|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
*THIS HOME CAN BE BOOKED THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30, 2015 ONLY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, Mahalo!
10% Off Last Minute New bookings on reservations booking 30 days from arrival or less & a 3 night minimum, except during the Holiday Season Dec 18th to Jan 2nd!... Call 808-965-4026 or email email@example.com to get a quote
Step into a large crystal clear natural geothermal heated Estate Pond, the Ocean & the famous Champagne Pond from this rental. This rental has easy ladder accesses into the various swimming options from the property to enjoy swimming and snorkeling with sea turtles and tropical fish at water temperatures between 78-87 degree Fahrenheit. Our Kapoho Estate is located in the sunniest spot on the quiet East side of the Big Island of Hawaii.
This is a Home of History from the Lyman family and there is a lot of open outdoor space. There are 3 bedrooms & 2.5 bathrooms with a large covered deck. This is a split level Home with 2 bedrooms, outdoor tub and one bathroom on the Lower Level. There are only external walkways from the main living area on the 2nd floor to this 1st level.
For your enjoyment we have an outdoor kitchen with a Gas BBQ, sink and mini Fridge on the lava rock patio so you are enjoying the ocean while barbaquing and socializing. We have expansive ocean views that are viewable throughout the home.
2nd level: Wonderful size lava rock lanai with a 6 person dining table and uninterupted views looking out over the bay and ocean (great spot for eating breakfast, lunch & dinner). The home offers state of the art kitchen appliances and washer/dryer. In the living room & master bedroom, there is are flat screen tvs & enchanting ocean/pond views. The living room's main shelf and breakfast bar was built with local Koa wood. The kitchen has corian counter tops and a drop down sink for easy clean up. Kitchen has plenty of preparation space. Master bedroom offers great ccean views, private office space and a private balcony over the property pond.
The pond on property wraps beautifully around most of the home! HIGH SPEED DSL/WIFI INTERNET CONNECTION for FREE.
For a day trip, head to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park take a peak at an explosion captured on film in the Kilauea Visitor's Center. Head down the Chain of Craters Road and look for flowing lava and explore the Thurston Lava Tube, the fern forests, and the other natural phenomena of the area, about One Hour Drive. Lava Tree State Park, Restaurants and Super Market in Pahoa Town 15 min Drive from the Home. Area attractions include: swimming, scuba diving, spelunking, fishing, restaurants, reefs, surfing, snorkeling, public swimming pool in Pahoa, kite surfing, wind surfingVolcanoes Park is about 1 hour away. Akaka Falls 1 Hour min Drive. Lava Flow watching 30 min drive. Tide Pools and Best Coral viewing by snorkeling, 5 min Drive into Vacationland.
Kapoho Bay Tidepools are protected from the ocean's waves by a coral reef, the water is crystal clear, and often warmer than the ocean because of the natural geothermal heated springs that enter into the tidepools in various places. Kapoho is a small Gated Community in East Side of Big Island of Hawaii.
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Nightly Rates are based on 2 guests & $15.00 Per Night for additional Guests (children under 2yr at check-in are Free!).You are Required to choose between a $39SDP fee (Security Deposit Protection Fee) click here for more info or a $3,000 Refundable Damage Security Deposit Amount + 4% credit card processing fee (deposit is refundable 7-10 business days after the exit of your stay less any assessed damages). Lower Level 2 bedrooms are locked up to keep cleaning fee to a minimum of $125 if there are 2 or less guests. The Lower Level can be opened for an additional one time $25 cleaning fee, or if you have booked 3-6 guests then it was already included in your cleaning fee $150.Please ask about our Discounts: 10% off for 7 nights or longer, 5% off for Returning Guest to the home, or 10% Off for Last Minute Bookings when arriving within 30 days from the day you are booking the home with a 3 night min. No discounts during Holiday Season Dec 18th - Jan 2ndPack-n-play available upon request at booking (sorry we do not have sheets for the crib).3 night minimum stay,Long Holiday Weekends 4 night min,Holiday Season is 7 night min stayCheck-in is between 3-9pm & if you are planning to Check-in later than 9pm please call me to arrange it with us (please keep in mind that we will not be awake or available to check you in after 11pm).Check-out is 11am, unless you use the Lower Level then 10am will be your check-out time. This home & many other homes in the area do not have air conditioning, instead we use our fans, windows & breezes.There are small coqui frogs that make some bird sounds in the night & our homes do not have as many as most homes have in the beautiful rural areas (these frogs are almost all over the Big Island)Large Aqua Pond on the Property, Driveway & Property Gate will be shared with the Kapoho Paradise Oceanfront Home guests next door. Kapoho Paradise Oceanfront Home guests next door will have an access path to the front entrance to the ocean of this home (it’s a small path that goes around the Gazebo & then out to front edge of the water as shown on Hawaiiwego site drawn map). Also, You will have a shared access on the Kapoho Paradise Oceanfront Home's shared green grass path so you can directly access Champagne Pond. We encourage Guests to bring beach towels & water gear of their own preference.Please Note: there are only outside walkways by the Ponds to go from the Lower level bedrooms & bathroom to the Upper level living room, kitchen & Master bedroom. Also, all children, babies and guests that cannot swim well should be watched carefully on this property & other nearby areas due to the Ocean, Ponds, Rock Walls, Lava Rock & other natural surroundings of this home. Guests will not be sharing this house. Amenities, Rates, Terms & Specials are subject to change. Property is supplied with initial amount of: Toilet paper, Paper Towels, Dish soap, Body soap, & Laundry Detergent. Smoking & Pets prohibited inside & outside the home and a minimum of $250 additional cleaning fee will apply if the policy is violated. Our Rental Policy does not allow tents or canopies, parties, weddings, loud music and gatherings with non-guests, max 3 cars, no parking on the streets. Quiet Hours 10 PM to 8 AM. State GE & Transient Tax ID for this property: W54568724-01 Please note: there are bugs & critters in Hawaii and they occasionally sneak into the home or hangout around the outside (this happens to Hawaii Homes located in the beautiful natural & tropical settings) Please note only AT&T cell phones work well in Kapoho but other carriers are very spotty in Kapoho.
Cancellations made sixty (60) days or more prior to arrival with written notice shall be given a full refund minus $150.00 cancellation fee. Cancellations within the first 24hs of Booking will incur a credit card processing fee, after the first 24hrs the other cancellation policy rules will be in effect.Cancellations of less than sixty (60) days prior to arrival shall forfeit the entire rent and excise tax (less cleaning fee & Security Deposit Protection Premium if cancelled before the date of check-in) unless we are able to re-rent the property. Refunds on any forfeiture will be issued the dollar value the unit is re-rented (only up to the value we have received from you) for during the same dates as the cancelled reservation. Nevertheless, ALL RESERVATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO A $150.00 CANCELLATION FEE or a 20% cancellation fee only if cancelling or moving a some nights. There is no refund for early departure or no shows. Please keep in mind we do not distribute the money collected from the new guests until about middle of the following month of the reservation dates, since that is when bookings are completed & processed for money distribution.There is Travel Insurance available and highly advise you to get Travel Insurance for your reservation, please see Tab on this site labeled Guest Services/Travel Insurance for Travel Insurance information & call us Directly at 808-965-4026 if you would like to buy. If the reservation is 28 nights or longer, we require a 50% payment at booking. If you cancel, then the flat $150 cancellation fee is to be in effect only before or on 150 days (5 months) prior to arrival & then after that any payments made will become non-refundable unless we are able to rebook it and whatever amount we rebook your cancelled dates for (only up to the value we have received from you) less $150 cancellation fee will be returned to you within a 1-1.5 months after the last day of your previously cancelled reservation. Please note, you will not receive more than the amount of payment we have received from you but you may receive less depending how much we are able to book it for.No cancellation of guests within 60 days of arrival.Please keep in mind that any changes to your reservation may incur a fee after you have booked (ie: changing dates, cancelling dates, etc) but there will be a 20% fee on the value that is being cancelled or changed; even if it’s more than 60 days prior to check-in.
Thank you Sophia! We had a great stay!
Finally saw a volcano and some other local attractions, however, we really found that there's little reason to leave this paradise. Wishing we had more time to enjoy the local flavors right outside the front door. Our first trip here will not be forgotten. Hopefully, we can return again one day!
Mahalo! JB & Len
PS Sophia - we hope you will come & explore Yellowstone with us!
This house and location is really unique. The house sits right on the waterfront of a WARM, spring fed lagoon filled with fish. It was truly heaven! Sophia was very attentive, available, and helpful with anything we needed. I know everyone goes to Kona, but I wouldn't have traded our week here for anything else on the Big Island.
It was WONDERFUL! This was the first vacation ever that we came home rested. Once we got our groceries and settled in, we didn't leave again until we needed more groceries! The ocean, tide pools, sunrises, swimming with the turtles and whale watching were magical. After two weeks, we were still not ready to leave! Thanks for sharing your fabulous home with us! Sam and Carol Alaska
Oceanfront is on of the most amazing and restful places we've ever stayed. The 270 degree view of lagoons, Champagne Pond and Kapoho Bay is great in the pictures, but better in person. We come here and can feel the blood pressure dropping with each day of our stay. We'll be back!
This was an outstanding rental experience for our extended family of six (two 50+ adults and 4 kids in 20s/30s). Lots to do for everyone in a truly spectacular setting. This is a tastefully landscaped estate home in a private gated community. Swimming and snorkeling choices abound - there are steps down into the bay, a small swimming pond next to the ocean, an ample-sized private warm pond full of tropical fish and a private access to the nearby (two minute walk) Champagne Pond. Less than a ten minute drive to the Ahalanui hot pond/park. The home is well stocked with snorkel gear, boogie boards and so forth. One family member is a runner and enjoyed occasional jogs to Ahalanui and back (about 6.5 miles roundtrip). Another is a fisherman and could cast right off the front deck into the bay. A well-equipped kitchen (we cooked a full Thanksgiving dinner there) and comfortable furnishings through-out made us feel right at home. Awesome large screen TV with Blu-ray player and discs in the living room. Although we often did NOT want to leave this peaceful lovely place, nearby Pahoa offered some really good dining experiences as well as shopping for groceries. 40 minutes from the Volcanoes national park, 25 minutes from Hilo. And, for the history buff, this house was a residence of the famed musician Arthur Lyman. This land was selected for not only its physical beauty but for the peace and healing spiritual energy it provides. Best of all, Sofia and her family have a true spirit of aloha - they were extremely responsive to our questions and requests and made us feel totally at home. Combine all this and you have one very special vacation rental - we will be back!
This is my third rental in this area and it was by far in the best location for snorkeling. The pond that is just outside the door was very clean, calm, and great for snorkeling. The Champagne pond has access from the property. We snorkeled in the ocean in front of the house and saw huge turtles and many fish. The Wai ‘Opae Tide Pools are just down the street. The Ahalanui Hot Pond, with 90+ degree water year round, is a five minute drive away. The house was clean and very comfortable. Plenty of towels and a washer and dryer for your convenience. One of our party fell and we needed to call 911. Just so you know the aid car has access to all the gates. They were prompt, with in 10 minutes and very helpful. Sophia also has well stocked first aid kits through out the house as well has flash lights.
Our favorite grocery store was Island Markets, a health food store and deli. Located in downtown Hilo and just down the street in Pahoa. There was a three way tie for our favorite restaurant. Naung Mai Thai Kitchen in Hilo, Puka Puka Kitchen in Hilo, and Kaleo's in Pahoa. Sophia has menu's and prices in the guest book. We didn't have enough time to try all the great restaurants in the area.
I love the Big Island people, and I will surely be back. If I travel alone then I would rent the main part of the house. If I take guests like I did this time I know that everyone would be very comfortable. The two bedrooms on the lower level can only be accessed by going outside so be aware of that. Two of us had wonderful massages from Rose, outside on the Lanai. If I ever get married again Audrey from next door does weddings on the huge yard. I felt very safe and the security gates weren't too much of a problem.
A big thanks to Sophia and her family for renting us a wonderful property. Mahalo!!!!!!
My husband and I are distance and lap swimmers. It was FABULOUS to swim laps in the the hot pond - 80 strokes lengthwise for the crawl, 90 for the breaststroke. Kayaking is also possible off the seawall, and there is a path through the reef. Most enjoyable; we'll come again. Lots of rough stone and stairs, so not a great place for little kids, but 8 yrs and up would really enjoy a few days there.
We have beautiful our door areas made of smooth unique Lava Rocks. We recommend adult supervision for younger children.
Beautiful Wood flooring in the Living Room and Master Bed. Master Bed Offers Great Ocean View and SUnrise.