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Description from the manager
Honu's Hideaway is one of those hidden gems that you appreciate more with every step you take through the house and grounds. Completely remodeled in 2010, the owner spared no expense to make the house comfortable and stylish, always thinking of
the guest experience. It's a perfect place to relax with the large living/dining/kitchen area under the high ceilings that are covered in beautiful tropical woods. The home has a contemporary feel with nice appliances, dishes, linens, and the most gorgeous
granite countertops we've seen.
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Honu's Hideaway - A Warm, Inviting Tide Pool Just Outside Your Door!
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Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$209||$0||$875 - $1,750||$3,200 - $5,330||3 nights|
|Mar. 8 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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- Tax rate - 13% of rental - Tax
- Additional guests - $15 - Per-Person Adjustment - Fee applies to parties of more than 2 guest(s)
- Cleaning fee - $125 / 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 # W82990880-01
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 17, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Mary K R.
San Diego, CA, United States
Honu's Hideaway a Delight
A totally equipped delightful place to stay far away from the madding crowd
Laporte, CO, United States
Thanks so much for sharing!
House was far better in person! The photos are fantastic but just do not do it justice. Location was great,pond was excellent, Cathy the owner was wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing!
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Paradise near Hilo
Absolutely beautiful house and yard. The house is roomy, with loads of windows and 3 French doors to access lanai and clear, warm tide pool in the garden. Very well stocked kitchen, and many thoughtful extras provided by the owner...umbrellas, flashlights, floating mats and some snorkeling gear for the pond. There is a BBQ and plenty of room to eat on the lanai table. Wash and dryer on site. The garden is lovely with lots of flowering plants. Location is good...close to Volcano national park and good acces to Hilo and the airport (about a 40min drive on good roads). Kathy the owner is very friendly and lives close by if you need any help or advice...she stopped in to let us know that the lava was flowing so we made a quick trip out after dark to see it....the kids were thrilled. There are some nice restaurants in pahoa if you feel like a meal out. We had a fabulous, relaxing holiday with all the comforts of home and the added bonus of paradise outside!
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Beautiful House in a friendly gated community near heated ponds!
The house is BEAUTIFULLY furnished with Hawaiian decor. The kitchen is stocked with good quality appliances, cookware, and dishes. The garden is gorgeous, and there is a private pond you can swim in. We had breakfast in the lanai every morning, and listened to birds and frogs sing throughout the day. The Champagne Pond (walking distance), the Hot Pond, and the Warm Pond are all near by and is a fantastic experience - the ocean water is naturally heated, is shallow enough to be able to walk, and you can open your eyes underwater and it doesn't hurt! If you snorkel, you can see fish. The owner lives 2 doors down and was very nice. She checked in from time to time to make sure we were doing ok. She left us with her favorite guide book, detailed map of the east side of hawaii with every street, and her personal recommendations of things to do in the area which were right on (farmer's market, beaches, etc.) The house is located in a gated community and felt very safe. It also had a combination lock for the front door so we didn't have to worry about carrying a key around that might get lost or stolen. We were ABSOLUTELY satisfied with the house and would LOVE to return someday!!!
Garberville, CA, United States
warm pond is da bomb!
Loved it from the minute we rolled in the house is very nice clean and newish remodel. The kitchen is great has everything you need and more. The only downside was the house across the pond that you share the pond with put up this awful orange plastic fencing and a total eyesore when you are in the pond looking out. Other than that epic.
Aliso Viejo, CALIFORNIA, United States
Couldn't have asked for more.
We just returned from our vacation, and already miss it. Everything was great, better than any hotel. Already planning for the next trip, this time with family, and longer, if we could.
Tahoe City, CA, United States
Zach's stay at Honu house
We had a very nice vacation. The house was great. A few things would make the house excellent: 1) the owner needs to replace the burners in the barbeque. 2) The wireless internet connect is patchy and slow. This should be improved or clearly communicated to future renters. 3) Movies are not available on the TV, although I believe it was advertised that movies are available. A password is needed, which probably means the owner needs to pay more. This was not a big deal for us, but should be clearly communicated. 4) Providing a couple of bicycles would really add to experience. There is very nice bike riding in the area, and we would have ridden bikes to the snorkle area in vacation land. We very much appreciated that the house had many modern conveniences and pretty much everything worked well. This would be a great house for a family vacation.
Response from Hawaii Holiday Vacation Rentals - 02/02/2012
Thank you for your great review! We'd like to address a few of the points you brought up. BBQs take a lot of abuse in our tropical, salty air and we feel that replacing a working BBQ is irresponsible to the environment. It works great and we'll keep it until it needs to be replaced. Same issue with bikes. There is no interior place to store bikes and they would rust quickly and have to be thrown into a landfill. Internet service is very sparse in the Kapoho area and Honu's Hideaway is one of the few properties that actually has internet available. It works great in the back bedrooms! We don't advertise that movies are available. There is a DVD player in the house and a rental store in Pahoa. Thanks again for your suggestions, we will continue to strive for complete guest satisfaction! Mahalo, Hawaii Holiday Management
Fairbanks, AK, United States
Great vacation at Honu's Hideaway
Four of us (a family with 2 children, 12 and 8 years old) rented the house for a week in January of 2012. It is a great place for a family vacation. The house is beautiful, the private warm pond is fantastic. The warm Champagne pond where you can swim with turtles is a 3-minute walk. The weather was very nice, and it was a great place to stay while exploring the eastern part of the island.
Portland, OR, United States
Better than advertised. A great location.
One of the most relaxing areas to stay while on the big island. Within walking distance of snorkling and the beach. This house also offers plenty of privacy.
Menlo Park, CA, United States
Beautiful well designed tropical house
Honu's Hideaway was the perfect vacation rental. With lots of thoughtful extra's such as outdoor shower and a comprehensive range of kitchen ware. The comfortable outside room with ceiling fan was an ideal place to relax. We loved the warm pond in the garden and would definitely stay at this rental again. Stock up before you arrive the local supermarket is not cheap but the Sunday farmers market is great for produce and fruit.
El Cajon, CA
Fabulous Escape from Reality/(homecoming for me,born in Honolulu
Brought friends, their first trip to the islands. Very impressed with the home, area and overall experience. Second stay in Kapoho for us. Plan to return. Mahalo, Laurie
Steve & Patty R.
Top Notch Accomodations
Very clean, well appointed, tastefully decorated. Every spice and utensil we needed was there. Loved it!
Had a great time - would come back again!
The place is even nicer than the pictures, and very clean. The beds were quiet comfortable. The snorkel equipment was better than what we brought - they must have just purchased new equipment.. We had a couple questions here and there, and everytime we called the rental company they answered and helped us through our question. We would definitely choose this place over other places in the area if we come back. Only downsides: the railing into the private pond is made of PVC piping (common in the area) but was not strong enough to support my father who is heavy and elderly. He had booked the place because he wanted to swim in the pond but because he couldn't rely on the rail he had to forgo it. The rest of us (3) swam it in many times throughout the days, it was fabulous and I liked it better than the other house ponds we saw. The other downside was that this vacation was during my school studies so I had picked a place with internet access but there wasn't really any after all (long story but the owner says she is working on this - so could be fixed soon).
bottom line - if you are staying in the area this is the place to pick.
Terrific Thanksgiving Vacation
We stayed at Honu's Hideaway in Kapoho Thanksgiving week. The location is away from the city and just steps away from the ocean. The house was fantastic and the kids were so happy to have a pond in the yard. It was terrific to be able to swim around in the evenings and in the morning before heading out to see the sights. The house had everything we needed from snorkel equipment to swim noodles. We had plenty of room for the five of us. The Kapoho tide pools were just a few minutes down the road and the Ahalanui warm ponds were a great place to relax.
Great place to pretend you live on the big island.
My wife and I spent the third leg of our 50th birthday vacation here at Honu's Hideaway. We spent a few days on the Kona side then a couple days in the rain forest past Volcano Village and our last four days relaxing at this home. The only thing we might have changed about our trip would have been to stay here longer. The drive towards Kapoho is spectacular. Once you are inside the gate the neighborhood it is unassuming, quiet and feels like you are home. Anyone you might pass on the road has a big smile for you and a wave. The owner of Honu's Hideaway greeted us shortly after we arrived and was a fabulous host. The house is clean, inviting with everything anyone would need to have a great stay. The pond was GREAT! We spent hours in it day and night. The best time snorkeling was mid morning when the sun was on the water.
We will definitely be back here in the not so distant future for another adventure. Next time we will stay here the whole time.
Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Paradise for Nature Lovers
We loved the wonderful place with the tasteful interior right from the beginning. The house has everything you need (and more) for a brilliant vacation. It was not easy to convince our son to leave the tide pool.
We found the location convenient for day trips to Volcano National Park, snorcheling at the Kapoho tide ponds and other sites. The variety of recommendations for restaurants provided helped a lot. On arrival, the nice owner came to greet us and provided some additional helpful information. We liked sitting outdoor at night listening to the frogs and watching the stars. It made us feel far away from reality.
The only downs:
We needed someone to help us to open the lock for the key pick up (technical explanation could be improved). However, someone from the agency came imediately to help. The next restaurants and shops are 8 miles away, but the location in return is nice and quiet.
Cheltenham, VIC, Australia
Honu's Hideaway, Oct 2011
FANTASTIC, far exceeded my expectations.
The luxury of our private pond was heavenly!!
The home is very nicely decorated and well equipped, but the privacy around the pond and home made it exceptional!
This is the greatest little place. Actually not so small. The remodel makes it like new and it is so private and quiet for being in a subdivision. For us who have been to the islands often, we could have never left and been perfectly comfortable and entertained. The warm swimming pond is ono (the best), we never even went to the beach. We will be returning in a few months and will look no further than Honu's Hideaway for our stay. We have rented other houses in the area before, but this just can't be beat. Thanks again we'll be back soon!!!!!
We loved this place! We chose it online from a number of possible rentals in Kapaho, and once we arrived & could actually compare it to other places by walking around the neighborhood, we concluded it was the best rental in the area. Everything about
it was perfect.
We found Paradise in Kapoho. The house was comfortable. The location was beautiful, private, yet close to the tidepools, volcano and Hilo.
La Crescenta, CA
Great Property, Miserly Rental Management
The house is actually better than the advertisement photos show. Besides the crystal-clear, perfect-temperature pond, all of the beautifully landscaped plants are lushly tropical, flowering, or edible. The nearby owner was extremely helpful. Our biggest regret is that we didn't reserve more nights here before moving on to Kona.
I wish that I could go on about the property, but I must now tell about the management company. When one of our party was not able to join us, I asked for a refund of the difference. (Our Kona rental immediately credited our card.) I received this from Hawaii Holiday Vac. Rentals:
Mahalo for the note!
We're only able to adjust rates for fewer guests while the arrival is more than 60 days in advance. Once the balance is paid in full we're not able to make rate adjustments. Sorry about that!
We're thrilled to hear that you had a great stay at Honu's Hideaway and hope you'll keep us in mind for future visits!
My suggestion would be to reserve for the minimum party in case anyone should cancel. If you happen to show up with 6 people instead of 4, remind the rental company that they are not 'able' to adjust within 60 days of occupancy.
Response from Hawaii Holiday Vacation Rentals - 07/16/2011
Aloha James, thank you for your critique of our cancellation policy. We agree with you! This policy is inconsistent with our comitment to guest services and we have refunded you for the cost of your cancelled guest. We have made a company wide change to our policy and will consider individual reduction requests with earnest, as well as continue to honor our business commitment to the owners of our properties. Mahalo!, Hawaii Holiday Management
Calgary, AB, Canada
Private, beautifuly home with tide pool
The house was perfect for our family of 5 adults. The tide pool was unbelievable. The lanai was our family room with comfortable dining and relaxing area. Great location to many amazing Hawaiian treasures!
We had an absolutely wonderful stay at Honu's.
The only caveat (and it is a stretch) was that the couches were too heat and doggy odored for the environment.
Response from Hawaii Holiday Vacation Rentals - 11/26/2010
Thanks for letting us know, though to our knowledge there has never been a dog in this newly remodeled house. Thanks, Hawaii Holiday Management
The only distraction was the coqui frogs and the rotten foliage
Would like to have been warned about the coqui frogs.
San Luis Obispo, CA
Honu's Hideaway was an exceptional place to stay and was everyth
We can not say enough about what a great place to stay Honu's Hideaway was to relax and edulge ourselves with while visiting The Big Island. It was the biggest part of making the trip very memorable. We had great weather, enjoyed Pahoa, hiked to the lava flowing into the sea, shopped at the farmers markets, snorkeled in several areas, kayaked near the Cptn Cook monument, and took in all the lush scenery in the area. We were pleasently surprised at how much there was to do in the Hilo side of the island so close to where we were staying. The house had all the conveniences of home and more. Wifi was great to have so we could use our iPad and post photos and video to Facebook as it was happening. Best of all was the warm, convenient, and inviting natural pool next to the house that we lazed in daily. We even got tothe point that we liked the sound of the prolific sound of the Coquis. AAA++++++
if you like Construction noise try this place!
We live in Waikoloa Village and were disappointed that major construction was going on on the house directly across from the house's pond. It wouldn't hurt for your staff to wonder these neighborhood's every once and a while to see what type of construction or whatever is going on. We could of saved 700.00 by staying home and listen to construction noise. I know it's in your contract, but pretty if I was coming from the mainland and had that crane and nailgun blasting all day. The place is nice but waking up on our last morning with a crane installing the roof trusses was a bummer! i personally won't recommend your company to anyone I know plus I mention neat places to mainland visitors when they want to go see the volocano but I wont' be recommending your company. Mahalo for your time!
Response from Hawaii Holiday Vacation Rentals - 10/27/2010
This was so unfortunate! The house being built went up in record time two lots away from our wonderful rental, Honu's Hideaway. Of course we have no control over construction noise in the neighborhood, but we do have many other great properties that we would have been happy to relocate these guests to. Unfortunately, they didn't let us know about the construction noise until the day they checked out. We really do care about our guests' experience! This is the cornerstone of our business! Mahalo, Hawaii Holiday Vacation Rentals Management
Honu's Hideway site of my family's "best vacation ever"
Honu's Hideaway is an amazing place, the best rental house/condo I've ever stayed in. Beautifully furnished and very comfortable. Great snorkeling in the backyard pond and in the ocean just across the street. One warning: the pond is deep and drops off quickly. If you have children that are not strong swimmers, you'll need to keep a close eye on them. But they loved the house-provided rafts and floats.
Well supplied kitchen that had almost every utensil you could think off. After hitting the market in Pahoa (about 8 miles away) for food you'll never need to leave.
Wonderful place, the entire family loved it.
Kwok (Kevin) L.
Park Ridge, NJ
Wow. Perfect Place for a getaway
Fantastic house. We walked in and exclaimed, OMG. All the creature comforts. Trouble is we didn't really want to leave the house. The backyard tide pool is like a jacuzzi; nice and warm for an afternoon dip. Our family of 5 loved it.
We had a wonderful time on Big Island and one of the contributing factors was the perfect accommodations at Honu's Hideaway.
We had everything we needed, from a well appointed kitchen to rafts to float in the tide pool.
This was an incredible spot. Our own (relatively) private salt pond to swim in right out side our door, tropical landscaping, and a beautiful home add up to a great vacation spot. Pretty isolated, an hour or so from Hilo and Volcano.
Heaven At Honu Hideaway
This place is truly a secret magical wonder in Hawaii. Very old Hawaii feel to this area and we didnt even get in our car. The house had everything we needed except more time. As a Hawaii resident of 31 years this is now my favorite place. The house is in the perfect spot. And although not ocean front you can hear the waves. Very private pool, so clean and crystal.If you do visit please remember to respect the area and the locals. Malama Hawaii
Beautiful house and pool
Great house across from Champagne pond with it's own crystal clear deep warm pool.. it even has a light for nighttime soaking! The furnishings are expertly done and include everything you need for a great stay!
perfect location for a...
perfect location for a get a away - very peaceful, loved the pond
John's Island, SC
Absolutely spectacular, best part of our Hawaiian vacation. House beautiful, location perfect, swim pond fascinating. There is nothing I could offer to improve the home or setting. Make sure you go across street to Champagne pond, black sand beach and to the lava flows.