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180* Ocean-Beachfront Views! 1/3 acre Tropic Setting! "Hear the Waves" Close!

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 2-8)

ENJOY this peaceful, beautiful two-story home surrounded by tropical landscapes and PANORAMIC ocean, beach and coastline views! Awarded 'TOP VACATION RENTAL in Captain Cook" (TripAdvisor) for 3 years in a row! 1/3 acre surrounded by tropical and lush gardens. Two minutes by car to our private beach and secluded crystal clear and warm water bay where you can snorkel, swim, kayak and more!

We also offer our guest EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL Excersions DISCOUNTS!! :


*20% of ON KAYAK RENTALS, snorkeling tours and more!

*20% Discount on Fair Winds Charters--this is a must-do adventure with charter tours and night-time manta-ray diving!

*10%-15% SPECIAL DISCOUNTS FOR OUR GUESTS to ISLAND SPIRIT SPA in Kealakakua Bay (20 minutes from property)!

*20% off dolphin/whale excursions with Dolphin Essence!

For the beachgoers, we are stocked with snorkel gear, boogieboards, umbrella, beach chairs, beach blankets, coolers and more.

Enjoy the ocean views with the 1000 ft surrounding lanai where you can rest and enjoy dining with the gas grill barbeque!

This home is located 'favored zone' due to the perfect elevation, climate and proximity to local parks, 1 hour to Volcano National Park, just 20 minutes to Kealakekua Bay, 10 min to Hookena Beach where the dolphins rest and where you can swim easily with the dolphins. Honounou National Historic Park is only 15 min. from this beautiful property. Hiking trails abound, horseback riding (20 minutes away). Hilo is two hours away--great location!

The home boasts an additional separate OHANA (family) quarters downstairs complete with full bathroom, kitchenette, queen sofabed and its own private lanai that has its own entertaining and meditation area. All ocean view. A queen sofa bed and full aerobed are available downstairs in the ohana for additional guests.

You will love the space in the master bedroom which has a comfortable queen size bed with a walk in closet and full bathroom with walk in shower. It even leads to a private lanai, so you awake to a view of tropical flowers from your bedside. Each of the bedroom suites are enhanced with custom furnishings and decor to captivate a mood of relaxation, tranquility and comfort.

Children love this home since there is room to play and explore the gardens and the mini-lava caves right on the property. As one of our guests have said; 'This is a magical garden and perfect for group settings.' It is both elegant and spacious; perfect for weekly or monthly stays with family or friends, or a romantic get away for a couple.

Sweet island fragrances will surely awaken all your senses, as you explore the 1/3 acre of lush landscape and the plentiful plumerias, papayas, mangoes and tropical flowers right in your yard, and experience the flora and fauna of the Big Island from the privacy of your lanais. The surrounding lanai, with complete ocean views, allows for private seating and resting areas from each bedroom and from the dining and living room areas. The downstairs lanai has its own ocean view and garden views.

PLEASE read our 70+ EXCELLENT Guest Reviews. VISIT our new website for video, additional photos and travel tips and links to Big Island travel information.

We want this to be a vacation of a lifetime for you. Our many guests have enjoyed this beautiful home. We want to create a memorable, joyful and enjoyable holiday experience to you so that you will fall in love with our beautiful Kona Coast and the Big Island.

Keywords: Kona Coast Beach Rental, 'KONA LEILANI' is a spacious private home on 1/3 acre with coastline and panoramic ocean views & tropical gardens! 3 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms with a spacious separate ohana (extra studio) downstairs complete with queen size bed, kitchenette, full bath and its own Wrap around lanai and outdoor dining area. Located less than 2 minutes from the wonderful secluded BLACK PEBBLE BEACH, perfect for snorkeling, diving, swimming, kayaking & sunbathing. Close to coffee plantations, Captain Cook town, Volcano National Park, Kealakekua Bay and MORE!

More Details

Michele Croci
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2017

About Michele Croci

My husband and I love the ocean. We are both artists and have taken our home and turned it into an artistic getaway! We enjoy being in Hawaii and the Big Island, as it stills has the feeling of 'olde Hawaii,' and country. You will love the location and the smell of plumerias outside the bedroom windows. The blue warm ocean is perfect for swimming with much of the time sunny. We really love providing a wonderful vacation experience for our guests.

Michele Croci purchased this villa in 2007

Why Michele Croci chose Kona Coast

We bought this home as our retreat from the big city. We wanted a space where we could create and Ron, as a professional artist, could paint. So now Ron has created so many beautiful paintings that decorate this beautiful home. It makes it even more special for us.

What makes this villa unique

You will enjoy the quiet and the privacy of the tropical gardens. The ocean and coastline view is 180 degree and you can see all the way down the coast on clear days! This is a very special property and we know you, your friends and family will enjoy all the great amenities, privacy and great beach location!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your beautiful home. Thank you for sharing it with us. Our family especially liked the black pebble beach and snorkeling as well as the bird wake-up call. The home's location could not have been better to reach all different points of interest on the island. We had a wonderful family time. Thank you once again!

Dennis and Julie
Apr 2016
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(72 traveler reviews)

180* Ocean-Beachfront Views! 1/3 acre Tropic Setting! "Hear the Waves" Close!
average rating of 4.888889 based on 106 reviews

from cold Canada to a paradise home

  • 5 of 5

I need to start off by saying WOW this house is exactly as shown, beautifully landscaped, clean, amazing, quiet location. if your looking to be close to Kona this is not the house for you it is 30 min. south. but if you want to sit on this incredible balcony and drink your morning coffee and watch the whales swim by this is the house for you, if you like watching incredible sunsets this is the house for you. I can go on and on why this house was incredible for our family, I'm a seasoned traveller with realistic expectations so trust me when I say WOW. If your going to be on the Big Island your going to need a car to see everything so this is the house for you and it is the perfect starting point to see all that the Island has to offer. the south route is the nicest and quickest to the other side of the Island and volcanoes. black beaches, captain cook monument all, fantastic snorkeling are all within 10 min. in close Michele thank you, you were the best to deal with, very professional and a joy to talk to, thank you again.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW!! Thank you so so much!! We are so happy, William, that you all enjoyed your stay with us. It has been a pleasure that share our home with you. We do sincerely hope that you will return soon. We are always adding new services and new vendors to our partners, so that we can pass on great excursion discounts to our guests. Let's stay in touch! and take care, William.
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Great Relaxing Vacation Rental!

  • 5 of 5

I rented the place for 2 weeks in January 2017. The owners are very nice and helpful in the registration and arrival process. When I arrived after a long flight from Maine, the place was all ready and waiting. It was well maintained, clean, well-decorated, with all of the necessary amenities in baths and kitchens. The beds were comfortable and afforded me a good nights sleep. The owners are very responsive to maintenance issues, and quickly resolved a water pressure issue- before I even called to notify them they had a repair man on the way and it was immediately rectified and did not impact on my stay. The view from the porch overlooking the Pacific is a very nice place to enjoy sunsets. Overall my stay was very comfortable and relaxing. I would definitely rent the place again.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great ocean view property south of Kona

  • 5 of 5

This house is amazing. The pictures really don't do justice to the interior and exterior of the house. Our group was really impressed with the house and the grounds and wouldn't hesitate to book another trip.

The house sits near the top of the community and has a commanding view over the area. You can't hear anything except nature when in the house. If you are into gardens and plants, the house has amazing fauna to enjoyed. My group really enjoyed the deck and cooking out every night on the grill.

Everything worked as planned and we enjoyed having the laundry facilities at the house. The owners have done a nice job to provide beach accessories so that helps when planning what to carry over to HI in the luggage.

In terms of location, this house sits about 1 hr and 10 mins from Volcano National Park and 40 minutes from Kona. We wanted to spend a decent amount of time at Volcano but be in nice weather for the rest of our stay, so this made a great location for our base of operations.

I would highly recommend this house to friends and family. Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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SO WONDERFUL. Look no further.

  • 5 of 5

Its going to be hard to keep this review short. This home is amazing in all ways. It is beautiful, the view is stunning, the grounds are impressive, and the house is well stocked with just about anything you might need. Literally, you only need food and the owners are great about telling you the best places to go for it. I met the property manager who was wonderful is well and gave us some good tips of things to do locally.

The house was impeccably clean, the beds very comfortable, and having the ohana unit was wonderful. The ohana unit is great for older kids, another couple, parents etc. My entire family spanning from the age of 2 to 48 absolutely loved this house and enjoyed our stay immensely. It can't be beat.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Crislyn, What wonderful comments and thank you sincerely for the feedback! Ron and I feel we have some new friends. We hope you have a wonderful holiday and do please come back and visit us! All the best to you and yours, Michele and Ron
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  • 5 of 5

The home was beautiful, each room with large bed uniquely designed, the grounds were wonderful and as biologists it held our attention for hours with different species of plants. Each morning we were greeted by Turkey hens and Jungle fowl, song birds welcomed us for coffee on the porch. The views are incredible, the area is so quiet. It is close to everything you need to see and do on the big Island. There was enough gear available that we didn't have to rent a thing. The kitchen was big and open and there were lots of dishes and cooking supplies. Absolutely loved this place and will go back again!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Brandie, for your kind comments. We so appreciate your feedback about the home ---we do love the home it as well. And yes, please do come back soon! Michele and Ron
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A quiet family time

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderfully relaxing time here . The two lanais made for comfortable sitting and reading, eating, watching the sunsets, birds, kayaker a below on the bay. The hosts were gracious, helpful. They provided us with extra fans that we actually didn't need because of the ocean breezes at night. It was a quiet getaway from the hustle and bustle of Kailua kona!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you, for your kind feedback. We appreciate your great comments and we hope your return soon! Mahalo, Michele and Ron
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Wailua Falls
Kona Farmers' Market
"fun to visit and open tues through sunday every week!"
The Black Sand Beach
"So very special--the bay is lovely to swim in as well!"
Kealakekua Bay Historical Park
"Famous bay with a beautiful setting. This is a must to visit!!"
Captain Cook
"Well-known tourist location with quaint galleries, restaurants, shops and coffee shops."
The Painted Church, St. Benedict Roman Catholic Church
"A lovely historical site, known as the Painted Church. Built in the 1800's, this charming c..."
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Kona International Airport
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Kona Bay
Car: necessary

Enjoy the community's private beach, Black Pebble Beach and Kaohe Bay. Wonderful snorkeling diving, swimming and hiking near by. Visit the coffee plantations and tours nearby. Visit the South Kona horseback riding also. Volcanoe National Park is 1 hour away. Visit Green Sands beach at Southpoint about an hour away. Papa Bay and Miloli'i Fishing Village is 20 minutes south. National Parks located 15 minutes south of the Kona Paradise subdivision.


Rates & Availability

Opihihale Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 15 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Special Fall 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
High Season
Dec 1 2017 - Mar 15 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

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

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rate is based on two guests and $15 over that per guest

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Opihihale Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 -
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Newly updated master bathroom with new shower and tiles.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Spacious Guest bathroom upstairs is tiled with new features.
    Private Outdoor Shower - shower , outdoor shower , Recently updated with new features-shower in the tropics!
  • All 3 indoor bathrooms have been recently updated with new features. New Outdoor shower with privacy situated in the beautiful tropical garden.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Quality memory foam mattress
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , Quality memory foam mattress
    Ohana/Guest Suite - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , This suite is in a separate building, total privacy.
  • All Bedrooms have private lanai entrances for that special privacy! Queen size Beds (3) Located in master bedroom, richly furnished with extra bedding.Queen bed located in guest bedroom upstairs with extra bedding. Downstairs studio/ohana has queen bed as well. Downstairs ohana quarter is complete quarters with kitchenette and full bath., Child Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Upstairs double sofa bed located in livingroom area.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Two bedrooms and two full baths upstairs. Separate ohana (family) (studio downstairs with kitchenette. Ocean views from both floors. Beautiful tropical courtyard garden with bromeliads, plumeria trees, mangos and more! Privacy galore. Tropical setting. Courtyard garden great for children. Long FLAT driveway easily accomodates 2+ cars.

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