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Private 1500 Sqr Ft Swimming Pond

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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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 (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(71 traveler reviews)
Private 1500 Sqr Ft Swimming Pond
average rating of 4.7887325 based on 71 reviews
Lima, Peru


  • 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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Perfect relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

You simply cannot beat the location: the house is located just half a block from the famous tide pools which have the best access to snorkeling in corals anywhere. I just never get tired of watching the bright colors of the corals and the fish swimming around them. We saw turtles every day! There are other places on the island where you can see bigger fish (Captain Cook), but no place where coral is as bright and as easy to access as here.

The kids loved the warm, private pond as well (I prefer the Ocean). They enjoyed feeding the Koi and Tilapia, jumping in and see the fish zoom away.

My wife and I enjoyed the lanai, watching the kids, as well as the great living room. The house has 4 nice bedrooms (one of them small), but it has one huge living/dining room with vaulted ceiling. Perfect for hanging out in the evenings.

Kitchen was well stocked, and there were even snorkels/masks/reef shoes to use.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Armin, thank you so much for your kind words. May the memories always make you smile.... ALLLLOOOOHA
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Perfect family getaway in paradise!

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for our extended family of 7 for a week. There was plenty of room and the furnishings are very comfortable. When the trade winds are in play, the house has very good air flow for staying comfortable. That being said, if you need your house at 72 degrees fahrenheit, then you need to stay in a hotel with air conditioning!

The tide pool in back was perfect for our 6 and 9 year old grandkids to play in. They had hours of fun while the adults sat on the porch with a nice cool beer!

The bathrooms were well stocked with toilet paper and towels. The kitchen was well equipped with utensils and cooking pots (including a rice cooker). There was salt and pepper, trash bags, and dish washing soap, but little else in the way of supplies. We came prepared with coffee, sugar, and granola bars to get us through the first night. The next day we headed into Pahoa for supplies.

All told, it was a delightful stay. Can't wait to get back here next year.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for such a thoughtful review. Much appreciated. We love to hear that our guest made many happy memories . May they always make you smile. Aloha, Kim
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Car: necessary

private pond you can snorkel in


Rates & Availability

Kapoho House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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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

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:
  • 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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