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Dreams Do Come True....

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, large outdoor lanai to enjoy the gorgeous views

Boasting panoramic ocean views and situated in Kona Paradise, we are thrilled to offer Hale Pualani. Just a short 2 minute drive to our secluded private beach, with stunning clear water, awesome snorkeling and swimming.

Hookena Beach, one of our personal favorites is 10 minutes north and an awesome spot to swim, boogie board and watch the dolpins at play in the bay. Sometimes you might be lucky enough to be out swimming with them. This beach has much to offer - sandy beach, bathrooms, BBQ pits, hot solar showers and even some shade.

Situated at 800' elevation, this lovely retreat captures the breezes drifting down the slopes of Mauna Loa. We are 35 miles south of Kona airport - perfect distance from the hustle and bustle of big town living, 1 hour to Volcano National Park and 20 minutes to Kealakekua Bay. Enjoy wonderful hikes along the famous Kings Trail along the coastline below where the early Hawaiians once walked.

The interior of the home has much to offer - Master bedroom with king bed, walk in shower and closet, and leads out to the lovely lanai. Awaken to the view of the beautiful Pacific Ocean and fall asleep to the soothing sounds of the waves crashing on the Pebble Beach below. Two additional bedrooms, each with queen beds, beautiful art and furnishings. The gourmet kitchen is fully stocked with dishes, etc as well as a variety of 30 different spices for your creative meals at home. Our home is elegant, tropical and spacious and the perfect location for a romantic getaway for two or family vacation with friends and family. Huge lanai with wonderful ocean views. The vacation rental is exclusively situated on the top floor, with a non-rentable ohana on the ground floor.

Free wifi and long distance within USA and Canada.

Beach locker with chairs, umbrellas, cooler & boogie boards to enjoy the day at the beach.

More Details

Rhona or Tina
Member since: 2009
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:
August 12, 2018

About Rhona or Tina

Marc & I feel privileged to call the Big Island our home. We met many years ago on a beach, many thousands of miles away and definitely feel a sense of being "home" again

Rhona or Tina purchased this house in 2016

Why Rhona or Tina chose Opihihale

Hale Pualani is the perfect spot to explore the entire island. We are 1 hour to Volcano National Park, just 20 minutes to Kealakekua Bay and 10 minutes to Hookena Beach, our personal favorite on the south shore. Enjoy excellent snorkeling, boogie boarding when the waves are right, salt & pepper sandy beach, shade and hot solar showers. Enjoy the day swimming with the dolphins in the bay, watching the turtles and during the winter, you may be lucky enough to see the whales cruising by. Feel like you are on top of the world with an amazing 180 degree ocean & sunset views. Just a short 2 minute drive down the street is your own private pebble beach which on a busy day, you might see a handful of other people.


Opihihale House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - toilet , shower , Walk in tiled shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outdoor rock shower - shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 king , Ocean view & sliding glass door to lanai. Walk in shower
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

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Dreams Do Come True....
average rating of 4.5238094 based on 21 reviews

Amazing House, Incredible Views, Spacious and Airy

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved our Hawaiian vacation at your wonderful home. A beautiful house with incredible views and amenities. Well maintained and spotlessly clean. Spacious and comfortable bedrooms and an open and airy living space made for great family times. We enjoyed the fabulous deck and outdoor eating area where we loved watching the spectacular sunsets. The views really could not be beat. It was amazing to have such a wonderful beach right at the bottom of the hill. Thank you for helping us make some great Hawaiian memories. We hope to stay with you again soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Middleton, WI

Spacious rooms and lanai. While there is a view of the ocean, the drive to the stone beach is steep.

  • 3 of 5

It was very hot inside when we arrived, with all windows closed and no ventilating fans going. The unit has several repairs needed. The garbage disposal and one bathroom window had signs on them "do not use". The Roman shades have slats falling out when you slide them.

We enjoyed using the beach toys and big cooler provided. The kitchen was nicely stocked. Several food items were provided. Plenty room for all five of us adults.

Place of refuge, magic sands beach, coffee plantations, lots of great local cafes are all near by.

Sadly the air was a bit voggy from Kilauea eruption while we were there. So visibility was not as pretty as in the picture.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A long check-out to-do list

  • 3 of 5

There were a lot of cleaning rules for check-out, even though there is a cleaning fee charged.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to post a review - our expectations for departure are pretty standard in the industry given the savings it affords traveling families when compared with hotel stays with daily housekeeping services. With a window of only 5 hours between checkout and check in and an entire home to clean having a load of laundry & dishes started prior to you leaving helps greatly in being able to present a spotless home to guests. Pulling sheets off the other beds used is quite simply a cleanliness precaution - it is the only way housekeeping services can be assured which beds have been slept in.
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Loved the area I will miss the sunset on the lanai

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful with all the amenities to make my stay even more comfortable. Loved the location, private, lushes vegetation all around and the beach was just as beautiful

I would definitely come to the place again

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing and private!

  • 5 of 5

We were very impressed with the condition of the house and how clean everything was. The kitchen was extremely well stocked and there were plenty of linens for everyone. The neighborhood the house is in is on a very steep hill. We were actually afraid that our new rental car was going to struggle.

We slept well and enjoyed staying there, when we were not out exploring the island.

Thank you for all the books to help us plan our days! Mahalo and I hope we decide to go back again.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, and for taking such great care of our home. It was our pleasure to host you.
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Raleigh, NC

Beautiful house with even more spectacular views

  • 5 of 5

We loved our 6-night stay at "Kona Paradise". We looked forward to waking up each morning and having coffee and breakfast on the lanai overlooking the ocean. The house was in great shape with a well-stocked kitchen and outdoor grill, very comfortable beds and furniture, and soft towels and linens. We also really enjoyed getting to know the neighbors who were fantastic, and they even brought us some delicious banana-macnut bread with homemade jam. We definitely would recommend this place to anyone who is looking to rent here, and hopefully it will be available to rent on our next visit to the Big Island. The only negative comment was that the stairs from the street down then back up to the house were a little difficult for my 81-year old mother-in-law to negotiate with her bad hips, but she really handled them well knowing that she had an awesome view waiting for her once she reached the lanai.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words - it was our pleasure to host your family and we look forward to having you visit again soon. Warm aloha
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Kona International
Nearest Barpub
14 Miles
Korner Pocket Bar & Grill
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
The Club at Hokuli'a
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Kona Coffee House & Cafe
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Pebble Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable Damage Deposit $300

No sudents under 25 unless accompanied by an adult. All cancellations are subject to $150 processing fee, if cancelled with (60) sixty day or more notice. For cancellations less than (60) sixty days from arrival, $300 security deposit is forfeited. No pets or indoor smoking permitted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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