HONU'S HIDEAWAY - A WARM, INVITING TIDE POOL JUST OUTSIDE YOUR DOOR!

Aloha Coast RealtyHawaii Holiday Vac. Rentals

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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HONU'S HIDEAWAY - A WARM, INVITING TIDE POOL JUST OUTSIDE YOUR DOOR!

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A true hidden gem! Stay in this stylish house and walk down the private steps to swim or snorkel in what may be the most charming, tranquil and inviting tide pool in the area. Prime Kapoho location a short walk from Champagne Pond...

Honu's Hideaway is one of those hidden gems that you appreciate more with every step you take through the house and grounds. Completely remodeled in 2010, the owner spared no expense to make the house comfortable and stylish, always thinking of the guest experience. It's a perfect place to relax with the large living/dining/kitchen area under the high ceilings that are covered in beautiful tropical woods. The home has a contemporary feel with nice appliances, dishes, linens, and the most gorgeous granite countertops we've seen.

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When you're not snorkeling or swimming, you'll find a large flat-screen satellite TV with Dish Satellite, Blu-ray DVD player, IPod/FM stereo system and Wireless Broadband in the back bedrooms for your convenience. Honu's Hideaway has 3 bedrooms, all with classy Hawaiian decor and high-quality firm beds. The large master bedroom has a king bed and en suite bath, the second bedroom has a queen bed, and the third bedroom has twins. Use of all 3 bedrooms will increase the cleaning fee. Both full baths have wide pocket doors for those with limited mobility; one with shower/bath and one with low step in shower.

But wait! The best part is the pond! This may be the most charming, tranquil and inviting shared tide pool in the area; varying in depth from 2-12 ft. Just one glance and you can visualize yourself immersed in the warm 89 degree water, swimming, snorkeling or floating for hours on one of the rafts thoughtfully provided by the owner. Beautiful palm trees and tropical plants surround the pond.

If you can tear yourself away from the pond, relax on the outdoor lanai with top-of-the-line wicker furniture, or have a barbecue and dine at the outdoor teak table that seats 4 comfortably. (The BBQ is both gas - supplied - and briquets - BYO). You'll find a large flat-screen TV with Dish Satellite, Blu-ray DVD player, IPod/FM stereo system and Wireless Broadband in the back bedrooms (only) for your convenience.

When you're ready to explore the area, Champagne pond (for snorkeling) is only a 1 minute walk and less than a block away, so you can easily hear the sounds of the ocean from the house. Wai'opae/Kapoho Tide Pools offer great snorkeling and are only a 2 minute drive out the gate.

Honu's Hideaway endeavors to be a green house; using green cleaners wherever possible, have installed solar hot water, use fans only not air conditioning, have a clothesline for guests use, encourage guests to conserve electricity, have green shopping bags available for guests use and offer compost and garbage recycling facilities. The house affords privacy as it has a lovely bamboo fence and is located within the lovely walking area of Beach Lots, the gated community. This is NOT a party house, the owner lives just down the street, this is a tasteful well-appointed home and we endeavor to keep it that way, for your enjoyment.

Honu's Hideaway is waiting for you at an affordable price! Once you stay here and experience the home, pond and grounds, you'll know why we call this place a true hidden gem. If it is booked for your dates, check out the sister property, Luana Hideaway just two doors down and created by the same decorator!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Aloha Coast RealtyHawaii Holiday Vac. Rentals (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2000
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About Aloha Coast RealtyHawaii Holiday Vac. Rentals

Hawaii has called me thrice. I first discovered this secret bit of paradise in 2006, on the last leg of a trip from Australia, where I had lived for 24 years. In 2009 it all came back to me, when I decided that I needed to purchase a holiday rental for my own retreats (sanity) from too much work. I love Old Hawaii, the uniqueness of this area and the wonderful year round perfect micro-climate here.

When I sold my business in 2011 happily but unexpectedly; it seemed my plans were already laid out for me, with a home here waiting (Honu’s Hideaway) as Hawaii called me again for the third and final time when I moved here permanently. My guests had so enjoyed the house and requests to rent it continued to come in. Frankly I did not yet know how to completely relax, so when my neighbor’s house just 2 doors down came up for sale and now with all the time in the world and a knack for remodeling and some experience, I decided to purchase it and turn it (Luana Hideaway) into the great entertaining and lounging house.

Well the best laid plans of mice and men, can and do go astray; when I eventually realized that I was really cut out to be a farm girl with lots of space for gardening and for me and my dogs, as I had been living for the last 12 years. In 2012 I purchased a lush tropical 4 acre farm 10 minutes away, so now I have the best of both worlds; I have my farm lifestyle and when there are check outs or vacancies, I get to come and enjoy relaxing in the warm ponds. I am glad I can share this wonderful experience with you and the bounty of my garden.

A hui hou,

Kathy Young

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 95 traveler reviews

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Honu's Hideaway - A Warm, Inviting Tide Pool Just Outside Your Door!
average rating of 4.768421 based on 95 reviews
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Honu's Hideaway - A Warm, Inviting Tide Pool Just Outside Your Door!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p303367vb
+1 -808 965-0400
Bonita San Diego County
Where do you live?
4

Great house with minor limitations

  • 4 of 5
Pros:
-Very clean on entry
-Extensive collection of maps and books for the surrounding area
-Extensive group of manuals for all the devices in the house
-Plenty of towels and toys for the water
-Amazing warm water tide pool in the back yard
-Amazing warm water large tide pool less than 50 feet away
-High end appliances
-Comfortable beds
-Well furnished patio
-Several portable fans




Cons:
-When we first arrived the Wifi didn't work very well. After we realized that there was a Wifi range extender in the house, we moved it to the back bedroom, closer the to the originating Wifi next door, we had much better Wifi connections. We moved it back to it's original location in the dining room when we left.
-Noisy frogs (coqui) making whistling noises like birds made sleeping difficult. We got around it by closing the bedroom windows at night and using the portable fans as white noise. No problems sleeping after that.
-Somewhat difficult to get in and out of the warm water tide pool. Water shoes a must.
Location is somewhat remote. The closest store or restaurant is 8 miles.
  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thoughtful review.

Yes, Internet access is difficult in Kapoho Beach Lots. Many of the homeowners have been waiting a LONG time for a DSL line and cable Internet is just a dream that will never be fulfilled. It seems like you found the best way to deal with it.

The coqui frogs have become a fact of life in the area. Kapoho has a better control program than many other areas, so they are doing all they can to mitigate it. But as you said, close the windows and it helps a lot. Some of us have trouble sleeping when the coqui go quiet because we're so used to it.

Yes, in all of East Hawaii island, water shoes are a must.

Grocery stores are not in walking distance - that is very true. That is one reason why our welcome letters recommend that people stop and shop before arriving at the house - at least for the basics.

Thank you again.
business
Honu's Hideaway - A Warm, Inviting Tide Pool Just Outside Your Door!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p303367vb
+1 -808 965-0400
Bonita San Diego County
Canada
5

Gorgeous Setting for Amazing Vacation

  • 5 of 5
Walking into the house our breath was taken away! The open floor plan gave a great feeling of space and transitioned effortlessly to the secluded garden patio. The entire house was gracefully appointed with tasteful island art.

The location was fantastic for many adventures and fascinating activities, or just hanging out enjoying the peaceful quiet vibe of the property.

The pool was lovely, but the neighboring house was being remodeled and was a bit of an eyesore. Of course we understand this is not the fault of the owner. During our stay the neighbors put up floating barriers at the far end of the pool. We phoned the owner and she IMMEDIATELY RESPONDED and found out the barriers were for our protection from falling coconuts. We found the neighbors to be very friendly and welcoming into the pool at all times.

A quick 2 minute jaunt takes you to Champagne Pond - a community shared geothermically heated tidal pool filled often with sea turtles and colorful fish. It was a very gentle place to float and snorkle around.

We would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this outstanding property!
  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Honu's Hideaway - A Warm, Inviting Tide Pool Just Outside Your Door!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p303367vb
+1 -808 965-0400
Bonita San Diego County
Waipahu, Hawaii
5

Peaceful, Private, Wonderful

  • 5 of 5
POSITIVES: (1) The management company is excellent. Everyone I dealt with was customer-oriented and responsive. All of my questions were answered in advance. (2) The home is as lovely as pictured on VRBO. It is as if we stepped into the photos on the website. The home is accommodating also. Almost anything you could think of or want is available to you. The home is thoughtfully furnished to enable the most stressed-out person to unwind and relax. (3) Little surprises, such as the fresh fruit on the kitchen counter that greeted us, the book with notes from prior guests, and the card from the cleaning service/massage therapist, were delightful. (4) We happened to stumble across the neighbors on both sides of the home and they were friendly and welcoming. (5) We loved the outdoor shower. (6). The frogs at night were noisy and piercing at times, but, we got used to it. (7) Last, but not least, the semi-private TIDEPOOL/POND is just what we had hoped for and more. It was an "extraordinary experience" to be able to swim and snorkel in it daily. Amazing!
SUGGESTION: The only suggestion I have is that the management company or owner may want to make it clear to all guests that they have secured full permission from the neighbor to allow guests to swim in the entirety of the pond because the reason most guests rent this property is for the semi-private TIDEPOOL/POND. We are both attorneys and as we were exploring the property one day we noticed the staking pins on the pond-side of the home and became concerned about the propriety of swimming in the pond when most of it seemed outside of the boundary of the vacation rental. One day, however, the neighbors whose property line encloses the majority of the pond showed up to clean the pond. They are a local couple from Hilo. While they were cleaning the pond we chatted for quite some time and they graciously allowed us to swim in all of the pond. Without their permission we would have felt like trespassers. So unless there are water rights issues we are unaware of, my only suggestion is for the owner or management company to "work it" out with the neighbor so that future guests know that they have full permission to swim in all of the pond. =) OVERALL, we had a PEACEFUL, PRIVATE and WONDERFUL time. MAHALO NUI LOA to the management company and owner for making our stay all that we expected it to be.
  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thoughtful and thorough review! Thank you for letting us know your concerns about the legality of using the pond. To address them we have posted this signage at Honus Hideaway: Please enjoy swimming in our shared tidal pond as all TIDAL/OCEAN WATERS are owned by NO private person, only the access to some tidal/ocean waters is privately owned. You are entering the pond on access/steps owned by Honu’s Hideaway , but please be respectful and do not tread on the neighbors land or swim under their coconuts trees as this is very dangerous due to falling coconuts. The neighbors are friendly and share the pond, just as the 3 neighbors across the street share their pond amongst the 3 houses.
Mahalo, Hawaii Holiday Management
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Honu's Hideaway - A Warm, Inviting Tide Pool Just Outside Your Door!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p303367vb
+1 -808 965-0400
Bonita San Diego County
Melbourne,Victoria/Australia
5

Visitor from Melbourne ,Australia

  • 5 of 5
The house can compete with any 5 star hotel I have ever stayed in. Spotlessly clean and the beds were very comfortable. Location very close to champagne pond although I didn't go there, preferred to swim in the property's pond which was huge and crystal clear.
I can't wait to return and have already recommended the place to my friends.
Highly recommend the Thai restaurant "Nings" in Pahoa, Great service and value for money.
  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Honu's Hideaway - A Warm, Inviting Tide Pool Just Outside Your Door!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p303367vb
+1 -808 965-0400
Bonita San Diego County
Big Bear Lake Ca
5

Beauty Getaway

  • 5 of 5
Can I come here ? I need a warm getaway right abut now
  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly
business
Honu's Hideaway - A Warm, Inviting Tide Pool Just Outside Your Door!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p303367vb
+1 -808 965-0400
Bonita San Diego County
Duncan BC
4

Beautiful House great holiday spot, Internet issues.

  • 4 of 5
My Wife and I stayed here for I week and loved the property. The house is very nice and well furnished. The tide pool is amazing. The Management company was very professional and went way beyond my expectations to make sure I was satisfied with the rental.
The reason I gave it 4 stars and not 5 is the internet is only available in the master bedroom making it very difficult to surf the internet and still be involved in the Holiday. The owner was trying to get this fixed and if she is successful I would give it 5 Stars. Really a Great place to stay.
  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Hilo
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Pahoa
Nearest Point of Interest
Champagne Pond
Car: recommended

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Bonita House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
September Season
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$135
From
$135
$945
$3,440
 
 
Fall Season
Oct 1 2014 - Dec 15 2014
3 night minimum stay
$135
From
$135
$945
$3,440
 
 
Holiday
Dec 16 2014 - Jan 5 2015
5 night minimum stay
$215
From
$215
$1,505
$6,020
 
 
Winter
Jan 6 2015 - Mar 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$209
From
$209
$1,390
$5,330
 
 
Merrie Monarch
Apr 1 2015 - Apr 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
$139
From
$139
$973
$3,550
 
 
Spring Season
Apr 16 2015 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$139
From
$139
$973
$3,550
 
 
Summer Season
Jun 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$179
From
$179
$1,253
 

Notes

  • Rates shown above do not include taxes and fees

Amenities

Amenities

Bonita House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
Notes:
Private access to unique swimmable Kapoho tide pool.

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