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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.

More Details

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:
April 20, 2018


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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Paradise retreat for two with private pond and waterfall
average rating of 4.978261 based on 46 reviews

Tropical Dream!

  • 5 of 5

The property is very private and beautifully landscaped. The hot pond and waterfall make you feel as though you have just stepped into Eden. Star gazing at night by the pond was a treat. Really enjoyed the outdoor shower. The house is perfect for a couple and we found everything needed to cook meals. It's also a perfect location for exploring the volcano and east island sites. I would suggest going to Uncle Roberts Market on Wednesday nights from 5-10pm for great local live music and food in Kalapana which is a short drive away.

The lanai offered a great escape from the mid-day sun and Puna area rain storms.

Mitzi the property manager gave of plenty of privacy, which we enjoy.

The only thing missing for us was the BBQ and beach chairs.

Overall it is an amazing experience for the price! We will definitely be back!!

Karl and Melissa Woods

Palmer, Alaska

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Sacramento, CA

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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Santa Monica

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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Tin Shack Bakery
Kaleo's Bar & Grill
Bar & Grill
Ning's Thai Cuisine
Thai Restaurant
Paolo's Bistro
Strato's New York Pizzeria
Pizza Restaurant
Luquins Mexican Food Truck
Mexican Restaurant
International Grindz Cafe
Boogie Woogie Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Pele's Kitchen
Breakfast Restaurant
New Moon Foods
Organic Restaurant
Sirius Coffee Connection
Coffee Shop
L & L Drive-Inn
Barbecue Restaurant
Black Rock Cafe
American Restaurant
Ginas Lunch Wagon
Pahoa Fresh Fish
Seafood Restaurant
No. 1 Chinese Barbecue
Chinese Restaurant
Mighty Sushi
Sushi Restaurant
Kreolé Kitchen
Blane's Drive Inn
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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