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Recent Kapoho reviews

  • Fabulous property, beautiful site - highly recommended.

    "We had a marvelous 5 nights at this gorgeous property. The setting is spectacular -- it’s literally right on a collection of ponds and inlets, with kayaking and snorkeling available literally at your feet. The property itself is beautiful and in excellent condition, filled with beautiful Indonesian wood furniture, and the setting is quite private. We were two families with teen children traveling together, and we had a marvelous time sitting on the beautiful balconies staring at the ocean, snorkeling in the pond, watching the puffer fish get fed, and taking excursions to nearby tide pools, farmer’s markets, towns, as well as venturing out for zip lining, and hiking in volcano national park. We divided our Big Island stay between this property and a hotel on the Kona side, and we loved the mixture of sights and experiences, but this property definitely won the ‘specialness’ award. The kitchen was equipped for all basic cooking needs, and there’s a nice outdoor grill which we put to use. The master suite is gorgeous. There are two other bedrooms upstairs that share a bathroom, one with a queen bed and one with twins. The bathroom they share is spacious, though has only one sink. Downstairs, there’s a separate room with twins, and a fully-plumbed outdoor bathroom (quite luxurious, though not fully waterproof in the rain, and to get there requires walking 20 feet outdoors). Wifi was a little slow (for all 8 of us) but that kept us from being tethered to our devices. The property was very clean, and there were plenty of towels and an assortment of snorkeling equipment to borrow (though for our group of 8, a couple more snorkels would have been a plus). The ceiling fans kept everything cool and comfortable There’s lots to do within a 30 minute drive, but depending on what you’re looking for, it could be a little remote -- there’s not anywhere to walk to to grab a coffee or a meal. The nearest town is Pahoa, about 15 minutes away, and Hilo is about another 25-30 minutes beyond that. But it’s a fabulous base for both exploring and for relaxing and enjoying the views and the water, and it’s a truly memorable, gorgeous property. Highly recommended!"
    Guest: Jennifer M. Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: June 21, 2016
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  • Family Trip

    "Everything described in the listing, the reviews on VRBO, and info in the manager's emails were accurate and we had no surprises. Read the reviews and descriptions as they are all spot-on! The home had not been used in a few days so the evening we arrived the house was extremely hot and it took most of the night with open windows & high fans to cool down enough to sleep. After that first night, the temperature moderated and it was a perfect tropical-comfort the whole trip. Champagne Pond is a must and we visited several times. Evening stargazing is a must on either balcony....spectacular. Volcano National Park and Hilo both accessible in 50 minutes on scenic, two-lane roads. The roundabout in Pahoa was under long-term construction and while this never actually slowed us down, there were times we saw the one-lane traffic into Pahoa was backed up for miles (evening rush hour out of Hilo towards Pahoa looked to be the peek traffic time). The neighbors were wonderful & friendly. We debated as to whether we needed the ground floor space so I am adding this info which would have been helpful: with 5 in our family we did not need the ground floor as much as we thought we would. The kids used it as a game room but everyone slept on the upper 2 levels with no need for the ground floor bedrooms. Top floor has a room with a queen bed, middle floor has 2 rooms each with one queen bed. If you need more rooms/beds consider renting the ground floor too but our family of 5 all slept on the top & middle floors and the kids used the ground floor as a game room. It is as remote, as secluded and as lovely as the listing and the reviews say it is. Wonderful family visit!"
    Guest: Andrew M. Date of Stay: April 2016 Review Submitted: April 29, 2016
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  • Paradise

    "Totally enjoy myself at this well equipped cottage!! Just across the street from the ocean and got into the hot pond almost every day!!! Would recommend this place!!"
    Guest: Tra Date of Stay: March 2016 Review Submitted: March 28, 2016
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  • The pond....it's all about the pond

    "Ahhh, the pond...I could go on about the lovely downstairs unit and it's open kitchen and dining area. Or I could discuss how convenient the location is for just about anywhere on this side of the island, but somehow my mind wanders back to the thermal pond that is all yours. When the tide pools or champagne pond is crowded there is your own private pond awaiting. Yes, it's close to the volcano, lava flows and the vibe of Pahoa; the Makuu Farmers Market, open mic nite at the local Kava/Kombucha Bar or the drive down the Red Road and then there is the pond where you can slide in and float in bliss, undisturbed at sunrise, sunset or under the full moon just steps from the door of the house. There is Hilo Town, and botanical gardens, waterfalls, lava viewing boat tours from Issac Hale Park and there is the pond that rises and falls with the tide and is always calling..... Needless to say we enjoyed our stay and I if I could figure out how to add an additional half star I would. The withholding of the other half star is the bed in the second room is in need of a serious replacement or at the very least a foam topper and pillow top cover. But after that moonlight soak in the pond, sleeping without those additions wasn't a problem! The location is excellent, clean and recently re-modeled, communication was clear and responses prompt from the owners, Have already recommended it to friends who frequent the area. Don't miss the Thai restaurant in Pahoa!"
    Guest: karen r. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: July 26, 2016
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