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Oceanfront! Swim, snorkel and relax in this serene setting (in gated community)

Kapoho, Puna District, HI, USA
  • House1200 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay4 - 5 nights

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom open plan home with gazebo next to the ocean

E Komo mai, or Welcome to Honu Ocean Paradise!

Tucked away in beautiful, sunny Kapoho on the Big Island's eastern side, this newer 3 bedroom oceanfront home is the perfect destination for an island getaway. Located in a private, gated community, our home opens its doors to a peaceful setting adjacent to the ocean with a lanai and outdoor gazebo. Come see the Honu (Hawaiian for turtle) rest and swim in our private rock fish pond.

Spend your days snorkeling in geothermally heated waters only footsteps from this charming and happy home, visit nearby island favorites such as the Volcano National Park, Lava Tree State Park and Ahalanui Park or explore the the Big Island further with day trips to Kona or Waipio Valley.

Come and enjoy the natural beauty of Hawaii!

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About Dale

Our property was passed down by my parents who always dreamed of having an ocean front home where our family could gather and special memories would be created. Several years ago, we decided to build a new, open plan home (completed in 2013) on the property and this is the result. It's been fun decorating our home with a few pieces of furniture that have been passed down from one generation to the next. Enjoy our home and the tranquility of Kapoho!

Dale purchased this House in 1983

Why Dale chose Kapoho

If you are looking for a quiet, oceanfront home to relax, this is it! Create your special memories by coming to our home and enjoying what the Big Island has to offer.


    • Internet
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Master Bedroom
        1 queen, ensuite bathroom
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single
      • mattresses/sheets in all the bedrooms.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, adjacent to master bedroom
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Towels/Beach towels are provided.

      Location Type

        • Beach View
        • Beachfront
        • Near The Ocean
        • Ocean View
        • Oceanfront
          Wonderful snorkeling in front of our home where honus (turtles) live. Very calm geothermally heated /sea water with peaceful views.
        • Water View
        • Waterfront


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Garage
                      Enclosed garage
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Internet
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                      Open and bright living room,dining room and kitchen. Vaulted ceilings.
                    • Parking
                      Space for two cars in our gated driveway
                    • Telephone
                      land line -domestic calls only. (within the U.S.)
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Coffee Maker
                          coffee grinder, blender
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Kitchen
                          Fully equipped kitchen with granite counter top.
                        • Microwave
                          stainless steel
                        • Oven
                          stainless steel
                        • Refrigerator
                          stainless steel
                        • Stove
                          stainless steel
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining Room
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                  Assorted paper backs
                                • Games
                                  Board games, cards
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Basic cable TV
                                • Television


                                    • Balcony
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      Large gazebo overlooking the ocean where turtles swim. Private fish pond in front of our home.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Property includes coconut trees, hibiscus plants and oleander bush at the perimeter
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      small charcoal grill
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      Assorted snorkel gear/fins available for adults and children


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • restaurants

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • boating
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • photography
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • snorkeling
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • snorkeling/diving
                                                        • sound/bay fishing
                                                        • surf fishing
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          68 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Most relaxing vacation ever!!!!!!

                                                          Julie M.

                                                          The property was amazing! From the moment we arrived, we were in love with the location, the view and the accommodations. The house was clean and had everything we needed but the highlight was the snorkeling and the turtles that we saw daily in the pond. Each night, we sat on the dock and saw three to four turtles in the pond while we enjoyed the evening noises (frogs, birds and waves crashing). It was so nice to just be able to get up and snorkel and swim in the calm waters of the bay and not have to worry about driving anywhere. What a beautiful place to unplug and relax!!! We had such a great time that we booked our return trip before we even left! Mahalo for a great trip, Dale!

                                                          Great fish and turtle viewing

                                                          Robin S.

                                                          We were four adults plus a 6-year old child. This house suited us perfectly. It is steps away from a protected lagoon so swimming was easy and fun. The water is warm and full of sea life. There were plenty of snorkels, masks, floaty devices, to take to the water. One of the best feature shows is an outdoor shower with hot water located right next to the back porch. Perfect. Big ceiling fans in every room kept the air moving and comfortable. The house is In a good location for visiting Hawaii Volcano National Park and other points of interest on the Hilo side of the island. The owner was responsive to questions before our trip and a very thoughtful host. We all had a great week.

                                                          The Ocean Is Your Swimming Pool.

                                                          Randy W.

                                                          The house is lovely: clean, simple, has everything you need. But the location is unbelievably great. Swim and snorkel in calm water right out the back door. Sea turtle in the fish pond. 10-minute walk to open ocean to watch the sunrise. But know that it's remote. While it's in a neighborhood, the community is 10-15 minutes from the nearest stores, restaurants, etc.

                                                          Lovely Place to stay. Can't wait to return.

                                                          Kuba Ann C.

                                                          House had everything we needed, especially the rice cooker! Used it every day. We were here 10 days, and rained 7 of those days, but we didn't care because we had a lovely house to stay in and had everything we needed. Swimming and snorkeling was awesome. The most fish I have ever seen snorkeling in Hawaii and the water ous warm.

                                                          Loved our stay!!

                                                          Leah K.

                                                          The house is clean, nice, well-equipped, comfortable (including the beds) and Dale is very helpful (perfect for our extended family of 6), but it's really all about the nature in the backyard that makes it incredible (and the beautiful backyard itself is great too).

                                                          We snorkeled every day in the warm water (despite the daily rain) and saw lots of amazing fish (there was a bit of an oily type sheen in the water that, from what I read, was caused by waters of different temperatures mixing...the warm water is so great though...it's worth the slight haziness in areas and I don't know if that haziness is there all the time or was only there because it rained so much). We saw honu (turtles) every morning and evening right by the fish pond. My 7 and 9 year old daughters were thrilled! We also went on a great walk from the house looking for the Champagne pond and ended up walking through a lava field that went to the ocean with a little black/green sand area (and saw lots of birds and frogs and cool houses).

                                                          It was also a great location to explore the east side of the island. We took a day trip to Hilo/Akaka Falls/Honomu Goat Dairy Farm (if you like baby goats, don't miss this!). We also took a day trip to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (snorkeled in the morning at the house and then went to the volcano in the afternoon/evening)...so incredible!!

                                                          Initially, we flew into Kailua/Kona, stayed on that side a few days, and then drove south to Kona Joe's coffee farm for a tour, then to the Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historic Park, then to the Green Sand Beach and then to the house...that was a long, but beautiful drive and a fun adventure. We arrived at the lock box location late to pick up the keys and thought that it was closed, but it's just the business center behind the lock box area that closes early...the lock box area is open 24 hours, so we stressed out and ended up calling Dale for help. Also, be sure to put the gate opener on the front mirror of your car prior to reaching the gate...the sensor is about 12 feet before the actual gate, so if you wait to put the opener on your mirror like we initially did, the gate won't open.

                                                          My only complaint is that we couldn't stay longer! Thanks Dale!


                                                          Ruth R.-

                                                          Loved staying here


                                                          Kapoho, Puna District, HI, USA

                                                          For a day trip, head to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. See the explosive lava eruptions captured on film at the Kilauea Visitors Center then drive on down the chain of craters road to see the lava flowing. For the adventurous, drive down on Hwy130, park then hike for 5 miles to see the active lava flowing.

                                                          Rates & Availability

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                                                          Cleaning Fee
                                                          Additional Guest Fee
                                                          Tax Rate

                                                          Tax ID W35927574-01 , local contact - Gerry 808-961-5031 Cleaning fee of $150 will be charged. Smoking and pets are not allowed inside or outside our home. Sorry, no parties or events are to be held here. Additional $300 fee will be charged if any of these are violated. Cancellation policy: Please refer to rental agreement and rules

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