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Natural Lava Heated Pool - Steps to best snorkeling in Hawaii

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 96 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Punana Kiowai Hawaiian Cottage, 2 Bedrooms -1 bath + outdoor shower, Sleeps 4-6

Punana Kiowai - House of Comfort by the Pond is located in Sunny Kapoho. This beautiful Hawaiian home is sure to provide you with everything you need to enjoy a relaxing vacation in tropical Hawaii. Begin your vacation by swimming in your own private natural lava pool. Heated by the warm lava rock and cooled by the ocean water, this pool will soothe and help you relax any day or night. Only a few steps from snorkeling in the marine conservation tidepools, this Hawaiian home will delight you in ways you never expected.

The home features two bedrooms with queen-size beds; a sofa-bed in the living room; a full bathroom with tub/shower, plus an outdoor shower; eat in kitchen and bar area with dishwasher; wrap-around porch with outside dining and comfortable seating; screened in lanai with Hawaiian chaise lounges and comfortable chairs, dining and beverage refrigerator in lanai; BBQ and more outdoor dining by lava pond; Flatscreen TV/DVD player; WiFI; computer/printer; wireless and wired speakers; ceiling fans in every room with windows that open to enjoy the ocean breeze. This house is perfect for two couples or a small family.

Newly refurbished, tile floors , dishwasher, kitchen lighting, new ceiling fans, flatscreen TV with satellite dish network... you will love the Punana Kiowai!

Sunny Kapoho is a 40 minute drive south of Hilo, near Pahoa at the southeastern tip of the Big Island. This area is lush with wild orchids and tropical vegetation that overflows with natural beauty and authentic Hawaiian charm. Nearby activities include Ahalanui Park, a geothermally heated pool surrounded by palms. A mixture of ocean and spring water that averages 90 degrees makes for a soothing and restoring swim in a therapeutic pool. Just a short walk to beautiful Kapoho Bay, Champagne Ponds and the Ocean offer great snorkeling, and viewing of whales, sea turtles, tropical fish and colorful coral.

Swimming floats, noodles, beach chairs and towels, sand umbrella, hammock, bicycles and a basketball hoop on the back patio. Laundry room has washer/dryer and solar dryer (clothesline).

The kitchen is fully stocked with spices, utensils, ceramic and melamine dishes, wine & champagne glasses, coffee mugs plus all the appliances: toaster; microwave; coffee maker and espresso machine; blender; rice cooker; electric griddle and skillet/stew pot.

Four choices for dining: Lanai; Wrap-around porch; Pool-side or In-kitchen bar.

Farmer's market is open daily in Hilo and famous Makuu market in Pahoa on Sundays. You will love all the fresh produce, flowers and local arts and crafts and food options.

Come enjoy your next vacation at Punana Kiowai!

More Details

Owner
Peg McAllister
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, french
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
3 November, 2017

About Peg McAllister

We purchased this beautifully located cottage in 2005, near the Wai O'pae Tidepools. We love the serenity, the endless options of things to do, the sound of the ocean, the tropical fragrant flowers, coconuts, papaya and aloe growing on the property. Each day brings a beautiful sunrise over the tidepools, snorkeling among colorful fish and coral, a place to relax and to enjoy family and friends.

Peg McAllister purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Peg McAllister chose Kapoho

Our Hawaiian cottage features a unique natural lava heated swimming pool, tropical plants, palms, even a Black crowned Heron comes to fish on occasion. An outdoor lava BBQ, wrap around porch and fully screened in lanai. Privacy on all sides of this property, offering lush vegetation and ocean sounds.

What makes this cottage unique

The view from the wrap around porch offers changing views of the natural lava heated pool as the tide changes twice each day. I fell in love with the property because of the pool, I jumped in during my first visit with the realtor! I was sold that this is where I want to spend my vacations. Many of our guests come back year after year, too!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for the opportunit to enjoy your home. We have had a great time while we were here. Thank you, too, for all the helpful information and pleasant welcome. We pray God's richest blessing on you and your family.
Apr 2016
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Kapoho, Hawaii

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 96 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • See Rental Agreement for Owner's Stated Cancellation Policy.
  • Children must be supervised at all times- tide pools in the neighborhood and on property are open bodies of water. Swimmers and diligent parents.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower , Features enclosed outdoor shower with hot & cold water
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Overlooking pool and garden
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , Overlooking wraparound porch and lush vegetation
    Living Room Sofabed - 1 sofa bed/futon
    Lanai - 1 double bed , If guests prefer, the auto/elec blow up bed fits in lanai
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Punana Kiowai offers a great location at the eastern most tip of the Big Island. Located on its own tidal pool and 100 yards from the famous Wai 'Opae tidepools. Nearby Ahalanai Hot pond and Isaac Hale boat launch (Pohiki). Near historic town of Pahoa, Kalapana, great for trips to see lava flow and visit Volcano National Park. A day trip to Kona side of Big Island, this is the best location for outdoor enthusiasts and overall site seeing.

Reviews

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Natural Lava Heated Pool - Steps to best snorkeling in Hawaii
average rating of 4.753846 based on 86 reviews
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Amazing Property!

  • 5 of 5

This home is truly awesome. We had three adults stay for 3 nights and we were more than comfortable, and able to entertain 3 more guests for dinner! The Geo-thermally heated pool in the backyard was the spotlight of this property, it was the perfect way to start each day. The neighborhood is quaint, quiet and very close to the beautiful tide pools! The house was so well stocked, we really didn't lack for anything (i.e. snorkels, towels, floaties, condiments, etc). Peg, you are a wonderful host! Future guests, be sure to do your grocery shopping prior to heading to the house, as grocery stores are a bit of a ways away. Having the washer and dryer helped us out a lot as well. We enjoyed the screened in patio as well as the backyard BBQ, worked great for our "family-style" meal. I have already recommended this house to a few of my friends, and I will most likely request to stay again at some point. Thank you for the amazing experience, Aloha!

  • Review Submitted: 30/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your wonderful review, we are so glad you had a wonderful stay! We are so blessed to share this wonderful Hawaiian cottage. Peg
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5

Perfect getaway off the beaten path

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four with two kids (5 years and 10 months) stayed for 8 days at Peg's Punana Kiowai. Initially the humid heather and lack of AC was a bit much for some of us, but Peg does her best to provide ceiling fans throughout plus additional fans. We cooled off daily in the beautiful pool and very quickly acclimated to the weather. We have stayed in many VRBO rental properties over the years and hands down, Peg has done an OUTSTANDING job of stocking her home. The lanai was perfectly setup for relaxation and allowing my little people to spread out. To name of FEW of the personal touches: scented candles, bug spray, first aid kit, bins of snorkel gear and water shoes in a variety of sizes, movies, bikes, beach chairs, laundry soap, pool floaties, and a well stocked spice cabinet... plus so much more! We spent so much time connecting as a family indoors and outdoors--between BBQing, swimming, snorkeling in the tide pools just steps away, collecting coconuts and drinking fresh coconut milk, to falling asleep in the hammock looking at the stars. The home is wonderfully maintained and very clean. We have every intention of coming back in the future!

  • Review Submitted: 25/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha and Mahalo for your kind words and appreciation. I am so glad that you had a fantastic stay and thank you for sharing your comments with others. I will pass your gracious comments on to our staff that maintains Punana Kiowai. They are the ones that make a difference! Peg
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5

Nice quiet house, lovely tide pool, and overall enjoyable environment for a nice peaceful stay.

  • 5 of 5

Loved the house, location, and quiet environment with this property. Very well maintained, with lots of extras to use and enjoy during the stay.

  • Review Submitted: 22/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome time and just loved the pool! The tidal pools across the street were amazing too.

  • Review Submitted: 01/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Location!

  • 4 of 5

Great location close to great water activities and lave viewing. The space might be too small for more than two adults as there is only one bathroom. The lava pool was warm and relaxing.

  • Review Submitted: 28/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Paradise.

  • 5 of 5

Sep 2017

This property is centrally located in Kapaho and literally one city block to the Waiopae tidepools. The owner has taken great care to ensure that everything you need is available to you, i.e. snorkeling gear, pool toys, bbq amenities, towels, etc....I could go on. The bedrooms are a bit tight, but the kitchen and living area are large as well as the lanais and surrounding property. There are coconut trees on the property, so if interested, you can actually drink fresh coconut juice (we did because we have skills). We spent a good amount of time in the lava heated pool, and on a clear night, if you turn off all the lights, you will be amazed at the billions of stars. One night we just floated around the pool watching the stars. Home of Comfort definitely exceeded our expectations.

  • Review Submitted: 22/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha and Mahalo for your great review. When traveling to our area, you don't need much in your small suitcase or duffel bag: bathing suits; tops/shorts; t-shirts; flip flops / slippers, as they call them in Hawaii; perhaps a sun dress, beach cover-up or pareo; Hawaiian shirt; etc. All is very casual on the island and most guests find they pack too much. If you plan to go to Volcano or Mauna Kea, perhaps a sweatshirt, as it is cool at altitudes. Our closets have room for hanging and shelves for your clothes. This will save space in the bedrooms. Don't forget to pack a nylon fold out zipper bag if you want to take home souvenirs, like chocolate covered Macadamia nuts! We have body wash, shampoo, conditioner, a hair dryer, etc. Come relax and have fun in the out of doors!
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Map

Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Hilo, Hawaii
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Pahoa
Nearest Ferry
17 Miles
Not a Ferry - Black Sand Beach - Kalapana
Nearest Golf
26 Miles
Hilo Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Highway 137
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Pahoa
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Waiopae Tidepools
Car: necessary

Kapoho Vacationland offers families and friends the best snorkeling in the Hawaiian Islands in the Kapoho Wai 'Opae Tidepools, less than 100 yards from our front door. Our vacation cottage offers a natural lava heated swimming pool on the property. Children and adults love swimming in your own pool, flood lights for evening swimming!

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in the Kapoho, Hawaii

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
3 Oct 2017 - 22 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
AU$198
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$33 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
23 Nov 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
AU$198
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$33 per night, per additional guest
 
January 2 night special
5 Jan 2018 - 7 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$198
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$33 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2018
1 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$198
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$33 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$198
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$33 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
AU$198
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$33 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Waiver Insurance AU$77.76
Cleaning fee AU$210.88
Tax Rate 14.42%

Prices quoted are for up to 4 guests, each addit'l guest, $25 per person/night.
75% of fee is due at time of booking, 25% due 90 days prior. If you are paying with Non-US Credit card, international credit card fees will be charged back.
CANCELLATION POLICY:
1. If you cancel prior to 90 days of your arrival, there is an administrative cancellation fee of $125.
2. If you cancel within 40 to 90 days of your reservation date, you forfeit your entire deposit. However, if we are able to rent your reserved dates for an equal or greater amount, we will refund you the balance of your deposit after deducting the $125 administrative cancellation fee.
3. If you cancel within 40 days of your arrival, after your rental fees have been paid, we will charge you according to the following:
a. If we are able to rent your dates to another guest for an equal or greater amount, we will refund your rental fees, cleaning fees, and deposit minus the $125 administrative cancellation fee.
b. If we are able to rent only a portion of your rental dates, we will charge you the difference in rental value and refund you the balance plus your cleaning fee, and your deposit minus the $125 administrative cancellation fee.
c. If we are unable to rent your dates, you will forfeit your lodging fees. In this case, we will refund to you your prepaid cleaning fee and taxes. You will still be charged the $125 administrative cancellation fee.
Note: No refunds will be issued for late arrivals or early departures.
It is not our intention to charge you for dates not rented; however, please understand that once you confirm your dates, we reject all other inquiries for those dates. It becomes increasingly difficult to rent the closer we get to arrival dates.
It is highly recommended that you purchase Trip Cancellation Insurance, since vacation rental reservations are typically made far in advance. (Various policies viewable at www.insuremytrip.com)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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