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Direct Ocean Front, Custom Beach Home With Snorkel Gear And Beach Side BBQ

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps Up To 4, With Breathtaking Ocean Views And Optional Hot Tub

Deluxe ocean front, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1800 sq. ft. spacious and custom beach home in Kona Paradise.

This truly special home offers a unique opportunity to vacation at one of the best-kept, secret beaches in the Captain Cook area of the Big Island. With a front yard that directly opens onto pebble beach; views of the ocean, sea life, sea shore, and close-up whale watching from November through February, are incredibly outstanding and the property offers a proximity to the beach and water superior to all others.

Built as a private custom residence, the home is incredibly comfortable with high quality soft goods, thoughtful design touches and rich interior features. Laid out with an open floor plan, an inviting kitchen, roomy bedrooms, and bathrooms with floor to ceiling tiled walk-in-showers, one is treated to a very special Kama'aina home, located in a very special place.

Some of the island's best snorkeling, swimming, kayaking and hiking on the Big Island can be found here -and access to the ancient and historic King’s Trail is literally just steps away.

Beach Chairs, Beach Umbrella, Snorkel Gear and Beach Towels provided, along with free cable TV, local Phone access and Wi-Fi.

Optional Hot Tub is available for an additional fee of $210 per week.

Non Smoking and Pet Free Property. 90 day cancellation policy. Rates based on 2 pax with additional per person charges as applicable.

Hawaii State Tax ID: TA-178-239-2832-01

More Details

Property Manager
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 guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2018

About Gregg Erickson

Kama'aina resident and multi-generational island family custom built this home as their treasure and prized retirement home. Great care and pride have been taken to ensure the value and integrity of this special property / home can be continued to be enjoyed by them, and all of their guests alike.

Gregg Erickson purchased this house in 1991

Why Gregg Erickson chose Opihihale

Uniquely situated on Kaohe Beach in the Captain Cook area of the Big Island. The home boasts breathtaking ocean views and a proximity to the beach and water that is unlike all others.

What makes this house unique

A very private home but with direct access to the beach, ocean, and coastal King's trail for the optimal hiking experience. A cinder cone to the North or a short hike to a secluded black sand beach is available to the North. Thoughtful and caring owners that have gone the extra mile to offer the finest and true ocean front accommodations on Kaohe/ Pebble Beach.


Opihihale House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • 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 ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower , Guest bathroom also includes laundry facilities.
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Double sinks, sitting vanity area and 2 pers. walk-in shower
  • 2 bathrooms. Master bathroom includes double sinks, vanity sitting area and a 2 person walk-in shower. Guest bathroom also has a walk-in shower and laundry facilities.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Complete with privacy Shoji screens
    Guest Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds make into a king bed for couples.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
Captain Cook is authentic Hawaii and offers incredible scenery and rich history. We are located 70 minutes south of Kona International Airport and the drive through the Captain Cook area is panoramic and beautiful. The Volcanoes National Park is 70 minutes from the house, City of Refuge, Honaunau and the famous Captain Cook monument and Two Step snorkeling area is only 20 minutes away. Our own beach/ ocean is teeming with wildlife and offers some of the best snorkeling on the island. A gorgeous white sand beach is a short drive away.


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Direct Ocean Front, Custom Beach Home With Snorkel Gear And Beach Side BBQ
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews

wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

House was beautiful and set right on the beach. Gregg went above and beyond to help us enjoy our vacation.

Would highly recommend this property to family and friends!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise found

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home off the beaten path. If you want peace and serenity, this is the home for you. Wonderful surf sounds and breeze. Host, Gregg, is wonderful. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fort Collins, CO

Perfect Place to Unwind!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had never been to the Big Island and this was the perfect place to spread out and relax! Pebble Beach has a positive local vibe, is quiet and we felt lucky in early January to be able to float and enjoy the ocean just steps away. The house is directly on the King's Trail and was a great way to see the coastline and whales! I would have liked a few more items in the kitchen like a cutting board and roasting/baking pans but nothing to complain about in Kona Paradise, really. Beds were very comfortable, chairs and snorkel gear were a huge plus and it was so convenient to have a washer/dryer. If you want to be away from resorts but equip-distant to all that the Big Island has to offer, this is your place! Old Hawaiian photos and books were the perfect, personal touch. Mahalo Gregg!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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University Place, WA.

Perfect! Quiet and away from the bustle of Kona but close enough to enjoy all the restaurants.

  • 5 of 5

For an unforgettable experience on Hawaii, this home is a must stay. From the moment we arrived, my mom said she was not going to leave! Perfect size for two couples with plenty of room. You will never get in each other’s way. Step through the gate and your on a black pebble beach that is practically deserted. The snorkeling on the north side of the beach was the best we experienced during our 10 day stay. We swam with a green sea turtle twice! Watched humpback whales and dolphins swim by almost every day. I could go on and on. You will not be disappointed if you stay at this house!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baraboo, WI

Perfect place, amazing hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

Right on the beach in Hawaii...what could be better? The hosts! They've taken hospitality to a new level. We stayed here with our two teen boys and it couldn't have been more perfect. Fresh fruits upon arrival (and replenished), homemade tropical marmalade in the fridge and macnuts to crack. Snorkel gear, beach towels, noodles for the ocean. Recommendations on where to go, super comfy beds with the ocean at the doorstep. Great laundry facilities were really helpful with our adventures. Everything was set up as if we were family. There was a malfunction at the house, no big deal but it needed to be fixed. Greg was easy to get a hold of and the problem was immediately taken care of. We would stay here again in a heartbeat. One tip: The beach is a little aggressive but go out in the center and return along the sides and it's much more manageable.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An easy 5 stars!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I wanted a place for relaxing with easy access to the ocean.....we could NOT have picked a better place to spend our 20th wedding anniversary. The "Big Island" is difficult to find beaches that are private, as there just aren't many beaches period on this island vs. Maui for example. One of the most valuable things about this house is, there's no packing up the rental car with to much stuff for a few ours at the beach. This house is about 30yards from the water with a private gate. During the busiest days, Saturday, there were at the most 4 couples.....typically 1-2 with most everyone at the other end of the beach. At any time it's any easy walk down to the water for a swim in water that seamed to always be the same temperature at around 80 degrees morning or evening. More Blue and clear than any pool. The house could have been a raggedy shack with the views and access and alone would be a strong 3.5 stars.....but then you get the sunset on your own private lanai with your own private patio swing or lounge chairs while BBQing.......couldn't get any better! The inside is wide open with beautiful full views of the ocean and beach. All amenities were just as described. For the most part, we didn't need anything other than food and drinks.....more than enough water was provided. At least 4 sets of snorkel gear, lots of beach chairs and towels. Only need a bathing suit and your favorite beverage! This place is AWESOME!....we will be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $205 + Tax
Weekly Hot Tub Rate $210 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.42%

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. Hot Tub rate is $200 per week or any part thereof. 90 day cancellation policy.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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