|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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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!
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
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!!
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!
Here is the review I wrote:
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
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
Overall a very positive experience. I would recommend it.
Very minor negatives:
No AC, so a bit warm in the afternoons, moderated by excellent ventilation through the windows
The wifi is slow, don't expect much more than text or email.
ATT is received, Verizon is not.
Kitchen is well-equipped
All systems (water, electric, ceiling fans, sewer, appliances) worked perfectly.
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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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Cleaning Fee||$150 + Tax|
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
Taxes, cleaning and damage fees are not included.