Kapoho House Rental Photos and Description
2BR/2BA Ocean View Home sleeps 4, Close to snorkeling, Hot Tub, 4 bicycles
The Pualani Tropical Kapoho Beach home features open-beamed ceilings and panoramic tropical and ocean views. You can see the passing lights of cruise ships at night from the lanai. Come enjoy the solar energy home and the BRAND NEW HOT TUB (April 2014).There's a full kitchen, generous living and dining area opening onto the lanai, a queen-bed bedroom and bath. For extra guests, the second bedroom downstairs has two double beds. And for your evenings, there's a Satellite flat screenTV/DVD, an assortment of videos and CDs, and for those who would rather curl up with a book, there are lots to choose from. Outside in a gazebo near the house is a full-featured spa for your relaxation and enjoyment! The kitchen is fully equipped with a microwave, blender, coffee maker, range, fridge and all cooking and dining needs. This home is thoughtfully and tastefully appointed to make it feel like your very own home-in-Paradise. Ride bicycles (no extra fees for bikes like some rentals) to the nearby tidepools and lagoons for wonderful snorkeling and swimming. Hot tub, outdoor shower, and hi-speed internet!
Location: Located in a quiet, oceanfront, gated community with easy accessibility to Kapoho Bay and the ocean itself, there are several calm lagoons for swimming and snorkeling. Some of the lagoons are even heated by geothermal fresh-water springs! A guide map at the house will direct you to all the best spots. Champagne Pond is a 10-15 minute walk from the home or 5 minutes by bicycle, and this home is perfectly located to walk to the Wai'opae Marine Sanctuary for even more swimming and snorkeling experiences. Volcano National Park is about a 45 minute drive. The newly forming black sand beach in Kalapana is about a 20 minute drive down the 'Red Road,' Hiway 137. Lava has recently been flowing into the ocean here and you can hike to see it. 'Uncle Robert's' farmer's market is a wonderful way to spend a Wednesday evening. With wonderful Hawaiian musicians, local food vendors, arts & crafts, this event is better than a Luau. Put this on your 'to do' list!
This tropical hideaway is a perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of other tourist locations. The trade winds keep the home comfortable year round, and the sound of the ocean across the street with the waves rolling across the reef is very pleasing to the senses! You feel like you are in your own tropical tree house with panoramic ocean and tropical views. I have many happy guests, and some who love to return year after year!
Amenities:: Champagne pond is 10-15 minute walk, full feature Spa in gazebo in yard, Satellite Flat screen TV, completely furnished for your comfort! The Wai'opae Marine Sanctuary is about 5-10 minutes south of the property by foot or bicycle. Just 40 minutes to Volcano National Park, and 1/2 hour to view the volcano flow (Kalapana) in to the ocean! Be sure to check out the Makuu Farmer's Market on Sundays, and Hilo Farmer's Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Lava viewing boat tours, helicopter tours at Hilo airport, botanical gardens, zoo, great little restaurants in Pahoa - Ning's Thai Food, Kaleos, Luquin's Mexican Food, Boogie Woogie Pizza, Paoulo's Italian food, Pele's Kitchen, and more! We love 'The Ponds' in Hilo too!
Activities:: Hiking, snorkeling, kayaking, swimming, bike riding, volcano site-seeing, Olympic size swimming pool in Pahoa, several fine restaurants in Pahoa (8 mi.), hot ponds, lava viewing tours from Pohoiki, helicopter tours from Hilo airport, farmers markets in Makuu & Hilo, botanical gardens & more!
Area: Kapoho is a beautiful, peaceful and quiet place that is perfect for those who want no part of 'tourist Hawaii.' It is a small, friendly community that's also the sunniest spot on the Windward side of the Big Island. The nights bring a little rain, and the days are generally sunny and bright.
If you have already experienced 'tourist Hawaii' and are ready for something different, you will appreciate this. If you would like a taste of what it would be like to live among the folks who spend their lives here, work here, play here and raise their families here, you might find this interesting. If you're into hiking, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, exploring, or just being, you'll love it.
If this home is not available for your dates, please check out my other vacation rental on this website, listing number 301938, the oceanfront Alohahouse! If you would rather be really close to the ocean, but don't care about swimming in it, you will find this place amazing...living on the edge of the Pacific Ocean!
- non smoking only
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- pets not allowed
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Pat Starkie
We live in California, but love Hawaii! We have been visiting the Big Island since 1976. We loved Harry K. Brown Beach Park in Kalapana before the lava flow took the beach away and formed new land. Kapoho, on the eastern tip, of the island is our favorite spot because we love to swim and snorkel in the warm lagoons and tidepools. This is heaven on earth to us.
Pat Starkie purchased this house in 2004
Why Pat Starkie chose Kapoho
We fell in love with this home because of its open air feeling, high ceilings with LOTS of windows, the lush environment, sounds of the ocean waves breaking across the Kapoho reef, and its great location. It is in the gated community with access to Champagne Pond and the other fabulous spots in the area, but also just a short walk or bike ride to the Wai'Opae Marine Sanctuary. We found the best of both worlds!
What makes this house unique
This home is a real tropical retreat away from the tourist crowds. We can really relax here and love swimming and snorkeling the the warm tidepools. We love riding our bicycles to the Wai'Opae Marine Sanctuary and Champagne Pond. A morning dip is always fun and then we come back to our tropical tree house for coffee and breakfast.
Guestbook comments from the owner
We loved our stay in the Pualani House. This is our first time to Hawaii and the Pualani House gave us a perfect base from which to discover the East side of the island. Our only regret is we were so busy snorkeling, hiking past the 'End of the Road' and across a volcanic crater and, in addition, enjoying two farmer's markets in Pahoa, that we didn't have time to relax and enjoy the ambiance of the Pualani House. We loved the interior warmth created by all of the woodwork. We only hope we will be able to find a similar home to purchase as we search through the islands.
We both agree that Pualani was a lucky find for us. We have been in Hilo the last several days. Tomorrow we hope to go to the top of Mauna Kea as we travel to our new home base in Kona.
Mahalo and Happy Holidays,