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Oceanfront! Swim, snorkel and relax in this serene setting, Honu Ocean Paradise!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights


About the property

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!

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

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 Puna District

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.


Kapoho House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , adjacent to master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Towels/Beach towels are provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • new mattresses/sheets in all the bedrooms.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming


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Oceanfront! Swim, snorkel and relax in this serene setting, Honu Ocean Paradise!
average rating of 4.9791665 based on 48 reviews

The Most Amazing Place We've Ever Stayed (and we travel a lot)

  • 5 of 5

There is nothing like this place-- anywhere. We are a family of 4, with two older daughters. We love to travel and explore the outdoors (hiking, running, snorkeling). We much prefer nature and the outdoors to resorts and tourist attractions. We picked this place for the secluded setting and backyard that we fell in love with online. When we arrived, our expectations were MORE than exceeded- they were blown away. Dale was wonderful from the very start, staying in communication with us as we arrived at the place and responded very promptly to any questions. And the place was very clean and comfortable, with everything you need. (I noticed one review commented on the hard beds-- this was not the case for us-- I think he may have added a pillow top to the master bed, as it was quite comfortable). But the real gem of this place is the setting and the backyard. Your own private geothermically heated bay in your backyard. Perfect snorkeling (with sea turtles and a variety of tropical fish!) A private gazebo overlooking the bay to rest and relax, eat meals, etc. The sound of frogs and birds at night as you fall asleep. A gated community with gated entrance- feels very safe and secluded. Nothing compares. It was the perfect location for exploring Hilo and the area north of Hilo, as well as Volcanoes National Park (including biking to the lava flow!) The rainforest and vegetation in this part of the island is outstanding. We stayed in a nice, resort condo in the Kohala area after staying at Dale's wonderful place, and it was like culture shock for us. From relaxed and one with nature to the "artificial" Hawaii. If we knew that when we made our plans we would have stayed at Dale's home longer! If you want to be near the touristy stuff or fine dining to eat out every night, this is not your place. But if you love nature and want to experience real Hawaii, this place is perfect! We will definitely come back if we get to visit Hawaii again.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unforgettable memories in tranquil paradise

  • 5 of 5

I'm not one for superlatives, but WOW. Turtles, tropical fish, frogs and more in a beautiful setting w/ few to no mosquitoes. Our 3 yo was over the moon the entire trip. The house is great and well equipped for marine adventures. Every day was filled w/ memories I'm working hard to preserve . We are well traveled, but this was an unparalleled vacation in paradise. Thank you so much for sharing your home! Like many others, we're hoping to return. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Sara, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on our oceanfront home and for being such gracious guests. We love returning guests so please come back. The turtles will be waiting for your son.
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True paradise; snorkeling oasis; turtle haven

  • 5 of 5

The pictures on here just doesn't compare to what the house and views actually are. The kitchen window looks out to the gazebo and snorkeling location. You'll never be more relaxed washing dishes! The master bedroom has the same view! The master bath has a door that leads onto the back deck. Simply amazing. Two other bedrooms with twin beds are well equipped and comfy. The kitchen has everything you'll need. There's snorkeling supplies and beach towels for you to use. They even give you soap to wash your clothes. There were always about half a dozen turtles by the back steps. Geckos are also abundant!

Dale gave us tips to viewing the lava flows and other suggestions for that side of the island. I highly recommend A'kaka Falls and Rainbow Falls, Kapoho Tide Pools (even when raining it's amazing), Champagne Pond, Hilo Farmers Market, Japanese garden in Hilo for lunch and a stroll, Punau'u Black Sand Beach, and Volcano Nt'l Park. Kehena Beach is lovely if you don't mind clothing optional. Gorgeous beach. End of road along the ocean where the old black sand beach was located has a cute store and eating spot. I believe on Wednesday nights they have local vendors with food and wares, live music and dancing, and a full bar. It's a hot, sticky, kind of gathering that is not to be missed if you're a child of the 60's or 70's or feel you should have been. I hate large crowds, but that is a whole lot of fun!

Only downside: beds are hard and not real comfy and living room furniture is a little on the uncomfy side also. HOWEVER, we WILL be back and it pairs in comparison to all the other pluses there are.

This was truly paradise for our family. My son's family never seemed happier. Our granddaughter was never so hyped up than she was there. We could not get her out of the water. It was perfect in every aspect.

Dale - what a treasure to spend time there. This was our 4th stay in Kapoho and this will be the place we return to. The others just were not as special. So grateful that we found this place on VRBO.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Kelley and thank you so much for taking the time to write a descriptive review of my home and surrounding area. I'm so glad you and your family had a wonderful time. I will try to obtain a mattress topper for the queen mattress in the master bedroom for those who do not like firm mattresses. I love return visitors so please come back again . Mahalo, Dale
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A quiet place to relax and enjoy life

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay here. The neighborhood is so quiet and peaceful. We fell asleep each night to the sounds of the frogs and the ocean. We snorkeled in the backyard. We saw sea turtles and crabs along with all the reef fish. The place was so great we had to drag ourselves away to see the lava or hike in the mountains! The kitchen is well stocked for cooking. The only thing missing was a dishwasher, but that wasn't a big deal to us. The washer and dryer was nice. We loved all the windows to be opened for a nice breeze. The gazebo was a wonderful spot to eat while watching the geckos and birds play. The house was well stocked for any occasion. There is extra snorkeling gear and beach towels. There was even a welcome basket that included macadamia nuts which we LOVED and ended up buying more during our trip. Dale was super responsive and helpful throughout the whole stay. I would highly recommend this place to anyone wanting a relaxing Hawaii vacation. This place is close to the warm baths, tide pools, lava tree state park, volcano national park, and the viewing area for lava flowing into the ocean. Next time we come we will have to take the boat tour to see the lava flowing into the ocean.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

this is a special spot, serene, beautiful, magical....spent a lot of time exploring the nearby kapoho tidepools, naturally heated by underground volcanic activity. hint--go at high tide for easiest snorkeling.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great house, great snorkeling, great fun!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kilauea Volcano
Lava Tube Cave
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Lava Tree State Park
Champange Pond
Ahalanui Warm Springs Park
Akaka Falls State Park
ActiveLava Flow
Hilo Farmers Market
Big Island Candies Inc
Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Hilo Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Kaleo's or Luquins in Pahoa
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 137
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Kaleo's or Luquins in Pahoa
Car: necessary

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

Kapoho House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
winter specials
Dec 12 2017 - Jan 16 2018
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
cleaning fee $150
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 13.42%

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

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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