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HULA COVE, Kapoho Tidepool's Waterfront Cottage From $179.00 per night*

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

HULA COVE is an air conditioned studio cottage located on a semi private cove at the very end of the famous Kapoho tide pools. The cottage was built in the 1970s so close to the water that no changes can be made to the house's foot print without moving the house back 20 feet from the water's edge. This is as close as one can get to the water's edge without being on a boat!

HULA COVE has since been updated with satellite TV, king sized bed, two folding mattress for children, fresh linens, a full kitchen and Wi-Fi for lap tops. The house is Hawaiiana in feel with a surfboard hanging on the front of the house and Hula girl pictures and objects d'art around the house.

At night under the swish of the ceiling fans you can literally hear the fish jumping outside your sliding glass doors. So if you want to experience the Hawaii you thought disappeared under the Kona or Maui concrete jungle this could be your Hawaiian fantasy. Weekends at the Tidepools can be quite busy in the summer months and holidays , but you will have a chance to meet the locals visiting from other parts of the Island. Weekdays and off season are much quieter and often you'll have the ponds to yourself during the morning and early evening hours.

HAWAII TAX ID# W03143772-01


' Even though we are on vacation and retired I need to conduct business and communicate with the grand kids. Hula Cove was the best place we stayed on our trip. It was well equiped and the access to the tidepools was fantastic! ' James C.

'It isn't the Four Seasons thankfully! Charming Hawaiian bungalow with all that I needed. I loved the peace and quiet. Lots of palm trees clear blue water and tropical fish. When I closed the bamboo gates to the yard the world disappeared and I enjoyed the Hawaii I always dreamed of. ' Dennis M.

Keywords: Hawaiian cottage

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 11, 2017

What makes this house unique

One of the few air conditioned cottages in the area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I had to send you an email. We love Hula Cove. It is everything we hoped for and more! What a fabulous cottage and location. We are loving every minute. Thank you for all your help and for facilitating our stay here.

I have been snorkelling so much and really it does not get any better than this! I have snorkelled in the Caribbean and it is just as beautiful here. I met a couple of local girls here yesterday just getting into the water and they took me out to the big lagoon with the white sand. It was incredible. Today I went back by myself and enjoyed it again!

Last night we slept to the sound of the frogs and rain - just heaven. I don't have to tell you all about it as you already know.

We love this place and already are talking about coming back!!

Thanks again!

Pam Robertson
Feb 2015
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Kapoho House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Leisure Activities:
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming


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HULA COVE, Kapoho Tidepool's Waterfront Cottage From $179.00 per night*
average rating of 4.9122806 based on 58 reviews

An amazing escape from reality.

  • 5 of 5

Hula cove is a private adult Disneyland. The snorkeling was amazing and the house had everything one coukd need to enjoy the kapoho area.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Alden for your nice review and your other e mails regarding your visit to Hula Cove. Per your note that you look forward to returning we look forward to your stay with us again, Aloha, Mike
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Peaceful, well kept, and great snorkeling.

  • 5 of 5

The property and house was well kept.the snorkel gear was great as we were in and out every day. This was so relaxing, thank you.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absoulutly beautiful!! Our paradise 🌈

  • 5 of 5

The property was absolutely perfect and had everything that we need down to water shoes. We did not know what to expect so we brought everything but we didn't need to use anything that we packed except clothes. it's very well equipped. The View you can't buy that!!!! At least until the owner sells it to us 😍? we will never forget how wonderful our trip was and we will definitely be back

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice place to stay--especially if you want to snorkel!

  • 5 of 5

Even when we got to the gate for the driveway we could tell that this place was going to be nice. Upon walking in, everything was neat and very clean as well as updated. The lanai gives you views of the tidepools and you can walk right into them from the property. There is an outdoor shower, lounge chairs and a barbecue all within steps of the lanai.

The owners have everything there that you may need-bug spray, citronella candles, reef safe sunscreen, towels, plates, bowls, name it and they have it. Also located outside is an enclosed shed that has the washing machine and dryer as well as snorkeling equipment and some tools. Did I mention it was clean? That is a HUGE priority for me and it was spotless. We sat back and had a cocktail listening to the cable music channels and had no issues accessing the wireless internet. Needless to say we loved our 3 days at Hula Cove!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This place is pure heaven. Stayed here with some family including my eight year old grandson. It couldn't have been better. So well appointed, and the location was amazing. We created many memories and can't wait to get back again. Mike, the owner, couldn't have been more accommodating or pleasant. Back soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Caroyln for your review. You were such a pleasure to deal with. I hope we will see you again for a quick getaway when you need it! Aloha, Mike
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Great snorkeling out the back door!

  • 5 of 5

This is a really nice sized studio in a beautiful little cove. Great for 1 or 2 adults and small kids. Immaculate and comfortable. Mike supplies guests with many thoughtful touches such as coral safe sunscreen, floaties and reef shoes in a variety of sizes. Snorkeling was great and changed with the tide. If you are looking for solitude and a Castaway atmosphere you will find that between the hours of 7PM and 7AM. If you like to meet people (locals with kids, music, dogs and tourists) then you will find that during daytime hours. It was pretty busy mid week, mid July. The cove is super swimmer friendly. Vacationland is a really nice, quiet neighborhood. The Red Road was a beautiful drive and a big bonus splurge for us was the early morning lava boat tour where we watched the flow reach the ocean. The dock was only 10 minutes away.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Lorrie for your nice review. We are always pleased to hear that our guests enjoyed their stay. Hopefully you will be able to visit Hula Cove again. Aloha, Mike M.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $65


Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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