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Views of Wai Opae Tide Pools from every room - 15% discount for May bookings

Katherine Sullivan

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Katherine Sullivan

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2015
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Views of Wai Opae Tide Pools from every room - 15% discount for May bookings

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Overview

Kapoho House Rental Photos and Description

New 2 bdrm plus loft, 2 Ba Home With Views Over The Kapoho Tide Pools.

First we want to make sure that everyone understands that there is no danger to our area from lava. Currently the lava flow has changed from almost passing through Pahoa and is now flowing closer to the Pu'u'o'o Crater. Updates are available at www.bigislandvideonews.com

Our son is a Los Angeles Architect and he designed for us this beautiful oceanfront retirement home that looks like it is off the pages of Architectural Digest. The whole house has massive windows to take advantage of the 180 degree view of the Wai Opae Tide Pools. The house has bamboo, 23' vaulted, hand rubbed beam ceilings with floating globe pendants. There is a curved staircase with Mango steps that leads from the living room to the 2nd bedroom and on to the master bedroom and loft. One of the most spectacular things about this house is that it faces east and every morning the sun rises with awe inspiring colors while tinting the tide pools all shades of gold, orange and pink.

Our home has 2 bedrooms and a loft, 2 baths and sleeps 6. The Master bedroom is on the 2nd floor and is a loft room allowing the view of the ocean from the queen size bed. Whether it is a fast storm, a brilliant sunrise or the changing colors of the tide pools the view never gets old. There isn't a better place to sit back with a good book then up on the Master Bedroom lanai (deck) with comfortable chairs and endless ocean views. The master bathroom is very unique in that it has a lanai with an indoor/outdoor shower and a free standing deep soaking tub. The cabinets are made from Mango wood and the counter top is flamed black granite.

The guest bedroom also with a queen size bed and was designed so that it is five feet higher than the living room. The front wall is movable which lets the ocean view be the centerpiece of this room. There are floor to ceiling jalousie windows framing the bed and looking down on the back yard tide ponds For additional guests there are two single futons in an office loft above the master bedroom to make the home comfortable for 6 people.

The main bathroom has a tiled tub and shower combination with large windows. The resin sink has inlayed real sea shells and coral. There is a laundry area with full sized front loading washer and dryer and storage area behind bi-fold doors.

The kitchen is modern and has top of the line African Ribbon Mahogany cabinets with flamed and leathered granite counters. The appliances are new and include a side by side refrigerator with an ice maker that holds 10 lbs of ice. It also has a dishwasher and microwave oven and a large island with a gas stove and oven. The island looks out to the living room and the large lanai so the cook is never separated from the group. There is enough space in the Kitchen so that 4 people can work comfortably. The kitchen has a 'breakfast' Lanai with table and chairs - The perfect spot to have that morning cup of coffee while watching the sunrise. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything except your fresh food to prepare gourmet meals.

There are two sets of bi-fold doors in the living room; one faces the ocean and makes the ocean become a living wall of the house and the other doors open up on to the lanai providing a seamless transition from indoors to outdoors. After a busy day of snorkeling and sightseeing there are comfortable chairs and a place to put the feet up and relax while watching a 42' flat screen tv with roku and wireless internet.

Out the living room bi-fold doors opens to the lanai with a wood deck, outdoor couch, love seat and chair, bbq, ti ki bar and jacuzzi. The 600 sq ft lanai not only looks over the ocean it also overlooks the backyard which has a large pond that rises and falls with the ocean tide. The ponds are brackish (which means that they are a combination of fresh and salt water) and are home to a large school of Tilapia fish which love to be fed.

There are stranded bamboo hardwood floors throughout the house, mango custom cabinetry, unique floor plan and awe inspiring views which make this a perfect vacation home for anyone that wants to hear the waves, watch the whale’s jump, have world class snorkeling 40 ft from the front door and experience the most glorious sunrises imaginable.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Katherine Sullivan (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2015

About Katherine Sullivan

We purchased the lot in Kapoho in 2003 and after 10 years of struggle the house was finally finished in 2013. John and I were vendors and we traveled all over the United States selling Native American Jewelry at Indian Pow Wows and motorcycle rallies. Every time we traveled to Hawaii to do a show we would spend a week in Kapoho. When we drove down the palm lined entrance to Kapoho Vacationland it felt like we were coming home. In 2003 we drove by the front of the tide pools and a realtor was pounding a for sale sign on this lot and we put it in escrow that day. It then took us 8 years before we could start building our dream house.

Katherine Sullivan purchased this house in 2013

Why Katherine Sullivan chose Kapoho

It is hard to imagine a place more beautiful and peaceful then this area.

What makes this house unique

Sunrises and sunrises and sunrises and snorkeling and snorkeling and snorkeling and clean soft air, trade winds, moonrise, and a close knit community. Can it get any better than this?

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wow What Can we say -- Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful! Everything was Great. We hope to be back next year. Thank you for sharing your home with us.
Dec 2013
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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Views of Wai Opae Tide Pools from every room - 15% discount for May bookings
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 13 reviews
Napa, CA
4

Quiet Sunrise

  • 4 of 5

This is a beautiful home on the ocean. The sunrises and snorkel access is why you stay here. It felt like I was no longer on vacation but had moved to the island. This was more relaxing and private that I had hoped for. Nice spa with an ocean view. The stars are breathtaking due to a minimal amount of artificial light on the rural side of the island. You are on the ocean and in Hawaii so there are lots of bugs(so keep it clean). The access road in front of the house was very broken at the time I stayed but I enjoyed this as it kept traffic from driving through :)

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry about your experience with bugs. It is true all of Hawaii has bugs and you are right about keeping the crumbs cleaned up in the kitchen, The lights attract the bugs at night if you need to keep the bathroom lights on the bugs will come in full force. The bugs that are attracted to the lights are a form of corn beetle or coconut beetle. They stay on the walls at night and usually fly out with the morning light. We put a light on in a room that we are not using then keep lower lights in the room that we are using - even a flashlight aimed at a white wall will make them happy and not bothering you. The road in front of our house is bad - especially since Hurricane Iselle but there is only about 40ft after the pavement ends to where you would drive under the house. Our community has been trying to pave this road for 5 years and we keep getting the run around. We have the request in front of the Army Corp of Engineers and if they say yes we will have a new road pronto.
Washington
5

Wonderful Area!

  • 5 of 5

Love the tide pools. Beautiful, peaceful spot. House is very nice. Love the outdoor shower in the Master Bedroom. Enjoyed the stay very much. Will definately come back.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Denver, Colorado
5

A piece of paradise!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had the most relaxing and amazing time at this home. To wake up to a sunrise over the water and exploring the tidal pools after breakfast is such a wonderful way to start a day. This part of the island allows for a more genuine experience of Hawaii. We spent one day in Kona and couldn't wait to get back to our side of the island. The only problem with this home is you won't want to leave it.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Chandler, AZ
5

EUPHORIA

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we first corresponded through the end of our trip, I must congratulate you on running a first class business. Being discriminating travelers (high maintenance) and having used VRBO for years, your home is our favorite rental yet.

You set the priorities right; best lot and view in the neighborhood, comfortable bed, amazing outdoor shower, gourmet kitchen, and all the other details did not go unnoticed. Thank you so much for sharing your custom home and for your generosity!

We look forward to coming back with our family to share our new jewel. We needed instant relaxation and found it!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Valparaiso, IN
5

Gorgeous home and location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed 5 days at Sunrise House as part of our honeymoon and could not have asked for a more peaceful and beautiful place to spend some time together. The home is even more comfy, cozy, and inviting than the pictures show and the views are incredible!

We enjoyed several evenings sitting in the hot tub or relaxing on the main or upper level lanai watching the waves and listening to the sounds of nature. During the day, the snorkeling in the tide pools by the house couldn't be beat (and thank you for the snorkel gear right in the house)! In quick driving distance we explored jungle, drove on lava roads. and found hidden thermal ponds. We cooked most of our meals at the house, picking up supplies in Hilo, and found well beyond the basics for cooking in the well-stocked kitchen. It was also great to have access to a cooler for day trips to Volcanoes National Park and other areas of the Big Island. All of the tips left in the guest binder at the house were very helpful as well.

Overall, we had a fantastic trip and hope to return some day! Thank you to John & Kathy for being so helpful as we planned our trip and thank you for sharing a little piece of your retirement with us!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Vancouver
5

Beautiful home and area!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for 5 nights for our wedding anniversary and we had a wonderful time. The house is beautiful and well-stocked. It has a big kitchen, a comfy living room, and (our favourite) an outdoor shower in the upstairs bathroom! There are DVDs and Netflix for the evenings. There is an upstairs lanai off the bedroom, as well as an expansive deck off the main floor. There is a hot tub on the main deck, which was such a pleasure to enjoy while looking out at the gorgeous tide pools. I highly recommend everything about this home.

As for the surroundings, the tide pools are gorgeous and so much fun to explore. The neighbourhood is also interesting to walk around. We stocked up on groceries in Hilo and loved cooking for ourselves, but Pahoa is about 20min away if you want to go to restaurants or get groceries. We visited Volcano National Park, the End of the Road, Hilo & surroundings and it was always nice to come home to this house.

Although we caught a rather rainy patch of summer weather, we still very much enjoyed staying in this home. It was comfortable and cozy. You can't go wrong with this place.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marie you were a joy to work with and I am glad that your stay was so fun. We wish we could have turned off the rain for you. Normally the rain comes busting out of the North East and it rains for 15 minutes then heads South West followed by the sun and blue skys. Unfortunately, sometimes the clouds back up against Mauna Loa and we get a day or two of longer periods of rain. Thank you for your great review. Kathy

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Hilo
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Pahoa
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Hilo
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
The Red Road (Hwy 137)
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Pahoa
Nearest Ski
65 Miles
Mauna Kea
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Wai Opae Tide Pools
Car: necessary

Kapoho Sunrise House overlooks the Wai Opae Marine Conservation District. The tide pools are a safe nursery for young fish. The snorkeling is world class with thousands of fish and over 20 types of coral. Our vacation house is located a mile off of the Red Road or Hwy 137 arguably one of the most beautiful drives in Hawaii. Just a mile south on the red road is the hot pond knows as the Millionaire's pond. Just imagine floating in a large rock walled pool in 90 degree water with palm trees overhead and the ocean waves crashing just on the other side of the break water! Down the road another mile is Issac Hale State Park. This is one of the only beaches on the East side of the Big Island that has surfing and boogie boarding. It also has a boat dock and if you are lucky enough to catch one of the local fishermen coming ashore from a fishing trip you might be able to buy fresh Hawaiian fish direct from them. Further south on the Red road is MacKinzey State Park. From the rock ledges watch the waves crash into the lava walls and send spray 20 to 80 feet in to the air. During high surf it is necessary to be careful not to get drenched. Again heading south there are beautiful turnouts just to watch the waves and become mesmerized by the color of the water. Look for cars parked along the road and a a small path down to the black sand beach. This is Kehena beach which is a bathing suit optional beach. End of the road is Kalapana where the relentless lava covered most of the village in 1990's. The new black sand beaches of Kalapana can be seen after a short walk starting at the cul de sak at the end of the road. Wednesday night is a 'not to be missed' farmers market with an open bar, island music and international and local food. The band plays all type of music and it is not uncommon for local Hawaiians to stand up and do the hula when a loved Hawaiian song is played.

From our Vacation Rental turn right - north - on to the Red Road from Kapoho Kai road and go to where the pavement ends and a dirt road begins you will enter a primeval Rain forest. This forest is so pristine that it is easy to believe that you have entered a time capsule and have traveled back in time to the age of Dinosaurs.

With in close proximity to our vacation home and not to be missed is Lava Tree state park 5 miles, Volcano National Park, with the new Halemaumau crater, 40 miles, 4 mile scenic drive north of Hilo 40 miles, Akaka Falls 45 miles, Waiapio Valley 70 miles and the top of Mauna Kea mountain with its observatories and vast views 70 miles.

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Rates & Availability

From $225 Per night

Kapoho House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
SUMMER 2015
Jun 6 2015 - Aug 23 2015
4 night minimum stay
$250
$1,700
$6,500
 
 
Fall 2015
Aug 24 2015 - Dec 17 2015
4 night minimum stay
$225
$1,525
$5,500
 
 
Christmas 2015
Dec 18 2015 - Jan 4 2016
5 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
Winter 2016
Jan 5 2016 - Apr 17 2016
4 night minimum stay
$250
$1,700
$6,500
 
 
Spring 2016
Apr 18 2016 - Jun 4 2016
4 night minimum stay
$225
$1,525
$5,500
 
 
Summer 2016
Jun 5 2016 - Aug 28 2016
4 night minimum stay
$250
$1,700
$6,500
 
 
Fall 2016
Aug 29 2016 - Dec 17 2016
4 night minimum stay
$225
$1,525
$5,500
 
 
Christmas 2016
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 7 2017
5 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$250
$1,700
$6,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 13.42%

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Amenities

Kapoho House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Includes full size washer and dryer
    Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , outdoor shower , With an open air shower and deep free standing tub
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Loft - 2 twin/ single , This is a loft which is over the living rm and master bdrm
  • The master bedroom is a loft that looks out over the wide expanse of the Wai Opae Tide Pools. We decided not to wall out our view by closing in the bedroom. There is a 10' sliding door that opens up on to a third floor lanai. The second bedroom was designed a half a floor above the living room so if desired the sleepers can have a view of the ocean. The queen sized bed is set between floor to ceiling jalousie windows that look out on the tide ponds in the back yard. There is a loft office that has 2 single futons. The loft is the highest part of the house and looks down on the living room and master bedroom. We also have thick sleeping pads stored in the loft that could be moved anywhere in the house if the people in the Master bedroom would be more comfortable not having people looking down on their room. The loft was designed as an office but our grand kids loved sleeping up there so we added the futons for additional sleeping.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

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