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COTTAGE ON A WARM LAGOON IN A GATED COMMUNITY

Ilse Oles, Owner E-mail preferred!

Advertiser since: 2000
Speaks: english, german
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Ilse Oles, Owner E-mail preferred!

Advertiser since: 2000
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
December 14, 2007
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COTTAGE ON A WARM LAGOON IN A GATED COMMUNITY

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Kapoho Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Located in a quiet, gated community with easy accessibility to Kapoho Bay and the ocean. For your swimming and snorkeling pleasure, this two-bedroom cottage is situated on a crystal-clear, geo-thermally heated tidal lagoon. The water is a mix of heated, fresh spring water and sea water, and the temp is usually a wonderfully comfortable 90 degrees. The lagoon is privately owned, about 300' long and average 6' deep. Our Tilapia love this warm water. The bay across the road is sometimes called 'Champagne Pond'. It has many colorful fish and sometimes sea turtles.

Our cottage is surrounded by a flower garden.

There's a private-line phone, satellite TV and a VCR, a computer hookup available,a charcoal barbecue, and a spacious lanai overlooking the lagoon.

The Lagoon Cottage is a small house (about 750 sq. ft.),It has two bedrooms, one bath,a nice kitchen and a small-but-comfortable living room.

This is a strictly non-smoking vacation home!

A guide-map at the house will direct you to all the nearby places of interest.

Keywords: Cottage

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ilse Oles, Owner E-mail preferred! (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2000
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 14, 2007

About Ilse Oles, Owner E-mail preferred!

My husband and I built our house on the lagoon in 1985. We later acquired the cottage to use as a guesthouse and vacation rental. We spend part of the year at Kapoho. We also live in Issaquah, Washington State, and at our Highland CattleRranch on Lopez Island, WA. Who said that 'retirement is for resting?'

Why Ilse Oles, Owner E-mail preferred! chose Kapoho

This property has by far the finest privately owned warm lagoon. It belongs to three houses. Our own home is at one end, our rental cottage is in the center with steps into the water. The cottage at the other end is owned by a doctor and his wife who live in New York. They and their friends come from time to time.

What makes this cottage unique

Kapoho is the place where people who live in rainy Hilo have their weekend homes. The weather is great -- rain mostly at night to feed the flowers. Even a heavier rain is always warm. If you are caught in the rain walking, you are usually dry by the time you get back home. When it REALLY rains, we love to hear it drumming on the roof while we read our books or do needlework on the lanai.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Travel with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.8
based on 5 traveler reviews

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Cottage on a Warm Lagoon in a Gated Community
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
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Cottage on a Warm Lagoon in a Gated Community
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p6056vb
Kapoho Puna District
Lopez Island, WA USA
5

True Aloha

  • 5 of 5
What a great place to relax for our family! Life with kids is busy and hectic and this was a wonderful place to wind down, spend time doing things together and sharing adventure. A lovely, private and safe location. The lagoon pool was completely awe inspiring. To have water that our kids could get into any time of day, always really warm (like 90 degrees), only a few steps from the Lanai (porch) so we could watch and hear them. They could swim, snorkel and explore in the crystal clear water filled with fish, shrimp and cute little crabs. This is a natural spring feed lagoon so there is no chlorine or chemicals. Many of the houses in this private residential area have lagoon pools but a few locals told me this was one of the best. The lagoon was perfect to help them practice there swim and snorkel skills before we walked 1 minute across the street to one of the safest most comfortable snorkeling spots in all of Hawaii, Champagne Pond! The warm spring waters flow into this "pond" that is guarded from waves by a rock sea wall and mix with sea water such that all the sea animals are there and the water is incredibly warm. It is a magical place usually no deeper than 6' and often only 4', very warm and calm and filled with Moorish Idols, Butterfly Fish, Puffers, Goatfish, Sea Turtles, wrasses, gobies, mullet, boxfish and on and on. My daughter named the sea turtles and we visited them everyday. These are all animals that leave the pond to feed everyday but come back to rest in the warm water. When a high tide comes in many of the fishes are changed and there is a new group to experience. We drove up one night to see the glow of the Lava in the Volcano park and see the other flows but really walking/hiking on the lava flow of 1960 that is only 100 yards from the house was the most inspiring and interesting. You can easily drive all over the island but really for us it was all here. The kids watched probably 3 hours of tv over 2 weeks. We watched one move on the sat tv together as a family. Otherwise it was swimming, snorkeling, hiking, preparing meals and cleaning up together. On the way in and before we left we ate in Hilo at Ken's. I highly recommend it for a family.
  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Cottage on a Warm Lagoon in a Gated Community
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p6056vb
Kapoho Puna District
5

Delightful stay off the beaten path

  • 5 of 5
We recently stayed here over Christmas, and could not think of a better place. Loved the cool air and chorus of frogs at night, and the cottage itself was nice and had plenty of room for my wife and I and our two sons. The lagoon is great fun- we had a lot scheduled, so only spent one day around the house, and spent much of it in the lagoon.
If you stay here, be sure to fly into Hilo- we flew into Kona, and had activities scheduled in that area the next day, so spent more time driving than we would have liked, but we did get to see much of the island. Apparently, there is a good reason they call this the Big Island!
Thank you, Ilse, for opening your home to us, and the Christmas card was a nice touch and very much appreciated!
  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Cottage on a Warm Lagoon in a Gated Community
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p6056vb
Kapoho Puna District
5

Airline Folks with lots of travel under our belts

  • 5 of 5
One of our favorite destinations! We loved our time at Kapoho Lagoon Cottage. The heated pool was so much fun to swim and snorkel in and if that wasn't enough, Champagne pond was literally across the street, less than one minute to be in the water snorkeling with the turtles and beautiful tropical fish. We ate all of our meals outside on the lanai and never ceased to be amazed at the number and brightness of the stars at night. We had short tropical "showers" a few times each day but never enough to deter our activities. This is a great location for exploring the northeast, east, southeast, and southern areas of the Big Island with lots of diversity from beautiful hidden valleys with waterfalls to volcanoes and tide pools loaded with wildlife. If you are looking for city nightlife this place is not for you. Why pay $150+/per night for a hotel when you can have this wonderful "home" for less with all these fun activities? We would recommend this property to anyone who loves the great outdoors.

We were also provided information on shopping, dining, and local activities that was very helpful in planning our day to day activities.

If we return to this area we will stay here again and will highly recommend this property to anyone we come in contact with. The owners were very accommodating, helpful, and gracious.
  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Cottage on a Warm Lagoon in a Gated Community
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p6056vb
Kapoho Puna District
5

Airline Folks with lots of travel under our belts

  • 5 of 5
One of our favorite destinations! We loved our time at Kapoho Lagoon Cottage. The heated pool was so much fun to swim and snorkel in and if that wasn't enough, Champagne pond was literally across the street, less than one minute to be in the water snorkeling with the turtles and beautiful tropical fish. We ate all of our meals outside on the lanai and never ceased to be amazed at the number and brightness of the stars at night. We had short tropical "showers" a few times each day but never enough to deter our activities. This is a great location for exploring the northeast, east, southeast, and southern areas of the Big Island with lots of diversity from beautiful hidden valleys with waterfalls to volcanoes and tide pools loaded with wildlife. If you are looking for city nightlife this place is not for you. Why pay $150+/per night for a hotel when you can have this wonderful "home" for less with all these fun activities? We would recommend this property to anyone who loves the great outdoors.

We were also provided information on shopping, dining, and local activities that was very helpful in planning our day to day activities.

If we return to this area we will stay here again and will highly recommend this property to anyone we come in contact with. The owners were very accommodating, helpful, and gracious.
  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Cottage on a Warm Lagoon in a Gated Community
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p6056vb
Kapoho Puna District
California
4

Awesome location!

  • 4 of 5
Where else in the world can you have your own snorkel ready geothermal brackish water tide pool at your front door, and stay on land that's probably younger than you are? The location alone is worth the cost.

Other than the Coqui frogs (music to the ears of some), quiet and peaceful. The cleanest air and clearest sky you''ll see anywhere in HI at sea level. Champagne Pond is literally across the street. An added bonus to this part of The Big is plenty of 4WD opportunity.

As for the rental, amenities are as advertised (photos on VRBO, description, etc), and everything worked (except TV Sat coverage was intermittent). Location is great for exploring Puna and Kau, and about 30 minutes from Volcano NP. About 40 minutes to Hilo.

If you are the type of person who wants to be kama'aina, runs from resorts, cruises, hotels, or any type of organized "tourist" activity, and visits the HI every chance you get, this would be a good choice if you want to stay in the Puna District.

It rained every day I was there (well, it is the wet side of the island after all), and except for not being able to find locals willing to take me along on a Boar hunt, it was perfect!
  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

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Rates & Availability

From $120 Per night

Kapoho Cottage Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.25%
Notes The basic rate of 120.00 per night applies to 1 or 2 person occupancy. There is an additional charge for a third and fourth person. Add the current Hawaii tax rate of 13.25%. Add the cleaning charge depending on number of occupants.
One-half of rental is payable to confirm the reservation. The balance is due 30 days prior to arrival.
Occupancy limited to 4 persons.
One-half of rent paid by check to owner to confirm the reservation.
One-half (balance) paid by check no less than 30 days prior to arrival.
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Amenities

Kapoho Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Toilet, sink and shower stall
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
Notes:
The kitchen is fully equipped with a microwave, blender, coffee maker, range, fridge and all cooking and dining needs, and ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING, including on the lanai!

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