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

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

The Owner 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, snorkel gear, and boogie-boards provided

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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Kapoho Puna District
Lansing, Kansas
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BEAUTIFUL HOUSE

  • 5 of 5
Very nice house and very nice location...as described in the details...
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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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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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
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PICTURE PERFECT!

  • 5 of 5
The Lite House was the right house for us. The neighborhood was a great location and 15 minutes from Pahoa on a nice paved road. We really appreciated being to arrive on such short notice. The owners were gracious and accommodating. Hope to visit our son again soon and would be love to stay at the Lite House.
  • Submitted: May 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
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VERY PEACEFUL

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

RELAXING STAY ON THE BIG ISLAND

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, 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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Kapoho Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Middle Season
Jun 20 2014 - Aug 14 2014
4 night minimum stay
$95
$1,995
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
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

Kapoho Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
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:
  • Video Library ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Bicycles ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated 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:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
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