Oceanfront Kapoho House HokulaniKai
Fabulous OCEANFRONT HOME with snorkeling, kayaking, surfing and swimming directly in front of the house!
Our August 2014 big storm, Iselle, brought more sand into the bay and the snorkeling has become even better. We are now seeing Eagle Rays with regularity. We've always seen lots of Green Sea Turtles; it's the rays that are a current treat. The warm ponds in the Kapoho area are a special treat too -- unique in all of Hawaii. This is a nice, comfortable, home built with quality materials, and stocked with just about anything you would want. You'll love it. This is a wonderful home for a couple or two couples traveling together.
- No events or parties
- No smoking
- Not suitable for pets
- No infants (0-2 years)
- No children (3-12 years)
- Please do not stand on hot tub
- Please cover and lock hot tub when not in use
- Please do not leave wet towels on furniture or wood floor.
- No wearing of shoes in the house
About this listing
Fabulous OCEANFRONT HOME with snorkeling, kayaking, surfing and swimming directly in front of the house! Our August 2014 big storm, Iselle, brought more sand into the bay and the snorkeling has become even better. We are now seeing Eagle Rays with regularity. We've always seen lots of Green Sea Turtles; it's the rays that are a current treat. The warm ponds in the Kapoho area are a special treat too -- unique in all of Hawaii. This is a nice, comfortable, home built with quality materials, and stocked with just about anything you would want. You'll love it. This is a wonderful home for a couple or two couples traveling together.
OUTDOORS: Starting at the top--
* Roof Top Deck, with Hot Tub: Talk about a view! There is a 270 degree ocean view--no kidding. Here you will find two chaise lounge chairs and two rocking swivel chairs and a small table. The moon and sun both rise out of the ocean and this is a fantastic place to see that. With a clear night, the stars, and the Milky Way, are awe-inspiring. There's not too many places in the world where you can see stars so close to the horizon.
* Lanai off the Great Room: This is your outdoor dining room. There is a large table and dining chairs. Great indoor/outdoor living
* Downstairs Lanai: When the weather is really hot, there is a ground level lanai that is just perfect. We have a bench, table and two chairs here, There's a picnic table.
* Great Room: This large room is used for many purposes. Comfortable Living Room, cozy Dining Room, extra Bedroom (double bed), TV, large Kitchen and a Bar. The vintage furniture is just right for Hawaii.
* Kitchen: The kitchen has top of the line hardware including appliances, faucets, knives, pots & pans. There is also a coffee maker, blender, toaster, mixing bowls, kitchen towels, flatware, serving pieces, and cutting boards. And the bar area, with sink, works well as a serving buffet or a hang-out for the non-chef(s) to keep the chef(s) company. The whole area is very functional, and part of the great room, so nobody misses any of the fun happenings.
* Master Bedroom: Large room with a super comfortable King sized bed, built-in dresser and closet, ceiling fan, a chair for reading or relaxing, reading lamps and romantic indirect lighting. Did we mention the HUGE ocean view? This room is quite gorgeous.
* Master Bath: Tropical gone fabulous. Shower with two shower-heads, bench, and an ocean view! There’s also an unbelievable piece of granite that makes the walls of the shower look like you are inside a really refreshing volcano. Of course there are towels, soap, and a hair dryer.
* Second Bedroom: Comfortable Pillow-Top Queen-sized bed, closet with built in shelf for your luggage, reading lamp, ceiling fan, and a big ocean view.
* Second Bathroom: This bathroom is across the hall from the second bedroom, so it functions as the powder room as well. It has a tub/shower, with marble walls, a cool copper sink, and toilet all in a good-sized bathroom. Fluffy towels, hand/body soap, and a hair dryer make it all work well.
* Plus -- a bonus room shaded you can hang-out or work. There's a door leading to the back deck, for an extra-spacious feeling.
* Garage: This is where all the toys (bicycles, boogie boards, and kayaks) live. There are some stray swim fins, and masks/snorkels, though we can't guarantee we'll have your size. We also have a ping-pong table for family fun.
Other information about what we provide:
* Hand/Body soap, Dish soap, Dishwasher soap, Laundry soap, Toilet Paper
* Hair Dryers
* Ironing Board & Iron
* The home is built with top-quality materials and attention to every detail. It has stone decking, solid brass ship’s lighting fixtures, and plenty of ventilation-providing windows. The front door is big and beautiful -- 4 feet wide locally-milled eucalyptus with a stained-glass window panel depicting the fish found in the bay. On the inside there is the same brass ship’s lighting, local hardwoods for the cabinets and floors (jacaranda, silky oak), granite, copper, and a beachy white-washed ceiling with indirect and direct lighting. It is friendly, comfortable, and ultimately luxurious.
We regret that this house is not really suitable for children between the ages of 1 year and 12 years.
Also: To be in compliance with Hawaii State Law (Act 204 Session Laws Hawaii State Legislature, 2015) our Hawaii Tax I. D. No. is W51759221-01
This home was breathtaking and equipped with everything we could possibly need. The owners and neighbors were fantastic and offered up suggestions on where to go, what to do, places to eat, etc. The view from every window in the home is amazing and the home's decor, comfort, cleanliness is beyond 5 stars. We were so blessed to have been able to stay here during our vacation and will forever remember our trip and our stay in this lovely home!
This home is so wonderful and well appointed. Much nicer than the photos! Waves right outside your window for great sleeping....the rooftop deck is great for star gazing and looking for whales, watching the sunrise. Short walks for exploring ...bikes! We didn't want to leave. Thanks for sharing your lovely part of Hawaii.
We loved our stay and the house is amazing. Pat sent great instructions for the arrival and places to visit. The home was comfortable and beautifully crafted. Although we were not able to use the hot tub and see the amazing stars at night or take the kayak's out in the bay because it rained the whole visit and the bay was not calm. We were able to visit some amazing spots that Pat had recommended when it cleared enough to do some activities..Loved Kapoho Tide Pools it was like swimming in a aquarium. Because the weather was cooler we went and did the zip line at Umauma Falls, first time on a zip-line and will do again. Champagne pond was also fun to visit. As we left everyday to venture out our neighbor was there and was extremely nice and gave us lots of helpful hints. We would love to visit again.
This large, comfortable, clean, private, ocean-front house has everything you need for your dream getaway to the Big Island. Owners Pat and Andy even help you to plan your vacation by providing ideas for activities and dining. The house is a short bike's (provided) ride to the Champagne Pond and Kapoho tide pools for the best in east-island snorkeling. It is also mid-way between the main visiting area of Volcanos National Park and access to current lava viewing. Every other place we have stayed in Hawaii was a dump--this house is nicer than home!
Enjoyed the ocean front deck every day! We saw a turtle riding in on a wave. Crab fisherman were there daily gathering crabs. There was ample ocean equipment at the house for anything you can do in the ocean. The house was beautiful and had everything you need to cook or just relax in. There is a lot of beautiful beaches around the area.
House had every single thing you could ever need. The rooftop hottub and seating area was amazing for sitting with a glass of wine. We walked and biked to two different sets of warm ocean pools to snorkel in. The open concept kitchen, den and dining area was beautifully appointed, though we never ate inside, preferring to sit on the beautiful porch overlooking the ocean. Master bedroom was lovely and roomy with the king bed and lots of windows. Nice to have the bikes to borrow and the ping pong table under the house. Really cannot think of one more thing I could have asked for. It was a little warm sometimes when we came home, but once we opened all the windows, the cross breeze cooled us off quickly. Oh, and what an amazing laundry room!
Hokulani Kai is a great place to relax and is a great home base for relaxing on the Island. Sleeping to the sound of surf was awesome. Some of the best snorkeling is right out your back door. Having bikes to ride to various tide pools was great too. Was concerned that heat at night would be to much, but the trade winds kept it very comfortable. We loved sitting in the hot tub at night watching the stars and the Milky Way. The kitchen had all essential items. Will look forward to a return visit.
This home has everything you need for your vacation, including an owner who is incredibly responsive and cares about your stay.
Hokulani Kai absolutely blew us away. It was beyond what we expected. Not only does this beautiful home sit right at the waters edge, but right out in front is the best snorkeling and free diving in Kapoho in my opinion. There are several resident sea turtles that can often be found resting under the coral bommies, there are countless octopuses that we spotted roaming around the reef and schools of surgeon fishes as well as the usual reef fish, urchin and sea cucumber. And the best part... its virtually private. If you want other options you can head over to the marine reserve where the sea life is also plentiful. We enjoyed riding bikes around Kapoho checking out all the local flora and fauna which included different types of tropical flowers, geckos, lizards, and birds. In the evenings we sat in the spa and star gazed while listening to the water lapping at the shore. We ate dinner on the lanai every evening and in the mornings we had fresh fruit from the local Maku'u market (farmers market every sunday) while watching the sun rise. This house comes equipped with everything you could possibly need. Never once did we feel like it was a vacation rental, but actually our home. This is the gem of Kapoho and we will be back for years to come.
We've stayed in countless Kapoho area vacation rentals over the years but nothing.. NOTHING compares to this property! Absolutely amazing in every way. Waterfront on your own private bay with turtles and fish. Situated so that the spray goes right past you without entering the house. Rooftop hot tub.. moonrises over the ocean.. just magical. Beautifully built house with all the amenities. Amazing job, guys. Thank you thank you thank you for such a magical time!
The house was perfect for our vacation in the Kapoho area! The location is awesome and the views are spectacular! The house was equipped with everything we needed for a comfortable, relaxing and fun stay. The owners provided us with very helpful information about the house, the amenities and the local attractions. They they gave us great instructions for our arrival at the house and seemed genuinely concerned that we would have everything we needed for our stay. Thank you for your hospitality, Pat and Andy!
The property and the owners are a winner. Pat was very helpful before we arrived and during our stay. We were absolutely awed that this house was even better in person. Every detail was excellent, and the house well-cared for. Loved that there was a notebook filled with helpful hints for the stay there. I've been to the Hawaiian Islands 4 times and would like to see other places in the world, but would definitely come back to Hilo just for this house. Can't go wrong with this one! Make sure you look at all the amenities they provide! The owners are very generous sharing their things-from kayaks to providing laundry detergent and pancake syrup and much, much more. Can't wait to go back.
We had a wonderful stay at this beautiful oceanfront home in Kapoho. The house is right on the water; we enjoyed swimming every day. Amazingly warm and tropical! We found some fun tidepools only a bike ride away. The hot tub on the roof has a spectacular view. We will definitely be returning to this hidden gem!
This a beautiful property. It was ready for us in every little detail. I would recommend this property and would definitely stay next time we make it to Hawaii.
What an amazing and special place this was. We had a great time here. Lots of toys and amenities for our use. We could hear the gentle lapping of the waves all night and wow, what a view! Would definitely stay here again.
The pictures don't do the home justice. It is a beautiful place to retreat. Plenty of things to do with a short drive but far enough out that your never crowded. Neighbors were amazingly friendly. Home is equipped with anything you might need.
Hokulani Kai is a perfect slice of paradise on the Big Island. The house is wonderful - everything you could need in the kitchen, incredible views from lanai and rooftop deck, comfortable beds, soothing showers, and nice Hawaiian decorations and artwork. At times, I felt like I was on a boat as I looked out the bedroom window or gazing out at the ocean from the rooftop hot tub. At night, the ocean is all you hear. You can sit for hours watching the changing clouds, ocean color and waves. There is ocean access at the house and fish and turtles. You can swim along the coast in front of the house or take the cruiser bicycles to many different tidepools and ocean access points in the neighborhood. We enjoyed staying near the house on this trip, but it's an easy drive to the volcano, Hilo, waterfalls, markets and more. Can't wait to go back!
This is one of the most beautiful homes I have ever seen. It was clean, comfortable and the pictures you see just does not do it justice. You are right on the ocean and the sights are beautiful from the lanai upstairs with the hot tub-unbelievable. The owner Pat was super to deal with and she sent us lots of information about sights to see, restaurants, and grocery stores. We got our deposit back quickly and we cannot say enough about our time there. It was outstanding. If I could give it a 10 if I would. Our memories will last a lifetime!
We loved the location and the home; it had just the right combination of indoor and outdoor living spaces—plenty of room to spread out. The roof-top deck was a real plus. The amenities were just right for our stay. The ocean view is incredible and this property is close to tide pools for snorkeling. The owners were wonderful to deal with and, when I had a little trouble locating the home on our first night's stay, owner Pat Starkie stayed on the phone with me and guided me right to the door of the property! We enjoyed relaxing in the home during the evenings, having coffee and breakfast on the deck, snorkeling the tide pools, using the bikes (provided) to bike the Kapoho Vacation area, traveling the short distance to Hilo to visit the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens and dining in Pahoa—the Thai restaurant is particularly good. I would not hesitate to recommend this property to anyone traveling to the east coast of the Big Island.
Clean, well decorated, great location
Hokulani Kai was so very comfortable and relaxing. There are plenty of things to see and do on this side of the island, several of which are quite local. We enjoyed some short hikes around Hilo, Mauna Kea, and in volcano national park. It was amazing to see the lava flowing into the ocean at sunset. Snorkeling at the house is excellent, swim out to the lighter coloured areas where it drops off and you can see tons of fish. Also excellent snorkeling at the tide pools and in champagne pond (both of which are a very short bike ride away). Had quite a lot of fun with the kayaks and playing ping pong in the garage. The owners have left a list of things to see and do in the area, as well as suggestions on where to eat which was very helpful. The house is open concept, very bright and spacious (bigger then I thought it was from the pictures). Everything in it is of very high quality and is maintained very well. The cleaning staff does a very good job, every square inch was spotless. The owners are very attentive and quick to respond to questions. If your looking for a comfortable and private place to relax look no further.
If you're looking for a drop dead gorgeous house in a quiet rural setting on the east side of Hawaii look no further. This home has it all...panoramic views of the coastline from almost every room in the house, added safety of being able to park inside of a garage that's full of toys to play with in the water plus bicycles, an elevator from the garage will bring you to the main living area if you don't want to utilize the stairs (have never found that in a VRBO home before) and an abundance of modern amenities throughout the kitchen. We used this home as a base for exploring the entire east side of the island. At the end of each day we looked forward to sipping on a cool drink while relaxing in the hot with its amazing views of the bay & ocean. A 30 minute drive and short bike ride will take you to the edge of the real-time lava flowing into the ocean, an amazing sight to witness as the sun is going down. We ate dinner out 1/2 of the time and brought it back the other 1/2 to enjoy from the fabulous views on the decks.
If you want to be in Kapoho, right at the water's edge, in an exquisitely crafted, supremely comfortable and welcoming gem, this is the place to come! The house is gorgeous. The setting is unbelievable. Pat and Andy are meticulous, caring, and responsive. You're in for a treat!