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Wonderfully Located in Kapoho with a Private Lagoon

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 4

House Of The Dancing Turtles! Swim In Your Own Private Lagoon!

The Honu Hula House is just awaiting your arrival to show off her splendor and beauty in the always sunny and warm Kapoho Beach Lots area of the east side of the Big Island. This gated community is highly sought after by vacation renters because of it’s beautiful location, close proximity to the sights and sounds of the beautiful Pacific Ocean and for the incredibly private crystal clear, geothermally heated lagoon for your relaxing pleasure. You owe it to yourself to stay in this beautiful home! The large lagoon which is right at your doorstep and is fed underground by the Pacific, is heated to a warm 91 degrees year round. This hale is on one of the most private lots in this area, therefore swimming in the lagoon will leave you with the feeling of being in some far away land. The

The hale is decorated in a fun Hawaiian theme. The Main house, which has been completely remodeled, offers 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, a full size kitchen for serving up those delicious island meals, a very comfortable living room with Satellite TV and DVD, and indoor or outdoor dining on the lanai.

The Ohana (the back house, extended family house), which is generous in size, has a full size bedroom, 1 bath, small living room with 2nd bed, and small kitchenette for your use. You can rent the Main house for up to 4 people, or you can rent the Main House & Ohana for up to 8 people, but either way, you’ll have the entire property to yourself. Both living areas offer covered lanai’s that look out onto the incredible lagoon. Please see our separate listing for The Honu Hula House with Ohana if you want to rent both. It’s your exclusive Paradise!

Just a few minutes walk from the hale are several ocean accesses including the incredible crystal clear Champagne Pond which is where you will find honu (sea turtles) making their home. Just a 5 minute drive down the historic Old Red Road is the Ahalanui Warm Spring Park which is another geothermally heated swimming pond at the edge of the Pacific Ocean. Another 10 minute drive down the Red Road is the historic Kehena Black Sand Beach and don’t miss old Pahoa town, just a short 10 mile drive from the hale where you will find the original boardwalks that date back to the late 1800’s when this sleepy little town was king in the sugar plantation days. There is great dining in this little town with Italian, Thai, Chinese and Tex-Mex. Hilo town with all of it’s historical points of interest, color and famous for it’s friendly people is only about 35 minutes away and the ever changing Volcanoes National Park is about a 50 minute drive from the Honu Hula House.

2 Bedrooms 2 Baths (Sleeps 4 people)

Beds: 1 King, 1 Queen

Full Kitchen with Dishwasher

All Cooking Utensils


Satellite Television

Unlimited WiFi Broadband


DVD/CD Player

BBQ Grill

Washer & Dryer

Many Restaurants Close

Snorkeling & Swimming Close or Swim In Your Own Private Lagoon!

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park - 50 min.

Hilo - 30 min.

No Smoking

No Pets

Rates are for double occupancy. Add $50 per additional person, plus 14.416% Hawaii State taxes. Cleaning and other fees will also apply.

TA-110-935-2448-01 24hr contact

More Details

Property Manager
Jeana Jones
Member since: 2003
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in the Kapoho in the Kapoho

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • 1 King bed, 1 Queen bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(13 traveller reviews)

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Wonderfully Located in Kapoho with a Private Lagoon
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
Pahoa, HI

Relaxing, beautiful, great place for a large group.

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We rented both the main house and the ohana. The kitchen is roomy and there is lots of dining/area to hang out. The early birds were able to go to bed and not be disturbed while the night owls could stay up and play Scrabble. There is also an office. So there is comfortable space for personal quiet as well. The pond is like having a natural olympic sized pool. It isn't cold and there is a little waterfall. We very much enjoyed sitting on the porch and listening to the water trickle into the pond. I 100% recommend this rental. Perfect for a group or a large family. The property manager always responded to be text messages within a couple minutes. She cared about our stay and us.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Hawaii Life Vacations
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Pahoa, HI

Beautiful, lovely, relaxing.... as always

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a place to kick back, unwind, get wet, and run around in the grass with your keiki, this is the place. My ohana and I have been coming here as a tradition for the Thanksgiving weekend. The hale is just a few minutes walking distance from the famous Champagne ponds and the ocean, for those that like to go fishing. This place is so serene and beautiful we didn't want to leave. Sitting on the deck, we were able to watch the kids swim in the lagoon and saying "ALOHA" to everyone passing by for a morning, afternoon, or night time walk. My ohana and I enjoyed our night time kanikaplia moments just sitting on the deck and singing some songs, old school style. Mahalo nui to Miss Jeana for your hospitality and services... We can't wait to go back again!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Property under previous ownership / management during this stay
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A Slice of Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

I chose this place for the lagoon described,the proximity to volcano np, great snorkeling nearby and many other sights worth seeing plus I didnt want to be among the tourists. OMG! This place was aaaaamazing!!! After what seemed like an endless flight, transfers, hiring the car my head was spinning and I felt quite ill. However when we arrived, despite it being dark, we went straight to the lagoon and were surrounded by the most magical sounds of singing frogs - I swear I could hear them answering each other! Over the next few days we found it quite hard to drag ourselves away from this place to see other sights. We even missed out on seeing the volcano!!! The house had everything we could ask for all in good working order, was very clean and very homely. I sat out on the veranda most nights and there was a noticable lack of mosquitoes! Might have been all the frogs and cute green geckos! The kids absolutely loved the beautifully warm lagoon with all the resident fish and I loved my night swims in moonlight or rain - the weather had everything but in that lagoon it didnt matter such was its perfect temperature. We are now in maui on the beach however I know I could have easily spent my entire holiday at the "house of the dancing turtles". We will definately be back for a longer stay to see more of the sights next time round. Just to add, we also partook in a day with Dawn Burke (Off the Beaten Path Eco tours). It was wonderful to connect with a local who knew where to go and what to do...and could get us to places that not everyone knew how to negotiate. It was my first time to Hawaii so it was invaluable getting Dawn's insight into all things Hawaiian. Thank you Jeana et al for making this property available. It was heaven indeed :)

  • Review Submitted: 23-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Property under previous ownership / management during this stay
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Arlington, Washington, USA

We would stay here again!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the House of the Dancing Turtles for 9 days around Christmas. We had a great time and would stay there again for sure. The gated community is lovely and all of the houses in the neighborhood look to be well cared for, including this one. This property is very private; when you sit on the back lanai or use the lagoon, you will not see a neighbor and will feel like it is your slice of paradise. The back lanai is shaded and cool even during the heat of the day, and is a great place to sit with a cup of coffee during rain (because it does rain on this part of the island). The landscaping is jungle-like and lush. The kitchen has a coffee pot, microwave, stove, oven, rice cooker, toaster, and just about every pan, dish, gadget, or utensil you need to cook breakfast, lunch, and dinner there (which we did). We made a fantastic batch of lemon squares using lemons from the yard, which the kids got a kick out of. The laundry room/office makes checking email and doing occasional work easy and the Wi-Fi was reliable. We were able to watch our football team play because they have Dish satellite service. We did use the ohana which has a separate porch overlooking the lagoon and a small kitchen which gave those who slept there privacy. And the lagoon was amazing. We bought floating inflatable chairs with cup holders at the KTA grocery store and spent a lot of time just floating around there and watching the small fish and listening to the birds. The lagoon is deep and shady on one end and shallow and sunny on the other. It is the most lush and amazing back yard I have ever seen and we felt privileged to be able to use it. I had a lot of questions prior to our trip, and the manager answered all of them with patience and thoroughness, and we found her answers to be accurate and honest. This was our first VRBO rental and it far exceeded our expectations.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Property under previous ownership / management during this stay
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Awesome lagoon

  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed staying at this house. We used the ohana as well. The lagoon and trees and setting was just perfect. Very easy access to the Champagne pond (walking distance) and the tide pools (driving). The rental agent/manager was a dream to work with and super responsive to our needs. Clean and well cared for property. Highly recommend this house if you are looking for one in this area. Also, don't miss driving the "red road" and doing the activities that the managers thoughtfully put together with the rental package. How nice is that.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Decatur, Ga, USA

Gorgeous natural pool

  • 5 of 5

The house was charming and the setting lovely. The private natural pool was incredibly beautiful, and the famous Champagne Pond only 2-3 minutes' walk through the neighborhood. The lanai was another entire lovely room in the house. The kitchen was great for feeding a crowd, and very well equipped. Tis was a perfect relaxing and beautiful jumping off place for Volcanos Park, or just for enjoying this quiet section of the island.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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