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Feel the Breeze and Watch the Ocean - Hale Kumu Kai

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, OHana Room that sleeps an additional 3 people.

Ocean view, 2300 square feet of beautiful living space, located in Kona Paradise, just far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the city and a great location for exploring the entire island. We no longer have a hot tub.

Three beautiful bedrooms, each with a queen bed and a full en suite bathroom attached. Two of the bedrooms have their own private lanais each with a bistro table and chairs, overlooking the brilliant blue Pacific Ocean.

There is also a huge lanai off the main living area where you can relax and enjoy the sunsets and the sound of the ocean!

Tax ID# W73070325-01

More Details

Property Manager
Tina Wilkinson
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2017

Amenities

Opihihale House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Half 1 - outdoor shower , Bonus room
  • Tile throughout each bathroom, each bathroom has a blow dryer for your use.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Large Master
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Private Lanai
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Private Lani
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bonus Room with a queen air mattress and a large sectional
  • All bedrooms have their own private bathroom, two of the three have a private lanai with ocean view's also a bistro table and chairs sit out on the lanai.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We have a beach locker next to the outdoor shower that has beach chairs, beach umbrella, ice chest, and boogie boards.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(69 traveler reviews)

Feel the Breeze and Watch the Ocean - Hale Kumu Kai
average rating of 4.695652 based on 69 reviews
5

We had a very comfortable stay at Guava House. The owner and caretaker were quick to respond.

  • 5 of 5

The view was fantastic, the nights were peaceful and quiet. The house was spacious and well equipped. We enjoyed all aspects of the island. The owners and caretaker were very quick to respond to a pump problem. Fixed within 24 hours.

We enjoyed the unusual beach at the bottom of the hill. (Pebble Beach)

It was a perfect location and House for our family. We stayed a month and got to play at the ocean and beach and see many places. We really appreciated the sunbrellas, beach chairs and swim fins. Bring your own snorkel mask. It is hard to leave and hope to come again.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you and your family. Thank you for the lovely items you left behind for future guests to use. They are much appreciated. Please come visit again we would love to offer you a great discount. Mahalo and safe travels!
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5

Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

Totally loved our fourth stay at Hale Kumu Kai. New landscaping and shrubbery, including the orchids on the lanai, set the tone for changes made throughout the property. The fresh coat of paint in the interior and new hardwood flooring on the stairs and second floor landing give the house a more intimate feel. The new decorations in the kitchen added some freshness to the space above the cabinets. Absolutely loved the small touches that keep the house bright and cheery. The lanai provided a comfortable outdoor space for hours of entertainment, from taking in the views while enjoying a morning cup of coffee, to watching the geckos in the evenings. Returning to Hale Kumu Kai was like seeing an old friend after a long separation. A huge thank you to Tina for allowing us to enjoy your house for another year. We hope to make it back to the Big Island and Hale Kumu Kai for another memorable vacation.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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OWNERS VINDICTIVE IF DEPARTURE IS NOT IDEAL.

  • 1 of 5

The house is mostly as is depicted in the website. Well maintained and well equipped. However our departure was problematic and the owners have held a grudge by placing a vindictive Guest Rating (one out of five stars) against my Home Away profile. My attempt to contact the owners, to discuss this, was ignored. I acknowledge that we messed up the departure date and scrambled to exit the house on the last day. We apologized repeatedly, assisted with cleanup, dishes etc. and this was acknowledged by the caretaking crew who stated that we were “leaving the house cleaner than other guests”. We provided a cash bonus directly to the caretakers for their additional efforts. And, I fully accept the additional amount of money, withheld from the security deposit, “for additional compensation for the caretakers”. HOWEVER, the owners seem to also blame us for “excessive water consumption” and the costs incurred to refill their holding tank. We did not indulge in water, in fact several of us with access to beach showers, did not even use the house showers. Despite their comments about water conservation, the house is NOT equipped with water saving faucets, nor low volume flush toilets, and the kitchen sink holds about 4.0 US gallons (15 ltr) if filled only 2” (5 cm) deep. We also failed to notify the owners (yes, in contravention of the original contract) that our guest list had expanded from the original seven to eight adults. This is merely a technicality since the house lists a “maximum occupancy of 11” and “sleeps 11”. The house is billed at a flat rate. There isn’t any change in rental rate for 1 to 11 guests. Nonetheless, we were threatened with a charge for the eighth guest of $20/night for 13 days. Furthermore, the handle on the well used and worn dishwasher broke while we were there. Not a problem, the caretaker’s response was extremely swift, and they did a commendable job of trying to repair it ASAP. HOWEVER, again the owners blamed us for this failure, and originally stated that the deposit holdback was to compensate for this perceived abuse. Now, I doubt that the Home Away site will allow me to rebut whatever response the owners provide to this. There were no other issues raised by the owners in any of our correspondence, so if they choose to dump additional accusations in their response you should question their legitimacy and integrity. You’ll have to trust that I have the email documentation, and seven other witnesses, to substantiate my statements.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is with great regret that you felt threatened when no threats were made to you . You became very belligerent with the fact that I would be keeping $100.00 dollars of your security deposit for the broken dishwasher handle . excessive use of water ( Three truckloads delivered during your stay) 1 additional guest that wasn't part of your original contract. late departure as you believed and told my caretaker you were not departing until the following day which delayed her preparation of the home for the guests arriving at 1500 hrs. This action by you also caused me to offer a discount to the arriving guests as they were unable to occupy the home at their contracted arrival time, as the caretaker was unable to clean the home in time due to your late departure. We offer this beautiful home at a very reasonable price and continually strive to keep it in excellent condition. We are not a large corporation This is our personal home . Regretfully in nearly 6 years you are the first guest that was charged additional money from their security deposit. We love our little piece of paradise and love to share it with everyone and we feel we have the utmost integrity and morals.
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5

Home filled with love for the whole family wit beautiful scenic views of the ocean & island.

  • 5 of 5

My family enjoyed their stay at the house. Waking up each morning to the roar of the ocean, birds chirping, and friendly geckos coming by to say "hello" on the deck while drinking Kona coffee. The home has all the comforts one could hope for for an island get away.

Pebble beach was just down the hill & just a blast for the whole family. It was peaceful, quiet, with not much traffic. Hookena beach (state park) was great as well, yet the family preferred the beach down the street.

Royal Kona Resort Luau was the best with history and authentic dancing.

It was the best trip and we will be returning again soon. Mahalo & Aloha 💙

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved this home. It had everything we could possibly want or need. We would book this property again. Thank you Tina!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Just what our family needed

  • 4 of 5

Hale Kumu Kai was a great fit for a gathering of our whole family crew over the Christmas holidays - we are an active hiking/exploring/history/boogieboarding family and we also LOVE to cook fresh meals to we knew ritzy hotels were not our bag. The home had plenty of space and the location was "real island" that made us feel more like residents than tourists. Our crew was less inclined to drive back up through Kalua-Kona for the fancy beaches but for groups headed that way it is a solid drive - winding roads make for slow going in HI. We were happy to go south to Volcano NP, South Point, Hilo and even the Saddle Road - you get a feel quickly for when traffic will peak and how to just take it slow... We loved the lanai views and ocean breezes - be sure to pull the shades to keep sun from heating up the home during the day but overall the fans-only "AC" system worked fine to keep things comfy. Kitchen was spacious, well-appointed, and able to contain our busy cooks. The 6- and 11-year old girls loved being in the main floor den/ bedroom/utility room area for their own space to spread out and having full laundry in there was a key feature. Steep drive/road made for an easy exercise plan, though the road was slick on a rainy morning. The grade could be challenging for some but it kept the traffic down to the extent that we had several very quiet or fully private sessions the black pebble beach at the bottom. Sightings of dolphins on the last day may insure our return!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
KOA
Nearest Motorway
0.02 Miles
Hwy. 11
Nearest Beach
0.02 Miles
Pebble Beach
Car: necessary

Our home is located in a quiet subdivision along the Kona coast. This is the home for you if you are looking for a place away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Elegantly furnished with many amenities provided to ensure your comfort.

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Rates & Availability

Opihihale House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Holiday Season
Dec 15 2017 - Feb 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,400
$5,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$165
$1,050
$4,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning for 4 guests $175
Tax Rate 13.42%

No students under 25 unless accompanied by an adult. No pets and no indoor smoking allowed. Forfeit of $150 if cancelled 60 day notice, $300 cost if cancelled with less than a 60 day notice. There is an additional fee for guests over 6 as well as cleaning fee.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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