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Coastal Hawaii Cottage on a Tropical Tidal Pond

Jan Anderson

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Coastal Hawaii Cottage on a Tropical Tidal Pond

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Kapoho Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-9)

The 'Pond House' is a spacious 1000 square foot. cottage with a full front screened lanai. The tropical landscaping center piece is a tide pond. Light and airy are the full kitchen and living room.

In the main house,there are two tropical ceramic tile bedrooms, one with a queen-size bed, the other with two singles that can be converted to a king. Both bedrooms open to an outside lanai for sunbathing or star gazing. Additionally a 200 square foot separate guest room (a third bedroom), with outdoor bath house, is available to accommodate a larger group.

Keywords: Cottage

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Jan Anderson (Owner)
Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2015

About Jan Anderson

I have lived in Kapoho for 35 years, own a landscape and orchid farm, raised a family here and feel grateful to share the beauty of this areas, in a more natural and peaceful atmosphere of simple living.

Jan Anderson purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Jan Anderson chose Kapoho

I watched the 'Pond House' being built in the 80's because I lived across the street. I always liked it because it had a large tidal pond in the front yard and a 300 acre undisturbed property behind it. The house itself was built in a way to have light and air and the beauty of nature be part of every room in the house. I have enjoyed furnishing and decorating the 'Pond House' so it feels like an intimate, easy going, get away.

What makes this cottage unique

My cottage lets me feel like'old Hawai`i, where from the screened in lanai I feel I am outside with nature surrounding me, especially looking onto the tidal pond in the front yard...just feels peaceful. Plus being just 100 feet down a trail from the open tide pool ocean area makes it very easy to go from the house to the open ocean tidal area. From the house i can hear the waves coming onto shore and the palm trees catching the wind.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 10 traveler reviews

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Coastal Hawaii Cottage on a Tropical Tidal Pond
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
5

Perfect for Our Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five (two parents, three young adult children) had a wonderful stay at the Pond House. It was well supplied with what we needed and the addition of the guest house meant we could get away from each other when necessary. The nearby town of Pahoa has some good restaurants and also a market (we cooked a lot of our own meals) and other services.The Kapoho Tide Pools are only steps away from the house, so you can have an adventure without driving anywhere. The setting of the house is incredibly beautiful and peaceful. The owners obviously take pride in the property and they were also extremely kind to us when we needed some extra help.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2009
  • Stayed: Dec 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always our desire to try and help our guests have a relaxing, enjoyable and memorable stay at our 'Pond House" and learn a little more about Hawaii while they are here. We enjoy talking story about Hawaii and what Hawaii has to offer in it's natural beauty and local culture. Whether it be swimming with the tropical fish in the tide pools a few steps away, a guided trip to our nearby orchid and palm nursery, experiencing Volcano National Park activity or just laying back, on the daybed on the screened lanai feeling the tropical breeze, guests have gone home with a smile. We live five minutes away, therefore close enough to be helpful if needed and yet far enough away to give our guests the privacy they want in a cottage by the ocean. Each guest is special to us and it is our pleasure to be able to share our aloha with them. Mahalo (thank you) for thinking of us.
Summerland, B.C., Canada
5

Looking forward to coming back soon.

  • 5 of 5

We had such a relaxing, comfortable time here, and daydream about our return! Jan has created a comfortable, informal, Island-style atmosphere that makes you feel at home right away. With the short path to the tidal pools a few steps away, the location couldn't be more convenient. The lush vegetation surrounding the house and tidal pond creates privacy that lets the the screened lanai be an extension of the living space, with day beds and rattan dining set. Jan has planted orchids from her farm everywhere in the garden, and there are orchids in every room in the house. We had a wonderful, informative tour of her orchid farm while we were there.

The spacious kitchen is very well stocked with all kinds of cookware and appliances so we always ate at home with groceries from Pahoa or Hilo and perfectly ripe fruit from the Farmer's Markets. We also borrowed some of the provided swim/snorkeling gear for visits to the adjacent Tidal Pools and to the Alahanui Warm Pond a few miles down the road. Friends joined us for a few days, and the additional outside shower house gave us all elbow room. There is an ample library of travel books, a scrapbook with local recommendations, plus TV, WiFi, and games -- and laundry room with even more books! We were charmed by the little green geckos that discreetly patrol the walls and the sounds of the doves and other birds. Jan was a most hospitable and considerate host and made us feel the true spirit of Aloha. We can't wait to return, and hope that there will be a vacancy!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Guerneville, CA, USA
5

Paradise Found!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just spent 10 days at Pond Cottage.What a perfect spot. Steps away from the tide pools, we snorkeled every day. Sometimes twice a day!

The cottage is very cozy and we were so comfortable that we wanted to stay MUCH longer. The screened porch kept us bug-free and has a beautiful view of the front-yard tide pool.

The area has at least three Farmer's Markets which kept us supplied with delicious fruit, vegetables, local cheeses and honey and jams. The owner, Jan, kept us well-supplied with fresh flowers and starfruit. Don't miss out on a tour of Jan's orchid farm!

We will return to this beautiful cottage as soon as we can!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Olympia, WA USA
5

Hawaiian Postcard

  • 5 of 5

The Pond House has been our snowbird escape from the NW for 15 years. For most of those years, it has just been the (fifty-something) two of us, but we have comfortably shared it with family and friends. As we find the website's descriptions and photos to be accurate, I will try to lend familiarity to this recommendation rather than repeat a list of amenities. The neighborhood is a fun mix of locals, mainland transplants and vacation rental tourists. We always feel welcome. There is never a shortage of somebody to "talk story". Jan (owner) has done "master" garden work in creating a jungle oasis to insure privacy. The kitchen is well-equipped, truly functional and big enough to party in. The master bedroom is romantic. You will find sofas and settees perfect for reading or napping (at my age, the former leads to the latter). The screened lanai can only be fully appreciated in the heat of a tropical afternoon. It is also our preferred dining room. And, as if to celebrate our time here, an orchid blooms in every room.

Each morning, you will awake to the gentle coo of doves. A usual beginning to our day is a short rental car trip to the Ahalanui Park to float lazily in the brackish warm waters and watch the sun rise over the Pacific. We breakfast at the cottage on Kona coffee, banana breads and fresh fruit. Pahoa, a short drive away, has groceries, a health food store and a weekend Farmers' Market. Add the local fruit stands and fresh fruits and veggies are plentiful. The rest of the day will find us snorkeling in Wai`opae Tide Pools; beautiful, reef protected coral gardens are but a few steps from the cottage (be sure to visit the websites for the Kapoho Tide Pools). In coming back from our swims, the outside "shower" room is perfect for removing the salt and cleaning up for dinner. Usually, dinner is something barbecued (fresh Ahi, hmmm) and something green (great area for avocadoes and organic lettuces). Our evenings can be diverse: night swims, walks about the neighborhood, sometimes a drive to Pahoa for a beer. Always, there is time to read! We fall asleep to the rustle of palm fronds as the trade winds blow nearly every night. If we are lucky, a cane toad will wish us "goodnight".

And, one thing more, you will love Jan!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Camarillo, CA
5

Peaceful Hawaii Heaven

  • 5 of 5

This was such a peaceful, relaxing place to stay. I felt like

we had stepped back in time. Very private with beautiful landscaping...loved the orchids. We loved lounging on the screened lanai at night and listening to the frogs. I enjoyed the house geckos, which always seemed interested in what I was doing, and kept the place bug free. This may be a problem for people who don't like to share a place with critters.

It is only a very short walk down a beautiful path to a huge Wai'opae pond. The snorkeling is excellent. In the morning I had this pond all to myself. It doesn't get any better than this. We had a hard time leaving here to explore other places.

The closest town, Pahoa, had several good restaurants, a market and drug store. We enjoyed sight seeing along highway 137 south. Ahalanui Warm Spring is a great place to swim (thermally heated). At roads end is a nice hike through the lava to a new black sand beach. You can also see steam rising in the distance from where the current eruption is hitting the ocean.

The owner, Jan, was very nice and gave us a tour of her wonderful orchid farm. We would love to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Salinas, California
4

Heaven Hawaiian Style

  • 4 of 5

This is where I want to be. We love the pond house. (We've stayed here 5 times!) A very peaceful home surrounded by orchids and palms and only a few steps to the lagoon. The pictures are accurate but it's better in person. Comfortable furnishings and Hawaiian style decor with all you need. Lots of books on the area and Hawaiian music to listen to. Great snorkeling a few steps away. We love eating at the Kalapana Cafe at the end of the road and all the farmers markets and the volcano. Jan is a great hostess and does a wonderful job creating a very special place. Yes, I would recommend this property to a friend or relative.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Hilo Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 137 and 132
Nearest Restaurant
8
Nearest Beach
40 Metres

Owner's Orchid and Palm Nurseries tours

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Rates & Availability

From $125 Per night

Kapoho Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
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$750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $80 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.25%
Notes Reservations, at regular rates, of 4 nights or more, include a gift certificate for a 1 hour massage or facial from a licensed practitioner. Rates are based on 1-2 persons, children ages 16 and under stay free.
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Amenities

Kapoho Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Detached Unit - 1 king , king can change to two singles
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , king can change to 2 singles
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • King size beds can change to singles Punee on the lanai. Single day bed in the living room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Books on Hawaii, Paperback books, Electric stove, Toaster oven, Blender, Ceiling fans, Lawn Chairs, baby playpen

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