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180* Ocean-Beachfront Views! Private Tropical Setting! Walk to Beach

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,900 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

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 have kayak and other beach gear for you all!

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

*20% DISCOUNT KONA ECO ADVENTURES--ZIPLINING AND ATV GUIDED TOURS

*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 is also available downstairs in the ohana for additional guests.

(PLEASE NOTE: JANUARY 23 -FEBRUARY 1 2018: NIGHTLY RATE FOR THE HOME IS ONLY $140 ! The availability in that week is for upstairs unit ONLY. SLEEPS 4 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

Owner
Michele Croci
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 a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

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 Opihihale

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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Amenities

Opihihale Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • 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 ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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180* Ocean-Beachfront Views! Private Tropical Setting! Walk to Beach
average rating of 4.892857 based on 118 reviews
5

Excellent place to stay to enjoy the paradise of Hawaii

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable, clean and well decorated home. Beautiful views of the ocean. Made our stay so much better having a place to come back and relax. Some of the best snorkeling is within 15-20 minutes.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Matthew and family, for a great review! We take alot of personal pride in our lovely home and we always seek to make our guests happy and comfortable. We are so glad you found the great snorkeling spots around our home. It is really a great location if you are looking for that Hawaiian ocean and nature experience. We wish you all the best and please do come back soon! Michele and Ron
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5

Great home, great place - away from hectic resorts, but great location to see many sites.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the home, and were appreciative of the attention of the owners. There was a misunderstanding with their cleaning service (no fault of the owners), so the house was not ready for us at the normal arrival time. They were working on the situation before we arrived, and followed up several times during our stay to make sure we were happy.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Arlington Heights, IL
5

Breathtaking view of Pebble Beach

  • 5 of 5

This incredible home has everything! This was our 3rd time staying here. We absolutely love exploring the Big Island. We enjoyed hiking at Volcano National Park, seeing the Sea Turtles at Punaluu Beach, boogie boarding at Hapuna beach and hiking at Waipi o Valley. We went kayaking to Captain Cook monument and were lucky enough to see a pod of approximately 50 spinner dolphins.

Mahalo to Michele and Ron for sharing their well stocked home. We loved coming “home” and grilling. We enjoyed the deck for coffee in the morning to having our dinner while watching a magnificent sunset. We hope to someday return and would certainly recommend to others.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Capitola
5

wonderful week in a wonderful house!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was available in the house except for our dinner groceries!

It was so nice to have snorkel gear, boogeyboards, everything we needed to cook with, and the view was fantastic!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely Awesome!!!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this home is perfect! It is very well appointed with anything you might need to make your stay comfortable. A previous guest mentioned that there were no beach towels....just not a true statement! There is a closet that has numerous beach towels in it. Also, downstairs you will find probably any other beach item you might need for a fun day. I’m not sure where the other guest looked, but there are numerous beach towels.

This was our first extended stay on the island, as we always visit Maui. But, the last 8 days were so good, we will now visit the Big Island on our yearly visits.

Make sure you stop at the Choicemart in Captain Cook for food essentials, as it is the closest market.

I really can’t say enough good things about Michele, Ron and their beautiful home!

I highly recommend this rental!!!

Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Nice house. Far from town.

  • 4 of 5

This house worked great for our two families. One thing we did not realize is that it was an hour from Kailua Kona so every trip into town was a long one. This is definitely out in the country. We found most everything you could want for a day at the beach except for beach towels. We bought some cheap ones at the ABC store.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, CHad. Thank you for your input. We are alittle confused by the review. We have several red beach towels in the upstairs guest bathroom. DId you not see them Thank you again, Michele and Ron
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Map

2 STEP CAFE
Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
Kona Purple Mountain Coffee
Cafe
Menehune Coffee Company
Coffee Shop
Hokulea Happy Star Coffee
Coffee Shop
Keoki's Ono Fish N Chips
Big Jake's Island B-B-Q
Barbecue Restaurant
Paleaku Gardens Peace Sanctuary
Kaaloa's Super J's
Hawaiian Restaurant
TAPS Takeout
Kona Pacific Farmers Cooperative
Aloha Hills Kona Coffee
Coffee Shop
Kona Girls Coffee Co
Coffee Shop
Dard Roast
Coffee Shop
The Coffee Shack
Coffee Shop
Kealakekua Coffee
Coffee Shop
Sacred Grounds Coffee Farm
Coffee Shop
Captain Cook Monument
Junjira Fresh Thai Kitchen
Thai Restaurant
Hong Kong Chop Suey
Chinese Restaurant
Loko Wraps
Mexican Restaurant
Manny's Mexican Food
Mexican Restaurant
Patz Pies
Pizza Restaurant
Kona Coffee Living History Farm
Kena Coffee Farms
Tea House
Haku Nui Farms Inc
Tea House
Beijing Garden
Chinese Restaurant
Caffe Florian
Cafe
Sun Dried Specialties
Seafood Restaurant
Captain Cook Trading Co
Randy's Huli Chicken and Ribs
Barbecue Restaurant
Keei Cafe
Cafe
Peacock Pastries & Bistro
Bistro
Strawberry Patch
American Restaurant
TK Noodle House
Rocco's Pizza Pub
Pizza Restaurant
Annie's Island Fresh Burgers
Hamburger Restaurant
Sandy's Drive In
Rebel Kitchen
American Restaurant
Aloha Theatre
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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $250
Tax Rate 13.42%

Rates are as listed.
Cancellation policy:
Cancellation Terms: Cancellation received within 4 weeks of your first night’s reservation will be fully charged. Cancellations made 90 days or more prior to arrival with be charged 10% of overall costs. Cancellation made 89 days or less and prior to 30 days of arrival date is 50% of overall costs.

Special rates are available!!
rate is based on two guests and $15 over that per guest

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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