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Beautiful Beachfront !!

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + pune day bed, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Ili Ili Beach House is a truly unique location right on Pebble Beach. The smooth pebbles (known as ili ili in Hawaiian) create a soothing sound as the waves roll in and out. From the lanai or the garden you can watch the sunset and possibly see whales breech or dolphins play. Walk 50' and go swimming or snorkeling. Take off on a hike to an ancient cindercone or black sand beaches. Kayak to lava caves (we provide 3 kayaks for guests). Scuba divers love to beach dive off this beach as it is one of the best diving and snorkeling beaches on the island.

Pebble Beach is not easy to find in the guide books. It is off the beaten track and therefore almost private. You will be located right in the middle of your own beach. Our house has it's own private garden overlooking the ocean.

You will need lots of will-power to leave this house in its magical setting, but if so inclined this is a great location for exploring the Big Island. Visit the Place of Refuge, snorkel in Kealakekua Bay, surf Kahalu'u beach, do a night dive or snorkel with manta rays, drive 70 miles to the Volcanoes National Park or shop in Kailua only 25 miles away. So wake up, go for a swim and then hit the road.

High Speed Wireless access and Bluetooth sound system!! Bring your work and all your tunes and stay an extra week.

More information can be found if you search for Ili Ili Beach House

Keywords: Ili Ili Beach House, Beach front, water front, black pebble, quiet

More Details

Chris Arai
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

About Chris Arai

We are a family of 4 and we love to come to stay in our house. Our kids love coming here, even though they are teenagers and generally don't hang out with us.

Chris Arai purchased this house in 2006

Why Chris Arai chose Kona Coast

The place seduced us! We were staying with friends in the neighborhood and noticed that this house was on the market. We were not in the market for a rental, but we could not resist owning a house right on the beach.

What makes this house unique

We find this place very relaxing. It truly is hard to leave and we find ourselves only slowly getting out to explore the rest of the island.

Every time we come back it feels so good to slip into the comfort and magic of this place. We can cook like we do at home, barbecue in the garden and eat on a picnic table overlooking the water.

We are slowly learning to catch fish from the kayak. Our goal is to land a mahi or yellow fin from the kayak one day!


Lava Tube Cave
Hulihee Palace
Hiilawe Falls
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Kona International
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Kaohe Beach
Car: necessary


Opihihale House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The second bathroom is located across the car port from the main house.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1) A punee (day bed) in the living room, Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
We are located right on the beach. The Alii (King's) Trail goes right by the house for hiking along the coast. There are some interesting petroglyphs and ruins within 2 miles of the house.


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Beautiful Beachfront !!
average rating of 4.757576 based on 33 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and private with breathtaking views and fantastic swimming and snorkeling! What more could you ask for in Hawaii!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

Stunning view and relaxing location

  • 5 of 5

This house and location are gorgeous. How often do you get to stay right on the beach, with nothing blocking your view of the ocean. It was amazing sitting on the deck (Lanai) and watching the amazing sunsets, having a few drinks and listening to the waves as they washed over the pebbles. The house is well equipped, with everything you need, plus more.

The drive down to the house was incredible.Nerve wracking the first time but welcoming after that. We knew what waited at the bottom of the hill.

The only thing I hadn't really considered was the distance from town. 45 mins to an hour each way, made the decision to go in a real effort, to the point we only did it twice, so if you do want to explore Kona, I would stay in there a couple of nights at the beginning or end of your trip. Otherwise, the local area has a lot of beaches to explore.

Not sure when we will be back from Australia to stay again, but I wish we could! House swap maybe!!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We've stayed here for many times and hope for more!

  • 5 of 5

Ili-ili beach house is perfect for us for its location on the island, simplicity, chance to cook food with local ingredients, great snorkeling right in front of the house, and more.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect Hawaiian getaway

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed every minute of our time here. Water access, isolated, private. A true vacation location.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is a beautiful beachfront home on a lovely, secluded, black sand beach

  • 4 of 5

My wife, two grandsons and I had a lovely, week-long stay. The home is not elaborate, but quite fine and comfortable and well taken care of. The back yard is beach sand that the boys enjoyed playing in.

Under the deck (Lanie?) the owners provide kayaks, snorkeling gear, and live vests. There also was an outdoor BBQ with plenty of gas bottles.

Like most homes in the area, the household water is rainwater collected from the roof and stored in a huge water tank and filtered before reaching the faucet. Long showers are not recommended, but otherwise. there was plenty of water, and it was delicious!

The road down from the Belt Road is a very steep one mile offering beautiful views of the neighborhood, the sea, and a nearby lava flow all the way down. Some might find the drive intimidating. Me... I loved it.

The owners (who live in California) were friendly, cooperative and responsive, They were a delight to deal with.

There is little or no reliable cell phone service, but a quite decent wi-fi, so we had very good internet access. And once we downloaded a VoIP app, we could make calls out no problem. (Calls in, though, remained problematic.)

All in all, it was a lovely week in a lovely home in a stunning part of the world.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, Oregon

Perfect Vacation in lovely Aloha home in a beautiful setting on rock beach.

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, well maintained home on a rock beach. 5 of us for spring break including our two teenagers had an amazing vacation here at Ili Ili. We enjoyed walking along the King's Trail taking in the oven views. We kayaked off the beach in front a couple days. Snorkeling at Two steps is 20 minutes away. We visited Captain Cook's monument to snorkel by hiking in. Worth the trip and be prepared with enough water for the 1,500ft elevation gain climbing back out. We enjoyed a visit to the Volcano National Park and a private tour over the lava flows to see the action. Well with the 2 hour drive from the house. Dinner at the Strawberry Patch North of Captain Cooks was a fresh and local meal made with lots of love and delivered by young, vibrant staff. Save rooms for dessert!

We loved the location, the island vibe, the drive along the ridge to see various sites and the return to our relaxing home outfitted with everything you need for an enjoyable vacation.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good for you hiking into Cooks Monument! I've paddled in when it was legal, haven't tried the hike. We'll have to try the Strawberry Patch as well. For some reason we have never stopped there. We are glad you enjoyed your visit!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $195 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.42%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.