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180 Degree Ocean View! Steps to Beach! From $143/night + Fees!

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About the property

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

Experience Real Hawaii! Away from the city traffic and lights! Enjoy casual island style living at our peaceful and private home with 3 large bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, and a private outdoor shower. Barbeque with the whole family and relax on our wraparound lanai, while watching whales, dolphins, and amazing panoramic Hawaiian sunsets. Our vacation home is located in a rural setting, with a secluded beach which is one of the best kept secrets on the Big Island. Bright and clean with spacious, open floor plan, and large, fully equipped kitchen. Enjoy our lush tropical landscape, and seasonal local fruit, including pineapple.

We are located just 30 miles from the Kona Airport, 25 miles from downtown Kailua-Kona, and 70 miles from Volcanoes National Park, in the private community of “Kona Paradise”. Our Big Island vacation home is just steps from the neighborhood Pebble Beach where you can enjoy snorkeling, kayaking, diving, fishing, and whale watching.

Take a short drive to Honaunau for a world renowned snorkel or swim with the dolphins. Just 7 miles away is Ho'okena beach, where you can enjoy activities for the whole family. Snorkel gear, body boards, coolers, beach chairs, and beach towels are provided.

We also provide cable television, a DVD movie collection, and wireless high speed Internet.

Visit our island style vacation rental website and Facebook page for more information, photos and videos. Call or email us today to make your reservation in paradise!

Tax ID# W80330966-01

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Lorin Fluent
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2017

About Lorin Fluent

My wife, Terry, and I have been to the Hawaiian Islands many times. But, after visiting the Big Island we knew it was the place we would like to retire. We have four grown children and 5 grandchildren. We built this house as our retirement home, not just a vacation rental. But, before we retire and move to the Big Island we would like to share our Kona Paradise beach home with others.

Lorin Fluent purchased this house in 2006

Why Lorin Fluent chose Kona Coast

We fell in love with the Kona Coast and built in rural Kona Paradise because of the relaxing feeling we got while vacationing there. The people are very friendly and it became our home away from home. We believe that Pebble Beach, just steps away is our own private beach. Most of the time, we are the only people on the beach!

What makes this house unique

We relax on our lanai and count the whales as they breach (in the months of December to March). We very often see young whales following their mothers. It’s hard for us to decide what direction to travel when spending the day exploring because it’s beautiful going north and spectacular heading south. You can see beautiful beaches, snorkel, and kayak. Take a trip to Volcanoes National Park, and visit the many waterfalls along the way. You will never be bored. And if you enjoy amazing coffee, you are in the right place! You can smell the Kona coffee roasting during a leisure drive into town.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Aloha Lorin and Terry,

We got in after dark last night and woke up this

morning in your beautiful oasis. The pictures truly

did not do this property justice--your love and care

for it is evident in every detail. Thank you so much

for creating this gorgeous place and for making it available to others.

We know we will love it here!
Jun 2014
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(54 traveler reviews)

180 Degree Ocean View! Steps to Beach! From $143/night + Fees!
average rating of 4.888889 based on 56 reviews

Perfect Home

  • 5 of 5

This home is very well maintained, great location between Hilo and Kona. Easy access to a beach with great snorkeling. The outdoor shower with the stars above is a must.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Really nice and clean home, great ocean views

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed this wonderful home. Very nicely outfitted with all the comforts of home. Views are fantastic. All the snorkeling and activity gear you would need is provided. Black pebble beach within walking distance down a steep hill. 20min to the famed 'two step' snorkeling spot next to the 'Place of Refuge' in Captain Cook. Definitely a place to 'get away' from the hustle and bustle of Kona (about 40 min drive south). Only reason 4 out of 5 stars is for 6 people, the third bedroom is downstairs without a bathroom and you have to go outside up the stairs to get into the house. Parents needed bathroom, kids scared to sleep by themselves, we managed no problem, but should be noted if traveling with 6 people.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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What a view!!

  • 5 of 5

The property at Captain Cooke was beautiful. A very well appointed kitchen, which we used for dinners since the location is a bit far from area restaurants.

The outdoor lanai is a perfect place to hang out. The house is situated on a very very windy steep and I mean steep hill so a 4 wheel drive car is very helpful.

At the bottom of that very steep hill is a lovely black rock beach situated in a quiet cove. We arrived from the Volcano National Park. The house is in a good location for a day trip there. It was a little farther away from Kona than we expected, but that did not deter us in the least. We spent one day snorkeling at a nearby beach. We loved our gecko friends that inhabited the property. We would love to go back and stay at the house!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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  • 5 of 5

The home is very well taken care of and very inviting!!! The black pebble Beach at the end of the end of the road is a hidden gem and is one of the best snorkeling spots we vistited while on the island. The location is perfect for exploring the The Big Island!! My suggestion is to rent a 4x4 vehicle so u can enjoy some of the most beautiful spots on the island. Are stay in this beautiful home is worth every penny we spent.


  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Our family loved it!

  • 4 of 5

Our 5th. time to the Big Island first time with VRBO and it was great. The price reasonable unfortunate the exchange rate on the Canadian dollar isn't. Awesome house very.

I would like to say is that we are from the praires in Canada and although the hill side is steep we had no problem on drive down or up. I was a little worried because of some negative reviews but that was wasted energy on my part. It is steep and you need to drive with caution but more worried about morning commutes on a winter day in our city of 225,000 than this drive. Chill out and enjoy the view! Park at the bottom of the driveway if you can't back up!

Amenities were excellent, and that includes all that was in the kitchen, the fans, the beach stuff, including the chairs the snorkelling equipment, towels, and coolers etc. Bed was great but I'm a bit of a pillow suck and they didn't meet my standard. Loved the layout of the house but we moved the kitchen table to the Lanai. You really need to soak that view in when ever you can.

I think it is a great location and we put at least 1600 km. 1000 plus miles on our SUV rental, great place to be on visiting the Volcano National Park, South Point and points in-between.

Pebble beach is great but we loved it when we located a small "private' beach about a 15 minute hike to the right when facing the Ocean. Couple of nice hikes one to the Cinder Cones that is left of the beach and then the Kings Trail that is to the right. Neighbours were friendly hope they enjoyed our music!

We will be back but next time but will leave the adult children at home and bring another couple. Glad you had the room and shower in the garage our son loved it

The Owners were wonderful to work with and very responsive to our questions and requests.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Incredible view!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house. Hated to leave! Such a great place to explore big island. The owners have thought of everthing you might need. I want to go back... Mahalo

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Car: recommended

30 miles to airport, 25 miles to downtown, in Kona Paradise.


Rates & Availability

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Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 13.42%

Affordable Rates! $143/nt
$143 per night up to 4 guests! 5-8 guests additional $10 per night each.
*Additional non-refundable cleaning deposit of $150, 13.42% taxes.
*Refundable security deposit of $250.
Registration Identification Number W80330966-01
Dates Available: Year Round

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Opihihale House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Solar Hot Water
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Tank
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Private outdoor shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Full futon in Great Room. Pack and Play for infant.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 5 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
clean and modern, private outdoor shower, whale watching from lanai, open floor plan, seasonal fruit garden, private community, no house next door, very private in a rural setting. Snorkel gear, boogie boards, coolers, beach chairs and umbrella available.

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