable

  • 4 of 5

Another wonderful stay at Iki Honu. We love the difference in staying on the east side of the island after a few weeks in Kona. The unit is in a great location across from the tide pools.

Having a hot tub in the backyard is a real bonus and we used it often. The kitchen is well equipped and the unit is perfect for a couple. Lovely and quiet in the evenings, a very relaxing time.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

We wanted to be close to the tide pools. This place is a perfect for location to access the pools. It is nicely remodeled and has all the basics we needed. The addtion of condiments was such a big time and money saver. Be sure to stop in and see what is there before you do your grocery shopping. For example, there is already salt and pepper available, as well as many spices and sauces. Just replace as they are used up. The studio set up is fine for us as we are comfortable with being in each others pockets. The grill and the hot tub made this a heaven for after our dips in the tide pools. The lania was a great place with good light and an electrical outlet at the dining table on the lania for writing and working on the computer. If it was raining very hard or cold this might be more difficult but was fine during our stay. The only privacy is in the small bathroom so if you have issues with the very public space this is a detractor. I would not suggest it for honeymooners until the window coverings are able to give more privacy as the bed is very visable from several windows with lots of foot traffic going by all day.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for choosing to stay at Iki Honu. We are so happy you enjoyed the house and the Kapoho Tidepools. All of the windows have blinds to give the home privacy, when you've had enough of the ocean view. Thanks again for staying at our Snorkeler's Paradise and we hope to host you again when you wish to visit our corner of the Big Island. Aloha!
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Hilo Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Kapoho Tide pool
Car: necessary

Snorkel in Kapoho Tide pool just across street from the house. You would see Sea turtles, various kinds of tropical fishes and beautiful corals in rainbow of colors.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Administrative fee $49
Cleaning fee $95
Tax Rate 14.42%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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