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Eckert Family [owners] Mitzi Bettencourt [property manager]

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Paradise retreat for two with private pond and waterfall

31 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Puna District House Rental Photos and Description

Studio with queenbed and full bath sleeps 2

This unique paradise retreat for 2 is located in Vacationland on the Hilo side of the Big Island. Located only a few minutes’ walk to the Wai Opae tide pools, this romantic property features a private pond with its own 10 foot high waterfall. The average lot in Vacationland is a little over 8000sq ft. but this property is on 3 lots and backs up to 300 acres of undeveloped land offering a peaceful, quiet and private surroundings. Set in a secluded tropical garden setting you may pick apple bananas, mangoes, papaya and coconuts when in season.

This pristine and charming house has been decorated with vintage Hawaiian pieces that have been collected over many years. The house has a complete kitchen that was remodeled in 2011. There is a full bathroom upstairs and an outdoor shower downstairs. The studio opens on to a private lanai that was newly redecorated earlier this year. There is satellite TV and a phone for on island calls. This is a 2 story house but the downstairs is used for storage and is not connected with the upstairs.

This area has many beautiful warm ponds. Depending on the tides the water level will vary in all of these ponds including the pond on the property. There is a very large warm public pond at Ahalanui Park approximately 1 mile down the Red Road (HWY 137) that you can swim in at all tide levels.

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Eckert Family [owners] Mitzi Bettencourt [property manager] (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english


based on 31 traveler reviews

Paradise retreat for two with private pond and waterfall
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews

Beautiful Rental

  • 5 of 5

This house is in a very low key area. Very quiet, foot traffic is low.... Meaning that it is not over run with tourists. If you are looking for a romantic getaway or just quiet time to rejuvenate your spirit, then this is the place. Thank you to the owners for opening their home and sharing their special space in Hawaii with those of us looking for that softer place in life. Love, peace to you!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A true Hawiian experience!

  • 5 of 5

Away from the crowds, a charming, beautifully and fully equipped Hawaiian home. Set amidst swaying palms and foliage offering total privacy a lovely breeze was always present. The private pond and outdoor shower totally amazing and the snorkeling a two minute walk away, the best I have ever experienced. The tidal ponds offer sheltered water and hundreds of fish. It is no wonder this "special" place receives an ongoing 5* is a little piece of heaven.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved staying there and can't wait to go back. The pond was amazing, the grounds were amazing, the house was amazing, Mitzi was amazing, I can't say enough about this place. We loved it thank you for letting us stay there,

John and Debi Bacchilega

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Review Title: waterfall paradise in Kapolho

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic location to the tidal ponds of Wai Opae - we had our own private warm pond and waterfall - total privacy from our 2nd story cottage. Everything you could want or need made it hard to leave on any day, and particularly on our last day - wonderful to find homeowners who share their piece of paradise with others. Mahalo

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Paradise in Pahoa

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from the Big Island and Maui. Of the six places we stayed (5 through Homeaway), the Waterfall House was our favorite. The layout was amazing, the kitchen was well stocked, the lanai had breathtaking reviews of the beautifully landscaped yard. The bed and bathroom were great and the overall condition was extra clean and very comfortable. We loved listening to the sounds of frogs and crickets at night. There is a pond in the yard that you wonderful to sit in and nearby tidepools (that you can walk to) had amazing snorkeling with many fish. The town of Pahoa was 12 minutes away with grocery stores and restaurants. We would definitely recommend this property and would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Absolutely amazing

  • 5 of 5

This cottage/house was amazing. It was our first time in Hawaii and we could not have been more impressed. Every detail in the cottage said Hawaii and made us feel so comfortable and at home. Every morning we walked onto the huge lanai and laughed at each other that we were staying is such an beautiful accommodation in such an amazing area. The yard was huge, the landscaping was breathtaking and the pond/pool with the waterfall was breathtaking, especially at night. We layed on the grass and watched the stars, we layed in bed and listened to the wind and the rain. Yes the rain showers at night were loud, but only lasted minutes and were amazing in their own right. The local frogs were loud but my wife slept right through them and I did as well with my earplugs. 3 minutes down the lane is the best snorkeling on the East side of the Island and the scenery and towns near by are full of amazing sites and eclectic shops and people. Mitzi was so welcoming and helpful and the gardener was so gracious with her hand cut flowers and fruit, we really can't express how at home we felt there. We will recommend this to anyone we know going to the Big Island and would not hesitate for a second to book again ourselves. Thank you so much for helping to make our honeymoon an unforgettable one.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Kapoho House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $110 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

Cleaning fee varies by length of stay.

Hawaii Tax ID# W57221976

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Puna District House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • pond

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