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Great Snorkel in Kapoho Warm TidePool, 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 traveler experience.

Speaks: english, Thai
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 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 TidePool, private Jacuzzi
average rating of 4.808219 based on 88 reviews
Eugene, OR

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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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Superb location, quiet with much to see

  • 5 of 5

Clean, stocked and wonderful atmosphere

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place

  • 5 of 5

As it seen on photo, perfect for a couple. Peaceful place, host have think about all you need to be happy there (really clean, well maintened). We cooked a lot there because we're exhausted by the truck food of Oahu (good but...). The spa and the snorkeling in front of the house is also awesome ! (go to the outer bay it's better and less murky). It take a long ride to go to the volcanos or others popular site (ex, Hapuna Beach, Waterfall, Black or Green sand beach) on Big Island but if you want a nice, quiet base camp, it's possible to do with the rental of a car for the week. We did it and would do it again (rental of a place on Hilo or Kona is not as good as this for us and our searching for a "real" place to live in the amazing nature of Hawaïi.). Don't think you'll have beaches so near. It's not really the place for that. You can swim in many place but beaches are not near. You'll have to take your car and do at least 20 min. We'll come again, heartbreaking to quit it!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad to hear that you liked my house and the tide pool. I wanted to clarify about the distance to popular places for tourists from my house. It depends on how you are used to the traffic in your home town. 1) It is about 1.15 hrs to the Volcano National Park 2) Hapuna Beach is on Kona side. It would take at least 2 hrs drive. 3) Rainbow Fall & Boiling Pot are in Hilo which is about 50 mins drive. 4) Akaka Fall is a little further about 1.15 hrs. 5) Blacksand beach at Kalapana is only 24 mins away. 6) Greensand Beach is about 93 miles or 2.10 hrs away.
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Waimea (Kamuela), Hawaii, the Big Island, not Oahu or Honolulu

Excellent Experience!

  • 5 of 5

We were celebrating our 45th wedding anniversary and this was the best spot on the island for us! Snorkeled three times in crystal clear calm water and then enjoyed the hot tub afterwards. We were able to explore Pahoa and experience the fine dining at Kaleo's, great food. The directions and entrance arrangements were well articulated and it was a very short walk to the ponds. We hope to come back soon! Snorkeler's paradise with all of our needs met in a hidden unique location! Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome as always!

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed here several times and each time there is always something new to admire. The home is very clean and tidy. Lots of natural light! We love how conveniently close it is to the tide pools and the outdoor showers are a huge plus! Very private. This is for sure the first place we look to stay when we come to this side of the island.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I've lived on the Big Island for most of my life, but never knew this place existed! If you are wanting to get away, relax, retreat and be able to enjoy peace and tranquility, then this place is an absolute must for you!

Pam and Pao were just fabulous, booking their property was simple and easy, they responded promptly. Their property was clean, and tastefully decorated, the amenities like the hot tub and grill was awesome!

Definitely, hands down, would highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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