Experience the famous Kapoho-WaiOpae Tide Pools and Marine Preserve from this VERY PRIVATE and ACCESSIBLE OCEANFRONT HOME on the eastern shore of the Big Island of Hawaii!
Take a few easy steps down from this comfortable and artistic single-family home into the protected inner reef of tidal pools. The panoramic coastline views combined with the easy ocean access make it a perfect retreat for the active family.
Relax into the sounds and sights of the ocean, tropical breezes, ocean sunrises and moonrises! Enjoy incredible stargazing over the dark ocean sky.
See the VIRTUAL TOUR (click the link at the end of this listing) to really know what you could experience. In addition to the tour, the 16 photographs show the updated furnishings and amenities since the virtual tour was created. (NOTE: We no longer have a hot tub.)
From the over 200 ft of ocean shoreline on the property, you can float, swim or snorkel in your very own private warm, calm ocean lagoon or swim further out to explore the extensive coral pools. These pools support 11 types of coral, over 113 types of colorful tropical fish, green sea turtles and an occasional monk seal.
These warm tide pools are such incredible fish habitat that they are one of only 11 marine preserves in the entire State! Enjoy the safest and best snorkeling in East HI from this secluded beautiful location.
This exceptional home has Italian tile throughout, granite counters in a well-stocked kitchen with stainless steel appliances, and an open airy Great Room overlooking the ocean. Upstairs are 2 bedrooms with ocean views, one has a new king bed and one a queen. Plus a third bedroom with double bed overlooking a lovely garden with great ocean wave sounds to lull you to sleep. The house will nicely accommodate a family of five.
Two balcony decks overlook the ocean and a third looks over the tropical gardens. An oceanfront covered entertaining and lounging area is on the garden level adjacent to the patio that is perfect for sunbathing before slipping into your own private lagoon. Enjoy the ground-level covered and semi-enclosed tropical garden bathroom with toilet, sink and shower. The property is fenced to enhance a feeling of security and has private off-street parking.
Other nearby recreational activities include: VOLCANO NATIONAL PARK with lava viewing within 15 miles; Ahalanui Warm Springs County Park with 90 degree ocean-fed pool; fishing, diving, kayaking, surfing, winter whale-watching and star gazing; hiking, bicycling, golfing, scenic drives along the coast; zoo, astronomy center, NW Hawaiian Islands visitor center; and museums, shopping, farmer's markets, and dining.
Located in a small, quiet seaside community in 'sunny Kapoho' with the least rain in East Hawaii and the best air quality on the island. The historic town of Pahoa is 10 miles and has groceries, fine restaurants, fresh fish market, internet cafe, boutiques, business center, urgent care clinic, pharmacy, etc. Hilo International Airport is 29 miles. The Kona airport is 115 miles, about a 2.5 hour drive.
We have a five-day minimum but will consider as few as three days if we have an opening of fewer than five days and our caretakers do not need to work on the property. To make a reservation, please check the calendar for availability and then email us with your desired dates and phone number.
Thank you for your interest!
Keywords: Oceanfront single family house
We retired to this home in Hawaii in 2001 from Alaska. Linda served as a natural resource manager, habitat protection biologist and SE Alaska Regional Supervisor for 27 years in Alaska. She met Kirk in Kapoho area while on vacation after he had completed a solo sailing trip there from Bellingham WA.
Once in Hawaii, Linda was contracted by the State of Hawaii to serve as their first Marine Protected Areas Statewide Coordinator to foster greater conservation of the very most important marine ecosystems. The WaiOpae Tidepools Marine Life Conservation District at Kapoho was established during her tenure in this position. We started the Cape Kumukahi Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3), in 2004 and completed several multi-year conservation projects for the Kapoho tidepools. We now spend part of the year in our home in Bellingham, WA and the rest in Hawaii.
Kirk and Linda Flanders purchased this house in 1998
This property is absolutely unique compared to any other oceanfront properties we have seen throughout Hawaii due to easy year-round access into the protected tide pools plus the open Pacific Ocean just beyond the pools to watch the waves and whales and listen to the surf. The snorkeling is better than almost every other place I have snorkeled in Hawaii.
"The house is BEAUTIFUL! I couldn't have imagined anything as nice as this...perfect place for two newlyweds to take some time together in this spectacular setting. My mother is still sleeping - it is the best night's sleep she's had in weeks...We found everything to be in great working order, all clean and waiting for us. It was just as if you knew what we needed...The waves and sunshine woke us up...Thank you again for your exceptional hospitality."