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Kapoho by the Sea Retreat! Book Now for Spring & Summer 2012

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

House 3 bedroom 2 bath upstairs & 1 Bedroom 1 Bath downstairs

One of the exceptional vacation homes in one of the Big Island's premier vacation spots, Kapoho Beach Retreat. Features 3 Bedrooms (1 King 1 Queen 2 Twins) with 2 bathrooms and decks that surround all the rooms upstairs. Downstairs has a separate entrance with 1 bedroom and 1 bath and a walk out lanai. This home has ocean views and is only a few steps to Champagne pond. The home is known for it's quiet surroundings and swimming pool.

The house has a fully equipped kitchen, satellite TV with a DVD player, telephone and free high-speed Internet, both wired and wireless. You can see whales off-shore( in season) and sea turtles visit year round. Kapoho is the warmest, sunniest spot on the windward side of the island. It often gets sun when it is raining in Hilo. Here you experience beauty and tranquility with a rare taste of lovely ' Old Hawaii'

Keywords: Ocean views, private pool with large deck and lanai, barbeque, lagoon and tide pools within walking distance, 40 mins. to Hilo

More Details

Timme Gunderlock
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
January 9, 2017

About Timme Gunderlock

Timme and Kurt Gunderlock reside in Palos Verdes Estates in California and have worked together for over 30 years in the construction and design field.

Timme Gunderlock purchased this house in 2008

Why Timme Gunderlock chose Puna District

We inherited the property from my Mother and Father who retired here in 1989 from Palm Desert. They loved their life here and could not think of a better place to spend their last years. Our children have so many fond memories on this island and with their grandparents. Now we have the opportunity to do the same with our grandchildren

What makes this house unique

The hot ponds and the surf are some of our favorite spots. Of course, going to see the volcano is a must everytime we visit. Also downtown Pahoa and Hilo are so much fun to visit and just walk around.


Kapoho House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1) Second Floor, Queen size Beds (2) Two Queen Beds on the First Floor and One on the Second Floor, Twin or Single Beds (1) 2nd Floor, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon is on 2nd floor
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Lagoon --swim with tropical fish and tidepools with sea life, private gated community


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Kapoho by the Sea Retreat! Book Now for Spring & Summer 2012
average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews

Lots of Room to Relax!

  • 4 of 5

Our family had a wonderful holiday season in this home. It provided lots of space for the teenagers as well as the grandparents. We liked the idea of being away from all the tourist areas so this place suit us well. The tide pools were wonderful and we saw turtles, eels and fish. The trip to Hilo on Sat. AM is worth it to visit the market. We cooked in so do not have any restaurant recommendations. Now if you could control the rain.....

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Month-long stay in Paradise! 4.5 stars

  • 4 of 5

This is truly sunny Kapoho. Excellent value for this vacation hotspot. Great access to hot ponds, tidal pools. Would give 5 stars but for some kitchen pots and appliances that were in poor shape, and lack of parasol on pool deck. The pool deck gets extremely hot and made getting in and out of the pool painful for the children. We rigged something and it worked, but shade on this deck it is a necessity in order to enjoy the pool.

The owner and caretaker were both extremely approachable and helpful. This is a great location to vacation, and very sunny for the Hilo-side of the island. We would love to go back!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Collins, Colorado

Puna District Paradise

  • 5 of 5

First time to the Puna district on the Big Island. It was wonderful. The home met all our family needs. Friendly neighbors. The nearby tide pools are some of the most amazing snorkeling I have ever encountered. We would definitely return to this home.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto, Canada

Excellent Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent stay. The house was comfortable and as advertised. Audrey was very helpful and welcoming. The pool was clean and our kids loved it. The kitchen and bathrooms was well stocked.

We would definitely come back to this house when we return the big island.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bow Island

Just right

  • 4 of 5

This house was simpel but just right for our family of 6.

On a quit street with ocean view , nice neighbors and a wonderful caretaker named Audrey.

Thank you Audrey for all the tips you shared and making us feel at home .

Nothing beats falling asleep with the sound of the waves crashing and the frogs singing for ya.

This area is beautiful,lush and full of intersting sideroads.

One morning we were surprised by a Monk seal snoozing on the lava beach next to the Champagne ponds,these ponds have some cool fish and nice warm water.

The Vulcano park is about one hour,Punaluu black sand beach 1 1/2 hour and Hilo 30-40 minutes..

This is old Hawaii,frienly locals,local folklore,and dont forget the farmersmarkets.

Two thumbs up!!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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redondo beach

our family had an amazing time can not wait to return

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful and the pool was soo refreshing.

Loved the area, we will be returning next year. Our children had an adventure everyday, with the open air markets, the volcano and the golf for us . It could not have been a more enjoyable time for the whole family.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kilauea State Recreational Area within a one hour drive


Rates & Availability

Kapoho House Rental Rates

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5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $155 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.47%

All Rates on 2 person occupancy
Additional fees of $15.00 per person per day will apply

50% deposit require to secure rental
Balance due 30 days prior to arrival
Should inquiry be made less than 30 days prior to arrival then the full amount is due and payable to secure rental

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