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Walking Distance to the Ocean & Incredible Snorkeling

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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Kapoho House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps up to 6)

Welcome to Hale O Ka Lama, the house of much light where you will welcome the beautiful sunrise and warm, sun-filled skies of Kapoho where this beautifully remodeled home is located.

Hale O Ka Lama is just a short 5 minute stroll to the wonderful Wai Opae Marine Sanctuary tidal pools where swimming and snorkeling for your vacation should be a daily occurrence. Hale O Ka Lama which sleeps 2 – 6 comfortably totally embraces our entire indoor/outdoor lifestyle that we live here on the east side of the Big Island. Even though the interior of the home is beautifully decorated, you will also want to spend a good deal of time on the covered and screened in lanai and gorgeous deck overlooking the landscaped back yard. Mai Tai’s anyone?

The kitchen is modern and updated and you can either dine indoors at the beautiful dining table or outdoors on the deck. The private master bedroom with its California King bed is on the 3rd level with its own en suite bath. The other 2 bedrooms with queen beds and full bath are conveniently located on the 2nd level off the main living area.

If you are traveling with a larger group, we also have 2 other vacation rental homes a few doors down from Hale O Ka Lama. How wonderful for everyone to have their own space and still be close to each other!

- Three Bedrooms and Two Baths (Sleeps 2 – 6)

- Washer & Dryer

- Beds: California King & Two Queens

- Big Flat Screen Television

- WIFI Internet

- Full Kitchen

- Ocean Access Just Blocks Away

- Telephone – Free Mainland Calling

- DVD/CD Player

- All Cooking Utensils

- Microwave

- Linens Provided

- BBQ Grill

- Many Restaurants Close In Pahoa Town

- No Smoking

- Hilo 30 min.

- Kilauea 40 min.

And, don’t miss old Pahoa town, just a short 8 mile drive from the hale where you will find the original boardwalks that date back to the late 1800?s when this sleepy little town was king in the sugar plantation days. There is great dining in this little town with Italian, Thai, Chinese and Tex-Mex. Hilo town with all of it’s historical points of interest, color and famous for it’s friendly people is only about 30 minutes away and the ever changing Volcanoes National Park is about a 40 minute drive. When You Book With Us, You’ll Receive Our Personal Guide to East Hawaii – 24 SPECIAL THINGS TO SEE AND DO. Best Of All, 16 Of Them Are FREE!

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  • non smoking only

Property Manager
Jeana Jones
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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based on 5 traveler reviews

Walking Distance to the Ocean & Incredible Snorkeling
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Great snorkelling

  • 4 of 5

Very nice home, quite comfortable for up to 6 people. Good location 1/2 way between Hilo and Volcano park. Great for snorkelling as short walk to tidal pools. Would be nice if there were snorkel sets at rental until, we had to go to Hilo to purchase our own. Many rental places do include these. Very interesting area with scenic drives. Only suggestion would be to improve locking method. I would come again and stay for a week with family. All accommodation is 2nd and 3 Rd floor as most homes in this area are raised for flood control.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oahu, Hawaii

Great vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

Rental agent accommodated our family and was great to work with. It's a beautiful vacation rental home that we really enjoyed.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Longmont, CO

Great rental in Vacationland

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had it to ourselves, but there's plenty of room for kids or couples traveling together. The penthouse master has a king bed and private bath with a great peek-a-boo ocean view. There is another full bath downstairs between the other two bedrooms with queen beds, and an outdoor shower for when you return from the tide pools. The kitchen is very well stocked. With a short walk to the tide pools for the best snorkeling in East Hawaii, this is the place. And thanks to Jeana for her help regarding directions and the power outage. She's always on the job!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location, Wonderful Management and Family Friendly House and Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

We Stayed at this home for a week from March 18-25 and absolutely enjoyed it! The home was beautiful and clean. I was worried about the stair access and the kids playing on the lanai when I booked the house, but the lanai is fully enclosed with screens and two locked doors, so if you have small ones like me, they cannot access the exterior stairs when playing out there if the doors are closed.

The great thing about this house was the management. Extremely responsive to problems and a caretaker lives a few houses away so was able to address any problems or questions we had (Microwave was broken and replaced within 24 hours). Some info that may be helpful to travelers: The house comes with long distance phone calling and wireless because there is very spotty wireless service out in Kapoho--Verizon has no service and AT&T one bar. So when booking in this area, make sure the rental is like this one with wifi internet and long distance calling-if that is important.

The house itself was fully stocked with a roll of paper towels, a few rolls of toilet paper, full size bar of soap and dish washing liquid, dishwashing detergent and laundry detergent. The yard was wonderfully enclosed.

The house was walking distance (very close-my 2 year old could walk it) to the tidepools. We just loved our stay and look forward to coming back in the future!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Petaluma, California U.S.A.

Hale O Ka Lama

  • 5 of 5

This home is fully stocked, no need for anything, everything is new! Very clean, comfortable and in a fantastic location. Very quiet neighborhood, ocean view from the Master Bedroom upstairs and from the deck below. There is a gate at the driveway to keep kids in if necessary.

The location is convenient to local sites as well as restaurants and shopping.

We would love to rent this home again.

Snorkel in the Wai Opae tide pools, near Champagne Pond, Lava Tree State Park, Volcano's National Park, take a trip all the way down the Red Road for numerous sites and activities. At the very end of the road is a cafe and a short walk to a black sand beach.


  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Kapoho House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 17 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Winter Season
Dec 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $125 - $175 $150 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 13.42%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Kapoho House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Short walk to some of the best snorkeling in Hawaii, By night or day, Hale O Ka Lama is a great home to vacation in.

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