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Your Place of Refuge - Peaceful, Beautifully Furnished Home 150 yds from Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

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 and friendly and one of very 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 ...
  • Ocean 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
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • 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
Beach Umbrella, Beach Chairs, Cooler w/wheels, Boogie Board, and Beach Towels are available for your use.


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Your Place of Refuge - Peaceful, Beautifully Furnished Home 150 yds from Beach
average rating of 4.8076925 based on 29 reviews

Great location away from the city!

  • 4 of 5

Great location away from the city, fantastic ocean views, short walk to the pebble beach (recommend water shoes) and well equipped house had everything we needed... But, watch out for the mosquitos when lounging on the deck (lots of bites)!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Even better than advertised! You can't miss with this one.

  • 5 of 5

The property was clean, spacious, well decorated, and with a tremendous view from the huge lanai. Directions were clear and easy to follow, and everything was just as advertised. We stayed 3 weeks and wished we could've stayed longer. We visit Hawaii several times each year and definitely hope to stay here again! The host made us feel very welcome. A five-star property beyond any doubt!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just right....

  • 5 of 5

great value and location

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Very nice house with an awesome view. We had a great time.

  • 5 of 5

The house is nicely decorated and well stocked. The deck with the ocean view is awesome. Everything worked great. The road is a little steep, but we used low gear up and down and had no problems. The area is nice and quiet, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. I would recommend this house to anyone. Aloha, Jerry

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Everything was great, for a first experience, We couldn't have picked a better place. Close to beach and trails, great neighborhood. It truly is a Place of Refuge.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

This place is better than expected!!! Very clean and everything necessary to live comfortably on holidays!! The beach below is awesome for exploring and playing in the waves. Comfortable beds and the outdoor living space is amazing...were fortunate enough to be able to see multiple sets of whales...Amazing experience. The only drawback being it is a drive to get anywhere, but we enjoy driving so that didn't bother us ....the area is beautiful!! We will be back....

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Kona Airport
Nearest Beach
75 Metres
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

Cleaning $175
Refundable damage deposit $200
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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