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Jamie Deyden, Reservation Agent

Member since: 2000
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Jo Mitchel's Beach House/Oceanfront Inlet-Swim With Turtles

11 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Kapoho Cabin Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5

One of the original beach houses In Kapoho Beach Lots, Jo Mitchel's is right on the water. You can't beat this location for easy access to the warm, calm inlet waters. You can relax in the lounge chairs or sit on the bench on the concrete landing, then just walk down the stairs right into the thermally heated fresh and salt water and swim and snorkel with the colorful fish and giant sea turtles that come right up in front of the property each day. Just a few blocks walk to the Champagne Pond where you can soak in the 80 - 90 degree water, too! The beach house is comfortable and relaxing - not fancy! But it has what you need to enjoy an old-fashioned Hawaiian tropical vacation. It's fully furnished with 2 bedrooms each with a comfortable queen bed plus 1 single bed in living room. Sleeps up to 5 people. Note: You walk through one bedroom to get to the the stairway to the master bedroom. It's well stocked with linens, towels, kitchen utensils, plus snorkel gear and boogie boards for water fun! You can fall asleep to the tropical breeze blowing through the windows of the master bedroom, and waves breaking a few feet away. Get away from the hustle and bustle and relax here! There's an indoor bathroom with a shower, or just a few steps away from the main house is a separate private bathroom with large shower. There's a covered old fashioned barbeque area with a picnic table on the lawn and tables under the covered lanai. There's Satellite TV provided. No internet to distract you here from your lovely vacation! (Note: AT&T cell works here). There's a laundry room with washer and dryer.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jamie Deyden, Reservation Agent (Property Manager)
Member since: 2000
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the manager

"Wind pulsing through the cabin as swimsuits twist on the clothesline. Waking up as if in clouds. Floating alongside Honu. Trying and tossing our first line. Snorkeling 3x a day - surrounded by unique colorful fish and hearing the distant clink of lava rocks shifting in the surge. Meeting Pele's work and seeing the local offerings to the Power. This place is so quiet and magical. "
Dec 2014
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Reviews

4.4
based on 11 traveler reviews

Jo Mitchel's Beach House/Oceanfront Inlet-Swim With Turtles
average rating of 4.3636365 based on 12 reviews
5

Few amenities-perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Our third time here. Morning snorkel in the lagoon - fish, turtles eels. The kitchen is dated, but we cooked there every night but one without a problem. Great swimming steps from your back door is priceless.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A 9-Day Retreat in Hawaiin Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This beautifully situated beach cottage was truly a welcome retreat! Enclosed in a gated community, we felt safe and the quietness of the neighborhood was very much appreciated. How we looked forward to our morning snorkeling adventures right in our own back yard complete with docile seat turtles and friendly reef fish. Then it was off exploring the free zoo, enjoying a delicious lunch in town (Pahoa) at the Natural Food Market, hiking Volcano Park, horseback riding at Paniolo Ranch 3,000 ft. up in the grasslands and visiting the breathtaking waterfalls outside of Hilo. Exploring the coffee plantations in Kona Town was informative and enjoyable as well.

Don't forget the crafters market and Produce Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays right in downtown Hilo near the water.

Jo Mitchell's Beach House was accurately described. A super kitchen, tons of towels and snorkel gear, a full-sized washer and dryer and even satellite TV! There was a nice fan in the upstairs bedroom which was very welcome. Thank you Jo and Art for caring about us and Grace! We will tell everyone about our stay- Blessings to you and future guests.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location but needs some updates

  • 3 of 5

We had a really good time on this leg of our trip. We love the Puna district and the location of this house is great. A turtle greeted us on two of three mornings and the snorkeling and even fish viewing from the bank was literally like living in an aquarium.

We tend to agree with other reviewers that stated the house needs some updates. Yes it's an old house exposed to lots of salt air, but the fridge and stove were so rusty that it made the kitchen feel unsanitary. Linoleum was torn in the living room and much of the furniture was more worn than some garage sale pieces I had in college. On the plus side the upstairs master bed was very comfortable and we slept very well, so it was very livable once we got adjusted to the condition.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

excellent

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay only wish it was longer.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful location, had everything we needed. Hoping to come back soon!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying! Please come back again. - The Management
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Great Location, House was not so good

  • 2 of 5

We just checked out from this house today. The location was amazing but the house was dirty and lacking. When we got there we found a pair of VERY soiled underwear just by the foot of the bed that was right in the living room. Maybe this set the tone, but the rest of the house seemed quite dirty and worn. (we used to live near here and are quite used to island living, rust and salt water wear and tear, but this house needs some serious upkeep).

On a more positive note, the location was very nice and we just spent as little time in the house as possible.

Our next time through we will rent a different house in the same neighborhood. It seems like you can get a much nicer place in the same area for the same price.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Hilo International Airport
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Pahoa
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Volcano Golf Course or Hilo
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hiway 137
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Pahoa
Car: necessary

Located in a rural setting with lots of beautiful scenery on the easterly coast of the Pacific Ocean and Kapoho Bay. Only about 30 miles to the Volcano National Park and about 15 minutes to the lava flow viewing site (as Pele permits). A few blocks to Champagne Pond and a few miles to the public hot ponds. Just a mile to the Waiopae tidepools for great snorkeling. Close to Lava Tree Park.

Note: As of 10/2014, there is a lava flow slowly advancing towards Pahoa. This could be a once in a lifetime chance to witness a change in the Hawaii landscape, if the lava advances into the town. There is a possibility that the highway 130 could be covered by the lava. The County has already built several alternate contingency routes - good gravel roads for travel to and from the Puna area, if needed. The car rental companies will allow rental cars to use these roads.

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Rates & Availability

Kapoho Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$135
$900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Dec 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$165
$1,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$165
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $115 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

A one week minimum for Christmas - New Years. 4 night minimum on holiday weekends (4th of July, Memorial Day, Labor Day, etc.) Higher rates apply for holidays. $5.00 per day for extra daytime guests. Sorry, no parties or events here!

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Amenities

Kapoho Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , Master bathroom off upstairs master bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Separate outdoor bathroom with large shower, toilet and sink
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Indoor main bathroom with shower, toilet and sink
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Large upstairs master bedroom with views to the water.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , Main floor bedroom. Note: walk through to other bedroom
  • There is also a single twin bed/couch in livingroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming

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