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Jeana Jones

Member since: 2000
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Speaks: english

Live in Paradise when You Visit the Big Island...Ka Lani Kai!

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

Ka Lani Kai means 'the Heavenly Sea' and it truly is a place that you will remember as sacred, peaceful, and unique. This beautiful island home is nestled among exotic palms and flowering plants and has its own pond (not used for swimming).

The house is one block from the Waiopae Tidepools Marine Conservation District, where you can enjoy some of the most spectacular snorkeling found on the Big Island. Green turtles love this area because of its warm temperatures. From the house, you can hear the waves and smell the clear breeze blowing across the Pacific (cleanest air in the US).

The home is light and airy and has a huge open deck with a built-in BBQ, where you can enjoy a tranquil evening as the sun sets, or sit and gaze at the multitude of stars at night, or enjoy a cup of Kona’s finest in the early morning sunshine.

The home is furnished with all new, quality rattan and teak furniture. There are two spacious bedrooms and one bathroom; one bedroom has a Queen bed and the other has two twin beds. Each room has silent ceiling fans and new windows and screens to enjoy the night breezes and sounds of the ocean. The kitchen is fully equipped with coffee maker, oven/stove, microwave, blender, and cooking utensils. A washer and dryer are provided for your use, as is the satellite TV, VCR/DVD player, telephone (local service only), and linens (including beach towels). We don’t allow smoking inside and we will consider small pets.

The home is located in the private residential community called Vacationland in Kapoho, 30 miles south of Hilo. Kapoho is the sunniest spot with the least amount of rain on the east side of the Big Island. The beautiful Ahalanui Hot Pond is only two miles away, and Volcanoes National Park is approximately 40 minutes away.

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We look forward to sharing this little bit of heaven with you soon.


Swimming, snorkeling, 'tidepooling', whale watching, diving, surfing, beach combing, hiking, biking, fishing, shopping, and eating out at great local restaurants in Pahoa and Hilo.

Nearby Attractions:

Ahalanui Hot Pond: 5 minutes

Lava Tree Park: 5 minutes

- 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath (Sleeps 4)

- Washer & Dryer

- Beds: 1 Queen, 2 Twins


- Television

- Full Kitchen

- Ocean One Block Away!

- Telephone

- DVD/CD Player

- All Cooking Utensils

- Microwave

- BBQ Grill

- Great Snorkeling Close

- Many Restaurants Close

- Kilauea 45 min.

- No Smoking

- Hilo 30 min

Keywords: House

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Jeana Jones (Property Manager)
Member since: 2000
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the manager

Had a fantastic time during a visit that was much too short. Loved the tide pools and hot pond. Left you a couple more mask/snorkel sets. See you again!
Jul 2016
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Live in Paradise when You Visit the Big Island...Ka Lani Kai!
average rating of 4.5625 based on 25 reviews

Truly paradise!

  • 5 of 5

This home and location are absolutely lovely! While it is in a little community, it is more remote than anywhere else we've stayed in the state of Hawaii. And that is exactly why we loved it. The tide pools are awesome! This side of the island is wonderfully lush. We were still able to see some of the Big Island's awesome sights without too much driving. The house was clean and well-stocked. I would most definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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On a pond near the tidepools

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Ka Lani Kai. The home is situated in a most beautiful setting and is near the best snorkeling that I've ever experienced. What a great place to stay and experience Kapoho!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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albany oregon

Snorkelers dream house

  • 5 of 5

This little house is in the perfect location if snorkeling is your passion. We walked to the tidepools a few times a day as the tide flow made it different everytime. The house sits right on a tidepool full of fish and just watching them from the deck is a relaxing experience. The house was very clean and the neighborhood is charming. The red road and numerous other activities are a hop skip and jump away. We will return next year.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Whitmore Lake, MI USA

Ka Lani Kai was home!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a month and became so comfortable, it was hard to say Aloha! A cottage overlooking a tide pool, surrounded by coconut palms, what isn't Hawaiian about that? Our concerns were met with compassion and prompt attention and we felt like family! We will always remember our time at Ka Lani Kai as fun and very relaxing! We explored the one side of the Big Island we had never stayed, and thoroughly enjoyed it! Mahalo for sharing this little piece of Paradise! Aloha and a hui hou!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Julie & Gus

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was absolutely beautiful! We wish we could have stayed at least another week! We will definitely go back and stay there again.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Talent, Oregon, USA

Perfect spot for our 35th wedding anniversary!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a memorable week at Ka Lani Kai celebrating 35 years of marriage, and found it and its surroundings to be ideal for our adventurous needs. Not only was the cottage warm and comfortable, but the neighborhood presented a relaxed atmosphere, far away from the hectic tourism on the Kona side. We found it a convenient starting place for our several road trips to the furthest north, south, east, and west corners of the island, and our trusty GPS always got us there and back; we especially liked the Red Road, and "tunneling" through the tree canopy. While the enormous tidal surges brought on by hurricane Olaf prevented snorkeling, it did provide memorable views (and photos) of enormous waves breaking over lava formations; during the highest tides sea water flowed down the path next to the cottage, overflowing the pond temporarily, but a phone call to Jeana informed us "not to worry". Our visit to the Big Island was nearly perfect, and Ka Lani Kai even better!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kapoho House Rental Rates

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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee - $95-$125 $110 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 13.42%

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Puna District House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming

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