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Ka Lani Kai - Walking Distance to the Waiopae Tidepools!

17 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

Property Manager
Jeana Jones
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the manager

1st timers to the island, we couldn't have asked for anything more. A well-deserved vacation that was wonderful and relaxing. Mahalo & Aloha :)
Aug 2016
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Ka Lani Kai - Walking Distance to the Waiopae Tidepools!
average rating of 4.5882354 based on 27 reviews

Great property - incredible service

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 had booked Ka Lani Kai at the recommendation of Jeana our agent. She pointed out that the tide pools were great for kids. Well low and behold, tropical storm Darby blew in right on the day we were supposed to check in. Since Ka Lani Kai is surrounded by water, I was concerned and Jeana confirmed that we may experience flooding. She immediately found us another property on higher ground (which was one we had previously inquired about and liked) and we settled in. It had a fantastic covered lanai and was an easy walk to the shore where 15-20 foot waves were pounding in. Very cool! The icing on the cake was that Jeana lined up our original property for our last day and night. It's a rustic, but very livable setup with some of the best snorkeling we ever had. I would highly recommend it and go back any chance I get and use Jeana and her incredible service!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Rates & Availability

Kapoho House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Winter Season
Dec 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning Fee - $95-$125 $110 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Kapoho 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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