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House in Paradise by the Ocean - Walk to Tidepools

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,440 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, wrap around porch

HIBISCUS HOUSE is a beautiful, garden paradise in sunny Kapoho!

There is a lovely, relaxing tidal pond in the front yard to cool you on those warm Hawaiian days! The 3/4 acre grounds include towering coconut palms, bananas, African Tulip Trees, mangoes, Cook Pines, and plumeria.

This roomy home (upper unit) boasts a spacious wrap-around covered lanai from which to enjoy the garden views and new Weber grill. There are 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, a dining area and large living room with vaulted ceilings. The master bedroom has a King-sized bed with tiled bathroom. The other 2 bedrooms have queen size beds. A second bath is off the hall. The bathrooms were remodeled in 2012 and are fully tiled. With ample sized common areas and all the amenities for gourmet cooking, the home is suited either for entertaining or for a quiet romantic getaway. Watch the large screen HD satellite TV, or DVDs or Netflix movies. Fall asleep to the sound of the ocean waves or relax on the lanai after a day of snorkeling, swimming with turtles or dolphins, or hiking or lava viewing.

The home is a 3 minute walk from the Kapoho Tidepools: a beautiful, protected coral reef which has the best snorkeling, skin diving, and swimming in the area. The reef protects swimmers from big waves and creates safe swimming even for young children and holds beautiful schools of tropical fish and colorful coral. A snorkeler's paradise!

Sunny Kapoho retains the ambience of 'Old Hawaii'. Situated on the eastern coast of the Big Island, away from major tourist development, Kapoho still holds the serenity and unmarred beauty of an island paradise.

There are numerous day-trip adventures to the Hot Ponds, Kileaua Volcano, Hilo town, Akaka Falls, botanical gardens, farmer's markets and delightful restaurants. Or you can just kick back and escape to the paradise and tranquility that is Hawaii.

For a family reunion or large group, you can rent the downstairs as well for a total of six bedrooms and four bathrooms. Ask us about discounted rates for the whole house. And KIDS 17 and under STAY FREE!

Keywords: Beach house, lanai,

More Details

Owner
Anthony Medina
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2017

Why Anthony Medina chose Puna District

In December 2002, my family stayed in this house for vacation. The land is magical and the sound of the waves, the incredible tide pools, the volcano, and hanging out all night on the lanai listening to music and playing games made it the most relaxing vacation we have ever known. The kids couldn't get enough of jumping in the pond, bringing coconuts to us from the yard to crack open and swimming in the tide pools. When I learned the house was for sale, I got a couple of friends together and we jumped in.

What makes this house unique

Convenient access to wonderful snorkeling at the tide pools is top of the list. The Hot Pond, lava viewing, & swimming at Richardson's Ocean Beach in Hilo are both fun and relaxing. I love the Farmers Markets for fresh fruit,

We return once or twice a year and always use the time to upgrade the amenities to make the experience more relaxing and luxurious for our guests. The linens are completely changed out every year. All the beds are new, lighting and ceiling fans are new as are ALL the appliances.

We hope you stay with us and we'll share the secrets of magical East Hawaii. We are adding more fruit trees this year and plan to tile both bathrooms and refinish the lanai.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Aloha Rebecca!

Just a quick note to say we got in last night and all is well in your beautiful

vacation paradise. Haven't left the house yet but will check out the tide pools

this afternoon. Thanks for everything!
Feb 2012
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Amenities

Kapoho House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1440 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Master bath and hallway bath with tiled showers, floors and counters, new lighting and mirrors.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , ensuite tiled bath; Tempupedic bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , sliding door to lanai
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , sliding door to lanai
  • King size beds (1) new, Queen size Beds (1) new, Double Beds (1) new, Baby Cribs (1) Graco playpen, high chair, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Private tidal Pond for swimming in front yard. Ceiling fans in every room, Ocean breezes, Huge lanai cooled by the tradewinds, perfect for morning coffee or evening cocktails, Bathrobes, some snorkel gear available. Beautiful garden with coconut trees, banana trees, hibiscus flowers and plumeria. New appliances and beds. Upstairs has new large screen High Definition television.

Reviews

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House in Paradise by the Ocean - Walk to Tidepools
average rating of 4.736842 based on 40 reviews
5

The Hibiscus House is fabulous! Beautiful, clean close to the absolutely most magical place to swim.

  • 5 of 5

The Hibiscus House is Spacious with a large porch and all through out the house to gather with friends and family. I Loved introducing my son and daughter to the wonderful world of tropical fish-who need so much recognition & help. Thank you /Mahalo Hibiscus House owner!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A great place to stay in the Kapoho area: comfortable, well appointed, quite, great location.

  • 5 of 5

We will definitely visit again. The only downside was that the tide pools are not very toddler friendly, and we had to search for sandy beach options, which are not that plentiful in the area. That means a lot of driving, which isn't a problem if your family travels well.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hibiscus House was a hit!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Hibiscus House was a much needed respite from everyday life. Beautiful location, fabulous tide pools. My husband is still raving about swimming with the fish and the turtles.

The house was well equipped for our every need.It was better than any hotel could provide .

Thank you for the fabulous stay in paradise. We will come again at any opportunity. We have recommended it to many friends.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Roomy & Comfortable

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoy snorkeling and this VRBO property was a short walk to some amazing tide pools, close proximity to Volcano's National Park and some other great activities. We also enjoyed hanging out at the house at night playing games and reading! Ahhh ... wonderful!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Westminster, Colorado
5

Heavenly Haven

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Hibiscus House was heavenly. We enjoyed the house itself and the beautiful lanai, as well as the peaceful surrounding neighborhood. Extensive tide pools are just a block away, and the town of Pahoa had great food! Going to sleep to the sound of crashing waves and coquis was lovely. The highlight of our trip was a boat trip to the Kamokuna firehose lava exit into the sea, which was spectacular, and just a short trip to the boat dock.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver Canada
5

A beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

We are just back from 12 days at Hibiscus House. It was our 4th visit and we keep on returning because, having tried a number of houses in Kapoho and elsewhere on the island, this is the place we enjoy most. The landscaping is very beautiful with an abundance of flowering trees and shrubs, the yard is large and the tide pool warm and very relaxing. We liked the new rock wall around it. The house itself is comfortable, spacious and nicely furnished. The kitchen comes with everything you need for food prep.We spend all our time out on the huge lanai. There's enough space that, with a number of family members visiting, you can still find a quiet place to read.

This time we were all adults but we have visited with children and the place works very well for all them too.

We so appreciate our holidays at this special home and hope to return

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Hilo
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Pahoa
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy 137
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Pahoa
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Wai O'pae Tide Pools walk there
Nearest Point of Interest
Kapoho Tide Pools
Car: recommended

Beautiful hot ponds (geothermal) in State Park 1-1/2 miles! Historic and still active Kilauea volcano is just a short drive away. Visit ancient crater and watch molten lava pouring into the Pacific Ocean (when Pele allows). The house has 3/4 acres of landscaped grounds to explore. The tidal pond in the yard is a serene oasis & is a perfect way to cool down in the late afternoon. We have Farmer's markets that are not to be missed! You can buy tropical flowers, fruits & vegetables, local honey and beautiful jewelry, batiks, crystals, wood carvings, and basketry of the Islands. Orchid nurseries close by, museums in HIlo. Waterfalls 1/2 hour away.

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Rates & Availability

Kapoho House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$135
$945
$3,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeper $100
Tax Rate 13.42%

Rates begin at $135.00 for two adults up to $250.00 for 6 adults. No per person fee for children under 18. Full house rental (6 bedrooms/4 bathrooms) is $350.00/night. Housekeeper costs of $100.00 - $300.00, varies depending on the total number of people in the party, including children.
Fully refundable security deposit required to book: $250.00; $500.00 for full house rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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