Oceanfront Hokulani Kai on Kapoho Bay, Swim, Snorkel, Rooftop Deck, Hot Tub

Sleeping Accommodations: 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4

Bedding Information: 1 Cal-King, 1 queen

Come visit Kapoho Beach Lots on the
Eastern tip of the Big Island where you
can swim and snorkel with giant sea
turtles and enjoy tropical trade winds and
some of the newest land on earth! This
tropical home features open-beamed
ceilings and panoramic tropical and ocean
views. You can watch the lights from a
passing cruise ship at night from the

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

* 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

* 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

* 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


* 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

More details:

* 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

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 W Call / Email Owner 1-01
  • Barbecue-Gas
  • Covered Parking
  • Deck
  • Full Kitchen
  • Garage
  • Gated Community
  • Hot Tub/Jacuzzi
  • Internet Access
  • Lanai
  • Linens Incl
  • Porch
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Video Library
  • No Smoking
  • No Pets


  • AM/FM Radio
  • Answering Machine
  • Blender
  • Cassette Player
  • Ceiling Fans
  • CD Player
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Range
  • Cookware
  • Dish Washer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Utensils
  • VCR
  • Washer/Dryer


  • Bicycling
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking/Biking Trails
  • Horseback Riding
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Whale Watching
  • Wind Surfing

Other Property Features & Appliances:

4 Bicycles for guests to use (at your own risk), private jacuzzi on the rooftop on deck, outdoor shower on rooftop deck and side of the home, an assortment of fins and snorkels, ice chest for day trips, two beach chairs, two kayaks.

Other Attractions:

Volcano National Park, Ahalanui Hot Pond, Champagne Pond, Lava Tree State Park, botanical gardens, zoo, waterfalls, farmers markets (Makuu & Hilo), restaurants in Pahoa and Hilo, lava viewing boat trips, helicopter tours.

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Property Reviews

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December 19, 2012
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We had a terrific time using the Pualani home as our base to
explore the area. Snorkeling and lava watching were fabulous
activities. We aspire to return.

November 5, 2012
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Thank you very much. We loved the house and really enjoyed our stay. The house was the perfect place to get away from it all. We really appreciated the little things around the house that aren’t typically in vacation rentals that made our stay easier and more comfortable; like: dish soap, cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, big island guide books, music, cooler, etc. Thank you again and we hope we get the opportunity to visit you again. Thank you for letting us use your amazing house, it was the best trip we have ever had together.
September 15, 2012
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The house was awesome. We had a wonderful time but much too
short of course. It was the perfect location for us. It had
been about 5 years since we we had been to the big island and
it was exactly what we were looking for. Thanks again for all
the great suggestions and maps that was very helpful.

September 14, 2012
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We had a wonderful time. The house was great and we really
enjoyed walking to the local ponds, swimming and snorkeling.
We were sorry to go!
August 7, 2012
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Thank you for everything and for returning my deposit so
promptly. We had a wonderful time. I can't stop thinking
about how relaxing it was to wake up in that comfortable
bed, surrounded by views of tropical trees and the sounds of
doves cooing - magical! It was hard to leave it, except
that there were so many things to see and do.

BTW, I loved the quilt on the bed upstairs. Do you remember
where you got it?
I really appreciated how understanding you were when my first check didn't arrive right away. You were very patient, giving the check at least two extra weeks to arrive. Even though I don't know you personally, I felt like I wasn't just another client for you, but someone that you cared about. Mahalo for making our whole experience so special!

August 6, 2012
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Aloha Pat!

Your abode exceeded our expectations. We thank you deeply and
hope to return.

May 8, 2011
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Aloha Pat!

Received the security deposit check, thank you so much. We
had a great time at the Pualani House and loved discovering
the Hilo side of the island after 5 previous days on the
lovely Kohala Coast. We had great weather for our whole trip
although the sound of the rain on the Pualani rooftop at
night was so soothing along with the crashing waves I almost
hoped for more rain! On our last day, as we drove back to
the Kona airport, there wasn't a cloud in the sky in Hilo.
As we left we passed the floats getting ready for the Merry
Monarch Parade and wished we stayed one more day to see it--
absolutely perfect weather.

The frogs were a non-issue, not bad at all. We loved the
whole "tree-house" feel of the place, and the beautiful wood
floors and all the windows. Very rustic and tropical which
is what we wanted. And the Wifi worked great! The beds were
extremely comfortable and we loved the bikes, and the hot
tub was perfect--not too chlorinated, very refreshing. The
snorkeling at the Kapoho tide pools was incredible.

The volcano was unbelievable. We have been to volcanoes in
Costa Rica but they were nothing like Kilauea! Even though
the lava has stopped flowing into the ocean the lava flow at
Kalapana and the new Kaimu beach there was awesome. The
Kalapana Village Cafe was delicious. We also enjoyed Kaleo's
(our waitress was wonderful, originally from Berkeley, and
great food), the coffee house in Pahoa, Itsu's in Hilo,
Ken's House of Pancakes (great food!) and the steakhouse
place in Kea'ua, can't remember the name. Also loved
Richardson's Bay Beach (great waves!) and the Pana'ewa
Rainforest Zoo.

Everyone we met was so friendly and helpful. We cannot wait
to go back to the Big island. We had a wonderful, incredible
time! Thank you so much for opening your beautiful home to

Elizabeth, Lance & Julianna Friis

April 28, 2011
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The home was beautiful: loved the mahogany floors, bamboo
furniture, kitchen layout, views of the ocean from 3 sides,
sounds of the ocean and peepers at night and doves in the
morning. Temperature is always 78. At first I was concerned
about 130" of rain a year, but it always rains at night and
burns off at daybreak. There is a hot-tub, towels, dishes,
sheets, kitchen equipment, extra blankets, basically
everything you need. The house is so big; we didn't even use
the bottom floor. Also, there were 4 bikes available to use.
The homeowners are wonderful people. We had a question about
how to operate the hot-tub and they answered us right away.
The nearby kapoho pools are geothermically heated and we
swam with giant sea turtles and beautiful tropical fish. The
whole island is a dream. My husbands arthritis didn't bother
him at all in Hawaii. I didn't want to leave. I want to
retire to the big island. Thanks so much, Barb

September 17, 2010
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Hi Pat

Just to let you know that we received the security deposit
in the mail - thanks.
Also we wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed our stay in
Pualani. We loved the house and it was perfect for our
family - a lovely spot for relaxing, yet great things to do
nearby (biking to Champagne Pond for instance).
We all enjoyed our trip to the Big Island and I am sure will
be back one day.

Glenda and Ron
November 16, 2009
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Hi Pat
Thanks. I received the refund a few days ago.
I absolutely loved your place in Kapoho. It was definitely the hilight of the trip for me.
It was extremely humid (sometimes we could see our footprints on the floor). I had never experienced anything like that before. I loved it. The days were sultry in a lovely way. I even enjoyed the crazyness of the coqui frogs at night. (though I think they might drive a person mad eventually...but probably in a good way)
My favorite part of the day was waking up to the wrap around window view of the palm trees and the ocean and watching the light change.
We also discovered snorkeling there! How amazing and easy. During the rest of our trip we snorkeled at several other places but we both preferred the tide pools. (they are even better than Captain Cook)
We walked there everyday...it was a lovely walk (we didn't use the bikes at all as it turned out)
And of course the market north of Pahoa was amazing! an abundance of inexpensive tropical flowers and fruit and clothing etc.
Sadly our stay was too short. We didn't even have time to use the hot tub.
Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous home with us.
Donna and Stan
ps I have attached a photo of our tropical bouquet on your deck.
July 27, 2009
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Hi Pat:

Thank you for a wonderful stay on the Big Island. We had a great time. Your home was the perfect location for our stay although we were on the go most of the time. Thanks for sending our refund so promptly.

It has been a pleasure coordinating our stay with you. You can be sure if we travel to the Big Island again, or know of anyone planning on visiting, we will recommend your home.


June 30, 2009
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Thank you so much! We thoroughly enjoyed your home & that part of the island, wish we'd stayed there longer! Felt more like invited guests than renters with the bikes & that lovely quiet neighborhood. Not as happy in Capt Cooke, partly with the rental & partly with so much driving to do almost anything! Wish we'd rented from you again on this side! Thanks again for your great communication & generosity, it's greatly appreciated!

February 21, 2009 Anonymous
Definately a unique home to rent if you're looking to get away from the typical Hawaiian tourists. Convienant
to Volcanoes National Park & Hilo...not
a bad drive to southern beaches.
January 12, 2009
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Pualani is a wonderful get away from the cold of Pennsylvania. Loved the view of the ocean. Weather was delightful. Convenient location to snorkeling. Bikes were fun. We had great weather. Enjoyed Pahoa & Hilo. Thai food & good pizza in Pahoa tops. Pescatore in Hilo top-rate Italian food - recommend highly. Take a night trip to view lava - amazing.

Mahalo & Aloha!
Loretta Supplee
December 31, 2008
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Thanks for sharing Pualani with us Pat & Andy. We had a great experience! I'd always dreamed of this kind of place where the breeze blew right off the ocean and into the house. And the location is ideal for touring this part of the island. The lava flow was awesome, Champage Pond a magical experience and Hilo a delight. Ning's Thai is one of the best I've ever been to (and that's a lot). We counted 5 geckos and loved their company. and the rain on the roof made sleeping peaceful. We hope to return soon!

Greg & Jeri Sowell
December 29, 2008
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Hi Pat & Andy,

Thank you for letting us use your wonderful house! The kids loved collecting fallen coconuts in the garden, and the spa was great to get warm after a long hike on the volcano in the sometimes heavy rain. The short distance to the recent lava flow at Kalapana allowed us to there twice -- both at day time and time time - Marvelous! We hope to get back here some day! Loved the geckos!

Sincerely, Lotte, Peter, Margreth, Dante, Tobias
August 14, 2008
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Thank you Pat.

I can’t explain how much we enjoyed ourselves and your home. The people there are wonderful, it was so nice to see real Hawaii. We had such a good time my sons want to go back next year. Guess I’ll have to start saving.

Thanks again,


July 24, 2008
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Pualani was a perfect home base for our adventures with sea turtles, volcanoes, bromeliads and so much more. Champagne Pond was also a great treat. Thank you for sharing your home with us and I'm sure our vacation will be remembered for a long time to come. Mahalo from the Paulot family!
July 6, 2008
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Thanks Pat, we did enjoy our stay!! In fact, we loved it! Kona side was fun for the start but then we were glad to escape the vog. We zoomed all around on your bikes, loved Champagne Pond as our last evening stop each night, and really loved a couple of spots north of Hilo (one where there’s the rope swing into the river and another where we boogie boarded all day). We got lucky with the weather I guess, never had rain once! We feel like we did it all and had a great place to come “home” to at night. My husband wishes we could have some geckos in our house too! Thanks again so much, it was a great vacation!


November 30, 2007
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Aloha, Pat! How are you? I've just got back from Hawaii last night.It was great to stay in Pualani! Thank you so much for sharing! We enjoy it very much!! Our stay was just great! I love the Big Island! I'd love to visit
again and stay in Pualani again too! I'll recommend my friends to stay in Pualani if they want to go to the
Big Island! Mahalo! and take care.

Natsuki Hayashi
October 7, 2007
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Hi Pat -
We just got back this evening from the Big Island. I just wanted to thank you again for accommodating us in such short notice. Your Pualani Home was so wonderful. . .it was the real "Hawaii". I love the open wood beam ceiling and the veranda that surrounds the upper floor is a great feature. The view, the sound of the ocean, and all the comforts of home helped make our stay so pleasant. Your home is so perfectly situtated. . .Champagne Pond, Kapoho Tide Pools, surf spots like Isaac Hale and Pohoiki. . .I can go on and on. I just wish we had discovered Pualani sooner. . .I would've love to stay there the entire 11 days! You are lucky to have such a great find! I will be sure to pass on a good word to all our friends. We hope to return soon.

August 8, 2007
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Hello, Pat

We just returned Sunday, after our stay at Pualani house, and then almost 2 weeks on Maui. We had a great time everywhere, and after staying in Kehei, REALLY appreciated the peace an quiet of your area of the Big Island. We wish we had decided to stay a bit longer there, but next time ................

Anyway, I got our vacation mail today, and opened the refund check. Mahalo, for everything !!!!

Ed Murphy
November 29, 2006
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Hi Pat,
Thank you very much for letting us stay at your beautiful home in Kapoho. We enjoyed our stay very much and had lots of fun at the hot springs and the steam caves. It was so convenient to the things we wanted to see yet lots of privacy and away from the hustle and bustle of Hilo. I received the deposit refund yesterday. Thanks again for everything.
Paul and Yasuyo Ledford

November 7, 2006
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Aloha Pat,
We really enjoyed our stay at Pualani. It was cozy and comfortable. All the gadgets and facilities were in good condition and the ocean view was excellent. We explored the entire east coast of the island. Especially liked the hot pool on 137, black beach with hike down the lava rocks, the tropical vegetation, tidal pools and swimming area near the house, etc. We saw lot of colored fish and other marine life. We also enjoyed cooking with the unusual tropical vegetables (have heard of frsh drum sticks for soup?) with spices. The pine apples, papaya and the small banana were also fantastic. I read two of your books, in addition to the books we brought with us.

I also want to thank you for letting us hang at your Aloha house on Sunday. Diane really liked the 180 deg ocean view and the fantastic breeze outside. We saw sea turtles from the lava rock backyard.

Thank you for sending us the deposit back.

We were expecting a lot of rain to dampen our vacation. We were pleasantly surprised to see that it rained at night and occasional down pours during the day lasting only for short periods.

It was a long trip back to Boston, but this vacation was worth all the travel.

We hope to come back to Hawaii soon.


Murthy and Diane

August 17, 2006
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Hi Pat,

We had a great time at the Pualani Home. Thank you for having us,

July 23, 2006
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Aloha Pat and Andy - Thank you for returning the $100.00 deposit. We really enjoyed your lovely dream house and surrounding area. Our time in Kapoho was a very special part of trip to the islands. We might return some time without the kids. If we do we will certainly get in touch. You really do have a beautiful home in Kapoho and we will share pictures with friends who might be looking for a nice out of the way place in paradise.

Mahalo, Tom and Lucy Wells
January 25, 2006
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Hi, Pat – I received the refund on our security deposit in the cute fish motif stationary. Mahalo. I have been meaning to email you to tell you we really enjoyed the place, just everything about it was super. We snorkeled in the pools and saw lots of turtles, which was so great. What a unique and cool area of the island. We also loved Pahoa and had a GREAT Thai meal in the funky restaurant furthest east of the two. We would recommend your place to anyone. It was nicely decorated and well equipped, too.

Thanks for all!!!

September 23, 2005
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Aloha Pat!

Unfortunately we are home! We had the time of our lives!! Words can’t express how beautiful Kapoho (and the whole island really) was. We seriously did not want to leave. If we didn’t have 3 dogs and 3 cats at home waiting for us – we might have actually stayed. We went to the Kona area after we left your wonderful home…it was nice but we definitely prefer the Hilo side of the island. We brought several real estate publications home with us and are brimming with ideas of how exactly we can change our lives and move there. I bet that happens a lot. We definitely hope to be able to go back and stay at Pualani again!! And also would recommend it to anyone who asked. We will put a glowing “review” on one or more of our websites.


Rental Rates

Season Begin End Daily Weekly Monthly Min. Stay
Fall 9/1/2017 11/30/2017 $280.00 - - 3
Christmas 12/1/2017 1/10/2018 $325.00 - - 3
Winter 1/11/2018 3/31/2018 $300.00 - - 3
Spring 4/1/2018 6/15/2018 $280.00 - - 3
Summer 6/16/2018 8/31/2019 $300.00 - - 3

Other Information:

Owner Comments:
Above rates for for two guests, add $25/night for each additional guest, maximum 4 guests.
Payment Options:
Money Order, Cashier/Official Check, Personal Check
Deposit: 50% of total at time of reservation, balance is due 4 weeks prior to arrival.
Tax: 14.42%
Cleaning Fee: $150.00
Cancellations and Refunds: Cancellation Policy: Please Read Our Policy Carefully... • If you cancel more than 60 days ahead, we will refund your deposit less 20% handling fee. • If you cancel within 90 days of arrival, we will refund your balance only if the unit can be re-booked less 20% handling fee. • We encourage you to purchase trip insurance as unforeseen events beyond your or our control can affect travel plans prior to or after your arrival. We will always try to reschedule a booking whenever possible
Other Fees: Refundable $500 security deposit We require a signed rental agreement
Check In: 4:00PM
Check Out: 11:00AM
Required Stay: 3 nights
Rates and terms are subject to change without notice.
Unless otherwise specified, rates shown are in US Dollars (USD).

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