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Snorkel and Swim and Enjoy Paradise at Hale Pilialoha!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Kapoho House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6); Studio sleeps 2-4 more!

Located in the highly desirable, ever-sunny Kapoho, Hale Pilialoha, the Friendship House has been lovingly remodeled into two very private units. Enter through the beautiful, custom, double glass doors into the light-filled entry and into your warm and welcoming vacation home. This incredible hale has gorgeous cedar walls and is decorated with tropical furnishings in a beautiful Hawaiiana theme. The hale is just a five minute walk from the protected Wai Opae tide pools where swimming and snorkeling can be a daily occurrence. Just a five minute drive down the famous Red Road is the Ahalanui Warm Spring Park which is a geothermally heated swimming pond at the edge of the Pacific Ocean. Since Kapoho is located at the furthest most eastern edge of the Big Island, it enjoys drier weather and those comfortable ocean trade winds.

The upstairs hale will sleep up to six and if you need additional sleeping for two more, or you would just like to have your own private space from the rest of the crowd, then you can rent the entire hale which includes the downstairs Pilialoha Studio.

The studio has its own first floor private entrance and is as cute as a button with its own private kitchen, bath, and eating area. The studio can be rented either with the man house or separately.

The huge upstairs master bedroom suite, with queen bed, has it's own newly finished master bathroom w/a large walk-in shower, and private lanai. Keep those lanai doors open and let the ocean sounds lull you to sleep. Downstairs, there are two more bedrooms. You'll have a queen in the 2nd bedroom, two twins in the third bedroom. The two downstairs bedrooms share a full bath.

FOR LARGER GROUPS or FOR SMALL-KINE STAY... Also available for additional guests will be the cute-as-a-button, light and airy Pilialoha Studio. It is located on the first floor of Hale Pilialoha and it features a full kitchen, full bath, queen bed and front garden lanai. Booked for two, the rate is $75 per night or $475 per week. All this, and only a short walk to the Big Blue Pacific Ocean and the best snorkeling the East Side of Hawaii has to offer! When booked with Hale Pilialoha (the main house), the rate will be $175 per night for 4 or $1095 per week and $3495 per month.

When You Book With Us, You'll Receive Our Personal Guide to East Hawaii - 22 SPECIAL THINGS TO SEE AND DO. Best Of All, 16 Of Them Are FREE!

- 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (Sleeps 6)

- Beds: 2 Queens and 2 Twins

- Washer & Dryer

- Ocean View!

- STUDIO 1 Queen and 1 Futon, 1 bath

- Television/Dish Network

- Full Kitchen

- Ocean One Block Away!

- Telephone

- DVD/CD Player

- All Cooking Utensils

- Microwave

- WIFI Internet/Unlimited

- BBQ Grill

- Great Snorkeling Close

- Many Restaurants Close

- Kilauea 45 min.

- No Smoking

- No Pets

- Hilo 30 min.

Keywords: Vacation Home

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Jeana Jones
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the manager

This is our 3rd trip to Hawaii (Oahu twice), 1st trip to the Big Island. AWESOME PLACE! We had a great time. If this is your first visit, then do the "Free Things to Do" pamphlet that the property managers provided, great advice! I personally got some great images of the volcano and experienced a 4.2 earthquake at 4:00 a.m. at the Volcano Park. While shooting, the ground shook for a couple of seconds! WOW! :) What an experience! We'll be back! If you care to see images of the island, visit my blog, Mahalo! (from our guest book)
Feb 2012
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Snorkel and Swim and Enjoy Paradise at Hale Pilialoha!
average rating of 4.7826085 based on 31 reviews

My once in a lifetime has become my "one of many"

  • 5 of 5

My 92 year old mom had wished to visit Hawaii since she read about it in grade school but typical her....had never expressed that wish. Until now....she wanted to see the flowers & snorkel in Hawaii!! Once I started investigating I realized it was much more affordable than I had imagined and once I started asking questions of this property I knew I could stop looking at the maze of possibilities and book. She made everything that was so foreign user friendly. The house was in an ideal spot for quick jaunts or see just the right amount of sites (the most informative and friendly place was one we hadn't planned on but "why not just stop for 5 minutes?" was the Hilo coffee and the macadamia nut factory was the absolute least friendly, informative or interesting) and the rit amount of lazy. Being able to see /hear the ocean right off the balcony was a treat! Go!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Barrow, Alaska

So Relaxing- Lovely Home

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely home with us. Home was so comfy, equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay. We checked in at nigh, so thanks for leaving the light on. Walking into softly playing Hawaiian music, fruits and snacks was such a treat. This home was so clean. I am grateful for all the essentials in the kitchen, made cooking and cleaning a breeze. Home is located a short walking distance to the best snorkeling on the Island. Such a peaceful environment. We truly enjoyed our stay here!! thanks again!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Wonderful family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We are family of 3 and rented the house for a couple of weeks. The house is very well equipped, we didn't want for anything. I was working remotely part of the time and the internet and wireless connections were strong enough for me to attend video conferences while people were streaming. There are screens in all the windows and doors which allowed us to open everything and have the sea breeze blowing thru the house. The access to the tide pools is exquisite a short stroll. Everyday we snorkeled! Hilo is close enough for some "city" vibe, Pahoa is a lovely little town, Champagne pond, Poihiki, Uncle Roberts it was a wonderful vacation. If you like sandy beaches go to the kona side of the island!! If you don't mind the lava, jungle and lack of big hotels then the east side is for you. There were plenty of small children around but the lava is sharp! ours is 7 so was no problem.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Chandler, AZ

Perfect Location - Lovely Home

  • 5 of 5

We rented the entire place for our family of 8 and couldn't have been more pleased. Our GPS was off so we did have a bit of difficulty finding the place in the dark but once we got there we were delighted. The ambiance was relaxing, with soft Hawaiian music greeting us after a long day of travel, which was inviting and welcoming. The kitchens were well equipped. We brought our own snorkeling gear and took an easy 5-minute stroll to the tide pools, which has access just around the corner, through the trees to the pools. Be sure to wear water shoes in the tide pools. The fish are spectacular! We stayed in the pools for hours! The location was great, too. The home is situated where it is easy to view historic lava flows, and now with the current flow so close to Pahoa it's even better! You can also take the "red road" along the coast, which is also spectacular, but a word of caution: if you are prone to motion sickness, you may want to be prepared with medication. The road is wind-y and has a lot of "roller-coaster" hills. A few in our group got a little queasy. It was definitely worth seeing, nonetheless. There is lots to see and do in close proximity and we did everything we could in the few days we were there. We wish we could have stayed an extra week!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Crawford Bay BC, Canada

Very efficient, a nice place for the single traveller.

  • 4 of 5

The studio apt is in a nice neighbourhood and the apt is open and well lit. The kitchen area is very adequate. The bathroom is a good size. All in all a comfortable place to stay. Close to Pahoa for groceries etc. of course close to the tidal pools. A good place for 1 -2 people.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Midland, Michigan

Great views and Tidepool Access

  • 4 of 5

Our family loved the ocean view from the upstairs lanai, though the passage to that came through a bedroom. And the location for snorkeling the tidepools is tremendous. The house is generally well-equipped, though there was no colander in the kitchen or working remote control for the dvd player. It's a good choice for a group, though a little more attention to small details would help.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Kapoho House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter/Whale Season 2016-17
Dec 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Winter/Whale Season 2017-18
Dec 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 13.42%

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Kapoho House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Studio Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Guest bath upstairs
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs hall bath
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master bathroom upstairs
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2); Studio downstairs is a Queen
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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