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New Huge 4 Bedroom Home with cool ocean breezes, partial ocean view.

Jack & Kealoha

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Jack & Kealoha

Member since: 2012
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New Huge 4 Bedroom Home with cool ocean breezes, partial ocean view.

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Kapoho House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 full Baths,(Huge)- (Sleeps 8)

Your stay begins with cool breezes on the lanai and the beautiful ponds of Kapoho Bay few minutes away. Newly built home is four bedroom two-story, spacious and simple home is perfect for families, or those who just want to get away without the fanfare and resort prices and crowds.

Our upstairs master suite loft features cool breezes and a spacious lanai. Master suite has 863 square feet. The downstairs unit has three bedrooms with 1,800 square feet and private catwalk to the upstairs lanai. Also has a 650 sq.ft lanai. The downstairs bathroom has both a shower and a tub with a travertine marble, Granite & porcelain surround. (HUGE).

Just 5 minutes away is the Isaac Hale State Park where you can catch the boat or walking tour to a unbelievable lava tour of Kilauea Valcanoe flowing into the ocean. (WOW!!) a must thing to do, once in a lifetime experience.

Just 30 miles from Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii, the location is known for some of the safest snorkeling in the Hawaiian Islands and is unsurpassed by none! Sitting on the edge of the Puna rainforest and 35 minutes away from the awesome Hawaii Volcanoes National Park you have the best of both worlds. Boat tours are available.

Whether taking in the majesty of the volcano erupting in the uplands or the crystal clear waters of Kapoho Bay and the Champagne Ponds you are sure to let the day-to-day struggles of life melt away below the horizon.

Attractions in the area include: swimming, scuba diving, spelunking, a public swimming pool in Pahoa, fishing, restaurants, reefs, surfing, snorkeling, and a black sand beach and many more.

With our warmest aloha we invite you to visit us soon!

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Jack & Kealoha (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
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About Jack & Kealoha

My wife and I are local residents, we were born and raised in Kailua, Oahu. My wife is a teacher and I am a contractor. We have two kids, and two dogs. We love to travel and meet new friends!

Jack & Kealoha purchased this house in 2012

Why Jack & Kealoha chose Kapoho

We chose this location because of the peacefulness, tranquility, and relaxation you cannot find anywhere else and to get away from the hustle and bustle. Not to mention the amazing and refreshing Tide Pools &Champagne Ponds! And approximately an 35 minute drive to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Boat & walking tours to see lava flowing into the ocaen are available.

What makes this house unique

The biggest benefit is that our home is just down the road from the Wai Opai Tide Pools and Champagne Ponds and swimming with all types of sea life. Also you will be staying in a brand new built home starting in Dec. Also just a 5 minute drive to Isaac Hale State Park for Boat & Lava Tour. (WOW!!) a must see.

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Bedrooms 4
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Minimum Stay 3 nights
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New Huge 4 Bedroom Home with cool ocean breezes, partial ocean view.
average rating of 4.6 based on 15 reviews
Berthoud, CO

Modern appointments, great location- what a steal

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here last week for spring break as part of an extended family trip and could not be more pleased. The house is well appointed with modern amenities. We aren't talking a beach house that has been aging for 15 years. The kitchen was modern (only lacking a dishwasher), and the house had a large main bathroom, a large upper suite and plenty of room for our 3 kids (age 3 - 8) plus six adults. Want wi-fi? Got it. Nice grill for cooking outside? Done. Plenty of patio space for lounging or napping during hammock time? Oh, you know it is there.

Look, I love me some resorts where there are throngs of staff waiting on you hand and foot. But that comes with a huge price, especially in Hawaii. If you are searching VRBO you know what I am talking about. This place is about 40 minutes to an hour from Hilo International Airport, with a Wal-Mart and grocery stores on the way. With some simple planning, and shopping before you arrive, you are setup in a wonderful (small) neighborhood near some of the best snorkeling Hawaii has to offer. My 8 yr old daughter caught the snorkeling bug, and we had wonderful father/daughter bonding time every morning and evening as we dove together in calm waters.


Modern house well appointed with snorkel gear, kitchen needs, electronics (tvs, dvd, wi-fi, etc) and lounging (lots of couches and a hammock to snooze on).

Walking distance to amazing tide pools with breathtaking, novice snorkel opportunities.

A bit off the beaten path. On the busiest day we saw maybe 20 people spread out over a large area. We could easily get off on our own.

Lush rain forest terrain with fruit trees, tide pools and lots of wildlife. We saw birds, Mongoose, wild pig and more.

Within a 20 minute drive of grocery and some restaurants. Only 40 mins to an hour to Hilo.

Great owners. We had an electrical problem there (GFCI tripping periodically) and the owners did everything possible to fix the problem for us. It was easily worked around, but their attentiveness was ingratiating.


No beach. This is where the lava flows, so think lunar landscape, not sandy white beaches. When you go snorkeling you are stumbling over sharp lava rock, so wear decent shoes and gloves. Even then, most of us had some scrapes.

A bit secluded, so you'll want a car for times you just want restaurant food and it is hole-in-the-wall dining.

Rainy side- not constant sun but every day there were hours of light sun for every hour of rain. Be flexible.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Great Home Away from Home!

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of four couples and the place was perfectly suited for the number in our party. The kitchen was great for cooking all of our meals and there was enough space for us to either hang out all together or branch off into different areas. We used the BBQ, crockpot and most of the pots and pans during our stay. Everything worked great, although the knives were dull and could use some sharpening. We did switch bedrooms so more than one couple could enjoy the spacious studio upstairs, which was easy enough due to the convenient washer and dryer on the property.

The tidepools were a short walk away and the snorkeling was perfect. We do recommended walking out to the farthest tidepools for the best coral and chance of spotting turtles and schools of fish. There are plenty of snorkels and masks (10 sets?), so there isn't a need to purchase or rent any, which is very convenient.

As we were concerned about the advancing lava flow into Pahoa (now stalled), I kept in touch via text with the owner and he gave me immediate updates on the situation. All of the main stores and businesses in Pahoa are open now that the lava flow has stalled.

We had a wonderful vacation and everyone was very happy with our rental home!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Hilo, Hawaii

Great House!

  • 5 of 5

This was a fabulous house and suited our needs perfectly! We are planning to go there again next year. The contact people and cleaning person were all so nice and obliging. Could not have asked for anything more.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

location, location, location

  • 4 of 5

The house is AMAZING. The beds are comfortable, there were ample towels, the kitchen was totally loaded with pots and pans and ready for use, a large washer and dryer to wash all our sandy towels, complimentary snorkeling equipment, bikes, huge TV's, the works!!

The house was a little too warm during the day with no air conditioning, but the big huge ceiling fans helped. The kids found it a little warm also. We truly enjoyed the porches and the hammock, though and were out for most of the days.

We loved going to the tidal pools and just hanging out in the water.

The owner was nice and helpful and easily accessible.

Really happy all around.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

It's Perfect, but not for everyone

  • 5 of 5

I found the owners to be easy to work with and their advice very helpful. I recommend you trade some emails with them before you get there and read the guest book when you do get there.

The house is well-appointed and spacious. The six of us never felt cramped together. It is in a neighborhood that is a mix of locals and other houses built primarily for vacation rentals. I think someone else noted that there is no dishwasher; that is true, but I came to think it made good sense for the climate. It is very humid, and warm enough during the day that you do not want to be adding the heat and humidity that a dishwasher creates. I would put more towel racks up, but that is a minor thing.

We never made it to the champagne ponds, but the snorkeling in the tidal pools was fantastic. Several of us hit the pools most of the days and we never got tired of it. Saw turtles, schools of moorish idols, zebras, several varieties of parrotfish, trumpetfish, and lots of other fish I can't remember the names of. The pools are a bit different each visit with time of day and tide. The end nearer the house has shallower pools and is appropriate for kids and those who are not strong swimmers. The farther end has larger, deeper pools appropriate for stronger swimmers. The closer to the open ocean you get, the colder the water gets, and you see different things. Generally well warmer than the beaches at Hilo. It was seldom crowded, despite the fact that it attracted both locals and vacationers. Walk there in the early morning and it may be just you. Lava rock is sharp. Try to not touch the coral with fin or glove.

There are lots of things to see and do within an hours drive or so, but there is not a lot close by. A couple of the teenagers were a little bored, or a little tired of riding in a car to go do something. Hilo is about an hour off; lots to do there. We learned that the good whale watching is on the Kona side; so, we took an overnight there. Laughed when I saw the sunburned people snorkeling in murky water, excited about seeing some dull fish. General impressions are that the Kona side is fake and more expensive, and the Puna side is more real.

It rained, I think, every day, but it never rained long enough to stop us from doing whatever we wanted.

Cooking some fresh ahi steaks on the grill, adding some fruit from the farmer's market, and eating with family in the tropical breeze is a good way to spend an evening.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your staying at our home and enjoying the beauty and adventure activities that the Big Island has to offer. Sounds like you all needed more time to see so many other things to do in a short period of time. Mahalo, Property Owners-Kapoho

Cannot wait to get back to this beautiful house.

  • 5 of 5

The house was exactly as advertised. Except, we were warned it would rain every day at Hilo, and it did not rain once. Good job Jack! :-)

Seriously the house was large comfortable and well furnished. I do not understand the review of one star only, the only thing I would agree with that reviewer was there is no dishwasher.

But that's why you bring your entire family. We had eight total persons and this large house afforded everybody space to relax. And there is a nice Grass lawn. Exceptional snorkeling is only three blocks away. There was a large selection of snorkel mask, but only one pair of fins. And there were two nice new mountain bikes for cruising around. A park with a large heated swimming area On the shore between the jungle and sea is only five minutes away. Jack answered every phone call and message promptly, even the dumb questions I had which were already answered in the description. There is so much to do on the Hilo side we never even got to the north or south shore. Many sites are an hours drive but we enjoyed driving around the island.

I thought perhaps the neighbors would be noisy but they were not. You do have to get used to the "jungle noises" but I suspect that is true everywhere on the island. Tree frogs and singing birds throughout the night. The house is not air-conditioned but we left all the windows and fans on and it was totally doable. The only mistake we made in planning was not to stay longer.

Again this house was exactly as pictured and as advertised and Jack was a joy to work with. Have fun.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure to do whatever we can to make our guest have the utmost best experience possible. We are proud to hear when guest have a wonderful time and experience here on the Big Island in Kapoho Vacationland. Mahalo,


Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Uncles Sports Bar at the end of Kalapana
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Boat & walking Tour of Kilauea Valcano eruption
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Kaleo's American and Local Cuisine and Thai Food

rejuvinating Champagne Ponds &Tide pools which offers the safest, cleanest, and ,lots of colorful fish. BEST snorkeling and swimming in the World! Also the incredible must see Kilauea lava Tours. For Boat & walking tours just 5 minutes away from home. At Isaac Hale State Park. Check out Or (Honu Hawaii Activities) local number 808-672-2799 and toll free number 1-888-808-4668 a must see tour (WOW!!). Can't forget about Hawaii Valcanoe's National Park. About 35 min drive.


Rates & Availability

From $200 Per night

Kapoho House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 24 - Jul 24
3 night minimum stay
Nov 22 - Nov 27
3 night minimum stay
Dec 15 - Jan 6
3 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 17 - Mar 22
3 night minimum stay
Apr 1 - Apr 14
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 13.42%
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Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Kapoho House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Tub and Shower Combined FUll Bath (1) HUGE, and Full Bath Shower upstairs loft (1)
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin Beds (2), and Cal King (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
4 Minute walk to the beautiful, crystal clear tide pools and Champagne ponds nearby! 5 min drive to boat & walking lava tours.Also 35 min drive to the famous Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Boat tours are available.

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