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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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 15, 2017

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: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • 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
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 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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(49 traveler reviews)

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Ocean Beach Home In The Heart Of Authentic Old Hawaii
average rating of 4.9591837 based on 49 reviews

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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful relaxing retreat for the whole family!

  • 5 of 5

We were returning to the Big Island to snorkel and visit with old friends who have moved back to Kona for good! It was wonderful to spend a relaxing week alone, and then to cook for our friends who came to dinner and snorkeling at Place of Refuge. We hated leaving this dream come true beach house, and hope to return again! We would highly recommend the night snorkel with manta rays! Sea Quest does a terrific job of taking care of you!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best homeaway we have stayed at in the Islands

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for two weeks in September with our 2 year old and it was wonderful. Gregg was extremely helpful and even brought over a child gate to help us keep our daughter wrangled on the deck.

The house is the most beautiful and comfortable house we have had the privilege to stay in. It is also the best stocked. We normally buy a few household provisions before we head to a house, such as laundry detergent, toilet paper and paper towels. I always bring my chef knives and peelers from home as that seems to be something lacking in the kitchens of rentals as well. None of that was necessary here. All you need to bring is sunscreen and food (not condiments) if you plan to cook.

The other reviewers are correct in that this is the "Big" Island and if you want to see any of the guide book sites you will absolutely be in the car for at least an hour and at most two and a half hours. There are more centralized places to stay but in our travel across the island we found that no area was quite like the beauty of the Captain Cook area. We agreed that if we were to go to this island again we would stay here still and only do a couple of day trips to other parts of the island within our two week visit. We found that our favorite places to go were within 10 to 20 minutes of the house. Pu'uhonua o Hōnaunau National Park is right next to 2 step which is by far the best snorkeling we have done in the islands and Ho‘okena Beach Park is a beautiful black sand beach just 10 minutes away. Ho‘okena Beach Park is a "local" beach kept up by the community.

Be aware that in our experience the locals on this island are the least friendly we have come across. You will get the "stink eye" everywhere you go if you drive a rental car or look like a mainlander. We were able to kill them with kindness to make them see we were not the usual tourists but it did take a lot of work and most will not engage you at all. They innately will not trust you or waste smiles on you contrary to what our guide book said. If you are use to Maui which is very tourist-centric this will be a culture shock and somewhat disappointing. Where we stay in Kauai we have experienced standoffish locals but never out-rightly showing disdain for mainlanders. The Big Island is a LOCAL island and tourists seem to be a major irritation for them. That said we would absolutely visit again with this awareness.

Thank you Gregg for letting us stay in your beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing SPOTLESS retreat!

  • 5 of 5

The photos do not fully do this home justice, it's even better in person! Lovely modern decor, spacious, very well-appointed, and super clean. We were so comfortable and relaxed here that we cancelled some of our plans to just hang out and read and enjoy the massive lanai. Gregg is a wonderful host and is available for anything you may need. You will absolutely not be disappointed with your stay - just be prepared to want to come back!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous location and beautiful house! Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first rental via VRBO and we couldn't have been happier - it really exceeded my expectations! The house is beautifully designed and was great for my family. The master bedroom suite is accessed from the deck - entire wall is glass doors which face the ocean. The other bedroom has 2 twin beds and one double bed and was great for my kids (6, 12, 13). This bedroom also has a sliding door that faces the ocean. There is also a double bed on the covered lanai. The kitchen has everything we needed. The kitchen, dining area, and sitting area is one big open room with a vaulted ceiling and exposed rafters - really nice. The location is stunning - when on the deck the entire left (south) side is unspoiled Big Island, directly in front of you is the ocean. The beach is a pebble beach - when the waves hit the beach and recede it sounds like a glass of ice being filled - unique! The place does not have air-conditioning and there were a few hot nights when we stayed in mid-August. However, all of the rooms have multiple fans and we got used to it. All in all - me and my family LOVED this place!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The location and amenities were perfect. Our three adult daughters joined us for the second week of our stay and they said the online pictures didn't do the home justice. Gregg was a very gracious and welcoming host. He called us 10 minutes after we walked in the front door to make sure we had everything we needed. We will stay here next time we come back and will definitely recommend it to friends Mahalo

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 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 13.42%

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

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