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Oceanfront & Beach Views - Your Place of Refuge Steps from Pebble Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 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: Kona Paradise Home, Captain Cook, Ocean, Sleeps 1-6, City of Refuge

More Details

Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

Why Sharyl chose Opihihale

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, friendly and one of 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water 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
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • 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
  • tennis
Beach Umbrella, Beach Chairs, Cooler w/wheels, Boogie Board, and Beach Towels are available for your use.


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Oceanfront & Beach Views - Your Place of Refuge Steps from Pebble Beach
average rating of 4.71875 based on 35 reviews
Bath Maine

A wonderful setting for our winter getaway. Great views. Great location. Great facility.

  • 5 of 5

Our monthlong stay just flew by. We were conveniently located between several locations including Kona, Volcano, and just a bit further to Hilo. Beachcombing and snorkeling were easily a daily event. Sharyl was a wonderful and attentive host, checking in without being intrusive. Another highlight was a great private cooking lesson provided by Leona from The Pure Kona Green Market. If you want to learn or simply taste authentic Hawaiian cooking, do it! We will definitely consider returning to her property should we return to Captain Cook. Mahalo Nui Loa!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely quiet haven

  • 4 of 5

Lovely home in a nice quiet spot. Would stay again

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thousand Oaks


  • 5 of 5

So many pleasing things about this home: exceptionally clean and well decorated, bedrooms are nice sized, lanai view is spectacular, quiet neighborhood, easy beach access.

I agree with other reviewers, the bugs can be annoying, the steep hill is very, very steep, and 35 miles south of Kona doesn't seem far to a city girl, but in Hawaiian terms - it's an hour drive!!

Negatives aside, it's a great location if you want to be away from the city and experience a quiet, beautiful, comfortable retreat.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, steep hills and buggy

  • 3 of 5

The neighborhood was very quiet and nice. The drive down to the house was crazy steep. Brace yourself for the ride, it's worth the view of the ocean area once you get there. Once at the house we saw that we had a double door garage to park in. While getting the key, one car rolled back a little ( scary ). So we hurried to open up the doors so we could park our cars inside and feel safe. The label above the right side door read, " RIGHT DOOR NOT SET UP!" Four ladies two over 60 and two over 50 with three cars and a bunch of luggage. One car was parked in the garage, one across the steep driveway and the other in the bush. Couldn't enjoy the evenings on the lovely spacious lanai because the hundreds of bugs took over. Awesome to wake up and have breakfast to an awesome view on the lanai. Everything that we needed was found in the kitchen and closets. Only found four rolls of toilet tissue for our Sun. to Thurs. stay, so we bought a pack when we went out to shop. The highlight of the stay at this house is definitely PEBBLE BEACH. Taking our own trash to the dump was not cool! It's a good thing there was just enough room to put the trash into one of the cars, pew! We would have had to pay fifty dollars otherwise. We made the best of it and had a fun time.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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One of the best place we ever were

  • 5 of 5

We highly recommend the house. Everything is very well maintained an nothing is missing. The rooms are large and tastefully decoratet. The view is marvelous. We spent a very nice and leisurely time in this lovely place and would come back anytime.

Wolfgang and Barbara Mueller from Switzerland

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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A comfortable stay in a peaceful setting.

  • 4 of 5

The house was comfortable and conveniently close to the pebble beach. The lanai was perfect for meals and relaxing and we could hear the surf at night. The kitchen was open and well stocked with tools, dishes and equipment, easy for multiple people to work in together. Bedrooms were comfortably breezy and the bathrooms were clean and well supplied with towels.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Kona Airport
Nearest Beach
75 Metres
Pebble Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Kealakekua Bay - Kayak
Nearest Point of Interest
Place of Refuge - Pu'uhonua o Honaunau
Nearest Point of Interest
Walk to 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)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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