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150 feet to beach. Tropical retreat including use of kayak.

37 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights


Opihihale House Rental Photos and Description

South Kona retreat near ocean, 2bd/2ba sleeps 4

Kona Dreams is a private retreat in Captain Cook, 35 miles south of Kona Airport. An easy drive on highways 19 & 11 along the dramatic coastline takes you past Kailua-Kona, to history rich Keauhou, Kealakekua, Captain Cook, and Honaunau, through the Big Island’s fertile agricultural region, where coffee grows alongside macadamia, cacao, vanilla beans, avocado, and an endless feast of tree ripened fruit.

A clearly marked turn takes you from an elevation of 1,100 ft through the quiet Kona Paradise community, right down to sea level and the ocean.

Park your car and walk for less than 60 seconds to the ocean. Look for turtles or even a monk seal resting on the beautiful black lava pebble beach.

This home was designed to capture every breeze. The interior is decorated with artwork the owners collect during their travels around the Pacific Rim. A spacious living area is equipped with a flat screen TV, media player, guidebooks, and leisure reading. Comfortable furniture invites you to relax under the cathedral ceiling supported by solid ohia logs.

The airy master bedroom features a king size bed made of local ohia wood and has a separate walk-in closet, master bath, and a private lanai. The guest bedroom has a full bath and a lanai of its own. The kitchen is equipped with everything to make enjoyable meals from scratch. While you enjoy sitting on the shaded lanai, watch the tropical sunset or look for breaching whales.

You may do laundry onsite, beach towels are provided. Wifi, high-speed broadband, and free telephone calls to the mainland US, Canada, and Guam keep you wired and connected.

The house sits on a lovingly landscaped lot with flowering orchids, plumeria trees, coconut palms. Feel free to pick luscious mangos and limes in season.

The bay beyond the beach is well known for scenic snorkeling and excellent scuba diving. In the garage you will find snorkel gear, water toys, beach furniture, umbrella and cooler to enjoy during your visit. Or take the kayak out for a paddle and look for dolphins swimming in the bay.

Detailed information about these and many other activities are available to guests, just ask.

The owner's apartment, downstairs next to garage, is entirely separate from the rental unit upstairs. It is rarely used.

The excellent Kona Community Hospital is 18 miles north on Highway 11.

Keywords: romantic getaway, couples retreat, honeymoon vacation, quiet, serene, peaceful, romantic, beach house, beach, ocean, ocean view, Hawai'i vacation rental, Hawai'i accommodations, Big Island, leeward, sunset view, whales, dolphins, smoke free, non smoking, Kona Paradise, Kona Dreams, Kona coast, South Kona, Captain Cook, Pebble Beach, Kealia, Kaohe Bay, adventure travel, Merrie Monarch, Kona Coffee Cultural Festival, Ironman, Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Tax ID W95173274

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Heidi Bogert
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2016
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About Heidi Bogert

We have travelled extensively around the world. The Big Island is our favorite place on earth. Kona Dreams is our refuge.

Heidi Bogert purchased this house in 2013

Why Heidi Bogert chose Kona Coast

This oceanside home is our dream home come true. We love the airy rooms, the peace and quiet, the sounds of the ocean, the sunshine and the breeze, and the stars overhead at night.

What makes this house unique

1 minute walk to beach. Spacious modern home. Hear and see the ocean from every room. Convenient to outdoor activities and shopping.

Guestbook comments from the owner

To the owner

We enjoyed your home very much. The architecture, the furniture, the decorations and the surroundings.


Monique, Robert and Simon (Montreal, Canada)
Jan 2015
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based on 37 traveler reviews

150 feet to beach. Tropical retreat including use of kayak.
average rating of 4.810811 based on 40 reviews

Quiet house

  • 3 of 5

Nice clean house with all mod cons.the beach you cannot swim at.the nearest beach is also not 5 mins away. I wish they had better pot and pans( no Teflon) better knives ,made chopping anything difficult.up date the swimming toys.more warmer blankets and more than one toilet roll.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Lisa, I regret you were unable to enjoy some of the amenities during your stay at Kona Dreams. In Hawai'i, ocean conditions vary with the tide, the weather, and the season. Next time you visit, the water may be smooth as glass and full of beachgoers swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking. In addition to the beach in front of the house, there is indeed a second beach a 5 minute walk down our street, just to the south past two ocean side homes. New masks and snorkels, swim noodles, and even a new fishing pole are in the garage for guests to enjoy. Sharp knives are in the knife block on the kitchen counter. Because preferences vary, there is a set of heavy stainless steel pans in one drawer, and a set of teflon pans in the drawer below. Extra blankets are in each closet. I am sorry you did not call the property manager with your concerns, she would have gladly helped you find everything you needed for a 5 star stay. Mahalo, Heidi and Quentin.
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We loved our stay!

  • 4 of 5

We loved staying at this VRBO. The area is super scenic and gorgeous. It is only a quick walk to the beach. The owners provide all the standard beach comforts (chairs, umbrella, towels, snorkeling gear, etc.). The location is fairly remote, so make sure you stop for groceries in Kona. I loved waking up the the birds chirping and seeing the little geckos as we ate breakfast. The TV and internet worked without any problems. I would definitely return--very nice!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, Washington


  • 4 of 5

We have had a very relaxing time here. Lots of whale watching and hiking. A bit far to do errands and eat out but nice to be away from the busyness of Kona. House was great, no,problems at all.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It Was Perfect

  • 5 of 5

The house is awesome! very comfortable even on the hottest day and comes with every thing you need, the view is great, it was nice and quiet just the sound of the nearby surf on the beach, birds and the occasional gecko chirping, we were there to explore as much of the Island as possible so the location was perfect and the ice chest came in handy for our daily trips. I cant wait to go back again

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Kona Dreams. It is a very special place and we hope you can come visit again. Please let us know you are a repeat guest so we can offer you a thanks for returning Mahalo.
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Wenatchee, Washington

Very quiet and private

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I, along with my Father in Law, spent 10 nights here in February. The house is huge, open and airy. It was very clean and well equipped. It was a perfect retreat for the 3 of us. We enjoyed the lanai every morning and evening. The sun sets right off the little beach that was easily accessed from the home. We took advantage of the propane bbq most nights along with the snorkeling gear. We wanted to take the kayak out but the surf was rough on the day we planned to head out. We felt very safe here and loved the central location. It was an easy drive north to Captain Cook or Kona/Kailua and same going south to the volcano or black sands beach. We loved our stay here. Just note, if you want AC, this is not the place. We didn't need it so it was fine for us. If you want daily maid service, this isn't for you either. The wireless worked great for us, the previous renters had some problems. I would come back here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house in a remote location!

  • 4 of 5

There are a lot of great things about this rental! Heidi was lovely and responsive. The neighborhood is very quiet and peaceful! The house is thoughtfully designed and comfortable. There's a huge living/family room surrounded by a wraparound porch. Each bedroom also has access to it and you can see the sunset over the water.

To get to the house from the main highway, you go down a long and VERY steep road. The house is basically one row back from the beach. The views are still nice, but they're broken-up some by the houses between you and the water.

It had a lot of things for a rental. There was sunscreen, bug spray, condiments, etc...all in the house. Great clothes line set-up for drying things. The kitchen is generally well stocked, complete with things you don't usually find in rental houses like crock pots and blenders. We really enjoyed using the grill.

Despite the house having a surprising number of amenities, there were also some things missing that seemed odd. There wasn't a hair dryer. There wasn't any sauce pan for cooking (plenty of frying pans and really big pots).

The beach is a very short walk down the street. The beach was almost always empty...a lovely place for morning coffee or an evening glass of wine. It is NOT a swimming beach. The Revealed travel book calls it one of the most violent beaches in the state...and having tried to take a quick swim in it (in January, maybe summer is different), I agree. Not a good plan.

One thing to note that I wish I had realized is the house does not have air conditioning. In general, this isn't a problem because you can open up all the windows and screen doors and Hawaii weather is pretty wonderful. However, there were a few times we would have appreciated AC to get the house a little cooler for sleeping and knock out some of the humidity. If you're warm-natured at all, you might want to consider this point carefully. It's also worth noting that the water pressure is REALLY poor. It was definitely a challenge to rinse shampoo out of your hair and even filling the coffee pot from the kitchen sink seemed to take forever.

Finally, the last thing I didn't realize when selecting the house is the location – it was more remote than I thought it would be. There's not a lot to do on the island that is a short drive from this house. To get into Captain Cook proper (where there's a small grocery store and restaurant choices) it's about a 30 min drive north from this house.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Jennifer, thank you for your thoughtful comments. You were wonderful guests. The saucepan was in the wrong drawer and is back where it belongs. A hairdryer will be added to the master bathroom. We appreciate the feedback concerning the water pressure - our plumber will solve the problem this month. In Hawai'i, ocean conditions vary with the tide, the weather, and the season. Next time you visit our beautiful beach, the water may be smooth as glass and full of beachgoers swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking. Mahalo, Heidi and Quentin.
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Kona airport
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 11
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Kona Cafe and Coffee House
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Pebble Beach
Car: necessary

Ho'okena Beach Park is minutes away. Nearby Pu'uhonoa O Honaunau (Place of Refuge) NHP illuminates Hawai'i before the arrival of Europeans. Spend a leisurely day visiting Kealakekua Bay and the charming St. Benedict's Painted Church. Drive 30 miles to the southern most point in the US. Volcanoes NP, a 90 minute drive, is open 24 hours a day and especially dramatic in the evening. Stores, farm stands, farmers markets, and numerous coffee plantations are nearby, as are a number of good restaurants serving fresh and local food.


Rates & Availability

Opihihale House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Standard Rate 2016
Oct 16 2016 - Dec 19 2016
4 night minimum stay
Holiday Rate 2016
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
Standard Rate 2017
Jan 6 2017 - Jun 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
4th of July 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 6 2017
5 night minimum stay
Standard Rate 2017
Jul 7 2017 - Oct 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
Ironman 2017
Oct 2 2017 - Oct 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
Standard Rate 2017
Oct 16 2017 - Dec 19 2017
4 night minimum stay
Holiday Rate 2017
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage insurance policy $39
Cleaning Fee $208
Tax Rate 13.42%

Rates quoted are for two guests; additional fees apply to more guests. Please inquire and we will respond promptly!

A $500 Refundable Security Deposit may be collected in place of the $39.00 Damage Insurance Policy.
Cancellation Policy:
100% if cancelled 90 days prior to the Check-in Date less a cancellation fee of $100.
50% if cancelled 60 days prior to the Check-in Date
0% if cancelled 30 days prior to the Check-in Date
In the event of a debilitating illness or injury preventing Guest from arriving on the Check-In Date, with the proper documentation from a licensed physician, Owner will consider a replacement visit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Opihihale House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1452 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Attached to master bedroom
    Guest bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , also accessible from outside for easy beach clean up
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master suite - 1 king , Custom O'hia bed, bath, walk-in closet, shady private lanai
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Separate bath, large closet, private lanai w/shaded seating
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming

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