KAPOHO TIDEPOOL'S SPECIAL WATER FRONT COTTAGE, FROM $139/NITE

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Bedrooms 1
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KAPOHO TIDEPOOL'S SPECIAL WATER FRONT COTTAGE, FROM $139/NITE

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House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

HULA COVE is a studio cottage located on a semi private cove at the very end of the famous Kapoho tide pools. The cottage was built in the 1970s so close to the water that no changes can be made to the house's foot print without moving the house back 20 feet from the water's edge. This is as close as one can get to the water's edge without being on a boat!

HULA COVE has been updated with satellite TV, fresh linens, a full kitchen and Wi-Fi for lap tops. The house is Hawaiiana in feel with a surfboard hanging on the front of the house and Hula girl pictures and vintage Hawaiian linens and objects d'art around the house.

At night under the swish of the ceiling fans you can literally hear the fish jumping outside your sliding glass doors. So if you want to experience the Hawaii you thought disappeared under the Kona or Maui concrete jungle this could be your Hawaiian fantasy. Weekends at the Tidepools can be quite busy in the summer months and holidays , but you will have a chance to meet the locals visiting from other parts of the Island. Weekdays and off season are much quieter and often you'll have the ponds to yourself during the morning and early evening hours.

If you are visiting with your family you may want to consider renting our 3 bedroom house, HONU KAI (VRBO # 188826)located across the street to house the rest of the gang while you enjoy some peace and quiet alone.

TAT # W08709423

RECENT GUEST COMMENTS:

' Even though we are on vacation and retired I need to conduct business and communicate with the grand kids. Hula Cove was the best place we stayed on our trip. It was well equiped and the access to the tidepools was fantastic! ' James C.

'It isn't the Four Seasons thankfully! Charming Hawaiian bungalow with all that I needed. I loved the peace and quiet. Lots of palm trees clear blue water and tropical fish. When I closed the bamboo gates to the yard the world disappeared and I enjoyed the Hawaii I always dreamed of. ' Dennis M.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
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4.6
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Kapoho Tidepool's Special Water Front Cottage, from $139/Nite
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews
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Kapoho Tidepool's Special Water Front Cottage, from $139/Nite
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p188845vb
Kapoho Puna District
Holualoa, HI
5

Holoholo Hula Cove

  • 5 of 5
We just got back and can't wait to plan a return trip. We did a weekend "stay-cation" and couldn't ask for more. The cottage was clean & well equipped, once we arrived we didn't have to leave. The property was beautifully maintained and very private. Relaxing on the front porch and watching the water just puts you in such a state of bliss.... We live on the Kona side and sometimes just need a get-a-way. This is it!!! And the bonus is Hula Cove is pet friendly so we were able to bring our dog along. What an experience; priceless!!!
  • Submitted: May 30, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Mary for your review. We are always happy to welcome kamaina guests and their "best friends" to the cottage. I hope we get to see you again in the future and more Kona friends as well.
Aloha.
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Kapoho Tidepool's Special Water Front Cottage, from $139/Nite
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p188845vb
Kapoho Puna District
5

We would go back in a heartbeat!

  • 5 of 5
We completely enjoyed our stay at this property. Relaxing on the front deck over the water, snorkeling in the tide pools and relaxing on the deck with the geckos were our highlights. We were lucky enough to watch the lunar eclipse while we were there and there were so many stars to see the other nights as well. The inside of the cottage is clean and well maintained - but to be honest we spent very little time indoors and only left to get some groceries. The listing is completely accurate and they had more than enough snorkeling and beach gear we needed for 2 adults and 1 child. We found this location to be a completely relaxing end to our trip. Everything was clean and well maintained. Even though there is public access to the tide pools right across the tide pool, there is enough distance for it not to feel intrusive and everyone was respectful and friendly. The owners are not on site but we spoke to the property maintenance guy by phone who was helpful when we had a question.
  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Kapoho Tidepool's Special Water Front Cottage, from $139/Nite
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Kapoho Puna District
New York City, NY , USA
5

My Happy Place

  • 5 of 5
My mind has been returning to to Hula cove over and over this cold winter. Hula Cove was the highlight of my travels on the big Island last May. Hula cove is Clean , Well maintained with a great location right on the water. As pointed out in other reviews you may see other people going into the water behind the house. However, if you make friends with some of the locals as I did ,they may show you the best spots to snorkel and point out things you may never had found on your own.Again great place, owner very friendly and helpful, I cant wait to go back. Please, if you do go snorkeling do not step on the coral, it kills it.
  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Mahalo Mark for your review. It provides future guests an insight into the cottage and the tidepools. As you pointed out the tidepools are not anyone's private swimming pool and the vast majority of visitors are there for snorkling and sunning and respectful of the few cottages surrounding the pools and their guests.
You have the welcoming aloha spirit and that is what the Islands are all about. I hope we will be able to welcome you again in the future. Stay warm back home:)
Mahalo,
Mike
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Kapoho Tidepool's Special Water Front Cottage, from $139/Nite
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Kapoho Puna District
KAILUA, O'AHU
5

BEST VACATION EVER!

  • 5 of 5
MY WIFE AND I WE'RE BORN AND RAISED ON O'AHU. ONE OF OUR FRIENDS WHO IS FROM THE BIG ISLAND TOLD US ABOUT KAPOHO. WE HAVE NEVER HEARD OF IT BEFORE SO I LOOKED IT UP ON VRBO. HULA COVE IMMEDIATELY CAUGHT OUR EYE BECAUSE IT WAS SO CLOSE TO THE WATER. I CALLED MIKE ON THE PHONE AND HE WAS NOTHING BUT HELPFUL AND INFORMATIVE FOR ALL THE QUESTIONS AND CONCERNS I HAD. FROM THE MOMENT I ENTERED THE GATED PROPERTY, AND UNLOCKED THE DOOR I WAS NOTHING SHORT OF IMPRESSED! THE HOUSE HAD ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING WE WOULD NEED FROM UTENSILS , POTS AND PANS, TOWELS, SNORKELING GEAR, BIKES, A GRILL AND EVEN CONDIMENTS FOR COOKING. MY WIFE WAS ESPECIALLY PLEASED WITH THE COFFEE MAKER(THE DRIVE TO TOWN TAKES ABOUT 15MIN OTHERWISE). AS YOU STEP OUTSIDE YOU ARE IMMEDIATELY WELCOMED BY CRYSTAL CLEAR WATER WITH THE BEST SNORKELING I'VE EVER HAD ON ALL THE ISLANDS. THE HOUSE IS IN THE BEST SPOT AS IT IS THE LAST HOUSE WITH VERY LITTLE FOOT TRAFFIC. NOTHING LIKE BACK HOME IN HONOLULU. GET READY TO SNORKEL ALL DAY AND HAVE A FEW COCKTAILS WHILE BEING SERENADED BY THE COQUI TO THE SETTING SUN. THE BEST VACATION EVER!
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Jon and his wife were a wonderful couple visiting Hula Cove. I remember they were celebrating their anniversary and this was their get away from the "big city". Hopefully we will be able to welcome them again to this little "hale " in Kapoho.

Mike
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Kapoho Tidepool's Special Water Front Cottage, from $139/Nite
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p188845vb
Kapoho Puna District
Leavenworth, WA
5

Dreaming of Hula Cove

  • 5 of 5
Wow. From the minute we opened the gate into the private landscaped yard, we fell in love with Hula Cove. We stayed for almost a week and loved how peaceful, beautiful, and well-equipped the cottage is. I loved perusing the collection of Hawaiiana books and spent most of my time out on the lanai, just looking out at the tidepools, the birds, and pinching myself that we were in Hawaii.

We did not have a problem with other people staging nearby to snorkel. They were all quiet and doing their own thing. For the most part they walk up, put on their gear, and get in the water and go. I could see that if you had a rowdy group it woud be unpleasant, but that didn't happen during our stay. I'm glad that this neighborhood has graciously provided access to the marine reserve, and seeing people coming by is part of that. The house has a lot of privacy from next door neighbors. On one side you can barely see the house through the trees. On the other side there is some screening from a fence and some foliage, but is still very private because the other house is elevated. We vicariously enjoyed a 12 year old birthday party that happened one afternoon next door.

The snorkeling was fantastic. We saw a green sea turtle on 3 different snorkels. There are dozens of fish species and we enjoyed using the fish ID book at Hula Cove. There are lots of other rentals in the neighborhood, but we felt incredibly lucky to be able to snorkel out our door. You can even see the fish swimming in the tidepool from the lanai.

The kitchen was very well equipped for a rental. We cooked all our breakfasts and dinners there. And we enjoyed eating out on the lanai.

We are already dreaming of coming back to Kapoho for a whole month, and of course I would love it if we could stay at Hula Cove.
  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Kapoho Tidepool's Special Water Front Cottage, from $139/Nite
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Kapoho Puna District
San Diego, CA
2

PARADISE WITH PROBLEMS

  • 2 of 5
We rented Hula Cove and were generally pleased with the location and accommodations.... It's a cute Grandma's house with plenty of stuff to use. The property boasts about its location as its main selling point and when you are alone, it is paradise. The problem with that location is that is not made clear in the description is that a prime entrance to the Cove is directly in front and below the Hula Cove lanai. The commotion begins at about 6 AM and goes past dusk and affected any sense of peace, quiet and tranquility we were expecting and paying for…
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am happy the guests enjoyed the cottage. We do however advise all guests that the house is right on the water and as such is not private. All property in Hawaii within 15 feet of the high tide water mark are "public access" and as such people might be swimming or walking by the house on any beach or tidal pool. I suggest that if guests are looking for more privacy and quiet that they visit Hawaii in the off season, SEPT, OCT, NOV., early DEC and MAY. Also avoid Holidays at the tidepools and weekends when the locals go the water. Reserve a house off the water or beach . Snorkeling during the busy part of the day or Island sightseeing is probably preferable to pulling down the porch's shades and sitting in the house. OR as I suggest in my correspondence with renters get in the Aloha spirit and meet some new people.
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Kapoho House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
LOW SEASON
Sep 3 2014 - Dec 21 2014
2 night minimum stay
$159
 
 
CHRISTMAS/ NEW YEARS
Dec 22 2014 - Jan 5 2015
6 night minimum stay
$198
 
 
HIGH SEASON
Jan 6 2015 - Aug 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$179
 

Additional information about rental rates

CLEANING FEE $85
Pet Fee $45
Tax Rate 13.42%
Notes CLOSE IN RESERVATIONS OF 5 DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL DURING LOW AND HIGH SEASON ARE $139/ NIGHT BASED ON A 2 NIGHT STAY

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Kapoho House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Broadband Access
  • Washing Machine
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
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