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Warm Springs is located at the best snorkeling area in east Hawaii.

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Minimum Stay
5 nights


Kapoho House Rental Photos and Description

Kapoho Warm Springs Rental with Thermal Pond 3BR/2BA

The guest house is located in a small, seaside community not far from the Cape Kumakahi lighthouse, at the easternmost point of the Big Island. This is a rural area with beautiful flora . The house is a very comfortable, totally private, 2-story 1500 sq. ft. home with large lanais adjoining both the kitchen and the master bedroom on the 2nd floor. This is a park-like setting with 2 tidal ponds, many palm trees and tropical plantings. Your private tidal-controlled swimming pond (usually about 88 degrees Fahrenheit) with colorful reef fish is in front of the house and has a dock for relaxing and sunbathing. There are only 3 private ponds at rentals in vacationland which are deep enough for swimming. The kitchen lanai which overhangs our front pond is a favorite place for covered outdoor dining. Most quests take all their meals on the pond lanai.

It's a 3 minute walk to the best swimming entry into the famous Wai’ Opae fish preserve tidal ponds (about ½ mile long and several hundred feet wide) which offer the safest swimming and unrivaled scenic snorkeling in east Hawaii. The large interconnected ponds are separated from the open ocean by a reef and are always calm even when the sea beyond the reef is wild.

Accommodations: Warm Springs Guest House has a King sized bed in the master bedroom on the 2nd floor, 2 singles in one downstairs bedroom, and a single in the other downstairs bedroom. There are 2 full baths: 1 on the first floor and another adjoining the master bedroom on the 2nd floor.

Amenities: There is a table with folding umbrella on the dock and a picnic table on the kitchen lanai. The kitchen is fully equipped including, granite counter tops, refrigerator-freezer, large microwave oven (no stove oven), Jenn-Air radiant electric cooktop, coffee maker, coffee grinder, blender, a wide assortment of pots and pans, and an outdoor charcoal barbecue. There is a Wifi computer connection (see amenities) phone, satellite TV, DVD-CD player, and an AM-FM radio.

Linens including beach towels, all household supplies. A washer and dryer are also provided.

Activities: Swimming, snorkeling, skin diving, surfing, and a large public hot pond are all available nearby. Walking and bicycling around Kapoho are safe and pleasant. There are farmer's markets in Pahoa, on the road to Hilo, and in Hilo Town. Lava viewing is often possible from Kalapana (about 10 mi. from Kapoho) or in the National Park (depending on where the lava flows happen to be located at the time) and Volcanoes National Park has many hiking trails in both rain forest and desert environments. Sightseeing possibilities are nearly unlimited.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
December 1, 2016
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About Beverly

Beverly is a botanical artist specializing in endemic Hawaiian plant watercolors and tropical themed stained glass commission. My husband (Dallas) is a retired geophysical volcanologist and for many years was on the staff of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.We have lived in on the Big Island for more than 45 years.

Beverly purchased this house in 2000

Why Beverly chose Puna District

We purchased this property for a family weekend retreat because it had the ambience one would expect from a home in the tropics on the coast ... not coldly functional but truly warm, inviting, and comfortable with wonderful ponds in a park-like environment.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Overall Rating : Outstanding

Sylvia Gosline Oregon

We spent an idyllic week in this island paradise. The guest house is quaint but has everything you need. The pond out front provided many hours of entertainment for our 12 yr. old and for ourselves. A 5 min. walk brings you to the tidal pools with some of the best snorkeling I've seen. We'll definitely be back. I think Kapoho is the best kept secret in the islands.
Aug 2002
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Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

Warm Springs is located at the best snorkeling area in east Hawaii.
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 37 reviews
Croydon, Pa.

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

A special thank you to Beverly, Dallas and Trevor. Beverly & Dallas your house was a lovely get away from the hussle and busle of life. You can just enjoy life around the house or go out adventuring, whatever your energy level. The minnows in the pond out front give you a great natural foot or back message. The tidal pools which we were so busy we didn't really enjoy until two days before leaving were wonderful. You thought about amenities we were not expecting you to, which was a very nice addition to an already delightful vacation spot. We would recommend this house whole heartly. You really have the option to relax or sight see, adventure, swim with the sea turtle's at Black Beach, the volcano park, waterfalls, horseback riding,luai and much more.Trevor wanted to thank you for all your help and advice prior to reaching Hawaii, you were a great help to us. You answered any questions we had, and gave us direction where we needed it. Again a sincere thank you for a wonderful 11 day vacation in your home

Karen,Mike, Ellen & John


Croydon, Pa

Quakertown, Pa.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2005
  • Stayed: Jun 2005
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

great place and good deal. Home owner responded minor issue of house very efficiently. Close to the good snorkeling spot, and have a lot of fruit around house.

will absolutely recommend this wonderful place to my families and friends

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent base for exploring Hawaii's East side

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 8 nights at Warm springs. It was a good base for exploration , of the Hilo side of the Big Island. We visited Kalapana, the Botanical gardens near Hilo, Akaka falls, the Wapi'o valley overlook, Volcanoes and lava tree parks . we even took chain of craters road to it's end. We swam in the house pond and snorkeled in the tidal ponds. We also looked at 6 properties in Kapoho and pacific beaches. The house was great place to relax.BBQ and review the day's adventures. It was comfortable despite a hurricane skirting the island. We had loads more clouds than sun and higher humidity to contend with. We ate on the Lanai's and it cooled off at night. the house is well equipped and had plenty of towels and hot water for 5 adults. I would truly recommend visiting Kapoho and renting Warm springs. We ate in for the bulk of our meals and found all we needed in Pahoa. Also the Farmers market in Hilo and Pahoa are a must Papayas 5/1.00 thank you Beverly and Dallas for renting your little piece of paradise. We may be neighbors one day.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Summerland, B.C., Canada

Delightful stay near the Kapoho tidal pools

  • 5 of 5

We were so lucky to find this attractive modern open-plan home on a quiet street just a block from the entrance to the Kapoho tidal pools where we snorkeled every day. The interior has polished wood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, and an amazing chandelier. The two spacious lanais, on the ground floor and upstairs, overlook a beautifully landscaped yard with its own large tidal pond where we enjoyed watching the fish. We used two of the three bedrooms and the beds were extremely comfortable. The kitchen is fully equipped for any kind of cooking you would want to do. The living room is comfortable for lounging, watching TV, or reading. Dallas, a retired vulcanologist, gave us interesting information about the current lava flow near Pahoa, and suggestions for other interesting sights on the island. We also enjoyed Beverly's art work in the house and stopped in at the Kilauea Military Camp to see her stained glass windows. We will definitely be back and have already recommended the house to others.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing home and BEST pond in Kapoho!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at this incredible home and loved it. Will definitely be back. House is fully stocked with everything you could need for cooking, floating and snorkeling in the tidal pools as well as books and games. Stayed at two other rentals in the neighborhood and Warm Springs was by far the best house, yard and pond.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Penticton, BC, Canada

Private Oasis

  • 5 of 5

With an unique design and finely furnished with handcrafted and antique furniture along with interesting artwork, this large home with two lanais is a gem. The tidal pond surrounded by well maintained gardens is a great feature. It is ideally located only a block from direct access to snorkelling in the tidal pools. It is well stocked with essentials for the traveller. I highly recommend this private oasis.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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Nearest Airport
27 Miles
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Nearest Golf
27 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Car: necessary

East Hawaii has numerous scenic features less than an hours drive from Kapoho. These include swimming in thermal ponds, snorkeling in the Wai' Opae protected fish reserve, walking to an area of active lava flows from Kilauea volcano, visiting the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, a world class botanical garden, ocean front parks and beaches, scenic drives, a tsunami museum, Imiloa astronomy center, boat tours lava flows of lava flows entering ocean, hiking, etc.

Rates & Availability

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5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $80 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 13.25%

Payments (except the security deposit via PayPal) must be made by bank or post office draft, or cash.
No charge for children under 1 year old.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Kapoho House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Master bedroom has it's own bathroom. The second bathroom is on the first floor.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Master bedroom and bath with Cal-King bed on 2nd floor, large 1st floor bedroom with 2 twin beds and small 1st floor bedroom and bath with 1 twin bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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