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Tina Wilkinson

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Feel the Breeze and Watch the Ocean - Hale Kumu Kai

55 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Opihihale House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, OHana Room that sleeps an additional 5 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

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Tina Wilkinson (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english


based on 55 traveler reviews

Feel the Breeze and Watch the Ocean - Hale Kumu Kai
average rating of 4.7818184 based on 55 reviews

Beautiful House / Very well maintained

  • 5 of 5

There is no negative fact regarding the House !

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Choice for Big Group

  • 4 of 5

This home is very comfortable and perfect for a large group. I very much appreciated having the 3 ensuite bedrooms and the well-stocked kitchen which helped save us much $$ in food expenses. The views are beautiful from the deck and the geckos are really cute. The location is ideal for the southern island activities which we enjoyed such as the hike to the Green Sand Beach and the Kilauea volcano. We also loved the proximity to the Coffee Shack diner, the Lillikoi cheesecake is dreamy!

A couple things to keep in mind are 1) no A/C which was a big issue for our group as we did not get the breeze at this time of year which we had expected from our other stays on different islands. This was due to the elevation and time of year we were told by the locals. And being from the Seattle area, we were not acclimatized to the heat we experienced. 2) The property is also not conducive to folks with ANY mobility issues as the hill it's located on is approximately a 25% grade and the entry access to the home is stairs up and down. Some of the mature members of our group would have preferred a neighborhood of more easy strolling-type walking opportunities. 3) The beach mentioned is beautiful but very powerful tides and, again, the pebbles are not conducive for folks with weak knees. 4) The city of Kona is a 40+ minute drive away so you spend a lot of time in a car.

This is our second time renting with VRBO and each time we've had a family group and this home is an excellent choice if you have multiple couples. The extra 4th room was also great for the kids to have their own space which in our case were 2 teenagers and 2 under 12. The snorkeling gear and beach chairs provided were much appreciated and we added to the snorkeling gear for future parties. This was also the case with the pantry/fridge which was graciously stocked with sugar, spices, condiments, etc. We also enjoyed the DVD collection and multiple TVs in the home.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful home away from home

  • 5 of 5

The only way to describe both the home and the vacation is amazing! We planned a very busy 2 weeks on the Big Island and Hale Kumu Kai was the perfect place to return to each night to relax and rest up for the next day's adventures. The house was fully appointed with anything and everything we needed (some of which we didn't realize we needed until we were there). The kitchen was fully stocked, even with a crock pot so meals could be prepared while we were out exploring the island and ready when we returned with little fuss or time required. In addition, all of the gear we needed for enjoying island activities were also there - boogie boards, snorkel gear, beach chairs, beach towels, Frisbees, etc. - it was all there. We did not have to purchase anything.

The house was very well decorated (did I mention it's beautiful) and SPOTLESS. The pictures don't do it justice. I'm not sure how they keep a house at the beach this clean but it was not like any "beach rental" property we've ever stayed in. I felt like I was walking into my own home each night. The neighborhood was very quiet and the neighbors friendly. They came out the day we arrived, introduced themselves, asked if we needed anything or had questions about the island, and offered restaurant suggestions and told us to let them know if we needed anything.

The location is perfect for accessing both Hilo or Kona - south to Hilo, north to Kona and in a residential area so it's not touristy and there is no traffic. It was a perfect home base for us to explore the entire island - north, south, east and west and we explored it all. From here we were able to visit Volcano National Park, the Green Sand Beach, the Black Sand beach, the Kona beaches, snorkel at 2 Step (HIGHLY recommend), explore HIlo and the Botanical Gardens, zoo, and waterfalls, check out the stargazing activities at Mauna Kea, and visit some of the coffee farms in the area. We even made bread at the historical society (they do this on Thursday mornings - check it out - it was a very fun activity for us and our kids).

Tina offered very quick responses to our questions & even accommodated us in another of their homes when I messed up our travel dates & discovered we were arriving before we were scheduled for this home (THANK YOU!!! - that would have been quite embarrassing). We would definitely request this home first if we go back to the Big Island & have already recommended it to a bunch of our friends. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing stay

  • 4 of 5

My stay at this home was amazing! It had a excellent view from the balcony looking out towards the ocean. The amenities where especially nice. It was great to have a washer and dryer available at no extra cost. The location was very spacious and well kept. During my stay the family enjoyed snorkeling, visiting volcano's and a few national parks. I would certainly stay here again and recommend this property to my friends and family. The customer service was amazing.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Beautiful home wonderful views

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed our stay there although the neighbors were rude we didn't let that ruin our trip. Overall way better than staying in a hotel. Though we probably won't stay there again because of the neighbors. The house was clean and welcoming. We enjoyed ourselves.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the feedback on your experience staying in our home. Being a private subdivision the Home Owners Associations rules and regulations govern things such as parking and noise for the benefit of the permanent residents.
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  • 5 of 5

Absolutely perfect. It was nice after long days at the beach to come "home". We loved pebble beach and the tide pools there. We found really cool creatures. The house had everything we could ever need. We left a few things for the lucky people who stay next. We loved all the geckos! Thanks to the coffee shack we learned a little treat to bring more of them around. We will be back to your gorgeous home!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.02 Miles
Hwy. 11
Nearest Beach
0.02 Miles
Pebble Beach

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.


Rates & Availability

Opihihale House Rental Rates

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Dec 15 2016 - Feb 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

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.

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Opihihale House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • 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 ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • 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 , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Bonus Room
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • 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
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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
We have a beach locker next to the outdoor shower that has beach chairs, beach umbrella, ice chest, and boogie boards.

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