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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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 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 -
(49 traveler reviews)

HULA COVE, Kapoho Tidepool's Waterfront Cottage From $179.00 per night*
average rating of 4.897959 based on 50 reviews
Santa Cruz

Heavenly Hula Cove

  • 5 of 5

This was my second stay at the lovely Hula Cove cottage. The cottage is at the first tide pool entrance which allows for easy access for great snorkeling. While others have to hike in over lava rock, you just literally step off lanai into water. Home is very cozy with everything you need. Spent most time in the water or on lanai. I preferred snorkeling in evening and early morning when you have the tide pools to yourself. I got great photos of an octopus, butterfly fish and a large Moray eel. We did the early.morning Lava Boat tour which departs 10 minutes.away. What an amazing experience. We also did a day trip down beautiful red road and went for a dip in the hot pond also nearby. There is a sign inside the cottage that reads, "This is my happy place." It really is and I'll be back for a 3rd visit. Highlights were star gazing off of lanai to sound's of only nature and the beautiful underwater world at your doorstep.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Robin, Thank you for your nice review and we are pleased that you are still enjoying your visits to Hula Cove. The cove always seem to offer new experiences with each visit. We will look forward to welcoming you back to the Big Island and Hula Cove. Mahalo, Mike M.
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Hula Cove is like having your own vacation home

  • 5 of 5

This was my second time staying at Hula Cove, the first being in May 2009. When my husband's 40th birthday, our 1 year marriage anniversary and 8 years of being together all fell working a month of each other I was a little stumped on where to take him since he works in sales for Hilton SF/Parc55. I knew he needed to get away from hotels and disconnect for a while.

We both had a great time and the sunrise and sunsets can light up and make the clouds, if there are any, the most beautiful colors ever seen. The cottage has everything you need and a market to buy groceries is very close also. You may think that a hotel is cheaper, but trust me, it is not cheaper when you buy your groceries and cook your meals, and grill out every night.

Also take advantage of the snorkel gear and see the beautiful fish swimming around. They are smaller in the cottage tide pool but if you swim out further you will see that the fish get larger and beautiful.

Enjoy this place and respect the ocean and the coral reefs. Please use the sunscreen they provide as it does no harm to the reefs. I could go on and on, but you just have to experience it for yourself. One more thing, please be careful of the baby geckos when sliding the doors open to the Lanai and the palm tree to the left of the lanai is covered with them fighting, playing and hiding from the birds that are trying to feed off them. Enjoy and Aloha!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Tom, It was a pleasure having you back at Hula Cove. I hope you are able to visit again to enjoy Hula Cove and the tidepools. Aloha, Mike M
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Eugene, OR


  • 5 of 5

Ideal for a couple that likes to snorkel.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location right on the tide pools

  • 5 of 5

Amazing place to spend our 27th wedding anniversary! Perfect in every way!

Loved our three day stay here. Highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, OR

Perfect Tidepool Facing Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful place to stay that we were fortunate to book at the last minute. Includes everything you need to snorkel or just watch the fish from the deck!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Doug, We are happy that we were able to accommodate you at the last minute. Thank you for staying at Hula Cove and we hope you will revisit the Kapoho tidepools and Hula Cove in the future. Mahalo, Mike M.
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Perfect waterfront cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time staying on the East side of the island. We loved The area and scenery. The photos are almost spot on, the only addition is that there is now a gate leading from the Lanai down to the side yard, which has a lock, and gate leading to the water. This adds to the sense of security and privacy. This was perfect for my wife and I. The tide pools are a popular attraction and they were full of people from about 8am til 6pm, but there are a lot of pools and everyone was spread out. Although there was an air conditioner, we never used it, the fans kept us cool all night. If you are a light sleeper, bring ear plugs as the Coqui frogs start their serenade as the sun sets and they chirp all night. I wouldn't hesitate recommending this home and would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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 - Sep 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jan 3 2018 - Sep 5 2018
2 night minimum stay
Sep 6 2018 - Dec 23 2018
2 night minimum stay
Dec 24 2018 - Jan 2 2019
7 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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