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Beautiful Beachfront !!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

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 Opihihale

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!


Opihihale House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The second bathroom is located across the car port from the main house.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Living Room - 1 double
  • King size bed in one bedroom, two twins in the second bedroom and a double day bed (pune in hawaiian) in the living room.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • 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 4.804878 based on 41 reviews

Fabulous Vacation, Fabulous Rental

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful beachfront home as described and detailed exactly as shown in pictures. All of the appliances and amenities were in good working order and the beds were comfortable. The internet was surprisingly adequate, which our teens greatly appreciated. The beach view was spectacular and our first morning when we woke up we saw 2 dolphins playing! The balcony was a perfect place to have morning breakfast and take in the breathtaking views.

Location is everything and we enjoyed a place to 'hang our hats' while touring the island, both Kona and Hilo and a lava walk at Kalapana. The Place of Refuge is only 10 minutes away and is located beside 2 Step, a popular snorkeling area that has excellent snorkeling and clear water for viewing. We visited Black Turtle Beach, South Point where we saw 2 whales, Punalu'u Bake Shop (best sweet bread, especially the Taro), toured a macadamia nut farm, swam with the manta raes, saw a seahorse farm and attended a lua! It was pleasant to have a comfortable place to return to every night and enjoyed home cooked meals and outside BBQs on the lunai.

My son and I enjoyed swimming in the ocean out front of the rental and the ocean was calm and refreshing. The big island is the newest of all the islands and most of the beaches are pebble or rock. I would suggest bringing water shoes when swimming and there is plenty of beach equipment at the rental for visitors to use.

We hope to go to Hawaii again and would rebook this rental, no hesitation!

Nicole and Mike Sharp

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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North Dakota


  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week with our 3 kids and had a blast. We hiked, kayaked, relaxed in the yard and so much more. We will stay again when we go back.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay so much! The sound of the waves, the beautiful night sky full of stars, and relaxing in the lounge chairs. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Riverside, California

If Resorts Are Not For You. . . .

  • 5 of 5

If you’re not the resort type and want a quiet, beach front experience, this just might be the place for you. Considerably south of Captain Cook and off the main tourist path, this tidy, simply furnished and well-equipped house sits at the top bottom of a steeply landscaped housing development and has a rocky, black sand beach as a front yard. The ocean front is a small cove at this point, making it possible to comfortably swim without being dashed upon the lava rocks that make up most of this coastline. We highly recommend water shoes or rubber sandals!

Although the weather during our stay was less than ideal, my husband and I enjoyed falling asleep to the sounds of the ocean and exploring the footpath the runs along the coast. The few hours of sun were glorious! For those who rent in nicer weather, there are several sea kayaks (with life vests) available for use. Maybe next time!

The Kahuku Unit of Volcanoes National Park is about 15 miles away. We took two wonderful ranger-led walks in this lesser-known portion of the Park. This is a good, albeit possibly rainy, alternative if the weather spoils your beach time.

We enjoy cooking and appreciated the the fully furnished kitchen. It should be noted that a couple of burners on the stove were not operable. Although the owner assures you that the house is fully equipped, it lacks an iron (found the ironing board!), tissues, and soap in the shower. If you need such items, bring them with you, as it’s a long way back up to the top and to a store. We never met the owner, but he was easily reached by phone and email and was very responsive.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Lovely home

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed your home - so much that I am tempted not to review it so I don't have to compete with other vacationers when I want to return. Everything is as shown and stated. We watched the super blue blood moon eclipse here, and that was an awesome night, with limited light pollution as it would have been in more populous areas. It is quiet and a bit far from activities, but if that is what you want, you will love it. Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

You will not find another spot that is dreamier than this unless you manage to book your own private island. I think I could have stayed at this house without leaving once and never tired of the quiet mornings, perfect sunsets and sheer beauty of the entire set up.


*Best spot on a quiet beach.


*Huge sandy yard to hang out in if you don't feel like walking the few steps to the beach.

*Perfect Lanai to relax and take in the views

*Tons of things you can use: Loungers, kayaks, miscellaneous beach gear

*Picture perfect coconut trees for just the right amount of shade. They shimmer in the breeze.

*Great set up with a big driveway, lots of paved areas, laundry room, dryer, clothes line, outside bathroom, etc. It's way more than what you can see in the pictures and is a smartly designed, well thought-out place.

*Super clean, super functional.

*Kitchen has about everything you need (other than a dishwasher)

*We saw turtles, whales, dolphins and even a shark from the house!


-It's a bit out of the way if you like more action or the convenience of restaurants and shopping (but still pretty close to Captain Cook and lots of great snorkeling)

-You have to take your own garbage to a transfer station, this was really hard for us because we left on a day the station nearby was closed and couldn't find one till we got back to Kona. It was super busy and we ended up late for our flight.

I've stayed at many vacation homes and there are few I'd want to stay at again. Ili Ili Beach house is one that I CAN'T WAIT to get back to. I can't tell you how many times we looked at each other and said, "It doesn't get better than this!"

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Kona International
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Kaohe Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.