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Private Plantation Paradise

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
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.

More Details

Donna Tait
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 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.


Opihihale House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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 ...
  • 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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Private Plantation Paradise
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

The house was amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the property. It was decorated perfect we even managed to get a couple ripe grapefruit from the tree heavenly juicy. We are contemplating when we can go back but I will tell you that whenever we go back to Kona I'll be doing my best to stay here. Donna is an awesome owner allowed us to use the house later because our flight wasn't until 9pm hated to see it end but we'll be back thanks again for the lively house.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed your stay with us!
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Peaceful, Private and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This home has most everything you could possibly need. We enjoyed the privacy, the fully equipped kitchen and relaxing on the large lanai. Musicians in our group loved playing the Fender guitar the owners have in the home. Caretakers Barb and Jeremy were very helpful and available. The home was spotless when we arrived and the attention to detail was very much appreciated (the Kona coffee was a really nice touch :). Thank you for a perfect stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous home, location, and experience! Best vacation yet !!!

  • 5 of 5

The title "Private Plantation Paradise" says it all!!! Upon arrival, my wife and I were completely amazed at the luxury of this home. the quality of the furnishings, the exotic décor, the 5 acre property, the layout, the mahogany hardwood floors and framings, I could go on and on! I must say I have not enjoyed a vacation this much in my life, and it was mostly because of the fantastic home that Donna has opened to enjoy. Absolutely gorgeous!! We cooked excellent meals in the chefs kitchen and BBQ'ed steaks and ribs on the grill... thank you so much Donna and Barb, very well done I must say!!! We will visit again soon - oh yes, we also enjoyed the Big island :-)))


  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Additional Guest Fee $15 per person per night

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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