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Pualani Tropical Jungle Home in Gated Kapoho, Hot Tub, Snorkel, Bikes, FUN!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Details
Property
house
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Description

Kapoho House Rental Photos and Description

2BR/2BA Ocean View Home sleeps 4, Close to snorkeling, Hot Tub, 4 bicycles.wifi

The Pualani Tropical Kapoho Beach home, located in the gated community of Kapoho Beach Lots, features open-beamed ceilings and panoramic tropical and some ocean views. The home is located across the street from Kapoho Bay and you can hear the waves roll across the reef...the most soothing beautiful sounds! A wrap around the house lanai enables you to enjoy the views from many angles. Come enjoy the solar energy home and the BRAND NEW HOT TUB (April 2014).There's a full kitchen, generous living and dining area opening onto the lanai, a queen-bed bedroom and bath. For extra guests, the second bedroom downstairs has two double beds. And for your evenings, there's a Satellite flat screenTV/DVD, an assortment of videos and CDs, and for those who would rather curl up with a book, there are lots to choose from. Outside in a gazebo near the house is a full-featured spa for your relaxation and enjoyment! The kitchen is fully equipped with a microwave, blender, coffee maker, range, fridge and all cooking and dining needs. This home is thoughtfully and tastefully appointed to make it feel like your very own home-in-Paradise. Ride bicycles (no extra fees for bikes like some rentals) to the nearby tidepools and lagoons for wonderful snorkeling and swimming. Hot tub, outdoor shower, and hi-speed internet!

Location: Located in a quiet, oceanfront, gated community with easy accessibility to Kapoho Bay and the ocean itself, there are several calm lagoons for swimming and snorkeling. Some of the lagoons are even heated by geothermal fresh-water springs! A guide map at the house will direct you to all the best spots. Champagne Pond is a 10-15 minute walk from the home or 5 minutes by bicycle, and this home is perfectly located to walk to the Wai'opae Marine Sanctuary for even more swimming and snorkeling experiences. Volcano National Park is about a 45 minute drive. The newly forming black sand beach in Kalapana is about a 20 minute drive down the 'Red Road,' Hiway 137. Lava has recently been flowing into the ocean here and you can hike to see it. 'Uncle Robert's' farmer's market is a wonderful way to spend a Wednesday evening. With wonderful Hawaiian musicians, local food vendors, arts & crafts, this event is better than a Luau. Put this on your 'to do' list!

This tropical hideaway is a perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of other tourist locations. The trade winds keep the home comfortable year round, and the sound of the ocean across the street with the waves rolling across the reef is very pleasing to the senses! You feel like you are in your own tropical tree house with panoramic ocean and tropical views. I have many happy guests, and some who love to return year after year!

Amenities:: Champagne pond is 10-15 minute walk, full feature Spa in gazebo in yard, Satellite Flat screen TV, completely furnished for your comfort! The Wai'opae Marine Sanctuary is about 5-10 minutes south of the property by foot or bicycle. Just 40 minutes to Volcano National Park, and 1/2 hour to view the volcano flow (Kalapana) in to the ocean! Be sure to check out the Makuu Farmer's Market on Sundays, and Hilo Farmer's Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Lava viewing boat tours, helicopter tours at Hilo airport, botanical gardens, zoo, great little restaurants in Pahoa - Ning's Thai Food, Kaleos, Luquin's Mexican Food, Boogie Woogie Pizza, Paoulo's Italian food, Pele's Kitchen, and more! We love 'The Ponds' in Hilo too!

Activities:: Hiking, snorkeling, kayaking, swimming, bike riding, volcano site-seeing, Olympic size swimming pool in Pahoa, several fine restaurants in Pahoa (8 mi.), hot ponds, lava viewing tours from Pohoiki, helicopter tours from Hilo airport, farmers markets in Makuu & Hilo, botanical gardens & more!

Area: Kapoho is a beautiful, peaceful and quiet place that is perfect for those who want no part of 'tourist Hawaii.' It is a small, friendly community that's also the sunniest spot on the Windward side of the Big Island. The nights bring a little rain, and the days are generally sunny and bright.

If you have already experienced 'tourist Hawaii' and are ready for something different, you will appreciate this. If you would like a taste of what it would be like to live among the folks who spend their lives here, work here, play here and raise their families here, you might find this interesting. If you're into hiking, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, exploring, or just being, you'll love it.

The lava is flowing in to the ocean about an hour drive from the home (August 2016). You can also view the lava from a boat tour, just 1/2 hour from the home. This is exciting!

If this home is not available for your dates, please check out my other vacation rental on this website, listing number 301938, the oceanfront Alohahouse! If you would rather be really close to the ocean, but don't care about swimming in it, you will find this place amazing...living on the edge of the Pacific Ocean! And another new amazing oceanfront home in Kapoho, listing number 312290.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Pat Starkie
Member since: 1999
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 3, 2016
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About Pat Starkie

We live in California, but love Hawaii! We have been visiting the Big Island since 1976. We loved Harry K. Brown Beach Park in Kalapana before the lava flow took the beach away and formed new land. Kapoho, on the eastern tip, of the island is our favorite spot because we love to swim and snorkel in the warm lagoons and tidepools. This is heaven on earth to us.

Pat Starkie purchased this house in 2004

Why Pat Starkie chose Puna District

We fell in love with this home because of its open air feeling, high ceilings with LOTS of windows, the lush environment, sounds of the ocean waves breaking across the Kapoho reef, and its great location. It is in the gated community with access to Champagne Pond and the other fabulous spots in the area, but also just a short walk or bike ride to the Wai'Opae Marine Sanctuary. We found the best of both worlds!

What makes this house unique

This home is a real tropical retreat away from the tourist crowds. We can really relax here and love swimming and snorkeling the the warm tidepools. We love riding our bicycles to the Wai'Opae Marine Sanctuary and Champagne Pond. A morning dip is always fun and then we come back to our tropical tree house for coffee and breakfast.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved our stay in the Pualani House. This is our first time to Hawaii and the Pualani House gave us a perfect base from which to discover the East side of the island. Our only regret is we were so busy snorkeling, hiking past the 'End of the Road' and across a volcanic crater and, in addition, enjoying two farmer's markets in Pahoa, that we didn't have time to relax and enjoy the ambiance of the Pualani House. We loved the interior warmth created by all of the woodwork. We only hope we will be able to find a similar home to purchase as we search through the islands.



We both agree that Pualani was a lucky find for us. We have been in Hilo the last several days. Tomorrow we hope to go to the top of Mauna Kea as we travel to our new home base in Kona.



Mahalo and Happy Holidays,
Dec 2013
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(60 traveler reviews)

Pualani Tropical Jungle Home in Gated Kapoho, Hot Tub, Snorkel, Bikes, FUN!
average rating of 4.866667 based on 90 reviews
Grand Haven, MI, USA
5

Wonderful house close to world class snorkeling

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Pualani Home in February. The handsome house was perfect with all the ammenities, and very clean. The owner was great with all our questions, and replied immediately. The snorkeling nearby in the Kapoho Tide Pools was possibly our very favorite snorkeling spot ever! Swimming through thermally heated tide pools now out-ranks the Cayman Islands for us. The location was good for excursions to the volcano and Hilo too. We highly recommend the Pualani Home.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always so happy when guests enjoy our home and the Kapoho area as much as we do! We hope you can come back sometime! We always offer discounts for repeat guests. We also think that the snorkeling is absolutely fabulous there.
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Big Sur, CA
5

Great location, lovely house!

  • 5 of 5

This is a really sweet well tended house. We loved our stay, felt very comfortable, and hope to come back again to this lovely home in paradise! The bikes are so nice to have for riding to the pools, and the location here is great for a short drive to so many other great sites on the island.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fountain Valley CA
5

Great 2 Bedroom House in Gated Community

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in the Pualani House. Photos on web are exact detail of the house. Used the bikes and snorkeling equipment. Living room is very bright with great windows. House was in a great location to visit the Volcano Natl Park. Corresponding with the owners was easy as we were a last minute booking. Would recommend this house to others. Went to tide pools and Champagne Pond which was great. I loved riding the bike thru the neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We love the neighborhood and swimming and snorkeling nearby. The bikes come in handy! Discounts for repeat guests!
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4

Beautiful locale and lovely home

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoyed this Hawaiian home and especially enjoyed its location to champagne ponds, tide pools and the bike rides we experienced. Very warm and inviting. Would suggest bringing some serious citronella candles and mosquito repellent as there was none in the house and beds and towels are a bit old. The hot tub is wonderful and the information given about the area was very helpful. A couple of upgrades and this would have gotten 5 stars. Would go there again!!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love the location of our home and love sharing it with other travelers. We do not supply candles at the home, as it could be a very dangerous fire hazard. All mattresses on beds have been purchased within the last two years. We periodically upgrade towels and have good linens. Our price is definitely right for what you get at this great tropical home with access to all the great snorkeling in Kapoho!
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5

Fantastic Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Balcony offers 2 different views of ocean! Kitchen well stocked & lots of toys for outdoor activities. 2nd only to Mauna Kea was snorkeling in Champagne Pond. Spa has an unbelievably great massage option. Quiet gated community with wonderful neighbors!! Mahalo

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: These are the sentiments of so many of our happy guests. We do our very best to please! Discounts for repeat guests too...and our rates are already low. What are you waiting for?Paradise calls!
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4

Great place to stay and explore the east side

  • 4 of 5

The Paulani house was a perfect fit for my wife and I to enjoy exploring the east side of the island. The house was clean, well kept and spacious. The house included bicycles, complete snorking gear of various sizes, beach towels, beach chairs and coolers giving us the freedom to head out in the mornings prepared for various activities. We have stayed in several VRBOs in the States and the Caribean and this one of the best.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So good to hear that you enjoyed the home and the amenities! We try to have everything you will need for a pleasant stay.
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Map

The Black Sand Beach
South Point
Hilo Farmers Market
Kaleo's Bar & Grill
Pahoa Fresh Fish
Ken's House of Pancakes
Volcano Winery
Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory
Kapoho Tide Pools
Chain of Craters Road
Leleiwi Beach Park and Richardson Ocean Center
Panaewa Rainforest Zoo
Kalapana Village Cafe' -- CLOSED
Palace Theater
Island Naturals Market & Deli
Lava Ocean Adventures
Lava Tree State Monument
Kehena Beach
Ahalanui Hot Pond
Ning's Thai Cuisine
Luquin's Mexican Restaurant
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Hilo
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Pahoa
Nearest Golf
35 Miles
Volcano or Hilo
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Pahoa - Kaleos, Luquin's, Thai Food, Pizza
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Kapoho
Car: necessary

The Pualani Tropical Dream House is located in Kapoho Beach Lots on the Southeastern tip of the Big Island of Hawaii. It is 40 minutes south of the Hilo airport. Kapoho is a beautiful place—a peaceful and quiet place that’s perfect for those who want no part of “tourist Hawaii.” We try our best to make it very clear that there are few tourist accommodations near here. We have many beautiful swimming spots on or near the ocean, a couple of sandy beaches near Hilo and a beautiful scenic drive to the other side of the island will let you discover even more of the lovely beaches on our island. We chose Pualani in Kapoho as our vacation home for the very reason that there is very little tourist traffic here and that this is one of the last places on the islands that is still considered “real Hawaii.” If you have already experienced “tourist Hawaii” and are ready for something different, you might like this. A short drive to Pohoiki surf spot, Ahalanui Hot Pond, Champagne Pond & Volcano!

Other Activities: Swim with the turtles in geothermally heated lagoons and snorkel in the Kapoho tide pools!

Golf: Golf course in Hilo and Volcano!

Some things that I enjoy that are free:

1) Ride my bike to the ocean access spots and go snorkeling. My favorite spot is the southernmost cove at Vacationland.

2) Go for a soak and swim in the rain at Champagne Pond.

3) Visit Hilo on Wed or Sat mornings to go to the farmer's market. It is wonderful!

4) Visit the Makuu Farmer's Market on Sundays - local food, music, crafts, etc.

5) Swim in the Pahoa Olympic Size Pool - open daily from 8:30-5 and weekends 9-4 and it's free!!

6) Visit the Pana'Ewa Rain Forest Zoo just south of Hilo.

7) Go for a swim/soak at the Ahalanui Hot Pond

8) Hike to the new black sand beach in Kalapana where the road ends (and have an ice cream - lunch at the restaurant here is very good too!!)

9) Hike to Green Lake (lots of places to hike on the island!)

Some things that I enjoy that are not free

1) Go to Volcano National Park

2) Visit the Botanical Gardens north of Hilo

3) Have lunch or dinner at Cafe Pesto

4) My very favorite restaurant is Kaleo's in Pahoa. 'Ono' food, and live entertainment on Thursdays and Sunday evenings. Best to make reservations. A little pricey.

5) Stop for take out fish & chips at the fish market in Pahoa at the Malama Market Shopping Center and bring it back to the house to eat and watch the ocean.

6) I love Lemongrass in Keaau for a plate lunch to take back to the house too!

7) The Thai food restaurants in Pahoa are very good if you like Thai

8) Luquin's for Mexican food and a margarita (Pahoa)

9) Paolo's is excellent Italian food (Pahoa)

10) The Hilo Bay Cafe in the Walmart Shopping Center is very good and healthy

11) The Ponds restaurant in Hilo

12) Ken's Pancackes Hilo

Rates & Availability

Kapoho House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Lava Flow Special!
Sep 20 2016 - Dec 16 2016
2 night minimum stay
$125
$850
$2,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2016
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$159
$1,100
$4,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$125
$850
$2,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $120 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

Hawaii Tax ID #W51759221-01
Please note we have another property - 304974.
Cancellation Policy: Please Read Our Policy Carefully...
• If you cancel more than 60 days ahead, we will refund your deposit less 20% handling fee. If you change your reservation at any time, there will a $50 bookkeeping fee incurred.
• If you cancel within 60 days of arrival, we will refund your balance only if the unit can be re-booked less 20% handling fee.
• We encourage you to purchase trip insurance as unforeseen events beyond your or our control can affect travel plans prior to or after your arrival. We will always try to reschedule a booking whenever possible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Kapoho House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
  • Upstairs bedroom has queen bed with floor to ceiling windows for fabulous ventilation and wonderful views! It also has a full size bathroom. Downstairs bedroom has two double beds and a full bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Some things that I enjoy that are free:1) Ride my bike to the ocean access spots and go snorkeling. My favorite spot is the southernmost cove at Vacationland. 2) Go for a soak and swim in the rain at Champagne Pond. 3) Visit Hilo on Wed or Sat mornings to go to the farmer's market. It is wonderful! 4) Visit the Makuu Farmer's Market on Sundays - local food, music, crafts, etc.5) Swim in the Pahoa Olympic Size Pool - open daily from 9-5 and weekends 9-4 and it's free!! 6) Visit the Pana'Ewa Rain Forest Zoo just south of Hilo. 7) Go for a swim/soak at the Ahalanui Hot Pond 8) Hike to the new black sand beach in Kalapana where the road ends (and have an ice cream - lunch at the restaurant here is very good too!!) 9) Hike to Green Lake (lots of places to hike on the island!) 10) Go to Kalapana end of the road to Uncle Robert's Awa Bar for local food and entertainment every Wednesday evening!

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