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Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, Right on the Tide Pools

Susanna Billings

Member since: 2006
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Speaks English, Chinese
People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Susanna Billings

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Speaks English, Chinese
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Calendar last updated:
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Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, Right on the Tide Pools

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Kapoho - Kapoho Makai-Ocean front Home

2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 2 - 4

Kapoho Makai has pristine natural views like no other rentals with over one mile of tidepool views on three sides, and from the dining room, living room and 1 of the bedrooms. A very private location with no neighbors and no houses and no lights in the view when in the house and on the Lanai (there's 1 neighbor but we never saw them more than once in a year)! Experience water on four sides when tides are 3.0 and above. Enjoy sun and moon rises and the refreshing ocean breeze with little or no flying pests. You can leave doors and windows open and not need the ceiling fans. This is the freshest air in the world and a most pleasant location to enjoy the sea and tide pools. In Dec 2014 we did hurricane repair and remodeling of the house, now it has brand new kitchen cabinets, enlarged living room, and new sliding glass doors with 180 degree ocean view.

You can literally snorkel from the house in the famous Kapoho tidepool that are at your door step. We are located on the edge of the Tidepool Preserve so fishing is allowed to the east and daily locals try with nets and spears with occasional success. The preserve offers entertaining vistas both below and above the water.

Location Information: A five minute drive will take you to Ahalnui Beach Park with its amazing 90+ degree geothermally-heated tide-pool. This is a gorgeous place for the whole family. You are only 15 minutes to unique Pahoa town, which is a step back in time. You will find many very good restaurants to choose from and a ''Real Hawaiian'' atmosphere! You will love this place. We will provide a 'Welcome Letter' once you book so you could have very detailed info of the area as of what to do to have the most fun.

Additional Details for the Rental: Lanai: great for dining, cocktail and wine happy hours, reading, or just hanging out there to enjoy the Pacific ocean view, sea breeze, watch your kids playing in the shallow pools downstairs, or maybe whale watching if you are lucky. Broadband Internet: You may either go wireless, or using the cable modem. Remember to bring your own lap top if you have to work some during your stay; otherwise a smart phone is perfect since most major cellular carriers have connections there. Kid Friendly: The tide pools downstairs are kids' snorkeling paradise! they are not just for 'big kids'! One of the best snorkeling areas among all the Hawaiian islands since it's been the marine conservation area since 1960s.

The Unique Benefits at this House: The Pacific Ocean is right in front of the house, between you and the Pacific, there're the tide pools where you and your children can swim and snorkel in your backyard any time during the day, talk with the fish, swim with the turtle, it's heaven. We found this area is the best of Hawaii, unlike most everywhere else with sandy beach and resort one after another, this is the real and original Hawaii.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Susanna Billings (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
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Speaks English, Chinese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
3 May, 2015

About Susanna Billings

We love the real Hawaiiana, that's why we purchased our home here and turned it into a lovely and wonderful vacation rental home, so more people could enjoy the nice and unique setting of the house. With our own 30 year home furnishing business experiences, the house is very nicely furnished and decorated, yet comfortable for any age group of folks to have a great vacation and enjoy the Hawaiiana and aloha. And we are glad we could be able to share our home with folks from everywhere of the world.

We found this area is the best of Hawaii, unlike most everywhere else with sandy beach and resort one after another, this is the real and original Hawaii.

Susanna Billings purchased this house in 2005

Why Susanna Billings chose Kapoho

We found this area is the best of Hawaii, unlike most everywhere else with sandy beach and resort one after another, this is the real and original Hawaii.

What makes this house unique

The Pacific ocean is right in front of the house, between you and the Pacific, it's the tide pool where you and your children can swim and snorkel any time during the day, talk with the fish, swim with the turtle, it's heaven.

Guestbook comments from the owner

stay here at the big island and all I can say is mahalo!

We enjoyed swimming in the tide pools, gazing at the starts and reading and watching the ocean.

It felt like our own private island.

Thank you for sharing your home with us, we will never forget this place.

Aloha.
Jul 2012
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Reviews

4.8
based on 41 holidaymaker reviews

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Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, Right on the Tide Pools
average rating of 4.780488 based on 63 reviews
Montpelier, VT
4

Great Place, But Need 4WD

  • 4 of 5

Fabulous views perched over tide pools, and the unit is well appointed with very comfortable seating. I could live and die on the deck chairs! Very romantic setting, but also safe and fun for kids.

The location is a bit remote, with only one or two really good restaurants 10 miles away in Pohoa, so visitors should plan on eating in much of the time. Even though it seems far from everything, it's just over 2 hrs back across the island to the Kona airport, and an easy day trip to volcano park or up coast past Hilo to see waterfalls. Despite recurrent rain, this is the prettier and more authentic side of the island.

Snorkeling here is very good if you go out far enough. Within 100 feet of house, it's mostly smooth lava and shallow. Further out, great coral, crystal clear water, pools 4-10 feet deep, and plenty of sea life. Best when high tide coincides with calm seas in the mornings. We didn't go south (right) far because it's awkward in fins scrambling between tide pools.

The only real negative here is that the road in front floods, in a few places up to 18" deep at high tide twice per day, for 4-5 hours each period, so unless you have 4wd with high clearance, you must wade about 150 feet, which is very awkward at night or if you have to carry anything. Even when not flooded, that part of the road is rough, and we damaged our rental car trying to get through. Neighbors said road won't be fixed any time soon, so you need to plan on this inconvenience.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi there, thanks for witting this nice review, especially about the road to remind renters. I was driving my Mini Cooper there this Easter, I was trying to avoid the rocks when it's dry, and tried to avoid the high tide time to drive in or out. We've been waiting for the last signature from the county government to start repairing the road!
5

Super Traumhaus

  • 5 of 5

Hi Susanna,

das war mit Abstand der schönste Urlaub unseres Lebens, davon werden wir noch unseren Enkeln erzählen.

Kapoho war die letzte Station unserer vier wöchigen Hawaii Rundreise und zugleich auch der Höhepunkt, ein tolles Haus direkt am Ozean ein Traum.

Jeden Morgen haben wir uns den Sonnenaufgang angesehen. Konnten vom Bett ins Meer schnorcheln gehen, ein faszinierende Unterwasserwelt gleich vor dem Haus, ein Erlebnis.

Wir haben Big Island natürlich auch erkundet, es viel uns aber immer schwer das schöne Haus für eine Ausflug zu verlassen.

Viele liebe Grüße aus Berlin

Familie Lauter

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this house on the tidepools was amazing. It is the perfect location for people who love to snorkel. The view from the deck cannot get any better. We loved getting up early in the morning to watch the sunrise and the water lap up and beyond the little seawall during high tide. The kitchen is well equipped and I have never slept better on the bed with the sea breezes blowing through the window. This was our first time at the Kapoho Tidepools and we loved it and the surrounding area. Beautiful weather during our entire stay with the exception of one very rainy day.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

The house has So much personality and charm!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the feel of this house.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Awesome!!!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay here. The house was clean and everything we could ask for. The lanai furniture was extremely comfortable. We barely spent any time indoors! The snorkeling was AMAZING! Snorkels and fins were provided which was a bonus. The town of Pahoa was a short drive away and convenient for food.

We will be back...next time we'll book for at least a week if not longer!!!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Oakland, California
5

As close to a house boat as dry land can be!

  • 5 of 5

Whether it's sitting on the deck watching the sun rise over the ocean, or exploring the tide pools directly below you at high or low tide, there can't be a better place to stay. The owners have done a good job repairing the house from hurricane damage, which you can see all around you, and we expect it will simply improve with time. Pahoa Town is about twenty minutes away, and there are good restaurants (try Kaleo's). Shopping in Pahoa is limited, in part because the recent volcanic activity has closed a couple of key stores, but there is plenty of shopping up the road towards Hilo. Don't miss the Maku'u farmers' market on Sunday! Susanna was great to work with. We definitely will recommend this property to friends.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Car: necessary

Hawaii vacation rental homes

Big Island vacation rental houses

Kapoho Vacationland

Wai'opae tide pools

tide pools, snorkel, swim

ocean front vacation rentals

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Prices & Availability

From $203 Nightly

Prices for this holiday house in Kapoho, Puna District

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low Season
10 Apr 2015 - 18 Dec 2015
3 night minimum stay
$821
for 3 nights
From
$203
$1,572
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak Season
19 Dec 2015 - 15 Apr 2016
3 night minimum stay
$890
for 3 nights
From
$226
$1,754
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$821
for 3 nights
From
$203
$1,572
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

one time cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 13.42%
Notes Payment and booking are accepted by Homeaway or VRBO only; booking is confirmed when a signed copy with payment is received.
Rate is quoted based on 2 people; $15 a night for 1 more person; maximum occupancy is 4 people
Cleaning fee is $100 with tax, one time cleaning; Hi state tax is 13.416%.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Kapoho in Puna District

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 890 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Full 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Half 1 - Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Ocean Front Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Queen Bed: 1 queen bed for each bedroom with comfortable pillow top mattresses.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Communication / Internet:
  • Fax
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Small Cooler
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Many Amenities... DSL Broadband, bring your laptop, two cordless phones with answer machine, TV with DVD players, Dish TV, Hawaiian CDs and books, cards and games, binoculars, great drinking water, dishwasher, microwave, coffee grinder and maker, blender, toaster, electric stove, rangehood, designer dinnerware, drink ware, BBQ grill, quality lanai chairs, hammock, and some snorkel gear. Sway in the breeze on the hammock on the lanai and soak up the tidepool lifestyle.

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