About the property
- House2600 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay5 nights
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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- Calendar last updated:
- May 18, 2018
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 Opihihale
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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Absolutely Perfect AGAIN!!! 2nd visit in 2 years!!!
This home and surrounding property are the most enjoyable and relaxing vacation we have had.This was our second visit and everything seemed as we had not left after the first time. Nothing changed, all was perfect ! the home is spectacular, enjoyed making dinners in the chefs kitchen again, sitting on the lanai and enjoying the view, taking walks around the property and picking fruit to make fresh orange and grapefruit juice. Just incredible Donna!! Thank you again for extending your home to rent. We will be back again and intend to stay longer as the visits of 1-week seem much to short. Until next time, take care and thanks to all including Barb for the hospitality...
A hidden paradise that will soothe your soul
I've been a very fortunate person in my life being able to travel extensively around the world. In fact I attended a wedding at the most luxurious resort on the Big Island but chose this little house pretty much on a whim. The quality of this home, coupled with its unparalleled surroundings, is honestly at a level which all homeowners that rent their properties should aspire to. You feel absolutely honored to spend some time here, a magical place tucked back into the woods.
First of all you immediately recognize how tasteful and attractive the interior of the main house is from the floors, to the cabinetry, lamps, furniture, display cases, etc. It's absolutely pristine. The kitchen is spectacular with every possible amenity you could want highlighted by an excellent gas stove which a true chef would appreciate. It is a kitchen ideal for a long-term stay or entertaining a large group and all the appliances are high, high, quality. Plus there are plenty of utensils for the outdoor gas grill which worked perfectly. The master bedroom is roomy with a bed as comfortable as you are going to find, a tv if you need it, and a full jaccuzi and shower in the bathroom. Everything about the interior of this house is classy, warm, comfortable, and unpretentious.
If this was a home without much property in Kona it would still be wonderful and very inviting. What is waiting for you the guest, once you step outside, is truly special. It's indescribable really that this is all yours for a day, week, or if you are so fortunate an extended period of time. You have your own orchard! Enough said! During my time the grapefruit and lemons were outstanding. Walking among the trees you will notice some exotic fruits depending upon the season and all sorts of interesting vegetation. The yard is large enough for crochet, bocce, or even a little football. The pond with the Koi fish was a treat and the colorful little birds and roosters are always there to make you smile.
This home is ideal for one person, a family, or several couples. It's hard to tear yourself from the property because it is just so peaceful and relaxing. I was initially concerned that the location would be an issue but actually the local restaurants within 20 mins are quite good as is the grocery store. You are also close enough to great beaches, golf, and many of the highlights of Hawaii. In closing Donna the owner and Barb the manager are awesome. This place is special.
Beautiful, serene and isolated.
We were overwhelmed by the home and it’s surroundings. We spent a lot of our time on the island at the property because it was the best part of our vacation. We feel lucky to have found it and will always cherish our experience.
Peace in Captain Cook
This is the best stay all six of us have had in years. So well decorated and the kitchen is simply outstanding. We enjoyed several meals, several drinks and stories on the veranda. Great memories. We are already planning a return in the next few years. Best and many thanks, Jim
The house was amazing!!
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.
So happy you enjoyed your stay with us!
Peaceful, Private and Relaxing
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.
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
Additional information about rental rates
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. Beds/Sleeping 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