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Steps to Super Snorkeling and Lava Adventures

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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

Description

Kapoho House Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps 4

Enjoy the Tradewinds flowing through this Island Style house. Just a few steps from WaiOpae's famous snorkeling ponds, this home offers lovely furnishings and comfort in this unique coast-side setting.

The house is designed to accommodate couples or a small family with spacious lanais extending the living areas. The bedrooms include a comfortable king and queen beds plus a queen size 'pun-ea' (daybed) on the lanai for outdoor naps or sleeping. In addition to the 2 full baths there is a refreshing outdoor shower.

The kitchen is fully stocked for simple meals or elaborate gourmet dining. Also provided is satellite TV (with a selection of DVD movies) and wireless internet for your convenience.

This pristine setting on Hawaii's East side is close to Volcanoes Nationa Park, the quaint and historic towns of Hilo and Pahoa, the geothermal Ahalanui warm pond, as well as many colorful sites along the beautiful "Red Road". Located a few miles from Pahoa's restaurants and shops or another 1/2 hour to Hilo's bayfront parks, golf courses, museums and farmers market.

Enjoy swimming, snorkeling, endless walks or explore miles of coastline on foot, bicycle or car. Experience unspoiled Old Hawaii along the Red Road. Or visit nearby Volcano National Park and (if Pele shows off) see lava flowing into sea viewed by air (helicopter), land (hike in) or by lava boat. This is a 'Bucket List' experience!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Donna LaHue
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2016
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About Donna LaHue

We are pleased to share our vacation home with visitors to WaiOpae. We make this our home for a few months each year to enjoy the unspoiled LAST BEST PLACE in Hawaii. Now retired we enjoy the contrast between our home near Big Sky, Montana and the lush, tropical setting of Wai Opae by the sea. Both homes allow us to live connected with the natural environment and play hard.

Donna LaHue purchased this house in 2010

Why Donna LaHue chose Puna District

After many years visiting the Big Island we finally found just the right spot to build our island getaway. Wai Opae is a unique place; off the beaten path in a friendly community of year round residents and visitors. Situated on the edge of the beautiful marine preserve, we enjoy fabulous snorkeling every day!!

What makes this house unique

Wai Opae is all about restoring the spirit, body and soul. There is something about living (or vacationing) on the edge of this island, in the shadow of an active volcano, that keeps us in touch with Hawaii as the ancients knew and loved it. Located in rural Puna district Wai Opae is the a great starting point for adventures around the island!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Here is the review I wrote:



5 stars





1/7/13





A wonderful place to relax and reconnect with nature. The accommodation was in a great shape and clean.



Tide pools were 3 minutes, walking distance, from the house. They were filled with sea-life, always calm, and safe for swimming (during any weather). Green, lush, colorful rain forest.



The town (Pahoa) offers everything a traveler might needed (food, souvenirs, entertainment, gas, etc.)



ADVICE: Please don't leave anything valuable in your vehicle (rent car) while parking anywhere by road . Unfortunately, even paradise is occupied by individuals who will 'make living' by stealing. That's the world we live in.





Thank you Mitzi for a warm welcome, and thank you Donna for making this trip easy to book and find.



We have a ton of wonderful memories!!!



Jana & Matthew
Jan 2013
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

Steps to Super Snorkeling and Lava Adventures
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 35 reviews
4

Charming spacious and clean.

  • 4 of 5

If you like to snorkel, this is one of my favorite places in the world. It's literally a couple hundred feet from a great snorkeling spot. The residence is fabulous as well everything you need and very clean. If I would've known how well it was stock I would've packed less! I suggest you go there first before you shop!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, cozy home steps from tide pools!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this beautifully decorated, well maintained home! We loved the location, steps to tide pools, 3 miles to hot springs and less than 4 miles to our lava excursion meet up point. It was perfect for our trip!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, TX
5

Great house just steps from Wai Opae tidepools!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have stayed in many 'Vacationland' rental properties over the past few years. We consider this one to be the best value. This was our second stay in this property, and we hope to stay again someday. Great access to everything the Puna District has to offer, especially the tidepools!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Louisville, Colorado
5

Peaceful, beautiful and remote

  • 5 of 5

Loved this house, it was very well appointed, and had some pantry things which were much appreciated. We had two tall young adult sons with us, and the bed on the back lanai, while comfy, felt a little damp and buggy so our second son ended up on the couch inside, which was fine with him. I took a nice nap on the lanai bed one afternoon. We utilized the outdoor shower after our trips to the Kapoho tide pools - which were simply fabulous. The 4 nights we were there it rained a lot(well, it seemed like a lot from us Coloradoans). The frogs were soothing at night. Nearest grocer is 15 minutes away. Easy access to the Volcano(less than an hour drive), and 3 miles from the beach where we caught a Lava Boat tour(a must see if lava is flowing in to the ocean). The art inside this house was beautiful. Living in a rainforest is a treat!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Beautiful Island Home

  • 4 of 5

From the moment we drove up to the house, we were impressed. It had excellent curb appeal and plenty of space for parking under the house. The layout of the house was perfect! It was exactly as it was described. We loved all of the sliding doors and windows that allowed for an excellent breeze throughout the home. The lanis were a beautiful, relaxing place to unwind and enjoy the scenery. The house was clean, had a fully stocked kitchen and plenty of DVDs to keep you entertained during a rainy evening. The tide pools were a short walk from the house and were absolutely beautiful! The one thing that we did miss was air conditioning. Fortunately, the house had plenty of windows and ceiling fans, and due to all of the rain and lower temperatures, the house was typically comfortable. Overall, we enjoyed our stay very much and would not hesitate to book it again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Our family of three had an amazing stay here. The close proximity to the uncrowded tide pools was incredible. You just walk 50 feet, slap on your snorkel, and look down into pools of gorgeous fish and coral. The tree frogs by night and the birds by day are the dominant sounds. The house itself is very clean and comfortable. Great kitchen and nice bedrooms, fans in every room to keep the delicious air circulating. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Hilo International
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
in Pahoa
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
in Hilo or Volcano
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 132/ 137
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
in Pahoa
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Kehena Black Sand Beach
Car: necessary

Sunny Kapoho is located along the coast, 8 miles east of the quaint town of Pahoa. This stylish new vacation home is steps away from the water at Wai Opae Marine Preserve offering visitors fabulous snorkeling. This is the perfect location to stage daytrips around East Hawaii including the Volcano Visitor and Art Center. Or explore ancient Hawaiian sites along the 'Red Road' south to Kalapana. On the way, relax at Ahalanui Park's warm pond, natural thermally heated pool overlooking the rugged coastline. Or stretch your body and mind at Kalani Honua Cultural Center and Retreat. Finally, a Must-Experience: the ongoing creation of our island; lava flowing into sea may be viewed by air, by land or by sea.

Other Activities: lava viewing

Golf: Four courses within an hour of Wai Opae.

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Rates & Availability

Kapoho House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$150
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 13.42%

Taxes, cleaning and damage fees are not included.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 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:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • New fixtures and tile designed for style and comfort. Rinse off, cool off in the outdoor, garden shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Each room is beautifully furnished with overhead fans and spacious closets. In addition, many guests choose to sleep oudoors on the covered lanai enjoying the stars and sunrise. There is a comfortable queen size bed (panea) perfect for naps or sleeping.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
We provide some misc. snorkeling gear, aqua shoes, yoga mats, etc. You may want to bring or purchase your own.

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