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David Shaw

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

Kahi Ko'Ola Uhane - the Place of Renewed Spirit

51 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Kapoho House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Caressed by ocean breezes. Lulled by gentle waves. Ever-changing skies with spectacular clouds, glorious sunrises, multitudes of stars. Away from the bustle of town in a small beachfront residential community. Surrounded by peace and tranquility. Original art, sculpture pieces, oriental carpets. Luxury touches at a very affordable price. Secure WiFi broadband internet connection throughout the house.

The best snorkeling in East Hawaii is just a few steps away at the Wai 'Opae Marine Sanctuary. Reefs break the waves beyond the tide pools so even small children can float in the calm waters and see the multitude of colorful tropic fish.

It is the perfect spot for a few days or a long term stay.

The house is up on stilts with all living areas on the second floor, accessible by stairs. You can relax outdoors on the lanai gathering area or sit in the living room and enjoy the fresh salt air through the two french doors that open the living room to the lanai. The private garden below has fragrant Plumeria, bananas and pineapple.

Both bedrooms also face the ocean. The master bedroom with a queen bed opens on to the enclosed end of the lanai and features an outdoor shower accessible from the lanai or from the bedroom. It also has a private bath with a classic claw-foot tub and laundry facilities (full size washer and dryer), and a walk in closet. The loveseat in the master bedroom unfolds to a double foam bed. The second bedroom has a double bed and is across from the hall bath with stall shower.

The kitchen features a gas stove and includes all needed for preparing family meals, simple to elaborate.

The dining table can be expanded to seat 6.

Every room has a fan, cross ventilation and guide lights for comfort and safety.

Keywords: house, private setting,ocean view

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
David Shaw (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About David Shaw

Prop mgr/owner is a retired college teacher and counselor who also spent some years as a chef after retiring from school.

Wife is a CPA practicing locally in Pahoa.

We love our Kapoho home and take pride in presenting one of the best rentals in the area for an affordable price.

David Shaw purchased this house in 2008

Why David Shaw chose Puna District

We love to snorkel and watch the fishes, and Wai 'Opae is one of the best sites on the Island, certainly the best in E. Hawaii.

What makes this house unique

The sound of the breakers and the sea breezes are primo for relaxing and soothing the spirit. The outdoor shower is another amenity that provides an entrancing evening experience.

It's always hard to leave every time we go to Kahi Ko 'Ola Uhane.

Guestbook comments from the owner

July 16, 2011 to July 22, 2011

Aloha David & Nancy,

My sons and I had a wonderful 6 days at your Kahi Ko 'Ola Uhane. You have thought of everything anyone could possibly need here and more!

We loved the tidepools, coral gardens, Champagne pond and the little town of Pahoa.

We will miss the cute geckos that live behind the mirror and dreser that come out to visit. We will let all our friends know how lovely your place is.

Mahalo, we had and Ono time!

Jeanne & Aaron

Redondo Beach, CA.
Jul 2011
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based on 51 traveler reviews

Kahi Ko'Ola Uhane - the Place of Renewed Spirit
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 106 reviews
Portland Oregon


  • 5 of 5

GREAT HOME. WELL EQUIPPED! Peaceful little community, completely walkable. Beach a block away with some of the best snorkeling ever!! Fragrant jasmine bush in the front yard. TOTALLY COMFORTABLE BEDS!

The OUTDOOR SHOWER was a GREAT TREAT, we used it exclusively, big shower head, nice hot water!!! Large expansive deck, perfect for a family or adults. GREAT LOCATION ON THE ISLAND. Perfect to hang out and relax or adventure out and come back to rejuvenate. LESS THAN 5 MINUTES TO ALANUI HOT PONDS. I cannot say enough about what a great value this property is, the owners were available and helpful and our stay was


  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha and Mahalo for the exuberant review! We do strive to make our home an excellent value by pricing in the lowest quadrant for our area. But this does not mean we skimp on quality or effort to provide an accommodation that ranks with the best Vacationland can offer. We will look forward to seeing you again next year!
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Home-away-from home

  • 4 of 5

From the moment we walked in to find the many floral arrangements, one in each and every room, we felt the welcoming aloha spirit. It was a perfect location from which to explore the many wonders of the Big Island. The tidal pools are a short walk away. Imagine enjoying a relaxing outdoor shower in the moonlight by just stepping out the door of your master bedroom. The house is located not too far from Pahoa, and about 45 minutes from Hilo. We have no problem in recommending this vacation home to other travellers.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha and Mahalo for your kind words. Just wanted to add that while the Kilauea Volcano is sending lava from Pu'u O'o into the ocean near HVNP and Kalapana, viewing the flow and the ocean entry is easily accessed from the house - of course one needs to hike or bike to the flow from the parking area.
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Perfect place to relax and have fun.

  • 5 of 5

David was an accommodating host quickly responding to any request. The property is private and surrounded by beautiful rain forest plants. There were several fruit trees on the premises and we had 2 pineapples waiting for us when we arrived. The home was well stocked and clean. We were a stones throw from the tide pools and a few miles from the lava flow ( a must) . Local restaraunts and shops are a few miles away and Hilo is a half hour drive. Our favorite thing about the house was the lanai overlooking the beautiful backyard where you could listen to the waves and the coquis while watching the geckos play or viewing the amazing stars. Awesome place !


  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha and Mahalo for your positive words. Just wanted to highlight that the lava from Pu'u O'o vent is indeed back to flowing S to the ocean, and viewing opportunities are available by hiking or biking ~4mi on the recently lava-covered Chain of Craters road. Bring sturdy shoes and lots of water.
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Comfortable beachy home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a month at this property, and it was glorious! Great location, clean and well-maintained. The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed for cooking in, and we also enjoyed grilling on the bar-b-que. David was delightful, and welcomed us with a house full of lovely tropical flowers! We showered exclusively in the out-door shower, and enjoyed the rainy times reading on the lanai. We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Kahi Ko'Ola Uhane and we will definately be back! Mahalo David and Nancy!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your nice comments and pleasure in your stay at our home. Yes, regardless of the month of the year, there will be rainy times in Kapoho- and the lanai offers soothing sounds of the sea, the winds and rain on the palms and jasmines. Some even enjoy going to the ponds and snorkeling during rain. One or two times in a month, for an hour or just a few minutes, rain is inevitable.
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Our Second Time at Kahi Ko'Ola Uhane

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay...we were here in 2015.

Beautiful house with an open concept. House contains everything you will require. An added bonus - Every room contains a vase of lovely flowers.

A great place for peace and quiet to relax and rejuvenate.

Beautiful residential area. Walking distance to best snorkelling at Wai'Opae Tide Pools.

Ahalanui Warm Pool - short drive. Great place to go any time of the day, but especially wonderful at the end of the day before going back to the house for dinner.

Also check out the following in Hilo: Burger Joint, Carlsmith Beach (look for 'Bob', the giant turtle in the tide pools), Big Island Candy, Tsunami Museum. Makuu Market on Sundays (just outside of Pahoa).....don't eat before you go - lots of wonderful foods to try.

We love it here!

Mahalo, David!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for a nice review. Just wanted to add that there are several good eating places in Pahoa Village - one does not have to drive into Hilo to eat out. Our favorite is the highly-rated Kaleo's; Ning's Thai, Luquin's Mexican, and Black Rock Cafe are other choices. there are also several other places in the village and nearby for takeout or a quick snack.
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Lovely spot

  • 5 of 5

The house is spacious and charming. It was just the 2 of us but plenty of space for kids or another couple. Walking distance to fabulous snorkeling and David provides swim shoes, fins, and masks! Quiet location, easy to access, about 10-15 minutes from town. Lovely lanai for sitting in the morning. We enjoyed our stay immensely!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Hilo Intl Airport (ITO)
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Pahoa Village (several available in the village)
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Hilo Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 137, formerly 'The Red Road'
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Pahoa Village (Some top-notch local and ethnic)
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Wai 'Opae Marine Conservation Area
Car: necessary

Swimming & snorkeling in tide pools, Hiking in Volcano National Park, Golf in Volcano or Hilo, Fishing nearby, Shopping and Restaurants in old Pahoa town or historic Hilo, Farmers market in Hilo Wednesday and Saturday, in Pahoa and Maku'u on Sundays. Great browsing at the Maku'u market!


Rates & Availability

Kapoho House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

-base rates are for 2 persons. Additional persons (exc. infants) are charged at the rate of $15.00p/p per day -cleaning fee (non-refundable) $90 - 100 dependent upon length of stay Taxes : 4.166% Hawaii GET, 9.255% Hawaii TAT Total taxes =13.42% of rate total including cleaning fee.
For a stay of 4 nights or more, 85.00/ night
For a stay of 15 nights or more 75.00/ night
Stay 21 nights +, 65/night

-Minimum 3 day deposit due upon rental booking date
-Remainder due 30 days prior to first day of stay as booked
-Please read Cancellation Policy terms as a part of the Rental Agreement on the house website and agree prior to submitting your final booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Kapoho House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Dialup Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) double futon located in Master Bedroom can be set up in living room or dining area for guests
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Games, novels, guidebooks Classic clawfoot bathtub suitable for soaking away all cares Outdoor shower, private and relaxing Banana trees, pineapples, orchids

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