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NATURAL LAVA HEATED POOL - STEPS TO SNORKELING - PUNANA KIOWAI

Terry Schoneberg

Advertiser since: 2003
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

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Terry Schoneberg

Advertiser since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
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NATURAL LAVA HEATED POOL - STEPS TO SNORKELING - PUNANA KIOWAI

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Kapoho House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Here is your Kapoho destination. Beautiful home with its own unique pond. Totally awesome location for your trip. Located in Sunny Kapoho, this beautiful Hawaiian home is sure to provide you with everything you need to enjoy a relaxing vacation in luxurious Hawaii. Begin your vacation by swimming in your own private natural lava pool. Heated by the warm lava rock and cooled by the ocean water, this pond will sooth and help you relax any day or night. Only a few steps from snorkeling in the marine conservation tidepools, this Hawaiian home will delight you in ways you never expected.

The home features two bedrooms with queen-size beds; a sofa-bed in the living room; a full bathroom, with tub/shower, plus an outdoor shower; eat in kitchen and bar area with dishwasher; wrap-around porch with Adirondack chairs; lanai with chaise lounges, comfortable chairs, and dining; BBQ and outdoor dining by lava pond; Flatscreen TV/DVD player; ceiling fans in every room with windows that open to enjoy the ocean breeze. This house is perfect for two couples or a small family.

Upgrades Made 11/17/13 , New dishwasher, new lighting in kitchen, new ceiling fans, flatscreen TV, lots of touch ups, you will love the Punana…

Sunny Kapoho is a 40 minute drive south of Hilo, near Pahoa at the southeastern tip of the Big Island. This area is lush with wild orchids and tropical vegetation that overflows with natural beauty and authentic Hawaiian charm. Nearby activities include Ahalanui Park, a geothermally heated pool surrounded by palms. A mixture of ocean and spring water that averages 90 degrees makes for a soothing and restoring swim in a therapeutic pool. Just a short walk to beautiful Kapoho Bay and the Ocean offer great snorkeling, and viewing of whales, sea turtles and tropical fish.

HI ID# W38455910-01

Keywords: House, snorkeling, swimming

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Terry Schoneberg (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2003
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
December 19, 2014

Why Terry Schoneberg chose Kapoho

Charming cottage with wrap-around porch. Swimming pond on site!

What makes this house unique

Private lava rock pond for swimming.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Over a week we made excellent use of the porch, the lanai and the BBQ - as well as the pond. Each day we ventured forth - Volcano National Park, Hilo, Mauna Kea and, of course (a little closer to home), the tidal pools.

Thanks to all who keep the Pond House a comfortable, enjoyable "home away from home."
Mar 2014
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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
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Reviews

4.8
based on 22 traveler reviews

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Natural Lava Heated Pool - Steps to Snorkeling - Punana Kiowai
average rating of 4.818182 based on 44 reviews
business
Natural Lava Heated Pool - Steps to Snorkeling - Punana Kiowai
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p59359vb
-(808) 935-4743 (Hawaii, USA)
Kapoho Puna District
5

Great place to relax

  • 5 of 5
This was our 2nd stay at the Pond House and we will be back. We love everything about this place - the warm pool in the backyard, the outdoor shower, the comfy layout and furnishings, the covered lanai. It is a just a short walk to the Kapoho Tidepools. Loved the quiet, the sounds of birds, the privacy. The fans worked well, we were very comfortable. The water toys and beach shoes were great to have. Absolutely love this house!
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Natural Lava Heated Pool - Steps to Snorkeling - Punana Kiowai
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p59359vb
-(808) 935-4743 (Hawaii, USA)
Kapoho Puna District
San Miguel, CA USA
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5
What a great place, we will be returning. All the reviews are pretty accurate, here is my few additions.

The Maintenance Man was great. He got us some fresh coconuts from the trees and showed my little guy how to open them and eat them, really fun

We bought a boogie board with a window in it so our 3 year old could use it to snorkel, the pond made it really nice to practice before heading to the ocean. It's still there, so I hope it will be of use to another family with kids.

Lots of food there (condiments and other non-parishables) Recommend you check in to see what is in the fridge or cupboards before heading to the store. The grocery store is a pretty short drive in Pahoa, and has everything you will need
  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Natural Lava Heated Pool - Steps to Snorkeling - Punana Kiowai
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p59359vb
-(808) 935-4743 (Hawaii, USA)
Kapoho Puna District
BC, Canada
4

Location, Location, Location

  • 4 of 5
This is a great property for the right people, but it's very important to be sure that you are those people. If your ideal vacation home involves arctic air conditioning, plush carpets, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors and crown moldings in a fancy resort, this house is not for you. However, if you’re looking for a comfortable, unpretentious, plantation-style house that’s perfectly situated and equipped for the active enjoyment of this beautiful part of rural Hawaii, you’ll be happy.

The house fronts on a quiet lane, on a large lot bordered by an undeveloped lava pond on one side, and thick jungle on the other, ensuring privacy and a quiet night, aside from the frogs. Fortunately, their song is pleasantly birdlike, rather than a bullfrog mega-croak or harsh ribbit concerto.

The house is surrounded by a wrap-around covered lanai, furnished to provide comfortable, sheltered outdoor relaxing spaces. The separate screened lanai and the pondside lounging areas are also well-designed for sunning or relaxing. During our stay, we found that there were very few insects even in the unscreened areas, possibly due to the very active patrols of lively geckos.

The outdoor shower and faucet arrangement is very convenient for rinsing people and gear after a dip in the warm pond or a snorkel in the Tidepools. There are lots of towels and a wide variety of toys and gear to enhance your enjoyment of the pond and ocean, and bikes to allow you to pedal around the quiet lanes. The best entry into the Tidepools is only 150 yards away, and it’s a great area to learn to snorkel, or for the advanced snorkeler to enjoy the abundant fish and beautiful coral.

The house is fan-cooled, meaning that it can get warm in the early afternoon, but opening the many screened windows and turning up the fans keeps the heat manageable, and a swim or snorkel is always a cooling option. Kitchen and bathroom facilities are adequate, and the outdoor gas BBQ is very efficient. The washer and drier are a great convenience, as is the computer system and wifi. There’s a good selection of books and DVD’s, and multichannel cable TV.

Welcome upgrades to the property might include a larger flatscreen TV, and a swim ladder to allow less agile guests to more easily access the warm pond. But as it is, for two compatible couples or an active small family, this ideally-located property will help you enjoy the delights of Kapoho in a house that quickly makes you feel at home.
  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Natural Lava Heated Pool - Steps to Snorkeling - Punana Kiowai
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p59359vb
-(808) 935-4743 (Hawaii, USA)
Kapoho Puna District
Cloverdale, BC
4

a great place to regroup and relax

  • 4 of 5
we stayed at the pond house for a week and I agree with the other reviews -- the location is beautiful and relaxing I so enjoyed all the different sounds as the late afternoon approached, We did have a couple of concerns -- the microwave could use replacing, the dishwasher needs repairing as when we were there it would not drain at all and the dryer should have a note letting others know that it doesn't turn off by itself in some cycles (ie towels) We loved the outdoor shower, as it was so nice to rinse the salt water off after swam. We really enjoyed the geckos and the ability to just kick back and relax. It was nice to have reference books there it made our daily adventuring so much more fun. I would definitely recommend the pond house as a great getaway for anyone. Aloha !!!
  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: new microwave.. new washer and dryer
business
Natural Lava Heated Pool - Steps to Snorkeling - Punana Kiowai
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p59359vb
-(808) 935-4743 (Hawaii, USA)
Kapoho Puna District
Oakland, CA
4

Special house for the right guests

  • 4 of 5
For the right guests, this house is perfect. It has 2 small plain bedrooms (each just large enough for a Queen bed) & 1 small bathroom. There is a good-sized kitchen, medium-size "living room", & a large & very nice screened in area with a large table, small refrigerator, some chaise lounges, & some comfortable chairs. This room overlooks the backyard pool where there are more chaise lounges.

We arrived at the house at night. There were lights on & Hawaiian music greeted us. We could hear the ocean as we parked our car & the coqui frogs were a pleasing sound to us.

This house has everything you could need -- washer, dryer, bikes, & even a computer and printer. The TV doesn't get many channels but there are lots of DVDs and CDs for guest use.

The place is clean & well maintained although the microwave could stand to be replaced & the knives need to be sharpened.

There is a very homey (not fancy) feeling to the place, maybe too homey for us. We opened the refrigerator to unload our cooler & discovered everything that had been left behind by previous guests. It was neatly placed and the refrigerator was clean but there were literally 15 bottles of salad dressing, two bottles of mustard, & scads of other sauces, mayonnaise, etc. We think it's nice when condiments are left for guests but this place went overboard.

The bathroom also had several full-size bottles of shampoos. But mainly we didn't like that the shower had one of those puffy things that people use to clean their bodies. Would you really want to use one that was used by a number of strangers before you? It made us feel almost as if we were intruding into the owner's home.

The other problem we had was that there was no way to cool the house. We own 2 vacation rentals in Kona where it generally is much warmer & we find that ceiling fans handle the heat just fine. This house had ceiling fans in every room but we're not convinced they were running in the right direction as they seemed to accomplish nothing. We spent most of our visit outside but it was uncomfortable sleeping. Towards the end of our stay, we learned that there was a floor fan available & that did help.

The other thing that we missed was that there was no information about the local area -- how to get to places that we knew were nearby, the owner's favorite places to eat or to swim or ??? There is a copy of BI Revealed but we ended up stopping at a store in Pahoa that provided free maps, just so we could get better oriented.
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Natural Lava Heated Pool - Steps to Snorkeling - Punana Kiowai
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p59359vb
-(808) 935-4743 (Hawaii, USA)
Kapoho Puna District
Oakland, CA.
5

Incredible accomodations

  • 5 of 5
My wife and kids ages 12 and 10 stayed at this house and simply loved it! The house itself is a cute and charming two-bedroom that is spacious enough for 4 and certainly doable for as many as 6 people. The satellite TV and internet access provided just enough of a dose of reality to keep us in touch with the outside world.

The key feature for us was the lava heated pond in the backyard. The depth reaches 6 feet at high tide and is a perfect temperature no matter the time of day. Our kids would start and end the day in it and had a very difficult time leaving it! Even at high tide, the pond is very user-friendly for kids of all swimming ability.

We dined in the enclosed lanai which was a perfect counterpoint to the house on hot evenings. The ceiling fans in every room certainly helped with the heat and humidity and having an "outdoor" dining area was key. The kitchen is complete with all the appliances and utensils you need, making it convenient to grocery shop and then prepare full, delicious meals.

Bugs were not a factor due to the geckos that live in and around the house. These little bug-eaters come-and-go but do not disturb you as you enjoy the house. They simply move about gobbling the unwanted insects and provide a living science display for the kids. Along with the small fish in the pond, the geckos are an example of the native life in this most-beautiful part of the Big Island.
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: the Punana is your vacation spot on the east side of our paradise, we will make sure it is a trip to remember.. I am here to answer any questions and assist in anyway i can ... Terry (manager)

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Whale Watching, Sea Turtles, Lava Tree Slate Park, Hot Ponds

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Rates & Availability

Kapoho House Rental Rates

Notes

  • $150 to 190 nightt - $875 to $1000 wk
  • US Dollars
  • $150/nt, 2 people.
  • $170/nt, 4 people.
  • $190/nt, 6 people.
  • weekly 2 people/$875 4 persons/$950 6 persons/$1000
  • *3 nt minimum stay required*
  • **Rate does not include cleaning fee** Deposit required
  • ***All Rates are Subject to Hawaii State and Occupancy Tax***
  • + Rates may be higher during Merrie Monarch, Thanksgiving & Year End.
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Amenities

Kapoho House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen-size
Entertainment:
  • CD Player ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Best snorkeling on the Big Island: two minute walk down tree-lined lane, Private Natural Lava Heated Swimming Pond, Non Smoking, Coffee Maker, Ceiling Fans, Full Kitchen (including Spice Rack), Large Yard with basketball hoop, Parking

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