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Paradise retreat for two with private pond and waterfall

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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.

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Kapoho House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
  • 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
  • pond


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(45 traveler reviews)

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Paradise retreat for two with private pond and waterfall
average rating of 4.977778 based on 45 reviews

Everything we expected and More!

  • 5 of 5

It's always a pleasure to discover your vacation rental is better than expected. This property for us is better than staying at a 5 star resort! It's private, clean, fully self contained. We were able to shop the local farmer's markets and prepare delicious meals enjoyed on the balcony. The pond was warm and secluded. The landscaping was beautifully maintained. The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed to prepare meals. Everything was appointed in good taste. It definitely felt more owner occupied than rental property, which we greatly appreciated, as we have rented many properties over the years for our vacations.

The location for us was perfect. We would make our coffee and take a short morning stroll to watch the sunrise over the tide pools which provides some of the best snorkeling on the island.

It was peaceful with a few residents also there to greet the dawn. Absolutely magical and serene. If you want a peaceful vacation of simple pleasures, this is an ideal spot for a relaxing getaway. We really enjoyed all aspects of the cottage, pond and property, it's a privilege the owners share their little piece of paradise, and we are grateful. We will definitely be returning. With Much Aloha, Renee & Brian

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved the waterfall cottage. The location is great, the grounds and tide pool are beautiful and the house is prefect and well supplied. Manager Mitzi next door super helpful. We will be back

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great rental house

  • 5 of 5

We had a great 10 days here. The house had everything we needed and was very clean. The covered porch was great and we spent alot of time there enjoying the breeze and the view. Snorkling is close and we enjoyed in by ourselves most early mornings.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heaven on Earth!

  • 5 of 5

This is the most amazing spot on the island. My husband and I stayed here 4 nights during our honeymoon before we traveled to the Kona side. Once in Kona, we were disappointed that we hadn't booked this place for the entire trip. The house has everything you need, and the pond is absolutely wonderful! We will most definitely be back as soon as we get the chance!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, perfectly stocked. Will come again

  • 5 of 5

It doesn't get better.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Waterfall Cottage in Kapoho is wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Our ten-night stay at Waterfall Cottage in Kapoho was wonderful. We felt comfortable the moment we arrived. The cottage is very well equipped for enjoying the outdoors and for staying in to cook. The surrounding gardens and pond were a delight to explore and enjoy the sun. We especially enjoyed the second floor lanai for eating all our meals and for just relaxing.

The location was perfect for us to explore the Puna area and enjoy amazing snorkeling at the Wai Opae tide pools. It was a very short walk to the ocean and we swam almost very day. The tide pools were amazing, filled with an incredible variety of fish. The schools of Raccoon Butterflyfish were particularly friendly, following us around almost every day. We also swam with a green sea turtle on our last day.

We would highly recommend this rental for anyone who wishes to relax and slow down, to discover what it is like to live in this magical, beautiful place. Puna has a special vibe that we love where everyone is friendly and welcoming. We look forward to returning again soon.

Mahalo nui loa

Sally & Jeff

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eckert Family [owners] Mitzi Bettencourt [property manager]
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018


Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 14.42%

Cleaning fee varies by length of stay.

Hawaii Tax ID# W57221976

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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