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

Bedrooms 1
Space sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome


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:
March 27, 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
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

HULA COVE, Kapoho Tidepool's Waterfront Cottage From $179.00 per night*
average rating of 4.904762 based on 43 reviews
Sanibel, Florida

A Real Gem

  • 5 of 5

Great location for access to tidal pools.

Very comfortable and cheerful place to stay.

Super clean and well maintained.

Definitely one of our favourites.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Jim, It was a pleasure having you and your wife stay at Hula Cove. We are happy the cottage and the Tidepools met and exceeded your expectations. We hope you can visit us again. Mahalo, Mike M.
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Saint Paul, Minnesota

Hula Cove - Paradise in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Hawaii and we decided to spend all of our time on the Big Island.

After searching through Home and Away's listings on the east side of the island we chose Hula Cove. It was a great choice. The accommodations were first rate, perfect for a couple. Everything about the house and its location was accurately portrayed in the property's description.

The Kapoho tide pool became the focal point for our stay. Tide pool snorkeling was a great way to start and end each day.

Mike, the property manager, was very responsive to our questions prior to our booking of the property and he provided an in depth document about the operation of the house, points of local interest, key local spots for dining, shopping and sight seeing.

The location of the property is perfect for checking out Volcano National Park to the west and for exploring Hilo to the north.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Larry, It was a pleasure having you and your wife as guests at Hula Cove. We are always so pleased when our guests enjoy the cottage and Island as much as we love it. Welcome back home to Minnesota! Warm Aloha! Mike M
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Tide Pool hide away

  • 5 of 5

5 star accommodation! Hula Cove has it all. If you're looking for a peaceful relaxing ocean side experience I recommend Hula Cove. The moment you arrive it feels like home with everything you need including snorkeling gear & bicycles. Step off the patio & into the Tide pool to see the abundant array of tropical fish. At night you are serenaded by birds & crockies and the stars are amazing! Best vacation ever! Thank you❤

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Veniece for your lovely review. You needed some relaxation and it sounds like Hula Cove provided you with rand r. We hope you will come back again. Mahalo, Mike M
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Quad Cities

Very relaxing, perfect place to get away from it all!

  • 5 of 5

Great little place by the ocean. The tide pools make you feel like you're swimming in an aquarium.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Matt, Thank you for your review. What a great place for a honeymoon! Hope you can revisit us again before your diamond anniversary! Aloha, Mike M.
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Edmonds, WA

A perfect Hawaiian cottage

  • 5 of 5

We could not have asked for a more perfect cottage and location. Lounging and eating on the deck, enjoying the sunrise and sunset everyday, viewing the Southern Cross on the southern horizon at night, and snorkeling right in our backyard everyday. Pahoa town is close and Volcanoes National Park is an easy drive as is Hilo. Pahoa town offers two excellent grocery stores and several restaurants. We plan to return often.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage, steps to the tidal pools for great snorkeling, amazing views! Loved it here!

  • 5 of 5

We fell in love with this cottage as soon as we stepped in the door. The view off the lanai was incredible and the cottage itself was quaint, clean and well-appointed. The fridge was well-stocked with condiments, there were coffee beans and a grinder, they provided reef-friendly sunscreen and many other items. The bed was very comfy too! The lanai had big rattan chairs with thick cushions and a picnic table for meals. The storage shed held the washer and dryer and many water toys. The snorkelling in the tide pools was great fun. There are steps into the tide pools for easy entry and exit. The water is generally very calm although higher tide is best time to snorkel so you can travel further out. But even at low tide, the tidal pool off the lanai is a great dpot for a little dip to cool off! Adjacent to the lanai is the public entry spot to the tide pools, so there is a lot of foot traffic. But everone we met was friendly and respectful of the private properties in the area. It is a bit of a drive to get groceries or go out for supper, but the peacefulness of the cottage more than made up for it!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Steve and Jackie for your thoughtful review of Hula Cove. We are always pleased to hear how much our guests enjoyed the cottage and the tide pools. We hope we can welcome you again to Kapoho and our hale, Hula Cove. Aloha, Mike M.
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Rates & Availability

Kapoho House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $45
Tax Rate 13.42%


Owner's Cancellation Policy

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