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Private 1500 Sqr Ft Swimming Pond

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Aloha and Welcome to Nanea Kai. We are very proud to share our 1,800 sqr. ft. island style home with you. As you drive past your wooden sun carved gates, you will enter into your own private sanctuary.Our family living room is made up of Hawaii's prized Koa wood. Many windows let the cool breeze through as well as EACH room has its own ceiling fan. Our large kitchen is a great gathering spot and has a granite counter island that everyone can gather around. As you walk out onto the wrap around entertainment deck, you will look into the 1,500 sqr. ft. thermal heated swimming pond. Our pond ranges from 2ft.- 10 f. at the deepest spot. This pond is fed from under ground springs from the ocean so it rises and falls with the tide.This is also a great filtering system that keeps the water very clean and clear and with a temperature that is normally in the 80's. This makes snorkeling in the pond a pleasure. We do supply some snorkeling equipment as well as a hot/cold out side shower. If you take a right outside our drive way, you will see a tunnel of trees which leads to tide pools as well as the breathtaking view of the ocean. Walk another 6 minutes and your will be at the Wai' Ope Fish Reserve. See so many colorful fish as well as the different colored corals. This is Not a place you will find packed with people. A 5 minute drive will take you to Ahalanui warm springs park . Pahoa is a 15 minute drive with quaint restaurants and to do your marketing. Hilo Town is 30 minutes away where you can visit the farmers market with all its exotic fruits for sale as well as souvenirs, surf shops, restaurants, diving rentals , ect.. Across the street is a black sand beach were you can watch the canoe teams practice or walk and look for beach glass. Then theres the Volcano National Park you want to visit. Walk through lava tubes and see the steam vents. The Volcano Golf course is right above the park as well as the Volcano Winery. If its night time lava cascading down the volcano you want to see, thats about a 20 minute drive from our home. Viewing is free and it opens to the public at 5 p.m. Bring a jacket, flashlight (theres some at the house) and water. Park rangers are there to make sure everyone is safe. My favorite thing to do is just lay by the pond , feed the fish and enjoy the sound of the ocean. Hope you'll visit us soon.


Keywords: beach house,family friendly,island style home, gated home,kopoho,big island, Wai 'Opae. private pond

More Details

kim rodrigues
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

Why kim rodrigues chose Puna District

My husband and I always rented a home in Kopoho to get away. We love it so much we decided to buy one. Its like stepping back in time.

What makes this house unique

The constant sound of the ocean.


Kapoho House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Please keep noise level to a considerate level. This is a residential area.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 2 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1) in master bdrm, Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1) In Hawaii we call it a pune'. an extra place to strech out. this is in the living room, Twin or Single Beds (1) turndel bed in kids room
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
House keeping fee is $150.00 per week stay


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(85 traveler reviews)

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Private 1500 Sqr Ft Swimming Pond
average rating of 4.752941 based on 85 reviews

Beautiful home in a great area. Nice to sit on the deck or lawn chairs and watch the fish!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter learned to swim in the pond! Float toys and water shoes provided. Walking distance to the beach. Close to Hilo for tourist group activities. Very clean. Spacious kitchen had all needed stuff (pots, pans, silverware, dinnerware, Tupperware, etc). BBQ with propane provided. Lots of towels and no hot water issues.

I was surprised there were crabs living on the pond walls but they were fun to watch and didn't bother swimmers. No air conditioning made it a little warm in the house after going out and leaving the windows closed all day.

The owner was very easy to get a hold of for issues (needed to call to figure out house alarm).

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such kind words. 25 yrs ago our daughter learned how to swim in a pond in Kapoho as well. The memory of her face looking up at me from under the water is still fresh in my mind. May the memories always make you smile. A hui ho, Kim
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Great property

  • 5 of 5

My adult daughter and two grandchildren (11 and 12) and I stayed at this property and had a wonderful time. The house exceeded my expectations. Truly lovely and spacious. The kids loved having the pond to come back to everyday and the outside shower was a hit. It was a bit warm in July, but was expected. Was always a nice breeze here as compared to Kona. So, with all the doors and windows open and the many fans on, it was fine. My grandson loved the upstairs bedroom with the spiral staircase. Had his own space away from the 3 girls. Very clean. Two of us aren't prone to bug bites, so were fine, but the other two needed sprayed when out by the pond in the evening. Was in a great location to explore that end of the island for 4 days. Mahalo, for a lovely stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for all your kind words. It's such a blessing to know the kids will always talk about the time around our pond as they grow.. may the memories always bring a smile A hui hou, Kim
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Great home for a large family, very relaxing :0)

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed several days at this home at the end of June this year. We brought groceries and snorkle gear and enjoyed the quiet neighborhood and short walk to the tide pools. The home was very nice and had all the comforts for "stay put" vacation spot. Our kids loved the backyard tide pool and couch area. I loved walking to the tide pool and knowing about the "secret" path that was not marked but mapped out in the info book at the home. Make sure to bring reash gaurds and snorkle gear, fins help if you want to go farther out to the waves. Thankful for use of the washer/dryer too, it was nice to wash things before packing up :0)

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I love that you dubbed it a stay put vacation spot.... that's my favorite type of vacation... may the memories always make you smile. Mahalo, Kim
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Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

My grandson and I really enjoyed our stay. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a blessing you got to spend it together.. May the memories always make you smile. Mahalo, Kim
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Great house and great location

  • 4 of 5

Very nice and well maintained house. There was some confusion over our dates and the cleaning schedule due to the website and it was handled quickly and professionally. Kim was very responsive and helpful! We loved the quiet, private setting. The neighborhood is wonderful and the tide pools are phenomenal. We enjoyed swimming in the pond and watching the fish. One thing I would say for larger parties is that how comfortable the rooming arrangement is depends on the composition of your party. We had 6 adults (four of them elders and two of those singles) and 2 kids. Getting everyone into a comfortable situation was a challenge given the capabilities of our party, but I would not hesitate to come again with a different combination of ages.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for all your kind words and being so understanding about the mix up. I hope the memories will always bring smiles and laughter.... Mahalo, kim
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Amazing property!

  • 5 of 5

We stay in Kapoho every year, but have never stayed at this home. It was wonderful and we will definitely be coming back! The kids played in the pool all day long!!! Very comfortable for our family of 8.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your kind review... may you & your family come back & make many more great memories.....Aloooooha
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Car: necessary

private pond you can snorkel in


Rates & Availability

Kapoho House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
house keeping per week $150
Tax Rate 13.41%


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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