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You won't want to leave the lanai! Come feel the difference of Blue Hawaii!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,248 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

Relax, Rejuvenate, Rediscover. Stunning Unobstructed Ocean Views and Breezes.

Aloha! Welcome to our little corner of Paradise - in Kona Paradise. Come feel the difference staying at Blue Hawaii makes. Come relax, rejuvenate, and rediscover.

Blue Hawaii is located 34.5 miles south (40-60 minutes) of the Kailua-Kona airport (KOA), this beautifully maintained Hawaiian’a style single family home, away from home, boasts 180° of unobstructed pacific ocean views, modern amenities, and a large covered, open and breezy lanai. The home is one story-NO stairs. Easy access. And fantastic one of a kind VIEWS!!

The home is in a beautiful cliffside community, close to the water, close to Captain Cook and close to Volcano National Park (Kilauea). This is where you come for peace and quiet. To stare at the stars, listen to the waves crash and hear tropical birds and wild animals every day. If you want to hang in Kona - you're only a 40-60 minute drive away.

The property is set on ancient lava flows, overlooking the vast Pacific ocean, the King's Trail, an ancient volcanic cinder cone, a private pebble beach (1/2 mile away by car-4 minutes to the water), and some of the best snorkeling/diving on the Kona coast (NO Sand). The water is so perfect for diving and snorkeling, that the infamous Aggressor dive boat anchors off our community's coastline daily.

We call our hale (house) Blue Hawaii. It is our way of taking you back to a simpler time. We have made every effort to immerse you in Hawaiian history while keeping amenities modern, comfortable, and functional to create a memorable stay.

Entering this contemporary, single level, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, private home in Kona Paradise the views instantly mesmerize you. You find yourself drawn to the sky, the water, and the lulling sounds of the ocean lapping the pebble beach below. Falling asleep to these sounds every night may make you want to stay here forever.

Blue Hawaii comfortably sleeps 2-6 adults, with one Cal-king bed in the master which has an oversized closet, a large supply of wooden hangers, blankets, luggage racks, hanging organizers, 2 terry bath robes and rattan baskets with additional storage in side tables and a credenza, a safe, a 32" Smart television with remote, and remote controlled ceiling fans with lights, The master bath en-suite is the mirror of the guest bath with hammered copper sink, medicine cabinet, ceiling fan, tile shower with curved shower rod.

The guest bedrooms have queens beds with side tables and lamps. All bedrooms have new pillow top mattresses, Tommy Bahama luxury linens, remote controlled ceiling fans with lights, closets with a large supply of wooden hangers, blankets, luggage racks, hanging organizers and rattan baskets for storage.

The guest bath has a linen closet with extra towels, linens, blankets and a fixed amount of daily supplies: paper towels, toilet paper, kleenex, a hair dryer, LED ceiling light, and clothing steamer. The home is completely hypoallergenic.

The living room has a Tommy Bahama inspired dark leather sofa, with a custom-built oversized teak upholstered chair, a custom-built teak and leather sling chair with matching ottoman, teak coffee table, two teak end tables with lamps, entryway credenza and large mirror. The floors are tile throughout and there are area rugs in the living room, guest rooms, and both baths.

This newly remodeled home features open beam ceilings in the great room which includes a new spacious kitchen with dark hardwood cabinets with soft close drawers, granite counter tops, under counter LED dimmable lighting, a breakfast bar with two woven wood sitting stools and a 42" round glass top bamboo dining table with four matching bamboo dining chairs with custom cushions.

The kitchen boasts new stainless appliances including side by side refrigerator, ceramic top electric range with full-size oven, convection microwave, dual deep stainless sinks, garbage disposal, dishwasher and upright cold water dispenser.

Kitchen amenities include: Keurig K-Cup single serve, 10 cup drip (with filters), French press coffee makers, coffee grinder, electric kettle, a full set of Circulon cookware, Kitchenaid knives, Nutri Bullet smoothie maker, Oster blender, food processor, four slot toaster, waffle iron, hand mixer, salad spinner, cookie sheets, cupcake/muffin pan, rice cooker, panini/sandwich toaster, cooking/baking utensils, Pyrex bake/cookware, juicer, colander, party cooler, BBQ Utensils, silverware, daily & entertainment drinkware, serving bowls with lids and dishes for 12.

Looking through the great room with two oversized sliding Low-E glass doors offer access to the large covered lanai, creating an indoor/outdoor living space. All indoor living spaces have ceiling fans and Low-E insulated windows with screens and window coverings.

The lanai is nothing but ocean views and tropical breezes. An electric BBQ, cushioned swivel conversation set with brass relief side table and glass top dining table for 4-6 make this the place to be every day of your stay. The Balinese daybed offers an area to relax, read, listen to music or just gaze at the view. The sunsets from here are amazing. Extra chairs and ottomans make it comfy and give lots of seating options inside and out.

Technology includes 55 inch LCD TV (in the living room with Bose sound system, cable TV, and blu ray DVD player), 32 inch LCD smart TV (in the master suite with cable TV), speedy internet access, and land line phone with free local & long distance.

There is a huge assortment of flyers and discount coupons for local island attractions, tours, and shopping awaiting your perusal.

The majority of the home is labeled to make getting to know the house faster and easier. There is also a “Welcome” binder, which includes all the information you will need during your stay. This information is also in the "Hospitality" application suggested for download when you book your vacation with us. (You’ll want it as it gives you the door codes and the property address 14 days before you arrive). The application is your default for info for your trip.

We also encourage guests to leave us messages in the guest book. We want to hear about your adventures while at Blue Hawaii.

For fun and entertainment, we include DVD’s, games, Hawaiian’a literature, beach toys, beach towels, beach blankets, woven beach mats, ice chest, snorkel sets, boogie boards, water noodles, beach chairs and umbrellas.

We have a guest laundry area with electric front-loading Whirlpool Duet Washer and Dryer, wash sink, folding table and a place to air dry beachwear and store beach gear.

Our staff thoroughly cleans after each guest departs. Daily Housekeeping is available for an extra charge. You must let us know at least 30 days in advance to make arrangements for you. It will be a direct contract with our cleaning service. We take nothing additional for this service.

You can reserve Blue Hawaii now by using the “Book Now” button on the right side of the screen.

Come feel the difference of Blue Hawaii

Come Relax, Rejuvenate, Rediscover

More Details

Joni Wiggins
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Joni Wiggins

Currently in California. Looking forward to moving to the big island in the next year to retire and run my Vacation Rental business full time. I want every person that stays at Blue Hawaii to feel the same way I did the first time I walked onto the lanai. Like I never wanted to leave. I could sit there all day-and sometimes I do- It's mesmerizing.

Joni Wiggins purchased this house in 2014

Why Joni Wiggins chose Opihihale

A friend offered up his Kona Vacation Rental to us for Thanksgiving 2013. We arrived at the airport, got our rental car and stopped as suggested at Costco on the way down, and after stocking up on a week's worth of supplies like coffee, steaks, wine, and beer, we headed south.

When we saw the Kona Paradise sign, made the right hand turn onto Kaohe Road and started down that winding, breathtaking hill, we knew we were in for something beyond special-it was spectacular.

After unloading the car, we found ourselves mesmerized by the most amazing 180° coastal views of the Kona coast. This wasn't just a vacation rental on an island in the pacific - this was a stunningly beautiful oasis that we had all to ourselves for a whole week.

We could hear the ocean raking over the black pebbles on the beach below us. We watched for whales breaching, and dolphins cruising the coastline looking for fun and frolic. We slept among the stars out on the lanai the entire time and swore that if an opportunity arose we would make this area our home some day.

In 2014, we purchased Blue Hawaii. Our dream come true. It brought peace and serenity to our hearts and minds. Took us from our hustle and bustle go-go-go lifestyle on the mainland and brought us back to what was important. Us. Happy and laid back. Loving life.

We hope your stay at Blue Hawaii can bring something back into your life that you perhaps have forgotten. Maybe a little relaxation, rejuvenation, and rediscovery.

Come feel the difference of Blue Hawaii-

You won't want to leave the lanai!


What makes this house unique

The moment you step onto the tropical blue walkway, all your cares melt away. You know right away this is THE place. You truly won't want to leave the lanai!

Blue Hawaii encourages you to relax, rejuvenate and rediscover. We hope once you've been here you will want to come back again and again. Come feel the difference of Blue Hawaii.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so so much for sharing your absolutely gorgeous home with us! It was the perfect place to call home during our time here. After each day of adventure, coming back to the breathtaking view was magical. Some highlights of our stay include swimming with the manta rays, our boat snorkel trip with "seaquest", and driving
Sep 2017
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Opihihale House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1248 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • HOA mandated “quiet time” weekdays 6PM to 7AM || weekends 5PM to 8AM. Voices and Music Carry. Please turn all outdoor lights out when not in use.
  • Have a fantastic time! Blue Hawaii awaits you. Relax, Rejuvenate, Rediscover.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Single Sink, Fan, Window above Shower, Medicine Cabinet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Linens, Single Sink, Window above Shower, Med Cabinet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Ceiling Fan, TV, Luggage Rack, Safe, View of Kona Coast
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Ceiling Fan, Luggage Rack, View of Kona Coast
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Ceiling Fan, Luggage Rack, View of Kona Coast
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Based on each individual rental we've stocked the home with a calculated amount of Cleaning Supplies, Toilet Tissue, Paper Towels, Kleenex, Dishwasher, Laundry, Dish and Hand Soap. You will also find (3-5) 5-gallon bottles of drinking water in the laundry room. They may be in varying states of fullness. We don't waste water here. If you use what's been stocked - you can replenish from one of the local stores such as Choice Mart, or the water supply station is on the way into Kona at the turnoff for Ho'Okena (on the right side of the highway going north towards Kailua-Kona-Mile Marker 101). You will need to bring your own personal hygiene items, including sunscreen, bug spray with DEET (It's a jungle after all), shampoo, bath soaps, toothpaste, toothbrush, etc. Please if you bring it-please take it home. Mahalo Enjoy- Joni


You'll have spectacular views and amazing sunsets right from the lanai.

VRBO Bear stayed here

Jun 13, 2017

This amazing home was the perfect vacation location for the VRBO Bear and his friends. The headline is accurate in that you really won’t want to leave the lanai - the view is spectacular, and is far beyond what can be captured in photos. The Balinese daybed on the lanai was truly relaxing, and the provided electric grill and table set made for a perfect dinner setting while watching the amazing sunsets. In the home, the living room was very comfortable and all features and appliances were modern and worked perfectly. In the bedrooms, the beds were all very comfortable and much appreciated after a long day spent swimming, snorkeling and hiking at the amazing Lava Rock Beach which was just down the road. While there are neighbors, the area was very quiet and peaceful at night, with only the sound of insects and birds chirping, along with the soothing sound of the majestic ocean. It was truly relaxing. When not at the house, we ventured out to Kona, coffee plantations and nearby small towns. This bear and his friends would certainly stay again, and highly recommend this property for your stay on the Big Island of Hawaii!

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You won't want to leave the lanai! Come feel the difference of Blue Hawaii!
average rating of 4.9375 based on 125 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The home is amazing with every amenity we needed. We couldn't get enough of the view!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful house, great view!

  • 5 of 5

This house was just what we were looking for during our stay on the Kona side of the Big Island. The house is extremely clean and very well stocked. We had 3 couples and it was just the right amount of space. We really appreciated the extras like beach towels, snorkel gear, and the laundry facilities. Everything was so well organized. It's easy access, right off of Hwy 11, although be prepared for the really steep road and driveway. The only downside was the water pressure was low so we were limited to one "water usage" at a time (showers, toilet, laundry, hose to wash off beach gear, etc). We made do, but it was at times a bit inconvenient. It's about 30-45 min south of Kona so it took a little more driving time than we anticipated to get to a few of our activity destinations. Next time we would plan to cook more meals at the house since there aren't many restaurants nearby and dinners out meant more driving. It's a lovely quiet neighborhood... very peaceful and a perfect get away. The lanai is as advertised, great view, perfect for sundowners, and we even saw a pod of dolphins one morning. We definitely would stay again. Mahalo Joni!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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simply fantastic

  • 5 of 5

We spent 10 nights at the Blue Hawaii in February 2018. The view, interior furnishings, kitchen appliances - everything was just great. You can see and feel the owner's desire to provide a house which is in very good condition.

Mahalo from Switzerland

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing visit.

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our visit very much. The house was very clean and well equipped. The kitchen had everything we needed and more. The Lanai, as advertised, was wonderful. Spent a great deal of our time out there enjoying the view and the constant soft breezes.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Lanai! Lanai! Lanai!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is the third time I've stayed at Blue Hawaii. I know it won't be the last. You truly don't want to leave the lanai! The house is amazing! You step in the front door and immediately feel like you are home. There is everything there you can imagine. Comfortable beds, appliance stocked kitchen and that amazing lanai. Can you tell I'm obsessed with the lanai? There are so many things to do and see around this area. Two-Step, The City of Refuge, and it's a short drive to South Point. The owner got it right! Love, love, love staying there and definitely will be recommending it to my friends.


  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic views, super clean place, definitely 5 stars!

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 5 adults who stayed in this rental on the Big Island. We loved the place, it offered everything that was advertised and more. The view alone was worth the price, and the deck offers so much space to spread out with your group, cook, eat, & hang out together. The common areas were clean & tidy.

Also, I happen to leave my home keys in the unit. The owner emailed me the day after I left to let me know they found them. I was staying on another island and the owner arranged to have my keys Fed-Ex'd to me where I was staying. Great customer service!!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
34.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Annie's Burgers
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Mamalahoe Hwy #11
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Pebble Beach
Car: necessary

You will be within 10-15 minutes of Captain Cook's Monument, Ho'Okena Beach Park (Dolphins), Honaunau Bay (Two-step) is a ten minute drive away (great snorkeling), Pu'uhonua, o'Honaunau National Historical Park (City of Refuge - Sea Turtles), Multiple Coffee Tasting opportunities, Fresh Fruit Stands, Tastes of local Hawaiian delicacies, and beaches with Dolphin, Manta Rays and Sea Turtles. Rent a Sea Kayak and hit the bay or Snorkel off your own private Pebble Beach. Less than a 4 Minute drive from the house. Travel to an active volcano to watch its caldera light up the night sky, or just linger on the Lanai and feel the difference of Blue Hawaii.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $200
Tax Rate 14.42%

Rental fee, HI State Tax of 14.42%, Cleaning fee, VRBO Protection & Service fee, and additional guest fees are assessed upon booking. 50% Deposit is required at booking. Final Payment is due 30 days prior to check-in date. If the booking is less than 30 days to check in, full payment is expected at booking, even if it populates as two separate payments. Rental Agreement must be signed electronically & 1st Payment received before rental will be guaranteed. Directions/Address/Door codes provided 14 days of arrival via Home Away Hospitality Application. A cancellation fee is assessed and deducted from fees returned when canceled up to 60 days, or less, before arrival. On Island Contact Information on file at Blue Hawaii - HI TAX GE/TA125-910-6304-01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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