EXPERIENCE YOUR OWN PRIVATE 500,000 GALLON SNORKELING AQUARIUM

Aloha Coast RealtyHawaii Holiday Vac. Rentals

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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EXPERIENCE YOUR OWN PRIVATE 500,000 GALLON SNORKELING AQUARIUM

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An extraordinary home situated on its own PRIVATE, calm, clear, warm-water lagoon, adjacent to beautiful Champagne Pond and the ocean. The only snorkeling aquarium of its kind in the world, the lagoon is filled with colorful Hawaiian reef fish...

Lagoon House is the epitome of a Hawaiian piece of paradise! For even more information, please see LagoonHouse.com.

For a video of Lagoon House, please see Lagoon House is great for kids!! or this video

This home is located at the premiere swimming spot at Kapoho and features a huge, crystal-clear, private lagoon stocked with exotic tropical fish -- it's nothing short of having your own 500,000-gallon snorkeling aquarium right in your back yard.

Lagoon House features a spacious living room, dining room, kitchen, master bedroom with queen bed and single bed, a second bedroom with double bed and small loft bed, 1 bathroom, and lots of deck overlooking the lagoon and ocean.

Downstairs is a large, shady lanai at water's edge, a third bedroom with bunk beds and a second bath with shower and changing room (accessed by an external staircase). A 2-car carport includes an enclosed laundry, storage area and barbecue grill. The yard is beautifully landscaped with flowering shrubs, palm trees, a manicured lawn and other tropical plantings.

Amenities also include high-speed wireless Internet, telephone with answering machine and FREE long distance calls to the US and Canada, a refrigerator, stove, breakfast bar, microwave, coffeemaker, coffee grinder, gas barbecue grill, toaster, blender, under-sink water filter, snorkel sets, deck chairs, ceiling fans, books and magazines, linens and towels, iron, stereo system with CD player, satellite TV, HiFi VCR, and more than 50 movies on tape and DVD.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Aloha Coast RealtyHawaii Holiday Vac. Rentals (Property Manager)
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Guestbook comments from the manager

Exceptionally Unique property, nothing else like it in the world. Location can't be beat, and it is right here in the USA! No passports, no swine flu, no diarrhea. My 5 yo son with autism had the time of his life learning to snorkel in the lagoon. He was on his own swimming around on the second day. We'll be back for sure.
Jun 2009
  • 1 of 32
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

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4.7
based on 240 traveler reviews

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Experience Your Own Private 500,000 Gallon Snorkeling Aquarium
average rating of 4.704167 based on 240 reviews
business
Experience Your Own Private 500,000 Gallon Snorkeling Aquarium
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p72086vb
+1 808 965-0400
Kapoho Puna District
Big Island
5

Truly enchanting

  • 5 of 5
Wow! What a truly enchanting place, it's so hard to describe what a great time we had. On our next to the last day, we swam with no fewer than 10 sea turtles in the Champagne Pond next door. The fish and your pond were of course awesome. Loved the breezes, the sun, the rain, and most of all we loved how close our family became, us 3 island adventurers! Hope to visit next year! Mahalo--
P.S. I was hoping we could watch the Wizard of Oz so that Evan could see Ann's Uncle ray Bolger. Unfortunately, he was too tired from swimming with the fish and turtles to watch a movie.
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2008
  • Stayed: Sep 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Experience Your Own Private 500,000 Gallon Snorkeling Aquarium
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p72086vb
+1 808 965-0400
Kapoho Puna District
Berkeley, CA
5

Still wonderful!

  • 5 of 5
Rating Details:
I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
I was very happy with the location.
The vacation rental was spotless.
The property manager was very helpful.
Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:
First visit in 10 years...(and 3rd stay at Lagoon House!) The house is very much the same. Still very comfortable, but perhaps in need of a kitchen update. The lagoon is still spectacular. We were there during Hurricane Iselle, though, and the lagoon needed a bit of cleaning afterwards, and the back wall to Champagne Pond was damaged (the one to the left, that is just piled rocks, with no concrete) The house did great. The living room furniture is a bit uncomfortable (hard), but we really didn't spend much time in there. Note that the downstairs bedroom is completely separate from the upstairs (no interior stairs), and right on the water. Not appropriate for younger kids. We will definitely be back. This place is all about the LOCATION! Lagoon, lagoon, lagoon!
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Experience Your Own Private 500,000 Gallon Snorkeling Aquarium
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p72086vb
+1 808 965-0400
Kapoho Puna District
Elkhorn, NE
4

The Lagoon House July 2014

  • 4 of 5
Rating Details:
I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
I was more than happy with the location.
The vacation rental was clean.
The property manager was very helpful.
Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:
Overall our family very much enjoyed the Lagoon House. We had one 14 year old and two 9 year olds. All of which stated that swmiming in the Lagoon was the highlight of their trip to Hawaii. The views from the deck were amazing, the lagoon itself had hundreds of fish and was crystal clear. The living room and kitchen were nice sized and plenty of room for our family of 5.

There were a couple items that as a renter I would like to be made aware:
First, and most importantly is that this house shows as a 3 bedroom and 2 bath. It is important to note, that the 3rd bedroom and 2nd bathroom are only accessible by leaving the main house, walking around and down by the lagoon to gain access to the bedroom. None of the 3 kids felt comfortable in a unfamiliar house, to be closed off from the parents, not to mention as a parent I was not comfortable having their bedroom door, right by the lagoon if they were to get up in the middle of the night.
Second, there is no air conditioning. Which, in and of itself was not a big deal, the large majority of the time with the windows open there was a nice breeze, but during the day if we were home it sometimes got a little warm for our taste.
Third, the TV had a loud buzzing noise. We did not watch a lot of TV there, but the movies would have been much more enjoyable if they were able to watch them without that noise.

I will say that Audry as well as the management company were of great help to us. Audry was there to greet us when we got there, and let us know if we needed anything she was close by. Also the management company was able to assist us promptly when we locked ourselves out.

Again, overall, our family VERY much enjoyed the house, just a few minor details to be aware of for furture guests. Thank you!
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Experience Your Own Private 500,000 Gallon Snorkeling Aquarium
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+1 808 965-0400
Kapoho Puna District
Indianapolis, Indiana USA
5

sandwood

  • 5 of 5
This place was a true gem. It was immaculate and inviting. The views are breath taking and of course the lagoon with over 500 fish of all size were just awesome. It was just a wonderful place. Can't wait to go back.
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed it!
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Experience Your Own Private 500,000 Gallon Snorkeling Aquarium
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Kapoho Puna District
Austin, TX
3

Great Views/Okay House

  • 3 of 5
Rating Details:
I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
I was very happy with the location.
The vacation rental was clean.
The property manager was very helpful.
Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:
Beautiful location with the private tide pool.
Not as quiet as hoped with public access close by...but not bad.
Caution: Don't stay if you need A/C because the house does not stay cool at night with all windows open and fans on. Will be tough on anyone with allergies because of the humid conditions and no A/C.
Caution: Don't stay unless you're okay with a very dated house, appliances, and fixtures. It's all about the ocean view and tide pool...not the house.
  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're very sorry that Lagoon House did not meet your expectations. It is an older home and we try to make sure that our listing accurately reflects the age and condition of the home. The lagoon is what makes this home unique and we're glad you did enjoy that.
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Experience Your Own Private 500,000 Gallon Snorkeling Aquarium
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+1 808 965-0400
Kapoho Puna District
Sonoma, CA
5

Awesome-ness

  • 5 of 5
Rating Details:
I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
I was very happy with the location.
The vacation rental was spotless.
The property manager was very helpful.
Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:
Second time at Lagoon House. The only thing I did not care for was the TV. What a piece of ****. Volume had a ghost in charge. (ha)
Audrey came by to greet us after we arrived and was very nice and genuine. Good people, that I would want as a neighbor. Lagoon was in very nice shape. Loads of fish and zero debris. Yard neatly trimmed and nice details in the house. Spotless, flowers, plenty of towels and kitchen well stocked for a family cooking meals.
I'm looking forward to my next trip to the house.

Manager responded on 5/12/2014:
Aloha and mahalo for your review. We love that you love Lagoon think it's awesome too! So sorry about the TV experience. We've been having trouble with the TV and the satellite connection and are working on it. We hope to have a new TV in be ready for your next visit!

Hawaii Holiday Vacation Rentals Team
  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

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Kapoho House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
September Season
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$290
From
$290
$1,925
$7,395
 
 
Fall Season
Oct 1 2014 - Dec 15 2014
3 night minimum stay
$290
From
$290
$1,925
$7,395
 
 
Holiday
Dec 16 2014 - Jan 5 2015
5 night minimum stay
$375
From
$375
$2,625
$10,500
 
 
Winter
Jan 6 2015 - Mar 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$345
From
$345
$2,415
$8,800
 
 
Spring Season
Apr 1 2015 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$290
From
$290
$1,890
$8,100
 
 
Summer Season
Jun 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$355
From
$355
$2,400
 

Notes

  • Rates shown above do not include taxes and fees

Amenities

Amenities

Kapoho House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
General:
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1) in a children's loft above a closet , Baby Cribs (1) Actually a playpen; also a high chair is available, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Leisure Activities:
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
snorkel gear, beach mats, boogie boards, large selection of board games and puzzles, many children's books, wooden building blocks, children's movies, many toys, high chair, playpen, dining table for 6, alarm clock/radio, much more...