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Description from the manager
Hula Cove is one of those sweet old cottages built many years ago specifically as a beach house. It has the true vintage feel of a simpler time with the modern amenities of today. Hula Cove has a large living/bedroom area, kitchen, and full bath
with shower. A broad outdoor lanai across the entire front of the house practically sits right on top of the sparkling clear tide pools.
Wake up to that fabulous view of the famous Waiopae ponds! Hula Cove is the last house at the end of the tide pools that attract visitors to this area. Down the road others are parking their cars after their drive to Kapoho, hauling their snorkel gear
Hula Cove - Romantic Cottage on Kapoho Tidepools
Additional Location Information
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$135 - $180||$135 - $180||$900 - $1,260||$3,425 - $4,475||3 nights|
|Mar. 22 2013 - Apr. 15 2013
|Apr. 16 2013 - Jun. 14 2013
|Jun. 15 2013 - Aug. 31 2013
|Sep. 1 2013 - Sep. 30 2013
|Oct. 1 2013 - Dec. 15 2013
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|Dec. 16 2013 - Jan. 5 2014
|Jan. 6 2014 - Mar. 30 2014
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- Additional guests - $10 - Per-Person Adjustment - Fee applies to parties of more than 2 guest(s)
- Tax rate - 13% of rental - Tax
- Cleaning fee - $75 / stay - Other
- Damage waiver - $35 / stay - Fee - Instead of a security deposit, your $35 fee protects you and the owner against most accidental damage
Additional notes from owner
TAT ID # W08709423-01
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 22, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Oakland, CA, United States
Everything was perfect except for the rain, but even that was tolerable in the lovely hula cove. My husband and I and our three year old enjoyed a fabulous three days at the must stay hula cove. Best snorkeling ever, and I 've done a bunch, beautiful space, kitchen with all your needs, and extra bonuses like snorkeling gear and beach towels.
Home, WA, United States
Even better than expected
This property has even more amenities than listed - it is a perfect spot for a couple to stay and noticed it could even accommodate a couple of small children too (extra bedding and cushions, could seat 4 at the outdoor table, SUPER mellow and safe swimming right in eyeshot of the lanai.) Only thing to know is that a public access 'trail' ends right at this property and its seemingly private tide pool, so expect a few locals and visitors throughout the day (until 7pm.) We had no problems with this, but some previous guests mentioned it in the guest book. Never saw or heard a neighbor, so we felt like we had the spot to ourselves aside from an a=occasional drop in snorkeler. Already planning our next visit - trying to stay for 4 days next time!
Santa Cruz, ca, United States
A great tropical retreat
Fantastic in all ways,
I will be back!
Meridian, ID, United States
Best Vacation Ever!
Hula Cove felt like home immediately! We were so sad to leave and are already talking about going back. The cottage had everything we needed including bikes and snorkeling gear (and a full size washer and dryer!). The cottage is private yet feels very safe and secure. We loved the off-street parking. Vistors sharing our tide pool were all very well-behaved. Snorkeling was a dream but all you have to do is look over the railing to see lots of beautiful tropical fish! Fell asleep to the sounds of breakers, birds and frogs and have never slept so well! Took day trips all over the island but next time think we will just fly into Hilo, rent a car, stock up on groceries and "hang loose" on the deck until it's time to leave! "Mahalo" for our wonderful stay!
Cool cottage on the water
Very nice little cottage located right on the Kapoho tide pools. You can snorkel right off your back porch in calm safe waters and see many kinds of tropical fish.
The cottage was very clean and had just about everything we needed to cook. We had a fabulous time exploring the surrounding area and found some very beautiful scenic areas. We liked the location very much but would think some people may think it is too far from town. We on the other hand like to get out and away from town. Weekdays do tend to be much quieter as many people come to swim on the weekends. My husband and I spent 8 days here and had no problems with safety. Yes you should always exercise normal caution and keep things locked up but you should always do that anywhere you go that is a vacation destination.
Unfortunately it rained for the majority of our visit but that just gave us a chance to catch up on our reading and napping. Great place to unwind, visit Volcanoes National Park or shop in Hilo and Pahoa.
Hilo Farmers market every other Sunday and Wednesdays is cool and another farmers market every Sunday just north of Pahoa on Rt. 130. We had fun talking to all the locals and just exploring.
The only con I ran into was the Coqui frogs! One night I just could not sleep...because they peep! peep! peep!
Would I stay here again? Yes and maybe bring a pill for that one sleepless night.
Moab, UT, United States
Hula Cove is THE place on Hawaii
Our third trip to hawaii and the best ever.Everything we wanted to do was right off the back deck or within an hour's drive.We spent 10 days here,and snorkeled at least 2 hours of everyone of is the best snorkeling we have experienced anywhere.This is the hawaii we've always wanted to experience,I highly recommend hula cove!
Troy, ID, United States
Best snorkeling ever
Relax at the hula cove--what an amazing location.
Stanwood, WA, United States
Peaceful little slice of Paradise!
We found the cottage to be such a nice place to come "home" to after our daily excursions. We also enjoyed just relaxing on the lanai and snorkeling steps from the back door. The water was amazingly clear and the fish very plentiful. We even enjoyed the chorus of the frogs every night. We were pleasantly surprised to find the cottage overstocked with lots of extra items left by previous guests for everyone to share - sunscreen, condiments, teas, coffee, rice, etc. This was the first time we have ever rented our own private place and it was a great experience!
Romantic Setting Amongst A Superb Water Experience
Our secnd time here, was even a greater experience this time. Met Frank (local professional snorkeling guide)who escorted us out through the various pools out to near the breaking surf where the greatest wonders of coral, fish, turtles and sea urchins were observed. Coupled with great dining prepared from various fresh fish purchased at the fish market in Hilo and local fruit from the open market,our stay was truly paradise.
Alaska to Hula Cove
We had a great time and we will be back next year. A few suggestions:
The out building were the dryer/washer is very dirty especially with animal feces everywhere.
A floor fan to circulate hot air in the house.
However again we had a wonderful time and we will reserve the Hula Cove house for next year.
Bainbridge Island, Washington
A Vacation Paradise
Hula Cove is like our dream vacation! Everything was perfect, from the Hawaiian music playing softly as we opened the door, the bouquet of flowers, the clean and beautifully furnished cottage, and the lovely tidepools just outside the door. The room itself had everything we could want for a restful stay - good screens on every window, comfy bed, great toiletries in the bathroom, fridge stocked with coffee beans, rice, condiments, a BBQ, and a fully functional and well-stocked kitchen. Also lots of beach towels, snorkeling gear, rock shoes of every size, bicycles for exploring. Hula Cove provided the most relaxing and enjoyable vacation we've ever had! We were so enthralled with the beauty of the underwater world just outside the door that we went in two and three times each day to lazily explore the cove at different tide levels.
Hula Cove is the perfect getaway - it was all we hoped for and more.
Lake Oswego, OR
This home is quite cute, comfortable and well-equipped. Being able to look down on the water from the lanai and see all the fish was delightful. Also, we loved finding the bikes for us to use. Future guests should be aware, though, that this is not a "secluded" spot. A trail from the street opens out just to the right of the cottage, and it is frequently used by people who spread out along the rocks on the opposite side and swim in the pools in front of the property. There was some noise associated with this use, and we also experienced two rather noisy groups in the house alongside--numerous young people one day/night and a group of children another afternoon. Although well-screened with foliage, that house is fairly close by. Also, be prepared for lots of frog noise at night.
Aside from that, we had fun staying here and would come back again. It's an interesting part of the Big Island and there wasn't any VOG.
Adorable cottage perfect for snorkelers, swimmers, and nature lo
This beach house is so charming and the location is fantastic if you are a nature lover who likes to get in the water and check out the wildlife! The house is tucked away in a sweet little cove right on the water- so keep in mind the locals and other vacationers also find this cove appealing and you may be sharing the space with beach-going families, young kids included, and some groups with radios. Depending on the timing you could have this cove almost to yourself, or be sharing it with a partying group. The Puna area is one of my favorite areas of the island with its lush vegetation, relative remoteness from masses of people, and the snorkeling. Keep in mind this is not a sandy beach area at all- it is all lava rock so if you are looking for sand, this is not the place.
San Francisco, CA
The house was very nice and it's in a beautiful location. Some reviewers complained about the noisy frogs, but I thought they were great. I slept great.
The only negative thing I have to say is that there were quite a few bugs in the place when we arrived. My wife wasn't pleased. After I killed them all the first night, there wasn't any problem. Possibly someone had left a door or window opened before we arrived?
We will definitely consider returning.
Wake Forest, NC
Hula Cove-Snorkel Paradise
We had the best time at Hula Cove. It is a snorkel paradise! You do not even need to get in the water to see all the beautiful fish that is right in your backyard! We even saw an Octopus and an eel one morning as we were looking down into the water. Hula Cove was also a nice central location to explore that side of the Big Island.
We stayed for 3 nights at Hula Cove and we couldn't have been happier. The location is to die for! The place is totally cute. We never even left! I really appreciated that the property managers left the kitchen stocked!!It is so nice not to have to worry about stuff like condiments and sugar when you travel. It is a perfect spot for a couple to come and relax! This was the nicest place we've stayed on this side of the island so far.
Joanne and Will C.
Joanne and Will C.'s review of Beach Cottage On The Kapoho Tide
We loved the location. It was very restful and beautiful. It offered us everything we wanted. THank you.
Santa Cruz, ca
Great location, very comfortable, nice amenities.
Let me know if owner ever decides to sell
Slocan Park, BC, Canada
You should be aware of this!
We wish we knew this before we stayed here... The property and the location is stunning however after noticing a 'film' in the lava pools right in front of the property I did some investigating on the internet. The film is fresh water mixing with salt water but the water is not so 'fresh' it seems there is a problem with raw sewage leaking from cesspools from the community and entering the lava pools. I was appalled that the management or owners would not even give a warning to the guests as tests have been done showing elevated levels of bacteria caused by fecal matter. Check it out yourself and Google "Kapoho Tide Pools Sewage". In my opinion this is a lawsuit waiting to happen as anyone with a cut is at risk of infection not to mention the disgusting factor. If you do go we suggest snorkeling at high tide and walk along the lava to the outer pools where the snorkeling is better anyway, advice the owners should be mentioning in their welcome booklet at the house!! It is a shame that the community and regional officials have ignored this issue for the last 15 years (they have know about it for that long!) as this is one of the most beautiful locations on the island.
Victoria, BC, Canada
Oliver R.'s review of Hula Cove
The house is very well provided, particularly the kitchen. Situation private and quiet, which was just what we wanted. And you cannot beat being right on the water!! Snorkelling was first class. We even saw a sea turtle.
We plan to return next year.
Hello Hula Cove!
We rented this property with the hopes that it would be off the beaten path and in the middle of nowhere. It was exactly that. We were about 30 minutes from groceries and supplies in Pahoa. We loved the snorkling right out the back door. Everthing was super clean although we never saw any people that maintained the property until the day we were leaving. I beleive they had been on vacation themselves. This property is very nice if you plan on seeing the volcano, snorkling and hiking. We also drove to Hawi and did a zipline with Eco Tours. We went on a helicopter tour with Blue Hawaiian. Everything was within driving distance even when we went to Kona (about a 2 1/2 hour drive). We loved this property and it's secluded feel. We enjoyed everything that was offered and would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to get away to a place that is out of the way of the rush of things. The guest book that everyone contributes to was one of our favorite things. If you go to this property you will never forget it as it allows you to relax in a way you never thought possible.
Long Beach, CA
4th time here at Hula Cove. I still think this is better then any high end resort. It is the hidden gem of the Big Island.
Vacation home exceeds expectations!
Hula Cove is the most amazing home. The tide pools are beautiful, the snorkeling is wonderful, the home is intimate and comfortable. Put all this together and it is a vacation that exceeds expectations. Both my husband and I dream of returning.
Pictures & words can't adequately describe the beauty...
Hula Cove is definitely one of God's most beautiful creations. My husband & I were looking for a place to try our hand at snorkeling, go sightseeing, and spend time relaxing by the ocean. The different varieties of fish were amazing, the sound of the surf and the various night calls of the birds & frogs was peaceful. This was definitely a piece of paradise. Teri, the housekeeper, did a wonderful job at having the place ready for our stay & made us feel at home. We had such a wonderful time & hope to go back to Hula Cove again in the future. We would highly recommend Hula Cove to anyone who is fortunate enough to make a trip to the Big Island.
Magical, relaxing, comfortable hideaway.
The perfect couples experience
This was one of the best vacation rentals for us so far, equals our palapa rental in Yelapa Mx at half the cost!! I have recommended this property to many of our friends and associates who are thinking of a trip to the Big Island!
The place was clean but the kit trash can looked as though it mi
The larger two counter stools could just be cut down about 6 inches to make them the right height. Since there is no table and chairs in this cottage I recommend a set of comfortable couter stools that are the correct height. Everthing else great
Green Bay, wi
Great place to snorkel!
My wife and I enjoyed some quiet time just steps from the tidal pools. The fish put on a great show!
great view of tidal pool
Hula Cove was a great place to stay. My favorite things were:
-the proximity to the tidepool, I could just sit on the lanai and watch the fish swimming.
-a well-appointed kitchen, including a coffee machine and grinder
-washer and dryer - having those was just awesome
only thing negative about the location was it took a little while to get back out to the highway to explore other parts of the island, but it's worth it to be on the water. And some of the kitchen stuff was a little worse for the wear, particularly the knives.
Hamilton, ON, Canada
7 wonderful days at Hula Cove
The property was everything we expected and more. We had a wonderful time snorkelling in the tide pools and sitting back and relaxing on the deck.
Victoria, BC, Canada
Hula Cove, Puna
The property was delightful, very quiet and private as we wished, very well maintained, and better provided with everyting, from rice cooker to washer and dryer to sun lotion, than any property I have ever rented! Location was as described. It was wonderful to slip off the lanai right into a tidal pool full of tame tropical fish! we will certainly return to this place in future
Honeymoon in Paradise
My bride and I were astounded at the location... privacy and an intimate convening with nature. Simply the greatest vacation of our lives, and the perfect place for couples. Mahalo!
Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada
Lovely & Secluded
A hidden jewel on the Puna coast. Don't not go for a swim in the tide pool.
Port Moody, B.C., Canada
Best location,off street parking a bonus,
well equipped.The directions were easy to follow.Loved the night rains.
Big Island's Best
Loved it. Stayed there for the honeymoon. Will return some day.
Glen Ellyn, IL
More than a pleasant surprise
I loved the property and it exceeded my expectations. The minute I opened the door I fell in love with this hidden gem. The location on the tidepools allowed me to just jump in for a swim any time I wanted to cool off. The waters were calm and the snorkeling was great. Got to watch the fish right off the back deck. Everything a renter could ask for was provided. The place was immaculate. I rode down the road to the night time lava viewing area which turned out to be a true once in a lifetime experience. I thank the owners for making this rental available.
Little paradise in Kapoho
I stayed alone in the house, for one week at the end of May 2009, and I loved it. I came for some appointments in the Puna area, and also had to work. While the house is tiny and really only for couples or single travellers, it is perfect and seems like heaven. I got there late at night in pouring rain, and did not see anything of the property or area. I was stunned the next morning when I saw where I was! You literally fall out of bed and can walk into your "own" little pool, that is connected to the open ocean, after some swimming around the rocks. From the deck behind the house, you can see and hear the ocean which I really appreciated. I especially liked falling asleep with the sound of the ocean. I will certainly come back.
Grand Rapids, MI
Snorkelling, Relaxation, Privacy
This is a real getaway and great for snorkeling in the winter on the Hilo side of the island. While the public has also found the tide pools spectacular, it is still the most private you will likely get in Hawaii! We really enjoyed our stay and found all very comfortable and clean.
Colleen & Franco L.
Kelowna, BC, Canada
Lost in Paridise, a wonderful spot to get away from the madening crowds of tourists that flock to the Resort side of the Island of Hawai'i. A quiet comfortable hawaiian holiday cabin tucked away at the end of a tide pool that offers hours of relaxation and that laid back feeling of lost in another year/another place. We were fortunate with mother nature and only had rain for 3 hours during one night that brought out the geckos and frogs to serenade for the rest of the night. Wonderful simply wonderful.
Madalyn U.'s review of Hula Cove
Hula Cove was our perfect little hide-away. We really enjoyed our stay and loved being off the beaten tourist track.
Christmas at Hula Cove
Our hideaway at Hula Cove was perfect for Christmas this year. My only complaint was the TV satellite was intermittent.
Long Beach, CA
LOST IN PARADISE
Return trip to Hula Cove. Loved it the first time so I came back again. No people, no noise except for the surf. Perfect getaway. Don't tell anyone. This is a hidden gem
Oshawa, ON, Canada
Great location, within minutes of Lava Tree State Park, close to Hilo, great scenery, clean, secure, friendly staff. Loved it!