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Gorgeous White Orchid Tidepool Retreat Close to Ocean

Cosette

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Cosette

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2015
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Gorgeous White Orchid Tidepool Retreat Close to Ocean

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Kapoho House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

The White Orchid is a beautiful house especially designed and built in 2007. The gardens surrounding the property are magical. White Orchid is located on the largest tidal pond in the area and emits a tranquil setting that feels like you are in your own oasis!

The ocean is right around the corner - a 2 minute walk to the Wai Opae marine coservation district, home to fish, coral and many varieties of sea life such as turtles. However, it is also a protected area for snorkeling safely. Wave breaks are further out and the snorkeling is amazing in a pond like setting.

The White Orchid is elegant and tastefully decorated throughout. It has a wonderful opening feeling, but is also very private. The furniture was desinged and imported especially for this house, as well as art work displayed by the owner who is an artist and whose paintings are displayed throughout the house. There are two private outdoor showers connected to each bedroom - totally delightful with tropical surroundings.

'Sunny' Kapoho is one of the micro-climatic areas on the east side of Hawaii and is known for having the best weather on the east side of Hawaii. We have the best air quality in the world and amazing tropical vegetation nearby, instead of the desert on the Kona side. Many wonderful activities are nearby, including Lava Tree State park, Po'hoiki which has great surfing and body boarding and picnicing. Down the red road (137) is Ahalanui warm pond, the black sand beach in Kehena and Kalapana at the end of the road which has lava viewing.

This house and area is a treasure you'll love to explore!

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More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Cosette (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2015

About Cosette

I'm a designer and painter living right in the same area of Kapoho. The weather is wonderful as well as the vegetation and the ocean. I swim in the tidepools several times a week; I find this a very special area.

I have two vacation rentals which I created the way I would want to vacation. They display beauty, elegance and tranquility in a tropical setting.

I hope my guests truly enjoy the house and the surroundings!

Cosette purchased this house in 2007

Why Cosette chose Kapoho

I enjoy living here and thought other people would also enjoy this amazing area.

What makes this house unique

The house has a feeling of being in an oasis, with the tidal pond and beautiful gardens. The house itself is warm, elegant and relaxing. It has all the amenities desired.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Gorgeous White Orchid Tidepool Retreat Close to Ocean
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Prescott, AZ
5

Ahhh...this is aloha...

  • 5 of 5

This area is my favorite on the Big Island, and this may just well be my favorite house! It's airy, open, and delightful, and the whole neighborhood is quiet and orderly. How about the house itself in particular? Well, if you're looking for relaxation, you've got it. The patio is south facing, but offers lovely shade in the mornings from the plantings on the east, and a bit in the late afternoon from the palms on the west. The bedrooms are roomy and breezy, very comfortable beds, and clean, modern, nice bathrooms, The windows, transoms and fans keep you comfortable day and night, the kitchen is well done, the laundry is new, the outdoor showers are handy, and it's well lit throughout. The Wai O'pae Tide pools are a ten minute walk down the block (there is little to no vehicular traffic, nor any beach), the night's stars are stunning (this is a Dark Skies area), and the place lends itself to conversation on the patio after dinner. The patio sits above the tide pool in the picture, and the yard is not done justice by the photos. It is, in a word or three, gorgeous, serene, lush, tropical. This NOT a tourist-y destination (that would be Kona...), this is a place for a slow, relaxed visit where you should feel at home, comfortable and bathed in the Island's Aloha. Close enough to Hilo, Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, MacKenzie State Park, and Lava Tree to visit those whenever you want or need to, they're all easy drives. We ate several times in Pahoa at Pele's Kitchen- wonderful breakfasts! We were sharing the house with another couple, and had plenty of room for us all. We will be back as soon as we can, and that's the best recommendation I can give.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
SF Bay Area
5

Idyll retreat close to tidepools

  • 5 of 5

We had a gorgeous stay in this very well designed and furnished modern home. Very spacious rooms, convinient outdoor showers, beautiful garden to look upon while having dinner on lanai. Will be happy to come back. We had to leave early because of Iselle. I hope there is not much damage to the house from the storm.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Im so glad you enjoyed your stay in Kapoho. We were very fortunate that the house had no damage in the storm!
5

Rare treat

  • 5 of 5

Tricky finding the place after dark and not having stopped to pick up some food, this was the only draw back. The kitchen could have been cleaner for my taste...found some ants. Easily remedied on with the vacation. We grew to love this place and were not ready to leave. Outdoor showers were amazing and the place just felt like home which exactly what were looking for. Loved the quiet surrounds and peaceful sounds at night, loved our trips to many beautiful tropical gardens and so many beautiful and breathe taking views. Not to miss all the great fresh markets of food and flowers. Thankyou so much we loved it.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Hilo, Hawaii / Bend, Oregon
5

Relaxing Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house, beautiful view, well stocked with everything you could need on vacation in Hawaii. Aside from a slight booking mix-up, our stay was perfect and we would recommend this home to anyone looking for a relaxing, peaceful retreat. We fell in love with the outdoor showers and even caught some fish in the pond off the porch! 5 stars for a gorgeous home in a perfect location.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Slave Lake, Alberta. Canada
5

Two Weeks of Relaxation!

  • 5 of 5

Property as described! Owner is very helpful & easy to get along with making the renting experience pleasant. Only negative would be property could use a couple more lounge chairs outside on the deck for tanning but past that everything was in order. Outdoor showers were awesome, proximity to tide pools could not be better & the drive to town was never an issue for supplies. Would recommend the property for anyone looking to relax & enjoy the Hilo side of the Big Island.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
New York City
5

PERFECT FOR MY 10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

  • 5 of 5

My Husband and I and 8 friends, all well travelled, decided to go to Hawaii to celebrate my 10th wedding anniversary. We had never been to Hawaii before, and chose the Big Island because of the diversity of the landscape as well as the volcano culture. Friends had recommended that we stay in this part of the island because of the micro climate and they were right! We had one of the best weeks of all our travels and that is in large part do to the White Orchid and it's neighbor, Orchid Elua. Four of us stayed in the White Orchid and 6 in the Orchid Elua. The description given by VRBO was 100% accurate on both houses and the set up was perfect for our group because we were so close to one another....just a back yard away. One large tide pool between the two houses had been divided so that each house had it's own. The kitchens were well equipped and we spent a number of evenings doing group feasts where everyone cooked. And even though we were a large group, we also had all the privacy we needed and each bedroom had its own bathroom.

A word about the tide pools...there has been some derogatory misinformation put out about tide pools. But the owner (who's paintings grace both rental houses) has been swimming in them for 11 years and loves doing it. In the Ocean tide pools only minutes away, the coral is amazing when you get out past the channel. The University of Hawaii has done studies of the tide pools and has concluded that the occasional material on the surface is just runoff from the papaya fields and nothing sinister.

All in all I can strongly recommend the lovely White Orchid and the Orchid Elua rental homes.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Hilo
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Kapoho
Nearest Point of Interest
Lava Tree State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Po'ohiki park
Nearest Point of Interest
Ahalanui warm pond
Nearest Point of Interest
Kehena black sand beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Kalapana
Car: necessary

Lava viewing

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Rates & Availability

From $160 Per night

Kapoho House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
spring
Apr 1 2015 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$160
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
summer
Jun 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$165
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
fall
Sep 1 2015 - Dec 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
$165
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
winter
Dec 15 2015 - Apr 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200.00
cleaning fee $125.00
Tax Rate 13.42%
Notes Weekly rentals may apply during holiday seasons
3% fee applies to foreign transactions
Cleaning fee $125

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Kapoho House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Master bath has jacuzzi tub and shower, bath and outdoor private shower. Queen bath has half bath and outdoor shower Full bath with shower to left of entry and connecting with Den and Living Area.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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