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Hawaii Oceanfront Luxury Kona House

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Den, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 9)

Welcome to Peace of Heaven

Volcano Special Aug-Nov!

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Come experience rural Hawaii, just 45 minutes south of Kailua-Kona. Get away from the traffic and lights to gaze at the stars. Enjoy the peace and quiet; watch the dolphins and whales off the lanai. It is only steps to the very private Pebble Beach.

Kayak, scuba dive and snorkel on one of Hawaii's best kept secrets or you can take a great 15 minute hike to two black sand beaches where you can swim with the turtles. A King's trail will take you to an ancient cinder cone crater rim.

Bring the kids, have cookouts and stay in my awesome new home with amazing Hawaiian and Pacific Rim decor. The house has five bedrooms, each with a lanai, four bathrooms, a Jacuzzi, an outdoor shower, a den, a gourmet kitchen and a playground with a fort for the children.

We are close to many of Hawaii's treasures. It is just 20 minutes to the City of Refuge and the Captain Cook Monument. The green sand beach at south Point is 30 minutes away and it is a 90 minute drive to Volcano Park.

Keywords: Whales and dolphins viewing off the lanai.

More Details

Deanna Olivier
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About Deanna Olivier

This is my dream home, which I'm happy to share with my guests.

My place has some of the best snorkeling and kayaking on the island. Many guests say it was their favorite vacation ever!

Deanna Olivier purchased this house in 2004

Why Deanna Olivier chose Opihihale

The location is rural, you can see the stars at night. Away from it all, just a Peace of Heaven.

What makes this house unique

The bay is a place of birthing for the whales during whale season. If you hear strange noises at night, it is their mating sounds.

2014 our bay became a conservation bay, now a place where fish are left alone to replenish.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is certainly is not a house, but a home. The unique decorating evoked a very special feeling from the hand painted murals to the stained concrete floors& artifacts from around the world. At the end of our days exploring, it was always a welcome relief to be enveloped by our Peace of Heaven. The perfect name for a perfect place. I felt sorry for the other tourists I'd see, because they didn't get to stay here & how could their stay have been as nice.
Jan 2011
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Opihihale House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Queen size Beds (4) Peacock, Princess, Plumeria & Orchid rooms have queen size beds. Twin or Single Beds (1) Surf room has a extra long twin. Another twin can be placed in this room., Baby Cribs (2) Two crib, plus two portacribs., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Trundle bed in the den for two more guests on overflow.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
You can hire me or my friends for cooking, yoga and belly dancing classes. DSL (bring your laptop) 2 porta cribs, baby gates and two high chairs. 3 double kayaks, 2 single, stand up paddle board, boogie boards, ping pong table and so much more....


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

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Hawaii Oceanfront Luxury Kona House
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 16 reviews
Madison, IN, USA

Peace of Kona

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary with our children and grandchildren for 8 glorious days at this lovely home. From the first day we were enamored with the layout of the home and it's ocean front location. The home was well appointed with antique and period furniture. We could have spent hours admiring all of the unique paintings and decorative items throughout every room of the home. The views from the several lanais were magnificent. A black pebble beach was just a few steps from the front door. Since the home is located at the end of the street, we had unobstructed views of the ocean and landscaping. The home was well stocked with all types of snorkeling equipment, surf and boogie boards, single and double kayaks which provided us with many hours of fun in the water and the opportunity to visit two more private black sand beaches a few minutes from the house.. The large lanai with a table for 7 gave our family the opportunity of eating together outside. We have rented homes in the US and this was by far the best choice we have made. The pictures of the home on the VRBO website only gives a glimpse of the home's beauty and charm The lack of cable TV , limited wifi, and intermittent cell service were a blessing because our 15 and 12 year old grandchildren were weaned from their electronics for eight days. They both realized that they have fun with their family playing board games and having conversations. I highly recommend this property. My 12 year old granddaughter was so impressed that she wanted to write in in the owner's guest book. The only caveat to this review is that the access road to the home from the highway is definitely not for the faint of heart.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much John for the lovely review! I am ecstatic that you guys had a lovely time and appreciated our home so much! Mahalo nui loa!
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  • 5 of 5

The house and location are exceptional. Off the beaten path. Great place for a family vacation. Clean and well equipped. Good access to the water which can be an issue on the big island. Worked well for a family of eight parents children and grandchildren. Would not hesitate to rent again. As my son said “the place rocks”. Pictures don’t do it justice.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Reno, NV USA

Great property for a relaxing family vacation

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home in a great location. The house itself is spacious, wonderfully decorated, and has everything you need for a great vacation. You could literally just grab a few groceries and park here for a week without having to leave. We had a great time snorkeling, boogie boarding, and kayaking just steps from the house. It is a short easy walk to the unique black sand beach. The owners were wonderful and checked in with us to make sure everything was going well, and were just a phone call away if we needed anything. Would definitely recommend this home for a relaxing Big Island stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous retreat!

  • 4 of 5

Overall, this home is wonderful. Spacious, well equipped, beautiful location. The house is just steps away from Pebble Beach. Great for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, etc. We saw whales and dolphins from the lanai. The "pebbles" are a little difficult to walk on barefoot (locals have no problem) but easily navigated with water shoes (which are provided by the host). There is a black sand beach just a 10 min easy hike away. Although a couple of days, the tide left black sand areas at Pebble Beach. There is another hiking trail right next to the house that leads to a volcanic cinder cone. If you are looking for a quiet retreat, this is it! My family of 10 people had plenty of space. Everyone enjoyed activities around the island during the day, and then met back up for family time each evening. The kitchen is wonderfully equipped. The host also has lots of "toys" available - kayaks, snorkel equipment, boogie boards, stand up paddle board, play structure for kids, ping pong table, hot tub and the list goes on and on! If you need shopping, restaurants, or nightlife close by, this may not be the place for you.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Helena, MT

Restful retreat, Cradle to Waves

  • 5 of 5

This spectacular vacation home is perfect for Big Island visitors who want to use it as a base for exploring the volcanoes, rainforests, and coffee plantations of the island, or for those who simply wish to stock the refrigerator and while away the days napping to the sound of crashing waves, reading a book on the deck or basking on the adjacent beach. Ms. Deanna Olivier is the gracious owner of this gem of a property. Her professionalism was immediately evident in her prompt communication when I was setting up the reservation. Once the reservation was finalized she sent a packet with a list of what to pack, suggested sightseeing destinations and recommended dining options.

Ms. Olivier is not only the owner of this home, she is also the talented interior decorator responsible for the décor which fuses the tropical island setting with images of the Indian subcontinent. The house is spacious with every amenity necessary to make this a true home away from home. The kitchen is well furnished and every utensil is exactly where you would expect it to be. A large deck with tiki torches and a grill wraps around the west side of the house which allows for elegant al fresco dining while watching the sun set over the ocean.

The property is not only stunning , but is unique among Big Island rentals in that it provides an oceanfront location with an adjacent beach. Much of the Big Island’s shores are composed of rugged volcanic rock, but the small beach next to this property allows for swimming, snorkeling and sunbathing away from the crowds. The home has an abundant supply of snorkels, masks, and fins in all sizes to fit the entire family. There are also kayaks and boogie boards available for guest use.

I don’t think I could have found a more comfortable setting on the Big Island for my family’s Spring Break vacation. The size of the house provided our teenaged children ample space of their own, and the proximity to the ocean offered endless leisure opportunities for all. I only regret that we never actually met Ms. Olivier to thank her in person for her hospitality during our stay in her elegantly appointed beach home.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

Beautiful house/setting, easily accommodated group of 8

  • 5 of 5

The pictures of this place do not do it justice. When you drive down the long, very steep and windy road to get here you wonder what you are getting yourself into and then you open the door to this beautifully decorated house (reminded me of what I would imagine an expat house in India looks like) with views of the ocean from the dining room, kitchen, and one of the bedrooms, lanais everywhere, a hot tub, a is amazing. We were a family of 8 - 2 little kids (5,9), 3 grandparents, and 3 adults. The house easily accommodated us sleeping wise and never felt crowded. It was clean and well stocked. My kids loved being a hop away from the pebble beach and played in the waves almost every day. We walked to the black sand beach once but my kids liked the pebble beach the best. The crater rim hike leaving from the pebble beach is nice (fyi, 7:45 is too late to start - hot and no shade!). The house is nicely situated for sightseeing in S. Kona - we went to the kula kai caverns, volcano national park, and the place of refuge. If you aren't a vegetarian, be sure to get some local grass fed beef and shaved ice from the Kealia ranch store. Check out the smoothies and baked goods (and great guacamole) at the S. Kona fruit stand. The only word of caution/thing I wish we did more of was plan our food a little better. This house is a little off the beaten path - an hour from Costco (and the airport), 30 min in either direction for groceries, and 15-20 min from restaurants. So if you can get most of your groceries for your stay on you way in definitely do that and then supplement here and there (there is a nice farmers market on Sun in Capt. Cook). We planned day by day and that wasn't really ideal for us. You could easily come to this house for a week and never go anywhere else - you have an amazing house, easy access to 2 beaches, hiking - or you can use it as a nice base and travel around the island. We didn't have a chance to meet Deanna in person but she was extremely responsive over email.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Kona House Cafe
Car: necessary

Kayaking and whale watching


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $500
Pet Fee $100
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Special: Book 10 nights, get the 11th night free.
Prices are for 9 guests, over 9 guests there is a $50 charge per extra guest, per night.

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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