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Not available due to the recent Kilauea eruption

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)

Paradise awaits you at this brand new, charming home that sleeps five comfortably. The Master bedroom has a king size bed and a private bathroom, the second bedroom has a queen size bed and access to a shared bathroom, and the small den has a full size sleeper sofa if needed. All rooms have access to the wrap-around lanai that features ceiling fans, hammocks, dining furniture, lounge chairs and a tiki bar. For your grilling pleasure, there is a full sized gas grill on the lanai.

The house has an open feel, with ceiling fans throughout. It has a modern, fully equipped kitchen, featuring stainless steel appliances, a long center island that can accommodate up to six at the breakfast bar in addition to the dining area.

The living room has a 32” flat screen TV, DVD player, satellite tv, and a nice collection of DVD movies.

Forgot to bring your mask and snorkel? No worries! We have some you can use, because a short walk from the house is the best snorkeling on the Big Island - the Wai ’Opae Tide Pools. The offshore reef protects the tide pools from the sometimes-harsh southeastern shores of Hawaii. As you explore the maze of pools, you will find corals, schools of juvenile fish, moray eels, sea urchins, sea turtles, etc… It is like being in an aquarium! When you come home from the tide pools, there is an outside shower you can use to rinse off.

If you are looking for a romantic getaway, or a family looking to spend quality time together, our home offers something for everyone in paradise.

Please note the main house is the top floor. Ground level is owner's carport and space.

Hawaii Tax ID Numbers: TA-014-164-9920-01 & GE-014-164-9920-01

More Details

Liza B
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted you to know that we have enjoyed your beautiful home. And your cleaning person is great. The whole house was very clean when we arrived.

So thanks again. Dianne
Jan 2013
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Kapoho House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • check in: after 4:00pm check out: by 11:00am
  • no parties allowed
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Main
  • Each bathroom has custom tiled showers and double vanity sinks
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen
  • Each bedroom has an access to wrap-around lanai. A full size futon is also available in den.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Snorkeling gear available for your use. Help yourself to what is available in the garden during your stay.


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(128 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.953125 based on 130 reviews

Awesome place!

  • 4 of 5

Very nicely updated kitchen and bathrooms. Loved the wrap around porch. Everything you could need or want as far as being fully stocked with detergent, soap, shampoo, toilet paper, garbage bags, etc. The house should get five stars but the location gives it only four. Takes twenty minutes to get to anything at all for gas or food. The tide pools are cool and there’s a natural hot springs park six minutes away next to ocean! I don’t think there are any close by beaches though. I would want to stay here again if I ever came back to this side of island on a vacation because house is adorable, clean, and well stocked.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best snorkeling on island & beautifully appointed house. Have been coming for several years.

  • 5 of 5

Each the time we see more new fish in the tidepools. Swam closely with 1 turtle and saw multiple eels. New fish this time was a beige green puffer with large beige splotches on it’s back and bright blue bulging eyes. Lots of ☔️ but one can still snorkel. I wear a wet suit jacket & pants so I stay warm. We bring our own snorkeling gear but lots is available at the house. The local caretakers, Lloyd & Mindy are always available for questions and assistance. Love the house and the back deck. Well appointed and perfect for 2 couples. Not sure how many years we have been coming but will definitely make this a yearly adventure. If you ❤️ to snorkel this is definitely the place to come. Had a 1.5 hour massage at the house this time from the owner of Big Island Massage Network.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location, location!

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay! We normally stay at really nice time share condo's and our kids and us thought this was way better! It basically has three bedrooms - enough for all four of us to have our own room. The two bathrooms were very nice with awesome showers. The kitchen island is one of the biggest I've ever seen. The peek a boo views of the ocean from the deck were great to see as was the lush foliage of the yard. We had great weather during our stay too! It was so nice driving by the general public parking spaces to our house that was so much closer to the tide pools. The tide pools are filled with colorful fish and are fun to snorkel in. The one drawback is that there's no air conditioning, but if you open the windows and sleep with the ceiling fans on its no problem. A six minutes drive away is a hot pool that is around 90 degrees so it's like this place has a heated pool. We would definitely rent again!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Remarkable property

  • 5 of 5

My only complaint is that we didn’t book a longer stay! If I ever have the opportunity to come back to the Big Island, I will stay here! It was impeccably clean when we arrived and had everything we could need for our stay. It was the perfect location. We walked to the tidepools each morning and it was an easy drive to the volcano and Waimea Valley. Thanks for the great house Liza!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home in a nice quiet neighborhood and great location for exploring the east side.

  • 5 of 5

Spacious home with lovely lanai in the jungle. The kitchen has everything you need, the bathrooms are beautiful, and they have lots of beach and snorkel gear to borrow. It is a short walk to the tide pools, a short drive to the warm springs and to bike/hike out to see the lava flow. My favorite part was falling asleep to the coqui frogs, ocean waves and palm trees.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house in the perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

The house is clean and very comfortable. The owner offered many suggestions for nearby sights and restaurants. The tide pools are a must as is the town of Pahoa, which somehow got stuck in the hippy ‘60s. If you prefer the quiet side of The Big Island, with close proximity to volcano national park, book this place.

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
29.6 Miles
Hilo International Airport
Car: necessary

A short walk to the Wai'Opae tide pools, 15 min to the town of Pahoa, 5 min to the thermal ponds, 10 min to boat launch and surf beach, 1 hour to Volcanoes National Park.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $200

Add HI taxes (GET 4.166% and TAT 10.25%)
Please consider getting trip insurance especially if travelling during hurricane season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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