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Captain Cook - Kona Paradise - Stunning Views

Bedrooms 2
Space 950 sq ft
Property type house


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Come experience rural Hawaii, just 23 miles south of Kailua-Kona. Freshly painted, new carpet. Get away from the traffic and lights of the city. Relax on the Lanai, watch the whales and enjoy the panoramic ocean views and blue skies from this lovely ranch style home in 'Kona Paradise'.

Beautiful Pebble Beach, one of the best kept secrets on the Big Island, is just 5 minutes away with great snorkeling, swimming, diving, kayaking and boating! Swim with the turtles at the nearby Honaunau Bay or simply enjoy the private beach on the property.

10 minutes to Hookena beach with Kealakekua Bay and City of Refuge nearby. A 90 minute drive to Volcano National Park which is definitely worth a visit!

Want to swim in the ocean with wild dolphins? How about scuba diving or snorkeling at night with the manta rays? Check out our friends at Kona Ocean Adventures. They are simply the best!

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First Island Realty
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About First Island Realty

Your privacy is our main concern, and we will always respect it. However, should you need anything at all, please do not hesitate to call us or send us an e-mail! One of the many great things about our island is that we are always nearby and able to help when needed.

What makes this house unique

For information about all of the activities that the Big Island has to offer, please contact our personal concierge, Lori, at (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) ext 8.

Interested in swimming with wild dolphins? Or maybe you'd like to scuba dive or snorkel at night with the manta rays! For all of your sea activities, contact our friends at Kona Ocean Adventures. They are simply the best!


Opihihale House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Snorkeling gear and boogie board available at property for your use - This property is not handicap accessible.


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(28 traveler reviews)

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Captain Cook - Kona Paradise - Stunning Views
average rating of 4.464286 based on 28 reviews

Perfect Place for the Best Vacation Ever!

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of four with two little boys (5&7). This was by far the best vacation we ever had, and we have traveled extensively. We all loved coming home to the "beach house" at the end of long days sightseeing, snorkeling, hiking, etc. Some reviews say it needs updating, but it's not hard to look past the little paint here or there, or some rust here or there when there is beauty all around you.

The rooms were extremely comfortable and the boys were right across the hall. The little rock beach down the hill and the black sand beach (a very short hike from the rock beach) were perfect places to hang out in the evening with a glass of wine while the boys played.

We will be back to this Captain Cook retreat! My wife wants to make this our annual winter vacation.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home to return to after touring the island.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at this home. It was quiet, comfortable, clean, and well stocked with almost everything we needed. The lanai was a beautiful place to have our morning coffee and to relax after a long day of Island Adventures. It is quite remote, but that was ok with us. We were a bit surprised by the steepness of the roads into the housing development and how steep the driveway is but it is like that all over much of the island. That does make for a beautiful unobstructed view from the house down to the ocean. We could hear the surf from there as well. What a beautiful setting. We made friends with the geckos that visit the lanai at night. Such friendly little creatures. The plants in the garden are beautiful. They provided water activity equipment (snorkel equipment, floatation boards, and a kayak) that we didn't get the opportunity to use. There was also a BBQ that we didn't use, but that would have been nice too. The washer, dryer, TV and internet all worked great. I am sure the dishwasher would have been good too, but we just washed the few dishes that we used. I would stay here again. I thank you for providing such a nice place for us to stay in.

Loved this place, but a warning, it is difficult for handicap access. The roads and driveway are steep. There are steps along the side of the driveway. Then you have to go up some stairs to get in the house. It was a little difficult for me, but with help of my friends I was able to get in and out.

Mahalo and Aloha.

Lynette, Denise, Terry, and Carol (visiting from Nevada, Florida, and California)

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Lynette, Denise, Terry and Carol, what a pleasure it was hosting your group. Thank you for choosing to stay at Kona Paradise and we look forward to hosting you again in the future. Mahalo The First Island realty Team
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Beautiful view, house needs upkeep

  • 3 of 5

This was a beautiful and quiet location with an outstanding view from the porch. The house was spacious, but it seemed everything was in need of upkeep -- needs a fresh paint job, minor repairs, etc. Nothing too serious, but the house lacked charm and the driveway was very steep. The initial snorkeling gear we found was unusable. I wrote to the owner and they said they'd buy new ones for the next client, but did nothing for us. On the last day while packing, we found more snorkeling gear in the closet -- but wish they could have told us about it -- we would have saved snorkeling cost. The snorkeling is Captain Cook monument is excellent.

Still we had a great time there on the last two nights of our honeymoon.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great views

  • 4 of 5

Like the title says, the view is the selling point for this house. Gorgeous! We saw one whale on our visit. My son and I snorkeled at pebbles beach at the bottom of the hill. We were told it is great diving too. The house had everything we needed. It’s not too far away from groceries but best to stock up before you leave Kona. Like most the developments south of Kona, you are on a hill, a steep hill, which means the road in and out are steep as well. Be prepared and you’ll have an enjoyable trip.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great vacation spot!

  • 4 of 5

My partner, our little girl, and I stayed here for a week and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The house was clean and comfortable, the kitchen functional and reasonably stocked with spices and condiments (and coffee!), the view from the porch SPECTACULAR. We really appreciated the quiet neighborhood filled with tropical flowers, the responsiveness of the owner, and the good quality BBQ grill (and spare gas bottle) that allowed us to enjoy the porch every night as we cooked dinner. It's been noted previously that the house is somewhat remote, and that's true - about 30 minutes to the nearest grocery store - but that wasn't a problem for us, we wanted to get away from the bustle of Kona. All-in-all, we had a great time and would happily stay here again. The only minor fix I can suggest would be to re-install the sliding screen door to the porch and to the second window in the main bedroom...we needed to keep all the windows open for ventilation and there are a few mosquitoes around.

Thanks for a great vacation, Laure!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location, with the beach just down the hill. The houes can sleep 4-5 guests comfortably.

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a house that will give you a great view of the ocean, this house will work for you. Very steep driveway, so park at the top of the driveway. The drive to the beach is 5 minutes. The beach is black round stones. A very beautiful place to watch the sunset.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
Kona Purple Mountain Coffee
Menehune Coffee Company
Coffee Shop
Hokulea Happy Star Coffee
Coffee Shop
Keoki's Ono Fish N Chips
Big Jake's Island B-B-Q
Barbecue Restaurant
Paleaku Gardens Peace Sanctuary
Kaaloa's Super J's
Hawaiian Restaurant
TAPS Takeout
Kona Pacific Farmers Cooperative
Aloha Hills Kona Coffee
Coffee Shop
Kona Girls Coffee Co
Coffee Shop
Dard Roast
Coffee Shop
The Coffee Shack
Coffee Shop
Kealakekua Coffee
Coffee Shop
Sacred Grounds Coffee Farm
Coffee Shop
Captain Cook Monument
Junjira Fresh Thai Kitchen
Thai Restaurant
Hong Kong Chop Suey
Chinese Restaurant
Loko Wraps
Mexican Restaurant
Manny's Mexican Food
Mexican Restaurant
Patz Pies
Pizza Restaurant
Kona Coffee Living History Farm
Kena Coffee Farms
Tea House
Haku Nui Farms Inc
Tea House
Beijing Garden
Chinese Restaurant
Caffe Florian
Sun Dried Specialties
Seafood Restaurant
Captain Cook Trading Co
Randy's Huli Chicken and Ribs
Barbecue Restaurant
Keei Cafe
Peacock Pastries & Bistro
Strawberry Patch
American Restaurant
TK Noodle House
Rocco's Pizza Pub
Pizza Restaurant
Annie's Island Fresh Burgers
Hamburger Restaurant
Sandy's Drive In
Rebel Kitchen
American Restaurant
Aloha Theatre
Nearest Airport
33.8 Miles
Kona International Airport
Nearest Barpub
16.3 Miles
Korner Pocket Bar and Grill
Nearest Restaurant
12.3 Miles
The Coffee Shack
Nearest Beach
7.3 Miles
Ho'okena Beach Park
Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $225 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Reservation Fee $35 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.42%

Deposit is due upon booking and balance 60 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.