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

Richard or Diane Beers

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Bedrooms 1
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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 touched 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:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Richard or Diane Beers (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2012
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About Richard or Diane Beers

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!

Richard or Diane Beers purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Richard or Diane Beers chose Kapoho

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.

What makes this cottage unique

- 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, snorkel gear, and boogie-boards provided

Guestbook comments from the manager

I shared this Lite House with my mom from the time we arrived on the evening of the 11th until now. This lovely home is ideal for quaint evenings in and walks in the nearby area (location is fabulous) & close enough to the beach/Champagne Pools but far enough from the city noise. I thank you for putting together this sweet, sweet place, we have enjoyed comfort and relaxation here at best. For guests to come lend your senses to the sounds of the ocean (we keep the back door open when we are home), the starry night-sky, the smells of native flora and vegetation around, and the sensation of the winds & breezes. What a gorgeous home & a delightful vacation here. My mom & I & father in heart have thoroughly loved it here.
Jan 2013
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Reviews

Reviews

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Elegant Cottage, Ocean View, Swimming, Snorkeling, Bikes, WiFi
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
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Kapoho Puna District
Fremont, CA
5

best location on the big Island + no mosquitoes

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at two vacation rentals while on the Island of Hawaii. In this rental, we were able to sit out on the patio and watch the stars, the clouds moving in, and the sunrise over the ocean without being bit by mosquitoes (note the other rental up the Hamakua Coast had great views, but we couldn't enjoy them much due to all the mosquitoes...not so with this rental). The location gave us great access to snorkel in the heated Champagne Pond, to travel to Volcano, and to watch the waves crash against the lava rocks a short distance away. Kitchen facilities were great, and allowed us to make great dinners from Suisun fish market and fresh vegetables from Hilo's farmers market. GREAT PLACE.
  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
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Kapoho Puna District
Flemington, NJ, USA
5

Great get away

  • 5 of 5
This was out last stop on our 2 week vacation having visited several islands and spending a few days on the west side of the big island. This was a great place to stay. We walked to the geo-thermally heated tide pool. Close distance to Kapoho for restaurants. Helicopter ride our of Hilo, zip line down Umauma falls. We even rode up to Waipi'o valley and hiked down and up (tough hike). The house is new, clean and a great place to stay.
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Kapoho Puna District
Paradise, CA
5

Fabulous Cottage

  • 5 of 5
The Lite House was the perfect place to spend a quiet, restful week on the East side of Hawaii Island. We enjoyed taking a dip into Champagne Pond each morning at sunrise while seeing the sea turtles and tropical fish. The bicycles were an added benefit, as we enjoyed riding around the gated Kapoho community. The house was just the perfect size, in fact we are considering having one built in Leilani Estates just like. We would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone and hope to stay there again soon.
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Kapoho Puna District
Lansing, Kansas
5

Beautiful House

  • 5 of 5
Very nice house and very nice location...as described in the details...
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kapoho Puna District
Bavaria, Germany
5

Honeymoon on Big Island

  • 5 of 5
This little getaway offers exactly what it promises. It is ideal for 2 people and has everything that you need for a great stay on Hawaii. Especially the view from the patio is fabulous. The setting on top of a black lava field is also really amazing. The house was super clean and even the frogs, that you can hear everywhere on Big Island, are not very loud because of the lava around the house. We give a big recommendation and would definitly come back if Hawaii wouldn't be a 30h flight for us!
  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Kapoho Puna District
Tulalip, WA
5

Great Cottage for exploring East Side of Island!

  • 5 of 5
We had a two week vacation on the Big Island and used the cottage as home for the week on the East side.
Great amenities, outdoor sink and clothesline were useful to rinse off suits and water shoes. Bed was very comfortable, the screened windows/patio doors and fans made it very comfortable.
Good proximity to Pahoa, Volcano Nat'l Park, Botanical Gardens, green and black beaches and several beaches with excellent tide pools for snorkeling.
We flew out of the Kona Airport and the drive across the island was very doable.
One bike had a flat tire and it was repaired and ready to ride later that same day.
Gated community made us feel very safe and everyone we talked to made us feel welcome.
  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

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

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Kapoho Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low Season
Aug 15 2014 - Nov 14 2014
4 night minimum stay
$90
$1,890
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
Nov 15 2014 - Mar 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
$100
$2,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Middle Season
Apr 1 2015 - Aug 14 2015
4 night minimum stay
$95
$1,995
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $75 + Tax
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

Amenities

Kapoho Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 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:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Bicycles ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • nude beach
  • botanical garden
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • photography
  • boating
  • shopping
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • kayaking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
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