A Nice, Peaceful Place right on the water
This is a nice place to stay in Kapoho, and is very quiet and peaceful. This house sits right over the Kaphoho tide pools, although the water only surrounds the house at high tide, and snorkeling close to the house is only possible at high tide, so you have to time it. And at high tide the road in one spot has several inches of water on it, so you must drive through it carefully.
There is a flight of steep stairs to get into the house, but the living quarters are all on one floor. The house is small but comfortable, and the furnishings are, by and large, of high quality. The lounge chairs on the lanai are the most comfortable ever! The large covered lanai is great because it does rain fairly frequently there. And the kitchen is well-supplied with dishes, etc. plus some staple items like oil, vinegar, sugar, salt, etc. But it is a long way to the nearest grocery store, so be sure to shop before you arrive. The water is good, because it is on the county water system, unlike some places in Kapoho which use rainwater systems. The beds were comfortable. There were screens on the windows, so we could have good air circulation, and were never uncomfortably hot. There are ceiling fans in the living room and bedrooms. It would be nice if the front door also had a screen. Three things to be aware of: the half-bath in the master bedroom is just a former clothes closet with a toilet and sink in it, and just the sliding mirrored closet doors for closure. And the second bedroom is set off from the living room by a thin wall that does not go to the ceiling, so sounds carry through the wall. Cell phone reception is limited to one tiny spot in the master bedroom next to the window. But there is a good wifi router for Internet, and there is a landline phone for local calls.
Food shopping is best at Malama Market on the north end of Pahoa, next to the highway. There is also a Long's Drugs there. We love going to dinner at Kaleo's Restaurant in Pahoa, where you can have a free dessert if you can dance a hula, and on Wednesday evenings there is a small farmers' market/food/crafts/music event at the end of the road in Kalapana. The drive down the coast from Kapoho to Kalapana is beautiful. There is a very large farmers' market on the highway just north of Pahoa on weekends with food and crafts, too, and a small area with petroglyphs there.
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