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Joni Wiggins & Jim Vastola

Member since: 2014
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Speaks: english

You won't want to leave the lanai! Come feel the difference of Blue Hawaii!

39 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Opihihale House Rental Photos and Description

Relax, Rejuvenate, Rediscover. Stunning Unobstructed Ocean Views and Breezes.

Aloha! Welcome to our little corner of Paradise - in Kona Paradise. Come feel the difference staying at Blue Hawaii makes. Come relax, rejuvenate, and rediscover.

Our property is located 34.5 miles south of the Kailua-Kona airport (KOA) , this beautifully maintained Hawaiian’ a style single family home, away from home, boasts 180° of unobstructed pacific ocean views, modern amenities, and a large covered, open and breezy lanai. The home is one story-NO stairs. Easy access. And fantastic one of a kind VIEWS!!

The home is in a beautiful cliffside community, close to the water, close to town and close to Volcano National Park (Kilauea). This is where you come for peace and quiet. To stare at the stars, listen to the waves crash and hear tropical birds and wild animals every day. If you want to hang in Kona - you're only a 45 minute drive a way.

The property is set on ancient lava flows, overlooking the vast pacific ocean, the King's Trail, an ancient volcanic cinder cone, a private pebble beach (1/2 mile away by car-4 minutes to the water), and some of the best snorkeling/diving on the Kona coast (NO Sand). The water is so perfect for diving and snorkeling, that the infamous Aggressor dive boat anchors off our community's coastline daily.

We call our hale (house) Blue Hawaii. It is our way of taking you back to a simpler time. We have made every effort to immerse you in Hawaiian history while keeping amenities modern, comfortable, and functional to create a memorable stay.

Entering this contemporary, single level, 3 bedroom, 2 full bath, private home in Kona Paradise the views instantly mesmerize you. You find yourself drawn to the sky, the water, and the lulling sounds of the ocean lapping the pebble beach below. Falling asleep to these sounds every night may make you want to stay here forever, it did us.

Blue Hawaii comfortably sleeps 2-6 adults, with one Cal-king bed in the master which has an oversized closet with additional storage in end tables and credenza, a safe, and a television with remote. The master bath en-suite is the mirror of the guest bath with hammered copper sink, medicine cabinet, ceiling fan, tile shower with arched shower rod.

The guest bedrooms have queens beds with side tables and lamps. All bedrooms have new pillow top mattresses, Tommy Bahama luxury linens, remote controlled ceiling fans with lights, closets with a large supply of wooden hangers, blankets, luggage racks, hanging organizers and rattan baskets for storage.

The guest bath has a linen closet with extra towels, linens, blankets and a fixed amount of daily supplies: paper towels, toilet paper, kleenex, a hair dryer, 5 gallon water jugs, led ceiling light and clothing steamer. The home is completely hypoallergenic.

The living room has a dark leather sofa, with a custom-built oversized teak upholstered chair, a custom-built teak and leather sling chair with matching ottoman, teak coffee table, two teak end tables with lamps and entryway credenza. The floors are tile throughout and there are area rugs in the living room, guest rooms, and both baths.

This newly remodeled home features open beam ceilings in the great room which includes a new spacious kitchen with dark hardwood cabinets with soft close drawers, granite counter tops, under counter LED dimmable lighting, a breakfast bar with two woven wood sitting stools and a 42" round glass top bamboo dining table with four matching bamboo dining chairs with custom cushions.

The kitchen boasts new stainless appliances including side by side refrigerator (not plumbed), ceramic top electric range with full-size oven, convection microwave, dual deep stainless sinks, garbage disposal, dishwasher and cold water dispenser.

Kitchen amenities include: Keurig K-Cup single serve, 10 cup drip (with filters), French press coffee makers, coffee grinder, electric kettle, a full set of Circulon cookware, Kitchenaid knives, Nutri Bullet smoothie maker, Oster blender, food processor, four slot toaster, waffle iron, hand mixer, salad spinner, cookie sheets, cupcake/muffin pan, rice cooker, Panini/sandwich toaster, cooking/baking utensils, Pyrex bake/cookware, juicer, colander, party cooler, BBQ Utensils, silverware, daily & entertainment drinkware, serving bowls with lids and dishes for 12.

Looking through the great room two oversized sliding Low-E glass doors offer access to the large covered lanai, creating an indoor/outdoor living space. All indoor living spaces have ceiling fans and Low-E insulated windows with screens and window coverings.

The lanai is nothing but ocean views and tropical breezes. An electric BBQ, cushioned swivel conversation set with brass relief side table and glass top dining table for 4-6 make this the place to be every day of your stay. The Balinese daybed offers an area to relax, read, listen to music or just gaze at the view. The sunsets from here are amazing. Extra chairs and ottomans make it comfy and give lots of seating options inside and out.

Technology includes 55 inch LCD TV (in living room with Bose sound system, cable TV, and blu ray DVD player), 32 inch LCD smart TV (in master suite with cable TV), speedy internet access, and land line phone with free local & long distance.

There are a plethora of flyers and discount coupons for local island attractions, tours, shopping, awaiting your perusal.

The majority of the home is labeled to make getting to know the house faster and easier. There is also a “Welcome” binder on the coffee table, which includes all the information you will need during your stay. This information is also in the "Hospitality" application suggested for download when you book your vacation with us. (You’ll want it as it gives you the door codes and the property address 14 days before you arrive). The application is your default for info for your trip.

For fun and entertainment we include DVD’s, games, Hawaiian’ a literature, beach toys, beach towels, beach blanket, woven beach mats, ice chest, snorkel sets, boogie boards, water noodles, beach chairs and an umbrella.

We have a guest laundry area that has a new electric front-loading Whirlpool Duet Washer and Dryer, wash sink, folding table and a place to air dry beach wear and store beach gear.

Our staff thoroughly cleans after each guest departs. We charge for this cleaning and you will see it in your quote. It is non-negotiable and we pay this amount directly to our staff. Daily Housekeeping is available for an extra charge. You must let us know at least 30 days in advance to make arrangements for you. It will be a direct contract with our cleaning service. We take nothing additional for this service.

You can reserve Blue Hawaii now by using the “Reserve Now” button on the right side of the screen.

Come feel the difference of Blue Hawaii

Come Relax, Rejuvenate, Rediscover

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Joni Wiggins & Jim Vastola (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Joni Wiggins & Jim Vastola

Our busy lives working in Event Production and Escrow Signings left little time to enjoy our vacations, so as we started to approach retirement age we wanted to find a home we could enjoy and share for years to come. So when the opportunity finally presented itself, we jumped on it. We call our little piece of heaven 'Blue Hawaii'. And when you see it you'll know why.

Joni Wiggins & Jim Vastola purchased this house in 2014

Why Joni Wiggins & Jim Vastola chose Kona Coast

A friend offered up his Kona Vacation Rental to us for Thanksgiving 2013. We arrived at the airport, got our rental car and stopped as suggested at Costco on the way down. After stocking up on a week's worth of supplies like coffee, steaks, wine, and beer, we headed south. When we saw the Kona Paradise sign, made the right hand turn onto Kaohe Road and started down that winding, breathtaking hill, we knew we were in for something beyond special-it was spectacular.

After unloading the car, we found ourselves mesmerized by the most amazing 180° coastal views of the Kona coast. This wasn't just a vacation rental on an island in the pacific - this was a stunningly beautiful oasis that we had all to ourselves for a whole week.

We could hear the ocean raking over the black pebbles on the beach below us. We watched for whales breaching, and dolphins cruising the coastline looking for fun and frolic. We slept among the stars out on the lanai the entire time and swore that if an opportunity arose we would make this area our home some day. In 2014, we purchased Blue Hawaii. Our dream come true. It brought peace and serenity to our hearts and minds. Took us from our hustle and bustle go-go-go lifestyle on the mainland and brought us back to what was important. Us. Happy and laid back. Loving life. We hope your stay at Blue Hawaii can bring something back into your life that you perhaps have forgotten. Maybe a little relaxation, rejuvenation, and rediscovery.

Come feel the difference of Blue Hawaii-

The Owners

What makes this house unique

The moment you step onto the tropical blue walkway, all your cares melt away. You know right away this is THE place. Blue Hawaii truly lets you relax, rejuvenate and rediscover. We hope once you've been here you will want to come back again and again. Come feel the difference of Blue Hawaii.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for the accommodations. My son Drew and I had a very relaxing time here. We managed to see Kilauea, green sea turtles, several beaches and are off to dive 200/19 today before heading home. Loved Jackie Reys Coffee Shack.
Apr 2016
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Reviews

4.9
based on 39 traveler reviews

You won't want to leave the lanai! Come feel the difference of Blue Hawaii!
average rating of 4.923077 based on 61 reviews
5

great location, unbeatable view

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at this beautiful house. Very well-appointed and meticulously organized. Our communication with the owners was straightforward and simple despite a last-minute booking. We loved being close to Kona and the Captain Cook area, but still a manageable drive to Volcanoes so that we could see the park in the day and stay down there to see it after dark. We spent most of our time at the house on the lanai, which stayed dry even in the rain, and enjoyed stargazing from the day bed.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome

  • 5 of 5

We loved the view and snorkeling at Pebble Beach! Great home for our family!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Amazing beautiful property, the home was beautiful and the view was one of the best I've seen!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was very relaxing and quiet. Everything we could have needed was made available to us. We will go back without hesitation and are already planning our next trip and plan on staying at Blue Hawaii...love it! Will recommend to all our friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Customer service is beyond all expectations (seriously)

  • 5 of 5

There are two important things when deciding on a vacation rental: is the house as advertised and is the customer service going to meet standards. This house/owners has both. I won't go long into the house because there are a LOT of other reviews that explain how beautiful it is. They are all true. The house is really, really nice. It is clean and perfectly appointed. It is well organized and has everything you need, especially in the kitchen.The lanai, with the views forever, the patio furniture, and hand carved day bed is like something you see in a movie.

THE CUSTOMER SERVICE!!!!! I originally booked the house in September of '15 for my sister and I. We wanted a special place to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of her child's passing. Eight hours before we were to leave my sister was hospitalized for horrific abdominal pain and she was rushed into emergency surgery. Unfortunately, it was discovered she had colon cancer. I suddenly had so much going on that all I could do was email the owner a short blurb saying we never made it to Blue Hawaii and my sister was very, very ill. It took many days before I could address my vacation expenses and start to think about going through travel insurance to try and recoup my financial losses. Do you know what the owners of this property did?? They told me just pick another time in the future when my sister was well enough to travel and they would honor my reservation and waive the cleaning fee. It saved me mountains of paperwork to claim the vacation and it gave my sister something to look forward to while she went through other surgeries and procedures related to her cancer.

Nine months later the owners were good as their word. I picked new dates and the owner transferred all the paperwork and I did not have to do anything more than pack my bag. We just got back last week and it was a vacation to remember! The neighborhood is really, really quiet and peaceful and the sunsets were perfect for having a cocktail. The neighbor gave us fresh mango from his mango tree and we saw Mongoose, pigs, and even a Peacock nearby! We highly recommend Da Poke Shack for lunch after a morning of snorkeling at all of the amazing beaches in the area. We had a rental car and had no issues finding our way around the island; We saw many beaches (even a green sand one!), a volcano, the rain forest, an observatory in the mountain, and did a LOT of snorkeling (even with giant Manta Rays).

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Linda & family

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sensational Blue Hawaii

  • 5 of 5

What a treat it was to stay in this lovely home in Captain Cook. It is nestled in the hills with an outstanding panoramic ocean view with a breeze. I cannot describe in words how amazing that view is; it is very rare to come to a place with high expectations already, and then to have those expectations exceeded.

We stayed here with our two young kids, and had no problems with safety due to the well-designed railings. The location is ideal to see both sides of the island without too much driving, though it is still about 2 hours to Hilo. Looking back, I wish we had toured less and relaxed in the home more. The owners are meticulous with their upkeep of this home and their organization. Everything is clean and extremely well labeled. I could not ask for a more hassle-free experience. The kitchen is stocked with everything you could possibly need. The living room has high end, comfortable furniture and a large TV with cable. The bedrooms are comfortable and lined with high quality sheets. The bathrooms are clean with a very unique, clean decor. Also, the owners are very responsive via email if any issues come up. I've taken several pictures if anyone is interested, but they are mostly for our own memories so I can re-live this wonderful experience again and again.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nicely appointed home in a very quiet nook of the Kona coast

  • 4 of 5

I visited Kona with my adult son from April 8th through the 14th. This was the first time for my son on the Big Island and my first time since about 1978.

I liked the layout of the house, especially the front deck of course. We made good use of the BBQ. The kitchen had every appliance anyone could want. The laundry room had a full supply of beach accessories.

We drove extensively around the island. On the south side, we saw Kilauea, which was pretty dormant. We drove down Chain of Craters Road; I liked the lava flows down there. We went to Punaluu Beach to see the green sea turtles; they did not disappoint.

We liked Hapuna Beach north of Kona but it was extremely windy in the afternoon. Still, it was nice to sit and watch the clouds.

On our last day, we did a trip up across the shoulder of Mauna Kea, stopped off at the visitor center and did some light hiking. Since the volcano was obscured most of the week, it was really nice to get above the cloud line and enjoy the warm sun. We continued on to Hilo and saw some of the waterfalls. We continued up the north shore through Waimea and back to Kona.

I liked the ambiance of The Coffee Shack about 10 miles north of the rental. I loved the seafood selection at Jackie Rey's. Choice Market had a great selection of fish for the grill. Decisions, decisions.

Thank you for the use of your home.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
34.5 Miles
Kailua-Kona
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Annie's Burgers
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Mamalahoe Hwy #11
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Keoka's Roadside Cafe - Mile Post 106 towards Kona
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Pebble Beach
Car: necessary

You will be within 10-15 minutes of Captain Cook's Monument, Ho'Okena Beach Park (Dolphins), Honaunau Bay (Two-steps) is a ten minute drive away (great snorkeling), Pu'uhonua, o'Honaunau National Historical Park(City of Rufuge -Sea Turtles), Multiple Coffee Tasting opportunities, Fresh Fruit Stands, Tastes of local Hawaiian delicacies, and beaches with Dolphin, Manta Rays and Sea Turtles. Rent a Sea Kayak and hit the bay or Snorkel off your own private Pebble Beach. Less than a 4 Minute drive from the house. Travel to an active volcano to watch it's caldera light up the night sky, or just linger on the Lanai and feel the difference of Blue Hawaii.

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Rates & Availability

Opihihale House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low Season
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$150
$1,050
$4,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall Special
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$140
$980
$3,920
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$165
$1,155
$4,620
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $200
Tax Rate 13.42%

Rental fee, HI State Tax of 13.42%, Cleaning fee, VRBO Protection & Service fee, and additional guest fees are assessed upon booking. 50% Deposit is required at booking. Final Payment is due 30 days prior to check-in date. If the booking is less than 30 days to check in, full payment is expected at booking, even if it populates as two separate payments. Rental Agreement must be signed electronically & 1st Payment received before rental will be guaranteed. Directions/Address/Door codes provided 14 days of arrival via Home Away Hospitality Application. A cancellation fee of $125.00 is assessed and deducted from fees returned when canceled up to 45 days before arrival. Local Contact: On Island Contact Information on file at Blue Hawaii - HI TAX ID's: GE/TA125-910-6304-01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Opihihale House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1248 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Single Sink, Fan, Window above Shower, Medicine Cabinet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Linens, Single Sink, Window above Shower, Med Cabinet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Ceiling Fan, TV, Luggage Rack, Safe, View of Kona Coast
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Ceiling Fan, Luggage Rack, View of Kona Coast
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Ceiling Fan, Luggage Rack, View of Kona Coast
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We've stocked the home with a calculated amount of Cleaning Supplies, Toilet Tissue, Paper Towels, Kleenex, Dishwasher, Laundry, Dish and Hand Soap. Plus (3) Five Gallon Bottles of Drinking Water. If you use what's been stocked - you can replenish from one of the local stores and the water supply station is on the way into Kona at the turn off for Ho'Okena (on the right side of the highway going north towards Kailua-Kona). You will need to bring your own personal hygiene items, including sunscreen, bug spray with DEET (It's a jungle after all), shampoo, bath soaps, toothpaste, toothbrush, etc. Mahalo Enjoy-The Owners

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