HAWKSBILL HOUSE BY OCEAN IN KAPOHO BEACH LOTS, HELPING WITH TURTLE CONSERVATION

Patty Lei Belcher

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Bedrooms 2
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HAWKSBILL HOUSE BY OCEAN IN KAPOHO BEACH LOTS, HELPING WITH TURTLE CONSERVATION

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House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Imagine a Hawaiian place that still looks like Hawaii did in 1960, where the breezes cross the wide Pacific and come ashore clean, and the soothing sound of the nearby waves create a gentle refrain. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath with sleeping den is fully updated and newly remodeled. The house is 1,120 square feet, with two outside areas of 300 square feet and 200 square feet where you feel surrounded by nature. The perimeter fence and lattice creates a great sense of privacy while allowing wonderful views of lush plantings.

The gated community of Kapoho is a cluster of about 250 homes around a crescent bay, one of the few good swimming areas in Puna District. The community is known to kama'aina (local folks) as a quiet refuge from town.

Hawksbill House is 200 steps from a calm ocean area where geothermally heated fresh water issues from the edges of the natural swimming pond. After the Kapoho Lava Flow of 1960, the springs became warm (in the 80-plus degree range). The heated groundwater seeps from shoreline crevasses to float upon the seawater. This water is the closest thing to heaven on earth that I know! I would be happy to share my aloha for this water and this place, and help you make your own memories here.

A percentage of my profits will be donated to the

HPA/NOAA SEA TURTLE RESEARCH AND CONSERVATION PROGRAM which helps Big Isle turtle populations.

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Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
We did V.N.P. (Volcanoes National Park) and other attractions on the Hilo side. But most of all, we relaxed. Your home and the environment of the complex was truly outstanding! The pond was incredible - very relaxing! Your condo was fully stocked, which made it easy for us to sit back and relax. Mahalo, Mahalo!
Apr 2013
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Patty Lei Belcher

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When I was 10 my parents bought a home on the water at Kapoho (a few doors away from Hawksbill House). The water, not the land, became my new home. I became bonded with the pond nearest my home, and it will always be a place of aloha for me.

Patty Lei Belcher purchased this house in 2000

In my work as at Bishop Museum Library on Oahu, I was able to discover some facts about the Kapoho area, and its significance to ancient Hawaiians. The most important wahi pana (celebrated site) in this region is Kumukahi (literally, 'first beginning'), where the energy of the sun first touches the Hawaiian Islands. The significance of this location was understood by Hawaiians, who would bring their sick to be healed here. There are unique cultural sites within a two mile radius of Hawksbill House. The still popular saying, 'From the rising of the sun at Kumukahi,' refers to this area. My house has been named for Waiaka'ea Bay which was just a half mile north of Kapoho Bay and is now covered by a lava flow. The 'wahi pana' or celebrated place Waiaka'ea Bay, 'Water used by the Hawksbill Turtle' Bay, has been used to create an 'inoa ho'omana'o' or commemorative name, Hawksbill House. Kapoho is one of the places the Fire Goddess Pele traveled in her search for a home. Pele came to Kapoho and dug some of our swimming holes, but she decided not to stay and moved instead to Kilauea Crater where she still resides.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
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Hawksbill House by ocean in Kapoho Beach Lots, helping with turtle conservation
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Hawksbill House by ocean in Kapoho Beach Lots, helping with turtle conservation
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(808) 640-4006
Kapoho Puna District
Seattle Wa USA
5

Hawksbill Oasis

  • 5 of 5
We loved our stay at Hawksbill House. The house was filled with many special touches. It was a very comfortable place to stay. We always looked forward to returning after our adventures. Pattie the owner was very friendly and nice to deal with. I especially liked that The owner supplied food staples .
Champagne pond was wonderful and walking distance from the house. It was an easy drive to the volcano area with wonderful hikes. I would love to return to this place. It was truly an Oasis !!!
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Hawksbill House by ocean in Kapoho Beach Lots, helping with turtle conservation
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(808) 640-4006
Kapoho Puna District
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5

Authentic Slice of Hawaiian Life!

  • 5 of 5
A stay at Hawksbill House provides you with a truly fabulous authentic Hawaiian experience. Patty's exceptional attention to detail in decorating and supplying her unique beach house wraps you up in vintage Hawaiiana with every convenience and comfort at hand. Snorkelling in the tide pools was world-class and the minute I regretted not bringing my trusty Hoover fish identification book - I found one on the bookshelf along with dozens of other useful books, games and videos. The first aid kit was most appreciated as, yes, walking on volcanoes is best with shoes on. We eagerly waited for the bananas, coconut and avocados to ripen on the trees, almost within arms reach off the lanai, but, being impatient, we dashed across the road to Smiley's Farm Market one morning to get fresh fruit and veggies. The very best thing about our week at Hawksbill House, was the "Island Hospitality" Patty offers her guests. She provided an extensive binder filled with maps to local treasure spots, activities and happenings. She went "above and beyond" to secure Merrie Monarch Festival tickets for us. This, in itself, was an amazing feat. MMF tickets are absolutely impossible for anyone to get and, as dedicated hula enthusiasts, the MMF provided us with one of life's most unforgettable experiences. As a gated community, we soon appreciated the rare features offered with the Champagne Ponds.....who in the world has lava-lined living aquariums filled with hot water and tropical fish in their front yards that visitors can swim through??? Mahalo nui loa to Patty for sharing her Hawaiian heritage and Hawksbill House. It was truly a slice of Hawaiian life.
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Hawksbill House by ocean in Kapoho Beach Lots, helping with turtle conservation
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p384987vb
(808) 640-4006
Kapoho Puna District
5

Comfortable House

  • 5 of 5
This house is a great place to relax and recover after a long day of site seeing. It is in a secure, gated neighborhood with beautiful scenery and very spacious. House is well stocked and home owner is easy to work with and accomodating.
  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Hawksbill House by ocean in Kapoho Beach Lots, helping with turtle conservation
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p384987vb
(808) 640-4006
Kapoho Puna District
5

snowbird

  • 5 of 5
Two of us (age 55-60) stayed 3 nites here March, 2014. Very nice house, spotlessly clean, everything new. Owner Patti very responsive, helpful. All is as pictured. - In fact pictures don't do it justice. Everything worked well, In excellent shape. Has louvered windows with screens which is best for wind and rain - can open them quite a bit more than normal windows - still keeps the rain out. Also each bedroom has a fan, which not all places we stayed had, perfect! ( I hate AC)

Pros: Within Gated community, easy access (1-2 blocks) to Champagne Pond, and others; so it was very quiet, secure. 1 mile walk to kapoho tidepools Marine Sanctuary. It's a large house with "beach " bathroom - easy access from porch, two covered porches, fenced in yard for privacy. Laundry, snorkel and masks, clothesline, even a coconut saw! Spotlessly clean. Lots of towels, dishes, new pots, condiments, (including coffee). Great books to read when rainy, and tons of TV channels! Also really great to know that part of the proceeds go to support Turtle Conservation, and Hawksbill appropriately named, as i believe we saw one right in Champagne Pond!

Con: noticeable odor of cleaning product? when we first came, but lots of windows to open so easy to air out. Have let owner know about it, and she's working on it. I missed a sitting area in the sun as it was a little cool when we were there....But there is great seating on both porches.
Also there's 1-2 steps up to kitchen and sleeping area- not a problem for most..probably great fun for the kids!

Can't go wrong with this one!
  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Hawksbill House by ocean in Kapoho Beach Lots, helping with turtle conservation
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p384987vb
(808) 640-4006
Kapoho Puna District
5

Fantastic Experience

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at the Hawksbill house during our Spring Break family trip to the Big Island. Our teens loved the lava fields and we all loved the tidepools in the neighborhood! The house was exceptionally clean and very homey. We appreciated all the information Patty gave us. I would highly recommend the Hawksbill House for families that want to relax and explore HVNP and the East side of the Island.
  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Hawksbill House by ocean in Kapoho Beach Lots, helping with turtle conservation
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p384987vb
(808) 640-4006
Kapoho Puna District
Wisconsin
5

A Secret Hide-A-Way in Paradise

  • 5 of 5
I wasn't sure I would write this review because this little house - it is so wonderful - I am not sure I want to share this secret for fear it will become so in-demand that it won't be available the next time I wish to visit!
The house is tucked in like a little fortress in a secured neighborhood. It has carpet where practical but mostly lovely wood floors. The furniture is very comfortable. The TV is adequate. The WiFi is a bonus. Our cell phones worked for text messages but not always calling. 1 bar most of the time. There is a house phone if you need it.
This house is obviously nicely maintained by the owner. We cooked every morning and evening in the fully stocked kitchen. The two bathrooms were nice as well. Where else would you get Island living like this - one of the bathrooms has outdoor entry! It was fully stocked with beach towels and soaps.
We always felt safe with the gated community and fencing around the house. Our rental vehicle could not be seen from the road so no worries there either.
The drive to Hawksbill house was lovely. With Patty's directions and a basic Google map there was no problem finding it from the Hilo airport.
Patty - Mahalo! for providing the "walking copy" map to all the areas within in community to access the tide pools. That was a blast exploring each and everyone. The sands are black from lava flow here, with bits of green olivine in the stones. But don't take any of those beauties home with you because Pele' will give you bad luck if you do. Snorkeling gear was provided and we had a great time in Champagne Pond at high tide. Wear water shoes as the rocks are rough in and out of the pools.
While on the Big Island my adult son and I ventured north of Hilo to the Zip Lines, to Hilo Airport for a helicopter tour and to lunch at Ken's Pancake House-twice. We went to Volcano National Park to walk across the lava fields. On our way back to the airport we took time to visit the Lava Tree National Monument park - not to be missed!
Please keep in mind, while we rated this rental 5 stars, it is not a Donald Trump-style house or resort. We felt it was perfect for our needs and particular Big Island experience. We loved this quaint, private house and area of Kapoho and will return again when on the Big Island.
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
26 Miles
HILO AIRPORT
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 137
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Kaleo's Bar and Grill or Luquins in Pahoa
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
60 miles away at summit of Mauna Kea, if snowy
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Luquins, Kaleo's, New York Pizza in Pahoa
Car: necessary

The premiere attraction on the Big Island of Hawai'i is the Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park (HVNP). The actual volcano, Halema'uma'u, is 40 miles and about an hour drive away. I would suggest the Visitor Center, Thurston Lava Tube, and the delightful 1 mile walk called Bird Park or Kipuka Puaulu. At dusk, be sure to check out Halema'umau, home of the fire goddess Madame Pele, to see if she is glowing tonight!

Another stellar attraction is the Mauna Kea Visitor Center evening stargazing, which is held from 6 pm to 10 pm, weather permitting, every night of the year. Astronomy on Mauna Kea is making discoveries such as

'Goldilocks planets,' not too hot and not too cold, and other cutting edge discoveries. There are only a couple of sites on the planet with air clean enough for this kind of work. The visitor center is at 9,300 foot elevation on the mountain, access is up the Saddle Road from Hilo or South Kohala.

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Kapoho House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
BASIC RATE
May 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
1 night minimum stay
$119
$700
 
 
WINTER RATE
Dec 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
1 night minimum stay
$139
$900
 

Additional information about rental rates

CLEANING FEE $120 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 13.25%
Notes ADDITIONAL PEOPLE (MORE THAN TWO) $15 PER NIGHT PER PERSON

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Amenities

Kapoho House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1120 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Indoor bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Bathroom outside the front door after swimming!
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , FULL bed in this bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Full bed in this bedroom
    Den - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds set up for lounging or single sleepers
  • Double Beds (1) Each bedroom features a FULL BED (double bed)., Twin Beds (2) Twin-sized coil beds are available for your sleeping comfort in the den. Crib (1) DaVinci mini-crib is available.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • health/beauty spa
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
Notes:
Ceiling fans (5), attic fan, partial oak wood floor, new carpet, large patio, smaller (200 sf) lanai, fruit trees, privacy fence, near ocean (1 minute walk), sea breezes, wave sounds, old Hawaii feel in a gated community, cultural and historical tour information
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