ELEGANT COTTAGE, OCEAN VIEW, SWIMMING, SNORKELING, BIKES, WIFI

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Diane & Richard

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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ELEGANT COTTAGE, OCEAN VIEW, SWIMMING, SNORKELING, BIKES, WIFI

Kapoho Cottage Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

The Lite House is a quality home with super comfortable, high-end furnishings and appliances, in a private and quiet section of a gated community. This is a small home, the perfect place for a couple who wants their privacy, and also a bit of luxury. It is also suitable for a small family (four maximum). The Queen-size bed is 12' thick memory with high thread-count cotton sheets. The quality, inner-spring double bed futon in the living room allows for two more people.

The Lite House is surrounded on three sides by state land (no immediate next door neighbors) so there is exceptional privacy for being in a subdivision. There is nothing but open space (state land) between the house and the ocean. The property that the Lite House sits on used to be ocean-front property. The 1960 lava flow filled in where the ocean touched the property on three sides, and the shoreline was extended. You might say that it is still an 'ocean-front' property, but now with a bit more of a walk to get into the water (scroll down to see revealing satellite photos).

From the Lite House, you can see the Cape Kumakahi Lighthouse in the distance; its faint glow at night adds charm when you are outside, or looking through the kitchen window. Cooling trade winds are almost always present, and come right through the house when you have the doors and windows open. Enjoy being outside, any time, and with no mosquitoes! At night, the sound of Coqui frogs is a distant and mild serenade.

It's a 3-4 minute walk to locally famous Champagne Pond, where you can snorkel with the turtles or just float around on the calm, volcanically heated water. Lap swimmers have also found Champagne pond to be exceptionally suitable.

In the adjacent neighborhood are the Kapoho Tide Pools (aka the Waiopae Marine Preserve), known for world-class snorkeling. Snorkel gear and boogie boards are provided for your use.

Two bicycles are also provided for exploring the area. The terrain is mostly level, and with very little traffic. The marine preserve is about a ten-minute bicycle ride from the house, or you may drive. Kapoho Beach is a very bicycle-friendly and pedestrian-friendly community.

Hike about a quarter of a mile to the rugged, scenic shoreline and watch the waves crash against the lava coast. When the waves are high you can also see them crashing from inside the Lite House.

Note: We did not design this house, but we named it the 'Lite House' for a reason. Please be advised that it may not be comfortable for 'extra-plus' sized guests.

Keywords: house, home, cottage, bungalow

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Diane & Richard

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I (Diane) am a kindergarten teacher having just retired. My husband, Richard, and I are looking forward to spending some quiet-time in Kapoho! We have family there, and look forward to when we can see each other any time we want, just by hopping on our bicycles. And I can't wait to take my air mattress down to Champagne Pond every day and float in the lovely, warm water with the turtles!

Diane & Richard purchased this cottage in 2012

We love the constant, pleasant climate of Kapoho, with its famously clean air. Additionally, mosquitoes have had a unrequited lifelong love affair with Richard, so their absence at this particular home's location especially appealed to him! And we enjoy the fact that the location is so peaceful, and with such privacy.

- New and luxurious

- All new furnishings

- Privacy and Quiet 24/7

- Borders state land on three sides, ocean view

- Ocean-front property before the 1960 lava flow

- Almost always a cooling breeze coming in

- No Mosquitoes

- No loud frogs

- 3-4 minute walk to Champagne Pond

- Bicycles and snorkel gear provided

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Elegant Cottage, Ocean View, Swimming, Snorkeling, Bikes, WiFi
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
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Elegant Cottage, Ocean View, Swimming, Snorkeling, Bikes, WiFi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p414549vb
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Kapoho Puna District
5

Very Peaceful

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
The Lite House was such a peaceful and quite place to vacation and the sunrises are beautiful. The kitchen is well stocked and the bedding is very clean. Having the two bikes made it so easy to get around and explore the area. Champagne Pond was wonderful and is only a short walk away.
The night we got there a little black kitty greeted us. She came in, took an nap on the couch and then was on her way. She came and went all week as she pleased, always needing a little nap and some love. She must have belonged to someone in the area.
The Lite House was like home away from home for us and we are happy we made the decision to stay there.
Recommended for:  Age 55+
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Elegant Cottage, Ocean View, Swimming, Snorkeling, Bikes, WiFi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p414549vb
+1 5305339256
Kapoho Puna District
5

Relaxing Stay on the Big Island

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
We very much enjoyed our stay at the Kapoho Lite House! We found the Lite House to be neat, clean, quiet, and of course, relaxing. The neighborhood is very nice. The people we saw were friendly. The location was close enough to be convenient, but far away enough to be away from traffic and other noise. We hope to return at sometime in the near future. Mahalo for the opportunity.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Elegant Cottage, Ocean View, Swimming, Snorkeling, Bikes, WiFi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p414549vb
+1 5305339256
Kapoho Puna District
5

Great Stay

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
Thank you for letting us stay at your Lite House. It was in a great, private location, the house was clean and cozy. We loved it, and hope to come back sometime soon.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Elegant Cottage, Ocean View, Swimming, Snorkeling, Bikes, WiFi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p414549vb
+1 5305339256
Kapoho Puna District
5

Double Dip Vacation: Great Time

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
We stayed at the Lite House twice in January 2014. House was very comfortable, especialoly the memory foam mattress and the lanai. Great view of the stars out over the lava field, with the surf's white noise telling you to relax. The Pond was handy for a quick swim and the snorkeling in the Pools was exceptional. Proximity to the Volcano Park and Astronomy Center (Hilo) made for great day trips. Thanks for great directions to house.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Elegant Cottage, Ocean View, Swimming, Snorkeling, Bikes, WiFi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p414549vb
+1 5305339256
Kapoho Puna District
Juneau AK.
5

Lite House2013/2014

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
The Lite House is a unique homestead overlooking a "recent" lava flow. A powerful and sacred place where the spirits move through the eastern-most point in the Hawaiian Archipelago. Mauna Kea and Kilauea Volcanoes are nearby. We spent more than a month there, and hope to go back some day and retrace our steps. At the Lite House, if one seizes the opportunity to pull up a chair and take in a sunrise or the whole night sky, discovery will spark the eye at this rare spot on earth. Best wishes to all who may enjoy this special location.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Hilo International
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
137
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Kapoho Beach
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Pahoa
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Hilo
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Pahoa
Car: necessary

The Lite House is in Kapoho's private gated community, 29 miles from the Hilo International Airport. It is a 4-minute walk to Champagne warm pond and Kapoho Beach and Bay for swimming and snorkeling with turtles and fish. Wai'Opae marine preserve (aka Kapoho Tide Pools), with fabulous snorkeling, is a short bike ride or drive (2 bikes included for your use). The entrance to Volcanoes National Park is 40 miles, the lava flow viewing area is approximately 15 miles from the cottage, and Lava Tree Park is 7 miles. The historic town of Pahoa is 10 miles away, and Hilo (the Big Island's largest town) is 25 miles. Once outside the gated subdivision, take scenic coastal drives both north and south.

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Availability & Rates

Kapoho Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Standard
Apr 1 2014 - Aug 14 2014
$105
$630
$1,800
4 nights
 
 
Discount
Aug 15 2014 - Nov 14 2014
$100
$595
$1,650
4 nights
 
 
Standard
Nov 15 2014 - Dec 14 2014
$105
$630
$1,800
4 nights
 
 
Prime
Dec 15 2014 - Mar 31 2015
$110
$665
$2,100
4 nights
 
 
Standard
Apr 1 2015 - Aug 14 2015
$110
$665
$1,950
4 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75.00 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100.00
Tax Rate 13.25%
Notes Guests must be over 25 years of age, unless with parent/guardian.

Rates quoted are for two persons. Extra guests are $10.00 per person, per night

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Kapoho Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Budget
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower with two separate sinks
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) 12' memory foam mattress, quality sheets, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) full size and high quality with inner springs
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • wildlife viewing
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • golf
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • hiking
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