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Ocean Beach Home In The Heart Of Authentic Old Hawaii

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps Up To 6, With 2 1/2 Bathrooms, Large Decks And Panaramic Ocean Views

From home to ocean in under a minute! This newly built custom home is just 200 feet from the ocean and located in the heart of authentic Old Hawaii - Captain Cook locale on the Big Island of Hawaii. An exceptionally comfortable residence, with expansive ocean views from all rooms, the covered lanais (patios), and large open aired decks create the perfect environment for lounging, relaxing or gathering with friends or family in an ideal setting.

Situated in an upscale neighborhood with a private beach park directly across from the residence, this craftsman style home, is within a stone's throw reach of some of the best diving, snorkeling, kayaking and whale watching on the island.

Rental includes use of beach chairs, beach towels, 2 boogie boards and beach umbrella. * To preserve the integrity of the home, rates quoted are for parties of 2; with $25.00 plus tax per each additional guest up to 6 guests maximum.

Hawaii Tax ID: TA-130-746-5728-01

More Details

Gregg Erickson
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 12, 2018

About Gregg Erickson

A resident of the Big Island for 30 years, with four children raised on-island, I searched for the perfect spot to build a dream vacation home for my family and friends in which the ocean, beaches, and outdoor activities, could all best be enjoyed - and found it here at Kona Paradise.

Gregg Erickson purchased this house in 2008

Why Gregg Erickson chose Opihihale

Unique setting near the water, with both black and white sand beaches nearby, Captain Cook attractions, King's Trail hiking, beautiful reefs, incredible diving and snorkeling, in an area of Hawaii untouched by commercial tourism and alive with the spirit of aloha and natural beauty.

What makes this house unique

Proximity to the ocean and local beaches, combined with an inviting and relaxing environment that can be shared with family and friends, are some of the best features of about this home.


Opihihale House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , Located off the living room.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Deluxe shower unit with hand held sprayer & quality fixtures
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Large, private outdoor shower and tropical hardwood vanity
  • 2 and 1/2 baths. Large and private outdoor shower in the master bathroom, deluxe tub and shower combination in the second full bathroom, another half bathroom in the living room area, with a second outdoor shower easily accessible on the main house deck to all guests that need a quick post ocean rinse.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Great ocean views, private, mango flooring, large and roomy.
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , Ocean views, comfortable and large armoire available.
    Guest Quarters - 2 twin/ single , 2 twin beds with special storage features in great room
    Guest Quarters - 1 queen , Queen sized punee on lanai as an optional sleeping area
  • One of the most coveted sleeping areas is the queen size punee bed on the covered lanai. The covered lanai provides shelter from the elements while giving one the opportunity to enjoy an outdoor sleeping experience, and be lulled to sleep by the sounds of the ocean, feel the cool gentle tropical breezes and take in the night sky....
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Ocean Beach Home In The Heart Of Authentic Old Hawaii
average rating of 4.962963 based on 54 reviews

Gem on the beach.

  • 5 of 5

Spacious, home away from home. Exceptionally clean with everything you need. Loved the outdoor space and outdoor showers with a view. Gregg is welcoming and very informative to the island.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house with great views !

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing house! Perfect and beautiful equipped and very clean. Both sleeping rooms are nice and cosy and the beds are very good. In the kitchen you have really everything you need. Especially the balconies and decks around the house we liked so much. We spent a lot of time outside to enjoy the views. We loved to listen to the sound of the ocean all the time ! The owners were so friendly and helpful. Mahalo, for let us stay in this wonderful place !

Couple from Germany, January 2018

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Showplace on the Pacific

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home, built with love by the contractor/owner. Every detail is well thought out and aesthetically pleasing including interior and exterior finishes, artwork on the walls, kitchen utensils and dishes, linens, etc. Loaner boogie boards and snorkeling gear provided. Two very nice outdoor showers on the deck; the deck is huge! Washer and dryer, dishwasher, microwave, and stove and full oven provided. Layout of the house is unusual with master bedroom and bath separate from the main house. Please note that there are quite a few steps to get into the house, so if you have lots of luggage or any physical challenges that would be a consideration. Furniture on the lanai/deck was quite comfortable and there was even a bed with mosquito netting out there if you want to sleep or nap outdoors! One thing I missed was any kind of breakfast provisions, which most other places I stayed provided. Guests must take their own trash to the local transfer station, which is only open certain days. As I checked out on a day it was closed, I had to take my trash over the day before. Everything after that I took with me and threw away elsewhere. There were some cautions about using the house (e.g. no acidic items such as tomatoes or fruit directly on kitchen counter because it could cause damage), so this is not a place for people who are careless or cannot respect instructions. Please note that the road from the highway down to this home is very steep—use low gear. If you are uncomfortable driving on steep roads, you should probably stay elsewhere. There is a great view of the ocean and a small black sand beach and coastal trail right across the street. The place is extremely well-maintained and clean. Nice spot for your visit to paradise!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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You will love this house.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property during New years, it is an amazing house in a secluded area. There is no house directly to the south of this home. Meaning the two outside showers are completely discreet. The 4 double glass doors open the home to the ocean, it was one of my favorite features of the home. It really felt like we were outside but the screens kept it bug free inside. The home was very well kept and the kitchen is very functional. With the huge deck and BBQ we enjoyed cooking our meals. We also enjoyed the sunsets while sitting in the outside wicker chairs.

The master bedroom is separate from the main home and it is simply georgeous. The pictures don't truly capture to beauty of the home. The Master shower is outside but you have the option to close the curtain. I personally liked it open since there is only landscape to the south of the home. Another favorite of mine is the star gazing this home provides. It is truly magnificent to sit on the deck at 1am or later and see all the stars.

Finally, Whoever decorated this home did a great job. It feels like a home not a rental. All the appliances and decorations are top grade. The flooring is all top quality. We have 5 in our family and everyone had a comfortable place to sleep with plenty of room. It is nice to be together but it also provided everyone with their own personal space.

Thanks for a great place to rest and relax. I loved it and I'm sure you will too.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Mahalo! What a wonderful vacation spot for our family. We were a family of four staying for two weeks on the Big Island and this wonderful home was the perfect spot to reconnect and relax! The home is beautiful and very comfortable for four adults - with plenty of space to bond or to have some privacy. The house is convenient to busy Kona but also allows for a quieter setting to enjoy beautiful sunsets and the warm Pacific. We especially enjoyed hiking the lava trails near the home, the great snorkeling right off the private beach and seeing migrating whales and spinner dolphins from the lanai. If you are planning a trip to Volcano National Park, the location of this home makes the trip so much more convenient. Gregg was an excellent source of information for our trip and made sure we had every comfort, as well as convenience. Beach chairs/ towels, umbrella, snorkeling equipment were readily available for our use - as well as two coolers if needed. We are thankful to our hosts for their hospitality of sharing this special place.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Paradise on the big island

  • 5 of 5

Gregg’s house was everything we hoped for — a true getaway from it all. A lovely location, great Pebble Beach, hikes near by, lots to keep kids busy. The house is very well stocked and Gregg is very helpful. Do suggest sticking up in food before you come as once you arrive, you won’t want to leave.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Kona International Airport
Nearest Beach
0.05 Miles
Pebble Beach - Just Across the Street!
Car: necessary

Near Historic Honaunau City of Refuge (Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Park), the Painted Church, Ho'okena Beach Park, Captain Cook Monument, Kealakekua Bay and seconds away from the King's Trail, Pebble Beach and hidden black sand beaches.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $195 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.42%

Rates are subject to change until confirmed. Rates are based on parties of 2. Additional charge of $25.00 plus tax for each additional guest up to 6 guests maximum.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund