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Kapoho Oceanside Villa

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Bedrooms 3, Bathrooms 2, Sleeps 10

10% Off Last Minute New bookings on reservations booking 30 days from arrival or less & a 3 night minimum, except during the Holiday Season 12/18 to 1/2!...

Pacific Ocean Realty LLC is the Direct Booking Agency is not the property Manager. FYI: If you book on VRBO,Homeaway,Flipkey,Tripadvisor or 3rd party you maybe charged an additional fee for using their services.

Second Level Oceanfront 3 bedroom & 2 bathroom Home, Sleeps 2-10 guests (completely Upper level home)

There is a closed off wraparound deck which is great for young kids! The gas bbq & sun bathing area located on this 2nd level deck to take in the ocean breezes & views. Enjoy the large fishing wall, beautiful grass yard & direct ocean/bay access from the property. Swim straight to Warm Champagne Pond from your property! The home has a fully equipped kitchen and opens up to the comfortable living room area with beautiful ocean views. There is a well maintained Koa Bar with bar stools. Free High speed Wifi Internet, Dish Network TV, Ipod Dock & Local phone.

The Bed Arrangements:

Master Bedroom King Size bed

2nd Bedroom Queen Size bed

3rd Bedroom 1 Queen Bed & 1 set of Bunk-Beds

Living Room with 2 Futon Sofas (futons do not foldout but you can still sleep on them as the couch shape or pull the thick pad on to the ground to flaten it).

Small outside bed on the covered Deck (as an option)

Step into Ocean from the property to swim and snorkel with Sea Turtles and Tropical Fish. This Home offers you access to Crystal Clear Ocean right from property in gated community of Sunny Kapoho Bay, Furnishings and Koa Wood Counters. Ocean in the community to enjoy swimming and snorkeling with sea turtles and tropical fish at water temperature between 80-87 degree Fahrenheit. Caretaker resides on the lower level separate unit. Large yard & fishing wall is shared with the vacation rental in front (called Kapoho Oceanfront Home).

Kapoho is about 28 miles from Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii, is known for some of the finest and safest snorkeling in the Islands.Kapoho 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 geothermally heated springs that enter into the tidepools in various places.Kapoho is a small gated community in East Side of Big Island of Hawaii. Area attractions include, swimming, scuba diving, spelunking, a public swimming pool in Pahoa, fishing, restaurants, reefs, surfing, snorkeling, and a beautiful black pebble beach. Here in Kapoho Big Island of Hawaii, the sunniest spot on the quiet side of the Big Island of Hawaii, is where you can still be in touch with a bit of old Hawaii, untouched by city life. We cordially invite you to visit this piece of Paradise. Kapoho is a small quiet gated community. Your own private ocean access is 50 feet from home and walk about 250 feet to Champagne Pond. There is also a Fishing Pad for you to fish from the Sea Wall to be shared with Rental in front. Vacation rentals Kapoho, Hawaii

Important info below: Please Read Carefully Before Booking

BOOKING:IMPORTANT! NEVER WIRE MONEY TO ANYONE! We require three (3) night payment (less tax/cleaning) or if your booking 28 nights or longer reservation a 50% deposit is required at booking & if you choose to get traveler’s insurance that is due at the time of the booking. Plus at initial booking we will process payment for a $39 security damage fee which covers $3000 of damage (covered by CSA Insurance) or you'll need to provide a $3000 refundable security deposit+4% credit card processing fee. The balance is due 60 days prior to your arrival date which we will charge your credit card for this balance automatically and email you that payment has been made. If you book your rental less than 60 days in advance of your stay, we require full payment at booking.

We are in a transition and the Owner has decided to take responsibility of the existing reservations. I will be transferring existing reservations and the money to the owner to handle all reservations. He has agreed to honor all reservations in the same fashion they were booked and will be honoring Pacific Ocean Realty LLC terms in the rental agreements. I will be informing currently reserved guests of this change and it will be effective by the end of September and then the owner and his representatives will be in contact with you from there on out.

Nightly/Daily Rates are based on 2 guests & $15.00 Per Night for additional Guests (children under 2yr at check-in are Free!). Pack-n-play available upon request at booking (sorry we do not always have sheets for the crib).

Per the onsite Caretaker, we cannot do back to back reservations if the booking before or after your reservation has 10-13 guests (Please ask Booking Agent about this before booking)

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).

Cleaning Fee various based on number of people in the home: 2-6 $125, 7-8 $150, 9-10 $200 (Automatic Quoting system in Emails & on this website cannot calculate cleaning fee accurately it usually uses our base cleaning fee of $125, so will quote increase based on number of people in home). If there are 2 infants, then 2 infants = 1 guest fee of $15.00 per person per night & counted towards the guest count for cleaning fee calculation.

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 2nd, except for 5% returning guest discount.

3 night minimum stay, Holiday Season is 5 night minimum stay

Check-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 there is more than 6 guests then 10am will be your check-out time.

Please note that the Caretaker lives in a separate unit below this Home. The Kapoho Oceanfront Home can book up to 13 guests and Kapoho Oceanside Villa Home can book up to 10 guests (sometimes it's a little more guests if the owner makes the exception for either home). The guests from each home can use the common designated areas for fishing, entryway, parking, swimming accesses and activities in the large grass lawn. We encourage Guests to bring beach towels & water gear of their own preference.

This home & many other homes in the area do not have air conditioning, instead we use our fans, windows & breezes.

Please note: there are bugs & critters (such as: roaches, rodents, lizards, etc) in Hawaii & at times they can sneak into the home or hangout around the outside (this happens because our Hawaii Homes are located in a beautiful natural tropical settings, plus lots of guests prior tend to leave lights on & doors open which invites them in). Owners make their best efforts to keep these pests away.

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)

We encourage Guests to bring water gear of their own preference

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 4 cars (only 1 gate pass & 2nd gate pass upon request for only registered guests vehicles), no parking on the streets. Quiet Hours 10PM to 8AM.

Please note only AT&T cell phones work well here and T-Mobile sometimes

State GE & Transient Tax ID for this property: W20580572-01

Dengue Fever on the Big Island: Please keep in mind, currently there is Dengue Fever on the Big Island but the State & Department of Health are working on controlling this. We suggest you to take the recommended precautions, see link here for daily County Alert updates: (there are still thousands of visitors coming to the island everyday and almost everyone on island is living their lives normally).

Cancellation Policy: We offer CSA Travel Protection for your insurance against unforeseen events beyond your or our control can affect travel plans prior to or after your arrival.

• 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

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• 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.


More Details

Property Manager
Booking Manager
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

Audrey, can't thank you enough for an amazing stay. We enjoyed your hospitality and aloha!

Jul 2014
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Our Oceanfront Paradise Rental, your access to Champagne Pon
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Lava Flow and Black Sand Beach
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Lava Flow field formed by 1960's flow
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Other Activities:

Onomea Trails – Na Ala Hele Hawaii Trail & Access System

Your Own private Ocean Access 50 feet from home and 150 feet from Champagne Pond. Also, Fishing Pad for you to fish from the Sea Wall.

Please note: lower level is occupied by the quiet caretaker/on sight manager couple. You are renting the complete upper level only.


Kapoho House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master bedroom: King size beds (1) 2nd Bedroom: Queen size Beds (1) 3rd Bedroom: Queen size Bed (1), Twin Bunk bed (1) Livingroom: Futon (2) Please request ahead of time - there is a Pack-n-Play available for the Baby (you'll need to bring your own sheets)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
Master bedroom: King size beds (1) 2nd Bedroom: Queen size Beds (1) 3rd Bedroom: Queen size Bed (1), Twin Bunk bed (1) Livingroom: Futon Beds (2) Please request ahead of time - there is a Pack-n-Play available for the Baby (you'll need to bring your own sheets) Ocean views all around the house including Kitchen and Living room, Gas BBQ. We offer free wired DSL Connection for one computer, No Smoking Facility ACTIVITIES: Bicycling, Diving, Farmers Markets, Golf, Grocery Stores - Natural Food, Malama Market, Longs... Jogging, Kayaking, Lava Boat/Hike Tours (when lava is flowing), Lava Tree Park - 15min Drive, Other Eco-Tourism Activites/Adventures, Paddle Boarding, Restaurants - Mexican,Thai,Hawaiian,etc, Shopping, Shoreline Fishing, Snorkeling, Spear Fishing, Surfing, Tide Pools (Snorkeling), Volcano National Park - 1hr Drive, Ziplining,


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Kapoho Oceanside Villa
average rating of 4.8 based on 136 reviews

Beautiful property - ocean and yard.

  • 4 of 5

Could have been cleaner, floors dirty. Beds old mattresses. Cleaning lady very nice and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Guest, Thank you so much for your visit to my family friend's property. Thank you for sharing this feedback. I'll get it to the owner and cleaner so this can be improved upon. Please think of us again on your return visit, we have 3 other homes offering different amenities. Mahalo Nui Loa, Sophia :)
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We'll be back

  • 5 of 5

Perfect family home. Quiet. Peaceful. Beautiful. Huge yard and right on the water. Audrey, the onsite caretaker is great and ready with anything you might need. Kapoho is a wonderful community off the beaten path where you can do nothing or drive a short distance to many incredible places. This was our second time in Kapoho and we'll be back to the great home.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hilo, Hawaii

Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We rented both houses on the property for a family reunion. Everyone had a wonderful time. The house was perfect to sleep 7 people, yet it accommodated 20 of us for breakfast. I enjoyed my morning coffee on the lanai. Access to the ocean is great. We also enjoyed being close to Champagne Pond. Thank you Audrey for being so nice and helpful!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed, once again, both of the Kapoho Beach homes that were formerly the Lyman Offices. Weather was great this time and the water even warmer, possibly due to the increased volcanic activity? Audrey the caretaker was great, and we all enjoyed immensely. See ya next year! Aloha, Ellen

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect beach house for the six of us!

  • 5 of 5

Great location for seeing the volcano and snorkelling. It met and exceeded our expectations based on the pictures and description. Kids will love the naturally heated ocean pool nearby. Snorkelling was excellent. House had everything we needed. Audrey took good care of us. We even caught a fish for dinner just casting out front. Audrey has fishing rods to rent. Would stay here again for sure.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Edinburgh, Scotland

A great base for exploration

  • 4 of 5

If all you want is an anodyne resort with all the usual branding, then why bother coming to Big Island - in my mind, it's the geography, history and geology that make it special and Kapoho is an ideal location to soak it all up from.

This property is a bit tired and frayed around the edges but after all, it's not exactly expensive and it offers tremendous views from the extensive wrap-around lanai where you'll want to spend most of your time.

You're steps away from the warm delights of "champagne pond" and a short drive will take you to the tide pools which offer some of the best snorkelling on the island.

The surrounding roads are a bit slow so getting from A to B will always take longer than you think but you'll find yourself drawn back to the delights offered by Volcanoes national park, never mind Mauna Kea and as a complete contrast, art-deco Hilo.

In summary, great value, great location, great fun.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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