|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Location: Kapoho, Champagne Ponds, Puna District, Big Island, Hawaii, USA (Gated Community With Warm Ocean Water Swimming!) View Map
Come on out and enjoy a relaxing time in Kapoho.
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, 4 boogie boards, 1 two person kayak, and 1 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.
Hawaii State Tax
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.
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. thewaytokapoho.blogspot.com.
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
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.
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.
True vacation spot quiet with relaxing sounds of nature...frogs & birds.... Champagne Ponds are the best & only a 5 min walk. Accomadations ..... Nothing lacking, very spacious, most time will be spent on huge lanai. Perfect little slice of paradise ....8 miles to restaurants & groceries...... Highly recommend if you are looking for a peaceful relaxing vacation with the ocean almost on your doorstep. Kilauea Crater, Hilo only a 30-40 min drive.
This is a beautiful property. There are pineapple, starfruit and lemons growing right outside your door. The lanai is large and has a great hottub. When we returned here after a day of exploring we spent most of our time on this lanai. Inside, this place is very clean and has everything you need. Two bedrooms, living room, kitchen, nice bathroom and a laundry.
It is located 10 minutes from Pahoa which is a fun town to explore. The house is located in a beautiful community.We went out each morning to watch the sunrise and explore the neighborhood. It is located one block from the ocean. They have a golf cart for your use and all the gear you need for playing in the ocean. Very close to the Kapoho tide pools for snorkling.
It is a beautiful and quiet area perfect for a relaxing stay. We will stay here again when on the big island.
Susan and John continue to be great hosts. This was our second stay.
Susan and John were wonderful hosts. They are friendly and very helpful. The house was very clean and well stocked with all we needed (except food). The neighborhood is very safe. We felt comfortable walking/jogging through out the neighborhood. Would used the golf cart to go over to the tidal ponds. Would definitely stay here again.
We stayed 3 nights. I, My wife and 3 kids. We were so impressed. Everything was in perfect working order, very clean, and pleasant neighborhood close to tide pools for great snorkeling and not very far from lava flow to ocean from kalapana side of flow (we drove about 15 minutes, parked and hiked in before sunrise). All kinds of amenities, gear and outdoor equipment are available. The warm springs that mix with ocean to create champagne pond was also interesting. Best vacation rental yet (we have stayed at several), and much better than hotel. We easily could have stayed weeks or months had time allowed as it had surprisingly large living space with lots of extras. Perfect location for snorkeling tide pools, and volcano sight seeing activities.
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.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Cleaning Fee||$100 + Tax|
Minimum stay is 3 nights. Exceptions may be made...contact 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.