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Custom Cedar Home - Pool - Partial Ocean View - Gated Community

Kapoho, Puna District, HI, USA
  • House2012 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Warm, spacious, cedar home overlooking the home's natural warm pool and a partial ocean view with palm trees and lovely ocean breezes. The geothermal pool is private and relaxing, the open and covered decks are large, with a spacious open living room area for casual comfortable living. Three bedrooms, two queens, one with two single beds, all with ceiling fans. Very short walk to ocean shoreline, large warm 'Champagne Pond' and further on 'University Pond', ocean pools to snorkel and swim with green sea turtles!! Located in private gated community. Your home away from home, with beautiful sunrises, open skies while cruising on the deck...hear the ocean lulling you to sleep.

Kapoho is country oceanside living not for those who want city life, it is a quiet, relaxing community!

Currently the map is completely inaccurate, if you google map 14-4987 Kapoho Beach Road, Pahoa, HI 96778, it will be accurate. Trying to get corrected with vrbo/homeaway. Feb, 28, 2016

We are at 14-4987 Kapoho Beach Road, Pahoa, HI 96778.

Keywords: Beachhouse


Paula Uusitalo

Member Since 2002
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 17, 2018
Why Paula Uusitalo chose Kapoho

We purchased the land in 1984, built the house in two phases, 1992 and 1998. It was wonderful to be able to raise the kids there during the years before high school. Swimming in Champagne Pond and quiet community was wonderful.


    • Internet
    • Swimming pool
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
        • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa (1) Futons (2)


        • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath

            Location Type

              • Ocean View
                Partial ocean view. One block away from ocean, the ocean views are between trees, over trees and rooftops.


                  • Away From It All
                  • Budget
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions


                      • Guests provide their own meals


                          • Living Room
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Internet
                            Live-streaming WIFI
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Parking
                          • Telephone
                            Voice mail service.
                          • Towels Provided
                            Beach towels also provided
                          • Washing Machine
                          • Wireless Internet
                            The best - full streaming videos, as requested by prior vacationer, needing to run business from our beach house.


                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Cooking Utensils
                              • Dishes & Utensils
                              • Kitchen
                                Complete kitchen with all utensils, gas range.
                              • Microwave
                              • Oven
                                Gas oven
                              • Pantry Items
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Stove
                                Gas range
                              • Toaster


                                  • Dining
                                    Indoor and outdoor dining, as you like it!
                                  • Dining Area
                                  • comfy seating for 10 people


                                      • Books
                                        Small library
                                      • CD Player
                                      • DVD Player
                                      • Satellite / Cable
                                      • Stereo
                                      • Television
                                      • Toys
                                        Different things, house and beach stuff
                                      • Video Library
                                        Small video library


                                          • Deck / Patio
                                          • Kayak / Canoe
                                            Can bring your own kayak, to go into the bay and ocean
                                          • Lanai / Gazebo
                                            Open lanai and covered lanai
                                          • Lawn / Garden
                                            Backyard for playing, tropical garden with guava tree and an ulu tree as well
                                          • Outdoor Grill
                                            Family barbeque


                                              • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                              • alternative lifestyle
                                              • smoking allowed
                                                On the deck only
                                              • wheelchair inaccessible

                                                Pool / Spa

                                                  • Private Pool
                                                    Our own warm geothermal pool for this home only


                                                      • churches
                                                      • festivals
                                                      • marina
                                                      • nude beach
                                                      • playground
                                                      • recreation center
                                                      • restaurants
                                                      • ruins

                                                        Leisure Activities

                                                          • scenic drives
                                                          • beachcombing
                                                          • boating
                                                          • eco tourism
                                                          • photography
                                                          • bird watching
                                                          • shopping
                                                          • sight seeing
                                                          • walking
                                                          • whale watching
                                                          • wildlife viewing

                                                            Local Services & Businesses

                                                              • ATM/bank
                                                              • groceries
                                                              • laundromat
                                                              • massage therapist
                                                              • medical services

                                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                  • fishing
                                                                  • hiking
                                                                  • kayaking
                                                                  • snorkeling
                                                                  • snorkeling/diving
                                                                  • surfing
                                                                  • swimming
                                                                  • wind-surfing


                                                                      • Private natural arm geothermal pool, house phone and voice mail service, top line WIFI internet service, Dish TV, Smoke free home (smoking permitted on decks only); easy going country living

                                                                        House Rules

                                                                        Check-in: Flexible

                                                                        Check-out: 12:00 PM

                                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                                        100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                        38 Reviews


                                                                        Latest reviews

                                                                        Guestbook Comment

                                                                        Bill McGovernLos Angeles, CA

                                                                        What a great escape! If you love to be near the

                                                                        water and love to snorkel and explore, come on and

                                                                        stay at this wonderful house.

                                                                        The best snorkeling on the Big Island is here with

                                                                        the Champagne Pond two blocks away and a view

                                                                        from the deck like nothing other in the early

                                                                        morning and at night. Stars for days and days to be

                                                                        a star in this great retreat. If you like remote, this is

                                                                        for you. Pahoa, which is about 20 mins away has

                                                                        some great restaurants and a cash only market and

                                                                        a great natural foods store. This place is changing

                                                                        like crazy, so get there before the natural life is all

                                                                        lost. Last 'real' Hawaii is here.

                                                                        The conservation area, which is a short walk or

                                                                        drive, is spectacular with snorkeling pools of

                                                                        splendor. Coral and sealife everywhere.

                                                                        Watch the tides so you know when to see the sea

                                                                        turtles in the Champagne Pond. They come and go

                                                                        with the high tide.

                                                                        You'll sleep like a baby here, with the winds and

                                                                        rain that happen to pass in the evening and early


                                                                        Too splendid for your get away. Enjoy.

                                                                        Good location, rustic getaway

                                                                        Rafe S.Bothell, wa

                                                                        My construction crew of two and I enjoyed our stay. The beds were comfortable and the house was clean. Quiet, secure neighborhood. Bathrooms offer little privacy as they are adjacent to kitchen, dining, and living room with open ceilings and slatted bi-fold doors. Kitchen utensils were useful. It’s definitely a rustic home; with nice fir interior paneling and post-to-beam Construction. Plenty of light and a large upper lanai for outdoor entertainment. Bring charcoal for the BBQ! Neighbors are close but privacy is adequate.

                                                                        Great location and clean

                                                                        Brad M.

                                                                        This is a great property for a couple or a family. May be a bit problematic for multiple couples due to the lack of bathroom privacy. The bathroom walls do not go the ceiling and is in the middle of the home.

                                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                                        Thank you, you two told me you really enjoyed your stay, so it is interesting that you would comment when there were only two of you there regarding the bathrooms. As stated earlier, we have considered closing it in, however with 15 years of vacation renting and only three complaints regarding the bathroom situation, the first one from a family with teenage boys, most people are outside, or enjoying themselves otherwise. We have had numerous repeat renters, and many double or three generations with no complaints, just returning later. Thank you for enjoying our home!

                                                                        Wonderful place to stay in Kapoho Beach Lots

                                                                        Victoria B.Portland, Maine

                                                                        We loved staying at Paula's house! We were a group of 6, and had plenty of room. It was very easy to communicate with Paula and to arrange check-in. The house itself is super convenient to Champagne Pond, but tucked up on a slope and very private. We liked the house particularly because it was so open and quiet and simple: no overdone loud "Hawaiian" decor! The huge deck was fantastic! Our only suggestion would be blinds or shades for the sliding doors to keep the house cooler during the day, and solid doors on the bathrooms- it's a bit awkward to be more or less open to the living room while in both bathrooms. Otherwise, it was a great stay- falling asleep to the breeze and the coqui frogs at night is pure bliss! Thank you for a lovely stay Paula!

                                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                                        Aloha Victoria!

                                                                        It was a pleasure to meet all of you, and very happy you enjoyed your stay, our home, the privacy, Champagne Pond and all, thank you much! Yes, the bathrooms, it is open air, when we built back in the ancient days, it turned out the way it is, and we have considered changing. After 15 years of vacation renting, with basically no complaints, most people do not worry about it, we have had numerous repeat vacationers over the years. Again, very happy you enjoyed your stay!


                                                                        Beautiful vacation with the family!

                                                                        Jeanne B.

                                                                        I booked this house for my 'ohana visiting from California during the New Year's holiday. The house comfortably housed her family of 2 parents and 3 children. When we stayed over one night, me and partner had a large sofa bed to sleep on. Paula was a gracious host, who even met me at my work in Hilo to deliver the keys and instructions. The home comes with its own personal warm pond, which the kids loved! We drove to nearby Kapoho Tide Pools for a day of amazing snorkeling. Ideal vacation home for a family with kids, who are looking for safe swimming and snorkeling options.


                                                                        woodys3633 ..

                                                                        Well kept. All the amenities were provided. The only problem was that the weather didn't cooperate.


                                                                        Kapoho, Puna District, HI, USA

                                                                        At our home you can walk to the large warm tide pool 'Champagne Pond' and 'University Pond' for swimming/snorkeling, walking, jogging. A car is needed for the orchid farms, County public hot pond, Pahoa (8 miles), farmer's market, Volcano, Hilo & vicinity, active Kilauea volcano (Volcanoes National Park), waterfalls, tropical gardens, local entertainment & cultural shows, I'imiloa Astronomy Center, observatories, the mountains: Mauna Kea, with its observatories and Mauna Loa, much to see!

                                                                        Rates & Availability

                                                                        Additional information about rental rates

                                                                        Tax Rate

                                                                        Weekly rate, $750 is for the first four persons, 12 or older, additional is $10 per person. Taxes, GE and TA, 13.25% apply. For three and four night stay there is a $60.00 cleaning fee.

                                                                        38 Reviews
                                                                        Wonderful 4.8/5
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