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Private Plantation Paradise

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
6 nights

About the property

A lush, 5 acre paradise amidst an organic orchard with ocean and volcano views.

The home with its long view to the ocean and the koi pond was graced as Ka Wai Ola (Water for Life) by her recent owner. The tropical plantation style home set amidst 5 private acres within a gated community comes with a well-stocked orchard including, in season, grapefruit, blood oranges, bananas, guava, avocados, figs, breadfruit, lemons, kefir lime leaves, and lemongrass.

This lush property can serve as center stage for a family gathering or a quiet, soulful retreat for one or two; rent the home with either 1 bedroom or 3 bedrooms.

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Donna Tait
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

About Donna Tait

This home was built in 2008 for an adoring owner who loved the Hawaiian culture, climate and landscape. She was focused on health and well-being and turned the 5 acres into an organic orchard which continues to serve local shops to this day. We currently live on the West Coast of Canada, but take every opportunity to get back to the warm ocean to swim and relax.

Why Donna Tait chose Kona Coast

We love so many things about this place - we love the climate! It's cooler at night which makes sleeping so comfortable in an otherwise tropical environment. We love that you can swim in warm, ocean waters every day, there are things to do but you can also do nothing amidst these lush gardens and enjoy the sun and the blissful peace and quiet.

What makes this house unique

This single level home is fully equipped with a gourmet kitchen where friends can belly up to the kitchen island. The home boasts well-appointed spacious bedrooms and luxurious living areas with all the modern technologies and conveniences.

The great outdoors include a luxury shower off the master bedroom and a bbq/dining area off the living area.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Private Plantation Paradise
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews
Victoria BC Canadda

CANNOT Wait To Go Back!!! Absolutely Beautiful!!

  • 5 of 5

This was my boyfriend's & I's 1st vacation together and we were over the moon when we got there! The house has been done up with nothing but 150% class. When we opened the door as we arrived, we were absolutely amazed at how beautiful and spacious it was. Every amenity you could imagine is there for you.

Every day we roamed in the gardens and picked fresh fruit such as grapefruits, oranges, and star fruit. We enjoyed cooking making breakfasts and dinners in the kitchen on occasion. Nothing there has been forgotten. So much thought has been put into what people will need and enjoy while staying there..The bedroom and bathrooms were amazing and so comfortable. The outdoor shower was such a wonderful treat!! Miss it SO much!!

Saw a ton of wildlife on the plantation including wild pigs (totally harmless), and beautifully colored birds that we've never seen before.. We loved feeding the beautiful Koi fish every 3 days at the pond too! The grounds are full of beautiful coloured exotic flowers such as Hibiscus, Anthuriums, trees, bushes, etc.

We explored many beaches, saw the amazing Volcano park at night and during the day, went on road trips seeing Macadamia nut and coffee farms everywhere and spend one day driving around the whole island exploring and seeing all of the beautiful sights.

My fondest memory was being fortunate enough to swim and snorkel with the spin dolphins and sea turtles as well as all of the gorgeous tropical fish.. Something that will never be forgotten.

We loved the sweet smells everywhere we drove, the sunsets, the warmth, the people and especially the home. We were very sad to leave and pray that we can go there again for peace and harmony.

We can't thank you enough Donna & Jamie... Much Love from Jeremy & Heather XOXO

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Five stars!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our stay in this beautiful well stocked home. We especially appreciated the privacy from the spacious grounds. Loved that outdoor shower! We absolutely would love to return some time.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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  • 5 of 5

It was a wonderful vacation. The house was crispy clean, had any amenities you just could imagine, a lot of things that added a personal touch and made the place very memorable. Dona and her property manager helped to make our stay very comfortable. House is very convenient for a family withe kids or even two families, like in our case. We had a small wedding reception on the lanai and our guests also were amazed by convenience and beauty of the house and garden. Thank you Dona for making our stay so enjoyable!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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A very special paradise!

  • 5 of 5

As my husbands 60th birthday was coming up I was eager to do something really special for him. We live in Sweden but had planned a visit to Vancouver during the summer and since I knew that my husband for many years had a dream to visit Hawaii I though - why not plan going there as well as a surprise birthday event? Asking my brother, who has been in Hawaii numerous times, he recommended going to this fantastic house on the Big Island and so we got in touch with Donna and she helped us plan this surprise holiday. My husband thought we were going to Seattle for a couple of days, but instead we ended up i Kona, took the rental car south and arrived to the house late at night. When we entered the house we were, although my brother had told us what a marvelous house it was, so pleasantly surprised. When we woke up in the morning at sunrise we were blown away with the patio, the large garden with lots of fruit trees and the view where we could see the coastline and the ocean. It was truly paradise! The house is spacious - still with a homely feeling, really clean and tidy, luxurious equipment with lots of special details - I could think of nothing more to wish for. My husband, a water biologist, particularly loved the fish ponds with lots of koi carps and the outdoor shower.

The very best with our stay in the house was the thoughtfulness and kindness of the owner and the persons looking after the property - we really felt welcome and every little question was answered promptly.

We could have stayed in the house and in the garden, our private paradise the whole time, but of course we wanted to explore the island and in the house we could find maps and lots of information of what to see/do. Our stay in Hawaii and this house will remain in our hearts for many years to come (and will put some rather heavy pressure on my husband when my birthday comes up :-)

Thank you so much for letting us be your guest in this hidden, private paradise!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceptional !

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Donna's vacation home. A beautiful and private property complete with great views and a Koi pond. The house was exceptionally clean and very well appointed; everything that we needed was at hand., We all enjoyed the outdoor shower which was a true delight! The kitchen is spacious and could accommodate several "cooks" working at the same time. The lanai is huge with very comfortable furniture; this was where our group gathered and where we spent most of our time. Away from the crowds but with easy access to Kona, Black Sands Beach, Volcano National Park and other attractions this place is a true gem!!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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San Rafael


  • 5 of 5

We've had the most amazing stay here. First of, its worthy of noting that we've had been at the vacation rental in Hawaii before, and that is to say, as much as we enjoyed it back then, this time our enjoyment has been boosted up at least ten times. In the nutshell, the property is just perfect, but if to break it down, I'd like to highlight few things that I found absolutely mindblowing.

Firstly, it is a pleasure to stay at the vacation rental that is set up in a way that you feel was made particularly for your comfort. By that I mean, light and vent remote in the bedroom, automatic toilets, wonderful shampoos, conditioners, and showergels in every bathroom, including the outdoor one, that I have to mention, was everyone's vaforite, also clean and squeeky, but I'll dedicate to that the section. Also, new candells everywhere, hygene utensells (qtips, cotton balls, nail polish remover, bath towells, razors, even nail files etc.) or my goodness. Kitchen, had everything one might need for cooking, packing to go food, making drinks etc. I've never stayed at the vacation rental, that was so attention to detail prepared for human beings to feel comfort every second of their vacation.

Secondly, clean, clean, clean!!!! throughout the stay, we wanted to kiss the person, who takes care of the place, everything was so organized and clean, not to mention new and very much in check. Bathrooms, kitchen, every drawer, every inch of the house looked, like it has been never neglected.

Next, responsiveness, it takes one tiny e-mail to Donna, with the simple, non-urgent request, and within couple of hours, everything you need is placed, delivered, and instulled. We needed an xtra propane for the grill, e-mailed while at the beach, came back home, there was a propane installed already, moreover, paper towels were restocked, even thow we have forgot to ask for them, and that to say, it is amazing, when you feel like somebody has thought about what you might need, so you'd be more comfortable.

Finally, the property, beautious, the most amazing, the views, the wether, the size, the nature.... everything.

If I could give this place ten stars, I would.

THANK YOU Donna and Jamie.

there is much more to tell about the place, but, it might turn into a dessertation.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
34 Miles
Kailua-Kona International Airport
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Kukio Makai Beach Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
0.4 Miles
Mamalahoa Highway
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Coffee Shack
Nearest Beach
1.7 Miles
Black Pebble Beach
Car: necessary

Escape big noise and big bustle by coming to the Big Island. Our paradise home is a one hour, scenic drive from Kona International Airport. Car rental is easily arranged at the airport.

Once you have settled into paradise you may want to set your sights on exploring this natural wonder. Here are some of our favourites:

Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Park and adjacent Two Step Beach (as the locals call it) - Two Step is renowned for spectacular, world-class snorkelling offering locations for beginner and experienced snorkelers alike. It is not unusual for snorkelers to see turtles and dolphins. Learn more here.

Ho'okena Beach - renowned for its salt and pepper sand beach, this is a beautiful spot for swimming, snorkelling and swimming with sea turtles and a mere 10 minute drive from your vacation home.

Area natural wonders continue with two active volcanoes on the Island. Take in the drama and spectacle of 1.5 hours to Volcano National Park.

Paradise here means a year round climate that is ideal for enjoying the surrounding attractions or reading on the lanai.


Rates & Availability

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6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

Cleaning fees are extra. Additional nights can be added to your stay at $200/night for 2 people. Additional guests $15.00/person/night.

For Special Events and related pricing, please contact the owner directly.

Main Bedroom offers a California King bed - includes an ensuite bathroom and outdoor shower
Second and third bedrooms are accessed via a breezeway and have their own private entrance.
2nd Bedroom offers a California King bed and shares a bathroom with the 3rd bedroom
3rd Bedroom offers a Queen bed

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Opihihale House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Shared by Guest Bedrooms
    Master Ensuite Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , bidet , outdoor shower , bathroom has a separate entrance to an outdoor shower.
  • Best feature is the outside shower off the master bathroom...separate entrance.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , Bedroom has a separate, lanai entrance.
    Guest Bedroom - 1 king , Bedroom has private, lanai access.
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Bedroom has private, lanai entrance
  • Each of the bedrooms is spacious and is equipped with a separate entrance onto the lanai. Wifi and TV in each bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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