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Your Place of Refuge - Peaceful, Beautifully Furnished Home 150 yds from Beach

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Complete use of House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6)

Our home is your peaceful place of refuge and the answer to a relaxing visit on the Big Island of Hawaii. You will have exclusive use of a 3 bedroom, 2 full bath, 2 car garage house with laundry facilities in the Kona Paradise Subdivision, 25 miles south of Kona. The home is located at the bottom of Kaohe Road, 150 yards from Pebble Beach. It is an easy, non-exerting walk (both directions) to your own private, community beach.

You can hear the whales calling and the waves cascading onto the pebble shore. We have splendid views of the ocean and the mountains.

Our expansive wrap-around lanai is the perfect place to enjoy the cool ocean breeze, sip a delicious cup of 100% Kona or Kau coffee, check your email or eat a delicious papaya after awaking to the birds chirping and the beautiful hillside beckoning a morning hike. This is paradise!

Our 2-story home is clean and spacious with an open floor plan. It is three bedrooms, two baths with the living room, dining room, lanai, and kitchen on the upper floor and the garage and laundry below. The spacious master bedroom has its own sliding door onto the lanai, a plush pillowtop king size bed, walk-in closet, ensuite bathroom, and full wall of windows facing the southern view and lanai. The house has been professionally furnished from the Stanley Costal Living Resort Collection, Pottery Barn & Pottery Barn Kids. The sunlit guest bedroom features a pillowtop queen bed and shares a full bathroom with the third bedroom, containing two twin beds. All bedrooms, the living room and lanai have ceiling fans. The house is not air-conditioned; however, all windows are screened, there are two sliding doors onto the lanai, and plenty of ocean and mountain breezes. The expansive covered lanai (15' x 30') is easily accessed off of the living room and the master suite. You will find fantastic views and an enjoyable patio dining table and chairs to enjoy quiet mornings or sunset dinners.

The kitchen has brand new stainless steel appliances and is fully stocked with pots, pans, dishes, silverware, table linens, cooking utensils, blender, coffee maker, coffee grinder, toaster, hot water kettle, rice cooker, waffle maker and baking pans.

We are located 25 miles south of Kona and 32 miles south of the airport, off of Highway 11. It is a beautiful, lush and scenic drive past quaint towns and coffee farms. Pebble Beach is a tiny walk from our door. It is a private community, small black pebble beach that offers hiking trail access, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding and diving access. We are also close to Ho'okeena Beach, Pu-uhonua o Honaunau (aka Place of Refuge) and fantastic Two Steps (Snorkeling), The Painted Church, and Kealakekua Bay (Capt Cook Monument). Volcano National Park is 70 miles to the south with great hiking and views.

You will love it here. Come enjoy the paradise!

Keywords: Oceanview Home, Sleeps 2-6

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2017

Why Sharyl chose Kona Coast

We have always enjoyed Hawaii and fell in love with the Big Island. We especially enjoy the Kona Paradise neighborhood because it is safe, quiet and friendly and one of very few residential areas that has easy access to the beach and coastline. It is located in a beautiful, lush (but not rainy) area of the island near many coffee farms. Our home has excellent proximity to the ocean. You can hear the whales at night and in the morning the birds chirp and your eyes are met with beautiful mountain and ocean views. It is so peaceful.

What makes this house unique

We love the quiet tropical location of Kona Paradise. It is close enough to a number of great attractions but away from the tourista of downtown Kona. We know you will love the tranquility of our beautiful home and the incredible ocean sounds and views.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I just wanted to send a quick thanks on our groups behalf for sharing your home with us this last week. The house was wonderful, the views were amazing and the beach was perfect (my personal favorite that we visited since you don't end up with sand covering everything!). We really appreciated all that the house had to offer and would certainly recommend your home to anyone visiting the island. Thanks again!
Mar 2012
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Opihihale House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) Master Suite, Queen size Beds (1) Guest Bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (1) Third Bedroom - (2) Twin Beds, Baby Cribs (1) (Graco Pack n Play)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Beach Umbrella, Beach Chairs, Cooler w/wheels, Boogie Board, and Beach Towels are available for your use.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Your Place of Refuge - Peaceful, Beautifully Furnished Home 150 yds from Beach
average rating of 4.826087 based on 26 reviews

Very nice house with an awesome view. We had a great time.

  • 5 of 5

The house is nicely decorated and well stocked. The deck with the ocean view is awesome. Everything worked great. The road is a little steep, but we used low gear up and down and had no problems. The area is nice and quiet, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. I would recommend this house to anyone. Aloha, Jerry

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Everything was great, for a first experience, We couldn't have picked a better place. Close to beach and trails, great neighborhood. It truly is a Place of Refuge.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

This place is better than expected!!! Very clean and everything necessary to live comfortably on holidays!! The beach below is awesome for exploring and playing in the waves. Comfortable beds and the outdoor living space is amazing...were fortunate enough to be able to see multiple sets of whales...Amazing experience. The only drawback being it is a drive to get anywhere, but we enjoy driving so that didn't bother us ....the area is beautiful!! We will be back....

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We loved to stay at Sheryls house. Everything is clean, nicely decorated and all you need for a living you will find in the house.The neighbourhood is very calm and right for people that need to relax.

The lovely pepples beach is a few steps down the street and great for a morning swim.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay in Kona

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed this house in Kona. The garage is not attached to the house and you have to walk up stairs to get into the house in case this is a concern. The house has a beautiful view of the ocean and is clean and has lots of windows. The trade winds were not blowing so the house did get warm, but there are overhead fans and extra fans in each room. We totally enjoyed our stay at this house.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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loved the open floor plan and wrap around deck

  • 4 of 5

House was easy to find. The road down was a bit of a roller coaster ride and was grateful for good brakes on our rental. Definitely one of the steepest roads I have ever been on. We arrived at 11 PM so we were not able to take in the view until the morning. It was a beautiful sight to wake up to. The beds were super comfortable and much appreciated after our long days playing. The house had everything we needed and we loved hanging out of the deck and drinking coffee. I miss the quiet already.

As for the pros: the view, the beds, out in the middle of no where, fun little beach right next to the house, friendly neighbors, and being in Hawaii :)

Only a couple of cons: foul smell coming up from the sink in the kitchen, fruit flies (we were able to take care of), BBQ was not cleaned (we were excited to cook fish this way), and non-stop beeping (I believe it was coming from the water tank...?).

I think if we went to the big island again we would probably stay closer to Kona. This is nothing against the rental. It was just what we wanted and provided all our needs. We just found some amazing beaches on our trip and most of them were up near the airport. With that being said, the captain cook trailhead, which is very close from this house was one of my favorite places - best snorkeling I have ever done and I was in the Caribbean last year.

Thanks for letting us stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review & we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. The grill has been replaced with a brand new Weber grill & we have grill cleaning supplies available at the grill for immediate clean up after use. There are also disposal cleaning tabs under the kitchen sink in case it ever needs something additional to the professional cleaning received after each guest. Lastly, it is the tropics so there are some little ants drawn to food. We recommend keeping food in the refrigerator if this occurs. Mahalo.
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Rates & Availability

Opihihale House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Rate
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas Holiday
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 15 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $175
Tax Rate 13.42%

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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Kona Airport
Nearest Beach
75 Metres
Pebble Beach
Car: necessary

Relax, watch the whales and dolphins, listen and see the peaceful ocean swells from our lanai and home.

Hike the Kings Trail - south to a volcanic cinder cone or north to a secluded black sand beach,

Pebble Beach (walk from house)

Ho'okeena Beach (snorkel, kayak rental, warm showers, salt n pepper beach) - 3 miles

Pu-uhonua o Honaunau (aka Place of Refuge) & Painted Church - 7 miles

Kealakekua Bay (kayak w/dolphins, snorkel, Capt Cook Monument) - 10 miles

Honokohau Harbor (Chartered fishing, diving, whale watching) - 25 miles

Airport - 32 miles

Volcano National Park - 70 miles (south)


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