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Late March 2018 Special $105/night. Champagne pond, kayak, golf cart, & more.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom ground floor apartment-spacious and comfortable.

Location: Kapoho, Champagne Ponds, Puna District, Big Island, Hawaii, USA (Gated Community With Warm Ocean Water Swimming!) View Map .

For March 23 to March 30, 2018, we have dropped our price to $105 per night. Book it fast, before it goes away. Minimum 3 nights for this special deal.

Our minimum stay is 3 nights, but if you see an opening for 1 or 2 nights in our calendar and are interested, please send us an inquiry.

Accommodations: This is an apartment on the ground floor, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath and an extra outdoor shower (Sleeps 6) and is a wonderful location for your vacation in our Kapoho Paradise.

From our well-appointed tropical apartment, you can head out for snorkeling, kayaking, surfing and swimming only a block away! This spacious and comfortable apartment has been built with quality materials, and is stocked with just about anything you would want. You'll love it.


*The lanai has a gas grill, comfortable wicker furniture, a Hot Tub and outdoor shower. There are plenty of ‘outdoor’ towels to use after your hot tub or shower, conveniently located next to the shower.

*The yard is HUGE, giving you plenty of room to spread out. Enjoy the beautiful gardens or set up some croquet or bocci. Enjoy the paradise.


*Living Area: The main entrance to the apartment is from the spacious lanai. In this area you can enjoy the television and or movies from our huge digital movie selection. There is an office area and plenty of kitchen space. The dining room table is in a nook off of the living room within view of our beautiful teak sculpture of dolphins. The comfortable tropical furniture makes this a great place to hang out to watch some movies. Did we say movies? We have over 700 movie titles to choose from, all housed in a separate Wi-Fi storage disk. Complete instructions are provided for the TV, movies and sound system.

*The ‘Orchid’ Bedroom: This bedroom boasts a beautiful view of our orchid wall. The Queen sized bed is very comfortable and the room has a dresser, nightstands, reading lamps, ceiling fan, a desk and comfortable chairs. Tropical gone comfortable.

*The ‘Honu’ Bedroom: Is comfortably furnished with a queen sized bed, antique furnishings, ceiling fan and plenty of room for your luggage.

*Bathroom: This bathroom is located directly across the hall from the Orchid Bedroom and has a Travertine surround Jacuzzi tub, shower and Travertine floors. Naturally, there are plenty of fresh fluffy towels, shampoo/conditioner, body soap and a hair dryer.

*The kitchen area has a full sized refrigerator, microwave/convection oven, 2 burner induction cook surface, toaster, juicer, blender and other appliances to make your stay comfortable.

* Office: The office is set up, if you really MUST work while you are on holiday, and has free Wi-Fi, and a built in desk. If you have to do work while you are visiting, this is an comfortable place to get the job done. There's also a door leading to the lower lanai, for an extra-spacious feeling.


* Garage: This is where all the toys (electric golf cart, 2 bicycles, boogie boards, a two person kayak, and a surf board) live. There is plenty of snorkel gear, but we can't guarantee we'll have your size. You are welcome use electric cart to drive around the beautiful, peaceful neighborhood.

Other information about what we provide:

* Shampoo, Hair Conditioner, Hand/Body soap, Dish soap, Laundry soap, Toilet Paper (If this seems silly to mention, we agree. We stayed at a distant vacation rental where they gave us 'starter' toilet paper. It was a very short roll of TP. We don't want you to have to experience that.) Plenty of kitchen towels, sharp knives, dishware, glassware and silverware. Other items: paper plates, reusable fabric shopping bags (plastic grocery sacks are not available at stores), a cooler for excursions, and 'blue' ice in the freezer.

* Hair Dryer

* Umbrellas--just in case

More details about our home:

* The apartment was built with top-quality materials and meticulous attention to every detail. The lanai is beautiful slate. On the inside, the floors are tile with knotty pine trim everywhere. There is plenty of room to spread out.

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Speaks: english, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About Susan

Nosotros hablamos español un poco.

We are originally from the Seattle area and moved to Kapoho in 2008 because we fell in love with the area. We love to travel, but also love being at home in Kapoho. When we purchased our home, we knew it would need some modifications and have completely rebuilt it.

With the modifications complete, we feel our home and vacation rental apartment are among the most beautiful in Kapoho.

When we aren't in our paradise home, we are probably out traveling the world. In the summer of 2013 we drove our little camper van, Hale Iki (meaning little home) across the western US. Our 2014 travel included the Panama Canal, taking Hale Iki to Vancouver Island and walking in France and Spain on El Camino de Santiago Compostella (and we completed the 500 pilgrimage!). In 2015 our travel included Greece, Turkey, Oman, Jordan, Israel and the Suez Canal as well as a trip in our van up the Alaska Highway and into the Arctic Circle (yes, it's cold up there even in August). Bucket List Items:

Drive the Alaska Highway - CHECK.

Camp in the Arctic Circle - CHECK.

January 2016-Spanish Language class in Antigua Guatemela - CHECK. Eventually, we will be able to advertise...Habla Espaniol. But we need more school an MUCH more practice.

April 2016 we traveled to Portugal, Spain, Copenhagen, St Petersburg, France, Germany, Finland, Sweden, Estonia and Belgium.

September 2016, we went back to Guatemala for some more Spanish immersion and then to Tijuana for a week of work with Esperanza International.

In February 2017, we spent time in S. America, mostly in Brazil and in the Amazon. What an extraordinary place.

Just in case you ever want to find something to read to help you sleep at night, feel free to check out my 'on again/off again' blog.

Who knows what the next trip after this will be? We sure don't. Sometimes those last minute trips turn out to be the best!

Susan purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Susan chose Kapoho

We moved, from the Seattle area, to Kapoho in 2008 because of the beauty and serenity. After years of working in 'Corporate America', we both decided that this is the best place to retire. We have a huge garden, love snorkeling at the Waiopea Tide Pools, and all of the other beautiful swimming locations in our area.

We are both active in the Kapoho and the greater Hilo area and love to participate in the wonderful offerings this side of the island offers.

What makes this apartment unique

Thermally heated tidal ponds are common in this area and some are warmer than others. This is the only area of Hawaii with these, so it is truly unique. The Marine Sanctuary is a 5 minute bike ride (or a 15 minute walk). Incredibly colored/shaped corals and small schools of good-sized fish. Big schools of smaller fish. We have traveled quite a bit, and this is a gem and is easily accessed--what a treat. Or you can bike up and down the coast, with minimal car interference, even though we don't have official bike lanes. Take a walk along the coast, towards Cape Kumukahi, the Eastern most point of the island, and the state.


Kapoho Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • There is no parking available at the community water access points. Please walk...they aren't very far from your apartment.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , jetted tub , Lovely Travertine bathroom with all of the amenities
    Outdoor Shower - shower , A great way to clean up after a swim
  • The bathroom comes with plenty of fluffy towels, a Jacuzzi tub/shower, plenty of lighting and all of the items to make you comfortable. We provide shampoo/conditioner/soap, plenty of toilet paper and lots of room to spread out. There is also an outdoor shower, on the lanai, for washing off after a swim and before using the hot tub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , A comfortable queen sized bed, with 540 TC cotton sheets
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , A comfortable queen sized bed, with 540 TC cotton sheets
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Airbeds are used for more than 4 guests. 2 twins or 1 queen.
  • Both bedrooms are supplied with comfortable queen sized beds, luxurious 540 TC pima cotton sheets, ceiling fans and plenty of storage space for all of your gear. We can accommodate up to 6 guests. For more than 4 guests, a comfortable plush queen size air bed is available, as well as twin air beds. All are furnished with the same comfy linens as the other beds. There is a $10 per stay, per guest fee for the air bed setup. If you have a toddler, we also have a 'pak-n-play' that is fully outfitted with sheets for your youngster (no extra fee for toddler gear).
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Don't forget - Hawaii Island has an active volcano. Drive about 20 miles, through the jungle on a coastal highway to view the lava flow that started in 1982. It is active right now and you can walk or rent bicycles for the final 4 miles. We are less than an hour drive from Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park, the historical Kilauea caldera and home of Pele, the fire goddess. You can check out Champagne Pond, and Wai O Pae Marine Sanctuary all within walking, or short biking distance. We have a GoPro camera, along with compatible snorkel gear, available for you to rent, if you want to get some videos of the beautiful coral reefs and fish. Because of all the warm springs in the area the ocean water is a little bit warmer here, around 85 degrees F. Ahalanui Beach Park boasts a delightful hot pond that is protected from the ocean is only a 5 minute drive. We have a 'house book' with tons of great lesser known places in our are. Take some time to read it and.


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Beautiful property in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip back to the Big Island in 18 years and our first time staying on the East side of the island. It was so lovely, lush, and tropical there and Kapoho does not have the touristy feel of Kona. The property had everything we needed and the owners were extremely organized and helpful before and during our stay. They had a guest information book with lots of ideas and local details about things to do there. We used the property as a launching point for our many adventures. As it turns out, we were able to borrow their snorkel gear and explore the Kapoho tidepools really close by - awesome! They had a basket full of flashlights and headlamps to borrow so we could go exploring the volcano at night (yes, you can get within burning distance of the surface flow lava!) We had fun driving the golf cart around the scenic (gated) neighborhood. The lanai was so nice, I think we ate every meal outside -- even breakfast. And, the hot tub was great to relax in after a day of extreme activities. We had a great time there and would highly recommend Kapoho Breeze to anyone who wants to try out the East side of Hawaii.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in our little piece of paradise. Hope to see you again. Ke Aloha Susan
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Clean, modern, friendly and fun!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our time in Kapoho. Check in was simple. We were given a very warm welcome by Susan and John and we felt very safe staying in their main floor suite in this quasi-gated community.

The accommodations were lovely and for us this location was excellent. We love to snorkle, so the Waiopae Tide Pools were a real treat.

The first day we were there was a bit grey so we went to Volcanoes National Park. Very cool, but I’m glad we didn’t stay in Volcano as I think the kids would have been bored after a couple days up there.

The next two days were beautiful and sunny and we went to the Waiopae Tide pools on both days. They are shallow so everything you see is very close up. Including the gigantic turtle 😃?.

Currently, this is also an excellent location for heading to the lava viewing area. This is very dangerous activity, so hike at your own risk, but it was so cool to see flowing lava close up.

If I had to do this trip over I would book at least one more night in this location and I would try to make sure one of them was a Wednesday as there is a really cool night market that we missed out on. We just didn’t have enough time to see everything. We stayed 4 nights.

Couple other highlights:

- kids liked the golf cart a lot

- the hot tub was great after a very tiring 8 mile lava hike

- at night, on the drive home from the lava hike we saw wild boars

- friendly geckos on the lanai

- covered lanai so you can sit outside and listen to the lovely birds even if a rain shower passes through

- croquet set and a big lawn

- head lamps so you can play croquet in the dark if you want (I’m sure the neighbours loved us)

I looked at some of the other listings in the area that were right on the tide pools. I’m glad we didn’t stay in one of those. They don’t seem nearly as pretty, and the tide pools are busy with many tourists all day. You wouldn’t have much privacy or much peace and quiet.

Overall this place was an excellent home base for our family and we hope we can come back again soon.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place, has everything you would ever need.

  • 5 of 5

John & Susan’s place was awesome. They had everything you would need for a great vacation. Very clean and well looked after. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 nights at the Kapoho Breeze apartment with our good friends and wish we could have stayed longer. I would come back in a heartbeat. Nice to get away from the resort side of the island and mingle with the locals. Susan and John's unit had everything you could want and more. There is a white binder in the unit that Susan has made up that has everything you could want to know about the area and things to do and places to eat. I found a hike I would like to do on the day we were leaving that I definitely want to do next time. Loved listening to the frogs at night and just the general peace and quiet. We lead very busy lives back home so this would be a great area to recharge your batteries. The Kapoho tide pools and hot pool are a must. Definitely the highlight was Uncle Robert's Farm Market on Wednesday evening. Its a must. Just keep driving like they say and when you reach the end of the road you will be amazed. Save room for dinner the food vendors are excellent. We really enjoyed having the owners on site to talk to and would not hesitate to book this ap[artment again.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay near Champagne ponds

  • 5 of 5

We travelled with our 12 & 14 yr old kids and my mom. It was clean, had everything you needed, fresh fruit out for us and was in a great location. The binder has great information on things to do, hosts let the kids drive the golf cart (huge highlight), water is warm and easy to access in Champagne pond and owners told us where to find turtles. Great price for a great place to stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This place was great !

  • 5 of 5

This place is in a great location, is incredibly clean, has all kinds of toys and the owners are responsive and unobtrusive. We loved being able to walk to champagne pond and take the golf cart to the best snorkeling place on the east side of the island. The apartment was spotless and well equipped to cook a couple meals for 4 people. The hot tub was a fabulous way to recover from our hike to the lava flow. We would love to stay here again when we head back to the islands !

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Point
"Don't forget - you will need a 4 wheel drive for this on. Or plan on a long hike."
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
"An absolutely MUST see."
Kapoho Tide Pools
"Check your tide tables. The best swimming is during higher tides."
Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens
"A great place for the kids. There are wonderful floral displays too.'s FREE."
Lava Tree State Monument
"A lovely walk through the lava trees. Since it's on the way to our house, you may as well s..."
Kalapana Village Cafe' -- CLOSED
"Be sure to check out Uncle Roberts on Wednesday, for true Hawaiian entertainment and a farme..."
Maku'u Farmer's Market  
"Truly a one of a kind Farmers Market. Sundays only. "
Kehena Beach
"Don't forget - this beach is 'clothing optional'. Be prepared, or skip it. It's a lovely b..."
Ahalanui Hot Pond
"It's a hot tub...right next to the ocean. This little spot is only minutes away and offers ..."
Imiloa Astronomy Center
"This is an incredible place - plenty to keep the kids of ALL ages busy. Great for a rainy d..."
Ocean Sushi Deli
"Our favorite cheap sushi joint. No alcohol...just good Japanese fare. "
Pahoa Village Museum
Boogie Woogie Pizza
Pahoa Fresh Fish
"Yummy fish and chips..."
Palace Theater
"Historic Palace Theater offers a variety of entertainment, from movies to live stage product..."
"There is always something interesting going on here. Check out their website for current sh..."
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Hilo, Hawaii
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Plenty of Bars in Pahoa
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Closest Golf is in Hilo
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 137
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Lots of great restaurants in Pahoa
Nearest Beach
Right Up The Street!
Car: recommended

Don't forget - Hawaii Island has an active volcano. Drive about 20 miles, through the jungle on a coastal highway to view the lava entering the ocean. We're also just over an hour drive from Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park, the historical Kilauea caldera and home of Pele, the fire goddess. You can check out Hot/Warm Ponds, Champagne Pond, and Wai O Pae Marine Sanctuary all within walking, or short biking distance. Because of all the warm springs in the area the ocean water is a little bit warmer here, around 5 degrees F -- not a lot, but for us every degree helps.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 13.43%

Minimum stay is 3 nights. Exceptions may be the owner. Rate is based on 4 people. For more than 4 guests, there is a $10 per guest for a 3 night stay. For stays from 4-10 days, the fee for extra guests is $15 per guest per stay.

If you wish to use the blow up beds, there is a $10 one time fee added. There is no additional fee for the toddler 'pak-n-play'. Notify owner if you are interested in more than 4 people and you will be provided with pertinent information.
We do not charge damage insurance in order to keep our guests Hawaii holiday a bit more reasonably priced. We require having credit card information submitted to us prior to your arrival. A package is emailed to you after the final payment is made (30 days before check-in) with a credit card form. All credit information is secured and is destroyed after check out and housekeeping.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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