Kapoho / Waiopae - Palm House

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Hoolai Street, Pāhoa, HI 96778, United States
Your host, Cathy
8 Reviews
Response rate: 89%
Response time: a few days or more

The Space

The 2nd floor apartment, located in Kapoho Vacationland near Pahoa and the Waiopae Tide pools, is the top half of a 2 story house and rental is own apartment with two bedrooms / 1 bath and extra sleeping space for 2 additional person (total 6) on two twin beds in alcove. We do have one queen size air mattress if you need it.(let us know in advance though!) Large space with 600 sf deck - full kitchen.

Pool / Washer and Dryer and wireless DSL At&T cell phones work great, but we do have a land-line for local and US calls.

Snorkel at the Waiopae Tide Pools in Kapoho Vacationland only 600 ft away, or relax and swim in our pool! Enjoy the gentle rain at night and usually sunny days. Dont bring beach towels as we supply them for you!

Lava flow (changes daily) is only a short drive of 25 mins and Volcano National park is about an hr or less at a 4000 ft elevation from house.

House is great for family or friends traveling together. **Note this is a second floor apt, and we do have a pool - in case you have children under 8 yrs of age.)** The neighborhood is small and friendly. Pahoa is only 15 mins away and there are grocery store, health food store and restaurants. There is a pharmacy and medical urgent care (if needed). There are many farmer's markets in the area - on Sundays, Saturday and in Hilo on Wed and Saturday.

You are also welcome to whatever is available in our garden - things are just starting but at the moment! Different times of the year we have mango, surinum cherries, tomatoes, beans, you just never know what pops up!

Smoking of anything is outside only!

Guest Access

Guests will have access to pool, washer and dryer, satellite, internet, and bicycles.

We also have a large garden and guests are welcome to pick vegetables to add to their meals! (Also quite a few herbs!)

Interaction with Guests

We will be present in our own apt in the area. We try not to bother you unless you need us!

The Neighborhood

Close to the ocean!

Getting around

Need a rental car

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: $10 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $667 /week
Monthly Price: $2314 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $80
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • We stayed here for 4 nights, and loved it! Cathy was very nice and helpful. The location is great too... Just 2 blocks from the amazing tide pools! Plus it's in a nice quiet neighborhood. We really enjoyed our stay! Recommend this place for anyone!

    February 2014
  • Our stay way amazing. Cathy and Robert were wonderful. The house was stunning and comfortable! Loved it!
    Wish we could have stayed longer!!!
    Thank you

    December 2013
  • Very friendly hosts Cathy and Robert. A very good location to start your trip into Volcano Nat. Park and to visit Lava Tree State Park. The tide pools are in walking distance. Huge apartment with a lo of space. Everything perfectly clean and exactly like the descriptions.

    November 2013
  • The reservation was canceled 29 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    November 2013
    Response from Cathy:

    We take cancelling a reservation seriously and only do it on the most extenuating circumstances. This was one of those circumstances - our roof was severely damaged in a storm. We live in a tropical rainforest and the rainfall would have greatly hampered the guest's enjoyment of our home with all the leaks. We also offered the guest a discount for any stay in the future because we do take cancelling a reservation seriously.

    November 2013
  • Cathy and Roberts house was very comfortable and a great location. Amazing snorkeling nearby surrounded by tropical jungles, and many friendly geckos. Can't wait to come back.

    October 2013
  • We loved our stay in Cathy's house! The house is very comfortable, well located (close to Kapoho Tide Pools) and the second floor is very private.
    Cathy and her husband Robert welcomed us as friends. Also my dog made friends there: Booboo, Cathy's dog is very friendly and cute as well. Thank you Cathy, our 9th anniversary was amazing :-)

    October 2013
  • We had a very pleasant time at Cathy's Palm House. Located in a very quiet community, the house itself is beautifully decorated and within walking distance of the Kapoho tide pools. Cathy was always available and friendly to answer our questions. We would stay there again.

    July 2013
  • Cat and her husband were great hosts. They gave us snorkeling information and were very gracious. The house was perfect for us. We enjoyed the breezes and greeted the day every morning on the lanai. What a great place to live in the outdoors. The house had everything we needed to cook great meals. A great place to snorkel and swim. I miss it already.

    July 2013
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Living in one of the most beautiful places on the Big Island, near the lava flow (20 mins), best snorkeling (3-4 min walk), and Hawaii Volcanoes National park (45 mins) is awesome. We basically hang out as we have pretty much tried to retire from stressful jobs. We have had budget travelers, couch surfers and workaway'ers here! Met some great people! Like people with a little luggage but not a lot of baggage.
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