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Private 1500 Sqr Ft Swimming Pond

73 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 nights


Kapoho House Rental Photos and Description

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

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

kim rodrigues
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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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.


based on 73 traveler reviews

Private 1500 Sqr Ft Swimming Pond
average rating of 4.767123 based on 73 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We loved the location of this peaceful home, a stones throw from the ocean and magnificent Hawaiian sunrises. We lacked for nothing as the home was well stocked from the bedrooms to the kitchen. I loved having my morning coffee on the deck overlooking my own private little tide pool and feeding the fish. Great location for day trips, with tons to see within a close range. We had a wonderful dinner at Kaleo's bar & grill in Pahoa. Found a fabulous little farmers market with the freshest and best fruit!

Mahalo Kim for a wonderful couple of days.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your kind words. May your trip always bring a smile. Aloha, Kim
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Almost perfect.

  • 3 of 5

Let me just start by saying that this house was fully equipped and large enough for the nine of us while still being very comfortable. The owner Kim was extremely accommodating and quick to respond to any questions or emails. The pool in the backyard was a fun addition though I wish there was a pool net supplied so we could keep the leaves and debris out of it. They even supply toys floaty's and reef walkers in many different sizes. There were a ton of ceiling fans in the home but it was not enough to keep the home cool. The house is very very warm. Fortunately it cools off quite a bit at night. They even supplied laundry detergent! This house literally had everything you needed to be comfortable. The reason for my three star rating however is because of the master bedroom. My sister and her baby slept in that room and it is a beautiful room with a large bed that had a memory foam topper on it which made us all jealous because her bed was the most comfortable. The reason this bedroom was the cause for my rating is because it had bedbugs! My sister and her baby were covered in bedbug bites. I did let the owner know and she said it would be addressed so hopefully she will get rid of that bed and replace it with a clean one. My sister and her baby were quite miserable the whole time we were there because they were so itchy. The bathtub in the Jack and Jill bathroom is also extremely slippery so if you have kids beware! Our kids were falling all over that thing. The tide pools are really amazing and all within walking distance but if you are bringing small children be aware that the lava rock is extremely sharp and there are no shallow pools for your kids to play in. Even the beautiful pool that is five minutes down the road in Pohoiki I though beautiful is extremely warm due to the fact that it is thermal. Like I'm talking bathtub hot. The only other complaint I would have about this property is the fact that it is surrounded by condemned properties. The houses to either side and in the back have no one living in them and two of the three were basically falling down which was a bit unsettling. Overall, this home really was a great deal and very well-equipped. Once the bedbugs get addressed I would recommend this home to someone looking to stay in that area.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved the home and the area. It is so close to the tidepools. We were able to enjoy all its wondrous beauty and colorful richness of marine life at anytime we wanted during our trip. The home is well equipped with all rhe modern conveniences that our needed. I love the wrap around deck especially where the six of us were able to enjoy the beautiful Hawaiian moonlight. It was a very memorable trip. Thank you for such a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your kind words. Yes, the sky at night and hearing the ocean is a real blessing... may it always bring a smile to you.... Kim
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Highly unique vacation rental

  • 4 of 5

Great stay. Very unique rental. The pond was freshwater and rose and fell with the tides, flooding half the yard at high tide. Easy to tell where the tide was before a quick walk down to the tidepools. No A/C at all so if you can't handle it warm find somewhere else. Lots of beetles and roaches. It's the tropics, be prepared and store all food sealed. The house next door is in shambles, the other could look abandoned if you arrive late. Don't fear, there are plenty of people in the area and everything was safe. The real highlight of this trip was the very healthy tidepools. I love that they don't allow commercial tours to them. We never saw turtles in all our mornings out there but this is by far some of the best snorkeling I have ever done. Abundance of corals if you go out closer to the ocean, sand and rock in other pools with a good amount of fish. Gets a little too shallow at low tide to be in some of those pools for fear of touching the corals. A very out of the way place, not a lot to do in the area that isn't a 45 minute drive.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kapoho Hi 412312

  • 5 of 5

Aloha Kim, this was our 3rd stay at your Beautiful Beach House. We all loved it, especially the back yard pool. Had my grandchildren come and visit and they loved it. Hard to get them out of the water. But just like last time we all had a blast. Awesome place for family & friends to enjoy & relax. Your house is still Beautiful and we hope t o come back soon. Much Mahalo & Aloha, Tina & Kawika and our Ohana........ Our Ohana Staycay

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It always warms my heart when I hear our guest love our home as much as we do. Building beautiful memories with your ohana is the best gift in the world. A Hui Ho.... Kim
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Another great time at Kapoho

  • 5 of 5

This is our 4th or 5th time at this particular place at Kapoho. It is by far the best we have found! My wife and I again had a great time. Mark and Kim we can't thank you enough!! We love you folks lots and look forward to another adventure next year!! The house is well situated for an easy walk to the tide pools and for a person who likes to walk several miles in the early morning, Kapoho can't be beat. Rural Hawaii at it's very best. People actually wave to you as you walk down the road!!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: May the memories always keep you warm inside and bring a laugh out of the blue.... Mahalo, Kim
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Car: necessary

private pond you can snorkel in


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Kapoho House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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


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Kapoho House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • 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
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • 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

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